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Joint Honours Component International Development Studies (36 credits)

Offered by: Inst for the St of Development     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

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. Nine 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 Microeconomic Analysis and Applications (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A university-level introduction to demand and supply, consumer behaviour, production theory, market structures and income distribution theory.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Mayssun El-Attar Vilalta, Paul Dickinson (Fall) Paul Dickinson (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 230 or ECON 250
  • ECON 313 Economic Development 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Microeconomic theories of economic development and empirical evidence on population, labour, firms, poverty. Inequality and environment.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Sonia Laszlo, Matthieu Chemin (Fall) John C Kurien (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 208 and either ECON 209 or one development course.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-313D.
  • ECON 314 Economic Development 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Macroeconomic development issues, including theories of growth, public finance, debt, currency crises, corruption, structural adjustment, democracy and global economic organization.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Tzvetana Rakovski (Fall) Tzvetana Rakovski (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 313
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-313D
  • INTD 200 Introduction to International Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : An interdisciplinary introduction to the field of International Development Studies focusing on the theory and practice of development. It examines various approaches to international development, including past and present relationships between developed and underdeveloped societies, and pays particular attention to power and resource distribution globally and within nations.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Karen Elisabeth McAllister, Warren Allmand (Fall)

  • INTD 491 Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, research and preparation of an undergraduate thesis under the direction of a staff member.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Frederick Stapenhurst, Rex J Brynen, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, James Ford, Manuel Balan, Amélie Quesnel Vallée, Victoria Talwar, Erik Kuhonta, Karl James Moore, Sarah Turner (Fall) Kathleen Fallon, Rex J Brynen, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, Daniel M Cere, Laila Parsons, Michelle Laura Hartman, Jill Hanley, Thomas C Meredith, John Galaty, Christopher Green, Sarah Turner (Winter) Jose Jouve-Martin, Jan J Jorgensen (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open only to U3 Honours and Joint Honours students.
  • INTD 497 Research Seminar on International Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : An interdisciplinary research seminar on topics of common interest to staff and students of the International Development Studies programs. See www.mcgill.ca/ids/courseinfo/intd497

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Frederick Stapenhurst, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, Fergus MacLaren (Fall) Karen Elisabeth McAllister, Manuel Balan (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to students in final year of an IDS Concentration

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

Introductory

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

  • ANTH 202 Socio-Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An introduction to ways of understanding what it means to be human from the perspective of socio-cultural anthropology. Students will be introduced to diverse approaches to this question through engagement with a wide range of ethnographic cases.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Edward Kohn (Fall)

    • Fall
  • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Processes of developmental change, as they affect small communities in the Third World and in unindustrialized parts of developed countries. Problems of technological change, political integration, population growth, industrialization, urban growth, social services, infrastructure and economic dependency.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
  • GEOG 210 Global Places and Peoples (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Introduction to key themes in human geography. Maps and the making, interpretation and contestation of landscapes, 'place', and territory. Investigation of globalization and the spatial organization of human geo-politics, and urban and rural environments.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jon Unruh, Sarah Turner (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
  • GEOG 216 Geography of the World Economy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : The course introduces the geography of the world economic system. It describes the spatial distribution of economic activities and examines the factors which influence their changing location. Case studies from both "developed" and "developing" countries will test the different geographical theories presented in lectures.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Geraldine Akman, James Freeman (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
  • POLI 227 Developing Areas/Introduction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to Third World politics. A comparative examination of the legacies of colonialism, the achievement of independence, and contemporary dynamics of political and socio-economic development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Topics include modernization, dependency, state-building and national integration, revolution, the role of the military, and democratization.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Rex J Brynen (Winter)

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • SOCI 254 Development and Underdevelopment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Competing theories about the causes of underdevelopment in the poor countries. Topics include the impact of geography, the population explosion, culture and national character, economic and sexual inequalities, democracy and dictatorship. Western imperialism and multi-national corporations, reliance on the market, and development through local participation, cooperation, and appropriate technology.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Uli Locher (Fall)

    • Summer

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 Global Issues on Development, Food and Agriculture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : International development and world food security and challenges in developing countries. Soil and water management, climate change, demographic issues, plant and animal resources conservation, bio-products and biofuels, economic and environmental issues specially in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Globalization, sustainable development, technology transfer and human resources needs for rural development.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Humberto Monardes (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Two 2-hour conferences

Stream 1 - Agricultural Economics

  • AGEC 430 Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Examination of North American and international agriculture, food and resource policies, policy instruments, programs and their implications. Economic analysis applied to the principles, procedures and objectives of various policy actions affecting agriculture, and the environment.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: John C Henning (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 200 or equivalent
  • AGEC 442 Economics of International Agricultural Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The course deals with economic aspects of international development with emphasis on the role of food, agriculture and the resource sector in the economy of developing countries. Topics will include world food analysis, development project analysis and policies for sustainable development. Development case studies will be used.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Anwar Naseem (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 200 or AGEC 201 or equivalent

Stream 1 - Anthropology

  • ANTH 227 Medical Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Beliefs and practices concerning sickness and healing are examined in a variety of Western and non-Western settings. Special attention is given to cultural constructions of the body and to theories of disease causation and healing efficacy. Topics include international health, medical pluralism, transcultural psychiatry, and demography.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Tobias Rees (Fall)

    • Fall

Stream 1 - Economics

  • ECON 209 Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A university-level introduction to national income determination, money and banking, inflation, unemployment and economic policy.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Paul Dickinson (Fall) Paul Dickinson, Mayssun El-Attar Vilalta (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 330 or ECON 352
  • ECON 223 Political Economy of Trade Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The course introduces students to the economics of international trade, what constitutes good trade policy, and how trade policy is decided. The course examines Canadian trade policy since 1945, including the GATT, Auto Pact, the FTA and NAFTA, and concludes with special topics in trade policy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ECON 208
  • ECON 314 Economic Development 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Macroeconomic development issues, including theories of growth, public finance, debt, currency crises, corruption, structural adjustment, democracy and global economic organization.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Tzvetana Rakovski (Fall) Tzvetana Rakovski (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 313
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-313D
  • ECON 326 Ecological Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Macroeconomic and structural aspects of the ecological crisis. A course in which subjects discussed include the conflict between economic growth and the laws of thermodynamics; the search for alternative economic indicators; the fossil fuels crisis; and "green'' fiscal policy.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Robin Thomas Naylor (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or consent of instructor
  • ECON 336 The Chinese Economy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Examination of the growth and transformation of the Chinese economy and the domestic and international implications.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Christopher Green (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 (or ECON 230D1/D2 or 250D1/D2).
  • ECON 411 Economic Development: A World Area (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : An advanced course in the economic development of a pre-designated underdeveloped country or a group of countries.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: John C Kurien (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 230 or ECON 250 and one semester of economic development
  • ECON 416 Topics in Economic Development 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : This course gives students a broad overview of the economics of developing countries. The course covers micro and macro topics, with particular emphasis on the economic analysis at the micro level.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Franque Grimard (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 230 or ECON 250 or permission of the instructor

