SOC 3430

SOC 3430

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7958 SOC 3430   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person