International Studies & Programs

Graduate Specialization Requirements

Credit Requirements

Master's Student: The student must complete twelve (12) credits as outlined below. At least half of the credits must come from outside the student's major.

  1. Complete CSUS/FOR/PLS/SSC 826 and one of the Core Courses (6 credits).
  2. Complete at least two additional courses, of at least three (3) credits each, with international development content (6 credits).

Doctoral Student: The student must complete eighteen (18) credits as outlined below.

  1. Complete CSUS/FOR/PLS/SSC 826 and one of the Core Courses (6 credits).
  2. Complete at least four (4) additional courses, of at least three (3) credits each, with international development content (12 credits).
  3. Incorporate issues of international development relevant to the student's program of study in the departmental comprehensive exam.  

 

Core Courses

AFRE 817   Political Economy of Agricultural and Trade Policy   (3 credits)

AFRE 861   Agriculture in Economic Development   (3 credits)

ANP 436   Globalization and Justice   (3 credits)

ANP 836   Culture, Resources and Power   (3 credits)

CSUS 826   International Development   (3 credits)

CSUS 848   Community-based International Natural Resource Management   (3 credits)

EC 410   Issues in the Economics of Developing Countries   (3 credits)

EC 840   International Trade: Theory and Commercial Policy   (3 credits)

GEO 816   World System of Cities   (3 credits)

GEO 872   Human Geography   (3 credits)

PLS 422 Sec.002   Politics of Developing Countries   (3 credits)

PLS 854   Comparative Political Institutions   (3 credits)

SOC 801   Global Transformations   (3 credits)

SOC 923   Migration and Social Change  (3 credits)

TE 923   Comparative Perspectives on Teaching, Curriculum, and Teacher Education   (3 credits)

WS 403   Women and Change in Developing Countries   (3 credits)

Note: The summer online WS403 course is designed for graduate students and development practitioners who are interested in gender planning, analysis, and evaluation.

Note: Special topics and other courses may count as core courses with approval from the graduate adviser for the international development specialization whose office is located in the Center for Gender in Global Context.

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