Minor Concentration (IDS)

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

Program Requirements

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

Course Selection Guidelines for the Overall Program

1. At least 9 of the 18 credits must be at the 300 level or above. Ultimately, no 200-level courses can be taken from the Stream list.
2. Students may complete the Minor concentration with no more than 9 credits in total from any one discipline.
Students who are pursuing a Field Studies program can have a portion of their Field Studies courses count towards their IDS program. See Adviser in office for details.

Required Courses (9 credits)

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

Complementary Courses (9 credits)
Introductory

3 credits from the following introductory courses:

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

Streams

6 credits from any of the four streams:

Stream 1: Economic Development and Living Standards
Stream 2: States and Governance
Stream 3: Culture and Society
Stream 4: Environment and Agricultural Resources

Stream 1: Economic Development and Living Standards

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

Stream 1 - Agriculture

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

Stream 1 - Agricultural Economics

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

Stream 1 - Anthropology

ANTH 339 Ecological Anthropology (3 credits)

Stream 1 - Business Administration

BUSA 433 Topics in International Business 1 (3 credits) *

* When topic is relevant to IDS.

Stream 1 - Economics

ECON 314 Economic Development 2 (3 credits)
ECON 326 Ecological Economics (3 credits)
ECON 336 The Chinese Economy (3 credits)
ECON 411 Economic Development: A World Area (3 credits)
ECON 416 Topics in Economic Development 2 (3 credits)

Stream 1 - Geography

GEOG 303 Health Geography (3 credits)
GEOG 310 Development and Livelihoods (3 credits)
GEOG 403 Global Health and Environmental Change (3 credits)
GEOG 408 Geography of Development (3 credits)
GEOG 409 Geographies of Developing Asia (3 credits)
GEOG 410 Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems (3 credits)

Stream 1 - History

HIST 361 Topics in Canadian Regional History (3 credits)

Stream 1 - International Development Studies

INTD 350 Culture and Development (3 credits)
INTD 397 Topics in International Development (3 credits)
INTD 490 Development Research Project (3 credits)
INTD 499 Internship: International Development Studies (3 credits)

Stream 1 - Management Core

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

Stream 1 - Management Policy

MGPO 438 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 credits)
MGPO 440 Strategies for Sustainability (3 credits)
MGPO 475 Strategies for Developing Countries (3 credits)

Stream 1 - Political Science

POLI 372 Aboriginal Politics in Canada (3 credits)
POLI 423 Politics of Ethno-Nationalism (3 credits)
POLI 441 IPE: Trade (3 credits)
POLI 445 International Political Economy: Monetary Relations (3 credits)

Stream 1 - Sociology

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

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)
ANTH 512 Political Ecology (3 credits)

Stream 2 - History

HIST 363 Canada 1870-1914 (3 credits)

Stream 2 - International Development Studies

INTD 350 Culture and Development (3 credits)
INTD 397 Topics in International Development (3 credits)
INTD 490 Development Research Project (3 credits)
INTD 499 Internship: International Development Studies (3 credits)

Stream 2 - Islamic Studies

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

Stream 2 - Latin American & Caribbean Studies

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

Stream 2 - Political Science

POLI 319 Politics of Latin America (3 credits)
POLI 322 Political Change in South Asia (3 credits)
POLI 324 Developing Areas/Africa (3 credits)
POLI 340 Developing Areas/Middle East (3 credits)
POLI 341 Foreign Policy: The Middle East (3 credits)
POLI 345 International Organizations (3 credits)
POLI 347 Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace (3 credits)
POLI 349 Foreign Policy: Asia (3 credits)
POLI 359 Topics in International Politics 1 (3 credits)
POLI 369 Politics of Southeast Asia (3 credits)
POLI 372 Aboriginal Politics in Canada (3 credits)
POLI 422 Developing Areas/Topics 2 (3 credits)
POLI 423 Politics of Ethno-Nationalism (3 credits)
POLI 435 Identity and Inequality (3 credits)
POLI 441 IPE: Trade (3 credits)
POLI 445 International Political Economy: Monetary Relations (3 credits)
POLI 450 Peacebuilding (3 credits)
POLI 473 Democracy and the Market (3 credits)
POLI 474 Inequality and Development (3 credits)

Stream 2 - Sociology

SOCI 484 Emerging Democratic States (3 credits)
SOCI 550 Developing Societies (3 credits)

