Sociology of Development

A study of development’ requires an understanding of the social and cultural dimensions that shape the institutions that act upon people’s lives and landscapes.

This course takes you through the fundamentals of early and contemporary sociological thought. What is the difference between sociology and common sense? Does society have a structure and how are its structures reproduced? How do social change and conflict occur? Who has power and who does not? Understand these fundamental ideas in order to address key ideas in development such as poverty, social stratification and inequality across gender, class, caste and tribes, and social agency. This course is a mix of lectures, readings, discussions and group activities.