Graduate Minor in International Development
The requirements for acceptance and completion of work for the minor are as follows:
- The student must be enrolled as a master’s or PhD candidate in good standing at MU.
- A formal request to be included in the minor must be made in advance of taking courses, to the director, Associate Professor Corinne Valdivia, 214D Mumford Hall. This request should be approved by the student’s advisor. A copy will be sent to the Graduate School.
- Once the student is admitted to the minor, s/he should seek advisement from the director and his/her advisor concerning which courses to take. The plan of study must be submitted to the Graduate School no later than the semester before graduation.
- The student must satisfactorily complete a total of twelve credit hours in courses dealing with Third World Development. At least six of the twelve hours must be taken in at least two departments outside the student’s home department.
- Foreign language courses are not required, but students who are not fluent in a second language are strongly encouraged to take intensive language courses to develop competency. Credit for language courses does not count toward the twelve hours of credit required for the minor.
- When the required twelve hours of credit are completed from approved courses, the student’s advisor should inform the director, who will in turn inform the policy committee which governs the operation of the minor. This should be done in advance of the student’s orals to give members of the policy committee an opportunity to sit in on the examining committee if they so desire.
- The certificate is only awarded after all departmental and Graduate School requirements for the advanced degree have been satisfied. An overall grade point average of 3.0 is required for the twelve hours within the minor.
|Preapproved course options:|
|AAE 8430||International Agricultural Development Policy||3|
|ECONOM 7326||Economics of International Trade||3|
|ED_LPA 9459||Comparative and International Education||3|
|JOURN 7658||International Journalism||3|
|JOURN 7656||International News Media Systems||3|
|POL_SC 9610||Latin American Politics||3|
|POL_SC 9790||Seminar in Comparative Politics||3|
|PUB_AF 8630||Organizational Change in a Community and Global Context||3|
|RU_SOC 8287||Seminar on Sustainable Development||3|
|RU_SOC 7335||Social Change and Development||3|
|RU_SOC 9480||Community Survey Research||3|
|SOCIOL 7230||Women, Development and Globalization||3|
|ANTHRO 7300||Comparative Social Organization||3|
|Selected Departments 7085/8085 Problems||1-3|
|Selected Departments 7001/8001 Advanced Topics|