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Global Social Change

Learn how everyday people in China, Bangladesh, Mexico, and the U.S. transform the world around them and advocate for social change.
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Estimated 4 weeks
2–3 hours per week
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About this course

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What possibilities exist for a fairer world? Can one person truly make a difference? In this social sciences course, we sample the possibilities and limits of social change in an interconnected, inequitable global landscape.

This course features in-depth examinations of the rise of garment work for Bangladeshi women, a labor strike in a Mexican suit factory, anti-sweatshop activism in China, and a chat with the president of one of the oldest textile manufacturers in the U.S.

Global Sociology is recommended but not required. Let’s start to understand how social change really works.

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At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • How globalization transforms local communities
  • How the conditions of labor exploitation vary across countries and times
  • How activism and protest fit into the study of global sociology

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