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The International Development program is located in SDU Main Building.

International Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with tools and skills to understand the relationships that bind humanity together at a global scale. Anchored by core courses in International Development and International Politics, it invites students to consider some of the cultures, languages and socio-economic systems that make International Studies a complex and fascinating field of study. 

As an interdisciplinary minor, International Studies embraces a wide range of UPEI departments and faculties. Each of its courses highlights global connections and divisions, providing students with an international perspective to complement and enrich their degree major.

Want more information about International Studies? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Careers:
  • Human Rights Activist
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Regional Planner
  • NGO Adviser
  • Human Ecologist
The International Development program is located in SDU Main Building.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Students wishing to minor in International Studies must complete twenty-one semester hours according to the program described below. All courses are valued at three semester hours.

There are two mandatory courses in the International Studies program:

  1. INT 2010 Introduction to International Development Studies
  2. POLS 2820 Introduction to International Politics

Notes:

  • All other courses taken to fulfill an International Studies minor should come from the list of elective courses indicated below; any exception must receive the permission of the program coordinator.  
  • No more than two International Studies cross-listed courses (not counting the two core courses noted above) can be fulfilled with courses taken from any one department or program listed below.  
  • At least 3 of the 7 courses required for the minor must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.
  • It is strongly recommended that students endeavour to gain proficiency in a second language.
Recommended language courses:
  • FR 2520 Le Français Des Affaires
  • FR 4460 Traduction: Anglais—Français
  • FR 4470 Traduction: Français—Anglais
  • SPAN 1010-1020: Spanish
  • SPAN 2030 Intensive Study Abroad (Salamanca) 
Whenever circumstances warrant it, the Modern Languages Department offers courses in languages other than French, German or Spanish. In the past introductory courses have been offered in Chinese, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Mi’kmaq and Scottish Gaelic. For Japanese or other Asian languages see Asian Studies.
  • 1010 Introduction to [A Selected Modern Language] I
 
  • 1020 Introduction to [A Selected Modern Language] II
 
Asian Studies
  • AST 2010: Introduction to West Asia 
  • AST 2020: Introduction to East Asia  
Business
  • BUS 2870: Introduction to International Business BUS 4770: International Marketing 
Economics
  • EC 3310: International Trade
  • EC 3320: International Monetary Economics 
  • EC 3410: Economic Development Theory
  • EC 3420: Economic Development Policy  
English
  • English 3010 The New English Literatures of Africa and the Caribbean
  • English 3020 The New English Literatures of Australia, New Zealand, and the Indian Subcontinent 
Environmental Studies
  • 3420 Environment and Development
  • 4410 Environment and International Relations 
History
  • 1140 Plague: Historical Themes 
  • 2150 Foreign Foods: Eating in the Age of Empires 
  • 3280 Migrations To Canada II 
  • 3760 The History of Genocide 
  • 4150 Canada Apologizes: Studies In Historical Apologies 
  • 4320 Britain and the Imperial Experience 
  • 4420 United States Foreign Policy Since World War I 
  • 4550 War and Revolution in the 20th Century World

International Studies (see descriptions in Calendar Courses below)

  • 2020 International Development Problems and Policies
  • 2090 Special Topics in International Development Studies
  • 3090 Special Topics in International Development Studies
  • 4090 Special Topics in International Development Studies
  • 4210-4220 Directed Studies in International Development Studies
Island Studies
  • IST 2010: Introduction to Island Studies
  • IST 2110: Island Toruism: The Search for Paradise

