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San José State University Sociology Department SOCI 116, Global Society, Spring 2010 Instructor: Mitra Rokni Office Location: DMH 210 Telephone: 408-924-5788 Email: myth_ra@yahoo.com Office Hours: TR 1:30-3:00 Class Days/Time: TR 3:00-4:15 Classroom: DMH 227 Prerequisites: SOCI 1 or equivalent GE/SJSU Studies Category: D3 Faculty Web Page Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page (http://www.sjsu.edu/people/mitra.rokni/). Course Description Examination of global social issues, evaluation of the impact of change on world communities and analysis of the response of specific groups to emerging problems and opportunities. Course Goals, Student Learning Objectives, and Outcomes This course qualifies as an Area D3 (Social Sciences – Social Issues) course, satisfying a General Education requirement. It is designed to enable you to achieve the following GE and specific learning outcomes: To identify and analyze the social dimension of society as a context for human life, the processes of social change and social continuity, the role of human agency in those social processes, and the forces that engender social cohesion and fragmentation. SPECIFIC OUTCOMES : - To examine the global society, global changes, and human agency by analyzing how institutional forces create social Course Name, Number, Semester, and Year Page 1 of 7
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inequalities and how justice movements seek social emancipation. - To evaluate theories and explanations of globalization, global inequalities, and Third World development. SAMPLE ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO ASSIST YOU TO MEET THESE OUTCOMES : lectures, readings, active discussion, video documentaries, class exercises (such as group discussions on documentaries), and article review assignments. To place contemporary developments in cultural, historical, environmental, and spatial contexts, and to identify the dynamics of ethnic, cultural, gender/sexual, age-based, class, regional, national, transnational, and global identities and the similarities, differences, linkages, and interactions between them. SPECIFIC OUTCOMES : - To analyze various global issues through sociological concepts of power, social inequalities and social justice and how social identities and affiliations foster beneficial changes historically, spatially, culturally, economically, and politically. SAMPLE ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO ASSIST YOU TO MEET THESE OUTCOMES : lectures, readings, active discussion, in-class exams, video documentaries, and class exercises (such as group discussions on global political issues and individual paper assignments. To evaluate social science information, draw on different points of view, and formulate
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