Professor T. Kuperus
Assistant Professor K. Riddle
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 (Political Science/IDS). Advisors for the IDS program are J. Bascom (Geography), D. Dornbos (Biology), J. Kuilema (Sociology and Social Work), T. Kuperus (Political Science/IDS), S. Lim (Economics), K. Riddle (Political Science/IDS), and T. Vanden Berg (Sociology and Social Work).
CoursesInternational Development Studies
For non-IDS courses, please refer to course descriptions in their respective departments.