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International Development Studies

Faculty List

  • A. Ahmed, B.A., M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (McGill), Assistant Professor
  • S. Bamford, B.S. (Michigan Technological University), Ph.D. (George Washington University), Assosiate Professor
  • A. Berry, B.A. (Western), M.A. (Yale), Ph.D. (Princeton), Professor Emeritus
  • A.E. Birn, B.A. (Harvard), M.A. (University of Canterbury), Sc.D. (Johns Hopkins), Professor
  • L. Bisaillon, B.A. (Bishop's), M.Pl. (McGill), Ph.D. (Ottawa), Assistant Professor
  • M.F. Bunce, B.A. (Sheffield), Ph.D. (Sheffield), Associate Professor Emeritus
  • L. Chan, B.A., M.A. (Toronto),  Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • B. Dahl, B.A. (U.C. San Diego), M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago), Assistant Professor 
  • H. Dinani, B.A., M.A., (Toronto), Ph.D. (Emory), Assistant Professor
  • G. Frazer, M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Yale), Assistant Professor
  • D. Fu, B.A. (Minnesota), M.Phil, Ph.D. (Oxford), Assistant Professor
  • M. Hoffmann, B.S. (Michigan Technological University), Ph.D. (George Washington University), Associate Professor
  • P-c. Hsiung, B.A. (National Chun-sing), M.A. (Chinese Cultural), M.A., Ph.D. (UCLA), Associate Professor
  • M. Hunter, B.A. (Sussex), M.A. (Univ. of Natal), Ph.D. (Univ California, Berkeley), Associate Professor
  • M.E. Isaac, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Toronto), Assistant Professor
  • R. Isakson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
  • M. Kale, M.A., Ph.D (Laval and Nice), Assistant Professor
  • T. Kepe, B. Agric. (Fort Hare), M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Univ. Western Cape), Associate Professor
  • P. Kingston, B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (London), D.Phil. (Oxford), Associate Professor
  • N. Kortenaar, M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Professor
  • C. Krupa, B.A., M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (California, Davis), Assistant Professor
  • K. MacDonald, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Waterloo), Associate Professor
  • A. Martin, B.A. (Guelph), M.F.C., Ph.D. (Toronto), Assistant Professor
  • S. Mollett, B.A., M.E.S. (York), Ph.D. (Toronto), Assistant Professor
  • L. Mortensen, B.A. (Cornell), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana), Assistant Professor
  • K. Moskowitz, B.A. (Grinnell), M.A. (Emory), Ph.D. (Emory, expected 2014), Assistant Professor
  • C. Norrlof, B.A., M.A. (Lund), Ph.D. (Geneva), Associate Professor
  • A.G. Price, B.Sc. (Wales), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McGill), Associate Professor Emeritus
  • E.C. Relph, B.A., M.Phil. (London), Ph.D. (Toronto), Professor Emeritus
  • S.J. Rockel, M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor
  • R. Salem, M.A. (Oxford), Ph.D. (Princeton), Assistant Professor
  • J. Sharma, M.A. (Hindu), M.Phil. (Delhi), Ph.D. (Cantab), Assistant Professor
  • S. Sicchia, MHSc, Msc, PhD (Toronto),  Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
  • J. Teichman, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), FRSC, Professor
  • B. von Lieres, B.A., M.A. (Witwatersrand, South Africa), D.Phil (Essex), Assistant Professor

Associate Director:  L. Chan
Program Advisor:  Email:  ccds-advisor@utsc.utoronto.ca

Our programs provide students with a critical understanding of international development issues through exposure to a variety of academic disciplines, cultures, and, in the case of the specialist co-op program, an overseas work experience in the field of international development. The IDS programs are challenging and intended for bright and self motivated students who are interested in both excelling academically and actively engaging themselves in the pursuit of social justice around such issues as poverty, inequality, and oppression. The students in the IDS programs take initiatives, seek empowerment, are driven to solve social and environmental problems, understand the importance of teamwork and coordination, and are responsible and accountable. They have diverse interests that span the social sciences, humanities, and environmental science, all of which is underpinned by a strong sense of social responsibility.

The IDS programs provide students with a critical understanding of international development issues through exposure to a variety of academic disciplines, cultures, and, in the case of the specialist co-op program, an overseas work experience in the field of international development.  The specific academic objectives of our IDS programs are to: 

1. Introduce students to the broad and inter-connected range of issues and disciplinary approaches within the field of critical development studies.
2. Provide students with a critical understanding of development theories - their origins and purposes for addressing problems of power, inequality and oppression.
3. Stress the crucial importance of context and power - historical, social-cultural, economic, and political - when critically analyzing development theory and development practice.
4. Promote the development of strong analytical, writing, and professional skills and, where possible, experiential learning opportunities in the field of critical development studies.
5. Promote the development of a vibrant intellectual community - that includes students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and development partners -- that is committed to active involvement in the critical debates within the field of development studies and to critical engagement in development practice.

As a way of enhancing the interdisciplinary nature of the IDS programs, students are also encouraged to consider complementing their particular program in IDS with a parallel program in a related discipline. For example, those doing a Major in IDS might consider a parallel Major or Minor in any one of Anthropology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Economics for Management Studies, Human Geography, Health Studies, History, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology or Women's and Gender Studies. While not required for graduation, Specialist students (co-op or non-co-op) are also encouraged to consider fulfilling the requirements for a Major or Minor program in a related discipline along side their Specialist IDS program. For details about how these combinations can be worked out, please contact the Program Advisor.

The Major in International Development Studies (BSc) is suspended to new enrolments. Studies who are already enrolled in the Program should consult the 2009-10 Calendar.

Guidelines for 1st year course selection
Students intending to complete any currently offered IDS program should include the following required courses in their first year selection:

IDS Specialist (BSc) and Co-Operative Specialist (BSc) should enroll in IDSA01H3, EESA01H3, BIOA01H3, BIOA02H3, CHMA10H3, CHMA11H3, [MGEA01H3 or MGEA02H3], [MGEA05H3 or MGEA06H3]. 

IDS Specialist (BA) and Co-Operative Specialist (BA) should enroll in IDSA01H3, EESA01H3, [MGEA01H3 or MGEA02H3], [MGEA05H3 or MGEA06H3]. 

IDS Major (BA) should enroll in IDSA01H3.