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Comparative International Development

PCA Description

This concentration provides students with insights and tools to become practitioners, policymakers, analysts, and future scholars in the arena of development studies. Through the various required and elective courses, students will examine different perspectives on political, social, economic, and environmental challenges in comparative development processes, providing a rich, interdisciplinary focus for understanding the inherent possibilities, priorities and challenges associated with international development work. They will learn about the history and current realities of development ‘on the ground’ including official development assistance (ODA), the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), community based organizations (CBOs), states, and other stakeholders involved in implementing and responding to development agendas. Students will also study about current priorities in the international development arena including the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Students graduating with this concentration will have a foundation valuable for a wide range of experiences and careers, including: in international development organizations; as policymakers and public advocacy practitioners; working in non-governmental organizations or public service; working on legal issues; and pursuing further education in a graduate program or law school.

Courses Available Spring 2019

Required Courses

INTL 422 Aid to Devel Countries 4.00 cr. 32800 1400-1520 tr 41 LIB Weiss A


EC 491 Iss Econ Growth & Dev 4.00 cr. 36018 1000-1120 tr 101 LIB Kopriva M
INTL 421 Gender & Intl Develop 4.00 cr. 32799 1200-1320 tr 112 ESL Braun Y
INTL 442 S Asia: Dev & Soc Chng 4.00 cr. 36283 1200-1320 mw 42 LIB Weiss A
INTL 444 Dev/Soc Ch SE Asia 4.00 cr. 36709 tba WEB Carpenter K
PPPM​ 480 Nonprofit Mgmt I 4.00 cr. 34880 1400-1550 mw 166 LA Lall S

How to Complete the Comparative International Development Concentration

Required Courses

INTL 420 Global Community Development
INTL 422 Aid to Devel Countries


EC 491 Iss Econ Growth & Dev
INTL 421 Gender and Intrnational Development
INTL 442 South Asia: Development & Social Change
INTL 444 Development and Change in Southeast Asia
PPPM​ 480 Nonprofit Mgmt I
EC 390 Problems & Issues in the Dev Economies
EC 490 Economic Growth and Development
EC 491 Issues in Economic Growth & Development
GEOG 342 Geography World Economy
GEOG 341 Population and Environment
GEOG 465 Environment and Development
INTL 345 Africa Today
INTL 423 Development and the Muslim World
INTL 431 Cross-Cultural Communication
INTL 445 Development and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
INTL 446 Development and Change in Latin America
PPPM​ 327 Global Leadrshp and Change
PPPM​ 432 Urban Revitalization
PPPM​ 422 Grant Writing
PPPM​ 448 Collaborative Planning & Management
PPPM​ 480 Managing Non-profit Organization
PS 420 International Organizations
PS 479 US Interventions in Developing Nations
SOC 303 World Population and Social Structure
SOC 420 Political Economy
SOC 450 Sociology of Developing Areas