2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Nov 27, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IDCE 329 - Property and Community

“Property is not a thing, but a social relationship,” is this course’s point of departure. Questions relevant to a “social relations theory of property” have captured attention within the social sciences on many fronts. For example, what are the rights ‘ownership’ in different societies? What gives property its value (prestige, power, privilege)?  How do land tenure and property rights interventions change community relations, family dynamics, and/or improve environmental outcomes? Course readings are global in nature, allowing us to examine property as a social relation in South Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Students are involved in setting some of our collective learning objectives and learning outcomes / assessment tools.  UG Capstone eligible seminar; Fulfills IDCE Conservation and Development & Gender and Identity concentration.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Varies