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Program Requirements

Bachelor of Global and International Studies (B.G.In.S.)

Note: Details regarding graduation requirements, the international experience requirement, and the language requirement for the B.G.In.S. degree can be found at the B.G.In.S. program page.

Specialization in Global Development
B.G.In.S. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits included in the Major CGPA (12.0 credits)
1.  4.5 credits in: Core Courses4.5
GINS 1000 [0.5]
Global History
GINS 1010 [0.5]
International Law and Politics
GINS 1020 [0.5]
Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
GINS 2000 [0.5]
Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010 [0.5]
Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020 [0.5]
Global Literatures
GINS 3010 [0.5]
Global and International Theory
GINS 3020 [0.5]
Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
GINS 4090 [0.5]
Honours Seminar in Global and International Studies
2.  7.5 credits in: the Specialization
a. 0.5 credit in: Foundations0.5
GINS 1100 [0.5]
Global Development
b. 1.5 credits in: Anthropology1.5
ANTH 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Anthropology
or ANTH 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Issues in Anthropology
ANTH 2850 [0.5]
Development and Underdevelopment
And one of:
ANTH 3010 [0.5]
Language, Culture, and Globalization
ANTH 3025 [0.5]
Anthropology and Human Rights
ANTH 3027 [0.5]
Studies in Globalization and Human Rights
ANTH 3040 [0.5]
The Global Middle Class
ANTH 3045 [0.5]
Children and Childhood in a Globalized World
ANTH 3355 [0.5]
Anthropology and the Environment
c. 1.5 credits in: Economics1.5
ECON 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Economics
or FYSM 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Economics
ECON 3508 [0.5]
Introduction to Economic Development
d. 1.5 credits in: Geography1.5
GEOG 2200 [0.5]
Global Connections
GEOG 3404 [0.5]
Geographies of Economic Development
And one of:
GEOG 2400 [0.5]
Cities and Urbanization
GEOG 3023 [0.5]
Cities in a Global World
GEOG 3209 [0.5]
Sustainability and Environment in the South
e. 1.5 credits in: Political Science1.5
PSCI 2102 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global South
One of:
PSCI 3100 [0.5]
Politics of Development in Africa
PSCI 3204 [0.5]
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSCI 3700 [0.5]
Government and Politics of South Asia
And one of:
PSCI 4104 [0.5]
Development in the Global South - Theory and Practice
PSCI 4105 [0.5]
Selected Problems in Development in the Global South
f. 0.5 credit in: Research Methodologies0.5
IPAF 2000 [0.5]
Quantitative Approaches to Policy Analysis
g. 0.5 credits from: Advanced courses0.5
ANTH 4005 [0.5]
Health and Globalization
ANTH 4109/5109 [0.5]
Ethnography, Gender and Globalization
ANTH 4560 [0.5]
Economic Anthropology
ANTH 4610 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Indigenous Peoples
ANTH 4620 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa: Current Issues in Anthropological Research
ANTH 4730 [0.5]
Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
ANTH 4750 [0.5]
Advanced Studies in Globalization and Citizenship
ECON 3509 [0.5]
Development Planning and Project Evaluation
ECON 3510 [0.5]
African Economic Development
ECON 4507 [0.5]
The Economics of Development
ECON 4508 [0.5]
International Aspects of Economic Development
ECON 4601 [0.5]
International Trade Theory and Policy
ECON 4602 [0.5]
International Monetary Theory and Policy
ECON 4800 [0.5]
Spatial Economics
GEOG 4021 [0.5]
Seminar in Culture, Identity and Place
GEOG 4024 [0.5]
Seminar in Globalization
PSCI 4104 [0.5]
Development in the Global South - Theory and Practice
PSCI 4105 [0.5]
Selected Problems in Development in the Global South
PSCI 4207 [0.5]
Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
PSCI 4500 [0.5]
Gender and Globalization
PSCI 4603 [0.5]
Analysis of International Political Economy
PSCI 4605 [0.5]
Gender in International Relations
PSCI 4800 [0.5]
Advanced International Relations Theory
PSCI 4805 [0.5]
Political Economy of Global Money and Finance
PSCI 4808 [0.5]
Global Environmental Politics
Note: To meet the prerequisite requirements for the economics courses listed among the 4000-level Global Development electives above, students must have obtained a grade of C- or higher in one or both of ECON 2030 and ECON 2103 and, in the case of ECON 4800, a grade of C- or higher in ECON 2220 as well.
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
3.  8.0 credits in: Free Electives8.0
C. Additional Requirements
4. The International Experience requirement must be met.
5. The Language requirement must be met.
Total Credits20.0

