Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Sociology
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park AveCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
This course will explore the determinants, nature, and effects of the increase in cross-border flows of goods, services, capital and people that we have come to associate with the term "globalization". We will investigate how globalization affects domestic & world inequality, the role of institutions, and world & local cultures. The course will include readings from economics, history, world-system theory, and cultural analysis.
Studies pivotal issues relating to race in contemporary American society from a theoretical and historical point of view. These include such topics as the contested meaning of the term "race", the relationship between race and ethnicity, assimilation, the relationship between race and inequality, and crime.