Minor in Global Development

The minor covers topics and fosters skills that are essential for all scientists, engineers, businesspeople, and policymakers who are involved with and need to understand how politics, economics, culture, and engineering interact to affect the outcome of different types of science and technology projects in the developing world. The Global Development minor teaches the concepts, theories, applications, and tools necessary for graduates to enter into such projects and work constructively with others in the Global Development community. The Global Development minor requires 15 credit hours.

Minor Program of Study & Guidelines

Program of Study

Required Course
INTA 2050Intro to Global Development3
Select three of the following:9
Special Topics
Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
Introduction to Climate Change Planning
Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment
Urban Transportation and Planning
Design Capstone Project
The Global Economy
Economics of International Energy Markets
Strategic Economics for Global Enterprise
International Economics
International Financial Economics
Global Financial Economics
Economic Development
Conflict and Security in Developing Countries
Globalization in the Modern Era
Sociology of Development
Global Issues and Leadership
Human Rights in a Technological World
Government and Politics of Africa
Latin American Politics
International Political Economy
Political Economy of Development
Special Topics (Computers, Communication and International Development)
Special Topics (Evaluating International Development Projects)
Special Topics (Modernization and Development)
Special Topics (Engineering and Global Development)
Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Economic Development Policy and Planning
Capstone Course
INTA/ME 4744Global Development Capstone3
Total Credit Hours15
  • All courses must be completed with grade of ‘C’ or higher
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 credit hours of Special Topics and 3 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research. Students may not use 6 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.