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    Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Global Development Minor


The Minor in Global Development will prepare students for global sustainable development fieldwork and fulfills the academic requirements of the UT Peace Corps Prep Program. Additional requirements to complete the UT Peace Corps Prep Program include hands-on experience in a US Peace Corps work sector, foreign language skills, and professional and leadership development.

The minor is available to all UT undergraduate students. More information on the minor and the UT Peace Corps Prep Program can be obtained on the Center for Global Engagement website or by contacting the UT Peace Corps Prep Coordinator, Adam Willcox (865-974-1557, awillcox@utk.edu). Students wishing to declare the minor must contact their assigned academic advisor. Students wishing to pursue their Peace Corps Prep Certificate in addition to the minor must contact the UT Peace Corps Prep Coordinator.

Minor Requirements


The minor consists of 18 hours, and includes training both in a specific US Peace Corps Work Sector and in Intercultural Competence. Some of the classes listed may have prerequisites. At least 9 credit hours must be completed at the 300 or 400 level.

Category 1 - Training and Experience in a Specific Peace Corps Work Sector


Leveraging concrete knowledge and skills is central to on-the-ground international development work. Through the Global Development Minor, you will begin to build a professional specialty, which should serve your career well whether or not you become a US Peace Corps Volunteer. You need to complete at least nine credit hours that align with a specific Peace Corps work sector. To complete the UT Peace Corps Prep Program and receive the certificate from the US Peace Corps, you also must accumulate a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer or work experience in the same sector. The Peace Corps work sectors include: Agriculture, Community Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, and Youth in Development (https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/what-volunteers-do). Note that Education is the US Peace Corps’ largest and broadest work sector, providing math, science, and English teachers to local communities.

You must first choose a work sector and then complete nine credit hours in that sector.

Agriculture:

  • All courses with prefixes AGNR, ALEC, ANSC, AREC, BSE, CSM, EPP, ESS, FDSC, FORS, PLSC

Community Economic Development:

  • All courses with prefixes ACCT, AREC, BAS, BUAD, CMST, COSC, ECON, ENT, FINC, IB, INMT, GRDS, MARK, MEDU, MGT, RMM, SCM, SOCI

Education:

  • All courses with prefixes BCMB, BIOL, CBE, CE, CHEM, COSC, ECE, EDDE, EDPY, EEB, EF, EI, ELI, ELPS, ENED, ENGL, IE, INTE, MATH, ME, MEDU, MSE, MICR, NE, PHYS, REED, SCED, SPED, SSCE, WLEL

Environment:

  • All courses with prefixes EEB, ESS, FORS, FWF, GEOG, GEOL, WFS

Health:

  • All courses with prefixes BCMB, FDSC, KNS, MICR, NURS, NUTR, PSYC, PUBH

Youth in Development:

  • All courses with prefixes CFS, COUN, ELPS, PSYC, RSM, SOWK, WGS

Category 2 - Intercultural Competence


Engaging thoughtfully and fluidly across cultures begins with one’s own self-awareness. With this learning objective, you will deepen your cultural agility through courses in which you learn about others while reflecting upon your own self in relation to others. The goal is for you to build your capacity to shift perspective and behavior around relevant cultural differences. To complete this category, you must complete one of two core classes and six credit hours of directed electives.

Complete six credit hours: