Interdisciplinary Studies

Arts Interdisciplinary Studies

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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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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)
D. Schlimm; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Carn. Mell) (Philosophy)
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 and Labour Relations

Industrial and Labour Relations

About Industrial and Labour Relations

About Industrial and Labour Relations

Industrial and Labour 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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Industrial and Labour Relations Faculty

Industrial and Labour Relations Faculty

Program Committee Chair
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Program Committee
L. Baccini; M.A.(Bologna), Ph.D.(Trinity Coll., Dublin) (Political Science)
B. Eidlin; B.A.(Oberlin), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.) (Sociology)
J. Engle-Warnick; B.S.E.E.(Akron), M.B.A.(Carnegie), Ph.D.(Pitts.) (Economics)
C. Westgate; B.A., M.B.A.(McM.) (Management)
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Faculty Program Industrial & Labour Relations (54 credits)

The Faculty Program in Industrial and Labour Relations provides students with a basic knowledge of the institutions and practices as well as the principal social and economic forces that underlie employment relationships. The program is composed of 54 credits of courses drawn from the Departments of Economics and Sociology within the Faculty of Arts and from Labour...

For more information, see Faculty Program Industrial & Labour 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:
  • experience working in a field that is inherently interdisciplinary
  • 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. Faith Wallis; 514-398-4400 Ext. 094203, faith.wallis [at] mcgill.ca
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Medieval Studies Faculty

Medieval Studies Faculty

Program Committee Chair
M. Van Dussen; B.A.(Ohio Wesl.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ohio St.) (English)
Program Committee
D. Bray; B.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Edin.) (English)
T.C. Bruce; B.A.(Port St.), M.A.(Poitiers), Ph.D.(Toulouse/W. Mich.) (History and Classical Studies)
C. Hilsdale; B.F.A.(C'dia), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.) (Art History and Communication Studies)
F. Wallis; M.A., M.L.S.(McG.), Ph.D.(Tor.) (Social Studies of Medicine/History and Classical Studies)
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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).

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 Mineure en Études sur le Québec et apprentissage par engagement est constituée 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), Histoire et culture de Montréal et du Québec en français (QCST 336), et le séminaire Contemporary Issues in Quebec (QCST 440), les cours compris dans la concentration Mineure 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 des littératures de langue française, de traduction et de création, 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 minor concentration is offered, consisting of a coherent series of courses providing an interdisciplinary perspective on Quebec society in a Canadian and international context.

Except for the general courses Introduction to the Study of Quebec (QCST 200), Quebec Culture and Society (QCST 300), Histoire et culture de Montréal et du Québec en français (QCST 336), and the seminar Contemporary Issues in Quebec (QCST 440), courses included in the Minor Concentration are the responsibility of the various 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
Eric Bélanger (Department of Political Science)
Coordinator
Stéphan Gervais (Quebec Studies)
Program Committee
Alain Farah (Département des littératures de langue française, de traduction et de création)
Catherine Leclerc (Département des littératures de langue française, de traduction et de création)
Emine Sarigollu (Desautels Faculty of Management)
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Quebec Studies & Community-Engaged Learning/ La concentration Mineure en Études sur le Québec et apprentissage par engagement communautaire (18 credits)

La concentration Mineure en Études sur le Québec et apprentissage par engagement communautaire a pour but de donner à l'étudiant(e) une connaissance interdisciplinaire des réalités historiques et contemporaines du Québec en complémentarité à sa propre discipline de spécialisation tout en misant sur un apprentissage par engagement communautaire en milieu montréalais...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Quebec Studies & Community-Engaged Learning/ La concentration Mineure en Études sur le Québec et apprentissage par engagement communautaire (18 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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Social Entrepreneurship Faculty

Social Entrepreneurship Faculty

Program Committee Chair
J. Carmichael; B.A.(Ariz. St.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ohio St.) (Sociology)
Program Committee
F. Amodio; B.Sc.(Siena); M.Sc.(Barcelona GSE), Ph.D.(Pompeu Fabra) (Economics)
L. Baccini; M.A.(Bologna), Ph.D.(Trinity Coll., Dublin) (Political Science)
I. Vaccaro; B.A.(Barcelona), M.A.(EHESS Paris), M.A., Ph.D.(Wash.) (Anthropology)
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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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