Stream 2 - Social Work

SWRK 400 Policy and Practice for Refugees (3 credits)

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 301 Nomadic Pastoralists (3 credits)
ANTH 318 Globalization and Religion (3 credits)
ANTH 322 Social Change in Modern Africa (3 credits)
ANTH 326 Anthropology of Latin America (3 credits)
ANTH 327 Anthropology of South Asia (3 credits)
ANTH 329 Modern Chinese Society and Change (3 credits)
ANTH 338 Native Peoples of North America (3 credits)
ANTH 340 Middle Eastern Society and Culture (3 credits)
ANTH 341 Women in Cross-cultural Perspective (3 credits)
ANTH 342 Gender, Inequality and the State (3 credits)
ANTH 422 Contemporary Latin American Culture & Society (3 credits)
ANTH 436 North American Native Peoples (3 credits)
ANTH 500 Chinese Diversity and Diaspora (3 credits)

Stream 3 - Canadian Studies

CANS 315 Indigenous Art and Culture (3 credits)

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 309 History of Latin America to 1825 (3 credits)
HIST 317 Introduction to Indian Ocean World History (3 credits)
HIST 333 Natives and French (3 credits)
HIST 338 Twentieth-Century China (3 credits)
HIST 339 Arab-Israeli Conflict (3 credits)
HIST 340 History of Modern Egypt (3 credits)
HIST 341 Themes in South Asian History (3 credits)
HIST 360 Latin America since 1825 (3 credits)
HIST 361 Topics in Canadian Regional History (3 credits)
HIST 363 Canada 1870-1914 (3 credits)
HIST 366 Themes in Latin American History 1 (3 credits)
HIST 382 History of South Africa (3 credits)
HIST 408 Colonialism and Native Peoples (3 credits)
HIST 409 Themes in Latin American History 2 (3 credits)
HIST 419 Central America (3 credits)
HIST 528 Indian Ocean World Slave Trade (3 credits)

Stream 3 - International Development Studies

INTD 350 Culture and Development (3 credits)
INTD 397 Topics in International Development (3 credits)
INTD 490 Development Research Project (3 credits)
INTD 499 Internship: International Development Studies (3 credits)

Stream 3 - Islamic Studies

ISLA 310 Women in Islam (3 credits)
ISLA 345 Science and Civilization in Islam (3 credits)
ISLA 355 Modern History of the Middle East (3 credits)
ISLA 360 Islam and Politics (3 credits)
ISLA 365 Middle East Since the 1970's (3 credits)
ISLA 383 Central Questions in Islamic Law (3 credits)
ISLA 411 History: Middle-East 1918-1945 (3 credits)
ISLA 415 Modern Iran: Anthropological Approach (3 credits)
ISLA 421 Islamic Culture - Indian Subcontinent (3 credits)

Stream 3 - Latin American & Caribbean Studies

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

* When topic is relevant to IDS.

Stream 3 - Management, Organizational Behaviour

ORGB 380 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

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)
POLI 423 Politics of Ethno-Nationalism (3 credits)
POLI 435 Identity and Inequality (3 credits)
POLI 442 International Relations of Ethnic Conflict (3 credits)
POLI 450 Peacebuilding (3 credits)
POLI 474 Inequality and Development (3 credits)

Stream 3 - Religious Studies

RELG 331 Religion and Globalization (3 credits)
RELG 370 Religion and Human Rights (3 credits)
RELG 371 Ethics of Violence/Non-Violence (3 credits)
RELG 375 Religion, Politics and Society (3 credits)

Stream 3 - Sociology

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

Stream 4: Environment and Agricultural Resources

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

Stream 4 - Agricultural Economics

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

Stream 4 - Agriculture

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

Stream 4 - Anthropology

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

Stream 4 - Economics

ECON 326 Ecological Economics (3 credits)

Stream 4 - Geography

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

Stream 4 - History

HIST 361 Topics in Canadian Regional History (3 credits)

Stream 4 - International Development Studies

INTD 350 Culture and Development (3 credits)
INTD 397 Topics in International Development (3 credits)
INTD 490 Development Research Project (3 credits)
INTD 499 Internship: International Development Studies (3 credits)

Stream 4 - Nutrition

NUTR 501 Nutrition in Developing Countries (3 credits)

Faculty of Arts—2018-2019 (last updated Mar. 20, 2018) (disclaimer)

 

 

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