Stream 1 - Geography

  • GEOG 310 Development and Livelihoods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Geographical dimensions of rural/urban livelihoods in the face of socioeconomic and environmental change in developing regions. Emphasis on household natural resource use, survival strategies and vulnerability, decision-making, formal and informal institutions, migration, and development experience in contrasting global environments.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Oliver T Coomes, George Wenzel, Jon Unruh (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 210 or GEOG 216 or ENVR 201 or INTD 200
  • GEOG 403 Global Health and Environmental Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Major themes and contemporary case studies in global health and environmental change. Focus on understanding global trends in emerging infectious disease from social, biophysical, and geographical perspectives, and critically assessing the health implications of environmental change in different international contexts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 205 or GEOG 221 or GEOG 321 or GEOG 303 or permission from the instructor
    • Restriction: Course not open to students who were registered for GEOG 303 in Winter 2008.
  • GEOG 409 Geographies of Developing Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Current development questions that are of concern to the Asian region. Emphasis on critically studying the major processes of social, economic and environmental change through regional case studies in rural, peri-urban and urban contexts. Covers important debates and considerations that lie at the heart of development geography.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Sarah Turner (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 210 or GEOG 216 or ENVR 201 or INTD 200 or GEOG 310 or permission of instructor

Stream 1 - History

  • HIST 348 China: Science-Medicine-Technology (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An introduction to traditional Chinese ideas about human beings and their relationship with heaven and earth. Special emphasis on the history of medicine and the body, alchemy, geomancy and divination techniques, agriculture and sericulture, astronomy, and engineering and their relation to changing social and cultural formations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 208 or HIST 218 or permission of instructor
  • HIST 381 Colonial Africa: Health/Disease (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A study of the impact of disease on African societies over the last three centuries. Topics include: the efforts of Africans to control their ecology, and to maintain their own medical traditions; the wider African responses to Western bio-medicine, and the relationship of disease to nutrition, demography, and public health.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 200 and HIST 201 or HIST 349 or permission of the instructor
  • HIST 396 Disease in Africa Since 1960 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This course examines the negatives and positives of African health since independence: the rise of new pathogens, especially HIV/AIDS, and the revitalization of old ones, such as drug resistant tuberculosis and malaria. Also examined are the growth of health infrastructure, and international successes such as the eradication of smallpox.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 200 and HIST 201 or HIST 349 or permission of the instructor

Stream 1 - International Development Studies

  • INTD 397 Topics in International Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Examines topics in specific problem areas in International Development Studies. Content varies every term.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A 200 or 300 level course related to International Development, or permission of instructor.
  • INTD 490 Development Field Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, field work and research project in international development. Requirements consist of previously approved project proposal, field component (usually carried out during the summer), and research report based on field work to be completed upon return.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Amélie Quesnel Vallée, Zoua Vang, Danielle J Donnelly (Fall) Oliver T Coomes (Winter) Philip Oxhorn (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: completion of ECON 313 and 3 credits of IDS Group A Complementary Courses
    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in International Development Studies Concentrations with prior approval of IDS program adviser and project supervisor
  • INTD 491 Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, research and preparation of an undergraduate thesis under the direction of a staff member.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Frederick Stapenhurst, Rex J Brynen, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, James Ford, Manuel Balan, Amélie Quesnel Vallée, Victoria Talwar, Erik Kuhonta, Karl James Moore, Sarah Turner (Fall) Kathleen Fallon, Rex J Brynen, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, Daniel M Cere, Laila Parsons, Michelle Laura Hartman, Jill Hanley, Thomas C Meredith, John Galaty, Christopher Green, Sarah Turner (Winter) Jose Jouve-Martin, Jan J Jorgensen (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open only to U3 Honours and Joint Honours students.
  • INTD 492 Honours Thesis with Field Research (6 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, field work and research and preparation of an undergraduate thesis under the direction of a staff member.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Manuel Balan (Fall) Inteaz Alli (Winter)

    • Requirements consist of previously approved project proposal, field component (usually carried out during the summer), and research thesis based on field work to be completed upon return.
    • Restriction: Open only to U3 Honours and Joint Honours students.
    • Restriction: Permission of an appropriate supervising instructor and program adviser required.
  • INTD 499 Internship: International Development Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Internship with an approved host institution or organization.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Kathleen Fallon, Aziz Fall, Sarah Turner, Frederick Stapenhurst, Thomas C Meredith, George Wenzel, Shelley Clark, Erik Kuhonta, Colin Austin Chapman, Colin Hartley Scott, Philip Oxhorn, Matthieu Chemin, Fergus MacLaren, Humberto Monardes, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, Mayssun El-Attar Vilalta, Ellen Aitken, Katherine Lemons, Manuel Balan, Rex J Brynen, John Galaty (Fall) Claudia A Mitchell, Philip Oxhorn (Winter) Claudia A Mitchell, Frederick Stapenhurst (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open to U2 and U3 students with a minimum CGPA of 2.7, and permission of the departmental Internship Adviser. This course will not normally fulfill program requirements for seminar or 400-level courses. A letter from a supervisor at the institution must attest to successful completion of the student's tenure.
  • INTD 597 Seminar in International Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : An interdisciplinary research seminar on topics of common interest to staff and students of the International Development Studies program. As part of their contribution, students will prepare a research paper under the supervision of one or more members of staff.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor is required. At least one 400 level course listed in their International Development Studies Stream complementary course options.
    • Restriction: Open to graduate students, final year Honours students, and other advanced undergraduates with the permission of the instructor.

Stream 1 - Management Core

  • MGCR 360 Social Context of Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : This course examines how business interacts with the larger society. It explores the development of modern capitalist society, and the dilemmas that organizations face in acting in a socially responsible manner. Students will examine these issues with reference to sustainable development, business ethics, globalization and developing countries, and political activity.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Louis Romeo Chauvin, Peter Younkin, Cheryl Gladu (Fall) Louis Romeo Chauvin, Cheryl Gladu, Philip McCully (Winter) Cheryl Gladu (Summer)

  • MGCR 382 International Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the world of international business. Economic foundations of international trade and investment. The international trade, finance, and regulatory frameworks. Relations between international companies and nation-states, including costs and benefits of foreign investment and alternative controls and responses. Effects of local environmental characteristics on the operations of multi-national enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Nicholas Matziorinis, Hermann Juergens, John Saba (Fall) Sujata Madan, Nicholas Matziorinis, John Saba (Winter) John Saba (Summer)

Stream 1 - Management Policy

  • MGPO 475 Strategies for Developing Countries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Strategic management challenges in developing and emerging economies. Focus on strategies that foster both firm competitiveness and economic development, including: technological capabilities, new forms of organization, small and large firms, global production, social impact, global standards and governance.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Paola Perez-Aleman (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

Stream 1 - Mining and Materials Engineering

  • MIME 524 Mineral Resources Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Analysis of significant factors affecting mineral supply, including oil and gas. Role of governments, concept of economic rent and determinants of a mineral policy. Objectives, strategies and concerns of mining and oil and gas companies. International resource environment, commodity associations, mineral investment and trade patterns.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: FACC 300 or MIME 310 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

Stream 1 - Natural Resource Sciences

  • NRSC 340 Global Perspectives on Food (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Issues of community and global change in relation to environment and the production of food. Contrasts between developed and developing countries will highlight impacts of colonialism, political structures, and cultural systems related to gender, class and ethnicity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: A 200-level course in food science, food resources or dietetics, or permission of instructor.
  • NRSC 540 Socio-Cultural Issues in Water (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Discussion of current debates and problems related to water, especially in developing countries. Topics include: gender relations and health in the context of cultural and economic systems, and the impacts of new technologies, market structures and population growth.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: A 300- or 400-level course in water or permission of instructor.
    • 3-hour seminar

Stream 1 - Political Science

  • POLI 423 Politics of Ethno-Nationalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Theories of ethno-nationalism examined in light of experience in Asia, Middle East and Africa. Topics include formation and mobilization of national, ethnic and religious identities in colonial and post-colonial societies; impact of ethno-nationalism on pluralism, democracy, class and gender relations; means to preserve tolerance in multicultural societies.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Narendra Subramanian (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: one 300 or 400-level course in comparative politics; and one 300 or 400-level course on developing areas (any discipline.) The same course can fulfill both requirements
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 445 International Political Economy: Monetary Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Advanced course in international political economy; the politics of international of monetary relations, such as international rules governing international finance, the reasons for and consequences of financial flows, and the functioning of international financial bodies such as the IMF and World Bank.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: POLI 243 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.

Stream 1 - Sociology

  • SOCI 307 Sociology of Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Core sociological and political issues of the globalization debate, such as trade, global production networks and the new international division of labor, global inequalities, the ecological crisis, the reform of international institutions, and the emergence of the global justice movement.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Marc Ancelovici (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or Permission of Instructor
  • SOCI 309 Health and Illness (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Health and illness as social rather than purely bio-medical phenomena. Topics include: studies of ill persons, health care occupations and organizations; poverty and health; inequalities in access to and use of health services; recent policies, ideologies, and problems in reform of health services organization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • SOCI 365 Health and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Main concepts and controversies linking health to broader social and economic conditions in low income countries. Topics include the demographic and epidemiological transitions, the health and wealth conundrum, the social determinants of health, health as an economic development strategy, and the impact of the AIDS pandemic.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Cassandra Cotton (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 234 or SOCI 254
  • SOCI 513 Social Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Examination of the social causes and consequences of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Gender inequality, sexual behaviours, marriage systems, migration, and poverty are shaping the pandemic as well as how the pandemic is altering social, demographic and economic conditions across Africa.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: SOCI 225 or SOCI 309 or Permission of Instructor.

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 Gender, Inequality and the State (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Comparative studies of gender in stratified societies: Asia, the Mid-East, Latin and North America. Economic, political and social manifestations of gender inequality. Oppressive and egalitarian ideologies. State and institutional policies on gender, and male-female strategies. Sexual apartheid and integration.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 341, or Women's Studies Minor, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 512 Political Ecology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Historical, theoretical and methodological development of political ecology as a field of inquiry on the interactions between society and environment, in the context of conflicts over natural resources.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter

Stream 2 - Economics

  • ECON 223 Political Economy of Trade Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The course introduces students to the economics of international trade, what constitutes good trade policy, and how trade policy is decided. The course examines Canadian trade policy since 1945, including the GATT, Auto Pact, the FTA and NAFTA, and concludes with special topics in trade policy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ECON 208

Stream 2 - International Development Studies

  • INTD 397 Topics in International Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Examines topics in specific problem areas in International Development Studies. Content varies every term.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A 200 or 300 level course related to International Development, or permission of instructor.
  • INTD 490 Development Field Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, field work and research project in international development. Requirements consist of previously approved project proposal, field component (usually carried out during the summer), and research report based on field work to be completed upon return.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Amélie Quesnel Vallée, Zoua Vang, Danielle J Donnelly (Fall) Oliver T Coomes (Winter) Philip Oxhorn (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: completion of ECON 313 and 3 credits of IDS Group A Complementary Courses
    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in International Development Studies Concentrations with prior approval of IDS program adviser and project supervisor
  • INTD 491 Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, research and preparation of an undergraduate thesis under the direction of a staff member.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Frederick Stapenhurst, Rex J Brynen, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, James Ford, Manuel Balan, Amélie Quesnel Vallée, Victoria Talwar, Erik Kuhonta, Karl James Moore, Sarah Turner (Fall) Kathleen Fallon, Rex J Brynen, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, Daniel M Cere, Laila Parsons, Michelle Laura Hartman, Jill Hanley, Thomas C Meredith, John Galaty, Christopher Green, Sarah Turner (Winter) Jose Jouve-Martin, Jan J Jorgensen (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open only to U3 Honours and Joint Honours students.
  • INTD 492 Honours Thesis with Field Research (6 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, field work and research and preparation of an undergraduate thesis under the direction of a staff member.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Manuel Balan (Fall) Inteaz Alli (Winter)

    • Requirements consist of previously approved project proposal, field component (usually carried out during the summer), and research thesis based on field work to be completed upon return.
    • Restriction: Open only to U3 Honours and Joint Honours students.
    • Restriction: Permission of an appropriate supervising instructor and program adviser required.
  • INTD 499 Internship: International Development Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Internship with an approved host institution or organization.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Kathleen Fallon, Aziz Fall, Sarah Turner, Frederick Stapenhurst, Thomas C Meredith, George Wenzel, Shelley Clark, Erik Kuhonta, Colin Austin Chapman, Colin Hartley Scott, Philip Oxhorn, Matthieu Chemin, Fergus MacLaren, Humberto Monardes, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, Mayssun El-Attar Vilalta, Ellen Aitken, Katherine Lemons, Manuel Balan, Rex J Brynen, John Galaty (Fall) Claudia A Mitchell, Philip Oxhorn (Winter) Claudia A Mitchell, Frederick Stapenhurst (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open to U2 and U3 students with a minimum CGPA of 2.7, and permission of the departmental Internship Adviser. This course will not normally fulfill program requirements for seminar or 400-level courses. A letter from a supervisor at the institution must attest to successful completion of the student's tenure.
  • INTD 597 Seminar in International Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : An interdisciplinary research seminar on topics of common interest to staff and students of the International Development Studies program. As part of their contribution, students will prepare a research paper under the supervision of one or more members of staff.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor is required. At least one 400 level course listed in their International Development Studies Stream complementary course options.
    • Restriction: Open to graduate students, final year Honours students, and other advanced undergraduates with the permission of the instructor.

Stream 2 - Islamic Studies

  • ISLA 360 Islam and Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Assessment of the relationship between Islam and politics in the contemporary Middle East and Africa through various analytic themes, including political economy, social movement and gendered analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Khalid Medani, Christopher Anzalone (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ISLA 210 or permission of instructor.
  • ISLA 383 Central Questions in Islamic Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : An integrative view of Islamic law in the past and present, including landmarks in Islamic legal history (e.g., sources of law; early formation; intellectual make-up; the workings of court; legal change; legal effects of colonialism; modernity and legal reform) and a structured definition of what it was/is.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Ahmed Ibrahim (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ISLA 200 or permission of instructor.

Stream 2 - Political Science

  • POLI 319 Politics of Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course will deal with the dynamics of political change in Latin America today.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Philip Oxhorn (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 322 Political Change in South Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Political change in South Asia in late colonial and post-colonial periods. Issues covered include social and cultural history; colonial rule, nationalism and state formation; democratic and authoritarian tendencies; economic policies and consequences; challenges to patterns of dominance and national boundaries; prospects for democracy, prosperity and equality.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Narendra Subramanian (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 324 Developing Areas/Africa (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The government and politics of African states south of the Sahara with reference to the ideological and institutional setting as influenced by the forces of tradition and the impact of Western colonialism.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Mark Daku (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 340 Developing Areas/Middle East (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of the societies, political forces and regimes of selected countries of the Eastern Arab world (Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia).

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Rex J Brynen (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 345 International Organizations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The politics and processes of global governance in the 21st century, with a special emphasis on the United Nations system.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Vincent Pouliot (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in International Politics or written consent of instructor
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 347 Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Concepts - protracted conflict, crisis, war, peace; system, subsystem; Conflict-levels of analysis; historical context; images and issues; attitudes, policies, role of major powers; Crises-Wars - configuration of power; crisis models; decision-making in 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982 crisis-wars; conflict- crisis management; Peace-Making - pre-1977; Egypt-Israel peace treaty; Madrid, Oslo, Israel-Jordan peace; prospects for conflict resolution.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Julie Norman (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 160-243 prior to 1997-98; or POLI 244
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 349 Foreign Policy: Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An overview of the foreign policies of two rising powers - China and India - in addition to Japan, covering the historical evolution, goals and determinants of their foreign policies, interactions with the rest of Asia and the world, and efforts at institutionalised cooperation in South and East Asia.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Mahesh Shankar (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: POLI 243 or 244, or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 369 Politics of Southeast Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Topics covered include: colonialism, nationalism, democracy, authoritarianism, war, economic development, social development, overseas Chinese, ethnicity, religion, populism, and international relations, as they apply to Southeast Asian politics.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Erik Kuhonta (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 200 level course in comparative politics (POLI 211, POLI 212, or POLI 227).
  • POLI 423 Politics of Ethno-Nationalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Theories of ethno-nationalism examined in light of experience in Asia, Middle East and Africa. Topics include formation and mobilization of national, ethnic and religious identities in colonial and post-colonial societies; impact of ethno-nationalism on pluralism, democracy, class and gender relations; means to preserve tolerance in multicultural societies.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Narendra Subramanian (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: one 300 or 400-level course in comparative politics; and one 300 or 400-level course on developing areas (any discipline.) The same course can fulfill both requirements
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 445 International Political Economy: Monetary Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Advanced course in international political economy; the politics of international of monetary relations, such as international rules governing international finance, the reasons for and consequences of financial flows, and the functioning of international financial bodies such as the IMF and World Bank.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: POLI 243 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 450 Peacebuilding (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of transitions from civil war to peace, and the role of external actors (international organizations, bilateral donors, non-governmental organizations) in support of such transitions. Topics will include the dilemmas of humanitarian relief, peacekeeping operations, refugees, the demobilization of ex-combatants, transitional elections, and the politics of socio-economic reconstruction.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Rex J Brynen (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: previous courses in comparative politics/developing areas and international relations. Internet research skills are strongly recommended
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas; also in the field of International Politics.
  • POLI 474 Inequality and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The political structures and social forces underlying poverty and inequality in the developing world; the historical roots of inequality in different regions, varying manifestations of inequality (class, region, ethnicity, gender), and selected contemporary problems.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Erik Kuhonta (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 522 Seminar: Developing Areas (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : State-society relations in the developing world through historical, comparative, and analytical perspectives, focusing on: (1) theories and concepts of the state; (2) state capacity and incapacity; (3) state formation.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Juan Wang (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: At least one upper-level course in the politics of developing areas.
    • Restriction: Open to graduate students, final year honours students, and other advanced undergraduates with permission of instructor; (Note: The field is Comparative Politics in Developing Areas).

Stream 2 - Sociology

  • SOCI 265 War, States and Social Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The impact of war on society in agrarian and industrial epochs. Particular attention is given to the relationship between war and economic development, social classes, nationalism, and democratization.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: John Anthony Hall (Fall)

  • SOCI 484 Emerging Democratic States (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Focus on the sociological aspects of recent transitions to democracy within developing countries - particularly within Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Exploration of why democratization has taken place, to what extent it has been successful and the implications of democratization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210
  • SOCI 550 Developing Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Comparison of alternative explanations of underdevelopment: the impact of social stratification, relations of domination and subordination between countries, state interference with the market. Alternative strategies of change: revolution, structural adjustment, community development and cooperatives. Students will write and present a research paper, and participate extensively in class discussion.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Stream 2 - Social Work

  • SWRK 400 Policy and Practice for Refugees (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Social Work : Refugee-generating conflicts, international and national responses are considered. Canadian policy, history and response to refugees are analyzed. Theory-grounded practice with refugees is examined, including community organizing and direct service delivery to individuals and families.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Patrina Duhaney (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Limited to BSW U3, 2-year BSW, and U3 non-Social work students

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 Anthropology of Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Nature and function of religion in culture. Systems of belief; the interpretation of ritual. Religion and symbolism. The relation of religion to social organization. Religious change and social movements.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Katherine Lemons (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ANTH 301 Nomadic Pastoralists (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Variations in herding systems over a wide range of habitats and involving a variety of species of domestic livestock. Comparative perspectives on the prehistory of pastoral systems, on the ideologies, cultures, and social and economic systems of nomadic pastoralists. Relations with non-pastoralists and the effects of change and development will also be examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 212
  • ANTH 318 Globalization and Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The interactions between religion and the economic, social and cultural transformations of globalization: relations between globalization and contemporary religious practice, meaning, and influence at personal and collective levels.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: U2 standing or above and ANTH 209, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 355 or ANTH 352 or RELG 207
  • ANTH 322 Social Change in Modern Africa (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The impact of colonialism on African societies; changing families, religion, arts; political and economic transformation; migration, urbanization, new social categories; social stratification; the social setting of independence and neo-colonialism; continuity, stagnation, and progressive change.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Nicholas Barber (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 209, or ANTH 212, or ANTH 227 or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 326 Anthropology of Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Central themes in the anthropology of Latin America, including colonialism, religiosity, sexuality and gender, indigeneity, social movements, and transnationalism.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jennifer Paige MacDougall (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202 or 204 or 205 or 206 or 212 or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 327 Peoples of South Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An exploration of the dominant social institutions, cultural themes and perspectives, and psychological patterns found in India and greater South Asia.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 212, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 329 Modern Chinese Society and Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : 20th and 21st century Chinese economic, social and cultural changes and continuities. Topics include rural development, revolution and reform policies, gender and households, family planning, minorities, urbanization, and human rights.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 212, or East Asian Studies Honours/Major, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 341 Women in Cross-cultural Perspective (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A wide range of anthropological studies are examined and compared, along with theoretical models regarding changes in women's positions. The impact of colonialism, women and social change, and problems of women in developing societies are examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 202 or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 342, or Women's Studies Minor, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 342 Gender, Inequality and the State (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Comparative studies of gender in stratified societies: Asia, the Mid-East, Latin and North America. Economic, political and social manifestations of gender inequality. Oppressive and egalitarian ideologies. State and institutional policies on gender, and male-female strategies. Sexual apartheid and integration.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 341, or Women's Studies Minor, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 422 Contemporary Latin American Culture & Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Themes central to the culture and society of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, including globalization, questions of race and ethnicity, (post)modernity, social movements, constructions of gender and sexuality, and national and diasporic identities.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Kristin Norget (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 355, or ANTH 352, or HISP 226, or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: U3 students.
  • ANTH 500 Chinese Diversity and Diaspora (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Explores ethnic diversity within mainland China, as well as the diversity of Chinese cultures of diaspora, living outside the mainland, often as minorities subject to other dominant cultures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restrictions: Reserved for U3 Anthropology undergraduate students or graduate students, any other students by permission of instructor.
    • Enrolment Limit: 25 students.

Stream 3 - East Asian Studies

  • EAST 211 Introduction: East Asian Culture: China (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course provides a critical introduction to central themes in Chinese culture. The course will also examine the changing representations of the Chinese cultural tradition in the West. Readings will include original sources in translation from the fields of literature, philosophy, religion, and cultural history.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Rebecca Esther Doran (Winter)

  • EAST 213 Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course provides a critical introduction to central themes in Korean culture, including Korean literature, religions, philosophy, and socio-economic formations.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: James Thomas (Fall)

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 FYS: Race in Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This seminar explores what it meant to be native, black, or white in Latin America from the colonial period to the present. It explores how conceptualisations of race and ethnicity shaped colonialism, social organisation, opportunities for mobility, visions of nationhood, and social movements.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to newly admitted students in U0 or U1, who may take only one FYS. Students who register for more than one will be obliged to withdraw from all but one of them.
    • Maximum 25 students
  • HIST 200 Introduction to African History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This course stresses the interactions of the peoples of Africa with each other and with the worlds of Europe and Islam from the Iron Age to the European Conquest in 1880.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jon Soske (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-200D
  • HIST 201 Modern African History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : While covering the general political history of Africa in the twentieth century, this course also explores such themes as health and disease, gender, and urbanization.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jon Soske (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-200D
  • HIST 213 World History, 1300-2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A thematic and comparative approach to world history, beginning with the rise of the Mongols in the thirteenth century, and ending with globalization in the late twentieth century. Trade diasporas, technology, disease and imperialism are the major themes addressed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • HIST 218 Modern East Asian History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An introduction to the history of China and Japan from the seventeenth century to the present, including modernization, nationalism, and the interaction of the two countries.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Gavin Walker (Winter)

    • Winter
  • HIST 309 History of Latin America to 1825 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The social, cultural, and economic aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean in the colonial period. Topics include: pre-Columbian and hispanic cultures in conflict, plantation empires, and the transition to independence. The sequel to this course is HIST 360.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert (Fall)

    • Fall
  • HIST 338 Twentieth-Century China (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Examines 20th Century China from the fall of the Qing, through Republican China, the emergence of communism, war with Japan, revolution and civil war, the Cultural Revolution, and later economic reforms.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Johanna Ransmeier (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: one previous course in Chinese or Asian history or permission of instructor
  • HIST 339 Arab-Israeli Conflict (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The political, military, and diplomatic history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, with a focus on a number of historiographical debates over specific issues, such as the 1948 and 1967 wars, and the failures of the various peace initiatives.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Laila Parsons (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2 or U3 students only or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 360 Latin America since 1825 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Themes in the political, economic, and social development of Latin America since the wars of independence. Emphasis on the domestic history of the region, with some attention to relations with the United States and Europe.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Fall)

  • HIST 366 Themes in Latin American History 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Exploration of a specific topic in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1492 to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 309 or HIST 360 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: Topics will vary from year to year.
  • HIST 382 History of South Africa (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : History of South Africa from precolonial times to the present. Topics include: precolonial societies; British and Dutch colonialism; slavery in colonial South Africa; the Zulu kingdom; mining capitalism; the Boer War; Afrikaner nationalism; apartheid; the anti-apartheid struggle; music, religion, and art; challenges of the post-apartheid state.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 200 and HIST 201
  • HIST 419 Central America (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The study of historical roots of the regional crisis of the 1980s, with particular attention to Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 309, HIST 360 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-419D
  • HIST 448 Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A focus on women in the history of the late-19th- and 20th-Century Middle East, and on the ways in which gender analysis and sexuality illuminate the history of national and religious communities. Topics such as: education, masculinity, sexuality, Western representations of Middle Eastern women, and gender and the nation.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Laila Parsons (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A course on women, gender or sexuality or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 528 Indian Ocean World Slave Trade (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The origins, structure and impact of the Indian Ocean World slave trade from early times to the present day. Enslavement, the trading structure, slave functions, reactions to slavery, emancipation and 'slave' diaspora. Comparisons will be made to the Atlantic slave system.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gwyn Campbell (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: HIST 200 or HIST 213 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HIST 467.

