Master of Arts (M.A.) Political Science (Thesis): Development Studies (45 credits)

Note: This is the 2017–2018 edition of the eCalendar. Update the year in your browser's URL bar for the most recent version of this page, or click here to jump to the newest eCalendar.

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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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 2017

    Instructors: Manuel Balan, Francesco Amodio (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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

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

  • POLI 612 Research Methods in Political Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Political Science : This seminar offers an overview of the fundamental principles of political science research. Emphasis is placed on acquainting students with the methods and techniques most commonly used by political scientists. Topics include research project design, procedures for carrying out research, as well as both qualitatively- and quantitatively-oriented methods of data collection, processing, and analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Elisabeth Gidengil (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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Catherine Lu (Fall) Yves Winter (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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: William Roberts (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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Catherine Lu (Winter)

    • Note: The field is Political Theory.

6-9 credits of 500- or 600-level courses. A course list is available from the Department.

Of the 12 credits of complementary courses, up to 3 credits may be taken from outside the Department.

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

Faculty of Arts—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)