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Last approved: Tue, 08 May 2018 08:00:13 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 07 May 2018 19:01:40 GMT

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SOC (Sociology)
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
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Global Institutions and Markets
Global Institutions and Market
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sociology (16SOC)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Even Years
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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Michaela DeSoucey
Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar1010NoNA
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course introduces students to sociological and related perspectives on the dynamics of global production and consumption processes, focusing in particular on how they shape and are shaped by their organizational, political, cultural, and natural environments.

Students in our program who are specializing in our Work and the Global Economy concentration need this course to help them better understand global production and consumption processes and their sociological implications. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
Poole College of ManagementSteven AllenFrom Steven Allen: "while there are some items written by economists, there is no overlap between your proposed course and anything offered by Poole College of Management faculty."
Faculty will teach this course as part of a regular course load. No additional resources are required.

This course introduces students to sociological and related perspectives on the dynamics of global production, distribution, and consumption processes, focusing in particular on how they shape and are shaped by their organizational, political, cultural, and natural environments. We will begin with several weeks thinking about important shifts in the organization of production that have occurred over the last few decades – development, globalization, neoliberalism, and financialization. Then, we will examine the impacts of these trends on workers, consumers, the environment, commodity chains, activism, and new regulatory emergence.  In sum, this is a course about the social relations and institutions within which global market activity is embedded. This course has relevance for sociologists across sub-disciplines. 


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this class, students will be able to:



  1. Argue the relevance of food systems research to sociological topics concerning social institutions, political economy, governance, culture, and social movements (to name a few).

  2. Analyze (by formulating theoretical and predictive explanations of observed phenomena) how markets and related political institutions have come to be.

  3. Evaluate various sociological and related arguments about globalization, neoliberalism, and risk society, as well as efforts being made to construct new ‘rules of the game’ for the contemporary global economy.

  4. Communicate all of the above to academic audiences in oral and written form.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Essay15%One “prelim” style response to a question that will resemble the comprehensive examination process. An answer should be fully referenced and in the range of 6-8 double-spaced pages of text.
Written Assignment10%Choose one of the required or recommended books and write a scholarly book review (~800 words).
Participation20%Write weekly comment papers and actively participate in class discussion.
presentation20%Lead/facilitate class discussion, in teams, for two different weeks during the semester
Major Paper35%Final research paper or proposal
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Shifts in the Global Organization of Markets4 weeksSee syllabus.
Consequences for Consumers and Workers6 weeksSee syllabus.
Commodities and Trade2 weeksSee syllabus.
Globalism's Counter-Movements3 weeksSee syllabus.
mlnosbis 3/27/2018:
1) Effective date should be after Spring 2018
2) Change component type, I suggest "lecture" since you want it to be 3 credit hours. https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/courseleaf-2/instructional-formats/
3) Suggest consultation with College of Management. Contact Steve Allen (sgallen@ncsu.edu) for consultation and insert statement into the consultation summary field of the CIM form.

cohen (3/28/2018):
There is no restrictive statement listed in CIM, but there is on the syllabus (under Enrollment restrictions). If graduate standing is listed as required on the syllabus, please enter that also in CIM.
My only other comment is that I loved the instructor's section on the syllabus entitled: Open Learning Environment!

ABGS Reviewer Comments 4/24/2018:
-No concerns
mlnosbis (Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:16:57 GMT): Rollback: shouldn't have approved yet
sjmcdona (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:32:13 GMT): I changed the effective date to Fall 2018 and the component type to lecture. I contacted Steven Allen and he indicated that the College of Management is supportive of the course. His comments are included above. Graduate standing is now listed as a restriction.
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