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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

Revision, June 2015. Start of revision.

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.
3. Students are permitted to take up to 3 credits maximum from another Stream Complementary course list, to count towards their chosen Stream Complementary course list.

NOTE: Students in the Econ-IDS Joint Honours program are required to take ECON 257 and therefore cannot also take ECON 227 as part of their IDS program requirements.

Required Courses (15 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Mayssun El-Attar Vilalta (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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: John C Kurien (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 2015

    Instructors: Kazue Takamura (Fall)

  • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Manuel Balan, Kazue Takamura (Fall) Megan Bradley, Kazue Takamura (Winter)

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

Complementary Courses (21 credits)

3 credits of Thesis/Seminar or Methods or Language courses.
0-3 credits from the following:

  • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Subho Basu, Anne Leahy, John Anthony Hall, Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to U3 Honours and Joint Honours students.
  • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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.

0-3 credits from the following Methods courses:

  • ANTH 344 Quantitative Approaches to Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A non-statistics course designed to understand and critically evaluate quantitatively based arguments encountered in the literature of all branches of Anthropology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or ANTH 205 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Limited to students in Anthropology programs.
  • ECON 227D1 Economic Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Distributions, averages, dispersions, sampling, testing, estimation, correlation, regression, index numbers, trends and seasonals.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Kenneth MacKenzie (Fall)

    • Students must register for both ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2 together are equivalent to ECON 227
    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.
  • ECON 227D2 Economic Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 227D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Kenneth MacKenzie (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 227D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2 together are equivalent to ECON 227
    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.
  • POLI 311 Techniques of Empirical Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to empirical political research. Among the topics considered are the formulation of research problems, the selection of samples, interviewing, questionnaire construction, and the analysis and interpretation of data.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Elisabeth Gidengil (Fall)

  • SOCI 350 Statistics in Social Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This is an introductory course in descriptive and inferential statistics. The course is designed to help students develop a critical attitude toward statistical argument. It serves as a background for further statistics courses, helping to provide the intuition which can sometimes be lost amid the formulas.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Kenneth MacKenzie (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 211
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PSYC 204, PSYC 305 or ECON 227
    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.
  • SOCI 461 Quantitative Data Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This course blends theory and applications in regression analysis. It focuses on fitting a straight line regression using matrix algebra, extending models for multivariate analysis and discusses problems in the use of regression analysis, providing criteria for model building and selection, and using statistical software to apply statistics efficiently.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Aniruddha Das (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 350
    • You may not be able to get credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.
  • SOCI 477 Qualitative Methods in Sociology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Introduction to qualitative research methods. Students will be exposed to various types of data collection (e.g., textual, observational) and data analysis techniques (e.g., in vivo coding) for qualitative data in an experiential, hands-on fashion.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Zoua Vang (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 211

0-3 credits from the following Language courses:
Arabic, Chinese, French as a Second Language, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili and Urdu. Other language options can be approved by the adviser. Students who already have second language capability have the option of doing 6-9 credits of another language or additional courses taught in that language.

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 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2016

    Instructors: Jon Unruh, Brian Robinson (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 2015

    Instructors: Oliver T Coomes, Sebastien Breau (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 2016

    Instructors: Philip Oxhorn (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 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 2016

    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 2016

    Instructors: Gordon Hickey (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 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 2015

    Instructors: Sandra Hyde (Fall)

    • Fall
  • 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 2016

    Instructors: Colin H 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

Stream 1 - Business Administration

  • BUSA 356 Management in Global Context (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Contemporary issues in international management illustrating unique challenges faced in IB, including legal and political foundations of international management, cross-cultural awareness, global mindset, global leadership, building effective international workforce and operations.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Myung-Soo Jo, Frederick Stapenhurst (Fall) Frederick Stapenhurst, William C Polushin (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 382
  • BUSA 433 Topics in International Business 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Current topics in the area of international business. Topics will be selected from important current issues in international business.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Frederick Stapenhurst (Fall)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 382

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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Sara Hayati (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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Winter)

