Development Studies

In addition to the common requirements (see the main Specialization page), students in Development must also complete the following courses:

Specialization Courses

Development

  • ECON 3508 – Introduction to Economic Development
  • SOWK 3206 – Community Development and Social Change in an International Context
  • ECON 3509 – Development Planning and Project Evaluation
  • PSCI 4104 – Theory and Practice of Development in the Global South
  • PSCI 4105 – Selected Problems in Development in the Global South
  • INAF 4202/PSCI 4409 – Issues in Development Management (same course, different codes)

2 Development Studies 4000-level electives (see below)
5 Development Studies electives in general (see below, does not include courses above)

Non-Specialization Courses

Research Methods and Statistics (pick one group)

  • Political Science Research Methods
    • PSCI 2701 – Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science
    • PSCI 2702 – Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science
  • COMM 2001 – Communication Research
  • Statistical Methods in Economics and Business (requires ECON 1402 as a prerequisite)
    • ECON 2201 – Statistical Methods in Economics and Business I
    • ECON 2202 – Statistical Methods in Economics and Business II

Law (pick one pair)

  • Canadian constitutional law
    • LAWS 2501 – Law, State and Constitution
    • LAWS 2502 – Law, State and Citizen
  • International law
    • LAWS 2601 – Public International Law
    • LAWS 3604 – International Organizations

Development Studies Electives

1.0 credit of the required electives can be taken up with a language relevant to your specific region of focus (upon approval of the Director). For example, if you plan to focus on Latin America, you can take Spanish as 1.0 credit of your Development electives.

Development Topics

  • Environment and Development
    • ECON 3804 – Environmental Economics
    • EURR 4005 – Environmental Problems and Politics in East/Central Europe and Eurasia
    • GEOG 3209 – Sustainability and Environment in the South
    • GEOG 4004 – Environmental Impact Assessment
    • LAWS 4800 – Environment and Social Justice
  • Gender and Development
    • ANTH 2040 – Anthropology and Gender
    • PSCI 3502 – Gender and Politics: Global South
    • PSCI 4501 – Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
  • Indigenous Peoples and Development
    • ANTH 3600 – Studies in Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples
    • PSCI 4206 – Indigenous Politics of North America
    • SOWK 4102 – Aboriginal Peoples and Social Policy
  • Social and Political Development Issues
    • ANTH 2850 – Development and Underdevelopment
    • EURR 4002 – Post-Soviet States and Societies
    • INAF 4102 – Special Topics in Development and International Affairs
    • PSCI 4505 – Transitions to Democracy

Regional Focuses

  • Africa
    • PSCI 3100 – Politics of Development in Africa
    • PSCI 3101 – Politics of War in Africa
    • PSCI 4203 – Southern Africa After Apartheid
    • PSCI 4207 – Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
    • PSCI 4802 – International Politics of Africa
  • Asia/Middle East
    • PSCI 3102 – Politics of Development of China
    • PSCI 3103 – State, Society and Economy in Northeast Asia
    • PSCI 3203 – Government and Politics in the Middle East
    • PSCI 3700 – Government and Politics of South Asia
    • PSCI 3701 – Government and Politics of South-East Asia
    • PSCI 3702 – Israeli-Palestinian Relations
    • PSCI 4804 – International Relations of South and Southeast Asia
  • Central and Eastern Europe
    • ECON 3808 – The Economics of Transition
    • EURR 4002 – Post-Soviet States and Societies
    • EURR 4006 – European Integration and the Business Environment in East/Central Europe
    • EURR 4100 – Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe
    • PSCI 3208 – Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation
    • PSCI 3209 – Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia
    • PSCI 3704 – Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
    • PSCI 3204 – Politics of Latin America
    • PSCI 3205 – Mexican Politics
    • PSCI 4607 – Politics of North America

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