Modern Languages

  • FR 2520: Le Français Des Affaires
  • FR 4460: Traduction: Anglais—Français
  • FR 4470: Traduction: Français—Anglais
  • SPAN 2010-2020: Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 2030: Intensive Study Abroad (Salamanca)
  • SPAN 2110: Latin American Studies: South America
  • SPAN 2120: latin American Studies: Mexico and the Caribbean
Music
  • MUS 1230: Introduction to Music and Culture
  • MUS 1240 :Perspectives in Music and Culture I
  • MUS 2020: Explorations in Music 
  • MUS 2230: Perspectives in Music and Culture II 
Political Science
  • POLS 2210: Political Economy and Social Change in the Developing World
  • POLS 2310: War and Peace
  • POLS 2820: Introduction to International Politics
  • POLS 3430: Comparative Politics of South Asia
  • POLS 3610: Comparative Politics of Africa
  • POLS 3620: Comparative Politics of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • POLS 3630: Comparative Politics of the Middle East
  • POLS 3710: Political Transition in Central and Eastern Europe
  • POLS 3720: The Politics of Russia and Its Borderlands
  • POLS 3930: International Theory
  • POLS 4350: The Globalization Debate
  • POLS 4710: International Organizations
  • POLS 4720: International Law
  • POLS 4750: International Human Rights
Religious Studies
  • RS 1050 World Religions
  • RS 2210 Buddhism East and West
  • RS 2420 Hinduism
  • RS 2430 Judaism
  • RS 2440 Islam
  • RS 2510 Japanese Religion and Culture
  • RS 2610 Chinese Religion and Philosophy
  • RS 2790 Catholicism, Christian Unity, and World Religions
  • RS 3220 Religious Ethics East and West
  • RS 3230 Interreligious Dialogue
  • RS 3520 Mysticism In Buddhism and Christianity 
Sociology/Anthropology
  • SAN 2120: Peoples of South Asia
  • SAN 2420: Peoples of Oceania
  • SAN 2510: Peoples of Africa
  • SAN 3030: International Migration, Transnationalism, and the Canadian Mosaic 
  • SAN 3550: Globalization
  • ANTH 4010: Medical Anthropology 
  • ANTH 4040: Applied and Public Interest Anthropology 
  • SAN 4420: Social and Cultural Change
Special topics courses (usually designated by a 2090 or 3090 course number) may be counted towards the International Studies minor.  Likewise, courses taken during an international exchange program may be permitted.  Check with the program director concerning course eligibility. 

 

Want more information about International Studies? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Careers:
  • Human Rights Activist
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Regional Planner
  • NGO Adviser
  • Human Ecologist
The International Development program is located in SDU Main Building.
  • Wimal Rankaduwa (Coordinator) - Professor
Overview

International Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with tools and skills to understand the relationships that bind humanity together at a global scale. Anchored by core courses in International Development and International Politics, it invites students to consider some of the cultures, languages and socio-economic systems that make International Studies a complex and fascinating field of study. 

As an interdisciplinary minor, International Studies embraces a wide range of UPEI departments and faculties. Each of its courses highlights global connections and divisions, providing students with an international perspective to complement and enrich their degree major.

Minor (Course Structure)

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Students wishing to minor in International Studies must complete twenty-one semester hours according to the program described below. All courses are valued at three semester hours.

There are two mandatory courses in the International Studies program:

  1. INT 2010 Introduction to International Development Studies
  2. POLS 2820 Introduction to International Politics

Notes:

  • All other courses taken to fulfill an International Studies minor should come from the list of elective courses indicated below; any exception must receive the permission of the program coordinator.  
  • No more than two International Studies cross-listed courses (not counting the two core courses noted above) can be fulfilled with courses taken from any one department or program listed below.  
  • At least 3 of the 7 courses required for the minor must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.
  • It is strongly recommended that students endeavour to gain proficiency in a second language.
Recommended language courses:
  • FR 2520 Le Français Des Affaires
  • FR 4460 Traduction: Anglais—Français
  • FR 4470 Traduction: Français—Anglais
  • SPAN 1010-1020: Spanish
  • SPAN 2030 Intensive Study Abroad (Salamanca) 
Whenever circumstances warrant it, the Modern Languages Department offers courses in languages other than French, German or Spanish. In the past introductory courses have been offered in Chinese, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Mi’kmaq and Scottish Gaelic. For Japanese or other Asian languages see Asian Studies.
  • 1010 Introduction to [A Selected Modern Language] I
 
