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International Development Studies (INTD) Faculty

International Development Studies (INTD) Faculty

Program Chair
P. Oxhorn, Political Science (Director, Institute for the Study of International Development)
Program Adviser
Lisa Stanischewski
Program Committee
Oliver Coomes (Geography)
Kathleen Fallon (Sociology)
Myron Frankman (Economics)
Franque Grimard (Economics)
John Kurien (Economics)
Matthew Lange (Sociology)
Sonia Laszlo (Economics)
Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert (History)
Jon Unruh (Geography)
Faculty Lecturer
P. Pushkar; B.A.(Delhi), M.A., M.Phil.(JNU), Ph.D.(McG.)
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration International Development Studies (18 credits)

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration International Development Studies.

Course Selection Guidelines for the Overall Program

1. At least 9 of the 18 credits must be at the 300-level or above.

2. Students may complete the minor concentration with no more than 9 credits in total from any one discipline.

Required Courses (9 credits)

ECON 208 (3) Microeconomic Analysis and Applications
ECON 313 (3) Economic Development 1
INTD 200 (3) Introduction to International Development

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

Introductory

3 credits from the following introductory courses:

ANTH 202 (3) Comparative Cultures
ANTH 212 (3) Anthropology of Development
GEOG 210 (3) Global Places and Peoples
GEOG 216 (3) Geography of the World Economy
POLI 227 (3) Developing Areas/Introduction
SOCI 254 (3) Development and Underdevelopment

Streams

6 credits from one of the four streams:

Stream 1: Economic Development and Living Standards

Stream 2: States and Governance

Stream 3: Culture and Society

Stream 4: Environment and Agricultural Resources

Stream 1: Economic Development and Living Standards

Experience has shown that development requires economic growth and is shaped by the distribution of economic resources. At the same time, the globalized economy has created new opportunities and new challenges for sustained growth. Courses in this stream revolve around the factors contributing to sustained economic growth, the trade-offs associated with different ways of achieving it, and the distributional issues development inevitably raises. More generally, this stream is also concerned with understanding what "development" actually entails in different contexts.

Stream 1 - Agriculture

AGRI 411 (3) Global Issues on Development, Food and Agriculture

Stream 1 - Agricultural Economics

AGEC 430 (3) Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development

Stream 1 - Anthropology

ANTH 227 (3) Medical Anthropology

Stream 1 - Economics

ECON 209 (3) Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications
ECON 223 (3) Political Economy of Trade Policy
ECON 314 (3) Economic Development 2
ECON 326 (3) Ecological Economics
ECON 336 (3) The Chinese Economy
ECON 411 (3) Economic Development: A World Area
ECON 416 (3) Topics in Economic Development 2

Stream 1 - Geography

GEOG 310 (3) Development and Livelihoods
GEOG 403 (3) Global Health and Environmental Change
GEOG 409 (3) Geographies of Developing Asia
GEOG 508 (3) Resources, People and Power

Stream 1 - History

HIST 348 (3) China: Science-Medicine-Technology
HIST 381 (3) Colonial Africa: Health/Disease
HIST 396 (3) Disease in Africa Since 1960

Stream 1 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 1 - Management Core

MGCR 360 (3) Social Context of Business
MGCR 382 (3) International Business

Stream 1 - Management Policy

MGPO 475 (3) Strategies for Developing Countries

Stream 1 - Mining and Materials Engineering

MIME 524 (3) Mineral Resources Economics

Stream 1 - Natural Resource Sciences

NRSC 340 (3) Global Perspectives on Food
NRSC 540 (3) Socio-Cultural Issues in Water

Stream 1 - Political Science

POLI 423 (3) Politics of Ethno-Nationalism
POLI 445 (3) International Political Economy: Monetary Relations

Stream 1 - Sociology

SOCI 307 (3) Sociology of Globalization
SOCI 309 (3) Health and Illness
SOCI 365 (3) Health and Development
SOCI 513 (3) Social Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa

Stream 2: States and Governance

The courses in this stream focus on how political institutions shape developmental processes. Some courses analyze states and recognize how some promote development by providing diverse developmental goods while others impede development by preying on their peoples. Other courses focus on regimes and consider how political rights and participation, or their absences, affect developmental processes. Finally, several courses consider factors that make possible effective states and regimes.

Stream 2 - Anthropology

ANTH 342 (3) Gender, Inequality and the State
ANTH 512 (3) Political Ecology

Stream 2 - Economics

ECON 223 (3) Political Economy of Trade Policy

Stream 2 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 2 - Islamic Studies

ISLA 360 (3) Islam and Politics
ISLA 383 (3) Central Questions in Islamic Law

Stream 2 - Political Science

POLI 319 (3) Politics of Latin America
POLI 322 (3) Political Change in South Asia
POLI 323 (3) Developing Areas/China and Japan
POLI 324 (3) Developing Areas/Africa
POLI 340 (3) Developing Areas/Middle East
POLI 345 (3) International Organizations
POLI 347 (3) Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace
POLI 349 (3) Foreign Policy: Asia
POLI 369 (3) Politics of Southeast Asia
POLI 423 (3) Politics of Ethno-Nationalism
POLI 445 (3) International Political Economy: Monetary Relations
POLI 450 (3) Peacebuilding
POLI 473 (3) Democracy and the Market
POLI 474 (3) Inequality and Development
POLI 522 (3) Seminar: Developing Areas

Stream 2 - Sociology

SOCI 265 (3) War, States and Social Change
SOCI 484 (3) Emerging Democratic States
SOCI 550 (3) Developing Societies

Stream 2 - Social Work

SWRK 400 (3) Policy and Practice for Refugees

Stream 3: Culture and Society

The courses in this stream focus on how the social structures, history, and culture of populations affect developmental processes. Associations, class, gender, religion, race, and ethnicity, for example, all shape development in multiple and diverse ways. Moreover, present developmental processes oftentimes cannot be adequately understood without considering history. Culture, in turn, is increasingly recognized within development studies as both a determinant and a constitutive element of development. In exploring all three, the courses in this stream provide important insight into the complex and varied relationship between social context and development.

