Interdisciplinary Core (6–9 credit hours)
TCD offers interdisciplinary core courses in three different categories: tropical conservation and development concepts, conservation and development skills, and research methods. An additional core course, Tropical Conservation and Development Practicum, offers academic credit for professional experience outside the classroom.A list of current TCD course offerings can be found here.
- MALAS and PhD students must take
- LAS 6290 (or the equivalent) and
- LAS 6291 plus
- One additional core course that can be any of the following: LAS 6290, LAS 6291, LAS 6292, or LAS 6940.
- Master's students from affiliate departments must take two core courses:
- LAS 6290 (or equivalent)
- LAS 6291.
- Tropical Conservation and Development Concepts*
- Conservation and Development Skills***
* - EVR 6320 Principles of Natural Resource Management - this course (EVR 6320) will no longer count as a TCD core course. It will still count for those students that have already registered for it in Spring 2015 or those that have already taken it.
**- Although the course "LAS 6292 Tropical Gardens-Theory and Practice" is listed under a 6292 'TCD methods' designation, this course is equivalent to a Interdisciplinary core course LAS 6290.
***- TCD Skills courses not currently offered:
LAS 6291 Policy Reform for Conservation and Sustainable Development
LAS 6291 Conservation Entrepreneurship