X. Collaborative Specializations

International Development Studies

Master's Collaborative Specialization

Students wishing to pursue a Master's degree with the designation "International Development Studies" must enter the IDS collaborative specialization through a participating department.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet both departmental and collaborative specialization IDS requirements. They must demonstrate familiarity with conceptual frameworks employed in the social sciences. More detailed information is available on the IDS Graduate website.

Degree Requirements

Students complete IDS core requirements and requirements designated for IDS students by the relevant department. Following are requirements for select departments; consult the IDS Graduate website for other departments. One IDS core course may be waived if a student has taken a comparable course at the senior undergraduate level.

IDS Master's Core Courses*

IDEV*6100 [0.50] International Development Studies Seminar

One of:

SOC*6460 [0.50] Gender and Development
ANTH*6460 [0.50] Gender and Development
CDE*6420 [0.50] Communication for Social and Environmental Change
SOC*6420 [0.50] Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
ANTH*6420 [0.50] Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
SOC*6480 [0.50] Work, Gender and Change in a Global Context
ANTH*6480 [0.50] Work, Gender and Change in a Global Context
SOC*6270 [0.50] Diversity and Social Equality
ANTH*6270 [0.50] Diversity and Social Equality
SOC*6520 [0.50] Social Movements and Collective Action

One of:

GEOG*6340 [0.50] Human-Environment Relations
GEOG*6400 [0.50] Urbanization and Development
GEOG*6450 [0.50] Development Geography
EDRD*6050 [0.50] Farming Systems Analysis and Development
RPD*6291 [0.50] Rural Development Administration

One of:

ECON*6370 [0.50] Economic Development in Historical Perspective
FARE*6600 [0.50] Food Security and the Economics of Agri-Food Systems in Developing Countries
ECON*6350 [0.50] Economic Development

One of:

POLS*6750 [0.50] Development in Practice
POLS*6730 [0.50] The Politics of Development and Underdevelopment
Note

*This does not apply to students in Anthropology, Engineering, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Political Science and Rural Planning and Development. Please see specific departmental requirements sections below for required courses (both IDS and departmental or program).

Optional IDS Courses

Students in the collaborative specialization may undertake any course offered by a participating department with the permission of the instructor. There are also two optional interdisciplinary courses available:

IDEV*6000 [0.50] Regional Context
IDEV*6500 [0.50] Fieldwork in International Development Studies

Departmental or Program Requirements

Programs not listed below are designed by special arrangements. All departmental requirements are subject to change. Students should confirm the departmental course requirements with the respective Graduate Program Coordinator.

Capacity Development and Extension (MSc)
CDE*6070 [0.50] Foundations of Capacity Building and Extension
CDE*6260 [0.50] Research Design
One of:
RPD*6380 [0.50] Application of Quantitative Techniques in Rural Planning and Development
EDRD*6000 [0.50] Qualitative Analysis in Rural Development

Two additional courses from the following CDE restricted electives group:

CDE*6290 [0.50] Special Topics in Capacity Building and Extension
CDE*6311 [0.50] Community Engagement and Public Participation
CDE*6320 [0.50] Capacity Building for Sustainable Development
CDE*6330 [0.50] Facilitation and Conflict Management
CDE*6410 [0.50] Readings in Capacity Building and Extension
CDE*6420 [0.50] Communication for Social and Environmental Change
CDE*6690 [0.50] Community Environmental Leadership
One open elective [0.50] (one IDS Master’s Core Course will fulfill this requirement)
A thesis OR
CDE*6900 [1.00] Major Research Paper
plus two more courses from the restricted electives group (see course list above)
Economics (MA)
ECON*6000 [0.50] Microeconomic Theory I
ECON*6020 [0.50] Macroeconomic Theory I
ECON*6940 [1.00] Research Project
One of:
ECON*6050 [0.50] Introduction to Econometric Methods
AND
ECON*6180 [0.50] Econometric Methods
OR
ECON*6140 [0.50] Econometrics I
Engineering (MEng in Environmental Engineering or Water Resources Engineering)

IDS Core Courses Required:

IDEV*6100 [0.50] International Development Studies Seminar

One of:

