International Development

In addition to fulfilling all the basic requirements for a minor (see Minor Fields of Study), students who declare a minor in international development must complete the following requirements:

The international development minor is available to undergraduates interested in employment overseas or in domestic enterprises with international operations.

Students choosing this minor must complete 18 credits, with a maximum of six credits at the 100 or 200 level. Students must complete the following: 1) NRS 300 (three credits); 2) language or culture (six to nine credits), to be met by the completion of at least six language credits through the intermediate level (103 or 104) or placement in the conversation and composition level (205 or 206) and completion of at least six credits in the same language or culture cluster (placement for course work is determined by the Educational Testing Service exam as administered by the University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures in the following languages: French, Spanish, German, and Russian; the University also offers Portuguese and selected other languages that, with permission, could satisfy the requirement; six credits are allowed in the general education requirements for language and culture); 3) an approved internship (three to six credits) providing international development experience during the junior or senior year (NRS 487); and three credits of an advanced-level seminar (NRS 496). See “Courses of Instruction” later in this catalog  for descriptions of NRS 300, 487, and 496.

The College of the Environment and Life Sciences administers this program; interested students should contact Professor David Abedon in Natural Resources Sciences, Coastal Institute, Kingston, Room 113, 401.874.4655.