Graduate Minor in International Development

The requirements for acceptance and completion of work for the minor are as follows:

  1. The student must be enrolled as a master’s or PhD candidate in good standing at MU.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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:
AG_EC 8430International Agricultural Development Policy3
ECONOM 7325The International Monetary System3
ECONOM 7326Economics of International Trade3
ECONOM 7360Economic Development3
ECONOM 9460Development Economics3
ED_LPA 9459Comparative and International Education3
HIST 8445Studies in World Environmental History3
JOURN 7658International Journalism3
JOURN 7656International News Media Systems3
POL_SC 9610Latin American Politics3
POL_SC 9650African Politics3
POL_SC 9790Seminar in Comparative Politics3
PUB_AF 8630Organizational Change in a Community and Global Context3
RU_SOC 8287Seminar on Sustainable Development3
RU_SOC 7335Social Change and Development3
RU_SOC 7445Seminar on Issues in the Sociology of Agriculture and Natural Resources3
RU_SOC 9480Community Survey Research3
SOCIOL 7230Women, Development and Globalization3
ANTHRO 7300Comparative Social Organization3
ANTHRO 7320Ecological and Environmental Anthropology3
Selected Departments 7085/8085 Problems1-3
Selected Departments 7001/8001 Advanced Topics