SOC*6460 [0.50] Gender and Development
ANTH*6460 [0.50] Gender and Development
CDE*6420 [0.50] Communication for Social and Environmental Change
SOC*6420 [0.50] Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
ANTH*6420 [0.50] Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
SOC*6480 [0.50] Work, Gender and Change in a Global Context
ANTH*6480 [0.50] Work, Gender and Change in a Global Context
SOC*6270 [0.50] Diversity and Social Equality
ANTH*6270 [0.50] Diversity and Social Equality
SOC*6520 [0.50] Social Movements and Collective Action

One of:

ECON*6370 [0.50] Economic Development in Historical Perspective
FARE*6600 [0.50] Food Security and the Economics of Agri-Food Systems in Developing Countries
ECON*6350 [0.50] Economic Development

One of:

POLS*6750 [0.50] Development in Practice
POLS*6730 [0.50] The Politics of Development and Underdevelopment

Departmental Requirements:

Six courses from the list of required graduate courses in Engineering (to be selected in consultation with advisor)

Plus one of:
ENGG*6950 [1.00] Final Project in Environmental Engineering
ENGG*6900 [1.00] Final Project in Water Resources Engineering
Engineering (MASc in Environmental Engineering or Water Resources Engineering)

IDS Core Courses Required:

IDEV*6100 [0.50] International Development Studies Seminar

One of:

SOC*6460 [0.50] Gender and Development
ANTH*6460 [0.50] Gender and Development
CDE*6420 [0.50] Communication for Social and Environmental Change
SOC*6420 [0.50] Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
ANTH*6420 [0.50] Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
SOC*6480 [0.50] Work, Gender and Change in a Global Context
ANTH*6480 [0.50] Work, Gender and Change in a Global Context
SOC*6270 [0.50] Diversity and Social Equality
ANTH*6270 [0.50] Diversity and Social Equality
SOC*6520 [0.50] Social Movements and Collective Action
One of:
ECON*6350 [0.50] Economic Development
FARE*6600 [0.50] Food Security and the Economics of Agri-Food Systems in Developing Countries
ECON*6370 [0.50] Economic Development in Historical Perspective
One of:
POLS*6750 [0.50] Development in Practice
POLS*6730 [0.50] The Politics of Development and Underdevelopment

Departmental Requirements:

Three courses from the list of required graduate courses in Engineering (to be selected in consultation with advisor)

Thesis
English (MA)
Four English courses and a thesis
OR
Six English courses and
ENGL*6803 [1.00] Research Project
Environmental Sciences (MSc)
ENVS*6900 [0.50] Research Seminar in Environmental Sciences

Two other courses in consultation with the department (which may include courses from the IDS core)

Thesis
Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (MSc or MFARE)

IDS Requirements

IDEV*6100 [0.50] International Development Studies Seminar

One of:

SOC*6460 [0.50] Gender and Development
ANTH*6460 [0.50] Gender and Development
CDE*6420 [0.50] Communication for Social and Environmental Change
SOC*6420 [0.50] Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
ANTH*6420 [0.50] Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
SOC*6480 [0.50] Work, Gender and Change in a Global Context
ANTH*6480 [0.50] Work, Gender and Change in a Global Context
SOC*6270 [0.50] Diversity and Social Equality
ANTH*6270 [0.50] Diversity and Social Equality
SOC*6520 [0.50] Social Movements and Collective Action

One of:

GEOG*6340 [0.50] Human-Environment Relations
GEOG*6400 [0.50] Urbanization and Development
GEOG*6450 [0.50] Development Geography
EDRD*6050 [0.50] Farming Systems Analysis and Development
RPD*6291 [0.50] Rural Development Administration

One of:

POLS*6750 [0.50] Development in Practice
POLS*6730 [0.50] The Politics of Development and Underdevelopment

Departmental Requirements

Thesis based MSc

FARE*6380 [0.50] Applied Microeconomics for Agricultural Economists
FARE*6970 [0.50] Applied Quantitative Methods for Agricultural Economists
FARE*6910 [0.50] Applied Policy Analysis I
FARE*6100 [0.50] The Methodologies of Economics
FARE*6600 [0.50] Food Security and the Economics of Agri-Food Systems in Developing Countries
FARE*6800 [0.00] Seminar in Agricultural Economics
One additional course
A thesis
Note

* NB: a departmental course from the policy area may substitute for the Politics course in the IDS core.

