A minor in IDS requires a total of 24 credit hours, of which no more than 12 hours can come from a single department. Among these, students must take:

Six (6) hours of courses with a regional focus. These courses include:

  •  HIST 2043, 2243, 2253, 2393, 2753, 3423, 3443, or 3453
  •  POLS 3693 and 4983
  •  SOCI 3043
  •  SPAN 2523

At least one of three (3) hour core seminar course of those highlighted in bold. Some upper level courses may have pre-requisites. All courses offered towards this minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Please view the Registrar's Office website for course availability.


Course #

Course Title


ECON 3443

Comparative Economic Systems


ECON 4213

Development Economics


HIST 2043

Emergence of the Modern Middle East


HIST 2393

Latin America


HIST 2753

Africa and the World


HIST 3423

Race and Class in 20th Century Africa

12 hours in History or permission of instructor

HIST 3443

Africa and European Imperialism 1800-1960s

12 hours in History or permission of instructor

HIST 3453

Islam and Nationalism

12 hours in History or permission of instructor

IDST 1113

Peoples and Cultures of Asia 1


IDST 1123

Peoples and Cultures of Asia 2


IDST 2213

Peace Studies I


IDST 2223

Peace Studies II


IDST 4186

Peacekeeping: Critical Perspectives


POLS 2783

Global Issues


POLS 2993

Comparative Politics II


POLS 3183

UN & Contemporary Global Governance


POLS 3483

Globalization: Critical Perspectives


POLS 3513

Gender and Development


POLS 3593

Politics of Transition

POLS 1303 or 1403 or 2893 or 2993 with B or higher, or permission of instructor

POLS 3693

Politics and Government in Latin America


POLS 4293

Politics of Development

54 credit hours with B or higher or permission of instructor

POLS 4883

Politics of Human Rights

54 credit hours with B or higher or permission of instructor

POLS 4983

Politics of Asia/Pacific

B+ in POLS 2683 or 2783 or permission of instructor

SOCI 2113

Issues: Developing Societies


SOCI 2563

Social Movements


SOCI 3043

Theories of Development and Revolution

SOCI 2103 or permission of the department

SOCI 3133

Ethnicity & Race Relations: Comparative Cases


SOCI 3453

Economic Anthropology


SOCI 3543

Debates in Marxism


SOCI 4123

Seminar: Political Economy & Development


SPAN 2523

Hispanic Civilization and Culture: Spanish America


WGST 2913

 Global Women's Movements



Inquiries regarding the International Development Studies minor may be directed to Rachel Brickner or James Brittain


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