College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Dean: Joel Kassiola
World Development Studies Program
Director: Raymond Miller
Professors--Hymans, Miller, Moss, Yansane
Minor in World Development Studies
The field of world development studies looks at the comprehensive transformations that have been brought to human societies across the globe by the spread of the industrial revolution. Approximately one-third of the world's population enjoys a higher material standard of living due to industrialization, whereas two-thirds are in relative poverty. The likelihood, means, and consequences of closing this gap provide the central foci of world development studies. Since this social transformation affects all aspects of human existence, all of the social science disciplines devote important efforts to understanding it.
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).
Units One course from the following 3 BL S 302 Black Diaspora ECON 402 Economic History of Europe IR 392 Asia in Transition HIST 400 Modern European Imperialism HIST/ANTH/LARA/SS 501Latin America: The National Period SS/IR/PLSI 520 Modernization and Third World Countries
One course from the following 3-4 ECON 620 Economic Development HIST 312 Capitalist Hegemony and Third World Resistance IR/SS 540 The Rich and the Poor Nations (4) PLSI 415 Democracy in the Third World (4)
One course from the following 3-4 ECON 550 Economics of Energy and the Environment GEOG 402 The Climatic Challenge GEOG 427 Agriculture and Food Supply IR 305 Problems and Controversies in International Relations: World Ecological Crisis (4) SOC 483 Global Sociology (4) SOC 484 Population Problems (4) SS/IR 560 Energy in Global Perspective
One course from the following 3-4 ANTH 321 Endangered Cultures ANTH 446 Peasants in Contemporary Perspective BLS 335 Black Woman: A Cultural Analysis IR 305 Minorities in World Politics (4) LARA 410 La Raza Women PLSI 414 Ethnic Politics in a Comparative Perspective (4) SS/IR 544 Women in the World (4) SOC 461 Ethnic Relations: International Comparisons (4) WOMS 531 Women and International Development
Two courses on two different regions from the following 6-8 ANTH 315 Peoples and Cultures of Central America ANTH 315 Peoples and Cultures of the Far East BLS 301 Africa in Global Perspective ECON 611 Socialist Economic Systems GEOG 570 Regional Studies: Latin America GEOG 570 Regional Studies: Africa GEOG 570 Regional Studies: Far East HIST 318 Japan and China: Comparative Modern Development HIST 520 Central America and the Caribbean HIST 603 History of the Middle East HIST 611 Modern Africa IR/PLSI 321 Development and Foreign Policy-- Africa (4) IR/PLSI 322 Latin American Policy Analysis (4) IR 324 Middle East: Heartland (4) IR/SS 393/GEOG 574 Contemporary Asia LARA 460 Central Americans of the United States: History and Heritage PLSI 417 Government and Politics of South Asia (4) SS/HIST 550 Social Change in Modern Latin America
One course on advisement from the following, or from any of the courses in the above categories not chosen to fulfill a require- ment within a student's individual curriculum 3-4 ANTH 320 Racism: Cross-Cultural Analysis ANTH 560 Economic Anthropology ANTH 585 Multinational Corporations and World Cultures ART 508 African Art History ECON 600 International Economics GEOG 425 Economic Geography HED 370 Current Health Issues: World Health Problems HIST 524 History of Mexico HIST 528 History of Brazil HIST 571 History of Modern China HIST 578 History of Japan IR 305 International Debt Crisis (4) IR 305 World Economic Crisis (4) IR/PLSI 325 Chinese Foreign Policy: Domestic and Foreign (4) IR 326 South and Southeast Asia Foreign Relations (4) IR 334 International Organizations: New World Order (4) IR 446 The Multinational Corporation in World Affairs (4) LARA 376 History of La Raza in the United States PLSI 406 Central American Politics (4) PLSI 413 Comparative Communism (4) PSY 455 Cross-Cultural Perspectives inPsychology SOC 471 Social Change (4) SS 510 Socio-Cultural Change: An Interdisciplinary Analysis CINE 308 Third World Cinema HUM 515 Styles of African Cultural Expression HUM 520 North and South American Cultural Expression HUM 540 Styles of Chinese Cultural Expression IBUS 591 Doing Business in Latin America IBUS 592 Doing Business in China MGMT 681 Seminar in Comparative Management NEXA 327 Business and Culture NEXA 392 Culture and Technology PHIL 395 Philosophy of Technology Holistic Perspective: Special Study A one-unit special study from the student's adviser's home department (ANTH 699,ECON 699, etc.) 1 Total for minor 22-28
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