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SOCI 301

Sociology of Development and Underdevelopment

University of British Columbia

Teaching Assistant

(Course Instructor: Dr. Kerry Greer) This course critically examines the decline of liberalism through the lens of sociology, exploring its theoretical frameworks on gender, race, political economy, and postcolonialism. Beginning with the historical impact of colonization on the rise of global capitalism, the course unpacks the economic and political strategies that have shaped modern societies. Students will apply these frameworks to understand concepts of development, the persistence of underdevelopment, and the objectives of those in power. The course concludes with a look at the social repercussions of globalization and the various forms of resistance against it through social and consumer movements, Indigenous struggles, and corporate and governmental actions.

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