Are you interested with a career in international development, working abroad? Do you want to deepen your knowledge on international affairs and global problems? Do you want to work in an NGO, a government agency, or an international organization (including the UN) to promote sustainable development? The University of Rhode Island currently offers a Minor in International Development coordinated by Dr. Lisa Hiwasaki.
Through the minor, students explore sustainable development topics from local to global perspectives:
Coastal, marine, and terrestrial systems
Economic development, human well-being, public health, education and gender issues
Energy, biodiversity, climate change and resilience, and
Social equity and justice
Courses in International Development currently offered in the Department of Marine Affairs at URI taught by Dr. Hiwasaki include:
MAF350/NRS300 - Global Issues in Sustainable Development: This course introduces students to the context, concepts, processes of the global effort towards sustainable development and the role of the UN, States and CSOs.
MAF496- International Development Seminar: This seminar is for graduate students and advanced-level undergraduate students interested in theories and concepts of international development and how they are applied in practice, with a focus on the global South.
URI undergraduate students interested in this program,
please visit https://web.uri.edu/maf/academics/international-development-minor/ for further details on requirements
For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Hiwasaki at email@example.com