so242-syllab-fall-10

so242-syllab-fall-10 - Eckstein So242 Fall 2010...

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Eckstein Office Hours: So242 / Tu: 2:00-3:00 Fall 2010 Th: 2:00-4:00 [email protected] 617 353 2591 100 Cummington St. Sociology Dept, Room 279 The purpose of this course is to broaden your economic, cultural, political, and social knowledge of the poorer countries and poorer people of the world, in contemporary and historical perspective. I plan to highlight cross-national and cross-regional similarities and differences. I hope you leave the course not only well informed, but also with a new interest in and commitment to the majority of the world’s people less fortunate than us. Hopefully in your own way you will, in the future, help make the world a better place, inspired by the course. Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Paul Farmer Sachs, The End of Poverty Perkins, Confessions of An Economic Hit Man Adler, The World of Mexican Migrants Beah, Long-Way Gone Kristof & WuDunn, Half the Sky All articles are on reserve in the library and on the web, in Blackboard. PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL ADD A FEW READINGS AS WE PROCEED THROUGH THE COURSE The dates listed below are approximate. Dates are likely to be modified somewhat, depending on student interest and discussion. I.
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