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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.4 Anthropology and Archaeology 4.4.11 BA in Development Studies
4.4.11 BA in Development Studies


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.


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:

  1. Core Courses: 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents): Development Studies 201, 393, Economics 201, 203.

  2. 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, Sociology 311, 313.

  3. Development Studies Options: An additional 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) chosen from the Field of Development Studies.

  4. 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.

  5. Capstone Seminar: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) Development Studies 591.


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.


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.