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Course Overview

Professional service and direct action are core features of international development work, and therefore a critical aspect of graduate-level preparation. The IDMA¿s supervised practicum is designed to offer practical field experience observing and working in an international development assistance organization, federal agency, for- or non-profit organization, or other development-related venue. The supervised field practicum provides students with a critical first opportunity to integrate didactic interdisciplinary study of international development with professional interaction and engagement in an international development organization, federal agency, non-profit organization, or other international development entity (think tank, policy institute). An on-site supervisor and a university-based supervisor (practicum instructor) provide supervision and guidance to promote students¿ professional development, and application of theoretical knowledge to real-world international development situations, issues, and opportunities.

Prerequisites: Current enrollment in the International Development Masters of Arts Program; or permission of instructor

Program: International Development

Credit: 3

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IDP-595

Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

International Development

Credits 1-3

IDP-781

Supervised Internship for…

This course builds on IDP-780 Supervised Practicum for…

International Development

Credits 6

IDP-782

Professional Seminar for…

Building on IDP-779 Professional Seminar I, this course…

International Development

Credits 1

IDP-795

Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

International Development

Credits 1-3

IDP-799

Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic,…

International Development

Credits 1-3

IDP-771

International Development with…

This course expands upon IDP 770: Introduction to…

International Development

Credits 3