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Students interested in Third World Studies may focus on a theme, problem, or geohistorical area. A Third World Studies program of study must be interdisciplinary. Students must choose course offerings from at least three disciplines. [More]

Double Major

Students interested in Third World Studies as a double major must have at least ten upper-division courses that are unique to each departmental major. The courses required for Third World Studies may cover one or more disciplines. Courses may focus on a theme or problem or on a geo-historical area. The remaining two courses may overlap with the other major requirements. Approval from both departments is required for overlaps. Students should consult a Third World Studies faculty member or program advisor for approval of a major program.


A student may minor in Third World Studies by selecting two courses from the lower-division Third World Studies sequence (TWS 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, or 26) and five upper-division courses in disciplines dealing with the Third World.

Third World Studies faculty members offer courses in the Departments of Anthropology, Communication, Literature, Political Science, Sociology, History, and in the Third World Studies Program. Appropriate courses in other departments may also be considered. Students should consult departmental and program listings for Third World area offerings.

Third World Studies

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Program Coordinator & Advisor
Literature Bld, 131
(858) 822-0377

Babak Rahimi (www)Director,
Third World Studies Program
Literature Bld 324
(858) 534-2147

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