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Academic Regulations 


Academic Year 


The academic year begins with a Summer Session (May to August) followed by a Regular Session (September to April). 


Summer Session: 


The Summer Session covers all courses offered from the beginning of May and the end of August. 


Regular Session: 
The Regular Session is divided into a Fall Term (September to December) and a Winter Term (January to April), each of 15 weeks’ duration, including 


an examination period. The Academic Calendar at the beginning of this publication contains precise dates for the beginning and end of classes. 


Residence 


Minimum Residence for Doctoral Degrees. The minimum residence requirement for a doctoral degree is 6 terms (two years) of full-time graduate 
study beyond the master’s degree, or the equivalent in part-time study, or 9 terms (3 years) of full-time graduate study beyond the bachelor’s degree 
for those students who are permitted to enroll for doctoral studies without completing a master’s degree. It should be understood that this is a 
minimum requirement, and that a longer period may be necessary in order to complete all the work that is required for the degree. In special 
circumstances, departments may permit or require candidates to spend a period of time in residence at another institution, subject to the approval 
from the School of Graduate Studies. When such arrangements are made, it is understood that the candidate will be engaged in full-time study, and 
that the institution will be able to provide appropriate supervision and research facilities. In all cases, candidates for a doctoral degree from Concordia 


University must complete at least two years of graduate study at this university, including the final year of the required residence period. 


Minimum Residence for Master’s Degrees. The minimum residence requirement for the master’s degree is 3 terms (one year) of full-time study, or 
the equivalent in part-time study. This requirement must be met regardless of the amount of graduate work previously completed in any other program 


or at any other university. Certain master’s programs require longer periods of minimum residence. 


Beyond Program Requirements. Courses which are completed, but not counted towards a degree or diploma, may be identified on the record as 
Beyond Program Requirements - Extra Credits. 


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Time Limits 


Students who exceed the time limit as outlined below will be withdrawn from their program. Under exceptional circumstances a time limit may be 


extended upon the recommendation of the Graduate Program Committee and the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies. 


Duration of Programs. It is expected that full-time students will complete the requirements for most Doctoral Degree programs within 12 terms (4 
years). It is also expected that full-time students will complete the requirements for Master’s/Magisteriate degree programs within 6 terms (2 years). It 


should be noted, however, that the duration of MBA, IMBA and MIM programs is different. Details are listed below. 


Time Limits for Doctoral Degrees. All work for a doctoral degree must be completed within 18 terms (6 years) of full-time study or 24 terms (8 


years) of part-time study from the time of original registration in the program. 


Time Limits for Master’s/Magisteriate Degrees. The normal expected time to completion for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students is 
3-6 terms (1-2 years). In any case, all work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 9 terms (3 years) from 
the time of initial registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). In the case of the 
MBA (Investment Management Option) and the Master in Investment Management programs, the time limit for full-time students is 15 terms (5 


years). In the case of the EMBA, the time limit for full-time students is 6 terms (2 years). 


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Time Limits for Diploma Programs. All work for a diploma program must be completed within 6 terms (2 years) from the time of initial registration 
in the program for full-time students; for part-time students the time limit is 12 terms (4 years). Students in the Diploma in Investment Management 


are expected to complete the Diploma in no more than four years from the year of initial registration in the program. 


Time Limits for Graduate Certificate Programs. All work for a graduate certificate program must be completed within 6 terms (2 years) from the 
time of initial registration in the program for full-time students; for part-time students the time limit is 12 terms (4 years). In the case of the graduate 


certificate in Management Accounting, the time limit is 9 terms (3 years). 


Academic Standing 


The academic progress of graduate students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students in master’s and 
doctoral programs must maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA 
falls below 3.00 are considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two 
consecutive review periods are withdrawn from the program. Individual programs may have more stringent GPA regulations; students should check 


their program’s calendar entry or with the Graduate Program Director 


Students who fail to submit their progress reports by the deadline will be blocked from registering for the following academic term. Students whose 
progress reports are marked ‘Unsatisfactory’ should contact the GPD, who shall decide whether a meeting between the student, GPD, and supervisor 


is necessary. 


Students in graduate diploma and graduate certificate programs must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.70 during their program of study in order to be 
considered in good academic standing. Students whose GPA falls below 2.70 are considered to be on academic probation during the following review 
period. Students whose GPA falls below 2.70 for two consecutive review periods are withdrawn from the program. Individual programs may have more 


stringent GPA regulations; students should check their program’s calendar entry or with the Graduate Program Director 


Students in qualifying programs or concurrent qualifying programs in undergraduate courses will be assigned a grade in accordance with the 
undergraduate grading system. For all courses a B grade is required in order to ensure that the minimum standards of the graduate grading system 
are maintained. In addition, students must meet specific program requirements for good academic standing. Any grade lower than a C will be 


considered a failing grade and in such cases students will be withdrawn from the degree or diploma program for which these courses are required. 


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Thesis Supervision 


Students who do not have a supervisor when required by their program will be withdrawn from that program. Students may request to be allowed to 


remain registered in the program after this point for a maximum of four months in order to secure a new supervisor. 


C Rule 


Graduate students who receive more than one C grade during the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program unless continuation in the 
program is requested by the student’s program or Faculty and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies. Course-based programs in the John 
Molson School of Business apply a term-by-term GPA requirement. Students should refer to the section on Academic Standing in their program’s 
calendar entry. Students who have been withdrawn may apply for re-admission (see Re-Admission of Withdrawn Students in Graduate Admission 
section). Students who receive another C after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re-admission. Individual 


programs may have more stringent regulations; students should check their program’s entry or with the Graduate Program Director 


F Rule 


Graduate students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program unless continuation in the program is 
requested by the student’s program or Faculty and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies. If withdrawn from program, students may apply for re- 
admission (see Re-Admission of Withdrawn Students in Graduate Admission section). Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission 


will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re-admission. 


GPA Graduation Requirement 


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In order to graduate, students in doctoral and master’s programs must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. Students in diploma and graduate 
certificate programs must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70 in order to graduate. Individual programs may have more stringent regulations; 


students should check their programs’ regulations or with the Graduate Program Director 


Graduation Application 


Degree, diploma, and certificate candidates who expect to complete their program requirements in a particular term must apply to graduate by filling 


out the online Graduation Application Form. The form should be completed by January 15 for spring graduation and July 15 for fall graduation. 


Note: In programs requiring a master’s or doctoral thesis, there are deadlines for thesis submission which must be met if a student is to graduate at a 


particular graduation. These deadlines are outlined in the Academic Calendar 


Credit System 


Concordia University has adopted a system of assigning credits to the components of its graduate programs. This system was recommended by the 
Conseil des Universités du Québec for implementation in all the universities of the Province of Québec. The fundamental concepts in this system are 
defined in the Rapport du Conseil des Universités sur les Dipl6mes Universitaires. The credit base takes into account the total activity of the student 
in terms of lectures, seminars, conferences, laboratories, studio or practice periods, practica, and research, including, where appropriate, the number 
of hours of personal work required, as estimated by the university. A credit is considered to represent a minimum of 45 hours devoted by the student 


to an educational activity as described above. 


Language of Instruction 


While the language of instruction in Concordia University is normally English, students have the right to write their assignments and examinations in 
French. It must be understood, however, that in a case where a professor cannot read French, the assignments and examinations must be read by 
another professor, with possible disadvantages and delays for the student. Students are advised to enquire of the instructor at the beginning of the 
course whether assignments and examinations written in French will be read personally by the professor. Notwithstanding the above, language and 


literature departments may require assignments and examinations to be written in the language being studied. 


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Grading System 


The grades and other notations described and defined in this section are those used for the evaluation of graduate courses and certain other graduate 
degree and diploma components. Some programs have academic regulations supplementing these definitions and descriptions. Such additional 
regulations define what is required in terms of grades for a student to be considered in good standing in a program. Refer to the relevant program 
section of this calendar and, where the academic regulations for a program have not been stated, consult the Graduate Program Director. Grades 
used for graduate courses or courses taken as part of a graduate program are A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C, Pass, F, Fail, Fail/Absent (F/ABS), Audit and 
In Progress (IP). 


The weight accorded to the various elements of the performance of each student is at the discretion of the instructor or instructors responsible for the 
course. At the beginning of a course the instructor will provide students with the evaluation scheme in writing. The scheme cannot be altered without 


appropriate notice. 


1. Each doctoral and master’s program has a rule which limits the number of C grades a student may obtain, and still meet the degree 
requirements. Diploma and Certificate programs also limit the number of C grades a student may obtain. (See C Rule above). 


2. Fail or F describes work below the acceptable standard in a course. When a student receives a Fail, F or a Fail/Absent (F/ABS) grade in any 
course taken as part of a graduate program, it is the responsibility of the department or Faculty to recommend to the School of Graduate Studies 


whether or not the student should be permitted to continue in the program. 


3. Fail/Absent (F/ABS) is used when the instructor at the end of the course has not received the required work and has not granted an extension of 
the deadline. It is a permanent grade. 


4. Using the grade point equivalents listed below, grade point averages are calculated and used to measure academic achievement: A+ = 4.30, A = 
4.00, A- = 3.70, B+ = 3.30, B = 3.00, B- = 2.70, C = 2.00, Fail = 0, F = 0 and Fail/Absent (F/ABS) = 0. 


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5. Audit is the grade assigned to courses that are not taken for credit and which do not count towards the completion of a program. A course taken 
for this grade must be so designated at the beginning of the term. Students may audit a graduate course with permission of the Graduate 
Program Director of the program in which the course is offered, once the director is satisfied that the student is qualified to take the course. 
Auditing students are expected to attend class, but are not required to complete assignments or write examinations. 


6. The /n Progress (IP) notation is used when a student, who has completed a substantial portion of the course, cannot complete the course in time 
for reporting grades due to circumstances beyond their control. This notation may be assigned only to individual students, not to entire classes. 
The /P notation is only used in combination with a valid course grade (e.g. “B/IP”, “F/IP”). The grade is assigned on the basis that the missing 
work is graded as zero and included in calculating the overall grade. Students must complete courses with /P notations by the DNE deadline 
of the following term or the Fall DNE deadline for Summer term courses (see Academic Calendar for precise dates). If the course is not 
completed, the /P notation will be removed at the DISC deadline and an /NC notation will be recorded along with the grade and the grade will 
become the permanent grade. If the course is completed after the DNE deadline the grade will not be changed (e.g. “B/INC”, “F/INC”). The 
Incomplete (/NC) notation is used to indicate that the student did not complete the required work for the course. 


Under exceptional circumstances an additional period of In Progress Extension (/PE) may be granted by the School of Graduate Studies. 
Requests for an /PE notation should be submitted as a student request, supported by relevant documentation including confirmation of the 


instructor’s support for a further extension prior to the DNE deadline. 


Either graduate programs or the School of Graduate Studies may prevent/remove course registrations on the basis of outstanding /P//PE 
notations on the student record. 


Grades with /P or /PE notations are not included in GPA calculations. 
Grades with an INC notation are included in the GPA calculations. 


Students with F//P (or F/IPE) will not be considered for a Leave of Absence until the program recommends continuance (May Continue). The 
student will be required to complete the course(s) with /P/IPE notations by the DNE deadline following their return from Leave. 


' IP Deadline to submit IPE deadline to submit 
Academic Term s . 
outstanding work outstanding work 
Summer DNE of Fall Term End of Fall Term 
Fall DNE of Winter Term End of Winter Term 
Winter DNE of 18 Summer Term End of Summer Term 


7. Accepted (ACC) or Rejected (REJ) is the final grade given to a thesis or thesis-equivalent. Under exceptional circumstances, the School of 
Graduate Studies can apply a grade of F. 


8. Pass or Fail is the final grade normally given to comprehensive examinations, internships and language proficiency examinations. Students who 
fail a comprehensive examination may be permitted to sit for a second examination. Students who fail a language proficiency examination may 
be permitted to make no more than two further attempts to satisfy the requirement. 


In addition, the following are notations which are not grades: 


1. Discontinued (DISC) is used to indicate that the student withdrew from the course in question before the withdrawal deadline. Discontinued 
courses and notations are recorded on official transcripts. 


2. Medical (MED) is used on students’ records to indicate that long-term illness has rendered it not possible for the student in question to complete 
the academic requirements of a given course or activity. It is a permanent notation; it has no grade point equivalent. 


3. No Credit (No-Cr) indicates that a student has not fulfilled the requirements of the course. This notation is limited to the Diploma in Chartered 
Professional Accountancy program, which is recognized as a qualification to write the Common Final Examination (CFE). A student receiving a 
No-Cr notation must take the tutorial section of this course in the next term in which the course is offered. 


4. Pending (PEND) is used when a grade has not been reported at the time of production of a transcript. 


5. Replace (REPL) indicates that the credit earned for this course cannot be retained because it will be replaced with another course as specified by 
the program. The grade will contribute to the CGPA. 


6. Repeat (REPT) indicates that the credit earned for this course cannot be retained because it is a repetition of a course, or of similar course 
material, already completed. The grade will contribute to the CGPA. 


In cases where the original grade is not calculated correctly, the final grade can be altered. 


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Grade Submission Deadlines 


All final grades for all courses are required to be submitted no later than seven calendar days after the University’s last scheduled final examination. 


Supplemental Examinations 


Graduate students are not permitted to write supplemental examinations. 


Comprehensive Examinations 


Comprehensive examinations are under the auspices of individual programs and students are advised to consult with their Graduate Program Director 
concerning program regulations. While the School of Graduate Studies’ general regulations permit a student to write comprehensive examinations a 
second time, individual programs may have a more stringent regulation in this regard (i.e., not permitting a second writing) and students should verify 
this with the program. Comprehensive examinations are graded as Pass or Fail. In cases where two attempts are permitted, an initial grade of fail is 


not reported on the student’s academic record or academic transcript. 
Note: Unless expressly permitted by the instructor, the possession of electronic communication devices is prohibited during examinations. 


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Admission 


All graduate programs offered by Concordia University, except for the Individualized Program (INDI), are attached to one of the three Faculties or to 
the John Molson School of Business. The Individual Program (INDI) is attached to the School of Graduate Studies. All graduate programs are under 


the general supervision of the Council of the School of Graduate Studies and its chair, the Dean of Graduate Studies. 


A listing of all current degree programs and fields of advanced study is provided in the Programs section. The degree programs are described fully in 
the Calendar’s Faculty sections: Faculty of Arts and Science, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Fine Arts, John Molson 
School of Business, and the School of Graduate Studies. Existing degree programs are a reflection of research interests, of the professors and 
researchers on staff, and of the needs of the community served by the University. Inquiries concerning these degree programs should therefore be 


sent to the relevant program. 
In conjunction with the degree program, the Dean of Graduate Studies is responsible for ensuring the quality of the admission of students to the 


doctoral, master’s, diploma and certificate programs of the University. Admission is based on an assessment of the student's qualifications for the 


proposed program of study and entails specific credit, residence, course, thesis, and examination requirements, which vary from program to program. 


The Application Process 


Applicants to graduate programs should apply online; more information is available on the Graduate Studies website. 


Applicants may apply as full-time or part-time students; refer to Student Classification for more information. 


Admission Application Deadlines 


Admission Application Deadlines vary depending on the degree program. Applicants should contact the degree program to which they are applying for 
specific admission deadlines. Applicants should arrange for all required documentation to be in the appropriate office by the deadline. Please note 


that many programs only admit new students for the term which begins in September. 


New students (applying for admission to a Master’s or Doctoral program) are now automatically considered for all Entrance Awards; there is no 


separate application process. Refer to Awards page for further information. 


Graduate Application Fee 


There is a $100 (Canadian) application fee per application. The fee is payable on-line by Visa, MasterCard, or international Wire Transfer. This 
application fee is not refundable under any circumstances, nor can it be used towards tuition. It is not transferable to a session other than that for 


which the student is applying. 


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Admission Requirements 


Applicants to Concordia University must meet the minimum university requirements to be considered for admission. Some degree programs may 
have additional or stricter requirements. These requirements are detailed in the degree program’s calendar section and applicants should review this 


information. The minimum requirements to be considered for admission to graduate studies at Concordia are listed below. 


Concordia University evaluates international degree equivalencies and Canadian equivalencies upon receipt of an application. 


Academic Requirements 


To be considered for admission to Doctoral-level studies, the applicant must have completed a master’s/magisteriate degree (or equivalent) with high 


standing. 


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To be considered for admission to Master-level studies, the applicant must have a bachelor’s/baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) with high standing 


(e.g., with honours, or the Concordia equivalent of a GPA of at least 3.00 on a scale of 4.30). 


To be considered for admission to most graduate diploma or graduate certificateevel studies, the applicant must have completed a 


bachelor’s/baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) with the Concordia equivalent of at GPA of at least 2.70 on a scale of 4.30. 


Some degree programs may have additional, or higher, academic requirements. Applicants should review the Calendar program section of the degree 


program in which they are interested. 


Language Proficiency Requirements 


The language of instruction at Concordia is English. 


Applicants should check their prospective program’s requirements. In all cases, the University reserves the right to require a proficiency test if it is 


deemed necessary. 


A student whose primary language is not English must write a pre-admission proficiency test, if not exempted as indicated below. Test results must 
be reported directly to the Admissions Application Centre by the test centre. Results more than two years old will not be accepted as proof of 
language proficiency. 

Proof of proficiency in English must be provided by achieving the appropriate score on one of the following: 


¢ Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
The minimum acceptable score for the internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT) is 90 and no part under 20 (for the Faculty of Engineering and 
Computer Science 85 and no part under 20). 

¢ International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 


The minimum band score for IELTS is 6.5 and no part under 6.5. 


Please note: individual programs may require a higher minimum score. 


Exemptions 


Personal 
Applicants whose primary language is not English, regardless of citizenship, may be exempted from the proficiency test if they meet one or more of 
the following requirements: 


¢« A minimum of three full years of study either at the undergraduate or graduate level in an institution where the sole language of instruction is 
English; 

* Quebec applicants, the completion of a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) and a university degree in Quebec; 

¢ For JMSB applicants applying to the professional programs, a minimum of three years’ full- time work experience in an English milieu, and a 


successful personal interview. 


Program 


Applicants to the following programs may be exempted from the English proficiency testing: 


e Master’s in Hispanic Studies 
* Certain graduate programs within Etudes francaises 


¢ Graduate Diploma in Community Economic Development (French admission year) 


Applicants should check their prospective program’s requirements. In all cases, the University reserves the right to require a proficiency 


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Permanent Code 


The ministére de |’Education, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) requires all registered students to have a “permanent code” (a unique identifying number) 
which is assigned by MELS. 


Applicants who do not provide a valid code with their application must apply for one upon receiving admission to Concordia University. Information on 


how to apply for a permanent code and a link to the on-line “Permanent Code Data Form” can be found at the Permanent Code website 


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Students who do not submit or apply for a permanent code will be charged a permanent code surcharge 


Prerequisite Courses 


Applicants who are deficient in certain courses may be required to take prerequisite courses either as an Independent student or as a student in a 


Qualifying Program. Refer to Independent Students and Qualifying Programs 


Students taking prerequisite courses are charged tuition and other fees on a per credit basis for these courses. See Tuition & Fees 


Transfer Credits and Exemptions 


Student may be entitled to transfer credit from previous studies to their new program and/or be exempted from certain courses. Refer to Transfer 


Credits and Exemptions for additional information. 


Qualifying Program 


Depending on the degree program and on the number of courses required, prerequisite courses taken in a Qualifying Program may be taken prior to 


admission into a graduate program or concurrently with the graduate program. 


Qualifying Program (prior to admission to a graduate program): Applicants who have completed an undergraduate program leading to a 
bachelor’s degree, but whose preparation is inadequate for direct admission to a graduate program, may, upon recommendation by a department, be 
permitted to register for a Qualifying Program of advanced undergraduate or graduate studies. Students admitted to a Qualifying Program take 


undergraduate or graduate courses as preparation for application to a graduate program. 


« The minimum qualifications for entry into the Qualifying Program are as follows: at least 24 course credits in the proposed field of study as 
determined by the program; at least a B average in these courses (B- for Diploma and Graduate Certificate courses), with no grade lower than C; 
and at least a C average in their final two undergraduate years. 

* Qualifying Programs consist normally of four or five senior undergraduate courses. In certain exceptional cases, students may be required to 
take more than this number, and spend more than one full year as qualifying students. 

¢ Qualifying students must have their program of study approved by the relevant Graduate Program Director prior to each registration period. 

¢ Satisfactory completion of the courses taken in a Qualifying Program does not guarantee automatic admission to a graduate program. 
Students must apply, or reapply, for admission to graduate studies during or after the Qualifying Program. Their applications are considered along 
with all other applications received at that time, and do not take priority over those of other applicants who may be better qualified. 


¢ Students taking prerequisite courses are charged tuition and other fees on a per credit basis. See Tuition & Fees 


Qualifying Program (concurrent): Students admitted to a graduate program and a concurrent Qualifying Program are required to complete 
prerequisite courses at the same time as they complete their Graduate Program requirements. The Qualifying Program normally does not exceed 12 


credits but may consist of graduate and/or undergraduate courses. 


« A student who does not successfully complete a concurrent Qualifying Program within the first three terms will be blocked from future 
registration. Standard ‘May Continue’ or ‘May Not Continue’ Student Requests will apply. 

« The prerequisite courses are completed in addition to the regular graduate program and form part of the student’s degree requirements for 
graduation. 

¢ The prerequisite course(s) must be completed during the first year of study in the graduate program. 

¢ Any grade lower than a B in a course from a Qualifying Program is considered a failure. 

¢ Qualifying students must have their program of study approved by the relevant Graduate Program Director prior to each registration period. 

« Students are charged tuition and other fees for the prerequisite courses in addition to fees charged for the student’s graduate program of study. 


See Tuition & Fees 


A student who does not successfully complete a concurrent Qualifying Program within the first three terms will be automatically placed on academic 
probation. Standard ‘May Continue’ or ‘May Not Continue’ student requests will apply. 


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Deferment of Admission 


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Applicants who have been accepted to a degree program and who wish to postpone the start of their studies may request a deferral of admission. 
These students should contact their degree program in order to request permission for a change of admission date. In cases where a program 
approves a deferment of admission, there is a $25 fee. The deferral form "= can be found in the Forms for Students section. The completed form 


along with the deferral fee, should be submitted to the applicant's degree program. 


Accelerated Admission to PhD Programs 


Accelerated admission (fast-tracking) describes a process whereby exceptional students are admitted to PhD programs without a 


master’s/magisteriate degree in the same discipline. 


Students who follow this process must show high academic performance or potential, evidenced by an outstanding GPA, appropriate research 
publications in the field of study, a research topic at the master’s/magisteriate level which is advanced enough for a doctoral thesis proposal, or other 


similar demonstrations of achievement. 


Students who are accepted for accelerated admission and who are currently registered in a master’s/magisteriate degree program, or who would do 
so directly from a bachelor’s degree, are expected to complete the course component of the thesis option master’s/magisteriate in the same 


discipline in addition to the standard academic requirements for the doctoral program. 


Internal Transfer 


Students currently in a degree program may choose to transfer from one program to another (e.g. from a Master of Arts in Judaic Studies to a Master 


of Arts in Philosophy, or from a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering to a Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering). 


A request to transfer from one degree program to another is considered to be a new application. Students who wish to transfer degree programs must 
submit an on-line application, along with the required application fee. Documentation showing professional and educational achievements outside of 


Concordia must be submitted if they have not already been provided. 


Re-Admission of Withdrawn Students 


Students who have been withdrawn from a graduate program for academic reasons (e.g. low GPA, C or F grades) may wish to be considered for re- 
admission into the program. Normally, students must have been withdrawn from the program for a minimum of five terms in order to be reconsidered. 
A request for re-admission is considered to be a new application. Students who wish to be considered for re-admission must submit an on-line 
application, along with the required application fee. Documentation (e.g. CV, transcripts) showing professional or educational accomplishments since 


the student was withdrawn must be submitted along with a recommendation for re-admission by the degree program. 


Re-Instatement of Withdrawn Students 


Students who who withdrew or have been withdrawn from a graduate program for non-academic reasons (e.g. non-continuous registration) may wish 


to submit a Student Request form requesting re-instatement to the program. Refer to the Classification and Registration for more information. 


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Classification of Students and Registration 


Classification of Students 


Independent Students 


Applicants who do not have the minimum qualifications for direct admission into a degree program may request to take courses as an independent 
graduate student. Likewise, graduate students who are enrolled in degree programs but who wish to take courses outside their degree requirements 


may request to take undergraduate courses as independent undergraduate students or graduate-level courses as independent graduate students 
Independent graduate students enroll in a particular graduate course, without being admitted to the degree program which offers the course. 


Normally, independent graduate students take no more than the equivalent of two graduate courses per term, and no more than the equivalent of four 


graduate courses from the courses of any graduate degree program up to 12 credits. 


Only applicants who have the qualifications for admission to the course in question will be given permission to take the course. In every case, 
permission of the Graduate Program Director and/or Faculty Student Affairs Office must be obtained. Meeting the minimum requirements of an 


individual course does not guarantee entry to that course, as preference will be given to degree program students. 
Independent Graduate Students are subject to the fees and regulations applicable to such categories of students. 


Credits earned by independent graduate students may be considered for transfer credit in the event that the students are subsequently admitted to a 


graduate degree program. Please note that financial credit will not be awarded however. 
Normally, an independent graduate student who receives an F grade is no longer allowed to continue studies. 


Graduate independent students are eligible to audit courses. Refer to the section on Auditing Students 


Visiting Students 


Graduate visiting students are graduate students from other universities who have been authorized by their home universities to take graduate 


courses at Concordia University. They are subject to the regulations of Concordia University. 


Graduate students from other Québec universities must submit requests for courses through the Inter-University Agreement (INTU/CREPUQ) 


process. 


Graduate students from Canadian universities outside of Québec must complete the Graduate Transfer Agreement between Canadian Universities 
(CAGS) form ™© or obtain a letter (or form) of authorization from their home university. This document must be submitted to the degree program 


offering the course in which they are interested. 


Graduate students from universities outside of Canada must contact Concordia International if their home university has an exchange agreement with 
Concordia. They will be considered as Visiting Exchange students. If no exchange agreement exists, the student must obtain a letter of permission 
from their home university stating which courses they are permitted to take. The students must also provide information on their home university, 


official transcripts and immigration documents. 


Auditing Students 


Auditing students are graduate students who, with the permission of the Graduate Program Director and/or Faculty Student Affairs Office of the 
program in which the course is offered, may attend a class that is not a requirement of the student’s program. There is no credit value assigned when 
courses are audited and students are not required to complete assignments or write examinations. Refer to Tuition and Fees for detailed information 


on the financial implications. 


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Student Classification: Full/Part-Time Status 


Graduate Certificate and Diploma Programs 


Students in a graduate certificate or diploma program are considered to be full-time students if they register for 9 or more credits in a term. 

Students who do not fall in the situations as describe above, are considered to be part-time students. 

Master’s and Doctoral Programs 

Students in master’s or doctoral degree programs are accepted as full or part-time students at the time of admission. These students are considered 


to be full or part-time according to their status at admission, regardless of the actual amount of credits for which they register. Their classification will 


change only if they submit a request to change their status. 


MBA students enrolled in the Executive MBA program and the Investment Management MBA program are considered full-time students as they have 


to follow an established schedule of courses per term. 


Master of Business Administration (MBA) program students are considered full-time if they register for a minimum of 12 credits in each of the Fall 
and Winter terms. Part-time MBA students are permitted to register for a maximum of 6 credits in each of the Fall and Winter terms and a minimum 


of 12 credits in the academic year. 
Independent Graduate and Visiting students are considered to be part-time students. 


Visiting Exchange students are considered to be full-time students. 


Changes to Student Classification: Full/Part-Time Status 


Requests for changes to student classification (from full-time to part-time or vice-versa) requests must be submitted prior to the DNE deadline of a 
given term. Students must contact the Graduate Program Director in their program in order to initiate a Student Request. A change of student 
classification may have implications for students receiving loans, bursaries, or awards; students should check the regulations associated with their 


loans, bursaries, or awards. International students must retain the status as indicated on their Study Permit/CAQ. 
Changes to a student’s classification may also affect the student’s time limit and/or their payment schedule. 


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Registration 


A number of programs currently offer web registration. In these programs, it is the student’s responsibility to add, change or drop their courses on- 


line, by the deadlines indicated in the Academic Calendar. 
Students in programs not offering web registration must contact the Graduate Program Director in order to add, drop or change their course(s). 


All students are responsible to verify on MyConcordia that their registration has been processed and that the course registration appears on their 


student record. Any errors or omissions must be addressed prior to the registration deadlines of the term in question. 


Registration for a Course(s) 


It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that course registrations have been processed and/or requested from their program by the deadline dates 


listed in the Academic Calendar. 


If not officially registered in a course, students are not entitled to attend the course or to receive grades for any completed work. Refer to the 


Academic Calendar for a detailed list of deadline dates. 


Late registration for a Course(s) 


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If, due to extenuating circumstances, a student could not register by the registration deadline dates, they must contact the Graduate Program 
Director in order to initiate a Student Request to late register a course(s). In such cases, a student may attend classes until they receive a decision. 
Late registration is allowed only in special circumstances, with the approval of the Graduate Program Director and the School of Graduate Studies. 


Student requests for late registrations must be supported by appropriate documentation. 
Students will incur a late registration fee when they register on, or after, the date that classes officially begin across the University. 


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Withdrawing from Course(s) 
Withdrawing from a course leads to either a Did Not Enter (DNE) or a Discontinued (DISC) notation. 


It is the student’s responsibility to meet all deadlines and follow all necessary steps to withdraw from a course(s), or from the University. Not 
attending classes or informing an instructor of the intent to withdraw does not constitute official withdrawal. It is not mandatory for an instructor to 
provide students with any evaluation or feedback of their progress in a course before the withdrawal deadline. Students who do not properly withdraw 


before the published deadlines will receive failing grades. 


Did Not Enter (DNE) 


A DNE means that the student has officially withdrawn from the course. The DNE’d course(s) will be removed from the student’s academic record, 
and will not appear on the record. Refer to Tuition and Fees for detailed information on the financial implications and the Academic Calendar for 


deadline dates. Non-standard DNE dates are available through the Graduate program office. 


Discontinued (DISC) 


A DISC is an academic withdrawal from a course. This means that the student is still registered in the course, but no longer has to attend classes or 
complete the course work. The student will not be academically penalized (i.e. receive a failed grade). A DISC notation is permanent and appears on 
the student transcript next to the relevant course. Failure to comply with the DISC withdrawal deadline results in the course(s) in question being 
graded Fail, F, or Fail/Absent (F-ABS). Refer to F rule for academic standing. 


Withdrawal from Program or from the University 


Students who wish to withdraw from their program or from the University must do so by the DNE deadline and include the reason(s) for withdrawing. A 
“Notice of Withdrawal from Graduate Program” form 2 must be completed and submitted to the student’s Graduate Program Director. It is the 
student's responsibility to ensure that they have DNE’ed their courses by the deadline for the withdrawal to be effective for the beginning of term. If 
the withdrawal from program is submitted after the DNE deadline, it will be effective the beginning of the following term. If the student does not wish 
to complete their course(s), it is their responsibility to ensure they have withdrawn from their courses by the DISC date. Failure to comply with the 
DISC withdrawal deadline results in the course(s) in question being graded Fail/F/Fail/Absent (F-ABS). The student’s record will reflect “withdrew from 


program”. 


Refer to Tuition and Fees for detailed information on the financial implications. 
Continuing In Program (CIP) Registrations 


(for students in master’s or doctoral programs) 


After a student's first registration has been processed, the registration system will consider master and doctoral students to be continuing in their 
program when they are not otherwise registered in academic courses. Students who are still within their program time limit but are not registered in 
course credits, will be identified as “Continuing in Program” on their student record (CIP 001/1, 001/2 or 001/4). This notation is an academic notation 
and not a registration for academic credit. Students with a CIP notation will be charged either tuition or a Continuation fee. Refer to the Tuition and 


Fees for detailed information on the financial implications. 


Students who are not registered for courses in the first term of admission must get approval from the School of Graduate Studies for a CIP notation. 


Students must see the Graduate Program Director in their program in order to initiate a Student Request. 


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The notation on the student record will show Continuing in Program (CIP) or Time Limit Extension (TLE), respectively, unless replaced by a course 


registration. The CIP is an automatic process. Should a student subsequently register for courses, the automatic CIP will be removed. 


Automatic CIPs will occur for returning students only if there are no restrictions on record (e.g. academic, financial, expired time limits). Students will 


be withdrawn from their program if the automatic CIPs cannot be processed each term. 


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Withdrawal from Program due to Lack of Registration 


Graduate students in Master's and Doctoral programs will be withdrawn from their program if course registration or academic course notation 


(CIP/TLE) cannot be processed each term due to any outstanding admission, immigration documents, unpaid accounts or poor academic standing. 
Graduate students in Diploma and Graduate Certificate programs will be withdrawn once their time limit has expired. 


Refer to the sections on Continuing in Program (CIP) Registrations as well as Re-Instatement of Withdrawn Students 


Lapsed Student Status 


Independent graduate students and graduate visiting students who have not registered for courses for three consecutive terms or more will have their 


student status lapsed and must submit a new application for permission to register as an independent or visiting student 


Time Limit Extension Registrations 


Students who have exceeded their time limit and have been granted a limit extension will automatically be registered in “Time Limit Extension” (TLE) 
by the system until they have reached their program time limit extension. If a course is registered, the TLE notation is replaced with the course. Refer 


to Tuition and Fees for detailed information on the financial implications. 


Inter-University Agreement (INTU/CREPUQ) 


Québec universities have agreed to permit the transfer of academic credits between them using the CREPUQ/INTU Registration system. Using this 
system, Concordia students may take courses at another Québec University (the host university) and the credits will be transferred back to 


Concordia to be used to meet the requirements of their degree. 


Up to a maximum of 6 credits may be transferred in any one year. In exceptional cases, a student may be authorized to take up to 12 credits at 


another university. 


The host university has the right to accept or refuse a request for registration from a student in another university, in any of the courses or programs 


which it offers. Students are subject to the rules and regulations of the host university. 

Eligible students 

Only students enrolled in a degree program are eligible to register under the Inter-University Agreement. Authorization for a Concordia graduate 
student to register at another university must be given by the student’s Graduate Program Director, the Dean of Graduate Studies, and the Office of 
the Registrar. Only students in good academic standing will be approved to register under the Inter-University Agreement. In addition, in order for 


students to be approved, their admission file must be complete and finalized. Concordia students wishing to take a course at another university 


cannot have an outstanding account balance. 

Eligible Courses 

The agreement normally covers only graduate degree students and graduate-level courses, and is intended to include only those courses not given at 
the home university which fit a student’s program requirements. In exceptional cases, graduate students may be authorized to take undergraduate 


courses to meet the requirements of a concurrent qualifying program. 


Transfer of Grades 


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The grades achieved at other institutions for courses taken under the Inter-University Agreement will be recorded on Concordia records and 
transcripts using a conversion table "2. These grades will be included in the calculation of grade point averages in the same manner as any grade 


achieved in a course taken at Concordia and subsequently transferred into the student’s program. 
Payment of Courses 


Payment for the courses is due at the student’s home university. Refer to Tuition and Fees. Any additional costs (i.e. lab materials) are payable to 


the host university. 
Registration/Cancellation of Courses 


All requests for registration and/or cancellation of courses are done through the CREPUQ website. Students are responsible for accessing the 
CREPUQ website to check the status of their request on a regular basis. Requests go though several stages of processing and e-mails will not 


necessarily be sent to update the student on the status at each stage. 
Deadlines 


Requests for registration or cancellation of courses at other universities must be submitted by the deadline of the host university. Students are 


advised to inform themselves of the host university’s deadlines, since they may be different from Concordia’s. 
Students should refer to the CREPUQ website for detailed information. 


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Deadline Dates 


Refer to the Academic Calendar for a detailed list of deadline dates. These deadlines shall apply for all courses taken by graduate students in their 


graduate program or as independent or visiting graduate students. 


Financial Implications 


Refer to Tuition and Fees for detailed information on the financial implications related to late registration, DNEs, DISCs Continuation fees or TLEs. 


Student Portal (www.MyConcordia.ca) 


Students can access information concerning their personal class schedule, current course grades, account balance, tuition and enrolment receipts for 
educational tax credit, loans and bursaries, personal book list, permanent code status and registration dates on their student portal. Students can 
also update their mailing address(es) and e-mail address(es) on the student portal; students are responsible for ensuring that the contact details listed 


are current. 


Tuition and other fees are automatically assessed and charged to the student’s account once a student has registered in a course(s) or has a 
Continuing in Program (CIP) or a Time Limit Extension (TLE) academic notation on their student record. The student’s account balance is available 


on the student portal. Refer to Tuition and Fees for detailed information. 


Within Minimum Residence 


All master’s and doctoral programs have a minimum residence requirement of at least three terms for master’s degrees and six terms for doctoral 
degrees. This is the minimum period of time which must elapse between a student's initial registration in the program and the student’s graduation. 


There is no minimum residence requirement for diploma and certificate programs. 


Leaves of Absence from Program 


Graduate students who wish to temporarily discontinue their studies for a few terms may request a leave of absence from their program. Before 
requesting a leave, students should confirm with their Graduate Program Director and supervisor that all required components of their degree 


programs will be available when they return. The beginning and end of a leave should coincide with the beginning and end of an academic term. 


Leaves are granted only to students in good academic standing. Refer to the relevant Academic Regulations section. 


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Students cannot be on Leave in terms where a course with a DISC notation appears since a Discontinued course is still considered as a registration. 


Refer to the Withdrawal from a course or courses section. 


No changes to the student’s academic status will be made during a leave. 


Students may not graduate with a Leave of Absence in their graduating term. 


Time Limit & Other Deadlines 


While on Leave of Absence, Leave with Access or Parental Leave, the student’ program time limit will be extended by the period of the leave. All 


deadlines for work in progress will be extended by the period of the leave. 


Access to University Services 


During a leave of absence (of any type), students are not entitled to take courses, write exams, submit outstanding work and/or request guidance on 
thesis and research work. However, they may have access to some university services depending on the type of leave they request. There are three 


types of leaves available to students and one administrative leave: 


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Types of Leaves & Fees 


Leave without access: During a leave without access, a student will not have access to library, university or student services. No fees will be 


charged. 


Leave with access: During a leave with access, a student will have access to library, university and student services. Leaves with access are 


granted only under exceptional circumstances. A flat service fee of $150 per term will be charged. 


Parental leave: All graduate students are entitled to parental leave of up to three consecutive terms during their program of study on the occasion of 
the birth or adoption of a child. The student will have access to library, university and student services. Students holding a Concordia Fellowship will 
receive a deferral of their fellowship for the period of leave. In the case of other fellowships, the regulations of the granting agencies will apply. No 


fees will be charged. 


Required Administrative Leave: Students who are removed from studies resulting from expired Study Permits/CAQs, a delay in requesting 
reinstatement into the university or other administrative issues will be assigned a required administrative leave of absence from their program. A 
student will not have access to library, university or student services. No fees are charged. 


A Required Administrative Leave will not extend a student’s program Time Limit. 


Except for Parental leave, students are normally permitted only a maximum of three terms of leave (with or without access) during their program of 
study. Leaves beyond three terms are only approved on an exceptional basis and with supporting documentation. Parental leave can be requested on 


the occasion of each birth or adoption of a child. 


Awards, Loans, Bursaries 


A leave from a program of study may have implications for students receiving awards, loans or bursaries; students should check the regulations 


associated with their awards, loans or bursaries. 


Medical Coverage 


e While on an approved leave of absence Canadian students do not pay fees for the Student Health and Dental Plan. Therefore, they are not 
covered by (insured under) this insurance plan. 

* International student’s medical coverage is dependent on their registration status and therefore medical coverage may be cancelled. Please visit 
the International Students Office for information regarding Health Insurance eligibility. In addition, since the visa status of international students 
may possibly be affected by a leave of absence, it is very important that these students visit the International Students Office for additional 


information. 
Applying For a Leave 
With the exception of the Required Administrative Leave, students apply in advance through the Student Request Process, prior to the DNE deadline. 


Students must see the Graduate Program Director in their program in order to initiate a Student Request. Students must specify the reason for the 


Leave and provide supporting documentation; for example, a request for leave for medical reasons must be supported by an original medical 


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End of a Leave 


Once a student’s leave is over, the student will be considered as continuing in their program. Students in master’s and doctoral programs will receive 
a Continuation in Program notation on their record and be charged accordingly. Diploma and Certificate students will only be charged once they 


register for courses. 


Student Requests 


Applications from full-time or part-time students for exceptions to academic regulations or related matters should be submitted by the student’s 
program using the Student Request system. Students must see the Graduate Program Director in their program in order to initiate a Student Request. 
A statement from the student confirming support for the request submitted with relevant supporting documentation and a recommendation from the 
Graduate Program Director should be included with the request and sent to the School of Graduate Studies for approval. A request is not deemed to 


be approved until authorized by the School of Graduate Studies. 


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Exemptions 


Depending on the policy of the degree program, students may be granted an exemption from a required course in their program curriculum. Students 
who are granted an exemption must replace the exempted course with another course in order to fulfill the credit requirements of the program. This 


replacement course must be selected in conjunction with their Graduate Program Director. 


Students who have been granted an exemption for a course cannot subsequently take that course for credit toward the graduate certificate, diploma 


or degree. 


Transfer Credits 


Students may transfer credits from previous studies completed within the past five years to their current program. A Student Request (SRF) may be 
submitted to request transfer credits for courses completed more than five years ago. The credits must have been earned for graduate-level studies, 


and they must not have been used as part of a completed degree. 


Requests to transfer credits must be approved by the students’ degree program and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Transfer credits must normally be 


requested in the student's first term of admission. 


The number of transfer credits allowed will not normally exceed one-third of the total credit requirements of the program to which the credits are being 
transferred. However, some degree programs may allow fewer transfer credits. Students are encouraged to read their program’s calendar section for 


further information. 


As part of a request to transfer credit, students must provide official transcripts showing that they have completed the course. The grade and number 
of credits they received for the course must appear on the transcript. The transcripts must be accompanied by official course descriptions for the 
relevant courses. In addition, the transcripts must show that the students have withdrawn from the program from which the requested credits are 


being transferred. 


Transfer credits to programs requiring a minimum admission GPA of 3.00 will be permitted only if the final grade for the course is B or better. Transfer 


credits to programs requiring a minimum admission GPA of 2.70 will be permitted only if the final grade for the course is B- or better. 


The grades associated with transfer credits do not appear on the students’ transcript and therefore will not affect their Grade Point Average. The two 
exceptions to this rule are credits transferred from previous studies at Concordia University and credits for courses taken under the Inter-University 
Agreement (INTU/CREPUQ). 


Courses taken previously at Concordia and courses taken under the Inter-University Agreement will appear on Concordia records and transcripts, 
under the new program, along with the grades associated with the courses. The transferred grades and credits will be included in the calculation of 


students’ grade point averages. 


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Concordia University 


http://www.concordia.ca/content/concordia/en/academics/graduate/calendar/archives/winter-2016/thesis-regulations. html 


Thesis Regulations 


Thesis 


A thesis is the final report on a comprehensive research program that meets accepted scholarly criteria and is of a cohesive, unitary character. All 
written components of a thesis must meet the scholarly requirements of the research discipline and be formatted in accordance with the Thesis 


Preparation and Thesis Examination Regulations TB. 


If it is necessary to include non-text materials in a thesis, the content must conform to standard usage in the student's field of research, and be ina 


format that allows for submission via Spectrum: Concordia University’s Research Repository. 


The student’s supervisor shall fully inform the student of any and all contractual obligation(s), as they may pertain to the student, which may affect 


the public defence and/or publication of his/her thesis. 


Thesis Submission 


In order to meet a particular graduation date, a student must submit his/her thesis to the Thesis Office at any time before the specified deadline set 
out in the Academic Calendar. It should be noted that some programs have established deadlines earlier than those of the Thesis Office. The initial 


submission of the thesis to the Thesis Office begins the official examination process. 


A thesis submitted to the Thesis Office must be ready for formal evaluation according to requirements set out in the Thesis Preparation and Thesis 


Examination Regulations 2. Any deviations from the stated requirements must have prior written approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies. 


The student’s supervisor shall review the thesis before the initial formal submission to the Thesis Office. In the event that the student and supervisor 
cannot reach an agreement on the readiness of the thesis for submission, the Graduate Program Director and the Dean of Graduate Studies may be 


required to arbitrate. Although it is not recommended, the student has the right to defend his/her thesis without the supervisor's approval. 


Thesis Not Written in English 


At Concordia, theses are normally written in English. However, a student who intends to submit their thesis in French must inform their supervisor 
when submitting the thesis topic for the supervisor's approval. In the event that a student wishes to submit his/her thesis in a language other than 
English or French, where the program does not have prior approval, the thesis supervisor must make such a recommendation, with an appropriate 
justification, to the Graduate Studies Committee when the student’s thesis topic is submitted for approval. The decision of the Departmental 
Graduate Studies Committee on such a recommendation shall be communicated to the Thesis Office. Students in the MA Hispanic Studies program 


may write their thesis in Spanish. 
A thesis written in a language other than English or French must include a comprehensive summary of its contents. This comprehensive 
summary/description must be written in English or French and appear after the abstract. The summary must be between 3-6 pages for master's and 


10-20 pages for doctoral as appropriate. Students in the MA Hispanic Studies program may write their thesis in Spanish and must also include a 


summary in English or French. 


Joint Programs 


The PhD programs in Administration, Art History, Communication, and Religion must adhere to the thesis requirements and guidelines at Concordia. 


According to the signed agreement(s) as detailed in the Thesis Preparation and Thesis Examination Regulations "=, students in the co-tutelle and 


Algant programs must satisfy the thesis requirements/guidelines of both universities. 


Examination of Thesis 


Doctoral Thesis 


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The doctoral thesis examination is the culmination of the student’s program. It exposes his/her research and thesis to scholarly criticism and gives 
the student the opportunity to defend it. The thesis defence is an oral examination conducted by the Chair of the Examining Committee who shall be 
the Dean of Graduate Studies or his/her delegate. Any member of the University can attend a doctoral defence. Contractual and/or legal obligations 


may necessitate that all participants to a thesis defence sign an undertaking of confidentiality. 


The Examining Committee consists of at least five (6) members. At least one (1) must be from outside the student’s department but from within the 
University (external-to-program examiner) and one (1) from outside the University (external examiner). In programs where there is a Thesis 
Supervisory Committee, any or all members of this committee may be named as members of the Examining Committee, subject to the practices of 
the relevant program. The student’s supervisor(s) must be a member of the Examining Committee. Co-author(s) of work included in the thesis cannot 


serve as an examiner for that thesis except for the supervisor(s). 


The student’s program is responsible for ensuring that the proposed date of the thesis defence is agreeable to all members of the Examining 
Committee prior to submitting the Doctoral Thesis Examination Committee Form "©. The thesis and the approved Doctoral Thesis Examination 
Committee Form "must be submitted to the Thesis Office no later than six (6) weeks (eight (8) weeks for Engineering) prior to the expected date of 
the defence. A copy of a thesis remains with the School of Graduate Studies, where it is made available for examination by any member of the 


University. Contractual and/or legal obligations may necessitate that all participants to a thesis defence sign an undertaking of confidentiality. 


Questions on a thesis by members of the University, other than those on the Examining Committee, must be submitted in writing to the Dean of 


Graduate Studies no later than seven (7) days prior to the date of the thesis defence. 


The relevant Graduate Studies Committee renders a decision on whether the student has fulfilled the requirements of the doctoral degree based on 
the Examining Committee Report T and its own records of the student’s progress in his/her assigned program of study. Where the relevant Graduate 
Studies Committee has assessed that the student has fulfilled the requirements of the doctoral degree, it shall request that the Dean of Graduate 
Studies recommends to the Council of the School of Graduate Studies that the doctoral degree be awarded. The Council of the School of Graduate 
Studies shall make a recommendation to Senate for the awarding of the doctoral degree. Once such a recommendation has been passed by Senate, 


the electronic version of the thesis may be made available to the public via Spectrum: Concordia University’s Research Repository. 


At any time, the Dean of Graduate Studies may bring before the Council of the School of Graduate Studies any matter that may affect the 


acceptance of the thesis or the award of the doctoral degree. 


Procedures related to presentation, question period and deliberations of the defence can be found in the Thesis Preparation and Thesis Examination 


Regulations TE 
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Master’s Thesis 


The Graduate Studies Committee of the student’s program, in consultation with his/her supervisor, appoints an Examining Committee. The Examining 
Committee consists of a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) members. The student's supervisor(s) must be a member of the Examining 
Committee. Students in the Individualized Program must have one (1) external member from outside the university on their Examining Committee. 
Co-author(s) of work included in the thesis cannot serve as an examiner for that thesis except for the supervisor(s). The Examining Committee for 
students in the Master in Applied Science (MASc) programs in Engineering must have one (1) University member that is external to the student’s 


program or department. 


Unless otherwise agreed, the defence is generally scheduled by the student’s program within two (2) to five (5) weeks from the initial submission of 


the thesis depending on the program's regulations. 

The defence is normally an oral examination conducted by an Examining Committee and chaired by an individual who shall be appointed by the 
Graduate Studies Committee. Prior to the date of the defence, each member of the Examining Committee must submit the completed Examiner's 
Evaluation of a Master’s Thesis " to the Chair. Any member of the University can attend a master’s defence. Contractual and/or legal obligations 


may necessitate that all participants to a thesis defence sign an undertaking of confidentiality. 


Procedures related to presentation, question period and deliberations of the defence can be found in the Thesis Preparation and Thesis Examination 


Regulations TE 


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The decision of the Examining Committee is based both on the thesis and on the student's ability to defend it. At the PhD defence, an Oral 
Presentation Form must be completed and signed by the Chair. It is the responsibility of the Chair of the Examining Committee to ensure that an 
Examining Committee Report Tis prepared and signed by all members of the Examining Committee before this Committee adjourns. The 
Examining Committee Report T must include the written reports of absent and dissenting Examining Committee members. It is the responsibility of 


the Chair of the Examining Committee to report to the Dean of Graduate Studies on the conduct of the examination. 


The Examining Committee can render one (1) of four (4) decisions, subject to a vote of majority. Members of the examining committee may not 


abstain from voting. The thesis can be: 


1. accepted as submitted which may include editorial or formatting corrections; 

2. accepted with minor modifications defined as corrections which can be made immediately and to the satisfaction of the supervisor; 

3. accepted with major modifications: the Examining Committee Report shall include a precise description of the modifications along with a date 
for their completion of no more than six months. The Examining Committee shall examine the modified thesis and by majority vote determine if 
the modifications specified in the Examining Committee Report have been completed to the Examining Committee’s satisfaction. If they have, 
the thesis may be accepted and the supervisor will confirm the Examining Committee’s approval to the Thesis Office. It is not necessary for the 
Examining Committee to reconvene. If the Examining Committee is not satisfied that the specified modifications have been made, then the 
Examining Committee must reconvene to decide if the thesis is rejected or an additional period of modifications is to be granted. The Chair shall 
report in writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies the outcome of the Examining Committee meeting; or 

4. rejected: such a thesis may be re-submitted only once, in revised form; such a re-submission can only be made six (6) months or more from the 
date of the Examining Committee report. Formal re-submission of a thesis follows the same procedure as an initial submission. 


If the Examining Committee is unable to reach a decision concerning the thesis at the time of the defence, it is the responsibility of its Chair to 
determine what is required by the Examining Committee to reach a decision; make the necessary arrangements to fulfill any requirements of the 
Examining Committee; and promptly call another meeting and inform the student that the Examining Committee’s decision is pending. The student is 


not normally required to be present at the second meeting of the Examining Committee. 


Final Submission of Thesis 


The primary goal of Concordia University is the dissemination of knowledge. To achieve this goal, the university makes all theses available to the 
general public via Spectrum, the Library Repository. Spectrum is a widely indexed, searchable database and its contents are readily available to the 


public via the internet. 


A student must submit the final version of the thesis electronically, using Spectrum. The final version of the thesis must include any required 
modifications requested by the Examining Committee and any revisions requested by the Thesis Office. The student is responsible for the final 


electronic submission of his/her thesis. 


Upon final submission of his/her thesis, a student shall be deemed to have granted the University a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, 
archive, preserve, conserve, communicate to the public by telecommunication or on the internet, loan, and distribute the thesis worldwide for non- 


commercial purposes, in any format. Please refer to the University’s Policy on Intellectual Property "=. 


Deferment 


If there is a good reason for delaying public access to a thesis, an approved embargo may be placed on the publication of the thesis. The deferment 
is for up to two (2) years but under exceptional circumstances may be renewed. The abstract and bibliographic information is not embargoed and is 
therefore still available to the public. In the event of a deferment, it is understood that the University’s license to communicate, loan and/or distribute 


shall only take effect as of the expiry of the deferment period. Please refer to the University’s Policy on Intellectual Property 


Copyright Regulations 


Members of the Concordia community are users of copyrighted materials and, as such, are subject to copyright legislation. Compliance with the 
Copyright Act and the University’s Policy on Copyright Compliance is a student’s responsibility. Failure to comply with the Copyright Act is a violation 
of federal legislation and may result in legal repercussions and/or disciplinary or other action by the University. Beyond any legal responsibility, a 


student must consider his/her ethical obligations to respect intellectual property rights. 


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Applied Human Sciences 


Department of Applied Human Sciences Website 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Human Systems 
Intervention) 


Admission Requirements. Candidates must have the following: 


1. At least two years of full-time work experience. Preference will be shown toward applicants who have work experience that is directly related to 
their learning goals in the program. 


2. Completion of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum B average or a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. 


3. Successful completion of a one week residential Basic Human Interaction Laboratory and have written documentation from laboratory staff that 
they have competency in interpersonal interaction and facilitation. 


4. A clearly delineated career intention concerning the development of intervention expertise for a particular domain of professional practice. 


5. Be capable of undertaking all core courses of the first year in the scheduled sequence of the program. 


Proficiency in English. The proof of proficiency in English must be provided by achieving the appropriate score on one of the following, with no 


English course requirements: 


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
The minimum acceptable score for the internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT) is 


« Reading - 20 
« Listening - 20 
* Speaking - 26 
* Writing - 24 


International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 


The minimum band score for IELTS is 7.0 and no part under 7.0. 


The Graduate Program Director may require a demonstration of English language competencies for international students or students educated 


abroad. 
Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 42 credits will be in required coursework, including 15 credits 
of project work. The remaining 3 credits are to be completed within or outside the department. Courses that are taken to complete entrance 
requirements to the program may not be counted toward the program’s 45 credits. In exceptional cases, students who produce evidence of 
successful performance (B grade or better) in compatible coursework at other institutions may be permitted transfer credit. A maximum of 9 
credits in transfer courses will be permitted. 


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. Residence. The minimum residence is one year (3 terms) of full-time study. Following the first year and with permission of the AHSC Graduate 
Committee, a student may extend completion of the program to more than the normal period of two years. Students will not be permitted to 
exceed a maximum of five years for program completion. 


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. Coursework. The program is divided into two sections of coursework, with Year | establishing the prerequisites for Year II. In addition, students 
will have a minimum of 3 credits of elective coursework to complete their degree requirements. 


Year | provides students with fundamental understanding and frames of reference regarding learning and change processes of persons and 


groups, steps in the intervention process, ethical principles, and research methods. These fundamental understandings are then deepened 
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experience. 


Year | constitutes the first phase of the program. Year II and the Elective Coursework is more individually-tailored, and constitutes the second 
and subsequent years, when necessary. 


YEAR I: Total of Required Credits: Year | =18 credits 
The following are required of all students in the first year of study; additional three (3) credits of electives may be added to this set of courses: 


AHSC 610 Group Process Intervention (3 credits) 

AHSC 620 Learning and Individual Change Processes (3 credits) 
AHSC 631 Research Methods (3 credits) 

AHSC 632 Planning Human Systems Intervention (3 credits) 
AHSC 660 Philosophy and Ethics of Intervention (3 credits) 
AHSC 670 Consultation Methods (3 credits) 


YEAR II: Total of Required Credits: Year Il = 24 credits 
The following will normally be required of all students: 


AHSC 680 Facilitating Individual and Group Learning Processes (6 credits) 
AHSC 685 Coaching Interventions and Processes (3 credits) 

AHSC 698 Master’s Project (15 credits) 

+ 3 credits of elective coursework. 


Elective Coursework 


Required credits from Years | and Il comprise 42 of the 45 credits in this MA program. Students must complete an additional 3 credits of 
coursework to satisfy degree requirements. These three credits of coursework may be taken in Year | or Year II. 


AHSC 675 Introduction to Open Systems Theory (3 credits) 
AHSC 681 Selected Topics (3 credits) 

AHSC 682 Selected Topics (3 credits) 

AHSC 695 Independent Study | (3 credits) 

AHSC 696 Independent Study II (3 credits) 

Optional Coursework in AHSC or other departments 


4. Course substitution. Students may be exempted from certain courses on the basis of course work completed prior to entry into the program. A 
maximum of 9 credits of transfer credits will be permitted. These credits will be counted toward the required 45 credits in the program. 


5. Residential Laboratories. Students will be required to participate in two week-long residential laboratories for which expenses for 
accommodation, meals and program related fees will be the responsibility of the students. 


Academic Regulations 


1. Course Load for Full-Time Students. The normal course load for full-time students will be a minimum of 18 credits per year. A student may not 
register for more than 27 credits per year without permission from the AHSC Graduate Program Director. 


2. Course Load for Part-Time Students. Students will only be admitted to the program on a full-time status for the first year. With explicit 
permission of the AHSC Graduate Committee, a student may continue on a part-time basis following the first year of study. Part-time status is 
defined as enroling in less than 8 credits per semester. 


3. Academic Standing. The scholastic performance of all MA students will be reviewed at the end of each academic year for full-time students. 
The assessment will be based on final grades of the courses completed during the year and assessments of field supervisors when students are 
involved in field placements. The purpose of this review will be to monitor students’ status and progress, to maintain the standards of the 
program, and to assist students in achieving their personal objectives for the program. 


To be considered in good standing at such a review, students must have: 

. successfully completed the required course load specified in paragraphs 1 and 2 above; 

. achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better since the previous review or since admission in the case of a first review; 
. achieved a grade of no less than B in each academic course taken during the term of the review; and, 


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. achieved a “pass” grade from supervisors in practicum assignments (Practicum courses will be graded “pass” or “fail”). 


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4. Conditional Standing. Students with no failures on their record who have met the conditions for good standing will be placed on conditional 
standing. Conditional standing is used to monitor the progress of students experiencing difficulty and to assist them to complete the program 
successfully. 


Students on conditional standing will be required to achieve a grade of B or better in each course taken during this period. Students on 
conditional standing are not normally permitted to drop any course. Additional requirements may be imposed in individual cases. Students who 
do not meet the requirements for conditional standing are considered failed students and will be withdrawn from the program. 


5. Failure Regulation. Students who fail one or more courses in the program or who do not meet the conditions of their conditional standing will be 
withdrawn from the program. 


6. Time Limits. The program will normally be completed in a two year period. Some students may wish to continue on a part-time basis following 
the first year. Permission to do so must be obtained in advance from the AHSC Graduate Committee. All degree requirements must, however, be 
completed within a five year period from the initiation of the program. Students will be dropped from the program if they have not met all degree 
requirements at the end of five calendar years from the initiation of their programs. 


7. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Core Courses 


AHSC 610 Group Process Intervention (3 credits) 
This course is oriented to the theory and practice of intervention in small groups. The course involves participation in a small group laboratory through 
which students’ experiences are integrated with conceptual frameworks, including theories of group development and leadership. Ethical issues in 


group processes will be considered. 


AHSC 620 Learning and Individual Change Processes (3 credits) 

This course will examine research and theory of individual learning and change which involves cognitive, affective and behavioural components. 
Intervention with an emphasis on a normative re-educative approach to facilitating learning and change will be emphasized. Illustrative intervention 
cases will be examined to identify essential qualities, underlying assumptions about learning and change in the context of human systems, and 


implications for the role of the intervener. 


AHSC 631 Research Methods (3 credits) 

This course examines research methods involved in action research and other applied field perspectives. Methods applicable at all stages of the 
research process include the literature review, defining the purpose of study, design of quantitative and qualitative research tools, data gathering, 
qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and reporting and communicating research results and recommendations. 


Note: Students who have received credit for AHSC 630 may not take this course for credit. 


AHSC 632 Planning Human Systems Intervention (3 credits) 

This course examines the design and implementation of intervention programs from a systems perspective based on organizational theories, needs 
assessment, theories of learning and change, and group processes. It builds on basic concepts of organizational dynamics and effective human 
systems. Emphasis is on understanding organizational and group processes, development of planning skills, and making strategic choices. 
Interventions are framed in the context of collaborative action research with participant involvement at all stages including problem analysis and 
definition, generating and selection intervention strategies, action planning, implementation, and project evaluation. 


Note: Students who have received credit for AHSC 630 may not take this course for credit. 


AHSC 660 Philosophy and Ethics of Intervention (3 credits) 

This course will review the philosophical underpinnings of intervention in human systems with an emphasis on a normative re-educative approach. It 
will address core values and ethics imbedded in change efforts, as well as examining the philosophical roots of different traditions of change 
methodology. It will consider the philosophical implications of change agents functioning as consultants rather than experts and as process rather 
than content specialists. It will consider ethical and philosophical aspects of power, strategy, and conflict, among other issues associated with 


intervention. 


AHSC 670 Consultation Methods (3 credits) 

The course will examine current models of consultation. It will enable students to establish effective client-consultant relationships based on 
collaborative approaches to entry, diagnosis, planning, and implementation. Ethical concerns for consultation will be integrated with discussions of 
methodology. Through observation and analysis of student-designed interventions, the course will provide experience-based learning and feedback. 


Special attention will be given to considerations of power, conflict, decision-making, negotiation, problem-solving, planning, and strategy. 


AHSC 680 Facilitating Individual and Group Learning Processes (6 credits) 
Prerequisite: Completion of Year | coursework (AHSC 610, 620, 631, 632, 660, 670). 


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objectives will be reviewed. Issues of design, planning, and implementation of learning programs for individuals and groups, including attention to 
power, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict management will be examined in a laboratory setting where students will plan and conduct a 


group learning program under supervision. 


AHSC 685 Coaching Interventions and Processes (3 credits) 

This course develops professional understanding of theories and methodologies relevant to individual coaching processes in the functioning of 
groups, organizations and communities. Emphasis is placed on the development of competencies in executive, managerial and employee coaching. 
Course content encompasses phases of the coaching process, communication methodologies, obstacles and barriers to change, individual change 
models, strategic individual interventions, dealing with resistance, philosophy and ethics of coaching, and coaching structures. Practical components 


are integrated into the course. 
Elective Courses 


AHSC 675 Introduction to Open Systems Theory (3 credits) 

This course introduces the socio-ecological version of open systems theory (OST) and practice with a particular focus on the Search Conference, the 
Participative Design Workshop, and Unique Designs. OST was developed to promote and create change toward a world that is consciously designed 
by people, and for people, living harmoniously within their ecological systems, both physical and social. Students learn how to design and implement 
interventions in organizations, communities and larger social systems. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this course under an AHSC 681 number may not take this course for credit. 


AHSC 681 Special Topics (3 credits) 
Topical seminars will be offered to provide perspectives about current intervention themes. These may complement students’ programs, but will not 
constitute part of the required curriculum. Examples include: emerging trends in organizational development; strategic planning models; the use of 


self as an instrument of change; intercultural issues in intervention; appreciative inquiry; complexity theory. 


AHSC 682 Special Topics (6 credits) 


Same as AHSC 681 when a second special topic is offered in the same term. 


AHSC 695 Independent Study | (3 credits) 
Students may pursue studies in areas of specialized professional interest related to the graduate program or as a means of strengthening 


understanding of the core areas of the graduate program. 


AHSC 696 Independent Study II (3 credits) 
Students may pursue a second area of specialized professional interest related to the graduate program or further develop understanding in the core 


areas of the graduate program. 
Project 


AHSC 698 Master’s Project (15 credits) 

Prerequisite: Completion of AHSC 680. 

Students must demonstrate their ability to conduct a complete intervention to effect change in a human system as the principal consultant in a 
collaborative relationship with a client representing that system. The project includes contracting with the client, gathering and analyzing data, 


implementing relevant intervention activities, and evaluating the intervention as well as their role. 


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Diploma in Youth Work 


Admission Requirements. The minimum requirement for admission is a Bachelor’s/Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and two 
letters of recommendation. Required prerequisites at the undergraduate level include at least three credits in adolescent development 
and three credits in social science research methods. Evidence of some volunteer or work experience with children or youth is required, and both a 


letter of intent and interview are required for admission. Candidates must be aware that a Police Check is required prior to an internship placement. 
Proficiency in English. Any student applying from outside Canada whose first language is other than English must demonstrate proficiency in the 
English language by writing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and obtaining a minimum score of 95 on the TOEFL iBT or 587 on 


TOEFL PBT. 


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Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 33 credits. In cases where cross-listed courses at the undergraduate level 


have already been completed, the candidate is required to select electives from a pre-approved list in order to fulfill the 33-credit requirement. 


1. All students must take 24 credits: AHSC 510, 520, 522, 525, 527, 530, 540, 565. 
Students who have received credit for any of these courses at the undergraduate level are required to substitute up to six credits of program 
electives chosen from AHSC 598 or 599 in consultation with the program advisor. 

2. All students must take AHSC 535 or 536 chosen in consultation with the program advisor 


Required Courses 


AHSC 510 Advanced Research Methods in Youth Work (3 credits) 

This course reviews approaches to applied research that are applicable to youth work practice. Students compare a range of methodological 
approaches, explore definitions of evidence-based practice and learn techniques for collecting, analyzing and disseminating qualitative and 
quantitative data. Students undertake an applied research project, relevant to an area of practice or programs of intervention with youth. Emphasis is 


placed on ethical issues, developmentally appropriate research practices, and accountability. 


AHSC 520 Psychoeducation and Youth Work Ethics in Practice (3 credits) 

This course provides an introduction to applied ethics in youth work with a focus on the Code of Ethics of the Ordre des psychoéducateurs et 
psychoéducatrices du Québec. It also reviews the policy, legislative and organizational contexts of the practice of psychoeducation and youth work, 
and considers the ways in which models of ethical decision making inform practice. Topics include confidentiality and information sharing in inter- 
professional contexts, balancing issues of control, empowerment and education, developing critical reflexivity, and appreciating the complexities and 


dilemmas inherent in youth work practice. 


AHSC 522 Fundamentals of Child and Youth Care Work (3 credits) 
This course provides students with an understanding of the scope and status of child and youth care work, sensitizes them to the necessary 
competencies and daily challenges of this work in a range of settings, and reviews relevant theory. Intervention planning in the context of 


psychoeducation and relational child and youth care work is emphasized. 


AHSC 525 Individual and Group Intervention with Youth (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: AHSC 522 previously or concurrently. 

A main focus of this course is to develop skills in relationship building and communication with youth. A micro-skills approach is introduced, as well 
principles of group leadership and crisis intervention with youth. There is a required fieldwork component to include one hour per week of observation 


in a youth work setting. 


AHSC 527 Advanced Youth Work Intervention: Case Management and Supervision (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: AHSC 525. 

This course explores the fundamental concepts and theories of case management and supervision as applied to youth work practice. Topics include 
supervisory relationship and process issues, self-care, ethical and professional considerations, leadership and mentoring relationships, multi- 
disciplinary teams and teamwork, managing change, debriefing in response to a crisis and developing, implementing and monitoring effective and 


collaborative case plans with young people and their families. 


AHSC 530 Community Youth Development (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: AHSC 525. 

This course explores both historical and contemporary foundations of non-formal, community-based youth development in Canada and internationally. 
It focuses on creating opportunities for youth to engage with individuals, organizations and institutions at the community level. Various community 
youth development models are explored in-depth with practical applications for community-based youth programs, including life skills, assets, 


resiliency, and ecological models. Emphasis is placed on research, theory and practice applied in community youth development environments. 


AHSC 540 Mental Health and Addictions: Youth Work Perspectives, Policies and Practices (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: AHSC 525. 

This course explores the precursors, presentations, nature and impacts of mental health concerns and addictions for youth, their families, and within 
communities. Students have the opportunity to develop, and apply within the classroom, knowledge and skills related to addictions and mental illness 
prevention and intervention, and mental health promotion. Topics include an introduction to adolescent psychopathology, psychopharmacology, 
suicide, evidence-based and alternative treatment interventions (e.g., psychoeducational approaches, dialectical behaviour therapy), ethical and 
legislative considerations, and the roles/responsibilities of youth workers in the inter-professional and community care of adolescents with mental 


health and/or addictions concerns. 


AHSC 565 Parent-Child Relations (3 credits) 
This course provides an advanced understanding of parenting theories, research, and applications in the context of parent-child relations over the life 


span. Topics include parenting rights and responsibilities, parenting practices and programs, high-risk parenting, issues in the transition from 


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parenting children to parenting adolescents and parental assessment. 


Elective Courses 


AHSC 598 Special Topics in Youth Work (3 credits) 


Specific topics for this course and prerequisites relevant in each case are stated in the Graduate Class Schedule. 


AHSC 599 Independent Study (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. 


Students work on topics in consultation with a study supervisor. The study may include readings, field studies, and/or research. 


Fieldwork 


AHSC 535 Internship in Youth Work (9 credits) 

Prerequisite: 24 credits completed in youth work with permission of the Department. 

This 360-hour internship is designed to provide a supervised experience in normative youth work settings that builds on the student’s previous 
courses. Possible internship sites include a range of roles in organizations, educational institutions, agencies and communities. The site is selected 


in consultation with the instructor and the student’s work is supervised and evaluated by an on-site field supervisor. 


OR 


AHSC 536 Extended Internship in Youth Work (12 credits) 

Prerequisite: 24 credits completed in youth work with permission of the Department. 

This 400-hour internship is designed to provide a full-time supervised experience in a professional role as a youth worker in a clinical setting. The 
internship can be completed over one semester (full-time) or two semesters (half-time). The site is selected in consultation with the instructor and the 


student’s work will be supervised and evaluated by an on-site field supervisor. 


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Biology 


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Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Biology) 


Admission Requirements. Applicants should have an MSc degree in life sciences and will be assessed by the departmental Graduate Studies 
Committee on the basis of undergraduate and graduate grades, letters of reference and research ability. Applicants should have at least a B average 
overall. Prior to final acceptance, the student must have a thesis supervisor chosen by mutual agreement among the student, the Graduate Studies 
Committee and the potential supervisor. Students will normally be accepted only for full-time study. Students with a Master’s degree from a foreign 
university will normally not be directly admitted into the PhD program, but will be accepted into the Master of/Magisteriate in Biology program. They 


will, however, on demonstration of the ability to complete a PhD, be eligible to transfer to a PhD as described below. 


Students registered in the Master of/Magisteriate in Science in Biology who demonstrate exceptional potential for independent research and have 
attained an A- average in graduate courses in the program may request to transfer to the PhD program during the first six months of the second year 


of enrolment. The transfer must be approved by the student’s supervisory committee and the departmental Graduate Studies Committee. 


Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate entering the program with a master’s degree is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits. Students 
transferring from the MSc program will be required to complete 90 credits in addition to the course requirements for the Master’s program (9 
credits). Students may be required to take up to 12 credits, at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level, in addition to the above. These 
courses may be required to strengthen understanding of peripheral areas or of the student’s area of specialization. The additional course work 
may be assigned as an admission requirement or following the Research Proposal and Qualifying Exam (BIOL 850). 


2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is two years (6 terms) of full-time study beyond the master’s degree, or three years (9 terms) of 
full-time study beyond the bachelor’s degree. 


3. Courses. To graduate, students must meet the following requirements: 

1. 3 credits from BIOL 616, BIOL 670, BIOL 671 or any of the Advanced Topics or Reading Courses listed at the end of the Biology calendar 
entry. Other courses in the list may be chosen upon recommendation of the supervisory committee and the Graduate Program Director. 

2. BIOL 801: Pedagogical training (3 credits). Candidates are required to give four lectures (normally 75 minutes each) to undergraduate 
classes. Two lectures are in introductory level courses and two in advanced undergraduate courses. Tutorials are provided to introduce 
students to teaching methods. The course is marked on a pass/fail basis. 

3. BIOL 802: Research seminar (3 credits). Students are required to give one seminar to the Department based upon their research project. 
Normally the seminar is given in the second or third years of residency. Seminars are graded on a standard scale (A+ to F). The grade is 
based upon the presentation, content, and the student’s ability to answer questions. The grade is assigned by the Graduate Program Director 
in consultation with the candidate’s supervisory committee and other faculty members present at the seminar. 

4. BIOL 850: Research proposal and qualifying exam (6 credits). The student prepares a written research proposal based upon the research 
topic chosen for thesis research. The proposal is prepared in consultation with the supervisory committee and contains a literature review, a 
progress report and a detailed description of future experiments. The proposal should demonstrate a good understanding of the background 
of the project, the questions to be answered, and the experimental approaches needed to answer these questions. Both the written proposal 
and an oral summary of the proposal are presented to the examining committee within one year of entry into the PhD program. 

5. BIOL 890: Research and thesis (75 credits). 


4. Research Proposal and Qualifying Exam. The examining committee consists of the student’s supervisory committee plus two additional 
members of the Department of Biology and is chaired by the Graduate Program Director. The student is evaluated on the basis of the quality of 
the oral and written presentations of the proposal and on responses to questions from the examining committee. These questions extend into 
general areas as well as focusing directly on the thesis topic. The examining committee assigns one of the following three grades: 

1. PASS: The student is admitted to candidacy for a PhD in Biology. 

2. CONDITIONAL PASS: The student is admitted to candidacy but is required to complete at least one additional course. This grade is 
assigned only if the background preparation of the student is judged to be insufficient. 

3. FAIL: The student must withdraw from the program. 


If the examining committee judges that the proposal has weaknesses that can be corrected with minor revisions, it may suspend assigning a 
mark for a period not exceeding three months. The revised proposal then is assigned one of the three above grades. 


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5. Thesis. A major portion of the PhD program involves the planning and execution of innovative and original research under the direction of a 
supervisor. It is expected that this research should result in publication in reputable journals, on which the candidate is the first author and the 
major contributor of ideas and experimental data. The thesis will be examined by a Thesis Examining Committee and will be defended orally. 


Academic Regulations 
1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 6 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 


considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students who receive more than one C grade during the course of their PhD studies will be required to withdraw from the program. 
Students may apply for re-admission. Students who receive another C after re-admission will be required to withdraw from the program and will 
not be considered for re-admission. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their PhD studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limits. All work for the doctoral degree must be completed by the end of the fourth calendar year following the year of admission to 
candidacy, defined as successful completion of the Research Proposal and Qualifying Exam (BIOL 850). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Science (Biology) 


Admission Requirements. The admission requirement is a BSc degree or equivalent with specialization in biology with good standing (B average) 
from a recognized university. Exceptionally, applicants not meeting the GPA requirement may be admitted on the basis of outstanding academic 


letters of reference, good performance and high standing in advanced courses or exceptional research experience. 
Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 
2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study. 
3. Courses. Three 3-credit courses (9 credits), to be chosen in consultation with the candidate’s advisory committee. 
4. Thesis (BIOL 696, 36 credits). The thesis will be examined by a committee composed of the student’s supervisory committee plus a third 
examiner chosen at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director. An oral examination chaired by the Graduate Program Director or his/her 


designate will be conducted before the examining committee to test the student’s ability to defend the thesis. 


5. Seminars. Each student is expected to attend and participate in departmental seminars. In addition, students will be required to present a short 
(20-30 minutes) seminar to the department on their research once during their residency, normally on completion of their first year. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 6 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. Progress Report. Each student’s progress is formally evaluated by the student’s advisory committee every six months and a report is submitted 
to the Graduate Program Director. 


3. C Rule. Students who obtain less than a grade of B- in a course are required to repeat the course or take another course. Students receiving 
more than one C grade will be withdrawn from the program. 


4. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their MSc studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students who receive a 
grade of less than B- after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re-admission. 


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5. Time Limit. When students do not complete their master’s program within two years, a reasoned request for an extension must be submitted to 
the thesis committee before they can maintain their registration in the program. 


6. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Courses 


The content of the following courses will vary from year to year and will reflect the interests of the department and the instructor in the course. Not all 
courses will be offered in any given academic year. Details of the courses to be given together with their respective course contents will be available 


at the beginning of the academic year. All are one-term 3-credit courses. 


The following reading courses are designed to meet special needs of students in their areas of research, and involve the presentation, discussion and 


critical analysis of information from current journal articles. 


BIOL 601 Readings in Ecology and Behaviour | 
BIOL 602 Readings in Cell and Molecular Biology | 
BIOL 606 Readings in Organismal Biology | 

BIOL 607 Readings in Ecology and Behaviour II 
BIOL 608 Readings in Cell and Molecular Biology II 
BIOL 609 Readings in Organismal Biology II 

BIOL 612 Advanced Topics in Evolution 

BIOL 613 Advanced Topics in Behavioural Ecology 
BIOL 614 Advanced Topics in Ecology 

BIOL 615 Advanced Topics in Animal Biology 
BIOL 630 Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics 

BIOL 631 Advanced Topics in Biotechnology 

BIOL 632 Advanced Topics in Cell Biology 

BIOL 635 Advanced Topics in Molecular Genetics 
BIOL 640 Advanced Topics in Plant Biology 

BIOL 680 Advanced Topics in Biology 

BIOL 685 Advanced Topics in Microbiology 

BIOL 696 Master’s Research and Thesis (36 credits) 


The following courses in Biochemistry may be taken for credit in the program. 