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: John C Kurien (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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Robin Thomas Naylor (Fall) Robin Thomas Naylor (Winter)

    • 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 2015

    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 2015

    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: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Myron Joseph Frankman (Winter)

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

Stream 1 - Geography

  • GEOG 303 Health Geography (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Discussion of the research questions and methods of health geography. Particular emphasis on health inequalities at multiple geographic scales and the theoretical links between characteristics of places and the health of people.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: One of the following: GEOG 201, GEOG 203, GEOG 210, GEOG 216, GEOG 217; or permission of instructor
  • 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 2016

    Instructors: 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2015

    Instructors: Jon Unruh (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 210 or GEOG 216 or permission of instructor
  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 210 or GEOG 216 or ENVR 201 or INTD 200 or GEOG 310 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 216 or permission of instructor

Stream 1 - History

  • HIST 361 The Canadian West (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Topics include indigenous history, the fur trade, immigration and ethnicity, economic development, environment, and regional political movements and cultures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 or HIST 203 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HIST 362

Stream 1 - International Development Studies

  • INTD 350 Culture and Development (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    International Development : This is a general survey course intended to familiarize students with the complexities surrounding the interaction between culture and development from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Specific themes may include religion, democracy, gender, diaspora communities and the environment, using relevant case studies from the developing world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): A 200 or 300 level course related to International Development, or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken INTD 397 in Winter 2014 or Winter 2015.
  • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Kazue Takamura (Winter)

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

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

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, research project in international development. Requirements consist of a project proposal and final research report.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Kazue Takamura (Fall)

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Subho Basu, Anne Leahy, John Anthony Hall, Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert (Fall)

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Nii Antiaye Addy, Manuel Balan, Taweewan Sidthidet, Kazue Takamura, Emine Sarigollu, Jon Soske, R Philip Buckley, Catherine C LeGrand, John Galaty, Matthieu Chemin, Humberto Monardes, Colin Austin Chapman, Philip Oxhorn, Bronwen Low, Fernando Nunez, David Rothwell, Amélie Quesnel Vallée, James Torczyner (Fall) Philip Oxhorn, Claudia A Mitchell (Winter)

    • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Louis Roméo Chauvin, Nii Antiaye Addy, Lindsay Holmgren (Fall) Jan J Jorgensen, Saku Mantere (Winter)

  • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Jan J Jorgensen, David Schumacher (Fall) Elena Obukhova, Sujata Madan (Winter)

Stream 1 - Management Policy

  • MGPO 435 International Business History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course covers the evolution of modern business institutions from their roots in the early middle ages to the modern era. Covering economic issues in the context of arts and culture, it offers a "distant mirror on globalization."

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Nicholas Matziorinis (Winter)

    • Restriction: Restricted to U2 and U3 students
  • MGPO 438 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Explores key concepts associated with social entrepreneurship and social innovation – the application of principles of entrepreneurship and innovation to solve social problems through social ventures, enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. Focuses on the social economy, including how the market system can be leveraged to create social value.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Anita Nowak (Fall) Anita Nowak (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2, U3 students only. Students cannot receive credits if they already received credits for MGPO 434.
  • MGPO 440 Strategies for Sustainability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course explores the relationship between economic activity, management, and the natural environment. Using readings, discussions and cases, the course will explore the challenges that the goal of sustainable development poses for our existing notions of economic goals, production and consumption practices and the management of organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Dror Etzion (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 469 Managing Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course explores economic and social consequences of globalization, focusing on the most pertinent issues at the time. Topics include the existing global imbalances; the opportunities and risks presented by large cross border capital flows; and the role of institutions, and organizational and policy responses in crisis hit countries.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Nicholas Matziorinis (Fall)

    • Recommended: MGCR 423
    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Paola Perez-Aleman (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MSUS 402 Systems Thinking and Sustainability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    MSUS : Examines interconnected dynamics of organizations and social, economic, and ecological systems. Introduces systems thinking principles to foster learning, inform organizational decision-making, and solve real-world problems. Covers problem diagnosis and resolution of organizational and societal sustainability issues through causal loop diagrams, stock-and-flow mapping, group model building, computational simulations and case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Jeroen Struben (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students.

