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2010-2011 Academic Year

Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses Global Development Studies Courses of Instruction


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DEVS-100/1.0 Canada and the 'Third World' 2L;1T
Introduces basic theoretical concepts of development studies, the history of global inequality, and short histories of alternative development strategies. Case studies of Canada’s ties to the so-called third world will include missionaries, military, business, and aid. Canadian colonialism over First Nations peoples will introduce basic issues in Aboriginal Studies.
Also offered as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
EXCLUSIONS    DEVS 200*, DEVS 210*.
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DEVS-220*/0.5 Introduction to Aboriginal Studies 3L
An introduction to Aboriginal world view and culture organized on an historical basis, from Creation to 1969, emphasizing Aboriginal culture and experience in Canada. Aboriginal perspectives will be introduced through traditional teaching methods and contributions from elders and other community members.
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DEVS-221*/0.5 Topics in Aboriginal Studies 3L
Re-evaluation of conventional knowledge based on aboriginal world view and culture and the introduction of a decolonized perspective on contemporary issues. Guest speakers will provide detailed examinations of specific topics such as current issues in Aboriginal spirituality, art, education and politics.
Also offered as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
PREREQUISITE    Second-year standing.
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DEVS-230*/0.5 The Global Political Economy of Development 2L;1T
Applying global political economy perspectives to key aspects of development finance. Topics include the introduction of basic economic terms, the role of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization, and the growing roles of Transnational Corporations and financial markets in development.
Also offered as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
PREREQUISITE    DEVS 100. (Can be taken concurrently in exceptional circumstances).
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DEVS-240*/0.5 Culture and Development  2L;1T
Provides students with a broad overview of debates relating to development and culture, including issues of religion, music, sport, art and literature, and how these interact with economic policy and political change. PREREQUISITES    DEVS 100 and DEVS 230*. DEVS 100 can be taken concurrently in exceptional circumstances.
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DEVS-292*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies I 3L
Lectures and courses offered by regular and visiting faculty on development topics related to their research interests. Consult the departmental homepage for further details of specific course offerings each year. PREREQUISITE    Second-year standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-293*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies II 3L
For a complete description, see DEVS 292*. PREREQUISITE    Second-year standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.   
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DEVS-294*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies III 3L
For a complete description, see DEVS 292*. PREREQUISITE    Second-year standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-295*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies IV 3L
For a complete description, see DEVS 292*. PREREQUISITE    Second-year standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-296*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies V 3L
For a complete description, see DEVS 292*. PREREQUISITE    Second-year standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-300*/0.5 Cross-Cultural Research Methods 2L;1P
A study of practical issues related to development research and program evaluation in development settings, using a case-study approach. Topics include information retrieval, cross-cultural research methods, basic data analysis, and results-based project evaluation. PREREQUISITES    DEVS 100, DEVS 230*, DEVS 240*. DEVS 100 can be taken concurrently with DEVS 230* or DEVS 240* in exceptional circumstances in the Global Development Studies major or medial program.
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DEVS-305/1.0 Cuban Culture and Society
This course is designed to introduce students to Cuban society and culture. The course will focus especially on the period from the Cuban revolution (1959) to the present. Students will examine some of the main events and highlights of Cuban history, politics and culture in this era. Two weeks of this four-week intensive course will take place at Queen’s and two weeks at the University of Havana.
NOTES    1    Students are expected to pay an ancillary fee for travel and accommodation while in Havana.
2    Students must apply to take the course. Applications are available in the DEVS office.
3    Students are expected to attend a pre-departure orientation.
4    Costs and application deadlines will be posted on the DEVS website.
PREREQUISITE    Third-year standing in Arts and Science.
EXCLUSION    DEVS 309*.
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DEVS-310*/0.5 Development and Democracy 1L;2S
An examination of the complex relationship between development and democracy, in the context of the rapid integration of developing countries into the world economy. The impacts of these changes on ideas about democracy, and on democratic institutions in practice, will be critically examined. PREREQUISITES    DEVS 100, and third-year standing in the Global Development Studies program or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-311*/0.5 Labour and Global Development 2L;1T
Explores the relationships between the production of goods, the lives and livelihoods of workers, and socio-economic development at local, national and global levels. Issues include: the international division of labour; global commodity chains; technological change; labour markets; informal sector; genders in production; unions and labour rights. PREREQUISITES    DEVS 100, DEVS 230*.
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DEVS-320*/0.5 AIDS, Power, and Poverty 2L;1T
HIV/AIDS is one of the most pressing development issues in the world today. This course examines the cultural, political, economic, and other social factors that contribute to its transmission and intractability, and which help to explain the differential impact of the disease upon societies worldwide. Particular attention is paid to the ways that specific social/sexual identities and practices arising from inequitable class, gender, race, and ethnic relations, affect the prevalence of HIV, the ability to contain its spread, and the human costs that it entails. PREREQUISITE    One of: DEVS 100, DEVS 200*, DEVS 210*, DEVS 220*, DEVS 221*, DEVS 230*, HLTH 101*; and third-year standing.
