International Development Studies

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The International Development Studies program examines important theoretical and empirical issues of international development using an interdisciplinary approach.

It focuses on a critical analysis of comparative development experience of developing and developed countries, various theories, policy alternatives and strategies of development, and the role of national and international organizations in international development.

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The International Development program is located in SDU Main Building.
(902) 628-4353

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
Students wishing to minor in International Development Studies must complete twenty-one semester hours according to the program described below. All courses are valued at three semester hours.

1. The core course in International Development Studies IDS 201: Introduction to International Development Studies
PLUS
2. Two courses (6 semester hours) from the list of electives as follows:
i.  minimum of six semester hours from
      a. EC 341: Economic Development Theory, 
      EC 342: Economic Development Policy
OR
      b. POLS 221: Political Economy and Social Change in the Developing World
      POLS 282: Introduction to International Politics
      POLS 392: International Political Economy
      POLS 393: International Theory
ii. four other courses (12 semester hours) from the following list of electives:

Asian Studies
AST 201: Introduction to West Asia
AST 202: Introduction to East Asia

Business
BUS 287: Introduction to International Business
BUS 477: International Marketing

Economics
EC 331: International Trade
EC 332: International Monetary Economics
EC 341: Economic Development Theory
EC 342: Economic Development Policy

Education
ED 462: International Education
ED 465: International Development

International Development Studies
IDS 421-422: Directed Studies

Modern Languages
FR 252: Le Français Des Affaires
FR 446: Traduction: Anglais—Français
FR 447: Traduction: Français—Anglais
GER 201: Intermediate German I
GER 202: Intermediate German II
SPAN 201-202: Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 203: Intensive Study Abroad (Salamanca)

Political Science
POLS 221: Political Economy and Social Change in the Developing World
POLS 282: Introduction to International Politics
POLS 343: Comparative Politics of South Asia
POLS 361: Comparative Politics of Africa
POLS 362: Comparative Politics of Latin America and the Caribbean
POLS 363: Comparative Politics of the Middle East
POLS 371: Political Transition in Central and Eastern Europe
POLS 372: The Politics of Russia and Its Borderlands
POLS 393: International Theory

Sociology/Anthropology
SAN 212: Peoples of South Asia
SAN 242: Peoples of Oceania
SAN 251: Peoples of Africa
SAN 355: Globalization
* Special Studies in the other disciplines may be considered.
 

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  • Human Rights Activist
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  • Regional Planner
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  • Human Ecologist
The International Development program is located in SDU Main Building.
(902) 628-4353
  • Wimal Rankaduwa (Coordinator) - Professor
Overview

The International Development Studies program examines important theoretical and empirical issues of international development using an interdisciplinary approach.

It focuses on a critical analysis of comparative development experience of developing and developed countries, various theories, policy alternatives and strategies of development, and the role of national and international organizations in international development.

Minor (Course Structure)

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
Students wishing to minor in International Development Studies must complete twenty-one semester hours according to the program described below. All courses are valued at three semester hours.

1. The core course in International Development Studies IDS 201: Introduction to International Development Studies
PLUS
2. Two courses (6 semester hours) from the list of electives as follows:
i.  minimum of six semester hours from
      a. EC 341: Economic Development Theory, 
      EC 342: Economic Development Policy
OR
      b. POLS 221: Political Economy and Social Change in the Developing World
      POLS 282: Introduction to International Politics
      POLS 392: International Political Economy
      POLS 393: International Theory
ii. four other courses (12 semester hours) from the following list of electives:

Asian Studies
AST 201: Introduction to West Asia
AST 202: Introduction to East Asia

Business
BUS 287: Introduction to International Business
BUS 477: International Marketing

Economics
EC 331: International Trade
EC 332: International Monetary Economics
EC 341: Economic Development Theory
EC 342: Economic Development Policy

Education
ED 462: International Education
ED 465: International Development

International Development Studies
IDS 421-422: Directed Studies

Modern Languages
FR 252: Le Français Des Affaires
FR 446: Traduction: Anglais—Français
FR 447: Traduction: Français—Anglais
GER 201: Intermediate German I
GER 202: Intermediate German II
SPAN 201-202: Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 203: Intensive Study Abroad (Salamanca)

Political Science
POLS 221: Political Economy and Social Change in the Developing World
POLS 282: Introduction to International Politics
POLS 343: Comparative Politics of South Asia
POLS 361: Comparative Politics of Africa
POLS 362: Comparative Politics of Latin America and the Caribbean
POLS 363: Comparative Politics of the Middle East
POLS 371: Political Transition in Central and Eastern Europe
POLS 372: The Politics of Russia and Its Borderlands
POLS 393: International Theory

Sociology/Anthropology
SAN 212: Peoples of South Asia
SAN 242: Peoples of Oceania
SAN 251: Peoples of Africa
SAN 355: Globalization
* Special Studies in the other disciplines may be considered.
 

