The Development Studies program is designed to provide students with an understanding of issues, policies, and practices associated with global development issues in the context of both Canada and developing countries. In addition to critical interdisciplinary perspectives for conceptualizing and analyzing issues, students will gain practical skills for designing, implementing and effectively managing community development projects. The program, therefore, prepares students for further studies, as well as for employment in governmental, non-governmental, and other international development-related fields in Canada and abroad.
A. FACULTY OF ARTS REQUIREMENTS
Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.
B. MAJOR-FIELD REQUIREMENTS
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of Development Studies and fulfill the following requirements:
Core Courses: 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) including: Development Studies 201, 393, Economics 201, and 203.
Research Methods Requirement: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from Anthropology 411, Communication and Media Studies 313, Geography 340, History 300, Political Science 399 or Sociology 311 or 313.
Development Studies Options: An additional 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) chosen from the Field of Development Studies.
Upper-Level Options: Inclusive of the courses used to fulfill requirements 2-3 above, at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) must be at the 400 level or above including at least 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) labelled Development Studies.
Capstone Seminar: Development Studies 591.
C. OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Language Requirement: 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) in a modern language other than English. Students should select a language that will assist in their research or complement a regional focus.
D. DEGREE OPTIONS
The BA in Development Studies can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.4.4 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.