The Minor in International Development Studies (IDS) will provide students with an introduction to a critical understanding of international development issues, and the academic building blocks for greater awareness of the world around them, as well as an entry point into greater academic study of international development itself. 2.0 credits are in ‘core’ courses at the first and second year level, the other 2.0 credits will be electives from cognate fields, allowing students to take courses that might have synergies with their Major or Specialist programs.

Program Requirements
This program requires the completion of 4.0 credits, of which at least 1.0 credit must be at the C- or D-level.

1. Introduction to International Development Studies (0.5 credit)
IDSA01H3 Introduction to International Development Studies

2. Core courses in International Development (1.5 credits)
Choose from the following:
IDSB01H3 Political Economy of International Development*
IDSB02H3 Development and Environment
IDSB04H3 Introduction to International/Global Health
IDSB06H3 Equity, Ethics and Justice in International Development
IDSB07H3 Confronting Development’s Racist Past and Present
POLB90H3 Comparative Development in International Perspective
*Students interested in IDSB01H3 are cautioned that it contains prerequisites not included in this offering.

3. Specialized Courses (2.0 credits)
2.0 credits from the courses listed in Requirement 5 of the Specialist BA in International Development Studies, of which at least 1.0 credit must be at the C- or D-level. POLB91H3 may be counted toward this requirement.