Stream 3 - Integrated Studies in Education

  • EDER 461 Society and Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Factors influencing patterns of stability and change in major social institutions and the implications for formal and non-formal education.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Stream 3 - International Development Studies

  • INTD 397 Topics in International Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Examines topics in specific problem areas in International Development Studies. Content varies every term.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A 200 or 300 level course related to International Development, or permission of instructor.
  • INTD 490 Development Field Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, field work and research project in international development. Requirements consist of previously approved project proposal, field component (usually carried out during the summer), and research report based on field work to be completed upon return.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Amélie Quesnel Vallée, Zoua Vang, Danielle J Donnelly (Fall) Oliver T Coomes (Winter) Philip Oxhorn (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: completion of ECON 313 and 3 credits of IDS Group A Complementary Courses
    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in International Development Studies Concentrations with prior approval of IDS program adviser and project supervisor
  • INTD 491 Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, research and preparation of an undergraduate thesis under the direction of a staff member.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Frederick Stapenhurst, Rex J Brynen, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, James Ford, Manuel Balan, Amélie Quesnel Vallée, Victoria Talwar, Erik Kuhonta, Karl James Moore, Sarah Turner (Fall) Kathleen Fallon, Rex J Brynen, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, Daniel M Cere, Laila Parsons, Michelle Laura Hartman, Jill Hanley, Thomas C Meredith, John Galaty, Christopher Green, Sarah Turner (Winter) Jose Jouve-Martin, Jan J Jorgensen (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open only to U3 Honours and Joint Honours students.
  • INTD 492 Honours Thesis with Field Research (6 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, field work and research and preparation of an undergraduate thesis under the direction of a staff member.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Manuel Balan (Fall) Inteaz Alli (Winter)

    • Requirements consist of previously approved project proposal, field component (usually carried out during the summer), and research thesis based on field work to be completed upon return.
    • Restriction: Open only to U3 Honours and Joint Honours students.
    • Restriction: Permission of an appropriate supervising instructor and program adviser required.
  • INTD 499 Internship: International Development Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Internship with an approved host institution or organization.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Kathleen Fallon, Aziz Fall, Sarah Turner, Frederick Stapenhurst, Thomas C Meredith, George Wenzel, Shelley Clark, Erik Kuhonta, Colin Austin Chapman, Colin Hartley Scott, Philip Oxhorn, Matthieu Chemin, Fergus MacLaren, Humberto Monardes, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, Mayssun El-Attar Vilalta, Ellen Aitken, Katherine Lemons, Manuel Balan, Rex J Brynen, John Galaty (Fall) Claudia A Mitchell, Philip Oxhorn (Winter) Claudia A Mitchell, Frederick Stapenhurst (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open to U2 and U3 students with a minimum CGPA of 2.7, and permission of the departmental Internship Adviser. This course will not normally fulfill program requirements for seminar or 400-level courses. A letter from a supervisor at the institution must attest to successful completion of the student's tenure.
  • INTD 597 Seminar in International Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : An interdisciplinary research seminar on topics of common interest to staff and students of the International Development Studies program. As part of their contribution, students will prepare a research paper under the supervision of one or more members of staff.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor is required. At least one 400 level course listed in their International Development Studies Stream complementary course options.
    • Restriction: Open to graduate students, final year Honours students, and other advanced undergraduates with the permission of the instructor.

Stream 3 - Islamic Studies

  • ISLA 200 Islamic Civilization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : An introduction to, and survey of, the religious, literary, artistic, legal, philosophical and scientific traditions that constituted Islamic civilization from the 7th Century until the mid-19th Century.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Michelle Laura Hartman (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Note: All readings are in English.
  • ISLA 210 Muslim Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : An introduction to the different, often disparate, ways in which Muslims live and think in the modern world (19th-21st centuries). Muslim social contexts across the globe and cyberspace.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Laila Parsons (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ISLA 345 Science and Civilization in Islam (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : History of scientific traditions and ideas in Islamic civilization, from the origins of Islam to the early modern period. Emphasis is on the derivation, development and transmissions of Islamic science, as well as on the assimilation and influence of science within Islamic culture.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Faiz Ragep (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ISLA 200 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: All readings are in English.
  • ISLA 355 Modern History of the Middle East (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Assessment of the historical transformation of the modern Middle East concentrating on its internal socio-economic changes, as well as the colonial experience and encounters with the West since the early 19th century. Examination of the historical conditions that led to the rise of nationalism, the nation-state, the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 210 or permission of instructor.
  • ISLA 360 Islam and Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Assessment of the relationship between Islam and politics in the contemporary Middle East and Africa through various analytic themes, including political economy, social movement and gendered analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Khalid Medani, Christopher Anzalone (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ISLA 210 or permission of instructor.
  • ISLA 365 Middle East Since the 1970's (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Changes that have occurred in the Middle East since the 1970's, viewed through the lens of themes such as migration, consumerism, war, communications, and ideology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 210 or permission of instructor.
  • ISLA 383 Central Questions in Islamic Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : An integrative view of Islamic law in the past and present, including landmarks in Islamic legal history (e.g., sources of law; early formation; intellectual make-up; the workings of court; legal change; legal effects of colonialism; modernity and legal reform) and a structured definition of what it was/is.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Ahmed Ibrahim (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ISLA 200 or permission of instructor.
  • ISLA 411 History: Middle-East 1918-1945 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : The impact of WWI on Middle Eastern society and politics; the British and French mandates; the growth of nationalisms, revolutions and the formation of national states; WW II and the clash of political interests within the region.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • 3 hours
  • ISLA 415 Modern Iran: Anthropological Approach (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : The modern history, social, and cultural anthropology of contemporary Iran.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Setrag Manoukian (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 210 or permission of instructor.
  • ISLA 421 Islam in South Asia: 1707 to Present (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Eighteenth-century India after the "Great Mughals"; decentralization and turmoil in Delhi; rise of British colonialism and responses from Indian litterateurs and religious scholars; artistic developments; 1857 Rebellion to Independence and Partition; Muslims of modern Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka; political Islam and the War on Terror; Pakistani religious minorities.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Mohamad Khan (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 420 or permission of instructor.

Stream 3 - Management, Organizational Behaviour

  • ORGB 380 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Addresses dilemmas and opportunities that managers experience in international, multicultural environments. Development of conceptual knowledge and behavioural skills (e.g. bridging skills, communication, tolerance of ambiguity, cognitive complexity) relevant to the interaction of different cultures in business and organizational settings, using several methods including research, case studies and experiential learning.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall) Chantal Westgate (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students

