Global Development Studies Minor

“Development” refers to the expansion of economic activity, integration into global flows of information and commerce, and improvement of the quality of life. The undergraduate minor program in Global Development Studies at OSU is designed to help students understand the challenges faced by developing communities and countries, including economic inequality, poverty, health and wellness, and the sustainable use of natural resources. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary and practical solutions to international development problems.

Courses address both thematic and regional dimensions of international development. Some required and elective courses may also count toward fulfillment of baccalaureate core requirements in categories such as "Contemporary Global Issues," “Cultural Diversity,” “Science, Technology and Society,” and “Social Processes and Institutions.” Courses will be offered on campus, with the potential for some instruction via Ecampus. Students will be encouraged to participate in research projects, international experiences, and applied work (e.g., internships, service learning, etc.).

Students putting together a program of study in Global Development Studies should consult their academic advisor. Students are required to take a minimum of 27 credits, as follows.

Core
Select two courses for a minimum of 6 credits of the following :6
*ANTHROPOLOGY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
*^GEOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION
*POLITICS OF DEVELOPING NATIONS
Regional Focus
Select two courses for a minimum of 6 credits of the following : 16
*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-NORTH AMERICA
*PEOPLES WORLD-EUROPE
*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-LATIN AMERICA
*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-MIDDLE EAST
*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-AFRICA
*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-PACIFIC
*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-CHINA
*PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-JAPAN AND KOREA
*GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA
*GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA
*GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA
*ANCIENT NEAR EAST
*MODERN LATIN AMERICA
*MODERN LATIN AMERICA
*HISTORY OF AFRICA
and *HISTORY OF AFRICA
*MODERN CHINA AND JAPAN
*LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS
*MIDDLE EAST POLITICS
*CHINESE POLITICS
*JAPANESE POLITICS
Thematic/Topical Focus
Select four or five courses for a minimum of 15 credits of the following:15
*ANTHROPOLOGY AND GLOBAL HEALTH
*RURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
*NATURAL RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY VALUES
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
THEORIES OF CONFLICT AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
*WORLD FOOD CROPS
*CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER AND SOCIETY
*SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE COMMON GOOD
*^GEOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION
*POPULATION, CONSUMPTION, AND ENVIRONMENT
GLOBAL RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT
*GEOGRAPHY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
*GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH
*FAMILIES AND POVERTY
*INTRO TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY-BASED DESIGN
ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR EMERGENCY & LOW-RESOURCE ENVIRONMENTS
*MULTIDISCIPLINARY CASE STUDIES IN HUMANITARIAN ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
*WORLD VIEWS AND ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES
*INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
*INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY
THE SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION
*SOCIETY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
*INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
*WOMEN WORLDWIDE
APPROACHES TO SOCIAL JUSTICE
*GENDER AND TRANSNATIONAL ACTIVISMS
Experiential, International or Service-Learning
Select 0-3 credits 20-3
Total Hours27-30

Minor Code: 711