CHEM 670 Selected Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics 
CHEM 671 Structure and Function of Biomembranes 

CHEM 673 Neurochemistry 

CHEM 677 Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanism 

CHEM 678 Protein Engineering and Design 


BIOL 616 Current Advances in Ecological Research 

This course is given in alternate years and reviews selected areas of current research in ecology, evolution and behaviour through critical analysis of 
recent publications. Topics vary from year to year, and are determined in part by the interests of the students. Material covered may include papers 
published in refereed journals, monographs or books on specialized topics, or new textbooks covering advanced topics in a relevant area. Students 
are responsible for giving class presentations of selected material, leading class discussions, and submitting critiques and answers to assigned 


essay questions. Grading is based upon class participation, oral presentations and written work. Lectures only. (No laboratory component). 


BIOL 622 Advanced Techniques in Ecology * 

This course introduces students to a variety of techniques of experimental design, data collection, and quantitative analysis. Students participate in a 
series of modules, each of which presents experimental and analytical techniques appropriate for one area of modern research in ecology, behaviour, 
or evolution. Some modules require students to collect and subsequently analyze original data from field or laboratory settings. Modules and their 


contents may vary from year to year. Tutorials and laboratory. 


BIOL 623 Advanced Applied Ecology and Conservation * 
This course applies principles of ecology at the individual, population, community and ecosystem level to identify and solve practical environmental 
problems. Topics include pollution, climate change, and farming, harvesting renewable resources, designing nature reserves and conserving bio- 


diversity. Lectures and tutorials. 


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BIOL 624 Advances in Decomposer Communities and Nutrient Cycling * 

This course examines the role of the microbial community in the fundamental processes of decomposition and nutrient cycling. We discuss the role 
of microbes in the breakdown of organic molecules and the release and transformation of mineral elements. Emphasis is placed on the interactions 
between decomposition and on the interactions between bacteria, fungi, and the microbes in the maintenance of nutrient cycles. Lectures and 


laboratory. 


BIOL 633 Advanced Immunology * 

The role of the immune system in maintenance of body homeostasis will be presented with particular reference to cells and tissues of the immune 
system, their organization as well as their structural and functional relationships. Topics include: maturation and differentiation of B and T 
lymphocytes; structure and properties of antibodies; immune responses to antigens; genetic aspects of antibody synthesis; immunological 


considerations in AIDS, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. Lectures and seminars. 


BIOL 634 Advanced Cell Biology * 

Lectures dealing with selected topics in mammalian cell biology. These include introduction to the elements of cell biology. Introduction to the 
elements of cell culture with reference to the growth and function of non-differentiated and differentiated cells. Control of cell cycling under normal and 
abnormal states, mechanisms of peptide and steroid hormone action with emphasis on intracellular signaling pathways. The control of gene 


transcription and detailed analysis of the effect of host cell factors on virus replication. Lectures only. 


BIOL 660 Advanced Plant Biochemistry * 
Biochemical study of the natural constituents and secondary metabolites unique to plants. Their biosynthesis, biotransformations, and functions in 


plants, as well as their economic and pharmacologic importance are stressed. Lectures only. 


BIOL 661 Advanced Tissue Culture * 
This course looks at plant-growth regulators, nutritional requirements, and other factors necessary for in-vitro culturing of plant cells and tissues. The 


course also discusses methods available for nuclear transfers and the propagation of transformed plants. Lectures only. 


BIOL 670 Scientific Communication 

This course is offered every other year and is open to all graduate students in Biology or by special permission from the instructor. It is designed to 
present the requirements for publishable scientific writing, successful research proposals and the presentation of oral papers at scientific meetings. 
The course emphasizes good writing habits, focuses on the importance of thought, the conciseness of statements and clarity of exposition. The 
course combines lectures, group discussions, workshops and oral presentations. Marks are based on a number of written assignments, oral 


presentations as well as participation in class. 


BIOL 671 Scanning Electron Microscopy * 

This course is given alternate years in the Summer session and explains both the theory and practice of instrumentation and methodology. Students 
learn to operate the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and ancillary equipment such as sputter-coater and the critical point drier. Hands-on 
learning experience is stressed to acquire familiarity with special techniques. Instructions cover three aspects: instrumentation, specimen preparation 


(fixation and drying), and specimen mounting and coating. Tutorials and laboratory. 


BIOL 687 Advanced Molecular Genetics * 
This course concentrates on basic microbial and molecular genetics, introducing isolation and characterization of mutants, methods of mapping 


mutants, transposons, episomes, and recombinant DNA techniques. Lectures and conferences. 


BIOL 688 Advances in Biological Regulatory Mechanisms * 
This course examines the molecular basis of the control of metabolic pathways with an emphasis on procaryote systems. The course concentrates 


on the analysis of the rationale of experimentation used to elucidate these regulatory mechanisms. Lectures and conferences. 


BIOL 689 Advanced Techniques in Molecular Biology * 
Theory and practice of modern experimental procedures of molecular biology, including use of restriction enzymes, gene cloning, and hybridizations, 


DNA sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, and the use of bacteria and phage in biotechnology. Laboratory and tutorials. 


BIO 690 Advanced Gene Structure * 
This course deals with gene regulation in eukaryotes. Topics covered include transcription, transcript processing, translation, and post-translational 


processes. Lectures only. 


* Course descriptions listed here correspond to undergraduate course descriptions except for BIOL 616 and 670 which are not available to 
undergraduate students. It is understood that an instructor who grants written permission to register in the course as a graduate student will require 


extra work from the students for graduate credit. These courses are open to doctoral students only under exceptional circumstances. 


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Diploma in Biotechnology and Genomics 


Admission Requirements. To be considered for admission, students must hold a BSc degree from an accredited university with at least fifteen 
credits in courses at the 200 or 300 level in the following subjects: genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and 3 credits of laboratory 
in one or more of the previous subjects. In addition, applicants should have obtained an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a scale 


with a maximum of 4.30). 


International students whose undergraduate degree was not obtained in an English-speaking university must have recently achieved a TOEFL iBT 
score higher than 100 (600 for TOEFL PBT). A recent advanced GRE is recommended for international students. 


Requirements for the Diploma 


1. Credits. Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits, comprised of 24 credits of course work and a 6-credit research project. Of 
the 30 credits required, 21 are designated as core. 


2. Courses. Credit courses for the diploma program are listed below. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. 
Core Courses (21 credits) 


BIOL 510 Bioinformatics 

BIOL 511 Structural Genomics 

BIOL 512 Functional Genomics 

BIOL 515 Biotechnology and Genomics Laboratory 

BIOL 516 Project in Biotechnology and Genomics (6 credits) 

PHIL 530 Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Biotechnology 


Elective Courses (9 credits) 


BIOL 520 Bioinformatics Programming 

BIOL 521 Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology 
BIOL 523 Agriculture and Agri-Food Biotechnology 
BIOL 524 High-throughput Instrumentation 

CHEM 678 Protein Engineering and Design 

CHEM 690 Selected Topics in Instrumentation 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirements. Students having completed at least four courses are assessed at the end of each academic year based on creditable 
courses completed after their first registration in the program. To be permitted to continue, students must have obtained a cumulative grade point 
average of at least 3.00. 


2. C Rule. Normally a student receiving a grade of C in two courses will be withdrawn from the program. Students withdrawn for this reason may 
petition the Diploma Committee for special consideration. In cases of extenuating circumstances probationary continuation in the program will be 
considered. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a diploma program for full-time students must be completed within 6 terms (2 years) from the time of initial registration in 
the program; for part-time students the time limit is 12 terms (4 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. To graduate, students must have completed all course requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 
3.00. 


Courses 


BIOL 510 Bioinformatics 
Prerequisites: BIOL 367 or equivalent; COMP 228 (System Hardware) or permission of the Diploma Program Director. 


This course provides the tools for life scientists to interpret and analyze biological sequence data. It provides a general overview of the growth in 


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availability of genetic information. The course covers the genetic databases; the rapidly-increasing number of genome databases, including the 
human genome database; the sequence homology search engines and search algorithms; software for the identification of structural sequence 


components; and the determination of evolutionary relationships between sequences. 


BIOL 511 Structural Genomics 

Prerequisite: BIOL 367 or permission of the Diploma Program Director. 

This course provides an overview of genome analysis including: cloning systems; sequencing strategies; methods of detecting genes and 
approaches to mapping genomes. It covers the theory and design of the different approaches, and the analysis of genomic data generated from 


them. 


BIOL 512 Functional Genomics 

Prerequisite: BIOL 367 or permission of the Diploma Program Director. 

This course focuses on the functional analysis of expressed genes and their products. Course content includes the construction and screening of 
normalized cDNA libraries, analysis of expressed sequence tags (ESTs), functional analysis by gene knock-outs, localization of gene products by 
gene knowk-ins, transcription profiling, systematic identification of proteins, and functional analysis of proteins by detection of protein-protein 


interactions. 


BIOL 515 Biotechnology and Genomics Laboratory 

Prerequisite: BIOL 368 or permission of the Diploma Program Director. 

This is a hands-on course on techniques used in biotechnology and genomics. Experiments conducted in this course include separation and mapping 
of high molecular weight DNA fragments, shotgun sequencing, ESTs sequencing, protein production in bacteria and fungi, functional analysis of 


protein products, protein arrays, and in vivo detection of protein interactions. 


BIOL 516 Project in Biotechnology and Genomics (6 credits) 

Prerequisites: BIOL 466; BIOL 368; or permission of the Diploma Program Director. 

Each student conducts a project under the supervision of a faculty member at Concordia or other research institutions affiliated with the program. The 
project topic requires approval by the course coordinator. The project can be taken over an 8-month (10 hours per week) of a 4-month period (20 
hours per week) at Concordia or other approved institutions or companies. The project will be chosen from one or more of the following fields: 
biotechnology, genomics, bioinformatics, and high-throughput experimentation. The nature of the project can be research, development, or 
application. A student who is working full-time or part-time can pursue the project in his/her place of employment subject to approval. (Approval will 
only be given to projects which are clearly demonstrated to be independent of the regular work requirement). At the end of the project, the student is 
required to submit a report on the results of the project and present the results publicly in the form of a scientific poster or a short talk at a scheduled 


Genomics/Biotechnology Research Day. 


BIOL 520 Bioinformatics Programming 

Prerequisites: BIOL 510; COMP 248 or equivalent. 

This course is an introduction to working with public domain tools for bioinformatics, and the management of computers, software, and databases for 
bioinformatics. It covers setting up and use of a workstation running Linux, basic Unix commands, and scripting the Unix shell. It also provides an 


introduction to Perl, python, Java, and C++ programming languages, the Apache web server, and the mySQL database. 


BIOL 521 Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology 
Prerequisites: BIOL 511; BIOL 512. 
This course provides an in-depth evaluation of current biotechnology tools used in pharmaceutical and forestry industries, and in environmental 


remediation. New technologies and genomic approaches that can be applied to these processes are also discussed. 


BIOL 523 Agriculture and Agri-Food Biotechnology 

Prerequisites: BIOL 511; BIOL 512. 

This course provides an overview on the use of biotechnology in agriculture and in the agri-food industry. Plant genomics and genetic manipulation of 
plants are emphasized. Also discussed are biotechnology methods used in reducing agricultural pollutants and converting agricultural surplus to 


energy. 


BIOL 524 High-throughput Instrumentation 

Prerequisites: BIOL 511; BIOL 512. 

This is a hands-on introduction to high-throughput instruments used in biotechnology and genomics. Students are exposed to capillary 
electrophoresis-based DNA sequencing, microplate-based PCR reactions and purification of PCR products, construction of DNA chips, microarray 


scanning, and liquid handling robotics. Enrolment in this course is restricted to ten students. 


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Concordia University 


http://www.concordia.ca/content/concordia/en/academics/graduate/calendar/archives/winter-2016/fasc/chem.html 


Chemistry 


Department of Chemistry Website 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Chemistry) 


Admission Requirements. The normal requirement for admission is a Master of Science degree in Chemistry with high standing from a recognized 
university. Comparable qualifications in biology or biochemistry are also acceptable for applicants wishing to do graduate studies in biochemistry. 
Upon recommendation by full-time members of the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, students enrolled in the Master of 
Science (Chemistry) program at Concordia University who have completed a minimum of 6 credits of graduate level course work and who have 
shown themselves to be outstanding through performance in research may apply for permission to proceed directly to doctoral studies without 
submitting a master’s thesis (fast-tracking). Outstanding students who have maintained a grade point average of greater than 3.50 in their last two 
years of study and those with external scholarships (NSERC, CIHR, FQRNT) may also apply to the PhD program directly (fast-tracking) from their 
BSc program. 


It is also possible to carry out PhD studies on a CO-OP basis with the collaboration of an employer. A CO-OP graduate student conducts research of 
interest to the employer, normally in the employer’s laboratory, but directs the project toward a thesis topic acceptable to the department at Concordia 
and under the guidance of an academic supervisor in the department. The student will spend one term, normally with the support of an employer, 
gaining experience teaching in undergraduate laboratories and participating actively in the departmental seminars. This program will be available in 
areas of chemistry and biochemistry where the Department has the resources to provide a suitable academic co-supervisor. It is a condition of the 


program that the employers agree to the publication of thesis results. Prospective applicants should contact the Department for further details. 
Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A candidate entering the doctoral program with a master’s degree is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits. A candidate entering 
the doctoral program under accelerated admission (fast-tracking) from the BSc program is required to complete a minimum of 9 credits from 
graduate courses listed under Topics in addition to the regular 90 credits; a candidate entering the doctoral program under accelerated admission 
(fast-tracking) from the MSc program is required to complete a minimum of 3 credits listed under Topics in addition to the regular 90 credits. 


2. Residence. The minimum period of residence is two years (6 terms) of full-time graduate study beyond the master’s degree or three years (9 
terms) of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent in part-time study) beyond the bachelor’s degree for those students who are permitted to 
enrol for doctoral studies without completing a master’s degree. It should be understood that this is a minimum requirement, and that a longer 
period may be necessary in order to complete all of the work that is required for the degree. 


3. Courses. The following are required of fully-qualified students: 

a. 6 credits from courses listed under Topics, in the general field of the student’s research project. 

b. CHEM 896: Research Proposal and Comprehensive Examination (9 credits). 
A student in the doctoral program is required to present a progress report on his/her research and on future research plans. The presentation 
should reflect the student’s awareness of current research in his/her field and demonstrate an ability to carry out a significant research 
problem and provide a rational approach to its solution. The student’s knowledge and understanding of fundamental chemical and 
biochemical principles will also be examined. 
The student is expected to complete CHEM 896 within 18 months of admission directly into the PhD program, or within 28 months of 
admission via the MSc stream. In exceptional circumstances the department may permit an extension of time for completion of this course. 
The CHEM 896 Examining Committee assigns one of the following two grades: (a) PASS - the student is admitted to candidacy for a PhD 
degree in Chemistry; (b) FAIL - the student must withdraw from the program. 

c. CHEM 855: Doctoral Research and Thesis (69 credits). 

d. CHEM 667 and 668: Seminars (3 credits each). 
These seminar courses provide opportunities for the student to prepare and present material concerning a current research problem in an 
area of chemistry or biochemistry to a critical audience. One seminar, CHEM 668, is on the student's own research while the other, CHEM 
667, must be a literature seminar on a different topic. The courses are designed to give students practice at communicating and defending 
their ideas on a research topic in a professional forum, and should successfully inform an audience of chemists and biochemists. 

e. With permission from their supervisory committee students are allowed to substitute graduate level courses from other departments relevant 
to their research problems, or professional development (e.g., selected MBA courses) as partial fulfillment towards their degree 
requirements. 


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4. Thesis. Students will work on a research topic under the direction of a faculty member and present an acceptable thesis at the conclusion 
(CHEM 855: Doctoral Research and Thesis). Students may submit a manuscript-based thesis following the guidelines outlined in the section on 
Thesis Regulations in this calendar. In addition, a public oral examination will be conducted to test the student’s ability to defend the thesis. 


5. Seminars. Each student is required to attend and participate in departmental seminars. 


6. Cross-Registration. Students may, with the permission of their supervisory committee, cross-register for courses falling in the Topics categories 
in other Quebec institutions. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored annually. To be permitted to continue in the program, students must obtain 
a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 6 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are considered to be on 
academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review periods are withdrawn 
from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students who obtain a C grade in a course are required to repeat the course or take another course. Students who receive more than one 
C grade during the course of their PhD studies will be required to withdraw from the program. Students may apply for re-admission. Students who 
receive another C after re-admission will be required to withdraw from the program and will not be considered for re-admission. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their PhD studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a doctoral degree must be completed before or during the calendar year, six years (18 terms) of full-time study from the 
time of original registration in the program. 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Science (Chemistry) 


Admission Requirements. The admission requirement is an honours or specialization degree in chemistry or biochemistry or its equivalent. 
Comparable qualifications in related areas such as biology or physics may also be acceptable. Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses 
may be required to take up to two such courses in addition to their regular graduate program. Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate 


preparation may be required to take a qualifying program. This does not apply to International Students. 


Candidates for the master’s degree may register on either a full-time or a part-time basis. It is also possible to carry out MSc studies on a CO-OP 
basis with the collaboration of an employer. CO-OP MSc graduate studies are arranged as a form of a full-time or part-time program where the 
student conducts research of interest to the employer, normally in the employer's laboratory, but directs the project toward a thesis topic acceptable 
to the department at Concordia and under the guidance of an academic supervisor in the department. The student will spend one term, normally with 
the support of an employer, gaining experience teaching in undergraduate laboratories and participating actively in the departmental seminars. This 
program will be available in areas of chemistry and biochemistry where the department has the resources to provide a suitable academic co- 
supervisor. It is a condition of the program that the employers agree to the publication of thesis results. Prospective applicants should contact the 


Department for further details. 
Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 


2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. The degree can 
normally be completed in two years (6 terms) of full-time study. 


3. Courses. The following are required: 

a. 6 credits from courses listed under Topics, in the general field of the student’s research project; 

b. Another 3 credits from courses listed under Topics, outside the student’s research project, acceptable to the supervisory committee; 

c. CHEM 655: Master’s Research and Thesis (33 credits); 

d. CHEM 666: Seminar (3 credits). 
This course provides an opportunity for the student to prepare and present materials concerning their current research problem in an area of 
chemistry or biochemistry to a critical audience. It is designed to give students practice at communicating and defending their ideas on a 
research topic in a professional forum, and should successfully inform a broad audience of chemists and biochemists. 


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e. With permission from their supervisory committee, students are allowed to take graduate level courses from other departments relevant to 
their research problems, as partial fulfillment towards their degree requirements. 


4. Thesis. Students will work on a research topic under the direction of a faculty member and present an acceptable thesis at the conclusion. 
CHEM 655 Master’s Research and Thesis will be examined by the student’s supervisory committee before being accepted by the department. 
Students may submit a manuscript-based thesis following the guidelines outlined in the section on Thesis Regulations in this calendar. In 
addition, an oral examination will be conducted before a committee of the department to test the student's ability to defend the thesis. 


5. Seminars. Each student is required to attend and participate in departmental seminars. 


6. Research Areas. Areas for possible research are listed before the Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy section. 


7. Cross-Registration. Students may, with the permission of their supervisory committee, cross-register for courses falling in the Topics categories 
in other Quebec institutions. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored annually. To be permitted to continue in the program, students must obtain 
a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 6 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are considered to be 
on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review periods are withdrawn 
from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students who obtain less than a grade of B- in a course are required to repeat the course or take another course. Students receiving 
more than one C grade will be withdrawn from the program. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their MSc studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 4 years (12 terms) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 5 years (15 terms). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Courses 


Specific course offerings in subject areas listed under Topics will generally vary from year to year, depending on the availability of faculty and the 
requirements of graduate students in the program. In the MSc program, every student must complete CHEM 666 (Seminar); in the PhD program 
CHEM 667 (Seminar), CHEM 668 (Seminar), and CHEM 896 (Research Proposal and Comprehensive Examination) must be completed by every 


student. 


Courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. Over the next few years the department will offer a selection of courses from those listed 
below. Additional Selected Topics courses may be offered in a given year, and these will be identified by different subtitles. Further information on 


Selected Topics courses will be available from the department at the beginning of each academic year. 


Topics in Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry 


CHEM 610 Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry 
This course explores themes within the area of Analytical Chemistry. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. CHEM 610A, CHEM 610B, etc. 


CHEM 612 Analytical Separations 

Prerequisite: CHEM 218, 312, or equivalent. 

High performance liquid separations on an analytical (non-preparative) scale are surveyed. Fundamental separation mechanisms and application of 
the techniques are discussed. Emphasis is placed on separations of biologically relevant analytes which include peptides, proteins and nucleic acids. 


Lectures only. 


CHEM 614 Modern Aspects of PracticalMass Spectrometry 
Prerequisite: CHEM 494 or equivalent, previously or concurrently. 


Theoretical and operational aspects of modern mass spectrometry are discussed in a number of formal lectures and training sessions. All students 


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must carry out an independent mass spectrometry project on their molecules of choice. Projects can be selected from all areas of chemistry, 
biochemistry or biology including the “omics” sciences (e.g., proteomics, metabolomics). 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a CHEM 630 number may not take this course for credit. 


Topics in Bioorganic & Organic Chemistry 


CHEM 620 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 
This course explores themes within the area of Organic Chemistry. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. CHEM 620A, CHEM 620B, etc. 


CHEM 621 Physical Organic Chemistry 
Prerequisite: CHEM 222, 235; CHEM 324 or 325; or equivalent. 
Determination of organic reaction mechanisms using kinetics, activation parameters, acid-base catalysis, Bronsted catalysis law, solvent effects, 


medium effects, isotope effects, substitutent effects, and linear free energy relationships. Lectures only. 


CHEM 623 Organic Synthesis 

Prerequisite: CHEM 222, 235, 324, or equivalent. 

This course is concerned with synthetic strategy and design. It provides an introduction to advanced synthetic methods and reagents, involving 
heteroatoms such as sulphur, phosphorus, tin and selenium, as well as an overview of the uses of protecting groups in organic chemistry. The 
concept of retrosynthesis and a few asymmetric reactions are discussed using syntheses of natural products from the literature as examples. 


Lectures only. 


CHEM 625 Nucleic Acid Chemistry 

Prerequisite: CHEM 221, 222, 271, or equivalent. 

This course introduces students to various topics in nucleic acid chemistry. The topics include nomenclature, structure and function of RNA and 
DNA; techniques and methods to investigate nucleic acid structure; DNA damage and repair; interaction of small molecules and proteins with nucleic 
acid; oligonucleotide-based therapeutics (antisense, antigene, RNAi); synthesis of purines, pyrimidines and nucleosides; and solid-phase 
oligonucleotide synthesis. Lectures only. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a CHEM 620 number may not take this course for credit. 


CHEM 626 Reactive Intermediates 

Prerequisite: CHEM 324, 325, or equivalent. 

This course offers an introduction to reactive intermediates with an emphasis on structure and stability as found in modern (physical) organic 
chemistry. While the focus is on radicals and carbenes, carbocations are discussed near the end of the term. The material covered is relevant to 
chemistry and biochemistry. Lectures only. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a CHEM 621 number may not take this course for credit. 


CHEM 627 Supramolecular Chemistry 

Prerequisite: CHEM 324 or 325; CHEM 335; or equivalent; or permission of the Department. 

This course reviews some fundamental aspects of synthetic and biological supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology. Topics covered may 
include supramolecular forces, ion binding and ion channels, molecular recognition, self-assembly (meso-scale and molecular-scale), organometallic 
supramolecular chemistry, dynamic combinatorial chemistry (DCC), and foldamers. Lectures only. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a CHEM 620 number may not take this course for credit. 


Topics in Physical Chemistry 


CHEM 630 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry 
This course explores themes within the area of Physical Chemistry. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. CHEM 630A, CHEM 630B, etc. 


CHEM 631 Computational Chemistry 

Prerequisite: CHEM 234, 241, 333, or equivalent; or permission of the Department. 

This course presents the concepts, tools, and techniques of modern computational chemistry, and provides a very broad overview of the various 
fields of application across chemistry and biochemistry. The course is divided into two parts: 1) Molecular structure, which covers molecular 


mechanics and elementary electronic structure theory of atoms and molecules; and 2) Chemical reactivity, which covers applications of quantum 


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chemistry and molecular dynamics techniques to studies of chemical reactions. The applications discussed include organic molecules and their 
reactions, peptides and proteins, drug design, DNA, polymers, inorganics, and materials. The course includes a practical component where students 


acquire hands-on experience with commonly used computational chemistry computer software. Lectures and laboratory. 


CHEM 632 Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics 

Prerequisite: CHEM 234 or equivalent. 

In this course, the basic concepts of classical (equilibrium) thermodynamics are first reviewed, followed by an introduction to statistical 
thermodynamics which gives a unified method of treating transport processes. At this point, the Boltzmann distribution function is derived, which 
leads to the statistical interpretation of entropy. Other important thermodynamic functions such as the partition function, the partition function for large 
ensembles and the Sackur-Tetrode equation are examined. The course also addresses non-equilibrium thermodynamics in the linear domain. The 
relations describing the production of entropy in irreversible processes due to heat transfer, charge transfer, change of volume, and chemical 
reactions are examined. The establishment of flux equations and the use of the Onsager reciprocal relations are then applied to the description of a 


variety of open systems. Lectures only. 


CHEM 633 Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry 

Prerequisite: CHEM 333, 431/631, or equivalent. 

This course includes a thorough review of basic quantum mechanics in both the Schroedinger and Heisenberg representations, electronic structure 
theory, symmetry and group theory, interaction of matter with light, quantum scattering, the path integral formalism, quantum theories of chemical 
reaction rates, time-dependent approaches to spectroscopy, wave packet propagation, correlation functions and dynamics processes, and density 


matrices. Lectures only. 


CHEM 635 Interfacial Phenomena 

Prerequisite: CHEM 234, 235, or equivalent. 

This course examines the physical chemistry of interfaces including surface and interfacial tensions, the absorption of surface active 
substances/surface excess properties, and surfactant self-assembly. Topics covered may include Gibbs and Langmuir monolayers, micelle 
formation, emulsions, foams, surfactant liquid crystals, layer-by-layer polymer self-assembly, and biological membranes. Techniques for 
characterization and applications (biological and industrial) of these systems are addressed. Lectures only. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a CHEM 630 number may not take this course for credit. 


CHEM 638 Physics and Chemistry of Solid State Electronic Materials 

Prerequisite: CHEM 234, 333, or equivalent. 

This course essentially explores how electrical conductivity is influenced by the nature of the chemical bonding in these solid-state materials. The 
course provides an introduction to solid-state structures and then goes on to explore band theory, the central model used to describe electrical 
conductivity in the following three categories of electronic materials: conductors, semiconductors, and insulators. Finally the course explores the 


extension of the band model to interpret electrical conductivity in molecular semiconductors and charge-transfer complexes. Lectures only. 


Topics in Bioinorganic & Inorganic Chemistry 


CHEM 640 Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 
This course explores themes within the area of Inorganic Chemistry. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. CHEM 640A, CHEM 640B, etc. 


CHEM 643 Organometallic Chemistry 
Prerequisite: CHEM 324, 341, or equivalent. 
This course covers the structure and properties of organometallic compounds, their main reactions and their application in catalysis and organic 


chemistry. Lectures only. 


CHEM 644 Physical Methods in Chemistry 
This course provides an in-depth evaluation of the different methods used in modern physical chemistry such as laser, microwave, FT-IR, electron 
spin resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance, x-ray photoelectron, x-ray diffraction and fluorescence, Auger eletron, Mossbauer, and gamma-ray 


spectroscopic analysis, as well as scanning probe microscopy and mass spectrometry. Lectures only. 


CHEM 645 Bioinorganic Chemistry 

Prerequisite: CHEM 241, 271, or equivalent. 

Role of metals in biochemical systems. Essential trace elements, zinc enzymes, oxygen transport and storage, metalloproteins and biological 
electron transfer, structure-function relationships in heme enzymes, nitrogen fixation; model compounds for metalloproteins and metalloenzymes. 


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CHEM 646 Industrial Catalysis 

Prerequisite: CHEM 234, 235, or equivalent. 

Basic and recent concepts in catalysis are described with particular emphasis on heterogenous catalysis. The technical, economic and 
environmental aspects of industrial catalysis are covered. The processes to be studied are chosen from the petroleum industry, the natural gas and 
coal processing industry, and the production of thermoplastics and synthetic fibres. The course ends with a rapid survey of problems associated with 


the treatment of industrial pollutants and with catalytic converters. Lectures only. 


Topics in Multidisciplinary Chemistry 


CHEM 650 Selected Topics in Multidisciplinary Chemistry 
This course explores themes within the area of Multidisciplinary Chemistry. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. CHEM 650A, CHEM 650B, etc. 


CHEM 651 Nanochemistry 

Prerequisites: CHEM 217, 218, 221, 222, 234, 235, 241, or equivalent. 

This modular course covers the areas of production, characterization and applications of nanoscale structures and materials. Each module is taught 
by a different professor as well as guest lecturers. Topics may include (but are not limited to): size dependent properties, synthesis of organic and 
inorganic nanostructures, self-assembled structures, chemical patterning and functional nanopatterns, biomaterials. Nanometer scale fabrication 
techniques such as lithographic methods, nano-stamping and patterned self-assembly are discussed. Modern analysis techniques such as atomic 
force microscopy and electron microscopy, which are used to map and measure at the single molecule level are introduced. Applications such as 
photonics, optical properties, biodetection and biosensors, micro- and nano-fluidics, nanoelectronics and nanomachines are presented. The course 


includes a term project carried out using the nanoscience facilities held in the department research labs. 


CHEM 658 Aquatic Biogeochemistry 

Prerequisite: CHEM 217, 218, 312, or equivalent. 

The major aim of this course is to present a quantitative treatment of the variables that determine the composition of natural waters. Chemical 
equilibrium is the central theme of the course, but consideration is also given to kinetics, steady-state and dynamic models. Related themes include 
global chemical cycles, air and water pollution, as well as current research topics in water chemistry and chemical oceanography. Lectures only. 


Note: Students who have received credit for CHEM 618 or for this topic under a CHEM 610 number may not take this course for credit. 


Topics in Biochemistry 


CHEM 670 Selected Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics 
This course explores themes within the area of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. CHEM 670A, CHEM 670B, etc. 


CHEM 676 Structure and Function of Biomembranes 

Prerequisite: BIOL 266, CHEM 375, or equivalent. 

Examples from the current literature are used to discuss what is known about how the membranes of biological organisms are assembled and the 
roles that these membranes play in a number of important processes. Emphasis is placed on the transport of proteins to and through biomembranes 
and the roles that membranes play in metabolite and ion transport. Where applicable, the significance of these processes is illustrated by examining 
the roles of membranes in health and disease. Lectures only. 


Note: Students who have received credit for CHEM 671 may not take this course for credit. 


CHEM 677 Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanism 
Prerequisite: CHEM 271, 375, or equivalent. 
This course explores steady-state kinetics, including such topics as the use of initial velocity studies and product inhibition to establish a kinetic 


mechanism; nonsteady-state kinetics, isotope effects, energy of activation, and the detailed mechanisms of selected enzymes. Lectures only. 
CHEM 678 Protein Engineering and Design 

Prerequisite: CHEM 271, 375, or equivalent. 

This course examines the principles behind protein design, how techniques of protein engineering are used, and the methods used to assess protein 


properties. Examples include studies of protein stability, structure-function relationships, and applications to drug design. Lectures only. 


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CHEM 690 Selected Topics in Instrumentation 
This course explores themes within the area of Instrumentation. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. CHEM 690A, CHEM 690B, etc. 


CHEM 691 Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 

Prerequisite: CHEM 222, 393, or equivalent. 

This course is designed to provide the background in magnetic resonance theory necessary to understand modern high-resolution NMR experiments 
and instrumentation. The basic theory in the introductory section also applies to electron spin resonance (ESR). Relaxation and through-bond and 
through-space interactions, and experiments to investigate them are considered. Spin manipulations and behaviour in multiple-pulse, Fourier 


transform NMR techniques used for common spectral editing and two-dimensional experiments are discussed. Lectures only. 


CHEM 692 Experimental Protein Chemistry 

Prerequisite: CHEM 477 or equivalent or permission of the Department. 

This “hands on” course introduces students to the common techniques used to study the structure and function of proteins and other 
macromolecules. Techniques covered include circular dichroism spectroscopy, fluorescence, UV/Vis spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared 
spectroscopy, isothermal titration microcalorimetry, analytical ultracentrifugation, and protein crystallization/X-ray crystallography. The course 
includes theory, applications of the technique to the study of protein structure and function, and basic practice experiments to become familiar with 
the instrument and data analysis. For some of the techniques covered hands-on use will be limited. Each student is required to carry out a project on 
his/her own protein of interest. Each participant asks a specific question about a protein and then uses the techniques covered in the course to 
address the question. Lectures and laboratory. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a CHEM 690 number may not take this course for credit. 


Theses, Seminars, Comprehensive Exam and Special Courses 


CHEM 655 Master’s Research and Thesis (33 credits) 
CHEM 666 MSc Seminar (3 credits) 

CHEM 667 PhD Literature/Topic Seminar (3 credits) 
CHEM 668 PhD Research Seminar (3 credits) 

CHEM 855 Doctoral Research and Thesis (69 credits) 


CHEM 896 Research Proposal and Comprehensive Examination (9 credits) 


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Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics 


Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics Website 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Hispanic Studies) 


Note: Admissions have been suspended. 


Admission Requirements. The normal requirement for admission into the MA is an Honours or Specialization in Spanish, or equivalent degree with 
a minimum GPA of 3.30 on a 4.30 scale; official transcripts; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statement of purpose in English or French; 
oral and written competence in Spanish and English or Spanish and French. Applicants must submit a 5-minute voice sample in Spanish in an audio 


file (mp3, iTunes, or wma) and a 1000-word writing sample in Spanish. All applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Studies Committee. 


Language Requirements. International applicants whose primary language is not English must provide eligible proof of English proficiency. The 
minimum required score for TOEFL iBT is 80 and 550 for TOEFL PBT. Applicants may also submit IELTS (International English Language System) 


results. The minimum acceptance score for IELTS is 6.5. 
Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 


2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement for the Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Hispanic Studies) is three terms (one year) of full-time 
study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


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C Rule. Students who obtain a C grade in a course will be required to repeat the course or take another course to be chosen in consultation with 
the supervisor together with the Graduate Program Director. Students receiving more than one C grade will be withdrawn from the program. 
Students may apply for readmission. Students who receive another C grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and may not 
reapply. 


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. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for 
readmission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (five years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have accumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Courses 


Students are required to complete 18 credits of coursework. The following core courses are required (six credits): 


SPAN 601 Discourse Analysis and Research Methods (3 credits) 
SPAN 603 Introduction to the Pedagogy of Spanish (3 credits) 


Twelve credits of elective courses may be chosen from the following list: 


SPAN 605 Independent Study (3 credits) 

SPAN 621-630 Topics in Applied Linguistics and the pedagogy of Spanish (3 credits) 
SPAN 631-640 Topics in Spanish Translation (3 credits) 

SPAN 641-650 Topics in Critical Thinking and Theory (3 credits) 


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SPAN 651-660 Topics in the Subject and Identity (3 credits) 

SPAN 661-670 Topics in Exile and Marginality (3 credits) 

SPAN 671-680 Topics in History of Ideas in the Hispanic World (3 credits) 
SPAN 681 Research Seminar (3 credits) 

SPAN 698 Topics in Current Research (3 credits) 


Note 1: Subject matter in “topics” courses varies from term to term and from year to year. Details of the courses to be given together with their 


respective course contents will be available at the beginning of the academic year. 


Note 2: In consultation with the Graduate Program Director, students may replace up to 6 credits of reading courses, or credits at the graduate level 
in another discipline. Permission of the Graduate Program Director of the respective program must also be granted. Interdisciplinary courses, where 
relevant to the student’s program, may include courses at the graduate level in the Departments of Communication Studies, Education, English, 

Etudes frangaises, Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology, and Religion. Approval of courses from these departments will be sought on a per-case 


basis. 


Note 3: Students who wish to concentrate in Pedagogy or Translation may take six credits at the graduate level in the department relative to their 


concentration. 
Twenty-seven credits in: 


SPAN 694 Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 
SPAN 695 Thesis (24 credits) 


OR: 


SPAN 682 Research Paper | (12 credits) 
SPAN 683 Research Paper II (15 credits) 


SPAN 601 Discourse Analysis and Research Methods (3 credits) 

This course is designed to provide both a broad theoretical introduction and concrete practice in the research and analysis of literary and cultural 
texts. Students consider, critique, and incorporate theory and criticism into the articulation and elaboration of an analytical essay. They also 
implement fundamental research practices such as performing bibliographical searches and documentation; implementing narrative, argumentative, 


and persuasive rhetorical strategies; and, finally, developing a rigorously defended and coherent argument. 


SPAN 603 Introduction to the Pedagogy of Spanish (3 credits) 

In this course, students learn and implement important aspects of teaching methodology and techniques. Opportunities for observation of Spanish 
classes are provided. Students apply the techniques learned in micro-teaching and peer teaching exercises. Assignments include lesson planning 
and the evaluation of teaching performance. This course will be offered in the first semester of every year. In order to integrate practice into the 


curriculum, an effort will be made to offer students an opportunity to teach an Introductory Spanish language course. 


SPAN 605 Independent Study (3 credits) 
Under the supervision of a faculty member, the student undertakes research in a defined topic related to the student’s interest and the faculty 


member's field of specialization. A final research paper is required. 


SPAN 621-630 Topics in Applied Linguistics and the Pedagogy of Spanish (3 credits) 
The courses in this area address different theoretical aspects of Spanish pedagogy, such as learning theories, curriculum planning, interlanguage 


development, the teaching and learning of phonology, phonetics, grammar, and vocabulary acquisition. 


SPAN 631-640 Topics in Spanish Translation (3 credits) 
Courses in this thematic area will explore different theoretical aspects of translation, such as languages in contact (bilingualism, interpretation, 
Chicano/a literature, contrastive grammars), diachronic and synchronic linguistic variation and its representation in time and space, as well as provide 


students with the opportunity to practice their translation skills. 


SPAN 641-650 Topics in Critical Thinking and Theory (3 credits) 
Through the study of cultural discourses of the Hispanic world, this thematic area aims to improve the understanding and praxis of rational analysis 
and argumentation, as well as to examine the intimate relationship between linguistic/Ianguage theory and cultural analysis. Topics may include 


rhetoric, pragmatics and hermeneutics, as well as the analytical practices of a number of linguistic and literary theorists. 


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SPAN 651-660 Topics in the Subject and Identity (3 credits) 
This area examines the artistic, literary and philosophical conceptualizations of subject and identity in the Hispanic world, including the problematics 
of gender, the (visual) image, the gaze, the body, etc. Topics may include the image of the gendered subject, analyses of dramatic works and film, 


the ‘visibility’ of the subject in the media, literature and/or paraliterature of a period and/or geographical area. 


SPAN 661-670 Topics in Exile and Marginality (3 credits) 

This thematic area examines exile as an epistemological, ontological, aesthetic, linguistic and political category within the Hispanic world. Courses 
may concentrate on writers and/or artists in exile, political and national identity, as well as gender issues in different eras and geographical spaces. 
Topics may include the examination of discourses of crisis in different eras: modernization; testimonio literature; the boom; the Chicano world and its 


reality; postmodernism/colonialism. 


SPAN 671-680 Topics in the History of Ideas in the Hispanic World (3 credits) 
This area examines the philosophical and ideological bases of artistic expression in the Hispanic world, in its European, American and Asian 
contexts. Topics may include the Caliban/Ariel dichotomy in Latin America, the rhetoric of independence and revolution, modernity/postmodernity. 


Poetic and essayistic discourses of Spain and Spanish America form the corpus for this area. 


SPAN 681 Research Seminar (3 credits) 


Students meet with peers and faculty for discussion and presentation of their current research. 


SPAN 682 Research Paper | (12 credits) 
Under the supervision of a faculty member, students undertake a substantial research project, to be completed by the preparation of a research 


paper. 


SPAN 683 Research Paper II (15 credits) 


Under the supervision of a faculty member, students undertake a research project, to be completed by the preparation of a research paper. 


SPAN 694 Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 

Under the supervision of a thesis supervisor, the student writes a proposal presenting a research topic, whose overall goal is to demonstrate that the 
student is capable of undertaking an independent research project. In the proposal, the student provides: 1) the linguistic, cultural or literary 
phenomenon or corpus to be studied; 2) a critical and theoretical framework for the study; and 3) a preliminary bibliography. This proposal is 


submitted to the thesis director and Graduate Program Director for consideration. 


SPAN 695 Thesis (24 credits) 
The thesis consists of the formulation and presentation of the research results. Each thesis is examined by a committee consisting of the student's 


supervisor and at least two other scholars from the department and/or scholars from relevant disciplines in other departments or institutions. 

SPAN 698 Topics in Current Research (3 credits) 

When offered, content will depend on the theme designated by the program.Students may re-register for this course, provided that the course content 
has changed. Change in content will be indicated by the letter following the course number. 


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Communication Studies 


Department of Communication Studies Website 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Communication) 


Admission Requirements. Applicants must have a Master of/Magisteriate in Arts in Communication or its equivalent. Applicants will be selected on 
the basis of the excellence of their past academic records. Applicants must include a thoroughly articulated outline of a research project with their 


application. 


Admission Criteria 


« Excellence and pertinence of academic background. 
e Promise as a scholar. 


e Relevance of proposed research to the program. 


Feasibility of proposed research in terms of material and faculty resources. 


Ability to understand English and French. 


Availability of a faculty member to direct the applicant. 


While there are no fixed quotas, admission is limited by the availability of the program’s faculty to supervise students. 


Language Requirements. Applicants should have a level of competence that would allow them to read technical material and follow lectures and 
discussions in both English and French. The ability to speak and write with facility in both languages is not required; students may participate in 
discussions, write reports, examinations and theses in English or French, as they choose. Applicants whose prior degrees are not from an English or 


French-speaking university are required to submit TOEFL scores. The minimum TOEFL iBT score required is 106 (or 623 for TOEFL PBT). 


Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate entering the program with a master’s/magisteriate degree is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits. 
These are apportioned as follows: courses and seminars, 21 credits; thesis proposal, 6 credits; and thesis, 63 credits. Typical progress in the 
program consists of: 


Year 1 
a. Courses and Seminars: four courses and seminars (12 credits). 
b. Doctoral examination: COMS 810 (non-credit). 


Year 2 
a. Courses and seminars: Doctoral Pro-seminar COMS 830 (6 credits) and one additional course or seminar from among the programs offerings 
(3 credits). 
b. Doctoral Thesis Proposal: COMS 890 (6 credits). 


Year 3 
a. Doctoral Thesis Research: COMS 896 (63 credits). 


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this, three terms must be taken consecutively. Students will be assigned an academic advisor when they first register. Students will be required 
to choose a thesis director before the end of their third term in the program. 


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. Courses. In order to favour inter-university exchange and broaden the training of the students enrolled in the program, all the program’s courses 
are open to all students in the program, regardless of the university at which they are enrolled. All students must enrol in the Doctoral Pro- 
seminar, COMS 830 (6 credits); and enrol in seminars and courses from among the Program’s offerings for a total of 21 credits. 


4. Doctoral Examination. Students must successfully pass an examination based on the student's research areas and interests. The committee 
for the examination is composed of three professors, including the student’s thesis director. The doctoral examination usually takes place in the 
summer of the first year, and is undertaken between May 15 and the first week of September. The written portion of the exam is defended orally 
in September or October. It is recommended that students complete their exam within the first two years of enrolment in the Joint Program. It is 
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the thesis proposal. Students who fail this examination are permitted to take it a second time in the following term. Students failing a second 
time are obliged to withdraw from the program. Students should consult the program regarding specific examination procedures and requirements. 


5. Doctoral Pro-seminar. In order to promote the growth of an intellectual community within the program and an exchange among the program’s 
four areas, students are required to register in the theory and research pro-seminar known as the Doctoral Forum. Students registered in this 
seminar are required to present a first draft of their thesis proposal. Students typically register in the doctoral forum in the second or third year of 
their studies. It is compulsory to finish the doctoral examination before registering in the Doctoral Forum. All members of the program are invited 
to attend the seminar. 


6. Thesis Proposal. In the term following the completion of course work (usually the sixth term) students should submit a thesis proposal to their 
thesis director. Students must have completed the doctoral examination before registering for the thesis proposal. The thesis proposal should be 
completed within three years of the student's first enrolment. The proposal must be defended orally before a committee of three professors 
appointed by the program. This committee will usually be composed of members from at least two of the participating universities. Students 
must demonstrate the viability of their project and their capacity to undertake doctoral-thesis research. The proposal may be accepted, returned 
for modifications, or rejected. The rejection of a proposal will result in the student being withdrawn from the program. A student whose proposal is 
accepted will be admitted to candidacy for the PhD. 


7. Thesis Research. All degree requirements, including the thesis, must be completed within six years of the student's first enrolment for full-time 
studies and eight years for part-time studies. The thesis must be based on extensive research in primary sources, make an original contribution 
to knowledge, and be in an acceptable literary form. For purposes of registration, this work will be designated as COMS 896: Doctoral Thesis 
Research. 


The doctoral thesis is based on extensive primary research; the goal is to make an original contribution to knowledge. The traditional research 
thesis is ideally no less than 225 pages and no longer than 350 pages. It must be written in an acceptable literary form and represent a 
contribution to theoretical or empirical knowledge in the field of communication. Students also have the possibility to produce a research-—creation 
thesis which is to meet the same standards of rigour as the traditional research thesis. The research-creation thesis includes a practical 
component of creation or innovative production in the field of media/communications or digital/computerized communications, as well as a written 
component of approximately 150 pages demonstrating the contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field. A digital reproduction of the 
practical component must be attached to the manuscript at the time of submission. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students who receive more than one C during the course of their PhD studies will be required to withdraw from the program. Students 
may apply for re-admission. Students who receive another C after re-admission will be required to withdraw from the program and will not be 
considered for re-admission. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their PhD studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a doctoral degree must be completed within 18 terms (6 years) of full-time study or 24 terms (8 years) of part-time study 
from the time of initial registration in the program. 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Domains and Courses 


COMS 800 Integrative Seminar (3 credits) 

This course proposes to engage first-year students in an epistemological conversation concerning different approaches to the conceptualization of 
communication and to the range of research problematics elaborated in the field and in the program. The expected outcomes would include: a broad 
understanding of the relations between different domains within the discipline; the ability to recognize the links between epistemological assumptions, 
theory construction, the formation of research problematics and methodological approaches; a familiarization with the main fields of strength within 


the program; and the development of the ability to engage in dialogue with colleagues in different domains of research. 
ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) and Society 
COMS 841 Cultural Industries (3 credits) 


This course examines commodification and industrialization processes as well as the dissemination and consumption of culture within contemporary 


social formations, while focusing on one or more sectors of the cultural industries. The analytical approach considers themes such as characteristics 


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of merchandisingcycles, work and market organization, symbolic and cultural specificity of cultural-industries products, and relationships between 


technological innovation and cultural form. 


COMS 843 Communication Policy (3 credits) 

This course examines the history and development of state intervention and regulation of the media. It may focus on communication policy nationally 
or internationally. The course considers such issues as the role of public policy in the development of public media and the public sphere, models of 
regulation and deregulation, the relations between regulatory agencies and interest groups, and the position of communication policies within larger 


governmental structures. 


COMS 844 Uses of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) (3 credits) 

Observing usage of information and communication objects and technical devices allows us to understand the effect of technologies within society. 
This course explores different theoretical and methodological approaches pertinent to analyzing ICT usages. With respect to course discussions and 
papers, particular attention may be paid to the interaction between user and technical device; articulation between artifact user and creator; usage 
situation within the organizational context; embedding of political dimensions in technological design; usage micro-situations and macro-sociological 
issues. Some major research traditions may be introduced, namely, dissemination of artifacts, sociotechnical innovation, common practices and 


significations, pragmatic approaches, social and socio-political appropriation of usages. 


COMS 882 Communication, Democracy and Power (3 credits) 
This course considers the communicative structure and performance of democracy within modern society. Attention is paid to the discursive 
resources available to perform and affect democracy, the constitution of democratic agents, the role of media in constituting and maintaining a public 


sphere, communicative strategies, norms of regulation and power, the performance of difference and various aspects of public culture. 


COMS 891 Communication Technologies and Society (3 credits) 
This course introduces students to and contextualizes the main paradigms with respect to research on social, economic and cultural aspects of 
information and communication technologies. Critical analysis focuses on their epistemological assumptions and premises, main categories of 


analysis, and privileged issues. Attention is paid to the political economy of the information system. 
Media and Cultural Studies 


COMS 842 Media Reception (3 credits) 

This course examines media reception. It explores different theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of individual group practices and 
cultural consumption. The course looks at case-study material drawn from specific media or media genres (e.g. popular music, téléromans, children’s 
programming). The seminar considers such approaches as media ethnography, focus-group research, audience research, life histories, and other 


context specific micro-social approaches. 


COMS 883 History and Historiography of Media and Culture (3 credits) 

This course examines the development of communication technologies and the media in comparative and historical perspective. Themes of time, 
space, place and power and their reconfiguration in relation to media and communication are given particular attention. Class members are 
encouraged to think about how they might engage in research on the history of media as part of their dissertation projects. To this end, 
historiographical issues are examined throughout the course, along with methodological consideration given to how one works with documentary and 


archival records. 


COMS 884 Cultural Theory in Communication Studies (3 credits) 

This course introduces students to cultural studies and its entwinement with the development of the field of communications. Key readings in Marxist 
approaches to culture, British Cultural Studies, and its US and Canadian variants are covered in the first half of the course. The remaining weeks 
expand the national and conceptual specificity of the “cultural studies tradition’. Topics include cultural and representational politics, issues of 


identity, resistance, hegemony, and ideology. 


COMS 885 Popular Culture (3 credits) 

This course focuses upon the political dimension of popular culture and the intellectual challenges it poses to scholarship. It concentrates upon the 
conceptual and historical aspects of the study of popular-cultural forms, their production and consumption, as well as their assessment. The course 
introduces key ideas and issues in popular-cultural studies, beginning with the rise of interest in mass culture during the late 19" and early 20" 
centuries. It also encounters modes of examining and understanding popular texts and sites of popular consumption. Issues of subjectivity, 


community, ideology, cultural hierarchies, and mass society are addressed. 


COMS 886 Alternative Media (3 credits) 
This course examines the array of alternative communication practices that inform social movements emerging from the margins. It focuses on the 
conditions of their effectiveness and mechanisms that facilitate or impede their success, such as the external social forces that influence their 


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COMS 851 Speech Communication (3 credits) 
This course examines discourse as action. Forms of discourse considered may range from interpersonal communication to public address. Possible 


theoretical approaches include ethnomethodology, conversational analysis, rhetorical theory, and performance studies. 


COMS 853 Discourse and Representation (3 credits) 
The course examines discourse with respect to representation. It focuses upon the structuring of knowledge and identity within sign systems. 


Emphasis may range from the cognitive and psychological to the social and cultural. 


COMS 854 Discourse within Social Formations (3 credits) 
This course examines discourse as social mediation. Possible themes include the interrelation of power and knowledge, the organization of culture 


through signifying practices, and the production of discourse and social institutions. 


COMS 887 Strategies and Styles in Communication (3 credits) 
This course considers the strategies and styles of communication as intentional symbolic activity. Communication is examined as a practice that 
responds to and transforms situations and contexts. Emphasis is placed on the form, manner, and consequences of such practices, as well as on 


the major paradigms informing different approaches to the study of discourse and mediated messages. 


COMS 888 Discourses of the Body (3 credits) 
Critical theorists have identified the body as a site of competing and multiple discourses. The course examines some of the ways in which different 
bodies have been constructed in the media and how these both constrain and provide latitude for the expression of identities. A central area of inquiry 


is the context of the historical and contemporary terrain that informs the expression and categorization of these identities. 


Organizational Communication and Networks of Communication 


COMS 861 Organizational Culture (3 credits) 

This course examines how cultural analysis can be brought to bear in understanding organizational life. To this end, a range of theoretical approaches 
are drawn upon, including conversational analysis, ethnography, ethnomethodology, symbolic interactionism, enactment theory, and socio-linguistics. 
Aspects of organizations such as norms, rituals, folklore, traditions, common ideals, ideologies, shared symbols, core values and interaction are 


given particular attention. 


COMS 864 Communication and Change in Organizations (3 credits) 

This course addresses a major question within organizations at both theoretical and practical levels. It focuses on issues of innovation or 
transformation in an organizational framework using various approaches (functionalist, critical, post-modern, constructivist, interpretative). This 
perspective is pertinent for analyzing the context and process of change within cultural or development organizations as well as private, public or 


charitable undertakings. 


COMS 875 Technology and Organization (3 credits) 
This course analyzes and critiques various theoretical approaches which account for the relationship between technology and organization. It also 
provides the grounds for a communicational reflection on phenomena associated with the presence of information and communication technologies 


within organizations. 


COMS 880 Communication Networks and Organization (3 credits) 

This course examines and analyzes communication networks in a constructivist perspective with respect to two main “social-networks” traditions 
(anthropological and structural). It considers communication networks according to the themes explored by scholars in the field such as diffusion, 
social support and capital, organizational phenomena, social movements or ICTs. The seminar also includes methodological aspects of the study of 


communication networks, their emergence, and their transformation. 


COMS 889 Theories of Organizational Communication (3 credits) 

This course surveys and juxtaposes how some of the main approaches to organizational studies have dealt with issues related to communication. 
Paradigms considered may include scientific management, human relations, cybernetics, political economy, rational decision making, cultural 
studies, feminism, and post-modernism. An effort is made to examine how these various approaches emerged historically in relation to shifting 
patterns of power, inequality, and technological change. Issues such as the nature of bureaucracy, domination and resistance, systematically 


distorted communication, and public relations/external communication are addressed. 


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COMS 873 Identities and Cultural Exchange (3 credits) 

Within the context of electronic, information, and market-globalization forces, traditional geopolitical borders have become porous and easily 
penetrable. This course focuses on the hybrid identities emergent and negotiated from cross-cultural engagements and transnational communication 
at the beginning of the 21°' century. Curricular materials include theoretical readings, case studies, and audiovisual materials focused on bridging 


cultural and political gaps. 


COMS 874 Globalization of Communication (3 credits) 
This course examines the emergence of a global communication system. Possible topics include international information flow, the circulation of 
communication products and communication issues as they are reflected in international accords and debates, and the role of media in issues of 


cultural development, democratization, and resistance to globalization. 


COMS 877 International Communication and Development (3 credits) 
This course traces the history of the different paradigms related to communication and development. It proposes a critical analysis of the theoretical 
perspectives suggested in both Southern and Northern contexts. The topics considered include Canadian and foreign institutions, policies, and 


programs, the role of international fora, as well as globalization and development. Case studies may focus on a specific region of the world. 


COMS 878 Communication, Conflict and Peace (3 credits) 

This course examines the various ways in which discourses of war, conflict, and peace are constructed and relayed through the mass media and 
other forms of technologically-mediated communication. In particular, how do the inherent properties of different modes of communication intersect 
with larger discursive formations to reproduce dominant definitions and unquestioned categories of social knowledge related to issues of peace and 
conflict? What role do the media play in shaping our understanding of war and warfare? How does the internet contribute to promoting both conflict 
and peace? How is peace represented as an end state that is desirable; for whom is peace being constructed; and what are the kinds of actions 


being promoted or encouraged in the name of peace? 
Media Creation, Design and Practices 


COMS 876 Media Technology as Practice (3 credits) 
This course examines relationships between theory and practice in the work of individuals and groups of media practitioners across a range of genres 


and working contexts. Analysis can focus on the organization of the workplace, the creative process and social forces influencing media praxis. 


COMS 879 Human-Computer Interactions (3 credits) 
This seminar examines human-computer interaction models and research in various fields of media communication; virtual worlds, e-commerce, 
distance education, sharing of knowledge and resources, adaptive technologies, systems intelligence and customization. Other topics include 


principles of interface design and assessment in cognitive ergonomics. 


COMS 892 Epistemology and Methodology of Media Creation (3 credits) 

This seminar seeks to develop a position of poiesis (production) and to differentiate it from the position of aisthesis (reception). In order to define the 
multiple aspects of media creation, the following themes will be discussed; creationistic accounts and theses; the spectacle as ritual, achievement 
and imitation of reality; agents, machines and living organisms; functions of transmitting information and story telling. Operational concepts 


considered include granularity, linearity, interactivity, diegesis, spatialization, indexicalization, enuciation, etc. 


COMS 893 Advanced Seminar in Special Topics in the Joint PhD in Communications (3 credits) 


This seminar permits the in-depth examination of particular special topics in media and communication. Topics vary from year to year. 
Examinations and Research 


COMS 805 Research Workshop (3 credits) 

This research workshop is supervised by the student’s thesis director and is intended to respond to a particular need unfulfilled by the program. It can 
take various forms, namely a directed readings program, a specific project within a research group, an elective course (including a masters level 
course) or a research or creation internship. The research workshop must be defined in a specific agreement between the thesis supervisor and the 
student, which shall be approved by the program director and added to the student's file. 

Note: Students may re-register for this course provided that the course content, as defined in the specific agreement between the thesis supervisor 


and the student, has changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. COMS 805A, COMS 805B, etc. 
COMS 810 Doctoral examination (non-credit) 


COMS 822 Advanced Seminar in Research Methods | (3 credits) 
This course provides an in-depth analysis of methodological problematics. Major contemporary methods of analysis will be considered. Possible 


themes include research design, data-gathering techniques and instruments, and qualitative or quantitative procedures for data analysis. Specific 


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topics may vary from year to year. 


COMS 823 Advanced Seminar in Research Methods II (3 credits) 


Students who have registered for COMS 822 will register for COMS 823 when taking a second Advanced Seminar in Research Methods course. 
* Topics vary and are determined by the Joint Program Committee. 


COMS 830 Doctoral Pro-seminar (6 credits) 
COMS 890 Doctoral Thesis Proposal (6 credits) 
COMS 896 Doctoral Thesis Research (63 credits) 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Media Studies) 


Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits, including the three core program courses. 
2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Courses. COMS 600 Communication Theory (3 credits) is required for all students in the first year of the program. Students may enter one of the 
four options |, Il, Ill or IV outlined below. Students elect an option after their first term of study with permission of the program director. The 
project option III is restricted to students with adequate and appropriate media experience. The program does not provide media training. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirements. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review periods are 
withdrawn from the program. 


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. © Rule. Normally a student receiving a grade of C in two courses will be required to withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing for this 
reason may petition the MA (Media Studies) Committee for special consideration. In cases of extenuating circumstances, probationary 
continuation in the program will be considered. 


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. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


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. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have completed all program requirements and attained a cumulative GPA of at 
least 3.00. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts with Thesis (Option I) 


Candidates are required to take the following: 


1. 9 credits: COMS 600 - Communication Theory; COMS 605 - Media Research Methods |; COMS 694 - Thesis/Research Creation Project 
Proposal; 

2. 3 credits: COMS 610 - Media Studies Seminar; 

3. 12 credits, chosen in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor and approved by the department's graduate studies committee. If approved 
by the department’s graduate studies committee, and with the permission of the department concerned, up to 3 of these credits may be taken in 
cognate graduate courses offered by other departments in the university; 

4. 21 credits, COMS 695 - Thesis. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts with Courses (Option II) 


Candidates are required to take the following: 


1. 6 credits: COMS 600 - Communication Theory; COMS 605 - Media Research Methods |; 


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2. 3 credits: COMS 610 - Media Studies Seminar, 

3. 36 credits, chosen in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor and approved by the department’s graduate studies committee. If approved 
by the department’s graduate studies committee, and with the permission of the department concerned, up to 9 of these credits may be taken in 
cognate graduate courses offered by other departments in the university. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts with Project (Option III) 


Candidates are required to take the following: 


1. 9 credits: COMS 600 - Communication Theory; COMS 605 - Media Research Methods I; COMS 694 - Thesis/Research Creation Project 
Proposal; 

2. 3 credits: COMS 610 - Media Studies Seminar, 

3. 12 credits, chosen in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor and approved by the department’s graduate studies committee. If approved 
by the department’s graduate studies committee, and with the permission of the department concerned, up to 3 of these credits may be taken in 
cognate graduate courses offered by other departments in the university; 

4. 21 credits, COMS 697 - Project. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts with Major Research Paper (Option IV) 


Candidates are required to take the following: 


1. 6 credits: COMS 600 - Communication Theory; COMS 605 - Media Research Methods |; 

2. 3 credits: COMS 610 - Media Studies Seminar; 

3. 24 credits, chosen in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor and approved by the department’s graduate studies committee. If approved 
by the department’s graduate studies committee, and with the permission of the department concerned, up to 9 of these credits may be taken in 
cognate graduate courses offered by other departments in the university; 

4. 12 credits, COMS 696 - Major Research Paper. 


Courses 


All courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise noted. 


COMS 600 Communication Theory 
This seminar studies and evaluates the major historical and contemporary approaches to communication theory. The following approaches are 


covered: Processes and Effects, Functionalism; Symbolism and Cultural Studies; Institutional Studies and Political Economy. 


COMS 605 Media Research Methods | 

Prerequisite: COMS 600 previously or concurrently. 

This seminar prepares students to critique literature from any of the major research traditions; to make basic connections between epistemology and 
problems of basic communication research; to be able to identify the research method most appropriate to personal areas of interest; to design a 


basic research project. 


COMS 606 Media Research Practicum 

Prerequisite: COMS 605 and permission of the Graduate Program Director. 

This course is an individual research practicum offered on a tutorial basis under faculty supervision. It may be used to develop advanced skills ina 
particular media research methodology. For students enrolled in the thesis or project options, this course is used to develop the analytic or creative 


research program necessary to accomplish the thesis or project. 


COMS 608 History of Media 

Prerequisite: COMS 600 previously or concurrently. 

This seminar examines the development of communications technology and the media in a comparative and historical perspective. Topics include 
the transition from orality to literacy, the print revolution, the rise of new image technologies and the mass press in the nineteenth century, electronic 


media and the modern nation-state, global information, and the emergence of a world media system. 


COMS 610 Media Studies Seminar 

This full-year course meets monthly to introduce students to issues of professionalization, careers in Media Studies research and practice, applying 
for funding, publication and dissemination of research, and presentations of ongoing faculty research and research-creation. An annual December 
colloquium for the presentation of second-year thesis and research-creation work is held. Required for first-year students, and recommended for 


continuing students. 


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COMS 614 News and Public Affairs 

This seminar examines the principles and discourses of news and public affairs media. The truth-value of news and public affairs programming is 
considered in the light of selectivity of reporting, changes in news formats, and the emergence of “infotainment.” Topics may include institutional 
structures, organizational routines, ideologies, and norms of representation that influence the construction of the news. 


Note: Students who have received credit for COMS 611, 612 or 655 may not take this course for credit. 


COMS 622 Media Law 
This seminar examines legislation relevant to the creation and distribution of media products. Topics may include copyright, libel, freedom of 


expression and censorship, privacy and contracts. 


COMS 624 Media Management 

The course is designed to provide participants with a practical and theoretical understanding of such aspects of management in the media enterprise 
as: leadership styles; goal setting; strategic planning; labour relations; ethics; budget control; communications consulting; and effectiveness 
evaluation. During the course, participants will examine various practices and problems in media management. The course begins with an analysis of 
management theory and relates to media institutions organizations. In addition, the program provides for advanced study of the social and cultural 


implications of communications and informations media, and of the analysis of the theory and professional practices of mass media institutions. 


COMS 627 Political Economy of Communication 

This seminar focuses on issues and problems related to media and cultural industries. Special attention is given to the production and distribution of 
cultural commodities. Topics for examination include the question of media ownership, the role of state agencies in media systems, and the 
economics of media institutions. 


Note: Students who have received credit for COMS 626 may not take this course for credit. 


COMS 628 Organizational Communication 

This seminar considers major approaches to organizational communication, particularly as they relate to media enterprises. Various paradigms are 
considered both as theoretical frames and as forms of social practice that have emerged in relation to shifting patterns of power, inequality, and 
technological change. Topics may include communication networks, organizational culture, the nature of bureaucracy, systematically distorted 


communication, gendered communication, the impact of new communication technologies, and patterns of organizational domination and resistance. 


COMS 630 Communication, Development, and Colonialism 
This seminar focuses on theoretical, and political issues related to interpersonal and mediated communication in developing areas. Topics may 
include: the forms of colonialism (neo- and post-) cultural domination, participatory development, women and minority constituency groups, 


sustainable development, and globalization. 


COMS 632 Media and Contemporary Culture 
This seminar investigates the influence of contemporary media systems on cultural values. Special attention is given to the question of consumption 
of popular culture and to recent developments in cultural theory. Topics may include: media constructions of nation and identity, media consumption 


patterns, political culture, popular and entertainment culture. 


COMS 634 International Communication 

This course explores the manner in which culture, ethnicity and other factors interact and are transformed through the international flow of 
information, images, and technologies. The international relationship between media, communication institutions, and constituency groups is 
considered. Topics may include: the analysis of genres and images, issues of cultural and media imperialism, the global information infrastructure; 


national sovereignty perspectives, and international broadcasting. 


COMS 635 Feminist Theory and Media 
This seminar examines concepts and principles from feminist theory in relation to the study of media and communication. Topics may include: 
theories of gender, sex and sexuality, psychoanalytic theory, materialist cultures, bodies and geographies, technologies, and visual cultures. 


Note: Students who have received credit for COMS 642A may not take this course for credit. 


COMS 636 Ethics and Media 

This seminar examines concepts and principles from ethical theory in relation to the study of media and communication. Possible topics include the 
ethical implications of media practices, the responsibility of media producers and audiences, the relationship of ethics to the pragmatics of 
communication, ethics and ethos, and the ethical implications of technology. 


Note: Students who have received credit for COMS 620 may not take this course for credit. 


COMS 640 Directed Study 
Students may enrol in a directed study under faculty supervision in order to undertake a specialized study of theoretical or research-related topics. 


Permission of the Graduate Program Director is required. 


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COMS 642 Special Topics in Media Studies 


This seminar permits the in-depth examination of particular special topics in media and communication. Topics will vary from year to year. 


COMS 644 Media Policy 
This seminar studies particular sectors of media policy and regulation in Canada. The policy sector under discussion may change from year to year 
and both historical and contemporary issues will be examined. Topics may include: broadcasting, film, satellite and cable distribution, 


multiculturalism, northern and remote access, telecommunications, and the internet. 


COMS 646 Alternative Media 

This seminar explores various alternative and resistant practices to mainstream media, including community radio and television, artists and 
community video, independent film, underground/pirate media, the internet, and other emergent cultural forms. Topics may include: practices and 
theories of the alternative, methods of critical analysis, media monopolies, democracy and resistance, cultural imperialism, culture jamming, and the 


possibilities of new technology-based forms. 


COMS 652 The Canadian Documentary 
This course examines non-fiction film, television and other media in Canada. Materials considered may include the documentary work of the National 
Film Board, independent film and video, and television docu-drama. These are examined from a variety of perspectives such as history, form and 


textuality, institutional analysis, and culture. 


COMS 656 Forms and Genres in Communication 
This seminar examines specific patterns in cultural forms and texts. Attention is paid to the production, consumption, and textual attributes of 
genres. Topics vary from year to year, and may include a focus on advertising, public advocacy, documentary, popular music, situation comedy, or 


feminist feature film. 


COMS 660 Definitions and Futures of Media and Technology 

This seminar explores the social, cultural, and psychological aspects of media and technology. Media are considered as both containers and 
expressions of culture. In addition, this seminar focuses on the impacts of new technologies and media. Topics may include the interaction of media 
and culture, the role of technology in the development of human consciousness and values, and the future of media in the light of emergent 
technologies and practices. 

Note: Students who have received credit for COMS 643 or COMS 658 may not take this course for credit. 


COMS 662 Theories of Representation and Interpretation in Communication 
This course examines discourse and media texts as forms of representation. Representation is considered in terms of both figure and argument. The 
course also presents theoretically-informed approaches to the interpretation and criticism of discourses and media texts. Possible theoretical 


approaches include rhetoric, semiotics, hermeneutics, and speech-act theory. 


COMS 670 Directed Study 
Students may enrol in a directed study under faculty supervision in order to undertake a specialized study of theoretical or research-related topics. 


Permission of the Graduate Program Director is required. 


COMS 680 Aesthetics and Media 

This seminar examines concepts and principles from aesthetic theory in relation to the study of media and communication. In addition to considering 
general aesthetic principles, the course may focus on particular aural or visual media. Topics may include the relationship of medium to aesthetic 
form, aesthetics and reception theory, aesthetics and ideology, the mass reproduction and distribution of aesthetic objects, and the aesthetics of new 


media. 


COMS 684 Media Research Laboratory 
This production-based seminar explores the intersections of analog, electronic and digital media with a special emphasis on their convergence. 
Topics may include digital imaging, multimedia information design and programming, three dimensional media, virtual reality, world-wide-web, 


hypertext and hypermedia publishing. 


COMS 694 Thesis/Research-Creation Project Proposal 

Prerequisite: COMS 600, COMS 605, COMS 610, plus 12 elective credits. 

Under the direction of a supervisor, the thesis or research-creation project topic and research plan are put into a formal proposal and submitted to a 
proposal committee and the Graduate Program Director for approval. Proposals must be defended by the end of the third term for students to 


continue in either the Thesis or Research-Creation Project option. 


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COMS 695 Thesis (21 credits) 

Prerequisite: COMS 694. 

The thesis is researched and written in the Fall and Winter of the second year of study. It is submitted in written form and is between 20,000 and 
25,000 words in length. All theses are submitted no later than the last day of classes of the Winter term (for Fall convocation). The thesis format 
must be commensurate with Graduate Studies regulations and in a format stipulated by the rules of the Thesis Office. The thesis is defended in an 
oral examination. 


COMS 696 Major Research Paper (12 credits) 

Prerequisite: COMS 600, COMS 605, COMS 610, plus 24 elective credits. 

The Major Research Paper is an extended essay/project equivalent to 10,000 words on a topic chosen in consultation with a full-time faculty member. 
The Major Research Paper may commence from topics and materials from previous courses, it may involve a sustained literature review of a specific 
issue or problem, or it may be a thematic investigation of a topic pertaining to media or communication studies. With permission of the supervisor 
and the Graduate Program Director, the Major Research Paper may include a research-creation component. This course is available only to those 


registered in Option IV, is normally taken in term five, and may not be taken concurrently with other courses. 


COMS 697 Research-Creation Project (21 credits) 

Prerequisite: COMS 694. 

Specifically designed for students with significant media production experience. During the Fall and Winter of the second year of study, students 
choosing Option III will undertake a Research-Creation Project that deploys one or more media forms. The Research-Creation Project is comprised of 
an original media production or prototype in any genre, and a 10,000 word document comprising a literature and media review, a theoretical and 
methodological contextualization, a critical reflection on the project and its outcomes, and other areas of analysis as deemed necessary by the 
student and the student’s Project Committee. The Research Creation Project is submitted no later than the last day of classes of the Winter term (for 
Fall convocation), and is defended in an oral examination. 


Note: Students who have received credit for COMS 696 may not take this course for credit. 


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Diploma in Communication Studies 


Requirements for the Diploma 
1. Credits. Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits. 


2. Courses. All candidates are required to take 18 credits in core courses, and 12 credits in elective courses chosen in consultation with the 
Diploma Program Director. Core courses are COMS 505, COMS 506, COMS 510, COMS 562, COMS 569, and COMS 570. 


Academic Regulations 
1. GPA Requirements. Students having completed at least four courses are assessed at the end of each academic year based on creditable 
courses completed after their first registration in the program. To be permitted to continue, students must have obtained a cumulative grade point 
average of at least 2.70. 
2. C Rule. Normally a student receiving a grade of C in two courses will be required to withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing for this 
reason may petition the Diploma Committee for special consideration. In cases of extenuating circumstances probationary continuation in the 


program will be considered. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade during their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re-admission. 
Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re-admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for the Diploma program must be completed within 6 terms (2 years) from the time of initial registration in the program. 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70. 


Courses 
All courses are 3-credit, one-term courses unless otherwise stated. 


Core Courses (Group A) 


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COMS 505 Introduction to Communication Theory and History 
This seminar offers an introduction to communication theory, by situating media theories and technology in their historical and cultural 
contexts. Through lectures, discussions, and selected readings from the works of key theorists, this course explores and evaluates major historical 


and contemporary approaches to communication theories. 


COMS 506 In the Field: Methods in Communication Studies and Practice 
Prerequisite: COMS 505. 
This course offers an introduction to communication research methods and provides an interdisciplinary approach to the interaction of 


media, technology, culture, and society. 


COMS 510 Graduate Diploma Seminar 
This full-year course meets bi-weekly to introduce students to the following topics: communication organizations and their public identities, 
internships and professional development opportunities, emerging trends in communications research methods and practice. Representatives from 


industry and faculty are invited to discuss their work and future trends in media studies and practice. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. 


COMS 562 Media Production: Sound 
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic working knowledge of audio systems, both natural and electronic, to understand the 
various affective and psychological qualities of sound, and how sound may be structured into imaginative aural form. Lectures and Laboratory: 


average 6 hours per week. 


COMS 569 Media Production: Moving Images 

This course provides a foundation in the creative, critical and technical aspects of moving images, including an introduction to non-linear editing 
software. 

Note: Students who have received credit for COMS 567 (Television) or COMS 568 (Film) may not take this course for credit. 


COMS 570 Media Production: Intermedia 
This course provides an introduction to new and developing digital technologies (primarily computer-based media) through historical, theoretical, and 
critical perspectives on media, culture, and society and includes basic concepts in software operating systems, communication design and digital 


media creation. Lectures and Laboratory: average 6 hours per week. 


Elective Courses (Group B) 


A selection from the following courses will be offered. Information about the particular offerings in a given year is available from the Department. 


COMS 507 Advanced Scriptwriting for Media 
Prerequisite: Submission of a sample of creative writing by June 30 and subsequent approval by the instructor. 
This course provides an in-depth approach to writing for specific media. Emphasis is placed upon structure, story-telling, research, and the interplay 


of character and action. Different paradigms for both fiction and non-fiction are considered. 


COMS 512 Discourses of Dissent 

This course examines the forms and tactics of public discourses directed toward social change. Forms of public discourse that may be considered 
include speech, images, audiovisual works, as well as web-based sites or forms of communication. Emphasis is placed upon political protest, 
conflict and controversy, and mobilization. Themes explored include the development of speaking positions, the use of unconventional tactics, and 


the appropriation or rejection of received values. 


COMS 513 Cultures of Production 
Drawing on a range of recent field studies exploring the creative workplace (e.g. television production, the fashion industry, ad agencies, graphic 
design companies, the music business), this course frames commercial cultural production as a site of active agency, negotiation, and constraint 


through readings, discussion, and the design and execution of field research projects. 


COMS 514 Production Administration 
This course focuses on the language, skills and strategies necessary for producing media projects and events. Administration, organization, permits 
and permissions, fundraising, liability and contracts, team building, distribution and writing are just a few of the areas that are examined as students 


learn the skills necessary to be a producer. 
COMS 516 Advanced Topics in Documentary Film and Video 


This course provides an in-depth study of selected film and video documentary genres. Specific topics for this course will be stated in the Class 
Schedule. 


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COMS 518 Cultures of Globalization 
This course examines the significance of communication technologies to the process of globalization, which has increased and accelerated the 
movement of people and commodities across the world. The resulting transnational networks of cultural, economic, political, and social linkages and 


alliances are considered, as is the role of media in engendering new forms of community and identity. 


COMS 519 Communications and Indigenous Peoples 

Focusing on Canadian First Peoples territories in the North and South, as well as selected circumpolar regions, such as parts of Australia and other 
areas of the world inhabited by indigenous peoples, this course examines from a global perspective the historical, theoretical, and cross-cultural 
content and contexts of aboriginal media and financing, audience research, product development, distribution issues, and policy formation. 


Broadcasting, print, and digital media case studies and materials are central components. 


COMS 521 Communication Technologies and Gender 

Feminist theories of communication technologies are used to critique the impact and meanings of these technologies in various spheres of cultural 
activity. Topics include the mass media, technological mediations in organizations and institutions, and the re-articulation of domestic and public 
spaces, such as the Internet and the World Wide Web. Special attention is paid to these electronic and digital technologies - or new media - and the 
communicational and representational possibilities they enable or foreclose. The class is conducted as an intensive seminar. Completion of a prior 


course in women’s studies or gender studies at the university level is recommended. 


COMS 522 Perspectives on the Information Society 
This course critically examines the political, social, and ethical dimensions of the information society within Canada and throughout the world. The 
development of the information society is placed in a socio-historical context. The significance of information and communication technologies is 


considered and the role of global information and communication policies is examined. 


COMS 523 Media Art and Aesthetics 
This course examines the aesthetic principles pertinent to the analysis and creation of works within communication media. Topics may include the 
field of perception, the role of cognition, the elements of composition, and the interplay of form and meaning. Both the static and dynamic aspects of 


visual and aural elements are considered. 


COMS 524 Alternative Media 
This course examines various alternatives to mainstream media. These alternatives may include community radio and video, independent film, the 
internet, and other emergent cultural forms such as the pastiche and parody of “culture jamming”. The concepts of mainstream and alternative are 


explored and the relationship between alternative media and social practices is considered. 


COMS 525 Media Forecast 
This course examines trends in film, sound, television, and other media for future applications. The course includes theory of media effects. 
Representatives from industry and government are invited to discuss future trends in media utilization. The course demands a theoretical and 


practical model for original or novel use of a medium or media mix. 


COMS 532 Communication, Culture and Popular Art 
This course offers an advanced examination of popular culture. With attention to such phenomena as hit films and television shows, stars, fans and 
pop art, this course focuses on the formation of hierarchies of value in cultural forms. This course examines how some cultural products come to be 


celebrated while others are dismissed. It also considers social and political consequences of divisions of high and low culture. 