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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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

Stream 1 - Political Science

  • POLI 372 Aboriginal Politics in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The relationship of aboriginal politics to larger debates and literatures within political science, such as citizenship theory, federalism, and collective action. Subjects covered include Canada's treaty history, constitutional changes, and aboriginal political development.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Christa Scholtz (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: At least one course in Canadian politics such as, POLI 221 or POLI 222 OR Permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken POLI 372 prior to W06.
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: AMM Quamruzzaman (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 441 IPE: Trade (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Politics of international trade, such as the international rules governing trade in goods, the functioning of international bodies such as the WTO, and the domestic sources of these international policies.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Krzysztof Pelc (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: POLI 243 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Mark R Brawley (Fall)

    • 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 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Amélie Quesnel Vallée (Winter)

  • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: AMM Quamruzzaman (Winter)

    • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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

Stream 1 - Social Work

  • SWRK 345 First Peoples' Issues and Social Work (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Social Work : An analysis of Canadian policies and legislation, their impact on First Peoples and on social work practice. Historical overview of European-Canadian and First Nations, Métis and Inuit relations.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Michael Loft (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SWRK 220
    • An analysis of Canadian policies and legislation, their impact on First Peoples and on social work practice. Historical overview of European-Canadian and First Nations, Métis and Inuit relations. This course carries an additional charge of $8.73 to cover the cost of transportation to attend a lecture at the Kahnawake Longhouse. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.

* When topic is relevant to IDS.

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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Ismael Vaccaro (Winter)

    • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 208

Stream 2 - International Development Studies

  • INTD 350 Culture and Development (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    International Development : This is a general survey course intended to familiarize students with the complexities surrounding the interaction between culture and development from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Specific themes may include religion, democracy, gender, diaspora communities and the environment, using relevant case studies from the developing world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): A 200 or 300 level course related to International Development, or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken INTD 397 in Winter 2014 or Winter 2015.
  • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Kazue Takamura (Winter)

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

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

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, research project in international development. Requirements consist of a project proposal and final research report.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Kazue Takamura (Fall)

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Subho Basu, Anne Leahy, John Anthony Hall, Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert (Fall)

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Nii Antiaye Addy, Manuel Balan, Taweewan Sidthidet, Kazue Takamura, Emine Sarigollu, Jon Soske, R Philip Buckley, Catherine C LeGrand, John Galaty, Matthieu Chemin, Humberto Monardes, Colin Austin Chapman, Philip Oxhorn, Bronwen Low, Fernando Nunez, David Rothwell, Amélie Quesnel Vallée, James Torczyner (Fall) Philip Oxhorn, Claudia A Mitchell (Winter)

    • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 2016

    Instructors: Ahmed Ibrahim (Winter)

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

Stream 2 - Latin American & Caribbean Studies

  • LACS 497 Research Seminar: Latin America and the Caribbean (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Latin American & Caribbean St : An interdisciplinary research seminar on topics of common interest to staff and students of the Latin-American and Caribbean Studies Program.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to Program students and to others with permission of the Program Adviser.
    • Ordinarily offered in alternate years

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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Daniel Douek (Winter)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Khalid Medani (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 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 341 Foreign Policy: The Middle East (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of the changing regional security environment and the evolving foreign policies and relationships of Arab states in three areas - relations with non-Arab regional powers (Israel, Iran), inter-Arab relations, Great Power relations. The course will focus particularly on Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A 200- or 300- level course in International Relations or Middle East politics or permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 2015

    Instructors: T V Paul (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: POLI 243 or 244, or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 359 Topics in International Politics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A specific problem area in International Relations.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Megan Bradley, Fernando Nunez (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in International Relations
    • 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 2015

