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Master of Arts (M.A.); Political Science (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Political Science     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

A thesis is required to demonstrate proficiency in research. It is normally about 100 pages long and is subject to evaluation by one examiner internal to the Department and one examiner external to the Department.

  • POLI 697 M.A. Thesis Proposal (12 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 698 Master's Thesis Submission (12 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : A thesis to demonstrate proficiency in research. The thesis is normally about 100 pages long, and is subject to evaluation by one examiner internal to the Department and one examiner external to the Department.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

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

Required Course (6 credits)

  • 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 (15 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 more suitable advanced course

or, 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.

9-12 credits of 500- or 600-level courses as determined by the student's area of study.

Of the 15 credits of complementary courses, up to 3 credits may be outside the Department.

Candidates for the M.A. degree follow an individual program approved by the Department.

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