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Major International Management (48 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

Mentors: Professors T. Dortzel, H. Etemad, M.S. Jo, M. Qiu, M.H. Hwang and E. Sarigollu

The Major in International Management (MIM), 42-48 credits, is designed for students who wish to combine business studies with regional or thematic global studies and foreign language proficiency. MIM will acquaint students with the impact of managing in one of three themes:

1) Comparative Global Studies

2) Global Politics and Economy

3) Global Well-Being and Development

This Major is interdisciplinary and integrative and includes a business component: 15-credit International Business concentration; an Area of Study component: 27- to 33-credit Interdisciplinary Area of Specialization that includes an 18-credit Minor concentration outside the Management Faculty, 9-12 credits of language courses, and an experiential learning experience in the form of either exchange, internship or research.

Graduates will be well-suited to manage in culturally diverse environments, to work in a specific area of the world, or in a wide range of global positions in business, government, multilateral organizations, or NGOs.

International Business Concentration Component (15 credits)

Students are required to take the following 3-credit course:

  • BUSA 356 Management in Global Context (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Contemporary issues in international management illustrating unique challenges faced in IB, including legal and political foundations of international management, cross-cultural awareness, global mindset, global leadership, building effective international workforce and operations.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Myung-Soo Jo, Sameer Mathur (Fall) Frederick Stapenhurst (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 382

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

Selected from the following:

  • BUSA 391 International Business Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Introduction to the legal aspects of foreign trade and investment transactions. Forms and documentation of types of foreign trade contracts. Conflict avoidance, arbitration, and litigation arising from international transactions. Government regulation of foreign trade. Legal aspects of the international transfer of investments and technology. Conventions and institutions of international economic cooperation (e.g. GATT, ICC, IMF, etc.).

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Leslie A Beck (Winter) Leslie A Beck (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 382
  • BUSA 394 Managing in Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Environmental aspects, Eastern value systems and distinct patterns of management in the Asia-Pacific region. Patterns of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and other management philosophies, practices and styles. Interaction between these theories and practices and those of the West and Canada will be contrasted.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: William C Polushin, Andre Du Sault (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 382
  • BUSA 395 Managing in Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Current social, economic and trade developments in the rapidly-evolving European arena. Focus on both the expanding EU and integrating with emerging market economies and Central and Eastern Europe. Emphasis on managing in the expanded opportunities and challenges facing international and Canadian managers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 382
    • Corequisite: BUSA 356
  • BUSA 401 Independent Studies in International Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Independent study in international business.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Note 1: Projects to be arranged individually with instructors. A detailed student proposal must be submitted to the instructor and the BCom Office during the first week of term.
    • Restriction(s): U3 students only. CGPA of at least 3.00 required.
  • BUSA 433 Topics in International Business 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Current topics in the area of international business. Topics will be selected from important current issues in international business.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Hodjat Khadjavi (Fall) Frederick Stapenhurst (Winter) Hodjat Khadjavi (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 382
  • BUSA 481 Managing in North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Analysis of corporate strategies in the context of Canada-United States-Mexico Free Trade Agreement. Emphasis on public policy's impact on corporate decision-making and implications for management. Examines bilateral experience of major industrial sectors compared with global corporate strategies. Theoretical and empirical literature combined with industrial histories, policy and management case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Alain Dudoit (Fall) William C Polushin (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 382
  • BUSA 493 Global Economic Competitiveness (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : How nations achieve and maintain competitiveness in the rapidly globalizing world economy. Studies the stages of evolution of world competitiveness in 46 nations, incorporating the latest practical business theories and case studies on the dynamics of effective globalization ventures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 382.
  • FINE 480 Global Investments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Major principles of international investments and global asset allocation, focusing on recent developments in modeling and predicting global asset returns. Main approaches to stock selection, style investing, and special issues such as indirect diversification and country and industry effects in equity pricing. Use of Datastream and other financial data sources.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sergei Sarkissian (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FINE 441, FINE 482
  • FINE 482 International Finance 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : The international financial environment as it affects the multinational manager. Balance of payments concepts, adjustment process of the external imbalances and the international monetary system. In depth study of the institutional and theoretical aspects of foreign exchange markets; international capital markets, including Eurobonds and eurocredit markets.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Anas Aboulamer, Larbi Hammami (Fall) Larbi Hammami, Raad Jassim (Winter) Sujata Madan (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
  • FINE 492 International Finance 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Focus on the operational problems of financial management in the multinational enterprise: Financing of international trade, international capital budgeting, multinational cost of capital, working capital management; International banking and recent developments in international capital markets.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Zeeshanali Fazal (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FINE 482
  • INDR 459 International Employment Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : Examines employment relations systems of other nations including those of the European Union and the Pacific rim, including the existing industrial relations institutional structure, the historical and recent developments in these systems, the role of multi-national corporations, as well as the current economic and political context.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Robert Paul Hebdon (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: INDR 294
  • MGPO 383 International Business Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Development and application of conceptual approaches to general management policy and strategy formulation in multinational business involvement (exporting, licensing, contractual arrangements, turnkey projects, joint ventures, consortia); technology transfer, location and ownership strategies: competitive multinational relationships. Emphasis on pragmatic analysis, using case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Nicholas Matziorinis (Fall) Omar Nohad Toulan (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 382
    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 469 Managing Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course explores economic and social consequences of globalization, focusing on the most pertinent issues at the time. Topics include the existing global imbalances; the opportunities and risks presented by large cross border capital flows; and the role of institutions, and organizational and policy responses in crisis hit countries.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Abhirup Chakrabarti (Winter) Hermann Juergens (Summer)

