The world seems to get smaller and smaller everyday. Poverty, political instability and ethnic and religious divisions faced in developing and Third World countries have an impact on life in Canada. And vice versa. Policies made by our government can affect the lives of people halfway around the globe.
The Department of International Development Studies aims to foster greater understanding between developed and underdeveloped societies through study, research and cross-cultural learning experiences.
Offered through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, International Development Studies gives students an interdisciplinary education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our students draw upon a wide range of subjects to tailor their degree programs, including biology, comparative religion, economics, language study, political science, sociology and social anthropology.
Our students are encouraged to study abroad. We have forged links with educational programs in Uganda, Kenya and Cuba.
How can you boost your degree in International Development Studies? Take advantage of our study abroad programs and apply now. We are accepting applications for the Cuba Intensive Programme, 2013 and the Cuba Semester Programme 2013. To learn more click here
New! Discovering Cuba - a recent DalNews article
Check out News & Events for the latest details on class registration, experiential learning courses and those offered through the Winter Semester, including a great Graduate level class in Econonomics: ECON 5252B 'From Disaster Relief to Sustainable Development'.
The New IDS Newsletter is out! Click here to check it out on our webpage
IDEAS Society: To learn more about our undergraduate student society click here
Check out the new IDS job Sharing email group at: http://groups.google.com/group/dvm-jobs-emplois.