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The United States and the Asian Pacific Region

Asian Pacific region is major engine of economic growth in the 21st century likely causing major shift of power and wealth in the world. Study relationships between U.S. and various Asian Pacific nations from the end of World War II to present. Focus on impact of wars, technological development and economic development. Examine differences in various issues such as trade, human rights, environment, territory disputes between U.S. and a variety of Asian Pacific nations. Same as SOCIOL341, with additional work required. Variable credit.

Social Conflict and Social Movements

Theories and current research in the United States and Europe on a variety of social movements and cycles of social protest, such as student movements, civil rights, liberation movements, secession movements in Western and non-Western countries, ethnic nationalism, fundamentalism, the women’s movement, and the environmental movement. The values of social movements that are in opposition to the prevalent norms and institutions of society. Research paper required. One course.

Global Response to the Rise of China

Issues on the impact of globalization on jobs and wages in advanced industrialized countries, the trend of regionalization in international political economy, the new strategies adopted by both advanced industrialized countries and developing countries under the WTO framework, South-North relationship in the era of globalization, the impact of outsourcing through globalization production networks on developing countries, comparative analysis of inequality, and other issues faced by developing countries today. One course.

The Sociology of Entrepreneurship

Analysis of the psychological, religious, cultural, economic, political, and historical roots of entrepreneurship. Supply side and demand side perspectives. How to interpret theories at multiple levels of analysis to understanding entrepreneurship. Examines research on new business formation and the likelihood of success. One course.

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