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The Global Development track is designed to help students prepare for a career in developing the international world. Core skills here will help you succeed in the State Department, the World Bank, economic development in Third World countries, NGO development, international regional politics and political economy, terrorism and regional/country specific politics, and in the international private sector.


GROUP 6.5.1 Complete 1 course

ECON 110 - Economic Principles and Problems3.0

GROUP 6.5.2 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)

ECON 230 - Economic Development and Growth3.0

ECON 431 - Economic Development3.0

ECON 432 - Economic Growth3.0

POLI 342 - Gender and Politics3.0

POLI 343 - Designing Democracy: Constitutional Design for Democratic Governance3.0

POLI 344 - Comparative Political Economy3.0

POLI 345 - Comparative Parties and Elections3.0

POLI 346 - Southeast Asian Politics3.0

POLI 347 - Russia/Former Soviet Politics3.0

POLI 348 - Government and Politics of Asia3.0

POLI 352 - African Politics3.0

POLI 353 - China: Government and Politics3.0

POLI 354 - Japan: Government and Politics3.0

POLI 357 - Middle East Politics3.0

POLI 358 - Latin American Politics3.0

POLI 374 - Ethics and International Affairs3.0

POLI 380 - International Relations of Latin America3.0

POLI 381 - International Relations of the Middle East3.0

POLI 385 - International Relations of Asia3.0

POLI 387 - International Relations of Developing Countries3.0

POLI 388 - Chinese Foreign Policy3.0

POLI 394R - Topics in Global Development3.0v

You may take up to 9 credit hours.

POLI 399R - International Internship9.0v

POLI 444 - The Political Economy of Development3.0

POLI 452 - Islam and Politics3.0

POLI 472 - International Political Economy of Women3.0

POLI 473 - Human Rights3.0

POLI 474 - Arab-Palestinian-Israeli Conflict3.0

POLI 475 - Civil Wars and Ethnic Violence3.0

POLI 476 - Terrorism3.0

POLI 497R - Mentored Research6.0v

SOC 340 - Sociology of International Development3.0

SOC 345 - World Populations3.0

Note: Internships and mentored research must be related to global development to count for the Global Development track (i.e. international development organization or in developing countries).

Note: Students are strongly encouraged to complete international internships and mentored field research.

Note: Students should contact the Political Science Internship Director, Scott Dunaway (945 KMBL, 801-422-2168), at least 60-90 days before the anticipated internship start date or before beginning the search for an internship.