Additional information based on calendar requirements

These guidelines are for students following the 2018-2019 academic calendar or earlier.

Planning ahead will go a long way in helping you meet your academic objectives and accomplishing your goals. The information is this guide serves as an academic timeline to help you plan from first year through to graduation for students registered in the ID program who started in the 18/19 academic year or earlier.

Questions? Please contact the ID Advisor.

Fall 2020 Course Selection Information

ID Major Core Courses:

  • GEOG*2030, Environment and Development, will not be offered in Fall 2020 but will be offered again in Fall 2021.
  • ECON*2650, Introductory Development Economics, will not be offered in Fall 2020. IDEV*3000 substitutes for ECON*2650.
  • POLS*2080, Development and Underdevelopment, is no longer offered. IDEV*2000, The Development Landscape: Actors and Institutions, substitutes for POLS*2080. If you've taken POLS*2080 DO NOT register in IDEV*2000. 

*NEW* Course: IDEV*2200, Policy, Economy and Society

This course focuses on the analysis of the major development and social justice policy problems facing societies across the globe by applying systematic principles and approaches to the study of the economy and its interconnectedness to society. Examples of policy problems that will be examined include poverty, inequality, environmental sustainability, work and employment, and technology and innovation, amongst others. Throughout the course, students engage in the handling and analysis of data that is necessary for the analysis of policy problems. Prerequisite: IDEV*1000 or GEOG*1220. 

Substitution: Can substitute for ECON*1050 or ECON*1100. Please note that some FARE and ECON restricted electives in the Areas of Emphasis will require ECON*1050 and/or ECON*1100 as prerequisites.

As part of the International Development core requirements for the major, students are required to complete the following:

  • IDEV*2500 Internationational Development Studies
  • IDEV*3010 Case Studies in International Development or 0.50 credit from relevant field school or exchange program or experience abroad for credit, as approved by International Development advisor

As of Fall 2019, IDEV*2500 and IDEV*3010 will no longer be offered.

What can be used to substitute for IDEV*2500 (W)?

  • Any 2000-level IDEV course, including IDEV*2000, IDEV*2100, IDEV 2300, IDEV*2400 
  • Any 3000-level IDEV course, including IDEV*3000, IDEV*3200, IDEV*3300, IDEV*3400, IDEV*3500

What can be used to substitute for IDEV*3010 (F)?

  • A development-focused course (0.50 credit) completed while on field school, exchange or other study abroad program (approval by ID advisor required)
  • A 0.50 credit obtained through an independent study course or community-engaged learning experience for credit that has a development focus, in Canada or abroad (e.g. ICON course, UNIV 3000) (approval by ID advisor required)
  • Field trip courses that have a development focus
  • Any 3000-level IDEV course including IDEV*3000, IDEV*3200, IDEV*3300, IDEV*3400, IDEV*3500

A complete list of IDEV courses can be found in the Course Calendar.

Questions? Please contact the ID Advisor.

Regional Requirement

As part of the course requirements for the area of emphasis, students must take: "0.50 additional credits with a regional focus at the 2000 level or above in ANTH, GEOG, HIST, HUMN, IDEV, ISS, POLS, SOAN or SOC."

To complete your regional requirement, choose from the following courses:

  • GEOG*3600 Geography of a Selected Region
  • HIST*2340 Slavery and Migrations in the Atlantic World, 1500-1850
  • HIST*2890 Early Islamic World
  • HIST*2910 Modern Asia
  • HIST*2920 Republican Latin America
  • HIST*3070 Modern India
  • HIST*3150 History and Culture of Mexico
  • HIST*3230 Spain and Portugal, 1085 to 1668
  • HIST*3320 Modern China
  • HIST*3360 History and Culture of Brazil
  • HIST*3380 British Imperialism in Asia and Africa
  • HIST*3410 Religion in 19th Century Afrida
  • HIST*3420 Colonial Latin America
  • HIST*3580 Women's History in Asia
  • HIST*3590 Ancient and Medieval India
  • HIST*3830 Modern Middle East
  • HIST*3840 Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923
  • HIST*3910 Africa Since 1800
  • POLS*3000 Politics of Africa
  • POLS*3060 Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
  • POLS*3080 Politics of Latin America
  • POLS*3890 Government and Politics of India
  • POLS*3920 Modern China
  • SOAN*3250 Social Change in Latin America

