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CfA: Dual Masters Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, Washington & Costa Rica

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  • Boris Ristovic
    Dual Masters Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development A unique partnership between American University s School of International Service in
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 28, 2002
      Dual Masters Degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
      A unique partnership between American University's School of International Service in Washington, D.C., and the University for Peace has been created to establish a dual master's degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development. This program will provide professionals with multi-disciplinary training for the challenges faced by a growing world population in a changing environment. Limited resources, environmental constraints and the unequal distribution of wealth in the world economy create a compelling need to address these issues through the application of natural and social science.

      American University, in Washington, D.C., is uniquely situated to do this through its strengths in international relations, environmental policy and economics. The University for Peace provides unparalleled opportunities to offer courses on sustainable development, natural resources management and peace studies.

      As leaders in natural resources policy design, graduates of this program will facilitate international cooperation. Through exposure to a comprehensive and integrative approach to the study of natural resources and sustainable development and peace and security, students will integrate the social, economic and environmental dimensions of the field and become skilled in environmental conflict management.


      Students enrolled in this program will spend their first and last semesters in Washington, D.C., and their second and third semesters in Costa Rica. In the summer between the first and second year, students will participate in applied practical work through a professional internship.

      The courses will include such topics as: Environment and Politics; Environment and Development; Environmental Economics; Quantitative Methods for International Relations; Analysis and Design of Natural Resources Policies; Environmental Ethics, Culture, Natural Resources and Participation; Foundation Course in Peace Studies and Conflict; Agriculture, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development; Conflict Management and Natural Resources; Ecological Foundations of Land Use; Global Environmental Politics and Policy; Washington Environmental Workshop; Advanced Study and Research in Environmental Politics; Substantial Research Paper.


      The faculty's work in international relations, environmental studies and policy is helping to define the practice of sustainable development and environmental policy-making. The faculty will provide graduates of the program with the necessary analytical tools to solve complex issues in areas upon which they will be required to make policy recommendations.


      Applicants must hold an accredited bachelor's degree or equivalent, normally with a cumulative grade point average of at least at 3.3 on a scale of 4.0 and should have substantive social science coursework relevant to international studies.


      To receive additional information about the program click here or send a request to:

      School of International Service
      American University
      4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
      Washington, D.C., 20016-8071
      Fax: 202-885-2494
      Tel: 202-885-1617
      Email: sisunup@...

      To apply on-line, click here. You may also visit American University's School of International Service's website at http://www.american.edu/sis.

      American University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university. The University for Peace accepts students from all parts of the world, regardless of sex, creed, race, political affiliation or nationality.
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