Global Studies: Development and Change

Note: Within the concentration, the eight units must be selected from three or more departments with no more than three units from a single department.

Eight units, including:

  • ECON211 Economic Development in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

  • Developmental Courses

    • At least three core unit courses, one from each of the following groups:

    • Group 1: Geographies

      • GEOG320 Power, Space and Territory: Geographies of Political Change

      • GEOG345/ENVR345 Global Sustainability: Society, Economy, Nature

      • GEOG370 Geographies of Economic Development and Globalization

    • Group 2: Politics and Policies

      • ECON 260 Economic Policy

      • ENVR366 International Environmental Law

      • PLSC351 Globalization

      • PLSC356 International Political Economy

      • PLSC360 International Development Policy

    • Group 3: Human Experience

      • ANTH302 Medicine and Health from a Global/Anthropological Perspective

      • ANTH303 Biopolitics in Medical Anthropology

      • ANTH 305 Health and Migration

      • ANTH328 Anthropology of Human Rights

      • HIST390 Food and Power in Africa and Asia

  • Regional Courses

    • Three elective units covering at least two different 'developing' regions, selected from the regional courses or comparable courses of study abroad.

  • Development Related Courses

    • Possible additional electives from courses listed above, selected topics, courses studied abroad, internships, independent study, or the following courses:

      • ANTH300 Sexuality and Gender Across Culture

      • ANTH303 Biopolitics in Medical Anthropology

      • ANTH328 Anthropology of Human Rights

      • ECON105 Introduction to Global Economics

      • ECON230/ENVR230 Environmental Economics

      • ECON310 International Trade: Causes, Consequences, and Controversies

      • ECON 360 International Macroeconomics

      • GEOG220/ENVR220 Ecotourism

      • HIST391 Transnational Social Reform

      • PLSC359 Global Governance

      • SOC306 Social Change in a Global Perspective

      • SOC335 Feast and Famine: Inequalities in the Global Food System

All students concentrating in Development are encouraged, but not required, to conduct independent research, in consultation with their GS faculty advisor. Summer research may be eligible for University funding.