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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 100
Professor
A L L
Semester
Spring

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SOCIOLOGY100Clecture109072012WhatisaglobalcitizenanEnglishculturalstudiesperspectiveFromanEnglishperspectiveasautobiographyperspectivesaglobalcitizenissomebodywhounderstandstheworldasinterconnectedlocalglobalnotdichotomousRecognizingsimilaritiesanddifferencesSeeglobalcitizensascommittedtosocialjusticesustainabilityandhumanrightswhatwedoashumanswithoneanotherworldaroundusHowdoesthisplayoutinthestoriesthatwetellGlobalcitizenshaveasenseoftheirresponsibilitiesintheworldasaglobalcitizensRightsANDresponsibilitiescomewithcitizenshipIebeinginformedawareandinvolvedetcexercisingrighttovotefranchiseetcAlsoexercisingabilitytomakesureothervoicesareheardSomebodywhoreflectsonissuesthroughtextsandhowthatreflectionleadstoactionConstantlyreexamineownassumptionsbeliefstointegratenewknowledgeexperiencesownandothersConsidershowtoACTonknowledgehowtogetinvolvedNewknowledgeforcesustorethinkwhatwealreadyhaveWhatcanwedowiththesenewideasBeinganinformedanalyticalengagedperspectivetolifenarrativeandmorebroadlyForexampleLookingatstoryofAfghanistannarrativethinkingwhataresomeotherperspectivesonthisnarrativeexperienceWhatisaglobalcitizenSociologicperspectiveAssociologistsinterestedinWhatpeopledoHowpeopleofficialsandordissidentsactthinkreasonandunderstandsociallifeRelationsbetweenpeoplethingsandplacesWestudybyanalyzingTextsnewspapersblogslettersmapsInteractionsinterviewsfocusgroupsethnographyparticipantobservationNumberssurveysstatisticssocialtrendsUnderstandglobalcitassomebodywhoTranslatesLocalissuesandsocialproblemsintoalargerglobalcontextandprovidepossibleexplanationsGlobalissuesandsocialproblemsintolocalcontextandprovidepossiblesolutionsReframesLocalandglobalinstancesofinequalitytobetterunderstandsocialproblemsandprovidemoreeffectiveactionsHowcancitizenshipbeglobalScalesofcitizenshipUrbaninhabitantofacitycitezeinNationalcertainrightsresponsibilitiesandentitlementsoftenspecifiedinlawoftenlimitedieyoureeitheranationalcitizenornotGlobalobligationsrightsandentitlementsareanethicalandpoliticalnaturewecanallbethismoreofanethicalorpoliticalcommitmentWEdecidehowbesttoacttomakecertaindecisionsequalityjusticefairnessSociologicalquestionsaboutourglobalcitizenshipHowdopeoplethinkandactasglobalcitizensAreglobalcitizensasresponsibleforandobligedtopeopleinothercountriesastheyaretopeopleintheirowncitynationstateHowcanweactasglobalcitizenswhenprivatecorporationsandinstitutionshaveasmuchormoreinfluenceonglobalpoliticsasstateinstitutionsoftenwedontgetentitlementstheyaremadebyinstitutionsbiggerthanusaspeopleSomethingsthathaveenrichedhelpeddevelopingintoaglobalcitizenalwaysbeingawarethatyourperspectivesideasarenotsetinstoneyouarenotalwaysrightTheongoingcuriosityofnewmaterialRefusaltoblindlyacceptandalwaysquestionAskingtorethinkideasthatyouoriginallyholdWantingappreciatingnewperspectives
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