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 2-4 key texts for each of 5-6 set topics leading toward an agreed upon set of assignments.
An internationally oriented and interdisciplinary program taught by globally recognized faculty, the graduate programs in Global Development Studies provide advanced research training for students seeking to pursue careers in government, academia, development agencies, journalism, media, teaching, business, and law. With small classes and close supervision, we empower students to pursue research projects on important topics that they are passionate about. At the same time, we facilitate students to build the core professional, analytical and communication skills sought by employers in Canada and internationally. From the grassroots to the global, out students attain the skills and knowledge needed to make an impact!
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.
The MA program has been designed with two streams: a course-based Master's degree and a research-based Master's degree. All students are initially accepted into the one-year course-based stream. Interested and qualified students may then apply to switch to the research option with up to an additional full year to complete.