COMS 533 Semiotics 
This course provides a detailed introduction to the semiotics of communication. The course considers the formal characteristics of signs and codes 
and examines how signs or texts produce meaning. Central to this course is the notion that sign-systems are fundamental to the production of 


knowledge and ideology. The course proceeds through lectures, an analytical reading of assigned texts, and student discussion and presentations. 


COMS 534 Advanced Topics in Film Studies 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under COMS 517 may not take this course for credit. 


COMS 535 Communications, Development and Colonialism 
This course discusses the role media can play in indigenous and international development. The concept of development communications is 


examined in the context of debates within neo-colonial and post-colonial theories. 


COMS 537 Race, Ethnicity and Media 
This course addresses practical and theoretical issues of race and ethnicity that have become focal points for current debates in public cultural 


expression and media studies. The following themes are discussed: cultural/racial difference and its implications for media studies; the 


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(mis)representation of multicultural and multiracial minorities in mainstream and alternative media; questions of access to arts and other cultural 
funding sources; implications of employment equity legislation in light of media budget cuts; and cross-cultural awareness programs vs. anti-racist 


training for media professionals. Theoretical readings which frame issues of cultural and racial representation are an integral part of this course. 


COMS 538 Organizational Communication 

This course considers major approaches to organizational communication in relation to shifting patterns of power, inequality and technological 
change. Topics include communication networks, organization culture, bureaucracy, systematically distorted communication, gendered 
communication, the impact of new communication technologies, and patterns of organizational dominance and resistance. Case studies of particular 


organizations are examined. 


COMS 539 Political Communication 
The relationships between forms of communication and political structures and processes are examined. Topics include freedom of expression, the 
role of communication in mediating conflict, the place of deliberation and debate in democracy, political campaigns and advertising, and the 


relationship between styles of communication and models of governance. 


COMS 540 Acoustic Communication and Design 
This course investigates contemporary theories of acoustic communication and design, such as Attali’s concept of noise, Schaeffer’s theory of the 
sound object, Schafer’s concept of soundscape, Chion’s cinema for the ear, and Augoyard’s repertoire of sound effects. Students engage in critical 


analysis of selected sound texts from various media. 


COMS 541 Sexuality and Public Discourse 

This course analyzes and explores the ways sexuality circulates in, and as, public discourses. Through a variety of conceptual formations and 
critical conceptualizations of ‘the public’ and ‘sexuality’, this course analyzes conceptually and critically how sexuality and the notion of the public are 
mutually constitutive. The seminar is interdisciplinary and draws upon works in feminist studies, queer theory, political philosophy, history, cultural 


studies and communication theory. 


COMS 542 Advanced Topics in the Photographic Image 
This course explores the themes and concerns associated with particular photographic practices. Through class discussion, visual materials, 


readings and writing projects, students develop a critical understanding of the history, language and aesthetics of the photographic image. 


COMS 543 Film Criticism 
This course provides an introduction to the assumptions, methodologies, and vocabularies implicit in important schools of popular and academic film 


criticism. 


COMS 544 Reception Studies 
This course examines recent theory and research trends in the area of media reception studies and audience agency. Topics may include discursive, 


institutional, observational and ethnographic approaches through readings, discussion, and the design and execution of field research projects. 


COMS 545 Television Studies 
This course examines recent research focusing on television. Topics may include technological and industrial changes, audience activity, new 


genres, and representational conventions. 


COMS 546 Rhetoric and Communication 
This course focuses upon communication as persuasive or as producing identification. Emphasis is placed upon the role of communication in civic 
affairs. Classical and contemporary approaches to rhetorical theory and criticism are examined. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a COMS 530 number may not take this course for credit. 


COMS 547 International Communication 

This course explores historical and current parameters of international communications within the context of current global shifts in power/knowledge 
relations. Discussion topics are selected from among the following: key development and neo-colonial theories, cultural/media imperialism, 
globalization, the UN infrastructure, the Right to Communicate debates, national sovereignty issues, international broadcasting, cross-cultural 
audience reception research and effects theories, telediplomacy, the World Wide Web and the Internet, women as an international constituency 


group, and others. 


COMS 548 Media Policy in Canada 
This course acquaints the student with the historical development of media policy in Canada. It examines the government regulation of media as well 
as the strategies that have been put in place to foster and guide the development of media and cultural industries. It also considers the present state 


of broadcasting, telecommunications and internet policies in Canada, focusing on current problems and exploring alternative solutions. 


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Concordia University 


http://www.concordia.ca/content/concordia/en/academics/graduate/calendar/archives/winter-2016/fasc/econ.html 


Economics 


Department of Economics Website 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Economics) 


Admission Requirements. A Master of/Magisteriate in Arts in Economics from a recognized university with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or equivalent. 
Students with a high standing in a master’s degree or equivalent in other fields, such as commerce, mathematics or business administration from a 
recognized university may be admitted, subject to satisfactory completion of qualifying requirements, if necessary. Students with a BA (honours) or 


equivalent with high standing in economics may apply for admission directly to doctoral studies. 


TOEFL Requirement. The Department of Economics recommends students for admission with TOEFL iBT total scores of at least 90 (or 577 for 
TOEFL PBT). The following scores in the essay/written expression section are also required: TOEFL iBT, 23 (TOEFL PBT, 5.0). 


GRE. While writing the GRE is not required, such scores certainly enhance an application for admission and especially for funding. 
Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate entering the program with a master’s degree is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits. 


2. Residence. The minimum period of residence is two calendar years (6 terms) of full-time graduate study beyond the master’s degree, or three 
calendar years (9 terms) of full-time graduate study beyond the bachelor’s degree for those permitted to enrol for doctoral studies without 
completing a master’s degree. A period of full-time study, allowed or required by the Department to be spent at another institution with adequate 
research facilities, may be offered towards partial fulfillment of the residence requirements for the degree of PhD at Concordia University. In each 
case, the Department must obtain approval of the Council of Graduate Studies. 


3. Courses. All PhD candidates must take ten one-term graduate courses (30 credits) selected from the Departmental offerings, six of which must 
be ECON 612: Microeconomics |, ECON 613: Microeconomics ||, ECON 615: Macroeconomics |, ECON 616: Macroeconomics II, ECON 680: 
Econometric Theory | and ECON 681: Econometric Theory II, plus four program electives. A recognition of past graduate work as partial 
fulfillment of the course requirements for the PhD degree is at the discretion, and subject to the approval of, the Graduate Program Director and 
the Dean of Graduate Studies. (See the regulation concerning transfer credits in this calendar.) Note: If students have taken courses that are 
required for the PhD program as part of their MA studies, they must substitute them with a maximum of three directed research courses and 
electives in order to complete the 30 credits required in the PhD program. The directed research courses are chosen in consultation with the 
thesis supervisor; they are graded pass/fail and are comprised of independent research work carried out under the direction of the thesis 
supervisor. 


4. Research Seminar. All candidates must take ECON 806: Doctoral Research Seminar (6 credits) requiring the presentation of a paper. This 
seminar is intended to aid in the development of a doctoral thesis proposal. 


5. Comprehensive Examinations. All candidates must pass three examinations (6 credits) in the areas of: Microeconomic Theory, 
Macroeconomic Theory and Econometrics. Each of these examinations is set, read and marked by members of the Department. These 
examinations must be passed before a student enrols in ECON 806. 


6. Fields of Specialization. Each PhD student must have 2 fields of specialization, either as part of the degree of MA or within the students’ PhD 
program. In order to do this the student must successfully complete 2 courses from the sequences offered in any of the following fields: 
Economic Development; Financial Economics; Industrial Economics, International Economics; Labour Economics; Public Economics; or 3 
courses in one of Econometrics, Macroeconomics or Microeconomics. 


7. Language Requirement. PhD candidates must pass an examination in French. International students may, with the approval of the Department, 
replace French with another language in which there exists a sufficiently large economics literature. 


8. Thesis. A candidate who has passed the PhD comprehensive examinations must submit in writing to the Graduate Program Director a detailed 
proposal of a thesis topic. Candidates proceed to work on the thesis (48 credits) only after obtaining approval of the topic from both the Graduate 
Studies Committee in the Department and the thesis supervisor. 


Academic Regulations 


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1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored periodically. To be permitted to continue in the program, a student must 
obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are considered 
to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review periods are 
withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students who obtain less than a grade of B- in a course are required to repeat the course or take another course. Students receiving 
more than one C grade will be withdrawn from the program. 


3. F Rule. A student who receives a failing grade in the course of a PhD program will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. A student who receives another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for the degree of PhD must be completed within 18 terms (6 years) of full-time study or 24 terms (8 years) of part-time 
study from the time of initial registration in the program. 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Economics) 


Admission Requirements. An honours degree in economics, from a recognized university, or the equivalent, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 is 
required. An applicant may be required to take up to 12 prerequisite undergraduate credits in addition to, but as part of, the regular graduate program. 


Some applicants may be required to pass a qualifying program, as a condition for entry into the regular MA program. 


TOEFL Requirement. The Department of Economics recommends students for admission with TOEFL iBT total scores of at least 90 (or 577 for 
TOEFL PBT). The following scores in the essay/written expression section are also required: TOEFL iBT, 23 (TOEFL PBT, 5.0). 


The Economics Co-operative Program is offered to those enrolled in an MA Program in Economics. The academic content of the Co-operative 
Program is identical to that of the regular program, but three Study Terms are interspersed with two Work Terms. Students are supervised personally 
and must meet requirements specified by the Faculty of Arts and Science, the School of Graduate Studies and the Institute for Co-operative 


Education. As employment opportunities primarily exist in the Canadian public sector, the program is presently restricted to Canadian citizens. 
Requirements for the Degree 

1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 

2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Courses. A fully-qualified candidate is required to take three 3-credit courses Microeconomics | (ECON 612), Macroeconomics | (ECON 615) and 
Econometrics | (ECON 680) and five additional 3-credit courses selected in consultation with the Graduate Program Director. 


4. Research Paper. Each student must write a research paper (ECON 703, 21 credits) demonstrating an application of knowledge in a particular 
area of economics. The topic of the research paper must be approved by the Graduate Program Director and a full-time member of the 
Department who is prepared to act as supervisor. The research paper is prepared under the guidance of the supervisor who must approve and 
recommend the final version for examination by an independent member of the Department appointed by the Graduate Program Director. 


5. Fields of Specialization. Each MA student is required to complete one field of specialization by successfully completing 2 courses from the 
sequences offered in any of the following areas: Econometrics, Economic Development; Financial Economics; Industrial Economics; 
International Economics; Labour Economics; Macroeconomics; Microeconomics; Public Economics. 


Academic Regulations 
1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored periodically. To be permitted to continue in the program, a cumulative grade 
point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits, is required. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are considered to be on 
academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review periods are withdrawn 
from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students in master’s programs are allowed to receive no more than one C grade in order to remain in good standing in the university. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 


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admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for the degree of MA by full-time study must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial registration in 
the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, a student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Courses 


Graduate courses offered by the Department of Economics fall into the following categories: 


ECON 610-619 Economic Theory 

ECON 620-629 Economic Development and Planning 
ECON 640-645 Financial Economics 

ECON 656-658 Public Economics 

ECON 660-669 International Economics 

ECON 670-674 Industrial Economics 

ECON 675-679 Labour Economics 

ECON 680-689 Econometrics 

ECON 690-693 Mathematical Economics 


Elective Courses 


A selection from the following courses will be offered each year. Information about the particular offerings in a given year is available from the 


Department. All courses are one-term, 3 credit courses. 


Economic Theory 


ECON 612 Microeconomics | 

Prerequisite: ECON 501 and 525; or equivalent. 

This course is devoted to modern consumer and producer theories. Consumer theory is presented first, and at some length, due to its inherent 
importance, as well as the overlap between the methods and results in this area and in producer theory. Producer theory is dealt with next. In this 


section of the course, the similarities and differences between these two important building blocks of modern microeconomics are emphasized. 


ECON 613 Microeconomics II 
Prerequisites: ECON 612 and 614. 
This course covers a number of topics in microeconomic theory. Main topics include general equilibrium theory and welfare economics, topics in the 


theory of information, contracts and principal-agent problems, and selected topics in game theory. 


ECON 614 Game Theory 

Prerequisite: ECON 612. 

This course offers an in-depth coverage of some important topics in mostly non-cooperative but also cooperative game theory. Although formal 
reasoning, precise definitions and proofs are part of the course, emphasis is placed on the importance and use of the various concepts in economics. 
Main topics include Nash equilibrium and subgame perfection, correlated equilibria, rationalizability, zero sum games, repeated games, (perfect) 


Bayesian Nash equilibrium, core Shapley value, bargaining problems, and stable sets. 


ECON 615 Macroeconomics | 

Prerequisites: ECON 503 and 525; or equivalent. 

The objective of this course is to introduce students to advanced theories and mathematical tools for rigorous analysis of various macroeconomic 
issues. Topics covered include consumption, investment, inflation and economic growth theories including Solow, Ramsey-Cass-Koopmans, and 


endogenous growth models. 


ECON 616 Macroeconomics II 
Prerequisite: ECON 615. 
This course studies various issues in macroeconomic theory within a dynamic general equilibrium framework. Topics covered vary from year to year. 


However, the first part of the course is usually an initiation into useful techniques such as dynamic programming and the numerical methods. 


ECON 618 Monetary Economics 
Prerequisite: ECON 615. 


This course includes the theory of money, monetary policy, payment systems, and banking. Among the available models, there will be a particular 


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focus on the New Keynesian model as a framework to analyze monetary policy. Alternative models of money, such as search-theoretic models, are 


also studied. 


ECON 619 Political Economy 

Prerequisites: ECON 614 and 615. 

This course studies how conflicts of interest are resolved through political institutions in democratic countries. In the first half of the course, tools and 
models that are useful in the analysis of voting and elections, bargaining in legislatures, and special interest politics are studied. In the second half, 
these tools are applied to examine: (1) how macroeconomic polices are made through the political process; (2) why inefficient policies may be chosen 


in the end; and (3) how constitutions (indirectly) shape public policy and consequently the economic outcomes of nations. 


Economic Development and Planning 


ECON 620 Development Planning | 

Prerequisites: ECON 501, 503 and ECON 525; or equivalent. 

This course deals with the main consistency models used in development planning. Aggregate macro-models, extensions of two-gap models and 
multisectoral consistency models are studied in detail. On the basis of case studies, special attention is given to the building of such models, to their 


limitations for policy users and to their possible improvement in the case of limited statistical information. 


ECON 621 Development Planning II 
Prerequisites: ECON 501, 503 and 525; or equivalent. 
The main purpose of this course is the study of aggregate and disaggregate optimization models applied to development planning. The theoretical 


discussions are complemented with the use of these models to study different policy issues. 


ECON 622 Economic Development 

Prerequisites: ECON 501, 503 and 525; or equivalent. 

Modern theories of economic development are presented. Topics include microeconomic reform and transition in developing economies, income 
inequality and enterprise and, foreign investment and technology flows as a means to development. In addition, analytical techniques used in the 


study of structure and functioning of developing economies are presented. 


ECON 623 Growth and Development 

Prerequisites: ECON 501, 503 and 525; or equivalent. 

This course examines a series of models that are relevant to the study of economic growth and development. These two issues are studied from a 
macroeconomic perspective; that is, emphasis is placed on highly stylized models characterized by rational decision making within a dynamic 


environment. 


ECON 624 Topics in Economic Development 

Prerequisites: ECON 501, 503 and 525; or equivalent. 

Why are some countries poor and others rich? What can account for cross-country differences in fertility and mortality rates? In gender gaps, civil 
war, and school attainment? Why did the industrial revolution start in Europe? Why did Europe colonize the rest of the world, rather than the other 
way around? Why are some former colonies (e.g., U.S., Canada) so much richer than others (e.g., India and Zimbabwe)? This course presents 
research which addresses these issues. While emphasis in on theoretical research where overlapping-generations models are used to generate 


multiple steady-state equilibria, empirical work is also examined. 


Financial Economics 


ECON 642 Financial Economics | 

Prerequisites: ECON 501, 503 and 525; or equivalent. 

This course is the first of a two course sequence in financial economics, and is intended to provide an introduction to contemporary theoretical and 
empirical modeling in financial markets. The course provides a foundation for more advanced work in financial economics while allowing students 
without an exceptionally strong mathematical background to become familiar with the discipline. Theoretical topics include measures of risk aversion, 
stochastic dominance, individual portfolio choice under uncertainty, the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), and the arbitrage pricing theory (APT). 


Empirical topics include tests of CAPM and the APT, the efficient markets hypothesis, performance evaluation, and event test methodology. 


ECON 643 Financial Economics II 
Prerequisites: ECON 642 and 680. 
This course is the second of a two course sequence in financial economics, and is intended to provide an introduction to several advanced topics in 


theoretical and empirical financial economics. Theoretical topics include the valuation of state contingent securities, dynamic asset pricing, and 


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continuous time methods. Empirical topics include the time-series properties of returns, traditional structural estimation of asset pricing models of 
maximum-likelinood (ML) and the generalized method-of-moments (GMM), calibration and simulation, variance bounds tests, and an introduction to 


empirical methods for continuous time models. 


Public Economics 


ECON 656 Public Finance: Expenditure 

Prerequisites: ECON 501 and 525; or equivalent. 

This course deals with welfare economics and the role of the government in supplying goods. The principal topics are the optimal supply of public 
goods, voting mechanisms and models of preference revelation, consumer’s surplus, externalities in production and consumption, optimal pricing 


models, the theory of clubs, inequality, cost-benefit analysis, federalism and federal-provincial relations in Canada. 


ECON 657 Public Finance: Taxation 

Prerequisites: ECON 501 525; or equivalent. 

This course analyzes both the descriptive and normative effects of alternative taxation policies on economic behaviour. In the descriptive part it deals 
with work-leisure choice, saving decisions and the incidence of the corporation income tax. The normative part deals with the optimality issues of 


income and commodity taxation. Emphasis is given to both analytical and policy considerations. 


ECON 658 Environmental Economics 

Prerequisites: ECON 501, 525; or equivalent. 

This course deals with the inter-relationship between economics and the physical environment. The objective is to depict the problem of 
environmental quality as an economic problem. The course focuses on the use of concepts and instruments derived from public finance for the 


resolution of environmental issues. Numerous case studies are discussed. 


International Economics 


ECON 661 International Trade 

Prerequisites: ECON 501, 525; or equivalent. 

This course provides a systematic treatment of neo-classical international trade theory, including the theory of comparative advantage, the theory and 
practice of commercial policy, trade and welfare, and customs union theory. The course emphasizes the interaction of trade theory with policy 


questions. 


ECON 662 International Monetary Economics 

Prerequisites: ECON 501, 503 and 525; or equivalent. 

This course deals with the specific issues resulting from balance of payments and exchange rates adjustments for open economies. Topics covered 
in this field include monetary and fiscal policies for external and internal balance, the international transmission of disturbances and adjustments 


mechanisms, the current account, international capital flows, the foreign exchange markets and the international monetary system. 


Industrial Economics 


ECON 673 Industrial Organization 
Prerequisites: ECON 501, 525; or equivalent. 
This course surveys economic models of industrial behaviour. Topics covered include theories of oligopoly, effects of potential entry, product 


differentiation, advertising, technological change, vertical integration, monopoly and merger issues. 


ECON 674 Economics of Regulation 

Prerequisites: ECON 501, 525; or equivalent. 

This course examines economic theories of regulation as applied to monopolized and competitive industries, together with their policy implications. 
Topics covered include natural monopoly, contestable markets, effects of “traditional” regulation (such as rate of return and Ramsey pricing), together 
with an examination of recent theories of optimal regulation under asymmetric information. Topics in the regulation of industries include minimum 


quality standards, licensing, and predatory business practices. 


Labour Economics 


ECON 677 Labour Economics | 
Prerequisites: ECON 501, 525; or equivalent. 
This course covers selected topics in the field of labour economics. The focus of the course is on microeconomic analyses and issues. The 


emphasis is on the application of some of the ideas from the theories of information, uncertainty, and incentives to the understanding of labour 


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markets and institutions. Topics covered include wage and wage differentials, discrimination, human capital, life-cycle models of labour markets, 
effects of asymmetric information, self-enforcing implicit contracts, efficiency wage models, principal-agent problems, team production and 


tournaments. 


ECON 678 Labour Economics II 

Prerequisites: ECON 612 and ECON 680. 

The main objective of this course is to examine a relatively small number of topics in modern labour economics and, ultimately, their empirical and 
econometric application. The topics covered include static and dynamic models of labour supply, dynamic models of job search and job matching, 


econometric analysis of labour market transition data, unemployment insurance, and unemployment theories. 


Econometrics 


ECON 680 Econometric Theory | 

Prerequisites: ECON 521 and 525; or equivalent. 

The general aim of this course is to discuss some of the fundamental methods of econometrics and their theoretical justification. The course begins 
with a mathematical and statistical review and moves on to a thorough discussion of the general theory of least squares (including instrumental 
variables) and maximum-likelihood, their justification and associated tests of significance. Applications include linear, single-equation and 
simultaneous equations models, some non-linear models, and specification analysis. Students are expected to undertake various exercises, 


including computer-based applications. 


ECON 681 Econometric Theory II 

Prerequisite: ECON 680. 

This course covers advanced topics in estimation and inference in non-linear econometric models including asymptotic theory, generalized method of 
moments, quasi-maximum likelihood, simulation based methods, non-parametric and semiparametric estimation, bootstrap methods and robust 


estimators. 


ECON 682 Applied Econometrics: Time-Series 

Prerequisite: ECON 680. 

This course provides an introduction to statistical techniques for analyzing time-series data. Topics include Box-Jenkins methodology, spectral 
analysis, forecasting, tests for unit roots, multivariate time-series analysis: vector autoregressions, causality, co-integration, and nonlinear time- 


series models such as ARCH models. 


ECON 683 Applied Econometrics: Microeconometrics 

Prerequisites: ECON 680 or equivalent, and one successfully completed graduate level course in econometrics, or permission of the instructor. 

This course provides an introduction to statistical techniques and practical aspects of microeconometric analysis. Topics include binary response 
models, censored and truncated regression models, analysis of categorical survey data, instrumental variables, treatment effects, panel data models 


with fixed and random effects, analysis of transition data, estimation by simulation, and estimation of dynamic programming models. 


Mathematical Economics 


ECON 690 Mathematical Economics 


Research, Theses, and Preliminary Examinations 


ECON 694 Reading Courses in Economics 
With the permission of the Graduate Studies Committee a supervised reading course in a specialized area in which no course is offered by the 


Department. 


ECON 695 Seminar in a Special Topic 
Recent Special Topics have included: ECON 695C: Monetary Economics; ECON 695D: Game Theory; ECON 695E: Workshop in Advanced 
Economic Theory; ECON 695G: Applied Industrial Organization; ECON 695H: Empirical Trade; ECON 695J: Political Economics; ECON 695K: 


Natural Resources and Environmental Economics Workshop. 


ECON 703 Master’s Research Paper (21 credits) 

ECON 805 Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (6 credits) 
ECON 806 Doctoral Research Seminar (6 credits) 

ECON 807 Doctoral Thesis (57 credits) 


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ECON 814 Workshop in Advanced Economic Theory 

Prerequisite: Permission of the department. 

The workshop is designed for PhD students who have successfully completed their comprehensive examinations and have expressed an interest in 
Economic Theory. The course involves lectures by participating faculty members and continues with presentations by students. These presentations 
may involve the student’s own work or an already published paper of great importance to the literature. Topics vary from year to year, with some 
years devoted to micro-topics and others to macro-topics. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this course under ECON 614 may not take this course for credit. 


ECON 817 Advanced Macro Theory 

Prerequisite: ECON 616. 

The course deals with the New Classical and New Keynesian macroeconomics, rational expectations and disequilibrium approaches. Emphasis is 
placed on model solution techniques, optimal control theory, and stochastic processes. Recent developments in empirical estimation will also be 
dealt with. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ECON 617 may not take this course for credit. 


ECON 858 Montreal Natural Resources and Environmental Economics Workshop 

Prerequisite: Permission of the department. 

This workshop, which is organized through the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Economie Quantiative (CIREQ), is intended for researchers 
and doctoral students in economics throughout Montreal who are interested in resource and environmental economics. The types of topics that may 
be dealt with, at an advanced level, are the economic theory of sustainable growth, green accounting, sunk costs and production constraints in 
natural resource exploitation, the irreversibility of environmental investment decisions, measures of biodiversity and their implications, the optimal 
order of extraction of natural resources, intertemporal depletion of spatially distributed nonrenewable resources, property rights and natural resource 
exploitation, applications of differential games to natural resource and environmental economics, and other related topics. The workshop is led by a 
team of researchers comprising professors from McGill University, Concordia University, Université de Montréal and HEC Montréal who will actively 
participate in each meeting. A regular and active participation is expected of the doctoral students and other researchers who would like to join this 


work group. 


ECON 878 Workshop in Labour Economics 

Prerequisite: Permission of the department. 

The course covers topics related to specifying and estimating static and dynamic models of individual choice concerning education, occupation, 
labour supply, marriage, fertility, and immigration. Emphasis is placed on policy evaluation methods. The course covers both structural and 
nonstructural approaches. For each topic, theory, econometrics and applications are discussed. The course concludes with presentations by students 
of their on-going thesis work. The course is restricted to PhD students who plan to write a thesis in the field of labour economics. There is no 


textbook for this course. Instead, the course uses journal articles extensively to supplement the topics covered in the workshop. 
Cognate Courses 


In addition, graduate students in economics may be permitted to register for a limited number of courses offered in the MSc program in the John 
Molson School of Business. In all such cases, prior permission of the Department of Economics and the John Molson School of Business is 


required. 


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Diploma in Economics 


Admission Requirements. To be considered for admission, applicants must hold an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or the 
equivalent. In addition, they must have earned sufficient credits in economics and basic statistical and mathematical methods to cope with graduate 
level courses in economics. In exceptional cases, and at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director, an applicant who has not yet satisfied this 
Arts and Science prerequisite may be admitted, providing that the missing courses are included in the student’s program in addition to the normal 
course requirements for the diploma. The grading scheme for diploma courses will be the scheme applicable to graduate courses (i.e., the passing 


grade is B-). 


TOEFL Requirement. The Department of Economics recommends students for admission with TOEFL iBT total scores of at least 90 (or 577 for 
TOEFL PBT). The following scores in the essay/written expression section are also required: TOEFL iBT, 23 (TOEFL PBT, 5.0). 


Requirements for the Diploma 


1. Credits. Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits. No more than 12 credits can be earned as pro-tanto credit for previous 
work. 


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2. Courses. Credit courses for the diploma program are listed below. Up to 6 credits may be earned in the category of cognate courses (see Class 
C). Each student’s program of study must be approved by the Graduate Program Director. 


Academic Regulations 
1. GPA Requirement. Students having completed at least four courses are assessed at the end of each academic year based on creditable 


courses completed after their first registration in the program. To be permitted to continue, students must have obtained a cumulative grade point 
average of at least 2.70. 


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. © Rule. Normally a student receiving a grade of C in two courses will be required to withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing for this 
reason may petition the Diploma Committee for special consideration. In cases of extenuating circumstances probationary continuation in the 
program will be considered. 


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. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a diploma program must be completed within 6 terms (2 years) from the time of initial registration in the program for full- 
time students; for part-time students the time limit is 12 terms (4 years). 


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. Graduation Requirement. To graduate, students must have completed all course requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 
2.70. 


Courses 


ECON 501 and 503 are compulsory core courses for all students. A minimum of six credits must be taken from Class B. The remaining credits may 


be selected from Class A and/or Class B and/or Class C with no more than six credits taken from Class C. 


Class A Courses (3 credits each) 


The 500-level courses have a 3-credit value and are cross-listed with the undergraduate 400-level courses. 


ECON 501 Advanced Microeconomic Theory 

ECON 503 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory 

ECON 509 History of Economic Thought | 

ECON 510 History of Economic Thought II 

ECON 513 Economic Growth and Fluctuations 

ECON 514 Economic Development: Policy Analysis 

ECON 521 Econometrics | 

ECON 522 Econometrics II 

ECON 523 Applied Econometrics 

ECON 525 Mathematics for Advanced Study in Economics 
ECON 532 Monetary Theory 

ECON 533 Financial Economics 

ECON 536 Economics of Taxation 

ECON 537 Economics of Public Expenditure 

ECON 542 International Economics: Trade Theory 

ECON 543 International Economics: Finance 

ECON 550 Economic History 

ECON 561 Industrial Organization 

ECON 562 The Corporate Economy 

ECON 563 Economics of Regulation 

ECON 564 Game Theory, Information, and Economic Modelling 
ECON 565 The Economics of Professional Sport 

ECON 581 Labour Economics 

ECON 582 Economics of Personnel and Industrial Relations 
ECON 583 Employment, Earnings and Labour Market Policies 
ECON 585 Health Economics 

ECON 591 Environmental Economics 

ECON 593 Regional Economics 

ECON 595 Economics of Transportation and Communications 


ECON 596 Natural Resource Economics 


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Concordia University 


http://www.concordia.ca/content/concordia/en/academics/graduate/calendar/archives/winter-2016/fasc/educ.html 


Education 


Department of Education Website 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Education) 


Admission Requirements. The normal requirement for admission is a Master of Arts degree in Education, Applied Linguistics, Child Studies, 
Educational Studies, or Educational Technology, with high standing, from an accredited university. Applicants with a Master's degree in a related field 
or discipline, such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, adult education, and human resource development, are considered. Applicants from other 


disicplines might be offered conditional admission which may include fulfilling prerequisite courses. 


Language Requirement. For students whose first language is neither English or French, a test of English language proficiency is required prior to 
admission. To fulfill this requirement, the student must provide one of the following: 1) TOEFL iBT results of 90+; 2) TOEFL PBT result of 577+ witha 
writing score of 5.0+; 3) an IELTS score of 7+; or, 4) proof that the student has achieved the level of Concordia’s English 212 course (testing is 


available through Concordia University’s English Department—please contact that Department for further details). 


Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits. 


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. Residence. The minimum period of residence is two years (6 terms) of full-time study beyond the master’s degree, or the equivalent in part-time 
study. A minimum of one year of full-time study is highly recommended. 


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. Orientation. Each candidate is assigned an interim research supervisor and a supervisory committee. This interim supervisory committee 
consists of three members of the faculty, including a research supervisor. This supervisory committee advises the student on courses to take, 
including prerequisite courses where necessary (to be determined no later than the first two weeks of the student'’s first term), and arranges for 
the comprehensive examination. At this time the membership of the student's interim committee is replaced by a dissertation committee of the 
student's choice. 


4. Courses. Each candidate is required to complete the following: 
a. EDUC 806 — Quantitative Methods (3 credits) 
b. EDUC 807 — Qualitative Methods (3 credits) 
c. EDUC 808 — Reporting Research (3 credits) 
d. EDUC 809 — Advanced Issues in Education (3 credits) 
e. 9 credits of elective courses 
f. EDUC 890 — Comprehensive Examination (12 credits) 
Each candidate must successfully complete EDUC 890 before being admitted to candidacy for the degree. The comprehensive consists of a 
written and oral examination that tests the candidate on both general and area specific research. After successfully completing the 
comprehensive examination, the student is admitted to candidacy for the degree. 
g. EDUC 891 — Doctoral Proposal (9 credits) 
Note: the proposal is accepted only after the student is admitted to candidacy. 
. EDUC 895 — Doctoral Dissertation (48 credits). 
A doctoral thesis is expected to make an original contribution to knowledge, and be presented in acceptable literary form. 


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Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirements. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


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. © Rule. Students who receive a “C” grade in the course of their doctoral studies (including any pre- or co-requisite graduate courses) are 
withdrawn from the program, unless continuation in the program is requested by the student’s program and approved by the School of Graduate 
Studies. If allowed to continue, the student must either repeat the course or register for an acceptable substitute approved by the Graduate 
Program Director. Students who have been withdrawn may apply for re-admission. 


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3. F Rule. Graduate students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies are withdrawn from the program unless continuation in the 
program is requested by the student’s program or Faculty and approved by the School of Graduate Studies. Students who have been withdrawn 
may apply for re-admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be 
considered for re-admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a doctoral degree must be completed within 18 terms (6 years) of full-time study or 24 terms (8 years) of part-time study 
from the time of initial registration in the program. 


5. Graduation Requirement. To graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Required Courses 


Each course is worth 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. 


EDUC 806 Quantitative Methods 

Prerequisite: ETEC 641, or CHST 605 or permission of instructor. 

This course builds students' capacity to conduct quantitative research in education at the doctoral level. It covers all topics related to experimental 
and quasi-experimental design and the application of univariate statistics to educational research problems. In doing so, the course addresses the 
basic theory underlying quantitative approaches, selection of an initial research question, the types of questions best suited to quantitative methods, 
managing and analyzing quantitative data, external and internal validity, reliability and objectivity. This course also provides opportunities to analyze 
quantitative data. 

Note: Students who have received credit for EDUC 802 may not take this course for credit. 


EDUC 807 Qualitative Methods 

This course builds students’ capacity to conduct qualitative research in education at the doctoral level. It covers various types of qualitative 
research, such as ethnography, case studies, content analysis, and naturalistic observation. In doing so, the course addresses the basic theory and 
philosophy underlying qualitative approaches, selection of an initial research question, the types of questions best suited to qualitative methods, 
managing qualitative data, qualitative data analysis, and assuring the credibility and trustworthiness of qualitative data. 


Note: Students who have received credit for EDUC 802 may not take this course for credit. 


EDUC 808 Reporting Research 
This course prepares students to report their research to various stakeholders of educational research, including funding agencies, other researchers, 
journal editors, policy makers, and the public. Students prepare various research-related documents, and provide peer reviews. 


Note: Students who have received credit for EDUC 800 may not take this course for credit. 


EDUC 809 Advanced Issues in Education 

This seminar explores one or more complex issues of education that has implications for Applied Linguistics, Child Studies, Educational Studies, and 
Educational Technology. During the course, students explore the research and popular literature on the topic, critically examine the epistemological, 
sociological, and theoretical bases of the literature, and relate the lessons learned to their own proposed research projects. 

Note: Students who have received credit for EDUC 801 or EDUC 805 may not take this course for credit. 


EDUC 890 Comprehensive Examination (12 credits) 
EDUC 891 Doctoral Proposal (9 credits) 
EDUC 895 Doctoral Dissertation (48 credits) 


Area Tutorials 


The content and format of an area tutorial may vary from year to year, depending on the number of students and the availability of faculty members. 


All area tutorials involve directed reading, research, seminar presentations, and discussion sessions on selected topics within that problem area. 


Area tutorials offered by the Department of Education fall into the following categories: 


EDUC 810-824 Educational Technology Area Tutorials 
EDUC 825-839 Child Studies Area Tutorials 

EDUC 840-854 Educational Studies Area Tutorials 
EDUC 855-869 Applied Linguistics Area Tutorials 


Each course is worth 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. 


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EDUC 810-824 Educational Technology Area Tutorials 
Area tutorials in Educational Technology are selected from topics related to the application of technology to education and training. These include 
Human Performance Technology (HPT); theory, development and research in educational media; distance education; educational cybernetics, 


systems analysis and design; and human resources development. 


EDUC 825-839 Child Studies Area Tutorials 
Area tutorials in Child Studies are selected from topics that focus on children’s typical and atypical learning and development (e.g., social or cognitive 
development), in a variety of settings and contexts (e.g., early childhood environments, schools, after-school programs, recreation and community 


settings, families and peers, special education environments). 


EDUC 840-854 Educational Studies Area Tutorials 

Area tutorials in Educational Studies consist of philosophical, historical, social psychological, sociological and anthropological aspects of education 
locally, nationally, and internationally. These may include, but are not limited to, comparative study or early childhood education thought and practice, 
multicultural education, policy and practice in diverse school settings, curriculum issues and indigenous knowledge, mediated learning environments, 


curriculum theory, moral education, issues of difference in sexual orientation, class, race, and gender. 


EDUC 855-869 Applied Linguistics Area Tutorials 
Area tutorials in Applied Linguistics consist of a variety of topics related to second-language learning and teaching. More specifically they may focus 
on interlanguage development; teaching of pronunciation; role of routinization in language acquisition; acquisition of second language vocabulary; 


teaching and learning of second language phonology. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Educational Technology) 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts with Thesis (Option A) 


This option is divided into two areas: Area | (Research and Development of Educational Technology) and Area II (Production and Evaluation of 


Educational Materials). 


Admission Requirements. Entry into the program is based on the individual backgrounds of applicants, who should possess a 
bachelor’s/baccalaureate degree with at least a major or the equivalent in any subject. An average of at least a B in the major or equivalent is 
required. Students from the Diploma in Instructional Technology (who have not graduated from the Diploma) may apply for admission with advanced 


standing. A maximum of 15 credits may be transferred. An interview may be required. 


Language Requirement. For students whose first language is neither English or French, a test of English language proficiency is required prior to 
admission. To fulfill this requirement, the student must provide one of the following: 1) TOEFL iBT results of 90+ with no part under 20; 2) TOEFL 
PBT result of 577+ with a writing score of 5.0+; 3) an IELTS score of 6.5+ with no part under 6.5; or, 4) proof that the student has achieved the level 
of Concordia’s English 212 course (testing is available through Concordia University’s English Department—please contact that Department for 
further details). 


Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 
2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Language Competency Requirement for All Students. French or other language requirements for students undertaking field experience are 
determined and assessed by the hosting organization. It is the student’s responsibility to attain the competency level required. 


4. Courses. The individual course of study is decided in consultation with the student’s academic advisor, although certain courses are required of 
all students. 
a. Core Courses. ETEC 613 (3 credits), ETEC 640 (3 credits), ETEC 641 (3 credits) and ETEC 650 (3 credits). 
b. Elective Courses. 15 credits chosen from the list of courses which follows under Elective Courses, in consultation with the advisor. 


5. Thesis (Area I). Students must complete ETEC 795 (3 credits) and ETEC 796 (15 credits), comprising a written thesis proposal, a thesis and an 
oral defence. 


6. Thesis-Equivalent (Area Il). Students must complete for ETEC 795 (3 credits) and ETEC 796 (15 credits), comprising a written thesis- 
equivalent proposal, a thesis-equivalent and an oral defence. Students are required to produce educational materials to achieve specific 


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objectives (e.g., an educational television production or a computer-based instructional program) and their evaluation. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. If one “C” grade is received it will count toward the required or optional courses in the program. However, if a student receives a second 
“C’” grade, the case will be reviewed by the program’s faculty Committee which will recommend to the School of Graduate Studies whether the 
student shall be permitted to continue in the program. If allowed to continue, the student must either repeat one of the courses that was granted a 
“C’ or register for an acceptable substitute approved by the Graduate Program Director. If any further “C” grades are received, the student will be 
withdrawn from the program. Students who have been withdrawn may apply for re-admission. 


3. F Rule. Graduate students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program unless continuation in the 
program is requested by the student’s program or Faculty and approved by the School of Graduate Studies. Students who have been withdrawn 
may apply for re-admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be 
considered for re-admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts without Thesis (Option B) 


Admission Requirements. Entry into this program is based on the individual backgrounds of applicants, who should possess a 
bachelor’s/baccalaureate degree with at least a major or the equivalent in any subject. An average of at least a B in the major or equivalent is 
required. Students from the Diploma in Instructional Technology (who have not graduated from the Diploma) may apply for admission with advanced 


standing. A maximum of 15 credits may be transferred. However, no financial credit will be given. An interview may be required. 


Language Requirement. For students whose first language is neither English or French, a test of English language proficiency is required prior to 
admission. To fulfill this requirement, the student must provide one of the following: 1) TOEFL iBT results of 90+ with no part under 20; 2) TOEFL 
PBT result of 577+ with a writing score of 5.0+; 3) an IELTS score of 6.5+ with no part under 6.5; or, 4) proof that the student has achieved the level 
of Concordia’s English 212 course (testing is available through Concordia University’s English Department—please contact that Department for 
further details). 


Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 


2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Language Competency Requirement for All Students. French or other language requirements for students undertaking an internship or a field 
experience are determined and assessed by the hosting organization. It is the student’s responsibility to attain the competency level required. 
4. Courses. The individual course of study is decided in consultation with the student’s academic advisor, although certain courses are required of 
all students. 
a. Core Courses. ETEC 613 (3 credits), ETEC 640 (3 credits), ETEC 650 (3 credits) and ETEC 651 (3 credits), and either ETEC 671 (3 credits) 
or ETEC 672 (3 credits). 
b. Elective Courses. 12 credits to be chosen from the list of courses that follows under Elective Courses, in consultation with the advisor. 


5. Internship. ETEC 791 (15 credits). ETEC 791 normally consists of an extensive activity (minimum 675 hours) in the university or in the field. 
The experience will vary with the interests of the student and the opportunities available. The objectives are: to apply skills acquired in program 
courses; to obtain more “real world” experience with the actual practice of educational technology; and to undertake a synthesizing process which 
combines the subjects studied separately within the program in a single undertaking. 


6. Internship Report. ETEC 792 (3 credits). The internship report will address both the scholarly/academic and professional practice aspects of 
Educational Technology. Typically 10,000 or more words in length, the report should contain at least two parts: 1. A detailed description of the 
Internship II activities, utilizing a case study format; including relevant references to the literature. 2. A conclusions and recommendations 
section which outlines what was learned, what one would do differently, and what potentially generalizable principles one might recommend to 
fellow educational technologists encountering similar circumstances. The student completes the internship by disseminating the experiences 
detailed in the report in a public presentation. 


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Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. If one “C” grade is received it will count toward the required or optional courses in the program. However, if a student receives a second 
“C” grade, the case will be reviewed by the program’s faculty Committee which will recommend to the School of Graduate Studies whether the 
student shall be permitted to continue in the program. If allowed to continue, the student must either repeat one of the courses that was granted a 
“C’ or register for an acceptable substitute approved by the Graduate Program Director. If any further “C” grades are received, the student will be 
withdrawn from the program. Students who have been withdrawn may apply for re-admission. 


3. F Rule. Graduate students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program unless continuation in the 
program is requested by the student’s program or Faculty and approved by the School of Graduate Studies. Students who have been withdrawn 
may apply for re-admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be 
considered for re-admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Courses 


The master’s level courses offered in educational technology fall into the following categories: 


ETEC 600-609 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Educational Technology 
ETEC 610-619 Psychological Aspects of Educational Technology 

ETEC 620-629 Communication Theory 

ETEC 630-639 Development and Evaluation of Curriculum and Educational Materials 
ETEC 640-649 Research Methodology for Educational Technology 

ETEC 650-659 Instructional Design and Performance Technology 

ETEC 660-669 Educational Computing 

ETEC 670-679 Management of Performance and Improvement 

ETEC 680-689 Distance Education and E-Learning 

ETEC 690-699 Field Experience and Research in Educational Technology 

ETEC 790-799 Thesis and Internship in Educational Technology 


Core Courses 


Option A (Thesis/Thesis-Equivalent): ETEC 613, 640, 641, 650, 795 and 796 (15 credits) 


Option B (Internship): ETEC 613, 640, 650, 651, either ETEC 671 or 672, 791 (15 credits), 792 


ETEC 613 Learning Theories (3 credits) 

The primary goal of the course is for students to develop a critical understanding of classic and contemporary theories of learning, such as 
behaviourism, cognitivism, neo-cognitivism, and socio-constructivism as they inform instructional practice. Secondary course goals include 
enhancing students' abilities to: a) read and evaluate the primary literature in the area; b) present and write within the discipline; c) evaluate 


applications of theory to practice; and d) collaborate professionally including via computer conferencing. 


ETEC 640 Research Methods | (3 credits) 

This course provides an introduction to research methodologies germane to the field of educational technology. Students acquire competencies in 
analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating empirical research that employ quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies. Special emphasis is 
placed on acquiring skills to critique and review literature in educational technology. 


Note: Students who have recieved credit for ETEC 548/648 may not take this course for credit. 


ETEC 641 Research Methods II (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: ETEC 640. 
The principal aims of the course are to enable students to evaluate the statistical information provided in reports of empirical research in the social 


sciences and use statistics in small scale studies. Emphasis is placed upon the logic of statistical tests, the assumptions underlying their use, and 


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the interpretation of the results. The course also includes basic elements of data analysis and synthesis in research employing qualitative 
methodologies. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 548/648 may not take this course for credit. 


ETEC 650 Fundamentals of Instructional Design (3 credits) 

This course introduces students to instructional design, which refers to both the systematic process for preparing learning materials as well as to the 
theories and principles that guide that work. Working on a real-world project, students directly engage in the process and prepare an instructional 
program. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 512/712 may not take this course for credit. 


ETEC 651 Fundamentals of Human Performance Technology (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: ETEC 650. 

Building on the base of instructional design, this course introduces human performance technology (HPT). HPT is a set of principles and methods for 
identifying and solving problems that cannot be solved through instructional programs alone. Working on a real-world project, students design a 
variety of non-instructional interventions. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 512/712 may not take this course for credit. 


ETEC 671 Administering Educational Technology Groups (3 credits) 

This course prepares students to integrate into the real-world practice of educational technology and to eventually assume leadership positions in 
organizations. Through readings, experiential learning activities, and other assignments, this course introduces students to the basic themes of 
administering educational technology groups: (a) business management—successfully competing for work and resources needed to complete it; (b) 
project management—planning work and overseeing its progress; and (c) people management—establishing and managing expectations of, and 
relationships with, members of the group. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 591/701 may not take this course for credit. 


ETEC 672 Project Management (3 credits) 

This course focuses on project management and its application to the fields of education and training. Special attention is placed on the different 
components of a project, but reviews of project management as a discipline, a process and a system are also undertaken. Following the established 
methodology proposed by national and international project management organizations, this course introduces the processes, skills, techniques and 
software tools required to effectively manage a project. Specific educational examples and cases of real-life projects are included in the course to 
describe how project management techniques can be used in education and training. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 594/704 may not take this course for credit. 


ETEC 791 Internship (Non-Thesis Option) (15 credits) 


ETEC 792 Internship Report (Non-Thesis Option) (3 credits) 


ETEC 795 Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 


ETEC 796 Thesis or Thesis-Equivalent (15 credits) 


Elective Courses 


The department currently offers the courses listed below. Each course is worth 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. The pattern of courses offered 


may vary from year to year. Detailed information on the courses offered in a given year is available from the department. 


ETEC 607 Philosophical Issues in Educational Research 

Note: Students who have received credit for ADIP 501 or ESTU 601 or ETEC 507 may not take this course for credit. 
ETEC 621 Educational Cybernetics 

Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 506/606 may not take this course for credit. 
ETEC 635 Principles of Educational Message Design 

ETEC 636 Evaluation in Education and Training 

ETEC 637 Educational Gaming and Modelling 

ETEC 652 Knowledge Management 

Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 567/667 may not take this course for credit. 
ETEC 660 Introduction to Educational Computing 

ETEC 662 Social Technologies and the Sociocultural Aspects of Learning 

ETEC 665 Introduction to Digital Media in Education 

ETEC 666 Comtemporary Use of Simulation in Training and Education 


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ETEC 669 Designing and Developing Interactive Instruction 

ETEC 676 Human Resources Development 

ETEC 680 Global Perspectives in E-Learning 

Note: Students who have have received credit for ETEC 555/655 may not take this course for credit. 
ETEC 681 Fundamentals of Distance Education 

Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 592/702 may not take this course for credit. 
ETEC 690 Field Experience (for Option A-Thesis/Thesis-Equivalent only) 

ETEC 691 Advanced Readings and Research in Educational Technology | 

ETEC 692 Advanced Readings and Research in Educational Technology II 

ETEC 693 Special Issues in Educational Technology 


Cognate Courses 


Graduate students in educational technology may be permitted to register for up to two elective courses (6 credits) offered in other graduate 


programs. In all such cases, prior permission of the Graduate Program Director is required. 


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Diploma in Instructional Technology 


Admission Requirements. Entry into the program is based on the individual backgrounds of applicants, who must possess a bachelor’s degree with 
at least a major or the equivalent in any subject. The program is open to full-time and part-time students without preference. An interview may be 


required. 


Language Requirement. For students whose first language is neither English or French, a test of English language proficiency is required prior to 
admission. To fulfill this requirement, the student must provide one of the following: 1) TOEFL iBT results of 90+ with no part under 20; 2) TOEFL 
PBT result of 577+ with a writing score of 5.0+; 3) an IELTS score of 6.5+ with no part under 6.5; or, 4) proof that the student has achieved the level 
of Concordia’s English 212 course (testing is available through Concordia University’s English Department—please contact that Department for 
further details). 


Requirements for the Diploma 
1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 30 credits. 
2. The course requirements will generally be completed in one year, including a summer term, or the equivalent. 


3. Courses. All candidates are required to take ETEC 513, ETEC 550, ETEC 551, and either ETEC 571 or ETEC 572 for a total of 12 credits, plus 
a minimum of 18 credits selected from the elective courses. 


4. Research papers, essays, examinations or preparation of audio-visual materials may be required as part of the work for individual courses. 


5. Language Competency Requirement for All Students. French or other language requirements for students undertaking a field experience are 
determined and assessed by the hosting organization. It is the student’s responsibility to attain the competency level required. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. Graduate Diploma students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.70 during their program of study in order to be considered a 
student in good standing. 


2. C Rule. If one “C” grade is received it will count toward the required or optional courses in the program. However, if a student receives a second 
“C’” grade, the case will be reviewed by the program’s faculty Committee which will recommend to the School of Graduate Studies whether the 
student shall be permitted to continue in the program. If allowed to continue, the student must either repeat one of the courses that was granted a 
“C’” or register for an acceptable substitute approved by the Graduate Program Director. If any further “C” grades are received, the student will be 
withdrawn from the program. Students who have been withdrawn may apply for re-admission. 


3. F Rule. Graduate students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program unless continuation in the 
program is requested by the student’s program or Faculty and approved by the School of Graduate Studies. Students who have been withdrawn 
may apply for re-admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be 
considered for re-admission. 


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4. Time Limit. All work for a Diploma, for full-time students must be completed within 6 terms (2 years) from the time of initial registration in the 
program at Concordia University; for part-time students, the time limit is 12 terms (4 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. To graduate, students must have completed all course requirements with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70. 


Courses 


A number of courses selected from the following list will be offered in either summer, fall or winter terms. 


Required Courses 


ETEC 513 Learning Theories (3 credits) 

The primary goal of the course is for students to develop a critical understanding of classic and contemporary theories of learning, such as 

behaviourism, cognitivism, neo-cognitivism, and socio-constructivism as they inform instructional practice. Secondary course goals include 
enhancing students' abilities to: a) read and evaluate the primary literature in the area; b) present and write within the discipline; c) evaluate 


applications of theory to practice; and d) collaborate professionally including via computer conferencing. 


ETEC 550 Fundamentals of Instructional Design (3 credits) 

This course introduces students to instructional design, which refers to both the systematic process for preparing learning materials as well as to the 
theories and principles that guide that work. Working on a real-world project, students directly engage in the process and prepare an instructional 
program. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 512/712 may not take this course for credit. 


ETEC 551 Fundamentals of Human Performance Technology (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: ETEC 550. 

Building on the base of instructional design, this course introduces human performance technology (HPT). HPT is a set of principles and methods for 
identifying and solving problems that cannot be solved through instructional programs alone. Working on a real-world project, students design a 
variety of non-instructional interventions. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 512/712 may not take this course for credit. 


ETEC 571 Administering Educational Technology Groups (3 credits) 

This course prepares students to integrate into the real-world practice of educational technology and to eventually assume leadership positions in 
organizations. Through readings, experiential learning activities, and other assignments, this course introduces students to the basic themes of 
administering educational technology groups: (a) business management—successfully competing for work and resources needed to complete it; (b) 
project management—planning work and overseeing its progress; and (c) people management—establishing and managing expectations of, and 
relationships with, members of the group. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 591/701 may not take this course for credit. 


ETEC 572 Project Management (3 credits) 

This course focuses on project management and its application to the fields of education and training. Special attention is made on the different 
components of a project, but reviews of project management as a discipline, a process and a system are also undertaken. Following the established 
methodology proposed by national and international project management organizations, this course introduces the processes, skills, techniques and 
software tools required to effectively manage a project. Specific educational examples and cases of real-life projects are included in the course to 
describe how project management techniques can be used in education and training. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 594/704 may not take this course for credit. 


Elective Courses 


The department currently offers the courses listed below. Each course is worth 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. The pattern of courses offered 


may vary from year to year. Detailed information on the courses offered in a given year is available from the department. 


ETEC 507 Philosophical Issues in Educational Research 

There are a number of important philosophical questions that lie behind the everyday practice of education research. The questions include: What 
does it mean to say that research in education is “scientific”? Is science (and, by extension, educational research) really value neutral and objective? 
What kinds of education research should count as legitimate? In the first part of the course, various definitions of science, for example, those of Karl 
Popper and Thomas Kuhn, and some influential critiques of the scientific enterprise are examined. In the second part of the course, some of the 
ongoing debates about appropriate research methods in education are analyzed. 

Note: Students who have received credit for ADIP 501 or ESTU 601 or ETEC 607 may not take this course for credit. 


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ETEC 521 Educational Cybernetics 

Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 506/606 may not take this course for credit. 
ETEC 535 Principles of Educational Message Design 

ETEC 536 Evaluation in Education and Training 

ETEC 537 Educational Gaming and Modelling 


ETEC 540 Research Methods | 

This course provides an introduction to research methodologies germane to the field of educational technology. Students acquire competencies in 
analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating empirical research that employ quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies. Special emphasis is placed 
on acquiring skills to critique and review literature in educational technology. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 548/648 may not take this course for credit. 


ETEC 541 Research Methods II 

Prerequisite: ETEC 540. 

In this course students develop a proposal, design a pilot study to investigate a research problem, and later analyze the data. Projects may use 
quantative or qualitative methodologies. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 548/648 may not take this course for credit. 


ETEC 552 Knowledge Management 

Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 567/667 may not take this course for credit. 
ETEC 560 Introduction to Educational Computing 

ETEC 562 Social Technologies and the Sociocultural Aspects of Learning 

ETEC 565 Introduction to Digital Media in Education 

ETEC 566 Comtemporary Use of Simulation in Training and Education 

ETEC 569 Designing and Developing Interactive Instruction 

ETEC 576 Human Resources Development 

ETEC 580 Global Perspectives in E-Learning 

Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 555/655 may not take this course for credit. 
ETEC 581 Fundamentals of Distance Education 

Note: Students who have received credit for ETEC 592/702 may not take this course for credit. 
ETEC 590 Field Experience 

ETEC 593 Special Issues in Educational Technology 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Educational Studies) 


Admission Requirements. For entry into the program, a first degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (B average) is required with an appropriate 
concentration in a field of study relevant to Educational Studies. The applicant should also have a minimum of two years professional activity in 
education or an undergraduate record which includes at least three courses in education, each with a grade of B or better. Qualified applicants who 
fail to meet the criteria outlined may be required to take up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to the regular graduate program, or, as appropriate, 


a qualifying program. (See section on Qualifying Students). 


Language Requirement. For students whose first language is neither English or French, a test of English language proficiency is required prior to 
admission. To fulfill this requirement, the student must provide one of the following: 1) TOEFL iBT results of 90+; 2) TOEFL PBT result of 577+ witha 
writing score of 5.0+; 3) an IELTS score of 7+; or, 4) proof that the student has achieved the level of Concordia’s English 212 course (testing is 


available through Concordia University’s English Department—please contact that Department for further details). 
Requirements for the Degree 

1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate must complete a minimum of 45 credits. 

2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Courses. These vary according to the thesis and non-thesis options (see below). 


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The degree requirements (45 credits) can be met by the successful completion either of course work and a thesis in an approved area, or of more 
extended course work and ESTU 692: Directed Study. The choice of a thesis or non-thesis option will normally be determined at an early stage in 
the student’s program. A tentative detailed outline of the proposed research topic must be submitted with the application for admission to the 
program. A student who completes a thesis or a directed study will normally be required to defend it in an oral examination. Proposed research 
topics in both options must be approved by the graduate Educational Studies Committee. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. If one “C” grade is received it will count toward the required or optional courses in the program. However, if a student receives a second 
“C’” grade, the case will be reviewed by the program’s faculty Committee which will recommend to the School of Graduate Studies whether the 
student shall be permitted to continue in the program. If allowed to continue, the student must either repeat one of the courses that was granted a 
“C’ or register for an acceptable substitute approved by the Graduate Program Director. If any further “C” grades are received, the student will be 
withdrawn from the program. Students who have been withdrawn may apply for re-admission. 


3. F Rule. Graduate students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program unless continuation in the 
program is requested by the student’s program or Faculty and approved by the School of Graduate Studies. Students who have been withdrawn 
may apply for re-admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be 
considered for re-admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed before or during the calendar year, 12 terms 
(four years) from the year of initial registration in the program at Concordia University; for part time students the time limit is 15 terms (five 
years). Any student who does not complete their master’s program within the time limit must submit a reasoned request for an extension to the 
Educational Studies Committee up to a maximum of two extensions. This Committee will recommend or not recommend to the School of 
Graduate Studies whether they can maintain their registration in the program. 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts without Thesis (Option A) 


Students will take eleven 3-credit courses plus ESTU 692: Directed Study (with Extended Essay or Research Project) (12 credits). In consultation 


with their academic advisor, students must normally take at least four core courses (see below). 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts with Thesis (Option B) 


Students will take eight 3-credit courses plus ESTU 690: Thesis and Tutorial (21 credits). In consultation with their academic advisor, students must 


normally take at least two core courses (see below). 


Concentration in Adult Education. In either Option A or Option B, students may complete a concentration in Adult Education. As part of the 
required core courses of both options, students must take ESTU 670 (3 credits) and three 3-credit courses chosen from adult education topic courses 
(i.e. ESTU 671-677 below). 


Courses 


Courses listed indicate the full range of offerings. They are offered subject to the availability of faculty, and (with the exception of a minimum of six 


core courses) not all in a given year. All are 3-credit (one-term) courses unless otherwise indicated. 


Core Courses 


Specific topic areas of study include: Issues of Difference: Gender, Class and Race; politics and education; class, culture and education; educational 
problems in historical and philosophical perspectives; minority status and learning; literacy; inter-cultural and cross-cultural education; school and 
society; curriculum, popular culture and education; and comparative and intercultural education. Courses listed indicate the full range of offerings. 
They are offered subject to the availability of faculty and (with the exception of a minimum of six core courses) not all in a given year. All are 3-credit 


(one term) courses unless otherwise indicated. 


ESTU 601 Philosophical Issues in Educational Research 
There are a number of important philosophical questions that lie behind the everyday practice of education research. The questions include: What 
does it mean to say that research in education is “scientific”? Is science (and, by extension, educational research) really value neutral and objective? 


What kinds of education research should count as legitimate? In the first part of the course, various definitions of science, for example, those of Karl 


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Popper and Thomas Kuhn, and some influential critiques of the scientific enterprise are examined. In the second part of the course, some of the 
ongoing debates about appropriate research methods in education are analyzed. 
Note: Students who have received credit for ADIP 501 or ETEC 507 or ETEC 607 may not take this course for credit. 


ESTU 611 Philosophical Perspectives in Education 

This course is a forum for common inquiry and reflection upon issues that have deep significance for our lives as human beings, students, and 
educators. Some emphasis is placed on gaining an understanding of historically significant philosophical positions and their application to problems 
of teaching and education. However, the primary focus is on cultivating a desire and commitment to engage in philosophical thinking as it applies to 
matters of concern to teachers and teaching. The course is premised on a number of questions. These include but are not limited to: What is 
education? How do we understand education in its moral, ethical and spiritual dimensions? What role does education play (or have the potential of 


playing) in personal and social transformation? What is effective teaching and how can we cultivate the courage to teach effectively? 


ESTU 612 Historical Perspectives in Education 
This course acquaints students with a broad historical approach to a variety of significant educational issues. The emphasis will be placed on the 
examination of a number of critical components of modern educational thought and practice (comprising e.g., alternative schools of educational 


thought, politics and education, the changing curriculum, or the organization of schooling) as seen and presented in historical perspective. 


ESTU 613 Anthropological Concepts and Methods in Education 

The course introduces the students to qualitative methods in educational research. The first purpose is to review studies of education which utilize 
anthropological concepts and/or methods. The second purpose is to examine the three principal foci of qualitative research in the area: a. schools 
and their relations with the socio-cultural milieu in which they exist; b. the description and analysis of classroom processes; c. the study of individual 
pupils and educators. The third purpose is to assess the strengths and weaknesses of studies focusing on these areas. This includes describing and 


discussing some of the systematic methodological biases apparent in the literature and suggesting directions for future research. 


ESTU 614 Social Psychological Foundations of Education 
The course provides a basic understanding of the ways in which psychologists examine and analyze human behaviour, collect and interpret data, 
develop theories and form generalizations. It is not intended as a general survey course in the area of educational psychology. Several topics in an 


area will be studied in order to exemplify the methods and techniques employed in the psychological analysis of behaviour in educational settings. 


ESTU 615 Introduction to Research in Education 

By providing an overview of the commonly used research methods in education today, students gain the knowledge required to critique research that 
is reported in the education and social science literature. Topics include the nature of educational research, the different qualitative and quantitative 
research approaches, types of data collection, and knowledge of research ethics. Students gain experience in developing a research statement and 


writing a research proposal. 


ESTU 635 Studies in Educational Change 
This course is concerned with the investigation and comparison of problems of education in the context of time and society. Concentrating on 
concrete “case studies” chosen from the 19'" century and the contemporary period, it focuses on the principles on which systems of education are 


constructed, and their change or retention, in the broad socio-economic and ideological context. 


ESTU 644 School and Society 
This course is concerned with the family, the educational system, the economy and the polity, and with the relations between them. The main 
concern is with social institutions and the socialization process with which they are involved. Particular emphasis will be placed on the social class 


differentials in the conditions of socialization and educational opportunity, and on social class differentials in educational achievement. 


ESTU 670 Adult Education as a Field of Study 

This course is designed as a survey at an advanced level, of the theory and practice of adult education through an examination of the existing 
literature. Emphasis will be placed on helping the student gain knowledge, understanding, and a critical perspective of the following: aims; history and 
philosophy; needs and characteristics of adult learners; functions and skills of adult education practitioners; settings, agencies and program areas; 


and planning and evaluation in adult education. A Canadian and Quebec perspective will be emphasized. 
Topic Courses 


ESTU 602 Educational Theory 

ESTU 603 The Philosophy of the Curriculum 
ESTU 604 Philosophy of Education 

ESTU 606 Study of a Philosopher of Education 
ESTU 608 Selected Area of Education 

ESTU 620 History of Canadian Education 


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ESTU 631 Anthropology and Education | 

ESTU 632 Anthropology and Education II 

ESTU 633 History of Educational Ideas 

ESTU 640 Sociology of Education 

ESTU 641 Topics in Sociology of Education II 

ESTU 642 Selected Topics in Educational Problems 
ESTU 643 The Education of Immigrants and Minorities 
ESTU 645 Curriculum Theory 

ESTU 648 Politics and Education 

ESTU 650 Social Psychology of Education 

ESTU 653 Psychology of Education 

ESTU 671 Adults as Learners 

ESTU 672 Facilitating Adult Learning 

ESTU 673 Administration of Adult Education Programs 
ESTU 674 Evaluating Adult Learning Projects 

ESTU 675 Concepts and Values in Adult Education 
ESTU 676/ADIP 597 Adult Education | - Selected Topics 
ESTU 677/ADIP 598 Adult Education II - Selected Topics 


General Courses (All Options) 
ESTU 680 Reading Course 
ESTU 681 Reading Course 
ESTU 682 Reading Course 


Thesis and Directed Study 


ESTU 690 Thesis and Tutorial (21 credits) 
ESTU 692 Directed Study (with Extended Essay or Research Project) (12 credits) 


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Admission Requirements. For admission, a Bachelor’s/Baccalaureate degree or equivalent is required. Entry into the program is based upon an 


assessment of the background and skills of the individual applicant. Applicants should be actively involved in some area of adult education or have 


the equivalent of one year’s experience in the field, (for example, as group leader, trainer, nurse educator, volunteer worker, administrator in an 


academic institution, business, industry, government or community organization). 


Language Requirement. For students whose first language is neither English or French, a test of English language proficiency is required prior to 
admission. To fulfill this requirement, the student must provide one of the following: 1) TOEFL iBT results of 90+; 2) TOEFL PBT result of 577+ witha 


writing score of 5.0+; 3) an IELTS score of 7+; or, 4) proof that the student has achieved the level of Concordia’s English 212 course (testing is 


available through Concordia University’s English Department—please contact that Department for further details). 


Requirements for the Diploma (Adult Education Program) 


1. Credits. Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits. 


2. C Rule. If one “C” grade is received it will count toward the required or optional courses in the program. However, if a student receives a second 


“C’” grade, the case will be reviewed by the program’s faculty Committee which will recommend to the School of Graduate Studies whether the 


student shall be permitted to continue in the program. If allowed to continue, the student must either repeat one of the courses that was granted a 
“C’” or register for an acceptable substitute approved by the Graduate Program Director. If any further “C” grades are received, the student will be 


withdrawn from the program. Students who have been withdrawn may apply for re-admission. 


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. F Rule. Graduate students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program unless continuation in the 


program is requested by the student’s program or Faculty and approved by the School of Graduate Studies. Students who have been withdrawn 


may apply for re-admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be 


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considered for re-admission. 


4. Courses. All candidates are required to complete the following courses: ADIP 500, 585 and 586 and 
3 credits chosen from ADIP 501, 511, 512, 535, and 
3 credits chosen from ADIP 513, 514, 515, 544, and 
9 credits chosen from ADIP 510, 520, 530, 533, 540, 541, 542, 550, 551, 570, 572, 588, 589, 590, 597, 598, and 6 credits chosen from another 
graduate program, in consultation with the graduate program director or student advisor. 
In special circumstances students may, in consultation with the graduate program director or student advisor, individualize their program of study 
within the standards set out by the School of Graduate Studies. 


Courses 


Courses in the following list will be offered in fall, winter and summer terms, depending upon demand and availability of faculty. Courses are worth 3 


credits. 


ADIP 500 Adult Education in Québec as a Field of Study 

ADIP 501 Philosophical Issues in Educational Research 

Note: Students who have received credit for ESTU 601 or ETEC 507 or ETEC 607 may not take this course for credit. 
ADIP 510 Adult Education in Québec and Canada 

ADIP 511 Educational Problems in Philosophical Perspective 
ADIP 512 Educational Problems in Historical Perspective 
ADIP 513 Anthropological Concepts and Methods in Education 
ADIP 514 Social Psychological Foundations of Education 
ADIP 515 Research Issues and Methodologies in Education 
ADIP 520 Adults as Learners 

ADIP 530 Roles and Competencies of Adult Educators 

ADIP 533 Facilitating Adult Learning 

ADIP 535 Studies in Educational Change 

ADIP 540 Introduction to Research in Adult Education 

ADIP 541 Designing Adult Learning Projects 

ADIP 542 Evaluating Adult Learning Projects 

ADIP 544 School and Society 

ADIP 550 Reflective Practice | 

ADIP 551 Introduction to Administration of Adult Education Programs 
EDUC 553 Education in Québec 

ADIP 570 Workshops for Adult Educators 

ADIP 572 Concepts and Values in Adult Education 

ADIP 580 Reading Course 

ADIP 581 Reading Course 

ADIP 588 Advanced Topics in Adult Education 

ADIP 589 Advanced Topics in Adult Education 

ADIP 590 Issues in the Practice in Adult Education 


ADIP 585 Integrative Internship | 

Prerequisite: Students must have completed at least 15 credits in their program of study, including ADIP 500 Adult Education in Quebec. This course 
is associated with, and normally represents, a prerequisite for Integrative Internship II. 

Integrative Internship | is designed to allow students to build on their acquired knowledge, skills, values and attitudes through interaction with a 
chosen education environment. The first Internship requires students to select, contact and establish a working relation with an organization which 
offers educational activities to adults in their community. A supervised Special Project for an adult education provider is initiated. At this stage, the 


emphasis is on observation and information gathering, in preparation for taking on a more active role in Integrative Internship II. 


ADIP 586 Integrative Internship II 

Prerequisite: ADIP 585. 

This internship is designed to extend the student’s personal aims and philosophy of adult education arrived at in Integrative Internship | by completing 
a supervised Special Project in an approved adult education facility, where supervision is provided by a member of a host institution in consultation 


with the professor. 


ADIP 593 Practicum | 
Prerequisite: At least 18 credits in the Diploma in Adult Education Teacher Certification Option II. 


This course is designed for students who possess a Provincial Teaching Authorization or are currently working in adult education in the Quebec 


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school system. Students enroling in this practicum are expected to have completed courses in theoretical and conceptual content in the field of adult 
education. This practicum provides an opportunity in which they can apply this knowledge to their classroom teaching experience. 
Note: Upon presentation of a statement from the school authority attesting to the satisfactory performance in an adult education classroom for a 


minimum of four months, a student may be exempted from this course. 


ADIP 594 Practicum II 

Prerequisite: ADIP 593. 

This course is designed for students who possess a Provisional Teaching Authorization or are currently working in adult education in the Quebec 
school system. Satisfactory classroom performance in the student’s subject matter specialty is judged on the basis of reports from the school 


principal, mentors chosen from the teaching staff, and a supervisor from the University. 


ADIP 597 Adult Education | - Selected Topics 
ADIP 598 Adult Education II - Selected Topics 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Child Studies) 


Admission Requirements. Applicants will be selected on the basis of past academic records, letters of recommendation, field experience, and the 
relevance of their proposed research to the areas of specialization of program faculty. To be accepted into the program, a student is required to have 
an undergraduate degree with a minimum of a B average and a significant concentration in child studies, education, or related discipline. In addition, 
at least one year of professional experience in the field of child care, education, or related areas is desirable. Bilingualism is an asset, but not a 
requirement. The equivalence of foreign degrees is assessed by the School of Graduate Studies, and is determined by consideration of the total 


length of program study (primary through university) as well as the quality and content of post-secondary study and its relevance to this program. 


Language Requirement. For students whose first language is neither English or French, a test of English language proficiency is required prior to 
admission. To fulfill this requirement, the student must provide one of the following: 1) TOEFL iBT results of 90+; 2) TOEFL PBT result of 577+ witha 
writing score of 5.0+; 3) an IELTS score of 7+; or, 4) proof that the student has achieved the level of Concordia’s English 212 course (testing is 


available through Concordia University’s English Department—please contact that Department for further details). 
Requirements for the Degree 

1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 

2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Courses. Students may enter either Option A or B outlined below and must complete CHST 600, 603, 605, 606, and 608 as the core segment of 
their program. 


Academic Regulations 


1. C. Rule. If one “C” grade is received it will count toward the required or optional courses in the program. However, if a student receives a second 
“C’” grade, the case will be reviewed by the program’s faculty Committee which will recommend to the School of Graduate Studies whether the 
student shall be permitted to continue in the program. If allowed to continue, the student must either repeat one of the courses that was granted a 
“C’” or register for an acceptable substitute approved by the Graduate Program Director. If any further “C” grades are received, the student will be 
withdrawn from the program. Students who have been withdrawn may apply for re-admission. 


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. F Rule. Graduate students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program unless continuation in the 
program is requested by the student’s program or Faculty and approved by the School of Graduate Studies. Students who have been withdrawn 
may apply for re-admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be 
considered for re-admission. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts with Thesis (Option A) 


1. Core Courses. CHST 600, 603, 605, 606, and 608 (15 credits). 


2. Elective Courses. A minimum of 9 credits from CHST 610, CHST 614, CHST 618, CHST 620, CHST 622, CHST 624, CHST 630, CHST 632, 
CHST 640, and CHST 650 chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor. 


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3. Thesis Proposal. CHST 697 (3 credits). 


4. Research and Thesis. CHST 698 (18 credits). 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts with Internship (Option B) 


1. Core Courses. CHST 600, 603, 605, 606, and 608 (15 credits). 


2. Elective Courses. A minimum of 12 credits chosen from CHST 610, CHST 614, CHST 618, CHST 620, CHST 622, CHST 624, CHST 630, 
CHST 632, CHST 640, and CHST 650 chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor. 


3. Internship Seminar & Field Placement. CHST 695 (9 credits). 


4. Internship Report. CHST 696 (9 credits). 


Courses 


The following courses are offered: 


Required Courses 


These courses are required of all students and form the foundation for further courses in the program. 


CHST 600 Advanced Child Development 
This course presents an overview of the theories that have helped to shape the field of child development. The impact of various theoretical 
approaches (e.g., psychoanalytic, cognitive, behavioral, social) is examined by providing perspectives on issues of both historical and contemporary 


importance. 


CHST 603 Seminar: Issues in Child Studies 
This course provides students with an overview of the field of child studies. Students are introduced to diverse issues through the work of program 


faculty, invited scholars and student initiatives. 


CHST 605 Quantitative Methods of Inquiry 

This course introduces students to the philosophy, principles, and techniques in quantitative inquiry in the social sciences. Specifically, it focuses on 
the main quantitative methodologies of inquiry that are necessary for conducting research and interpreting data in child studies. The course covers 
techniques for addressing quantitative research questions in the field, including gathering, organizing, analyzing, and communicating data. Statistical 
techniques that are commonly used to address such questions are covered, with appropriate computer software for key methodologies. Laboratory 
work is provided to give students practical experience with such software. 


Note: Students who have received credit for CHST 607 may not take this course for credit. 


CHST 606 Qualitative Methods of Inquiry 

This course introduces students to the philosophy, principles, and approaches in qualitative inquiry in the social sciences. Specifically, it focuses on 
the main methodologies of inquiry that are necessary for conducting and interpreting qualitative data in child studies. The course covers techniques 
for addressing qualitative research questions in the field, including gathering, organizing, analyzing, and communicating data. Appropriate methods for 
the coding and analysis of qualitative data are covered, with laboratory work to support students’ practical experience with qualitative data. 


Note: Students who have received credit for CHST 607 may not take this course for credit. 


CHST 608 Field Observations 

Prerequisite: CHST 605 and CHST 606, or equivalent. 

This course addresses a range of observational techniques for observing children in their natural environments (e.g., running records, time and event 
sampling, rating scales). Students learn to use a variety of observational methods, analyze the information, and write reports. Students spend 
approximately 2-3 hours weekly in an appropriate setting to conduct the observations. 


Note: Students who have received credit for CHST 604 may not take this course for credit. 


Elective Courses 


These courses focus on (a) the child and (b) the wider community. They are offered on a rotating basis with the exception of CHST 630 which is 


offered every year. 


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CHST 610 Applied Cognition and Learning 

This course provides an overview of the ways in which cognition has contributed to the understanding of how children engage in the content of school 
subjects, such as mathematics, science, literacy and history. Topics include general cognitive processes, such as memory, transfer, metacognition, 
and expertise, as well as those related to learning in specific content areas. The course examines ways in which theory and empirical findings can 


and have informed instructional practice. 


CHST 614 Social Processes 

This course addresses issues regarding the development of critical social processes in the life of the child, which have implications for later 
functioning. Topics include the importance of early emotional development (e.g., attachment, temperament, emotional regulation) for social 
interaction, peer relations (e.g., friendships, bullying and victimization, prosocial behaviour), the development of self and social understanding, the 


role of play in development, and gender roles and socialization. 


CHST 618 Childhood Settings 

This course examines a variety of extra-familial settings in which children and families function (e.g. child care, kindergarten, elementary school, after 
school programs, recreation programs, hospital settings, programs for children with special needs). Various aspects of these programs are examined 
such as mission statements, program philosophy, training requirements, regulations, and professional development requirements. Methods to 
evaluate the quality of the settings are presented. Students learn to analyze a specific program of their choosing and write a case study report. Guest 


lectures and field trips to different types of settings may form part of the course. 


CHST 620 Children’s Play: From Theory to Practice 

This course introduces students to the topic of play with an emphasis on relating theory to practice. Historical and modern theories (e.g., 
psychoanalytic, cognitive, and social cognitive) of play are discussed. Various definitions and types of play that emanate from theoretical approaches 
and different approaches to measuring play are covered, as well as the relationship between children’s play and domains of development and culture, 


and curriculum and teaching. Issues related to designing developmentally appropriate play spaces and materials are examined. 


CHST 622 The Family 

This course addresses major theoretical perspectives on family functioning and the nature of parenting (e.g., transitions to parenting, attachment, 
child rearing styles, parenting children with special needs) and family relationships (e.g., parent-child, sibling, grandparents). Issues related to the 
modern Canadian family are also discussed (e.g., single and adolescent parents, divorce and remarriage, parental employment, child care, transition 


to school, and diversity of family lifestyles). 


CHST 624 Curriculum Models in Childhood Settings 

This course examines principles and models of curriculum in relation to a range of early childhood settings, including daycare, after school 
programming, kindergarten, and elementary school. The focus is on analyzing current curriculum models from different perspectives as well as 
identifying and discussing issues related to curriculum design and implementation. Student interests and areas of study are taken into account in the 
selection of the readings, interactive curriculum materials, and resources. 


Note: Students who have received credit for CHST 601 may not take this course for credit. 


CHST 630 Issues in Education: Language, Literacy, Numeracy, and Scientific Reasoning 
In this course, students reflect on specific aspects of cognitive development and their impact on education. Topics are offered on a rotating basis and 
may include the development of language, literacy, numeracy and/or scientific reasoning. The literature on selected topics is examined, with 


particular emphasis on both classic and current research. 


CHST 632 Issues in Inclusive and Special Education 
This course examines theoretical issues in inclusive and special education and focuses on educational practices that provide all children with 
equitable access to learning. Curricula, policies and practices in educational settings are analyzed and provide students with an in-depth 


understanding so as to meet the needs of diverse learners. 


CHST 640 Special Topics in Child Studies 
Note: Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course provided that the course content has 


changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g., CHST 640A, CHST 640B, etc. 


Note: For elective course descriptions and further information regarding thesis and internship guidelines, consult the Guide to the MA in Child Studies 


available from the Department of Education. 


Directed Study Course 


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CHST 650 Directed Study 
Students may enrol in a directed study under faculty supervision in order to undertake specialized study of theoretical or research-related topics. 


Permission of the Graduate Program Director is required. 
Internship Option 


CHST 695 Internship Seminar and Field Placement (9 credits) 

Prerequisite: CHST 605 and CHST 606, or equivalent. 

The internship is designed to provide students with the opportunity to investigate an applied problem or topical issue in child studies. Course 
requirements include a seminar in both terms. In the first term, students are required to keep a journal, conduct on-site observations, and formulate a 
written proposal for the internship project. In the second term, students will conduct their project and maintain their journal. Students are required to 


spend a minimum of 75 hours in the field placement in the first term and an additional 125 hours (minimum) in their second term. 


CHST 696 Internship Report (9 credits) 
The final report is a detailed record of the internship project and includes a description and analysis of all work produced for the field placement. In 


addition, all instruments, curricular materials, journal entries, and other supporting documents are included in the final report. 
Thesis Option 


CHST 697 Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 
Under the supervision of a thesis supervisor, the student writes a proposal presenting a research topic; the overall goal of which is to demonstrate 


that the student is capable of undertaking an independent research project. 


CHST 698 Research and Thesis (18 credits) 
The thesis consists of the formulation and presentation of the research results which are then defended before a committee consisting of the 
student’s supervisor and at least two other scholars from the department and/or scholars from relevant disciplines in other departments or 


institutions. 


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Applied Linguistics 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Applied Linguistics) 


Admission Requirements. Applicants are selected on the basis of their past academic record, competence in written and spoken English, letters of 
recommendation, and experience teaching a second or a foreign language. To be accepted into the program, a student is required to have an 
undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (B average). An academic concentration in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, 
pedagogy, education, or related discipline and at least one year of professional experience in the field of second language teaching and learning or 


related areas are desirable. Knowledge of a second language is an asset. 


Language Requirement. For students whose first language is neither English or French, a test of English language proficiency is required prior to 
admission. To fulfill this requirement, the student must provide one of the following: 1) TOEFL iBT results of 90+; 2) TOEFL PBT result of 577+ witha 
writing score of 5.0+; 3) an IELTS score of 7+; or, 4) proof that the student has achieved the level of Concordia’s English 212 course (testing is 


available through Concordia University’s English Department—please contact that Department for further details). 


Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 
2. Residence. The minimum residence is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Courses. Students may select one of two options, A or B, outlined below. 


Academic Regulations 
1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 


considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


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2. C Rule. If one “C” grade is received it will count toward the required or optional courses in the program. However, if a student receives a second 
“C’” grade, the case will be reviewed by the program’s faculty Committee which will recommend to the School of Graduate Studies whether the 
student shall be permitted to continue in the program. If allowed to continue, the student must either repeat one of the courses that was granted a 
“C’ or register for an acceptable substitute approved by the Graduate Program Director. If any further “C” grades are received, the student will be 
withdrawn from the program. Students who have been withdrawn may apply for re-admission. 


3. F Rule. Graduate students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program unless continuation in the 
program is requested by the student’s program or Faculty and approved by the School of Graduate Studies. Students who have been withdrawn 
may apply for re-admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be 
considered for re-admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts with Thesis (Option A) 


All students must: 1. take APLI 604, APLI 621, APLI 660 (9 credits); 2. take 3 credits from each of the three clusters (9 credits); 3. take 6 additional 
credits from any of the clusters, electives, or courses approved by the Graduate Program Director; 4. write a thesis proposal, APLI 690 (3 credits); 5. 


write a thesis, APLI 691 (18 credits). Up to 9 credits from other departments or universities may be credited toward the degree. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts without Thesis (Option B) 


All students must: 1. take APLI 604, APLI 621, APLI 660 (9 credits); 2. take 6 credits from each of the three clusters (18 credits); 3. take 6 additional 
credits from any of the clusters, electives, or courses approved by the Graduate Program Director; 4. write an extended essay, APLI 696 (12 credits). 


Up to 9 credits from other departments or universities may be credited toward the degree. 


Core Courses 


All students must take the following core courses: APLI 604, APLI 621, APLI 660. 


APLI 604 Applied Language Studies (3 credits) 

This course examines the different theoretical concepts and methods used to analyze and describe the linguistic structure of language, and explores 
ways in which these can be applied to the teaching of second languages. The course introduces students to the key concepts that characterize the 
different components of language, namely phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, within an approach that recognizes that languages can be 


affected by the social, psychological, and pragmatic aspects of human behaviour. 


APLI 621 Issues in Second Language Acquisition (3 credits) 

Research in second language acquisition (SLA) is surveyed in this course. Students read, critique, and discuss a number of research reports and 
survey articles on topics including research techniques in SLA, individual differences believed to affect success in second language learning (e.g., 
age, motivation), the systematicity of learner language (interlanguage, developmental sequences), the influence of learners’ first language on the 
structure of their interlanguage, the development of general theories of SLA. The course concludes with a discussion of SLA research carried out in 


classroom settings. 


APLI 660 Research Methods | (3 credits) 

The principal aims of the course are to enable students better to evaluate reports of empirical research in the language sciences and to plan limited 
studies of their own. Emphasis is placed upon the logic of research designs, the nature of scientific proof, and the assumptions underlying data 
analytic procedures. Case studies of published research, readings and lectures illustrate the concepts of data, scales, models, sampling, theory, 


description, estimation and significance testing. 


Cluster Courses 


Thesis students take a minimum of one course from each cluster; non-thesis students take a minimum of two courses from each cluster. 


Cluster A: Theoretical Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition 


APLI 623 Sociolinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism and Multilingualism 
This course is an introduction to educational and sociolinguistic issues affecting the promotion and maintenance of individual and societal 


bilingualism, multilingualism, and multiculturalism. The societal consequences of being multilingual and multicultural and the perspectives of both 


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students and educators in multilingual/multicultural language classrooms will be examined. 


Note: Students who have received credit for APLI 642 may not take this course for credit. 


APLI 624 Psycholinguistic Aspects of Second Language Acquisition 

Prerequisite: APLI 660 (previously or concurrently). 

This course examines issues in second language acquisition and bilingualism/multilingualism from a cognitive (psycholinguistic) perspective. The 
aim of the course is to familiarize students with basic psycholinguistic concepts of language representation and use, focusing on the learning of 
different aspects of language, the role of attention and memory in language acquisition, the development of language comprehension and production 
skills, and the cognitive consequences of bilingualism/multilingualism. Throughout the course, emphasis is given to understanding research 
methodologies used in psycholinguistic investigations. 


Note: Students who have received credit for APLI 642 may not take this course for credit. 


APLI 625 Second Language Acquisition as Skills Learning 

The course provides an overview of several approaches to second language learning including topics ranging from fluency, formulaic language, 
frequency effects, and automatization. The course also provides a research-informed approach to the study of these topics in second language 
learning contexts, exploring trends in second language acquisition research and pedagogy that are relevant to the understanding of skill 
development. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under an APLI 651 number may not take this course for credit. 


APLI 626 Variationist Second Language Acquisition 

The acquisition of a second language is a process that is inherently variable due to factors such as the influence of the learner’s first language, the 
target language, extralinguistic variables, and other factors. This course examines the interplay of these variables, focusing on current research in 
variable second language acquisition and on the pedagogical implications and applications of this knowledge for second language teaching. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under an APLI 651 number may not take this course for credit. 


APLI 627 Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition 

The course provides an overview of learners’ individual differences in cognitive, social, affective, and motivational variables and the role of those 
differences in second language teaching and learning. Course topics may include language aptitude, motivation, learning and cognitive styles, 
personality, and language learning strategies. The course offers a research-based framework for understanding how individual differences impact 
language learning for different learners in various learning contexts. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under an APLI 651 number may not take this course for credit. 


APLI 634 Cross-Linguistic Influence 

Prerequisite: APLI 604. 

This course provides an overview of different perspectives that have been taken on the ways previously learned languages affect the learning of 
subsequent languages. Topics include: the contrastive analysis and error analysis approaches; avoidance; markedness; selective, bidirectional, and 
conceptual transfer; and factors affecting cross-linguistic influence among trilingual and multilingual speakers. Throughout the course, the 


implications for language teaching of the theoretical perspectives and empirical findings are considered. 


Cluster B: Focus on Language 


APLI 601 Phonological Aspects of Second Language Acquisition 

Prerequisite: APL| 604 (previously or concurrently). 

This course is an introduction to second language phonology, with emphasis on how theoretical knowledge and research can be applied to the 
teaching of pronunciation in traditional and computer-based environments. This course familiarizes students with the English sound system and 
associated phonetic phenomena, research in the development of second language phonology, and key concepts in phonemic representation, 


production and perception. 


APLI 610 Teaching and Learning Second Language Vocabulary 

Prerequisite: APL| 604 (previously or concurrently). 

The course provides an overview of research perspectives on second language vocabulary acquisition. Topics include the characteristics of lexis, the 
structure of the mental lexicon, implicit and explicit learning, and issues in assessment. The course also outlines a research-informed approach to 
instruction: in addition to examining both old and new techniques for teaching vocabulary, it explores developments in corpus linguistics that are 


relevant to vocabulary instruction and materials design. 
APLI 616 Pedagogical Grammar 


Prerequisite: APL| 604 (previously or concurrently). 


This course surveys the theoretical and empirical literature related to the teaching and learning of grammar in second language classrooms. Topics 


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include the nature of pedagogical rules, the use of metalinguistic terminology, teachers’ knowledge and beliefs, learner characteristics, task types, 
and sequencing. Students also study a grammar structure in depth for which they subsequently develop, pilot, and critically evaluate a set of 


instructional materials. 


APLI 636 Language Awareness 

This course focuses on current research and practice in language awareness relating to language teaching and learning for a variety of learners in 
different contexts. Topics may include the learning of first, second and additional languages, language teaching methodology, language teacher 
education, attitudes towards language, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural awareness, and critical language awareness. Throughout the course, 
emphasis is placed on both the theoretical and practical implications of language awareness. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under an APLI 651 number may not take this course for credit. 


APLI 643 Pragmatics and Second Language Acquisition 
The course provides an overview of pragmatics, which includes topics ranging from reference, implicature, presupposition, speech acts, information 
structure, and conversational structure. The course also provides a research-informed approach to the study of these topics in second language 


learning contexts, exploring developments in second language research that are relevant to the understanding of pragmatics. 


Cluster C: Focus on the Classroom 


APLI 625 Second Language Acquisition as Skills Learning 

The course provides an overview of several approaches to second language learning including topics ranging from fluency, formulaic language, 
frequency effects, and automatization. The course also provides a research-informed approach to the study of these topics in second language 
learning contexts, exploring trends in second language acquisition research and pedagogy that are relevant to the understanding of skill 
development. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under an APLI 651 number may not take this course for credit. 


APLI 630 Second Language Syllabus Design and Curriculum Planning 

The aims of the course are to examine the evolution of the syllabus in second language teaching and to consider issues related to the development, 
planning and implementation of language programs in a range of educational settings. Topics include the history of second language teaching; current 
issues in pedagogical practice; assessment of student needs; and the design, sequencing, and evaluation of language teaching materials. 


Note: Students who have received credit for APLI 638 may not take this course for credit. 


APLI 635 Language Assessment 

The course provides an overview of theory and research that informs language testing. Students explore historical developments in language 
assessment as well as current trends. The course enables them to critically evaluate a range of test types including standardized placement 
instruments, diagnostic tests, progress/achievement measures, and non-traditional assessment techniques. Students are guided in designing sample 


tests; they are also familiarized with established methods for analyzing test items and interpreting results. 


APLI 636 Language Awareness 

This course focuses on current research and practice in language awareness relating to language teaching and learning for a variety of learners in 
different contexts. Topics may include the learning of first, second and additional languages, language teaching methodology, language teacher 
education, attitudes towards language, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural awareness, and critical language awareness. Throughout the course, 
emphasis is placed on both the theoretical and practical implications of language awareness. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under an APLI 651 number may not take this course for credit. 


APLI 644 Technology in Language Learning 

This course explores theoretical and applied issues related to the use of technology in second language learning and teaching. The principal aims of 
the course are to enable students to critically evaluate existing instructional uses of technology and to design methodologically sound technology- 
based materials for second language teaching. Emphasis is placed on developing skills needed for the integration of instructional technology into 


second language instruction. 

APLI 647 Supervision of Practice Teaching 

This course is designed for students who have some ESL teaching experience and a particular interest in working in the field of teacher training. The 
course has both a practical and a theoretical component. In the practical component, students observe and assist novice ESL teachers; in the 
theoretical component, students meet weekly in an academic seminar. 


Elective Courses 


Each year the department offers a selection of courses from those listed below. All courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise noted. 


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Concordia University 


http://www.concordia.ca/content/concordia/en/academics/graduate/calendar/archives/winter-2016/fasc/engl.html 


English 


Department of English Website 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (English Literature) 


Admission Requirements. Applicants are assessed by the Department of English’s Graduate Committee on the basis of undergraduate and 


graduate transcripts, letters of recommendation, research ability, and a letter of intent. The following criteria serve as admission requirements: 


Excellence and pertinence of academic background (applicants should have a GPA of 3.5 or above) from a recognized university 
Master's in English or equivalent (see *** below) 

Promise as a scholar as demonstrated by letter of intent and submitted writing sample 

Relevance of proposed research to the program 

Feasibility of proposed research in terms of material resources including faculty supervision 


Applications will be considered for either full-time or part-time study 


*“* In exceptional circumstances, outstanding students who have completed 18 credits of course work in English Literature at the master's level may 


be admitted into the PhD program before satisfying the remaining master's requirements. 


Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits. 


2. Residence Requirements. The minimum required residency is six consecutive terms (including summers) of full-time study, or the equivalent in 


part-time study. 


. Courses. (15 credits). Doctoral students are required to take 15 credits of coursework to include ENGL 800 Pro-Seminar and 12 credits from the 


selection of Studies courses. A minimum of three of the 12 credits must be pre-20th Century. 


. Field Examinations. ENGL 891, Field Examination Il, ENGL 892, Field Examination II (12 credits). Students are required to complete two 


written Field Examinations during their second year of the program. Students work in conjunction with a supervisor to determine a reading list 
which provides the basis for their exam questions. The Department has established reading lists in nine areas of specialization that cover a 
variety of periods, nations, and subjects. Students are permitted to substitute up to 30 per cent of the texts on these lists in consultation with 
their faculty supervisor. 


Field Examinations Reading Lists 
eo Renaissance Literature 
e Restoration and 18th-Century Literature 
e 19th-Century Literature 
° 20th-Century and Contemporary Literature 
so American Literature 
s Canadian Literature 
° Post-Colonial Literature 


° Literary Criticism/Theory 


Each Field Examination is adjudicated by the supervisor and at least one other faculty member in a relevant field. The exam is comprised of five 
questions. Students are required to respond to three questions. Questions are distributed one week in advance of the scheduled examination. 
Each exam is held on campus for four hours without notes or other additional materials. The exams are assessed by the supervisor on a 
pass/fail basis in consultation with at least one other faculty member in the Department with related expertise in the area. 


. Thesis proposal and oral presentation. ENGL 890: Thesis Proposal (6 credits). Students are admitted to candidacy for the PhD upon 


acceptance by their advisory committee of the written thesis proposal and its successful oral presentation. Students typically complete one 
Major Field Examination in an area related to the thesis topic. The oral examination of the written thesis proposal normally takes place in the 
term following the writing of the second Field Examination. The written proposal is normally 4,500 words in length with an additional five pages for 


a bibliography. 


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6. Thesis. ENGL 895: Thesis Research (57 credits). Doctoral students must submit a thesis based on their research and defend it in an oral 
examination. 


7. Language Requirement. Students are required to demonstrate reading knowledge of a language other than English, a language of demonstrated 
relevance to their program of research. Language testing occurs once each term, and students are expected to pass the language requirement by 
the end of their second year in the program. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students who receive more than one C during the course of their PhD studies will be required to withdraw from the program. Students 
may apply for readmission. Students who receive another C after readmission will be required to withdraw from the program and will not be 
considered for readmission. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their PhD studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for 
readmission. Students who receive another failing grade after readmission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for 
readmission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a doctoral degree must be completed within 18 terms (six years) of full-time study or 24 terms (eight years) of part-time 
study from the time of initial registration in the program. 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Core Courses 


ENGL 800 Pro-Seminar (3 credits) 
Students are trained in advanced research methodologies and theoretical approaches. A strong professionalization component involving grant writing, 
conference presentations, job applications, as well as dissertation proposal preparation is included. Students will receive an introduction to 


GradProSkills services, non-academic career options, and possible internship opportunities. 


ENGL 890 Thesis Proposal (6 credits) 
Students are admitted to candidacy for the PhD upon acceptance by their advisory committee of the written thesis proposal and its successful 


defence. The oral examination of the written thesis proposal normally takes place in the term following the writing of the field examinations. 


ENGL 891 Field Examination | (6 credits) 

Field Examination | provides students with the opportunity to integrate knowledge they have acquired during their coursework and to demonstrate 
strong understanding of core teaching areas in English literary studies. Students work in conjunction with a supervisor to determine a reading list 
which provides the basis for the questions to which they will respond on the written exam. Field Examination | is written during the fall term of the 


student’s second year of PhD study. 


ENGL 892 Field Examination II (6 credits) 
Field Examination || provides students further opportunity to integrate knowledge from an area of specialization other than the area selected for Field 
Examination |. Students work in conjunction with a supervisor to determine a reading list which will provide the basis for the questions to which they 


will respond on the written exam. Field Examination II is written during the winter term of the student’s second year of PhD study. 


ENGL 895 Thesis Research (57 credits) 


Doctoral students must submit a thesis based on their research and defend it in an oral examination. 


Studies Courses (12 credits) 


ENGL 801-804 Independent Study in English Literature 

ENGL 601-604 Special Topics in English Literature 

ENGL 605-609 Studies in Early English Literature and Medieval Literature 
ENGL 610-614 Studies in Renaissance Literature 

ENGL 615-619 Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature 
ENGL 620-624 Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature 

ENGL 625-629 Studies in Twentieth Century Literature 

ENGL 630-634 Studies in Poetry 


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ENGL 635-639 Studies in Drama 

ENGL 640-644 Studies in Fiction 

ENGL 645-649 Studies in the History of Ideas 
ENGL 650-654 Studies in Shakespeare 

ENGL 655-659 Studies in American Literature 
ENGL 660-664 Studies in Canadian Literature 
ENGL 665-667 Studies in Post-Colonial Literature 
ENGL 668-669 Studies in Literary Criticism 

ENGL 685-689 Studies in Selected Areas 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (English) 


Note: Admissions to Option B has been suspended. 


Admission Requirements. The Master of Arts program, with the exception of the Creative Writing option, requires an Honours degree or its 
equivalent in English with a minimum of a B+ (3.30 GPA) average. The Creative Writing option requires a major in English Literature or its equivalent 
with a minimum of a B+ (3.30 GPA) average, together with a portfolio (five copies) of the applicant’s literary work. The portfolio will be evaluated. 
Details about the composition of the portfolio may be obtained from the Graduate Program Director. Portfolios will not be returned to applicants but 
may be picked up. Applicants who lack one or two courses (12 credits or less) towards equivalency of an Honours degree, but who are otherwise well 
qualified, may be admitted with the provision that they take additional undergraduate courses as part of their master’s program. Applicants requiring 
three or more courses (more than 12 credits) to complete the Honours equivalent will be required to take a qualifying program of prescribed 
undergraduate courses, and reapply to the master’s program after successful completion of this course work. Applicants should feel free to consult 
with all members of the English Department about the program. Specific matters should be addressed to the Graduate Program Director or to the 


Graduate Program Assistant. 
Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 


2. Residence. All options have a minimum residence requirement of three terms of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


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C Rule. Students in master’s programs are allowed to receive no more than one C grade to remain in good standing in the University (six 
credits). In Option C, if a student has more than three credits of C grades in Creative Writing courses, but not more than six, the credits in 
excess of three must be replaced by additional course work. 


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. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


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Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts — English Literature with Research Essay (Option A) 


This option gives the student the opportunity to study English literature in a range of periods and subjects. Emphasis rests on course work, the 
seminar format of which encourages discussion, debate and collaboration. A fully qualified candidate takes a minimum of twenty-one 600-level 
course credits. In these courses the student is trained in academic research methods, gains knowledge to interpret literary texts and assess 
scholarship in particular fields, and applies these skills in graduate research papers. A fully qualified candidate is required to take a minimum of six 
credits from any courses designated by the Graduate Committee as fulfilling the “Period” requirement, and a minimum of three credits from any 


courses designated as fulfilling the “Theory” requirement. This option requires the preparation of an annotated bibliography of approximately three 


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thousand words (ENGL 693, 6 credits) preliminary to a research essay of approximately ten thousand words (ENGL 694, 18 credits). The bibliography 
requires the approval of the Graduate Committee before a student is permitted to proceed with the research essay. Both are supervised by a member 
of the department. The bibliography must be submitted to the Graduate Committee by 15 September of the second year. The research essay is 
submitted by 1 February for spring graduation and 15 June for fall graduation. The research essay is assessed by the supervisor and one other 


member of the department. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts — English Literature with Thesis (Option B) 


This option involves course work and intensive research on an original topic, approved by the Graduate Committee. In this option, a fully qualified 
candidate is required to take a minimum of 21 credits at the 600-level including a minimum of six credits from any courses designated by the 
Graduate Committee as fulfilling the “Period” requirement, and a minimum of three credits from any courses designated as fulfilling the “Theory” 
requirement. A candidate electing the thesis option must satisfy the Graduate Committee of the viability of the topic and secure a member of the 
department to supervise the thesis. The English Department cannot guarantee the availability of a supervisor on every possible topic. The candidate 
will make an oral defence of the thesis. Theses must be submitted to the department by May 15 for Fall graduation and by February 1 for Spring 
graduation. For specific information concerning thesis proposals a student should consult the departmental guidelines. University regulations 
regarding the thesis may be found in the thesis section of this calendar. For purposes of registration, this work will be designated as ENGL 690 
(Thesis). 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts in English — Creative Writing (Option C) 


To elect this option a candidate must have applied specifically for the Creative Writing option. A fully qualified candidate will take a minimum of 12 
600-level credits from the regular academic course offerings, and 12 course credits in creative writing drawn from courses numbered 670-674 (ENGL 
670 and ENGL 671 are Creative Writing courses). Only six credits of creative writing workshop (from ENGL 672, 673 or 674) may be elected in any 
year. A creative writing thesis of book length, the proposal of which requires approval by the Graduate Committee, must be submitted to the 
department by May 15 for Fall graduation and by February 1 for Spring graduation. For purposes of registration, this work will be designated as ENGL 
692 (Creative Writing Thesis). 


Creative Writing Option students may NOT substitute creative writing courses for any of the required 12 course credits of academic credits. 


Note: |n addition to the regulations governing the examination of master’s theses outlined in this calendar, the Department of English has specific 


procedures for thesis examinations. Students should consult the Graduate Program Director for details. 


Descriptions of all Department of English graduate courses can be found at the Department of English website. English graduate courses are offered 


in the following topic areas: 


ENGL 600-604 Special Topics in English Literature 

ENGL 605-609 Studies in Early English Literature and Medieval Literature 
ENGL 610-614 Studies in Renaissance Literature 

ENGL 615-619 Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature 
ENGL 620-624 Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature 

ENGL 625-629 Studies in Twentieth Century Literature 

ENGL 630-634 Studies in Poetry 

ENGL 635-639 Studies in Drama 

ENGL 640-644 Studies in Fiction 

ENGL 645-649 Studies in the History of Ideas 

ENGL 650-654 Studies in Shakespeare 

ENGL 655-659 Studies in American Literature 

ENGL 660-664 Studies in Canadian Literature 

ENGL 665-667 Studies in Post-Colonial Literature 

ENGL 668-669 Studies in Literary Criticism 

ENGL 670-674 Seminars in Creative Writing: Prose Fiction, Poetry and Drama 
ENGL 678-679 Studies in Selected Areas 

ENGL 685-689 Studies in Selected Areas 


Please note that in courses where a Special Subject is listed, this Special Subject is a subtitle, and may change from year to year. Consequently, 
when students repeat a course number in subsequent years, but with a different subtitle, they are in fact engaged in a course with completely 


different content. The credit value attached to a course number may likewise change from year to year. 


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Note: Courses in Creative Writing are normally available only to students admitted into the Creative Writing option. Occasional exceptions in special 


circumstances are made for entry by students in the academic options. Such entrants require the prior approval of the Graduate Program Director. 


Independent (non-degree) students require the permission of the Graduate Program Director to take a course and they must possess the same kind 


and quality of academic background and preparation as required of students admitted to the MA program. 


Studies in Selected Areas 


ENGL 678 Selected Area | 


Creative Writing Tutorial (one-term, 3-credit course). 


ENGL 679 Selected Area II 

Creative Writing Tutorial (two-term, 6-credit course). The Creative Writing tutorials may be elected only by students in Option C. They are designed to 
accommodate candidates whose genre (e.g., poetry or drama) is not offered during a given academic year. Candidates wishing to enrol in ENGL 678 
or 679 must submit a request to the Graduate Committee. Approval will in part depend upon the availability of resources and whether the Graduate 
Committee deems it beneficial for the student to undertake a tutorial course rather than a regularly scheduled course. Tutorial courses will be 


considered only exceptionally and for very able students. 


ENGL 685 Selected Area Ill 


ENGL 687 Selected Area IV 


Bibliography and Research Methods in English. An introduction to scholarly research in English (one-term, 3-credit course). 


ENGL 688 Selected Area V 


Reading Course (one-term, 3-credit course). 


ENGL 689 Selected Area VI 

Reading Course (two-term, 6-credit course). After completing at least a third of the course credits (transfer credits excluded), a student may submit a 
request to the Graduate Committee for permission to take up to 6 credits in a reading course to be provided through a tutorial arrangement. A reading 
course will be permitted only when the proposed general subject area has not been available during the span of the student’s program and where the 
Graduate Committee is satisfied that it is beneficial for the student to take a reading course rather than a regularly scheduled graduate course. 
Reading courses are approved only exceptionally and only students who have demonstrated a capacity for independent work and a very high calibre 


of academic performance will be considered. This applies to both English 688 and English 689. 

Thesis, Bibliography and Research Essay 

ENGL 690 Thesis (24 credits) 

ENGL 692 Creative Writing Thesis (21 credits) 

ENGL 693 Bibliography (6 credits) 

The annotated bibliography constitutes a preliminary phase of the research essay. A student must successfully complete the annotated bibliography 


before producing the research essay. The approximate length of the annotated bibliography is 3,000 words and is supervised by the supervisor of the 


research essay. The bibliography is assessed on a pass/fail basis. 

ENGL 694 Research Essay (18 credits) 

Prerequisite: ENGL 693. 

A research essay of approximately 10,000 words is supervised by a member of the department and assessed by another faculty member acting as 
reader. The essay is assessed on a pass/fail basis. 


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Etudes francaises 


Department of Etudes frangaises Website 


Maitrise en littératures francophones et résonances 
médiatiques (Master of/Magisteriate in Arts) 


Les étudiantes et étudiants a temps plein réaliseront normalement leur cycle complet d’études en deux ans et les étudiantes et étudiants a temps 
partiel disposeront d’un maximum de cing années. Le nombre total de crédits est de 45 : 6 crédits de séminaires obligatoires, 12 crédits de 


séminaires généraux, 6 crédits pour la présentation du projet de mémoire et 21 crédits pour la réalisation du mémoire. 


Les étudiantes et étudiants a temps plein suivent normalement trois séminaires par session; les étudiantes et étudiants a temps partiel suivent un ou 
deux séminaires par session pendant quatre sessions. Le projet de mémoire doit étre déposé immédiatement aprés la fin de la scolarité, pour les 
étudiants a temps plein, et au maximum deux ans aprés I’inscription au programme pour les étudiants a temps partiel. Il peut prendre soit la forme 
d’un mémoire (Option A) soit la forme d’un projet innovateur de diffusion(Option B) choisi par le candidat ou la candidate en fonction de son 


expérience, de ses études antérieures ou de son intérét propre. 
Conditions d’admission 


Pour étre admis a la maitrise en littératures francophones et résonances médiatiques, la candidate ou le candidat doit étre titulaire de l'un des 


dipl6mes suivants : 


¢ Baccalauréat spécialisé (ou « Honours ») en littératures de langue frangaise ou dans une discipline connexe, avec une moyenne générale de 
3,00 (sur 4,3); ou 

¢ Baccalauréat avec majeure en littératures de langue frangaise ou dans une discipline connexe, avec une moyenne générale de 3,00 (sur 4,3); ou 

¢ Baccalauréat avec une mineure en littératures de langue frangaise couplée a une majeure dans une discipline connexe avec une moyenne 


générale de 3,00 (sur 4,3). Dans ce cas, quelques cours de propédeutique devront étre envisagés. 


La demande d’admission doit s’accompagner des piéces suivantes : 


1. Les relevés de notes officiels des universités fréquentées. 
2. Trois lettres de recommandation. 

3. La lettre de présentation. 

4. Un curriculum vitae. 

5. Un échantillon d'écriture en frangais. 


La sélection des candidatures est effectuée sur la base des éléments suivants : 


1. Le dossier universitaire du candidat ou de la candidate. 

2. Les réalisations du candidat ou de la candidate. 

3. La lettre de présentation. 

4. Les lettres de recommandation. 

5. Une entrevue qui vérifiera l’intérét de |’étudiant ou |’étudiante pour ce programme. 


Durée des études 
La durée des études est d’un minimum de trois sessions a temps plein. 
Exigences du programme 


Tout candidat doit obtenir un minimum de 45 crédits. Toute note inférieure a C constitue un échec. Obtenir deux C constitue également un échec. Le 
comité d'études supérieures du département revoit annuellement le dossier de tous les étudiants et étudiantes et peut exiger que ceux et celles dont 


les résultats ne satisfont pas aux normes du département (moyenne générale de 3,00 sur 4,3) se retirent du programme. 


Le choix du directeur de mémoire doit idéalement étre fait a la fin du premier session d’études pour les étudiants a temps plein, et aprés trois 


séminaires pour les étudiants a temps partiel. 


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Le projet de mémoire doit étre déposé au plus tard un session apres la fin de la scolarité pour les étudiants a temps plein et a temps partiel. 


Le projet de mémoire sera accepté ou refusé. En cas de refus, |’étudiant ou |’étudiante bénéficiera d’un délai de trois mois pour soumettre une 


version remaniée de son projet. 


Structure du programme 


Tous les étudiants et étudiantes sont tenus a 15 crédits de séminaires, 6 crédits de présentation de mémoire et 24 crédits de these (mémoire ou 


réalisation médiatique en diffusion littéraire). 


Maitrise en littératures francophones et resonances médiatiques, avec mémoire (OPTION A) 


45 crédits : 


¢ 15 crédits de séminaires 
¢ 6crédits pour la présentation du projet de mémoire devant le comité des études supérieures 


¢ 24 crédits pour le mémoire 
Répartition des 15 crédits de séminaires : 


* 6crédits de séminaires obligatoires 


* Qcrédits de séminaires de domaines généraux 


Maitrise en littératures francophones et résonances médiatiques, avec mémoire sous forme de réalisation médiatique en diffusion littéraire 
(OPTION B) 


45 crédits : 


¢ 15 crédits de séminaires 
* 6crédits pour la présentation du projet de mémoire sous forme de réalisation médiatique devant le comité des études supérieures 
¢ 24 crédits pour la réalisation du mémoire sous forme de réalisation médiatique en diffusion littéraire, tel qu'il a été approuvé par le comité des 


études supérieures 
Répartition des 15 crédits de séminaires : 


¢ 6crédits de séminaires obligatoires 


¢ Qcrédits de séminaires de domaines généraux 


Séminaires 


Séminaires obligatoires 


FLIT 600 Méthodologie (3 crédits) 
FLIT 601 Théories littéraires (3 crédits) 


Séminaires de domaines généraux * 


FLIT 605 Littérature et discours (3 crédits) 

FLIT 614 Littérature et technologies (3 crédits) 

FLIT 617 Textes et images (3 crédits) 

FLIT 619 Littérature et société (3 crédits) 

FLIT 620 Tutorat en littérature (3 crédits) 

FLIT 621 Tutorat en littérature (3 crédits) 

FLIT 622 Séminaire avancé en littérature, langue et traduction (3 crédits) 
Co-listé : FTRA 622. 

FLIT 630-639 Séminaire avancé en littératures francophones (3 crédits) 
FLIT 640-649 Séminaire avancé en littérature québécoise (3 crédits) 
FLIT 650-659 Séminaire avancé en écritures contemporaines (3 crédits) 


FLIT 660-669 Séminaire avancé en littérature frangaise (3 crédits) 


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FLIT 690 Présentation du mémoire (OPTION A) (6 crédits) 

FLIT 691 Présentation du mémoire incluant une réalisation médiatique (OPTION B) (6 crédits) 
FLIT 692 Mémoire (OPTION A) (24 crédits) 

FLIT 693 Mémoire incluant une réalisation médiatique (OPTION B) (24 crédits) 


* Les séminaires de domaines généraux peuvent étre suivis dans un autre département de |’Université Concordia ou dans d’autres universités, avec 
l'accord du directeur ou de la directrice du programme de deuxiéme cycle en littérature et celui du département concerné. Pour les deux options, un 
maximum de trois crédits de séminaires non obligatoires peut étre remplacé par une lecture dirigée aprés |’obtention de la permission du directeur ou 


de la directrice du 2° cycle de littérature. 


FLIT 600 Méthodologie (3 crédits) 
Dans ce séminaire, |’étudiante ou |’étudiant apprend a formuler des problématiques et a discuter d’hypothéses de recherche. Les étudiants se 
familiarisent également avec les outils de recherche bibliographique imprimés et informatiques, les regles de présentation de la bibliographie et les 


principaux types de productions écrites liées a la critique littéraire. 


FLIT 601 Théories littéraires (3 crédits) 
Ce séminaire permet a |’étudiante ou a |’étudiant d’approfondir sa connaissance de diverses théories littéraires, en tenant compte des approches les 


plus classiques comme des plus récentes. Le séminaire vise également a explorer le passage de la théorie a la pratique dans |’analyse des textes. 


FLIT 605 Littérature et discours (3 crédits) 


Ce séminaire s’intéresse a l’interaction dynamique de la littérature avec les diverses formes de discours en circulation dans l’espace social. 


FLIT 614 Littérature et technologies (3 crédits) 
Dans ce séminaire, on réfléchit a l’impact des technologies sur la littérature. On y étudie les formes littéraires et artistiques nées de I'évolution 


récente des dispositifs de lecture et d’écriture, ainsi que les modes de diffusion inédits qui en découlent. 


FLIT 617 Textes et images (3 crédits) 
Ce séminaire est, pour I’étudiante ou I’étudiant, l'occasion d’étudier les rapportsentretenus entre texte et l’image entendus dans leur sens large. Dans 


ce séminaire seront abordés des textes qui incorporent le visuel ou qui en dépendent, comme les textes littéraires illustrés et les bandes-dessinées. 


FLIT 619 Littérature et société (3 crédits) 
Ce séminaire est, pour I’étudiante ou I’étudiant, l'occasion de réfléchir a la sociologie littéraire, aux rapports entre |’ceuvre et son public ou encore 


aux divers contextes de production, de diffusion, de réception ou de conservation du texte littéraire. 


FLIT 620 Tutorat en littérature (3 crédits) 





FLIT 621 Tutorat en littérature (3 crédits) 


FLIT 622 Littérature, langue et traduction (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 622. 

Le séminaire avancé de littérature, langue, et traduction vise a parfaire les connaissances de |’étudiante et de |’étudiant dans un domaine littéraire, 
traductologique ou linguistique spécifique envisagé sous un angle théorique, historique ou social. Pour animer ce séminaire, il sera fait appel aux 
professeurs du département en fonction de leur spécialité. Le sujet particulier du séminaire sera annoncé chaque fois que le séminaire sera donné. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FLIT 616 ou FTRA 616 ou FTRA 622 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FLIT 630-639 Séminaire avancé en littératures francophones (3 crédits) 
Ce séminaire avancé vise a parfaire les connaissances de |’étudiante et de |’étudiant par une analyse en profondeur d’une thématique et d’un corpus 


particulier des littératures francophones. 


FLIT 640-649 Séminaire avancé en littérature québécoise (3 crédits) 
Ce séminaire avancé vise a parfaire les connaissances de |’étudiante et de |’étudiant par une analyse en profondeur d’une thématique et d’un corpus 


particulier de la littérature québécoise. 


FLIT 650-659 Séminaire avancé en écritures contemporaines (3 crédits) 
Ce séminaire avancé vise a parfaire les connaissances de |’étudiante et de |’étudiant par une analyse en profondeur d’une thématique et d’un corpus 


particulier des écritures contemporaines. 
FLIT 660-669 Séminaire avancé en littérature frangaise (3 crédits) 


Ce séminaire avancé vise a parfaire les connaissances de |'étudiante et de I'étudiant par une analyse en profondeur d'une thématique et d'un corpus 


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FLIT 690 Présentation du mémoire (Option A) (6 crédits) 

FLIT 691 Présentation du mémoire incluant une réalisation médiatique (Option B) (6 crédits) 
FLIT 692 Mémoire (Option A) (24 crédits) 

FLIT 693 Mémoire incluant une réalisation médiatique (Option B) (24 crédits) 


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Maitrise en traductologie (Master of/Magisteriate in 
Arts) 


La maitrise en traductologie comporte deux options. L’option A, a visée professionnelle, s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants qui ont réalisé 
leurs études antérieures dans une discipline autre que la traduction et offre une formation accélérée dans ce domaine. L’option B, a visée théorique, 
est axée sur l'étude interdisciplinaire des rapports entre culture, langue et traduction (méthodologie de la recherche, histoire et critique de la 


traduction) et se concentre tout particulierement sur les composantes structurelles, systémiques et organisationnelles des processus de traduction. 
Maitrise en traductologie (professionnelle - sans mémoire) Option A 

Le Département d'études frangaises offre un programme de 2° cycle a visée professionnelle : la maitrise en traductologie, sans mémoire, option A. 
But du programme 


Cette option offre une formation accélérée en traduction aux étudiantes et aux étudiants qui ont réalisé leurs études antérieures dans une discipline 


autre que la traduction. Ils deviendront ainsi des langagiers professionnels efficaces et reconnus. 
Conditions générales d’admission 


Les candidates et les candidats devront détenir un baccalauréat ou un dipléme d'études supérieures dans un domaine autre que la traduction et 
suivront au besoin une propédeutique. Les candidates et les candidats devront posséder les compétences linguistiques nécessaires a la traduction 
(maitrise de la langue d’arrivée, compréhension fine de la langue de départ), avoir un excellent dossier universitaire (moyenne générale de 3 sur 4,3) 
et démontrer des aptitudes pour la traduction. Les candidates et les candidats devront préciser dés l’entrée au programme s’ils travailleront vers le 


frangais ou vers l'anglais. 
La demande d’admission doit s’accompagner des piéces suivantes : 


1. trois lettres de recommandation; 
2. une lettre de présentation ot la candidate ou le candidat décrit sa formation et son expérience ainsi que ses attentes a |’égard du programme; 
3. des relevés de notes officiels de |’université ou des universités fréquentées. 


La sélection des candidatures est effectuée sur la base des éléments suivants : 
1. le dossier universitaire de la candidate ou du candidat; 


2. les lettres de recommandation; 
3. un examen d’admission qui sert a vérifier les compétences linguistiques et culturelles de la candidate ou du candidat. 


Durée des études 


La durée des études pour les étudiantes et étudiants a temps plein est d’un minimum de trois sessions et d’un maximum de douze sessions a partir 


de la date d’inscription. Pour les étudiantes et étudiants a temps partiel, le maximum est de quinze sessions. 
Exigences du programme 
Toute étudiante ou tout étudiant doit obtenir un minimum de 45 crédits. 


Toute note inférieure a C représente un échec. Le comité des études supérieures du Département revoit le dossier de chaque étudiante et de chaque 
étudiant tous les ans et peut exiger que celles et ceux dont les résultats ne satisfont pas aux normes du Département (moyenne générale de 3,0 sur 


4,3) se retirent du programme. 


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Séminaire théorique obligatoire : 3 crédits 
Séminaires théoriques a option : 9 crédits 
Cours de traductique : 3 crédits au choix 


Cours et séminaires pratiques de traduction : 30 crédits 


Bloc A (3 cr. obligatoires) 


FTRA 600 Méthodologie générale de la recherche en traduction (3 crédits) 


Bloc B (9 cr. au choix) 


FTRA 601 Courants contemporains en traductologie (3 crédits) 
FTRA 602 Histoire générale de la traduction (3 crédits) 

FTRA 603 Contextes socio-politiques de la traduction (3 crédits) 
FTRA 610 Lecture critique de traductions (3 crédits) 

FTRA 622 Littérature, langue, traduction (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FLIT 622. 


Bloc C (3cr. au choix) 


FTRA 636 Informatique et traduction (3 crédits) 

FTRA 638 Initiation au sous-titrage (3 crédits) 

FTRA 652 Traduction automatique et traduction assistée par ordinateur (TAO) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 655 Gestion de projets (3 crédits) 

FTRA 658 Pratique de la localisation (3 crédits) 

FTRA 668 Web, technologies, traduction : théories et critiques (3 crédits) 


Bloc D (30 cr. obligatoires) 


FTRA 611 Terminologie et mondialisation (3 crédits) 


FTRA 612 Traduction avancée en sciences humaines et sociales (F) (3 crédits) 
ou 


FTRA 613 Advanced translation in social sciences and the humanities (A) (3 crédits) 


FTRA 614 Traduction littéraire avancée (F) (3 crédits) 
ou 
FTRA 615 Advanced literary translation (A) (3 crédits) 


FTRA 623 Traduction scientifique et technique du frangais a l’anglais (3 crédits) 
ou 


FTRA 624 Traduction scientifique et technique de |’anglais au frangais (3 crédits) 


FTRA 625 Traduction commerciale et juridique du frangais a l’anglais (3 crédits) 
ou 


FTRA 626 Traduction commerciale et juridique de l’anglais au frangais (3 crédits) 


FTRA 629 Révision et correction en traduction (A) (3 crédits) 
ou 


FTRA 630 Révision et correction en traduction (F) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 631 Initiation a la traduction générale (A) (3 crédits) 
ou 


FTRA 632 Initiation a la traduction générale (F) (3 crédits) 


FTRA 633 Aspects théoriques et pratiques de la terminologie (3 crédits) 


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FTRA 634 Traduction littéraire de l’anglais au frangais (3 crédits) 
ou 


FTRA 635 Traduction littéraire du frangais a l’anglais (3 crédits) 


FTRA 647 Traduction économique du frangais a l’anglais (3 crédits) 
ou 


FTRA 648 Traduction économique de |’anglais au frangais (3 crédits) 


Maitrise en traductologie (théorique - avec mémoire) Option B 


Le Département d’études frangaises offre un programme de 2° cycle a visée théorique conduisant au doctorat : la maitrise en traductologie, avec 


mémoire option B. 


But du programme 


Cette option offre une formation poussée favorisant la réflexion et l’acquisition de connaissances de pointe en traductologie aux étudiantes et aux 
étudiants qui ont réalisé leurs études antérieures en traduction ou dans une discipline proche de la traduction. Ces étudiants peuvent ainsi devenir 


des langagiers professionnels et poursuivre leurs études au doctorat. 


Conditions générales d’admission 


Les candidates et les candidats devront détenir un baccalauréat spécialisé (ou « Honours ») en traduction, un dipl6me d’études supérieures en 
traduction, ou encore un baccalauréat ou un dipl6me d'études supérieures dans un domaine pertinent a la traduction. Ils devront posséder les 
compétences linguistiques nécessaires a la traduction (maitrise de la langue d’arrivée, compréhension fine de la langue de départ), avoir un excellent 
dossier universitaire (moyenne générale de 3 sur 4,3) et démontrer des aptitudes pour la traduction. La direction du programme pourra exiger qu’une 


candidate ou qu’un candidat suive au besoin une propédeutique. 


La demande d’admission doit s’accompagner des piéces suivantes : 


1. trois lettres de recommandation; 

2. une lettre de présentation ot la candidate ou le candidat décrit sa formation et son expérience dans les domaines langagiers ainsi que ses 
attentes a l’égard du programme; 

3. des relevés de notes officiels de l’université ou des universités fréquentées. 


La sélection des candidatures est effectuée sur la base des éléments suivants : 
1. le dossier universitaire de la candidate ou du candidat; 


2. les lettres de recommandation; 
3. un examen d’admission qui vérifie les compétences linguistiques et culturelles de la candidate ou du candidat. 


Durée des études 


La durée des études pour les étudiantes et étudiants a temps plein est d’un minimum de trois sessions et d’un maximum de douze sessions 4a partir 


de la date d’inscription. Pour les étudiantes et étudiants a temps partiel, le maximum est de quinze sessions. 


Exigences du programme 


Toute étudiante ou tout étudiant doit obtenir un minimum de 45 crédits. 


Toute note inférieure a C représente un échec. Le comité des études supérieures duDépartement revoit le dossier de chaque étudiante et de chaque 
étudiant tous les ans et peut exiger que celles et ceux dont les résultats ne satisfont pas aux normes du Département (moyenne générale de 3,0 sur 


4,3) se retirent du programme. 

Structure du programme 

Toute étudiante ou tout étudiant est tenu a 15 crédits de séminaires, a 6 crédits de présentation du projet de mémoire et a 24 crédits de mémoire. 
Séminaires obligatoires : 9 crédits 

Séminaires a option : 6 crédits 


Projet de mémoire : 6 crédits 


Mémoire : 24 crédits 


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Séminaires 


Les cours obligatoires sont des séminaires de fondement théorique et d’histoire de la traduction. Les cours au choix sont des séminaires spécialisés 


dans le domaine sociocritique et des séminaires de traduction en littérature et en sciences humaines. 
Séminaires obligatoires (9 cr.) 


FTRA 600 Méthodologie générale de la recherche en traduction (3 crédits) 
FTRA 601 Courants contemporains en traductologie (3 crédits) 
FTRA 602 Histoire générale de la traduction (3 crédits) 


Séminaires au choix (6 cr.) 


FTRA 603 Contextes sociopolitiques de la traduction (3 crédits) 

FTRA 610 Lecture critique de traductions (3 crédits) 

FTRA 612 Traduction avancée en sciences humaines et sociales (F) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 613 Advanced translation in social sciences and the humanities (A) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 614 Traduction littéraire avancée (F) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 615 Advanced literary translation (A) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 622 Littérature, langue, traduction (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FLIT 622. 

FTRA 680 Tutorat en littérature (F) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 681 Tutorial in literature (A) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 682 Tutorat en traduction (F) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 683 Tutorial in translation (A) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 684 Tutorat en linguistique (F) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 685 Tutorial in linguistics (A) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 698 Etude d’un sujet particulier / Special Topics (3 crédits) 


Autres exigences (30 cr.) 


FTRA 686 Projet de mémoire (6 crédits) 
FTRA 692 Mémoire (24 crédits) 


Nota : Les étudiantes et les étudiants admis en maitrise peuvent bénéficier d’une aide financiére pendant la durée de leurs études, sous la forme 
d’assistanats de recherche ou d’enseignement. Ces aides varient selon les années et les étudiantes et étudiants intéressés doivent se faire 


connaitre auprés de la direction du programme une fois admis. 
Cours et séminaires 


FTRA 600 Méthodologie générale de la recherche en traduction (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 500. 

Ce séminaire examine les principales méthodes et approches appliquées a |’étude de la traduction et héritées des sciences humaines et sociales. Ce 
tour d’horizon débouche sur des questions liées a la conceptualisation en traductologie : quelle est la place de I’historicité dans la théorisation du 
savoir sur la traduction? La traductologie doit-elle s’autonomiser et construire une méthodologie spécifique par rapport aux autres sciences 
humaines? A quelles conditions cette construction est-elle possible? A l'issue du séminaire, |’étudiante ou I’étudiant aura une vue d’ensemble de la 
théorisation en traduction, ce qui lui permettra de se spécialiser en connaissance de cause dans une problématique particuliére cohérente avec les 
visées du programme. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 500 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 601 Courants contemporains en traductologie (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 539. 

Ce séminaire est axé sur les approches théoriques récentes, par exemple la théorie féministe, le déconstructionnisme, |’anthropologie culturelle 
appliquées a la théorisation de la traduction. Ces approches, chacune a leur échelle, mettent en discussion diverses notions traditionnelles - 
lethnicité, l'identité, la culture nationale - et conduisent a redéfinir ce qui est tenu, au XXI® siécle, comme I’un des fondements spécifiques de la 
traduction, le transfert culturel. Ainsi, ce séminaire engagera |’étudiante ou |’étudiant a reconceptualiser la traduction dans des cadres contemporains 
définis, par exemple celui du post-colonialisme ou celui de la circulation accélérée des flux d'information par les moyens techniques modernes, 
notamment informatiques. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 539 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


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FTRA 602 Histoire générale de la traduction (3 crédits) 

Ce séminaire est une introduction a I’histoire générale de la traduction, telle qu'elle apparait dans ses continuités et dans ses discontinuités 
chronologiques notamment (mais non exclusivement) en Occident. Une vue en coupe est présentée a travers des thématiques permettant de 
dégager le rdle historique joué par les traducteurs comme acteurs sociaux proches des pouvoirs en place ou critiques de ces pouvoirs. L’accent sera 
mis sur la créativité des traducteurs a certaines époques clés de contacts de cultures. Le séminaire pourra aborder une période historique et une aire 
géographique données, par exemple la traduction dans la propagation des religions et I’« évangélisation » des premiéres Nations dans la colonisation 


de l’Amérique. 


FTRA 603 Contextes socio-politiques de la traduction (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 553. 

Ce séminaire examine les théories qui rendent compte du travail pratique du traducteur et de la réception de la traduction du point de vue socio- 
politique. Sont examinés, par exemple, les effets de la localisation en traduction, les cas de bilinguisme et de multiculturalisme dans le monde, le 
statut juridique des langues dominantes et minoritaires, |’évolution des politiques linguistiques et leurs répercussions sur la traduction, la concurrence 
des langues internationales et les marchés nouveaux de la traduction. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 553 ou FTRA 550 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 610 Lecture critique de traductions (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 540. 

Ce séminaire propose une étude critique des traductions de l'anglais au francais et du francais a l'anglais effectuée a travers I’histoire, en tenant 
compte de la diversité des visées esthétiques et des contraintes institutionnelles de la traduction. Laccent est mis sur l'étude des « grandes » 
traductions dans les cultures d’expression anglaise et francaise. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 540 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 611 Terminologie et mondialisation (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 534. 

Préalable : FTRA 533. Le cours porte sur certains points fins en terminologie et en terminographie modernes : synonymie, marques 
sociolinguistiques, néonymie, normalisation et internationalisation. II traite spécifiquement du réle de la terminologie dans la gestion de l'information 
unilingue et multi-lingue dans les entreprises et dans les organismes nationaux et internationaux. L'aspect pratique prend, entre autres, la forme de 
rédaction de rapports de recherche et I’utilisation d’outils terminotiques. (F/A) 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 534 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 612 Traduction avancée en sciences humaines et sociales (F) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 613 Advanced translation in social sciences and the humanities (A) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 542 ou 543. 

Ce séminaire pratique et théorique aborde plusieurs domaines des sciences humaines et sociales, notamment la sociologie, la psychanalyse, la 
théorie féministe. L’étudiante ou |’étudiant produit un commentaire analytique sur ses choix de traduction en s’efforgant de théoriser sa pratique de 
traducteur-traductrice. Le séminaire FTRA 612 a l’anglais comme langue de départ et le frangais comme langue d’arrivée (F); le séminaire FTRA 613 
a le frangais comme langue de départ et l'anglais comme langue d’arrivée. (A) 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 542 ou FTRA 543 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 614 Traduction littéraire avancée (F) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 615 Advanced literary translation (A) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 544 ou 545. 

Ce séminaire pratique et théorique analyse, a partir de théories littéraires contemporaines, un échantillon de textes a traduire. L’étudiante ou |’étudiant 
produit un commentaire analytique sur ses choix de traduction en s’efforgant de théoriser sa pratique de traducteur-traductrice. Le séminaire FTRA 
614 a l'anglais comme langue de départ et le frangais comme langue d’arrivée (F), le séminaire FTRA 615 a le francais comme langue de départ et 
l'anglais comme langue d’arrivée. (A) 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 544 ou FTRA 545 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 622 Littérature, langue, traduction (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FLIT 622. 

Le séminaire avancé de littérature, langue et traduction vise a parfaire les connaissances de |’étudiante et de |’étudiant dans un domaine littéraire, 
traductologique ou linguistique spécifique envisagé sous un angle théorique, historique ou social. Pour animer ce séminaire, il sera fait appel aux 
professeurs du département en fonction de leur spécialité. Le sujet particulier du séminaire sera annoncé chaque fois que le séminaire sera donné. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 616, FLIT 616 ou FLIT 622 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 
FTRA 623 Traduction scientifique et technique du frangais a l’anglais (3 crédits) 


Co-listé : FTRA 513. 


Initiation aux différents problemes de la traduction dans les langues de spécialité scientifiques et techniques (frangais-anglais). Le cours est divisé en 


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deux ou trois parties, chaque partie correspondant a un domaine spécialisé en traduction (A). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 513 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 624 Traduction scientifique et technique de |’anglais au frangais (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 514. 

Initiation aux différents problemes de la traduction dans les langues de spécialité scientifiques et techniques (anglais-frangais). Le cours est divisé en 
deux ou trois parties, chaque partie correspondant a un domaine spécialisé en traduction (F). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 514 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 625 Traduction commerciale et juridique du frangais a l’anglais (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 515. 

Initiation aux différents problemes de la traduction dans les langues de spécialité de l’administration, du commerce et du droit (frangais-anglais). Le 
cours est divisé en parties, chaque partie correspondant a un domaine spécialisé en traduction (A). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 515 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 626 Traduction commerciale et juridique de |l’anglais au frangais (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 516. 

Initiation aux différents problemes de la traduction dans les langues de spécialité de l’administration, du commerce et du droit (anglais-frangais). Le 
cours est divisé en parties, chaque partie correspondant a un domaine spécialisé (F). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 516 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 629 Révision et correction en traduction (A) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 529. 

Ce cours aborde les différentes méthodes de révision et de correction de textes rédigés ou traduits en anglais; il sensibilise les étudiantes et 
étudiants aux aspects humains et techniques du métier de réviseure et de réviseur; on touche aussi aux problémes de |’évaluation de la qualité des 
traductions (A). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 529 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 630 Révision et correction en traduction (F) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 530. 

Ce cours aborde les différentes méthodes de révision et de correction de textes rédigés ou traduits en frangais; il sensibilise les étudiantes et 
étudiants aux aspects humains et techniques du métier de réviseure et de réviseur; on touche aussi aux problémes de |’évaluation de la qualité des 
traductions (F). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 530 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 631 Initiation a la traduction générale (A) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 531. 

Ce cours vise a initier les étudiantes et étudiants aux outils notionnels et linguistiques nécessaires pour traduire efficacement des textes d’ordre 
général. Il leur présente aussi les étapes du processus de la traduction et les familiarise avec les outils de travail de la traduction. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 531 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 632 Initiation a la traduction générale (F) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 532. 

Ce cours vise a initier les étudiantes et étudiants aux outils notionnels et linguistiques nécessaires pour traduire efficacement des textes d’ordre 
général. Il leur présente aussi les étapes du processus de la traduction et les familiarise avec les outils de travail de la traduction. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 532 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 633 Aspects théoriques et pratiques de la terminologie (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 533. 

Principes généraux de la terminologie; distinction entre langue générale et langues de spécialité; rapport entre documentation et terminologie; analyse 
terminologique; terminologie de traduction; supports terminographiques traditionnels et/ou informatisés; terminologie et aménagement linguistique. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 533 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 634 Traduction littéraire de l’anglais au frangais (3 crédits) 
Co-listé : FTRA 504. 
Sensibilisation aux problemes spécifiques a la traduction littéraire. Travaux pratiques : traduction de textes de genres variés (F). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 504 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


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FTRA 635 Traduction littéraire du frangais a l’anglais (3 crédits) 
Co-listé : FTRA 501. 
Sensibilisation aux problemes spécifiques a la traduction littéraire. Travaux pratiques : traduction de textes de genres variés (A). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 501 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 636 Informatique et traduction (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 536. 

Ce cours porte sur la langue de |’informatique, la théorie et les concepts fondamentaux qui s’y rapportent. Il comporte des exercices de traduction et 
une initiation aux outils informatisés pour les traducteurs : Internet, bases de données, systémes de traduction assistée, utilitaires. (F/A) 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 536 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 638 Initiation au sous-titrage (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 538. 

Ce cours a pour but d’initier les étudiantes et étudiants a la traduction audiovisuelle, en particulier au sous-titrage. || comporte un volet théorique, 
avec lectures et analyses, ainsi qu’un volet pratique oU sont traités les principes et les conventions du sous-titrage, les aspects techniques et les 
genres cinématographiques. Sont aussi abordées la traduction de la voix hors-champ et les techniques d’accessibilité tels le sous-titrage pour 


malentendants et l’audiodescription. 


FTRA 647 Traduction économique du frangais a l’anglais (A) (3 crédits) 
Co-listé : FTRA 547. 
Sensibilisation aux problemes que pose dans le domaine de I’économie la traduction du frangais a l'anglais. (A) 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 547 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 648 Traduction économique de |’anglais au frangais (F) (3 crédits) 
Co-listé : FTRA 548. 
Sensibilisation aux problemes que pose dans le domaine de |’économie la traduction de l’anglais au frangais. (F) 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 548 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 652 Traduction automatique (TA) et traduction assistée par ordinateur (TAO) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 552. 

Préalable : FTRA 536 pour le dipl6me en traduction. 

Ce cours permet d’analyser les aspects morphologiques, lexicaux, syntaxiques et sémantiques des systémes de traduction automatisée. L’étudiante 
et l’étudiant apprennent a appliquer les concepts analysés a un systeme commercialisé. Ils évaluent des traductions machine, font des exercices 
simples de programmation portant sur des problémes linguistiques; ils appliquent des outils de gestion et de traduction au matériel a localiser a l’aide 
de logiciels de localisation, de logiciels de terminologie et de mémoires de traduction. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 552 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 655 Gestion de projets (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 555. 

Ce cours traite de la gestion des projets de traduction/localisation multilingues, depuis la création de l’offre de services, jusqu’au contrdéle de la 
qualité et de la livraison, en passant par la résolution de problémes et la gestion en situation de crise. Il comprend une partie théorique et des mises 
en situation. Les étudiantes et étudiants se familiarisent avec l’évaluation des ressources (humaines et matérielles) nécessaires pour exécuter le 
travail, l’élaboration d’échéanciers et le suivi du budget. Ils apprennent a gérer les ressources affectées aux projets afin de pouvoir respecter le 
mandat qui leur est confié. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 555 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 658 Pratique de la localisation (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 558. 

L’étudiante et I’étudiant apprennent dans ce cours les stratégies de localisation et les processus de localisation; la localisation de logiciels et de 
localisation de sites Web; les acteurs dans les projets de localisation; la situation et le travail du traducteur dans les projets de localisation; les types 
de fichiers a localiser : ressources, code source, fichiers d'aide, guides imprimés, matériel marketing; les types de logiciels localisés : logiciels 
systéme, logiciels de gestion, logiciels client, logiciels multimédia, logiciels Web. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 558 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 668 Web, technologies, traduction : théories et critiques (3 crédits) 

Ce cours porte sur la réflexion théorique et épistémologique des pratiques contemporaines issues du contexte de la mondialisation par rapport aux 
technologies, au Web multilingue et a la traduction. Sont examinés les aspects et les enjeux culturels, sociaux, linguistiques, scientifiques, 
techniques, philosophiques, institutionnels, politiques et idéologiques. Le cours comporte des discussions hebdomadaires et un travail approfondi de 


recherche sur l’analyse des courants actuels des technologies et du Web en mettant l’accent sur la traduction et la communication mondiale. 


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FTRA 680 Tutorat en littérature (F) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 681 Tutorial in literature (A) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 682 Tutorat en traduction (F) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 683 Tutorial in translation (A) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 684 Tutorat en linguistique (F) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 685 Tutorial in linguistics (A) (3 crédits) 


FTRA 698 Etude d’un sujet particulier / Special Topics (3 crédits) 
Ce cours pourra porter sur tout sujet en littérature, traduction ou linguistique qui ne figure pas déja au programme. Le but du cours est de favoriser 


une approche pluridisciplinaire et de permettre l’innovation pédagogique. 
Autres exigences 
FTRA 686 Projet de mémoire (6 crédits) 


FTRA 692 Mémoire (24 crédits) 
L’étudiante ou |’étudiant pourra choisir d’étudier un sujet particulier en littérature, traduction ou linguistique, sous la forme d’un tutorat. Les tutorats 
devront étre approuvés par le comité d’études supérieures et dépendront des aptitudes et intéréts de |’étudiante et de |’étudiant ainsi que de la 


disponibilité et des compétences du professeur concerné. 


Nota : Les étudiantes et étudiants admis avant 2002-2003 et qui ont préféré rester dans |’ancien programme peuvent suivre FTRA 690 (21 crédits) a 


condition d’avoir satisfait aux exigences de l’ancien programme. 


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Diplome en traduction 


Conditions générales d’admission 


Baccalauréat ou dipl6me équivalent dans un domaine autre que la traduction. Dans tous les cas, la moyenne générale obtenue sera d’au moins 2,7 
(sur 4,3). La sélection des candidatures est effectuée sur la base des documents suivants : un examen écrit, trois lettres de recommandation, le 


dossier universitaire, une lettre de présentation et, au besoin, une entrevue. 
Durée des études 


Les 33 crédits du programme peuvent étre effectués en une année (3 sessions) ou a temps partiel. Pour étre admissible a un stage de formation, 
l’étudiante ou I’étudiant doit avoir suivi 12 crédits en traduction pragmatique, 3 crédits en terminologie et avoir obtenu une moyenne générale 


cumulative d’au moins 3,3 soit B+. 
Exigences du programme 


Toute étudiante ou tout étudiant doit obtenir 33 crédits. Toute note inférieure a C constitue un échec. Obtenir deux C constitue également un échec. 
Le comité d’études supérieures du département revoit le dossier de chaque étudiante et de chaque étudiant tous les ans et peut exiger que ceux et 


celles dont les résultats ne satisfont pas aux normes du département (moyenne générale de 2,7 sur 4,3) se retirent du programme. 
Cours 
1. Cours obligatoires (18 crédits) 
FTRA 501 Traduction littéraire du frangais a l’anglais (3 crédits) 
ou 
FTRA 504 Traduction littéraire de l’anglais au frangais (3 crédits) 
FTRA 532 Initiation a la traduction générale (3 crédits) 
FTRA 533 Aspects théoriques et pratiques de la terminologie (3 crédits) 


FTRA 536 Informatique et traduction (3 crédits) 


FTRA 500 Méthodologie générale de la recherche en traduction (3 crédits) 


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FTRA 539 Courants contemporains en traductologie (3 crédits) 
ou 

FTRA 540 Lecture critique de traductions (3 crédits) 

ou 

FTRA 549 Sociologie de la traduction littéraire (3 crédits) 


FTRA 529 Révision et correction en traduction (A) (3 crédits) 
ou 
FTRA 530 Révision et correction en traduction (F) (3 crédits) 


2. Cours en option (15 crédits) 
15 crédits choisis parmi les cours suivants : 


FRAA 523 Rédaction II (3 crédits) 

FTRA 513 Traduction scientifique et technique du frangais a l’anglais (3 crédits) 
FTRA 514 Traduction scientifique et technique de |’anglais au frangais (3 crédits) 
FTRA 515 Traduction commerciale et juridique du frangais a l’anglais (3 crédits) 
FTRA 516 Traduction commerciale et juridique de l’anglais au frangais(3 crédits) 
FTRA 517 Stage de formation du frangais a l’anglais | (A) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 519 Stage de formation du frangais a l’anglais II (A) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 520 Stage de formation (F) (6 crédits) 

FTRA 521 Stage de formation (A) (6 crédits) 

FTRA 522 Stage de formation de I’anglais au frangais | (F) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 526 Stage de formation de l’anglais au frangais II (F) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 527 Travaux dirigés (A) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 528 Travaux dirigés (F) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 534 Terminologie et mondialisation (3 crédits) 

FTRA 538 Initiation au sous-titrage (3 crédits) 

FTRA 542 Traduction avancée en sciences humaines et sociales (F) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 543 Advanced Translation in Social Sciences and the Humanities (A) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 544 Traduction littéraire avancée (F) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 545 Advanced Literary Translation (A) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 547 Traduction économique du frangais a l’anglais(A) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 548 Traduction économique de |’anglais au frangais (F) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 552 Traduction automatique (TA) et traduction assistée par ordinateur (TAO) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 555 Gestion de projets (3 crédits) 

FTRA 558 Pratique de la localisation (3 crédits) 

FRAA 598 Etude avancée d’un sujet particulier (3 crédits) 

FTRA 598 Etude avancée d’un sujet particulier (3 crédits) 


Liste des cours 


FRAA 523 Rédaction Il (3 crédits) 
Ce cours vise l’approfondissement des compétences rédactionnelles par l’apprentissage de techniques de recherche documentaire et de synthese 
textuelle, et par l’écriture de textes combinant ces techniques comme le compte rendu critique, le dossier ou le texte de vulgarisation. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FRAN 503 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 500 Méthodologie générale de la recherche en traduction (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 600. 

Ce séminaire examine les principales méthodes et approches appliquées a |’étude de la traduction et héritées des sciences humaines et sociales. Ce 
tour d’horizon débouche sur des questions liées a la conceptualisation en traductologie : quelle est la place de I’historicité dans la théorisation du 
savoir sur la traduction ? La traductologie doit-elle s’autonomiser et construire une méthodologie spécifique par rapport aux autres sciences humaines 
? A quelles conditions cette construction est-elle possible ? A l’issue du séminaire, |’étudiante ou I’étudiant aura une vue d’ensemble de la 
théorisation en traduction, ce qui lui permettra de se spécialiser en connaissance de cause dans une problématique particuliére cohérente avec les 
visées du programme. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 600 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 501 Traduction littéraire du frangais a l’anglais (3 crédits) 
Co-listé : FTRA 635. 
Sensibilisation aux problemes spécifiques a la traduction littéraire. Travaux pratiques : traduction de textes de genres variés (A). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 635 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


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FTRA 504 Traduction littéraire de l’anglais au frangais (3 crédits) 
Co-listé : FTRA 634. 
Sensibilisation aux problemes spécifiques a la traduction littéraire. Travaux pratiques : traduction de textes de genres variés (F). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 634 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 513 Traduction scientifique et technique du frangais a l’anglais (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 623. 

Initiation aux différents problemes de la traduction dans les langues de spécialité scientifiques et techniques (frangais-anglais). Le cours est divisé en 
deux ou trois parties, chaque partie correspondant a un domaine spécialisé en traduction (A). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 623 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 514 Traduction scientifique et technique de |’anglais au frangais (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 624. 

Initiation aux différents problemes de la traduction dans les langues de spécialité scientifiques et techniques (anglais-frangais). Le cours est divisé en 
deux ou trois parties, chaque partie correspondant a un domaine spécialisé en traduction (F). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 624 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 515 Traduction commerciale et juridique du frangais a l’anglais (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 625. 

Initiation aux différents problemes de la traduction dans les langues de spécialité de l’administration, du commerce et du droit (frangais-anglais). Le 
cours est divisé en parties, chaque partie correspondant a un domaine spécialisé en traduction (A). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 625 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 516 Traduction commerciale et juridique de l’anglais au frangais (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 626. 

Initiation aux différents problemes de la traduction dans les langues de spécialité de l’administration, du commerce et du droit (anglais-frangais). Le 
cours est divisé en parties, chaque partie correspondant a un domaine spécialisé (F). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 626 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 517 Stage de formation du frangais a l’anglais | (A) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 519 Stage de formation du frangais a l’anglais II (A) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 520 Stage de formation (F) (6 crédits) 

FTRA 521 Stage de formation (A) (6 crédits) 

FTRA 522 Stage de formation de I’anglais au frangais | (F) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 526 Stage de formation de |’anglais au frangais II (F) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 527 Travaux dirigés (A) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 528 Travaux dirigés (F) (3 crédits) 


FTRA 529 Révision et correction en traduction (A) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 629. 

Ce cours aborde les différentes méthodes de révision et de correction de textes rédigés ou traduits en anglais; il sensibilise les étudiantes et 
étudiants aux aspects humains et techniques du métier de réviseure et de réviseur; on touche aussi aux problémes de |’évaluation de la qualité des 
traductions (A). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 629 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 530 Révision et correction en traduction (F) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 630. 

Ce cours aborde les différentes méthodes de révision et de correction de textes rédigés ou traduits en frangais; il sensibilise les étudiantes et 
étudiants aux aspects humains et techniques du métier de réviseure et de réviseur; on touche aussi aux problémes de |’évaluation de la qualité des 
traductions (F). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 630 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 531 Initiation a la traduction générale (A) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 631. 

Ce cours vise a initier les étudiantes et étudiants aux outils notionnels et linguistiques nécessaires pour traduire efficacement des textes d’ordre 
général. Il leur présente aussi les étapes du processus de la traduction et les familiarise avec les outils de travail de la traduction. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 631 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


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FTRA 532 Initiation a la traduction générale (F) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 632. 

Ce cours vise a initier les étudiantes et étudiants aux outils notionnels et linguistiques nécessaires pour traduire efficacement des textes d’ordre 
général. Il leur présente aussi les étapes du processus de la traduction et les familiarise avec les outils de travail de la traduction. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 632 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 533 Aspects théoriques et pratiques de la terminologie (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 633. 

Principes généraux de la terminologie; distinction entre langue générale et langues de spécialité; rapport entre documentation et terminologie; analyse 
terminologique; terminologie de traduction; supports terminographiques traditionnels et/ou informatisés; terminologie et aménagement linguistique. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 633 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 534 Terminologie et mondialisation (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 611. 

Préalable : FTRA 533 ou |’équivalent. 

Ce cours porte sur certains points fins en terminologie et en terminographie modernes : synonymie, marques sociolinguistiques, néonymie, 
normalisation et internationalisation. Il traite spécifiquement du réle de la terminologie dans la gestion de l'information unilingue et multilingue dans les 
entreprises et dans les organismes nationaux et internationaux. L’aspect pratique prend, entre autres, la forme de rédaction de rapports de recherche 
et l'utilisation d’outils terminotiques. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 611 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 538 Initiation au sous-titrage (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 638. 

Ce cours a pour but d’initier les étudiantes et étudiants a la traduction audiovisuelle, en particulier au sous-titrage. Il comporte un volet théorique, 
avec lectures et analyses, ainsi qu’un volet pratique ot sont traités les principes et les conventions du sous-titrage, les aspects techniques et les 
genres cinématographiques. Sont aussi abordées la traduction de la voix hors-champ et les techniques d’accessibilité tels le sous-titrage pour 


malentendants et l’audiodescription. 


FTRA 536 Informatique et traduction (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 636. 

Ce cours porte sur la langue de |’informatique, la théorie et les concepts fondamentaux qui s’y rapportent. Il comporte des exercices de traduction et 
une initiation aux outils informatisés pour les traducteurs : Internet, bases de données, systemes de traduction assistée, utilitaires. (F/A) 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 636 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 539 Courants contemporains en traductologie (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 601. 

Ce séminaire est axé sur les approches théoriques récentes, par exemple la théorie féministe, le déconstructionnisme, |’anthropologie culturelle 
appliquées a la théorisation de la traduction. Ces approches, chacune a leur échelle, mettent en discussion diverses notions traditionnelles - 
lethnicité, l'identité, la culture nationale - et conduisent a redéfinir ce qui est tenu, au XXI® siécle, comme |’un des fondements spécifiques de la 
traduction, le transfert culturel. Ainsi, ce séminaire engagera |’étudiante et l’étudiant a reconceptualiser la traduction dans des cadres contemporains 
définis, par exemple celui du post-colonialisme ou celui de la circulation accélérée des flux d'information par les moyens techniques modernes, 
notamment informatiques. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 601 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 540 Lecture critique de traductions (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 610. 

Ce séminaire propose une étude critique des traductions de |’anglais au francais et du francais a l'anglais effectuée a travers I’histoire, en tenant 
compte de la diversité des visées esthétiques et des contraintes institutionnelles de la traduction. Laccent est mis sur l'étude des « grandes » 
traductions dans les cultures d’expression anglaise et francaise. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 610 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 542 Traduction avancée en sciences humaines et sociales (F) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 543 Advanced Translation in Social Sciences and the Humanities (A) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 612 ou FTRA 613. 

Ce séminaire pratique et théorique aborde plusieurs domaines des sciences humaines et sociales, notamment la sociologie, la psychanalyse, la 
théorie féministe. L’étudiante ou I’étudiant produit un commentaire analytique sur ses choix de traduction en s’efforgant de théoriser sa pratique de 
traducteur-traductrice. Le séminaire FTRA 542 a l’anglais comme langue de départ et le frangais comme langue d’arrivée (F); le séminaire FTRA 543 
a le frangais comme langue de départ et l'anglais comme langue d’arrivée (A). 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 612 ou FTRA 613 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


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FTRA 544 Traduction littéraire avancée (F) (3 crédits) 

FTRA 545 Advanced Literary Translation (A) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 614 ou FTRA 615. 

Ce séminaire pratique et théorique analyse, a partir de théories littéraires, contemporaines, un échantillon de textes a traduire. L’étudiante ou 
l'étudiant produit un commentaire analytique sur ses choix de traduction en s’efforgant de théoriser sa pratique de traducteur-traductrice. Le séminaire 
FTRA 544 a l’anglais comme langue de départ e t le francais comme langue d’arrivée (F); le séminaire FTRA 545 a le frangais comme langue de 
départ et l'anglais comme langue d’arrivée. (A) 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 614 ou FTRA 615 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 547 Traduction économique du frangais a l’anglais (A) (3 crédits) 
Co-listé : FTRA 647. 
Sensibilisation aux problemes que pose dans le domaine de |’économie la traduction du frangais a l'anglais. (A) 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 647 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 548 Traduction économique de I’anglais au frangais (F) (3 crédits) 
Co-listé : FTRA 648. 
Sensibilisation aux problemes que pose dans le domaine de |’économie la traduction de l’anglais au frangais. (F) 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 648 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 549 Sociologie de la traduction littéraire (3 crédits) 

Ce séminaire applique la méthode sociologique a la traduction des genres et des discours de la littérature. Peuvent étre étudiés des corpus divers 
(roman, poésie, théatre, par exemple) traduits de l'anglais en frangais et du frangais en anglais. Seront examinées, par exemple, les théories de 
Pierre Bourdieu, de Niklas Luhmann ou de Bruno Latour. Le séminaire est l'occasion d’une remise en question des notions de source et de cible en 
traduction. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 541, FTRA 611 ou FTRA 619 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 552 Traduction automatique (TA) et traduction assistée par ordinateur (TAO) (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 652. 

Préalable : FTRA 536 pour le dipl6me en traduction. 

Ce cours permet d’analyser les aspects morphologiques, lexicaux, syntaxiques et sémantiques des systémes de traduction automatisée. L’étudiante 
et l’étudiant apprennent a appliquer les concepts analysés a un systeme commercialisé. Ils évaluent des traductions machine, font des exercices 
simples de programmation portant sur des problémes linguistiques; ils appliquent des outils de gestion et de traduction au matériel a localiser a l’aide 
de logiciels de localisation, de logiciels de terminologie et de mémoires de traduction. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 652 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 555 Gestion de projets (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 655. 

Ce cours traite de la gestion des projets de traduction/localisation multilingues, depuis la création de |’offre de services, jusqu’au contrdéle de la 
qualité et de la livraison, en passant par la résolution de problémes et la gestion en situation de crise. Il comprend une partie théorique et des mises 
en situation. Les étudiantes et étudiants se familiarisent avec l’évaluation des ressources (humaines et matérielles) nécessaires pour exécuter le 
travail, I’élaboration d’échéanciers et le suivi du budget. Ils apprennent a gérer les ressources affectées aux projets afin de pouvoir respecter le 
mandat qui leur est confié. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 655 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 558 Pratique de la localisation (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 658. 

L’étudiante et |’étudiant apprennent dans ce cours les stratégies de localisation et les processus de localisation; la localisation de logiciels et de 
localisation de sites Web; les acteurs dans les projets de localisation; la situation et le travail du traducteur dans les projets de localisation; les types 
de fichiers a localiser : ressources, code source, fichiers d’aide, guides imprimés, matériel marketing; les types de logiciels localisés : logiciels 
systéme, logiciels de gestion, logiciels client, logiciels multimédia, logiciels Web. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 658 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 559 Stage en gestion de projet (6 crédits) 


FTRA 560 Stage en gestion de projet | (3 crédits) 


FTRA 561 Stage en gestion de projet Il (3 crédits) 


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FRAA 598 Etude avancée d’un sujet particulier (3 crédits) 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi un sujet particulier en FRAN 598 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour le méme sujet en FRAA 598. 
FTRA 598 Etude avancée d’un sujet particulier (3 crédits) 


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Certificat anglais-frangais en langue et techniques de 
localisation 


Conditions générales d’admission 


BA en traduction, spécialisation ou majeure ; DESS en traduction ; MA en traductologie ; BA dans une autre discipline avec expérience en traduction 


; MA dans une autre discipline avec expérience en traduction. La sélection des candidatures est effectuée sur la base des éléments suivants : 


« Etude du dossier 
¢ Examen d’entrée 


e Lettre de présentation 


Durée des études 
Les 15 crédits au programme peuvent étre effectués a temps plein (trois sessions) ou a temps partiel (douze sessions maximum). 
Exigences du programme 


Toute étudiante ou tout étudiant doit obtenir 15 crédits. Toute note inférieure a C constitue un échec. Obtenir deux C constitue également un échec. 
Le comité d’études supérieures du département revoit le dossier de chaque étudiante et de chaque étudiant tous les ans et peut exiger que ceux et 


celles dont les résultats ne satisfont pas aux normes du département (moyenne générale de 2,7 sur 4,3) se retirent du programme. 
Cours obligatoires (12 crédits) 


FTRA 552 Traduction automatique (TA) et traduction assistée par ordinateur (TAO) (3 crédits) 
FTRA 555 Gestion de projets (3 crédits) 

FTRA 556 Programmation en localisation (3 crédits) 

FTRA 558 Pratique de la localisation (3 crédits) 


Cours en option (3 crédits) 


FRAA 532 Ecriture pour le Web (3 crédits) 
FTRA 551 Tutorat en localisation (3 crédits) 
FTRA 553 Contextes socio-politiques de la traduction (3 crédits) 


Liste des cours 


FRAA 532 Ecriture pour le Web (3 crédits) 

Préalable : Autorisation de la direction du certificat. 

Ce cours vise a familiariser I’étudiante ou |’étudiant aux techniques d’écriture pour le Web et aux technologies associées a ce média. Il permettra de 
mieux comprendre ce que I’hypertexte et l’écrit sur support numérique impliquent du point de vue du traitement de l'information et des spécificités 


linguistiques et ergonomiques. II vise a initier I’étudiante et |’étudiant a la création et a la traduction de pages et de sites Web. 


FTRA 551 Tutorat en localisation (3 crédits) 


Préalable : Autorisation de la direction du certificat. 


FTRA 552 Traduction automatique (TA) et traduction assistée par ordinateur (TAO) (3 crédits) 

Préalable : FTRA 536 pour le dipléme en traduction. 

Ce cours permet d’analyser les aspects morphologiques, lexicaux, syntaxiques et sémantiques des systémes de traduction automatisée. L’étudiante 
et l’étudiant apprennent a appliquer les concepts analysés a un systeme commercialisé. Ils évaluent des traductions machines, font des exercices 
simples de programmation portant sur des problémes linguistiques; ils appliquent des outils de gestion et de traduction au matériel a localiser a l’aide 


de logiciels de localisation, de logiciels de terminologie et de mémoires de traduction. 


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FTRA 553 Contextes socio-politiques de la traduction (3 crédits) 

Co-listé : FTRA 603. 

Ce séminaire examine les théories qui rendent compte du travail pratique du traducteur et de la réception de la traduction du point de vue socio- 
politique. Sont examinés, par exemple, les effets de la localisation en traduction, les cas de bilinguisme et de multiculturalisme dans le monde, le 
statut juridique des langues dominantes et minoritaires, l’évolution des politiques linguistiques et leurs repercussions sur la traduction, la concurrence 
des langues internationales et les marchés nouveaux de la traduction. 


N.B. : Les étudiantes et étudiants qui ont suivi FTRA 550 ou FTRA 603 ne peuvent obtenir de crédits pour ce cours. 


FTRA 555 Gestion de projets (3 crédits) 

Ce cours traite de la gestion des projets de traduction/localisation multilingues, depuis la création de |’offre de services, jusqu’au contrdéle de la 
qualité et de la livraison, en passant par la résolution de problemes et la gestion en situation de crise. Il comprend une partie théorique et des mises 
en situation. Les étudiantes et étudiants se familiarisent avec |’évaluation des ressources (humaines et matérielles) nécessaires pour exécuter le 
travail, |’élaboration d’échéanciers et le suivi du budget. Ils apprennent a gérer les ressources affectées aux projets afin de pouvoir respecter le 


mandat qui leur est confié. 


FTRA 556 Programmation en localisation (3 crédits) 

Préalable : FTRA 552 ou FTRA 558. 

L’étudiante et |’étudiant se familiarisent dans ce cours avec l’environnement informatique : ils se familiarisent avec l’intégration et le partage des 
ressources d’un (et avec un) logiciel (d’une page Internet) et avec les restrictions liées au systéme d’exploitation; ils ont un apergu du fonctionnement 
d'un logiciel (redaction, compilation, exécution), d’un programme informatique : variables, données, contrdle; d’un langage de programmation : 
structure, manipulation des chaines d’entrée et de sortie, du code « source » d’un programme informatique (ou site Internet) a localiser, des chaines 


(des messages) a traduire. 


FTRA 558 Pratique de la localisation (3 crédits) 

L’étudiante et |’étudiant apprennent dans ce cours les stratégies de localisation et les processus de localisation : la localisation de logiciels et la 
localisation de sites Web; les acteurs dans les projets de localisation; la situation et le travail du traducteur dans les projets de localisation; les types 
de fichiers a localiser : ressources, code source, fichiers d’aide, guides imprimés, matériel marketing; les types de logiciels localisés : logiciels 


systeme, logiciels de gestion, logiciels clients, logiciels multimédia, logiciels Web. 


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Exercise Science 


Department of Exercise Science Website 


Master of/Magisteriate in Science (Exercise Science) 


Admission Requirements. The admission requirement is a BSc or equivalent degree in Exercise Science or related field of study. Applicants are 
selected on the basis of past academic record, letters of recommendation, relevance of proposed research to the expertise of the department, and 
TOEFL scores (minimum TOEFL iBT, 100; TOEFL PBT, 600). Enrolment in the Master’s program is limited in part by the availability of research 


supervisors. 


If a core deficiency exists in the student’s previous undergraduate background, otherwise qualified candidates may be required to take up to 12 


undergraduate credits. 


There are no prerequisite certification requirements for Clinical Exercise Physiology. Students applying for the Athletic Therapy option should have or 


be preparing to acquire CATA certification. While not required, CATA certification is an asset for acceptance into the program. 


Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 
2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (three terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 
3. Courses. Students must complete four 3-credit courses (EXCI 610, 612, 624, 626). 


4. Thesis. (EXCI 680 or EXCI 690 - 33 credits). Students must select either the Athletic Therapy (EXCI 680) or Clinical Exercise Physiology (EXCI 
690) Thesis track. Students must present their thesis proposal before their thesis advisory committee, and the proposal must be approved by the 
committee before research activity is initiated. An oral examination will be conducted before a committee of the department to test the student’s 
ability to defend the thesis. A formal presentation of the thesis to the students’ peers is also required. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 6 credits. Students with a GPA that falls below 3.00 after 6 
credits are considered on academic probation during the following review period. Students with a GPA below 3.00 after two consecutive review 
periods will be withdrawn from the program. 


2. Progress Report. Each student's progress is formally evaluated by the student’s thesis supervisor every six months and a report submitted to 
the Graduate Program Director. 


3. C Rule. Students who obtain less than a grade of B- in a course are required to repeat the course. Students receiving more than one C grade will 
be withdrawn from the program. 


4. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade during their MSc program will be withdrawn from the program. 

5. Time Limit. Students are encouraged to complete the program within 2 years. Those who do not complete the MSc program within two years 
must submit a formal request for an extension to the Graduate Program Director before they can maintain their registration in the program. 
Students who exceed a two-year time period may not be guaranteed funding. Part-time students may apply to the program based on the 


availability of faculty supervisors. It is recommended that part-time students complete the degree within 5 years. 


6. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Courses 


For the MSc program, every student must complete the following courses 


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EXCI 610 — Statistics and Research Design (3 credits) 

EXCl 612 — Laboratory Techniques (3 credits) 

EXCl 624 — Special Topics Seminar (3 credits) 

EXCI 626 — Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 

EXCI 680 — Thesis (Athletic Therapy) (33 credits) 

OR 

EXCl 690 — Thesis (Clinical Exercise Physiology) (33 credits) 


Master of/Magisteriate in Science (Exercise Science) (45 credits) 


Year | 

Fall (6 credits) EXCI 610°, 6243 
Winter (6 credits) EXCI 612°, 626° 
Year II 

33 credits EXCI 680°? or EXCI 690° 


EXCI 610 Statistics and Research Design (3 credits) 


This course provides students with a background in statistics and experimental design. Students are exposed to a variety of experimental designs 
applicable to the exercise sciences. The course covers the application of statistical concepts in consideration of specific experimental design 
methods. A number of parametric and non-parametric statistics are introduced for hypothesis testing, with the opportunity to apply relevant 


knowledge using various statistical software packages. 


EXCI 612 Laboratory Techniques (3 credits) 

The course provides a theoretical awareness of measurement principles and offers practical experience in applying techniques common to advanced 
research methodologies in exercise science. The potential topics to be covered are geared towards the requirements of the individual in the areas of 
exercise physiology and athletic therapy. These may include such topics as data acquisition and analysis, electromyography, blood flow 


methodologies, spectrophotometry, pulmonary gas exchange, motion analysis, and tissue histochemistry. 


EXCI 624 Special Topics Seminar (3 credits) 
This course is designed to meet the special needs of graduate students in the exercise science areas of concentration specific to athletic therapy 
and clinical exercise physiology. Topics vary within the domain to account for investigation of current and developing theories. The course involves 


presentation, discussion, and critical analysis of information from current scientific journal literature. 


EXCI 626 Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 

This course provides students with the opportunity to choose a research topic and formulate a research proposal under the supervision of a thesis 
advisor. The proposal should include a literature review, rationale, hypothesis, and methodology including the planned research design and data 
analysis. Students are required to present a seminar in the Department on their research prior to the presentation of their proposal to the thesis 


advisory committee. 


EXCI 680 Thesis (Athletic Therapy) (33 credits) 
Students are required to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research which reflects a scientific approach. The thesis will be examined 
by the students advisory committee before being accepted by the Department. In addition, an oral examination will be conducted before a committee 


of the department to test the students ability to defend the thesis. 
EXCI 690 Thesis (Clinical Exercise Physiology) (33 credits) 
Students are required to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research which reflects a scientific approach. The thesis will be examined 


by the students advisory committee before being accepted by the Department. In addition, an oral examination will be conducted before a committee 


of the department to test the students ability to defend the thesis. 


EXCI 698 Selected Topics in Exercise Science (3 credits) 


This course explores themes within the area of Exercise Science. 
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Geography, Planning and Environment 


Department of Geography, Planning and Environment Website 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Geography, Urban 
and Environmental Studies) 


Admission Requirements. The normal requirement for admission into the PhD is a Master of Arts or a Master of Science in Geography, Urban 
Planning, Environmental Science, or a related field of study from a recognized university. Applicants are selected on the basis of a sound 
undergraduate academic record, strong letters of recommendation, and a convincing statement of purpose which clearly describes their academic 
interest in the program and intended area of research. In addition, admission is contingent on the availability of an appropriate faculty member in the 


Department to serve as supervisor. 


Upon recommendation by full-time members of the faculty of the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, students registered in the 
Master of Science in Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies at Concordia University and who have shown themselves to be outstanding 
through performance in research may apply for permission to proceed directly to doctoral studies. Students transferring from the MSc program will be 
required to complete 90 credits in addition to the MSc required courses HENV 605 or 610 plus HENV 615. 


Proficiency in English. Any student applying from outside Canada whose first language is other than English must demonstrate proficiency in the 
English language by writing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and obtaining a minimum score of 95 on the TOEFL iBT or 587 on 
TOEFL PBT. 


Requirements for the Degree 
1. Residence. The minimum period of residence is two years (six terms) of full-time graduate study beyond the master’s degree or three years (nine 


terms) of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent in part-time study) beyond the bachelor’s degree for those students who are permitted to 
enrol for doctoral studies without completing a master’s degree. 


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. Courses. All students must take the following: 
9 credits: HENV 801, HENV 802, HENV 805. 
6 credits in elective courses chosen from: HENV 605, HENV 610, HENV 620, HENV 625, HENV 630, HENV 635, HENV 640, HENV 645, HENV 
650, HENV 655, HENV 660, HENV 665, HENV 670, HENV 675, HENV 680, or HENV 690. 


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. Thesis Proposal. HENV 810 (3 credits). 


4. Comprehensive exam. HENV 885 (6 credits). 


5. Research and Thesis. HENV 895 (66 credits). 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of six credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


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. © Rule. Students who receive more than one C grade during the course of their PhD studies will be required to withdraw from the program. 
Students may apply for readmission. Students who receive another C after readmission will be required to withdraw from the program and will not 
be considered for readmission. 


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. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for 
readmission. Students who receive another failing grade after readmission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for 
readmission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a doctoral degree must be completed before or during the calendar year, six years (18 terms) of full-time study from the 
time of original registration in the program. The expected time to completion for this program is between three and four years. 


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5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Required Courses 


HENV 801 Pedagogical Training (3 credits) 

The objective of this course is to ensure that all PhD students acquire strong teaching and other communication skills which are useful for both 
academic and non-academic positions. Candidates are required to attend a seminar in university teaching in collaboration with the Centre for 
Teaching and Learning Services of Concordia University. Following the successful completion of this seminar, candidates are required to give four 


lectures (normally 75 minutes each) to undergraduate classes. The course is graded on a pass/fail basis. 


HENV 802 Experiential Learning (3 credits) 
The objective of this course is to ensure that all students acquire some practical experience in their field of research. Candidates are required to work 
for a minimum of 200 hours (either full-time or part-time) in either the private sector in a field relevant to their doctoral research, in a research 


laboratory based outside Concordia University, in a non-profit organization or in the government. The course is graded on a pass/fail basis. 


HENV 805 Research Proposal Seminar (3 credits) 
Conceptual and methodological frameworks related to human interventions in the environment in the built, social and natural environment are 
examined through various student presentations and exchanges on their research topic. This course includes completion of the oral presentation of 


the research proposal. 


HENV 810 Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 

Students are required to select their research topic and formulate a thesis proposal under the supervision of a thesis supervisor and with input from a 
supervisory committee. The written proposal includes a sound rationale for the proposed research, a detailed description of the research design and 
methodology, and a comprehensive literature review. The thesis proposal is assessed by the supervisory committee and approved by the Graduate 


Program Director. 


HENV 885 Comprehensive Exam (6 credits) 

The comprehensive exam is prepared in consultation with the supervisory committee and aims to ensure that the student has a sound knowledge of 
three areas of concentration within his or her field of research. The examining committee consists of the supervisory committee plus one additional 
member of the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment and is chaired by the Graduate Program Director. The student is evaluated on 


the quality of the written and oral responses to questions. 


HENV 895 Research and Thesis (66 credits) 
A major portion of the doctoral program involves the planning and execution of innovative and original research under the direction of a supervisor or 


two co-supervisors. The thesis is examined by a Thesis Examining Committee and is defended orally. 


Elective Courses 


HENV 605 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits) 
This course introduces students to some of the foundational theories that inform contemporary research in the fields of Human Geography and Urban 


Studies. It also explores a spectrum of qualitative research paradigms, theories and methodologies relevant to social science. 


HENV 610 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (3 credits) 
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of experimental design and data analysis in Geography and Environmental Sciences. The 
course focuses on statistical analysis of quantitative data, using the R programming environment. Specific topics include data exploration and 


plotting, basic statistical tests, linear regression, statistical model selection, non-parametric tests and mixed effects models. 


HENV 620 Sustainable Transportation (3 credits) 
This advanced seminar explores the different elements of what is broadly known as sustainable transportation. It considers the importance as well as 
the negative impacts of transport systems, and how these are described and captured methodologically. Of critical importance is the intimate link 


between land-use and transportation systems. 


HENV 625 Sustainable Resource Management (3 credits) 
This seminar examines the impact of human activities on natural resources. Topics such as integrated management and exploitation practices, 
biodiversity and conservation, focusing particularly on forest and water resources from physical, chemical, biological, socio-economic, and 


technological perspectives are investigated. 


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HENV 630 Theories of Society and Space (3 credits) 
Human Geography is informed by a range of theories that have developed inside and outside the discipline. This course introduces students to some 
of the most influential of these theories as well as to theoretically-informed geographical literature. While students are exposed to foundational 


theories, the course focuses on critical geographical work that seeks to interpret the present moment. 


HENV 635 Spatial Analysis (3 credits) 

This course examines analytical methods for handling specifically spatial data, where the arrangement of observations in space is thought to be of 

significance. The emphasis is on the choice and application of appropriate methods for the analysis of various types of data that are encountered in 
Geography, Planning, and Environmental Studies. Procedures for analyzing spatial distributions of phenomena, temporal dynamics and change are 


examined in relation to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools and statistical techniques. 


HENV 640 (Re)shaping the City (3 credits) 
By relying on an array of theoretical formulations informed by political economy, economic geography, urban morphology, urban sociology, 
anthropology and ecology, this seminar explores various social processes that contribute to the shaping and reshaping of our cities’ material and 


spatial forms. 


HENV 645 Behaviour and the Urban Environment (3 credits) 
This course provides a basic understanding of the relationship between people and the urban environment. The focus is on the collective and 
individual responses of people to the built or designed environment, and the way in which these responses can be used to guide projects, plans and 


policies. The basic studies for the location of commercial facilities and the modelling of human spatial behaviour are introduced. 


HENV 650 The Political-Economy of the City (3 credits) 
This course explores the implications of economic globalization and neoliberalism for urban life in late capitalist (post-1970s) period. Drawing on 
literatures from the fields of planning, geography, and political economy, it focuses on how urban policies and services are being restructured and how 


these changes affect different social groups. 


HENV 655 Environmental Modelling (3 credits) 
The different approaches to modelling the bio-physical, built or human environment are examined. The conceptualization of simple models to examine 
how human interventions affect the environment is investigated. Different modelling approaches such as system models, computer visualization and 


simulation are covered. Students develop a model scheme related to their thesis topic. Lectures and laboratory. 


HENV 660 Climate Change and Sustainable Development (3 credits) 

This seminar examines the interface between human-driven global climate change, and the demands and challenges of developing sustainable 
human societies. Class discussions cover topics such as how the potential impacts of climate change affect sustainable development efforts, as 
well as the need to develop sustainable energy sources that do not further degrade the global climate system. The course also includes an overview 


of current literature in the fields of climate science and environmental sustainability. 


HENV 665 Special Topics Seminar (3 credits) 
This course is designed to meet the special needs of individual graduate students. Topics vary to permit investigation of current and developing 
theories and research areas. Content involves presentation, discussion, and critical analysis of information from relevant scientific literature. The 


course will also take advantage of visiting expertise. 


HENV 670 Environmental Governance (3 credits) 

This course examines the principles, practices and institutions involved in environmental conservation and management as well as the sustainable 
exploitation of natural resources. Topics include sustainability, the precautionary principle, social capital, adaptive capacity, common property 
resource theories, deliberative democracy, environmental justice and environmental conflict resolution. Attention is given to issues of scale, 


particularly the mismatch of spatial, temporal and functional scales that characterize unsustainable management and use practices. 


HENV 675 Community-Based Conservation (3 credits) 

This course addresses the question of community participation in conservation and development initiatives. Focusing on the particular experience of 
local communities, it presents participatory concepts, principles, tools, and processes that have practical application to a broad range of contexts 
and settings. 


Note: Students who have received credit for GEOG 607 may not take this course for credit. 


HENV 680 Advanced Seminar in Environmental Science (3 credits) 
This course provides an overview of current research in environmental and related scientific disciplines. The course involves seminars, 
presentations, and critical analysis of scientific literature, including discussion of cutting-edge research topics in fields such as ecological restoration, 


biodiversity, climate change, renewable energy, food and water security, and natural resource conservation. 


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HENV 690 Seminar in Social and Cultural Geography (3 credits) 

This seminar introduces students to some important contemporary geographical approaches and topics in the study of society and culture. Specific 
themes may include globalization, migration, multiculturalism and diaspora, marginality, policing and imprisonment, and social movements. To 
provide a broad understanding of these themes, the course emphasizes analyses that draw upon geographical concepts of space, place, identity, and 


power. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Science (Geography, Urban 
and Environmental Studies) 


Admission Requirements. The normal requirements for admission into the MSc (Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies) are a minimum GPA 
of 3.30 in a BA or BSc in Geography, Planning, or Environmental Science, or an equivalent degree in a related field of study from a recognized 
university. Applicants are selected on the basis of a sound undergraduate academic record, strong letters of recommendation, and a convincing 
statement of purpose which clearly describes their academic interest in the program and intended area of research. In addition, admission is 
contingent on the availability of an appropriate faculty member in the Department to serve as supervisor. Some applicants with deficiencies in their 
undergraduate preparation may be required to take a qualifying program. Others may be required to complete certain prerequisite courses in addition 


to the regular graduate program. 


Proficiency in English. Any student applying from outside Canada whose first language is other than English must demonstrate proficiency in the 
English language by writing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and obtaining a minimum score of 95 on the TOEFL iBT or 587 on 
TOEFL PBT. 


Requirements for the Degree 


1. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (three semesters) of full-time graduate study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


2. Courses. All students must take the following: 
9 credits: HENV 605 or HENV 610, HENV 615, HENV 685. 
6 credits in elective courses chosen from: GEOG 620, GEOG 625, HENV 620, HENV 625, HENV 630, HENV 635, HENV 640, HENV 645, HENV 
650, HENV 655, HENV 660, HENV 665, HENV 670, HENV 675, HENV 680, HENV 690. 


3. Thesis. HENV 695 (30 credits) 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


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. © Rule. Students in research master’s/magisteriate programs are allowed to receive no more than one C grade in order to remain in good 
standing in the university. 


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. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Required Courses 


HENV 605 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits) 
This course introduces students to some of the foundational theories that inform contemporary research in the fields of Human Geography and Urban 


Studies. It also explores a spectrum of qualitative research paradigms, theories and methodologies relevant to social science. 


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HENV 610 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (3 credits) 
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of experimental design and data analysis in Geography and Environmental Sciences. The 
course focuses on statistical analysis of quantitative data, using the R programming environment. Specific topics include data exploration and 


plotting, basic statistical tests, linear regression, statistical model selection, non-parametric tests and mixed effects models. 


HENV 615 Research Group Seminar (3 credits) 

This seminar provides an opportunity to extend, deepen, and apply the conceptual and methodological frameworks presented in the core and elective 
courses. Students are required to participate in one of the proposed research groups, comprised of faculty members and other graduate students who 
share a particular thematic or methodological focus (e.g. GIS, sustainable communities, environmental change, sustainable transportation). Each 


research - group - is administered by a faculty member and supported by graduate students who will serve as co-coordinators to the research group. 


HENV 685 Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 

Students are required to select their research topic and formulate a research proposal under the supervision of a thesis supervisor and with input from 
a thesis committee. The written proposal will include a sound rationale for the proposed research, a detailed description of the research design and 
methodology, and a comprehensive literature review. Students are also required to present an oral presentation of their proposal to the Department. 
The thesis proposal must be formally approved by the thesis committee and the Graduate Program Director before research activities can begin. The 
thesis proposal should be completed before the end of the second semester of residency in the Program and after a minimum of 6 credits in the 


Program have been taken. 


HENV 695 Thesis (30 credits) 
Students are required to demonstrate their ability to carry out original, independent research. The thesis, which will be researched and written under 
the direction of a supervisor and thesis committee, should normally not exceed 100 pages. Upon completion of the thesis, the student will be required 


to defend his/her thesis before an external examiner and his/her thesis committee. 


Elective Courses 


GEOG 620 Special Topics in Geography (3 credits) 

This course focuses on selected topics within the discipline. Topics vary to permit investigation of current and developing theories and research 
areas. 

Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. GEOG 620A, GEOG 620B, etc. 


GEOG 625 Directed Studies (3 credits) 
With written permission of the graduate program director, a student studies a particular field or topic relating to geography, urban or environment 


studies. A detailed outline of the proposed study, approved by a study supervisor is required. 


HENV 620 Sustainable Transportation (3 credits) 
This advanced seminar explores the different elements of what is broadly known as sustainable transportation. It considers the importance as well as 
the negative impacts of transport systems, and how these are described and captured methodologically. Of critical importance is the intimate link 


between land-use and transportation systems. 


HENV 625 Sustainable Resource Management (3 credits) 
This seminar examines the impact of human activities on natural resources. Topics such as integrated management and exploitation practices, 
biodiversity and conservation, focusing particularly on forest and water resources from physical, chemical, biological, socio-economic, and 


technological perspectives are investigated. 


HENV 630 Theories of Society and Space (3 credits) 
Human Geography is informed by a range of theories that have developed inside and outside the discipline. This course introduces students to some 
of the most influential of these theories as well as to theoretically-informed geographical literature. While students are exposed to foundational 


theories, the course focuses on critical geographical work that seeks to interpret the present moment. 


HENV 635 Spatial Analysis (3 credits) 

This course examines analytical methods for handling specifically spatial data, where the arrangement of observations in space is thought to be of 
significance. The emphasis is on the choice and application of appropriate methods for the analysis of various types of data that are encountered in 
Geography, Planning and Environmental Studies. Procedures for analyzing spatial distributions of phenomena, temporal dynamics and change are 


examined in relation to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools and statistical techniques. 


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HENV 640 (Re)shaping the City (3 credits) 
By relying on an array of theoretical formulations informed by political economy, economic geography, urban morphology, urban sociology, 
anthropology and ecology, this seminar explores various social processes that contribute to the shaping and reshaping of our cities’ material and 


spatial forms. 


HENV 645 Behaviour and the Urban Environment (3 credits) 
This course provides a basic understanding of the relationship between people and the urban environment. The focus is on the collective and 
individual responses of people to the built or designed environment, and the way in which these responses can be used to guide projects, plans and 


policies. The basic studies for the location of commercial facilities and the modelling of human spatial behaviour are introduced. 


HENV 650 The Political Economy of the City (3 credits) 
This course explores the implications of economic globalization and neoliberalism for urban life in late capitalist (post-1970s) period. Drawing on 
literatures from the fields of planning, geography, and political economy, it focuses on how urban policies and services are being restructured and how 


these changes affect different social groups. 


HENV 655 Environmental Modelling (3 credits) 
The different approaches to modelling the bio-physical, built or human environment are examined. The conceptualization of simple models to examine 
how human interventions affect the environment is investigated. Different modelling approaches such as system models, computer visualization and 


simulation are covered. Students develop a model scheme related to their thesis topic. Lectures and laboratory. 


HENV 660 Climate Change and Sustainable Development (3 credits) 

This seminar examines the interface between human-driven global climate change, and the demands and challenges of developing sustainable 
human societies. Class discussions cover topics such as how the potential impacts of climate change affect sustainable development efforts, as 
well as the need to develop sustainable energy sources that do not further degrade the global climate system. The course also includes an overview 


of current literature in the fields of climate science and environmental sustainability. 


HENV 665 Special Topics Seminar (3 credits) 
This course is designed to meet the special needs of individual graduate students. Topics vary to permit investigation of current and developing 
theories and research areas. Content involves presentation, discussion, and critical analysis of information from relevant scientific literature. The 


course will also take advantage of visiting expertise. 


HENV 670 Environmental Governance (3 credits) 

This course examines the principles, practices and institutions involved in environmental conservation and management as well as the sustainable 
exploitation of natural resources. Topics include sustainability, the precautionary principle, social capital, adaptive capacity, common property 
resource theories, deliberative democracy, environmental justice and environmental conflict resolution. Attention is given to issues of scale, 


particularly the mismatch of spatial, temporal and functional scales that characterize unsustainable management and use practices. 


HENV 675 Community-Based Conservation (3 credits) 

This course addresses the question of community participation in conservation and development initiatives. Focusing on the particular experience of 
local communities, it presents participatory concepts, principles, tools, and processes that have practical application to a broad range of contexts 
and settings. 


Note: Students who have received credit for GEOG 607 may not take this course for credit. 


HENV 680 Advanced Seminar in Environmental Science (3 credits) 
This course provides an overview of current research in environmental and related scientific disciplines. The course involves seminars, 
presentations, and critical analysis of scientific literature, including discussion of cutting-edge research topics in fields such as ecological restoration, 


biodiversity, climate change, renewable energy, food and water security, and natural resource conservation. 


HENV 690 Seminar in Social and Cultural Geography (3 credits) 

This seminar introduces students to some important contemporary geographical approaches and topics in the study of society and culture. Specific 
themes may include globalization, migration, multiculturalism and diaspora, marginality, policing and imprisonment, and social movements. To 
provide a broad understanding of these themes, the course emphasizes analyses that draw upon geographical concepts of space, place, identity, and 


power. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Environment (Environmental 
Assessment) 


Admissions Requirements. The normal requirement for admission to the MEnv in EA is a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline in Arts or 
Science from a recognized university with a minimum GPA of 3.30 on 4.30. Applicants are selected on the basis of a sound undergraduate academic 
record and strong language skills in English and/or French which will allow them to secure an internship, which is a requirement of the program. 
Students who lack appropriate Ecology or Geographic Information Systems preparation are required to take preparatory courses such as BIOL 208, 
Environmental Biology; GEOG 374, Plant Ecology; or GEOG 363, Geographic Information Systems. Those lacking a social science background may 


be required to take GEOG 355, Resource Analysis and Management, or a similar course. 


Students already registered in the Diploma in EA (DEA) are permitted to apply to the MEnv in EA. Students who choose to apply to the MEnv in EA 

will not graduate from the DEA, but their courses and grades will be transferred to the MEnv in EA. A minimum grade of B is required for a course to 

be transferred from the DEA to the MEnv in EA. The Graduate Committee of the Department is responsible for the admissions transfer from the DEA 
to the MEnv in EA. 


Proficiency in English. Any student applying from outside Canada whose first language is other than English must demonstrate proficiency in the 
English language by writing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and obtaining a minimum score of 95 on the TOEFL iBT or 587 on 
TOEFL PBT. 


Requirements for the Degree 


1. Residence. The minimum period of residence is two terms of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study. 


2. Courses. All students must take the following: 
1. Compulsory Courses. All students must take 18 credits: ENVS 601, ENVS 662, ENVS 663. 
2. Courses in Governance and Environmental Sustainability. All students must take 6 credits from: ECON 659, ENVS 604, ENVS 605, 
ENVS 620, GEOG 607, HENV 670, HENV 675. 


3. Courses in the Biogeophysical Environment. All students must take 6 credits from: BIOL 618, GEOG 620, HENV 625, HENV 655, HENV 
680. 


Note: Elective courses within list B and C may be substituted with permission of the department based on individual student background and 
need. 


3. Internship. ENVS 695 (15 credits) 
To enter the internship students must have completed the prescribed 30 credits of course work, must have achieved an overall GPA of 3.30 or 
higher, and must have demonstrated language proficiency as required by the internship host. Students who are ineligible to enter the internship, 
but have successfully completed all course work, may transfer to the Diploma in Environmental Assessment. 


Academic Regulations 
1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 


considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students are allowed to receive no more than one C grade in order to remain in good standing in the university. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for 
readmission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 
Required Courses 
ENVS 601 EA: Concepts, Principles and Practice (6 credits) 
Prerequisite: Permission of the EA Graduate Program Director. 


This course aims to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge related to environmental assessment and its role in project planning 


and policy development. The evolution of environmental assessment (EA), its current practices and functions including ethical consideration, as well 


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as future directions are discussed. The roles and components of EA and EA procedures in Quebec and the rest of Canada (at both the federal and 
provincial levels) will be emphasized. Guest speakers, regular readings and in-class discussions will supplement the lectures. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ENVS 501 may not take this course for credit. 


ENVS 662 Data Collection and Analysis for EA (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: Permission of the EA Graduate Program Director. 

This course focuses on methods and issues in data collection and analysis appropriate for impact prediction in the abiotic, biotic and built 
environment, including air, surface and ground water, soil, landscape, biodiversity, noise, cultural and socio-economic conditions. Students will 
conduct their own studies and present them in the form of EA reports. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ENVS 562 may not take this course for credit. 


ENVS 663 Geographical Information Systems for EA (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: Permission of the EA Graduate Program Director. 

This course examines the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Environmental Impact Assessment (EA), particularly focusing on the 
role of GIS in the analysis of environmental data and in decision-making processes. Topics covered include data acquisition (e.g. digitizing, 
integrating data from different sources), multi-criteria decision analysis, fuzzy sets, interpolation techniques and error analysis. The instruction is built 
around a series of practical exercises mainly using industry-standard GIS software. The differences between raster and vector approaches are 
stressed throughout the course. The objective of the course is to provide a sound theoretical and practical background in the use of GIS for EA 
applications. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ENVS 563 or for this topic under an ENVS 598 number may not take this course for credit. 


ENVS 695 Internship in EA (15 credits) 

Prerequisite: Completion of all course work (30 credits) and permission of the EA Graduate Program Director. 

This internship is a 4-month placement in either the public or private sector where EA work is being undertaken. It is intended to maximize the 
educational experience and bridge the gap between what employers consider necessary job skills and what the university considers essential for a 
practitioner. Students work with their faculty supervisor to prepare a written research paper which is presented in an oral examination. It should be an 
original work which adds to the theory, concepts or methods of environmental assessment. 

Note: Students are assisted in their efforts to obtain a relevant placement by the Internship Coordinator and all placements must be approved by the 


EA Graduate Program Director. 


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Diploma in Environmental Assessment 


Admissions Requirements. A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline in Arts or Science is required. Students who lack appropriate Ecology 
or Geographic Information Systems preparation are required to take preparatory courses such as BIOL 208, Environmental Biology; GEOG 374, Plant 


Ecology; or GEOG 363, Geographic Information Systems. 

Proficiency in English. Any student applying from outside Canada whose first language is other than English must demonstrate proficiency in the 
English language by writing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and obtaining a minimum score of 95 on the TOEFL iBT or 587 on 
TOEFL PBT. 


Requirements for the Diploma 


Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 30 credits as follows: 


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. Compulsory Courses. All students must take 18 credits: ENVS 601, ENVS 662, ENVS 663. 

. Courses in Governance and Environmental Sustainability. All students must take 6 credits from: ECON 659, ENVS 604, ENVS 605, ENVS 
620, GEOG 607, HENV 670, HENV 675. 

. Courses in the Biogeophysical Environment. All students must take 6 credits from: BIOL 618, GEOG 620, HENV 625, HENV 655, HENV 
680. 
Note: Elective courses within list B and C may be substituted with permission of the department based on individual student background and 


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need. 
Academic Regulations 
1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 


must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 


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periods are withdrawn from the program. 
2. C Rule. Students are allowed to receive no more than one C grade in order to remain in good standing in the university. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for 
readmission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a diploma degree for full-time students must be completed within 6 terms (2 years) from the time of initial registration in 
the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 12 terms (4 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Required Courses 


ENVS 601 EA: Concepts, Principles and Practice (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: Permission of the EA Graduate Program Director. 

This course aims to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge related to environmental assessment and its role in project planning 
and policy development. The evolution of environmental impact assessment (EA), its current practices and functions, and future directions will be 
discussed. The roles and components of EA and EA procedures in Canada (at both the federal and provincial levels) will be emphasized. Guest 
speakers, regular readings and in-class discussions will supplement the lectures. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ENVS 501 may not take this course for credit. 


ENVS 662 Data Collection and Analysis for EA (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: Permission of the EA Graduate Program Director. 

This course focuses on methods and issues in data collection and analysis appropriate for impact prediction in the abiotic, biotic and built 
environment, including air, surface and ground water, soil, landscape, biodiversity, noise, cultural and socio-economic conditions. Students will 
conduct their own studies and present them in the form of EA reports. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ENVS 562 may not take this course for credit. 


ENVS 663 Geographical Information Systems for EA (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: Permission of the EA Graduate Program Director. 

This course examines the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Environmental Assessment (EA), particularly focusing on the role of 
GIS in the analysis of environmental data and in decision-making processes. Topics covered include data acquisition (e.g. digitizing, integrating data 
from different sources), multi-criteria decision analysis, fuzzy sets, interpolation techniques and error analysis. The instruction is built around a series 
of practical exercises mainly using industry-standard GIS software. The differences between raster and vector approaches are stressed throughout 
the course. The objective of the course is to provide a sound theoretical and practical background in the use of GIS for EA applications. 


Note: Students who have received credit for ENVS 563 or for this topic under an ENVS 598 number may not take this course for credit. 


Elective Courses Open to MEnv and DEA Students 


BIOL 618 Ecology for Environmentalists (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: Permission of the EA Graduate Program Director. 

This course discusses the principles of the ecology of individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems and the effects of environmental 
disturbances ranging from immediate pollution to long-term climate change. 

Note 1: Students who have received credit for BIOL 508 may not take this course for credit. 


Note 2: Students registered in a graduate program in Biology may not take this course for credit. 


ECON 659 Economics for Environmentalists (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: Permission of the EA Graduate Program Director. 

This course considers one of the most serious problems facing our global civilization: the on-going conflict between economic activity and the bio- 
physical world upon which all human activity ultimately depends. The course explains the basic theoretical framework most economists use to 
describe economic activities and the relationship between these activities and the natural world. Understanding the logical apparatus of economics 
theory shows why market forces and environmental integrity are often in conflict and why economic arguments dominate environmental policy 
debates at both national and international levels. 

Note 1: Students who have received credit for ECON 559 may not take this course for credit. 


Note 2: Students registered in programs in Economics, or programs in the John Molson School of Business, may not take this course for credit. 


ENVS 604 Environmental Law and Policy (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: Permission of the EA Graduate Programme Director. 


This course introduces students to environmental law and policy at the international, North American and regional levels with an emphasis on 


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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as a tool for promoting environmentally sound and sustainable development. The course provides an 
overview of issues such as environmental security, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), banking and environmental finance, access to 
justice in environmental decision making, climate change, biodiversity, and green growth. The role of international organizations and Multilateral 


Environmental Agreements (MEAs) is given particular attention. 


ENVS 605 Environmental Standards (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: Permission of the EA Graduate Program Director. 

This course provides an overview of the International Standards Organization (ISO) standards and guidelines for industry to implement a sound 
Environmental Management System (EMS). These guidelines are outlined in a series of publications designated as ISO 14000. Topics covered will 
include: the evolution and benefits of EMS, the ISO 14001 principles, integration between ISO 9001 and 14001, the registration process, auditing an 
EMS, life cycle assessment, and environmental labelling. Upon successful completion of the course, students are encouraged to pursue formal 
accreditation. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under an ENVS 505 number may not take this course for credit. 


ENVS 620 Advanced Topics in Environmental Assessment (3 credits) 

This course focuses on selected topics within the discipline. Topics vary to permit investigation of current and developing theories and research 
areas. 

Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. ENVS 620A, ENVS 620B, etc. 


GEOG 607 Indigenous Resource Management (3 credits) 
This course explores the relationship between indigenous peoples and the environment. It focuses on two primary themes; first, it looks at ways in 
which ecological knowledge shapes indigenous resource management, land tenure, and sea-rights systems; and second, it examines the roles of 


indigenous peoples and state authorities in land, sea and resource management. 


GEOG 620 Special Topics in Geography (3 credits) 

This course focuses on selected topics within the discipline. Topics vary to permit investigation of current and developing theories and research 
areas. 

Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. GEOG 620A, GEOG 620B, etc. 


HENV 625 Sustainable Resource Management (3 credits) 
This seminar examines the impact of human activities on natural resources. Topics such as integrated management and exploitation practices, 
biodiversity and conservation, focusing particularly on forest and water resources from physical, chemical, biological, socio-economic, and 


technological perspectives are investigated. 


HENV 655 Environmental Modelling (3 credits) 
The different approaches to modelling the bio-physical, built or human environment are examined. The conceptualization of simple models to examine 
how human interventions affect the environment is investigated. Different modelling approaches such as system models, computer visualization and 


simulation are covered. Students develop a model scheme related to their thesis topic. Lectures and laboratory. 


HENV 670 Environmental Governance (3 credits) 

This course examines the principles, practices and institutions involved in environmental conservation and management as well as the sustainable 
exploitation of natural resources. Topics include sustainability, the precautionary principle, social capital, adaptive capacity, common property 
resource theories, deliberative democracy, environmental justice and environmental conflict resolution. Attention is given to issues of scale, 


particularly the mismatch of spatial, temporal and functional scales that characterize unsustainable management and use practices. 


HENV 675 Community-Based Conservation (3 credits) 

This course addresses the question of community participation in conservation and development initiatives. Focusing on the particular experience of 
local communities, it presents participatory concepts, principles, tools, and processes that have practical application to a broad range of contexts 
and settings. 


Note: Students who have received credit for GEOG 607 may not take this course for credit. 

HENV 680 Advanced Seminar in Environmental Science (3 credits) 

This course provides an overview of current research in environmental and related scientific disciplines. The course involves seminars, 
presentations, and critical analysis of scientific literature, including discussion of cutting-edge research topics in fields such as ecological restoration, 


biodiversity, climate change, renewable energy, food and water security, and natural resource conservation. 


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Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (History) 


Admission Requirements. The normal requirement for admission to the PhD is a Master of/Magisteriate in Arts degree in History, with high 
standing, from a recognized university. Applicants should understand that admission is contingent on a superior academic record, strong references, 
and a convincing statement of purpose which clearly describes their professional goals and intended area of research. In addition, admission is 


contingent on the availability of an appropriate faculty member in the Department of History to serve as supervisor. 
Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate entering the program with a master’s or magisteriate degree is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits. 


2. Residence. The minimum period of residence is six terms (including summer terms) of full-time graduate study beyond the master’s or 
magisteriate degree, or nine terms of full-time graduate study beyond the bachelor’s degree for those students who are permitted to enrol for 
doctoral studies without a master’s or magisteriate degree, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Courses. (18 credits). During the first two years of their program, doctoral students must register for HIST 889 Doctoral Seminar (6 credits). This 
seminar complements students’ individualized tutorial preparation for comprehensive exams and facilitates their preparation of the thesis 
proposal by offering a forum for faculty guidance in and peer discussion of matters of scholarly, pedagogical, and professional practice. Subjects 
to be addressed include study and writing strategies for comprehensive exams; thesis topics and proposal-writing; research methods and 
resources; and professional skills. The seminar meets bi-weekly during the fall and winter terms. In addition, doctoral students are required to 
take 12 credits of 800-level courses, consisting of two 3-credit reading courses in the student's minor comprehensive fieldsand a 6-credit reading 
course, HIST 878, in the student's major comprehensive field. HIST 878 includes an explicit course-preparation component, where the student 
prepares an annotated syllabus for an undergraduate lecture course encompassed by the major field. In exceptional cases, students may, with 
permission of the graduateprogram director, do three credits of course work at an equivalent level in another discipline. 


4. Comprehensive Examinations. (12 credits). Early in their first term in the program, and in consultation with the GPD, new PhD students form 
an advisory committee of three faculty members to assist in the selection and preparation of comprehensive fields. In the first year of their 
program, students take reading courses with the supervisors of each of the three fields, which prepares the students to complete the full 
requirements of each field's preparation over the following terms. 


Subject to the availability of appropriate faculty members, the Department of History is normally prepared to supervise comprehensive 
examinations in a range of broadly defined geographical and chronologically limited fields, as well as in thematic fields, as suits the student's 
program. Example of fields recently supervised include: History of Canada since 1867; History of France since 1789; History of Haiti from 1801 
to 1986; Labour History. For other fields available, applicants may consult the faculty research pages of the department's website. 


The major field will be that in which the student’s proposed doctoral thesis falls. Normally students choose at least one field defined in 
specific geographical terms. 


Any student may offer one examination in a related discipline when approved by the History Graduate Committee and by the appropriate faculty 
member and/or program administrator in that discipline. 


The preparation of a comprehensive field should give students sufficient background to teach at an introductory level and/or do advanced 
research in the field. Although the requirements may vary from one field to the next, a core reading list of 50 to 100 titles per field is suggested 
as reasonable. The reading list for a field is be drawn up by the professor in consultation with the student in the context of the reading courses 
associated with the field taken in the student's first year, and once established, both must agree to any significant changes. 


The examinations are normally scheduled by the end of the fourth term (or fall of the second year) of the student’s program. The 

comprehensive examinations consist of take-home examinations in three selected fields, each is completed over a 72-hour period. These written 
examinations are normally completed within a three-week period. If successful, they are followed by an oral examination, involving all three 
examiners,normally held within two weeks of the last written comprehensive. The purpose of the oral comprehensive is to allow the doctoral 
student the opportunity to explain or expand on parts of the written examinations which professors found inadequate or unclear, as well as to 
allow for more general discussion among the examiners and the student as a group of historians. 


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5. PhD Thesis Proposal Preparation and Colloquium. HIST 885: PhD Thesis Proposal and Colloquium (6 credits). Following the successful 
completion of the comprehensive exams, students prepare a written thesis proposal for the approval of the internal members of their thesis 
committee. The thesis proposal should describe and justify the intended topic, explain its place in the historiography of the field, discuss the 
intended research methods, and identify the source requirements including their availability. Students are normally expected to submit and 
defend their thesis proposal by the end of the fifth term of their studies. When the written proposal is approved the student presents an oral 
colloquium about the proposal to the department. When the proposal and colloquium requirements are satisfied, the student is admitted to 
candidacy. 


6. Thesis. HIST 890: Thesis Research (54 credits). Doctoral students must submit a thesis based on their research and defend it in an oral 
examination. A doctoral thesis in history is expected to be based on extensive research in primary sources, to make an original contribution to 
historical knowledge, and to be presented in an acceptable literary form. The PhD thesis should normally run to no more than 400 pages including 
all critical apparatuses. 


7. Language. Doctoral candidates are required to demonstrate their ability to read and translate historical material in one modern language other 
than English. In addition, students may elect, or may be required, to demonstrate competence in a second language. Language examinations, 
which are normally given twice a year, are administered by the department. Dictionaries are not allowed in writing the exam. 


8. Time Limits. All work for a doctoral degree must be completed within 18 terms (six years) of full-time study or 24 terms (eight years) of part-time 
study from the time of initial registration in the program. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (History) 


Admission Requirements. The normal requirement for admission into the MA is an honours degree in history or its equivalent. Applicants should 
understand that admission is contingent on a sound undergraduate academic record, strong letters of reference, and a convincing statement of 
purpose which clearly describes their academic interest in the program and intended area of research. In addition, admission is contingent on the 
availability of an appropriate faculty member in the Department of History to serve as supervisor. Some applicants with deficiencies in their 


undergraduate preparation may be admitted into a qualifying year program. 
Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 
2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (three terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Language. All MA students must demonstrate their ability to read and translate historical material in an acceptable language other than English. 
Language examinations, which are normally given twice a year, are administered by the department. In addition, a reading knowledge of French 
may be required in some seminars. 


4. Time Limits. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (four years) from the time of 
initial registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (five years). 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (History) 


1. Courses. (15 credits). All students must take 15 credits of 600-level courses including HIST 600 The Nature of Historical Knowledge (3 credits); 
and HIST 601 Historical Research Methods (3 credits). Students are normally encouraged to incorporate breadth in their course selection. In 
exceptional cases students may, with permission of the GPD, do three credits of course work at an equivalent level in another discipline. 


2. Thesis. HIST 685: MA Thesis (30 credits). The thesis is a work of primary research that normally runs to 18,000-24,000 words (about 60-80 
pages), exclusive of footnotes and bibliography. Prepared under the supervision of one or more faculty, it must be defended orally before a 
committee of three History faculty including the supervisor. 


Courses 
Most graduate seminars and tutorials are one term in length. Courses and requirementsnumbered 600 are taken at the master’s level 


and those numbered 800 are taken at the PhD level. The content of these courses varies from term to term. Students should consult the department 


for more detailed information. 
HIST 600 The Nature of Historical Knowledge (3 credits) 


This course examines the history of the discipline and the nature of historical knowledge, as well as contemporary debates about the meaning and 


practice of history. The content varies from term to term depending on the instructor(s). The material covered may include the following: research 


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tools (e.g. library resources, the archives and the Internet), major approaches to history (e.g. Marxist, Annaliste, feminist), the debate about 


objectivity and truth in history, public history (history in film, television, schools, museums), and the impact of postmodernism on historical practice. 


HIST 601 Historical Research Methods (3 credits) 


This course guides students in the intial stages of developing an MA thesis topic and elaborating a substantial research proposal. 


European History 


HIST 610 Selected Topics in European History (3 credits) 


Canadian History 
HIST 620 Selected Topics in Canadian History (3 credits) 


United States History 
HIST 630 Selected Topics in US History (3 credits) 


Latin American and Caribbean History 
HIST 634 Selected Topics in Latin American and Caribbean History (3 credits) 


Asian History 
HIST 638 Selected Topics in Asian History (3 credits) 


Middle Eastern History 
HIST 642 Selected Topics in Middle Eastern History (3 credits) 


African History 
HIST 646 Selected Topics in African History (3 credits) 


History of Genocide and Human Rights 
HIST 650 Selected Topics in the History of Genocide and Human Rights (3 credits) 


History of Gender and Sexuality 
HIST 660 Selected Topics in the History of Gender and Sexuality (3 credits) 


Public History 
HIST 665 Selected Topics in Public History (3 credits) 


Selected Areas of History 
HIST 670 Selected Topics in History (3 credits) 
HIST 679 Tutorial in a Selected Area of History (3 credits) 


Research, Theses, and Comprehensive Examinations 
HIST 685 MA Thesis (30 credits) 
HIST 877 Comprehensive Minor Field Tutorial (3 credits) 


Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course provided that the course content has 


changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. HIST 877A, HIST 877B, etc. 


HIST 878 Comprehensive Major Field Tutorial (6 credits) 
HIST 880 Comprehensive Examinations (12 credits) 

HIST 885 PhD Thesis Proposal and Colloquium (6 credits) 
HIST 889 Doctoral Seminar (6 credits) 

HIST 890 Thesis Research (54 credits) 


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Humanities 


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Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Humanities) 


Admission Requirements. The normal requirement is a master’s degree with high standing from a recognized university. The Humanities Program 
Committee will scrutinize the applicant’s academic background and proposed program of study in order to determine whether a) the applicant's 
interests are truly interdisciplinary, and fall within the scope of the available faculty and facilities at Concordia, and b) the student’s record indicates 


that he or she is likely to be able to cope with a demanding program involving rigorous practice in more than one discipline. 
Requirements for the Degree 


1. Fields of Study. Students in the Humanities Program are expected to pursue a pattern of independent interdisciplinary study under the direction 
and supervision of scholars in three fields, one of which shall be chosen as the student’s major field. (A “field” is defined as a recognizable and 
coherent segment of a discipline, e.g., Victorian literature as a field within the discipline of English literature, German history 1870-1945 as a field 
within the discipline of History, or Sociology of knowledge as a field within the discipline of Sociology. In some cases a “field” may be itself 
interdisciplinary or non-disciplinary as, for example, hermeneutics or meta-science). The Humanities Program Committee will assess and 
approve students’ proposed fields of study to ensure that a) the candidate’s overall program is sufficiently intensive and interdisciplinary, b) 
competent faculty are available to direct it, and c) the student’s special interests are recognized. 


2. Advisory Committee. Prior to admission into the program, students form an advisory committee composed of three faculty members: the major 
field supervisor and the two minor field advisors. In consultation with the student, the advisory determines the student’s program of study. 


3. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits. These are apportioned as follows: minimum course 
requirements, 24 credits; three comprehensive field examinations, each examination worth 3 credits; thesis proposal (with defence), 3 credits; 
thesis, 54 credits. 


4. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is two years (6 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


5. Courses. Candidates are required to take two 3-credit mandatory core seminars in their first year: Humanities 888 (Methodology) and Humanities 
889 (Thematic). The remaining course credits (18 minimum) normally consist of a combination of 3-credit directed study tutorials, regularly 
scheduled graduate courses offered by departments in areas relevant to the student’s program of study, and may include HUMA 887 (Special 
Topic). The selection of courses is reviewed for approval by the student’s advisory committee, taking into consideration the needs of the 
student’s program of study and availability of faculty resources. The directed study tutorials provides students with the opportunity to pursue 
advanced and focused work with individual faculty members in the three fields that constitute the student’s program of study. Directed study 
tutorials are designated with a Humanities 800 number: Directed Studies (3 credits) within the sequence HUMA 830 to 884. 


6. Cognate Courses. A candidate may be required to enrol in existing graduate courses offered in other programs in addition to those formally 
required for the PhD Humanities degree, if, in the opinion of the student's advisory committee, the chosen field of study demands it. 


7. Comprehensive Examinations (Humanities 885). Before admission to candidacy for the degree, students must pass three comprehensive field 
examinations and an oral examination of the student’s written thesis proposal. The three comprehensive field examinations are normally written 
during the term immediately following the completion of the 24 (minimum) course credits. The examinations are set and coordinated by the 
student’s advisory committee. The three comprehensive field examinations are designated: 


HUMA 885A Comprehensive Examination Major Field (3 credits) 
HUMA 885B Comprehensive Examination Minor Field | (3 credits) 
HUMA 885C Comprehensive Examination Minor Field II (3 credits) 


8. Thesis Proposal (Humanities 886). Students are admitted to candidacy for the PhD upon acceptance by their advisory committee of the written 
thesis proposal and its successful oral defence. The oral examination of the written thesis proposal normally takes place in the term following the 
writing of the comprehensive field examinations. 


9. Thesis (Humanities 890). A doctoral thesis should be based on extensive research in primary sources, make an original contribution to 


knowledge, and be presented in acceptable scholarly form. Students entering the program with MFA degrees may include studio work as a 
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committee. 


10. Language Requirement. Doctoral candidates are required to demonstrate an ability to read and translate scholarly material in at least one 
language (other than the candidate’s first language) relevant to their studies. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on an annual basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students who obtain a grade of C in a course are required to repeat the course or take another course. Students receiving more than 
one C grade will be withdrawn from the program. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their PhD Studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a doctoral degree must be completed before or during the calendar year, 18 terms (6 years) of full-time study or 24 terms 
(8 years) of part-time study from the time of original registration in the program. 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Required Courses 


HUMA 888 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies | (3 credits) 
A required core seminar to be taken by all students in their first year in the program. This course is an introduction to methodologies of 
interdisciplinary study germane to the Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences. The course also sensitizes students to historical changes in the 


way intellectual inquiry is conceptualized and carried out. 


HUMA 889 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies II (3 credits) 
A required core seminar to be taken by all students in their first year in the program. Each year a different topic is selected with the aim of exploring 
how a theme of common interest (e.g., space/time, publics and counterpublics, performance) is pursued and challenged across disciplinary 


boundaries. 


Elective Course 


HUMA 887 Advanced Seminar in Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies (3 credits) 
This seminar examines in-depth special topics in interdisciplinary studies. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. HUMA 887A, HUMA 887B, etc. 
Comprehensive Examinations and Thesis 

HUMA 885A Comprehensive Examination Major Field (3 credits) 

HUMA 885B Comprehensive Examination Minor Field | (3 credits) 

HUMA 885C Comprehensive Examination Minor Field II (3 credits) 

HUMA 886 Thesis Proposal with Defence (3 credits) 

HUMA 890 Thesis (54 credits) 


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Journalism 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Journalism Studies) 


Admission Requirements. The normal requirement for admission into the MA is an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.30 
scale. A journalism degree and experience in journalism or a media-related field is considered a strong asset. Applicants should understand that 
admission is contingent on a sound undergraduate academic record, strong letters of reference, and a convincing statement of purpose which clearly 
describes their academic interest in the program and intended area of research. In addition, admission is contingent on the availability of an 
appropriate faculty member in the Journalism Department to serve as supervisor. Applicants who lack certain prerequisite courses may be required to 
take a qualifying program of up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to the regular graduate program. For the qualifying program a minimum grade 


point average of 3.00 (B average) is required. 


Proficiency in English. Applicants whose first language is other than English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by writing the 


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) and scoring a minimum of 90 with a minimum of 20 on the written test. 
Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. The requirements are 18 credits of coursework, 6 credits of 
readings and thesis proposal, and 21 credits of thesis research. 


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Core and Elective Courses 

Students are required to complete 18 credits of course work. The following core courses are required: 
JOUR 601 Foundations of Journalistic Thought | (3 credits) 

JOUR 602 Foundations of Journalistic Thought II (3 credits) 

JOUR 603 Political Economy of Journalism (3 credits) 

JOUR 604 Research Methods in Journalism Studies (3 credits) 


Six credits of elective courses may be chosen from this list: 
JOUR 610 International Journalism (3 credits) 

JOUR 620 Journalism Ethics (3 credits) 

JOUR 630 Mediating Diversity (3 credits) 

JOUR 640 Textual Approaches to Journalism (3 credits) 


Further Requirements 
JOUR 650 Journalism Readings and Proposal (6 credits) 
JOUR 690 Thesis (21 credits) 


Academic Regulations 
GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, a student must 
obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are considered to be 


on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review periods are withdrawn 


from the program. 


C Rule. Students in master’s/magisteriate programs are allowed to receive no more than one C grade in order to remain in good standing in the 


university. 


F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re-admission. 


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Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 


registration in the program at Concordia University; for a part-time student the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Courses 


JOUR 601 Foundations of Journalistic Thought | (3 credits) 
This course provides a critical introduction to foundational ideas about journalism and its role in society from an historical perspective, treating 
journalism as a social and cultural practice. It addresses the scope and purpose of journalism and journalism scholarship and traces several threads 


of journalism’s historical, philosophical, ideological, and legal roots in Europe and the Americas. 


JOUR 602 Foundations of Journalistic Thought II (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: JOUR 601. 
This course examines the intellectual and institutional structures of contemporary journalism, paying particular attention to current theoretical 


approaches, such as media, communication, political, and feminist theory. 


JOUR 603 Political Economy of Journalism (3 credits) 
This course considers journalism through its organization as a cultural industry and critically evaluates journalism’s economic structures and the 
impact those structures have on journalism practice. Topics may include media economics, free-market theory, media ownership, the role of the 


government and the role of organized labour. 


JOUR 604 Research Methods (3 credits) 
This course examines a variety of research methods commonly used in the study of journalism, from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives. 
Students will better understand the relationship between research methodologies in solving a particular intellectual (research) problem. Through 


readings, the course exposes students to a series of linked research skills with a goal of helping students develop their own research practice. 


JOUR 610 International Journalism (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: JOUR 601 previously or concurrently. 
This course examines journalism as a cross-cultural and global practice, addressing such issues as media representation, multiculturalism, 


globalization and international news flows. 


JOUR 620 Journalism Ethics (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: JOUR 601 previously or concurrently. 

This course explores the foundations of journalism ethics and how they have evolved theoretically, historically, and pragmatically in the newsroom. 
The course explores the many dimensions and assumptions informing what it means to be honest, fair, and courageous in gathering, interpreting and 


reporting information. 


JOUR 630 Mediating Diversity (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: JOUR 601 previously or concurrently. 

The coverage of diversity issues is a critical aspect of both contemporary and historical journalism studies. Through primary source examples, case 
studies, and readings, this course examines journalism’s mediating function in society, paying particular attention to news media representation of 


minorities and marginalized groups. 


JOUR 640 Textual Approaches to Journalism (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: JOUR 601 previously or concurrently. 

This course concentrates on journalism’s use of all forms of language, from written text to sounds and images. Drawing from the literature on 
linguistics, semiotics, textual and discourse analysis, students consider ways in which journalists, through their use of language to describe and 


depict people, events, institutions and ideas, become implicated in the news they report. 


JOUR 650 Journalism Readings and Proposal (6 credits) 
Prerequisite: JOUR 602. 
In consultation with the faculty advisor, the student reviews relevant literature pertinent to the research topic and writes a thesis proposal 


demonstrating knowledge based upon the review of the scholarly literature. 


JOUR 690 Thesis (21 credits) 
Prerequisite: JOUR 650. 
The thesis is researched and written under the direction of a supervisor. Upon completion, it is submitted to the student’s Thesis Committee. The 


thesis is defended in an oral examination before the Thesis Committee. 


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Diploma in Journalism 


Admission Requirements. Entry into the program requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a field other than journalism from a recognized 
university with a minimum GPA of 3.00. However, students who have graduated with a Journalism degree in a language other than English may also 
be considered. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent together with the application which should be about 600 words outlining the 
student’s background, academic and work experience, and aspirations in journalism. Qualified applicants may be interviewed. Students should be 


aware that written assignments in workshops are in English. 


Although it does not determine acceptance, applicants are advised that a working knowledge of French is important. Normally the program is taken 


full-time and completed in one year (three terms). 


Requirements for the Diploma 
1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 33 credits. 
2. Courses. All students are required to complete 33 credits in the following sequence: 


Summer Term (9 credits) 

JOUR 501 Research Methods for Journalism 
JOUR 502 Introduction to Reporting 

JOUR 511 Introduction to Multimedia 


Fall Term (12 credits) 

JOUR 500 Critical Approaches to Journalism 
JOUR 504 Intermediate Reporting 

JOUR 530 Advanced Radio News 

JOUR 536 Advanced Video Journalism 


Winter Term (12 credits) 
JOUR 510 Web Editing and Page Design 
JOUR 513 Journalism Ethics and the Law 


And two of the following courses: 

JOUR 505 Advanced Reporting 

JOUR 508 Research Project 

JOUR 528 The Digital Magazine 

JOUR 532 Documentary Video and Radio 
JOUR 542 International Journalism 
JOUR 566 Photojournalism 


Academic Regulations 


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. GPA Requirement. Students having completed at least four courses are assessed at the end of the Fall term based on creditable courses 
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. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studiesare withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for readmission. 
Students who receive another failing grade after readmission are withdrawn from the program and are not considered for readmission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a diploma program must be completed within sixterms (two years) from the time of initial registration in the program for 
full-time students; for part-time students the time limit is 12 terms (four years). 


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Admission Requirements. The normal admission requirement for admission into the graduate Diploma is an undergraduate degree with a minimum 
GPA of 3.00 on a 4.30 scale. Some experience in journalism, photojournalism or a media-related field is considered an asset. Applicants should 
understand that admission is contingent upon a sound undergraduate academic record, strong letters of recommendation, and a convincing letter of 
intent, which clearly describes their interest in the program. Students should be aware that course instruction and assignments are in English, and 


although it does not determine acceptance, applicants are advised that a working knowledge of French is important. 


Requirements for the Diploma 


1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 33 credits. 


2. Courses. All students are required to complete 33 credits in the following sequence: 


Summer Term (9 credits) 

JOUR 502 Introduction to Reporting 

JOUR 503 Introduction to Visual Journalism 
JOUR 507 Basics of Digital Imaging 


Fall Term (12 credits) 

JOUR 500 Critical Approaches to Journalism 

JOUR 521 Visual Story-Telling 

JOUR 523 News and Feature Photography 

JOUR 527 Elements of Lighting for Visual Journalism 


Winter Term (12 credits) 

JOUR 513 Journalism Ethics and the Law 

JOUR 531 Visual Journalism Photo Editing 
JOUR 535 Documentary and Photographic Series 
JOUR 537 Visual Journalism Portfolio 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is evaluated by the diploma program director each term. To be permitted to continue in 
the program, students must obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.70 based on a minimum of 12 credits. 


2. C Rule. Normally, a student receiving a grade of C in two courses is required to withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing for this reason 
may petition the Diploma Committee for special consideration. In case of extenuating circumstances, probationary continuation in the program is 
considered. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies are withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for readmission. 
Students who receive another failing grade after readmission are withdrawn from the program and are not considered for readmission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a diploma program must be completed within six terms (two years) from the time of initial registration in the program for 
full-time students. 


5. Graduation Requirement. To graduate, students must have completed all course requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 
2.70. 


Courses 


JOUR 500 Critical Approaches to Journalism (3 credits) 
This course introduces students to a scholarly critique of journalism, both as a practice and as an institution. By interrogating specific readings, 


students are encouraged to consider the journalist as a cultural producer operating within overlapping social, political and economic contexts. 


JOUR 501 Research Methods for Journalism (3 credits) 
This course introduces students to research methods with a focus on primary sources, such as official documents, legal and financial records, 
access to information requests, electronic databases, as well as in-depth interviews. These methods are treated as both sources of story ideas and 


as essential elements of good reporting. 


JOUR 502 Introduction to Reporting (3 credits) 

This is a comprehensive lecture/laboratory course which lays the foundations for the writing and reporting demands of journalism. Students are 
introduced to the salient features of print and digital formats, and receive assignments in information-gathering and writing both in class and in the 
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JOUR 503 Introduction to Visual Journalism (3 credits) 
This workshop course lays the foundation for the visual aspects of journalistic story-telling. Working with digital, single-lens reflex cameras, students 
acquire fundamental skills for the practice of visual journalism, becoming familiar with a variety of aesthetic, technical, ethical and theoretical 


concerns involved in the visual production of meaning. 


JOUR 504 Intermediate Reporting (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: JOUR 502. 
This course is intended to consolidate the reporting and writing skills learned during the summer. Through lectures and laboratory work, 


students expand their knowledge of information-gathering and writing techniques, including short deadline news reporting and feature writing. 


JOUR 505 Advanced Reporting (3 credits) 
This workshop offers students the opportunity to perfect their reporting and writing skills and to undertake long form writing projects, ranging from beat 


reporting to magazine writing. 


JOUR 507 Basics of Digital Imaging (3 credits) 
This workshop course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of editing news photographs. Working with actual news photographs and 
editing software, students learn to weigh aesthetic and technical considerations with the ethical and theoretical aspects involved in the visual 


production of meaning. 


JOUR 508 Research Project (3 credits) 
The project is to be a comprehensive study and report on some area of modern media practice, or on the interaction of media and society. The 


subject and method must be approved in advance by the instructor of the course. 


JOUR 510 Web Editing and Page Design (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: JOUR 501. 
This course offers lectures and workshops in web editing and page design. Specific focus is given to design features related to journalism production 


and news platforms. 


JOUR 511 Introduction to Broadcasting (3 credits) 
This course is an introduction to the use of technology across audio and visualnews platforms, including audio, visual and digital equipment and 


software. Students learn the necessary professional, technical and aesthetic skills to produce editorially sound audio and visual stories. 


JOUR 513 Journalism Ethics and the Law (3 credits) 
This course examines the journalist’s responsibility in terms of both ethics and the law. It introduces students to a representative cross-section of 


ethical theories and codes and takes an intensive look at the most common legal issues affecting the practice of journalism. 


JOUR 521 Visual Story-Telling (3 credits) 
This workshop introduces students to the dynamic and aural elements of visual story-telling in the context of multi-platform journalism. Students 


acquire technical skills of video and sound capture through instruction that brings to bear aesthetic, ethical and theoretical considerations. 


JOUR 523 News and Feature Photography (3 credits) 
This workshop course covers a range of journalistic topics — hard news, general news, features, arts, sports — to emphasize the thematic 
particularities of visual story-telling. The course requires students to consider and incorporate the narrative and representative dimensions of visual 


journalism through a variety of assignments. 


JOUR 525 Special Topics in Journalism (3 credits) 


When offered, content depends on the theme designated by the program. 


JOUR 526 Special Topics in Journalism (3 credits) 
Students who have received credit for JOUR 525 may register for JOUR 526, provided content is different. 


JOUR 527 Elements of Lighting for Visual Journalism (3 credits) 
This workshop course introduces students to lighting techniques for both still photography and video story-telling. Students learn to weigh technical 


and aesthetic aspects of lighting with the ethical and theoretical dimensions involved in the manipulation or alteration of the shooting environment. 


JOUR 528 The Digital Magazine (3 credits) 
This course requires students to produce the Department’s Digital Magazine. The course replicates the working conditions and journalistic experience 
of a digital newsroom. Students are expected to work in editorial teams to create current and update multimedia content throughout the term. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a JOUR 525 number may not take this course for credit. 


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JOUR 530 Advanced Radio News (3 credits) 
This is a workshop course in which students function as reporters, writers, news readers and editors in order to learn the skills necessary to produce 


daily newscasts. 


JOUR 531 Visual Journalism Photo Editing (3 credits) 
This advanced workshop course covers the decision-making process for news, magazine and online photography, treating photo editing as a 
collaborative element of visual journalism. Moving beyond aesthetic and technical aspects, it situates editing within the larger context of news 


production, such as collaborating with reporters, editors and photo editors in the story-telling process. 


JOUR 532 Documentary Video and Radio (3 credits) 
This workshop allows students to perfect their skills in long format public affairs broadcasting in sound and pictures. Students learn the fundamentals 


of documentary production including story developments and treatment,cinematographic style, interviewing, editing and presentation. 


JOUR 535 Documentary and Photographic Series (3 credits) 
This advanced workshop course concentrates on the photo story, the editorial essay and the documentary essay. The course emphasizes pre- 


visualization, planning, logistics and realization as well as optimizing series for newspaper, magazine and online publications. 


JOUR 536 Advanced Video Journalism (3 credits) 
This course gives students the opportunity to perfect their skills in writing and reporting for video journalism and producing news and public affairs 


programming. 


JOUR 537 Visual Journalism Portfolio (3 credits) 
This advanced capstone workshop focuses on students creating professional portfolios, helping them create and establish their individual brands as 


professional visual journalists. 


JOUR 542 International Journalism (3 credits) 


This course examines the way journalism is practiced in a selected country or tradition. The focus of the course may change from year to year. 
JOUR 566 Photojournalism (3 credits) 

Using digital cameras and technology, students perform a variety of exercises and assignments to help them master the techniques used in planning, 
taking, and laying out news photographs. 

Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a JOUR 525 number may not take this course for credit. 


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Mathematics and Statistics 


Department of Mathematics and Statistics Website 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Mathematics) 


Admission Requirements. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their past academic record, letters of recommendation and the relevance of 
the proposed area of research to the areas of specialization of the Department. The normal requirement for admission to the program is a MSc 
degree, with high standing in Mathematics or an allied discipline from a recognized university. Exceptional candidates who have successfully 
completed one-year’s study at the Master’s level may, upon approval by the Graduate Studies Committee, be exempted from the required completion 


of the Master’s degree and admitted directly into the PhD program. 
Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. Students must complete a program of 90 credits, consisting of the following components: 
a. Comprehensive examinations (12 credits); 
b. Six courses or seminars (18 credits); 
c. Thesis (60 credits). 


2. Academic Standing. The 18 credits associated with seminar and course work must be completed with a grade point average of at least 3.00. 
The specific program of courses and seminars, chosen from the list, will be determined by the Graduate Studies Committee in consultation with 
the student’s Advisory Committee. 


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. Residence. The minimum period of residence is two years of full-time graduate study, beyond the MA/MSc, or the equivalent in part-time study. 
(A minimum of one year of full-time study is normally expected). 


4. Comprehensive Examination. The comprehensive examination is composed of the following two parts: 


Part A (6 credits) 

This is a written examination, consisting of two parts. The first part of the Comprehensive A examination is to test the candidate’s general 
knowledge of fundamental mathematical concepts. It will normally be completed within one year (3 terms) of the candidate’s entry into the 
program or the equivalent of part-time study. The second part of the Comprehensive A examination tests the candidate’s knowledge of topics in 
his or her area of specialization. The material will be chosen from the list of course descriptions given by the Graduate Studies Committee in 
consultation with the candidate’s research supervisor and the student’s Advisory Committee. Candidates are allowed at most one failure in the 
Part A examination. 


Part B (6 credits) 

The Comprehensive B examination is an oral presentation of the candidate’s plan of his or her doctoral thesis in front of the student’s Advisory 
Committee. It is normally taken within two-three years of the candidate’s entry into the program (or the equivalent of part-time study) and at least 
one year before the expected completion of the thesis. 


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. Thesis. Concurrently with the preparation for the Part B exam, the students will be engaging in their research work towards the dissertation. After 
submitting the doctoral thesis, the candidate is required to pass an oral defence of the thesis. The doctoral thesis must make an original 
contribution to mathematical knowledge, at a level suitable for publication in a reputable professional journal in the relevant area. 


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. Average Time to Completion. Normally a student completes all requirements for the degree, except for the thesis, within two years of entering 
the program. The normal period for completion of the program, for a student already holding the equivalent of an MA/MSc degree, is three to four 
years. 


Academic Regulations 
1. GPA Requirement. The 18 course and seminar credits must be completed with a grade point average of at least 3.00. The specific program of 
courses and seminars, chosen from the list, will be determined by the Graduate Studies Committee in consultation with the student’s Advisory 


Committee. 


2. C Rule. Students who receive more than one C grade during the course of their PhD studies will be required to withdraw from the program. 
Students may apply for re-admission. Students who receive another C after re-admission will be required to withdraw from the program and will 


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not be considered for re-admission. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their PhD studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work must be completed within 18 terms (6 years) of full-time study or 24 terms (8 years) of part-time study, from the time of 
initial registration in the program. 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Elective Courses 


Number Theory and Computational Algebra 


MAST 830 Cyclotomic Fields (3 credits) 


L-series, Dirichlet theorem, Gauss sums, Stickelberger theorem, class groups and class number, circular units, analytic formulae. 


MAST 831 Class Field Theory (3 credits) 


Local and global class field theory, ideles and adeles, reciprocity laws, existence theorem. 


MAST 832 Elliptic Curves (3 credits) 


Introduction to elliptic curves over finite fields, local and global fields, rational points, Mordell-Weil theorem, formal groups. 


MAST 833 Selected Topics in Number Theory (3 credits) 


MAST 834 Selected Topics in Computational Algebra (3 credits) 


Analysis 


MAST 837 Selected Topics in Analysis (3 credits) 


MAST 838 Selected Topics in Pure Mathematics (3 credits) 


Mathematical Physics and Differential Geometry 


MAST 840 Lie Groups (3 credits) 

The mathematical theory of Lie groups and introduction to their representation theory with applications to mathematical physics. Topics will include 
classical Lie groups, one-parameter subgroups, Lie algebras and the exponential mapping, adjoint and coadjoint representations, roots and weights, 
the Killing form, semi-direct products, Haar measure and decompositions such as those of Cartan and Ilwasawa. The theory of unitary representations 
on Hilbert spaces. Physical applications of compact Lie groups (such as SU(2) and SU(3)) and non-compact groups (such as the Lorentz and 


Poincaré groups). 


MAST 841 Partial Differential Equations (P.D.E.’s) (3 credits) 

Introduction to the mathematical theory of P.D.E.’s, including applications to mathematical physics. Topics will include Sturm-Liouville systems, 
boundary value and eigenvalue problems, Green’s functions for time-independent and time-dependent equations, Laplace and Fourier transform 
methods. Additional topics will be selected from the theory of elliptic equations (e.g. Laplace and Poisson equations), hyperbolic equations (e.g., the 
Cauchy problem for the wave equation) and parabolic equations (e.g., the Cauchy problem for the heat equation). Links will be made with the theory 


of differential operators and with analysis on manifolds. 


MAST 851 Differential Geometric Methods in Physics (3 credits) 
Manifolds, differential systems, Riemannian, Kahlerian and symplectic geometry, bundles, supermanifolds with applications to relativity, quantization, 


gauge field theory and Hamiltonian systems. 


MAST 852 Algebro-Geometric Methods in Physics (3 credits) 
Algebraic curves, Jacobi varieties, theta functions, moduli spaces of holomorphic bundles and algebraic curves, rational maps, sheaves and 


cohomology with applications to gauge theory, relativity and integrable systems. 


MAST 853 Gauge Theory and Relativity (3 credits) 
Yang-Mills theory, connections of fibre bundles, spinors, twistors, classical solutions, invariance groups, instantons, monopoles, topological 


invariants, Einstein equations, equations of motion, Kaluza-Klein, cosmological models, gravitational singularities. 


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MAST 854 Quantization Methods (3 credits) 
Geometric quantization, Borel quantization, Mackey quantization, stochastic and phase space quantization, the problems of prequantization and 


polarization, deformation theory, dequantization. 


MAST 855 Spectral Geometry (3 credits) 
Schrédinger operators; min-max characterization of eigenvalues, geometry of the spectrum in parameter space, kinetic potentials, spectral 


approximation theory, linear combinations and smooth transformations of potentials, applications to the N-body problem. 


MAST 856 Selected Topics in Mathematical Physics (3 credits) 


MAST 857 Selected Topics in Differential Geometry (3 credits) 


Dynamical Systems 


MAST 860 Differentiable Dynamical Systems (3 credits) 
The study of dynamical properties of diffeomorphisms or of one-parameter groups of diffeomorphisms (flows) defined on differentiable manifolds. 
Periodic points, the non-wandering set, and more general invariant sets. Smale’s horseshoe, Anosov, and Morse-Smale systems, general hyperbolic 


systems, the stable manifold theorem, various forms of stability, Markov partitions and symbolic dynamics. 


MAST 861 Absolutely Continuous Invariant Measures (3 credits) 
Review of functional analysis, Frobenius-Perron operator and its properties, existence of absolutely continuous invariant measures for piecewise 
expanding transformations, properties of invariant densities, compactness of invariant densities, spectral decomposition of the Frobenius-Perron 


operator, bounds on the number of absolutely continuous invariant measures, perturbations of absolutely continuous invariant measures. 


MAST 862 Numerical Analysis of Nonlinear Problems (3 credits) 

Continuation of solutions, homotopy methods, asymptotic stability, bifurcations, branch switching, limit points and higher order singularities, Hopf 
bifurcation, control of nonlinear phenomena, ODE with boundary and integral constraints, discretization, numerical stability and multiplicity, periodic 
solutions, Floquet multipliers, period doubling, tori, control of Hopf bifurcation and periodic solutions, travelling waves, rotations, bifurcation 


phenomena in partial differential equations, degenerate systems. 


MAST 863 Bifurcation Theory of Vector Fields (3 credits) 
Local and global bifurcations. Generalized Hopf bifurcation and generalized homoclinic bifurcation. Hamiltonian systems and systems close to 


Hamiltonian systems, local codimension two bifurcations of flows. 


MAST 865 Selected Topics in Dynamical Systems (3 credits) 


Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics 


MAST 871 Advanced Probability Theory (3 credits) 
Definition of probability spaces, review of convergence concepts, conditioning and the Markov property, introduction to stochastic processes and 


martingales. 


MAST 872 Stochastic Processes (3 credits) 
Stochastic sequences, martingales and semi-martingales, Gaussian processes, processes with independent increments, Markov processes, limit 


theorems for stochastic processes. 


MAST 873 Advanced Statistical Inference (3 credits) 
Decision functions, randomization, optimal decision rules, the form of Bayes’ rule for estimation problems, admissibility and completeness, minimax, 
rules, invariant statistical decisions, admissible and minimax decision rules, uniformly most powerful tests, unbiased tests, locally best tests, general 


linear hypothesis, multiple decision problems. 