    • Recommended: MGCR 423
    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 475 Strategies for Developing Countries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Strategic management challenges in developing and emerging economies. Focus on strategies that foster both firm competitiveness and economic development, including: technological capabilities, new forms of organization, small and large firms, global production, social impact, global standards and governance.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Paola Perez-Aleman (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MRKT 451 Marketing Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : Theoretical techniques and procedures common in marketing research. Topics include: research design, sampling, questionnaire design, coding, tabulating, data analysis (including statistical techniques). Specialized topics may encompass advertising, motivation and product research; forecasting and location theory.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Steven Letovsky, Myung-Soo Jo (Fall) Min Ha Hwang (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 352 and MGCR 271
  • MRKT 483 International Marketing Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : Marketing management considerations of a company seeking to extend beyond its domestic market. Required changes in product, pricing, channel, and communications policies. Attention to international trade and export marketing in the Canadian context.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Hamid Etemad (Fall) Hamid Etemad (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 382 and MGCR 352
    • Formerly MGMT 483
  • ORGB 380 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Addresses dilemmas and opportunities that managers experience in international, multicultural environments. Development of conceptual knowledge and behavioural skills (e.g. bridging skills, communication, tolerance of ambiguity, cognitive complexity) relevant to the interaction of different cultures in business and organizational settings, using several methods including research, case studies and experiential learning.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall) Chantal Westgate (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students

Area of Study Component (18 credits)

Students choose either one minor concentration or courses from the selected list of courses from one of the three themes below:

Theme 1: Comparative Global Studies

Students can choose to study a region including Africa, East Asia, Middle East, South Asia, Europe, or the Americas, or several regions from a comparative global perspective in Religious Studies, Political Science, History, or Economics. This option focuses on aspects of global society and culture from a social science perspective. This theme is suitable for students who would like to work in a specific country or region or for students who want to work for a multinational company or government organization with global interests.

B.A. Minor Concentration in African Studies (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Canadian Studies (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Comparative Politics (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in East Asian Cultural Studies (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Economics* (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in History (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Islamic Studies (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Jewish Studies (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Middle East Studies (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in North American Studies (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Quebec Studies (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Russian Culture (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in South Asia (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in World Religions (18 credits)

* Students should choose Economics (ECON) courses with a regional focus. Course numbers above ECON 209 (excluding ECON 295) are required, with at least 6 credits at the 300, 400, or 500 levels. Credits for the introductory sequence MGCR 293 and ECON 295 that are prerequisites for 300-level courses in economics do not count as part of this Minor concentration. ECON 227 will not count if it is taken to meet other B.Com. requirements.

Theme 2: Global Politics and Economy

This theme focuses on aspects of public policy from the perspective of global transactions and finance. Students may select a minor concentration in the area of international relations and investigate policy on a global scale and its operations in the context of policy, war and peace, the economy, security, trade, human rights, and international organizations. Graduates with this option would be poised to apply their educational background to careers with world government, trade, or economic organizations, NGOs, national governments, or businesses with global interests. The choices of programs include Economics, Geography, Political Science, or a selected group of courses.

