Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

International Development Option

The International Development Option is only available at the Brantford Campus. The option consists of 4.0 credits

Program requirements:
For graduation, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 6.00 on all 4.0 credits.

Required Courses: (2.5 credits)
EC140 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
HR163 - Introduction to International Development
HR263 - The Developing World
HR301/OL301 - Development Theories, Strategies and Issues
HR328 - The United Nations in the 21st Century

Elective Courses: (1.5 credits)
Additional credits chosen from the following list of elective courses. Students should be aware that some of these courses have prerequisites and not all will be offered at the Brantford Campus. Although these prerequisites may be waived by the program or department administering the course, it is the responsibility of the student to make such arrangements.
CC325/HR325 - Crimes Against Humanity
CC326/HR326 - Transitional Justice
CT203/HS203 - Disease and Society
CT260/HR260 - Introduction to Human Rights
EC120 - Introduction to Microeconomics
FR150 - Practical French I or FR250 - Language through Popular Culture I, or SP101 - Introduction to Spanish I [or similar university course in other
international languages-consult program co-ordinator for approval]
HR231 - Human Rights and the Environment
HR232 - Women, Rights, and Equality
HR320/YC320 - Children's Rights
HR329/HS329 - Global Health and Social Justice
HR350/OL350 - Workplace Diversity in the 21st Century
HR391 - Canadian Internship/Field Placement
HR392 - International Internship/Field Placement
JN327/MX327 - Social Documentary
OL233/CC233 - Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
OL322/HR322 - Non-Governmental Organizations


The Faculty of Liberal Arts offers a BA without a designation. No further designation (major, option or minor) is awarded with this degree.

Leadership and International Development Stream

Students completing the Honours BA Leadership Program may specialize in International Development. This option consists of 4.0 credits, as outlined in the requirements for the International Development Option. In addition, students also complete the required courses for the Honours BA in Leadership (6.5 credits) and the requirements of Foundations: BF190, BF199, BF290, BF299.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revisions February 4, 2015: Cross-listing changes HR320/YC320; effective September 1, 2015.
Senate Revision May 28, 2015: Course deletions; FR230 replaced; effective September 1, 2015