How do we make sense of a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected, and where social problems like climate change, democratization, human rights, and economic stability are increasingly global in their scope? How have international institutions attempted to regulate these processes and maintain social order? Why have recent social and political movements in an increasing number of countries targeted globalization as a source of their society's problems? In this course, we will explore how globalization is as an economic, political, and cultural process that shapes major social problems in today's world. To do so, we will draw on a range of theories and interdisciplinary research in economics, political science, and sociology.