bachelor of arts in Development Studies

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Development Studies

Development Studies is a multidisciplinary field that examines social, economic, and political change. You will gain cultural understanding, practical experiences, analytic skills, and research capabilities

Key Skills & Knowledge

Communication - Intercultural communication and cross cultural relationships; Communicate clearly and persuasively in oral and written media; Explaining ideas, writing and presenting information succinctly and clearly; Public speaking; Compiling carefully reasoned reports and essays; Grant writing

Community development - Anticipate and plan for the effect of change on the development of a community; Incorporate understanding of past issues and events as well as contemporary issues to plan and anticipate future needs; Cultural awareness and sensitivity

Analytical/Critical thinking- Able to assess and evaluate issues and trends in international development; Knowledge in history, social justice and regional development; Understand economic development, power, and international relations

Interdisciplinary lens- Familiar with the deep roots of Western culture, with one or more non-Western cultures, and with the intersections of thought that knit together politics, science, religion, art and philosophy

Project management- Organization and planning; Identify the root causes of social problems and work towards solutions with people from diverse backgrounds; Adaptable, able to work in chaotic and unpredictable environments

Qualitative and quantitative Research - Monitoring and evaluation of processes and data; Subject analysis and synthesis

Sample Job Titles
Business or Government Consultant
Community Development Worker
Development Officer
Economic Development Advisor/Officer
Economic Policy Analyst
Ecotourism Guide/Agent
Foreign Service Officer

Government Relations Advisor
Immigration Officer
Intelligence Officer
International Aid Worker
International Communications Expert
International Policy Analyst
International Youth Worker

Market Researcher
Peace/Human Rights Activist
Policy/Political Risk Analyst
Program Analyst
Project Coordinator
Research Assistant/Researcher
Volunteer Co-ordinator/Recruite

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