Sunday, August 17, 2014

Development Studies freshies and sophies (updated)

Take all your GE and foundation courses very seriously.  It will provide you with a holistic appreciation and understanding of society and its complex process of change. With or without the conscious effort of your professors to establish the vital link of their subject matter to your course, still bear in mind that specialization/expertise in the study of development or underdevelopment (or any subfield for that matter) emerges only from a general knowledge about our natural, physical and social world as a foundation. Moreover, a general comprehension of social and physical environments allows us to see and evaluate the interconnectedness of development issues, and the patterns of change and continuities in our economic and political world.  This dialectics of specialized and general knowledge enables us to become effective and responsible development scholars and practitioners. #devtalk #devwork #alammoyan