INTD Courses

 

INTD 200 | INTD 397 | INTD 497


INTD 200
Introduction to International Development

INTD 200 is a required course for the IDS Major, Minor, Honours and Joint Honours programs.

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.

Course Outline Fall 2017

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INTD 350

Culture and Development

Winter 2018

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INTD 397
International Development

Fall 2018

PDF icon INTD 397 Disasters and Development

Winter 2018

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WINTER 2017

Instructor(s): Kazue Takamura

Prerequisite: A 200 or 300 level course related to International Development, or permission of instructor.

Theme:  Culture and Development

PDF icon INTD 397 Lecture Syllabus Kazue Takamura


INTD 497
Research Seminar on International Development

INTD 497 is a required course for the IDS Major, Honours and Joint Honours programs.

An interdisciplinary research seminar on topics of common interest to staff and students of the International Development Studies programs.

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INTD 490
Development Research Project

NEW: As of Winter 2018 term, Students and Professors working on INTD 490, 491, 492, 499 Projects MUST fill in the Mid-Term Review Tracking Report found below: ISID Staff will send out a reminder.

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INTD 490 Development Research Project 3 credits is an optional complimentary stream course for the IDS Major, Honours, Joint Honours and Minor programs.

This is a project course and not a lecture course. Hence application to this course is required. The following form must be submitted to the ISID office for approval:

File INTD 490 application form

Please return the completed form to:

Institute for the Study of International Development
Peterson Hall, Room 126, 3460 McTavish Street

Emailed copies of this completed form as well as approvals from the Project Supervisor, in lieu of a signature, will be accepted. Send email confirmations of supervision and proposal to kirsty.mckinnon [at] mcgill.ca (Kirsty McKinnon).

The very latest that a student can submit their proposal is the last day of the add/drop period (by noon) in the term that they are taking the course.

Read the following instructions carefully:

Supervision

The Development Field Research Project is carried out under the supervision of a regular McGill faculty member.  Students are responsible for selecting and defining a topic, preparing a problem statement, a research plan, and a completion schedule. Furthermore, they are responsible for finding a supervisor who is willing to direct their Field Research paper. Students must be supervised by a a Faculty Lecturer, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. 

Completion Schedule

The Development Field Research is completed in one semester. The Development Field Research project can be taken in the Fall, Winter, and Summer terms.

Level of Effort

The effort required for the Development Field Research should be roughly equivalent to the total work involved in a 3-credit course, i.e., approximately 10 hours/week for one semester. The Development Field Research paper should not exceed 40 double-spaced pages in length, including an up-to-date bibliography, abstract, introduction, conclusion, and any annexes, in addition to the main chapters.

Approval Procedure

Development Field Research Projects require approval by the IDS director/Advisor. A proposal containing names of the student and supervisor, a problem statement, a research plan, and a completion schedule must be submitted at the beginning of term to the IDS program adviser by completing the Development Field Research Approval Form. The very latest that a student can submit their proposal is the last day of the add/drop period in the term that they are taking the course.

The IDS director will approve projects as long as they are centrally concerned with development issues and contain the above-mentioned elements. The ISID office will keep a record of approved projects but will leave the responsibility for follow-up and completion with the student and the supervisor. Any changes to topic and/or supervisor must be communicated to the IDS program adviser.

Human Subject Research

Course-based research projects that require students to conduct human subject research must receive ethics review and approval. These projects differ from research in that the intent is for the student to become more knowledgeable about the research process, rather than to contribute to generalizable knowledge. The results of the data are not intended for publication or presentation outside the classroom. The review of these applications may be delegated to the Research Ethics Board (REB) departmental representative and do not normally have to go to the regular REB. This review may not be used for projects carried out as part of a faculty member’s own research. Course projects that involve more than minimal risk, or involve minors or other vulnerable populations, must be reviewed by the REB.

To view the "Policy on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Human Subjects" and to complete the necessary paperwork please visit the Research Ethics Board Website

Students should seek guidance and approval from their Academic Supervisors regarding this step.

