Introduction to Global Sociology

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Sociology offers us a powerful set of tools with which to interpret our relationship to a global social and cultural economy. This course extends conventional sociology to foster an understanding of how the conditions of our everyday lives fit in with broader trends of continuity and change in regions across the world. We use the global garment industry as a vehicle for mobilizing our sociological imaginations, and follow the movements of capital, materials, and labor in the garment industry to examine the economic and cultural exchanges that keep our complex world in motion. Along the way, we’ll learn to critically read social scientific texts and construct evidence-based arguments.

Klaus Lanstein, Group of People Walking Over World Map. Courtesy Getty Images.

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10/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 11 months ago
The course is quite intensive in that there is a lot of work. Time commitment will be high but I learned more about Sociology and can see its application in the world though I must admit I have found other MOOC's much more interesting. It is a distressing topic since it covers serious exploitation in the world, in particular against garment workers so my reaction is certainly influenced by the depressing subject matter. Can't really improve the feeling of the course until the world starts treating its poorest workers better.
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6 years, 11 months ago
What's the downside? Peer assessment whereby one's work is checked by individuals (including myself) whose competency to asses other's work has no real basis or reference. I felt uncomfortable with this.
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6 years, 11 months ago
A whole new world opened up to me and a totally new way to look at that world. Had never experienced a Soc. course - this class was outstanding & challenging in typical Wellesley fashion. Thank you
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Would love to have completed this course if there was more time and flexibility in the deadlines. Great materials, though, learned a lot!
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6 years, 11 months ago
Wow! An intensive, in-depth course, but totally worth taking if you are even remotely interested in Sociology. I hope for a follow-up course..
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