    Instructors: Erik Kuhonta (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 200 level course in comparative politics (POLI 211, POLI 212, or POLI 227).
  • POLI 372 Aboriginal Politics in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The relationship of aboriginal politics to larger debates and literatures within political science, such as citizenship theory, federalism, and collective action. Subjects covered include Canada's treaty history, constitutional changes, and aboriginal political development.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Christa Scholtz (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: At least one course in Canadian politics such as, POLI 221 or POLI 222 OR Permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken POLI 372 prior to W06.
  • POLI 422 Developing Areas/Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A specific problem area in the Comparative Politics of Developing Areas.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: a basic course and preferably an upper level course in comparative politics
    • Note: The field is Comparative Politics in Developing Areas.
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: AMM Quamruzzaman (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 2016

    Instructors: AMM Quamruzzaman (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: 300 level course in comparative politics or related social science course.
  • POLI 437 Politics in Israel (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An analysis of the nature and development of the Israeli political system, including historical background, Zionist ideology, the electoral system, the political parties, the institutions of government, constitutional issues, and religion and politics. The relationship between domestic politics and foreign policy will also be explored.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Harold M Waller (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211 or POLI 212. Recommended JWST 366
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 441 IPE: Trade (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Politics of international trade, such as the international rules governing trade in goods, the functioning of international bodies such as the WTO, and the domestic sources of these international policies.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Krzysztof Pelc (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: POLI 243 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Mark R Brawley (Fall)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 473 Democracy and the Market (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The course examines the relationship between economic and political change by focusing on dual processes of economic reform and democratization. The inter-play of societal, state-level and international actors, and the possible trade-offs involved, are explored using examples from Latin America, the former Soviet bloc, and other developing areas.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A course in Comparative Politics or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: John Anthony Hall (Winter)

  • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Poulami Roychowdhury (Winter)

Stream 2 - Social Work

  • SWRK 345 First Peoples' Issues and Social Work (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Social Work : An analysis of Canadian policies and legislation, their impact on First Peoples and on social work practice. Historical overview of European-Canadian and First Nations, Métis and Inuit relations.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Michael Loft (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SWRK 220
    • An analysis of Canadian policies and legislation, their impact on First Peoples and on social work practice. Historical overview of European-Canadian and First Nations, Métis and Inuit relations. This course carries an additional charge of $8.73 to cover the cost of transportation to attend a lecture at the Kahnawake Longhouse. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.
  • 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 2016

    Instructors: Nicole Ives (Winter)

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

* When topic is relevant to IDS.

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 2016

    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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Philip Carl Salzman (Fall)

    • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Katherine Lemons (Fall)

    • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 338 Native Peoples of North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Ethnographic survey of Native cultures in North America. Conditions arising from European colonization and their social, economic and political impact. Contemporary situation of indigenous peoples.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 209, or ANTH 212, or GEOG 336, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 340 Middle Eastern Society and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Exploration of daily life, culture and society in the Middle East, through examination of ethnographic accounts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: U2 or U3 standing; and 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 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2016

    Instructors: Kristin Norget (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 355, or ANTH 352, or HISP 226, or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: U3 students.
  • ANTH 436 North American Native Peoples (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A detailed examination of selected contemporary problems.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Colin H Scott (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 338, or ANTH 336, or permission of instructor
  • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 - Canadian Studies

  • CANS 315 Indigenous Art and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An examination of the work of selected First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists in Canada.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking ARTH 315 or have taken "Aboriginal Art and Culture" as a CANS or ARTH topics course.

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 2016

    Instructors: Xiao Liu (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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Michelle Cho (Winter)

Stream 3 - English

  • ENGL 440 First Nations and Inuit Literature and Media (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to Inuit and First Nations literature and media in Canada, including oral literature and the development of aboriginal television and film.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Marianne A Stenbaek (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 415 or ENGL 419 as "Native Canadian Literature" or as "Inuit Literature".