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DEVS-321*/0.5 Development Dramas 2L;1T
In its capacity to imagine, construct, and disseminate modes of being and becoming, theatre has helped shape and rework colonialism, national liberation, postcolonial citizenship, and neoliberal globalization. This course is a critical exploration of this evolving relationship between theatre and development from a variety of perspectives throughout the world. PREREQUISITE    DEVS 100, or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION    DEVS 392* (2007-08).
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DEVS-330*/0.5 Technology and Development 3L;2P
An introduction to the socio-economic, cultural and political factors surrounding technology and its relationship to the development process in both advanced industrial societies and developing nations. Student project groups will focus on particular realms of technology in development and the interaction of politics and policy with technological choice and design, including appropriate, intermediate and sustainable technologies. PREREQUISITE    At least third-year standing in Global Development Studies or Applied Science, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-340*/0.5 Theories of Development   2L;1T
Provides students with an overview of theories that underpin the development enterprise, and critiques of development, through the use of primary texts and critical appraisals. PREREQUISITES    DEVS 100, DEVS 230*, DEVS 240*. DEVS 100 can be taken concurrently with DEVS 230* or DEVS 240* in exceptional circumstances.
EXCLUSION    POLS 346*.
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DEVS-392*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies I 3S
Seminars offered by regular and visiting faculty on development topics related to their research interests. Consult the departmental homepage for further details of specific course offerings each year.
PREREQUISITE    Third-year standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-393*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies II 3S
For a complete description, see DEVS 392*. PREREQUISITE    Third-year standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-394*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies III 3S
For a complete description, see DEVS 392*. PREREQUISITE    Third-year standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-395*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies IV 3S
For a complete description, see DEVS 392*. PREREQUISITE    Third-year standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-396*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies V 3S
For a complete description, see DEVS 392*. PREREQUISITE    Third-year standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-410/1.0 Work-Study Placement in Development Studies
Provides students with first-hand experience working with an agency involved in international development, either in Canada or abroad. The placement will normally be for 10-20 weeks, to be negotiated with the sponsoring agency. Students are required to attend preparatory meetings, prepare a work-study proposal, a research paper on the placement and maintain a journal on a continuing basis while on their placement. In addition to academic requirements, students are required to enroll in the Queen's Emergency Support Program, attend pre-departure orientation and complete Queen's Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP) requirements.
NOTE    Students are normally responsible for all costs associated with participation in this course.
PREREQUISITES    Open only to students in the Global Development Studies major program with third-year standing or above, and departmental approval in advance from the Head of Global Development Studies.    
COREQUISITE    DEVS 411*. Under special circumstances a student can substitute DEVS 502* (Directed Readings in Development Studies) for DEVS 411*. Permission for the latter may be granted to students who have completed all other degree requirements, and who do not need to return to Queen's University campus following completion of their placement. Students must seek prior approval from the Placement Coordinator, Global Development Studies for this option.
EXCLUSIONS    DEVS 420*, DEVS 421*, DEVS 432.
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DEVS-411*/0.5 Post-Placement Seminar in Development Studies 3S
Required for students who have successfully completed the course requirements for DEVS 410. The course will provide a forum for students to debrief and to critically examine their placement experience. Evaluation based on presentation, participation, journal synthesis and a final report. PREREQUISITE    Open only to students in Global Development Studies major program with third-year standing or above and who have successfully completed the course requirements for DEVS 410 plus students must seek approval in advance from the Placement Coordinator, Global Development Studies.
EXCLUSIONS    DEVS 420*, DEVS 421*, DEVS 432.
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DEVS-420*/0.5 International Exchange in Development Studies
Participation in an organized educational or cultural exchange, either i) one term of studies at a developing-country university, or ii) an exchange program in a developing-country setting with an organization such as Canada World Youth or Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute for at least 6 weeks. Students are required to prepare a work-study proposal, a risk assessment of their placement and attend a pre-departure orientation. Assessment will also be based on a journal and final report.
NOTE    Students are normally responsible for all costs associated with this course.
PREREQUISITES    Third- or fourth-year standing in the Global Development Studies major or medial program, plus students must seek approval in advance from the Placement Coordinator, Global Development Studies.
EXCLUSIONS    DEVS 410, DEVS 421*.
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DEVS-421*/0.5 International Exchange at Fudan
For students who spend one semester at Fudan University in Shanghai. Includes a five-day pre-departure orientation session, a daily journal, a final report reflecting on their experience as a whole and how it fits with development theory and practice as they have learned it in class, and post-semester meetings and presentations as part of the re-entry learning experience. Winter Term. PREREQUISITES    DEVS 430*, DEVS 431 and DEVS 432.
