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Foundation Courses (12 credit hours)

All students in the International Development Program are required to take the following foundation courses and should take them the first semester:

  • INST 5400 Pro-seminar: Fundamentals of Development* - 4 credits
  • GEOG 5290 World Economic Geography - 4 credits
  • POLS 5400 Politics of Developing Areas

*The Pro-Seminar is only offered every other year, depending on the availability of the instructor. Should it not be available to you during your course of study, you may substitute any course from the Development Core list.

Development Core (minimum of 8 credit hours)

Development and the development process do not belong to any discipline, although many have an interest in and significant ideas to contribute to an understanding of development. This distribution requirement is to provide the student with different discipline perspectives on development - what are the questions asked, topics studied, and analytical interests. Below are suggested courses which fulfill this requirement, but the list is not comprehensive nor are all the courses taught every semester. Consult the course listings for each semester to determine if a course is being taught and the credit hour value of the course.

  • ANTH 5450 Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective
  • ANTH 5500 Economic Anthropology
  • ANTH 5510 Political Anthropology
  • ANTH 5530 Anthropology of Violence and Peace
  • ECON 5120 The Economics of Poverty *
  • ECON 5500 Development Economics **
  • EDCS 5020 Education and Transformative Social Change
  • EDCS 5040 Sociology, Politics, and Change in Education
  • GEOG 5400 Geography of Development
  • GEOG 5410 Geography of Hunger and Food Security
  • GEOG 5480 Migration and Development
  • GEOG 6430 Seminar in Development: Gender and Development
  • IHS 5210 Fundamentals of Global Health
  • POLS 5560 International Organizations
  • POLS 5565 International Human Rights
  • POLS 5640 Global Humanitarianism
  • SOC 6070 Seminar in Globalization
  • SOC 6080 Seminar on Poverty
  • SOC 6160 Social Theory

*This course is recommended for students who have a limited background in Economics and yet want to understand the role on economics in development.
**This course is for students who have a background in economics, specifically have had macro- and micro-economics.

Methods Core (minimum 8 credit hours)

Emphasis is on the acquisition of analytical skills, research methodologies, and practical techniques which allow the student to address the complexity and multitude of development problems in a specific context, and do so effectively, efficiently, and critically. Below is a selected list of courses which satisfy the methods requirement, though this list is not comprehensive. Consult the course listings for each semester to determine the credit hours for each course selected; a minimum of 8 credits is required.

  • ANTH 5560 Ethnographic Methods & Field Research
  • ECON 5030 Microeconomics
  • ECON 5040 Macroeconomics
  • ECON 5710 Cost Benefit Analysis
  • ECON 5810 Economic Statistics
  • ES 5900 Special Topics in Environmental Studies: Grant Writing
  • GEOG 5530 Environmental Planning and Assessment
  • GEOG 5660 Principles of Remote Sensing*
  • GEOG 5710 Quantitative Methods in Geography
  • GEOG 5711 Qualitative Methods in Geography
  • GEOG 5730 Principles of Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 5731 Geographic Information Systems Applications
  • HLTH 6740 Biostatistics in Public Health
  • HLTH 6770 Grant and Proposal Writing in Public Health
  • HIS 5303 Secondary Data Analysis in Global Health and Development
  • MDIA 6020 Quantitative Communication Research
  • MDIA 6030 Qualitative Research Methods in Media Studies
  • MPA 5580 Public Sector Program Evaluation
  • MPA 5590 Measuring Outcomes in Public and Non-Profit Organizations
  • MPA 6010 Research Methods in Leadership and Public Affairs
  • MPS 6020 Advanced Research Methods in Leadership and Public Affairs (Requires MPA 6010)
  • MPA 6030 Qualitative Research Methods in Public Administration
  • POLS 6010 Seminar in Quantitative Research Design
  • PSY 5110 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • SOC 6540 Social Research Methods
  • SOC 5500 Data Analysis
  • SOC 6010 Seminar: Qualitative Research Methods

* Remote Sensing may count as a methods course for students pursuing the Environment technical concentration in order to meet the requirements for a GIS certificate.

Concentrations (20 hours)

            NB: New/alternative courses may be approved by the IDS director at his discretion

Environment

  • ANTH 5780 Human Ecology
  • BIOS 5810 Conservation Biology
  • ECON 5130 Economics and the Environment
  • ECON 5140 Natural Resource Economics
  • ES 6800 Seminar in Community-Based Environmental Studies
  • ES 6810 Seminar in Environment and Society
  • ES 6820 Ecology and Environmental Issues
  • ES 6830 Concepts in Environmental Sustainability
  • GEOG 5170 Landscape Ecology
  • GEOG 5210 Population Geography
  • GEOG 5440 Agricultural Ecosystems
  • GEOG 5450 Gender, Environment, and Development
  • GEOG 5460 Environmental Law
  • GEOG 5470 Natural Resource Conservation
  • GEOG 5530 Environmental Planning and Assessment
  • GEOG 5580 Environmental Hazards
  • GEOG 6210 Seminar in Population Geography
  • GEOG 6500 Seminar in Environmental Justice
  • HLTH 6770 Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health
  • PBIO 5220 Tropical Plant Ecology
  • POLS 5260 Politics of Contemporary Environmental Movement
  • POLS 5550 International Law
  • POLS 5560 International Organization
  • POLS 5880 Environment and Public Policy Dispute Resolution
  • SOC 5810 Environmental Sociology

ID and Gender

  • ANTH 5450 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • ANTH 5490 Life History: The Individual and Culture
  • CLWR 5450 Women in Buddhist Traditions
  • COMS 6230 Gender and Communication
  • GEOG 5270 Social Geographies
  • GEOG 5450 Gender, Environment, and Development
  • POLS 5076 Women and Politics
  • POLS 5780 Feminist Political Theories and Movement
  • SOC 5700 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 5710 Gender and Justice
  • WGS 5110 Women and Globalization
  • WGS 5600 Gender, Sexuality, and Culture

 

ID and Health

  • ANTH 5550 Medical Anthropology
  • BIOS 5440 Tropical Disease Biology
  • ECON 5150 Economics of Health Care
  • INST 6900 Special Topics in International Studies: HLI*
  • HLTH 5120 International Health Programming
  • HLTH 6150 Maternal and Child Health in Africa
  • HLTH 6170 HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • HLTH 6240 Community Health Programs
  • HLTH 6710 Public Health Concepts
  • HLTH 6720 Social & Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
  • HLTH 6730 Epidemiology in Public Health
  • HLTH 6740 Biostatistics in Public Health
  • HLTH 6750 Health Services Administration in Public Health
  • HLTH 6760 Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health
  • HLTH 6770 Grant and Proposal Writing in Public Health
  • HLTH 6780 Public Health Practices and Issues

 

ID and Social Science

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ID and Conflict

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