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International Studies: Development and Change

Advisors: David Salisbury (Geography), Rania Sweis (Anthropology), and Jonathan B. Wight (Economics)

Core Teaching Faculty: Mary Finley-Brook (Geography and Environmental Studies), Sheila Carapico (Political Science), Jan French (Sociology and Anthropology), Sandra Joireman (Political Science), Jimmy Kandeh (Political Science), B. Rick Mayes (Political Science), Jennifer Pribble (Political Science), Elizabeth Ransom (Sociology), David Salisbury (Geography and Environmental Studies), Carol Summers (History), Rania Sweis (Anthropology), Jonathan B. Wight (Economics)

Note: Within the concentration, the eight units must be selected from three or more departments with no more than four units from a single department.

8 units, including

ECON 211 Economic Development in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

Developmental Courses
At least three core unit courses, one from each of the following groups:

Group 1: Geographies

GEOG 320 Power, Space and Territory: Geographies of Political Change
GEOG 345 Society, Economy and Nature: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Development
GEOG 370 Geographies of Economic Development and Globalization

Group 2: Politics and Policies

ECON 260 Economic Policy
PLSC 347 Politics of Developing Nations
PLSC 356 International Political Economy
PLSC 360 International Development Policy
PLSC 351 Globalization

Group 3: Human Experience

ANTH 302 Medicine and Health from a Global/Anthropological Perspective
ANTH 303 Biopolitics in Medical Anthropology
ANTH 328 Anthropology of Human Rights
HIST 390 Food and Power in Africa and Asia
PLSC 363 Global Health, Infectious Disease, and Human Rights

Area Studies Courses

Three elective units covering at least two different 'developing' regions, selected from the following list, special topics offerings, or comparable courses of study abroad.

Group 1: Africa

HIST 281 Africa c. 1500-1900
HIST 282 Africa in the Twentieth Century
HIST 380 Women and Gender in African History
PLSC 348 Politics of Africa
SOC 230 Introduction to Africa: The Sociology of Africa

Group 2: Asia

ENGL 214 Literature of India
ENGL 333 Literatures of South Asia
HIST 252 Modern China 1900-1940
HIST 341 History and Memory: WWII in Asia
PLSC 343 Politics of Asia
PLSC 345 Politics of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Group 3: Latin America

ANTH 308 Latin America: An Ethnographic Perspective
GEOG 333 Geographies of Amazonia
HIST 261 Modern Latin America
HIST 262 The Making of Modern Brazil
HIST 265 Gender & Sexuality in Latin American History
LAIS 312 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
LAIS 473 Political Action and Latin American Indigenous Film
PLSC 349 Politics of Latin America and the Caribbean

Group 4: The Middle East

ANTH 350 Sex and Gender in the Middle East
ANTH 360 Power and Society in the Middle East
HIST 271 The Modern Middle East
HIST 370 Contending Visions of the Middle East
LLC 347 Islam, Nationalism, and the West: Modern Thought in the Arab World
PLSC 355 International Relations of the Middle East

Group 5: Eastern Europe

HIST 236 Russian Empire, Soviet Union, and After
HIST 326 Communism
PLSC 342 Transitions from Communism in Europe and Eurasia
SOC 232 Postsocialism in Russia and Eastern Europe

Development Related Courses

Possible additional electives from courses listed above, selected topics, courses studied abroad, internships, independent study, or the following courses:

ANTH 300 Sexuality and Gender Across Culture
ANTH 303 Biopolitics in Medical Anthropology
ANTH 328 Anthropology of Human Rights
ECON 105 Introduction to Global Economics
ECON 230/ENVR 230 Environmental Economics
ECON 260 International Policy
ECON 310 International Trade: Causes, Consequences, and Controversies
ECON 360 International Macroeconomics
GEOG 220/ENVR 220 Ecotourism
HIST 391 Transnational Social Reform
PLSC 352 International Law and Organizations
PLSC 359 Global Governance
SOC 233 Understanding Globalization
SOC 306 Social Change in a Global Perspective
SOC 335 Feast and Famine: Inequalities in the Global Food System

All students concentrating in Development are encouraged, but not required, to conduct independent research, in consultation with their IS faculty advisor. Summer research may be eligible for University funding.