International Development Major

The International Development Major at Houghton College provides an intellectual, spiritual, and practical foundation by which graduates may engage the many forms of development in strategic and sustainable ways at home and abroad.  For greater breadth and depth, the International Development Major students pair this major with another major ( Political Science, Sociology, Business, Biology, Communication, Art, or Religion) to address global issues from political, environmental, and economic perspectives. 

International Development Graduates will experience pressing international development initiatives and will understand effective avenues for building a Christian vocation of global service.

Core 30 - 32 hours
INCL 201
Introduction to Global Issues 4
INCL 243
Cultural Anthropology (IS - Community) 4
INCL 310
Intercultural Competencies 4
Field Experience in Development 4
INCL 338
Issues in Development 4
POLS 212
Social Science Research Methods 4
INCL 346
Governance & Development 4
INCL Senior Capstone/ or
Integrative Senior Seminar
Electives - 1 course (3 or 4 hours)
POLS 345
Community Organization & Development
Human Ecology 4
INCL 347
Development Communication and Grant Writing
INCL 348
Foundations of Health Development
Study Abroad course approved by advisor
(3 or 4)
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