Course Information

Dr. Shobha Hamal Gurung specializes in Gender and Labor, Development and Cultural Studies, Comparative Family and Community,
Globalization and Political Economy.

Spring Semester 2014

  • SOC 1010-01 Introduction to Sociology MWF 11-11:50 am (CRN11569) CN 227
  • SOC 1010-02 Introduction to Sociology MWF 1-1:50 pm (CRN11570) TH 113
    Designed to give students a foundation for all future sociological studies. Develops an understanding of the role of social organization on human interaction. Introduces definitions, terms, and concepts used in sociological literature.

  • SOC 3130-01 Gender and Work TR 1:00-2:20 pm (CRN 11840) TH 107
    The course examines the changing nature and patterns of work on a worldwide scale from the perspective of gender. Who does what and why? What are the causes and effects of these shifts?
  • SOC 4500-01 Global Issues in Sociology MWF10:00-10:50 am (CRN 11582) BU 201
    Global issues in sociology addresses the globalization of cultures and societies. We will explore global events along with the trends, and issues that are contributing to international inequalities. Specifically, the course focuses on the global impact of the culture of capitalism. This includes: capitalism and the nation-state, population growth, hunger, poverty, disease, exploitation of the environment, and the changing status of indigenous groups through a global economy. The emphasis of this course will be developing a global perspective of the contemporary world. The course will consider the interrelations between imperialism, colonialism, post-colonialism, regionalism, and globalism.

Office Hours:
MW 2:00 - 4:30 pm,
or by appointment.