M.S./Ph.D. - Development Sociology;Ph.D. - Development Sociology
Our graduate program offers a unique programmatic focus on social change. Rooted substantively in classical sociological theory, we examine a wide range of issues concerning processes and practices of social transformation both domestically and internationally.
changes in labor markets
community and civic organization
food production and distribution
Faculty interests are distributed across the local and global dimensions of these issues employing diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives including:
social movement theory
Combining theory with rigorous empirical research, faculty and graduate students in the Graduate Field of Development Sociology critically examine the discourse, practice and promise of development, from the advent of capitalist modernity to the current era of globalization.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999