DSOC 2050

DSOC 2050

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

International development concerns the gains, losses and tensions associated with the process of social change - as it affects human populations, social institutions and the environment. This course considers development as an evolving world project and from the perspective of its social and ecological impact: asking questions about costs and benefits of economic growth, about the global context (geo-political, institutional, production, consumption, and discursive relations), and the sustainability of various models. We relate development trends in the South/Third World with those in the North/First World. We also examine shared, global issues, such as the environment, human rights, security, and their condition in different parts of the world. In examining development historically, we encourage students to situate trends shaping the twenty-first century world, and how they can contribute, as global citizens, to the ongoing debate about how to reformulate development as an inclusive an empowering social process. This course combines Lectures with discussion, and uses films and section discussions to promote reflection on diversity of cultures and understandings of human development. It also includes a special component (access by instructor permission), in conjunction with Cornell's Writing in the Majors Program. This is worth an additional credit hour, and is for advanced students. These students will meet additionally in weekly Sections with a Writing Instructor from Development Sociology for a special topic focus to enhance understanding of course material as well as writing skills.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (D-AG, HA-AG, SBA-AG)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

Outcomes
  • Discuss the history of development.
  • Situate trends shaping the twenty-first century world, and how they can contribute, as global citizens, to the ongoing debate about how to reformulate development as an inclusive an empowering social process.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 2050SOC 2206

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17332DSOC 2050  LEC 001

  • DSOC 2050 includes a special component in conjunction with Cornell’s Writing in the Majors Program (WIM) for an additional 1 credit. WIM is for advanced students, who meet weekly for an additional 55 minutes on a special topic to enhance understanding of course material as well as writing skills. Students in the WIM section do not take the final exam for final grade.

  • 17334DSOC 2050  DIS 201

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: DSOC 2050SOC 2206

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17333DSOC 2050  LEC 002