International Development Concentration, Global Studies, Bachelor of Arts - GSID

Major Requirements (27–36 hours)

ANTH 253Survey I: Culture and Language3
ECON 251Principles of Macroeconomics3
HIST 104 World Civilization II3
POSC 206International Politics3
or POSC 207 Comparative Politics
GLST 495Senior Seminar in Global Studies3
Students who complete the GLST Comprehensive Exam must also take the following course or another methods course approved by the Department Chair:
GLST 364Global Research and Discovery3
Select the following Concentration:12
Total Credits30

International Development Concentration

ECON 354Economic Development 13
or POSC 319 The Global Politics of International Development
Select three of the following:9
The Global Challenge of Infectious Diseases
Water, Culture & Sustainability
Intercultural Communication
Economic Development 1
International Trade and Finance 1
Contemporary Global Literature
Postcolonial Women’s Writing
Border Immersion: Building a Culture of Encounter Program
Latin American Politics
The Global Politics of International Development
Global Environmental Politics
Middle East Politics
Upper-level course taken by permission through an approved study abroad program
Total Credits12

Courses carry prerequisites not met through Global Studies requirements.

Advanced Writing Proficiency

Each student who completes this requirement in Global Studies will submit her written senior comprehensive project for evaluation.

Senior Comprehensive

A student who elects to complete her Senior Comprehensive requirement in Global Studies will carry out a research project grounded in a topic related to her area of concentration. She will develop and present a proposal during Senior Seminar in the fall of her senior year. The proposal will include a hypothesis or research question, the design of the study and methodologies to be used, significance of the question, and a bibliography. In the spring semester of senior year, Global Studies majors will make oral and written presentations of their projects to a committee comprised of faculty teaching within the concentration areas and/or the Global Studies core disciplines.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students can analyze the forces which have created global inequalities and shaped development efforts.
  • Students can analyze the impact of diverse development strategies for overcoming global inequalities.
  • Students can reflect critically on their roles in confronting the challenges of development efforts.