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  • Objectives
    The master's program takes you inside government to learn what motivates and constrains government's operations. Whether it is the Government of Canada, another sovereign state, or an international organization, you will be able to study how it operaties, why it acts and what opportunities exist to make the world a better place.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Course description
    Program Requirements

    Details on all program requirements are provided in the departmental Guidelines for M.A. Candidates.

    All master's candidates will fulfil a 5.0-credit program requiring departmental approval. A maximum of 1.0 credit may be taken at the 4000-level. The student may choose to take a maximum of 1.0 credit outside the Department of Political Science.

    All candidates, in consultation with the Department, will pursue their degree by following one of three program patterns:

        * 5.0 credits in approved courses
        * Research Essay (1.0 credit) and 4.0 credits in approved courses
        * Thesis (2.0 credits) and 3.0 credits in approved courses

    PSCI 6000 [0.5 credit]The Political Process in Canada IAn analytical study of the democratic political process, with particular reference to political parties and elections, pressure groups, and political leadership in Canada.Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5100.
    PSCI 6001 [0.5 credit]The Political Process in Canada IIAn analytical study of the democratic political process, with particular reference to political parties and elections, pressure groups, and political leadership in Canada.Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5100.
    PSCI 6105 [0.5 credit]Comparative Politics IA research seminar dealing with theories, methods, and problems of comparison.Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5005.
    PSCI 6106 [0.5 credit]Comparative Politics IIA research seminar dealing with particular themes.Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5005.
    PSCI 6300 [0.5 credit]Political Theory IAn intensive examination of the major questions in classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary political philosophy. This course is historically comprehensive in scope and thematically oriented in depth.Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5300.
    PSCI 6301 [0.5 credit]Political Theory IIAn intensive examination of the major questions in classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary political philosophy. This course is historically comprehensive in scope and thematically oriented in depth.Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5300.
    PSCI 6407 [0.5 credit]Public Policy: Theory and AnalysisIntroduction to major theoretical approaches in the study and analysis of public policy and to current topics and debates in the field.
    PSCI 6408 [0.5 credit]Public Affairs Management and AnalysisA seminar on theories and practice in the management of public affairs, including the environment and administration of the public sector, public opinion, and public communications.
    PSCI 6600 [0.5 credit]Theory and Research in International Politics IAn examination of the principal problems in contemporary international relations theory and research, emphasizing the state of the field and current directions in it.
    Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5600.
    PSCI 6601 [0.5 credit]Theory and Research in International Politics IIAn examination of the principal problems in contemporary international relations theory and research, emphasizing the state of the field and current directions in it.
    Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5600.PSCI 6000 [0.5 credit]The Political Process in Canada IAn analytical study of the democratic political process, with particular reference to political parties and elections, pressure groups, and political leadership in Canada.Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5100.
    PSCI 6001 [0.5 credit]The Political Process in Canada IIAn analytical study of the democratic political process, with particular reference to political parties and elections, pressure groups, and political leadership in Canada.Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5100.
    PSCI 6105 [0.5 credit]Comparative Politics IA research seminar dealing with theories, methods, and problems of comparison.Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5005.
    PSCI 6106 [0.5 credit]Comparative Politics IIA research seminar dealing with particular themes.Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5005.
    PSCI 6300 [0.5 credit]Political Theory IAn intensive examination of the major questions in classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary political philosophy. This course is historically comprehensive in scope and thematically oriented in depth.Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5300.
    PSCI 6301 [0.5 credit]Political Theory IIAn intensive examination of the major questions in classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary political philosophy. This course is historically comprehensive in scope and thematically oriented in depth.Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5300.
    PSCI 6407 [0.5 credit]Public Policy: Theory and AnalysisIntroduction to major theoretical approaches in the study and analysis of public policy and to current topics and debates in the field.
    PSCI 6408 [0.5 credit]Public Affairs Management and AnalysisA seminar on theories and practice in the management of public affairs, including the environment and administration of the public sector, public opinion, and public communications.
    PSCI 6600 [0.5 credit]Theory and Research in International Politics IAn examination of the principal problems in contemporary international relations theory and research, emphasizing the state of the field and current directions in it.
    Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5600.
    PSCI 6601 [0.5 credit]Theory and Research in International Politics IIAn examination of the principal problems in contemporary international relations theory and research, emphasizing the state of the field and current directions in it.
    Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5600.

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