Development Studies

Broaden your cultural understanding and enrich your Wheaton education with a minor in developmental studies. This broad field looks at the evolution of societies through multiple lenses: economical, sociological, and political. Your core course explores the political economy in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Then, you’ll choose from a variety of anthropology, economics, history, political science, and women and gender studies electives: sweatshops in the world economy, transnational feminism, urban anthropology, and the ecology and politics of food, just to name a few.



John Bezis-Selfa

Chair of the History Department; Professor of History; Latin American Studies Co-coordinator

Gerard Huiskamp

Professor of Political Science

Donna O. Kerner

Professor of Anthropology, Emerita; William Isaac Cole Professor of Anthropology

John Miller

Professor of Economics; Public Policy Studies Program Coordinator

Alireza Shomali

Professor of Political Science, Jane E. Ruby Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences

Brenda Wyss

Professor of Economics; Coordinator of Development Studies