Department of Global Development Studies

DEPARTMENT OF

Global Development Studies

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Major in DEVS (DEVS-M-BAH)

The Major degree in Global Development Studies is intended for students who would like to make development their primary field of study. Students apply to the Major plan after their first year in Arts and Science and should have completed DEVS 100. Students may also combine their Major in DEVS with a Minor in another department.

For students who entered the DEVS plan after May 1, 2019, a DEVS major consists of 66.0 units in DEVS, DEVS-Eligible languages, and DEVS-Eligible courses.  33.0 units are mandatory, 27.0 units selected from DEVS and DEVS_Eligible courses, and 6.0 units from the DEVS_Language list as outlined in the chart below or on the Faculty of Arts and Science webpage.

If there are any discrepancies between the information listed on the DEVS website and the Faculty of Arts and Science Academic Calendar, the academic calendar will prevail.

CORE COURSES (33.0 units)

Select 6.00 units from the following:

  • DEVS 100/6.0:  Canada and the "Third World"
  • DEVS 105/3.0:  Development Studies in Global Perspective
  • DEVS at the 200 level or above/3.0
DEVS 220/3.0: Introduction to Indigenous Studies
DEVS 230/3.0: The Global Political Economy of Development
DEVS 240/3.0: Culture and Development
DEVS 250/3.0: Global Environmental Transformations
DEVS 260/3.0: Globalization, Gender, and Development
DEVS 300/3.0:  Cross-Cultural Research Methods
DEVS 340/3.0: Theories of Development
DEVS 492/3.0:  Seminar Topic Course
DEVS 492/3.0: Seminar Topic Course

LANGUAGE/SUPPORTING COURSES (6.0 units)

DEVS-Eligible Language/6.0:  This requirement can be completed by completing two-3.0 unit courses

OPTION COURSES (27.0 units)

DEVS 300L or higher:  9.0 units
DEVS 200L or higher:  9.0 units
DEVS or DEVS-eligible at 200L or higher:  9.0 units

NOTES

Work-study option: DEVS Majors are eligible to apply for the independent work-study courses (DEVS 410*/411* and 420*)
International Study Option:  DEVS Majors are eligible to apply for the international study course DEVS 306/307
DEVS 501 (honours thesis) and DEVS 502: Directed reading course
If there are any discrepancies between the information listed on the DEVS website and the Faculty of Arts and Science Academic Calendar, the academic calendar will prevail.