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International Development Minor

Hours - 18 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2021
Last Revision 6/28/2023
Faculty Unit Assignment: Faculty of Business & Government
Sponsoring Program: Political Science
Holokai Category: Professional Studies

Program Requirements

Core Courses - 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
POSC 230 Fundamentals of Good Governance F, W 3.0
POSC 362 or International Political Economy or F 3.0
POSC 366 Politics and Economics of the Developing World F 3.0
POSC 304 Quantitative Political Research F, W 3.0 POSC 300 or permission of instructor
or MATH 121 Principles of Statistics F, W, S 3.0 MATH 107 or MATH 110 or ACCT 186 or Score 24 on Math Section of the ACT or 590 on Math Section of the SAT
or PSYC 205 Applied Social Statistics F, W 3.0 PSYC 111, PSYC 190, MATH 107 or MATH 110 or equivalent

Electives (Choose three) - 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ANTH 447 Applied and Development Anthropology W 3.0 ANTH 105 or IPB 121
IPB 311 NGOs and Conflict Transformation F 3.0 IPB 121 or PAIS 105
POSC 318 Decentralized Power & Effective Governance S 3.0
POSC 338 The Economics of Political Violence F 3.0
POSC 350 International Law F 3.0
POSC 364 Strategic Logic of International Interaction S 3.0
POSC 386 Pacific Regionalism and Conflict F 3.0
POSC 384 The United Nations and Intergovernmental Organizations F 3.0
POSC 470 International Relations Theory S 3.0
PMGT 300/ POSC 331 Public Policy F 3.0
PMGT 350 Crisis Management W 3.0
PMGT 360 Disaster Management F 3.0
PMGT 499 Public Management F 3.0
ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics F, W, S 3.0 ACCT 186 (required for BUSM, ACCT and HTM majors) OR MATH 107
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics F, W, S 3.0 ECON 200

Additional Program Requirements

Double-counting is allowed for the international development minor core classes only. Electives used to satisfy the requirements of other majors or minors will not count.

All passing grades will be accepted in fulfilling minor or certificate requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completing a major in political science, students will:

  • Write an effective research paper using professional formats;
  • Write an effective persuasive/analytical essay/report;
  • Demonstrate competence using logical/analytical skills;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of political philosophy/theory;
  • Demonstrate the critical reading skills needed to engage professional journals/monographs;
  • Demonstrate content mastery in international relations, law, U.S. government, Asia/Pacific, or public management;
  • Conduct an effective oral presentation;
  • Complete a meaningful internship or capstone paper.