GDS 491

Directed Experiential Learning

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Individual examination of analytical issues in GDS in relation to work or volunteer activities directly related to global development. Students work with an instructor to identify issues to be explored and methods of assessment before the experiential learning opportunity begins. Must include at least 150 hours of work or volunteer activities. Assessment normally involves a reflective journal and final paper.


  • Students are responsible for finding the work or volunteer position and a faculty member associated with the GDS minor to supervise the proposed experiential learning opportunity.


  • GDS 201 and GDS 202; and
  • minimum third-year standing; and
  • declared minor in Global Development Studies.

Undergraduate course in Global Development Studies offered by the Interdisciplinary Programs.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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