SOCIOLOGY

SOCY-396
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

SOCY-396
001
SOCIOLOGY
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Health and Rights in Global Perspective

This course studies the centrality of rights in matters of health. It considers when, where, how, and why various notions of rights (e.g., human, reproductive, conjugal, community, nation) collide in health issues and debates. The course focus is global, including both global influences on health and rights, as well as how these issues manifest in different parts of the world. Topics include abortion debates, vaccine movements, control of infectious diseases (including HIV/AIDS), as well as others.

SOCY-396
002
SOCIOLOGY
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Globalization and Education

In this course, students are introduced to the key sociological themes and theories that help frame our understanding of globalization and its impact on education around the world. After an initial section tracing globalization's history and contemporary trends, the course turns to several sections that detail how education, broadly conceived, is affected by globalization. This includes a critical examination of multi-lateral agencies such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations/UNESCO; transformations in patterns of student mobility and migration; curricular changes and alignment such as the Bologna Process in the European Union; the emergence of global norms for education; and the use of new media and digital platforms for global educational exchange and higher education. The course uses sociological theories and frameworks to interrogate these trends and offer explanatory frameworks.