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Academics: Minor

Minor in international development

Program Requirements

The minor program requires six courses as well as a semester or interim in a developing country.  The three elective courses must be approved by an IDS advisor.

  • IDS 201: Introduction to International Development or SPHO 205: Poverty and Development
  • SOC 253: Intercultural Communication
  • IDS 351: Theories of International Development, IDS 355 or STHO 212: Community Development
  • Three electives from the list below.
  • Interim or Semester in a developing country (some courses may qualify for required and/or elective courses)

Elective courses

  • Biology 364
  • Economics 236, 237, 337, 338
  • Environmental Studies 210, 302
  • French 362, 363
  • Geography 230, 240, 242, 261
  • History 233, 235, 238, 242, 246, 273, 331, 338, 346
  • IDIS 212
  • IDS 351, 355 and 395 may be used as electives for IDS minors
  • IDS 359 (counts for two electives)
  • Philosophy 226
  • Political Science 271, 276, 277, 279, 307, 309 , 319, 322, 328
  • Religion 252, 255, 353, 354, 355
  • Sociology 153, 252, 303, 308
  • Spanish 309, 361, 362, 363
  • SPHO 342/315
  • STHO 210, 211
  • Approved courses from off-campus semesters
  • One approved interim course

Other opportunities

Learn more about Calvin's international-development geared off-campus semester programs.

Find out how to apply for a field internship in international development through the Christian Reformed Church World Relief Committee.