SOC 300 Sociology of Developing Countries
This course is a sociological examination of the status of the less developed countries (LDCs) in economic, political, and social arenas. Topics covered range from the question of democracy to the role of women, religion, military, climate change, terrorism, political economy, and other global, sociological and political issues. The course suggests a variety of different approaches to development and discusses the crucial role LDCs play in their interaction with the industrial world, from migration to producing raw materials, and contributing to a market for the finished products of the developed world. Rising powers such as China, India, and Brazil and the dynamics of their growth will also be discussed.