2019-20 Calendar

International Development Diploma

The International Development Diploma is designed for learners who are interested in working with organizations involved in development projects across the globe. The program provides learners an opportunity to engage with current global issues such as poverty; environmental degradation; racial and gender discrimination; corruption and lack of economic and financial transparency; and political deficiency. Upon successful completion of this program, learners have acquired a multidisciplinary understanding of the current issues in international development and will apply appropriate techniques to analyze the issues and problems of development in the global context.

The diploma has two options:
I. International Development Governance. In this option, students will have a choice of further specializations in:
     a. Women and Development;
     b. Environment and Development;
     c. Sustainable Development

II. International Development Management, a joint Diploma Program between Arts and Business.

All Arts courses in this Diploma program have university studies credits, providing students with the option of further study in either international development or other related disciplines. Business courses are transferred on a course-by-course basis.

Students are advised to verify with the appropriate Department Chair or Dean that the specific course offerings will be offered within a two-year cycle if students intend to complete the Diploma in two years.

Students should refer to the most recent BC transfer guide at http://www.bctransferguide.ca/.

Admission Requirements

Regular Applicants:
A regular applicant will have secondary school graduation (or equivalent) or will complete the requirements for senior secondary graduation (or its equivalent) not less than one month prior to commencement of classes for the semester to which admission is sought - either fall or winter. The following minimum entrance requirements will apply to regular applicants:

  • B.C. secondary graduation, or equivalent.
  • English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives.
    Students with a passing grade of less than 60% in English 12, English 12 First Peoples, TPC 12, or an equivalent Provincial level Adult Basic Education English course will be admissible to the first year of the Associate of Arts Degree, subject to the following conditions: 
    1. Registration is restricted to courses for which the student satisfies the prerequisites. Registration in first-year English courses is, therefore, prohibited.
    2. Successful completion of the English entrance requirements within the first year of studies. This may be done in one of the following ways:
      • Successful completion of English 12, English 12 First Peoples TPC 12 or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of 60%. This may be done concurrently through the College's Adult Basic Education Program or by completing an equivalent course through a distance education program.
      • Writing the LPI and obtaining a score of at least 24/40 (level 4).

      Mature Applicants:
      A mature applicant will be at least 19 years of age and will not have attended secondary school on a full-time basis for a minimum period of one year. Secondary graduation is waived for mature applicants. The English entrance requirements, as stated above, must be satisfied prior to admission. Admission may be granted on the condition that the entrance requirements will be completed prior to the commencement of classes for the semester to which admission is sought - either fall or winter.

