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INTAD 820: Spring 2014

The Spring 2013 INTAD 820 class was taught by Drs. Nicole Webster, Tom Gill, and Deanna Behring with travel to Trinidad and Tobago.
INTAD 820 students meeting with Dr. Valerie Stout, Vice Provost of Postgraduate Studies and Research at the University of Trinidad and Tobago.

INTAD 820 students meeting with Dr. Valerie Stout, Vice Provost of Postgraduate Studies and Research at the University of Trinidad and Tobago.

Course Overview

The Spring 2014 INTAD 820 course was centered around a simulated grant proposal process.  Students were placed into multidisciplinary teams and drafted grant proposals in response to an RFP selected by the instructors.  The proposed project was required to be situated in the context of Trinidad and Tobago.

Students conceptualized their grant proposal early in the semester.  Later, the entire class traveled to Trinidad and Tobago to explore major themes of development and food security.  Upon return from the Trinidad and Tobago, students re-conceptualized their proposed projects based on what they had learned in-country.

Experiential Learning

Essential to the course was fieldwork in Trinidad and Tobago.  Themes of the experience focused on agricultural development, youth and agricultural education, and environmental resource management.