B.A. Minor Concentration in Economics (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in International Relations (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Political Economy (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Political Science (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Politics, Law and Society (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Political Theory (18 credits)

OR

Global Governance, Conflict and Human Rights Concentration

18 credits of the following courses with at least 6 credits at the 300 level or above:

  • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Processes of developmental change, as they affect small communities in the Third World and in unindustrialized parts of developed countries. Problems of technological change, political integration, population growth, industrialization, urban growth, social services, infrastructure and economic dependency.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ANTH 214 Violence, Warfare, Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Cultural diversity and comparative perspectives on violence and warfare; sociological, political, materialist, psychological, and ideological explanations of conflict. Examines historical and contemporary cases of warfare in state and pre-state societies; 'ethnic', civil, nationalist secessionist and genocidal forms of conflicts; processes of conflict avoidance and resolution, peace-making and -keeping.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall
  • ANTH 222 Legal Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Exploration of dispute resolutions and means of social cohesion in various societies of the world. Themes: dichotomy between law and custom, local definitions of justice and rights, forms of conflict resolution, access to justice, gender and law, universality of human rights, legal pluralism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
  • CANS 307 Canada in the World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Canada's interaction with other countries and regions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • CANS 412 Canada and Americas Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Canada and the Americas.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: Cans 200 or permission of the Instructor
  • COMS 230 Communication and Democracy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Communication Studies : Introduction to investigation of the relationship between communication, media practices and democracy. Examines the role of media and communication in existing and emerging democratic contexts, and the challenges of constructing and maintaining a democratic media and communication environment on the domestic and international levels.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Darin Barney (Fall)

  • COMS 320 Media and Empire (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Communication Studies : The relationship between mass media and empire-building, as well as the role of mass and alternative media in anti-imperialism movements. Topics may include: Print technologies and the British Empire; shipping technologies, industrialization and the slave trade; new media and the anti-war and anti-globalization movements.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: One of the following: COMS 200, COMS 210, or COMS 230 or permission of the instructor.
  • HIST 221 United States since 1865 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Examines the defining moments and movements in the U.S. since Reconstruction, including populism, progressivism, the World Wars, the New Deal, the Cold War, the sixties and its consequences. Emphasis on the political, social and ideological transformations that ensued.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Gil Troy (Fall)

    • Fall
  • HIST 302 International Relations History 1: 1750-1950 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The history of international relations during the era of the four global wars, the expansion of the West in world affairs, the changes in the balance of power in Europe, the rise and fall of the colonial empires, and the ascendancy of the flank powers, Russia and the United States.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: one course in post-1800 History or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 304 International Relations History 2: Cold War (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The history of the Cold War. Special attention will be paid to the different viewpoints and experiences of the Cold War participants by studying the historiography and archival materials released in the Eastern Block and Western World.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 302 or HIST 215 or a 20th C. history course or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 339 Arab-Israeli Conflict (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The political, military, and diplomatic history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, with a focus on a number of historiographical debates over specific issues, such as the 1948 and 1967 wars, and the failures of the various peace initiatives.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Laila Parsons (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2 or U3 students only or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 371 American Civil Rights 1877-1940 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The social, economic, political, and constitutional history of citizenship and civil rights in the United States from the end of Reconstruction through the 1930s. Emphasis on segregation and disfranchisement; immigration restrictions, americanization and national identities; civil rights movements and organizations; women's suffrage; voting rights and representation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: any course in U.S. history or consent of instructor
  • HIST 387 The First World War (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A world-wide political, social, economic, cultural and military survey, from the origins of the Great War to the Treaty of Versailles.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Peter C W Hoffmann (Fall)

  • HIST 388 The Second World War (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A world-wide political, social, economic, cultural and military survey, from the Treaty of Versailles to the first years of the Cold War.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Peter C W Hoffmann (Winter)

  • HIST 438 Topics in Cold War History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : One large aspect of Cold War, either thematic or regional, will be explored.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 304 or other 300-level course relevant to the current topic of the course or permission on the instructor.
  • JWST 240 The Holocaust (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Consideration of the history of the Holocaust and the literary, theological and cultural responses to the destruction of European Jewry.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 252 "The Holocaust"
  • PHIL 237 Contemporary Moral Issues (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An introductory discussion of central ethical questions (the value of persons, or the relationship of rights and utilities, for example) through the investigation of currently disputed social and political issues. Specific issues to be discussed may include pornography and censorship, affirmative action, civil disobedience, punishment, abortion, and euthanasia.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Kristin Voigt (Winter)

  • PHIL 334 Ethical Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : A course focusing on central questions in ethical theory such as the nature of the good and the right and the factors which determine moral rightness and wrongness.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: one of PHIL 230, PHIL 237, PHIL 242, PHIL 343, or written permission of the instructor
  • POLI 212 Government and Politics - Developed World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The nature of politics in a few selected nations of the industrialized world, applying the concepts introduced in POLI 211 to specific national contexts. Countries studied will be drawn principally from Europe and North America.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Hudson Meadwell (Winter)

