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Man engages in international development by harvesting crops in an international location

African Studies

Gain international experience and deepen your understanding of international development by living, studying, and working abroad in a third-world country through Trent’s respected Trent-in-Ghana program.
specialization

The birthplace of all humankind, Africa is a continent of great historical and contemporary global importance. By successfully completing a series of relevant credits and the Ghana year abroad program, students pursuing International Development Studies are eligible to add a specialization in African Studies to their degree.

Graduating students who have fulfilled the requirements for an Honours degree in International Development Studies may apply for a Specialization in African Studies, if they have successfully completed the following credits from area studies and the Ghana year abroad program:

  • 5.0 credits from IDST 2401H, 2402H, 3010Y, 3401H, 3402H, 3770Y, 3781Y (3780Y), 3790Y, 3800D, or HIST 4410Y

Note

  • No more than 1.0 credit from HIST-IDST 2401H, 2402H, 3401H, or 3402H may satisfy the Category B requirement for the Honours program in International Development Studies.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A. (Honours)

Locations:

  • Peterborough

Resume Boosters:

  • Gain an immediate sense of how development theory applies in practice through classes and field trips
  • Build your intercultural communication skills and in-depth knowledge of another society through cultural immersion
  • Complete a field placement and gain work experience in an area that is directly related to your interests and career objectives.
Trent students collaborate on project work

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Humanitarian Program Officer
  • Government Relations Specialist
  • Non-Governmental Organization Development Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Aid Worker
  • Journalist
  • Teacher

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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