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SOC 113A Dynamics of Change

Course Description: This course will examine the circumstances under which social change occurs, and investigate how changes in the economy, the environment, in family forms, and in technology have impacted both the United States and the world. Over the course of the semester we will examine how the internet has changed the way we work, talk, learn and date; how fluctuating economic patterns alter the choices individuals make, and how a shifting global environment is alternating the world we will inhabit in the future. We will also explore the role of social movements in creating social change both in the U.S. and abroad, and will conclude the course by discussing the role that individuals play in creating, and changing the social world.

Credits

4 credits