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Bachelor of Arts in International and Area Studies Major Area: International Development

This major will equip students with a comprehensive set of skills enabling them to analyze and understand socioeconomic issues in developing countries. Students will take courses in development economics and political economy as well as courses that examine development from historical, cultural, and social perspectives (both in IAS and from departments such as ECON, ANTH, GEOG, P SC, and HIST). Students will also pursue a more specialized sequence of courses around a relevant theme of their choosing – political economy, public health, education, resource management, human rights/international law, international NGOs, gender studies, urban or rural/agricultural studies, area studies, etc. – as well as at least one course on research methods, quantitative analysis, practical applications, or technical skills. Students will be strongly encouraged to make an internship with a development agency part of their international experience.

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Minor in International Development

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in International Development, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Click here to download the minor check sheet to learn more about the specific requirements.

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