SOC 3430

SOC 3430

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Three decades from the fall of the Berlin Wall, we have gained broad perspective on the challenges of societal transformations away from socialism.  This course explores the process and social consequences of opening the economies of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and China to market forces.  We will answer questions about how individuals and social systems respond to the particular challenges of rapid economic and political openings, including growing inequality, demographic challenges, and corruption.  We will compare the Eastern European and Post-Soviet experiences of these issues with the Chinese experience, and highlight the similarities and distinctions between transformations in these societies.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3354

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8070SOC 3430  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3354

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20409SOC 3430  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Young, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online