International Development Studies (Option)


Mulitple flags from various nations flapping in the wind attached to a stringGain a critical understanding of the processes of change that shape the globe. Explore the relationship between colonialism, development, and globalization to address issues of inequality, poverty, the environment, gender, human rights, migration, food, agriculture, health, culture, and ethnicity in different regions of the world.

An option is a “mini-minor” – a set of courses in one discipline that can be completed in conjunction with any undergraduate degree program, allowing you to focus on an additional subject of interest.


You can apply for an Option in International Development Studies to the Office of the Registrar if you have successfully completed 4.0 credits from the courses listed below.

  • This option is not available to students graduating with a major, joint-major, or minor in International Development Studies
  • 1.0 IDST credit consisting IDST 1001H and 1002H (or 1000Y)
  • 3.0 IDST credits in addition to the above


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