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Coordinated by the International Development Studies Board and the Office of International Programs

This 12-credit graduate program exposes students to a variety of approaches and practices to international development. Students take a common course to learn theories, applications, and impacts of development. Electives challenge students to examine development practices from multiple disciplinary viewpoints encouraging perspective-taking and enhancing critical thinking skills.  The International Development Studies Interdisciplinary program is open to graduate students from all colleges and departments.  

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Effective Fall 2016 

Core Courses
IE 679/ANTH 679Applications of International Development3
Select one course from the following:3
Anthropology and Sustainable Development
Contemporary Issues in Developing Countries
Development of Rural Resource-Based Economies
Water Engineering: International Development
Women and Development
Children and Youth in Global Context
Perspectives in Global Health
Ethics and International Development
World Natural Resources
Political Economy of Change and Development
Supporting Courses
Students will take at least six credits from Supporting Courses or additional courses approved by the International Development Board. Core courses not taken to meet the three-credit core requirement can be used as supportive coursework.6
Apparel Supply Chains/Social Responsibility
Development in Indian Country
Culture and Environment
Women, Health, and Culture
Globalization and Culture Change
Medical Anthropology
Anthropology and Global Health
International Agricultural Trade
Ag- and Resource-Based Economic Development
Development of Rural Resource-Based Economies
Seminar: International
International Business
Irrigation Systems Design
Water Control and Measurement
Wells and Pumps
Water Resources Planning and Management
Sustainable Water and Waste Management
Infrastructure and Utility Management
Consumer Issues-Global Perspectives
Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language
Theories of Foreign/Second Language Learning
Economics of International Trade and Policy
Economics of International Finance and Policy
Economic Development
International Trade Theory
International Production and Monetary Theory
Theories of Economic Development
Cross-Culture and International Training
International Finance
International Nutrition
Travel Abroad-Wildlife Ecology/Conservation
Children and Youth in Global Context
International Mass Communication
L*** Upper-division foreign language
Advanced French/Francophone Culture: Representations 1
Advanced French/Francophone Culture: Center and Margins
International Business Management
International Marketing
Ecotourism
International Organization
Comparative African Politics
Comparative Asian Politics
Politics of South America
Politics in Mexico, Central America, Caribbean
International Security Studies
Comparative Politics
Politics of Environment and Sustainability
International Environmental Politics
Comparative Environmental Politics
World Grassland Ecogeography
Sociology of Rural Development
Theories of Development and Social Change
Gender and Global Society
Sociology of Sustainable Development
Globalization and Socioeconomic Restructuring
Theories of State, Economy, and Society
Global Inequality and Change
Global Challenges in Plant and Soil Science
Communication and Cultural Diversity
Watershed Management in Developing Countries
Additional Requirements
International Development Events 20
Total Credits12

A minimum of 12 credits are required to complete this program. A minimum of 9 credits must be at 500-level or above.

1

Accepted only when designated “Des Questions de development a travers le cinema africain.”

2

Students are required to participate in two on-campus events focused on international development, as approved by advisor.