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Course Requirements

The minor in humanitarian studies is open to all undergraduate students at JMU. Three of the required 18 credit hours must consist of HUMN 201. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to choose HUMN 490 as three of the other fifteen credits hours needed to complete the minor. The international experience must be one that will enhance the student’s knowledge of humanitarian issues and be approved by the humanitarian affairs minor coordinators. This experience can be completed abroad or with an international organization in the United States.

Core Requirements

Credit Hours

HUMN 201. Introduction to Humanitarian Affairs

3

Choose five of the following, with no more than two from

15

any single discipline:

 

HUMN/GEOG 301. Introduction to Natural Disasters

 

HUMN 350. Topics in Humanitarian Assistance

 

HUMN/GEOG 360. GIS for Humanitarian Assistance

 

HUMN 490. Humanitarian Affairs Field Experience 1

 

ANTH/SOCI 313. Processes of Social and Cultural Change

 

ANTH 366. Anthropology of War

 

ANTH 373. Anthropological Perspectives on Environment and Development

 

BIO 354. Global Climate Change and Life: Ecological and Biological Impacts of Climate Variability

 

BIO 420. Medical Parasitology

 

ECON 270. International Economics

 

ENGR 360. Water in Africa, Technology, Education and Reciprocity

 

GEOG 215. Geospatial Tools I – Cartography and GIS

 

GEOG 280. Human Geography: The Cultural Landscape

 

GEOG 300. Population Geography

 

GEOG 322. Agricultural Systems and Global Food Production

 

GEOG 323. Geography of Human Genetics and Infectious Disease

 

GEOG 335. Geography of Africa

 

GEOG 339. Geography of the Caribbean

 

GEOG 345. Geography of Poverty

 

GEOG 375. Political Geography

 

ISAT 459. Awareness and Understanding of Chemical, Biological, and

 

Radiological Weapons of Mass Destruction

 

JUST 235. Justice in the Global Community

 

JUST 341. Gender and Justice

 

JUST 345. Restorative Justice

 

JUST 357. Environmental Justice

 

JUST 375. Genocide in the 20th Century

 

JUST 377. Global Futures

 

JUST/POSC 392. Peace Studies

 

NPS 300. Introduction to Nonprofits

 

NUTR 380. Global Nutrition

 

GPOSC 200. Global Politics

 

POSC/JUST 331. Human Rights in Theory and Practice

 

POSC 340. Third World Development

 

POSC 347. Comparative Public Policy

 

POSC 348. The Politics of Cultural Pluralism

 

POSC 395. International Law

 

POSC 396. International Organizations

 

POSC 397. Politics of International Economic Relations

 

PSYC 460. Community Psychology in Developing Societies

 

SCOM 331. Communication and Conflict

 

SCOM 332. Mediation

 

SCOM/JUST 333. Negotiations

 

SCOM 334. Alternative Dispute Resolution

 

SCOM 371. Talking Through Tough Cases: Ethical Principles and Practices in

 

Communication Studies

 

SOWK 288. Social Welfare

 

SOWK/SOCI 348. Introduction to Developing Societies

 

SOWK 375. Grant Writing for Agencies

 

WRTC 314. Writing in the Public Sphere

 

WRTC 484. Writing for Nonprofits

 

WRTC 486. Writing in the Community

 


 

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1 When used for credit in the humanitarian affairs minor, the international experience must be approved and supervised by the minor coordinator or designated faculty member.