Course Work and Major Research Paper MFARE

FARE*6380 [0.50] Applied Microeconomics for Agricultural Economists
FARE*6910 [0.50] Applied Policy Analysis I
FARE*6970 [0.50] Applied Quantitative Methods for Agricultural Economists
FARE*6100 [0.50] The Methodologies of Economics
FARE*6600 [0.50] Food Security and the Economics of Agri-Food Systems in Developing Countries
FARE*6400 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Agricultural Economics
FARE*6800 [0.00] Seminar in Agricultural Economics
FARE*6140 [1.00] Major Paper in Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
One additional course
Note

*NB: a departmental course from the policy area may substitute for the Politics course in the IDS core

Course Work MFARE

In order to satisfy the degree requirements of the course work option, students will complete successfully the following courses:

FARE*6380 [0.50] Applied Microeconomics for Agricultural Economists
FARE*6910 [0.50] Applied Policy Analysis I
FARE*6970 [0.50] Applied Quantitative Methods for Agricultural Economists
FARE*6100 [0.50] The Methodologies of Economics
FARE*6600 [0.50] Food Security and the Economics of Agri-Food Systems in Developing Countries
FARE*6800 [0.00] Seminar in Agricultural Economics

along with four additional graduate courses approved by the student’s advisory committee. Students in this option are restricted from taking FARE*6140

Note

*NB: a departmental course from the policy area may substitute for the Politics course in the IDS core

Geography (MA or MSc)
GEOG*6090 [0.50] Geographical Research Methods I
GEOG*6091 [0.50] Geographical Research Methods II
One other Geography course (which can be taken from the IDS core)
Either a thesis OR
GEOG*6180 [1.00] Research Project in Geography
plus one other Geography course not taken as part of the IDS core
History (MA)
Three History courses
OR (only two if the IDS core includes):
ECON*6370 [0.50] Economic Development in Historical Perspective
One of:
Thesis
HIST*6400 [1.00] Major Paper
Note

*NB: a suitably themed departmental course from History may be substituted for a course in the IDS core

Latin American and Caribbean Studies (MA)
LACS*6010 [0.50] Latin American Identity & Culture
LACS*6020 [0.50] Re-Imagining Community in Latin America
LACS*6030 [0.50] Globalization & Insecurity in the Americas
One of:
LACS*6000 [0.50] Research Methods Seminar
POLS*6940 [0.50] Qualitative Research Design and Methods
SOC*6130 [0.50] Quantitative Research Methods
Plus:
IDEV*6100 [0.50] International Development Studies Seminar
ECON*6370 [0.50] Economic Development in Historical Perspective
(or its equivalent)
SOC*6520 [0.50] Social Movements and Collective Action
(or its equivalent)
Plus:
LACS*6100 [1.00] Research Project
Philosophy (MA)
PHIL*6950 [0.50] MA Seminar

Additional philosophy courses in consultation with the department

Either a thesis or research paper (in conjunction with)

PHIL*6990 [1.00] Major Research Project
Political Science (MA)
IDS Requirements:
IDEV*6100 [0.50] International Development Studies Seminar
One of
SOC*6460 [0.50] Gender and Development
ANTH*6460 [0.50] Gender and Development
CDE*6420 [0.50] Communication for Social and Environmental Change
SOC*6420 [0.50] Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
ANTH*6420 [0.50] Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
SOC*6480 [0.50] Work, Gender and Change in a Global Context
ANTH*6480 [0.50] Work, Gender and Change in a Global Context
SOC*6270 [0.50] Diversity and Social Equality
ANTH*6270 [0.50] Diversity and Social Equality
SOC*6520 [0.50] Social Movements and Collective Action
One of:
GEOG*6340 [0.50] Human-Environment Relations
GEOG*6400 [0.50] Urbanization and Development
GEOG*6450 [0.50] Development Geography
EDRD*6050 [0.50] Farming Systems Analysis and Development
RPD*6291 [0.50] Rural Development Administration
One of:
ECON*6370 [0.50] Economic Development in Historical Perspective
FARE*6600 [0.50] Food Security and the Economics of Agri-Food Systems in Developing Countries
ECON*6350 [0.50] Economic Development

Departmental Requirements

POLS*6900 [0.25] Pro-Seminar
POLS*6940 [0.50] Qualitative Research Design and Methods
POLS*6730 [0.50] The Politics of Development and Underdevelopment
One of:
Thesis
OR
POLS*6970 [1.00] Major Paper
plus one additional course from the Political Science Department (elective)
Population Medicine (MSc course work)
POPM*6200 [0.50] Epidemiology I
POPM*6210 [0.50] Epidemiology II
POPM*6250 [1.00] Project in Epidemiology
Note

*NB: A student's Population Medicine advisor may require a student to take POPM*6100 Seminar. POPM*6950, may be substituted for a Geography course in the IDS core if it is offered as the Global Health or Geographical Epidemiology course.

