LAS 381 • ECONOMIC DEVEL & SOCIAL CHANGE
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
This seminar aims to provide a general introduction to the field of economic development and social change. It will cover both macro sociological and micro sociological issues: economic development, the organization of the international economy, economic organizations, entrepreneurship, the social and cultural constraints on economic behavior, and the intersections of the economy with politics and social issues. It will take up issues such as gender and development and sustainable and participatory development. The material for the course will draw upon both the developed and the developing world. Students can concentrate their reading and papers on a particular geographical area, such as Latin America or Asia, if they wish. The format of the seminar will be an introductory talk by the instructor, followed by student presentations and discussions of articles that they have read. The grade of the course will depend on the weekly reports and on two take home examinations, one at mid-semester and the other at the end of semester.