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:

Year Sem Modules
1 l PAD101 Introduction to Development Studies SOD101 Fundamentals of Sociology DOE101 Introduction to Development Economics DZG101 Dzongkha Communication ACS101 Academic Skills
ll SOD102 Introduction to Anthropology of Development RES103 Research Methods PAD102 Development Paradigms BMS103  Basic Statistics GSE101 Analytical Skills
2 I ICT201 ICT for Development PAD203 Governance and Development SOD203 Sociology of Development SOD204 Culture and Development PAD204 GNH: A Holistic Development Approach
II GAD201 Environment and Development DOE202 Poverty and Development GAD202 Population and Development PAD205  Power Dynamics in Development SOD205 Gender and Development
3 I GAD303 Urbanization and Development MGD301 Management of Development Programmes PAD306  Conflict Management DOE303 Sustainability and Development GAD304 Rural Development
II INT301 Internship PAD307 Introduction to Public Policy Processes DOE304 Introduction to Development Financing RES304 Research Project