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Master of Arts (M.A.); Political Science (Non-Thesis) — Development Studies (45 credits)

Offered by: Political Science     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

Research Project (18 credits)

  • POLI 693 M.A. Research Proposal (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : Independent work under the supervision of the academic advisor(s) leading to a research essay proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • POLI 694 Research Preparation 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : Preparatory work towards the Master's research project.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • POLI 695 Research Preparation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : Preparatory work towarrds the Master's research project.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • POLI 696 Research Preparation 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : Preparatory work towards the Master's research project.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • POLI 699 Master's Research Essay (6 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : The Master's research paper should explore a clearly defined problem, show familiarity with the most important work previously done in the field, and demonstrate the ability to carry out research, organize results and present them in good literary style. Normally the paper will flow out of a previous graduate seminar and will be approximately 50 pages in length.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • INTD 657 Development Studies Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    International Development : Special topics in international development studies.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Franque Grimard, Manuel Balan (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to students in the M.A. Development Studies Option.
  • POLI 691 Bibliographic Methods 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : Research-related skills and the production of a research bibliography.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

3-6 credits, either of the following 3-credit options or, preferably, both:

  • POLI 612 Research Design and Empirical Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : Fundamental principles of empirical research, in which the emphasis will be placed on acquainting the student with the techniques most commonly used by political scientists. The topics include the design of research projects, procedure in carrying out research, problems of measurement, survey research, scaling, data processing, and data analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Eric Belanger (Fall)

or a suitable more advanced 500- or 600-level course.

One of the following courses:

  • POLI 561 Seminar: Political Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A topic in political philosophy such as democracy, liberty, property or nationalism, or a political philosopher, is studied to enable students to research a topic in depth, to present their papers to the seminar, and to engage in and profit from discussion and debate.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jacob Levy (Fall) Victor Muniz-Fraticelli (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: At least one upper-level course in political philosophy
    • Restriction: Open to graduate students, final year Honours students, and other advanced undergraduates with the permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 613 Selected Themes: Political Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : A seminar on a theme in contemporary political theory or in the history of political theory.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Victor Muniz-Fraticelli (Fall) Arash Abizadeh (Winter)

    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 614 Classical Political Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : Review of classical political thought.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • POLI 616 Modern Political Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to the concepts underlying modern approaches to the study of politics. The scope of the discipline will be delineated and the foundations of empirical research, including the philosophy and methodology of science especially as these apply to social science, will be considered. Various alternatives and critiques will be presented and evaluated.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 617 Problems in Political Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to central normative issues in the study of politics. The seminar consists of lectures, oral presentations, discussion and research papers.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jacob Levy (Fall) Catherine Lu (Winter)

    • Note: The field is Political Theory.

12-15 credits of additional 500- or 600-level courses related to international development studies. Course list is available from the Department.

Of the 18 credits of complementary courses, up to 6 credits may be taken outside the Department.

Candidates for the M.A. degree follow an individual program in international development studies approved by the Department.

Faculty of Arts—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)