Professor T. Kuperus
The international development studies (IDS) major consists of twelve courses, ten required and two elective. A semester program in a developing country is also required for the major. Depending on the program, some courses from off-campus programs may apply as either required or elective courses. The IDS minor consists of six courses, three required and three elective, which together comprise a coherent, planned, interdisciplinary program in development studies. An IDS advisor must approve the plan for the minor. An interim or semester experience in a developing country is also normally expected. One approved interim course may apply to either major or minor programs. The program director is T. Kuperus (IDS). Advisors for the IDS program are J. Bascom (Geography), J. Kuilema (Sociology and Social Work), and T. Vanden Berg (Sociology and Social Work).
CoursesInternational Development Studies
For non-IDS courses, please refer to course descriptions in their respective departments.