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  Oct 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Development Studies at AUC (Graduate)


School of Business
School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Development Studies is a rapidly growing area of study concerned with the long-term social, political and economic changes taking place in the Global South.  The field is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary within the social sciences, drawing on the perspectives of anthropology, economics, gender and women’s studies, political science, public policy and administration, and sociology in order to understand the complexities of poverty and inequality, population growth, political economy, globalization, international division of labor, structural adjustment, war and human rights, democratization, civil society and NGOs, social justice, and sustainable and alternative forms of development.

Examining questions of development in the Middle East and Africa, in particular, and the Global South more broadly is an AUC strength.  Several departments and research centers at AUC offer students opportunities to pursue advanced degrees and to participate in collaborative applied projects and scholarly research in development studies.

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