This is an interdisciplinary degree programme that provides a foundational understanding of globalization and development with special emphasis on the problem of poverty and its relation to global justice and global politics. You will study the political, social, and economic causes, consequences and discourses of poverty and development and learn how to critically analyse these important global currents.
You take compulsory modules (40 credits) in: globalization, poverty and development; and theories and approaches in the study of politics - power and democracy. You also choose optional modules (80 credits) from: theories and theorists of international political economy; the state in international political economy; the politics of global change; Africa: the politics of international development; global justice and human rights; critical geopolitics.
You also write a dissertation (60 credits) which focuses on a topic or issue in globalization, poverty and development.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission