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

Offered by: Political Science     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

  • 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 Courses (9 credits)

  • POLI 659 Interdisciplinary Seminar in European Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : Interdisciplinary seminar on a theme relevant to the study of Europe.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Filippo Sabetti (Fall)

    • Restriction: Only open to students in European 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 (12 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.

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.

3-6 credits from the following group of courses on European politics:

  • POLI 619 Immigrants / Refugees / Minorities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : A consideration of the different dimensions of politics associated with immigration and ethnoracial diversity. The course will emphasize the Canadian case in comparative perspective.

    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 Comparative Politics in Developed Areas and Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 628 Comparative Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction for graduate students to the sub-discipline of comparative politics. The logic of comparative analysis as well as a number of alternative paradigms for analyzing and comparing political systems and processes.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Hudson Meadwell (Fall)

    • Note: The field is Comparative Politics in Developed Areas.
  • POLI 629 Post-Communist Transformations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : This course will incorporate discussions of concrete political processes and events, but will focus primarily on theories in comparative politics that might help us understand changes currently underway in the former Soviet Union. Students will continuously assess the value of these theories as methods of understanding change in the former Soviet Union.

    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 Comparative Politics in Developed Areas.
  • POLI 630 Topics in European Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : Examination of recent trends and current debates in the electoral politics, political economy and political sociology of Europe. The course will focus on developments at two levels: that of national political systems and that of the region as a whole, particularly as embodied in the European Union.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Filippo Sabetti (Fall)

    • Note: The field is Comparative Politics in Developed Areas.
  • POLI 639 Politics of Developed Areas (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : A specific problem area in the Comparative Politics of Developed Areas.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Sven-Oliver Proksch (Winter)

    • Note: The field is Comparative Politics in Developed Areas.
  • POLI 651 The EU and Political Integration (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : Theories from both comparative and international politics will be drawn upon to analyze the development, politics, institutions and polices of the EU. The internal political economy and external relations of the EU will be analyzed.

    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 Comparative Politics in Developed Areas and International Politics.
  • POLI 680 Social Change/Advanced Industrialized Democracies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : Introduction to the theories, concepts and empirical work on advanced democracies with a focus on issues of social change. Theories of the welfare states, social capital, postmaterialism, political participation, social movements and issues of diversity are studied from a variety of methodological perspectives.

    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.

3-6 credits at the 500, 600, or 700 level in courses in political science. A course list is availabe from the Department.

Of the 12 credits of complementary courses, up to 3 credits may be taken 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)