International Development

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Institute for the Study of International Development

Location

Location

  • Institute for the Study of International Development
  • Peterson Hall, Room 126
  • 3460 McTavish Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 0E6
  • Telephone: 514-398-4804
  • Fax: 514-398-8432
  • Email: ids [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/isid
  • Advisers: Kirsty McKinnon (Acting), 514-398-4804, kirsty.mckinnon [at] mcgill.ca; and Lisa Stanischewski, lisa.stanischewski [at] mcgill.ca

About International Development

About International Development

McGill's Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) works to improve people's lives through cutting edge research, training, and communication that accelerates global sustainable development. It does this by educating successive generations of socially responsible and politically engaged students, developing intellectual capacity, and conducting leading edge research that is relevant for policymaking. Equally important, ISID is committed to connecting our teaching and research with the decision makers and principal actors tackling today's most pressing issues by supporting and engaging with NGOs, governments, community organizations, private sector actors, and civil society more broadly, working to increase our collective capacity for achieving sustainable development that will lead to economic and social improvements across the globe.

The Institute for the Study of International Development currently offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 12, 2016) (disclaimer)

African Studies (AFRI)

African Studies (AFRI)

About African Studies

About African Studies

The African Studies program was established in 1969 and was the first of its kind in Canada. It offers interdisciplinary courses leading to a minor or major concentration for students seeking to acquire a deeper understanding of the African continent and its diverse peoples. Students will acquire an appreciation of the contributions of Africa to world culture and civilization, and an awareness of the continent's current struggle to achieve development.

Further information for new and returning students is available at www.mcgill.ca/isid/teaching-programs/undergraduate/afri.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 12, 2016) (disclaimer)

African Studies (AFRI) Faculty

African Studies (AFRI) Faculty

Program Chair
K. Medani; B.A.(Brown), M.A.(G'town), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.) – Political Science
Program Committee
G. Campbell; B.Soc.Sc., M.Soc.Sc.(Birm.), Ph.D.(Wales) (Canada Research Chair) – History and Classical Studies
C. Chapman; B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.(Alta.) – Anthropology/MSE
E. Elbourne; B.A., M.A.(Tor.), D.Phil.(Oxf.) – History and Classical Studies
J. Jorgensen; B.A., M.A.(N. Carolina), Ph.D.(McG.) – Desautels Faculty of Management
M. Popescu; B.A., M.A.(Bucharest), M.A.(Windsor), Ph.D.(Penn.) – English
J. Soske; M.A.(Berk.), Ph.D.(Tor.) – History and Classical Studies
J. Unruh; M.S.(Wisc.), Ph.D.(Ariz.) – Geography
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Mar. 1, 2016) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration African Studies (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration African Studies is available for those students majoring in a discipline of the Faculty of Arts who wish to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge of Africa. This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration African Studies.

For more information, see Minor Concentration African Studies (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration African Studies (36 credits)

The Major Concentration African Studies provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the African continent. ...

For more information, see Major Concentration African Studies (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours African Studies Component (36 credits)

The Joint Honours program in African Studies provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the African continent. ...

For more information, see Joint Honours African Studies Component (36 credits).

African Studies (AFRI) Related Programs and Study Semesters

African Studies (AFRI) Related Programs and Study Semesters

Africa Field Study Semester

Africa Field Study Semester

See Field Studies > Undergraduate > Africa Field Study Semester for details of the 15-credit interdisciplinary AFSS.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Mar. 1, 2016) (disclaimer)

International Development Studies (INTD)

International Development Studies (INTD)

About International Development Studies

About International Development Studies

The International Development Studies (IDS) program is designed for those students who wish to take advantage of the resources available at McGill to pursue an interdisciplinary program of study focusing on the problems of the developing countries.

Most courses above the 200 level have prerequisites. Although these may be waived by instructors in some cases, students are urged to confirm their eligibility for courses when they prepare their programs of study. Note that certain courses (especially those in Management) may not be available owing to space limitations. Students should check the Class Schedule on Minerva for confirmation as to which term courses are offered.