MAST 874 Advanced Multivariate Inference (3 credits) 
Wishart distribution, analysis of dispersion , tests of linear hypotheses, Rao’s test for additional information, test for dimensionality, principal 


component analysis, discriminant analysis, Mahalanobis distance, cluster analysis, relations with sets of variates. 


MAST 875 Advanced Sampling (3 credits) 
Unequal probability sampling, multistage sampling, super population models, Bayes and empirical Bayes estimation, estimation of variance from 


complex surveys, non-response errors and multivariate auxiliary information. 


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MAST 876 Survival Analysis (3 credits) 


Failure time models, inference in parametric models, proportional hazards, non-parametric inference, multivariate failure time data, competing risks. 


MAST 877 Reliability Theory (3 credits) 
Reliability performance measures, unrepairable systems, repairable systems, load-strength reliability models, distributions with monotone failure 


rates, analysis of performance effectiveness, optimal redundancy, heuristic methods in reliability. 


MAST 878 Advanced Risk Theory (3 credits) 


Generalizations of the classical risk model, renewal processes, Cox processes, diffusion models, ruin theory and optimal surplus control. 
MAST 881 Selected Topics in Probability, Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics (3 credits) 
Seminars 


MAST 858 Seminar in Mathematical Physics (3 credits) 

MAST 859 Seminar in Differential Geometry (3 credits) 

MAST 868 Seminar in Dynamical Systems (3 credits) 

MAST 889 Seminar in Probability, Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics (3 credits) 
MAST 898 Seminar in Number Theory (3 credits) 

MAST 899 Seminar in Computational Algebra (3 credits) 


Thesis and Comprehensive Examinations 


MAST 890 Comprehensive Examination A (6 credits) 
MAST 891 Comprehensive Examination B (6 credits) 
MAST 892 Doctoral Thesis (60 credits) 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Science/Arts 


Admission Requirements. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Mathematics, or equivalent. Qualified applicants requiring 
prerequisite courses may be required to take up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to and as a part of the regular graduate program. Promising 


candidates who lack the equivalent of an Honours degree in Mathematics may be admitted after having completed a qualifying program. 
Requirements for the Degree 

1. Credits. A candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 

2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Courses. Students may enter one of the two options below. The choice of the option, the selection of the courses and the topic of the thesis, 
must be approved by the Graduate Program Director. 


4. Course Load. A full-time student will take at least two courses during the first term. A part-time student will normally take one course during the 
first term. The course load during subsequent terms will be determined by the Graduate Program Director, in consultation with the student. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Normally a student receiving a grade of C in two courses will be required to withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing for this 
reason may petition the Graduate Studies Committee for special consideration. In cases of extenuating circumstances probationary continuation 


in the program will be considered. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 


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admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a MA/MSc degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial registration 
in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 
5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Science/Arts with Thesis (Option A) 


Candidates are required to take six 3-credit courses, or equivalent, and MAST 700. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Science/Arts without Thesis (Option B) 


Candidates are required to take ten 3-credit courses, or equivalent, and MAST 701. 


The Master of Science/Arts courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics fall into the following categories: 


MAST 650-654 History and Methods 

MAST 655-659 Topology and Geometry 

MAST 660-669 Analysis 

MAST 670-679 Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics 
MAST 680-689 Applied Mathematics 

MAST 690-699 Algebra and Logic 

MAST 720-729 Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics 


The course content will be reviewed each year in light of the interests of the students and faculty. In any session only those courses will be given for 


which there is sufficient demand. 


History and Methods 


MAST 651 The Contributions of Mathematics to Intellectual Life (3 credits) 
This course examines several major mathematical advances over the centuries in the historical and intellectual contexts of the day and also focuses 
on the developments of a particular branch of mathematics over the more recent past. Examples may include recent advances in number theory and 


geometry leading to a proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem and applications of number theory to cryptography. 


MAST 654 Topics in the History of Mathematics (3 credits) 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. MATH 654A, MATH 654B, etc. 


Topology and Geometry 


MAST 655 Topology (3 credits) 
Topological spaces. Order, product, subspace, quotient topologies. Continuous functions. Compactness and connectedness. The fundamental group 


and covering spaces. 


MAST 656 Differential Geometry (3 credits) 

Mappings, functions and vectors fields on R", inverse and implicit function theorem, differentiable manifolds, immersions, submanifolds, Lie groups, 
transformation groups, tangent and cotangent bundles, vector fields, flows, Lie derivatives, Frobenius’ theorem, tensors, tensor fields, differential 
forms, exterior differential calculus, partitions of unity, integration on manifolds, Stokes’ theorem, Poincaré lemma, introduction to symplectic 


geometry and Hamiltonian systems. 


MAST 657 Manifolds (3 credits) 


MAST 658 Lie Groups (3 credits) 


Analysis 


MAST 661 Topics in Analysis (3 credits) 


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MAST 662 Functional Analysis | (3 credits) 
This course will be an introduction to the theory of Hilbert spaces and the spectral analysis of self-adjoint and normal operators on Hilbert spaces. 


Applications could include Stone’s theorem on one parameter groups and/or reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces. 


MAST 663 Introduction to Ergodic Theory (3 credits) 
This course covers the following topics: measurable transformations, functional analysis review, the Birkhoff Ergodic Theorem, the Mean Ergodic 


Theorem, recurrence, ergodicity, mixing, examples, entrophy, invariant measures and existence of invariant measures. 


MAST 664 Dynamical Systems (3 credits) 

An introduction to the range of dynamical behaviour exhibited by one-dimensional dynamical systems. Recurrence, hyperbolicity, chaotic behaviour, 
topological conjugacy, structural stability, and bifurcation theory for one-parameter families of transformation. The study of unimodal functions on the 
interval such as the family Fr (X) = rx (1-x), where 0 <r $4. For general continuous maps of the interval, the structure of the set of periodic orbits, 


for example, is found in the theorem of Sarkovskii. 


MAST 665 Complex Analysis (3 credits) 

Review of Cauchy-Riemann equations, holomorphic and meromorphic functions, Cauchy integral theorem, calculus of residues, Laurent series, 
elementary multiple-valued functions, periodic meromorphic functions, elliptic functions of Jacobi and Wierstrass, elliptic integrals, theta functions. 
Riemann surfaces, uniformization, algebraic curves, abelian integrals, the Abel map, Riemann theta functions, Abel’s theorem, Jacobi varieties, 


Jacobi inversion problem. Applications to differential equations. 
MAST 666 Differential Equations (3 credits) 

MAST 667 Reading Course in Analysis (3 credits) 

MAST 668 Transform Calculus (3 credits) 


MAST 669 Measure Theory (3 credits) 
Measure and integration, measure spaces, convergence theorems, Radon-Nikodem theorem, measure and outer measure, extension theorem, 


product measures, Hausdorf measure, L°-spaces, Riesz theorem, bounded linear functionals on C(X), conditional expectations and martingales. 
Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics 


MAST 670 Mathematical Methods in Statistics (3 credits) 

This course will discuss mathematical topics which may be used concurrently or subsequently in other statistics stream courses. The topics will 
come mainly from the following broad categories; 1) geometry of Euclidean space; 2) matrix theory and distribution of quadratic forms; 3) measure 
theory applications (Reimann-Stieltjes integrals); 4) complex variables (characteristic functions and inversion); 5) inequalities (Cauchy-Schwarz, 
Holder, Minkowski, etc.) and numerical techniques (Newton-Raphson algorithm, scoring method, statistical differentials); 6) some topics from 


probability theory. 


MAST 671 Probability Theory (3 credits) 
Axiomatic construction of probability; characteristic and generating functions; probabilistic models in reliability theory; laws of large numbers; infinitely 


divisible distributions; the asymptotic theory of extreme order statistics. 


MAST 672 Statistical Inference | (3 credits) 
Order statistics; estimation theory; properties of estimators; maximum likelihood method; Bayes estimation; sufficiency and completeness; interval 


estimation; shortest length confidence interval; Bayesian intervals; sequential estimation. 


MAST 673 Statistical Inference II (3 credits) 


Testing of hypotheses; Neyman-Pearson theory; optimal tests; linear hypotheses; invariance; sequential analysis. 


MAST 674 Multivariate Analysis (3 credits) 
An introduction to multivariate distributions will be provided; multivariate normal distribution and its properties will be investigated. Estimation and 
testing problems related with multivariate normal populations will be discussed with emphasis on Hotelling’s generalized T? and Wishart distribution. 


Other multivariate techniques including MANOVA; canonical correlations and principal components may also be introduced. 


MAST 675 Sample Surveys (3 credits) 
A review of statistical techniques and simple random sampling, varying probability sampling, stratified sampling, cluster and systematic sampling- 


ratio and product estimators. 


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MAST 676 Linear Models (3 credits) 
Matrix approach to development and prediction in linear models will be used. Statistical inferences on the parameters will be discussed after 
development of proper distribution theory. The concept of generalized inverse will be fully developed and analysis of variance models with fixed and 


mixed effects will be analyzed. 


MAST 677 Time Series (3 credits) 

Statistical analysis of time series in the time domain. Moving average and exponential smoothing methods to forecast seasonal and non-seasonal 
time series, construction of prediction intervals for future observations, Box-Jenkins ARIMA models and their applications to forecasting seasonal 
and non-seasonal time series. A substantial portion of the course will involve computer analysis of time series using computer packages (mainly 


MINITAB). No prior computer knowledge is required. 


MAST 678 Statistical Consulting and Data Analysis (3 credits) 


MAST 679 Topics in Statistics and Probability (3 credits) 


MAST 720 Survival Analysis (3 credits) 


Parametric and non-parametric failure time models; proportional hazards; competing risks. 


MAST 721 Advanced Actuarial Mathematics (3 credits) 


General risk contingencies; advanced multiple life theory; population theory; funding methods and dynamic control. 


MAST 722 Advanced Pension Mathematics (3 credits) 


Valuation methods, gains and losses, stochastic returns, dynamic control. 


MAST 723 Portfolio Theory (3 credits) 


Asset and liability management models, optimal portfolio selection, stochastic returns, special topics. 


MAST 724 Risk Theory (3 credits) 


General risk models; renewal processes; Cox processes; surplus control. 


MAST 725 Credibility Theory (3 credits) 


Classical, regression and hierarchical Bayes models, empirical credibility, robust credibility, special topics. 


MAST 726 Loss Distributions (3 credits) 


Heavy tailed distributions, grouped/censured data, point and interval estimation, goodness-of-fit, model selection. 


MAST 727 Risk Classification (3 credits) 
Cluster analysis, principal components, discriminant analysis, Mahalanobis distance, special topics. 


MAST 728 Reading Course in Actuarial Mathematics (3 credits) 


MAST 729 Selected Topics in Actuarial Mathematics (3 credits) 


Applied Mathematics 


MAST 680 Topics in Applied Mathematics (3 credits) 


MAST 681 Optimization (3 credits) 

Introduction to nonsmooth analysis: generalized directional derivative, generalized gradient, nonsmooth calculus; connections with convex analysis. 
Mathematical programming: optimality conditions; generalized multiplier approach to constraint qualifications and sensitivity analysis. Application of 
the theory: functions defined as pointwise maxima of a family of functions; minimizing the maximal eigenvalue of a matrix-valued function; variational 


analysis of an extended eigenvalue problem. 


MAST 682 Matrix Analysis (3 credits) 
Jordan canonical form and applications, Perron-Frobenius theory of nonnegative matrices with applications to economics and biology, generalizations 


to matrices which leave a cone invariant. 


MAST 683 Numerical Analysis (3 credits) 
This course consists of fundamental topics in numerical analysis with a bias towards analytical problems involving optimization integration, 


differential equations and Fourier transforms. The computer language C++ will be introduced and studied as part of this course; the use of “functional 


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programming” and graphical techniques will be strongly encouraged. By the end of the course, students should have made a good start on the 


construction of a personal library of tools for exploring and solving mathematical problems numerically. 


MAST 684 Quantum Mechanics (3 credits) 
The aim of this course is two-fold: (i) to provide an elementary account of the theory of non-relativistic bound systems, and (ii) to give an introduction 


to some current research in this area, including spectral geometry. 

MAST 685 Approximation Theory (3 credits) 

MAST 686 Reading Course in Applied Mathematics (3 credits) 

MAST 687 Control Theory (3 credits) 

Linear algebraic background material, linear differential and control systems, controllability and observability, properties of the attainable set, the 
maximal principle and time-optimal control. 

MAST 688 Stability Theory (3 credits) 

MAST 689 Variational Methods (3 credits) 

Algebra and Logic 

MAST 691 Mathematical Logic (3 credits) 

MAST 692 Advanced Algebra | (3 credits) 

Field extensions, normality and separability, normal closures, the Galois correspondence, solution of equations by radicals, application of Galois 
theory, the fundamental theorem of algebra. 

MAST 693 Algebraic Number Theory (3 credits) 

Dedekind domains; ideal class groups; ramification; discriminant and different; Dirichlet unit theorem; decomposition of primes; local fields; 
cyclotomic fields. 

MAST 694 Group Theory (3 credits) 

Introduction to group theory, including the following topics: continuous and locally compact groups, subgroups and associated homogeneous spaces. 
Haar measures, quasi-invariant measures, group extensions and universal covering groups, unitary representations, Euclidean and Poincaré groups, 
square integrability of group representations with applications to image processing. 

MAST 696 Advanced Algebra II (3 credits) 

MAST 697 Reading Course in Algebra (3 credits) 

MAST 698 Category Theory (3 credits) 

MAST 699 Topics in Algebra (3 credits) 

Thesis and Mathematical Literature 


MAST 700 Thesis (27 credits) 


MAST 701 Project (15 credits) 


A student investigates a mathematical topic, prepares a report and gives a seminar presentation under the guidance of a faculty member. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in the Teaching of Mathematics 


Note: Admissions have been suspended for January 2016. 


Admission Requirements. A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00, an interest in the teaching of pre-university mathematics, as well as 
an adequate mathematical background including courses equivalent to: a) 6 credits in statistics-probability; b) 6 credits in advanced calculus; c) 6 


credits in linear algebra and d) 3 credits in differential equations or algebraic systems. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their capacity for 


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graduate level work in some academic field, not necessarily mathematics. Candidates will normally be interviewed to ensure their suitability for the 
program. Applicants with a deficiency in their academic background may be required to take up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to or as a part 
of the regular graduate program. Promising candidates who lack the requirements for admission may be considered after having completed a 
qualifying program. Applicants without teaching experience may be admitted to the program provided they satisfy the Graduate Studies Committee of 


their potential for teaching or for educational research. 


Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 


2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Courses. 

Students may enter one of the three options below. The choice of the option, the selection of the courses and the thesis or project topic must be 
approved by the Graduate Program Director. Besides the courses listed in the present section, Master/Magisteriate in the Teaching of 
Mathematics (MTM) students may take any MAST 600 or higher level course offered in the MSc program, subject to the Graduate Program 
Director’s approval. Students aspiring to become College mathematics teachers upon graduation will be encouraged to take at least three MSc 
mathematics courses. 

1. Thesis Option: MATH 602, 647, 654 and eight additional 3-credit courses. 

2. Project Option: MATH 602, 603 and eleven additional 3-credit courses. 

3. Course Option: Fifteen 3-credit courses. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a yearly basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Normally a student receiving a grade of C in two courses will be required to withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing for this 
reason may petition the Graduate Studies Committee for special consideration. In cases of extenuating circumstances probationary continuation 
in the program will be considered. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Courses 


MTM courses fall into six categories: 


. Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME): MATH 630, 649. 

. Didactics of Mathematics (DM): MATH 624. 

. Information and Communication Technology (ICT): MATH 633, 634, and 639. 

. Research in Mathematics Education (RME): MATH 641, 642, 645, and 646. 

. Mathematics content courses (MC): MATH 601, 613, 616, 618, 621, 622, 625, 626, 627, 637, 640, and 648. 

. Thesis or Extended Project (T/P): Seminar MATH 652; Reading courses MATH 602 and 647; Extended Project MATH 603, and Thesis MATH 
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Each year the Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a selection of the following courses. Courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise 


indicated. 


MATH 601 Topics in Mathematics 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. MATH 601A, MATH 601B, etc. 


MATH 602 Readings in Mathematics Education | 
This reading course is closely related to the project or thesis. The outcome is a section of the literature review chapter, related to the domain of 


research that is the focus of the project or thesis. 


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MATH 603 Extended Project (9 credits) 


A student investigates a mathematics education topic, prepares a report, and gives a seminar presentation under the guidance of a faculty member. 


MATH 613 Topics in Number Theory 
Topics are chosen from the area of Number Theory. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. MATH 613A, MATH 6138, etc. 


MATH 616 Linear Algebra 
This course is an extension of undergraduate courses in linear algebra, covering a selection of topics in advanced linear algebra (e.g. from the theory 


of general vector spaces, linear and multilinear algebras, matrix theory, etc.) 


MATH 618 Topics in the Application of Mathematics 
Topics are chosen from the area of the Application of Mathematics. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. MATH 618A, MATH 6188, etc. 


MATH 621 Geometry 


The course offers an insight into Euclidean and Non-Euclidean geometries. 


MATH 622 Abstract Algebra 
The course looks at objects such as numbers, polynomials, matrices or transformations from an algebraic-structural point of view. The course may 
aim at proving such “famous impossibilities” as squaring the circle, duplicating the cube, trisecting an angle or solving a polynomial equation of 


degree 5 or more by radicals. 


MATH 624 Topics in Mathematics Education 

This course is an overview and critical analysis of theories and technologies of mathematics teaching. Applications of the theories to studying and/or 
developing teaching situations or tools for specific mathematical topics are examined. 

Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. MATH 624A, MATH 624B, etc. 


MATH 625 Topology 
The course develops elements of the theory of topological spaces and their transformations. 


MATH 626 Analysis | 
The course is an extension of undergraduate courses in mathematical analysis in the real domain (Analysis I, Il; Real Analysis; Measure Theory). 


Students may substitute this course with any of the MAST 660-669 courses in the MA/MSc program. 


MATH 627 Analysis II 
The course is an extension of undergraduate courses in mathematical analysis in the complex domain (Complex Analysis I, II). Students may 
substitute this course with any of the MAST 660-669 courses in the MA/MSc program. 


MATH 630 Topics in the Psychology of Mathematics Education 
This course studies epistemological, cognitive, affective, social and cultural issues involved in mathematics. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. MATH 630A, MATH 630B, etc. 


MATH 633 Applications of Technology in Mathematics Curriculum Development 


This course is an overview of the impact of information and communication technology on curricula, textbooks and teaching approaches. 


MATH 634 Computer Software and Mathematics Instruction 


This course is an overview and critical evaluation of computer software designed for use in mathematics instruction. 


MATH 637 Statistics and Probability 
This course discusses theoretical and applied aspects of statistics and probability. Students may substitute this course with any of the MAST 670- 


677 courses in the MA/MSc program. 
MATH 639 Topics in Technology in Mathematics Education 


This course involves the elaboration, experimentation and critical analysis of individual projects of integration of ICT in mathematics education. 


Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


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changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. MATH 639A, MATH 6398, etc. 


MATH 640 Topics in Logic 
Topics are chosen from the area of Mathematical Logic. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. MATH 640A, MATH 640B, etc. 


MATH 641 Survey of Research in Mathematics Education 


This course is an overview of recent results in mathematics education research. 


MATH 642 Research Methods for Mathematics Education 


This course is an overview of qualitative and quantitative methods in mathematics education research. 


MATH 645 Topics in Mathematics Education Research 
This course is an overview of research literature on a chosen topic or issue in mathematics education. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. MATH 645A, MATH 645B, etc. 


MATH 646 Research Internship 
Students conduct a pilot study or participate in a research project as a research assistant under the supervision of a senior researcher. The outcome 


is a written report of the study. 


MATH 647 Readings in Mathematics Education II 
The course is closely related to project or thesis writing. Its outcome is a section of the literature review chapter, focused on the student’s particular 


research question. 


MATH 648 Topics in the History of Mathematics 
Topics are chosen from the area of the History of Mathematics. 
Note: The content will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided the course content has 


changed. Changes in content will be indicated by a letter following the course number, e.g. MATH 648A, MATH 648B, etc. 


MATH 649 Heuristics and Problem Solving 


This course examines cognitive processes, tools and strategies involved in solving mathematical problems. 


MATH 652 Seminar in Mathematics Education 
This course is primarily a thesis or project preparation seminar but it is open to students in the Course Option as well. The research related to 


students’ research projects is presented and critically evaluated. 

MATH 654 Thesis (15 credits) 

Students are required to demonstrate their ability to carry out original, independent research. The thesis is researched and written under the direction 
of a supervisor and thesis committee. Upon completion of the thesis, the student is required to defend his/her thesis before the thesis committee. 


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Philosophy 


Department of Philosophy Website 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Philosophy) 


Admission Requirements. An honours degree in philosophy, or its equivalent. Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses may be required to 
take up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to and as a part of the regular graduate program. Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate 


preparation may be required to take a qualifying program. 
Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 


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. Options. Students may enter one of the two options, A or B, outlined below. 


4. Cross-registration. Graduate students in philosophy at Concordia University may take for credit the equivalent of 6 credits at the Université de 
Montréal, McGill University, or the Université du Québec a Montréal. Courses taken elsewhere may be accepted as credit for one graduate-level 
course in the Department of Philosophy. Permission for such a substitution must be granted by the Graduate Program Director in the Department 
of Philosophy, and approval from the other university or department involved must be obtained. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts with Research Paper (Option A) 
Candidates are required to take the following: 
1. Courses. 18 course credits, with the following distribution requirement: (a) at least three credits in history of philosophy; (b) at least three credits 


in aesthetics, moral philosophy, or social and political philosophy; (c) at least three credits in metaphysics, epistemology or philosophy of 
science. 


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. Research Paper. Students write one major research paper (PHIL 693, 27 credits) on a topic to be determined in consultation with a faculty 
member, who serves as the supervisor. The student’s proposal for the research paper is vetted by the Philosophy Graduate Studies Committee, 
and should be submitted before May 1 of the first year of full-time study, or the second year in the case of part-time study. A research paper is 
expected to consider all of the relevant scholarship pertaining to its argument and to make an original contribution to knowledge. An oral defence 
of the research paper is required before an examining committee consisting of the supervisor and one other professor chosen by the Graduate 
Program Director in consultation with the supervisor. The Research Paper is graded Accepted or Rejected. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts with Thesis (Option B) 
Candidates are required to take the following: 
1. Courses: 18 course credits, with the following distribution requirement: (a) at least three credits in history of philosophy; (b) at least three credits 


in aesthetics, moral philosophy, or social and political philosophy; (c) at least three credits in metaphysics, epistemology or philosophy of 


science. 


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. Thesis. Students write a thesis (PHIL 696, 27 credits) on a topic to be determined in consultation with a faculty member. The thesis is written 
under the guidance of a member of the Department. The student’s research proposal is vetted by the Philosophy Graduate Studies Committee, 
and should be submitted before May 1 of the first year of full-time study, or the second year in the case of part-time study. A master’s thesis in 
philosophy is expected to make an original contribution to knowledge. An oral defence of the thesis is required before an examining committee 
consisting of the supervisor and two other professors chosen by the Graduate Program Director in consultation with the thesis supervisor. The 
thesis is graded Accepted or Rejected. 


Academic Regulations 
1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 


must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 


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periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students in research master’s/magisteriate programs are allowed to receive no more than one C grade in order to remain in good 
standing in the university. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Courses 


All courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise noted. 


A. History of Philosophy 


PHIL 607 Kant 


This course studies Kant and his work in its historical context, such as the Critique of Pure Reason or other texts of Kant. 


PHIL 609 Selected Topics in the History of Philosophy 
Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course provided that the course content has 


changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PHIL 609A, PHIL 609B, etc. 


PHIL 612 Ancient Philosophy 
This course studies the texts central to the development of ancient philosophical thought, such as works by Plato and Aristotle. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHIL 601 or PHIL 602 may not take this course for credit. 


PHIL 613 Medieval Philosophy 
This course analyzes and discusses texts central to the development of medieval philosophical thought, in the Arabic and Latin traditions. Works by 
Avicenna, Averroes, and Thomas Aquinas are studied. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHIL 604 may not take this course for credit. 


PHIL 614 Modern Philosophy 
This course studies central problems of 17th- and 18th-century European philosophy, from Bacon and Galileo at the beginning of the Scientific 


Revolution, through continental Rationalism (e.g., Descartes and Leibniz), to Hume and the legacy of British Empiricism. 


PHIL 615 19th-Century Philosophy 


This course studies the work of 19th-century philosophers in their historical context, such as Goethe, Schelling, Herder, and Hegel. 


PHIL 616 Selected Topics in the History and Philosophy of Science 
Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course provided that the course content has 


changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PHIL 616A, PHIL 616B, etc. 


PHIL 617 Origins of Analytic Philosophy 
This course provides an analysis of some of the central philosophical works in the analytic tradition from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 
Works by central figures such as Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein or Carnap are covered. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHIL 663 may not take this course for credit. 


PHIL 618 Origins of Continental Philosophy 

Students study the sources of contemporary continental European thought in the 19th century and early 20th century, which are traced to German 
Idealism and Romanticism, Marxism, and early phenomenology. Authors studied may include Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, 
Nietzsche, and Husserl. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHIL 662 may not take this course for credit. 


B. Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy, or Social and Political Philosophy 


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PHIL 621 Value Theory 


Students examine a topic in value theory, such as the exploration of different conceptions of well-being, the good, or of virtues. 


PHIL 623 Issues in Ethical Theory 
Students analyse central theories in normative ethics such as consequentialism, deontology, and contractualism; and in meta-ethnics such as 


realism, relativism, and moral nihilism. 


PHIL 624 Moral Problems 
Students investigate one or more approaches to difficult moral problems that confront us today, such as the need to find appropriate responses to 


war, revolution, tyranny, terrorism, global poverty, violence against women, and abortion. 


PHIL 625 Aesthetics 
This course examines central problems in the history of aesthetics and the philosophy of art, including the nature of beauty, the sublime, and the 


ontology of a work of art; or a study of a single text or author, such as Aristotle’s Poetics or Kant’s Critique of Judgment. 


PHIL 626 Political Philosophy 
This course investigates central theories in political philosophy, concerning distributive justice, the theory of just war, democracy, civil disobedience, 


freedom of speech, responsibilities to future generations, human rights, global justice, multiculturalism, liberalism, socialism, anarchism, or feminism. 


PHIL 627 Marx 
Students study central works by Karl Marx. The course may also address important interpretations of Marx’s work, such as those developed by 


Analytic Marxists, Sartre, Althusser, Lukacs, or the Frankfurt School. 


PHIL 628 Philosophy of Law 
This course studies a central issue in philosophy of law, such as personality, property, rights, interpretation, responsibility, and punishment; or the 
jurisprudential perspective of such figures as Hart, Dworkin, Alexy, Luhmann, Weinrib, Waldron, Greenberg, Finnis, and Murphy. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHIL 675 may not take this course for credit. 


PHIL 631 Theories of Justice 
This course examines important philosophical contributions to debates about justice, such as distributive justice, political justice, human rights, 


global justice, and inter-generational justice. 


PHIL 632 Environmental Philosophy 
This course provides an analysis of the basic assumptions underlying one or more philosophical views of the natural world, such as ethical, aesthetic 


and ecofeminist theories as well as the theory of deep ecology. 


PHIL 633 Selected Topics in Value Theory 
Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course provided that the course content has 


changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PHIL 633A, PHIL 6338, etc. 


C. Metaphysics, Epistemology or Philosophy of Science 


PHIL 634 Selected Topics in Epistemology 
Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course provided that the course content has 


changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PHIL 634A, PHIL 634B, etc. 


PHIL 643 Selected Topics in Metaphysics 
Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course provided that the course content has 
changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PHIL 643A, PHIL 6438, etc. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a PHIL 640 or PHIL 642 number may not take this course for credit. 


PHIL 644 Philosophy of Science 
This course provides an analysis of philosophical issues raised by science, such as those concerning scientific evidence, concepts, theories, and 
explanation; or the intersection with ethical and social problems. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHIL 650 or 657 may not take this course for credit. 


PHIL 645 Philosophy of Mathematics 
This course investigates some of the central issues and theories in the philosophy of mathematics such as logicism, intuitionism, or formalism. 


Other topics may include the nature of mathematical truth or the ontology and epistemology of mathematics. 


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PHIL 646 Philosophy of Language 
Students analyse some aspects of the philosophy of language, such as the nature of meaning, the relation between language and thought, or the 
relation between language and the world. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHIL 651 may not take this course for credit. 


PHIL 647 Philosophy of Mind 
Students investigate central issues in the philosophy of mind, such as the architecture and modularity of the mind, the mind-body problem and 
mental causation, or the metaphysics and function of consciousness. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHIL 664 may not take this course for credit. 


PHIL 648 Philosophy of Social Science 
Students study methods of various social and human sciences and the differences in aims between, for instance, understanding, explaining, 
experiencing, and being liberated from oppression. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a PHIL 655 number may not take this course for credit. 


PHIL 649 Phenomenology 
Drawing from classical and recent phenomenlogical philosophy, students study selected central figures such as Husserl, Heidegger, and issues such 
as meaning, the body, temporality, and phenomenological reduction. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHIL 668 may not take this course for credit. 


PHIL 652 Selected Topics in Logic 
Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course provided that the course content has 
changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PHIL 652A, PHIL 652B, etc. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHIL 611 may not take this course for credit. 


PHIL 656 Selected Topics in Analytic Philosophy 
Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course provided that the course content has 
changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PHIL 656A, PHIL 656B, etc. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under PHIL 666 may not take this course for credit. 


PHIL 658 Selected Topics in Continental Philosophy 
Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course provided that the course content has 


changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PHIL 658A, PHIL 658B, etc. 


PHIL 659 Selected Topics in Metaphysics, Epistemology, or Philosophy of Science 
Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course provided that the course content has 


changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PHIL 659A, PHIL 659B, etc. 


To be classified each year by the Graduate Program Director: 


PHIL 672 Tutorial 
PHIL 678 Topics in Current Research 
PHIL 698 The Teaching of Philosophy 


Research Paper and Thesis 


PHIL 693 Research Paper (27 credits) 
PHIL 696 Thesis (27 credits) 


Cognate Courses 


Students may enrol in certain courses in the Departments of Education, Political Science, and Religion with permission of the Philosophy Graduate 


Program Director and the second department involved. 


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Department of Physics Website 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Physics) 


Admission Requirements. The normal requirement for admission is a Master of Science degree in Physics with high standing from a recognized 
university. Meritorious students enrolled in the Master of Science program in Physics at this university who have completed all requirements except 


for the thesis may apply for permission to proceed directly to doctoral studies without submitting a master’s thesis. 
Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate, entering the doctoral program with a master’s degree, is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits. 


2. Residence. The minimum period of residence is two years (6 terms) of full-time graduate study beyond the master’s degree, or the equivalent in 
part-time study, or three years (9 terms) of full-time graduate study beyond the bachelor’s degree for those students who are permitted to enrol 
for doctoral studies without completing a master’s degree. 


3. Courses. The candidate is required to take the following: 


a. 9 credits chosen from PHYS 601, 602, 603, 609, 636, 637, 639, 642, 644, 646, 648, 649, and 679. 
Students may, with permission of their supervisor, substitute up to two courses from the following list: 
CHEM 620 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 
CHEM 630 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry 
CHEM 677 Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanism 
CHEM 678 Protein Engineering and Design 
CHEM 690 Selected Topics in Instrumentation 
CHEM 692 Experimental Protein Chemistry 
MAST 689 Variational Methods 
MAST 694 Group Theory 
MAST 840 Lie Groups 
MAST 841 Partial Differential Equations 
MAST 851 Differential Geometric Methods in Physics 
MAST 854 Quantization Methods 
MAST 855 Spectral Geometry 
MAST 856 Selected Topics in Mathematical Physics 
MAST 857 Selected Topics in Differential Geometry 


a 


PHYS 861: Doctoral Seminar on Selected Topics | (3 credits), in which the candidates must present a pedagogical talk on a topic from 
physics to an advanced-level undergraduate student audience. 


a 


. PHYS 862: Doctoral Seminar on Selected Topics II (3 credits), in which the candidates must present a talk related to their thesis research to 
a critical audience. 


a 


. PHYS 870: Comprehensive Examination and Research Proposal (6 credits): The purpose of this course is to satisfy the department that the 
student is sufficiently prepared, in terms of background and ability, to pursue the research required for a PhD Each student isrequired to 
prepare a written project in his/her field of research. The topic is general, and not part of the thesis work. The oral examinationis based on 
the contents of this report. The Graduate Program Committee appoints an examination committee in consultation with the thesis supervisor. 
The supervisor is responsible for the subject chosen and also acts as a member of the examining committee for the oral presentation. The 
comprehensive examination must be completed within four months after the candidate’s initial registration in the PhD Program. The grade for 
this course is a Pass or Fail. In case of failure in the first attempt, only one more attempt is allowed to take place. 


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PHYS 890: Doctoral Research and Thesis (69 credits): A student who has passed the comprehensive examination is admitted to candidacy 
for the PhD degree. The student is allowed to continue working on a research project under the direction of a faculty member of the 
department only after passing the comprehensive examination. The research is in areas which reflect the interests of the faculty and the 
facilities of the department. The thesis must make a distinct and original contribution to knowledge, and be presented in acceptable literary 
form. 


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Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 


must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 6 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 


considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 


periods are withdrawn from the program. 


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. © Rule. Students who obtain less than a grade of B- in a course are required to repeat the course or take another course. Students receiving 


more than one C grade are withdrawn from the program. 


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. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their PhD studies are withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for 


readmission. Students who receive another failing grade after readmissionare withdrawn from the program and are not considered for 


readmission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a doctoral degree must be completed before or during the calendar year, 18 terms (six years) of full-time study or 24 
terms (eight years) of part-time study from the time of original registration in the program. 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


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Admission Requirements. Applicants must have an honours degree, or its equivalent in Physics. Qualified applicants lacking prerequisite courses 


are required to take undergraduate courses (up to 12 credits) in addition to the regular graduate program. Applicants with deficiencies in their 


undergraduate preparation may be required to take a one-year qualifying program before admission to the MSc program. 


Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 


2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Courses. The candidate is required to take the following: 


a. 


b. 


9 credits chosen from PHYS 601, 602, 603, 609, 636, 637, 639, 642, 644, 646, 648, 649 and 679. 
Students may, with permission of their supervisor, substitute up to two courses from the following list: 
CHEM 620 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 

CHEM 630 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry 

CHEM 677 Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanism 

CHEM 678 Protein Engineering and Design 

CHEM 690 Selected Topics in Instrumentation 

CHEM 692 Experimental Protein Chemistry 

MAST 689 Variational Methods 

MAST 694 Group Theory 


PHYS 760: MSc Seminar on Selected Topics (3 credits). Students must give one seminar in the field of their research. 


4. PHYS 790: Master’s Research and Thesis (33 credits): The thesis must represent the results of the student’s original research work undertaken 


after admission to this program. Work previously published by the student may be used only as introductory or background subject matter. The 


thesis is examined by a departmental committee. An oral examination is conducted to test the candidate’s ability to defend the thesis. 


5. The thesis may be based on a study of a significant problem in physics or a research project conducted as part of the student’s employment. 
Permission to submit a thesis in the latter category is granted in the event that: 


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the student’s employer furnishes written approval for the pursuit and reporting of the project; 


. the student has research facilities which, in the opinion of the physics graduate studies committee, are adequate; 


arrangements can be made for supervision of the project by a faculty member of the Department of Physics; 


. in all but exceptional cases, the student has direct supervision by a qualified supervisor at the site of the student’s employment. The 


supervisor must be approved by the physics graduate studies committee. A written working agreement between the supervisor and the 
university are required; 

the proposed topic for the thesis, together with a brief statement outlining the proposed method of treatment, is approved by the physics 
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Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students in research master’s/magisteriate programs are allowed to receive no more than one C grade in order to remain in good 
standing in the university. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studiesare withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for readmission. 
Students who receive another failing grade after readmission are withdrawn from the program and are not considered for readmission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Courses 


All courses are worth 3 credits each unless otherwise specified. The graduate courses offered by the Department of Physics fall into the following 


categories: 


PHYS 600-609 Topics in Quantum and High Energy Physics 
PHYS 630-639 Topics in Condensed Matter Physics 

PHYS 640-649 Topics in Theoretical Physics 

PHYS 670-679 Topics in Applied Physics 


Topics in Quantum and High Energy Physics (600-609) 


PHYS 601 Advanced Quantum Mechanics | (3 credits) 

This course reviews the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics, Heisenberg, Schroedinger, and interaction representations; time- 
dependent perturbation theory and the golden rule; collision theory, Born approximation, T-matrix and phase shifts; angular momentum theory: 
eigenvalues and eigenvectors, spherical harmonics, rotations and spin, additions theorems and their applications. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHYS 612 may not take this course for credit. 


PHYS 602 Advanced Quantum Mechanics II (3 credits) 

The following applications are examined: non-relativistic theory - systems of identical particles, second quantization, Hartree-Fock theory, as well as 
path integral formulation of quantum mechanics; relativistic theory: Dirac and Klein-Gordon equations, positron theory, propogator theory and their 
applications; field quantization, radiative effects, Dirac and Majorana spinors, Noether’s theorem. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHYS 613 may not take this course for credit. 


PHYS 603 High Energy Physics (3 credits) 

This course discusses symmetries and groups; antiparticles; electrodynamics of spinless particles, the Dirac equation and its implications for the 
electrodynamics of spin 1/2 particles. A general discussion of loops, renormalization and running coupling constants, hadronic structure and partons, 
is used to introduce the principles of Quantum Chromodynamics and Electroweak Interactions. The course concludes with an exposition of gauge 
symmetries, the Weinberg-Salam model, and Grand Unification. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHYS 616 may not take this course for credit. 


PHYS 609 Selected Topics in Quantum or High Energy Physics (3 credits) 

This course reflects the research interests of the physics faculty in quantum or high energy physics and/or those of the graduate students working 
with them. 

Note: Students who have taken the same topic under PHYS 615, PHYS 618 or PHYS 619 may not take this course for credit. 


Topics in Condensed Matter Physics (630-639) 
PHYS 636 Condensed Matter Physics | (3 credits) 
Review of electron levels in periodic potentials, various band-structure methods, Thomas-Fermi and Hartree-Fock theories, screening, anharmonic 


effects crystals, inhomogeneous semiconductors, p-n junctions, transistors. Dielectric properties of insulators, ferroelectric materials. Defects in 


crystals. Magnetic ordering, paramagnetism, diamagnetism, ferromagnetism, phase transitions, superconductivity. 


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PHYS 637 Condensed Matter Physics II (3 credits) 
Dielectrics and ferroelectrics; diamagnetism and paramagnetism; ferro-magnetism and antiferromagnetism; magnetic resonance; optical phenomena 
in insulators; superconductivity. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHYS 633 may not take this course for credit. 


PHYS 639 Selected Topics in Condensed Matter Physics (3 credits) 
This course reflects the research interests of the physics faculty in condensed matter physics and/or those of the graduate students working with 
them. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHYS 635 may not take this course for credit. 


Topics in Theoretical Physics (640-649) 


PHYS 642 Statistical Physics (3 credits) 

This course covers statistical concepts, probability, Gaussian probability distribution, statistical ensemble, macrostates and microstates, 
thermodynamic probability, statistical thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, entropy, thermodynamic laws and statistical relations, 
partition functions, Maxwell’s distribution, phase transformation, Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics, quantum statistics in 
the classical limit, black-body radiation, conduction electrons in metals, interacting particle system, lattice vibrations, virial coefficients, Weiss 
molecular field approximation. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHYS 654 may not take this course for credit. 


PHYS 644 Advanced Classical Mechanics and Relativity (3 credits) 

This course covers generalized coordinates, Lagrange’s equations, method of Lagrange multipliers, variational formulation, Hamilton’s equations of 
motion, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, special theory of relativity, Einstein’s axioms, Lorentz transformations, form invariance 
and tensors, four-vectors, gravity. 


Note: Students who have received credit for PHYS 658 may not take this course for credit. 


PHYS 646 Electrodynamics (3 credits) 

This course covers the electrostatic boundary-value problem with Green’s function, Maxwell’s equations, energy-momentum tensor, guided waves, 
dielectric wave-guides, fibre optics, radiation static field, multipole radiation, velocity and acceleration field, Larmor’s formula, relativistic 
generalization, radiating systems, linear antenna, aperture in wave guide, scattering, Thompson scattering, Bremsstrahlung, Abraham-Lorentz 


equation, Breit-Wigner formula, Green’s function for Helmholtz’s equation. Noether’s theorem. 


PHYS 648 Non Linear Waves (3 credits) 
Linear stability analysis and limitations, modulated waves and nonlinear dispersion relations, Korteweg-de Vries, sine-Gordon, and nonlinear 
Schrédinger equations. Hydro-dynamic, transmission-line, mechanical, lattice, and optical solitions. Applications in optical fibres, Josephson junction 


arrays. Inverse scattering method, conservation laws. 


PHYS 649 Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics (3 credits) 


This course reflects the research interests of the Physics faculty in theoretical physics and/or those of the graduate students working with them. 


Topics in Applied Physics (670 - 679) 


PHYS 679 Selected Topics in Applied Physics (3 credits) 


This course reflects the research interests of the Physics faculty in Applied Physics and/or those of the graduate students working with them. 


Seminar, Thesis, and Comprehensive Examination 


PHYS 760 MSc Seminar on Selected Topics (3 credits) 
Students must give one seminar in the field of their research. In addition, full time students must participate in all seminars given in the department, 
and part time students must attend, during their studies, the same number of seminars that are normally given during the minimum residence 


requirement for full time students. The course in evaluated on a pass/fail basis. No substitution is permitted. 
PHYS 790 Master’s Research and Thesis (30 credits) 
PHYS 861 Doctoral Seminar on Selected Topics | (3 credits) 


Students must present one pedagogical seminar on a topic from physics to an advanced-level undergraduate student audience. This course is 


evaluated on a pass/fail basis. No substitution is permitted. 


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PHYS 862 Doctoral Seminar on Selected Topics II (3 credits) 
Students must present one seminar in their current research area to a critical audience. In addition, students are required to attend and participate in 


all departmental seminars. This course is evaluated on a pass/fail basis. No substitution is permitted. 

PHYS 870 Comprehensive Examination and Research Proposal (6 credits) 

PHYS 890 Doctoral Research and Thesis (69 credits) 

Note: Students admitted prior to 1997-98 should register for PHYS 850 (70 credits). Students admitted after summer 1997 will register for PHYS 850 
(66 credits). 


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Political Science 


Department of Political Science Website 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Political Science) 


Admission Requirements 


Admission to the PhD in Political Science requires a Master of/Magisteriate in Arts in political science, political studies, international relations, public 
policy, or another relevant field from an accredited university. A superior academic record and strong references are both essential; professional work 
experience will be taken into consideration. Applicants are selected on the basis of past academic record, letters of recommendation, statement of 
purpose, writing sample, and the relevance of their proposed research to the research expertise in the department. Enrolment in the PhD in Political 


Science is limited in part by the availability of research supervisors. 


Proficiency in English. Any student applying from outside Canada whose first language is other than English must demonstrate proficiency in the 
English language by writing the Test of English as a Foreign Language administered by the Educational Testing Service. Information and applications 
to write the test may be obtained by writing to: Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540, 
U.S.A. 


Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits. In order to fulfill the requirements of the program, students 
will select two areas of specialization. The requirements are 21 credits of course work, 12 credits in the form of two comprehensive exams, 3 
credits of thesis proposal, and 54 credits of thesis. 


2. Residence Requirements. The minimum period of residence is two calendar years (6 terms) of full-time graduate study beyond the Master’s 
degree or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Courses (21 credits). All candidates must take seven 3-credit courses as described below: 


All students will select two areas of specialization (for example Canadian Politics and International Politics). Course work is divided into core 
courses and elective courses. Each student will take: 

© 2core courses, one in each of the two chosen areas of specialization (POLI 801-805 Advanced Seminars); 

° 2 elective courses, one in each of the same two chosen areas of specialization (POLI 811-815); 

° 1 core course in public policy (POLI 805), where public policy is one of the two chosen areas of specialization, the elective course is to be 

selected from a third area; 
2 1 elective course from any area of specialization or a cognate course in a related field; 
° 1 methods course (POLI 844). 


4. Comprehensive Examination (12 credits in the form of 2 comprehensive examinations). All candidates are required to write two 6-credit 
comprehensive exams in their two areas of specialization, so that they are deemed competent to teach at the university level in these two areas. 
For each area of specialization there will be a written exam and an oral defence of the exam within three weeks of writing the former. Students 
must pass the written exam to move forward to the oral exam, but can still fail an exam with an incompetent oral performance. If either part 
(written or oral) is failed, the student will be permitted one re-take of the entire exam both oral and written. If the student then fails either the 
written or oral part, the second failure will result in the student being withdrawn from the program. 


5. Thesis Proposal (3 credits). After completion of the course work and comprehensive exams, the candidate with the concurrence and assistance 
of the Graduate Program Director finalizes the three-member supervisory committee, consisting of the principal supervisor and two other 
members of the department. Students are required to complete and defend their thesis proposal before the supervisory committee in a meeting 
chaired by the Graduate Program Director. The thesis proposal will include a literature review and a fully justified research agenda. In cases 
where the supervisory committee is not satisfied with the proposal, the student can resubmit and re-defend. A second unsatisfactory proposal 
would result in the student being withdrawn from the program. 


6. Thesis (54 credits). The candidate who has passed the PhD Comprehensive Examinations and the thesis proposal will proceed to the final 


requirement. The final requirement is the writing and defence of an original doctoral thesis that contributes to one of the student’s areas of 
concentration. It shall be of publishable quality, and the defence will be before the Chair (Dean of the School of Graduate Studies or 


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representative) and a five-person voting examining committee including the student’s original supervisory committee members (the principal 
supervisor and two other departmental members) and two external committee members (one external to the department within the university and 
one external to the university). 


7. Language Requirement. PhD candidates must pass an examination either in French or in a language (other than English) which is required in 
their area of research. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. A graduate student who receives one grade of C will be evaluated by the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee with respect to that 
student’s continuance in the program. Two C’s will be grounds for automatic withdrawal from the program. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their PhD studies will be withdrawn from the program. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a doctoral degree must be completed within 18 terms (6 years) of full-time study from the time of original registration in 
the program. 


5. Graduation Requirement. |n order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Courses 


The Department offers graduate courses in the following five core fields: 


¢ Comparative Politics 

¢ International Politics 

¢ Canadian and Québec Politics 
¢ Political Theory 


¢ Public Policy and Administration 


Core Courses 


POLI 801 Advanced Seminar in Comparative Politics (3 credits) 
This course is a survey of the field of comparative politics at an advanced level. It examines major theories, concepts and methods of comparative 


political analysis. 


POLI 802 Advanced Seminar in International Politics (3 credits) 
This course is a survey of core concepts of international politics at an advanced level. It examines major theoretical perspectives and their 


application to historical and contemporary international issues. 


POLI 803 Advanced Seminar in Canadian and Québec Politics (3 credits) 
This course is a survey of the field at an advanced level. It presents a discussion of contemporary issues and controversies in Canadian and Québec 


politics. 


POLI 804 Advanced Seminar in Political Theory (3 credits) 
This course is a survey of leading research in political theory and political philosophy, including the history of political thought, normative political 


theory and contemporary political thought. 


POLI 805 Advanced Seminar in Public Policy and Public Administration (3 credits) 
This course surveys several theoretical models and paradigms of public policy and public administration. It examines critically the intellectual and 


ideological traditions of policy analysis. 
POLI 844 Research Design (3 credits) 
This course explores differing research philosophies, the principles of research design and research strategies. It also considers philosophical 


critiques of different approaches and practical aspects of conducting research. 


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POLI 811 Special Topics in Comparative Politics (3 credits) 


Topics vary from year to year. 


POLI 812 Special Topics in International Politics (3 credits) 


Topics vary from year to year. 


POLI 813 Special Topics in Canadian and Québec Politics (3 credits) 


Topics vary from year to year. 


POLI 814 Special Topics in Political Theory (3 credits) 


Topics vary from year to year. 


POLI 815 Special Topics in Public Policy and Public Administration (3 credits) 





Topics vary from year to year. 


POLI 898 Directed Studies (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: Permission of the PhD Committee. 


This special reading course is designed to explore topics and themes relevant to a student’s doctoral research. 
Comprehensive Exams 


POLI 885 Comprehensive Exam (6 credits) 
POLI 886 Comprehensive Exam (6 credits) 


Thesis 


POLI 889 Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 
POLI 890 Thesis (54 credits) 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Public Policy and Public 
Administration) (MPPPA) 


Options 


Option A. Courses Only 
Option B. Internship 
Option C. Thesis 


Upon application, students enter Option A (MPPPA with Courses only). Once admitted to the program, students have the opportunity to transfer to 
Option B (MPPPA with Internship) or Option C (MPPPA with Thesis). To enter either the Internship or Thesis option students must complete the 


prescribed coursework and normally achieve a minimum GPA of 3.30 for admission to Option B and 3.50 for Option C. 


Admission Requirements. An undergraduate honours degree or the equivalent is required. Students who do not have the necessary background in 
public policy and public administration as well as in the concentration which they have chosen, may be required to take specific undergraduate 
courses in addition to the regular program. In certain cases, applicants may be required to complete a qualifying program in order to be eligible for 


admission to the graduate program. 


Students who were educated outside Canada and whose mother tongue is neither English nor French will be required to successfully complete 


TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam before being admitted. 
Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 


2. Core Courses. All students must complete two 3-credit core courses, POLI 636 (Theories of Public Policy and Public Administration), and POLI 
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In addition, students in Options A or B must take one of the following five courses: POLI 600 or 604 or 618 or 622 or 624. 
3. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 
4. Language Requirement. Students in the Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Public Policy and Public Administration) Option B Internship are 
expected to demonstrate an ability to read and understand literature relevant to their field in French. 
Academic Regulations. 
1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 


considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students in research master’s/magisteriate programs are allowed to receive no more than one C grade in order to remain in good 
standing in the university. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Public Policy and Public Administration) 


Option A (Courses Only) 


1. Core Courses. POLI 636, 644, and one of the following five courses: POLI 600 or 604 or 618 or 622 or POLI 624 (9 credits). 


2. Concentration Courses. Four 3-credit courses chosen from the subfield of Public Policy and Administration (12 credits). 


3. Approved Elective and Cognate Courses. Four 3-credit courses chosen from any of the following subfields: Canadian and Quebec Politics, 
Comparative Politics, International Politics, Political Theory, or POLI 601 (Research Design), or from cognate courses offered in related 
disciplines. For cognate courses, approval of the Director is required. In some cases approval for registration in cognate courses must be 
obtained from the department involved (12 credits). 


4. Extended Research Essay. POLI 691. The Extended Research Essay is a directed study supervised by a faculty member with whom a student 
completed a course in their area of concentration. Requiring additional research, this degree requirement builds on a term paper submitted at the 
graduate level in a concentration course and is considered to be a significant revision and extension of that paper, with an extensive bibliography 
(12 credits). 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Public Policy and Public Administration) 


Option B (Internship) 


Language Requirement: All Option B candidates must pass an examination in French based on a test administered by the Department. This exam 


consists of translating a passage of literature, relevant to the field, from French into English. 


1. Core Courses. POLI 636, 644, and one of the following five courses POLI 600 or 604 or 618 or 622 or 624 (9 credits). 


2. Concentration Courses. Three 3-credit courses chosen from the subfield of Public Policy and Administration (9 credits). 


3. Approved Elective and Cognate Courses. Two 3-credit courses chosen from the following subfields: Canadian and Quebec Politics, 
Comparative Politics, International Politics, Political Theory, or POLI 601 (Research Design), or from cognate courses offered in related 
disciplines. For cognate courses, approval of the Director is required. In some cases approval for registration in cognate courses must be 
obtained from the department involved (6 credits). 


4. Internship with Research Paper. POLI 693. The internship is a four-month job placement in either the public or private sector. Under the 
direction of a faculty supervisor, the student prepares an original, theoretical work that comprises a series of policy recommendations that 
contribute to the policy process in Canada. The student is required to defend the paper before his/her faculty supervisor and two readers (21 
credits). 


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Option C (Thesis) 


1. Core Courses. POLI 636, 644 (6 credits). 


2. Concentration Courses. Two 3-credit courses chosen from the subfield in which the student intends to write a thesis. Students can write a 
thesis in the following subfields: Public Policy and Administration, Canadian and Quebec Politics, International Politics, Comparative Politics and 
Political Theory. (6 credits). 


3. Approved Elective and Cognate Courses. Two 3-credit courses chosen from any of the following subfields: Public Policy and Administration, 
Canadian and Quebec Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, Political Theory, or POLI 601 (Research Design), or from cognate 
courses offered in related disciplines. For cognate courses, approval of the Director is required. In some cases approval for registration in 
cognate courses must be obtained from the department involved (6 credits). 


4. Thesis Proposal. POLI 694. This course is a directed study involving a comprehensive understanding of the literature in the area of research 
directly relevant to the thesis topic under the direction of a faculty supervisor. The written assignments involve a comprehensive literature review, 
annotated bibliography and research design that culminate in a thesis proposal presented in an oral defence before the thesis supervisor and two 
faculty members in the graduate program.(3 credits). 


5. Master’s Thesis. POLI 696. Students are required to demonstrate their ability to carry out original, independent research. The thesis, which is 
researched and written under the direction of a supervisor and thesis committee, is defended before the student’s thesis committee (24 credits). 


Courses 


All courses are one-term, 3-credit courses unless otherwise indicated. Some sections of some courses may be offered in French. 


Core Courses for students in Options A, B and C 


POLI 636 Theories of Public Policy and Public Administration 
POLI 644 Research Methods 


Students in Options A and B must also take one of the following five core courses: 


POLI 600 Public Policy and the Governmental Process in Canada 
POLI 604 Comparative Public Policy 

POLI 618 Canadian Public Administration 

POLI 622 Comparative Public Administration 

POLI 624 Public Administration of Intergovernmental Affairs. 


Public Policy and Administration 


POLI 600 Public Policy and the Governmental Process in Canada 
POLI 604 Comparative Public Policy 

POLI 605 Environmental Policy and Governance 

POLI 607 Ageing and Public Policy 

POLI 610 Economic Policy After Keynes 

POLI 612 Public Policy and Business Cycles 

POLI 617 Knowledge in International Relations 

POLI 618 Canadian Public Administration 

POLI 622 Comparative Public Administration 

POLI 624 Public Administration of Intergovernmental Affairs 
POLI 628 Ethics and Values in Public Policy Making 

POLI 630 Organization Theory 

POLI 634 Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation 

POLI 635 Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food Policy 

POLI 645 Indigenous Peoples and the State 

POLI 648 Feminist Critiques of Public Policy 

POLI 652 Science, Technology and Power 

POLI 683 Special Topics in Public Policy and Administration 
POLI 695 Directed Studies 


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Canadian and Quebec Politics 


POLI 600 Public Policy and the Governmental Process in Canada 
POLI 606 Policy Making and the National Purpose in Canada 
POLI 607 Ageing and Public Policy 

POLI 611 Judicial Politics and Policy 

POLI 613 Political Socialization: A Comparative Perspective 
POLI 615 The Politics of Citizenship in Canada 

POLI 618 Canadian Public Administration 

POLI 624 Public Administration of Intergovernmental Affairs 
POLI 634 Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation 

POLI 638 Seminar in Canadian and Quebec Politics 

POLI 645 Indigenous Peoples and the State 

POLI 658 Authors of the Political Imagination 

POLI 684 Special Topics in Canadian and Quebec Politics 
POLI 695 Directed Studies 


Comparative Politics 


POLI 604 Comparative Public Policy 

POLI 613 Political Socialization: Comparative Perspective 
POLI 621 Political Leadership and Decision Making 
POLI 622 Comparative Public Administration 

POLI 626 Seminar in Comparative Politics 

POLI 629 Critical Perspectives in Development 
POLI 637 Democracy and Regime Change 

POLI 643 Rational and Public Choice 

POLI 649 Gender and Global Politics 

POLI 657 Nationalism and Ethnicity 

POLI 681 Special Topics in Comparative Politics 
POLI 695 Directed Studies 


International Politics 


POLI 603 International Relations Theory 

POLI 605 Environmental Policy and Governance 
POLI 608 Globalization and Regional Integration 
POLI 614 Political Economy of Advanced Industrial Nations 
POLI 616 Theories of Foreign Policy 

POLI 617 Knowledge in International Relations 
POLI 619 International Peacekeeping 

POLI 646 History of Thought in Political Economy 
POLI 647 International Human Security 

POLI 649 Gender and Global Politics 

POLI 659 International Organizations 

POLI 662 International Political Economy 

POLI 687 Special Topics in International Politics 
POLI 695 Directed Studies 


Political Theory 


POLI 623 Ethics, Morality and Justice 

POLI 625 Policy Discourse of Biotechnology 

POLI 628 Ethics and Values in Public Policy Making 
POLI 631 Political Texts 

POLI 632 Seminar in Political Theory 

POLI 646 History of Thought in Political Economy 
POLI 654 Concepts of the State 


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POLI 658 Authors of the Political Imagination 
POLI 685 Special Topics in Political Theory 
POLI 695 Directed Studies 


Research Design, Extended Research Essay, Internship with Research Paper, Thesis Proposal, Thesis 


POLI 601 Research Design (3 credits) 

POLI 691 Extended Research Essay (12 credits) 
POLI 693 Internship with Research Paper (21 credits) 
POLI 694 Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 

POLI 696 Master’s Thesis (24 credits) 


Courses 


All courses listed are one-term, 3-credit courses unless otherwise indicated. Some courses are offered in French. 


Political Science 


POLI 600 Public Policy and the Governmental Process in Canada 
The course is designed to familiarize students with the structures and processes of policy-making in Canadian government. Particular attention is 
given to theories of public policy, the role of key institutions and agencies in the formulation and analysis of policy, and recent organizational 


developments in the executive-bureaucratic arena. 


POLI 601 Research Design 
This course explores differing research philosophies, the principles of research design and research strategies. It also considers philosophical 
critiques of different approaches and practical aspects of conducting research. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 685 number may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 603 International Relations Theory 
This course explores the major theories, approaches and contemporary debates within international relations theory. Topics include the development 
of realism, liberalism, constructivism and critical approaches. Major aspects of international relations theory, such as security, political economy, and 


international organization, are also explored. 


POLI 604 Comparative Public Policy 
This course analyses policy development in industrialized countries. It focuses on various areas such as economic, education, fiscal and social 


policies. Moreover, this course examines contributions that address methodological issues related to comparative research. 


POLI 605 Environmental Policy and Governance 
Students in this seminar course conduct a theoretical and empirical survey of contemporary approaches to environmental policy development and 
implementation at various levels of governance, including municipal, national and international. Case studies may include toxic waste, oceans 


management, the impact of trade agreements, biodiversity conservation, and climate change. 


POLI 606 Policy Making and the National Purpose in Canada 
This course focuses upon the American challenge to Canadian independence in the economic, cultural, defence and other spheres, and examines 


policy initiatives taken by Canadian governments and the various proposals advanced by nationalist groups to meet this challenge. 


POLI 607 Ageing and Public Policy 

Substantial improvement in health, hygiene and working conditions combined with declining fertility rate is creating an important demographic shift. 
As a result, the number of individuals aged 65 and above is expected to double by 2031. This has multiple policy and political consequences across 
industrialized countries. The object of this course is to analyze this demographic shift from a comparative perspective. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 681 number may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 608 Globalization and Regional Integration 
A study of the long range historical tendencies towards large and complex interdependent organizations in the post industrial world. These trends 
juxtapose the regional confederation of the European community as well as the rising trade blocs of North America and the Pacific, with the 


development of a single political economic and cultural super-system of global scope. 
POLI 610 Economic Policy After Keynes 


This course introduces students to the controversy surrounding the economics of Keynes and the implications of his work for the current problems of 


unemployment and growth. Interpretations of Keynes are explored in the context of the current eclipse of Keynesianism in public policy circles. 


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POLI 611 Judicial Politics and Policy 
This course considers the increased policy-making functions of Supreme Courts in systems that have statutory and entrenched bills of rights. By 
focusing on the interaction between courts and legislatures, and the increasing use of litigation strategies by interest groups, the implications of 


public policy in a rights context are examined. 


POLI 612 Public Policy and Business Cycles 
This course explores the public policy of managing the business cycle. The emphasis is on both the theoretical literature associated with modern 


notions of managing the economic cycle and on applied case studies. The focus is both Canadian and comparative. 


POLI 613 Political Socialization: A Comparative Perspective 

The course presents an overview of the central concepts and theories used in political socialization research. Students learn about the major sources 
of political opinions, attitudes and values. This course also investigates how political socialization is used in practice in Canadian politics and within 
several other sub-disciplines of political science. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 683 number may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 614 Political Economy of Advanced Industrial Nations 
The course provides an overview of the scholarly debate and research on political economy issues considered central to an examination of the 


political economy of advanced countries. 


POLI 615 The Politics of Citizenship in Canada 

This course examines key debates in the study and practice of citizenship in Canada. It explores the different forces which are transforming our 
understanding of citizenship, including globalization, nationalism, welfare state reform, international migration, and multiculturalism. Topics include 
citizenship and social exclusion; social rights and the welfare state; and economic citizenship, employment and social identity. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under POLI 685J may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 616 Theories of Foreign Policy 

This course explores the major international and domestic determinants of foreign policy. Principal topics include the influence of the international 
system, geography, leadership, regime-type, transnationalism and non-governmental organizations on foreign policy. Rather than focusing on any 
particular country, the course draws upon the experiences of a variety of Western democratic states utilizing case studies of American, British, 


French and Canadian foreign policy to illustrate and evaluate course themes. 


POLI 617 Knowledge in International Relations 

This course examines the creation and use of expertise in policy-making, including questions of knowledge construction, the sway of science versus 
norms on decision-makers, and the impact of bureaucratic processes on the quality of policy. Alternative conceptions of knowledge and its effects on 
decision-making from political science, sociology, economics, and psychology are applied to issues including national security, environmental politics 
and economics. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 687 number may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 618 Canadian Public Administration 
Discussion is directed towards an understanding of public administration in the Canadian federal setting. Some of the main problems of public 


administration are related to important changes which have taken place over the last twenty years and which are continuing to take place. 


POLI 619 International Peacekeeping 

This course is a seminar on the theory and practice of multinational peace and stability operations. The course covers theoretical perspectives on 
peace operations; the origins and evolution of peace operations, with particular focus on the expansion and transformation of peace operations since 
the end of the Cold War; the organizational and international politics of peace operations; causes of peace operations’ success and failure; problems 
of managing and coordinating actors involved in peace operations; and prospects for organizational learning and reform. The course examines 
specific cases of peacekeeping, peacebuilding and peace enforcement. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 687 number may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 621 Political Leadership and Decision Making 

This course considers the ways political actors attempt policy and institutional changes through an examination of leadership skills and decision 
making styles. It considers the philosophical treatments by Plato and Machiavelli and the relationship between morality and leadership by analyzing 
modern leadership within a constrained constitutional context. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under POLI 687M may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 622 Comparative Public Administration 
A comparative study of the public administration systems in various western countries with emphasis on a comparison vis-a-vis the Canadian federal 


system. 


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POLI 623 Ethics, Morality and Justice 

This course focuses on the essential political concepts of ethics, justice and morality which underlie and motivate almost all political activity. The 
course explores both ancient and contemporary perspectives on the meaning of these concepts and examines the problems and theoretical 
challenges that arise when a definitive notion of justice is used to assess or generate public policy. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 685 number may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 624 Public Administration of Intergovernmental Affairs 
This course deals with intergovernmental affairs that have become a significant part of the policy process in many countries. An analysis of power 
relations in the federal state, both in institutional and societal terms, will be a primary focus of this course. The Canadian case will serve as the main 


area of inquiry. 


POLI 625 Policy Discourse of Biotechnology 

This course examines the philosophical, political, and theoretical counsel to policymakers and broader public discourse surrounding the development 
and implementation of new laws and regulations pertaining to issues in advanced biotechnology, such as cloning, stem cell research, and 
psychopharmacology. 

Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 685 number may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 626 Seminar in Comparative Politics 
This course is a survey of the field of comparative politics. It examines major theories, concepts and methods of comparative political analysis. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 681 number may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 628 Ethics and Values in Public Policy Making 

This course provokes critical thinking on value judgements underlying policy-making and familiarizes students with practical measures available for 
promoting integrity in public institutions. Students examine the principles underlying ethical standards, various professional codes of ethics, issues 
such as potential conflicts between personal convictions and public duties, and the ethical responsibility of public officials and civil servants in 


democratic societies. 


POLI 629 Critical Perspectives in Development 
This course examines key debates surrounding the concept and the politics of development in the ‘less developed’ world with a particular emphasis 
on institutional structures, such as the state, the market and non-governmental organizations, through which development has been pursued. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under POLI 687K may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 630 Organizational Theory 

This is a seminar in organization theory, an interdisciplinary field concerned with the sources, determinants, functions, and effects of complex 
organizations. The course focuses on political organizations and the political effects of organizations by reviewing the historical development of 
organization theory and considering how current debates help us understand the nature and functions of organizations in the twenty-first century. 
Topics include the nature and sources of formal organizations; organizational structure; organizational decision-making; organizational culture; 


organizational reliability and failure; and the interaction between organizations and their environments. 


POLI 631 Political Texts 
The course is an intensive study of a text by a major author such as Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, or Nietzsche. Students systematically explore the 
issues and problems raised by the text and the interpretive traditions that follow from it. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 685 number may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 632 Seminar in Political Theory 
This course is a survey of leading research in and approaches to political theory and political philosophy, including the history of political thought, 
normative political theory and contemporary political thought. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 685 number may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 634 Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation 
This course focuses upon methods of assessing consequences of public policies. The main purpose of the course is to allow students to survey 
evaluation research in political science and to present research designs that will enable them to make plausible assumptions about the outcome of 


governmental programs in the absence of experimental control. 


POLI 635 Agriculture, Biotechnology and Food Policy 

The purpose of this course is to explore the ethical and policy dilemmas that rapid scientific and technological advances in biotechnology pose for 
issues of agriculture and food security. The course focuses on Canadian policy within a comparative perspective and examines alternative policy 
responses, such as found in the US, EU and developing countries. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 685 number may not take this course for credit. 


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POLI 636 Theories of Public Policy and Public Administration 
The course explores the diverse intellectual and ideological origins of Public Administration and Public Policy. The focus is on the comparative and 
critical analysis of the theoretical models under study. Students are encouraged to think analytically and to apply theoretical frameworks to their own 


empirical enquiries. 


POLI 637 Democracy and Regime Change 

This seminar examines the various definitions and understandings of democratic and authoritarian regimes and the principal moments of regime 
change (breakdown, transition, post-transition, and consolidation). It focuses on institution-building, the actors involved in the process of regime 
change and the political economy of transitions. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under POLI 687B may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 638 Seminar in Canadian and Quebec Politics 
This course is a survey of the field at an advanced level. It presents a discussion of contemporary issues and controversies in Canadian and Quebec 
Politics. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 683 number may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 643 Rational and Public Choice 
This course deals with understanding the micro-analytical foundations of individual and group behaviour in political life. It introduces students to the 
main concepts, theorems and their applications in positive analytical politics including game theory, spatial modeling and institutional analysis. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under POLI 687C may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 644 Research Methods 


This course introduces students to the logic and methodology of Political Science research and public policy analysis. 


POLI 645 Indigenous Peoples and the State 

This course examines the political and administrative context in which Indigenous Peoples and the state coexist as well as the tensions between 
European and Indigenous modes of governance. It focuses on the evolution of institutions and policies regulating this relationship, and the 
governance strategies developed consistent with Indigenous traditions. The Canadian case serves as the focus but other countries may be 
considered. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under POLI 683M may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 646 History of Thought in Political Economy 
This course presents a survey of the major ideas which have shaped the various approaches to political economy from the classical theorists to 


twentieth century thinkers. The historical and contemporary influence of these ideas on public policy is evaluated. 


POLI 647 International Human Security 
An introduction to the growing literature and controversies surrounding the concept of ‘human security’ in international politics, applied specifically to 
the Canadian foreign policy context. Examined actors include states, non-governmental organizations, international institutions, and ‘civil society’. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under POLI 6870 may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 648 Feminist Critiques of Public Policy 

This course provides an in-depth examination of feminist and critical perspectives of public policy and administration. The course seeks to examine 
the ways in which social location is implicated in (and mediated by) public policy theory and practice. Specific topics may include the state of 
bureaucracy, state-society relations, public policy discourses, structures, processes and outcomes, and substantive issue areas, such as body 
politics, social and economic policy, and the labour market. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 683 number may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 649 Gender and Global Politics 
This seminar focuses on the intersection of the global and the local through different methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of 
gender. Drawing from texts from the fields of comparative politics, international relations and sociology, the course exposes class participants to 


different scholarly treatments of gender and politics especially as these treatments have evolved in a post-Cold War era of increasing globalization. 


POLI 652 Science, Technology and Power 
This course introduces students to the growing field of science policy analysis. It provides an overview of the theoretical approaches and analytical 


tools used in the area and critically discusses various policy mechanisms now in place as well as current and emerging issues. 


POLI 654 Concepts of the State 
This course examines several of the most significant attempts made by modern political thinkers to answer the question, “What is the modern state?” 


It addresses both the historical emergence of the modern state and the various ways that this emergence has been theorized. Special emphasis is 


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placed on the differences and interconnections between historical, theoretical, and practical questions. 


POLI 657 Nationalism and Ethnicity 

This seminar discusses the nature, dynamics and consequences of nationalism. The emphasis is placed on presenting and discussing various 
theoretical understandings of identity and nationalist mobilization. It examines conceptual issues relating to the study of nationalism, namely the 
nature, origins and characterizations of nations and nationalism and the strategies for regulation of nationalist conflict. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under POLI 687H may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 658 Authors of the Political Imagination 
This course examines a broad range of literary and non-literary genres for their potential to inform and redirect the political imagination. The seminar 


adopts a broadly comparative perspective on literature, culture, politics and individual motivation. 


POLI 659 International Organizations 

This course explores the role of international organizations, institutions and regimes in world politics. The course covers intergovernmental and non- 
governmental organizations as well as informal institutional arrangements. It surveys theoretical debates regarding the origins, dynamics, and 
significance of international organizations, and examines their role in areas such as international security, international political economy, and regional 
integration. The course also considers debates over democratic accountability within international organizations and the efficacy of global 
governance. 


Note: Students who have received credit for this topic under a POLI 687 number may not take this course for credit. 


POLI 662 International Political Economy 

This course covers theories from macroeconomics and international relations and their application to major historical and contemporary events in the 
evolution of the global political economy. Topics include international trade and finance, economic development,regional integration and globalization, 
North-South relations, the emergence of multinational corporations, and international organizations such as the World Bank, IMF, WTO, OECD, and 
UNCTAD. 


POLI 681 Special Topics in Comparative Politics 


POLI 683 Special Topics in Public Policy and Administration 


POLI 684 Special Topics in Canadian and Quebec Politics 


POLI 685 Special Topics in Political Theory 


POLI 687 Special Topics in International Politics 


POLI 691 Extended Research Essay (12 credits) 
The Extended Research Essay is a directed study supervised by a faculty member with whom a student completed a course in their area of 
concentration. Requiring additional research, this degree requirement builds on a term paper submitted at the graduate level in a concentration course 


and is considered to be a significant revision and extension of that paper, with an extensive bibliography. 


POLI 693 Internship with Research Paper (21 credits) 
The Internship is a four-month job placement in either the public or private sector. Under the direction of a faculty supervisor, the student prepares an 
original, theoretical work that comprises a series of policy recommendations that contribute to the policy process in Canada. The student is required 


to defend the paper before his/her faculty supervisor and two readers. 


POLI 694 Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 
This course is a directed study involving a comprehensive understanding of the literature in the area of research relevant to the thesis topic under the 
direction of a faculty supervisor. The written assignments involve a comprehensive literature review, annotated bibliography and research design that 


culminate in a thesis proposal presented in an oral defence. 


POLI 695 Directed Studies 


Independent study in the area of concentration. 
POLI 696 Master’s Thesis (24 credits) 
Students are required to demonstrate their ability to carry out original, independent research. The thesis, which is researched and written under the 


direction of a supervisor and thesis committee, is defended before the student’s thesis committee. 


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Concordia University 


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Psychology 


Department of Psychology Website 


Specific Information about all Programs 


Admission Requirements. Admission to the PhD degree requires a master’s degree in psychology from a recognized university. Admission to the 
MA degree requires an honours degree in psychology or its equivalent. Enrolment in these programs is limited in part by the availability of research 


supervisors and, for the Research and Clinical Training Option, by space in that option. 


Applicants are selected on the basis of past academic record, letters of recommendation, the results of the Graduate Record Examination (optional, 
but highly recommended), and the relevance of their proposed research to the research expertise of the faculty. Students successfully completing 

their master’s program in psychology at Concordia University need submit only an application form and letters of recommendation when applying for 
the doctoral degree. Psychology graduate courses are not open to graduate-level independent students, except in specific circumstances as defined 


by the department. 


Upon recommendation of their thesis supervisor, students enrolled in the Master of Arts (Psychology) program at Concordia University who have 
completed a minimum of 12 credits of graduate level course work and who have shown high academic performance and potential through 
performance in research may apply for accelerated admission to doctoral studies without submitting a master’s thesis. Approval for accelerated 
admission must be obtained from the student’s thesis committee and the graduate admissions subcommittee by August 15 to allow entry into the 
PhD program in the Fall term. Students in the Research and Clinical Training option may not obtain accelerated admission to the PhD program from 


MA Year |, but may apply for accelerated admission, upon recommendation of their thesis supervisor, from MA Year II. 


Undergraduate Teaching. Students are encouraged to take opportunities to assist in undergraduate teaching. The department treats such teaching 
as part of the student’s learning experience. Discussion of aims and techniques as well as advice and criticism will be involved as part of the training 


that students obtain as teaching assistants. 

Colloquia. All students are expected to attend departmental colloquia. 

Language Requirements. Although no formal language courses or examinations are required, students intending to work in Quebec are strongly 
encouraged to develop a working knowledge of French. Students who plan to seek admission to the Order of Quebec Psychologists (OPQ) are 
advised that Article 46 of the professional code of the Province of Quebec states that a working knowledge of French is required for professional 


certification. 


Academic Regulations 


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. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


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C Rule. Students receiving a grade of C in two courses will have their status within the program reviewed by the Graduate Committee. Normally 
a Cin two courses is grounds for withdrawal. In cases of extenuating circumstances probationary continuation in the program will be considered. 


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. F Rule. Students receiving a failing grade in the course of their studies will have their status within the program reviewed by the Graduate 
Committee. Normally a failing grade is grounds for withdrawal. In the case of withdrawal, students may apply for re-admission. 


4. Time Limits. All work for the PhD degree must be completed within 18 terms (6 years) of full-time study or 24 terms (8 years) of part-time study. 
All work for the MA degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial registration in the program at 
Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 

All work for the Diploma in Clinical Psychology must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial registration in the program at 
Concordia University. 


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Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


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Requirements for the Degree 


1. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is two years (6 terms) of full-time study beyond the MA degree, or the equivalent in part-time 
study. 


2. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits, including Core courses and elective Options. 
3. Core Courses: 


a. Students are required to complete 72 credits of core courses as follows: PSYC 801, 802 (6 credits); PSYC 880 (0 credit); PSYC 890 (60 
credits); PSYC 721, 724, 725, 726 or 727 (6 credits). 


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Comprehensive Examination. Students are required to write a comprehensive examination (PSYC 880) within 12 months of being admitted 
for the degree. The examination will be in two parts, one dealing with general issues and the other with the candidate’s area of specialization. 


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. Thesis. The research will be undertaken within one or more of the areas of research specialization of the department (Behavioural 
Neuroscience, Clinical and Health Research, Human Development and Developmental Processes, and Cognitive Science) under the 
supervision of a faculty member. The thesis is expected to make a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge. The content 
and form of the thesis must be approved by a departmental committee prior to submission to the School of Graduate Studies. For purposes 
of registration, this work will be designated as PSYC 890: Research and Thesis (60 credits). 


Research Option (18 credits): 





In addition to the core courses, students select from the following sets of courses for a maximum of 18 credits: 


a. PSYC 844, 845, 846 or 847 (3 to12 credits). Each 3-credit seminar may be taken up to 4 times as an elective option provided the topic 
differs. 


b. PSYC 700, 701, 714, 716, 721, 724, 725, 726,727, 734, 850, or 851 (6-15 credits). Special Topics seminars PSYC 721, 724, 725, 726, and 
727 may be taken up to 5 times as an elective option provided the topic differs. 


Research and Clinical Training Option (18 credits): 





In addition to the core courses, students select from the following sets of courses for a maximum of 18 credits: 


a. PSYC 823, 824, or 825 (3 credits); PSYC 834 (3 credits); PSYC 835, 836, or 837 (3 credits); PSYC 841, 842, or 843 (3 credits); PSYC 838, 
839, or 840 (3 credits); and PSYC 885 (3 credits). 


b. At least one adult and one child client must be seen in the required practicum courses ((APC Practicum II or II], Extramural Practicum 1). All 
students following the Research and Clinical Training Option are expected to attend case conferences at the Applied Psychology Centre 
training clinic. 


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Requirements for the Degree (Research Option) 
1. Residence. The minimum period of residence is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


2. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits consisting of course work and thesis as follows: PSYC 601 
(3 credits); PSYC 644, 645, 646, or 647 (3 credits); PSYC 714 (6 credits); 3 credits selected in consultation with the thesis supervisor from 
among PSYC 700, 716, 721, 724, 725, 726, 727 or 734; and PSYC 690 (30 credits). 


