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SO247 – Development and Social Change in the Global South

This course is an introduction to the sociology of 'third world' development and provides and overview of the causes and consequences of economic growth and social development in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. After reviewing the historical creation of the 'global south' and the theoretical explanations of development and underdevelopment, the course focuses on emerging trends associated with the current era of globalization including the changing international division of labor, the dominance of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and associated neoliberal economic policies, economic integration in the Western hemisphere, international migration, and both grassroots and state development initiatives. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.

Prerequisite: Any 100-level SO course or consent of instructor.

Offerings

TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Spring 2018 Block 8 Development and Social Change in the Global South Eric Popkin TBA 25/4 10/22/2017