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 244 International Politics: State Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Offers a comprehensive introduction to the behaviour of nation states. Explores how states make foreign policy decisions and what motivates their behaviour. Other covered topics include the military and economic dimensions of state behaviour, conflict, cooperation, interdependence, integration, globalisation, and change in the international system.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jason Scott Ferrell (Fall)

    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 322 Political Change in South Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Political change in South Asia in late colonial and post-colonial periods. Issues covered include social and cultural history; colonial rule, nationalism and state formation; democratic and authoritarian tendencies; economic policies and consequences; challenges to patterns of dominance and national boundaries; prospects for democracy, prosperity and equality.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Narendra Subramanian (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 345 International Organizations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The politics and processes of global governance in the 21st century, with a special emphasis on the United Nations system.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Vincent Pouliot (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in International Politics or written consent of instructor
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 351 The Causes of Major Wars (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Examination of the competing theoretical explanations for major wars; application of the theories to the outbreak of World War I.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jason Scott Ferrell (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 243, POLI 244 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 360 Security: War and Peace (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Focuses on international security and strategies of war and peace in historical and comparative frameworks. Topics include case studies of 20th century wars, conventional and nuclear strategy, and various approaches to peace.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jason Scott Ferrell (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in International Relations or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 440 Civil-Military Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Civil-military relations is a key component of any society's political system. This course considers both domestic issues of political stability, such as the threat of coups d'état, as well as international ones, such as the use of force.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: POLI 244 or permission of instructor.
  • POLI 450 Peacebuilding (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of transitions from civil war to peace, and the role of external actors (international organizations, bilateral donors, non-governmental organizations) in support of such transitions. Topics will include the dilemmas of humanitarian relief, peacekeeping operations, refugees, the demobilization of ex-combatants, transitional elections, and the politics of socio-economic reconstruction.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Rex J Brynen (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: previous courses in comparative politics/developing areas and international relations. Internet research skills are strongly recommended
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas; also in the field of International Politics.
  • RELG 370 Religion and Human Rights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Social justice and human rights issues as key aspects of modem religious ethics. Topics include: the relationship of religion to the modem human rights movement; religious perspectives on the universality of human rights; the scope and limits of religious freedom; conflicts between religion and rights.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jonathan Waind (Winter)

    • Winter
  • RELG 371 Ethics of Violence/Non-Violence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Forms of violence and the reaction of religious groups are assessed both for their effectiveness and for their fidelity to their professed beliefs. Different traditions, ranging from the wholesale adoption of violent methods (e.g., the Crusades) to repudiation (e.g., Gandhi; the Peace Churches).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Summer
  • SOCI 210 Sociological Perspectives (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Major theoretical perspectives and research methods in sociology. The linkages of theory and method in various substantive areas including: the family, community and urban life, religion, ethnicity, occupations and stratification, education, and social change.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Yesim Bayar (Fall) Matthew Lange (Winter)

  • SOCI 230 Sociology of Ethnic Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An introduction to the sociological study of minority groups in Canada. The course will explore the themes of racism, prejudice, and discrimination, ethnic and racial inequalities, cultural identities, multiculturalism, immigration. Theoretical, empirical, and policy issues will be discussed. While the focus will be primarily on Canada, comparisons will be made with the United States.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Zoua Vang (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or permission of instructor
  • SOCI 265 War, States and Social Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The impact of war on society in agrarian and industrial epochs. Particular attention is given to the relationship between war and economic development, social classes, nationalism, and democratization.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: John Anthony Hall (Fall)

  • SOCI 307 Sociology of Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Core sociological and political issues of the globalization debate, such as trade, global production networks and the new international division of labor, global inequalities, the ecological crisis, the reform of international institutions, and the emergence of the global justice movement.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Marc Ancelovici (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210 or Permission of Instructor
  • SOCI 386 Contemporary Social Movements (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This course will focus on contemporary social movements in Canada, the U.S., and Western Europe, such as the civil rights movement, the women's movement, and the environmental movement. Empirical studies of movements will be used to explore such general issues as how social movements emerge, grow, and decline.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Marc Ancelovici (Winter)

  • SOCI 511 Movements/Collective Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : A critical examination of classical and more recent approaches to the study of social movements and collective action. Discussion of: the role of grievances and interests, incentives and beliefs, conditions of breakdown and solidarity, mobilization and social control, the dynamics of collective action.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Marc Ancelovici (Winter)

Theme 3: Global Well-Being and Development

Broad-based, interdisciplinary topics will allow students to study current issues of social importance ranging from: poverty and inequality, health promotion and the environment, sustainability, and natural resource management. Students will be prepared to apply business practices to the protection of the vulnerable and the planet. Students will be poised to work for multinationals, governments, or non-governmental organizations.

