This reading course provides an opportunity for in-depth investigation about a particular region in preparation for a thesis, major paper or research project. The course normally is directed by the student's advisor.
This course will examine key issues in development, for example: social justice, poverty and inequality, sustainability, governance and inclusiveness, and how perspectives on these issues have changed over time and differ across disciplinary perspectives. The course will be writing-intensive and focus on the development of skills in oral communication of development issues.
This two semester course prepares students to conduct research in a development context. It emphasizes power relations and supports students as they reflect on their own positionality and the development context of their research. Through reading, discussion and practice, students develop skills in areas such as: scoping research questions, data collection, data analysis, navigating ethical complexities and knowledge mobilization. There will be an emphasis on reflective writing and on communicating development research and analysis to diverse audiences.
This course recognizes an intensive commitment to research in an archival repository, 'in the field' or at an appropriate development institution in Canada or abroad. The course normally is directed by the student's advisor in consultation with the advisory committee
This course examines recent approaches in development theory explaining international inequality, poverty and long-term change. It also investigates selected current debates in international development - such as food security, trade, good governance, sustainability or gender - from various discipline-based and interdisciplinary perspectives, and analyzes selected regional experiences of development.
In this course students establish the linkages between their doctoral research topic and the wider field of development studies and practice. The course will examine development policies and projects, ethical issues related to (cross-cultural) development research, and relationships between research and development practice.