Enrollment & Requirements

P1010033_1The Global Development Minor is OPEN TO ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS at Tech. Students completing the Minor will be able to understand the problems and opportunities facing the populations of the Global South. They will learn about ways in which they can contribute to these societies through international service and work. They will travel, learn, and explore through study abroad programs. And they will acquire the capacity to utilize the theories and lessons of development to become more effective problem-solvers individually and in groups.

How do you enroll in the Minor?

To enroll, drop by the academic program office (Habersham Room 156) in the School of International Affairs, meet with Stephanie Jackson and fill out an application. If you enroll in the Minor, you will be given priority to enroll in undergraduate courses listed as requirements and electives for the minor.

The Nunn School’s academic office will handle advising and other aspects of program administration such as checking that minor requirements have been fulfilled.

If you have any questions, email or call Dr. Neha Kumar or Dr. Alberto Fuentes.

What are the requirements for the Minor?

To fulfill the requirements of the Global Development minor, you must complete 15 credit hours, including one required Cornerstone course (INTA 2050 – Introduction to Global Development), one required Capstone course (INTA/ME 4744 – Global Development Capstone), and three elective courses (see below for the list of electives).

You must earn at least a “C” in each course.

Courses which overlap between a student’s major and minor can count towards either the major or the minor, but not both.


Students choosing to enroll in the Minor must complete the two required courses (i.e. INTA 2050 and INTA/ME 4744) and three of the courses listed as electives:

Required Courses:

  • INTA 2050: Introduction to Global Development
  • INTA/ME 4744: Global Development Capstone

Elective Courses*:

  • CEE 4803: Special Topics: Environmental Technology in the Developing World
  • CP 4020: Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
  • CP 4190: Introduction to Climate Change Planning
  • CP 4210: Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment
  • CP 4310: Urban Transportation
  • CS 4911: Computing for Good
  • ECON 2101: The Global Economy
  • ECON 3300: International Energy Markets
  • ECON 4311: Global Enterprise
  • ECON 4350: International Economics
  • ECON 4351: International Financial Economics
  • ECON 4355: Global Financial Economics
  • ECON 4411: Economic Development
  • ECON 4415: Conflict and Security in Developing Countries
  • HTS 3055: Globalization Modern Era
  • HTS 3064: Sociology of Development
  • INTA 3733: Global Issues and Leadership
  • INTA 3031: Human Rights
  • INTA 3240: Government and Politics – Africa
  • INTA 3240: Latin American Politics
  • INTA 3301: International Political Economy
  • INTA 3303: Political Economy Development
  • INTA 4803: Computers, Communication, and International Development
  • INTA 4803: Evaluating International Development Projects
  • INTA 4803: Modernization and Development
  • ME 2803: Engineering and Global Development
  • MGT 4194: Social Entrepreneurship
  • PUBP 4260: Economic Development Policy and Planning

*Please note that, contingent on approval by the Minor co-directors, one of the elective courses may be substituted by a course not listed above.