This minor thoroughly informs you about the linkages between global processes and developmental issues thereby enabling you to see the ‘big picture’. This is a valuable asset in policy-making and consultancy work in the professional development sector.
This minor prepares students for work in the interdisciplinary field of development.
The minor consists of 5 courses that are worth 6 EC each. All courses are taught in English. Below, you find an overview of the courses, with a short description. To get more extensive information about the courses, please consult the study guide.
Development and Globalization: The aim of this course is to get introduced to development sociology and more in particular to gain insight into issues of poverty, global inequality and development. Students will develop an anthropological perspective on developmental issues in the Global South.
Environment and Development: This course aims to help the student to examine and critically reflect on the relationships between economic and social development, and the environment.
Identity, Diversity and Inclusion: A course which focuses on issues of diversity and inclusion in an increasingly globalizing world.
Global Political Economy: The aim of the course is to acquire knowledge of and insight into the contemporary global political economy, in particular how the contradictory process of globalization reshapes the relationship between states and markets. Also, students will be introduced into concepts and theories within International Political Economy and their application to issues in contemporary global political economy.
Urban studies: An inquiry into the way cities are developed along the twin goals of social and ecological sustainability. Students will carry out a short ethnographic research project on urban development. This course consists of two parts: (1) During period 1 and 2, this course will consist of working group meetings that are held to prepare for the second part (2) During period 3, the course will consist of a full-time research project.
For specific information about each course, please visit our study guide.
If you have detailed questions about the contents of the programme, please contact the minor program director:
T 31 20 5984412
If you have any questions about the application procedure, please contact the Studentdesk:
T 31 20 5985020 (Monday – Friday: 10.30 – 12.30 and 14.00 – 17.00)
1 semester (30 EC)
Economie, Recht en Bestuur
Gedrag en Maatschappij