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Globalization, Social Justice and Human Rights
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Social justice
human rights
global exchange
classroom technology
social justice
women's rights

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Coates, Rodney. 2012. “Globalization, Social Justice and Human Rights”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, June. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This course focuses on the theories, issues, and debates related to promoting social justice and positive change. Students will analyze how current frameworks – including values, assumptions, and actions – maintain the economic, political, and cultural structures shaping our lives. They will also build competencies and skills to transform these structures...

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College 400
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Usage Notes

Excerpt, March 2012 Footnotes article (

"This course, "Globalization, Social Justice and Human Rights," pairs Miami [of Ohio] students with students from various countries through Web-based tools. The 400-level course for undergraduate and graduate students was piloted in fall 2010; this fall...

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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Students will develop and exercise the ability to communicate and act respectfully across linguistic and cultural differences
  2. Students will explore and come to better understand their place and influence in the changing world
  3. Students gain the ability to identify and assess relationships among societies, institutions, and systems in terms of reciprocal – though not necessarily symmetrical – interactions, benefits, and costs.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Students’ blog entries & responses to other students’ blogs reflect their ability to identify context, engage with others, & engage in critical reflection about materials & personal actions in ways that communicate knowledge of cultural difference.
  2. Students’ blog entries, responses, and their written products developed for either a case study or service learning project will demonstrate knowledge and ability to analyze how cultural, national, political and historical factors impact the world.
  3. Students working in teams across universities to develop specific projects which will identify the symmetrical interactions, benefits, and costs of specific institutional practices, systems, and issues.

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