Global Development Studies Minor
“Development” refers to the expansion of economic activity, integration into global flows of information and commerce, and improvement of the quality of life. The undergraduate minor program in Global Development Studies at OSU is designed to help students understand the challenges faced by developing communities and countries, including economic inequality, poverty, health and wellness, and the sustainable use of natural resources. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary and practical solutions to international development problems.
Courses address both thematic and regional dimensions of international development. Some required and elective courses may also count toward fulfillment of baccalaureate core requirements in categories such as "Contemporary Global Issues," “Cultural Diversity,” “Science, Technology and Society,” and “Social Processes and Institutions.” Courses will be offered on campus, with the potential for some instruction via Ecampus. Students will be encouraged to participate in research projects, international experiences, and applied work (e.g., internships, service learning, etc.). Minor Code: 711
Indigenous Studies Minor
Oregon State University’s Indigenous Studies Minor is founded and grounded in the understanding that indigeneity and innovation are central to the health, well-being and survivance of indigenous communities. The mission of the Indigenous Studies Minor is to educate university graduates about Indigenous histories and contemporary issues, develop and enhance their responsibilities to Indigenous knowledges, build their skills for supporting Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty, offer engagement in the work of decolonization, and prepare them to work collaboratively with Indigenous communities and peoples at the local, regional, national and international level. Minor Code: 024
Social Justice Minor
A grade of C– or better is required for all courses used to complete minor requirements. Such courses cannot be taken for an S/U grade. For more information please see https://catalog.oregonstate.edu/college-departments/liberal-arts/school-language-culture-society/anthropology-minor/