Sociological Issues in Urban and Rural Development
Prerequisite: CHSS/SOC 2240 Modern Chinese Society OR SOC2610 Modernization and Social Change
This course combines an analysis of theoretical issues relative to urbanization and rural development with a comparative study of these processes in different countries including China. It explores aspects of city size and type. It also examines patterns of urban growth in the capitalist societies of Europe and USA, the Third World and China, and patterns of rural-urban migration. Issues related to the environment and urban planning are considered and special attention is given to the study of patterns of urbanization and rural development in China.