See note regarding special topics courses*.

Required courses (6 credits)
At least two courses from the following. Any courses not taken to fulfill this requirement can be used as supporting coursework.
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (those regionally relevant)
IAFF 6385Special Topics in African Studies (All IAFF 6385 topics are approved for the Africa concentration)
Supporting courses (6 credits)
Two courses from the following:
ANTH 6301The Anthropology of Development
ANTH 6591Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology (Displacement and Diaspora)
ECON 6237Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
ECON 6250Survey of Economic Development
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Climate Change and Sustainable Development)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Democracy and Governance Development)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Foundations of Humanitarian Assistance)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Gender and Development)
IAFF 6171Introduction to Conflict Resolution
IAFF 6173Security and Development
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (International Peacekeeping)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Stabilization and Peacebuilding)
IBUS 6402Managing in Developing Countries
PUBH 6480Public Health in Humanitarian Settings

Students are encouraged to explore relevant courses offered by other member schools of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, such as Howard, Georgetown and American Universities. Students should consult with the faculty advisor regarding such opportunities.

*Specific subject matter covered in special/selected topics courses varies by semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes for each semester's offerings. Topics courses not listed here may be used to fulfill program requirements if approved by the Program Director. Up to two relevant LAW courses may be taken with the permission of the Law School Dean of Students and the Elliott School academic advisor.