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Queen's University
 

About the program 

  • Physicians, nurses, and other health professionals interested in global development health issues
  • Engineers and technology professionals interested in global development and technology issues
  • Professionals in other disciplines interested in improving their understanding of global development

Goals

  • To provide you with a solid understanding of development and social justice issues so that you can apply them in your professional and/or personal life
  •  To offer enough flexibility to accommodate your schedule while providing in-depth study of the key issues in development
  • To expand the reach of global development research so that it can impact the professions where it can make the most difference 
  • To provide professionals with an academic foundation for engaging formally or informally with development practice and policy making 

Program Requirements

Option 1: Complete five online courses. (See Course Descriptions).

Option 2: Complete three online courses plus a one-week capstone on-campus seminar course related to your profession. 

Participants can start in May, September, or January. Each course is eight weeks long. (See Schedule)

Components

Our eight-week online courses allow for flexible completion times within an academic term (January –April, May-August, and September- December).  Participants can complete the course work anytime within the four month timeframe.

Each course uses readings, lectures, and multi-media content. Online forum discussions with the professor and fellow participants create opportunities to engage with others and discuss the relevant issues. 

Introductory Course: This mandatory course familiarizes students with the key theoretical debates, historical context, and institutional actors that are crucial to fuller understanding development.

Core Course: Professional participants are required to take one core course focused on development issues as they pertain to your profession. (other participants may take these courses as electives.) 

Elective Courses: Choose elective courses in secondary areas of particular interest (See Course Descriptions).

Capstone On-Campus Seminar Course: You can choose a one-week on-campus capstone seminar course in lieu of two online elective courses. (See Capstone Course Descriptions).

Please note: our ability to offer capstone courses is dependent on sufficient projected enrollment.

Typical Progression

Typical Progression (Capstone Option)

Term

Fall Start

Winter Start

Summer Start

Fall

Intro Course

 

 

Winter

Core Course

Intro Course

 

Summer

Capstone

Elective

 

Intro Course

Fall

Elective

Elective

Winter

 

Core

Core

Summer

 

Capstone

Capstone


Typical Progression (All-Online Option)

 

Fall Start

Winter Start

Summer Start

Fall

Intro

 

 

Winter

Core

Intro

 

Summer

Elective

Elective

Intro

Fall

Elective

Elective

Elective

Winter

Elective

Core

Core

Summer

 

Elective

Elective

Fall

 

 

Elective

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000