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GSD 404 Special Studies

For juniors and seniors, admission by permission of the Global South Development Studies Advisory Board. Can only be taken once to count toward the minor. {S} 4 credits. Offered both semesters each year. Members of the department.

Below is a list of Smith College courses that are eligible toward the minor. Other Smith College courses and comparable courses at other colleges may be included with the consent of the minor advisor.



218 The Anthropology of Human Rights

234 Culture, Power and Politics

237 Native South Americans

241 Anthropology of Development

249 Visual Anthropology

252 The City and the Countryside in China

267 Self and Society in South Asia

348 Seminar: Topic: Health in Africa

353 Seminar: Topic: Citizenship and Belonging



211 Economic Development

295 International Trade and Commercial Policy

311 Topics in Economic Development: The Political Economy of Development in Africa



220 Introduction to Comparative Politics

224 Colloquium: Islam and Development

225 Ethnic Politics in Comparative Perspective

230 Government and Politics of China

237 Colloquium: Politics and the U.S./Mexico Border

238 Women and Politics

241 International Politics

242 International Political Economy

252 International Organizations

341 Seminar: The Middle East in World Affairs

344 Seminar: Foreign Policy of Chinese People’s Republic

348 Seminar in International Politics: Conflict and Cooperation in Asia

EAS 210 Colloquium: Culture and Diplomacy in Asia



209 Aspects of Middle Eastern History

234 Global Africa

257 Early African History to 1800

258 History of Modern Africa since 1800

259 Aspects of African History: Decolonization, Nation, and Political Imagination in Africa )

260/LAS 260 Colonial Latin America

261/LAS 261 National Latin America, 1821–Present

AAS 202 Children in the Atlantic World

AAS 370 Seminar: Modern Southern Africa

EAS 100 Introduction to Modern East Asia

EAS 200 Colloquium: The Difficult Female

EAS 219 Modern Korean History

EAS 220 Colloquium: Environment and Society in Contemporary China

LAS 301 Seminar: Puerto Rico and Cuba in the “American Century”


232 World Population (spring)

327 Seminar: Global Migration in the 21st Century

EAS 200 Colloquium: Korean Diaspora: Korea Inside & Outside