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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

Global Poverty

Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC)
2200 Symons Hall, 301-405-1291

Students must complete at least 15 credits in the Minor including at least one of the following Signature courses in the Global Poverty Minor:

AREC 345       Global Poverty and Economic Development  (3 credits)
AREC 365       World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies  (3 credits)

and at least one signature course from another track in the Global Studies Minor Program:

BSST 330       Terrorist Motivations and Behaviors  (3 credits)
ENES 472       International Business Cultures in Engineering and Technology  (3 credits)
GEOG 130      Developing Countries  (3 credits)
GEOG 330      As the World Turns: Society and Sustainability in a Time of Great Change  (3 credits)
GVPT 306       Global Ecopolitics  (3 credits)

The remaining credits must be completed from the following:

AREC 445       Agricultural Development, Population Growth and the Environment  (3 credits)
ECON 315       Economic Development of Underdeveloped Areas  (3 credits)
ECON 375       Economics of Poverty and Discrimination  (3 credits)
ECON 416       Theory of Economic Development  (3 credits)
ECON 418       Economic Development of Selected Areas(3 credits)
ENST 100        International Crop Production-Issues and Challenges in the 21st Century   (3 credits)
FMSC 381       Poverty, Affluence, and Families  (3 credits)
GEOG 130       Developing Countries  (3 credits)
HONR 228N   Evaluating Global Development Assistance  (3 credits)
HONR 228R   Parenting and Poverty: The Effects of Growing Up Poor on Children's Development  (3 credits)

3 credits of study abroad or 3 credits of an internship or experiential learning related to poverty and approved by advisor.

A second Global Poverty signature course and additional signature courses from another Global Studies Minor may serve as electives provided they are not being used to satisfy the requirements of a different minor.  Students may also propose other courses to meet the elective requirement.  No course may be used to satisfy the requirements of more than one minor.  

At least 9 credits must be at the 300-400 level.

All courses presented for the minor must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Beginning with students matriculating in Fall 2012, to be awarded a baccalaureate degree, students must have a minimum C (2.00) cumulative grade point average across all courses used to satisfy minor requirements.


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