International Development Studies Minor

Introduction to International Development Studies (normally offered in the fall semester)

Academic year 2017-18 - Offered both fall and spring semesters

This course will serve as an introduction to the field of international development, with particular focus on the various disciplines that have contributed to and shaped the development discourse over the past six decades.  Readings and lectures will draw from economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, environmental and technological sciences, public health and epidemiology, area studies, ethnic studies, and gender studies.  A large component of this course will focus on in-class discussions and presentations that engage the broader debates within development studies in order to critically evaluate the development discourse.  Required course work will include group or individual student projects that investigate current development issues and propose engaged solutions that incorporate social justice and human dignity.


Upcoming Events


February 21
Lynching and the Politics of State Formation in POst-Revolutionary Puebla (1930-1950)
Working Groups, Peace, Conflict, Crime & Violence Workshop
Gema Santamaría


February 22
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Francisco Goldman


February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
Conferences/Workshops, Undergraduate Programs
Abigail Midlige, Tommy Emmet
February 23
The Curious Case of Political Liberalization: A Step to Democratization or an Authoritarian Survival Strategy?
Working Groups, Comparative Politics Workshop
M. Tahir Kilavuz