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Global Studies: Development and Change

Advisors: Mary Finley-Brook (Geography and Environmental Studies), Manuella Meyer (History), David Salisbury (Geography), Jonathan Wight (Economics)

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:

ECON 211 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

GEOG 320 Power, Space and Territory: Geographies of Political Change

GEOG 345/ENVR 345 Global Sustainability: Society, Economy, Nature

GEOG 370 Geographies of Economic Development and Globalization

Group 2: Politics and Policies

ECON 260 Economic Policy

ENVR 366 International Environmental Law

PLSC 347 Politics of Developing Nations

PLSC 351 Globalization

PLSC 356 International Political Economy

PLSC 360 International Development Policy

Group 3: Human Experience

ANTH 302 Medicine and Health from a Global/Anthropological Perspective

ANTH 303 Biopolitics in Medical Anthropology

ANTH 328 Anthropology of Human Rights

HIST 390 Food and Power in Africa and Asia

Area Studies 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:

ANTH 300 Sexuality and Gender Across Culture

ANTH 303 Biopolitics in Medical Anthropology

ANTH 328 Anthropology of Human Rights

ECON 105 Introduction to Global Economics

ECON 230/ENVR 230 Environmental Economics

ECON 310 International Trade: Causes, Consequences, and Controversies

ECON 360 International Macroeconomics

GEOG 220/ENVR 220 Ecotourism

HIST 391 Transnational Social Reform

PLSC 359 Global Governance

SOC 306 Social Change in a Global Perspective

SOC 335 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.