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 Fall 2021 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)

  • 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 (Fall 2021 online)
  • BGEN 445 Sustainability Reporting
  • COMX 204X International and Development Communication (Fall 2021online)
  • ECNS 217X Issues in Economic Development
  • ECNS 431 International Trade
  • ECNS 450 Advanced Topics in Economic Development
  • ENST 427 Society, Economy and Environment of the Mekong Delta (Study Abroad)
  • ENST 489S Environmental Justice Issues and Solutions
  • GPHY 141SX Geography of World Regions
  • GPHY 338 Mountains and Society (Fall 2021)
  • HSTR 231X Modern Latin America (Summer 2021 online)
  • HSTR 337 The History of Capitalism in Latin America (Fall 2021)
  • NASX 260X Indigenous Community Development in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada
  • NASX 306X Contemporary Global Issues of Indigenous People (Fall 2021)
  • NRSM 170 International Environmental Change
  • NRSM (FOR/RSCN) 424 Community Forestry and Conservation
  • NRSM (FOR/RSCN) 475 Sociology of Environment & Development
  • PSCI 322 Global Environmental Politics
  • PSCI 327 Politics of Mexico (Study Abroad)
  • PSCI 377 Issues of Global Health
  • PSCI 420 Refugees and International Relations
  • PSCI 482 Politics of the World Economy (Fall 2021)
  • PSCI 431 Politics of Global Migration
  • PSCI 463 Development Administration (Fall 2021)
  • PTRM 345 Sustaining Human Societies and Natural Environment: Zambia & Botswana (Study Abroad)
  • PTRM 451Tourism and Sustainability (Fall 2021)
  • SW 465 Social Work in a Global Context

Content Courses

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

  • ANTY 220 Culture & Society
  • 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)
  • COMX 421Communication and Nonprofit Organizations
  • COMX 493 Hong Kong, Macau, & China: Communication, Culture, and Development (Study Abroad)(Spring/Summer 2022)
  • BGEN 160S Issues in Sustainability (Missoula College)(Fall 2021 online)
  • BMGT 410 Sustainable Business Practices (Fall 2021)
  • ECNS 101S Economic Way of Thinking
  • ECNS 445 International Environmental Economics and Climate Change
  • ENSC 470 Agroecology
  • ENST 225 Sustainable Communities
  • ENST 480 Food Justice and Sustainability
  • ENST 521 Foundation in Environmental Education (Seniors are welcome-contact instructor for override)(Fall 2021)
  • ENST 437 Climate Change Effects and Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (Study Abroad)
  • GEO 107N Natural Disasters
  • GPHY 121S Introduction to Human Geography (Fall 2021)
  • 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 (Fall 2021)
  • NASX 475X Indian Sovereignty
  • PHL 423 Science and the Environment (Fall 2021)
  • PSCI 220S Introduction to Comparative Government (Fall 2021)
  • PSCI 230 International Relations (Fall 2021)
  • PSCI 325 Politics of Latin America
  • PSCI 326 Politics of Africa
  • PSCI 327 Politics of Mexico (on-campus section)(Fall 2021)
  • PSCI 328 Politics of China
  • PSCI 311 Revolution and Reform in Modern China (Fall 2021)
  • PSCI 443 Politics of Social Movements
  • PSCI 334 International Security (Fall 2021l)
  • PSCI 433 International Law & Organizations (Fall 2021)
  • SSEA 202X Introduction to India

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