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Minor

Global Social Development

Starts in
April & November
Ec
15 ECTS
Location
Thailand

Global Social Development is about:

  • Understanding and focusing on disparities in the world;
  • Research in the area of development and its implications in the world we live in;
  • Designing appropriate solutions to solve disparities and measure impacts;
  • Understanding how government and non-government institutions work to reduce inequalities;
  • Participating as a global citizen in the world and contributing to a bigger purpose;
  • Understanding unique challenges faced by countries and communities.​​​​​​​

Minor content

  • Understanding the disparities of various South East Asian countries with an outlook into the world;
  • Project design, monitoring and impact analysis for development projects for solving inequalities;
  • Cultural and contextual understanding of poverty, immigration, gender development and other challenges;
  • Sustainable development goals as a global goal and its critiques and opportunities;
  • Using marketing, social media and fundraising as tools to aide solving global problems;
  • Professional immersion into solution design for achieving sustainable development goals with local and international organization;
  • This minor is offered by the study program Hotel Management.

 

Structure of the minor

A series of lectures, guest lectures, and various media and literature resources will help students gain a better understanding of the unique challenges faced by the community for which students are designing a project or solution.

Over the course of 10 weeks, students will engage in the design and research cycle, aimed at enhancing their comprehension of the local context, which can either pose challenges or provide advantages in the realm of social development. Additionally, students will be challenged to develop measurable indices and targets in accordance with the current Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) standards. They will also be required to articulate the rationale behind how their research or solutions aim to address the specific challenges within the array of issues.

In addition to these design-focused exercises, students will also create a portfolio in development communication. This portfolio will encompass various mediums, including traditional media, social media, and other communication platforms, aligned with their individual learning goals and areas of expertise.

Furthermore, to provide students with authentic real-world experiences, they will embark on a 10-day (over the course of 5 weeks) volunteering experience with our partnered development organization. This practical engagement will enable them to gain a profound understanding of the field and apply their skills to contribute to the work of their selected organization.

Study features

Starts in
April & November
Location
Thailand
Language
English
European credits
15 ECTS
Minor type
For all bachelor programmes

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