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University of California, Los Angeles
International Development Studies B.A.

Admitted to the pre-major status until prerequisites are satisfied.
The International Development Studies Program is an interdisciplinary education on the critical issues, problems, and achievements common to developing regions of the world. The curriculum emphasizes global- and regional- scale perspectives, as well as an array of themes to pursue (political- economy, cultural-aesthetic, and private sector development). The major enables students to address urgent global issues from several different academic perspectives. Ranging from Anthropology to Economics, Public Health to Women''s Studies, Geography to History, and Political Science to Sociology, our curriculum exposes students to the concerns of the developing countries of Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. An understanding of these issues is indispensable for both practical and scholarly purposes. While encouraging the acquisition of theoretical and conceptual knowledge, the program is equally concerned with their practical application to global realities. The program values field experience involving travel, study and/or work in regions in the Developing World. Thus a strongly encouraged (though not required) aspect of the major is study abroad, especially in a developing area, and an internship in a local, national, or international community development agency/organization.

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