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Global Sociology

Our social circles are changing. The people we share our big news with were once only the people we saw routinely but now include even acquaintances from old jobs or elementary school. Pen pals across an ocean used to be a novelty, but now there’s no escaping interacting with people all over the world on a daily basis. As our world changes, we increasingly need experts with a global perspective who understand the way our cultures mingle together. Whether you’re interested in graduate school or going directly to work in social services or policy, here at Loyno we can equip you with the skills to make it happen.


Overview of Courses

In addition to our foundational sociology core, you will complete a sociology research project and internship and choose electives from the global sociology track for this concentration. Here’s a sample of what you can expect to learn and do:

  • Global Sociology
    This course examines relationships between and among countries at different levels of social and economic development; the social and cultural impacts of the increased globalization of production and trade; and how processes of globalization are shaping international discussions of human rights, the environment, religion, and traditional cultures.
  • Development of Social Thought
    This course focuses on the original writings of four social theorists—Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Georg Simmel—who were largely responsible for shaping sociology and inspired broad movements in a number of other disciplines.
  • Cultural Anthropology
    This course focuses on the social and cultural diversity of groups living in different parts of the world and seeks to explain how and why people’s behaviors are both similar and different. This course also examines the relationships between and among culture and economic systems, social structures, politics, and the environment.

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Sociology Course Information

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