An exploration of timely, often policy-oriented and/or interdisciplinary issues in sociology. A specific topic will be addressed each time the course is offered. Topics might include Principles of Population, Social Inequalities, and other topics. May be repeated with different topics. Prerequisite: one course in SOC or permission of instructor.
|Prerequisite: one course in SOC or permission of instructor.||1/2-1 course|
Current Semester InformationDanielle Kane
301A: Tps:Sociology of Asia
Tps:Sociology of Asia
This course will introduce students to current social issues in Asia and provide an understanding of their historical context. The first section of the course will address historical themes that connect the countries of this region and still bear on social issues today, particularly globalization and colonialism. The rest of the course will be devoted to contemporary social issues, including migration, stratification, globalization, and environmental concerns. Students will have the opportunity to share their expertise with audiences outside the class; for instance, one course project involves developing context for an online exhibit of art held by Peeler. Students will also have the opportunity to pursue a small research project of their choosing. Particular emphasis will be placed on China, Tibet, and India, with some discussion of Central Asia and Japan.