Issue-based course linking recent social theory, empirical research, and predicaments of public policy within a comprehensive global framework. Focus on globalization and issues of social and political importance central to recent debates within and outside the academy. Multi-disciplinary approach, materials drawn from the U.S., Europe, and developing world that highlight recent global socio-economic transformations. Designed to serve students majoring in a number of different fields, especially those engaged in specific research projects and/or preparing for graduate school. Also listed asANT 415.