Curriculum Development

Undergraduate Emphasis in Anthropology, Anthropological Archaeology, and International Development

As chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences during the eighties I introduced the concept of “emphasis” as a means to delineate common career directions for students within particular majors. Introduced to our Major in Behavioral Sciences were emphases in anthropology, anthropological archaeology and international development. I also helped introduce minors in anthropology and in geography and international development.

Master’s Program in Community and International Development Program

In 1990 I resigned as department chair in order to champion the development of a master’s program within our department. The first outcome of this effort was the on-campus Master of Science in Administration (MSA) in Community and International Development. The program’s core curriculum teaches best practices of project cycle management while its concentration options allows students to specialize in various topics depending on students’ interests.

Field-based Master’s Program in International Development

In 1995 Andrews partnered with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) to develop a field-based master’s program in international development. This effort culminated a year later with the introduction of a field-based, interschool Master of Science in Administration (MSA) in International Development. Students attend four three-week intensives at various overseas venues during which they complete 24 semester credits of core courses that include various postsession learning activities and written assignments. In addition, they are required to complete a concentration track which includes a practicum component, a best-practices benchmarking component, a final research paper and a comprehensive exam.

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