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INTAD 820: Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 class of INTAD 820 was taught by Nicole Webster and Deanna Behring with travel to Nicaragua.

Course Overview

The Spring 2015 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 Nicaragua.

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

Experiential Learning

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