3. Thesis. The student must submit a thesis on a topic relating to one or more of the areas of research specialization of the department 
(Behavioural Neuroscience, Clinical and Health Research, Human Development and Developmental Processes, and Cognitive Science) chosen 
in consultation with his or her thesis supervisor. Topics must be approved by a committee of the department. The thesis shall be read and graded 
by the student’s thesis director and by at least two other scholars, one of whom may be an outside examiner. For purposes of registration, this 
work will be designated as PSYC 690: Research and Thesis (30 credits). 


4. Thesis Examination. The student must defend the thesis and demonstrate knowledge of the field in which the thesis falls in an oral examination 
before a committee of the department. 


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1. Residence. The minimum period of residence is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


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. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits consisting of course work and thesis as follows: PSYC 601 
(3 credits); PSYC 644, 645, 646, or 647 (0 credits); PSYC 700 (3 credits); PSYC 714 (6 credits; PSYC 734 (3 credits); and PSYC 690 (30 
credits).Students in this option will concurrently complete the courses indicated under Diploma in Clinical Psychology. 


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. Thesis. The student must submit a thesis on a topic relating to one or more of the areas of research specialization of the department 
(Behavioural Neuroscience, Clinical and Health Research, Human Development and Developmental Processes, and Cognitive Science) chosen 
in consultation with his or her thesis supervisor. Topics must be approved by a committee of the department. The thesis shall be read and graded 
by the student’s thesis director and by at least two other scholars, one of whom may be an outside examiner. For purposes of registration, this 
work will be designated as PSYC 690: Research and Thesis (30 credits). 


4. Thesis Examination. The student must defend the thesis and demonstrate knowledge of the field in which the thesis falls in an oral examination 
before a committee of the department. 


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The Diploma in Clinical Psychology provides students enroled in the MA in Psychology (Research and Clinical Training Option) with clinical 


coursework and practica qualifying them for further clinical training provided in the PhD in Psychology (Research and Clinical Training Option). 
Admission Requirements 
The Diploma in Clinical Psychology is open only to students enrolled in the MA or PhD in Psychology (Research and Clinical Training Option). 
Requirements for the Diploma in Clinical Psychology consist of 10 courses. 

1. Credits. (30 credits) Students are required to complete 30 credits as follows: 


2. Courses. PSYC 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 720 (24 credits); PSYC 708, 709, or 710 (3 credits); and PSYC 711, 712, or 713 (3 credits). 


Courses 
The following are 3-credit courses unless otherwise indicated. 


PSYC 601 Statistical Analysis and Experimental Design 
A detailed consideration of selected issues in Psychological statistics. Topics include parametric and non-parametric techniques, analysis of 


variance, power of statistical tests, and hypothesis testing. 


PSYC 644 Clinical and Health Research Area Seminar | (non-credit) 


A seminar in which current research of faculty and students in clinical and health psychology is presented and discussed. 


PSYC 645 Cognitive Science Area Seminar | (non-credit) 


A seminar in which current research of faculty and students in cognitive science is presented and discussed. 


PSYC 646 Human Development Area Seminar | (non-credit) 


A seminar in which current research of faculty and students in human development and developmental processes is presented and discussed. 


PSYC 647 Behavioural Neuroscience Area Seminar I (non-credit) 











A seminar in which current research of faculty and students in behavioural neuroscience is presented and discussed. 


PSYC 690 Research and Thesis (30 credits) 


PSYC 700 Psychopathology 

Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in behaviour disorders or equivalent. 

This seminar deals with historical and current approaches to the study of behaviour disorders and problems of life adjustment in both adults and 
children, including critical evaluation of empirical findings in selected areas. Classification systems, including the current revision of the APA 


Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, are critically reviewed. Students with credit for PSYC 660 or 860 may not take this course for credit. 


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PSYC 701 Models of Assessment | 

Prerequisite: PSYC 700; Co-requisite: PSYC 706 or permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 

Focusing on cognitive and ability testing of children and adults, this course stresses the conceptual bases of ability testing, research results and their 
implications for test interpretation, and strengths and limitations of current test batteries for children and adults. Specific course content includes: a) 
measurement theory, including issues of test construction, reliability, validity, and evaluation; b) appropriate use and interpretation of specific 
cognitive assessment batteries (e.g. the Wechsler and Stanford-Binet scales for children and adults); and c) special assessment issues, including 
the testing of minorities and assessment-related ethical problems. A practicum in assessment techniques (PSYC 706) is typically taken in 


conjunction with this course. 


PSYC 702 Models of Assessment II 

Prerequisite: PSYC 701; Co-requisite: PSYC 707 or permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 

This course is a continuation of Assessment |, and focuses on the measurement of behaviour related directly to personality and/or behaviour 
disorders in both adult and child populations. Interviewing, projective techniques and structural (quantitative) tests of personality such as the MMPI 
and CPI are included. The course stresses the evaluation of assessment procedures in terms of reliability and validity issues, and focuses on the 
selection and use of assessment procedures for specific types of prediction. The course also stresses the integration of assessment procedures into 


treatment planning and evaluation. 


PSYC 703 Psychological Treatment |: Foundations and Systems 

Prerequisite: PSYC 700. 

Models of psychological intervention with both adults and children are examined with respect to: a) theoretical formulations and etiological 
assumptions; b) treatment objectives and strategies; c) issues related to the application of these models; d) the efficacy of treatment procedures, 
including general issues in outcome research. The major emphases are on behavioural and psychodynamic approaches. Among other topics, the 


ethics of therapeutic interventions are discussed. 


PSYC 704 Psychological Treatment II: Empirically Supported Interventions 
Prerequisite: PSYC 703. 


A continuation of PSYC 703. Psychological Treatment |: Foundations and Systems. 


PSYC 705 APC Practicum | 

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PSYC 700 and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 

Students participate in case supervision, observe and/or assist with clients in therapy, and attend case conferences at the Applied Psychology 
Centre (APC). 


PSYC 706 Assessment Practicum | 

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PSYC 701, 705 and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 

This course focuses on the practical applications of the material discussed in Models of Assessment | (PSYC 701). Students administer intellectual 
tests under supervision. Techniques for administration, interpretation and report-writing of specific test batteries suitable for adults and children are 


stressed. 


PSYC 707 Assessment Practicum II 

Prerequisite: PSYC 706, Co-requisite: PSYC 702, and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 

This course focuses on the practical applications of the material discussed in models of Assessment II (PSYC 702). Students administer personality 
tests under supervision. Techniques for administration, interpretation and report writing of specific assessment test batteries suitable for adults and 


children are stressed. 


PSYC 708 APC Practicum II: General 

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PSYC 703, 704, 706, 707 and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 

The focus of this course is the practical applications of the material discussed in Models of Assessment I] and Models of Behaviour Change | and II 
PSYC 702, 703 and 704. Students are responsible for the assessment and treatment of selected clients of the Applied Psychology Centre under 


faculty supervision. 


PSYC 709 APC Practicum II: Adult 

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PSYC 703, 704, 706, 707 and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 

The focus of this course is the practical applications of the material discussed in Models of Assessment || and Models of Behaviour Change | and II 
PSYC 702, 703 and 704. Students are responsible for the assessment and treatment of selected adult clients of the Applied Psychology Centre 


under faculty supervision. 


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PSYC 710 APC Practicum II: Child 

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PSYC 703, 704, 706, 707 and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 

The focus of this course is the practical applications of the material discussed in Models of Assessment I] and Models of Behaviour Change | and II 
PSYC 702, 703 and 704. Students are responsible for the assessment and treatment of selected child clients of the Applied Psychology Centre 


under faculty supervision. 


PSYC 711 Extramural Practicum I: General 
Prerequisite: PSYC 701, 702, 703, 704, 706, 707 and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 
A four-month extramural practicum done under qualified supervisors in an applied setting approved by the department's internship committee, e.g., 


hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres. 


PSYC 712 Extramural Practicum |: Adult 
Prerequisite: PSYC 701, 702, 703, 704, 706, 707 and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 
A four-month extramural practicum with adult clients, done under qualified supervisors in an applied setting approved by the department’s internship 


committee, e.g. hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres. 


PSYC 713 Extramural Practicum |: Child 
Prerequisite: PSYC 701, 702, 703, 704, 706, 707 and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 


A four-month extramural practicum with child clients, done under qualified supervisors in an applied setting approved by the department’s internship 





committee, e.g., hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres. 


PSYC 714 Central Topics in Psychology (6 credits) 
This general seminar deals with basic theoretical and research issues in Psychology. Topics are drawn from a wide range of areas in Psychology 
including perceptual and cognitive processes, learning, motivation, and psycho-pathology. Issues are considered with respect to developmental, 


physiological and social approaches. Students who have received credit for PSYC 602 may not take this course for credit. 


PSYC 715 Vision and Audition 
A seminar on physical, physiological and psychological aspects of visual and auditory perception with special emphasis on the comparison between 


normal and defective vision and hearing. 


PSYC 716 Advanced Human Development 
This seminar on theory and research focuses on human development and developmental processes. Subject matter will vary from term to term and 
from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided that the course content has changed. Change in content will be indicated by the 


letter following the course number. 


PSYC 720 Seminar on Ethical and Professional Issues 
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PSYC 834 or permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 
In this biweekly seminar, ethical and professional issues in clinical psychology are considered through case presentations by students, faculty and 


guest clinicians. The ethical principles of national accrediting bodies and of the Order of Psychologists of Québec are reviewed. 


PSYC 721 Special Topics Seminar 

This seminar provides an advanced treatment of specialized research literature in an integrative or selected area of psychology outside the 
department’s major areas of specialization. It may be offered as a seminar, tutorial or directed reading course, or in any other format, subject to 
approval of the program director. 

Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course up to 5 times provided that the course content 
has changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PSYC 721A, PSYC 721B. Students with credit for 
PSYC 603 or 803 may take this course for credit only if the subject matter is different. 


PSYC 724 Special Topics in Clinical and Health Psychology 

This course provides an advanced treatment of specialized research literature in an area of clinical and/or health psychology. It may be offered as a 
seminar, tutorial or directed reading course, or in any other format, subject to approval of the program director. 

Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course up to 5 times provided that the course content 
has changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PSYC 724A, PSYC 724B. Students with credit for 
PSYC 603, 721, 803, or 805 may take this course for credit only if the subject matter is different. 


PSYC 725 Special Topics in Cognitive Science 


This course provides an advanced treatment of specialized research literature in an area of cognitive science. It may be offered as a seminar, tutorial 


or directed reading course, or in any other format, subject to approval of the program director. 


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Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course up to 5 times provided that the course content 
has changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PSYC 725A, PSYC 725B. Students with credit for 
PSYC 603, 721, 803, or 805 may take this course for credit only if the subject matter is different. 


PSYC 726 Special Topics in Human Development 

This course provides an advanced treatment of specialized research literature in an area of human development and developmental processes. It 
may be offered as a seminar, tutorial or directed reading course, or in any other format, subject to approval of the program director. 

Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course up to 5 times provided that the course content 
has changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PSYC 726A, PSYC 726B. Students with credit for 
PSYC 603, 721, 803, or 805 may take this course for credit only if the subject matter is different. 


PSYC 727 Special Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience 

This course provides an advanced treatment of specialized research literature in an area of behavioural neuroscience. It may be offered as a seminar, 
tutorial or directed reading course, or in any other format, subject to approval of the program director. 

Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course up to 5 times provided that the course content 
has changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PSYC 727A, PSYC 727B. Students with credit for 
PSYC 603, 721, 803, or 805 may take this course for credit only if the subject matter is different. 


PSYC 734 Multivariate Statistics 

Prerequisite: PSYC 601. 

Building upon material presented in PSYC 601, this course covers multivariate procedures, includes MANOVA, cluster analysis, canonical 
correlation, factor analysis, structural equation modelling, and multilevel modelling. 

Note: Students who have received credit for PSYC 730 or PSYC 732 may not take this course for credit. 


PSYC 801 Research Seminar | 
A seminar attended by all doctoral students in which specific research proposals and related theoretical issues and methodological problems are 


presented for discussion by students and participating faculty. 


PSYC 802 Research Seminar II 
A continuation of PSYC 801. 


PSYC 823 APC Practicum III: General 

Prerequisite: PSYC 708 (or 709 or 710), 711 (or 712 or 713). Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PSYC 834, 835 (or 836 or 837), and permission of the 
Director of Clinical Training. 

Advanced students are expected to begin to define clinical interests and treatment methods consonant with their career goals. They receive the 
appropriate clinical experience and supervision in this practicum (e.g., working with children, adolescents, adults, working with clients who present 


particular types of problems). 


PSYC 824 APC Practicum III: Adult 

Prerequisite: PSYC 708 (or 709 or 710), 711 (or 712 or 713). Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PSYC 834, 835 (or 836 or 837), and permission of the 
Director of Clinical Training. 

Advanced students are expected to begin to define clinical interests and treatment methods consonant with their career goals. They receive the 
appropriate clinical experience and supervision in this practicum working with adult clients, e.g. working with a particular orientation and/or with 


particular types of problems. 


PSYC 825 APC Practicum III: Child 

Prerequisite: PSYC 708 (or 709 or 710), 711 (or 712 or 713). Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PSYC 834, 835 (or 836 or 837), and permission of the 
Director of Clinical Training. 

Advanced students are expected to begin to define clinical interests and treatment methods consonant with their career goals. They receive the 
appropriate clinical experience and supervision in this practicum working with child clients and families, e.g. working with a particular orientation 


and/or with particular types of problems. 


PSYC 826 APC Practicum IV: General 
Prerequisite: PSYC 823 (or 824 or 825) and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 


This course is a specialized practicum for advanced students involving clinical experience under supervision. 


PSYC 827 APC Practicum IV: Adult 
Prerequisite: PSYC 823 (or 824 or 825) and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 


This course is a specialized practicum for advanced students involving clinical experience with adult clients under supervision. 


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PSYC 828 APC Practicum IV: Child 
Prerequisite: PSYC 823 (or 824 or 825) and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 


This course is a specialized practicum for advanced students involving clinical experience with child clients under supervision. 


PSYC 834 Advanced Clinical Seminar | 

Prerequisite: PSYC 711 (or 712 or 713), 708 (or 709 or 710), and permission of Director of Clinical Training. 

This seminar provides an advanced treatment of issues in current psychological theory and research that are relevant to clinical practice, e.g., causal 
models and their assumptions, legal and ethical issues, classification by state, trait, and situational context; brain-behaviour relations. The aims are 
to foster in students a) regular review of clinically relevant literature; b) a critical perspective regarding current clinical practices; and c) guidelines and 


criteria for optimal assessment and treatment decisions tailored to the needs of clients. 


PSYC 835 Advanced Clinical Seminar II: Adult 

Prerequisite: PSYC 834. 

The seminar provides an advanced analysis of issues in the assessment and treatment of behaviour disorders in adulthood. Prototype cases are 
presented for illustrative discussion of particular clinical issues, e.g. indicators of risk for suicide, homicide, and psychosis; imagery and dreams in 
psychological treatment; stress-related physical disorders; anxiety-spectrum disorders; treatment for couples, families, and groups. Assessment and 


treatment approaches to particular disorders are compared with reference to etiological assumptions and levels of inference. 


PSYC 836 Advanced Clinical Seminar II: Child 

Prerequisite: PSYC 834. 

The seminar provides an advanced analysis of issues in the assessment and treatment of behaviour disorders in children in a developmental context. 
Prototype cases are presented for illustrative discussion of particular clinical issues, e.g. stress-related physical disorders; family therapy; child 


abuse; age-related symptom expression and variability; non-verbal therapies. 


PSYC 837 Advanced Clinical Seminar II: General 
Prerequisite: PSYC 834. 


This seminar is a blend of issues examined in PSYC 835 and 836 (see above). 


PSYC 838 Extramural Practicum II: General 
Prerequisite: Psych 708 (or 709 or 710), 711 (or 712 or 713), and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 
This course is a senior extramural practicum, done under qualified supervision in an applied setting approved by the department’s practicum 


committee, e.g. hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres. 


PSYC 839 Extramural Practicum II: Adult 
Prerequisite: Psych 708 (or 709 or 710), 711 (or 712 or 713), and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 
This course is a senior extramural practicum with adult clients, done under qualified supervision in an applied setting approved by the department's 


practicum committee, e.g. hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres. 


PSYC 840 Extramural Practicum II: Child 
Prerequisite: Psych 708 (or 709 or 710), 711 (or 712 or 713), and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 


This course is a senior extramural practicum with child clients done under qualified supervision in an applied setting approved by the department's 





practicum committee, e.g. hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres. 


PSYC 841 Extramural Practicum Ill: General 
This course is a senior extramural practicum, done under qualified supervision in an applied setting approved by the department’s practicum 


committee, e.g. hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres. 


PSYC 842 Extramural Practicum Ill: Adult 
This course is a senior extramural practicum with adult clients, done under qualified supervision in an applied setting approved by the department's 


practicum committee, e.g. hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres. 


PSYC 843 Extramural Practicum III: Child 
This course is a senior extramural practicum with child clients, done under qualified supervision in an applied setting approved by the department's 


practicum committee, e.g. hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres. 


PSYC 844 Clinical and Health Research Area Seminar II 
This seminar provides the opportunity for faculty and students working in clinical and health psychology to present and discuss their current research. 
Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course up to 4 times provided that the course content 


has changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PSYC 844A, PSYC 844B. 


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PSYC 845 Cognitive Science Area Seminar Il 
This seminar provides the opportunity for faculty and students working in cognitive science to present and discuss their current research. 
Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course up to 4 times provided that the course content 


has changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PSYC 845A, PSYC 845B. 


PSYC 846 Human Development Area Seminar II 

This seminar provides the opportunity for faculty and students working on human development and developmental processes to present and discuss 
their current research. 

Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course up to 4 times provided that the course content 


has changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PSYC 846A, PSYC 846B. 


PSYC 847 Behavioural Neuroscience Area Seminar II 
This seminar provides the opportunity for faculty and students working in behavioural neuroscience to present and discuss their current research. 
Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course up to 4 times provided that the course content 


has changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PSYC 847A, PSYC 847B. 


PSYC 850 Practicum in Experimental Techniques (3 or 6 credits) 

Prerequisite: Permission of the PhD Program Director. 

This practicum is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their research skills by such activities as: (a) learning new experimental skills 
and techniques; (b) developing computer programs for the execution of experiments or the recording or analysis of experimental data; (c) developing 
new instruments to facilitate research on a problem, and other equivalent activities. Prior to beginning the work, students who elect to take this option 
submit to their thesis supervisor and to the program director a 3-5 page outline of what they want to do to meet the practicum requirements. Once the 
practicum is approved, students are responsible for carrying out the activities described in the outline. Students may complete one 6-credit 
practicum, or may complete up to two 3-credit practica. Changes in the content of the practica are indicated by a letter following the course number. 


The number of credits is based on the rule that 45 hours of work equals one credit. 


PSYC 851 Teaching of Laboratory Techniques 

Prerequisite: Permission of PhD Program Director. 

This practicum is designed to train students in the teaching of laboratory techniques. Under supervision, the student is responsible for training an 
apprentice in specialized experimental skills that require extended on-the-job supervision. Suitable topics would include high pressure liquid 
chromatography, electrophysiological recording, in vivo voltammetry, or computer programming related to a specific experimental application. The 


number of credits is based on the rule that 45 hours of work equals one credit. 

PSYC 880 PhD Comprehensive Examination (non-credit) 

PSYC 885 Predoctoral Internship 

Prerequisite: PSYC 835 (or 836 or 837), 823 (824 or 825), and permission of the Director of Clinical Training. 

The pre-doctoral internship consists of the equivalent of 12 months full-time employment under qualified supervision in an applied setting approved by 


the department’s internship committee. The internship is usually done after completion of course requirements, and after data collection and analysis, 


and a draft of the doctoral thesis have been completed. 


PSYC 890 Research and Thesis (60 credits) 


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Religion 
Department of Religion Website 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Religion) 


This degree is offered conjointly with the Département des sciences religieuses of the Université du Québec a Montréal and the Faculté de théologie 
et de sciences religieuses of the Université Laval. There are five areas of concentration: theories of religion, history of religions, contemporary 
religious phenomena, Judaic studies, and comparative religion and ethics. A student chooses to register in one of the three universities on the basis 
of the match between faculty expertise and the student’s specialization, and is subject to that university’s regulations. Each student is graduated by 
the university of their registration. The joint degree provides a context for collaboration between the three departments, with some exchange of faculty 


for teaching and direction. There are two required doctoral seminars one of which is common to students at all three universities in alternate years. 


The doctoral program in Religion at Concordia places strong emphasis on a comparative approach. The comparative study of religion incorporates a 
number of different but related inquiries, including: examination of the inter-relations between religious beliefs and practices; analysis of religions as 
social and cultural phenomena and of cultures and societies insofar as they have been influenced by religious traditions; study of inter-relations 
between religions and human values; investigation of religious ethics; as well as analysis of social issues from the perspective of religious values. 
These studies are comparative insofar as particular expressions of religions and ethics are viewed as unique but historically situated realities which 


often can best be understood by making formal or informal comparisons with other comparable realities. 


Although the requirements are fundamentally the same in all three universities, the remainder of this section applies only to students registered at 


Concordia. 
Admission Requirements. A Master of Arts in Religion, or equivalent, with high standing from a recognized university. 


The Department will consider the application of students to the PhD program for entry without completion of the master’s degree if the following 


requirements are met: 


¢ the student has completed 18 credits of graduate level course work in Religion with high standing; 

« the student is recommended by full-time members of the faculty of the Department of Religion; 

« the student has acquired a breadth of knowledge in the study of Religion through course work or scholarly or professional experience; 

« the student has demonstrated her or his ability to do independent graduate-level research in religious studies, and has demonstrated the ability to 
produce an original analysis of her/his research (in the form of research papers, conference papers, or publications); 


e the student has a well-formed and focused research plan that will serve as a basis for her/his doctoral research. 
Transfer Credits. See Transfer Credits in Graduate Admissions section. 
Proficiency in English. Any student applying from outside Canada whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English 


language by writing the Test of English as a Foreign Language administered by the Educational Testing Service. Information and applications to write 


the test may be obtained by writing to: Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540, U.S.A. 
Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits. 


2. Residence. The minimum period of residence is two years (6 terms) of full-time graduate study beyond the master’s degree, or the equivalent in 
part time study, or three years (9 terms) of full-time graduate study beyond the bachelor’s degree. 


3. Doctoral Seminars. All candidates must register for RELI 890 (6 credits) in their first or second or equivalent year of study. This seminar will 
deal with general and methodological issues in the study of religion. It will be held in common with UQAM and Université Laval; discussion and 
readings will be both in English and in French. In the first or second or equivalent year of the program, the student will register as well for one of 
the following seminars according to their specialization: RELI 891, Comparative Religion and Ethics (6 credits), or RELI 892, Judaic Studies (6 
credits). 


4. Courses. A student is required to register for a minimum of 18 credits of directed reading. These courses are offered according to the resources 
of the department and the needs of the students. They are grouped into RELI 800-818 (Topics in Judaic Studies) and RELI 820-839 (Topics in 


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Comparative Religion and Ethics). Some of the courses at the Master of Arts level are open to PhD candidates, with the requirement of additional 
work and higher standards of performance. 


5. Comprehensive Examination. Graduate students in Religion at the doctoral level are expected to pursue a program of independent study and 
research in their chosen field. After course work is completed, all candidates must take RELI 860: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (15 
credits). The comprehensive examination will consist of three written exams followed by an oral examination which reviews these exams. In 
most cases, two of these written exams focus on topics from two distinct religious traditions; the third written exam will be on a topic related to a 
student’s proposed thesis. One of the three exams should include a focus on theory and methodology. Credits are not distributed among these 
four examinations. For purposes of registration, this work will be designated as RELI 860 and is graded as pass/fail. 


6. Thesis. Each candidate will prepare a doctoral thesis which is to be an original contribution to scholarship. Although the topic should be 
provisionally chosen and serve as a coordinating factor throughout the student’s doctoral program, a written proposal must be formally submitted 
and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee after the successful completion of the comprehensive examination. For purposes of 
registration, the thesis will be designated as RELI 870: Doctoral Thesis (45 credits). 


7. Language Requirement. Students must achieve an acceptable command of the classical and/or modern languages appropriate to their area of 
specialization. Specific requirements in terms of numbers of years of study and examinations or other demonstrations of competence are 
established in consultation with the Graduate Program Director and the thesis supervisor. Students are also expected to be proficient in the 
language or languages of the primary sources relevant to their thesis research. All Canadian students are required to demonstrate a working 
knowledge of both English and French. 


Academic Regulations 
1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 


considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. A graduate student who receives one grade of “C” will be evaluated by the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee with respect to 
that student’s continuance in the program. Two “C’s will result in automatic withdrawal from the program. See Academic Standing in Academic 
Regulations section. 


3. IP Rule. Students who accumulate more than one IP (In Progress) notation or one IP that has turned into an F shall not normally be permitted to 
register for courses until the outstanding work is completed. 


4. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their PhD studies will be withdrawn from the program. See Academic Standing in 
Academic Regulations section. 


5. Time Limit. The limit to complete the doctoral program is six years (18 terms) of full-time study or eight years (24 terms) of part-time study from 
the time of original registration in the program. 


6. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have satisfied all degree requirements and have a cumulative GPA of at least 
3.00. 


Courses 


Since the topics of elective courses are subject to modification according to student enrolment and demands, no course list is provided in this 


calendar. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (History and Philosophy 
of Religion) 


Admission Requirements. An undergraduate degree in religious studies or Judaic studies, or its equivalent. Qualified applicants requiring 
prerequisite courses may be required to take up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to and as a part of the regular graduate program. Applicants 
with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take a qualifying program. Qualifying program students in the Department of 
Religion must complete their program with a minimum GPA of 3.50 with no courses graded lower than a “B” to be considered for admission to the 


graduate program. Qualifying students must reapply to the MA program on completion of their qualifying program. 


Transfer Credits. See Transfer Credits in Graduate Admissions section. 


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Proficiency in English. Any student applying from outside Canada whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English 


language by writing the Test of English as a Foreign Language administered by the Educational Testing Service. Information and applications to write 


the test may be obtained by writing to: Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540, U.S.A. 


Requirements for the Degree 


a: 


2. 


2. 


Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 


Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time graduate study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


Program Options. All students enter in option B (course-intensive, without thesis) and later have the opportunity to apply for option A (with 
thesis). 


Academic Regulations 


6. 


. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 


must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


. C Rule. A graduate student who receives one grade of “C’” will be evaluated by the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee with respect to 


that student’s continuance in the program. Two “C’s will result in automatic withdrawal from the program. See Academic Standing in Academic 
Regulations section. 


. IP Rule. Students who accumulate more than one IP (In Progress) notation or one IP that has turned into an F shall not normally be permitted to 


register for courses until outstanding work is completed. 


. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. See Academic Standing in 


Academic Regulations section. 


. Time Limits. The time limit to complete the MA in History and Philosophy of Religion for full-time students is 4 years (12 terms) from the time of 


initial registration in the program or 5 years (15 terms) for part-time students. 


Graduation Requirement. |n order to graduate, students must have satisfied all degree requirements and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (History and Philosophy of Religion) with Thesis (Option A) 


Candidates are required to take the following: 


. Core Courses. RELI 609: Theories of Religion (3 credits); and RELI 610: Methodological Problems in the Study of Religion (3 credits). 


. Elective Courses. Five other 3-credit courses (15 credits), normally including three courses in another religious tradition. 


. Thesis Proposal. RELI 655: (3 credits). Students must submit a thesis proposal on a topic chosen in consultation with the thesis supervisor and 


the proposal must be approved by the Department’s Graduate Studies Committee. 


. Thesis. RELI 600: (21 credits). Students who wish to transfer to the thesis option should have a 3.50 GPA or higher. Once the Thesis Proposal 


(RELI 655) is approved the student will be transferred from option B - without thesis to option A - with thesis. Each thesis shall be read and 
evaluated by the student’s thesis supervisor and by two other scholars, one of whom may be an outside examiner. 


. Language Requirement. Students are expected to acquire knowledge of the classical and/or modern languages appropriate to their area of 


specialization. Specific requirements will be established in consultation with the Graduate Program Director. Students who intend to pursue 
graduate studies at the PhD level are also encouraged to gain proficiency in the language or languages of the primary sources relevant to their 
proposed research. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (History and Philosophy of Religion) without Thesis (Option B) 


Candidates are required to take the following: 


1. 


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2 


Core Courses. RELI 609: Theories of Religion (3 credits); and RELI 610: Methodological Problems in the Study of Religion (3 credits). 


Elective Courses. Ten other 3-credit courses (30 credits), normally including four courses in another religious tradition. 


Guided Research Paper. RELI 603 (9 credits) involves the preparation of a substantial research paper. 


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4. Language Requirement. Students are expected to acquire knowledge of the classical and/or modern languages appropriate to their area of 
specialization. Specific requirements will be established in consultation with the Graduate Program Director. Students who intend to pursue 
graduate studies at the PhD level are also encouraged to gain proficiency in the language or languages of the primary sources relevant to their 
proposed research. 


Courses for the Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (History and Philosophy of Religion) 


Candidates for the Master of Arts in the History and Philosophy of Religion may select courses from the course category listings below, as well as 
those offered by the Master of Arts program in Judaic Studies, which are listed in the next section. Courses are selected in consultation with the 


Graduate Program Director. 


No graduate student may take more than two 3-credit courses or one 6-credit course outside the Department. Permission to substitute outside 
courses must be granted before taking the course by both the Graduate Program Director in the History and Philosophy of Religion program and by 


the other Department involved. 


All of the general course categories listed below are for one-term, 3-credit courses unless otherwise indicated. A list designating which specific 
courses are to be offered in any given year, with description of content is available from the Graduate Program Assistant, and on the Department 


website 


Note: For those courses where the subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year, students may register for these courses, provided 


that the course content has changed. Changes in content are indicated by the course subtitle. 


Topics in World Religions 


Courses offered in recent years include: Islam in North America; Survey of Islamic literature; The Systems of Yoga; Advaita Philosophy of Sankara; 
Social History of Indian Religions; Women and Buddhism; Hindu Myth and Myth Theory; Buddhist Cosmologies; Power and the Body in Hindu and 


Buddhist Tantra; Tibetan Religions; and Religions of Iran. 


RELI 608 Studies in the History of Religions 


This course takes a historical approach and can deal with one or more religious traditions such as Manichaeism. 


RELI 611 Concepts in the Historical Study of Judaism 
Serving as an introduction to the study of Judaism as well as the field of Judaic Studies, this course investigates the ways in which Jews have 


conceived of themselves in relation to history and the historical process. 


RELI 612 History of Islamic Thought and Institutions 
This course focuses on the areas of Islamic thought and institutions principally in the classical period. Examples of topics offered in the past 


are Islamic mysticism, survey of Islamic religious literature, and medieval Islamic iconography. 


RELI 613 Modern Islamic Thought and Institutions 
This course treats areas of Islamic thought and institutions principally in the modern period. Examples of topics offered in the past are /slamic 


law, Islam and the other, and/slam in North America. 


RELI 614 History of Hindu Thought and Institutions 
This course treats areas of Hindu thought and institutions principally in the classical and medieval periods. Examples of topics offered in the past 


are Advaita Vedanta, Tantra in South Asia, and devotional traditions of Medieval India. 


RELI 615 Modern Hindu Thought and Institutions 
This course treats areas of Hindu thought and institutions in the modern period. Examples of topics offered in the past are religious movements in 


moder India and a comparative perspective on Dharma. 


RELI 616 History of Buddhist Thought and Institutions 
This course treats areas of Buddhist thought and institutions, often in tandem with other religions with which Buddhism has coexisted. Examples of 


topics offered in the past are Buddhist cosmologies, social history of Indian religions, and religions of Tibet. 


RELI 617 Modern Buddhist Thought and Institutions 
This course treats areas of Buddhist thought and institutions principally in the modern period such as Tibetan religions: texts and traditions, engaged 


Buddhism, contemporary women and Buddhism and esoteric Buddhism in China and Tibet. The content of this course may vary from year to year. 


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RELI 618 Studies in World Religions and Problems in Modernization in the Middle East and Asia 
This course focuses on the modern and contemporary periods and may deal with one or more religious traditions such as Islam in modern South Asia 


and colonialism in India. 


RELI 619 Reading Course in World Religions 
The content of this course may vary according to the interests of students. Examples of topics offered in the past are popular Hinduism, Chinese 


history and religion, and pre-Islamic Iranian religions. 


RELI 620 Studies in Iranian Religions 
This course may treat a range of religious traditions, including Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, and the Baha'i Faith, as well as other religions such as 


Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam in their Iranian context. 


Topics in Religious and Philosophical Thought 


Courses offered in recent years include: Religious Wars, Violence, and Sacrifice; Religion and Postmodernism; Jewish and Christian Responses to 


the Holocaust; Faith and Reason in Medieval Judaism, Islam, and Christianity; Abrahamic Faiths; and Theories of Sacrifice. 


RELI 621 Selected Readings in Modern Religious Thought 
This course considers various areas and issues of modern religious thought. Examples of topics offered in the past are women’s religious 


lives and Schleiermacher, Comte and J.S. Mill. 


RELI 623 Selected Readings in Contemporary Religious Thought 
The content of this course varies from year to year. This course treats various areas and issues of contemporary religious thought. Examples of 


topics offered in the past are Jewish and Christian responses to the Holocaust and the psychology of religion. 


RELI 626 Religious Language 
This course provides students with opportunities to explore in-depth issues of religious language, scripture and texts. Examples of topics covered in 


the past are readings in New Testament Greek and readings in Christian Latin. 


RELI 627 Mysticism 


This course focuses on specific topics with respect to the phenomenon of mysticism. 


RELI 628 Faith and Reason in Religion 
This course treats various perspectives on the relationship between faith and reason in religion. Examples of topics offered in the past are faith and 


reason in Medieval Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, and the problem of the 'Thou' in Kierkegaard and Buber. 


RELI 629 Reading Course in Religious and Philosophical Thought 


The content of this course may vary from year to year. Examples of topics offered in the past are religion and postmodernism and Buddhist ethics. 


Topics in Religion and Society 


Courses offered in recent years include: Love, Sex and Marriage in Judaism; Daoism and Chinese Popular Religion; Heresy and the Formation of 


Christian Tradition and Justice; Ethics and Religion in a Secular Culture; Gnosticism; and Christian Reformation. 


RELI 630 Theoretical Problems in Religion and Culture 
This course is concerned with the intersection between religion and culture. Examples of topics offered in the past are anthropology of religion, 


masculinities and religion, the Abrahamic traditions, and science fiction, fantasy and the religious imagination. 


RELI 632 Comparative Ethics 
This course focuses on the various areas and issues in comparative ethics. Examples of topics offered in the past are justice and Jewish marriage 
and divorce. 


Note: Students who have received credit for a topic under RELI 633 may not take the same topic under RELI 632 for credit. 


RELI 636 Religion and the Arts in Contemporary Cultures 
This course treats the intersections of religion and the arts. Examples of topics offered in the past are religion and literature, religion and art in 


India, and 19th-century North American art. 


RELI 637 Christianity and Society: Ancient and Medieval Periods 
This course looks at the intersections of Christianity, culture and society in the ancient and medieval periods. Examples of topics covered in the past 


are asceticism, gnosticism, and iconography. 


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RELI 638 Christianity and Society: Reformation and Modern Periods 
This course looks at modern reform movements within Christianity. Examples of topics offered in the past are the Christian 


reformations and mystics, heretics and reformers. 


RELI 639 Reading Course in Religion and Society 
This course treats religions in interaction with particular historical or contemporary communities and social issues. Examples of topics offered in the 


past are medieval Jewish communities, millennial thinking, and religion and politics in Iran. 


Topics in Christian Studies 


Courses offered in recent years include: History of Popular and Official Christianity; Body and Soul - Questions of Dualism; Diversity in Early 


Christianity; History of Women and Christianity; and From Toleration to Political and Social Activism. 


RELI 640 Biblical Studies 
This course looks at issues and questions emerging from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Examples of topics covered in the past are ancient 


apocalypticism andChristian origins. 


RELI 641 History of Christian Thought 
This course looks at ideas, movements and personages within the broad history of Christian thought. Examples of topics covered in the past 


are history of Church and family; diversity in early Christianity, 400-1700; the reluctant Goddess: Mary and Christian traditions; and Christian Saints. 


RELI 643 Contemporary Catholic Thought 


The content of this course may vary from year to year within the context of the social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. 


RELI 644 Protestantism 
While the content of this course varies from year to year, it examines ideas, movements and personages within the broad history of Protestant or 


Reform Christianity. 


RELI 646 Christian Ethics 


Topics covered in this course provide an examination of issues, questions and debates within central ethical issues. 


RELI 647 Orthodox Christianity 
While the content of this course varies from year to year, it considers ideas, movements and personages within the broad history of the Orthodox 


Christian traditions. 


RELI 649 Reading Course in Christianity 
The content of this course varies according to the interests of students. Examples of topics offered in the past include same-sex relations, 


mysticism, asceticism, and saints. 


Topics in Judaic Studies 


See listings for Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Judaic Studies) below. 


Thesis, Research Paper, Thesis Proposal, Methodology 


RELI 600 Master’s Thesis in History and Philosophy of Religion (21 credits) 
RELI 603 Research Paper (9 credits) 


RELI 609 Theories of Religion (3 credits) 
The purpose of this course is to introduce, examine critically, and compare a selection of contemporary theories of religion including the 


phenomenological, the theological, the historical, the anthropological, the cognitive, the critical, and the social scientific. 

RELI 610 Methodological Problems in the Study of Religion (3 credits) 

This required course examines some of the methodological issues and challenges in the social scientific and comparative study of religion. It looks 
at both the classical and contemporary perspective. 


RELI 655 Master’s Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 


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Admission Requirements. An undergraduate degree in Judaic Studies or its equivalent, including courses corresponding to RELI 301 (The Hebrew 
Bible), RELI 326 (Ancient Judaism), RELI 327 (Medieval Jewish Thought and Institutions), RELI 328 (Modern Jewish Thought and Institutions). 
Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses may be required to take up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to and as a part of the regular 
graduate program. Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take a qualifying program. Qualifying program 
students in the Department of Religion must complete their program with a minimum GPA of 3.50 with no courses graded lower than a “B” to be 
considered for admission to the graduate program. 


Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in the reading of Hebrew by taking an examination. 
Transfer Credits. See Transfer Credits in Graduate Admissions section. 


Proficiency in English. Any student applying from outside Canada whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English 
language by writing the Test of English as a Foreign Language administered by the Educational Testing Service. Information and applications to write 


the test may be obtained by writing to: Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540, U.S.A. 
Requirements for the Degree 

1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. 

2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is 3 terms of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Program Options. All students enter in course option B (course intensive, without thesis), and later have the opportunity to apply for option A 
(with thesis). 


Academic Regulations 
1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 


considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. A graduate student who receives one grade of “C” will be evaluated by the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee with respect to 
that student’s continuance in the program. Two “C’s will result in automatic withdrawal from the program. See Academic Standing in Academic 
Regulations section. 


3. IP Rule. Students who accumulate more than one IP (In Progress) notation or one IP that has turned into an F shall not normally be permitted to 
register for courses until outstanding work is completed. 


4. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. See Academic Standing in 
Academic Regulations section. 


5. Time Limits. The time limit to complete the MA in Judaic Studies for full-time students is 4 years (12 terms) from the time of initial registration 
in the program or 5 years (15 terms) for part-time students. 


6. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have satisfied all degree requirements and have a cumulative GPA of at least 
3.00. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Judaic Studies) with Thesis (Option A) 
1. Core Courses. RELI 610 (3 credits), and RELI 609 (3 credits) or RELI 611 (3 credits). 
2. Elective Courses. Five other 3-credit courses, which may include one course in another religious tradition (15 credits). 


3. Thesis Proposal. RELI 655 (3 credits). Students must submit a thesis proposal on a topic chosen in consultation with the thesis supervisor and 
the proposal must be approved by the Department’s Graduate Studies Committee. 


4. Thesis. RELI 602 (21 credits). Students who wish to transfer to the thesis option should have a 3.50 GPA or higher. Once the Thesis Proposal is 
approved the student will be transferred from option B without thesis to option A with thesis. Each thesis shall be read and evaluated by the 
student’s thesis supervisor and by two other scholars, one of whom may be an outside examiner. 


5. Language Requirement. Students are expected to acquire knowledge of Hebrew as a condition for admission to the program. In addition, if the 
candidates’ research necessitates knowledge of another classical or modern language, the Graduate Studies Committee may require proficiency 


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in that language. Specific requirements will be established in consultation with the Graduate Program Director. Students who intend to pursue 
graduate studies at the PhD level are especially encouraged to gain proficiency in the language or languages of the primary sources relevant to 
their proposed research. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Judaic Studies) without Thesis (Option B) 


1. Core Courses: RELI 610 (3 credits), and RELI 609 (3 credits) or RELI 611 (3 credits). 


2. Elective Courses. Ten other 3-credit courses, including at least one course in another religious tradition (30 credits). 


3. Guided Research Paper: RELI 603 (9 credits) involves the preparation of a substantial research paper. 


4. Language Requirement. Students are expected to acquire knowledge of Hebrew as a condition for admission to the program. In addition, if the 
candidates’ research necessitates knowledge of another classical or modern language, the Graduate Studies Committee may require proficiency 
in that language. Specific requirements will be established in consultation with the Graduate Program Director. Students who intend to pursue 
graduate studies at the PhD level are especially encouraged to gain proficiency in the language or languages of the primary sources relevant to 
their proposed research. 


Courses for the Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Judaic Studies) 


Candidates for the Master of Arts in Judaic Studies may select courses from the general course categories listed below, as well as those offered by 
the Master of Arts program in History and Philosophy of Religion, which are listed in the previous section. Courses are selected in consultation with 


the Graduate Program Director. 


No graduate student may take more than two 3-credit courses or one 6-credit course from those offered outside the Department. Permission to 
substitute outside courses must be granted by both the Graduate Program Director in the Judaic Studies program and by the other Department 


involved. 


All of the general course categories listed below are for one-term, 3-credit courses unless otherwise indicated. A list designating which specific 
courses are to be offered in any given year, with description of content is available from the Graduate Program Assistant, and on the Department 


website 


Note: For those courses where the subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year, students may reregister for these courses, 


providing that the course content has changed. Changes in content are indicated by the course subtitle. 


RELI 611 Concepts in the Historical Study of Judaism 


Other graduate courses offered by the Judaic Studies program fall into the following categories: 


RELI 650-659 Topics in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies 
RELI 660-669 Topics in Rabbinic Judaism 

RELI 670-679 Judaism in Late Antiquity 

RELI 680-689 Topics in Medieval Judaism 

RELI 690-699 Topics in Modern Judaism 


Topics in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies 


Courses offered in recent years include: Women in the Hebrew Bible and The Book of Judges. 


RELI 650 Hebrew Bible 
The content of this course may vary from year to year within the context of specific issues with respect to the Hebrew Bible. Examples of topics 
treated in the past are women and the Hebrew Bible, and development of the text and ancient translations of the Hebrew Bible. 


Note: Students who have received credit for a topic covered under RELI 651 may not take the same topic under RELI 650 for credit. 


RELI 656 Ancient Near Eastern Studies 
While the content of this course varies from year to year, it treats specific issues with respect to ancient Near Eastern studies. Examples of topics in 


this area are Mesopotamian Mythologies and The Epic of Gilgamesh. 


RELI 659 Reading Course in Ancient Near Eastern Studies 
The content of this course may vary from year to year. This course treats specific issues with respect to ancient Near Eastern studies. Examples of 


possible topics are women in the Bible; religions of the ancient Mediterranean; and death and dying in the ancient Mediterranean world. 


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Topics in Rabbinic Judaism 


Courses offered in recent years include: Judaic Law-Gender Issues and Early Rabbinic Texts. 


RELI 664 Tannaitic Literature 
This course treats specific issues with respect to ancient Rabbinic literature. Examples of topics in this area include Mishna and Tosefta and early 


Rabbinic texts. 


RELI 665 Midrash 
This course treats specific issues with respect to ancient Rabbinic Midrash. Examples of topics in this area are Halakhic Midrashim and in Midrash 
Rabba. 


RELI 666 Talmud 


This course treats specific issues with respect to the Talmud such as Judaic law and gender issues. 


RELI 669 Reading Course in Rabbinic Judaism 


This course treats specific issues with respect to Rabbinic Judaism. Examples of topics in this area are studies in Jewish law and Jewish liturgy. 


Topics in Judaism in Late Antiquity 


Courses offered in recent years include: Midrash and Talmudic Mysticism. 


RELI 670 Judaism in Late Antiquity 
This course treats specific issues with respect to the Talmud. Examples of topics in this area are the Dead Sea Scrolls; Talmudic mysticism and 


Merkava literature; andApochrypha and Judaism in late antiquity. 


RELI 677 Hellenistic Literature 
This course treats specific issues with respect to ancient Jewish Hellenistic writings. Examples of topics in this area are the books of 


Maccabees and studies in Josephus. 


Topics in Medieval Judaism 


Courses offered in recent years include: Jewish Law and Ethics and Jews and Christians in the Middle Ages. 


RELI 680 Medieval Jewish History 
Topics under this number treat specific issues with respect to medieval Judaism. Examples of topics in this area are Jews and Christians in the 
Middle Ages andmedieval Jewish law and ethics. 


Note: Students who have received credit for a topic under RELI 685 may not take the same topic under RELI 680 for credit. 


RELI 686 Medieval Jewish Thought 
This course treats specific issues with respect to Medieval Jewish Thought. Examples of topics in this area are studies in Saadiah Gaon and studies 
in Maimonides. 


Note: Students who have received credit for a topic under RELI 687 may not take the same topic under RELI 686 for credit. 


RELI 688 Jewish Mysticism 
This course deals with the historical development of mysticism in Judaism from its ancient beginnings to contemporary times, including especially 
the Judaic intellectual movement known as Kabbala. Examples of topics in this area are Zohar, Safedian Kabbala, and Medieval Ashkenazic 


Hasidism. 


RELI 689 Reading Course in Medieval Judaism 
This course examines topics in the history of Judaism in the medieval period. Subjects include topics in the social, religious, and intellectual history 
of medieval Jews. Examples of such topics include Medieval Judaic and Christian Apocalypticism, Medieval Jewish Rationalistic 


Philosophy, and Liturgical Poetry in Medieval Ashkenaz. 


Topics in Modern Judaism 


Courses offered in recent years include: Judaism and Pluralism; Religion and State in Israel; Impact of the Holocaust on Religious Thought; and 


Gender Issues in Modern Jewish History. 


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RELI 694 Modern Jewish Thought 

This course explores areas in the intellectual history of Modern Judaism. Topics offered include the notion of the other in Judaism and Religious 
Pluralism in Modern Jewish Thought. 

Note: Students who have received credit for a topic under RELI 695 or RELI 696 may not take the same topic under RELI 694 for credit. 


RELI 697 Modern Jewish History 
This course covers topics in the history of Jews and Judaism in the modern period. Examples of topics in this area are women in Modern Jewish 
history, history of Zionism in North America, Hasidism at its 1815 Turning Point, and Canadian Jewish Studies. 


Note: Students who have received credit for a topic under RELI 698 may not take the same topic under RELI 697 for credit. 


RELI 699 Reading Course in Modern Judaism 
The content of this course may vary from year to year focusing on specific issues with respect to modern Judaism. Examples of topics in this area 


are Sephardic responses to modernity, Hasidism, and Canadian Jewish ritual art. 


Topics in the History and Philosophy of Religion (Especially relevant to the program in Judaic Studies) 


RELI 628 Faith and Reason in Religion 
RELI 641 History of Christian Thought 


Thesis, Research Paper, Thesis Proposal, Methodology 


RELI 602 Master’s Thesis (Judaic Studies) (21 credits) 

RELI 603 Research Paper (9 credits) 

RELI 609 Theories of Religion (3 credits) 

RELI 610 Methodological Problems in the Study of Religion (3 credits) 
RELI 655 Master’s Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 


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School of Community and Public Affairs 


School of Community and Public Affairs Website 


Diploma in Community Economic Development (CED) 


Admission Requirements. To be admitted into the program, applicants will generally be expected to have completed an undergraduate degree with a 


GPA of 2.70 and must be able to read, write, and express themselves in either English or French. 


Each applicant’s background, practical experience and learning goals will be fully considered. Applicants are required to submit a two-to-four page 
personal statement in which they outline their particular field(s) of interest, their strengths and weaknesses, what they expect or hope from their 


studies, how these expectations tie into their personal or professional goals, and what they expect to contribute to a better understanding of CED. 
The Graduate Diploma Program in CED will comply with all other admission criteria established by the School of Graduate Studies. 


Residence Requirements. Courses are offered during an extended weekend once a month over the three consecutive terms of the program. A half- 


time option is also available. 
Requirements for the Diploma 


To obtain the Graduate Diploma in CED, students will have to obtain a minimum of 30 course credits and a minimum GPA of 2.70. Courses offered 
by the program are divided between required core courses, open sessions, a project, as well as elective courses. A typical progression through the 


program takes one year (three semesters): 


¢ Fall Semester: three required courses (9 credits) and one open session (1 credit); 
¢ Winter Semester: two required courses (6 credits), first four months of the student’s project course (3 credits), and one open session (1 credit); 
« Summer Semester: two elective courses from the areas of concentration (6 credits)*, the last four months of the student’s project course (3 


credits), and one open session (1 credit). 


* Students may take either two courses (Part | and Part Il) in a single area of concentration, or one course (Part |) in two areas of concentration, 


subject to available resources. (All Part II courses require successful completion of Part | in the same area of concentration). 
To remain in good academic standing, students have to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.70. 
Language of Courses 


Students are required to have an excellent knowledge of written and spoken English or French. This program alternates annually between English 
(years 2010, 2012...) and French (years 2011, 2013...). Students must be able to express themselves in the language in which courses are offered. 


They can submit written work in either language. 
Courses 
Required Core Courses 


SCPA 501 Introduction to Community Economic Development (3 credits) 

This course provides an overview of CED. It traces the historical and intellectual roots of CED as well as critically situates CED in the context of 
theories of community, local and regional development. Students are provided with basic tools of macro-economic analysis and policy evaluation as it 
relates to the practice of CED. This course focuses on the institutional environment in which CED initiatives operate to identify the potential and the 
limitations of local, community-based development strategies. Special focus is given to the perspectives of CED arising out of the feminist 


movement, cultural communities, Aboriginal communities, the popular sector and other social change movements. 


SCPA 502 Comparative Approaches and Models in CED (3 credits) 
This course focuses on the objectives of CED by examining the various strategies and diversity of models of CED practices in Quebec, as well as 


many found elsewhere in Canada, the United States, in Europe and in southern hemispheric countries. The differences in organizational structures 


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and empowerment processes, as well as their social, cultural and economic context is studied and evaluated, mainly through case studies of 


selected communities. 


SCPA 503 Fundamental Skills for CED Practice (3 credits) 

This course focuses on helping students acquire a working knowledge of the practical skills required for building community economic capacity. This 
includes developing tools to map the material, environmental and human resources within communities. This course assists students in designing 
socio-economic indicators and a framework for evaluation of CED initiatives and strategic planning. Students are encouraged to identify, as soon as 


possible, how the use of such skills can be incorporated into either a CED project or an internship within a CED initiative. 


SCPA 504 Community Organizing and CED (3 credits) 
This course focuses on helping students acquire a working knowledge of the practical skills required in community organizing and capacity building 
for individual and community empowerment within a CED context. The course explores the role of popular education in community mobilization and 


collective action, and delves into the strategies, tactics and techniques of community intervention. 


SCPA 505 Social Enterprise Development and Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits) 

This course provides a framework for business development within a CED perspective. Basic tools for enterprise development, including 
comprehensive business planning, data evaluation, financial analysis, and forecasting are to be integrated into a social and ethical framework to 
maintain the democratic objectives of CED. Students develop skills in evaluating a successful commercial venture within the context of these larger 


objectives. 


Project 


SCPA 510 CED Field Project - Part | (3 credits) 

SCPA 510 structures the Field Project. It introduces students to tools that can be used to design and implement their projects. During this course, 
students begin to implement their plan with the host organization. Assignments are based on the integration of the tools with the work undertaken in 
the field project. 

Note: This course is part of the requirement that students complete a two-semester field project in some aspect of community economic 
development. This project is selected and negotiated by the student with a community organization and addresses a particular challenge raised within 


this setting. 


SCPA 511 CED Field Project - Part II (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: SCPA 510. 

Students continue their field project for a second term within the framework of this course. They build on the practice of the previous term and 
advance it to reach the objectives established with their host organization. This course aims to strengthen the student’s skills in the critical 
evaluation of practice. Students examine their practice and the reasons for its success, as well as examine strategies for overcoming the barriers 
they faced. This course offers a framework for the final written report required of students, to be both shared with their host organizations and 


submitted for the course. 


Areas of Concentration: Elective Courses 


Areas of concentration are identified according to CED practices in order to help students choose elective courses relevant to their fields of 
professional specialization or of personal interest. Students will have indicated their priority areas of concentration on their application for admission 


form. 


Up to five areas of concentration are offered, resources permitting, in a given year. The areas are: financing CED initiatives; housing, land use, and 
urban planning from a CED perspective; communications, technology and CED; international development and CED; Aboriginal CED. 


Courses corresponding to these areas of concentration are the following: 


SCPA 508 Financing CED Initiatives: Part | (3 credits) 
This course examines the roles which can be played by both traditional (banks) and non-traditional (community loan funds) financial institutions in 
supporting CED initiatives. Special emphasis is placed on exploring alternative financial CED structures. Skills are developed to understand and 


generate financial planning, as well as investment decisions in traditional and non-traditional enterprises. 


SCPA 509 Financing CED Initiatives: Part Il (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: SCPA 508. 
This course uses a case study approach to critically examine and evaluate existing alternative CED initiatives in Canada and the US. This may 


include on site visits, interviews and occasional guest lecturers. 


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SCPA 515 Housing and Land Use from a CED Perspective: Part | (3 credits) 

This course examines the institutional, economic, political, and environmental factors which affect land policy, and the development of affordable 
housing. It identifies public and private financial sources and various forms of ownership models including community land trusts and housing 
cooperatives, among others. Among the skills developed are those related to market analysis and housing needs assessment, site selection and 


control, and preparing housing projects. 


SCPA 516 Housing and Land Use from a CED Perspective: Part Il (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: SCPA 515. 
This course uses a case study approach to critically examine and evaluate existing housing projects, affordable housing and land policy based on a 


selection of experiences in the U.S. and in Canada. This may include on site visits, interviews and occasional guest lecturers. 


SCPA 522 Communications, Technology and CED: Part I (3 credits) 
This course explores issues related to information management, analysis and dissemination using different vehicles available including mass media, 


the Internet, and other new technologies as they emerge. Basic computer literacy is required. 


SCPA 523 Communications, Technology and CED: Part II (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: SCPA 522. 
This course equips practitioners with skills required to share and diffuse CED practices across communities that work in isolation and helps to 


develop the skills required for communities to use the new technologies and resources necessary for development purposes. 


SCPA 529 International Development and CED: Part I (3 credits) 

This course explores community-based economic development approaches in countries of the South within their socio-political and historical context. 
Many economic initiatives in the North have borrowed from these experiences. The course explores the advantages and disadvantages of importing 
and exporting development models and practices and equips the students with the skills to evaluate the appropriateness of CED models and how to 


adapt the models, wherever required. 


SCPA 530 International Development and CED: Part Il (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: SCPA 529. 

This course explores existing North/South networking and collaboration by identifying non-governmental organizations, community groups and social 
movements which are working together to develop CED strategies in their respective countries. Discussion is encouraged through class seminars 


and occasional guest lectures. 


SCPA 536 Aboriginal CED: Part | (3 credits) 

This course assists participants in exploring specific issues related to Aboriginal community economic development in particular settings (on reserve, 
urban, rural and northern communities), and addresses challenges common to Aboriginal CED. The course assists participants in exploring historical 
and contemporary relationships between Aboriginal communities and the predominant cultural and economic forces, and compares traditional 


Aboriginal organizing and economic practices with the new approaches being proposed by CED. 


SCPA 537 Aboriginal CED: Part Il (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: SCPA 536. 

This course uses a case study approach to evaluate one or more community economic development strategies applied within an Aboriginal 
community. A historical overview of this experience outlines the cultural and political context which has shaped these strategies as well as their 


results. CED approaches are examined in the context of this individual experience. This course may include on site visits and guest lecturers. 
Open Sessions 


SCPA 543 A-Z Open Sessions (1 credit each) 
The themes and content of the various open sessions are determined at the beginning of each academic year. Three open sessions are offered every 
year (1 credit each for a total of 3 credits). Possible topics may include: feminist approaches to CED, lobbying decision-making bodies, consensus 


management, coalition-building, and using the internet for community development purposes - as well as topics related to current events. 


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Dipl6me en développement économique 
communautaire (DEC) 


Conditions d’admission. De fagon générale, pour étre admis au programme, il faut avoir obtenu au préalable un dipléme universitaire de 1er cycle 


avec une moyenne générale d’au moins 2.70. Il faut aussi pouvoir lire, écrire et s’exprimer correctement en anglais ou en frangais. 


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Les antécédents et les objectifs d’apprentissage de chacun-e des candidat-e-s seront étudiés a fond. Les candidat-e-s doivent soumettre une 
déclaration personnelle de deux a quatre pages dans laquelle ils/elles décrivent leurs champs d’intérét spécifiques, leurs forces et leurs faiblesses ce 
quiils/elles espérent obtenir de leurs études, comment ces attentes sont liées a leurs buts personnels ou professionnels, et en quoi ils/elles comptent 


contribuer a une meilleure compréhension du DEC. 
Le Dipléme de 2e cycle en DEC respectera tous les autres critéres établis par I'Ecole des études supérieures. 


Présence requise. Les cours sont offerts une fois par mois pendant un long week-end durant les trois trimestres consécutifs du programme. L’option 


a demi-temps est également disponible. 
Exigences du programme 


Pour obtenir le Dipléme de 2e cycle en DEC, les étudiant-e-s doivent cumuler un minimum de 30 crédits avec une moyenne générale de 2.70. Les 
cours du programme sont répartis entre cours obligatoires, cours optionnels, sessions ouvertes, et un projet d’intervention. Un parcours typique se 


fait en un an (trois trimestres): 


¢ Trimestre d’automne : trois cours obligatoires (9 crédits) et une session ouverte (1 crédit); 
¢ Trimestre d’hiver : deux cours obligatoires (6 crédits), les quatre premiers mois du projet (3 crédits) et une session ouverte (1 crédit); 
¢ Trimestre d’été : deux cours correspondant au champ de spécialisation optionnel (6 crédits)*, les quatre derniers mois du projet (3 crédits) et une 


session ouverte (1 crédit). 


* Les étudiant-e-s peuvent prendre deux cours dans un champ de spécialisation (Partie | et Partie Il) ou un cours (Partie |) dans deux champs de 
spécialisation, selon les ressources disponibles. (Pour s’inscire dans les cours de la Partie II, il faut avoir complété avec succés la Partie | du méme 


champ de spécialisation). 
Les étudiant-e-s doivent maintenir une moyenne générale minimum de 2.70 pendant la durée du programme. 
Langues d’enseignement 


Les étudiant-e-s doivent maitriser le frangais ou l'anglais a l’oral comme a |’écrit. Le programme est offert alternativement en anglais et en frangais. 
Les cours se donnent en anglais durant l’année inaugurale du programme (automne de |’an 2008), puis en frangais l'année suivante, et ainsi de suite. 
Les cours du programme seront donc offerts en frangais a l’automne de l’an 2011, 2013... Les participant-e-s doivent s’exprimer couramment dans la 
langue d’enseignement utilisée durant l'année ot leur programme se donne. Ils/Elles peuvent soumettre leurs travaux écrits en francais ou en 


anglais. 
Cours 
Cours obligatoires du tronc commun 


SCPA 501 : Introduction au développement économique communautaire (3 crédits) 

Ce cours offre une vue d’ensemble du DEC. II retrace I'historique et les fondements intellectuels du DEC et situe le DEC par rapport aux théories du 
développement communautaire local et regional. Le cours fournit également aux étudiant-e-s des outils de base pour l’analyse macro-économique et 
pour l’évaluation des politiques sociales relatives a la pratique du DEC. Ce cours se concentre sur l'environnement institutionnel dans lequel les 
initiatives de DEC opérent afin d’identifier le potentiel et les limites des stratégies de développement axées sur les communautés locales. Une 
attention particuliére est portée aux perspectives de DEC émanant du mouvement féministe, des communautés culturelles, des communautés 


autochtones, du mouvement populaire et d’autres mouvements de changement social. 


SCPA 502 : Approches comparatives et modéles de DEC (3 crédits) 

Ce cours se concentre sur les objectifs du DEC en examinant les diverses stratégies et les différents modéles de pratique de DEC au Québec, ainsi 
quailleurs au Canada, aux Etats-Unis, en Europe et dans les pays de I’hémisphére sud. Des études de cas de communautés sélectionnées sont 
principalement utilisées afin d’étudier et d’évaluer les differences existant au sein des structures organisationnelles et des processus 


d'empowerment, ainsi que leur contexte social, culturel et économique. 


SCPA 503 : Compétences de base en DEC (3 crédits) 

Ce cours aide les étudiants et étudiantes a acquérir une connaissance d’usage des compétences pratiques requises pour batir la capacité de prise en 
charge économique d’une communauté. Ceci comprend I’élaboration d’outils permettant d’inventorier les ressources mateérielles, environnementales 
et humaines au sein d’une communauté. Ce cours aide aussi les étudiants et étudiantes a élaborer des indices socio-économiques ainsi qu’un cadre 
d’évaluation des initiatives de DEC et de la planification stratégique. Les étudiant-e-s sont encouragé-e-s, le plus tét possible, a identifier comment 


ils/elles pourront inclure ces compétences dans un projet de DEC ou un stage a l’intérieur d’une initiative de DEC. 


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SCPA 504 : Organisation communautaire et DEC (3 crédits) 

Ce cours permet aux étudiant-e-s d’acquérir une connaissance d’usage des compétences pratiques nécessaires pour maitriser l’organisation 
communautaire et pour développer l’empowerment des individus et des communautés dans un contexte de DEC. Ce cours explore le réle que joue 
l'éducation populaire dans la mobilisation des communautés et dans |’action collective, et approfondit les tactiques, stratégies et techniques de 


lintervention communautaire. 


SCPA 505 : Développement d’entreprises sociales et entreprenariat social (3 crédits) 

Ce cours propose un cadre de référence pour le développement d’entreprises selon une perspective de DEC. Des outils de base pour le 
développement d’entreprises, incluant le développement de plans d'affaires complets, |’évaluation de données, |’analyse financiére et |’élaboration de 
prévisions, seront intégrés dans un cadre social et éthique afin de préserver les objectifs démocratiques du DEC. Les étudiant-e-s développent les 


compétences requises afin d’évaluer le succés d’une entreprise commerciale en tenant compte du contexte global de ces objectifs. 
Projet 


SCPA 510 : Projet en DEC. Partie | (3 crédits) 
En suivant le programme a temps plein, les participant-e-s devront, une fois les trois premiers cours principaux du trimestre d’automne compleétés, 
entreprendre un cours de projet de deux trimestres dans un domaine du développement économique communautaire relié a leur spécialisation ou a 


champ d’intéréts. Ce projet peut se dérouler au sein du milieu de travail ou de bénévolat du/de la participant-e. 


Le projet pratique constitue une occasion pour les participant-e-s de faire face - de maniére participative - a un défi particulier qui les passionne et qui 
est percu comme important par l’organisme au sein duquel le projet se déroule. Les participant-e-s devront faire appel a leurs forces, leurs 
expériences passées, et leurs talents, tout en tenant compte de leurs objectifs d’apprentissage. Tous les participantes et participants devront 
assumer la responsabilité de définir, chercher et négocier leurs projets pratiques par eux-mémes, avec, bien sur, l’appui du programme de dipl6me de 
2° cycle en DEC. 


SCPA 511 : Projet DEC. Partie II (3 crédits) 

Préalable : SCPA 510. 

Dans la deuxiéme partie du cours, les participant-e-s analyseront de fagon critique leur progrés au sein de leurs projets respectifs, et rédigeront un 
rapport final résumant et évaluant le projet et les expériences que celui-ci les a amené-e-s a vivre. Ce projet permettra de vérifier les compétences 
acquises et de valider les idées et théories apprises dans une situation réelle. Des practicien-ne-s de DEC sont invité-e-s a participer a |’évaluation 


des résultats du projet. 
Domaines de spécialisation : cours optionnels 


Les domaines de spécialisation sont identifiés selon les pratiques de DEC de facon a aider les étudiant-e-s a choisir des cours optionnels adaptés a 


leurs spécialités professionnelles ou leurs intéréts personnels; le choix de domaine de spécialisation est spécifié dans la demande d’admission. 


Jusqu’a cing domaines de spécialisation sont offerts chaque année. Les domaines identifiés sont: le financement des initiatives de DEC; le 
logement, l’aménagement du territoire et l'urbanisme dans une perspective de DEC; les communications, la technologie et le DEC; le développement 


international et le DEC; le DEC en milieu autochtone. 
Les cours qui correspondent a ces domaines de spécialisation sont les suivants: 


SCPA 508 : Le financement des initiatives de DEC. Partie | (3 crédits) 

Ce cours permet d’étudier les rdles que peuvent jouer les institutions financiéres traditionnelles (les banques) et non traditionnelles (les associations 
communautaires de prét) pour soutenir les initiatives de DEC. Une attention particuliére est portée a l'étude des structures financiéres alternatives de 
DEC. Les compétences requises afin de comprendre et d’initier la planification financiére ainsi que la prise de décision quant aux investissements 


dans les entreprises traditionnelles et non traditionnelles sont également développées. 


SCPA 509 : Le financement des initiatives de DEC. Partie II (3 crédits) 
Préalable : SCPA 508. 
La seconde partie de ce cours empruntera une approche d’étude de cas pour examiner de facon critique et évaluer des initiatives originales de DEC 


au Canada et aux Etats-Unis. Cela pourrait comprendre la visite de sites, des entrevues et des conférences occasionnelles. 


SCPA 515 : Logement et aménagement du territoire dans une perspective de DEC. Partie | (3 crédits) 

Ce cours examine les facteurs institutionnels, économiques, politiques et environnementaux qui influent sur la politique d’aménagement du territoire 
et la création de logements a prix modique. || décrit aussi les sources financiéres publiques et privées ainsi que diverses formes de propriété, y 
compris les fiducies fonciéres communautaires et les coopératives de logement. II permet d’acquérir, entre autres, des compétences en analyse du 


marché, évaluation des besoins en logement, sélection et contrdle des sites, et préparation de projets domiciliaires. 


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SCPA 516 : Logement et aménagement du territoire dans une perspective de DEC. Partie II (3 crédits) 

Préalable : SCPA 515. 

Ce cours se fonde sur des études de cas américaines et canadiennes afin d’effectuer un examen critique et une évaluation de projets domiciliaires 
existants, du logement a prix modique et de la politique d’aménagement du territoire. Il pourrait comprendre des visite de sites, des entrevues et des 


conférences occasionnelles. 


SCPA 522 : Communications, technologie et DEC. Partie | (3 crédits) 
Ce cours explore les questions liées a la gestion, a l’analyse et a la diffusion de l'information par différents moyens, y compris les médias de masse, 


Internet, et les technologies en émergence. Les participant-e-s doivent posséder des connaissances de base en informatique. 


SCPA 523 : Communications, technologie et DEC. Partie Il (3 crédits) 

Préalable : SCPA 522. 

Ce cours dote les praticien-ne-s des compétences nécessaires pour diffuser largement les pratiques de DEC dans des collectivités qui travaillent 
souvent dans l'isolement, et pour leur transmettre les compétences dont elles ont besoin afin d’utiliser les nouvelles technologies comme 


instruments de développement. 


SCPA 529 : Développement international et DEC. Partie | (3 crédits) 

Ce cours examine les approches communautaires de développement économique des pays du Sud dans leur contexte socio-politique et historique. 
De nombreuses initiatives économiques du Nord s'inspirent de ces expériences. Le cours explore aussi les avantages et les désavantages de 
importation et de |’exportation de modéles et de pratiques de développement, et permet d’acquérir les compétences nécessaires pour évaluer |’a- 


propos de modéles de DEC et les adapter, au besoin. 


SCPA 530 : Développement international et DEC. Partie II (3 crédits) 

Préalable : SCPA 529. 

La seconde partie de ce cours explore les réseaux et la collaboration Nord-Sud en identifiant les organismes non gouvernementaux, les groupes 
communautaires et les mouvements sociaux qui travaillent ensemble pour formuler des stratégies de DEC dans leur pays respectif. On encourage la 


discussion par des séminaires et des conférences occasionnelles. 


SCPA 536 : Le DEC en mileu autochtone. Partie | (3 crédits) 

Ce cours aide les participant-e-s a étudier des enjeux spécifiques liés au développement économique autochtone, en particulier le contexte (réserve, 
milieu urbain, rural ou nordique), ainsi qu’a affronter des défis frequents en DEC autochtone. Le cours étudie également les rapports historiques et 
contemporains entre les communautés autochtones et les forces culturelles et economiques prédominantes, et compare les pratiques 


organisationnelles et économiques traditionnelles avec les nouvelles approches que propose le DEC. 


SCPA 537 : Le DEC en mileu autochtone. Partie Il (3 crédits) 

Préalable : SCPA 536. 

Ce cours utilise une approche d’étude de cas pour évaluer une ou plusieurs strategies de développement économique communautaire en contexte 
autochtone. Un survol historique de cette expérience dessine le contexte qui a fagonné ces stratégies autant que leurs résultats. Les approches de 


DEC sont examinées dans le contexte de cette expérience particuliére. Cela peut comprendre la visite de sites et des conférences occasionnelles. 
Sessions ouvertes 

SCPA 543 : A -Z Sessions ouvertes (1 crédit chacune) 

Les themes et contenu des diverses sessions ouvertes sont déterminés au début de chaque année académique. Trois sessions ouvertes sont 
offertes chaque année (1 crédit chacune sur un total de 3 crédits). Voici quelques-uns des sujets possibles : les approches féministes en 
développement économique communautaire, le lobbying auprés d’instances décisionnelles, la gestion consensuelle, et la formation de coalitions et 
l'usage d’internet dans un but de développement communautaire - de méme que des sujets liés a l’actualité. 


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Sociology and Anthropology 


Department of Sociology and Anthropology Website 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Social and Cultural 
Analysis) 


Admission Requirements. The normal requirement for admission to the PhD in Social and Cultural Analysis is a Master of/Magisteriate in Arts in 
sociology or in anthropology, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, from a recognized university. A superior academic record and strong 
references are both essential. The intended area of research is also a factor as admission is contingent on the availability of an appropriate research 
supervisor. Applicants who do not have the required background in either one of the disciplines will be required to take courses (undergraduate or 
graduate) before being admitted into the program. The number of credits required will vary depending on the student's personal background but will be 
limited to no more than 24 credits. Any student applying from outside Canada whose first language is other than English must demonstrate 


proficiency in the English language by writing the TOEFL iBT and obtaining a minimum score of 90 (or 577 for TOEFL PBT). 
Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits. 


2. Residence Requirements. The minimum period of residence is two calendar years (6 terms) of full-time graduate study beyond the Master’s 
degree or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Required Courses (12 credits). Students are required to take SOAN 800 (6 credits), 820 (3 credits) and 840 (3 credits). 


4. Elective Courses (6 credits). Students may choose two 3-credit courses from the list below. 
Note: Doctoral students will be asked to perform at a higher level as leaders in class discussions and will be given more in-depth work in the form 
of papers and oral presentations. 


Anthropology 


ANTH 600 Identity and Difference 

ANTH 601 World Anthropologies 

ANTH 610 Ethnographic Research and Ethics 

ANTH 620 Writing Methods in Inter-Cultural Communication 
ANTH 630 New Directions in Anthropological Research 
ANTH 640 Special Topics | * 

ANTH 641 Special Topics II * 


Sociology 


SOCI 602 Issues in Classical Sociological Theory 
SOCI 603 Issues in Contemporary Sociological Theory 
SOCI 612 Designing Sociological Research 

SOCI 613 Techniques of Sociological Research 
SOCI 620 Population and Society 

SOCI 622 Studies in Race and Ethnicity 

SOCI 625 Sociology of Culture 

SOCI 626 North American Societies 

SOCI 627 Social Movements and Social Change 
SOCI 632 Sociology of the Family 

SOCI 633 Sociology of Knowledge 

SOCI 635 Gender Studies 

SOCI 637 Development 

SOCI 638 The City 

SOCI 639 Social Problems 

SOCI 640 Community Studies 


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SOCI 642 Studies in Governance 
SOCI 644 Sociology of the Body 

SOCI 645 Sociology of Men 

SOCI 646 Globalization 

SOCI 647 Democracy and Citizenship 
SOCI 648 Health, Illness and Medicine 
SOCI 649 Media and Communication 
SOCI 652 Self and Subjectivity 

SOCI 653 Intellectual Biography 


5. Comprehensive Examinations (12 credits). All candidates are required to write two 6-credit comprehensive exams (SOAN 850 and 860). The 
topics for these exams are set at the end of the first year and the exams completed within the second year of the program. Each comprehensive 
exam is assessed by a committee of three faculty members drawn from the two disciplines, and formed in consultation with the Graduate 
Program Director. 


6. Thesis Proposal (3 credits). A candidate who has passed the comprehensive examinations must then submit a thesis proposal to the Graduate 
Program Director and the thesis committee (selected in consultation with the GPD). This proposal will be explained to, and defended before the 
thesis committee. If accepted, this constitutes the completion of SOAN 870 (3 credits). 


7. Thesis (57 credits). The candidate who has passed the PhD comprehensive examinations and the thesis proposal will proceed to the final 
requirement. The thesis is expected to make an original contribution to knowledge, to be based on primary sources and to be presented in an 
acceptable literary form. The thesis will demonstrate knowledge of theories and methods associated with each discipline. The thesis will normally 
be no more than 400 pages in length in total. Subject to the approval of the GPD and the thesis committee, a component of the thesis can take 
the form of a film or CD Rom. 


8. Language Requirement. Given that the bulk of the literature in the two disciplines is written in English and French, reading assignments are 
given in both languages. Students are required to work towards reading proficiency very quickly. Upon completion of their coursework, students 
are required to demonstrate reading proficiency in both languages before being permitted to begin the thesis portion of their program. The 
proficiency level is verified through the administration of a translation test at the end of the coursework period. 

In addition, students whose research topic requires the knowledge of a third language will be expected to take the necessary courses and 
demonstrate proficiency in that language before embarking on their research. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 
are considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students who obtain a grade of C in a course are required to repeat the course or take another course. Students receiving more than one 
C grade will be withdrawn from the program. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their PhD studies are withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission are withdrawn from the program without any further possibility of re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limits. All work for a doctoral degree must be completed within 18 terms (6 years) of full-time study or 24 terms (8 years) of part-time 
study from the time of original registration in the program. 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Required Courses 


SOAN 800 General Seminar (6 credits) 
This course focuses on orientating the common epistemological interests of sociological and anthropological approaches to social and cultural 
analysis in the four areas of specialization. In order to maximize interdisciplinary coverage, the seminar will be led by two faculty members, one 


trained in sociology and one in anthropology. 


SOAN 820 Professional Development 
This course is designed as a seminar in which guest speakers orally present the results of their work and practical information on various 
professional skills (professionalization). Students are exposed to a variety of research conducted in the two disciplines and acquire communication 


and teaching skills necessary for working in the real world (defined as both academic and non-academic). Students learn how to present research 


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results to a variety of audiences, how to address issues related to university teaching, and how to deal with ethical issues in the research context. 
The course is graded as Pass/Fail. It is mandatory for all students in the program. Each week, students must submit a written report on the 


presentation of the previous week. 


SOAN 840 General Seminar 
Designed as a preparation to the research involved in the thesis, the second general seminar focuses on the development of writing and research 
capacities, preparing research proposals, addressing issues in theory and method in relation to various topics, covering literature reviews. One 


faculty member is responsible for this seminar. 


SOAN 850 Comprehensive Exam | (6 credits) 
SOAN 860 Comprehensive Exam II (6 credits) 


Towards the end of their 1st year in the program, and in consultation with the Graduate Program Director, PhD students will form an advisory 
committee of three faculty members, including their thesis supervisor, to assist in the preparation of the comprehensive exams (6 credits each). A 
core reading list of 50 to 100 titles is suggested as reasonable for each of the exams. The first comprehensive exam is non-related to the thesis topic 
while the second is broadly connected to it (but not so closely as to be a potential chapter of the thesis). In both cases, the ultimate goal of the 
exams is to establish a future faculty member’s academic specialization. After completing them, the student should have acquired sufficient 


background to teach a course and/or conduct advanced research in the area. 


The examinations normally take place before the end of the student’s second year in the program. Each exam takes the form of a written essay (20- 
25 pages) that the student has three weeks to write. The submission of the written examination is followed in the next three weeks by an oral defense 
before the advisory committee. Students who fail one of these exams are allowed to take it for a second time during the following term. A second 


failure leads to the students’ withdrawal from the program. 


SOAN 870 Thesis Proposal 

A candidate who has successfully completed the course requirements and the comprehensive exams must submit a thesis proposal to the Graduate 
Program Director and the thesis committee. The thesis committee, selected in consultation with the GPD, is composed of three members 
representing both Sociology and Anthropology. It may be the student's initial advisory committee. The thesis proposal should describe the topic of 
the thesis, situate it in the relevant literature, and discuss the intended research methods. The written version of the proposal is approved by the 
members of the thesis committee and followed by an oral defense before the committee members. Following this, the PhD candidate will be invited to 


present his thesis proposal in a departmental seminar. 


