Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Global Development Studies (DEVS)

DEVS 801     The Political Economy of Development    
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the relationship between political economy and the ideas and practices of development. The course grounds students in core theories, both classical and contemporary. It then examines key themes and controversies to illustrate the relationships between the political economy and development policies. This is a mandatory course for all graduate students in Global Development Studies. Fall. S. Soederberg. 

DEVS 802     The Cultural Politics of Development    
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the cultural politics of development in historical and contemporary perspective. The course focuses on narratives of development and their relationship to social and political movements in the South and North. Themes include the ideas of tradition; modernity and progress; colonialism, nationalism and liberation; and the gendered and racialised politics of development. This is a mandatory course for all graduate students in Global Development Studies. Fall.  R. Kukreja 

DEVS 803 Qualitative Research Methods and Fieldwork 
This course introduces qualitative fieldwork methods including research design, proposal writing, ethics, interviews, and data analysis. It offers a clear pathway towards successful fieldwork design, implementation and reporting and provides core professional skills for working productively within development and community organizations. This is a mandatory course for all PhD graduate students in Global Development Studies. Winter. B. Resurreccion 

DEVS 811 Advanced Topics in Political Economy of Development 
2021-22 Topic Title:  Social Reproduction, Care Work and Development Winter.  R. Hall
Explores themes in the political economy of development introducing students to advanced research in the field. 
PREREQUISITE: MA or PhD standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department. 

DEVS 813 Advanced Topics in Sustainable Development   
2021-22 Topic Title:  Global Environmental Politics Winter. K. Tienhaara 
Explores themes in the field of sustainable development with close attention to different framings of sustainability and the contested practices that seek to realize it in practice.
PREREQUISITE: MA or PhD standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department. 

DEVS 850     Professional Seminar in Development Studies    
This course provides a forum to discuss practical, ethical and methodological issues in conducting development research and writing, including major research papers, thesis work, and grant applications. All Global Development Studies graduate students will be enrolled in this course. Monthly meetings; Fall/Winter. M. Hostetler 

DEVS 861 to DEVS 879:  These courses are 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 offering each year. These are mixed senior undergraduate/graduate level courses with limited space for graduate students. Graduate students may not take more than three such mixed courses. Graduate enrolment opens after the undergraduate enrolment period (consult with department). 

DEVS 861     Topics in Development Studies 1    
2021-22 Topic:  Global Agrofood System.  Fall. P. Kumar
Offered jointly with DEVS 492002 with additional work required.
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492014 and DEVS 492002

DEVS 862     Topics in Development Studies 2   
2021-22 Topic:  Alliance Politics. Winter. A. Tomac
Offered jointly with DEVS 492014 with additional work required.
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492007 and DEVS 492014

DEVS 863     Topics in Development Studies 3   
2021-22 Topic:  Economy & Environment in the Global South. Fall. K. Tienhaara
Offered jointly with DEVS 492043 with additional work required.
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492026 and DEVS 492043

DEVS 864     Topics in Development Studies 4    
2021-22 Topic:  Exploring Development. Winter. P. Kumar
Offered jointly with DEVS 492013 with additional work required.
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492023 and DEVS 492013

DEVS 865     Topics in Development Studies 5   
2021-22 Topic:  Political Ecology.  Winter. D. Cordoba
Offered jointly with DEVS 492028 with additional work required.
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492028

DEVS 866     Topics in Development Studies 6   
2021-22 Topic:  Sustainable Livelihood Development. Winter. M. Hostetler
Offered jointly with DEVS 492022 with additional work required. 
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492022

DEVS 867     Topics in Development Studies 7   
2021-22 Topic:  Transnational Feminisms and Gender Justice. Fall. R. Hall
Offered jointly with DEVS 492045 with additional work required.
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492029 and DEVS 492045

DEVS 868     Topics in Development Studies 8   
2021-22 Topic:  Gender, Environment & Development Fall. B. Resurreccion.
Offered jointly with DEVS 492042 with additional work required.
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492031 and DEVS 492042

