Global Transformations and Cultural Change: NGOs, AIDS, and Sub-Saharan Africa
General Catalog Course Title:
Social Psychology: Self and Society
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Spring 2010
Instructor: 
Swidler, Ann
Instructor: 
Brian Powers

This course will introduce students to the origins and nature of social change in contemporary Latin America. A socio-historical approach will be used to describe the region’s development, which will lay the groundwork for understanding the emergence in recent decades of movements promoting social change. We will examine the socioeconomic and geopolitical aspects of the region’s conflicts, the actors involved in these processes, and the dilemmas that have arisen where social movements succeeded in gaining power and initiating a process of social transformation. Special focus will be placed on four countries in the region where social conflict and change have been most intense.

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