Are you interested in the environmental, economic and sociopolitical challenges that humanity faces at the onset of the 21st century? Do you want to better understand how and why some countries “develop” (and others do not) in a world of globalizing markets, new technologies and ideas? Are you drawn to issues such as human rights, poverty reduction, climate change, humanitarian crises, social and corporate responsibility, fragile states and the education and health of “vulnerable” populations? Do you want to learn how humanity can find both fair and lasting solutions to such problems? 

The Honours Bachelor's in International Development and Globalization combines theory and practice within a rigorous academic program and provides students with field experience through work and study terms in Canada and abroad.

This program is offered in English and in French.

Co-operative education is available with this program.

The French immersion is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.

Basic skills
ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
Compulsory courses
DVM 1100Canada and the Challenges of International Development and Globalization3 Units
DVM 2105Introduction to International Development: Historical Perspectives3 Units
DVM 2106International Development: Contemporary Theories and Practices3 Units
DVM 2350Foundations of Social and Political Thought: Classical Liberalism and Socialism3 Units
SCS 2150Introduction to Methodology in the Social Sciences3 Units
DVM 3150Qualitative Research Methods and Techniques for Doing Fieldwork in International Development3 Units
DVM 3160International Projects Management3 Units
SOC 3142Applied Statistical Analysis3 Units
Optional courses
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Contemporary Macroeconomic Issues
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Microeconomics
Contemporary Microeconomic Issues
3 course units from:3 Units
The Twentieth-Century World from 1945
Politics and Globalization
3 course units from:3 Units
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Sociology
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to International Relations and Global Politics
Introduction to Comparative Politics
6 course units from:6 Units
International Development Funding
Introduction to Development Economics
Economics of Globalization
3 course units from:3 Units
Theories of International Development
Comparative Politics of Development
Sociology and Anthropology of Development
12 optional course units in international development and globalization (DVM) at the 4000 level from the list of optional courses12 Units
9 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level from the list of optional courses9 Units
9 optional course units from the list of optional courses 19 Units
Elective courses
36 elective course units36 Units
or 6 elective course units plus a minor
Total: 120 Units


List of Optional Courses

ANT 3120Anthropology of Science and Technologies3 Units
ANT 3128Political Anthropology3 Units
ANT 3131Capitalism and Ethnographies of Globalization3 Units
ANT 3307Contemporary Japanese Society3 Units
ANT 3326Indigenous Resurgences in a Globalized World3 Units
ANT 3340Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean3 Units
ANT 3341Anthropology of Oceania3 Units
ANT 3342Anthropology of Africa3 Units
DVM 2110Education, Health and Social Protection3 Units
DVM 3105Population Trends and International Development3 Units
DVM 3106Women, Gender and Development3 Units
DVM 3108Humanitarian Action3 Units
DVM 3117Public International Law3 Units
DVM 3125Environmental Policies, Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Development3 Units
DVM 3130Ethics and International Development3 Units
DVM 3135Food Security and International Development3 Units
DVM 3140International Development Funding3 Units
DVM 4010International Internship in International Development6 Units
DVM 4108Conflict and Development3 Units
DVM 4117Protection of Civilians in International Law3 Units
DVM 4120International Development Issues in Africa3 Units
DVM 4125International Development Issues in Asia3 Units
DVM 4130International Development Issues in Latin America3 Units
DVM 4140Private Enterprise and Development3 Units
DVM 4150Social Economy and Local Development in Developing Countries3 Units
DVM 4151International Development Policy and Practice3 Units
DVM 4152Advanced Data Analysis for International Development3 Units
DVM 4153International Development and Environmental Change3 Units
DVM 4154Global Studies, Citizenship and Development3 Units
DVM 4160International Development Projects: Advanced Topics3 Units
DVM 4330Special Research Topics3 Units
ECO 2113Canada and the World Economy3 Units
ECO 2117Introduction to Development Economics3 Units
ECO 2121Economics of Globalization3 Units
FEM 2107Diversities of Women: Gender, Race, Class and (Dis)ability3 Units
HIS 2160History of the Middle East from World War I3 Units
HIS 2171Latin America, Modern Period3 Units
HIS 2176Southeast Asian Civilizations from the 18th Century to the Present3 Units
HIS 2376The African Past3 Units
POL 3113Migration, Mobility, Borders and Citizenship3 Units
POL 3114Comparative Politics: Asia3 Units
POL 3124The Politics of Security3 Units
POL 3144Comparative Politics: Africa3 Units
POL 3145Comparative Politics: Latin America3 Units
POL 3162Political Violence3 Units
POL 3164Comparative Politics: Middle East and Arab World3 Units
POL 3176International Political Economy3 Units
POL 3177Politics, Social Movements and Globalization3 Units
POL 4126Contemporary Geopolitics3 Units
POL 4170Politics of Foreign Aid3 Units
POL 4178Political Economy of Development3 Units
POL 4184Democratization and Authoritarianism3 Units
POL 4190Global Environmental Politics3 Units
SCS 1150Introduction to Studying the Social Sciences3 Units
SOC 3116Technologies, World and Societies3 Units
SOC 3117Qualitative Research Laboratory3 Units
SOC 4127Contemporary Analysis of Migration3 Units
SOC 4135Local and Global Economic Relations3 Units
SOC 4305Conflicts and Social Movements3 Units
SOC 4310Globalization and the Environment3 Units
SOC 4314Gender Relations, Development and Globalization3 Units
SRS 1112The Religions of the World I3 Units
SRS 2113The Religions of the World II3 Units
SVS 4525Dimensions internationales du service social3 Units