Further information for new and returning students is available at www.mcgill.ca/isid/teaching-programs/undergraduate/intd.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 12, 2016) (disclaimer)

International Development Studies (INTD) Faculty

International Development Studies (INTD) Faculty

Program Chair
P. Oxhorn; B.A.(Redlands), M.A.(Cant.), Ph.D.(Harv.) (Political Science) (Director, Institute for the Study of International Development)
Program Advisers
Kirsty McKinnon
Lisa Stanischewski
Program Committee
Manuel Balan; Proc., J.D.(Palermo), Ph.D.(Texas-Austin) (Political Science)
Jenny Burman; B.A.(C'dia), M.A., Ph.D.(York) (Art History and Communications Studies)
Oliver Coomes; M.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Wisc. Mad.) (Geography)
Erik Kuhonta; B.A.(Penn.), M.A.(Cornell), Ph.D.(Stan.) (Political Science)
David Rothwell; B.A.(Pitzer), M.S.W.(Tulane), Ph.D.(Hawaii) (Social Work)
Jon Unruh; M.S.(Wisc.), Ph.D.(Ariz.) (Geography)
Faculty Lecturer
Kazue Takamura
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Mar. 1, 2016) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration International Development Studies (18 credits)

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration International Development Studies.

For more information, see Minor Concentration International Development Studies (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration International Development Studies (36 credits)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours International Development Studies (57 credits)

Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.

For more information, see Honours International Development Studies (57 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component International Development Studies (36 credits)

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs".  ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component International Development Studies (36 credits).

Latin-American and Caribbean Studies (LACS)

Latin-American and Caribbean Studies (LACS)

About Latin-American and Caribbean Studies

About Latin-American and Caribbean Studies

Established in 1971, the interdisciplinary program in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies offers a comprehensive array of courses on the peoples, cultures, history, literature, politics, economy, and geography of Latin America and the Caribbean, providing students with a broad-based understanding of this geographic region, and with the language and research skills required for advanced scholarship. The program in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies encourages the free exchange of ideas and perspectives in order to foster an environment suitable for serious reflection and critical analysis.

Study Abroad

Students in the program in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies are encouraged to consider the opportunities for foreign study and research made available by bilateral exchange agreements with leading universities in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. These exchanges are open to all members of the McGill University community. Further information may be obtained from:

  • Service Point
  • 3415 McTavish Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 0C8
  • Telephone: 514-398-7878

or from the International Education website.

An agreement of cooperation with the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) permits Honours students in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies at McGill to count a portion of their undergraduate coursework toward the degree requirements for Georgetown's M.A. in Latin American Studies, thus permitting completion of the M.A. in one calendar year. See the Program Adviser for additional information.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate Degree Programs

The program in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies offers an interdisciplinary Honours degree and an interdisciplinary Major concentration as part of the Multi-track B.A. in Arts. Given the constraints of the Multi-track B.A. and our belief that an interdisciplinary program of area studies must include within it the language(s) used by the peoples and cultures under examination, there is at present no interdisciplinary Minor concentration in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies.

Further information for new and returning students is available at www.mcgill.ca/isid/teaching-programs/undergraduate/lacs.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 12, 2016) (disclaimer)

Latin-American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Faculty

Latin-American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Faculty

Program Committee Chair
J. Jouve-Martin; Lic.Phil.(Madrid), Ph.D.(G'town) (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)
Program Committee
E. Kohn; B.A.(Oberlin), M.A., Ph.D.(Wisc.-Madison) (Anthropology)
C. LeGrand; B.A.(Reed), M.A., Ph.D.(Stan.) (History and Classical Studies)
P. Oxhorn; B.A.(Redlands), M.A.(Cant.), Ph.D.(Harv.) (Political Science)
D. Studnicki-Gizbert; BAC Spécialisé(Montr.), Ph.D.(Yale) (History and Classical Studies)
K. Zien; B.A.(Col.), Ph.D.(N'western) (English)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Mar. 1, 2016) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Latin American Studies (36 credits)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Area (60 credits)

The Honours Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Area option is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to attend graduate or professional school upon completion of the B.A. Both the Area option and the Thematic option provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean, upon which more specialized coursework and...

For more information, see Honours Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Area (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Thematic (60 credits)

The Honours Latin-American and Caribbean Studies - Thematic option permits highly motivated students to combine the study of Latin America and the Caribbean with a theme or intellectual focus whose roots extend beyond the geographic confines of this area, and for which a high level of methodological and/or theoretical expertise is required. ...

For more information, see Honours Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Thematic (60 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 12, 2016) (disclaimer)