International Development

International Development

McGill's Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), its programs, and specific courses are described in Faculty of Arts > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > International Development.

International Development programs leading to a B.A. & Sc. degree are offered in the following areas:

  • African Studies
  • International Development Studies
  • Latin-American and Caribbean Studies
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 13, 2019) (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.) - 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.) - 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).

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

Required Courses (18 credits)

* Note: Successful completion of intermediate-level Spanish (HISP 220D1/D2 or HISP 219 or equivalent) is a prerequisite for the required courses HISP 243 and HISP 244.

HISP 243* (3) Survey of Latin American Literature and Culture 1
HISP 244* (3) Survey of Latin American Literature and Culture 2
HIST 309 (3) History of Latin America to 1825
HIST 360 (3) Latin America since 1825
LACS 497 (3) Research Seminar: Latin America and the Caribbean
POLI 319 (3) Politics of Latin America

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits selected from the Complementary Course List in consultation with the Program Adviser with the following requirements:

1) Courses from at least two disciplines or departments must be included.

2) At least 6 of the 18 credits must be at the 300 level or above.

3) No more than 6 credits in Spanish or Portuguese language (HISP 210D1/D2, HISP 218, HISP 219, HISP 220D1/D2, HISP 222) shall count for the Major concentration.

Complementary Course List

Anthropology

ANTH 212 (3) Anthropology of Development
ANTH 307 (3) Andean Prehistory
ANTH 319 (3) Inka Archaeology and Ethnohistory
ANTH 326 (3) Anthropology of Latin America
ANTH 422 (3) Contemporary Latin American Culture and Society
ANTH 428 (3) Saints and Mediation in Latin America

Canadian Studies

CANS 412 (3) Canada and Americas Seminar

Economics

ECON 313 (3) Economic Development 1
ECON 314 (3) Economic Development 2

English

* when given under a topic related to Latin American & Caribbean Studies

ENGL 431 (3) Studies in Drama

Geography

* Note: GEOG 404 may only count toward the requirements for this program when the topic is related to Panama.

GEOG 310 (3) Development and Livelihoods
GEOG 404* (3) Environmental Management 2
GEOG 408 (3) Geography of Development
GEOG 410 (3) Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems
GEOG 498 (3) Humans in Tropical Environments
GEOG 510 (3) Humid Tropical Environments

Hispanic Studies

HISP 202 (6) Portuguese Language: Beginners
HISP 210D1 (3) Spanish Language: Beginners
HISP 210D2 (3) Spanish Language: Beginners
HISP 218 (6) Spanish Language Intensive - Elementary
HISP 219 (6) Spanish Language Intensive - Intermediate
HISP 220D1 (3) Spanish Language: Intermediate
HISP 220D2 (3) Spanish Language: Intermediate
HISP 225 (3) Hispanic Civilization 1
HISP 226 (3) Hispanic Civilization 2
HISP 301 (3) Hispanic Literature and Culture in English 1
HISP 302 (3) Hispanic Literature and Culture in English 2
HISP 320 (3) Contemporary Brazilian Literature and Film
HISP 328 (3) Literature of Ideas: Latin America
HISP 332 (3) Latin American Literature of 19th Century
HISP 333 (3) Theatre, Performance and Politics in Latin America
HISP 352 (3) Latin American Novel
HISP 356 (3) Latin American Short Story
HISP 358 (3) Gender and Textualities
HISP 437 (3) Colonial / Postcolonial Latin America
HISP 439 (3) Topics: Latin American Literature
HISP 453 (3) 20th Century Latin American Poetry
HISP 505 (3) Seminar in Hispanic Studies 01

History

HIST 197 (3) FYS: Race in Latin America
HIST 223 (3) Indigenous Peoples and Empires
HIST 366 (3) Themes in Latin American History
HIST 409 (3) Topics in Latin American History
HIST 419 (3) Central America
HIST 564D1 (3) Seminar: Latin American History
HIST 564D2 (3) Seminar: Latin American History
HIST 580D1 (3) European and Native-American Encounters
HIST 580D2 (3) European and Native-American Encounters

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

LACS 480 (3) Latin American and Caribbean Studies Reading Course
LACS 499 (3) Internship: Latin America and Caribbean Studies

Political Science

POLI 227 (3) Developing Areas/Introduction
POLI 473 (3) Democracy and the Market
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 13, 2019) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Latin American & Caribbean Studies (18 credits)

*** New Program *** The B.A.; Minor Concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies focuses on a broad, interdisciplinary view of key aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean. The program may be expanded to the Major Concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

For more information, see Minor Concentration Latin American & Caribbean Studies (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts & Science—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 13, 2019) (disclaimer)