IDS Requirements and Courses

boat ride with excited group of students
IDS Professor Dan Spencer and the Vietnam Climate Change course 
students travel to Ca Mau National Park in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam

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. (You can take more than four Core courses in place of some Content courses.)
  • At least seven credits must be upper-division credits.
  • No more than six Core credits and no more than six Content credits can come from the same discipline.
Note: See Spring 2022 courses highlighted in green below. Check with IDS Director about additional new courses.  

Courses

Core Courses

(12 credits required-No more than 6 credits from any one discipline)

  • IDS191 Sustainable Development: Global Vision & Local Actions (IDS foundational course recommended for all IDS minors; equivalent to GLI Seminar: Sustainable Development Goals 2030) (Spring 2022)
  • IDS 491.50 Social and Behavior Change Communication (IDS Capstone Course- recommended for all IDS students as the course is designed for career preparation in the international development field)
  • ANTY 326E Indigenous People and the Ethics of Development
  • BGEN 360 International Business (Spring 2022)
  • BGEN 445 Sustainability Reporting (Spring 2022)
  • COMX 204X International and Development Communication 
  • ECNS 217X Issues in Economic Development
  • ECNS 431 International Trade (Spring 2022)
  • ECNS 450 Advanced Topics in Economic Development (Spring 2022)
  • ENST 427 Society, Economy and Environment of the Mekong Delta (Study Abroad)
  • ENST 489S Environmental Justice Issues and Solutions (Spring 2022)
  • GPHY 141SX Geography of World Regions (Spring 2022)
  • GPHY 338 Mountains and Society 
  • HSTR 231H Modern Latin America (Spring 2022)
  • HSTR 337 The History of Capitalism in Latin America
  • NASX 260X Indigenous Community Development in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada
  • NASX 306X Contemporary Global Issues of Indigenous People 
  • NRSM 170 International Environmental Change
  • NRSM 424 Community Forestry and Conservation
  • NRSM 475 Environment & Development (Spring 2022)
  • PSCI 322 Global Environmental Politics (Spring 2022)
  • PSCI 327 Politics of Mexico (Study Abroad)
  • PSCI 377 Issues of Global Health (Spring 2022)
  • PSCI 420 Refugees and International Relations
  • PSCI 330 Women, Migration, & Displacement (Spring 2022)
  • PSCI 482 Politics of the World Economy
  • PSCI 431 Politics of Global Migration
  • PSCI 463 Development Administration 
  • PSCI 428 Sustainable Climate Policies: China and the USA (Spring 2022 online)
  • PTRM 345 Sustaining Human Societies and Natural Environment: Zambia & Botswana (Study Abroad)
  • PTRM 451Tourism and Sustainability
  • SW 465 Social Work in a Global Context

Content Courses

(9 credits required-No more than 6 from any one discipline)*

  • ANTY 220SX Culture & Society (Spring 2022 online)
  • ANTY 241 Central Asian Culture and Civilization
  • ANTY 330X Peoples and Cultures of the World
  • ANTY 427 Anthropology of Gender
  • COMX 415 Intercultural Communication (Spring 2022 online)
  • COMX 421Communication and Nonprofit Organizations (Spring 2022)
  • COMX 493 Hong Kong, Macau, & China: Communication, Culture, and Development (Study Abroad)
  • BGEN 160S Issues in Sustainability (Missoula College)(Spring 2022)
  • BMGT 410 Sustainable Business Practices 
  • ECNS 101S Economic Way of Thinking
  • ECNS 445 International Environmental Economics and Climate Change (Spring 2022)
  • ENSC 470 Agroecology
  • ENST 225S Sustainable Communities (Spring 2022)
  • ENST 480 Food Justice and Sustainability (Spring 2022)
  • ENST 521 Foundation in Environmental Education (Seniors are welcome. Contact instructor for override)
  • ENST 437 Climate Change Effects and Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (Study Abroad)
  • GEO 107N Natural Disasters
  • GPHY 121S Introduction to Human Geography 
  • GPHY 433 Community Resilience
  • GPHY 444 High Asia
  • HSTR 334 Reform and Revolution in Latin America
  • HSTR 335 Latin America: Workers and Labor
  • HSTR 435 Human Rights in Latin America
  • JRNL 105X Global Current Events (Spring 2022)
  • NASX 475X Indian Sovereignty
  • PHL 423 Science and the Environment 
  • PSCI 220S Introduction to Comparative Government (Spring 2022)
  • PSCI 230X International Relations (Spring 2022)
  • PSCI 325 Politics of Latin America
  • PSCI 326 Politics of Africa
  • PSCI 327 Politics of Mexico (on-campus section)
  • PSCI 328 Politics of China (Spring 2022)
  • PSCI 311 Revolution and Reform in Modern China 
  • PSCI 337 Model U.N.
  • PSCI 443 Politics of Social Movements (Spring 2022)
  • PSCI 334 International Security 
  • PSCI 433 International Law & Organizations
  • SSEA 202X Introduction to India

*With permission from the IDS Director, up to 6 credits of field experience related to international development can be counted toward the content requirement.