The course is required for all Development Sociology majors and will be limited to DSOC majors and minors who will take the course in the second semester of their junior year or sometime during their senior year. The objective of this course is to synthesize and recapitulate the development sociology major for majors or minors. This objective is implemented by reading and discussing thematic content areas of the major including state, economy and society; population and development; the food system and society; and environment and society. The course requires a term paper (senior honors theses can substitute for these) and in-class presentations of student work.
Critically analyze social practices, structure, and inequalities.
Formulate, conduct, and communicate independent social research.
Link sociological theory and research to practical social action.
Apply the primary concepts of relationship building such as engagement, strengths assessment, empowerment, networking, and resource development.