This course compares three explanatory models-modernization theory, dependency theory, and indigenous or alternative development-to understand social change today. Who sponsors development programs and why? How are power, ethnicity and gender relations affected? How do anthropologists contribute to and critique programs of social and economic development? The course discusses issues of gender, health care, population growth and economic empowerment with readings from Africa, Asia, Oceania and Latin America. Prerequisite: ANT 130 or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 30.