      Program Outline

      I. Required Courses (all options)
      ECON 115 Principles of Microeconomics
      ECON 125 Principles of Macroeconomics
      ECON 261 Economics of Developing Countries
      POLI 101 Introduction to Politics
      POLI 112 Understanding International Development
      POLI 220 The Politics of Human Rights
      POLI 221 Global Politics
      POLI 222 Global Political Economy
      II. International Development Governance Option
      ANTH 121 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
      One of the following:
      HIST 115 Contemporary World from 1900 to World War II
      HIST 125 Contemporary World from World War II to the Present
      HIST 126 History of Western Civilization 1789 to the Present
      HIST 230 Warfare and Terrorism Since 1945
      One of the following:
      ECON 210 Women and the Economy
      ECON 260 Poverty and Inequality
      ECON 271 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
      Students in the Environment and Development Emphasis (Governance Option) with credit for ECON 271 as their ECON elective cannot also take it as an Arts elective in their emphasis.
      Two of the following:
      POLI 114 Engaging in International Development
      POLI 202 Women and Politics
      POLI 206 Religion and Politics
      POLI 211 Comparative Government
      POLI 240 Contemporary Political Ideologies
      POLI 213 Canada in International Development
      POLI 339 Sustainable Development
      POLI 346 Institutions of Global Governance
      * Students in Women and Development specialization cannot take ECON 210 or POLI 202 as their POLI and ECON electives in the International Governance Option.
      English Electives:
      Two of the following:
      ENGL 100 University Writing
      ENGL 150 Critical Writing and Reading: Poetry and Drama
      ENGL 151 Critical Writing and Reading: Short Fiction and the Novel
      ENGL 153 Critical Writing and Reading: Narrative
      Arts Electives (unless students wish to gain a specialization. See below list of Arts electives for specialization):
      Five of the following:
      ANTH 180 Communicating Across Cultures
      ANTH 213 Women in Cross-cultural Perspective
      ANTH 214 The Family in Cross-cultural Perspective
      ANTH 215 Religion in Cross-cultural Perspective
      ANTH 245 Culture and the Environment
      ANTH 260 Ethnobotany: Plants and People
      ANTH 283 Globalization & Resistance
      CMNS 100 Introduction to Communications
      CMNS 110 Introduction to Mass Communication
      CMNS 230 Communication and Culture
      CMNS 280 Applied Communication
      EESC 101 Environmental Science
      ECON 202 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
      ECON 335 The Economics of Social Issues
      ENGL 222 Studies in International Literature in English
      GEOG 128 Human Geography: Space, Place and Community
      GEOG 129 Human Geography: Resources, Development and Society
      GEOG 201 Food and Society
      GEOG 210 Introduction to Environmental Issues
      GEOG 221 Economic Geography
      GEOG 250 Introduction to Urban Geography
      GEOG 311 Environmental Management
      GSWS 100 Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
      GSWS 201 Gender, Justice, Resistance
      GSWS 207 Gender and Sexuality in Religion
      GSWS 222 Eco-Feminism
      HIST 241 Late Imperial China
      HIST 250 Post-Independence Latin American History
      HIST 251 The Chinese Republics
      HIST 271 Modern India
      IDST 101 Resistance and Revolution in the Colonial Period
      IDST 102 Resistance and Revolution in the Neocolonial Period
      IDST 201 Strategies of Resistance and Revolution
      IDST 202 Praxis of Resistance and Revolution
      PHIL 114 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking I
      PHIL 241 Contemporary Moral Issues
      PHIL 251 Environmental Ethics
      PSYC 121 Introduction to Psychology: Personal Functioning
      SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology I
      SOCI 121 Introduction to Sociology II
      SOCI 202 Introduction to Social Problems
      SOCI 212 Race and Ethnic Relations I
      SOCI 213 Sex, Gender and Society I
      SOCI 217 Consumer Society
      SOCI 219 Sociology and Religion
      SOCI 224 Men and Masculinities
      SOCI 226 Work, Technology and Social Change
      SOCI 269 Studies in Sexualities
      SOCI 303 Environmental Sociology
      The Breadth Requirement: students cannot take more than two courses from the same discipline
      Specialization in Women and Development
      Students must choose four of their Arts electives from the following courses to gain the specialization in Women and Development:
      Four of the following:
      ANTH 213 Women in Cross-cultural Perspective
      ANTH 214 The Family in Cross-cultural Perspective
      ECON 210 Women and the Economy
      POLI 202 Women and Politics
      GSWS 100 Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
      GSWS 201 Gender, Justice, Resistance
      GSWS 207 Gender and Sexuality in Religion
      GSWS 215 Gender and Popular Culture
      GSWS 222 Eco-Feminism
      SOCI 213 Sex, Gender and Society I
      SOCI 224 Men and Masculinities
      SOCI 269 Studies in Sexualities
      The Breadth Requirement: students cannot take more than two courses from the same discipline
      Specialization in Environment and Development
      Students must choose four of their Arts electives from the following courses to gain the specialization in Environment and Development.
      Four of the following:
      ANTH 245 Culture and the Environment
      ANTH 260 Ethnobotany: Plants and People
      ECON 271 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
      EESC 101 Environmental Science
      GEOG 129 Human Geography: Resources, Development and Society
      GEOG 201 Food and Society
      GEOG 210 Introduction to Environmental Issues
      GEOG 311 Environmental Management
      GSWS 222 Eco-Feminism
      PHIL 251 Environmental Ethics
      SOCI 303 Environmental Sociology
      The Breadth Requirement: students cannot take more than two courses from the same discipline
      Specialization in Sustainable Development
      Students must choose four of their Arts electives from the following courses to gain the specialization in Sustainable Development:
      Four of the following:
      GEOG 221 Economic Geography
      GEOG 250 Introduction to Urban Geography
      ECON 202 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
      ECON 210 Women and the Economy
      ECON 335 The Economics of Social Issues
      POLI 339 Sustainable Development
      POLI 346 Institutions of Global Governance
      SOCI 217 Consumer Society
      SOCI 226 Work, Technology and Social Change
      One of:
      HIST 250 Post-Independence Latin American History
      HIST 251 The Chinese Republics
      HIST 271 Modern India
      III. International Development Management Option
      All of the following:
      BUAD 111 Financial Accounting I
      BUAD 116 Marketing
      BUAD 123 Management Principles
      BUAD 128 Computer Applications I
      BUAD 195 Financial Management
      BUAD 201 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
      BUAD 209 Business Law
      BUAD 262 Organizational Behaviour
      BUAD 269 Human Resources Management
      One of the following:
      ECON 205 Managerial Economics
      ECON 210 Women and the Economy
      (or GSWS 211)
      ECON 260 Poverty and Inequality
      ECON 271 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
      Communication or English electives:
      Two of the following:
      CMNS 112 Professional Writing I
      CMNS 122 Professional Writing II
      ENGL 100 University Writing
      ENGL 150 Critical Writing and Reading: Poetry and Drama
      ENGL 151 Critical Writing and Reading: Short Fiction and the Novel
      ENGL 153 Critical Writing and Reading: Narrative

      Graduation Requirements

      Graduation of the International Development Diploma will require the completion of 60 prescribed compulsory and elective credits as outlined below.


      Program Area:

      Arts (University Studies)

      Campus (Intake):

      • Kelowna (Jan, Sep)
        Entire program at this campus

      Credential:

      Diploma

      Delivery:

      • Part-Time
      • Full-Time

      Cost:

      2019-20: $4,255.48 (Governance Option), $4,882.78 (Management Option)

      • Fees listed are for first year (two semesters) for a typical, full-time student taking five courses per semester (ten Arts courses in the Governance Option, five Arts and five Business courses in the Management Option). Depending on the courses selected fees may vary. 
      • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
      • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
      • International students will pay International tuition fees

      Notes:

      This program is student loan eligible.

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      Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/06/2019