Tompkins Cortland Community College

SOCI225 - Globalization & Contemporary World


This course focuses on the effects of globalization in developing areas of the world after World War II, especially in areas of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Students examine accommodation and resistance to globalization trends as they occur within and shape social institutions, such as the economy, labor, family, politics and religion. While this course examines a range of social science methodologies used to explain globalization, it especially evaluates comparative, historical, cross-cultural, and case studies of places and people impacted by globalization. Globalization and the Contemporary World satisfies the SUNY General Education Other World Civilizations requirement. Prerequisites: SOCI 101; MATH 095 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.).