International Development Studies

Mailing Address: International Development Studies Program
c/o Faculty of Arts
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B.,
Canada, E3B 5A3 
Phone: (506) 458-7305
Email: IDS@unb.ca
Website: http://www.unbf.ca/arts/IDS/Dev/
Co-ordinator  Dr. Carolyn Bassett

Faculty

  • Koumari Mitra, Professor (Anthropology)
  • Daniel Tubb, Assistant Professor (Anthropology)
  • Anna Hamling Senior Teaching Associate (Critical Cultural Studies)
  • Sophie Lavoie, Associate Professor (Critical Cultural Studies)
  • Murshed Chowdhury, Assistant Professor (Economics)
  • Constantine E. Passaris, Professor (Economics)
  • Stephany Kennedy, Assistant Professor (History)
  • Carolyn Bassett, Associate Professor (Political Science)
  • Suzanne Hindmarch, Assistant Professor (Political Science)
  • Thom Workman, Professor, (Political Science)
  • Paul Peters, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair (Sociology)

General Information

The IDS program is administered by the IDS Coordinator and includes faculty members from various Faculty of Arts departments. The IDS program offers its own core courses, and relies on other departments for supporting courses.

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
IDS 1103 3 ch
IDS 2103 3 ch
IDS 4103 3 ch
IDS 4203 3 ch 
IDS 4900 3 ch
Chosen from the list of courses below.  Chosen from a list of courses available annually from the IDS program. 

Tier 2 courses are core courses offered on a rotational basis by the IDS-supporting departments. Course availability changes yearly. For scheduling, please search the UNB Undergraduate Timetable, and consult the IDS program advisor.

Discipline Course Course Description
Anthropology ANTH 3694
ANTH 3704
ANTH 4502
ANTH 4702
Latin America
South Asia
Issues in Medical Anthropology
Gender and Health
Comparative Cultural Studies CCS 3455
CCS 3974
CCS 3904
CCS 4062
Latin America in Cinema
Contemporary Spanish American Narrative
Background of Latin American Cultures
Spanish and Latin American Women Artists
Economics ECON 3016
ECON 3705
Introduction to Development Economics
Canada and the New Global Economy
English ENGL 3813 Literatures of Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia
History HIST 3011
HIST 3012
European Imperialism, 1815-1914
European Imperialism, 1914-1975
Political Science POLS 3635
POLS 3643
POLS 3711
POLS 3713
Critical Conflict Studies
The United Nations
Political Economy of Development in Africa
The Global Economy: Production, Profits, Power and People
Sociology SOCI 3523
SOCI 3563
SOCI 3801
SOCI 4264
Sociology of International Development
Global Perspectives in Environmental Health
Food Studies in Sociological Context
Health Care in International Context

Tier 3 courses are on topics of interest to IDS students and can be used to complete program electives. 

Course availability changes yearly. For scheduling, please search the UNB Undergraduate Timetable, and consult the IDS Program Advisor.

Students can undertake a Minor, Double Major or Joint Honours, combining IDS with a disciplinary degree program in the Faculty of Arts. 

A Minor in International Development Studies can be taken by any UNB student. For information on the Minor, Double Major and Joint Honours, see the BA General Regulations. 

Admission into the Double Major or Joint Honours program is open to any student who has successfully completed 60 credit hours towards the BA degree; students require a minimum GPA of C+ (2.3) for admission to the Joint Honours program. Students considering International Development Studies as part of a Double Major or Joint Honours program should consult with the Coordinator. 

Inquiries about the International Development Studies program should be directed to Dr. Carolyn Bassett, Coordinator of International Development Studies, 458-7192. E-mail cbassett@unb.ca

Program of Study

A grade of C (2.0) or better in each individual course used for IDS credit is required for Minors and Double Majors; students in Joint Honours program require a grade of C+ (2.3) or better on each individual course used for IDS credit. 

Minors

For a Minor in International Development Studies a student must complete the following courses for a total of 24 ch: 

  • IDS 1103 IDS: Concepts and Perspectives (3 ch) 
  • IDS 2103 International Development: Policies and Practices (3 ch)
  • 18 ch of courses approved for IDS credit 

Double Majors

Double Majors taking International Development Studies must complete the following for a total of 30 ch: 

  • IDS 1103 IDS: Concepts and Perspectives (3 ch)
  • IDS 2103 International Development: Politics and Practices (3 ch) 
  • IDS 4103 Advanced Topics in International Development Studies (3 ch)
  • IDS 4203 Development Project Design (3 ch)
  • 18 ch from Tier 2 and Tier 3 course lists, of which at least 9 ch will be from the Tier 2 course list 

Joint Honours 

Joint Honours taking International Development Studies must take the following courses, for a total of 36 ch: 

  • IDS 1103 IDS: Concepts and Perspectives (3 ch)
  • IDS 2103 International Development: Policies and Practices (3 ch )
  • IDS 4103 Advanced Topics in International Development Studies (3 ch)
  • IDS 4203 Development Project Design (3 ch) 
  • IDS 4900 Honours Thesis in International Development Studies (6 ch) *
  • 18 ch from Tier 2 and Tier 3 course lists, of which at least 9 ch will be from the Tier 2 course list 

* The Honours Thesis in IDS (IDS4900) is compulsory only for students who do not have to write an Honours Thesis in the other discipline of their Joint Honours program. Students completing an Honours Thesis in another program will instead be required to complete an additional 6ch of upper-level IDS electives approved by the IDS Advisor.

Upon registration in IDS 4900, the student must identify a thesis supervisor from the list of IDS affiliated faculty members and develop a thesis proposal. A copy of the thesis proposal must be provided to the Coordinator. 

Please note that those students who are required to complete both an Honours thesis in a departmental discipline and one in IDS cannot have the same supervisor for both.