SOCI 850: Sociology of Development

SOCI 850-001: Sociology of Development
(Spring 2024)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R

Research Hall 201

Section Information for Spring 2024

SOCI 850 - 001: Sociology of Development

There is a renewed interest in development studies prompted by the numerous movements and counter-movements that constitute globalization and the failure of the market interventions to “develop” societies. In this course, we will examine this re-emergence of a sociology of development in the twenty-first century. How effectively can it survive/counter the critiques, specifically from the standpoint of the global South that has plagued development studies in general?  What possibilities does it offer to scholars to pose new questions that stand at the intersection of globalization, political economy, political sociology, and development?  This course aims to provide students with an opportunity to learn about societal transformations in the global South.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Analyzes socioeconomic and political change, focusing on the poor countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Offers a basic descriptive understanding of processes of change in these countries and an introduction to major theoretical perspectives on development and globalization, from classical theories of comparative advantage to theories of imperialism, modernization, dependency, and globalization. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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