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This guide examines social theory & change through historical examinations of variations in the economy, the state, immigration, racial dynamics and class inequality in the West. The guide and Courses like (Soc 0351) focus on a global perspective.

About This Guide . . .

This LibGuide is designed to guide you to some high-quality resources to assist you with your research.

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. . . find articles on a topic?

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. . . find helpful web sites?

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. . . get help with writing and citing sources?      

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