Requirements for B.A. in International Development Studies
International Development Studies majors must complete a core curriculum of international studies courses (24 credits); five electives from the International Development Studies course list (20 credits); and two elective courses from the Global Studies course list (8 credits).
Core Courses (24 credits)
Intl 470 Intercultural Leadership and Change can substitute for Intl 471 Understanding the International Experience.
Intl 201 Intro to International Studies is a prerequisite for Intl 415 Global Studies Theories.
International Development Studies Electives (20 credits)
Students must take 20 credits from the International Development Studies course list (see table below).
Additional Electives (8 credits)
Majors must take eight credits of elective courses from the Global Studies course list (see table below).
Courses Approved for International Development Studies
International Development Studies Course List (Development, Health & Environment)
Global Studies Course List (Social Justice, Human Rights & Global Media)
Language (0-27 credits)
Two years, or equivalent proficiency, of foreign language study. For students taking courses at PSU, second-year proficiency is defined by successful completion of the terminal course in the second-year language sequence, or demonstrating proficiency through the Department of World Languages and Literature.
Total Credit Hours: 52
For graduation, a minimum of 12 credit hours must be Intl courses at the 400-level.
All courses used to satisfy the departmental major requirements (and minor or certificate requirements), whether taken in the department or elsewhere, must be graded C or above.
Courses taken under the undifferentiated grading option (pass/no pass) will not be accepted toward fulfilling department major requirements.
Information on courses and major requirements is available from CUPA and faculty advisors. Students should see an advisor as soon as they declare their major and meet regularly with advisors as they pursue their degree.
CUPA Advising website; 503-725-9210.
Kimberley Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-725-8194;
Evguenia Davidova, email@example.com, 503-725-8992;
Stephen Frenkel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-725-5085;
Priya Kapoor, email@example.com, 503-725-3543;
Leopoldo Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-725-8245;
Shawn Smallman, email@example.com, 503-725-9978;
Gerald Sussman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-725-5176.