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Inter-University,Post-Graduate Program at a Distance Doctorate in Natural Sciences for Development “An inter-university effort to offer opportunites for quality education” UNED
Approval Superior Council of Central American Universities UNIVERSITARIO CENTROAMERICANO ASOCIACIÓN NACIONAL DE UNIVERSIDADES E INSTITUCIONES DE EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR DE MÉXICO Al servicio y fortalecimiento de la educación superior ANUIES Project evaluated, approved, and upheld in the assemblies 2001-2004 of ANUIES - CSUCA
National approvals received during 2002-2006
UNAN-León Nicaragua UNAM
“At birth, every person receives the right to be educated and, as pay, afterwards, to contribute to the education of others.” José Martí
Curricular Cores RESEARCH Leading to new contributions to scientific knowledge SUSTAINABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT Social and economic development, environmental conservation, rational use of resources, improved opportunities for profit, respect for human rights, ethnic and cultural and gender diversity. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY Development of the capacity to manage information and to use the available related technologies, and of ethical management.
Majors Systems of Agricultural Production Management of our Natural Resources Environmental Management and Culture Applied Electronic Technologies
Curricular Structure SISTEMAS DE PRODUCCIÓN AGRÍCOLAS SYSTEMS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION GESTIÓN DERECURSOS NATURALES GESTIÓN DE MANAGEMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES GESTIÓN AMBIENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND CULTURE INVESTIGACIÓN RESEARCH SOSTENIBILIDAD Y DESARROLLO SUSTAINABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT SISTEMAS ALTERNATIVOS DE PRODUCCIÓN SALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS OF PRODUCTION GESTIÓN AGROEMPRESARIAL AGRO ENTERPRISE MEASURES EVALUACIÓN Y MANEJO, EVALUATION, MANAGEMENT BIOTECNOLOGÍA BIO TECHNOLOGY PROTECCIÓN DE PLANTAS PLANT PROTECTION EDUCATION IN SUSTAINABILITY ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, LEGISLATION PRODUCCIÓN POLLUTION-FREE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS GESTIÓN ESTRATÉGICA DE LA INFORMACIÓN Y LA TECNOLOGÍA STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY BIOTECNOLOGÍA BIO-TECHNOLOGY BIODIVERSIDAD Y CONSERVACIÓN BIO DIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION VALORACIÓN AMBIENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION EJES CURRICULARES CURRICULAR CORES MENCIONES MAJORS AREAS DISCIPLINARIAS AREA COURSES AGROINDUSTRIA AGRO INDUSTRY
Malla Curricular I AÑOII AÑOIII AÑOIV AÑO SemestresIIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIII TRONCO COMUN Cursos Obligatorios 18 créditos Seminario- Taller de investigación 17 créditos Filosofia de las Ciencias 4 Geodinámica y problemas ambientales 4 Estadística 6 Desarrollo y sostenibilidad 4 Seminario- Taller I 6 Seminario- Taller II 5 Seminario- Taller III 6 OPTATIVOS 10 créditos Optativo I 3 Optativo II 3 Optativo III 4 CURSO DE ESPECIALIDAD 5 créditos Curso 5 PASANTIA 10 créditos Pasantía 10 TESIS* 40 créditos Investigación 5 Investiga-ción 3 Investigación 4 Investigación 6 Investiga- ción 12 Defensa 10 TOTAL 100 créditos 141312131412 10
Courses Required common core courses: –Philosophy of Science –Statistics –Geo-dynamics, and Environmental Problems –Development, and Sustainability –Workshop Seminary in Research I –Workshop Seminary in Research II –Workshop Seminary in Research III Specialty –Specialty course Thesis Defense of thesis Optional courses according to major
Systems of agricultural production Management of our natural resources Environmental management and culture Applied electronic technologies Option courses eligible for more than one major
Systems of agricultural production Management and Conservation of Genetic Resources of Plants. 4 Precision Agriculture. 3 Agromatics. 4 Alternative Agriculture. 3 Sustainable agricultural and livestock production systems. 3 Systems of animal production. 4 Health management and cattle production. 3
Systems of agricultural production Feeding systems for ruminants. 4 Alternative methods for combating pests. 3 In-depth analysis of the system of agricultural and livestock production. 4 Plant production in modified conditions. 4 Wild agro-pastural systems of production.3
MAJOR IN MANAGEMENT OF OUR NATURAL RESOURCES Conservation and development of our natural resources. 4 Applied ecology. 3 Management of coastal maritime zones.3 Industrial ecology. 4 Industrial re-forestation in the Central American region. 3 Scientific and technological aspects for sustainable management of natural woodlands.3
MAJOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND CULTURE Environmental culture and development. 4 Values, attitudes, and environmental behaviour. 4 Techniques and strategies for a sustainable environment. 4 Instrumental methods appliable to environmental analysis. 4 Analysis and monitoring of our environment. 3 Evaluations of the environmental impact. 4
MAJOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND CULTURE Assessing life cycles of products and services. 3 Toxilogical ecology. 3 Environmental technologies I: waters. 4 Environmental technologies II: air. 4 Environmental technologies III: soil. 4 Polution-free systems of production. 4
OPTIONAL COURSES THAT CAN BE CHOSEN FOR MORE THAN ONE MAJOR Formulation and evaluation of projects. 3 Bio-technology and society. 3 Environmental philosophy. 3 Environmental politics. 3 Environmental legislation. 3
Pre-Registration Requirements Demonstrate the ability to use a foreign language. Present written evidence of having participated in a research project as co- ordinator, or as a participant with concrete tasks to realize in the project. Take, and pass, the admission exam (essay on the theme chosen for study) before a specialized committee.
Pre-Registration Requirements Have available 20 hours a week so as to be able to accomplish appropriately the course work. Present an official document of financing for the Program, or of capacity to pay.
Admission Exam This exam will be defined by the Major commission, together with the tutors of the pre- registration candidate, and of his orientation in the respective program. The exam will have the goal of demonstrating the fluency and ability of the candidate in the topic to be studied. It will consist of the presentation of a thematic essay before a Comission, covering generalities of the specialty and the theme to be studied.
Requirements for presentation of thesis work To have passed the specialty exam. To have passed the required and optional courses in the respective major as stipulated in the plan of studies. To present written proof accrediting domination of the foreign language.
Requirements for the presentation of thesis work Present copies of three scientific articles already published, or in the process of publication, with the note of acceptance (or a book on the research theme. Inventions, or patents for new technologies, could also be considered). Present a minimum of three endorsements of the thesis by specialists in the field, or of national or international institutions related to the theme.
Professional Residencies The student must spend a period of Residency in a foreign country,or, if that is not possible, in one of the National universities or institutions, different from his own in the case of university professors, an institution which has development in the field of study. This residency should cover a period of 3 to 6 months depending on the situation and the previous co-ordination with the directors of the thesis and the Major-field commission. The Program Council for Academic Matters, as well as the Major- field Commission, will work together with the candidate to locate alternatives for the Residency, according to the situation.
Title to be granted The Doctoral Program will grant the title of Doctor of Natural Sciences in Development with a major in: –1) Systems of Agricultural Production –2) Management of our Natural Resources –3) Environmental Management and Culture –4) Applied Electronic Technologies The Doctoral Diplomas will be granted jointly by the participating universities, and by the Committee for Academic Matters.
FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE FOR ACADEMIC MATTERS DIRECTOR MAJOR-FIELD CO-ORDINATORS (3) ADVISOR ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL