Program

Degree Programs in Development Studies:

Other Options Include:

  • Pair DEVS 201/202 with another six (6) credits of Development Studies.
  • Take Introduction to International Development (Devs 201/202) as an elective.

The StFX Development Studies Program gives students hands on experience in community-based development. After completing courses that lay a theoretical foundation for understanding community-based development, students can opt for an internship during which they work on a community-based development project in Canada or abroad. Some students will use this experience as the basis for an honours thesis.

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Honours in Development Studies with a Subsidiary Subject

See Section 4.1 in the academic calendar for general regulations on degree requirements and course pattern.

Requirements:
a) 48 credits in DEVS (subject A) and 24 credits in the subsidiary subject (subject B).

Student must complete the following as part of their DEVS credits:

i) DEVS 201, 202, 302, 303, 311, 321, 401, 405, 412 (27 credits)
ii) DEVS 490 (thesis) (6 credits)
iii) DEVS cross-listed or designated courses (15 credits)
iv) ECON 101, 102 (6 credits)
v) a social science research methods course* (3 credits)

No more than 12 credits of DEVS designated courses may be in a single subject. Also, none of the DEVS core or designated courses may be in the student's subsidiary subject (subject B).

*Social science courses that satisfy the DEVS research methods requirements include ANTH 304, ANTH 305, PSCI 399, SOCI 202, and SOCI 307. Other courses may be considered with the permission of the Development Studies Coordinator.


Joint Advanced Major in Development Studies

Requirements:
a) 36 credits in DEVS (subject A) and 36 credits in another subject (subject B; see definition of subject at 4.1.2) or 36 credits in another subject (subject A) and 36 credits in DEVS (subject B). The program or department requirements for advanced majors are applicable in both subjects.

Students using DEVS as subject A or B must complete the following:

i) DEVS 201, 202, 302, 303, 311, 321, 401, 405 (24 credits)
ii) DEVS core or designated courses (12 credits)
iii) ECON 101, 102 (6 credits)
iv) a social science research methods course* (see * for Honours above) (3 credits)

b) Course Pattern: see Section 4.1.3
c) A senior paper is required for all advanced major students. Normally, the senior paper will be written in either DEVS 401 or 405 when Development Studies is subject A. When Development Studies is subject B, the senior paper will be written for the department or program that is subject A.


Joint Major in Development Studies

Requirements:
a) 36 credits in DEVS (subject A) and 36 credits in another subject (subject B). The program or department requirements for majors are applicable in both subjects.

Students must complete the following:

i) DEVS 201, 202, 302, 303, 311, 321 (18 credits)
ii) Minimum of 3 credits from 401, 405 (3 credits)
iii) DEVS core or designated courses (15 credits)
iv) ECON 101, 102 (6 credits)

b) Course Pattern: see Section 4.1.3


Subsidiary in Development Studies

Requirements:
a) 24 credits in DEVS and 48-60 credits in the honours subject. No more than six of DEVS designated or cross-listed courses may be from a single discipline or subject area. None of the development studies core or designated courses may be in the student's honours subject.

Students must complete the following:

i) DEVS 201, 202, 302 (9 credits)
ii) Minimum of 3 credits from 303, 311, 321 (3 credits)
ii) DEVS core or designated courses (12 credits)


Minor in Development Studies

Requirements:
a) 24 credits in DEVS. No more than six credits of DEVS designated or cross-listed courses may be from a single discipline or subject area. None of the cross-listed or designated courses may be in the student's declared major subject.

Students must complete the following:

i) DEVS 201, 202 (6 credits)
ii) DEVS core or designated courses (18 credits)

Pair

i) DEVS 201, 202 (6 credits)
ii) DEVS core or designated courses (6 credits)