Coordinator
  • Wimal Rankaduwa (Coordinator) - Professor

Overview

The International Development Studies program examines important theoretical and empirical issues of international development using an interdisciplinary approach.

It focuses on a critical analysis of comparative development experience of developing and developed countries, various theories, policy alternatives and strategies of development, and the role of national and international organizations in international development.

Minor (Course Structure)

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
Students wishing to minor in International Development Studies must complete twenty-one semester hours according to the program described below. All courses are valued at three semester hours.

1. The core course in International Development Studies IDS 201: Introduction to International Development Studies
PLUS
2. Two courses (6 semester hours) from the list of electives as follows:
i.  minimum of six semester hours from
      a. EC 341: Economic Development Theory, 
      EC 342: Economic Development Policy
OR
      b. POLS 221: Political Economy and Social Change in the Developing World
      POLS 282: Introduction to International Politics
      POLS 392: International Political Economy
      POLS 393: International Theory
ii. four other courses (12 semester hours) from the following list of electives:

Asian Studies
AST 201: Introduction to West Asia
AST 202: Introduction to East Asia

Business
BUS 287: Introduction to International Business
BUS 477: International Marketing

Economics
EC 331: International Trade
EC 332: International Monetary Economics
EC 341: Economic Development Theory
EC 342: Economic Development Policy

Education
ED 462: International Education
ED 465: International Development

International Development Studies
IDS 421-422: Directed Studies

Modern Languages
FR 252: Le Français Des Affaires
FR 446: Traduction: Anglais—Français
FR 447: Traduction: Français—Anglais
GER 201: Intermediate German I
GER 202: Intermediate German II
SPAN 201-202: Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 203: Intensive Study Abroad (Salamanca)

Political Science
POLS 221: Political Economy and Social Change in the Developing World
POLS 282: Introduction to International Politics
POLS 343: Comparative Politics of South Asia
POLS 361: Comparative Politics of Africa
POLS 362: Comparative Politics of Latin America and the Caribbean
POLS 363: Comparative Politics of the Middle East
POLS 371: Political Transition in Central and Eastern Europe
POLS 372: The Politics of Russia and Its Borderlands
POLS 393: International Theory

Sociology/Anthropology
SAN 212: Peoples of South Asia
SAN 242: Peoples of Oceania
SAN 251: Peoples of Africa
SAN 355: Globalization
* Special Studies in the other disciplines may be considered.
 

Coordinator

  • Wimal Rankaduwa (Coordinator) - Professor
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Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

201 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
This course examines important theoretical and empirical issues of international development using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of comparative development experience of developing and developed countries, various theories, policy alternatives and strategies of development, and the role of national and international organizations in international development.

202 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS AND POLICIES
This course examines a set of important international development problems and policies theoretically and empirically using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of the experience of developing and developed countries in relation to the problems of poverty and income distribution, agricultural and rural development, the environment, education, health, gender, population, migration, international trade and finance, international debt and foreign aid, and multinationals and foreign direct investment. A variety of policy alternatives and strategies suggested as solutions for these problems, and the role of national and international organizations in the application of those policies and strategies are also examined.
Three semester hours

209 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

309 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

409 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

421-422 DIRECTED STUDIES
 

Calendar Courses

201 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
This course examines important theoretical and empirical issues of international development using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of comparative development experience of developing and developed countries, various theories, policy alternatives and strategies of development, and the role of national and international organizations in international development.

202 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS AND POLICIES
This course examines a set of important international development problems and policies theoretically and empirically using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of the experience of developing and developed countries in relation to the problems of poverty and income distribution, agricultural and rural development, the environment, education, health, gender, population, migration, international trade and finance, international debt and foreign aid, and multinationals and foreign direct investment. A variety of policy alternatives and strategies suggested as solutions for these problems, and the role of national and international organizations in the application of those policies and strategies are also examined.
Three semester hours

209 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

309 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

409 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

421-422 DIRECTED STUDIES
 

Calendar Courses

200 Level

201 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
This course examines important theoretical and empirical issues of international development using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of comparative development experience of developing and developed countries, various theories, policy alternatives and strategies of development, and the role of national and international organizations in international development.

202 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS AND POLICIES
This course examines a set of important international development problems and policies theoretically and empirically using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of the experience of developing and developed countries in relation to the problems of poverty and income distribution, agricultural and rural development, the environment, education, health, gender, population, migration, international trade and finance, international debt and foreign aid, and multinationals and foreign direct investment. A variety of policy alternatives and strategies suggested as solutions for these problems, and the role of national and international organizations in the application of those policies and strategies are also examined.
Three semester hours

209 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

300 Level

309 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

400 Level

409 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

421-422 DIRECTED STUDIES
 

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