Interdisciplinary Studies

Arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Location

Location

  • Student Affairs Administrator: Suan Ong; suan.ong [at] mcgill.ca
  • Program Adviser: Suan Ong; suan.ong [at] mcgill.ca
  • Please email to make an appointment, or refer to the Drop-in Schedule. You may reserve your drop-in time by going to the Arts OASIS counter on the ground floor of Dawson Hall.

About Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts

About Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts

The Faculty of Arts interdisciplinary programs allow students to complete a set of courses that focus on a topic which is studied by scholars with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. In most of these programs, courses are chosen from several related academic disciplines, with a foundation level course that introduces interdisciplinary perspectives and a capstone seminar course that helps final year students to draw together the different intellectual approaches they have studied.

Interdisciplinary studies programs are currently offered in the following areas:

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Catholic Studies (CATH)

Catholic Studies (CATH)

About Catholic Studies Program

About Catholic Studies Program

The Minor Concentration in Catholic Studies seeks to enrich the intellectual experience and academic options available to students, to broaden the course offerings across the disciplines, and to complement the visibility given to other programs such as Jewish Studies and Islamic Studies. The core and complementary courses of the Minor Concentration in Catholic Studies provide students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Catholicism in an increasingly pluralistic world. Catholic institutions and movements impact a wide range of sectors including politics, human rights, development, healthcare, and education. The program offers systematic and critical exploration of the diverse ways in which the Catholic tradition informs culture and identity.

Further information for new and returning students is available at www.mcgill.ca/catholicstudies.

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Catholic Studies (CATH) Faculty

Catholic Studies (CATH) Faculty

Program Committee Chair
D. Farrow; B.R.E.(Providence), M.Div.(Grace), M.Th.(Regent), Ph.D.(Lond.) (School of Religious Studies)
Program Committee
D. Cere; B.A, M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(C'dia) (School of Religious Studies)
M. Fronda; B.A.(Cornell), M.A., Ph.D.(Ohio) (History and Classical Studies)
E. Kuhonta; B.A.(Penn.), M.A., Ph.D.(Princ.) (Political Science)
F. Sabetti; B.A.(McM.), Ph.D.(Ind.) (Political Science)
J. Zucchi; Ph.D.(Tor.) (History and Classical Studies)
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Catholic Studies (18 credits)

Currently under review. Program not available for this academic year. ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Catholic Studies (18 credits).

History and Philosophy of Science (HPSC)

History and Philosophy of Science (HPSC)

About History and Philosophy of Science

About History and Philosophy of Science

History and Philosophy of Science at McGill is an interdisciplinary program that aims to provide students with an understanding of science through the study of both its historical development and of some of the fundamental philosophical principles upon which it rests. In addition, there is an ongoing seminar series of talks by visiting speakers. Please visit www.mcgill.ca/hpsc/news-events.

Further information for new and returning students is available at www.mcgill.ca/hpsc.

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History and Philosophy of Science (HPSC) Faculty

History and Philosophy of Science (HPSC) Faculty

Program Committee Chair
Nicholas Dew; B.A., M.Sc., D.Phil.(Oxf.) (History and Classical Studies)
Program Committee
Stephen Menn; M.A.(Chic.), M.A.(Johns Hop.), Ph.D.(Chic.), Ph.D.(Johns Hop.) (Philosophy)
Jamil Ragep; B.A., M.A.(Mich.), Ph.D.(Harv.) (Institute of Islamic Studies)
Jonathan Sterne; A.M., Ph.D.(Ill.) (Art History and Communication Studies)
Eran Tal; B.A., M.A.(Tel Aviv), Ph.D.(Tor.) (Philosophy)
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration History and Philosophy of Science (18 credits)

History and Philosophy of Science at McGill is an interdisciplinary program that aims to provide students with an understanding of science through the study of both its historical development and of some of the fundamental philosophical principles upon which it rests. For more information about the program and events, please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/hpsc.

For more information, see Minor Concentration History and Philosophy of Science (18 credits).

Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations

About Industrial Relations

About Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations is an interdisciplinary program, enabling students in the Faculty of Arts to study Labour-Management Relations. Students take courses in Economics, Labour-Management Relations, and Sociology. These courses examine the economic and social forces affecting employer-employee relations in both national and global contexts.

Graduates from this program gain automatic access to the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés (CRHA; www.portailrh.org), a professional order that certifies human resource professionals in the province of Quebec. Proficiency in French is required for certification.

Further information for new and returning students is available at www.mcgill.ca/indr.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Faculty Program Industrial Relations (54 credits)

** This program has been revised for Fall 2017. Contact the department about information and program requirements for the new Faculty Program in Industrial & Labour Relations. ** ...

For more information, see Faculty Program Industrial Relations (54 credits).

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

About Liberal Arts

About Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts program represents a contemporary approach to the traditional concept of a broad, non-specialist undergraduate education in the humanities that is tailored to the environment of a research-intensive university. The program recognizes the value of a classical liberal arts education, yet approaches the liberal arts from a global perspective, emphasizing diversity and difference, and providing new ways of engaging the liberal arts.

The program exposes students to texts from, and histories of, a wide range of cultures and societies. Students will be able to choose from three intellectual streams:

  • Literature and the arts (including theatre and architecture)
  • History, culture, and society
  • Philosophy and religion

Students will be expected to satisfy distribution requirements across geographical regions of the world and historical periods.

Students in the program will also be required to develop a working knowledge of, and take courses in, a language other than English. Students who are native speakers of a language other than English will be strongly encouraged to develop a working knowledge of, and take courses in, a third language.

The Liberal Arts program is designed to provide students with tools for critical inquiry and effective communication skills. It affirms in an innovative way the Faculty of Arts' commitment to the humanities and its core mission to foster cross-disciplinary perspectives; diverse and engaged communities; and critical thinking.

For further information, please contact the Director, Liberal Arts Program:

  • Prof. Matteo Soranzo; 514-398-4400, ext. 089896, matteo.soranzo [at] mcgill.ca

or visit www.mcgill.ca/langlitcultures/programs/liberal-arts-program.

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Liberal Arts Faculty

Liberal Arts Faculty

Program Chair/Director
M. Soranzo; Dott.Lett.(Padua), Ph.D.(Wisc.) – Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Program Committee
H. Beck; Ph.D.(Erlangen) (John MacNaughton Professor of Classics) – History and Classical Studies
E. Bolongaro; B.A., LL.B.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(McG.) – Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
F. Charbonneau; M.A., Ph.D.(Montr.) (William Dawson Scholar) – French Language and Literature
S. Posthumus; B.A.(Calvin), Ph.D.(Western) – Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
W. C. Roberts; B.A.(Carleton Coll.), Ph.D.(Penn. St.) – Political Science
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Liberal Arts (36 credits)

The Major Concentration in Liberal Arts exposes students to texts from and histories of a suitably wide range of cultures and societies. Students are able to choose among three intellectual streams: literature and the arts (including theatre and architecture); history, culture and society; and philosophy and religion. Students in each stream must satisfy...

For more information, see Major Concentration Liberal Arts (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Liberal Arts (60 credits)

The Honours in Liberal Arts exposes students to texts from and histories of a suitably wide range of cultures and societies. Students are able to choose among three intellectual streams: literature and the arts (including theatre and architecture); history, culture and society; and philosophy and religion. Students in each stream must satisfy a language requirement...

For more information, see Honours Liberal Arts (60 credits).

Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies

About Medieval Studies Program

About Medieval Studies Program

The minor concentration in Medieval Studies facilitates undergraduate training in the interrelated branches of the discipline (e.g., history, literature, art history, languages, religion, philosophy), providing them with 1) experience working in a field that is inherently interdisciplinary; and 2) a valuable credential should they choose to pursue graduate study in the field (in any area).

Further information for new and returning students is available at www.mcgill.ca/medieval and from the Program Director:

  • Prof. Cecily Hilsdale; 514-398-3651, cecily.hilsdale [at] mcgill.ca
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Medieval Studies (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration in Medieval Studies facilitates undergraduate training in the interrelated branches of the discipline (e.g., history, literature, art history, languages, religion, philosophy), providing students with experience working in an inherently interdisciplinary filed and a valuable credential to pursue graduate study in the field (in any area).

For more information, see Minor Concentration Medieval Studies (18 credits).

North American Studies (NAST)

North American Studies (NAST)

About North American Studies

About North American Studies

North American Studies provides a comprehensive view of civilization on this continent, with a special emphasis on the United States. The peoples of the continent are examined in the first instance from the perspective of economics, political science, literature, and history. Subsequent courses are available from several other disciplines as well. Foundation and capstone seminars constitute a vital part of the program. The goal is to attain mastery over diverse material and to develop an integrated knowledge of society on this continent.

Independent study, internships, and university exchange arrangements are available within the context of the program.

Graduates of the program are well prepared for several types of professional options, including those that require advanced degrees.

Further information for new and returning students is available at www.mcgill.ca/nast.

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North American Studies (NAST) Faculty

North American Studies (NAST) Faculty

Program Committee Chair
Professor Harold Waller; S.B.(M.I.T.), M.S.(N'western), Ph.D.(G'town) (Political Science)
Program Committee
Charles Boberg; B.A.(Alta.), Ph.D.(Penn.) (Linguistics)
Peter Gibian; B.A.(Yale), M.A.(NYU), M.A., Ph.D.(Stan.) (English)
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration North American Studies (18 credits)

**Currently under review. Program not available for this academic year.** This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration North American Studies.

For more information, see Minor Concentration North American Studies (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration North American Studies (36 credits)

**Currently under review. Program not available for this academic year.**

For more information, see Major Concentration North American Studies (36 credits).

Quebec Studies/Études sur le Québec (QCST)

Quebec Studies/Études sur le Québec (QCST)

Généralités : Études sur le Québec

Généralités : Études sur le Québec

Le Programme d'études sur le Québec veut favoriser la recherche et la formation multidisciplinaires en études québécoises.

Avec l'appui des départements, la concentration Mineur et la concentration Majeur en études sur le Québec sont constituées l’une et l’autre d'une suite agencée de cours ayant pour but de fournir un enseignement interdisciplinaire aussi complet que possible sur la société québécoise à l'intérieur d'un cadre canadien et international.

Sauf les cours Introduction to the Study of Quebec (QCST 200), Quebec Culture and Society (QCST 300), Travaux dirigés (QCST 472D1/QCST 472D2) et le séminaire Contemporary Issues in Quebec (QCST 440), les cours compris dans la concentration Majeur ou la concentration Mineur sont sous la responsabilité des divers départements. Pour connaître la description de ces cours et, le cas échéant, les conditions d'admission, l'étudiant(e) est donc invité(e) à se reporter aux autres sections de cette publication et, au besoin, à consulter les départements concernés, d'autant plus que tous les cours ne se donnent pas nécessairement à chaque année. Veuillez noter que les conseillers pédagogiques ou les directeurs de programmes peuvent suggérer l'inscription à un cours sans toutefois imposer ce choix. La décision finale revient à l'étudiant(e) en ce qui concerne l'inscription à un cours en autant que l'étudiant(e) répond aux conditions d'admission pour ce cours.

Le titre de chaque cours indique s'il est donné en français ou en anglais, mais les travaux et examens peuvent toujours être rédigés dans l'une ou l'autre de ces deux langues (sauf au Département de langue et littérature françaises, où le français est de rigueur).

Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez voir www.mcgill.ca/qcst.

About Quebec Studies

About Quebec Studies

The Quebec Studies program is intended to stimulate interdisciplinary studies and exchanges centering on Quebec society.

With departmental support, a major concentration and a minor concentration are offered, both of which consist of a coherent series of courses providing an interdisciplinary perspective on Quebec society in a Canadian and an international context.

Except for the general courses Introduction to the Study of Quebec (QCST 200), Quebec Culture and Society (QCST 300), the Tutorial (QCST 472D1/QCST 472D2), and the seminar Contemporary Issues in Quebec (QCST 440), courses included in the Major Concentration or Minor Concentration are the responsibility of the departments. To obtain a complete description of these courses and the admission requirements (where applicable), students should read the relevant sections of the eCalendar and, if necessary, consult with the departments concerned, bearing in mind that not all courses are available in any given year. Please take note that an adviser or a director of a program can recommend registration in a course without imposing this choice. The final decision belongs to the student if the student has successfully completed the course prerequisites.