Stream 3 - Anthropology

ANTH 209 (3) Anthropology of Religion
ANTH 301 (3) Nomadic Pastoralists
ANTH 318 (3) Globalization and Religion
ANTH 322 (3) Social Change in Modern Africa
ANTH 326 (3) Anthropology of Latin America
ANTH 327 (3) Peoples of South Asia
ANTH 329 (3) Modern Chinese Society and Change
ANTH 341 (3) Women in Cross-cultural Perspective
ANTH 342 (3) Gender, Inequality and the State
ANTH 422 (3) Contemporary Latin American Culture & Society
ANTH 500 (3) Chinese Diversity and Diaspora

Stream 3 - East Asian Studies

EAST 211 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: China
EAST 213 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea

Stream 3 - History

Students may count either HIST 339 or POLI 347 toward Stream 3 but not both. See the Political Science course list for Stream 3.

HIST 197 (3) FYS: Race in Latin America
HIST 200 (3) Introduction to African History
HIST 201 (3) Modern African History
HIST 213 (3) World History, 1300-2000
HIST 218 (3) Modern East Asian History
HIST 309 (3) History of Latin America to 1825
HIST 338 (3) Twentieth-Century China
HIST 339 (3) Arab-Israeli Conflict
HIST 360 (3) Latin America since 1825
HIST 366 (3) Themes in Latin American History 1
HIST 382 (3) History of South Africa
HIST 419 (3) Central America
HIST 448 (3) Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East
HIST 528 (3) Indian Ocean World Slave Trade

Stream 3 - Integrated Studies in Education

EDER 461 (3) Society and Change

Stream 3 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 3 - Islamic Studies

ISLA 200 (3) Islamic Civilization
ISLA 210 (3) Muslim Societies
ISLA 345 (3) Science and Civilization in Islam
ISLA 355 (3) Modern History of the Middle East
ISLA 360 (3) Islam and Politics
ISLA 365 (3) Middle East Since the 1970's
ISLA 383 (3) Central Questions in Islamic Law
ISLA 411 (3) History: Middle-East 1918-1945
ISLA 415 (3) Modern Iran: Anthropological Approach
ISLA 421 (3) Islam in South Asia: 1757 to Present

Stream 3 - Management, Organizational Behaviour

ORGB 380 (3) Cross Cultural Management

Stream 3 - Political Science

Students may count either HIST 339 or POLI 347 toward Stream 3 but not both. See the History course list for Stream 3.

POLI 347 (3) Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace
POLI 423 (3) Politics of Ethno-Nationalism
POLI 435 (3) Identity and Inequality
POLI 442 (3) International Relations of Ethnic Conflict
POLI 450 (3) Peacebuilding
POLI 474 (3) Inequality and Development

Stream 3 - Religious Studies

RELG 370 (3) Religion and Human Rights
RELG 371 (3) Ethics of Violence/Non-Violence
RELG 375 (3) Religion and Society

Stream 3 - Sociology

SOCI 234 (3) Population and Society
SOCI 370 (3) Sociology: Gender and Development
SOCI 446 (3) Colonialism and Society
SOCI 519 (3) Gender and Globalization
SOCI 520 (3) Migration and Immigrant Groups
SOCI 550 (3) Developing Societies
SOCI 555 (3) Comparative Historical Sociology

Stream 4: Environment and Agricultural Resources

Within development studies, the environment has long been recognized as a vital determinant of development. More recently, many scholars have changed their environmental focus to emphasize sustainability. The courses in this stream recognize both: some courses consider how the environment can be exploited to promote human well-being while others consider how the environment must be respected to render development sustainable. Together, they highlight the delicate balance that must be attained between humans and their environments to make possible sustainable livelihoods.

Stream 4 - Agricultural Economics

AGEC 430 (3) Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development

Stream 4 - Anthropology

ANTH 206 (3) Environment and Culture
ANTH 301 (3) Nomadic Pastoralists
ANTH 339 (3) Ecological Anthropology
ANTH 418 (3) Environment and Development
ANTH 512 (3) Political Ecology

Stream 4 - Economics

ECON 326 (3) Ecological Economics

Stream 4 - Geography

GEOG 302 (3) Environmental Management 1
GEOG 403 (3) Global Health and Environmental Change
GEOG 408 (3) Geography of Development
GEOG 410 (3) Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems
GEOG 508 (3) Resources, People and Power
GEOG 510 (3) Humid Tropical Environments

Stream 4 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 4 - Management Core

MGCR 360 (3) Social Context of Business

Stream 4 - Mining and Materials Engineering

MIME 524 (3) Mineral Resources Economics

Stream 4 - Natural Resource Sciences

NRSC 340 (3) Global Perspectives on Food
NRSC 540 (3) Socio-Cultural Issues in Water

Stream 4 - Nutrition

NUTR 501 (3) Nutrition in Developing Countries

Stream 4 - Urban Planning

URBP 506 (3) Environmental Policy and Planning
URBP 520 (3) Globalization: Planning and Change
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration International Development Studies (36 credits)

Course selection Guidelines for the Overall Program

1. In their complete program (36 credits), students can take a maximum of 12 credits from any one discipline and must complete a minimum of 9 credits from two disciplines.