Alternative ways to complete the regional requirement

With approval from the ID Advisor, other courses with a regional focus may be used to meet the requirement. These would include:

  • IDEV*3200 Individual work/study in ID
  • IDEV*4200 Advanced work/study in ID
  • Other special topics, seminar or independent study courses
  • Other courses taken while on a study abroad, field school or exchange program

Questions? Please contact the ID Advisor.

There are no additional requirements for the Environment and Development area of emphasis. Please see your academic calendar for the full requirements.

Course Cancellations and Substitutions

ANTH*2160, Social Anthropology, is no longer offered. ANTH*2180, Public Anthropology, substitutes for ANTH*2160.

ANTH*3670, Indigenous Peoples: Global Context is no longer offered. ANTH*3650, Anthropology of Indigenous Peoples before Canada (F) substitutes for ANTH*3670. 

ANTH*3400 is no longer offered. 

POLS*3160, Women and Politics in the Third World is now called Global Gender Justice (F).

 There are no additional requirements for the Gender and Development area of emphasis. Please see your academic calendar for the full requirements.

Regional Requirement

As part of the course requirements for the area of emphasis, students must take: "0.50 additional credits with a regional focus at the 2000 level or above in ANTH, GEOG, IDEV, ISS, POLS, SOAN or SOC."

To complete your regional requirement, choose from the following courses:

  • GEOG*3600 Geography of a Selected Region
  • POLS*3000 Politics of Africa
  • POLS*3060 Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
  • POLS*3080 Politics of Latin America
  • POLS*3890 Government and Politics of India
  • POLS*3920 Modern China
  • SOAN*3250 Social Change in Latin America

Alternative ways to complete the regional requirement

With approval from the ID Advisor, courses completed as part of an international field school or exchange program may be used to meet the requirement.

Questions? Please contact the ID Advisor.

Course Substitutions

POLS*3180 Research Methods I: Political Inquiry and Methods (F) is no longer offered. POLS*2650 Political Inquiry and Research Methods (F) substitutes for POLS*3180.

Fourth-Year Requirement

As part of the course requirements for the area of emphasis, students must take: "1.0 additional credit at the 4000-level in HISP or in ANTH, HIST, IDEV, POLS, SOAN, SOC with a focus on Latin America or the Caribbean."

To complete your fourth-year requirement, possible options include:

  • SPAN*4100 Seminar in Hispanic Studies
  • SPAN*4410 Senior Seminar on Latin American Post-1950
  • SPAN*4420 Senior Seminar on Spain or Africa Post-1936
  • SPAN*4500 Spanish Translation
  • SPAN*4840 Research Paper in Hispanic Studies
  • HIST*4030 Historical Biography 
  • LACS*6010 Identity and Culture I (by permission of instructor)
  • LACS*6030 Globalization and Insecurity (by permission of instructor)
  • SOAN*4260 Migration, Inequality and Social Change
  • SOC* 6500 Social Movements in Latin America (by permission of instructor)

Alternative ways to complete the fourth-year requirement

With approval from the ID Advisor, other courses may be used to meet the requirement. These would include:

  • IDEV*4190/4200 Advanced work/study in ID
  • Special topics, seminar or reading courses with a Latin American or Caribbean focus at the 4000-level in ANTH, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLS, SOAN, or SOC

Please consult with the ID Advisor for other options to complete this requirement.

Course Substitutions

POLS*3180 Research Methods I: Political Inquiry and Methods (F) is no longer offered. POLS*2650 Political Inquiry and Research Methods (F) OR IDEV*2100 Research in ID substitutes for POLS*3180.

ECON*3730 The Origins of International Inequality is no longer offered. IDEV*3000 Poverty and Inequality substitutes for ECON*3730.


