IDS Requirements and Courses

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Requirements

  • The IDS minor requires 21 credits.
  • At least twelve of these credits must come from the Core IDS courses and as many as nine credits can come from Content courses.
  • At least seven credits must be upper division credits.

 

Courses

Core Courses

(12 credits required)

  • ANTY 349 Social Change in Non-Western Societies
  • ANTY 491 Monitoring and Evaluation in International Development*
  • BGEN 360: International Business 
  • COMX 204X International and Development Communication
  • ECNS 217X Economic Development
  • ECNS 450 Advanced Economic Development
  • ENST 487 Globalization, Justice and the Environment
  • GPHY 141S Geography of World Regions
  • NRSM (FOR/RSCN) 170 International Environmental Change
  • NRSM (FOR/RSCN) 424 Community Forestry and Conservation
  • NRSM (FOR/RSCN) 475 Sociology of Environment & Development
  • PSCI 428 Politics of the World Economy
  • PSCI 431 Politics of Global Migration
  • PSCI 463 Development Administration
  • RECM 451W Tourism and Sustainability
  • SOCI 270 Introduction to Development Sociology (F & Soph only)
  • SOCI 371/471 Gender and Global Development
  • SW 323 Women and Social Action in the Americas
  • SW 465 Social Work in a Global Context

* New core course offered Spring 2015! 

Content Courses

(9 credits required)*

  • ANTY 326E Indigenous Peoples and Global Development
  • ANTY 330X Peoples and Cultures of the World
  • ANTY 333S Culture and Poplulation 
  • BUS 160S Issues in Sustainability (COT)
  • COMX 415 Intercultural Communication
  • COMX 421 Communication and Nonprofit Organizations
  • ECNS 101S Economic Way of Thinking
  • ECNS 445 International Environmental Economics and Climate Change
  • ENST 433 Economics of the Environment
  • ENST 493.8 Environmental Justice in Latin America
  • GPHY 121S Introduction to Human Geography
  • GPHY 243X Africa
  • GPHY 245X The Middle East
  • GPHY 432 Human Role in Environmental Change
  • GPHY 433 Cultural Ecology
  • GPHY 434 Food and Famine
  • GPHY 444 High Asia
  • HSTR 231X Modern Latin America 
  • HSTR 241 Central Asian Culture and Civilization
  • HSTR 384E History of International Human Rights
  • MANS 495 Transitions from War to Peace
  • NASX 475X Indian Sovereignty
  • NRSM 352 Himalayan Environment and Development
  • NRSM 391 Society, Economy and Environment of the Mekong Delta
  • PSCI 220S Introduction to Comparative Government
  • PSCI 230 International Relations
  • PSCI 325 Politics of Latin America
  • PSCI 326 Politics of Africa
  • PSCI 327 Politics of Mexico
  • PSCI 343 Politics of Social Movements
  • PSCI 432 Inter-American Relations
  • PTRM 353 Tourism, Livelihoods & Sustainability in the Himalaya
  • SOCI 212S Social Issues in SE Asia
  • SOCI 346 Rural Sociology
  • SOCI 355 Population and Society
  • SOCI 443 Sociology of Poverty
  • SW 324 Gender and the Politics of Welfare

*With permission of the IDS Director, up to 6 credits of field experience in International Development can be counted toward the content requirement