International Development Studies

All SOSC classes and services have moved online through Summer Term
As of March 17, 2020, due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, all faculty and staff in the Department of Social Science will be working remotely and are not available for in-person meetings at Keele Campus. The Department is fully committed to ensuring our students get the support they need by various electronic methods.
Faculty/Teaching: All classes have moved online for the foreseeable future including the Summer Term. Faculty are available via e-mail and will communicate individually and also collectively via listservs, Moodle, and so forth per usual.
Staff/Advising: All student advising will now take place via Zoom or over the phone. Students requiring advising must send a request for an appointment to A staff member will respond to arrange an appointment time.
Staff/Other Services: All other services provided by SOSC staff continue via e-mail, while some services may require video-conferencing via Zoom (a free online video-conferencing application similar to Skype.
Website/Twitter: The SOSC website and twitter accounts are updated and monitored daily (weekdays) with important information from the University, LA&PS, SOSC, and individual programs.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be well and be safe. 
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2. Student Counselling & Development.
3. Student Accessibility Services.
4. Office of Student Community Relations.

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International Development Studies (IDS) is an interdisciplinary program that offers a rewarding undergraduate degree with promising career opportunities in the broad area of International Development. The program brings together a large number of scholars who study and teach various aspects of International Development at York University. IDS provides a richly textured, intellectually rigorous, and highly relevant curriculum that deals with the theories of development as well as the ways in which different development organizations attempt to reach those in need. Through the collaboration of our 4 multidisciplinary faculty members, IDS enjoys the scholarship of a cohesive community of intellectuals from both within and outside of York University.

The objective of the program is to provide an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the Global South, including Global South communities living in the North, in the face of existing inequalities between rich and poor nations, and the political-institutional, cultural, socio-economic and ecological factors presently affecting international development.