Development, Health, and the Environment

Faded CGS 2Main Pic - DHE     Faded IA 2

Development, Health, and the Environment


NOTE: This track information pertains to Global Studies students who declared their major PRIOR TO Fall 2018.

Please read the ‘Curriculum and Tracks’ section before reading this track description.

Development, Health, and the Environment prepares students to identify and analyze the challenges and opportunities posed by economic development and globalization, and the goals of improving human health and sustaining the environment.  Sustainable development involves enhancing the quality of life for the human population, protecting the environment, and meeting the growing needs of people today without reducing the ability of future generations to meet their own goals.

This track embraces economic, environmental, and social sustainability as well as anticipates and addresses major trends such as climate change, natural resource depletion, food scarcity, and urban expansion.  Recognizing the interconnectedness of the global economy and the desire of those in developing countries to improve living standards, development that is sustainable involves changes in the developed world as well.

Students in this track must complete GLBL 101 Introduction to Global Studies, GLBL 301 Approaches to Globalization, and four gateway courses. The gateway courses are listed in the Curriculum and Tracks section. Students must also complete six Track II approved electives which can be found in the Course Index.  Five of the six courses must be at the 300-400 level.