Stream in Global Development
B.G.In.S. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
1.  4.0 credits in: Core Courses4.0
GINS 1000 [0.5]
Global History
GINS 1010 [0.5]
International Law and Politics
GINS 1020 [0.5]
Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
GINS 2000 [0.5]
Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010 [0.5]
Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020 [0.5]
Global Literatures
GINS 3010 [0.5]
Global and International Theory
GINS 3020 [0.5]
Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
2.  4.0 credits from: the Stream4.0
a. Foundations
GINS 1100 [0.5]
Global Development
b. Anthropology
ANTH 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Anthropology
or ANTH 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Issues in Anthropology
ANTH 2850 [0.5]
Development and Underdevelopment
ANTH 3010 [0.5]
Language, Culture, and Globalization
ANTH 3025 [0.5]
Anthropology and Human Rights
ANTH 3027 [0.5]
Studies in Globalization and Human Rights
ANTH 3040 [0.5]
The Global Middle Class
ANTH 3045 [0.5]
Children and Childhood in a Globalized World
ANTH 3355 [0.5]
Anthropology and the Environment
c. Economics
ECON 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Economics
or FYSM 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Economics
ECON 3508 [0.5]
Introduction to Economic Development
ECON 3509 [0.5]
Development Planning and Project Evaluation
ECON 3510 [0.5]
African Economic Development
d. Geography
GEOG 2200 [0.5]
Global Connections
GEOG 2400 [0.5]
Cities and Urbanization
GEOG 3023 [0.5]
Cities in a Global World
GEOG 3209 [0.5]
Sustainability and Environment in the South
GEOG 3404 [0.5]
Geographies of Economic Development
d. Political Science
PSCI 2102 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global South
PSCI 3100 [0.5]
Politics of Development in Africa
PSCI 3204 [0.5]
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSCI 3700 [0.5]
Government and Politics of South Asia
e. Research Methodologies
IPAF 2000 [0.5]
Quantitative Approaches to Policy Analysis
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
3.  7.0 credits in free electives7.0
C. Additional Requirements
4. The Language requirements must be met.
Total Credits15.0

Global and International Studies (GINS) Courses

GINS 1000 [0.5 credit]
Global History

Introduction to political, social, cultural, economic and military developments in global and international history.
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in B.G.In.S.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

GINS 1010 [0.5 credit]
International Law and Politics

Introduction to the evolution of the international system, including the rise of the state, sovereignty, and the challenge of international cooperation. The role of international law in addressing global issues such as human rights, security and trade.
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in B.G.In.S.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

GINS 1020 [0.5 credit]
Ethnography, Globalization and Culture

Introduction to the intersection of globalization processes with social and cultural diversity as examined through ethnography and ethnographic methods. Topics may include cultural survival, growing economic inequality, ecological vulnerabilities, health practices, human rights, and shifting racialized, gendered, religious, ethnic, and national identities.
Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in B.G.In.S.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

GINS 1100 [0.5 credit]
Global Development

Introduction to key questions and issues in development studies, taught from an inter-disciplinary perspective.
Lectures two hours a week; tutorials one hour a week.

GINS 2000 [0.5 credit]
Ethics and Globalization

Introduction to global ethical issues, focusing on alternative lines of ethical argument. Topics may include poverty and unequal development, climate change, war and terrorism, reparations for colonialism and slavery, international relief services, ill effects of globalization, trafficking and forced labour, democracy and global governance.
Prerequisite(s): Second-year standing in B.G.In.S.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

GINS 2010 [0.5 credit]
Globalization and International Economic Issues

An introduction to the world economy, international trade and finance, and economic development. Social and economic implications for both rich and poor countries of lowered barriers to the international flows of goods, services, capital, labour, and information in the age of globalization.
Prerequisite(s): Second-year standing in B.G.In.S.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

GINS 2020 [0.5 credit]
Global Literatures

A study of the global dynamics of the contemporary literary imagination and literary production; literature as cultural practice; the politics of literary circulation; the politics of language and translation.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing in B.G.In.S.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

GINS 3010 [0.5 credit]
Global and International Theory

Advanced analysis of global and international theories from a variety of perspectives, including realism, liberalism, postmodernism, constructivism, post-structuralism, literary and critical approaches.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in B.G.In.S.
Lectures three hours a week.

GINS 3020 [0.5 credit]
Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change

Examination of the relationship between individual places and global social and environmental processes. The changing nature of regions, states and political boundaries in the context of political and economic globalization and international migration. Social science perspectives on climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in B.G.In.S.
Lectures three hours a week.

GINS 3100 [0.5 credit]
Global and International Group Project

Student teams work on a project related to global and international studies. Lectures are devoted to discussing group project-related issues and student presentations. A project proposal, a series of project reports and oral presentations, and a comprehensive final report are required.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lecture one hour per week, tutorials two hours per week.

GINS 3200 [0.5 credit]
Experiential Learning Abroad

An experiential learning opportunity combining volunteer work abroad with classroom instruction on the Carleton campus. Through experiential engagement outside Canada, together with critical reflection, students will learn about the challenges and rewards of global engagement.
Prerequisite(s): third year standing.
Lecture two hours a week plus a three week experiential learning trip abroad.

GINS 3300 [0.5 credit]
Global and International Studies Abroad: Selected Topics

Based at a partner university around the world, and taught by a Carleton faculty member, the course will include lectures, seminars, guest speakers, field visits and group research projects to examine a topic in global and international studies. Topic and location will change annually.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and approval by the BGInS Program Director.
Three week intensive course.

GINS 3900 [0.5 credit]
International Placement

Placement for six weeks with a global and international focus.
Prerequisite(s): third- year standing in B.G.In.S.

GINS 3901 [1.0 credit]
International Placement

Placement for twelve weeks with a global and international focus.

GINS 4090 [0.5 credit]
Honours Seminar in Global and International Studies

Examination of key debates in global and international studies from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Integration of knowledge from different areas of emphasis in global studies. A major research paper is required that undertakes to focus theoretical insight on practical concerns.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing in B.G.In.S.
Seminar three hours a week.

GINS 4900 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in Global and International Studies

A tutorial on selected topics in which seminars are not available.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing in B.G.In.S. and permission of the Program Director.

GINS 4908 [1.0 credit]
Honours Research Essay

Individual research project resulting in a major essay, completed under the supervision of a faculty member and evaluated by both the supervisor and an appointed reader. B.G.In.S. regulations apply.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing in B.G.In.S. with a CGPA of 9.00 or higher, or permission of the Program Director.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca