SOAN 335

Third World Perspectives

This course examines the dilemmas, challenges, and prospects for selected regions of the developing world--south--as seen through the eyes of intellectuals and leaders from these regions. The course critically examines the values reflected in the ideas/writings of selected "third world" intellectuals and leaders, specifically focusing on how these values shape 1) assessment by intellectuals and leaders of social, cultural, economic, and political dilemmas in the Third World; and 2) the alternatives leaders and intellectuals articulate for overcoming these dilemmas. In the process the course examines the social forces that significantly helped shape the social realities being addressed from a Third World Perspective.