University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

International Development Studies Minor

Minor - International Development Studies


Core Courses12
Content Courses6
Total Hours18

Degree Specific Credits: 18

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Note: At least six credits must be upper-division credits.

Core Courses

Rule: No more than 6 Core Course credits may be taken from the same discipline. 

Complete four of the following courses:12
Indigenous Peoples & the Ethics of Development
International Business
Sustainability Reporting
International and Development Communication
Issues in Economic Development
Economics of Global Development
Social Issues: The Mekong Delta
Globalization, Justice & Environment
Geography of World Regions
Mountains and Society
Modern Latin America
The History of Capitalism in Latin America, 1492 to the Present
Special Topics (Social and Behavior Change Communication)
Special Topics (Sustainable Development: Global Vision and Local Actions)
Indigenous Community Development
NRSM 170
NRSM 424
Environment & Development
Global Environmental Politics
Global Health Issues
Climate Policies: China & U.S.
Politics of Global Migration
Development Administration
Politics of the World Economy
Sustaining Human Society & Natural Environment (Zambia & Botswana (Study Abroad))
Tourism & Sustainability
Social Work Global Context
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Content Courses

Rule: No more than 6 Content Course credits may be taken from the same discipline. 

Complete 6 credits of the following courses:6
Culture & Society
Central Asian Culture and Civilization
Peoples and Cultures of World (Africa)
Anthropology of Gender
Issues in Sustainability
Sustainable Business Practices
Intercultural Communication
Communication in Nonprofit Organizations
Study Abroad/Tours (Hong Kong & China)
Economic Way of Thinking
Economics of the Environment
Introduction to Environmental Economics & Climate Change
Sustainable Communities
Climate Change: Mekong Delta
Food Justice and Sustainability
Foundation in Environmental Education
Natural Disasters
Human Geography
Community Resilience
GPHY 444
Latin America: Reform & Revolution
Latin America: Workers & Labor
Latin American Human Rights & Memory
Global Current Events
Tribal Sovereignty
Science and the Environment
Intro to Comparative Government
Intro to International Relations
Revolution & Reform in Modern China
Politics of Latin America
Politics of Africa
Politics of Mexico
International Security
Model United Nations
International Law & Organization
Politics of Social Movements
Introduction to India
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-