Public Health (MPH)
PABI*6500 [0.50] Infectious Diseases and Public Health
POPM*6200 [0.50] Epidemiology I
POPM*6510 [0.50] Community Health Promotion
POPM*6520 [0.50] Introduction to Epidemiological and Statistical Methods
POPM*6530 [0.50] Health Communication
POPM*6540 [0.50] Concepts in Environmental Public Health
POPM*6550 [0.50] Public Health Policy and Systems
POPM*6560 [1.00] Public Health Practicum
POPM*6570 [1.00] Public Health Capstone
POPM*6580 [0.50] Public Health Administration
Note

*NB: POPM*6950, may be substituted for a Geography course in the IDS core if it is offered as the Global Health or Geographical Epidemiology course.

Public Issues in Anthropology (MA)

IDS Requirements:

IDEV*6100 [0.50] International Development Studies Seminar
One of:
GEOG*6340 [0.50] Human-Environment Relations
GEOG*6400 [0.50] Urbanization and Development
GEOG*6450 [0.50] Development Geography
EDRD*6050 [0.50] Farming Systems Analysis and Development
RPD*6291 [0.50] Rural Development Administration
One of:
ECON*6370 [0.50] Economic Development in Historical Perspective
FARE*6600 [0.50] Food Security and the Economics of Agri-Food Systems in Developing Countries
ECON*6350 [0.50] Economic Development
One of:
POLS*6750 [0.50] Development in Practice
POLS*6730 [0.50] The Politics of Development and Underdevelopment

Departmental Requirements:

ANTH*6080 [0.50] Anthropological Theory
ANTH*6140 [0.50] Qualitative Research Methods
ANTH*6000 [0.50] Public Issues Anthropology

Either a Thesis and one additional course or

ANTH*6660 [1.00] Major Paper
and three additional courses
Rural Planning and Development (MSc Planning)
IDS Requirements:
IDEV*6100 [0.50] International Development Studies Seminar
One of
SOC*6460 [0.50] Gender and Development
ANTH*6460 [0.50] Gender and Development
CDE*6420 [0.50] Communication for Social and Environmental Change
SOC*6420 [0.50] Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
ANTH*6420 [0.50] Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
SOC*6480 [0.50] Work, Gender and Change in a Global Context
ANTH*6480 [0.50] Work, Gender and Change in a Global Context
SOC*6270 [0.50] Diversity and Social Equality
ANTH*6270 [0.50] Diversity and Social Equality
SOC*6520 [0.50] Social Movements and Collective Action
One of:
ECON*6350 [0.50] Economic Development
ECON*6370 [0.50] Economic Development in Historical Perspective
FARE*6600 [0.50] Food Security and the Economics of Agri-Food Systems in Developing Countries
One of:
POLS*6730 [0.50] The Politics of Development and Underdevelopment
POLS*6750 [0.50] Development in Practice

Departmental Requirements

RPD*6030 [0.50] International Rural Development Planning: Principles and Practices
RPD*6170 [0.50] Rural Research Methods
RPD*6240 [0.50] Planning and Development Theory
RPD*6291 [0.50] Rural Development Administration
RPD*6380 [0.50] Application of Quantitative Techniques in Rural Planning and Development
Plus a thesis and one additional RPD course
OR
RPD*6360 [1.00] Major Research Paper
plus three additional RPD courses
Note

*NB: RPD*6291, Rural Development Administration counts as an IDS core course for Geography.

Sociology (MA)
SOC*6070 [0.50] Sociological Theory
SOC*6700 [0.00] Pro-seminar
One of:
SOC*6130 [0.50] Quantitative Research Methods
SOC*6140 [0.50] Qualitative Research Methods
Plus a thesis and one additional Sociology course OR
SOC*6660 [1.00] Major Paper
Plus three additional Sociology courses
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