Note: Students may also petition to have a course not on this list count towards the certificate plan of study. Students must articulate a justification in their petition as to how the course would complement the Certificate in International Development Studies.

Society and Development

The challenges and opportunities of economic development for a diversity of social groups are the focus of this area of inquiry.


Environment and Development

This area explores the interrelationships between environment and development at the global, national, and local levels.


Political Economy and Development

Courses in this area focus on the interactive effects of economic and political forces that shape development processes.


Institutions and Development

This area examines the interplay of public, private, and civic institutions and their effects on development outcomes.