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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Global Poverty

Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC)
2200 Symons Hall
www.arec.umd.edu

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

AREC345       Global Poverty and Economic Development  (3 credits)
AREC365       World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies  (3 credits)

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

BSST330       Terrorist Motivations and Behaviors  (3 credits)
ENES472       International Business Cultures in Engineering and Technology  (3 credits)
GEOG130      Developing Countries  (3 credits)
GEOG330      As the World Turns: Society and Sustainability in a Time of Great Change  (3 credits)
GVPT306       Global Ecopolitics  (3 credits)

The remaining credits must be completed from the following:

AREC445        Agricultural Development, Population Growth and the Environment  (3 credits)
ECON315       Economic Development of Underdeveloped Areas  (3 credits)
ECON375       Economics of Poverty and Discrimination  (3 credits)
ECON416       Theory of Economic Development  (3 credits)
ECON418       Economic Development of Selected Areas(3 credits)
ENST100        International Crop Production-Issues and Challenges in the 21st Century   (3 credits)
FMSC381       Poverty, Affluence, and Families  (3 credits)
GEOG130      Developing Countries  (3 credits)
HONR228N    Evaluating Global Development Assistance  (3 credits)
HONR228R    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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