[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 08, 2022  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 110HA - The McDonaldization of Society

3 credits
What can a fast-food chain teach us about society? Following George Ritzer’s theory of McDonaldization, this course examines the pros and cons of living in a rationalized world where standardization, predictability, and control prevail. As students learn the sociological concepts of bureaucracy, consumer society, social structures, social change, and social interaction, they will develop their sociological imagination to reclaim a place for creativity, meaning, individuality, and free will in the late modern world.