Prerequisite: SOC 101 or permission of the instructor. (First semester/3 credits)
An analysis of social problems in a global context. The first part of the course focuses on the economic, political and cultural changes that have, in turn, produced changed both between and within countries. The second part focuses on the problems that have arisen as a result of globalization. Topics include: wealth and poverty; the global assembly line; gender, family and community; environment, terrorism and war; and health.