2018-2019 University Catalogue 
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2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCI 337 - Globalization and Culture

What does “globalization” mean, and what does it mean for societies and people facing the onslaught of global corporations? This course examines the phenomenon of globalization from a variety of theoretical perspectives, ranging from neo-liberal economics to cultural anthropology. It analyzes how each of these works defines the causes of globalization and its effects on traditional cultures, community relationships, economic wealth and justice, and political institutions. To put these theoretical works in perspective, interspersed with them will be actual case studies of real people and real communities, ranging from Costa Rican farmers to Thai factory workers, interacting with the forces of globalization. These case studies will allow students to test the abstract analyses and see which theories fit reality.

Credits: 1.00
Crosslisted: ANTH 337  
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: (SOCI 201  or SOAN 204) or (SOCI 250  or SOAN 210)
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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