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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Community, Environment, and Development

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (CED)

PROFESSOR LELAND GLENNA, Program Coordinator

The principal goal of the Community, Environment, and Development (CED) major is to develop the knowledge and skills of undergraduate students to enable them to assist local people, their communities, and institutions effectively understand, respond to and ultimately shape economic and social changes, including those that pose risks to the environment. The CED major focuses on the fields of community and economic development, environment and natural resources, and the critically important interactions between these fields, both locally and globally. Building skills and knowledge to tackle important environment and development issues facing communities today requires a multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary program; the major bridges the disciplines of agricultural, environmental and regional economics on the one hand and rural sociology on the other. Foundation (Level I) courses introduce students to key concepts in economics and sociology, and examine how these disciplines contribute to the basic content knowledge encompassing community and economic development and environmental economics and sociology. Level II courses build on the Foundation courses by extending the content knowledge to address the interrelationship between environment and natural resources and community and economic development. Coursework in Methods, Quantification and Communication is also required, including methods and techniques such as Geographical Information Systems and Geographical Information Analysis, statistics and survey research methods. Finally, students select among three options: (1) Community and Economic Development, (2) Environmental Economics and Policy, and (3) International Development. Students specialize in an option that further allows them to develop skills and competencies matching their specific education and career goals. It is expected that some students completing the program will choose to attend graduate school or law school, while others will choose employment after graduation.

For the B.S. degree in Community, Environment, and Development, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR course selections)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 6-8 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 88-90 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses, 6 credits of GS courses, 9 credits of GWS.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 58-60 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (40 credits)
CED 152(3)[1], CED 201(3)[1], CED 230(3)[1], ENGL 015 GWS(3) (Sem: 2)
ECON 104 GS(3), GEOG 160 GS(3) (Sem: 3)
CAS 100 GWS(3), CED 309(3)[1], CED 427W(3)[1], STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 4)
CED 417(3) (Sem: 5)
CED 404(3) (Sem: 6)
CED 475(3) (Sem: 8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18-20 credits)
AG BM 101 GS(3) or ECON 102 GS(3) (Sem: 1)
R SOC 011 GS;US(3) or SOC 001 GS(3) (Sem: 1)
MATH 022 GQ(3) or MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3) or CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 3)
PL SC 001 GS(3) or PL SC 003 GS (3) or PL SC 014 GS(3) (Sem: 3)
ENGL 202A GWS(3), ENGL 202B GWS;IL(3), ENGL 202C GWS;IL(3), or ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 5)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 30 credits

COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPTION (30 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
SOC 023 GS(3) (Sem:5)
AEE 460(3) (Sem:7)
CED 409(3) (Sem: 8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
CED 430(3) or CEDEV 430(3) (Sem: 5)
CEDEV 452(3) or R SOC 452(3) (Sem:6)
E R M 411(3) or B LAW 425(3) (Sem: 7)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credit in specialization (Sem: 5-8)

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY (30 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
ECON 302 GS(3) (Sem:5)
CED 431W(3), ECON 428(3) (Sem:7)
CED 429(3) (Sem: 8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
E R M 411(3) or B LAW 425(3) (Sem:7)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 3 credits of Environmental Science from approved department list.
Select 12 credits in specialization (Sem: 5-8)

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPTION (30 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (18 credits)
SOC 023 GS(3), R SOC 470(3) (Sem: 5)
CED 410(3) (Sem: 6)
CED 425(3), CED 450 IL(3) (Sem: 7)
CED 420 US;IL(3) (Sem: 8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credit in specialization (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-01-001

Review Date: 08/20/13

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