Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, students should be able to do the following:

1.1 Distinguish between personal and social problems, societal and global problems

1.2 Understand how the political, economic, and cultural features of a society comprise its social location and influence both individual and societal vulnerability to global problems

1.3 Document global goals for improving people’s life chances and progress made toward those goals

1.4 Apply theoretical frameworks to the analysis of global problems

1.5 Outline the major features of the global economy, global governance, and global culture