AbstractUnderstanding the social world from a global perspective is becoming increasingly important for sociologists. World Systems Theory is a useful framework for explaining some of the macro level dynamics occurring around the globe. However, undergraduate sociology students are not usually introduced to World Systems Theory until they take upper division...
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- Environmental Sociology
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- College 100
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Usage NotesThe purpose of this presentation is to give an introduction to some of the major concepts in World Systems analysis. The content is purposely intended to be vast, but to give a concise overview, as well as provide multiple examples and discussion questions to assist in learning. This resource is designed to be suitable to intro to sociology classes due...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Identify the basic categories of World Systems Theory.
- To understand some of the relational dynamics both between Core and Peripheral countries, but also between human society and nature.
- Discussion questions to allow students to discuss and understand the basic categories and concepts of the World System.
- Discussion questions to allow students to articulate the dynamics between Core and Peripheral countries, and between human society and nature.