Global Development Studies

         

Advice for Students Interested in Global Development Studies

 

UFV’s proposal for a program in Global Development Studies received final approval from the Minister of Advanced Education on 21 August 2012. Application for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Global Development Studies are accepted for  the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters. for application information please visit http://www.ufv.ca/admissions/admissions/apply/

 

GDS is a broadly interdisciplinary program designed to equip students with the critical academic knowledge, skills and experience required to function effectively as development professionals in Canada or abroad or to continue on to graduate or other professional studies.

 

The GDS curriculum appears below. Students who are already advanced in their studies should discuss their programs with an advisor or one of the program co-chairs, Garry Fehr ( Garry.Fehr@ufv.ca) and Stephen Piper (Stephen.Piper@ufv.ca ).

  

We also have a 2 year Associate of Arts degree in International and Development Studies:

http://www.ufv.ca/calendar/2011_12/ProgramsA-B/ARTS_AA_INTL_DEV.htm

 

Proposed Global Development Studies Curriculum

The curriculum as laid out below is structured so as to give students:

·         a sound basis in a range of essential skills

·         a solid grasp of the history and theory of development processes and an appreciation of current debates in development practice

·         an opportunity to develop skills and make contacts through a service learning (internship) component

·         an opportunity to develop focused disciplinary knowledge and skills by fulfilling requirements for a minor or an interdisciplinary concentration

 

Required courses for the program are set out below. In addition to these requirements, students must meet the requirements for the UFV Bachelor of Arts (see the UFV calendar - http://www.ufv.ca/calendar Students are not required to take courses in the order outlined in the curriculum grid.  Click here for PDF version

 

Semester I

Semester II

Skill

One of:

·      CMNS 155: Introduction to Workplace and Academic Communication (3), or

·     English 105: Reading & Writing of Prose (3 credits)

Knowledge

·     ECON 100: Principles of Microeconomics (3)*

Knowledge

·     GDS 100: A World of Development (3)       

Knowledge

 

·     ECON 101: Principles of Macroeconomics(3)

Language

·     Modern Language (3)

Language

·     Modern Language (3)

Statistics

One of

·      MATH 104: Introductory Statistics (4), or

·      MATH 106: Statistics I (4), or

·     PSYC 110: Statistical Analysis in Psychology (3 credits)

Knowledge

One of:

·      POSC 260: International Relations and Global Politics (3), or

·     POSC 230: Comparative Politics (3)

Elective

 

Elective

·      BA Lab Science Requirement (4)

Total: 15-16 credits

Total: 16 credits

 

 

Semester III

Semester IV

Skill

One of:

·      BUS 100: Introduction to Business (3), or

·     BUS 204: Introduction to Non-Profit Management (3)

Skill (3)

One of:

·      CMNS 180: Intercultural Communication(3), or

·      CMNS 212: Public Relations and Advocacy (3), or

·     CMNS 251: Professional Report Writing (3)*

Knowledge

·     GDS/SOC 250: Sociology of Development (3)

Skill

One of:

·      SOC/ANTH 255: Introduction to Social Research (3)*, or

·      GEOG 252: Explanation in Geography: Quantitative Methods (4), or

·     CRIM 220: Research Methods in Criminology (3)

Language

·     Modern Language (3)

Language

·     Modern Language (3)

Elective

 

Knowledge

·     GDS/ANTH 220: Culture Change: Accommodation, Resistance and Transformation (3)

Elective

 

Elective

 

Total: 15 - 17 credits

Total: 15 – 17 credits

 

Semester V

Semester VI

Skill

One of:

·      SOC/ANTH 355: Quantitative Research Methods (4), or

·      CRIM 320: Quantitative Research Techniques (4), or

·     SOC/ANTH 356: Qualitative Research Methods (4)

Skill

One of:

·      CMNS 445: Facilitation Skills for Professionals (4), or

·      CMNS 465: Grant and Proposal Writing      (3) (as of Winter 2015), or

·     CMNS 360: Advocacy Writing (4)*

Knowledge

·     GDS/SOC 363: Processes of Development and Underdevelopment (4)

Knowledge

·     GDS/GEOG 340: Geographies of Poverty & Development (4)

Elective

 

Elective

 

Elective

 

Elective

 

Total: 14-16 credits

Total: 13 - 16credits

 

Semester VII

Semester VIII

Skill

·     SOWK 380: Community Development (3)

Knowledge

·     GDS 400: Global Development Seminar  (4)

Knowledge

·     ECON 398: Development Economics (3)

Elective

 

Internship (6)

One of:

·      GDS 311: International Internship, or

·      GDS 310: Canada Internship

Either GDS310 or GDS311 must be completed by every student prior to Final Semester

Elective

 

Elective

 

Elective

 

Total: 15-16  credits

Total: 13-16 credits

Total Lower Level: minimum of 61 credits

Total Upper Level: minimum of 55 credits

Total Program credits: minimum of 120 credits

Depending on electives chosen, students may have to complete more than the minimum number of credits.

*Taking one of CMNS 251 or 360 and one of ECON 100 or SOC/ANTH 255 will satisfy the BA reasoning requirement. Otherwise students can satisfy the requirement by taking PHIL 100, ARTS 100 or combinations of other courses (see the UFV Calendar).

 

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