EXCLUSIONS    DEVS 410, DEVS 420*.
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DEVS-430*/0.5 Introduction to Modern Chinese History at Fudan 
The course surveys Chinese history during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with particular focus on events and developments occurring in Shanghai. Assignments include oral presentations, reading reports, and a research paper. The course may also include visits to site of historical interests. Fall Term.
NOTE    This course is part of a Study Abroad program in Shanghai, which will require students pay a program fee to cover costs over and above tuition, as well as travel accommodation and subsistence. Further details of the estimated costs can be obtained from the Department of Global Development Studies Office.
PREREQUISITE    Departmental approval in advance from the Placement Coordinator, Global Development Studies.
COREQUISITES    DEVS 431, DEVS 432.
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DEVS-431/1.0 Shanghai and Globalization at Fudan
Examines Shanghai's place in an era of globalization, with emphasis placed on the interrelationship between development theory and current changes in China. The course includes both Queen's and Fudan students in an integrated classroom setting at Fudan University, Shanghai, and will expose both groups of students to different ways of thinking, and provide intercultural exchange. Fall Term.
NOTE    This course is part of a Study Abroad program in Shanghai, which will require students to pay a program fee to cover costs over and above tuition, as well as travel, accommodation and subsistence. Further details of the estimated costs can be obtained from the Global Development Studies office.
PREREQUISITES    Departmental approval in advance from the course instructor and the Placement Coordinator, Global Development Studies.
COREQUISITES    DEVS 430*, DEVS 432.
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DEVS-432/1.0 Work Placement or Field Research Practicum at Fudan University
Provides students with an opportunity to gain practical development experience or to conduct field research under the guidance of a Fudan instructor. For the Work Placement, Queen's students are paired with Fudan students and then linked to a development organization working in Shanghai. For the Research Project, Queen's students are paired with Fudan counterparts and undertake research on an important development theme, submit a written paper and do a class presentation. Both the placement and research project will involve at least 10 hours of field work per week for 12 weeks. Fall Term.
NOTE    This course is part of a Study Abroad program in Shanghai, which will require students to pay a program fee to cover costs over and above tuition, as well as travel, accommodation and subsistence. Further details of the estimated costs can be obtained from the Global Development Studies office.
PREREQUISITES    Departmental approval in advance from the course instructor and the Placement Coordinator, Global Development Studies.
COREQUISITES    DEVS 430*, DEVS 431.
EXCLUSIONS    DEVS 410, DEVS 420*.
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DEVS-492*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies I 3S
Seminars offered by regular and visiting faculty on development topics related to their research interests. Consult the departmental homepage for further details of specific course offerings each year. Fall and/or Winter Term. PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year standing in major or medial concentration in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-493*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies II 3S
For a complete description, see DEVS 492*. PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year standing in major or medial concentration in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-494*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies III 3S
For a complete description, see DEVS 492*. PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year standing in major or medial concentration in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-495*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies IV 3S
For a complete description, see DEVS 492*. PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year standing in major or medial concentration in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-496*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies V 3S
For a complete description, see DEVS 492*. PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year standing in major or medial concentration in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-497*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies VI 3S
For a complete description, see DEVS 492*. PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year standing in major or medial concentration in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-498*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies VII 3S
For a complete description, see DEVS 492*. PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year standing in major or medial concentration in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-499*/0.5 Topics in Development Studies VIII 3S
For a complete description, see DEVS 492*. PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year standing in major or medial concentration in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
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DEVS-501/1.0 Honours Thesis in Development Studies
The thesis is optional and counts as 1.0 credit towards an honours concentration in Global Development Studies. The course will involve a critical review of the literature on a clearly-defined topic relevant to development, a synthesis of ideas, and a final thesis under the supervision of a faculty member. The student must pay a modest fee for the binding of the departmental copy. PREREQUISITES    Only open to students with fourth-year standing in a DEVS major or medial program with a cumulative average of at least 75 per cent. The student must identify a willing supervisor from DEVS or a cognate department and receive permission of the Global Development Studies Department.
EXCLUSION    DEVS 450*.
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DEVS-502*/0.5 Directed Readings in Development Studies
This course enables a student or a group of students to explore a body of literature on a selected topic in development. The focus may be by theme, by region or by academic approach and can span the humanities, social sciences and environmental sciences. The students are responsible for approaching a professor with whom they wish to work and who is willing to undertake this project. PREREQUISITES    Only open to students with fourth-year standing in a DEVS major or medial program with a cumulative average of at least 75 per cent. The student must identify a willing supervisor from DEVS or a cognate department and receive permission of the Global Development Studies Department.
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