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4.1 Arts and Science Honours Academy
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4.4.1 BA in Anthropology
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4.4.11 BA in Global Development Studies
4.4.12 BA Honours in Global Development Studies
4.4.13 Minor in Global Development Studies
4.4.14 Minor in African Studies
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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.4 Anthropology and Archaeology 4.4.11 BA in Global Development Studies
4.4.11 BA in Global Development Studies


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.3.1 Major Degree Programs.


Students must successfully complete a minimum of 48 units in Courses Constituting the Field of Development Studies and fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Core Courses: 15 units: Development Studies 201, 302, 393, Economics 201, 203.

  2. Research Methods: 3 units from Anthropology 411, Communication and Media Studies 313, Geography 483, Political Science 397, 398, 399, Sociology 311, 313, Statistics 213, Sustainability Studies 401.

  3. Development Studies Options: An additional 27 units chosen from Courses Constituting the Field of Global Development Studies.

  4. Upper-Year Options: Inclusive of the courses used to fulfill requirements 2-3 above, at least 6 units must be at the 400 level or above including at least 3 units labelled Global Development Studies (DEST).

  5. Capstone Seminar: 3 units Global Development Studies 591.


Language: 6 units in modern languages other than English. Students should select a language or languages that will assist in their research or complement a regional focus.


The BA in Global Development Studies can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.3.8 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.