International Development Studies Minor
Take your passion worldwide
Build on your other studies and prepare yourself to work and lead in an increasingly interconnected and dynamic world. You can design a curriculum of international development courses to complement your major and other interests. The minor combines relevant coursework and international experience to prepare you for employment opportunities worldwide.
Minor in International Development Studies
The minor in International Development Studies offered by International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) can be pursued by undergraduates majoring in any CALS field other than IARD. This minor is designed to enrich your preparation for leadership and future employment in today’s rapidly evolving world.
In addition to fulfilling all of the requirements of any chosen major in CALS, students must complete the following requirements for the minor.
- 15-18 credits (5 courses minimum) with significant international content, as recommended by the students' major advisor or the IP Associate Director (four should be CALS courses).
- One semester of a suitable International Development seminar. The Cornell International Institute of Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD) seminar, IARD/AEM/CSS/NTRES 6960, is also recommended and should be taken in addition.
- An approved overseas experience, preferably in a developing country. This can be a student exchange, study abroad program, internship, or faculty-led short course.
- Foreign language competency is highly recommended, but not required.
A list of some example courses that meet the requirements of the International Development Studies minor.
Requires 15-18 credits or 5 courses minimum with preferably 4 from CALS although some can come from an overseas program where there was transfer of credits back to CALS related to the subject of International Development.
|COURSE #||COURSE TITLE||SEMESTER TAUGHT||CREDITS|
|IARD 2020||Perspectives in International and Rural Development||Fall||3|
|Experience Latin America I: Rural and Urban Realities
Experience Latin America II (Chiapas Edition)
|2 + 3|
|Agriculture in Developing Nations I
Agriculture in Developing Nations II (India)
|2 + 3|
|Feeding the World: The Biological and Quantitative Analyses of Livestock and Crop Systems||Fall||4|
|IARD 4140||Tropical cropping systems||Fall||4|
|Experiential Garden-Based Learning in Belize||Spring||3|
Applied Economics and Management courses
|AEM 2000||Contemporary Controversies in Global Economy||Fall||3|
|AEM 2300||International Trade and Finance||Spring||3|
|AEM 4450||Food Policy for Developing Countries||Fall||3|
|Development Sociology courses|
|DSOC 2050||International Development||Spring||3|
|DSOC 3200||Rethinking Global Development: New Frameworks||Spring||3|
|NS 2600||Introduction to Global Health||Spring||3|
|NS 3060||Nutrition Problems of Developing Nations||Fall||3|
|NS 4450||Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries||Fall||3|
|NS4570||Health, Poverty, and Inequality: A Global Perspective||Fall||3|
|NS 4630||Global Health, Development, and Policy Issues in Tanzania||Summer||4|
Natural Resources courses
|NTRES 3220||Global Ecology and Management||Fall||3|
|NTRES 3330||Ways of Knowing: Indigenous and Local Ecological Knowledge||Fall||3|
|PLBR 2010||Plants, Genes, and Global Food Production||Fall||3|
A list of some seminars that meet the requirements of the International Development Studies minor.
Students are required to take one seminar plus the 6960 CIIFAD seminars at least once.
|IARD 4800||Global Seminar: Building Sustainable Environments and Secure Food Systems or a Modern World.||Spring||3|
|IARD 4850||Senior Seminar for student with international experience||Spring||3|
Natural resource seminars
|NTRES 4340||International Conservation: Communities and the Management of the World’s Natural Resources.||Fall||4|
|Perspectives in International Development||Fall or
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