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Doctoral Courses

Core Courses

INTAD 820: International Agricultural Development Seminar (3 credits)

Examination and investigation of relevant international development topics that emphasizes analytical thinking and application of knowledge. Following the residential portion of the course, students will have the option of participating in an out-of-country experiential learning opportunity.

R SOC 517: International Rural Social Change (3 credits)

This seminar covers the sociology of economic change in developing countries. Through an extensive list of readings, a series of topical videos, and in-depth class discussions, seminar participants should come away with a firm knowledge of the implications of planned change for international rural societies, considering basic structural constraints, known institutional linkages, and potential synergetic consequences.

R SOC 508: Sociology of Agriculture (3 credits)

Sociological analysis of changes in the organization of agriculture and food systems in the U.S. and development countries.

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R SOC 555: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (3 credits)

Identification of the interrelationships and influence of human behavior and natural resources.

Elective Courses

  • ADTED/CIED 508: Globalization and Lifelong Learning (3)
  • ADTED/CIED 509: Language, Literacy, Identity, and Culture in a Global Context (3)
  • ADTED/CIED 562: Politics, Language, and Pedagogy: Applying Paulo Freire Today (3)
  • AEREC 550: International Economic Development in Agriculture (3)
  • AGBIO/FDSC 521: Food Defense: Prevention Planning for Food Processors (3)
  • AGECO/ENT/CSIED 457: Principles of Integrated Pest Management (3)
  • AYFCE 438: Living in an Increasingly Diverse Society (3)
  • AYFCE 550: Program Development and Evaluation in Youth, Families, and Communities (3)
  • AYFCE 555: Volunteer Program Management (3)
  • AYFCE 845: Intergenerational Programs and Practices (3)
  • BIO 415: Ecotoxicology (3)
  • CED 410: The Global Seminar (3)
  • CED 417: Power, Conflict, and Community Decision Making (3)
  • CED 425: International Development, Renewable Resources, and the Environment (3)
  • CEDEV 420: Women in Developing Countries (3)
  • CIED 553: Educational Mobility in Comparative Perspective (3)
  • ENT 497C: Medical Entomology
  • ENT 530: Pollinator Biology (1)
  • ENT 530: Seminar in Tropical Entomology (1)
  • FOR 418: Agroforestry: Science, Design, and Practice (3)
  • For 488Y: International Forestry (3)
  • GEOG 430: Human Use of the Environment (3)
  • GEOG 439: Property and the Global Environment (3)
  • GEOG 444: African Resources & Development (3)
  • INTAG 481: Problem Solving in Tropical Agriculture (3)
  • PPEM 405:  Microbe-Plant Interactions: Plant Disease and Biological Control
  • PPEM 454: Virus Ecology (3)
  • R SOC 525: Fertility, Population & Development (3)
  • SOILS 502: Soil Properties and Functions (3)