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 Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Concepts - protracted conflict, crisis, war, peace; system, subsystem; Conflict-levels of analysis; historical context; images and issues; attitudes, policies, role of major powers; Crises-Wars - configuration of power; crisis models; decision-making in 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982 crisis-wars; conflict- crisis management; Peace-Making - pre-1977; Egypt-Israel peace treaty; Madrid, Oslo, Israel-Jordan peace; prospects for conflict resolution.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Julie Norman (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 160-243 prior to 1997-98; or POLI 244
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 423 Politics of Ethno-Nationalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Theories of ethno-nationalism examined in light of experience in Asia, Middle East and Africa. Topics include formation and mobilization of national, ethnic and religious identities in colonial and post-colonial societies; impact of ethno-nationalism on pluralism, democracy, class and gender relations; means to preserve tolerance in multicultural societies.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Narendra Subramanian (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: one 300 or 400-level course in comparative politics; and one 300 or 400-level course on developing areas (any discipline.) The same course can fulfill both requirements
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 435 Identity and Inequality (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Inequality is often particularly durable between groups whose boundaries are based on assumed ancestry - e.g., the major ethnic categories in former European settler colonies, castes in South Asia. This course explores ongoing changes in the relationship between identity and social, economic and political inequality in some of these contexts.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Narendra Subramanian (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: 300 level course in comparative politics or related social science course.
  • POLI 442 International Relations of Ethnic Conflict (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Issues related to the internationalization of ethnic conflict, including diasporas, contagion and demonstration effects, intervention, irredentism, the use of sanctions and force. Combination of theory and the study of contemporary cases.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 244 or permission of instructor
  • POLI 450 Peacebuilding (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of transitions from civil war to peace, and the role of external actors (international organizations, bilateral donors, non-governmental organizations) in support of such transitions. Topics will include the dilemmas of humanitarian relief, peacekeeping operations, refugees, the demobilization of ex-combatants, transitional elections, and the politics of socio-economic reconstruction.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Rex J Brynen (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: previous courses in comparative politics/developing areas and international relations. Internet research skills are strongly recommended
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas; also in the field of International Politics.
  • POLI 474 Inequality and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The political structures and social forces underlying poverty and inequality in the developing world; the historical roots of inequality in different regions, varying manifestations of inequality (class, region, ethnicity, gender), and selected contemporary problems.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Erik Kuhonta (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.

Stream 3 - Religious Studies

  • RELG 370 Religion and Human Rights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Social justice and human rights issues as key aspects of modem religious ethics. Topics include: the relationship of religion to the modem human rights movement; religious perspectives on the universality of human rights; the scope and limits of religious freedom; conflicts between religion and rights.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jonathan Waind (Winter)

    • Winter
  • RELG 371 Ethics of Violence/Non-Violence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Forms of violence and the reaction of religious groups are assessed both for their effectiveness and for their fidelity to their professed beliefs. Different traditions, ranging from the wholesale adoption of violent methods (e.g., the Crusades) to repudiation (e.g., Gandhi; the Peace Churches).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Summer
  • RELG 375 Religion, Politics and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A study of contemporary religious traditions in the light of debates regarding secularization, the relation of religion and politics, and the interaction of religion with major social institutions.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Daniel M Cere (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: U2 and U3 students

Stream 3 - Sociology

  • SOCI 234 Population and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Introduction to the reciprocal linkages in the social world between population size, structure and dynamics on the one hand, social structure, action and change on the other. An examination of population processes and their relation to the social world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • SOCI 370 Sociology: Gender and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Exploration of the main development theories and discussion of how gender is placed within them, analysis of the practical application of development projects and discussion of how they affect gender dynamics, and examination of power relations between development agencies and developing countries. Examples from Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America are used.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Kathleen Fallon (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210
  • SOCI 446 Colonialism and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Forms that colonialism took, its impact on colonial societies, and its modern legacies, focusing on overseas colonialism between 1600 and the 1970s.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or permission from instructor.
  • SOCI 519 Gender and Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Focus on the diverse forces of globalization that impact the lives of men and women. Critical analysis of key theories and concepts implicated in the intersection of globalization processes with gender dynamisms.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elaine Weiner (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 270 or permission of instructor.
  • SOCI 520 Migration and Immigrant Groups (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Review of the major demographic, economic and sociological theories of internal and international migration. The main emphasis will be on empirical research on migration and immigrant groups.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Zoua Vang (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 15 credits in the Social Sciences
  • SOCI 550 Developing Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Comparison of alternative explanations of underdevelopment: the impact of social stratification, relations of domination and subordination between countries, state interference with the market. Alternative strategies of change: revolution, structural adjustment, community development and cooperatives. Students will write and present a research paper, and participate extensively in class discussion.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • SOCI 555 Comparative Historical Sociology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The analysis of patterns of state and nation-building in historical and comparative perspectives with particular attention being given to methodology.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Matthew Lange (Fall)

    • Restriction: Undergraduate students require permission of instructor

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 Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Examination of North American and international agriculture, food and resource policies, policy instruments, programs and their implications. Economic analysis applied to the principles, procedures and objectives of various policy actions affecting agriculture, and the environment.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: John C Henning (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 200 or equivalent
  • AGEC 442 Economics of International Agricultural Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The course deals with economic aspects of international development with emphasis on the role of food, agriculture and the resource sector in the economy of developing countries. Topics will include world food analysis, development project analysis and policies for sustainable development. Development case studies will be used.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Anwar Naseem (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 200 or AGEC 201 or equivalent

Stream 4 - Anthropology

  • ANTH 206 Environment and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Introduction to ecological anthropology, focusing on social and cultural adaptations to different environments, human impact on the environment, cultural constructions of the environment, management of common resources, and conflict over the use of resources.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Peter Rudiak-Gould (Fall)

    • Fall
  • ANTH 301 Nomadic Pastoralists (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Variations in herding systems over a wide range of habitats and involving a variety of species of domestic livestock. Comparative perspectives on the prehistory of pastoral systems, on the ideologies, cultures, and social and economic systems of nomadic pastoralists. Relations with non-pastoralists and the effects of change and development will also be examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 212
  • ANTH 339 Ecological Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Intensive study of theories and cases in ecological anthropology. Theories are examined and tested through comparative case-study analysis. Cultural constructions of "nature" and "environment" are compared and analyzed. Systems of resource management and conflicts over the use of resources are studied in depth.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Colin Hartley Scott (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 204, or ANTH 206, or SOCI 328, or GEOG 300 or ENVR 201, or ENVR 203, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 512 Political Ecology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Historical, theoretical and methodological development of political ecology as a field of inquiry on the interactions between society and environment, in the context of conflicts over natural resources.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter

Stream 4 - Economics

  • ECON 326 Ecological Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Macroeconomic and structural aspects of the ecological crisis. A course in which subjects discussed include the conflict between economic growth and the laws of thermodynamics; the search for alternative economic indicators; the fossil fuels crisis; and "green'' fiscal policy.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Robin Thomas Naylor (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or consent of instructor

Stream 4 - Geography

  • GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An ecological analysis of the physical and biotic components of natural resource systems. Emphasis on scientific, technological and institutional aspects of environmental management. Study of the use of biological resources and of the impact of individual processes.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Thomas C Meredith (Fall) Geraldine Akman (Summer)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in Geography or MSE or BIOL 208 or permission of instructor.
  • GEOG 403 Global Health and Environmental Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Major themes and contemporary case studies in global health and environmental change. Focus on understanding global trends in emerging infectious disease from social, biophysical, and geographical perspectives, and critically assessing the health implications of environmental change in different international contexts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 205 or GEOG 221 or GEOG 321 or GEOG 303 or permission from the instructor
    • Restriction: Course not open to students who were registered for GEOG 303 in Winter 2008.
  • GEOG 408 Geography of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Examines the geographical dimensions of development policy, specifically the relationships between the process of development and human-induced environmental change. Focuses on environmental sustainability, struggles over resource control, population and poverty, and levels of governance (the role of the state, non-governmental organizations, and local communities).

