Development Studies (Interdisciplinary Minor)
The minor in development studies is an interdisciplinary program geared toward Whitworth students in all departments who may have interest in development work.
- Students will have an understanding of concepts pertaining to sustainability, development theory, global social structures and/or global economic systems.
- Students will develop intercultural and professional competencies.
- Students will synthesize their knowledge of development with the practice of development in an applied context.
- Students will be challenged to explore their faith commitments and moral convictions in light of development issues and practices and will be encouraged to view development work as a vocation and/or a religious calling.
Requirements for a Development Studies Minor (22)
|Required Classes (10 Credits)||10|
|Topics: Intro to Development Studies (Cross-listed as PO 196)|
|Environment and Society|
|Internship (Development Internship)|
|Development Studies Symposium|
|Elective Classes (12 Credits)||12|
|Cultural Competency: At least 3 Credits from the following|
|Introduction to U.S. Cultural Studies|
|U.S. Cultural Studies: Community-Based Research|
|U.S. Cultural Studies: Campus-Based Research|
|U.S. Tribal Identities|
|Race and Ethnicity *|
|Sociology of Middle-Eastern Society|
|Professional Competency: At least 6 credits of the following:|
|Principles of Service and Leadership (Cross-listed as BU 250)|
|Transforming Leadership **|
|Making Change: Social Intervention Strategies *|
|Global Structures: At least 3 credits of the following:|
|International Political Economy|
|Sustainable Development Abroad|
|International Trade and Finance ***|
Prerequisites in the Department of Sociology apply.
Prerequisites in the Leadership Program apply.
Prerequisites in the Department of Economics and Business apply.
|DS 120||Introduction to U.S. Cultural Studies||3|
|DS 196||Topics: Intro to Development Studies (Cross-listed as PO 196)||1-3|
|DS 203||Globalization (Cross-listed as SO 203)||3|
|DS 220||Race and Ethnicity (Cross-listed as SO 220)||3|
|DS 238||Sociology of Middle-Eastern Society (Cross-listed as SO 238)||3|
|DS 250||Environment and Society (Cross-listed as PO 250 and EC 250)||3|
|DS 310||U.S. Cultural Studies: Community-Based Research (Cross-listed as USCS 310)||1|
|DS 311||U.S. Cultural Studies: Campus-Based Research (Cross-listed as USCS 311)||1|
|DS 325||Economic Development (Cross-listed as EC 325)||3|
|DS 335H||U.S. Tribal Identities (Cross-listed as USCS 335H)||3|
|DS 353||International Political Economy (Cross-listed as PO 353)||3|
|DS 381||Sustainable Development Abroad (Cross-listed as EC 381)||3|
|DS 390||Internship (Development Internship)||1-4|
|DS 416||International Trade and Finance (Cross-listed as EC 416)||3|
|DS 425||Making Change: Social Intervention Strategies (Cross-listed as SO 425)||3|
|DS 425W||International Development (Cross-listed as PO 425W)||3|
|DS 465||Development Studies Symposium||1|
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