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
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. Meets with EDU-396 001.