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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Fall)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-200D
  • HIST 208 Introduction to East Asian History (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : An introduction to the history of East Asian civilization from earliest times to 1600, with emphasis on China and Japan, including social, intellectual, and economic developments as well as political history.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Griet Vankeerberghen (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): HIST 208 or permission of instructor
  • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Giancarlo Casale (Fall)

  • 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 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Winter
  • HIST 223 Natives of the Americas (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : The history of the indigenous peoples of the Americas on the eve of contact with Europeans and through the period of colonization.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert (Fall)

    • Fall
  • HIST 317 Introduction to Indian Ocean World History (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Examines the unifying features that linked the entire region from eastern Africa to the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and the Far East from early times to c.1900.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A 200-level African or Asian history course or a political science course or an Islamic Studies course or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 333 Natives and French (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Encounters between indigenous peoples and French newcomers in Canada and other parts of North America, 16th - 18th century. Through an examination of exploration, Catholic missions, trade, military alliances and colonization, the course focuses on the motives, outlooks and actions of both natives and Europeans.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any course in history or permission of instructor
  • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to U2 or U3 students only or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 340 History of Modern Egypt (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Explores the history of Egypt from the 18th Century to today. Topics include: Ottoman Egypt, the impact of French and British Colonialism, Nasserism, Camp David and economic liberalization, and the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • HIST 341 Themes in South Asian History (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Exploration of a theme in the history of South Asia.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Subho Basu (Fall) Subho Basu (Winter)

    • Themes may vary from year to year.
  • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Winter)

  • HIST 361 The Canadian West (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Topics include indigenous history, the fur trade, immigration and ethnicity, economic development, environment, and regional political movements and cultures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 or HIST 203 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HIST 362
  • HIST 363 Canada 1870-1914 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : This course will examine social, economic, political and cultural aspects of Canadian society between 1870 and 1914. Topics covered will include aboriginal peoples, European settlement of the West, provincial rights, the national policy, social reform movements, industrialization, immigration and the rise of cities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 and HIST 203 or permission of instructor
  • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Jon Soske (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 200 or HIST 201 or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 408 Colonialism and Native Peoples (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : The nature and consequences of encounters between American native peoples and Europeans.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Allan Greer (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-580D
  • HIST 409 Themes in Latin American History 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : In-depth discussion and research on a circumscribed topic in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1492 to the present.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: HIST 309 or HIST 360 and at least one other course in the Latin America area or permission of instructor.
    • Note: Topics will vary from year to year.
  • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Winter)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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

Stream 3 - International Development Studies

  • INTD 350 Culture and Development (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    International Development : This is a general survey course intended to familiarize students with the complexities surrounding the interaction between culture and development from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Specific themes may include religion, democracy, gender, diaspora communities and the environment, using relevant case studies from the developing world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): A 200 or 300 level course related to International Development, or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken INTD 397 in Winter 2014 or Winter 2015.
  • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Kazue Takamura (Winter)

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

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

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, research project in international development. Requirements consist of a project proposal and final research report.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Kazue Takamura (Fall)

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Subho Basu, Anne Leahy, John Anthony Hall, Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert (Fall)

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Nii Antiaye Addy, Manuel Balan, Taweewan Sidthidet, Kazue Takamura, Emine Sarigollu, Jon Soske, R Philip Buckley, Catherine C LeGrand, John Galaty, Matthieu Chemin, Humberto Monardes, Colin Austin Chapman, Philip Oxhorn, Bronwen Low, Fernando Nunez, David Rothwell, Amélie Quesnel Vallée, James Torczyner (Fall) Philip Oxhorn, Claudia A Mitchell (Winter)

    • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2015

    Instructors: Prashant Keshavmurthy (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 2016

    Instructors: Khalid Medani (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 2016

    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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Malek Abisaab (Winter)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2016

    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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Laila Parsons, Jon Soske (Winter)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 420 or permission of instructor.

Stream 3 - Latin American & Caribbean Studies

  • LACS 497 Research Seminar: Latin America and the Caribbean (3 credits) *

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

    Overview

    Latin American & Caribbean St : An interdisciplinary research seminar on topics of common interest to staff and students of the Latin-American and Caribbean Studies Program.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to Program students and to others with permission of the Program Adviser.
    • Ordinarily offered in alternate years

* When topic is relevant to IDS.

