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.