BA in Development Studies

The programme focuses on wholesome and inclusive development to address the issues of poverty and inequity. The programme establishes linkages between development and four broad features which are Geography (development geography and social environment), Sociology (sociology of development), Economics (development economics) and Politics (politics of development).
The programme graduates will cultivate professional competencies and knowledge for employment in various fields such as CSOs, international organizations, local government entities, government planning and programmes, education including research and consulting firms.  The graduates will also build self-confidence inculcating interest towards lifelong learning and acquiring skills for self-employment.

Programme Structure:

1lPAD101 Introduction to Development StudiesSOD101 Fundamentals of SociologyDOE101 Introduction to Development EconomicsDZG101 Dzongkha CommunicationACS101 Academic Skills
llSOD102 Introduction to Anthropology of DevelopmentRES103 Research MethodsPAD102 Development ParadigmsBMS103  Basic StatisticsGSE101 Analytical Skills
2IICT201 ICT for DevelopmentPAD203 Governance and DevelopmentSOD203 Sociology of DevelopmentSOD204 Culture and DevelopmentPAD204 GNH: A Holistic Development Approach
IIGAD201 Environment and DevelopmentDOE202 Poverty and DevelopmentGAD202 Population and DevelopmentPAD205  Power Dynamics in DevelopmentSOD205 Gender and Development
3IGAD303 Urbanization and DevelopmentMGD301 Management of Development ProgrammesPAD306  Conflict ManagementDOE303 Sustainability and DevelopmentGAD304 Rural Development
IIINT301 InternshipPAD307 Introduction to Public Policy ProcessesDOE304 Introduction to Development FinancingRES304 Research Project