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jon Unruh (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 210 or GEOG 216 or permission of instructor
  • GEOG 410 Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An examination of the cultural, political, and economic mechanisms and manifestations of contemporary underdevelopment and the response to it from different regional and national peripheral societies within the dominant world economic system.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Geraldine Akman (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 216 or permission of instructor
  • GEOG 510 Humid Tropical Environments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Focus on the environmental and human spatial relationships in tropical rain forest and savanna landscapes. Human adaptation to variations within these landscapes through time and space. Biophysical constraints upon "development" in the modern era.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 203 or equivalent and written permission of the instructor

Stream 4 - International Development Studies

  • INTD 397 Topics in International Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Examines topics in specific problem areas in International Development Studies. Content varies every term.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A 200 or 300 level course related to International Development, or permission of instructor.
  • INTD 490 Development Field Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, field work and research project in international development. Requirements consist of previously approved project proposal, field component (usually carried out during the summer), and research report based on field work to be completed upon return.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Amélie Quesnel Vallée, Zoua Vang, Danielle J Donnelly (Fall) Oliver T Coomes (Winter) Philip Oxhorn (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: completion of ECON 313 and 3 credits of IDS Group A Complementary Courses
    • Restriction: Open only to students enrolled in International Development Studies Concentrations with prior approval of IDS program adviser and project supervisor
  • INTD 491 Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, research and preparation of an undergraduate thesis under the direction of a staff member.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Frederick Stapenhurst, Rex J Brynen, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, James Ford, Manuel Balan, Amélie Quesnel Vallée, Victoria Talwar, Erik Kuhonta, Karl James Moore, Sarah Turner (Fall) Kathleen Fallon, Rex J Brynen, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, Daniel M Cere, Laila Parsons, Michelle Laura Hartman, Jill Hanley, Thomas C Meredith, John Galaty, Christopher Green, Sarah Turner (Winter) Jose Jouve-Martin, Jan J Jorgensen (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open only to U3 Honours and Joint Honours students.
  • INTD 492 Honours Thesis with Field Research (6 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, field work and research and preparation of an undergraduate thesis under the direction of a staff member.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Manuel Balan (Fall) Inteaz Alli (Winter)

    • Requirements consist of previously approved project proposal, field component (usually carried out during the summer), and research thesis based on field work to be completed upon return.
    • Restriction: Open only to U3 Honours and Joint Honours students.
    • Restriction: Permission of an appropriate supervising instructor and program adviser required.
  • INTD 499 Internship: International Development Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : Internship with an approved host institution or organization.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Kathleen Fallon, Aziz Fall, Sarah Turner, Frederick Stapenhurst, Thomas C Meredith, George Wenzel, Shelley Clark, Erik Kuhonta, Colin Austin Chapman, Colin Hartley Scott, Philip Oxhorn, Matthieu Chemin, Fergus MacLaren, Humberto Monardes, Karen Elisabeth McAllister, Mayssun El-Attar Vilalta, Ellen Aitken, Katherine Lemons, Manuel Balan, Rex J Brynen, John Galaty (Fall) Claudia A Mitchell, Philip Oxhorn (Winter) Claudia A Mitchell, Frederick Stapenhurst (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open to U2 and U3 students with a minimum CGPA of 2.7, and permission of the departmental Internship Adviser. This course will not normally fulfill program requirements for seminar or 400-level courses. A letter from a supervisor at the institution must attest to successful completion of the student's tenure.
  • INTD 597 Seminar in International Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : An interdisciplinary research seminar on topics of common interest to staff and students of the International Development Studies program. As part of their contribution, students will prepare a research paper under the supervision of one or more members of staff.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor is required. At least one 400 level course listed in their International Development Studies Stream complementary course options.
    • Restriction: Open to graduate students, final year Honours students, and other advanced undergraduates with the permission of the instructor.

Stream 4 - Management Core

  • MGCR 360 Social Context of Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : This course examines how business interacts with the larger society. It explores the development of modern capitalist society, and the dilemmas that organizations face in acting in a socially responsible manner. Students will examine these issues with reference to sustainable development, business ethics, globalization and developing countries, and political activity.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Louis Romeo Chauvin, Peter Younkin, Cheryl Gladu (Fall) Louis Romeo Chauvin, Cheryl Gladu, Philip McCully (Winter) Cheryl Gladu (Summer)

Stream 4 - Mining and Materials Engineering

  • MIME 524 Mineral Resources Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Analysis of significant factors affecting mineral supply, including oil and gas. Role of governments, concept of economic rent and determinants of a mineral policy. Objectives, strategies and concerns of mining and oil and gas companies. International resource environment, commodity associations, mineral investment and trade patterns.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: FACC 300 or MIME 310 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

Stream 4 - Natural Resource Sciences

  • NRSC 340 Global Perspectives on Food (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Issues of community and global change in relation to environment and the production of food. Contrasts between developed and developing countries will highlight impacts of colonialism, political structures, and cultural systems related to gender, class and ethnicity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: A 200-level course in food science, food resources or dietetics, or permission of instructor.
  • NRSC 540 Socio-Cultural Issues in Water (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Discussion of current debates and problems related to water, especially in developing countries. Topics include: gender relations and health in the context of cultural and economic systems, and the impacts of new technologies, market structures and population growth.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: A 300- or 400-level course in water or permission of instructor.
    • 3-hour seminar

Stream 4 - Nutrition

  • NUTR 501 Nutrition in Developing Countries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : This course will cover the major nutritional problems in developing countries. The focus will be on nutrition and health and emphasize young children and other vulnerable groups. The role of diet and disease for each major nutritional problem will be discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
    • 2 lectures and one seminar
    • Prerequisite: For undergraduate students, consent of instructor required

Stream 4 - Urban Planning

  • URBP 506 Environmental Policy and Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Analytical and institutional approaches for understanding and addressing urban and other environmental problems at various scales; characteristics of environmental problems and implications; political-institutional context and policy instruments; risk perception and implications; cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, multiple-objectives approaches, life-cycle analysis; policy implementation issues; case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Madhav Govind Badami (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Restriction: This course is open to students in U3 and above
  • URBP 520 Globalization: Planning and Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Economic and social issues related to planning for sustainable development, with a focus on water. Political and environmental determinants of resource use. Impact of global, regional and local institutions, programs and plans in Barbados and in the field locale in general.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Leroy E Phillip, Inteaz Alli (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Barbados Field Study Semester.
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