SOC 295 - Topics in Sociology
Winter 2023, Section 001 - Poverty and Inequality in the Global South
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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Description

Why are some countries considered rich and other poor? Where does the term Global South come from and how can we use it to address pressing global poverty issues? This course answers these questions by introducing students to major concepts and debates in the sociology of development. The first half of the course familiarizes students with the historical roots of contemporary global inequalities, starting with the legacies of colonialism, the construction of the post-World War II world order, and the rise of neoliberalism. We will also compare major theories of development, including modernization, dependency, and world-systems. The second half of the course surveys different topics in the study and practice of development as it connects to poverty and inequality in countries of the so-called Global South, with the aim to critically approach themes such as gender, cash transfers, microcredit, and public health from a sociological perspective.

Schedule

SOC 295 - Topics in Sociology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
30412
Open
7
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (LEC)
 In Person
31649
Closed
0
 
2
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
003 (LEC)
 In Person
36702
Open
4
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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