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 2015, Winter 2016

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

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 2015

    Instructors: AMM Quamruzzaman (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 2016

    Instructors: AMM Quamruzzaman (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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 208 World Religions and the Cultures They Create (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Provides students with an introduction to the world's major religions and how they have affected all areas of thought and culture, politics and society within ancient and modern societies. Lectures and assignments will explore the role of religion in shaping the social sciences, commerce, fine arts, music and literature, law, and medicine. The course will focus on specific historical and contemporary case studies to enable students to develop skills in analyzing such cultures through the use of historical, anthropological, sociological and archaeological approaches, among others. No prior knowledge of religion is required.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Armando Salvatore (Fall)

  • RELG 331 Religion and Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An exploration of the distinctive ways in which the world's religions are shaping and are shaped by the dynamics of globalization. It examines the multiple intersections of religion and globalization through a variety of themes and case studies in human rights, development, education, ecology, gender, and conflict

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Jonathan Waind (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RELG 319 when topic was "Religion and Globalization"
  • 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: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Daniel M Cere (Fall) Daniel M Cere (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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Sarah Brauner-Otto (Fall)

  • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Poulami Roychowdhury (Fall)

    • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Matthew Lange (Winter)

    • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Elaine Weiner (Winter)

    • 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 2015

    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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Poulami Roychowdhury (Winter)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Restriction: Undergraduate students require permission of instructor

Stream 3 - Social Work

  • SWRK 345 First Peoples' Issues and Social Work (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Social Work : An analysis of Canadian policies and legislation, their impact on First Peoples and on social work practice. Historical overview of European-Canadian and First Nations, Métis and Inuit relations.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Michael Loft (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SWRK 220
    • An analysis of Canadian policies and legislation, their impact on First Peoples and on social work practice. Historical overview of European-Canadian and First Nations, Métis and Inuit relations. This course carries an additional charge of $8.73 to cover the cost of transportation to attend a lecture at the Kahnawake Longhouse. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.

* When topic is relevant to IDS.

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 - 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 2016

    Instructors: Humberto Monardes (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Two 2-hour conferences

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 2016

    Instructors: Gordon Hickey (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 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Philip Carl Salzman (Fall)

    • 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 2016

    Instructors: Colin H 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Ismael Vaccaro (Winter)

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Robin Thomas Naylor (Fall) Robin Thomas Naylor (Winter)

    • 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 2015

    Instructors: Thomas C Meredith (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in Geography or MSE or BIOL 208 or permission of instructor.
    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2015

    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: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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

Stream 4 - History

  • HIST 361 The Canadian West (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Topics include indigenous history, the fur trade, immigration and ethnicity, economic development, environment, and regional political movements and cultures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 or HIST 203 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HIST 362

Stream 4 - International Development Studies

  • INTD 350 Culture and Development (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    International Development : This is a general survey course intended to familiarize students with the complexities surrounding the interaction between culture and development from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Specific themes may include religion, democracy, gender, diaspora communities and the environment, using relevant case studies from the developing world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): A 200 or 300 level course related to International Development, or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken INTD 397 in Winter 2014 or Winter 2015.
  • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Kazue Takamura (Winter)

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

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

    Overview

    International Development : Supervised reading, research project in international development. Requirements consist of a project proposal and final research report.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Kazue Takamura (Fall)

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Subho Basu, Anne Leahy, John Anthony Hall, Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert (Fall)

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Nii Antiaye Addy, Manuel Balan, Taweewan Sidthidet, Kazue Takamura, Emine Sarigollu, Jon Soske, R Philip Buckley, Catherine C LeGrand, John Galaty, Matthieu Chemin, Humberto Monardes, Colin Austin Chapman, Philip Oxhorn, Bronwen Low, Fernando Nunez, David Rothwell, Amélie Quesnel Vallée, James Torczyner (Fall) Philip Oxhorn, Claudia A Mitchell (Winter)

    • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Louis Roméo Chauvin, Nii Antiaye Addy, Lindsay Holmgren (Fall) Jan J Jorgensen, Saku Mantere (Winter)

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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Grace Marquis (Fall)

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