INTLSTD 385 - International and/or Comparative Topics in the Social Sciences
Winter 2022, Section 002 - Poverty and Inequality in the Global South
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
INTLSTD 101.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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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

INTLSTD 385 - International and/or Comparative Topics in the Social Sciences
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
24479
Open
0
4LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 2:30PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
37522
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
37685
Open
27
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
37686
Open
9
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
37688
Open
18
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM

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