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Ps 282 - Politics Of Developing World
Politics Of Developing World Documents

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1 MONTGOMERY COLLEGE Department of Social Sciences Political Science Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus PS 282 POLITICS OF THE THIRD WORLD 33479 Mon Wed 1 00 PM 2 15 PM Room Commons 113 Syllabus Spring 2010 Professor Dr Syed A Wasif Office Tel 240 567 1400 Email syed wasif montgomerycollege edu Office Hours Reading and Writing Center Faculty Room 12 Noon 1 00 PM Noon REQUIRED READING The following book is required for this course Handelman Howard The Challenge of Third World Development 4th edition Pearson Prentice Hall 2006 ISBN 0 13 193070 2 Additional readings as determined by the Professor In addition students must read or visit the website of one of the following media sources on a weekly basis The Wall Street Journal The Washington Post The New York Times The Washington Times The BBC or CBC COURSE OBJECTIVES This is an undergraduate level course in Third World Politics This text explores political economic and social issues common to diverse Third World countries It stresses the themes of democratization modernization and dependency theory examining the nature of underdevelopment The text analyzes the major political and socio economic rifts that divide many of these nations and the efforts being made to understand and address these challenges 2 COURSE DESCRIPTION Politics of the Third World is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with various theories and perspectives that aid in understanding political and economic development in less developed countries This course is interdisciplinary utilizing concepts and information from various disciplines for reaching rational conclusions This course analyzes the politics of the underdeveloped developing countries Various bases of political cleavage and cooperation will be examined ethnicity language social classes and ideology Cultural differences between these countries will be identified and their political implications explored as well as differences within geo cultural areas It critically



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