No research project, including student research may begin before approval has been obtained from the REB. No research project will be granted retroactive approval.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submission of term work (i.e., the final paper is submitted to your supervisor for evaluation) is the last day of classes of the term in which you are registered for the course. This is a Faculty of Arts regulation.

Grades

Grades are due one week after end of classes and will be submitted on Minerva by the project supervisor. If there are any issues with submitting the grade please contact the ISID Student Affairs office at (514) 398-4804.

INTD 491
Honours Thesis

NEW: As of Winter 2018 term, Students and Professors working on INTD 490, 491, 492, 499 Projects MUST fill in the Mid-Term Review Tracking Report found below: ISID Staff will send out a reminder.

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Restriction: Open only to U3 Honours and Joint Honours students.

INTD 491 Honours Thesis is an optional complimentary stream course for the IDS Honours Jt Honours programs.

The following form must be submitted to the ISID office for approval:

 INTD 491 Application Form

Please return the completed form to:

Institute for the Study of International Development
Peterson Hall, Room 126, 3460 McTavish Street

Emailed copies of this completed form as well as approvals from the Project Supervisor, in lieu of a signature, will be accepted. Send email confirmations of supervision and proposal to kirsty.mckinnon [at] mcgill.ca (Kirsty McKinnon).

The very latest that a student can submit their proposal is the last day of the add/drop period in the term that they are taking the course.

Students must be supervised by a a Faculty Lecturer, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. 

Read the following instructions carefully:

Supervision

The research project is open only to IDS Honours and Joint Honours students and is carried out under the supervision of a regular McGill faculty member.  Students are responsible for selecting and defining a topic, preparing a problem statement, a research plan, and a completion schedule. Furthermore, they are responsible for finding a supervisor who is willing to direct their research project.

Research and internships focusing solely on Canadian First Nations cannot be included as part of an INTD program. This is because the program is defined by its international dimension and is not a development studies program per se. Research comparing Canadian First Nations with indigenous groups in other countries does meet this criteria and is acceptable.

Helpful hints on How to find a Supervisor to work with can be found on the IDS FAQ page. See FAQ 16

Completion Schedule

The Research Project is completed in one semester during the final year of IDS studies. The Research Project is offered in the Fall, Winter, and Summer terms.

Level of Effort

The effort required for the Research Project should be roughly equivalent to the total work involved in a 3-credit course, i.e., approximately 10 hours/week for one semester. If the Research Project builds on work already completed in other courses or field assignments, then it should represent the equivalent of work for 3 credits beyond such previous work. The Research Project should not exceed 40 double-spaced pages in length, including an up-to-date bibliography, abstract, introduction, conclusion, and any annexes in addition to the main chapters.

Approval Procedure

Research Projects require approval by the IDS Program Director/Advisor. A proposal containing names of student and supervisor, a problem statement, a research plan, and a completion schedule must be submitted at the beginning of term to the IDS Program Adviser by completing the Research Project Approval Form. The very latest that a student can submit their proposal is the last day of the add/drop period in the term that they are taking the course.

The IDS Program Chair/Advisor will approve projects as long as they are centrally concerned with development issues and contain the above-mentioned elements. The ISID office will keep a record of approved projects but will leave the responsibility for follow-up and completion with the student and the supervisor. Any changes to topic and/or supervisor must be communicated to the IDS Program Adviser.

Human Subject Research

Course-based research projects that require students to conduct human subject research must receive ethics review and approval. These projects differ from research in that the intent is for the student to become more knowledgeable about the research process, rather than to contribute to generalizable knowledge. The results of the data are not intended for publication or presentation outside the classroom. The review of these applications may be delegated to the Research Ethics Board (REB) departmental representative and do not normally have to go to the regular REB. This review may not be used for projects carried out as part of a faculty member’s own research. Course projects that involve more than minimal risk, or involve minors or other vulnerable populations, must be reviewed by the REB.

To view the "Policy on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Human Subjects" and to complete the necessary paperwork please visit the Research Ethics Board Website

Students should seek guidance and approval from their Academic Supervisors regarding this step.

