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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Spring 2008

LAS 325 • SOCIAL CHANGE IN DEVELOPING NATIONS

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40940 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
WAG 420
VILLARREAL

Course Description

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.

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