2. At least 18 of the 36 credits must be at the 300-level or above.

3. In the final year (U3), no program courses may be taken below the 300-level.

Required Courses (15 credits)

ECON 208 (3) Microeconomic Analysis and Applications
ECON 313 (3) Economic Development 1
ECON 314 (3) Economic Development 2
INTD 200 (3) Introduction to International Development
INTD 497 (3) Research Seminar on International Development

Complementary Courses (21 credits)

Introductory

6 credits from the following introductory courses (only one course from each discipline may be counted):

ANTH 202 (3) Comparative Cultures
ANTH 212 (3) Anthropology of Development
GEOG 210 (3) Global Places and Peoples
GEOG 216 (3) Geography of the World Economy
POLI 227 (3) Developing Areas/Introduction
SOCI 254 (3) Development and Underdevelopment

Streams

15 credits from one of the four streams:

Stream 1: Economic Development and Living Standards

Stream 2: States and Governance

Stream 3: Culture and Society

Stream 4: Environment and Agricultural Resources

Stream 1: Economic Development and Living Standards

Experience has shown that development requires economic growth and is shaped by the distribution of economic resources. At the same time, the globalized economy has created new opportunities and new challenges for sustained growth. Courses in this stream revolve around the factors contributing to sustained economic growth, the trade-offs associated with different ways of achieving it, and the distributional issues development inevitably raises. More generally, this stream is also concerned with understanding what "development" actually entails in different contexts.

Stream 1 - Agriculture

AGRI 411 (3) Global Issues on Development, Food and Agriculture

Stream 1 - Agricultural Economics

AGEC 430 (3) Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development

Stream 1 - Anthropology

ANTH 227 (3) Medical Anthropology

Stream 1 - Economics

ECON 209 (3) Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications
ECON 223 (3) Political Economy of Trade Policy
ECON 314 (3) Economic Development 2
ECON 326 (3) Ecological Economics
ECON 336 (3) The Chinese Economy
ECON 411 (3) Economic Development: A World Area
ECON 416 (3) Topics in Economic Development 2

Stream 1 - Geography

GEOG 310 (3) Development and Livelihoods
GEOG 403 (3) Global Health and Environmental Change
GEOG 409 (3) Geographies of Developing Asia
GEOG 508 (3) Resources, People and Power

Stream 1 - History

HIST 348 (3) China: Science-Medicine-Technology
HIST 381 (3) Colonial Africa: Health/Disease
HIST 396 (3) Disease in Africa Since 1960

Stream 1 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 1 - Management Core

MGCR 360 (3) Social Context of Business
MGCR 382 (3) International Business

Stream 1 - Management Policy

MGPO 475 (3) Strategies for Developing Countries

Stream 1 - Mining and Materials Engineering

MIME 524 (3) Mineral Resources Economics

Stream 1 - Natural Resource Sciences

NRSC 340 (3) Global Perspectives on Food
NRSC 540 (3) Socio-Cultural Issues in Water

Stream 1 - Political Science

POLI 423 (3) Politics of Ethno-Nationalism
POLI 445 (3) International Political Economy: Monetary Relations

Stream 1 - Sociology

SOCI 307 (3) Sociology of Globalization
SOCI 309 (3) Health and Illness
SOCI 365 (3) Health and Development
SOCI 513 (3) Social Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa

Stream 2: States and Governance

The courses in this stream focus on how political institutions shape developmental processes. Some courses analyze states and recognize how some promote development by providing diverse developmental goods while others impede development by preying on their peoples. Other courses focus on regimes and consider how political rights and participation, or their absences, affect developmental processes. Finally, several courses consider factors that make possible effective states and regimes.

Stream 2 - Anthropology

ANTH 342 (3) Gender, Inequality and the State
ANTH 512 (3) Political Ecology

Stream 2 - Economics

ECON 223 (3) Political Economy of Trade Policy

Stream 2 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 2 - Islamic Studies

ISLA 360 (3) Islam and Politics
ISLA 383 (3) Central Questions in Islamic Law

Stream 2 - Political Science

POLI 319 (3) Politics of Latin America
POLI 322 (3) Political Change in South Asia
POLI 323 (3) Developing Areas/China and Japan
POLI 324 (3) Developing Areas/Africa
POLI 340 (3) Developing Areas/Middle East
POLI 345 (3) International Organizations
POLI 347 (3) Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace
POLI 349 (3) Foreign Policy: Asia
POLI 369 (3) Politics of Southeast Asia
POLI 423 (3) Politics of Ethno-Nationalism
POLI 445 (3) International Political Economy: Monetary Relations
POLI 450 (3) Peacebuilding
POLI 473 (3) Democracy and the Market
POLI 474 (3) Inequality and Development
POLI 522 (3) Seminar: Developing Areas

Stream 2 - Sociology

SOCI 265 (3) War, States and Social Change
SOCI 484 (3) Emerging Democratic States
SOCI 550 (3) Developing Societies

Stream 2 - Social Work

SWRK 400 (3) Policy and Practice for Refugees

Stream 3: Culture and Society

The courses in this stream focus on how the social structures, history, and culture of populations affect developmental processes. Associations, class, gender, religion, race, and ethnicity, for example, all shape development in multiple and diverse ways. Moreover, present developmental processes oftentimes cannot be adequately understood without considering history. Culture, in turn, is increasingly recognized within development studies as both a determinant and a constitutive element of development. In exploring all three, the courses in this stream provide important insight into the complex and varied relationship between social context and development.

Stream 3 - Anthropology

ANTH 209 (3) Anthropology of Religion
ANTH 301 (3) Nomadic Pastoralists
ANTH 318 (3) Globalization and Religion
ANTH 322 (3) Social Change in Modern Africa
ANTH 326 (3) Anthropology of Latin America
ANTH 327 (3) Peoples of South Asia
ANTH 329 (3) Modern Chinese Society and Change
ANTH 341 (3) Women in Cross-cultural Perspective
ANTH 342 (3) Gender, Inequality and the State
ANTH 422 (3) Contemporary Latin American Culture & Society
ANTH 500 (3) Chinese Diversity and Diaspora

Stream 3 - East Asian Studies

EAST 211 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: China
EAST 213 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea

Stream 3 - History

Students may count either HIST 339 or POLI 347 toward Stream 3 but not both. See the Political Science course list for Stream 3.

