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The International Development concentration within the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (BAPA) degree program allows students to learn about the history of international development paradigms and understand the relationships among development actors and how they address persistent global problems such as poverty, human trafficking, trade, and human rights, as examples. International development explores economic growth, alleviating poverty, and improving living conditions in less developed countries. Students will be prepared to apply this knowledge in careers with government and nonprofit organizations.
Most courses are offered online, although others may be offered on campus and in remote and hybrid formats.
Declaring This Concentration
To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
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A concentration in International Development requires 15 credit hours of coursework.
A maximum of 6 transfer credits may be applied to the concentration.
A minimum grade of C- must be earned in each undergraduate course applied to satisfy the concentration requirements.
|PUAD 3600||Managing and Leading in International Development||3|
|PSCI 3042||Introduction to International Relations||3|
|or PSCI 3022||Political Systems of the World|
|COMM 4270||Intercultural Communication (study abroad course)||3|
|or COMM 4720||Dynamics of Global Communication|
|or PUAD 4600||Special Topics in Public Service|
|INTS 2020||Foundations of International Studies||3|
|Select one additional 3000- or 4000-level elective course:||3|
|Development and Conservation: Theory and Practice|
|Issues in International Trade and Finance|
|Globalization and Regional Development|
|Population, Culture, and Resources|
|Globalization in World History Since 1945|
|U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1912|
|Innovating for the Developing World|
|Perspectives in Global Health|
|Global Health Practice|
|Global Ecological Crises|
|Global Perspectives on Social Issues|
|Race, Culture and Immigration|
Students must adhere to departmental prerequisites, if applicable. Other electives not already listed may be considered, but the student must receive approval from the academic advisor prior to enrollment.
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