  • 1020 Introduction to [A Selected Modern Language] II
 
Asian Studies
  • AST 2010: Introduction to West Asia 
  • AST 2020: Introduction to East Asia  
Business
  • BUS 2870: Introduction to International Business BUS 4770: International Marketing 
Economics
  • EC 3310: International Trade
  • EC 3320: International Monetary Economics 
  • EC 3410: Economic Development Theory
  • EC 3420: Economic Development Policy  
English
  • English 3010 The New English Literatures of Africa and the Caribbean
  • English 3020 The New English Literatures of Australia, New Zealand, and the Indian Subcontinent 
Environmental Studies
  • 3420 Environment and Development
  • 4410 Environment and International Relations 
History
  • 1140 Plague: Historical Themes 
  • 2150 Foreign Foods: Eating in the Age of Empires 
  • 3280 Migrations To Canada II 
  • 3760 The History of Genocide 
  • 4150 Canada Apologizes: Studies In Historical Apologies 
  • 4320 Britain and the Imperial Experience 
  • 4420 United States Foreign Policy Since World War I 
  • 4550 War and Revolution in the 20th Century World

International Studies (see descriptions in Calendar Courses below)

  • 2020 International Development Problems and Policies
  • 2090 Special Topics in International Development Studies
  • 3090 Special Topics in International Development Studies
  • 4090 Special Topics in International Development Studies
  • 4210-4220 Directed Studies in International Development Studies
Island Studies
  • IST 2010: Introduction to Island Studies
  • IST 2110: Island Toruism: The Search for Paradise

Modern Languages

  • FR 2520: Le Français Des Affaires
  • FR 4460: Traduction: Anglais—Français
  • FR 4470: Traduction: Français—Anglais
  • SPAN 2010-2020: Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 2030: Intensive Study Abroad (Salamanca)
  • SPAN 2110: Latin American Studies: South America
  • SPAN 2120: latin American Studies: Mexico and the Caribbean
Music
  • MUS 1230: Introduction to Music and Culture
  • MUS 1240 :Perspectives in Music and Culture I
  • MUS 2020: Explorations in Music 
  • MUS 2230: Perspectives in Music and Culture II 
Political Science
  • POLS 2210: Political Economy and Social Change in the Developing World
  • POLS 2310: War and Peace
  • POLS 2820: Introduction to International Politics
  • POLS 3430: Comparative Politics of South Asia
  • POLS 3610: Comparative Politics of Africa
  • POLS 3620: Comparative Politics of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • POLS 3630: Comparative Politics of the Middle East
  • POLS 3710: Political Transition in Central and Eastern Europe
  • POLS 3720: The Politics of Russia and Its Borderlands
  • POLS 3930: International Theory
  • POLS 4350: The Globalization Debate
  • POLS 4710: International Organizations
  • POLS 4720: International Law
  • POLS 4750: International Human Rights
Religious Studies
  • RS 1050 World Religions
  • RS 2210 Buddhism East and West
  • RS 2420 Hinduism
  • RS 2430 Judaism
  • RS 2440 Islam
  • RS 2510 Japanese Religion and Culture
  • RS 2610 Chinese Religion and Philosophy
  • RS 2790 Catholicism, Christian Unity, and World Religions
  • RS 3220 Religious Ethics East and West
  • RS 3230 Interreligious Dialogue
  • RS 3520 Mysticism In Buddhism and Christianity 
Sociology/Anthropology
  • SAN 2120: Peoples of South Asia
  • SAN 2420: Peoples of Oceania
  • SAN 2510: Peoples of Africa
  • SAN 3030: International Migration, Transnationalism, and the Canadian Mosaic 
  • SAN 3550: Globalization
  • ANTH 4010: Medical Anthropology 
  • ANTH 4040: Applied and Public Interest Anthropology 
  • SAN 4420: Social and Cultural Change
Special topics courses (usually designated by a 2090 or 3090 course number) may be counted towards the International Studies minor.  Likewise, courses taken during an international exchange program may be permitted.  Check with the program director concerning course eligibility. 

 

Coordinator
  • Wimal Rankaduwa (Coordinator) - Professor

Overview

International Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with tools and skills to understand the relationships that bind humanity together at a global scale. Anchored by core courses in International Development and International Politics, it invites students to consider some of the cultures, languages and socio-economic systems that make International Studies a complex and fascinating field of study. 

As an interdisciplinary minor, International Studies embraces a wide range of UPEI departments and faculties. Each of its courses highlights global connections and divisions, providing students with an international perspective to complement and enrich their degree major.

Minor (Course Structure)

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Students wishing to minor in International Studies must complete twenty-one semester hours according to the program described below. All courses are valued at three semester hours.

There are two mandatory courses in the International Studies program:

  1. INT 2010 Introduction to International Development Studies
  2. POLS 2820 Introduction to International Politics

Notes:

  • All other courses taken to fulfill an International Studies minor should come from the list of elective courses indicated below; any exception must receive the permission of the program coordinator.  
  • No more than two International Studies cross-listed courses (not counting the two core courses noted above) can be fulfilled with courses taken from any one department or program listed below.  
  • At least 3 of the 7 courses required for the minor must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.
  • It is strongly recommended that students endeavour to gain proficiency in a second language.
Recommended language courses:
  • FR 2520 Le Français Des Affaires
  • FR 4460 Traduction: Anglais—Français
  • FR 4470 Traduction: Français—Anglais
  • SPAN 1010-1020: Spanish
  • SPAN 2030 Intensive Study Abroad (Salamanca) 
Whenever circumstances warrant it, the Modern Languages Department offers courses in languages other than French, German or Spanish. In the past introductory courses have been offered in Chinese, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Mi’kmaq and Scottish Gaelic. For Japanese or other Asian languages see Asian Studies.
  • 1010 Introduction to [A Selected Modern Language] I
 
  • 1020 Introduction to [A Selected Modern Language] II
 
Asian Studies
  • AST 2010: Introduction to West Asia 
  • AST 2020: Introduction to East Asia  
Business
  • BUS 2870: Introduction to International Business BUS 4770: International Marketing 
Economics
  • EC 3310: International Trade
  • EC 3320: International Monetary Economics 
  • EC 3410: Economic Development Theory
  • EC 3420: Economic Development Policy  
English
  • English 3010 The New English Literatures of Africa and the Caribbean
  • English 3020 The New English Literatures of Australia, New Zealand, and the Indian Subcontinent 
Environmental Studies
  • 3420 Environment and Development
  • 4410 Environment and International Relations 
History
  • 1140 Plague: Historical Themes 
  • 2150 Foreign Foods: Eating in the Age of Empires 
  • 3280 Migrations To Canada II 
  • 3760 The History of Genocide 
  • 4150 Canada Apologizes: Studies In Historical Apologies 
  • 4320 Britain and the Imperial Experience 
  • 4420 United States Foreign Policy Since World War I 
  • 4550 War and Revolution in the 20th Century World

International Studies (see descriptions in Calendar Courses below)

  • 2020 International Development Problems and Policies
  • 2090 Special Topics in International Development Studies
  • 3090 Special Topics in International Development Studies
  • 4090 Special Topics in International Development Studies
  • 4210-4220 Directed Studies in International Development Studies
Island Studies
  • IST 2010: Introduction to Island Studies
  • IST 2110: Island Toruism: The Search for Paradise

Modern Languages

  • FR 2520: Le Français Des Affaires
  • FR 4460: Traduction: Anglais—Français
  • FR 4470: Traduction: Français—Anglais
  • SPAN 2010-2020: Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 2030: Intensive Study Abroad (Salamanca)
  • SPAN 2110: Latin American Studies: South America
  • SPAN 2120: latin American Studies: Mexico and the Caribbean
Music
  • MUS 1230: Introduction to Music and Culture
  • MUS 1240 :Perspectives in Music and Culture I
  • MUS 2020: Explorations in Music 
  • MUS 2230: Perspectives in Music and Culture II 
Political Science
  • POLS 2210: Political Economy and Social Change in the Developing World
  • POLS 2310: War and Peace
  • POLS 2820: Introduction to International Politics
  • POLS 3430: Comparative Politics of South Asia
  • POLS 3610: Comparative Politics of Africa
  • POLS 3620: Comparative Politics of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • POLS 3630: Comparative Politics of the Middle East
  • POLS 3710: Political Transition in Central and Eastern Europe
  • POLS 3720: The Politics of Russia and Its Borderlands
  • POLS 3930: International Theory
  • POLS 4350: The Globalization Debate
  • POLS 4710: International Organizations
  • POLS 4720: International Law
  • POLS 4750: International Human Rights
Religious Studies
  • RS 1050 World Religions
  • RS 2210 Buddhism East and West
  • RS 2420 Hinduism
  • RS 2430 Judaism
  • RS 2440 Islam
  • RS 2510 Japanese Religion and Culture
  • RS 2610 Chinese Religion and Philosophy
  • RS 2790 Catholicism, Christian Unity, and World Religions
  • RS 3220 Religious Ethics East and West
  • RS 3230 Interreligious Dialogue
  • RS 3520 Mysticism In Buddhism and Christianity 
Sociology/Anthropology
  • SAN 2120: Peoples of South Asia
  • SAN 2420: Peoples of Oceania
  • SAN 2510: Peoples of Africa
  • SAN 3030: International Migration, Transnationalism, and the Canadian Mosaic 
  • SAN 3550: Globalization
  • ANTH 4010: Medical Anthropology 
  • ANTH 4040: Applied and Public Interest Anthropology 
  • SAN 4420: Social and Cultural Change
Special topics courses (usually designated by a 2090 or 3090 course number) may be counted towards the International Studies minor.  Likewise, courses taken during an international exchange program may be permitted.  Check with the program director concerning course eligibility. 

 

Coordinator

  • Wimal Rankaduwa (Coordinator) - Professor
Want more information about International Studies? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Careers: 
Human Rights Activist
Natural Resource Manager
Regional Planner
NGO Adviser
Human Ecologist
Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

201 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
This course examines important theoretical and empirical issues of international development using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of comparative development experience of developing and developed countries, various theories, policy alternatives and strategies of development, and the role of national and international organizations in international development.

202 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS AND POLICIES
This course examines a set of important international development problems and policies theoretically and empirically using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of the experience of developing and developed countries in relation to the problems of poverty and income distribution, agricultural and rural development, the environment, education, health, gender, population, migration, international trade and finance, international debt and foreign aid, and multinationals and foreign direct investment. A variety of policy alternatives and strategies suggested as solutions for these problems, and the role of national and international organizations in the application of those policies and strategies are also examined.
Three semester hours

209 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

309 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

409 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

421-422 DIRECTED STUDIES
Directed Studies in International Development Studies

Calendar Courses

201 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
This course examines important theoretical and empirical issues of international development using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of comparative development experience of developing and developed countries, various theories, policy alternatives and strategies of development, and the role of national and international organizations in international development.

202 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS AND POLICIES
This course examines a set of important international development problems and policies theoretically and empirically using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of the experience of developing and developed countries in relation to the problems of poverty and income distribution, agricultural and rural development, the environment, education, health, gender, population, migration, international trade and finance, international debt and foreign aid, and multinationals and foreign direct investment. A variety of policy alternatives and strategies suggested as solutions for these problems, and the role of national and international organizations in the application of those policies and strategies are also examined.
Three semester hours

209 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

309 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

409 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

421-422 DIRECTED STUDIES
Directed Studies in International Development Studies

Calendar Courses

200 Level

201 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
This course examines important theoretical and empirical issues of international development using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of comparative development experience of developing and developed countries, various theories, policy alternatives and strategies of development, and the role of national and international organizations in international development.

202 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS AND POLICIES
This course examines a set of important international development problems and policies theoretically and empirically using an interdisciplinary approach. The course focuses on a critical analysis of the experience of developing and developed countries in relation to the problems of poverty and income distribution, agricultural and rural development, the environment, education, health, gender, population, migration, international trade and finance, international debt and foreign aid, and multinationals and foreign direct investment. A variety of policy alternatives and strategies suggested as solutions for these problems, and the role of national and international organizations in the application of those policies and strategies are also examined.
Three semester hours

209 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

300 Level

309 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

400 Level

409 SPECIAL TOPICS
To create a category for Special Topics in IDS (International Development Studies)

421-422 DIRECTED STUDIES
Directed Studies in International Development Studies

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