HIST 197 (3) FYS: Race in Latin America
HIST 200 (3) Introduction to African History
HIST 201 (3) Modern African History
HIST 213 (3) World History, 1300-2000
HIST 218 (3) Modern East Asian History
HIST 309 (3) History of Latin America to 1825
HIST 338 (3) Twentieth-Century China
HIST 339 (3) Arab-Israeli Conflict
HIST 360 (3) Latin America since 1825
HIST 366 (3) Themes in Latin American History 1
HIST 382 (3) History of South Africa
HIST 419 (3) Central America
HIST 448 (3) Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East
HIST 528 (3) Indian Ocean World Slave Trade

Stream 3 - Integrated Studies in Education

EDER 461 (3) Society and Change

Stream 3 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 3 - Islamic Studies

ISLA 200 (3) Islamic Civilization
ISLA 210 (3) Muslim Societies
ISLA 345 (3) Science and Civilization in Islam
ISLA 355 (3) Modern History of the Middle East
ISLA 360 (3) Islam and Politics
ISLA 365 (3) Middle East Since the 1970's
ISLA 383 (3) Central Questions in Islamic Law
ISLA 411 (3) History: Middle-East 1918-1945
ISLA 415 (3) Modern Iran: Anthropological Approach
ISLA 421 (3) Islam in South Asia: 1757 to Present

Stream 3 - Management, Organizational Behaviour

ORGB 380 (3) Cross Cultural Management

Stream 3 - Political Science

Students may count either HIST 339 or POLI 347 toward Stream 3 but not both. See the History course list for Stream 3.

POLI 347 (3) Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace
POLI 423 (3) Politics of Ethno-Nationalism
POLI 435 (3) Identity and Inequality
POLI 442 (3) International Relations of Ethnic Conflict
POLI 450 (3) Peacebuilding
POLI 474 (3) Inequality and Development

Stream 3 - Religious Studies

RELG 370 (3) Religion and Human Rights
RELG 371 (3) Ethics of Violence/Non-Violence
RELG 375 (3) Religion and Society

Stream 3 - Sociology

SOCI 234 (3) Population and Society
SOCI 370 (3) Sociology: Gender and Development
SOCI 446 (3) Colonialism and Society
SOCI 519 (3) Gender and Globalization
SOCI 520 (3) Migration and Immigrant Groups
SOCI 550 (3) Developing Societies
SOCI 555 (3) Comparative Historical Sociology

Stream 4: Environment and Agricultural Resources

Within development studies, the environment has long been recognized as a vital determinant of development. More recently, many scholars have changed their environmental focus to emphasize sustainability. The courses in this stream recognize both: some courses consider how the environment can be exploited to promote human well-being while others consider how the environment must be respected to render development sustainable. Together, they highlight the delicate balance that must be attained between humans and their environments to make possible sustainable livelihoods.

Stream 4 - Agricultural Economics

AGEC 430 (3) Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development

Stream 4 - Anthropology

ANTH 206 (3) Environment and Culture
ANTH 301 (3) Nomadic Pastoralists
ANTH 339 (3) Ecological Anthropology
ANTH 418 (3) Environment and Development
ANTH 512 (3) Political Ecology

Stream 4 - Economics

ECON 326 (3) Ecological Economics

Stream 4 - Geography

GEOG 302 (3) Environmental Management 1
GEOG 403 (3) Global Health and Environmental Change
GEOG 408 (3) Geography of Development
GEOG 410 (3) Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems
GEOG 508 (3) Resources, People and Power
GEOG 510 (3) Humid Tropical Environments

Stream 4 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 4 - Management Core

MGCR 360 (3) Social Context of Business

Stream 4 - Mining and Materials Engineering

MIME 524 (3) Mineral Resources Economics

Stream 4 - Natural Resource Sciences

NRSC 340 (3) Global Perspectives on Food
NRSC 540 (3) Socio-Cultural Issues in Water

Stream 4 - Nutrition

NUTR 501 (3) Nutrition in Developing Countries

Stream 4 - Urban Planning

URBP 506 (3) Environmental Policy and Planning
URBP 520 (3) Globalization: Planning and Change
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours International Development Studies (57 credits)

Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.

Course Selection Guidelines for the Overall Program

1. In their complete program (57 credits), students can take a maximum of 18 credits from any one discipline, and a minimum of 12 credits from a second discipline.

2. At least 30 of the 57 credits must be at the 300-level or above; 9 credits of these must be at the 400-level or above. Students may complete fieldwork, or an honours thesis, or an honours thesis with fieldwork (INTD 490 or INTD 491 or INTD 492) as part of the 400-level requirements of their stream.

3. In the final year (U3), no program courses may be taken below the 300-level.

Required Courses (15 credits)

ECON 208 (3) Microeconomic Analysis and Applications
ECON 313 (3) Economic Development 1
ECON 314 (3) Economic Development 2
INTD 200 (3) Introduction to International Development
INTD 497 (3) Research Seminar on International Development

Complementary Courses (42 credits)

Introductory

6 credits from the following introductory courses (only one course from each discipline may be counted):

ANTH 202 (3) Comparative Cultures
ANTH 212 (3) Anthropology of Development
GEOG 210 (3) Global Places and Peoples
GEOG 216 (3) Geography of the World Economy
POLI 227 (3) Developing Areas/Introduction
SOCI 254 (3) Development and Underdevelopment

Method and Language

12 credits of Method and Language courses selected as follows:

3 - 6 credits from the following Method courses selected in consultation with the International Development Studies adviser.

