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, Approaches, and Issues
HR328 - The United Nations in the International Community

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.
CC233/HS233/OL233 - Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
CC315/OL315 - Evaluation Research
CC325/HR325 - Crimes Against Humanity
CC326/HR326 - Transitional Justice
DMJN223/HR223 - Understanding Public Policy for Issue Advocacy
DMJN327/MX327 - Social Documentary
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
HR251/OL251 - Workplace Diversity in the 21st Century
HR260/SOJE260 - Introduction to Human Rights
HR320/YC320 - Children's Rights
HR322/OL322 - Non-Profits and NGOs
HR329/HS329 - Global Health and Social Justice
HR391 - Canadian Internship/Field Placement
HR392 - International Internship/Field Placement
HR394* - Extended Internship/Field Placement
HS203/SOJE203 - Disease and Society

Program Notes

  1. The Faculty of Liberal Arts offers a BA without a designation. No further designation (major, option or minor) is awarded with this degree.
  2. Students are not permitted to complete both the International Policy Option and the International Development Option.
  3. Students completing the Human Rights and Human Diversity program are eligible to complete the International Development Specialization, and are excluded from completing the International Development Option.
  4. Refer to Regulations Governing Options/Minors.

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.