Courses

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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