This program offers a challenging, multi-disciplinary exploration of international development, poverty and economic and social change. The program gives students the opportunity to explore social, political and economic changes in the developing world. It examines key issues and themes in international development, as well as analyzing the roles and impact of a wide variety of formal and informal development actors.
This 3-year program primarily focuses on social transformation or change. It examines the problems, processes, and prospects for the development of human and material resources in what are generally thought to be the less developed areas of the world. To study comparative development effectively, one must draw upon many disciplines and construct a balanced understanding of historial and contemporary processes.