SOC 324K • Social Change in Developing Nations
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
This course examines social change broadly defined. In the first part of the semester we study theories of economic development. We compare patterns of economic growth in contemporary developing countries to those of industrialized countries in earlier historical periods. We also consider the relation between economic development and the type of political regime. Next, we discuss theories of social movements and revolutions. We examine the origins of peasant rebellions as well as urban political movements.