Regional requirement

As part of the course requirements for the area of emphasis, students must take "0.50 additional credits with a regional focus at the 2000 or 3000 level in HIST or POLS."

To complete your regional requirement, choose from the following courses:

  • HIST*2340 Slavery and Migrations in the Atlantic World, 1500-1850
  • HIST*2890 Early Islamic World
  • HIST*2910 Modern Asia
  • HIST*2920 Republican Latin America
  • HIST*3070 Modern India
  • HIST*3150 History and Culture of Mexico
  • HIST*3230 Spain and Portugal, 1085 to 1668
  • HIST*3320 Modern China
  • HIST*3360 History and Culture of Brazil
  • HIST*3380 British Imperialism in Asia and Africa
  • HIST*3410 Religion in 19th Centre Africa
  • HIST*3580 Women's History in Asia
  • HIST*3590 Ancient and Medieval India
  • HIST*3830 Modern Middle East
  • HIST*3840 Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923
  • HIST*3910 Africa Since 1800
  • POLS*3000 Politics of Africa
  • POLS*3060 Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
  • POLS*3080 Politics of Latin America
  • POLS*3890 Government and Politics of India
  • POLS*3920 Modern China

Alternative ways to complete the regional requirement

With approval from the ID Advisor, other courses with a regional focus may be used to meet the requirement. These would include:

  • IDEV*3200 Individual work/study in ID
  • IDEV*4200 Advanced work/study in ID
  • Other special topics, seminar or independent study courses
  • Other courses taken while on a study abroad, field school or exchange program

Questions? Please contact the ID Advisor.

Course Substitutions

ANTH*2160, Social Anthropology, is no longer offered. ANTH*2180, Public Anthropology, substitutes for ANTH*2160.

ANTH*3670, Indigenous Peoples: Global Context is no longer offered. ANTH*3650, Anthropology of Indigenous Peoples before Canada (F) substitutes for ANTH*3670.

ANTH*3690, History of Anthropological Thought is now called Engaging in Anthropological Theory (F).

Important information for agriculture-focused courses

As part of the Rural and Agricultural Development (RAD) area, students are required to take 1.00 additional credits in AGR, BIOL, BOT, CROP, ENVS, HORT, NRS or OAGR, at least 0.50 being at the 3000-level or above.

Please use the information below to help you plan for courses to meet this requirement.


These lower-level courses are strongly recommended:

  • BIOL*1050 Biology of Plants & Animals in Managed Ecosystems F
  • AGR*2050 Agroecology W (Prerequisites: BIOL*1050 and AGR*2150 Plant Agriculture for ID)
  • AGR*2320 Soils in Agroecosystems F or ENVS 2060 Soil Science S, F

If you have BIOL*1050 Biology of Plants & Animals in Managed Ecosystems F, you can take:

  • AGR*2050 Agroecology
  • ENVS*3230 Agroforestry Systems
  • HORT*3270 Medicinal Plants

If you have AGR*2050 Agroecology W you can take:

  • CROP*3300 Grain Crops
  • CROP*3340 Managed Grasslands
  • ENVS*2340 Current Issues in Agriculture and Landscape Management
  • HORT*3510 Vegetable Production
  • HORT*4380 Tropical and Sub-Tropical Crops

If you have AGR*2320 Soils in Agroecosystems F (or ENVS 2060 Soil Science S, F), you can take:

  • ENVS*3080 Soil and Water Conservation
  • ENVS*3310 Soil Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function
  • ENVS*4090 Soil Management
  • ENVS*4390 Soil Variability and Land Evaluation

If you have OAGR*2070 Introduction to Organic Agriculture W [1.00 credit], you can take:

  • OAGR*4050 Design of Organic Production Systems F [1.00 credit]

Other 2000-level courses that may be of interest:

  • AGR*2500 Field Course in International Agriculture
  • ENVS*2120 Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
  • ENVS*2210 Apiculture and Honey Bee Biology

Questions? Please contact the ID Advisor.