No research project, including student research may begin before approval has been obtained from the REB. No research project will be granted retroactive approval.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submission of term work (i.e., the final paper is submitted to your supervisor for evaluation) is the last day of classes of the term in which you are registered for the course. This is a Faculty of Arts regulation.

Grades

Grades are due one week after end of classes and will be submitted on Minerva by the thesis supervisor. If there are any issues with submitting the grade please contact the ISID Student Affairs office at (514) 398-4804.

INTD 492
Honours Thesis with Field Research

NEW: As of Winter 2018 term, Students and Professors working on INTD 490, 491, 492, 499 Projects MUST fill in the Mid-Term Review Tracking Report found below: ISID Staff will send out a reminder.

PDF icon ids_mid-term_tracking_report.pdf


Restriction: Open only to U3 Honours and Joint Honours students.

INTD 492 Honours Thesis (6 credits) with Fieldwork is an optional complimentary stream course for the IDS Honours programs.

The following form must be submitted to the ISID office for approval:

 INTD 492 Application Form

Please return the completed form to:

Institute for the Study of International Development
Peterson Hall, Room 126, 3460 McTavish Street

Emailed copies of this completed form as well as approvals from the Project Supervisor, in lieu of a signature, will be accepted. Send email confirmations of supervision and proposal to kirsty.mckinnon [at] mcgill.ca (Kirsty McKinnon).

The very latest that a student can submit their proposal is the last day of the add/drop period in the term that they are taking the course.

Students must be supervised by a a Faculty Lecturer, Assistant, Associate and Full Professor. 

Read the Following Instructions carefully:

Field Research Rules

Field work is required to be eligible for this Honours Thesis with Fieldwork project course. Fieldwork must be undertaken in a Developing area of the world. Usually fieldwork is completed during the summer months. Registration for INTD 492 will then take place in the Fall term following the Summer term fieldwork experience. Ideally, a project proposal should be drafted prior to the Fieldwork experience. However, ISID will accept proposals after the Fieldwork experience has completed.  The student must find a professor interested in his/her topic and willing to supervise their project. The project paper is written AFTER the fieldwork Experience has concluded and during the Fall term in which the student is registered in the INTD 492 course.

Note: Due to the fact that fieldwork experiences can be undertaken in various ways (ex. Data collection, teaching in the field, interviews, observation in the field etc.), there is no minimum or maximum amount of hours of fieldwork required. Students should incorporate as much fieldwork experience/observations/data etc. as they can into their paper, under the guidance and direction of their Academic Supervisor.

Note: Research and internships focusing solely on Canadian First Nations cannot be included as part of an IDS program. This is because the program is defined by its international dimension and is not a development studies program per se. Research comparing Canadian First Nations with indigenous groups in other countries does meet these criteria and is acceptable.

Supervision

Thesis research is carried out under the supervision of a regular McGill faculty member.  Students are responsible for selecting and defining a topic, preparing a problem statement, a research plan, and a completion schedule. Furthermore, they are responsible for finding a supervisor who is willing to direct their thesis

Research and internships focusing solely on Canadian First Nations cannot be included as part of an INTD program. This is because the program is defined by its international dimension and is not a development studies program per se. Research comparing Canadian First Nations with indigenous groups in other countries does meet this criteria and is acceptable.

Helpful hints on How to find a Supervisor to work with can be found on the IDS FAQ page. See FAQ 16

Completion Schedule

The Honours Thesis with Fieldwork is normally completed over two regular, consecutive academic terms during the final year of IDS studies. For a thesis starting in the Fall, a student signs up for two 3-credit courses numbered INTD 492D1 (Fall) and INTD 492D2 (Winter). Work on such a thesis starts the beginning of the Fall term and ends with the thesis submission at the end of the Winter term. If the thesis work starts in January, the course numbers and INTD 492N1 (Winter) and INTD 492N2 (Fall). Please note that no credit will be given for multi-term courses unless both components (D1 and D2 or N1 and N2) are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

Alternatively, students can complete all thesis work in a single term, using course number INTD 492 for 6-credits in one term. The 6-credit course can be taken in the Fall, Winter and Summer terms.

