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Minor in International Development Economics

Through courses addressing agriculture, consumers, poverty, trade, and public policy in developing economies, the minor in International Development Economics enables students to earn a credential in development economics as a complement to studies in a related area. A student must have a minimum 2.0 GPA for enrollment in this minor.

  • 3 - 4 -- One course selected from ACE 100 Agr Cons and Resource Econ or ECON 102 Microeconomics
  • 3  -- ACE 251 The World Food Economy (Prereq ACE 100 or ECON 102)
  • At least 3 hours from among:
    • ACE 222 Agricultural Marketing (Fall only; prereq ACE 100 or ECON 102),
    • ACE 254 Economic Systems in Africa (Spring only),
    • ACE 255 Econ of US Rural Poverty & Dev (Fall only; prereq ACE 100 or ECON 102),
    • ACE 270 Consumer Economics (Spring only),
  • At least 6 hours from among*:
    • ACE 411 Environment and Development (Fall only; prereq ECON 302),
    • ACE 436 Int’l Business Immersion (Spring only; crosslisted with BADM 436),
    • ACE 451 Agriculture in Int’l Development (Spring only; prereq ECON 302),
    • ACE 452 The Latin American Economies (Spring only; prereq ECON 302; crosslisted with ECON 452),
    • ACE 454 Econ Dev of Tropical Africa (Fall only; prereq ECON 302),
    • ACE 455 Int’l Trade in Food and Agr (Fall only; prereq ECON 302),
  • At least 12 hours from the preceding 2 categories.

*Some of these courses have additional non-ACE prerequisites.  A semester-long study abroad experience in an emerging market or development economy (i.e. countries not part of the OECD) will be accepted in lieu of one of these courses from the 'at least 6' category.

**The minor should consist of at least 18 hours of course work.  At least 6 hours of the minor must be advanced (300 or 400) level courses which are distinct from requirements for major.

Courses in the minor cannot be completed Credit/No-Credit.

Minor advising information available from:

Dr. Kathy Baylis (302 Mumford Hall; baylis@illinois.edu) or Ann Finnegan (304 Mumford Hall; abfinngn@illinois.edu)
217-244-6653

This information provided herein is correct to best of our knowledge as of July 2014.