Note: Students taking 6 credits select either ECON 227D1/D2 or SOCI 350 and SOCI 461.

ANTH 344 (3) Quantitative Approaches to Anthropology
ECON 227D1 (3) Economic Statistics
ECON 227D2 (3) Economic Statistics
POLI 311 (3) Techniques of Empirical Research
SOCI 350 (3) Statistics in Social Research
SOCI 461 (3) Quantitative Data Analysis
SOCI 477 (3) Qualitative Methods in Sociology

6 - 9 credits of Language courses.

Students are required to master a language appropriate to an area of the developing world in which they have a particular interest. Among the languages that are included are: Arabic, Chinese, French as a Second Language, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili and Urdu. Other language options can be approved by the adviser. Students who already have second language capability have the option to do: 6-9 credits of another language; or additional courses taught in that language.

Streams

24 credits from one of the four IDS streams:

Stream 1: Economic Development and Living Standards

Stream 2: States and Governance

Stream 3: Culture and Society

Stream 4: Environment and Agricultural Resources

Stream 1: Economic Development and Living Standards

Experience has shown that development requires economic growth and is shaped by the distribution of economic resources. At the same time, the globalized economy has created new opportunities and new challenges for sustained growth. Courses in this stream revolve around the factors contributing to sustained economic growth, the trade-offs associated with different ways of achieving it, and the distributional issues development inevitably raises. More generally, this stream is also concerned with understanding what "development" actually entails in different contexts.

Stream 1 - Agriculture

AGRI 411 (3) Global Issues on Development, Food and Agriculture

Stream 1 - Agricultural Economics

AGEC 430 (3) Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development

Stream 1 - Anthropology

ANTH 227 (3) Medical Anthropology

Stream 1 - Economics

ECON 209 (3) Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications
ECON 223 (3) Political Economy of Trade Policy
ECON 314 (3) Economic Development 2
ECON 326 (3) Ecological Economics
ECON 336 (3) The Chinese Economy
ECON 411 (3) Economic Development: A World Area
ECON 416 (3) Topics in Economic Development 2

Stream 1 - Geography

GEOG 310 (3) Development and Livelihoods
GEOG 403 (3) Global Health and Environmental Change
GEOG 409 (3) Geographies of Developing Asia
GEOG 508 (3) Resources, People and Power

Stream 1 - History

HIST 348 (3) China: Science-Medicine-Technology
HIST 381 (3) Colonial Africa: Health/Disease
HIST 396 (3) Disease in Africa Since 1960

Stream 1 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 491 (3) Honours Thesis
INTD 492 (6) Honours Thesis with Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 1 - Management Core

MGCR 360 (3) Social Context of Business
MGCR 382 (3) International Business

Stream 1 - Management Policy

MGPO 475 (3) Strategies for Developing Countries

Stream 1 - Mining and Materials Engineering

MIME 524 (3) Mineral Resources Economics

Stream 1 - Natural Resource Sciences

NRSC 340 (3) Global Perspectives on Food
NRSC 540 (3) Socio-Cultural Issues in Water

Stream 1 - Political Science

POLI 423 (3) Politics of Ethno-Nationalism
POLI 445 (3) International Political Economy: Monetary Relations

Stream 1 - Sociology

SOCI 307 (3) Sociology of Globalization
SOCI 309 (3) Health and Illness
SOCI 365 (3) Health and Development
SOCI 513 (3) Social Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa

Stream 2: States and Governance

The courses in this stream focus on how political institutions shape developmental processes. Some courses analyze states and recognize how some promote development by providing diverse developmental goods while others impede development by preying on their peoples. Other courses focus on regimes and consider how political rights and participation, or their absences, affect developmental processes. Finally, several courses consider factors that make possible effective states and regimes.

Stream 2 - Anthropology

ANTH 342 (3) Gender, Inequality and the State
ANTH 512 (3) Political Ecology

Stream 2 - Economics

ECON 223 (3) Political Economy of Trade Policy

Stream 2 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 491 (3) Honours Thesis
INTD 492 (6) Honours Thesis with Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 2 - Islamic Studies

ISLA 360 (3) Islam and Politics
ISLA 383 (3) Central Questions in Islamic Law

Stream 2 - Political Science

POLI 319 (3) Politics of Latin America
POLI 322 (3) Political Change in South Asia
POLI 323 (3) Developing Areas/China and Japan
POLI 324 (3) Developing Areas/Africa
POLI 340 (3) Developing Areas/Middle East
POLI 345 (3) International Organizations
POLI 347 (3) Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace
POLI 349 (3) Foreign Policy: Asia
POLI 369 (3) Politics of Southeast Asia
POLI 423 (3) Politics of Ethno-Nationalism
POLI 445 (3) International Political Economy: Monetary Relations
POLI 450 (3) Peacebuilding
POLI 473 (3) Democracy and the Market
POLI 474 (3) Inequality and Development
POLI 522 (3) Seminar: Developing Areas

Stream 2 - Sociology

SOCI 265 (3) War, States and Social Change
SOCI 484 (3) Emerging Democratic States
SOCI 550 (3) Developing Societies

Stream 2 - Social Work

SWRK 400 (3) Policy and Practice for Refugees

Stream 3: Culture and Society

The courses in this stream focus on how the social structures, history, and culture of populations affect developmental processes. Associations, class, gender, religion, race, and ethnicity, for example, all shape development in multiple and diverse ways. Moreover, present developmental processes oftentimes cannot be adequately understood without considering history. Culture, in turn, is increasingly recognized within development studies as both a determinant and a constitutive element of development. In exploring all three, the courses in this stream provide important insight into the complex and varied relationship between social context and development.

