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Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont

Community Development and Applied Economics


Community and International Development

The community and international development major or minor offers students a structured opportunity to jump into the world and make a difference. Backed by rigorous coursework and experienced faculty oversight, students put ideas into action on the ground... here in Vermont or all over the world. What they find is that real world issues are more complex than they usually seem. There are underlying social, economic, and cultural factors that can hinder development or be an asset to it.

This major includes a small, but successful International Program with projects in Honduras and St. Lucia that continue working with the same communities year after year. Its strength comes from the integration of a student's individual interests into multidisciplinary teams that include both UVM faculty and students as well as international partners in developing countries.

CID Major Course Requirements Worksheet...

CID Minor Course Requirements Worksheet...

CID Learning Goals...

  • Learn trans-disciplinary theories, methods, and tools that support sustainable and ethical community development.
  • Engage in service learning opportunities supporting community development.
  • Integrate applied economic, ecological, and policy principles in advancing sustainable community development.

Established International Programs...

CID Careers...

  • municipal/regional planning
  • nonprofit management
  • community organizing
  • appropriate technology transfer
  • alternative transportation coordination
  • academic professor/researcher

Unique to CID...

  • Real-world development projects at home and abroad.
  • Established international courses working with the same communities year after year.
  • Opportunity to build and continue projects from:
    • semester to semester
    • undergraduate work to graduate work
    • academic work to professional work.
  • Faculty with experience in grassroots development that are dedicated to teaching and mentoring students.
  • Multidisciplinary experience (working with experts in a variety of fields: transportation, health, engineering, etc.)

CID Faculty/Lecturers...

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