What is International Development Studies at UCLA
IDS is a selective major that allows students study, analyze, and critically assess the social, political and economic forces that, throughout history, have shaped inequality in the modern world.
Quick Facts About IDS
Common Courses explore topics such as:
Michael F. Lofchie, Chair, International Development Studies
Victor Agadjanian, Ph.D., International Institute, Sociology
Hannah C. Appel, Ph.D., Anthropology, International Institute
Andrew Apter, Ph.D., Anthropology, History, International Institute
Jennifer J. Chun, Ph.D., Asian American Studies, International Institute
Kevan Harris, Ph.D., International Institute, Sociology
Patrick C. Heuveline, Ph.D., International Institute, Sociology
Michael F. Lofchie, Ph.D., Political Science
Shaina Potts, Ph.D., Geography, International Institute
Ananya Roy, Ph.D., Social Welfare, Urban Planning
Eric S. Sheppard, Ph.D., Geography
Alden Young, Ph.D., African American Studies, International Institute
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The Academic Programs offered through the UCLA International Institute allow students to focus on a particular area of study - either a specific geographic area, or a global comparative and issue-oriented approach - through a variety of disciplines across campus. The Institute also offers its own courses taught by core teaching faculty under the following subject areas: African Studies, Global Health, Global Studies, International & Area Studies, International Development Studies, International Migration Studies, and Latin American Studies.
B.A. just the starting point for these graduating seniors
Kyilah Terry (B.A., European Studies 2019) is headed to graduate school this fall, while Maria Amaya Morfin (B.A., International Development Studies 2019) is currently preparing for the GRE and grad school applications.
Two projects win funding at Global Development Lab showcase
The winning projects will provide an Internet connection for Atutur Hospital in Kumi, Uganda, and deliver food and after-school tutoring to unsupervised children in Tijuana, Mexico, respectively.
International internship: Enabled Children's Initiative
UCLA senior Kawsar Nasir Ahmad did a 10-month internship with the Afghanistan-based Enabled Children's Initiative, an experience that has only solidified her plans to work for Doctors without Borders after she becomes a doctor.
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Alumni of the UCLA International Institute Academic Programs live across the globe, and are involved in a multitude of fields, including the education, government, cultural, nonprofit, health, legal and business sectors and international affairs. Below are a few bios of our alumni.
Global Studies graduate wins UCLA Young Alumnus award
Katya Daniel (UCLA 2008) was named 2019 Young Alumnus of the Year at the annual UCLA Alumni Association awards ceremony held June 8, 2019, at the Luskin Conference Center.
UCLA and an international career were not on his radar screen
Chasing race car dreams
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