Stream 3 - Anthropology

ANTH 209 (3) Anthropology of Religion
ANTH 301 (3) Nomadic Pastoralists
ANTH 318 (3) Globalization and Religion
ANTH 322 (3) Social Change in Modern Africa
ANTH 326 (3) Anthropology of Latin America
ANTH 327 (3) Peoples of South Asia
ANTH 329 (3) Modern Chinese Society and Change
ANTH 341 (3) Women in Cross-cultural Perspective
ANTH 342 (3) Gender, Inequality and the State
ANTH 422 (3) Contemporary Latin American Culture & Society
ANTH 500 (3) Chinese Diversity and Diaspora

Stream 3 - East Asian Studies

EAST 211 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: China
EAST 213 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea

Stream 3 - History

Students may count either HIST 339 or POLI 347 toward Stream 3 but not both. See the Political Science course list for Stream 3.

HIST 197 (3) FYS: Race in Latin America
HIST 200 (3) Introduction to African History
HIST 201 (3) Modern African History
HIST 213 (3) World History, 1300-2000
HIST 218 (3) Modern East Asian History
HIST 309 (3) History of Latin America to 1825
HIST 338 (3) Twentieth-Century China
HIST 339 (3) Arab-Israeli Conflict
HIST 360 (3) Latin America since 1825
HIST 366 (3) Themes in Latin American History 1
HIST 382 (3) History of South Africa
HIST 419 (3) Central America
HIST 448 (3) Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East
HIST 528 (3) Indian Ocean World Slave Trade

Stream 3 - Integrated Studies in Education

EDER 461 (3) Society and Change

Stream 3 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 491 (3) Honours Thesis
INTD 492 (6) Honours Thesis with Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 3 - Islamic Studies

ISLA 200 (3) Islamic Civilization
ISLA 210 (3) Muslim Societies
ISLA 345 (3) Science and Civilization in Islam
ISLA 355 (3) Modern History of the Middle East
ISLA 360 (3) Islam and Politics
ISLA 365 (3) Middle East Since the 1970's
ISLA 383 (3) Central Questions in Islamic Law
ISLA 411 (3) History: Middle-East 1918-1945
ISLA 415 (3) Modern Iran: Anthropological Approach
ISLA 421 (3) Islam in South Asia: 1757 to Present

Stream 3 - Management, Organizational Behaviour

ORGB 380 (3) Cross Cultural Management

Stream 3 - Political Science

Students may count either HIST 339 or POLI 347 toward Stream 3 but not both. See the History course list for Stream 3.

POLI 347 (3) Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace
POLI 423 (3) Politics of Ethno-Nationalism
POLI 435 (3) Identity and Inequality
POLI 442 (3) International Relations of Ethnic Conflict
POLI 450 (3) Peacebuilding
POLI 474 (3) Inequality and Development

Stream 3 - Religious Studies

RELG 370 (3) Religion and Human Rights
RELG 371 (3) Ethics of Violence/Non-Violence
RELG 375 (3) Religion and Society

Stream 3 - Sociology

SOCI 234 (3) Population and Society
SOCI 370 (3) Sociology: Gender and Development
SOCI 446 (3) Colonialism and Society
SOCI 519 (3) Gender and Globalization
SOCI 520 (3) Migration and Immigrant Groups
SOCI 550 (3) Developing Societies
SOCI 555 (3) Comparative Historical Sociology

Stream 4: Environment and Agricultural Resources

Within development studies, the environment has long been recognized as a vital determinant of development. More recently, many scholars have changed their environmental focus to emphasize sustainability. The courses in this stream recognize both: some courses consider how the environment can be exploited to promote human well-being while others consider how the environment must be respected to render development sustainable. Together, they highlight the delicate balance that must be attained between humans and their environments to make possible sustainable livelihoods.

Stream 4 - Agricultural Economics

AGEC 430 (3) Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development

Stream 4 - Anthropology

ANTH 206 (3) Environment and Culture
ANTH 301 (3) Nomadic Pastoralists
ANTH 339 (3) Ecological Anthropology
ANTH 418 (3) Environment and Development
ANTH 512 (3) Political Ecology

Stream 4 - Economics

ECON 326 (3) Ecological Economics

Stream 4 - Geography

GEOG 302 (3) Environmental Management 1
GEOG 403 (3) Global Health and Environmental Change
GEOG 408 (3) Geography of Development
GEOG 410 (3) Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems
GEOG 508 (3) Resources, People and Power
GEOG 510 (3) Humid Tropical Environments

Stream 4 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 491 (3) Honours Thesis
INTD 492 (6) Honours Thesis with Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 4 - Management Core

MGCR 360 (3) Social Context of Business

Stream 4 - Mining and Materials Engineering

MIME 524 (3) Mineral Resources Economics

Stream 4 - Natural Resource Sciences

NRSC 340 (3) Global Perspectives on Food
NRSC 540 (3) Socio-Cultural Issues in Water

Stream 4 - Nutrition

NUTR 501 (3) Nutrition in Developing Countries

Stream 4 - Urban Planning

URBP 506 (3) Environmental Policy and Planning
URBP 520 (3) Globalization: Planning and Change
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component International Development Studies (36 credits)

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours Program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs." 

Joint Honours students should consult an adviser in each department to discuss their course selection and their interdisciplinary honours thesis (if applicable).

Joint Honours students are expected to maintain a program GPA of 3.30 and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.

