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Social Change and Population
This unit explores various processes that lead to or constitute change. Urbanization, globalization, social movements, population shifts, and diffusion are some of the ways that particular societies and the world change.
Learning Goals:
  1. Understand the processes thought to contribute to social changes, including demography, technology, urbanization, globalization, social movements, and diffusion.
  2. Gain an introductory understanding of theories of social change, including world systems theory, dependency theory, and evolutionary theory.
  3. Understand that potential sources of social change are not fully determinative and do not always result in the same changes because they interact with other social factors in complex ways.