Development Studies (DEV STD)


DEV STD C10 Introduction to Development 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2015
This course is designed as an introduction to comparative development. The course will be a general service course, as well as a prerequisite for the upper division 100 series. It is assumed that students enrolled in 10 know little about life in the Third World countries and are unfamiliar with the relevant theory in political economy of development and underdevelopment. The course will be structured around three critical concepts: land, labor
, and work.
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DEV STD 24 Freshman Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2014
The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment is limited to 15 freshmen.

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DEV STD C100 History of Development and Underdevelopment 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Historical review of the development of world economic systems and the impact of these developments on less advanced countries. Course objective is to provide a background against which to understand and assess theoretical interpretations of development and underdevelopment.

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DEV STD 150 Advanced Studies in Development Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Advanced multidisciplinary research in current issues and topics of development. Seminars will focus on specific geographical areas with appropriate comparative material included. A major research project is required as well as class presentations. Topics change each semester.

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DEV STD 192 Senior Thesis 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
This course is designed to provide a vehicle for undergraduate students interested in writing a major paper on a development topic. The paper should be approximately 30 pages in length. The student and faculty sponsor should agree upon the topic in advance.

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DEV STD H195 Senior Honors Thesis Seminar 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Honors students are required to research and write a thesis based on the prospectus developed in International and Area Studies 102. The thesis work is reviewed by the honors instructor and a second reader to be selected based on the thesis topic. Weekly progress reports required.

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DEV STD 197 Field Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2008, Fall 2005, Summer 2005 10 Week Session
Supervised experience relevant to specific aspects of Development Studies in off-campus organizations. Regular individual meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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DEV STD 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011, Fall 2006, Spring 2006
Directed group study (upper division).

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DEV STD 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research for Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2009
Enrollment is restricted by regulations of the College.

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