If you are interested in global sustainability, development and anthropology, a career in sustainability could be for you. Possible opportunities include public health related careers and non-profit work. The following courses are related to the environment, health and culture.
GLOB 241/POLS 241 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL POLITICS
Introduction to the field of global politics focused on the development of the nation-state system and political interactions among countries over issues of war and peace, human rights, economic and environmental policies. Also explores the evolution and work of international institutions and non-governmental organizations.
HIS 351 HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE: 1815 TO THE PRESENT
This course examines the major political, economic and intellectual developments since 1815. It emphasizes the significant events, patterns, and themes in Western history within the context of the modern world.
POLS 361 COMPARATIVE POLITICS
This course examines government/citizen interactions in various countries around the world. Topics include the historical evolution of modern democracies, different governmental and citizen participation processes within today’s democratic countries, historical and contemporary non-democratic systems, and the processes of political and economic liberalization in authoritarian countries.
POLS 363 LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS
Students explore the social and political foundations of Latin American societies, and their contemporary political institutions and practices. This course focuses on the varying roles played by political culture, the main political actors, foreign intervention, and developmental issues in Latin American politics.
POLS 463 ETHICS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
“All’s fair in love and war” used to effectively summarize global politics, but, in recent years, moral considerations have become major, but still controversial, components of many policy discussions. This course will examine issues such as the ethical constraints on the use of force, human rights norms, issues created by global inequality and by development programs, and ethical implications of the global economy and multinational corporations.
POLS 464 POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES: OLD AND NEW
This course undertakes a comparative examination of the political ideologies, both old and new, which underlie the structures of power and inspire the political arguments that define the contemporary world. It explores and compares the diverse values and beliefs of Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Anarchism, Fascism, Feminism, Environmentalism/Ecologism, Nationalism, Religious Fundamentalism, and Multiculturalism.
COM 280 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION
This course provides students with an introduction to the area of health communication, an area that is large and multifaceted. Students taking this course will learn about a variety of topics that provide the foundation for work in health and health communication.
COM 480 ADVANCED HEALTH COMMUNICATION HEALTH CAMPAIGNS
ECO 213 ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL ISSUES
ECO 367 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ECO 376 CULTURES AND ECONOMIES IN TRANSITION
ECO 450 CURRENT AFFAIRS OF EAST ASIAN ECONOMY
ECO 461 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
ECO 463 LABOR ECONOMICS
ECO 471 INTERNATIONAL TRADE
ECO 473 ECONOMICS OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE
ECO 480 ECONOMIC GROWTH POLICY AND PRACTICE
LGLS 383 HEALTH LAW
LCS 362 THE HUMAN/ANIMAL IN PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE: AN INTRO TO ANIMAL STUDIES
LCS 375 LANDSCAPE, VISUAL CULTURE AND ECOLOGY
POLS 481 POLITICS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
POLS 483 POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS
PSY 375 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
SCI 268 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
SCI 287 WEATHER AND NATURAL DISASTERS
SCI 362 NOBEL PRIZE IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
SCI 371 HUMAN IMPACT ON LAND AND LIFE
SCI 372 SUSTAINING AIR AND WATER
SCI 376 GIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING
SCI 451 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
SCI 451 INNOVATION AND GLOBAL ENERGY CHALLENGES
SCI 453 GIS TOOLS COASTAL PLANNING AND CLIMATE CHANGE
SCI 454 CONSERVATION IN THE U.S. AND CHINA
SCI 455 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: DECISION MAKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
SCI 457 ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND RISK ASSESSMENT
SCI 458 GLOBAL CHANGE AND GEOCHEMICAL IMPACT
SCI 463 ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
SCI 465 GREEN TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABILITY
SCI 466 GLOBAL HEALTH CHALLENGES
SCI 470 IMMUNITY AND DISEASE
SOC 352 SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER, ILLNESS AND HEALTH
SOC 455 URBAN SOCIOLOGY
International Director, The Leprosy Mission International, United Kingdom
The International Director provides overall global strategic leadership. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to provide inspiration, engender vision and foster unity in this remarkable Global Fellowship of independent organisations. The role requires building strong internal and external relationships; maintaining and communicating a global overview; fostering spiritual life in TLM; championing the Mission’s purposes and values and the principles of the TLM Fellowship; and supporting effective governance and leadership globally.
Chief Technical Advisor, CARE Australia, Laos
To further build our portfolio of food and nutrition security programming, CARE is currently developing a submission for a call for proposals to implement the Enhancing Nutrition of Upland Farming Families project. The project is expected to improve food production and diversity at household level; to increase women’s, in particular mothers’, knowledge about nutrition and health care; to improve physical and economic access to nutritious and diversified food; to prevent food and nutrition insecurity; and to work on the policy, strategic and institutional framework. The CTA will have overall responsibility for the management of the project and the achievement of the desired outcomes.
New Business Development Officer, World Vision International, Washington DC
World Vision is seeking a Design Development Officer (DDO) to join a team in leading new business development and grant acquisition to contribute to the Health and HIV Team’s fiscal year resource targets. The DDO will manages and lead a team of WVUS, WV International, Regional Office, and National Office staff in positioning for, developing, and managing the process to finalize innovative and competitive proposal documents from the US government agencies, multi-lateral organizations, and major foundations. The DDO coordinates the proposal process, including responsibility for relationship building domestically and in partnership with the national offices, locally, to position WVUS to lead and participate in consortia that will result in quality applications to the potential donors. This position will help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies.
Program Manager, Tobacco-Free Kids, Washington DC
The Program Manager will focus on producing reports, tracking and documenting process of grantees and partners, track the work plans for China and Philippines programs, and develop and compile evidence-based tobacco control materials for the advocacy efforts in China and Philippines.
Intern: Crisis, Conflict and Governance Practice, International Business & Technical Consultants, Virginia
International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a US based international development consulting company, is seeking an intern to work in our Vienna, VA home office. The paid job position will work for one or more of IBTCI’s Technical Practices and/or Functional Divisions.
Project Officer, Tetra Tech, California
The Project Officer (PO) provides support to field projects, most of which are funded by the US Government. Depending on the level at which hired, the PO serves as lead or supporting PO on projects that may include subcontracts and a small grants portfolio. The PO may participate in start-ups or close-outs.