Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Sustainable International Development

Sustainable International Development

The Sustainable International Development thread explores the challenges of political and economic development around the world. Students will be exposed to fundamental problems and opportunities faced by developing countries, with a particular focus on population dynamics, health, environmental degradation, economics, democratization, and authoritarianism. Students will assess the effectiveness of policies aimed at improving the standard of living for the billions of people who live in the developing world. This thread is geared toward students who are interested in pursuing careers in international development with governmental agencies such as the United States Agency of International Development and the Peace Corps, as well as international non-profit organizations such the Amnesty International, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Human Rights Watch.

Faculty Liaison: Nick Spina

Curriculum Guide

Gateway Course
Select one of the following:3
Environmental Biology
Environmental Geology
Introduction to Environmental Problems
Foundations in Sustainability
Focused Courses
Select three courses from the following (must include three categories and three departments; two courses must be 300/400 level)9
Civic Knowledge and Engagement
Foreign Policy
Politics of Developing Areas
Culture, Discourse, and Ideas
Global Media
Ethical Reasoning
Seminar in Democracy
Global Learning and Diversity
Introduction to Comparative Politics
International Political Economy
Science, Technology and Mathematics
Introduction to Geospatial Technologies
Applications in Sustainability
Society and Institutions
Economics of Sustainable Development
International Economics
International Health
Population and Society
Total Hours12

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

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Sustainable International Development Thematic Thread