B.A. Minor Concentration in Anthropology (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Economics* (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Geography (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in International Development Studies (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Psychology (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Social Studies of Medicine (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Sociology (18 credits)
B.A. Minor Concentration in Environment: McGill School of Environment (18 credits)
B.Sc. Minor Concentration in Environment: McGill School of Environment (18 credits)
B.Sc. Field Study Minor (18 credits)

* Students should choose Economics (ECON) courses related to the environment, development, and health. Course numbers above ECON 209 (excluding ECON 295) are required, with at least 6 credits at the 300, 400, or 500 levels. Credits for the introductory sequence MGCR 293 and ECON 295 that are prerequisites for 300-level courses in economics do not count as part of this Minor Concentration. ECON 227 will not count if it is taken to meet other B.Com. requirements.

Language Component (9-12 credits)

9 credits of language in First- or Second-Level EAST (Asian Languages and Literature)*

or

9 credits of ISLA 521D1/D2 Introductory Arabic**

* Students may choose to complete additional credits in Japanese, Chinese or Korean for a total of 18 credits. Only 9 credits of EAST languages will count toward the Major and any optional additional credits will count as electives or toward another component if the student has sufficient credits to complete it within their degree. Students may not exceed the total credits required to graduate in order to complete these additional language credits.

** Students with no prior knowledge of Arabic may choose two levels of Arabic. Only ISLA 521 will count toward the Major and any additional optional credits in ISLA 522 or 523 will count as electives.

OR

12 credits of language courses, at the 500 level or lower, chosen from ONE of the following Subject Codes:

CLAS (Classics) [Modern Greek]

EAST (East Asian) - Third and Fourth Level

FREN (French)

FRSL (French as a Second Language)

GERM (German Studies) [German]

HISP (Hispanic Studies) [Spanish, Portuguese]

***ISLA (Middle East Studies) [Lower and Higher Intermediate Level Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Persian]

****ITAL (Italian Studies) [Italian]

JWST (Jewish Studies) [Hebrew, Yiddish]

RUSS (Russian) [Russian]

*** Students placed in Lower Intermediate Arabic will complete ISLA 522D1/D2 and ISLA 523D1/D2 for a total of 12 credits.

**** Students wishing to register for ITAL 205 should do so in their first year as this course is open only to U0 and U1 students. ITAL 206 is open to U0, U1, and U2 students. ITAL 210, ITAL 215, and ITAL 216 can be taken by all students.

Note: Registration processes for language courses vary by department, but usually involve placement tests or departmental approval. Students should consult with the individual departments to ensure that they register for the appropriate level.

Experiential Learning Component (0-3 credits)

International Exchange Component

Students complete at least one term of exchange or an international educational experience approved by the BCom SAO. Credits received for courses successfully completed while abroad will count towards other components of the Major in International Management as determined by the program/exchange adviser.

OR

Internship Component

Students may complete a 3-credit internship as part of their experiential credit. The internship will consist of a minimum of 150 hours of work over a period of 8-12 weeks at an approved host institution. The institution should be located either overseas or have an international focus. Major in International Management students who are enrolled in minor concentrations in the Faculty of Arts may choose to complete internship courses in the Faculty of Arts. Please see "Faculty of Arts Internship Program" or refer to the Arts Internships website for requirements, including hours and weeks required and CGPA cut-offs.

  • BUSA 497 Internship in International Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Internship with an approved host institution.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • The internship will consist of a minimum of 150 hours of work over a period of 8 to 12 weeks at an approved host institution. The institution should be located either overseas or have an international focus. Major in International Management students who are enrolled in Minor Concentrations in the Faculty of Arts may complete Internship courses in the Faculty of Arts. Please consult the Faculty of Arts Internship Program section in the Undergraduate Programs Calendar or refer to the Arts Internships Website: www.mcgill.ca/arts-internships for requirements, including hours and weeks required and CGPA cut-offs.
    • Restriction(s): U2 and U3 Major in International Management students only

OR

Research Component

  • BUSA 401 Independent Studies in International Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Independent study in international business.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Note 1: Projects to be arranged individually with instructors. A detailed student proposal must be submitted to the instructor and the BCom Office during the first week of term.
    • Restriction(s): U3 students only. CGPA of at least 3.00 required.

NOTE: There are CGPA requirements for exchanges and internship courses. Students without the minimum CGPA requirement must consult the Major in International Management Adviser in the BCom office to arrange for an alternative.

Desautels Faculty of Management—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)