International and Development Studies
Careers related to International and Development Studies
This program is designed to provide a sound background for students who intend to pursue careers in businesses with interests overseas, church work in the third world, teaching, journalism, community relations, translation, international development work, the travel industry, diplomacy, government, international trade and commerce, as well as for those wishing to prepare for advanced scholarly work and research. Currently the International and Development Studies option focuses on Latin America.
International and Development Studies field school
Optional field schools and study tours of three to six weeks duration are organized on a regular basis. A typical field school in Latin America of a three-week duration would cost approximately $2,000 plus meals. A field school certificate will be awarded to those students successfully completing this aspect of the program.
It is recommended that students undertake an average of three hours per week voluntary work during at least one semester of the second year in the program. This can be fulfilled in a number of ways and might include activities involving community education, non-governmental organizations, church groups involved in international issues, etc. Students will thus be introduced to the work world as it pertains to the international sphere, blending academic studies with the realities of employment.
It may be possible to arrange employment opportunities, probably on an exchange basis, in the regions of specialization. This can only be done for individuals who have taken the appropriate language courses.
See the Associate of Arts degree section for details on entrance requirements and application procedures.
The Associate of Arts International and Development Studies option requires a minimum of 60 credits transferable to at least one of UBC, UNBC, UVic, or SFU, of which 15 must be from UCFV. No course will be used to meet more than one of the following specific requirements. Students must achieve an average overall grade of C (cumulative GPA of 2.0) calculated on all courses that could apply towards the associate degree.
Sample program outline
* Recommended courses: ANTH 102, ECON 102, GEOG 140, GEOG 242, POSC 190, POSC 290, SOC 101.
Note: You are responsible for prerequisite courses and may wish to use them to meet the above requirements where applicable.
Please see this section for a list of the subject areas which apply to Associate of Arts program categories.
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.
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