Minor and Concentration in International Development Studies (MIDS and CIDS)

Introduction to International Development Studies (offered both fall and spring semesters)

An introduction to the field of international development, with particular focus on the various disciplines that have contributed to and shaped the development discourse. Readings, lectures, and discussions will draw from various disciplines, including economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, environmental and technological sciences, public health, law, and gender studies, among others. We will examine debates on the meaning and measurement of development; alternative approaches to, and methods in, the study of development; and attempts to address some of the main development challenges facing the world today. There will be a central focus on understanding "what works" in development. Working together in teams, students will conceptualize and design an international development project using "real world" constraints.

Spring 2021

Introduction to International Development Studies   
Instructor: Paul Perrin.  MW 2:20PM – 3:35PM
IDS 20500 – CRN 26125 – Sec 02 – Department approval required