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CS92PROD
Theories of Capitalism and Globalization
SOC 310
Spring 2007
Section: 01  

Globalization has become a common term used widely by government officials, business, the media, and scholars in the social sciences and area cultural studies. However, there is no common meaning associated with this term, or agreement on its origins and consequences for the societies and peoples of the world. The aim of this course is to examine different theories of globalization and its relationship to modern capitalism. Is globalization to be seen as a late 20th century phenomenon, or is it synonymous with the rise and expansion of the capitalist world-system since the 16th century? What consequences does globalization have for the nation-state, and the ability of citizens to determine the agenda of their nation-state and address issues of social justice and the inequalities between rich and poor countries, and rich and poor peoples?

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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