Global Social Change and Development
GSCD Coordinators Office Hours
Professor Beverly Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wednesday 3-5pm, 513 Mergenthaler
Dr. Sahan Savas Karatasli (email@example.com)
By appointment only
Dr. Dan Pasciuti (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wednesday 1-2:30 pm, 258 Mergenthaler
The Global Social Change and Development (GSCD) Track is geared towards students interested in understanding critical issues surrounding contemporary processes of globalization and international development. The track provides students with a sophisticated set of research and critical-thinking skills, prepares students for twenty-first century professions and helps them to become thoughtful global citizens. Ultimately, students pursuing the Global Social Change and Development track will receive a double major in both International Studies and Sociology.
Key themes addressed in the track include:
- Global inequality and development
- Shifts in the global distribution of wealth and power and their implications for structures and norms of global governance
- Urbanization, migration and development
- Land, labor and environmental rights and struggles
- The crisis of welfare states and the rise of a politics of austerity
- The degree to which we as individuals and groups can influence global social change
The GSCD track allows students to pursue a focused course of study while still benefiting from the interdisciplinary education provided by the International Studies major, which draws on the strengths of the Johns Hopkins University faculty in diverse fields including Sociology, Political Science, History, Economics, Foreign Languages and Anthropology.
The GSCD track provides interested undergraduate students with a pathway into the Research Working Groups of the Arrighi Center for Global Studies by teaching the methodological and theoretical tools necessary to effectively collaborate with faculty and graduate students in Research Working Groups. Students who are interested in participating in Arrighi Center Research Working Groups should consult with their faculty advisor about how to prepare themselves.