General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) three units of the minor be taken in residence at the University of Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the minor; and 3) all courses taken for the minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the minor degree requirements listed below.
Requirements for the Minor in Global Development Studies
The Global Development Studies minor requires 6 units:
- GDS 211
- One of the following two "core" courses:
- ECON 268
- SOAN 316
- Three units of electives from the program curriculum listed below. Students must take at least one unit from the "Topical" group and one unit from the "Regional" group. At least two of three electives must be at the 200 level or higher. Students who take both GDS core courses (ECON 268 and SOAN 316) will receive elective credit (Topical) for the second course
- GDS 400 or approved capstone in another major.
- If approved by a member of the Advisory Committee, substitution of requirements may be possible using courses not already listed as approved electives, including courses taken during study abroad. Approval of these petitions will be determined according to the extent the courses address political, social, economic or cultural changes associated with development processes. Courses applicable to the minor in Global Development Studies may be taken at any time in a student’s academic trajectory.