Undergraduate Minor

Minor in International Development

Minor in International Development
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Social Science
Social Science Dean

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Social Science

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in International Development

The Minor in International Development, administered by the College of Social Science, is an enhanced integrative learning program of study designed to assist students in understanding the social context of international development. Students will acquire a basic understanding of how social scientists approach international development and how to integrate different approaches to the interrelationships of topics around international development. 

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs in the College of Social Science or James Madison College. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the College of Social Science.

Requirements for the Minor in International Development

Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:
1. The following course (3 credits):
ANP 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
EC 310 Economics of Developing Countries 3
EC 410 Issues in the Economics of Developing Countries (W) 3
GEO 204 World Regional Geography 3
HST 390 History of International Relations 3
PLS 342 Comparative Political Economy 3
PLS 344 Politics of Developing Areas 3
SOC 362 Developing Societies 3
3. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
CSS 101 Introduction to Crop Science 3
CSS 120 Issues in Food and Agriculture 3
CSS 431 International Agriculture Systems 3
CSUS 215 International Development and Sustainability 3
EEM 260 World Food, Population and Poverty 3
GSAH 220 Global Interactions and Identities 3
MC 430 Applied International Development 3
PHL 358 Philosophy, Gender, and Global Development 3
PHL 452 Ethics and Development 3
WS 403 Women and Change in Developing Countries 3
4. The following capstone course (3 credits):
ANP 325 Anthropology of the Environment and Development 3