Nov 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

POLS 272 - Practicum in International Development 3 s.h.

This course will be explore cross-disciplinary perspectives on international development and apply specific skills in an intensive service learning trip abroad. Students will examine key concepts in international development and the specific local factors confronting development professionals. In partnership with an international nongovernmental organization, students will design a fundraising initiative. At the end of the regular semester, students will travel to the selected country to participate in the implementation and oversight of a development project using the funds generated by this initiative. Throughout the course, students will participate in structured discussions with local scholars and practitioners about current issues in international development and the nonprofit sector, work with vulnerable populations in ethically responsible ways, and identify career paths in public service and humanitarian work. In some instances, some proficiency in local languages is expected. A-E Only. This may be offered in conjunction with other courses for additional overseas credit.
Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. from select Social Science Departments.