Course Selection Guidelines for the Overall Program

1. At least 24 of the 36 credits must be at the 300-level or above. 9 credits must be at the 400-level or above.

2. In the final year (U3), no program courses may be taken below the 300-level.

Required Courses (18 credits)

ECON 208 (3) Microeconomic Analysis and Applications
ECON 313 (3) Economic Development 1
ECON 314 (3) Economic Development 2
INTD 200 (3) Introduction to International Development
INTD 491 (3) Honours Thesis
INTD 497 (3) Research Seminar on International Development

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

Introductory

6 credits from the following introductory courses (only one course from each discipline may be counted):

ANTH 202 (3) Comparative Cultures
ANTH 212 (3) Anthropology of Development
GEOG 210 (3) Global Places and Peoples
GEOG 216 (3) Geography of the World Economy
POLI 227 (3) Developing Areas/Introduction
SOCI 254 (3) Development and Underdevelopment

Streams

12 credits from one of the four IDS streams with at least three disciplines within the stream:

Stream 1: Economic Development and Living Standards

Stream 2: States and Governance

Stream 3: Culture and Society

Stream 4: Environment and Agricultural Resources

Stream 1: Economic Development and Living Standards

Experience has shown that development requires economic growth and is shaped by the distribution of economic resources. At the same time, the globalized economy has created new opportunities and new challenges for sustained growth. Courses in this stream revolve around the factors contributing to sustained economic growth, the trade-offs associated with different ways of achieving it, and the distributional issues development inevitably raises. More generally, this stream is also concerned with understanding what "development" actually entails in different contexts.

Stream 1 - Agriculture

AGRI 411 (3) Global Issues on Development, Food and Agriculture

Stream 1 - Agricultural Economics

AGEC 430 (3) Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development

Stream 1 - Anthropology

ANTH 227 (3) Medical Anthropology

Stream 1 - Economics

ECON 209 (3) Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications
ECON 223 (3) Political Economy of Trade Policy
ECON 314 (3) Economic Development 2
ECON 326 (3) Ecological Economics
ECON 336 (3) The Chinese Economy
ECON 411 (3) Economic Development: A World Area
ECON 416 (3) Topics in Economic Development 2

Stream 1 - Geography

GEOG 310 (3) Development and Livelihoods
GEOG 403 (3) Global Health and Environmental Change
GEOG 409 (3) Geographies of Developing Asia
GEOG 508 (3) Resources, People and Power

Stream 1 - History

HIST 348 (3) China: Science-Medicine-Technology
HIST 381 (3) Colonial Africa: Health/Disease
HIST 396 (3) Disease in Africa Since 1960

Stream 1 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 491 (3) Honours Thesis
INTD 492 (6) Honours Thesis with Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 1 - Management Core

MGCR 360 (3) Social Context of Business
MGCR 382 (3) International Business

Stream 1 - Management Policy

MGPO 475 (3) Strategies for Developing Countries

Stream 1 - Mining and Materials Engineering

MIME 524 (3) Mineral Resources Economics

Stream 1 - Natural Resource Sciences

NRSC 340 (3) Global Perspectives on Food
NRSC 540 (3) Socio-Cultural Issues in Water

Stream 1 - Political Science

POLI 423 (3) Politics of Ethno-Nationalism
POLI 445 (3) International Political Economy: Monetary Relations

Stream 1 - Sociology

SOCI 307 (3) Sociology of Globalization
SOCI 309 (3) Health and Illness
SOCI 365 (3) Health and Development
SOCI 513 (3) Social Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa

Stream 2: States and Governance

The courses in this stream focus on how political institutions shape developmental processes. Some courses analyze states and recognize how some promote development by providing diverse developmental goods while others impede development by preying on their peoples. Other courses focus on regimes and consider how political rights and participation, or their absences, affect developmental processes. Finally, several courses consider factors that make possible effective states and regimes.

Stream 2 - Anthropology

ANTH 342 (3) Gender, Inequality and the State
ANTH 512 (3) Political Ecology

Stream 2 - Economics

ECON 223 (3) Political Economy of Trade Policy

Stream 2 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 491 (3) Honours Thesis
INTD 492 (6) Honours Thesis with Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 2 - Islamic Studies

ISLA 360 (3) Islam and Politics
ISLA 383 (3) Central Questions in Islamic Law

Stream 2 - Political Science

POLI 319 (3) Politics of Latin America
POLI 322 (3) Political Change in South Asia
POLI 323 (3) Developing Areas/China and Japan
POLI 324 (3) Developing Areas/Africa
POLI 340 (3) Developing Areas/Middle East
POLI 345 (3) International Organizations
POLI 347 (3) Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace
POLI 349 (3) Foreign Policy: Asia
POLI 369 (3) Politics of Southeast Asia
POLI 423 (3) Politics of Ethno-Nationalism
POLI 445 (3) International Political Economy: Monetary Relations
POLI 450 (3) Peacebuilding
POLI 473 (3) Democracy and the Market
POLI 474 (3) Inequality and Development
POLI 522 (3) Seminar: Developing Areas

Stream 2 - Sociology

SOCI 265 (3) War, States and Social Change
SOCI 484 (3) Emerging Democratic States
SOCI 550 (3) Developing Societies

Stream 2 - Social Work

SWRK 400 (3) Policy and Practice for Refugees

Stream 3: Culture and Society

The courses in this stream focus on how the social structures, history, and culture of populations affect developmental processes. Associations, class, gender, religion, race, and ethnicity, for example, all shape development in multiple and diverse ways. Moreover, present developmental processes oftentimes cannot be adequately understood without considering history. Culture, in turn, is increasingly recognized within development studies as both a determinant and a constitutive element of development. In exploring all three, the courses in this stream provide important insight into the complex and varied relationship between social context and development.