The title of each course indicates whether it is given in French or English, but term papers and exams can be written in either of these two languages (except in the French Language and Literature Department, where French is mandatory).

Further information for new and returning students is available at www.mcgill.ca/qcst.

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Quebec Studies/Études sur le Québec (QCST) Faculty

Quebec Studies/Études sur le Québec (QCST) Faculty

Director
Pascal Brissette (Département de langue et littérature françaises)
Coordinator
Stéphan Gervais (Quebec Studies)
Program Committee
Alain Farah (Département de langue et littérature françaises)
Catherine Leclerc (Département de langue et littérature françaises)
Emine Sarigollu (Desautels Faculty of Management)
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Quebec Studies / La concentration Mineur en Études sur le Québec (18 credits)

La concentration Mineur en Études sur le Québec a pour but de donner à l'étudiant(e) une connaissance multidisciplinaire des réalités du Québec en complémentarité à sa propre discipline de spécialisation. Les étudiants poursuivant notamment une spécialisation en histoire, science politique, langue et littérature françaises ou en études canadiennes peuvent trouver...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Quebec Studies / La concentration Mineur en Études sur le Québec (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Quebec Studies / La concentration Majeur en Études sur le Québec (36 credits)

**Currently under review. Program not available for this academic year.** ...

For more information, see Major Concentration Quebec Studies / La concentration Majeur en Études sur le Québec (36 credits).

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship

About Social Entrepreneurship Program

About Social Entrepreneurship Program

Students who pursue this program will acquire the skills necessary to take on issues of social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and the know-how to develop products and services to alleviate social problems. The minor will impart a comprehensive set of management skills through targeted coursework in the Faculty of Management, complemented by an array of related courses in the Faculty of Arts.

The minor also involves hands-on experience, either through an experiential learning course requiring students to create an entrepreneurial business plan, or through an internship at an NGO or other social enterprise. All Arts students in existing majors and minors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 may apply for the new Minor in Social Entrepreneurship.

Further information is available at www.mcgill.ca/socent.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Social Entrepreneurship (18 credits)

This Minor Concentration is a collaboration of the Faculty of Arts and the Desautels Faculty of Management and is designed to provide Arts (B.A.) students with an understanding of how to conceptualize, develop, and manage successful new ventures—including social enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and cooperatives. The program covers the essentials of...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Social Entrepreneurship (18 credits).

World Cinemas (FILM)

World Cinemas (FILM)

About World Cinemas Minor Concentration

About World Cinemas Minor Concentration

The World Cinemas program was established to coordinate faculty expertise and student interest in different national and international cinematic traditions. It offers courses across various departments, primarily in Arts, in order to train students to approach film studies from a variety of traditions and locations, while introducing them to different modes of cinematic practice and production from around the world.

Further information for new and returning students is available at www.mcgill.ca/worldcinemas.

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World Cinemas (FILM) Faculty

World Cinemas (FILM) Faculty

Program Committee Chair
Thomas Lamarre; B.Sc.(G'town), Ph.D.(Chic.) (East Asian Studies)
Program Committee
Michelle Cho; B.A.(N'western), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif., Irvine) (East Asian Studies)
Alain Farah; M.A.(UQAM), Ph.D.(UQAM/ENS Lyon) (Langue et littérature françaises)
G. Minghelli; M.A., Ph.D.(Johns Hop.) (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)
A. Osterweil; B.A., M.A.(NYU), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.) (English)
A. Tureli; B.Arch.(Istanbul), A.A.Dipl.(A.A.), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.) (School of Architecture)
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration World Cinemas (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration World Cinemas instructs students in film aesthetics, history, and theory by acquainting them with cinematic practices from different national and international traditions. This interdisciplinary program draws on the already existing teaching and research activities in several departments within the Faculty of Arts and will serve as an...

For more information, see Minor Concentration World Cinemas (18 credits).

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