DEVS 869     Topics in Development Studies 9
2021-22 Topic:  Global GovernanceWinter. S. Soederberg
Offered jointly with DEVS 492 006 with additional work required.
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492006 

DEVS 870 Topics in Development Studies 10
2021-22 Topic:  Tourism in Transition. Fall. M. Epprecht.
Offered jointly with DEVS 492041with additional work required.
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492016 and DEVS 492041

DEVS 871 Topics in Development Studies 11
2021-22 Topic:  Energy Democracy. Fall. D. McDonald
Offered jointly with DEVS 492 032 with additional work required.
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492032

DEVS 872 Topics in Development Studies 12
2021-22 Topic:  Indigenous Theory. Fall. R. Lovelace
Offered jointly with DEVS 492021 with additional work required.
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492021

DEVS 873 Topics in Development Studies 13
2021-22 Topic:  Privatization and Discontents. Winter. D. McDonald
Offered jointly with DEVS 492005 with additional work required.
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492005

DEVS 874 Topics in Development Studies 14
2021-22 Topic: Migrants, Race, and Work. Winter. R. Kukreja
Offered jointly with DEVS 492037 with additional work required. 
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492037 

DEVS 875 Topics in Development Studies 15
2021-22 Topic: Sport and Development. Winter. S. Rutherford
Offered jointly with DEVS 492035 with additional work required. 
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies or permission of the department.
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492035

DEVS 876 Topics in Development Studies 16
2021-22 Topic: Visualizing Culture Fall. C. Pedri Spade
Offered jointly with DEVS 492038 with additional work required. 
PREREQUISITE: MA standing in Global Development Studies or permission of the department. 
EXCLUSION: DEVS 492038 

DEVS 890 Directed Readings in Development Studies    
Students whose proposed research lies outside the realm (thematic or regional) of regular and cognate course offerings may choose this option. In consultation with a willing supervisor, students must develop a unifying title, course description, and reading list of 24 key texts for each of 56 set topics leading toward an agreed upon set of assignments. 

DEVS 891  Graduate Work or Study Placement in Development Studies   
Experiential learning opportunities that expand a student's engagement area of study, research and work experience that involves travel opportunities and/or community engagement. The placement is designed to allow for an indepth and immersive experience. 
PREREQUISITE: MA or PhD standing in Global Development Studies, or permission of the Department. 

DEVS 892     Special Topics in Global Development Studies    
Course focuses on specific topics related to global development studies. Special topics are offered under the guidance of a faculty member in an area of the instructor’s expertise. 

DEVS 893     Special Topics in Global Development Studies    
Course focuses on specific topics related to global development studies. Special topics are offered under the guidance of a faculty member in an area of the instructor’s expertise. 

DEVS 898     Master's Research Paper    
Students will complete a library based major research project (MRP) of 5060 pages. The MRP will deal with a specific interdisciplinary question directly relevant to Global Development Studies, which may be thematic or theoretical in nature or focus on peoples or places generally associated with the Global South in the context of relations with the Global North.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of Grad Chair in consultation with a willing faculty supervisor, plus completion of two mandatory and four elective DEVS or DEVS eligible courses. 

DEVS 899     Master's Thesis    
Research leading to a dissertation of 75100 pages will usually involve the collection and analysis of primary data and be of publishable quality. Such data could include oral interviews, archival and other documentary sources, in some cases collected through field work.
PREREQUISITE: Permission of Graduate Chair in consultation with a willing faculty supervisor, plus completion of two mandatory and four elective DEVS or DEVS eligible courses.   

DEVS 950 Professional Seminar in Development Studies
Guiding students through the professional skills needed for completion of the doctoral degree, this course provides a monthly forum to discuss practical, ethical and methodological issues in conducting development research and writing and the transfer of these skills to academic and nonacademic settings. Topics include effective pedagogy, writing for nonacademic audiences, conference presentations, and working within organizational contexts. All Global Development Studies PhD graduate students will be enrolled in this course. Monthly meetings; Fall/Winter. M. Hostetler

DEVS 999 PhD Thesis Research