Level of Effort

The effort required for the thesis should be roughly equivalent to the total work involved in two 3-credit courses, i.e. approximately 10 hours/week for two semesters. If the thesis builds on work already completed in other courses or field assignments, then it should represent the equivalent of work for 6 credits beyond such previous work. The thesis should not exceed 80 double-spaced pages in length, including an up-to-date bibliography, abstract, introduction, conclusion, and any annexes in addition to the main chapters.

Approval Procedures

Honours Thesis with Fieldwork projects requires approval by the IDS Program Director/Advisor. A proposal containing names of student and supervisor, fieldwork experience, a problem statement, a research plan, and a completion schedule must be submitted at the beginning of term to the IDS Program Advisor by completing the Honours Thesis Approval Form. The IDS Program Chair/Advisor will approve projects as long as they are centrally concerned with development issues and contain the above-mentioned elements. Students must demonstrate that their project is based on relevant Fieldwork experience. The very latest that a student can submit their proposal is the last day of the add/drop period in the term that they are taking the course. The ISID office will keep a record of approved projects but will leave the responsibility for follow-up and completion with the student and the supervisor. Any changes to topic and/or supervisor must be communicated to the IDS Program Advisor.

Human Subject Research

Course-based research projects that require students to conduct human subject research must receive ethics review and approval. These projects differ from research in that the intent is for the student to become more knowledgeable about the research process, rather than to contribute to generalizable knowledge. The results of the data are not intended for publication or presentation outside the classroom. The review of these applications may be delegated to the Research Ethics Board (REB) departmental representative and do not normally have to go to the regular REB. This review may not be used for projects carried out as part of a faculty member’s own research. Course projects that involve more than minimal risk, or involve minors or other vulnerable populations, must be reviewed by the REB.

To view the "Policy on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Human Subjects" and to complete the necessary paperwork please visit the Research Ethics Board Website

Students should seek guidance and approval from their Academic Supervisors regarding this step.

No research project, including student research may begin before approval has been obtained from the REB. No research project will be granted retroactive approval.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submission of term work (i.e., the final paper is submitted to your supervisor for evaluation) is the last day of classes of the term in which you are registered for the course. This is a Faculty of Arts regulation.

Grades

Grades are due one week after end of classes and will be submitted on Minerva by the thesis supervisor. If there are any issues with submitting the grade please contact the ISID Student Affairs office at (514) 398-4804.

INTD 499
Arts Internship: International Development

ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION ON THE INTD 499 COURSE IS FOUND ON THE ISID INTERNSHIP FORM (BELOW)


NEW: As of Winter 2018 term, Students and Professors working on INTD 490, 491, 492, 499 Projects MUST fill in the Mid-Term Review Tracking Report found below: ISID Staff will send out a reminder.

PDF icon ids_mid-term_tracking_report.pdf


Effective Winter 2018:

Students must have a minimum CGPA at the time of application for the course of: 3.30. Effective Winter 2018 and on-wards.

Effective Immediately:

Students are only permitted to take one INTD 499 course throughout their degree.

Only tenure track Faculty, either Assistant, Associate or Full Professors or Faculty lecturers are authorized to supervise INTD 499 courses. It is the student’s responsibility to find a supervisor.

At the time of application for the course, the student must propose an academic, pedagogical relevant and research driven thesis. Students should note that during the internship, this topic can indeed change, however re-approval will be necessary by the academic supervisor the student is working with. 

Students who have attained an Internship through the Internships Office are eligible to take the INTD 499 Internship course. Students who have attained an Internship on their own, can also apply for credit. These students must get the approval of the Internship Office and the forms must be submitted to the ISID office PRIOR to commencing the internship.

Students must submit the official internship approval form AND the ISID Internship Form to the ISID offices.

INTD 499/AFRI 499 Application Form

File ISID Internship Form

INTD 597
Seminar in International Development 

 

Course Description Fall 2016 Term:

Fall 2016 INTD 597 Course Description Venni V Krishna

Science, Technology and International Development: Indian Experience

 

Fall 2016 INTD 597 Course Description Aruna Roy

Transparency, Accountability and Participatory Governance: Lessons from People's Movements in India