Stream 3 - Anthropology

ANTH 209 (3) Anthropology of Religion
ANTH 301 (3) Nomadic Pastoralists
ANTH 318 (3) Globalization and Religion
ANTH 322 (3) Social Change in Modern Africa
ANTH 326 (3) Anthropology of Latin America
ANTH 327 (3) Peoples of South Asia
ANTH 329 (3) Modern Chinese Society and Change
ANTH 341 (3) Women in Cross-cultural Perspective
ANTH 342 (3) Gender, Inequality and the State
ANTH 422 (3) Contemporary Latin American Culture & Society
ANTH 500 (3) Chinese Diversity and Diaspora

Stream 3 - East Asian Studies

EAST 211 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: China
EAST 213 (3) Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea

Stream 3 - History

Students may count either HIST 339 or POLI 347 toward Stream 3 but not both. See the Political Science course list for Stream 3.

HIST 197 (3) FYS: Race in Latin America
HIST 200 (3) Introduction to African History
HIST 201 (3) Modern African History
HIST 213 (3) World History, 1300-2000
HIST 218 (3) Modern East Asian History
HIST 309 (3) History of Latin America to 1825
HIST 338 (3) Twentieth-Century China
HIST 339 (3) Arab-Israeli Conflict
HIST 360 (3) Latin America since 1825
HIST 366 (3) Themes in Latin American History 1
HIST 382 (3) History of South Africa
HIST 419 (3) Central America
HIST 448 (3) Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East
HIST 528 (3) Indian Ocean World Slave Trade

Stream 3 - Integrated Studies in Education

EDER 461 (3) Society and Change

Stream 3 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 491 (3) Honours Thesis
INTD 492 (6) Honours Thesis with Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 3 - Islamic Studies

ISLA 200 (3) Islamic Civilization
ISLA 210 (3) Muslim Societies
ISLA 345 (3) Science and Civilization in Islam
ISLA 355 (3) Modern History of the Middle East
ISLA 360 (3) Islam and Politics
ISLA 365 (3) Middle East Since the 1970's
ISLA 383 (3) Central Questions in Islamic Law
ISLA 411 (3) History: Middle-East 1918-1945
ISLA 415 (3) Modern Iran: Anthropological Approach
ISLA 421 (3) Islam in South Asia: 1757 to Present

Stream 3 - Management, Organizational Behaviour

ORGB 380 (3) Cross Cultural Management

Stream 3 - Political Science

Students may count either HIST 339 or POLI 347 toward Stream 3 but not both. See the History course list for Stream 3.

POLI 347 (3) Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace
POLI 423 (3) Politics of Ethno-Nationalism
POLI 435 (3) Identity and Inequality
POLI 442 (3) International Relations of Ethnic Conflict
POLI 450 (3) Peacebuilding
POLI 474 (3) Inequality and Development

Stream 3 - Religious Studies

RELG 370 (3) Religion and Human Rights
RELG 371 (3) Ethics of Violence/Non-Violence
RELG 375 (3) Religion and Society

Stream 3 - Sociology

SOCI 234 (3) Population and Society
SOCI 370 (3) Sociology: Gender and Development
SOCI 446 (3) Colonialism and Society
SOCI 519 (3) Gender and Globalization
SOCI 520 (3) Migration and Immigrant Groups
SOCI 550 (3) Developing Societies
SOCI 555 (3) Comparative Historical Sociology

Stream 4: Environment and Agricultural Resources

Within development studies, the environment has long been recognized as a vital determinant of development. More recently, many scholars have changed their environmental focus to emphasize sustainability. The courses in this stream recognize both: some courses consider how the environment can be exploited to promote human well-being while others consider how the environment must be respected to render development sustainable. Together, they highlight the delicate balance that must be attained between humans and their environments to make possible sustainable livelihoods.

Stream 4 - Agricultural Economics

AGEC 430 (3) Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy
AGEC 442 (3) Economics of International Agricultural Development

Stream 4 - Anthropology

ANTH 206 (3) Environment and Culture
ANTH 301 (3) Nomadic Pastoralists
ANTH 339 (3) Ecological Anthropology
ANTH 418 (3) Environment and Development
ANTH 512 (3) Political Ecology

Stream 4 - Economics

ECON 326 (3) Ecological Economics

Stream 4 - Geography

GEOG 302 (3) Environmental Management 1
GEOG 403 (3) Global Health and Environmental Change
GEOG 408 (3) Geography of Development
GEOG 410 (3) Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems
GEOG 508 (3) Resources, People and Power
GEOG 510 (3) Humid Tropical Environments

Stream 4 - International Development Studies

INTD 490 (3) Development Field Research
INTD 491 (3) Honours Thesis
INTD 492 (6) Honours Thesis with Field Research
INTD 499 (3) Internship: International Development Studies

Stream 4 - Management Core

MGCR 360 (3) Social Context of Business

Stream 4 - Mining and Materials Engineering

MIME 524 (3) Mineral Resources Economics

Stream 4 - Natural Resource Sciences

NRSC 340 (3) Global Perspectives on Food
NRSC 540 (3) Socio-Cultural Issues in Water

Stream 4 - Nutrition

NUTR 501 (3) Nutrition in Developing Countries

Stream 4 - Urban Planning

URBP 506 (3) Environmental Policy and Planning
URBP 520 (3) Globalization: Planning and Change
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International Development Studies (INTD)

Location

Location

  • Institute for the Study of International Development
  • Peterson Hall
  • 3460 McTavish Street, Room 126
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X9
  • Telephone: 514-398-4804
  • Fax: 514-398-2786
  • Email: ids [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/ids

About International Development Studies

About International Development Studies

The International Development Studies (IDS) program is designed for those students who wish to take advantage of the resources available at McGill to pursue an interdisciplinary program of study focusing on the problems of the developing countries.

Most courses above the 200 level have prerequisites. Although these may be waived by instructors in some cases, students are urged to confirm their eligibility for courses when they prepare their programs of study. Note that certain courses (especially those in Management) may not be available owing to space limitations. Students should check the Class Schedule for confirmation as to which term courses are offered.

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