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International Development Studies

What is IDS?

International Development Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on the interconnected processes of social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental change taking place in low-income countries and low-income regions of wealthy countries. Coursework in the minor emphasizes a global perspective on the process of change and development, critical analysis of the role of internal and external influences on the development process, and applications to local (including Montana) situations and challenges.

IDS Student in Africa with Children

What is IDS?

International Development Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on the interconnected processes of social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental change taking place in low-income countries and low-income regions of wealthy countries. Coursework in the minor emphasizes a global perspective on the process of change and development, critical analysis of the role of internal and external influences on the development process, and applications to local (including Montana) situations and challenges.

Featured Spotlights

Teresa Sobieszczyk

Teresa Sobieszczyk Receives Fullbright Award

Incoming IDS Director Professor Teresa Sobieszczyk was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant from the US State Department for the 2012 -2013 academic year...

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Stanley Wilson

Stanley Wilson Recieves Undergraduate Research Award

IDS student Stanley Wilson, a senior in History, recieved an Undergraduate Research Scholarship award for his seniour research on human waste disposal methodologies...

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Peter Koehn

IDS Director Peter Koehn Receives Malone Award

IDS Director Professor Peter Koehn received the 2011 Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award...

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Kayla Hoggart

Kayla Hoggart Recieves Undergraduate Research Award

Kayla Hoggart, a senior in Political Science with a minor in International Development Studies, received an Undergraduate and Faculty Research Award...

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University of Montana

International Development Studies

Teresa R. Sobieszczyk | Program Director

Phone: (406) 243-4868

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812

teresa.sobieszczyk@umontana.edu