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Bachelor of Science in Development Sociology

Bachelor of Science in Development Sociology

  • QS World University Rankings
    18
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Scholarships No
Technological, environmental, demographic, social and economic changes affect individuals, communities, social strata, societies, and the international order. At Cornell, Development Sociology students study these and other facets of social change in both domestic and international settings. Courses offered by the department cover topics such as: sociological theories of development; research methods; community development; sociology of the environment; agriculture and the food system; population dynamics and linkages with development and the environment; technology and social change; social movements; the implications of the genomic revolution for society; globalization and international development issues; women in development; class, gender, and ethnic stratification; migration and immigration; health status and differentials. Development Sociology houses six programs that combine applied research and outreach education: Community and Regional Development Institute (devsoc.cals.cornell.edu/cals/devsoc/outreach/cardi/index.cfm); Cornell Farmworker Program (devsoc.cals.cornell.edu/cals/devsoc/outreach/cfp/index.cfm); Population and Development Program (einaudi.cornell.edu/pdp); Polson Institute for Global Development (devsoc.cals.cornell.edu/outreach/polson); LEAD New York (www.leadny.org); Rural Schools Association (education.cornell.edu/rsa/); Rust 2 Green (rust2green.org). Department faculty actively engage in research and teaching that contributes to comparative studies of societies and institutions associated with the following area and ethnic studies programs at Cornell: American Indian Program; Latino Studies Program; Africana Studies Center; Asian American Studies Program; Southeast Asia Program; South Asia Program; Institute for European Studies; Latin American Studies Program; East Asia Program; Institute for African Development.
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