SOAN 890 Thesis (57 credits) 
Doctoral candidates submit a thesis based on their research and defend it in an oral examination. The thesis is expected to make an original 
contribution to knowledge, to be based on primary sources and to be presented in an acceptable form. The thesis should normally be no more than 


400 pages in length (or equivalent if a non-literary format is used). 


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Social and Cultural Anthropology 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Social and Cultural 
Anthropology) 


Admission Requirements. An undergraduate degree with honours or specialization in anthropology or joint specialization in anthropology and 
sociology, with a grade point average of 3.00 (B average) is required. An undergraduate degree with a major in anthropology, with a grade point 


average of 3.00 (B average) will be considered, provided that the background preparation is acceptable. 


Applicants who lack certain prerequisite courses may be required to take a qualifying program of up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to the 


regular graduate program. For the qualifying program a grade point average of 3.00 (B average) is required. 
Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take up to 24 undergraduate independent credits. 


International students must pass the TOEFL iBT language test with a minimum score of 80 (or 550 for TOEFL PBT). Similar scores on comparable 


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Applications to the program must be accompanied by a preliminary statement (roughly 500 words in length) of the student’s intentions regarding 


research, fieldwork and thesis. 


Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. Additional courses may be taken from outside the program, 
subject to the advice and approval of the student’s supervisor or the Graduate Program Director. 


2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Supervision. At the beginning of the first term of full-time or part-time study, the student is assigned an interim advisor for the duration of the 
first term. At the beginning of the second term in the case of full-time study, or the equivalent in terms of part-time study, the student must select 
a permanent thesis supervisor as well as a second faculty member to serve on the Thesis Committee. Members of the Thesis Committee 
evaluate the thesis. The thesis will be examined by an Examining Committee, composed of the thesis supervisor and the second committee 
member, and a third faculty member chosen in consultation with the Graduate Program Director. The responsibility for the composition of the 
Thesis Committee rests with the student in consultation with and subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Director. 


4. Language Requirement. A working knowledge of English and French is recommended, although written work may be submitted in either 
language. Where appropriate, students are encouraged to acquire competence in the language of the community they choose to study; this may 
be achieved in the context of ANTH 640. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students in master’s/magisteriate programs are allowed to receive no more than one C grade to remain in good standing in the 
University. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 


admission. 


4. Time Limits. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of 
initial registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (5 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Courses 


Each student must satisfactorily complete the following program: ANTH 600, ANTH 601, ANTH 610, ANTH 620, ANTH 630, and ANTH 660. Each 
student must further complete the fieldwork and thesis component of the degree program, which is composed of ANTH 690, ANTH 691 and ANTH 
692. 


All courses listed below are worth 3 credits unless otherwise noted. 


ANTH 600 Identity and Difference 


This course explores the processes of social differentiation and identification. 


ANTH 601 World Anthropologies 


This course examines the roots of anthropological theory in Western culture and the decolonization of anthropology since the 1960s. 


ANTH 610 Ethnographic Research and Ethics 
This course explores the methods used to gather ethnographic material and the ethical dynamics of the fieldwork encounter, and the duties of the 


anthropologist as cultural mediator. 


ANTH 620 Writing Methods in Inter-Cultural Communication 
This course examines a range of methods and styles for presenting ethnographic material, from ethnographic realism to fiction, and encourages 


further experimentation. 


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ANTH 630 New Directions in Anthropological Research 


This course explores emergent concepts, methods and topics in anthropology. 


ANTH 640 Special Topics | * 


This course, selected in consultation with the student’s thesis supervisor, may be taken from a cognate discipline. 


ANTH 641 Special Topics II * 
This course, selected in consultation with the student’s thesis supervisor, is offered as the occasion arises, for example, when a faculty member 


returns from the field, or when a visiting professor is in residence. 


ANTH 660 Professional Development Seminar 
This seminar is designed to help students develop the professional skills needed to pursue a career in research, practice or teaching. Students are 
exposed to a variety of research approaches through presentations by a diversity of faculty researchers. This seminar takes place every two weeks 


over the course of the Fall and Winter semesters. Credit for this course is obtained on a pass/fail basis. 


ANTH 690 Thesis Proposal 


The student develops a research proposal under the direction of his/her thesis supervisor. 


ANTH 691 Fieldwork: Stage (6 credits) 
The fieldwork requirement, which may last from 3-4 months, involves undertaking research in a community which differs in important respects from 


the student’s community of reference, and collecting ethnographic data. This research will form the basis of the student’s thesis. 


ANTH 692 Thesis (18 credits) 
The thesis is required to demonstrate that the student has been able to carry out independent field research. It should be a work of near publishable 
quality. The thesis is evaluated by the student’s Thesis Committee and one other faculty member. The student is also required to defend the thesis 


orally before the above-mentioned examiners. 
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* Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course provided that the course content has 


changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. ANTH 640A, ANTH 640B, etc. 


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Sociology 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Sociology) 


Admission Requirements. An undergraduate degree with honours or specialization in sociology, with a grade point average of 3.00 (B average) is 
required. An undergraduate degree with a major in sociology, with a grade point average of 3.00 (B average) will also be considered provided that the 


background preparation is acceptable. Applicants with degrees in cognate disciplines with higher grade point averages will also be considered. 


Applicants who lack certain prerequisite courses may be required to take a qualifying program of up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to the 


regular graduate program. For the qualifying program a grade point average of 3.00 (B average) is required. 
Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take up to 24 undergraduate independent credits. 


International students must pass the TOEFL iBT language test with a minimum score of 80 (or 550 for TOEFL PBT). Similar scores on comparable 


tests are acceptable. 


Applications to the program must be accompanied by a preliminary statement (roughly 500 words in length) of the student’s intentions regarding 


research and thesis. 
Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits. Additional courses may be taken from outside the program, 
subject to the advice and approval of the student’s supervisor or the Graduate Program Director. 


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2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Supervision. At the beginning of the first term of full-time or part-time study, the student is assigned an interim advisor for the duration of the 
first term. At the beginning of the second term in the case of full-time study, or the equivalent in terms of part-time study, the student must select 
a permanent thesis supervisor and a second faculty member to serve on the Thesis Committee. Members of the Thesis Committee evaluate the 
thesis. The thesis will be examined by an Examining Committee, composed of the thesis supervisor and the second committee member, and a 
third faculty member chosen in consultation with the Graduate Program Director. The responsibility for the composition of the Thesis Committee 
rests with the student in consultation with and subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Director. 


4. Language Requirement. A working knowledge of English and French is recommended although written work may be submitted in either 
language. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


2. C Rule. Students in master’s/magisteriate programs are allowed to receive no more than one C grade in order to remain in good standing in the 
university. 


3. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) of full-time study or 15 terms (5 years) of 
part-time study from the time of original registration in the program. 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts in Sociology with Thesis (Option A) 


Courses. Each student must satisfactorily complete the following program: SOCI 602 (3 credits), SOCI 603 (3 credits), SOCI 612 (3 credits), SOCI 
613 (3 credits), SOCI 660 (3 credits), and SOCI 690 (3 credits); a course in the area of research (3 credits); one elective course (3 credits), SOCI 691 
(21 credits). 


Thesis. Students enrolled in the thesis option are required to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research which reflects a scientific 
approach. The thesis proposal, SOCI 690 (prepared within the confines of the thesis tutorial) will serve as the basis for the elaboration of the written 
thesis, SOCI 691. The student will then orally defend the thesis before an examining committee. The thesis may be written in either English or 


French. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts without Thesis (Essay - Option B) 


Courses. Each student must satisfactorily complete the following program: SOCI 602 (3 credits), SOCI 603 (3 credits), SOCI 612 (3 credits), SOCI 
613 (3 credits), SOCI 660 (3 credits), SOCI 695 (18 credits) and 12 credits of electives. 


Essay. SOCI 695 (18 credits): Each student is required to write the essay under the supervision of one faculty member and is evaluated by two 
faculty members, including the supervisor. It can either be a literature review of a substantive nature, or a report on empirical research. Students are 


expected to submit work of publishable or near publishable quality. The appropriate length of the essay is approximately 40 pages. 


Note 1. All students are required to plan courses related to their own interests with the help of advisors. 


Note 2. No more than 6 credits of elective studies taken outside the discipline may be credited towards the degree. 

Courses 

SOCI 602 Issues in Classical Sociological Theory 

This course is designed to examine selected classical texts and analyze the work of recent interpreters and critics. During this course, we will 


endeavour to develop our critical understanding of the classics. In addition, we will strive to create an awareness of the diversity of readings of 


classical texts that will enhance our ability to make further critical appropriations, revisions, and uses of the classical tradition. (3 credits) 


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SOCI 603 Issues in Contemporary Sociological Theory (3 credits) 

This course is an in-depth study of issues in contemporary sociological theory. It is designed to foster awareness of the plurality, diversity, and 
divergence among contemporary readers and readings of current texts. The focus is on critical analysis of major writings representing diverse 
theoretical orientations in recent sociology. Attention is given to fundamental assumptions and to practical implications of given orientations and 


styles of sociology. 


SOCI 612 Quantitative Research Design and Methods (3 credits) 

This course explores quantitative research design and methodology as a whole process, from conceptualization to research questions, methods, data 
analysis, and results dissemination. Topics include data structures and their relation to theory; data collection; access to and use of large data sets; 
coding and validity and reliability issues; statistical techniques as generalized linear models; linear and logistic regression. Students apply various 


methods to read data. Ethical issues are also considered. 


SOCI 613 Qualitative Research Design and Methods (3 credits) 

This course explores research methodology, design, analysis and dissemination. Topics include focus groups, participant observation, open-ended 
and structured interviewing, content and discourse analysis, life histories and historical analysis. Analysis will also explore approaches to coding 
qualitative data and the links between data and conceptual and theoretical categories. Ethical issues as well as issues of researcher safety in the 


field are considered. 


SOCI 660 Professional Development Seminar (3 credits) 
This seminar is designed to help students develop the professional skills needed to pursue a career in research, practice or teaching. Students are 
exposed to a variety of research approaches through presentations by a diversity of faculty researchers. This seminar takes place every two weeks 


over the course of the Fall and Winter semesters. Grading for this course is obtained on a pass/fail basis. 


SOCI 690 Thesis Proposal (3 credits) 


The student develops a research proposal under the direction of his/her thesis supervisor. 


SOCI 691 Thesis 

Students enrolled in the thesis option are required to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research which reflects a scientific approach. 
The thesis proposal, SOCI 690 (prepared within the confines of the thesis tutorial) will serve as the basis for the elaboration of the actual thesis, 
SOCI 691. This will take the form of a written thesis (21 credits) of at least article length. The student will then orally defend the thesis before an 


examining committee. The thesis may be written in either English or French. 


SOCI 695 Essay 
The essay is written under the supervision of one faculty member and is evaluated by two faculty members, including the supervisor. It can either be 
a literature review of a substantive nature, or a report on empirical research. Students are expected to submit work of publishable or near publishable 


quality. The appropriate length of the essay is approximately 40 pages. 


Selected Topics 


The offerings for the following courses will be reviewed each year in light of the interest of students and faculty members. Five elective courses are 
offered each academic year from the list given below. Courses numbered “700” are advanced studies and normally will be conducted on a tutorial 
basis. The corresponding 600-level course is a prerequisite to the 700-level course. All courses listed below are worth 3 credits unless otherwise 


noted. 


SOCI 620/720 Population and Society 

SOCI 622/722 Studies in Race and Ethnicity 
SOCI 625/725 Sociology of Culture 

SOCI 626/726 North American Societies 
SOCI 627/727 Social Movements and Social Change 
SOCI 632/732 Sociology of the Family 
SOCI 633/733 Sociology of Knowledge 
SOCI 635/735 Gender Studies 

SOCI 637/737 Development 

SOCI 638/738 The City 

SOCI 639/739 Social Problems 

SOCI 640/740 Community Studies 

SOCI 642/742 Studies in Governance 

SOCI 644/744 Sociology of the Body 

SOCI 645/745 Sociology of Men 


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Theological Studies 


Department of Theological Studies Website 


Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Theological Studies) 


Admission Requirements. A solid undergraduate preparation with a range of competence similar to that demanded of Major students at Concordia, 
and a minimum B average in their undergraduate studies. Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses may be required to take up to 12 
undergraduate credits in addition to and as a part of the regular graduate program. Admission into the program is on recommendation of the Graduate 


Studies Committee. 


Language Requirements. Thesis proposals which depend on special linguistic skills will be accepted only from students competent in the 


appropriate languages. 
Requirements for the Degree 
1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to complete 45 credits. 
2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time graduate study, or the equivalent in part-time study. 


3. Students may enter one of the two options, A or B, outlined below. 


Academic Regulations 


1. GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students 
must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are 
considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review 
periods are withdrawn from the program. 


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. F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for re- 
admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re- 
admission. 

4. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students is ideally completed within 6 terms but must not go beyond 12 

terms (4 years) from the time of initial registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 8 terms and 


must not go beyond 15 terms (5 years). 


5. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 


Option A: MA with Thesis 


Required courses: THEO 603 Method in Theology (3 credits), THEO 604Theological Hermeneutics (3 credits), THEO 605 Methods in Biblical 
Studies (3 credits), THEO 690 Annotated Bibilography and Thesis Proposal (6 credits). 


Electives: 9 credits from THEO 620-675. 


Thesis: THEO 697 Thesis (21 credits). 


Option B: MA with Applied Project in Theology 


Required courses: THEO 603 Method in Theology (3 credits), THEO 604 Theological Hermeneutics (3 credits), THEO 605 Methods in Biblical 
Studies (3 credits). 


Electives: 18 credits from THEO 620-675. 


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Research: THEO 691 Research Paper (9 credits), THEO 692 Applied Project in Theology (9 credits). 


Courses 


The required THEO 603 and THEO 605 will be offered in alternate years. THEO 604 will be offered every two years or as needed. 


The courses offered are one-term, 3-credit courses unless otherwise indicated. A list designating which specific courses are to be offered in any 


given year, with description of content, will be compiled and distributed prior to registration. 


Topic Courses 


Topics in Scripture 


THEO 621 Old Testament | 

THEO 623 Old Testament II 

THEO 627 Questions in Old Testament Research 
THEO 629 Intertestament Studies 

THEO 631 New Testament | 

THEO 633 New Testament II 

THEO 635 New Testament III 

THEO 637 Questions in New Testament Research 
THEO 639 Biblical Studies 


Topics in Church History 


THEO 641 History | 

THEO 643 History II 

THEO 645 History III 

THEO 647 Research in History of Christian Thought 
THEO 649 Questions in Christian Worship 


Topics in Theology 


THEO 651 Theology | 

THEO 653 Theology II 

THEO 655 Theology III 

THEO 657 Questions in Theological Research 
THEO 661 Ecclesiology | 

THEO 663 Ecclesiology II 

THEO 664 Ecclesiology III 

THEO 667 Research In Ecclesiology 

THEO 669 Theology & World Religions 


Topics in Christian Ethics 


THEO 671 Ethics | 
THEO 673 Ethics II 
THEO 675 Issues in Ethical Research 


THEO 603 Method in Theology (3 credits) 
This course introduces students to theological method: the questions, insights, and philosophical presuppositions that determine theological 
frameworks with some attention to modern systematic theology and Christian ethics. Students acquire a differentiated appreciation for the types of 


theology, the scope of distinct theological fields, and their research horizons. 


THEO 604 Theological Hermeneutics (3 credits) 
This course introduces students to the notion of church as interpretative community, and to experience diverse ways of utilizing this notion. Students 
develop an understanding of the basic principles of theological hermeneutics (the science or theory of interpretation), including a survey of the history 


of the disciple from early times up to present day. 


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THEO 605 Methods in Biblical Studies (3 credits) 
This course focuses on tools and methods employed in biblical studies and ancient literature related to the Bible (up to 600 CE). Synchronic and 
diachronic approaches are discussed but the course focuses primarily on diachronic methods (form and genre criticism, comparative method, etc.) 


Students are trained to develop skills in analyzing texts using biblical methods. 


THEO 690 Annotated Bibliography and Thesis Proposal (6 credits) 

The annotated bibliography and thesis proposal constitute preliminary phases necessary for the writing of the MA thesis. The annotated bibliography 
and thesis proposal are supervised by the supervisor of the thesis and are assessed on a pass/fail basis. 

The annotated bibliography and thesis proposal constitute preliminary phases necessary for the writing of the MA thesis. The annotated bibliography 
and thesis proposal are supervised by the supervisor of the thesis and are assessed on a pass/fail basis. 


Note: Students who have received credit for THEO 685 or 695 may not take this course for credit. 


THEO 691 Research Paper (9 credits) 
The guided research project involves the preparation of a substantial research paper. It may be prepared in conjunction with any seminar course but 


will be separate from the basic course requirements. 


THEO 692 Applied Project in Theology (9 credits) 

The aim of this course is to give the student the opportunity to engage in critical theological reflection by frequenting a milieu where theological 
interpretation occurs on a regular basis (e.g. a local parish, a confessional school, a religious formation program like the Christian Training Program, 
religious programming in the media, etc.) in order to assess the theological models presupposed in the activity studied. The practicum will include a 3 


credit reading component related to the field of study. 


THEO 697 Thesis (21 credits) 

The thesis shall consist in the presentation of the research results. Each thesis shall be examined by a committee consisting of the student’s 
supervisor and by at least two other scholars from the Department. The remaining regulations concerning the thesis examination are in accordance 
with the School of Graduate Studies (See Thesis Regulations). 


Cognate Courses 


With permission of the Graduate Program Director up to 6 credits may be chosen from graduate offerings in other Departments at Concordia or other 


universities. Permission of the graduate director of the respective program must also be granted. 


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Engineering and Computer Science Programs 


Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science Website 
English Language Proficiency 
TOEFL/IELTS Admission Requirements 


The provisional minimum acceptance score for the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) for admission into a graduate 
program for students whose first language is not English and/or who have not received a substantial amount of their education in English is 85, with a 
minimum of 20 in each section. In all cases, Concordia reserves the right to require proof of English proficiency when such proof is deemed 
necessary. (Concordia will accept test results for the paper-based TOEFL if they are less than 2 years old). The minimum required score for the 
paper-based TOEFL is 563. The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) requires a minimum Band score of 6.5. Individual programs 


may require a higher score. Applicants should check their prospective program’s requirements. 


In addition to the general admission requirements, the Faculty may require applicants to write the Engineering Writing Test (EWT) as a condition of 
admission to all graduate programs in Engineering and Computer Science. Depending on the result, students may be required to complete remedial 


English language courses in addition to their program requirements. 
Engineering Writing Test (EWT) 


The Engineering Writing Test examines students’ ability to provide reasoned assessment of a short technical composition in English or French, and 
their ability to provide a qualitative account of quantitative or graphically presented data. The test is offered a number of times throughout the year. 


Based on their performance in the test, students may be asked to take remedial courses. 
Academic Regulations 
All students registered in a Faculty graduate degree program are assessed at the end of each academic year. This assessment is based on: 


1. courses for which a grade point value has been assigned subsequent to their admission to their program, or in the case of reinstated students, 
subsequent to their reinstatement, and 


2. other degree requirements, for which no grade point value is assigned, such as doctoral seminars, comprehensive examinations, doctoral 
research proposals and theses which are graded on a pass/fail or equivalent basis. 


Standings of students are determined as follows: 


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. Good Standing. Master’s program: No failures on record and a weighted cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 based on a minimum of 
12 credits. PhD program: No failures on record, a maximum of one grade below B and a weighted cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 
based on a minimum of 8 credits. 


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Reinstatement. Subject to regulation four below, failed students may apply to the Graduate Program Director of the appropriate Department for 
reinstatement. Where the recommendation is to reinstate, this will be forwarded to the Dean of Graduate Studies for approval. Any special 
conditions will be specified at the time of reinstatement. 


4. Withdrawal. Failed students who were previously assessed as failed must withdraw from the Faculty degree program. 


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Graduation Requirements. To be considered for the award of a graduate degree, students must have satisfied all degree requirements and have 
obtained a weighted grade point average of 3.00 based on all courses credited towards the degree and taken at Concordia subsequent to first 
registration in the program, and, in the case of PhD students, a maximum of one grade below B. 


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The Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy program leads to the highest degree offered by the Faculty and is designed to provide students an 
opportunity to obtain the greatest possible expertise in their chosen field through intensive research. Advancement of analytical and/or experimental 
knowledge through a combination of specialized courses and a research thesis under the supervision of an experienced researcher forms the main 
component of the doctoral programs. Where possible, research of interest to industry is encouraged. The objectives of the PhD program is to educate 
highly qualified researchers required for the expansion of fundamental knowledge and technological innovation through research and development, as 


well as the needs of institutions of higher learning. 


Admission Requirements. To be considered for admission on a full-time basis, applicants normally must hold a master’s degree or equivalent with 
high standing in engineering or computer science, or in a cognate discipline. Holders of a bachelor’s degree will, in general, be considered for 
admission to a master’s program only. After completion of a minimum of two terms of full-time study, they may, upon application, be considered by 


the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee for admission to a PhD program. 


To be considered for admission on a part-time basis, applicants must hold a master’s degree with high standing in engineering, computer science or a 
cognate discipline. Applicants should understand that admission is contingent not only upon a superior academic record, but also on the availability 
of a research supervisor, of relevant programs of study and research, as well as adequate laboratory and library facilities. Where applicable, an ability 


to write programs in a standard computer language will be assumed. Students lacking this skill will be required to register for appropriate courses. 


Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate entering the doctoral program with a master’s degree is required to complete a minimum of 90 credits. A 
candidate admitted beyond the bachelor’s level is required to complete a minimum of 106 credits. Candidates admitted with a master’s degree in 
a cognate discipline, or if they need additional knowledge in an area pertinent to their research, will, in general, be required to complete more than 
the minimum number of credits. Students may not credit any undergraduate equivalent course towards the requirements of a 90-credit or 106- 
credit PhD program without the permission of their supervisor and of the Graduate Program Director. 


2. Residence. For candidates admitted with a master’s degree, the minimum period of residence is two years of full-time study or the equivalent in 
part-time study. Part-time students may be required by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, upon the recommendation of the supervisory 
committee, to carry out a portion of their research on a full-time basis. Where a candidate has been admitted with a bachelor’s degree, the 
minimum period of residence is 36 months of full-time study after completion of the bachelor’s degree. 


3. Transfer Credits. Students may be granted transfer credit for courses taken in approved graduate studies prior to their entry into their program. A 
course submitted for transfer credit must be appropriate to the student’s program of study at Concordia University. An application for such credit 
will be considered only at the time of admission. 


4. Courses. Students admitted on the basis of a master’s degree will normally be required to complete a minimum of 12 credits in course work. A 
student admitted on the basis of a bachelor’s degree will normally be required to complete a minimum of 28 credits in course work. Students 
must also successfully complete the PhD seminar ENCS 8011 (2 credits). Each student’s program must be approved by a supervisory 
committee consisting of three members of faculty, including the student’s research supervisor. This supervisory committee will also arrange for 
the student’s comprehensive examination, the presentation of the doctoral research proposal, and thesis evaluation. 


5. Comprehensive Examination. Students must take a comprehensive examination, ENCS 8501, which may be both written and oral. Normally 
the comprehensive examination is taken when course work has been completed and within 12 (24) months after the first registration as a full-time 
(part-time) student in a PhD program. Students will be assessed on the basis of written and oral examinations of fundamentals related to their 
field of research. The comprehensive examination will normally be administered by a committee (the Comprehensive Examination Committee) 
consisting of the supervisory committee, at least one member external to the candidate’s program and other members appointed at the discretion 
of the supervisory committee. Students who fail this examination are permitted to take it a second time in the following term. Students failing a 
second time are withdrawn from the program. Students should consult the program regarding specific examination procedures and requirements. 


6. Doctoral Research Proposal. Upon successful completion of the comprehensive examination, students must pass the doctoral research 
proposal ENCS 8511 (6 credits), within 18 (36) months after the first registration as a full-time (part-time) student in a PhD program, before they 
are admitted to candidacy for the PhD degree. Students will be assessed on the basis of written and oral presentations that must include: (i) a 
critical review of previous work relevant to the subject of the thesis, and (ii) a detailed research plan of action and expected milestones. Students 
are required to defend their doctoral research proposal before a committee that will normally be comprised of the same members as the 
Comprehensive Examination Committee. Students must demonstrate the viability of their project and their capacity to undertake doctoral thesis 
research. The proposal may be accepted, returned for modifications, or rejected. The rejection of a proposal will result in the student’s withdrawal 
from the program. A student whose proposal is accepted will be admitted to candidacy for the PhD. 


7. Thesis. Students are required to plan and carry out a suitable research, development, or design project, which leads to an advance in knowledge. 
The student must submit a thesis based upon this work and defend it in an oral examination. For purposes of registration, this work will be 
designated ENGR 8911 or COMP 8901: Doctoral Research and Thesis (70 credits). Theses will be examined by a committee consisting of the 
student’s supervisory committee, an external examiner, and other examiners as approved by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee and the 
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8. Cross-Registration. A student in the program wishing to take courses under the cross-registration scheme must first obtain approval of the 
Faculty Graduate Studies Committee. (See Inter-University Agreement in Graduate Registration section). 


9. Time Limit. All work for a doctoral degree must be completed within 18 terms (6 years) of full-time study or 24 terms (8 years) of part-time study 
from the time of original registration in the program. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science 


This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to strengthen, in some specific area or areas, the knowledge gained at the 


undergraduate level, and to provide a significant introduction to research. It will appeal primarily to the student interested in full-time study. 


Admission Requirements. Applicants to the MASc program should hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with high standing. 
Consideration will also be given to candidates with a degree in a cognate area with high standing; such students may be required to enrol in an 
extended program. In particular, applicants with a bachelor’s degree in architecture will be considered for the MASc in Building Engineering. The 
Faculty Graduate Studies Committee will determine the acceptability of an applicant for admission to the program and may require an applicant to 
take specified undergraduate courses in order to qualify for acceptance. Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses may be required to take 
such courses in addition to their regular graduate program. Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take a 
qualifying program. An ability to write simple programs in a standard computer language will be assumed. Students lacking this skill will be required to 


register for a course prescribed by the Graduate Program Director. This course will be taken in addition to regular degree requirements. 


Applications. Applications for admission from within Canada must be complete by June 1 for the Fall term, October 1 for the Winter term, and 
February 1 for the Summer term. Applications from outside Canada must be complete by February 15 for the Fall term, June 15 for the Winter term, 


and October 15 for the Summer term. 
Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete successfully a minimum of 45 credits. For specific program requirements, refer to the 
relevant departmental entry in the following pages. Each individual program of study must be approved by the student’s department and the 
Faculty Graduate Studies Committee. 


2. Transfer Credits. Student may be granted transfer academic credits for, in general, not more than eight credits taken in approved graduate 
studies prior to their entry into this program. A course submitted for transfer credits must be appropriate to the student’s program of study at 
Concordia University. An application for such credit will be considered only at the time of admission. Effective 2013/1 summer terms, transfers 
between all ENCS Master’s programs will be considered option changes. All course grades (A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C, F, and Fail/Absent (F/ABS) 
and any of their notations, e.g., REPT, REPL, /IP, /INC, etc.) for approved courses from the original program are transferred to the new option 
and included in the GPA. Courses with DISC, MED, PEND, and REJ are not transferred. 


3. Cross-Registration. A student in the program wishing to take courses under the cross-registration scheme must first obtain approval of the 
Faculty Graduate Studies Committee. (See Inter-University Agreement in Graduate Registration section) 


4. Thesis. Students must complete a 29-credit thesis as part of their degree requirements. The thesis must represent the results of the student’s 
independent work after admission to the program. The proposed topic for the thesis, together with a brief statement outlining the proposed 
method of treatment, and the arrangement made for faculty supervision, must be approved by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee. For 
purposes of registration, this work will be designated as ENGR 8901. The thesis will be evaluated by the student’s supervisor(s), and at least two 
examiners appointed by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, one of whom shall be external to the student’s department. 


5. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 term (5 years). 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering 


This program is designed to provide practicing engineers with an opportunity to strengthen and extend the knowledge they have obtained at the 


undergraduate level, to develop their design skills, and to enhance their ability to present technical material in written form. 


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Admission Requirements. Applicants to the MEng Program must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with high standing. 
Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in architecture with high engineering content may also be considered for the MEng program. Such students will 
be required to enrol in an extended program. The Faculty Graduate Studies Committee will determine the acceptability of an applicant for admission 
to the program and may require an applicant to take specified undergraduate courses in order to qualify for acceptance. Qualified applicants requiring 
prerequisite courses may be required to take such courses in addition to their regular graduate program. Applicants with deficiencies in their 
undergraduate preparation may be required to take a qualifying program. An ability to write simple programs in a standard computer language will be 
assumed. Students lacking this skill will be required to register for the appropriate course. This course will be taken in addition to regular degree 


requirements. 


Applications. Applications for admission from within Canada must be complete by June 1 for the Fall term, October 1 for the Winter term, and 
February 1 for the Summer term. Applications from outside Canada must be complete by February 15 for the Fall term, June 15 for the Winter term, 


and October 15 for the Summer term. 


Requirements for the Degree 


1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete successfully a minimum of 45 credits. For specific program requirements, refer to the 
relevant departmental entry in the following pages. Each individual program of study must be approved by the student’s department. 


2. Transfer Credits. Student may be granted transfer academic credits for, in general, not more than 12 credits taken in approved graduate studies 
prior to their entry into this program. A course submitted for transfer credits must be appropriate to the student’s program of study at Concordia 
University. An application for such credit will be considered only at the time of admission. Effective 2013/1 summer terms, transfers between all 
ENCS Master's programs will be considered option changes. All course grades (A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C, F, and Fail/Absent (F/ABS) and any of 
their notations, e.g., REPT, REPL, /IP, /INC, etc.) for approved courses from the original program are transferred to the new option and included 
in the GPA. Courses with DISC, MED, PEND, and REJ are not transferred. 


3. Other Courses. A limited number of credits are recognized toward the Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering degree for courses taken under the 
heading Impact of Engineering on Society and for cognate courses taken from the MBA program. For details refer to the relevant departmental 
entry in the following pages. 


4. Cross-Registration. A student in the program wishing to take courses under the cross-registration scheme must first obtain approval of the 
Faculty Graduate Studies Committee. 


5. Time Limit. All work for a master’s/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 term (5 years). 


Project. Depending on individual department requirements, students may choose to do one or more projects as part of their program. They do so by 
registering for one or more of the sequence ENGR 6971, 6981, 6991. Where students choose to carry out a multi-course project, the project will be 


graded by at least two professors. 


ENGR 6971 Project and Report | (4 credits). The purpose of the project report is to provide students in the MEng program with an opportunity to 


carry out independent project work and to present it in an acceptable form. The project may consist of the following: 


1. A theoretical study of an engineering problem. 


2. A design and/or development project conducted at Concordia. 


3. A design and/or project conducted as part of the student’s full-time employment, providing the student’s employer furnishes written approval for 
the pursuit and reporting of the project. 


4. An ordered and critical exposition of the literature on an appropriate topic in engineering. 


Before registration for a project course, a student must obtain written consent of a faculty member who will act as advisor for the report. A form for 


this consent is available in the Office of the Dean of Engineering and Computer Science. 


A four-credit report is due on the last day of classes of the term (fall, winter, summer) in which it is registered. Students are expected to have a 
preliminary version of their report approved by their advisor before its final submission. On or before the submission deadline, students must submit 
three copies of the report to their advisors, who will grade the report. One copy of the report will be returned to the students, one retained by the 


advisors, and one by the department. 
The report, including an abstract, must be suitably documented and illustrated, should be at least 5000 words in length, must be typewritten on one 


side of 21.5 cm by 28 cm white paper of quality, and must be enclosed in binding. Students are referred to Form and Style: Thesis, Report, Term 


Papers, fourth edition by Campbell and Ballou, published by Houghton Migglin. 


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ENGR 6981 Project and Report II (4 credits) 


ENGR 6991 Project and Report Ill (5 credits) 


With the permission of their Department, students in the MEng Program may register for these project courses if they wish to carry out a more 
extended project, or if they wish to complete further projects. Each project course requires prior approval by the faculty member who has accepted to 
supervise the work. Students working on a multi-course project must register for the corresponding project courses in successive terms. For ENGR 
6991 and multi-course projects, the report is due on the last day of classes of the last term in which they are registered. In the case of ENGR 6991 
and multi-course project, three copies of the report must be submitted to the advisor on or before this deadline, and students are also required to 
make an oral presentation to the evaluators, and other members of the community. The report will be evaluated by the advisor and at least one other 


Engineering and Computer Science member of the Faculty. 


Industrial Experience Option in the Master of Engineering 


Applicants to the Master of Engineering may apply to the Industrial Experience option in the industrial milieu through the Institute for Co-operative 
Education. Students should indicate their choice on the application form. The Institute for Co-operative Education will help them with resumes, cover 
letters and interview techniques. The suggested schedule is as follows: fall and winter terms will be dedicated to course work followed by one term in 
industry, culminating with two terms in University for the remaining course work. The industrial experience term will be noted on the student 


transcript/record. 


Students apply to the Industrial Experience option as early as possible, preferably when they enter the program. It is preferable to be bilingual in 
French and English if they wish to work in Quebec. Students who lack good language skills and still want to be part of the program should improve 


their language skills prior to final acceptance. 


Admission Criteria 


Students need to be enrolled in the Industrial Experience option at least the semester before going on a work term. They begin applying for jobs the 
semester prior to the work term. Previous work experience cannot be used toward credit for the ENCS 6931. Students should have good grades 
(greater than a CGPA of 3.40) for the master’s program, be full-time and have good communication skills. A Canadian work permit is required. The 


Departmental Co-op Program Director will recommend final acceptance to the Industrial Experience option. 


ENCS 6931 Industrial Stage and Training (9 credits) 

Prerequisite: Completion of at least twenty credits in the program and permission of the Departmental Co-op Program Director. 

This is an integral component of the Industrial Experience option that is to be completed under the supervision of an experienced engineer/computer 
scientist in the facilities of a participating company (a Canadian work permit is required). 

Each student receives an assessment from the Departmental Co-op Program Director in consultation with the industry supervisor and the faculty 


advisor. Grading is on a pass/fail basis based on a proposal, monthly progress reports, a final report and a presentation. 


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Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering Website 


Building Engineering 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Building 
Engineering) 


See the description of the Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy in the general section for the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. When PhD 
program profiles of individual students in Building Engineering extend into related fields such as computer science, economics, mathematics, 


sociology, etc., the students are required to take appropriate courses outside the Department. 

Master’s Programs in Building Engineering 

The Department offers two 45-credit programs leading to the MASc or MEng degrees with specialization in one of the following four branches: 
1. Building Science (E21, E22) 
2. Building Environment (E07, E21, E23) 


3. Construction Management (E21, E24) 
4. Building Structures (E06, E21, E31) 


Applicants lacking the appropriate engineering background will be required to enrol in an extended program of specified courses. These courses are in 


addition to the regular 45-credit program. 
Requirements for the Degree 


The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master’s programs in the Faculty of Engineering and 


Computer Science. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science (Building 
Engineering) 
Students must complete 45 credits as shown below. 


1. Courses. Four courses (16 credits) chosen from the Engineering Courses section, approved by the student’s supervisor and either the Graduate 
Program Director or the Chair of the Department. 


2. Thesis. 29 credits. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering (Building 
Engineering) 


Students must complete 45 credits of 6000 or 7000 level courses. The courses must be selected as follows: 


1. A minimum of 21 credits chosen from one of the Course Groups in List A. This set of courses may also include the project and seminar courses 
ENGR 6991, BCEE 6961 or the industrial training course ENCS 6931. 


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Note: Students who have taken ENCS 6931 cannot take any of the following three courses: ENGR 6971, ENGR 6981 or ENGR 6991; and vice- 


versa. 


2. A minimum of 12 credits chosen from the Topic Area E35 and those Course Groups of List A other than the group chosen in (1) above. These 
groups of courses could include special program courses put on for or by a given industry in conjunction with the Faculty. 


3. A maximum of 12 credits chosen from the Engineering Courses section including E72 (MBA courses). 


List A: Course Groups in Building Engineering Program 

Group 1 - Building Environment: BLDG 6611** plus courses in the Topic Areas: E07, E21, E23. 
Group 2 - Building Science: BLDG 6611** plus courses in the Topic Areas: E21, E22. 

Group 3 - Building Structures: Topic Areas: E06, E21, E31. 

Group 4 - Construction Management: Topic Areas: E21, and E24. 


** Students who completed the undergraduate equivalent of BLDG 6611 must replace it by a course to be approved by the Graduate Program 


Director. 


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Graduate Certificate in Building Engineering 


Admission requirements 


Applicants to a certificate must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture or equivalent with an above-average standing. The Department 
will recommend on the acceptability of an applicant for admission to the program and may require the applicant to do specific remedial course work to 


meet the program requirements. 
Requirements for completion 


The program can be completed in one to three years. Students with high standing in their bachelor program and whose academic records satisfy the 


requirements for good standing in the Master’s Program in Building Engineering may apply for transfer to the Master’s program. 
1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 16 credits. 
2. Courses. Candidates in the graduate certificate program must take 12 credits of core courses in an area of concentration while the balance of 4 
credits may be chosen from the elective list or other courses offered by the Department. Core courses for which credits have been credited to 


another certificate or program must be replaced by elective courses in the area of concentration or by other courses on special permission. 


3. Performance. Students who have completed at least two courses will be assessed in June of each year. To be permitted to continue, students 
must have obtained a weighted cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.75. 


4. Graduation. To be eligible to graduate, students must have obtained a CGPA of at least 2.75. 


Courses 


Building Science. Core courses: BLDG 6611, 6621*, 6751*. 
Electives: BLDG 6651*, 6721*, 6731*, 7401, ENGR 6601, 6661. 


Building Envelope. Core courses: BLDG 6601, 6611, 6661. 
Electives: BLDG 6061, 6071, 6591*, 6621*, 6731, 6671. 


Construction Management. Core courses: BLDG 6561*, 6571, 6831*. 
Electives: BLDG 6581, 6801, 6811*, 6821*, 6851, 6861. 


Energy Efficiency. Core courses: BLDG 6661, 6701, 6711. 
Electives: BLDG 6611, 6741, 6761, 6781, 6951, ENGR 6601, 6811. 


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Indoor Environment. Core courses: BLDG 6701, 6731*, 6751*. 
Electives: BLDG 6111, 6661, 6721*, 6791, ENGR 6601, CIVI 6601. 


Rehabilitation of Urban Infrastructure. Core courses: BLDG 6831, 6921, 6931. 
Electives: BLDG 6801, 6581, 7601, CIVI 6101, CIVI 6541, MECH 6501. 


Facility Management. Core course: BLDG 6631, 6561, 6711. 
Electives: BLDG 6581, 6701, 6741, 6751, 6761, 6111, 6781. One course from E72 may be taken with permission from GPD. 


* This course cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent. 


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Civil Engineering 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Civil Engineering) 


See the description of the Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy requirements in the general section on the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science 
Master’s Programs in Civil Engineering 
The Department offers two 45-credit programs leading to the MASc or MEng degrees with specialization in one of the following six branches: 

1. Structural Engineering (E06, E31, E32) 

2. Water Resources (E04, E33) 

3. Geotechnical Engineering (E35) 

4. Transportation (E03, E34) 


5. Environmental Engineering (E36, E37) 
6. Construction Management (E21, E24) 


Applicants lacking the appropriate background will be required to enrol in an extended program of specified courses. These courses are in addition to 


the regular 45-credit program. 
Requirements for the Degree 


The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master’s/Magisteriate programs in the Faculty of 


Engineering and Computer Science. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science (Civil 
Engineering) 


Students must complete 45 credits as shown below: 


1. Courses. Four courses (16 credits) chosen from the Engineering Courses section, approved by the student’s supervisor and either the Graduate 
Program Director or the Chair of the Department. 


2. Thesis. 29 credits. 


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Students must complete 45 credits of 6000 or 7000 level courses. The courses must be selected as follows: 


1. A minimum of 21 credits chosen from one of the Course Groups in List B. This set of courses may also include the project and seminar courses 
ENGR 6991, BCEE 6961 or the industrial training course ENCS 6931. 


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Note: Students who have taken ENCS 6931 cannot take any of the following three courses: ENGR 6971, ENGR 6981 or ENGR 6991; and vice- 
versa. 


2. A minimum of 12 credits chosen from those Course Groups of List B other than the group chosen in (1) above. These groups of courses could 
include special program courses put on for or by a given industry in conjunction with the Faculty. 


3. A maximum of 12 credits chosen from the Engineering Courses section including E72 (MBA courses). 


List B: Course Groups in Civil Engineering Program 


Group 1 - Environmental Engineering and Water Resources: 
Topic Areas: E04, E33, E36, E37 


Group 2 - Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering: 
Topic Areas: E03, E34, E35 


Group 3 - Structural Engineering: 
Topic Areas: E06, E31, E32 


Group 4 - Construction Management: 
Topic Areas: E21, E24 


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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering 


Admission requirements 


Applicants to a certificate must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering with an above-average standing. The Department will recommend on the 
acceptability of an applicant for admission to the program and may require the applicant to do specific remedial course work to meet the program 


requirements. 
Requirements for completion: 


The program can be completed in one to three years. Students with high standing in their bachelor program and whose academic records satisfy the 


requirements for good standing in the Master’s Program in Civil Engineering may apply for transfer to the Master's program. 
1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 16 credits. 
2. Courses. Candidates in the graduate certificate program must take 12 credits of core courses in an area of concentration while the balance of 4 
credits may be chosen from the elective list or other courses offered by the Department. Core courses for which credits have been credited to 


another certificate or program must be replaced by elective courses in the area of concentration or by other courses on special permission. 


3. Performance. Students who have completed at least two courses will be assessed in June of each year. To be permitted to continue, students 
must have obtained a weighted cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.75. 


4. Graduation. To be eligible to graduate, students must have obtained a CGPA of at least 2.75. 


Courses 


Industrial Waste Management. Core courses: CIV! 6611, CIV! 6481, ENGR 6971. 
Electives: CIVI 6641, CIVI 6491, CIVI 6651, CIVI 6621, CIVI 6631. 


Environmental Auditing. Core courses: CIV| 6491, CIVI 6671, CIVI 6661. 
Electives: ClVI 6481, CIVI 6631, POLI 6051, ENGR 6401, ENGR 6831. 


Modelling in Environmental Systems. Core courses: CIVI 6601, CIVI 6651, CIVI 6611. 
Electives: ClVI 6671, 6661, 6491, 6621, 6641, BLDG 6721. 


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Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering Website 


Doctor of/ Doctorate in Philosophy in Information and 
Systems Engineering 


See the description of the Doctor of/ Doctorate in Philosophy requirements in the general section on the Faculty of Engineering and Computer 


Science. 
The twelve-credit course component for the PhD in Information and Systems Engineering is specified as follows: 
1. 4 credits (1 core course): INSE 6421 Systems Integration and Testing; 


2. 8 credits (2 elective courses): chosen from 6000 or 7000 numbered courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science and 
approved by the thesis supervisor and graduate program director. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science in Information 
Systems Security 


Admission requirements 


Applicants to the Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science in Information Systems Security must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in: 


* Computer Engineering 
* Software Engineering 
* Computer Science 


« Any engineering or science discipline provided that the student has a strong background in information systems 


Admission to the program is competitive and only applicants with high academic standing will be considered. Qualified applicants requiring 
prerequisite courses may be asked to take such courses in addition to their regular graduate program. The Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, in 


consultation with the Institute, is responsible for the recommendation of all applications for admission. 


Residence requirements. The minimum residence requirement for the Master’s degree is three terms (one year) of full-time study, or the equivalent 


in part-time study. 

Transfer from the Master of Engineering in Information Systems Security. Students, in good standing, who have completed a minimum of 12 
credits in the Master of Engineering in Information Systems Security, may apply for a transfer to the Master of Applied Science in Information 
Systems Security. 


Degree requirements 


The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master’s programs in the Faculty of Engineering and 


Computer Science. 
In order to graduate, students must have a CGPA of at least 3.00. 


1. Program of Study. The student will follow the proposed course sequence. In addition, students have to consult with their supervisor for selecting 
a research topic. Students can enter this program as Co-op students. See item 6. Thesis 


2. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to successfully complete a minimum of 45 credits. Additional credits may be required in some 
cases. 


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3. Transfer Credits. Students may be granted transfer academic credits for, in general, not more than eight credits taken in approved graduate 
studies prior to their entry into this program. A course submitted for transfer credit must be appropriate to the student’s program of study at 
Concordia University. An application for such credit will be considered only at the time of admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for this MASc degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (four years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (five years). 


5. Courses. Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits, including 16 credits of core courses (INSE 6110, INSE 6120, INSE 6130, and INSE 
6140) and one 4-credit course as shown below: 


© acourse chosen from the topic area E69 Information Systems Security, approved by the student’s supervisor, or 


oe anINSE course, approved by the student’s supervisor and either the Graduate Program Director or the Director of the Institute. 


6. Thesis. Students must complete a 25-credit thesis as part of their degree requirements. The thesis must represent the results of the student's 
independent work after admission to the program. The proposed topic for the thesis, together with a brief statement outlining the proposed 
method of treatment, and the arrangement made for faculty supervision, must be approved by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee. For 
purposes of registration, this work will be designated as INSE 8901. The thesis will be evaluated by the student’s supervisor(s), and at least two 
examiners appointed by Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, one of whom shall be external to the student’s department. 


Students have the option to do the thesis work within the industrial milieu through the Institute for Co-operative Education. The suggested schedule of 
the program is as follows: fall and winter terms will be dedicated to course work, followed by two or three terms for research and development in 
industry, culminating in one or two terms in the Institute for the writing and defence of the thesis. Each student in this case will have a supervisor 


from the Institute and a mentor from industry. The intellectual property will be managed according to the University policy. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering in Information 
Systems Security 


Admission Requirements 


Applicants to the Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering in Information Systems Security must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in: 


¢ Computer Engineering 
¢ Software Engineering 
¢ Computer Science 


« Any engineering or science discipline provided that the student has a strong background in information systems 


Admission to the program is competitive and only applicants with high academic standing will be considered. Qualified applicants requiring 
prerequisite courses may be asked to take such courses in addition to their regular graduate program. The Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, in 


consultation with the Institute, is responsible for the recommendation of all applications for admission. 


Residence requirements. The minimum residence requirement for the Master’s degree is three terms (one year) of full-time study, or the equivalent 


in part-time study. 
Degree Requirements 


The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master’s programs in the Faculty of Engineering and 


Computer Science. 
In order to graduate, students must have a CGPA of at least 3.00. 


1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to successfully complete a minimum of 45 credits. Additional credits may be required in some 
cases. 


2. Transfer Credits. Students may be granted transfer academic credits for, in general, not more than eight credits taken in approved graduate 
studies prior to their entry into this program. A course submitted for transfer credits must be appropriate to the student’s program study at 


Concordia University. An application for such credit will be considered only at the time of admission. 


3. Time Limit. All work for this MEng degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (four years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (five years). 


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4. Courses. Students must take a total of 45 credits of course work at the 6000 or 7000 level. 
The breakdown of the 45 credits is as follows: 
a. Twenty credits of core courses (INSE 6110, 6120, 6130, 6140, 6150) from topic area E69. 
b. Twenty-five credits of 6000 or 7000 numbered courses from any topic area from departments within the Faculty of Engineering and Computer 
Science. Students shall only take one of the courses (INSE 6961, ENGR 6991, ENCS 6931) from topic area E63. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science in Quality 
Systems Engineering 


Admission Requirements 


Applicants to the Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science in Quality Systems Engineering program must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in: 


¢ Mechanical Engineering 


Industrial Engineering 


Electrical Engineering 


Building Engineering 

¢ Civil Engineering 

¢ Environmental Engineering 
¢ Software Engineering 

* Computer Science 


« Any engineering or science discipline provided that the student has the appropriate background 


Admission to this program is competitive and only applicants with high academic standing will be considered. Qualified applicants requiring 
prerequisite courses may be asked to take such courses in addition to their regular graduate program. The Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, in 


consultation with the Institute, is responsible for the recommendation of all applications for admission. 


Residence Requirements. The minimum residence requirement for the Master’s degree is three terms (one year) of full-time study, or the equivalent 


in part-time study. 


Transfer from the Master of Engineering in Quality Systems Engineering. 


Students, in good standing, who have completed a minimum of 12 credits in the Master of Engineering in Quality Systems Engineering, may apply 


for a transfer to the Master of Applied Science in Quality Systems Engineering. 


Degree Requirements 


The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master’s programs in the Faculty of Engineering and 


Computer Science. 


In order to graduate, students must have a CGPA of at least 3.00. 


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a research topic. Students can enter this program as Co-op students. See item 6. Thesis 


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Transfer Credits. Students may be granted transfer academic credits for, in general, not more than eight credits taken in approved graduate 
studies prior to their entry into this program. A course submitted for transfer credit must be appropriate to the student’s program of study at 
Concordia University. An application for such credit will be considered only at the time of admission. 


4. Time Limit. All work for this MASc degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (four years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (five years). 


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. Courses. Students must complete a total of 20 credits of course work. Three core courses (INSE 6210, INSE 6220, INSE 6230) from Topic 
Area E68. A minimum of one 4-credit course must be chosen from the program elective courses in Topic Areas E66, E67, E68, E69 and 
E70. A maximum of one 4-credit elective course at the 6000 or 7000 level may be chosen from other Topic Areas in the Engineering Courses 


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section, subject to the approval of thesupervisor(s) and the Graduate Program Director. 


6. Thesis. Students must complete a 25-credit thesis as part of their degree requirements. The thesis must represent the results of the student's 
independent work after admission to the program. The proposed topic for the thesis, together with a brief statement outlining the proposed 
method of treatment, and the arrangement made for faculty supervision, must be approved by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee. For 
purposes of registration, this work will be designated as INSE 8901. The thesis will be evaluated by the student’s supervisor(s), and at least two 
examiners appointed by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, one of whom shall be external to the student’s department. 


Students have the option to do the thesis work within the industrial milieu through the Institute for Co-operative Education. The suggested schedule of 
the program is as follows: Fall and Winter terms will be dedicated to course work, followed by two or three terms for research and development in 
industry, culminating in one or two terms in the Institute for the writing and the defence of the thesis. Each student in this case will have a supervisor 


from the Institute and a mentor from industry. The intellectual property will be managed according to the University policy. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering in Quality Systems 
Engineering 


Applicants to the Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering in Quality Systems Engineering program must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in: 


* Mechanical Engineering 

« Industrial Engineering 

« Electrical Engineering 

¢ Building Engineering 

* Civil Engineering 

¢ Environmental Engineering 
¢ Software Engineering 

¢ Computer Science 


e Any engineering or science discipline provided that the student has the appropriate background 


Admission to this program is competitive and only applicants with high academic standing will be considered. Qualified applicants requiring 
prerequisite courses may be asked to take such courses in addition to their regular graduate program. The Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, in 


consultation with the Institute, is responsible for the recommendation of all applications for admission. 


Residence Requirements. The minimum residence requirement for the Master’s degree is three terms (one year) of full-time study, or the equivalent 


in part-time study. 
Degree Requirements 


The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master’s programs in the Faculty of Engineering and 


Computer Science. 
In order to graduate, students must have a CGPA of at least 3.00. 


1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to successfully complete a minimum of 45 credits. Additional credits may be required in some 
cases. 


2. Transfer Credits. Students may be granted transfer academic credits for, in general, not more than eight credits taken in approved graduate 
studies prior to their entry into this program. A course submitted for transfer credit must be appropriate to the student’s program of study at 
Concordia University. An application for such credit will be considered only at the time of admission. 


3. Time Limit. All work for this MEng degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (four years) from the time of initial 
registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (five years). 


4. Courses. Students must complete a total of 45 credits of course work at the 6000 or 7000 level from Topic Areas in the Engineering Courses 
section, including a minimum of 36 credits chosen from Topic Areas E63, E66, E67, E68, E69 and E70. 
The breakdown of the 45 credits is as follows: 
a. Twelve credits of core courses (INSE 6210, INSE 6220, INSE 6230) from Topic Area E68. 
b. A minimum of twenty-four credits of program elective courses from Topic Areas E66, E67, E68, E69 and E70. 


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c. A maximum of nine credits of courses from other Topic Areas in theEngineering Courses section. Students shall only take one of the 
courses (ENGR 6991 (5-credit), INSE 6961 (1-credit), ENCS 6931(9-credit)) from Topic Area E63, or INSE 6240 (1-credit) from Topic Area 
E68. 


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Graduate Certificate in Service Engineering and 
Network Management 


Admission Requirements 


The admission requirement will be a Bachelor of Engineering or Computer Science with a CGPA of at least 3.00 or equivalent as well as a good 
knowledge in software engineering/development. The Institute will recommend on the acceptability of an applicant for admission to the program and 


may require the applicant to do specific remedial course work to meet the program requirements. 
Requirements for Completion: 
1. Credits. A minimum of 20 credits. 


2. Courses. Candidates in the graduate certificate program must take 16 credits of core courses while the balance of 4 credits may be chosen from 
the elective list or other courses offered by the Institute or other ENCS departments. 


3. Good Standing. Students who have completed at least two courses will be assessed in June of each year. To be permitted to continue, 
students must have obtained a weighted cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.00. 


4. Graduation. To be eligible to graduate, students must have obtained a CGPA of at least 3.00. 
5. Courses 

Core courses 

INSE 6120 Crypto-Protocol and Network Security 

ELEC 6861 Higher Layer Telecommunications Protocols 

INSE 7110 Value Added Service Engineering in Next Generation Networks 

INSE 7120 Advanced Network Management 

Electives 

INSE 6100 Advanced Java Platforms 

COMP 6471 Software Design Methodologies 

COEN 7311 Protocol Design and Validation 

COMP 7231 Distributed Computer Systems 


Prerequisites 
Special Permission must be obtained from the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering. 


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Graduate Certificate in 3D Graphics and Game 
Development 


Note: Admissions have been suspended for the 2015-2016 academic year. 


Admission Requirements 

The admission requirement will be a Bachelor of Engineering or Computer Science with a CGPA of at least 3.00 or equivalent, as well as knowledge 
in software engineering/development. The Institute will recommend on the acceptability of an applicant for admission to the program and may require 
the applicant to do specific remedial course work to meet the program requirements. 


Requirements for Completion: 


1. Credits. A minimum of 16 credits. 


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2. Courses. Candidates in the graduate certificate program must take 16 credits of the following core courses: 
INSE 6510 Video Game Technology and Development 
COMP 6761 Advanced 3D Graphics for Game Programming 
INSE 6530 3D Graphics and Computer Animation for Game Design 
COMP 7661 Advanced Rendering and Animation for 3D Games 


Prerequisites 
Special Permission must be obtained from the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering. 


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Good Standing. Students who have completed at least two courses will be assessed in June of each year. To be permitted to continue, 
students must have obtained a weighted cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.00. 


4. Graduation. To be eligible to graduate, students must have obtained a CGPA of at least 3.00. 


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Electrical and Computer Engineering 


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Website 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Electrical and 
Computer Engineering) 


See the description of the Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy requirements in the general section on the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science 


Master’s Programs in Electrical and Computer 
Engineering 
Requirements for the Degree 


The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master’s/Magisteriate Programs in the Faculty of 


Engineering and Computer Science 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science (Electrical and 
Computer Engineering) 


Students must complete 45 credits as shown below. 


1. Courses. A minimum of 16 credits chosen from the Engineering Courses section, approved by the student’s supervisor and either the Graduate 
Program Director or the chair of the department. 


2. Thesis. 29 credits. 


Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering (Electrical and 
Computer Engineering) 
Students must complete 45 credits distributed as follows: 


1. A minimum of 36 credits consisting of 6000 numbered courses chosen from Topic Areas: E01, E03, E10, E42, E43, E44, E45, E47, E48, F03, 
and ELEC/COEN courses in E02. 


These credits should be structured as follows: 


a. Two concentrations from Topic Areas: E03, E42, E43, E44, E45, E47, E48, FO3 should be selected. 
b. In each of these two Topic Areas, at least 12 credits should be taken. 


ND 


. The remaining nine (9) credits must be obtained by selecting one of the following: 


a. ENCS 6931, a 9-credit industrial training course; 
OR 

b. A 4-credit complementary course from Topic Area E09 together with ENGR 6991, a 5-credit project course. 
OR 

c. A 4-credit complementary course from Topic Area E09, the 1-credit seminar course ELEC 6961, together with one 4-credit course from the 
Engineering Courses section chosen with the permission of the Department on a case-by-case basis. 


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Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Website 


Mechanical Engineering 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Mechanical 
Engineering) 


See the description of the Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy requirements in the general section on the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science 


Master’s Programs in Mechanical Engineering 


The Department offers two 45-credit programs leading to MASc or MEng degrees in Mechanical Engineering. 
Requirements for the Degree 


The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master's Programs in the Faculty of Engineering and 


Computer Science 


Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science (Mechanical 
Engineering) 


Students must complete 45 credits as shown below: 


1. Courses. (16 credits) chosen from the Engineering Courses section, approved by the student’s supervisor and either the Graduate Program 
Director or the Chair of the Department. 
2. Thesis. 29 credits. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering (Mechanical 
Engineering) 


Students may specialize in one of the following branches: a. Industrial Control Systems; b. Materials and Composites; c. Mechanical Systems; d. 


Thermofluid Engineering. Students must complete 45 credits in courses. Courses must be selected as follows: 


1. A minimum of 16 credits chosen from the courses listed in one of the following specialization areas: 
a. Industrial Control Systems: MECH 6021, 6061, 6621, 6631; ENGR 6071, 6301, 6411. 
b. Materials and Composites: MECH 6441, 6501, 6511, 6521, 6541, 6561, 6581. 
c. Mechanical Systems: MECH 6431, 6481, 6751, 6761, 7711; ENGR 6301, 6311. 
d. Thermofluids Engineering: MECH 6111, 6121, 6131, 6171, 6181; ENGR 6201, 6261. 


2. A minimum of 20 credits chosen from Topic Areas E01, E03, E04, E05, E06, E10, E114, E12, E51, E52, E53, E54, E56, E57, MECH courses in 
E02, E63 (ENCS 6931 or any of ENGR 6971, ENGR 6981, and ENGR 6991). 


3. The remaining credits may be chosen from: 
a. Graduate seminar in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, ENGR 7011 (1 credit) 
b. Courses chosen from other Topic Areas in the Engineering Courses section. (The student must obtain written approval from the Department 
that offers the course). 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering (Aerospace) 


Admission Requirements. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with high standing. For further details, refer to the 


section Admission Requirements for Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering in the appropriate pages of the graduate calendar. 
Requirements for the Degree 


Students must complete a minimum of 45 credits of academic work consisting of: 36 credits of course work in the 6000 or 7000 level (2 courses 
must be taken outside Concordia), Aerospace Case Study (minimum 3 credits) and an Industrial Stage (6 credits). The selection of courses must be 


approved by the program director. For course prerequisites, refer to the course descriptions. 


Note: Some graduate courses are content equivalent with specified undergraduate courses. These courses are not available for credit to students 


who have completed the undergraduate equivalent. Refer to the course description where such courses are marked with an (*). 
1. General/Preparatory Core Courses. Normally, 12 credits are required to be completed from the list provided below. Any request for change on 
this requirement must be approved by the program director. Depending on the background, it may be required for the student to complete certain 


specified preparatory courses as part of their program. 


ENCS 6021, 6141; INDU 6131, 6211, 6241, 6351; ENGR 6131, 6201, 6421, 6441, 6461, 6501, 7181; MECH 6451, 6481, 6941. 


Nh 


. Specialization Courses. 24 credits are to be completed from the specialization courses in one or more of the areas listed below. For other 
courses available from the participating universities, consult their listings. 


Students should consult the program director at their home university for the selection of courses to suit their area of specialization and need not 
confine their choice to any one area. A minimum of two courses are to be taken outside of Concordia (minimum 3 credits per course), at least 
one each from any two of the participating universities. Courses must be chosen from the equivalent Master of Aerospace Engineering program 
of the participating universities. For courses available from the participating universities, consult their listings and request permission for limited 
enrolment courses. A second Aerospace Case Study course may be considered as a specialization course. 


1. Aeronautics and Propulsion. 
ENGR 6251, 6261; MECH 6081, 6111, 6121, 6161, 6171, 6191, 6231, 6241. 


2. Avionics and Control. 
COEN 6711; ENCS 6161; ELEC 6121, 6141, 6301, 6351, 6361, 6381, 6601, 6881; 
ENGR 6411, 7181, 7401, 7461; INDU 6411; MECH 6061, 6091, 6621. 
Note: Students may not take both COEN 6711 and MECH 6621. 
3. Structures and Materials. 
ENGR 6311, 6511, 6531, 6541, 7331; MECH 6301, 6321, 6441, 6471, 6481, 6521, 6561, 6581, 7501. 
4. Space Engineering. 
ENGR 6951, 7201; MECH 6251. 
5. Aerospace Case Study. A minimum of three credits (up to a maximum of six credits) must be obtained from the Aerospace Case Study 


courses. These courses, organized by CIMGAS, are conducted by experts from industry, and are given at one of the participating 
universities. The material given in a particular case study course might be offered only once. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the student 
to choose an appropriate course when it is offered. Space in some case study courses may be limited. These courses are: 


MECH 6961 Aerospace Case Study | (3 credits) 
MECH 6971 Aerospace Case Study II (3 credits) 


ENGR 7961 Industrial Stage and Training (6 credits) 
Prerequisite: Completion of at least twelve credits in the composite option and at least twenty-one credits in the aerospace program or permission of 


program director. 


This is an integral component of the aerospace program in the Mechanical Engineering program that is to be completed under the supervision of an 


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experienced engineer in the facilities of a participating company (Canadian work permit is required). The topic is to be decided by a mutual agreement 
between the student, the participating company and the program director. The course is graded on the basis of the student’s performance during the 


work period, which includes a technical report. 


There may be some restrictions placed on students chosen for the industry sponsored “stage”. For those students who are unable to obtain an 
industrial stage, it is possible to take ENGR 7961 for a project carried out at the university. Such students must obtain the approval of the program 


director. 


Career Prospects. In Montreal, graduates have found work in companies such as Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bell Helicopter, CAE Electronics, 
Bombardier Aerospace, and others. They hold positions as varied as consulting engineers, aircraft designers, manufacturing plant managers, vice 
presidents, and chief executive officers. Some have also gone on to form their own companies, while others have taken jobs across Canada and 


abroad. A number of our graduates hold teaching positions in several universities across North America and in other countries. 


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Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Engineering 


Admission Requirements. Applicants to the program must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering with above-average standing. The Faculty 
Graduate Studies Committee will determine the acceptability of an applicant for admission to the program and may require the applicant to do specific 


remedial course work to meet the program requirements. 
Requirements for Completion 


The Graduate Certificate program can be completed in one to three years. Students with high standing in their Bachelor’s program and whose 
academic records satisfy the requirements for Good Standing in the Master’s program in Mechanical Engineering (see Engineering Programs section) 


may apply for transfer to the Master’s program. 
1. Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 16 credits in one of the fields of concentration listed below. 


2. Courses. 
a. Minimum of 12 credits of core courses, depending on the area of concentration. 
b. Maximum of 4 credits of electives, chosen from the elective courses listed or from core courses of any other areas of concentration. 


3. Good Standing. Students who have completed at least two courses will be assessed in June of each year. To be permitted to continue, 
students must have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.75. 


4. Graduation. To be eligible to graduate, students must have obtained a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.75. 


Courses 
All courses are 4-credits. The core courses in the different areas of concentration are: 
Aerospace 


MECH 6091 Flight Control Systems 

MECH 6121 Aerodynamics (*) 

MECH 6161 Gas Turbine Design (*) 

MECH 6171 Turbomachinery and Propulsion (*) 
MECH 6231 Helicopter Flight Dynamics 

MECH 6241 Operational Performance of Aircraft 
ENGR 6201 Fluid Mechanics 

ENGR 6421 Standards, Regulations and Certification 
ENGR 6441 Materials Engineering for Aerospace 
ENGR 6461 Avionic Navigation System 


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MECH 6441 Stress Analysis in Mechanical Design 

MECH 6501 Advanced Materials 

MECH 6521 Manufacturing of Composites (*) 

MECH 6581 Mechanical Behaviour of Polymer Composite Materials (*) 

MECH 6601 Testing and Evaluation of Polymer Composite Materials and Structures 


Controls and Automation 


MECH 6021 Design of Industrial Control Systems (*) 

MECH 6061 Analysis and Design of Hydraulic Control Systems (*) 
MECH 6081 Fuel Control Systems for Combustion Engines 
MECH 6091 Flight Control Systems 

MECH 6621 Microprocessors and Applications (*) 

ENGR 6411 Robotic Manipulators |: Mechanics (*) 

ENGR 6461 Avionic Navigation Systems 


Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics 


ENGR 6201 Fluid Mechanics 

ENGR 6251 The Finite Difference Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics 
ENGR 6261 The Finite Element Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics 
MECH 6101 Kinetic Theory of Gases 

MECH 6111 Gas Dynamics (*) 

MECH 6121 Aerodynamics (*) 


Manufacturing Systems 


INDU 6341 Advanced Concepts in Quality Improvement (*) 

INDU 6351 System Reliability 

MECH 6421 Metal Machining and Surface Technology 

MECH 6431 Introduction to Tribology (Wear, Friction and Lubrication) 
MECH 6511 Mechanical Forming of Metals (*) 

ENCS 6191 Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic 


Elective Courses 


ENCS 6141 Probabilistic Methods in Design 

INDU 6111 Theory of Operations Research 

INDU 6411 Human Factors Engineering (*) 

ENCS 6161 Probability and Stochastic Processes 

ENCS 6181 Optimization Techniques | (*) 

ENGR 6131 Linear Systems (*) 

ENGR 6301 Advanced Dynamics 

ENGR 6311 Vibrations in Machines and Structures 
ENGR 6371 Micromechatronic Systems and Applications 
MECH 6051 Process Dynamics and Control (*) 

MECH 6181 Heating, Air Conditioning and Ventilation (*) 
MECH 6301 Vibration Problems in Rotating Machinery 
MECH 6311 Noise and Vibration Control 

MECH 6441 Stress Analysis in Mechanical Design 

MECH 6451 Computer-Aided Mechanical Design 

MECH 6471 Aircraft Structures 

MECH 6481 Aeroelasticity (*) 

MECH 6531 Casting 

MECH 6541 Joining Processes and Nondestructive Testing 
MECH 6551 Fracture 

MECH 6561 High Strength Materials 

MECH 6611 Numerically Controlled Machines 

MECH 6631 Industrial Automation 





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MECH 6641 Engineering Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue 
MECH 6651 Structural Composites 

MECH 6671 Finite Element Method in Machine Design 
MECH 6751 Vehicle Dynamics (*) 

MECH 6771 Driverless Ground Vehicles (*) 


(*) This course cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent. 


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Industrial Engineering 


Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Industrial 
Engineering) 


See the description of the Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy requirements in the general section on the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science 


Master’s Programs in Industrial Engineering 


The Department offers two 45-credit programs leading to MASc or MEng degrees in Industrial Engineering. Applicants lacking the appropriate 
engineering background will be required to enrol in an extended program of specified courses. These courses are in addition to the regular 45-credit 


program. 
Requirements for the Degree 


The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master's Programs in the Faculty of Engineering and 


Computer Science 


Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science (Industrial 
Engineering) 


Students must complete 45 credits as shown below: 


1. Courses. A minimum of four courses (16 credits) chosen from the Engineering Courses section, approved by the student’s supervisor and either 
the Graduate Program Director or the Chair of the Department. 


2. Thesis. 29 credits. 


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Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering (Industrial 
Engineering) 


Students must complete 45 credits of course-work as described below: 


1. Specialization Courses: A minimum of nine courses (36 credits) chosen as follows: 

a. Core Courses: The following three INDU courses (12 credits) in topic area E12 must be completed: 
INDU 6111, 6211, 6311. 

b. Area Electives: A minimum of 16 credits must be completed from the courses listed below: 
INDU courses in topic area E12 excluding the core courses; 
ENCS 6191; 
ENGR 7011 (1 credit); 
MECH 6421, 6611, 6631, 6941T. 

c. Department Electives: 
Other INDU 6000, MECH 6000t and MECH 7000+ level courses. 


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2. General Electives 
Up to 9 credits may be chosen from courses listed under the Topic Area E72 or other topic areas in the Engineering Courses section. The 
student must obtain written approval from the Departments that offer these courses. 

3. Project Courses 
A student may take project courses (ENGR 6971, ENGR 6981, ENGR 6991) or the industrial training (ENCS 6931), replacing courses specified in 
Department Electives or courses specified in General Electives. 
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Engineering Courses 


Courses offered in the Certificate, Master’s and PhD programs in Engineering are one-term four-credit courses unless otherwise specified. Not all 
courses are offered each year. In these programs, a one-term course consists of one three-hour period per week for thirteen weeks, or equivalent. All 
4-credit courses include a project chosen in consultation with the course instructor, requiring a written report. The final examination in the one-term 
course will be written after the thirteenth week, or during an examination period specified for each term. A course given in the summer term will, in 
general, consist of two three-hour periods per week for six and one-half weeks, or equivalent. For additional information concerning course 
descriptions and schedules, contact the appropriate department or the Office of the Associate Dean. (See note regarding the permitted number of 
credits from topic area E72 under the degree requirements section for each program). The courses are listed below, grouped under appropriate topic 
areas. The content of some graduate courses is equivalent to that of specified undergraduate courses. Such graduate courses, marked with (*), 
cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent. Courses marked with (**) cannot be taken for credit by 


students who have completed the Bachelor of/Baccalaureate in Engineering (Building) Program. 


List of Courses by Topic Areas 


E00 - REVIEW/MAKE-UP COURSES 


Students who lack the mathematics and systems background for graduate programs in engineering may be required to take the course in this 


section. This course cannot be taken for credit towards the requirements of a graduate degree. 
ENCS 6001 Elements of Engineering Mathematics 
E01 - MATHEMATICAL METHODS 


ENCS 6021 Engineering Analysis 

ENCS 6111 Numerical Methods 

ENCS 6141 Probabalistic Methods in Design 
ENCS 6161 Probability and Stochastic Processes 
ENCS 6181 Optimization Techniques (*) 

ENCS 6191 Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic 


E02 - DEVELOPMENTS IN ENGINEERING 


Note: Subject matter will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for these courses, providing that the course content 


has changed. Changes in content will be indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g., CIVI 691A, CIVI 691B, etc. 


ENCS 591 Topics in Engineering and Computer Science 
ENCS 691 Topics in Engineering and Computer Science | 
ENGR 691 Topics in Engineering | 

ENGR 791 Topics in Engineering II 

BLDG 691 Topics in Building Engineering | 

BLDG 791 Topics In Building Engineering II 

CIVI 691 Topics in Civil Engineering | 

CIVI 791 Topics In Civil Engineering II 

COEN 691 Topics In Computer Engineering | 

COEN 791 Topics In Computer Engineering II 

ELEC 691 Topics in Electrical Engineering | 

ELEC 791 Topics in Electrical Engineering II 

INDU 691 Topics in Industrial Engineering 

INSE 691 Topics in Information Systems Engineering 
MECH 691 Topics In Mechanical Engineering | 

MECH 791 Topics in Mechanical Engineering II 


E03 - SYSTEMS AND CONTROL 


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ELEC 6041 Large-scale Control Systems 

ELEC 6061 Real-time Computer Control Systems 

ELEC 6091 Discrete Event Systems 

ENGR 6071 Switched and Hybrid Control Systems 

ENGR 6131 Linear Systems (*) 

ENGR 6141 Nonlinear Systems 

ENGR 7121 Analysis and Design of Linear Multivariable Systems 
ENGR 7131 Adaptive Control 

ENGR 7181 Digital Control of Dynamic Systems 

MECH 6681 Dynamics and Control of Nonholonomic Systems 


E04 - FLUID MECHANICS 


ENGR 6201 Fluid Mechanics 

ENGR 6221 Microfluidic Systems 

ENGR 6241 Hydrodynamics 

ENGR 6251 The Finite Difference Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics 
ENGR 6261 The Finite Element Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics 
ENGR 6281 Modelling Turbulent Flows 

ENGR 6291 Rheology 


E05 - DYNAMICS AND VIBRATIONS OF MECHANICAL AND BIOMECHANICAL SYSTEMS 


ENGR 6191 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 
ENGR 6301 Advanced Dynamics 

ENGR 6311 Vibrations in Machines and Structures (*) 
MECH 6301 Vibration Problems in Rotating Machinery 
MECH 6311 Noise and Vibration Control 

MECH 6321 Optimum Design of Mechanical Systems 
MECH 6351 Modal Analysis of Mechanical Systems 
MECH 6361 Mechanics of Biological Tissues 

ENGR 7331 Random Vibrations 


E06 - STRUCTURAL MECHANICS 


ENGR 6501 Applied Elasticity 

ENGR 6511 Matrix Analysis of Structures (*) 

ENGR 6531 The Finite Element Method in Structural Mechanics 
ENGR 6541 Structural Dynamics 

ENGR 6551 Theory of Elastic and Inelastic Stability 

ENGR 6561 Theory of Plates and Shells 

ENGR 6571 Energy Methods in Structural Mechanics 

ENGR 6581 Introduction to Structural Dynamics (*) 

ENGR 7521 Advanced Matrix Analysis of Structures 

ENGR 7531 Boundary Element Method in Applied Mechanics 


E07 - ENERGY CONVERSION 


BLDG 6951 Solar Building Modelling and Design 

ENGR 6601 Principles of Solar Engineering 

ENGR 6611 Equipment Design for Solar Energy Conversion 
ENGR 6661 Solar Energy Materials Science 


ENGR 6811 Energy Resources: Conventional and Renewable 


E08 - ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS 


ENCS 5721 Composition and Argumentation for Engineers 
ENCS 6721 Technical Writing and Research Methods for Scientists and Engineers 


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E09 - PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS 


ENCS 6041 Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking 
ENCS 6042 Communication Techniques for the Innovation Process 


ENCS 6821 Development and Global Engineering 


E10 - ROBOTICS 


ENGR 6411 Robotic Manipulators I: Mechanics (*) 
ENGR 7401 Robotic Manipulators II: Control 


E11 - AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS 


ENGR 6421 Standards, Regulations and Certification 
ENGR 6441 Materials Engineering for Aerospace 

ENGR 6461 Avionic Navigation Systems 

ENGR 6471 Integration of Avionics Systems (*) 

ENGR 6951 Seminar on Space Studies 

ENGR 7201 Micro-gravity Fluid Dynamics 

ENGR 7461 Avionic Systems Design 

ENGR 7961 Industrial “Stage” and Training 

MECH 6091 Flight Control Systems 

MECH 6111 Gas Dynamics (*) 

MECH 6121 Aerodynamics (*) 

MECH 6161 Gas Turbine Design (*) 

MECH 6171 Turbomachinery and Propulsion (*) 

MECH 6231 Helicopter Flight Dynamics 

MECH 6241 Operational Performance of Aircraft 

MECH 6251 Space Flight Mechanics and Propulsion Systems 
MECH 6471 Aircraft Stuctures 

MECH 6941 Concurrent Engineering in Aerospace Systems 
MECH 6961 Aerospace Case Study | 

MECH 6971 Aerospace Case Study II 


E12 - INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING 


INDU 6111 Theory of Operations Research 

INDU 6121 Advanced Operations Research 

INDU 6131 Graph Theory with System Applications 
INDU 6141 Logistics Network Models (*) 

INDU 6151 Decision Models in Service Sector (*) 
INDU 6211 Production Systems and Inventory Control 
INDU 6221 Lean Enterprise 

INDU 6231 Scheduling Theory 

INDU 6241 Lean Manufacturing 

INDU 6311 Discreet System Simulation 

INDU 6321 Introduction to Six Sigma (*) 

INDU 6331 Advanced Quality Control 

INDU 6341 Advanced Concepts in Quality Improvement (*) 
INDU 6351 System Reliability 

INDU 6411 Human Factors Engineering (*) 

INDU 6421 Occupational Safety Engineering (*) 


E21 - INTEGRATIVE STUDIES FOR BUILDING ENGINEERING 


BLDG 6111 Computer-Aided Building Operation 
BLDG 6151 Database Applications in Building and Civil Engineering 


BLDG 6221 Design of Computer Aided Systems in Building and Civil Engineering 
BLDG 6231 Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Building and Civil Engineering 


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BLDG 6541 Heat Transfer (**) 

BLDG 6561 Building Economics | (**) 

BLDG 6571 Project Management 

BLDG 6581 Decision Analysis 

BLDG 6591 Computer-Aided Building Design (*) 

BLDG 6631 Fundamentals of Facility Management 

BLDG 6861 Simulations and Design of Construction Operations (*) 
BLDG 7511 Integrated Building Design 


E22 - BUILDING SCIENCE 


BLDG 6601 Building Enclosure (*) 

BLDG 6611 Building Science (**) 

BLDG 6621 Modern Building Materials (*) 

BLDG 6641 Industrialized Building 

BLDG 6651 Fire and Smoke Control in Buildings (*) 

BLDG 6661 Hydrothermal Performance of the Building Envelope 
BLDG 6671 Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Building Envelope 
BLDG 7601 Durability of Building Materials 


E23 - BUILDING ENVIRONMENT 


BLDG 6701 Building Environment 

BLDG 6711 Mechanical Systems in Building 
BLDG 6721 Building Acoustics (*) 

BLDG 6731 Building Illumination (*) 

BLDG 6741 HVAC Control Systems 

BLDG 6751 Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation (*) 
BLDG 6761 Intelligent Buildings 

BLDG 6781 Energy Management in Buildings 
BLDG 6791 Thermal Building Simulation 

BLDG 7401 Dispersion of Building Exhaust 


E24 - CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 


BLDG 6801 Construction Planning and Control (*) 

BLDG 6811 Labour and Industrial Relations in Construction (*) 
BLDG 6821 Legal issues in Construction (*) 

BLDG 6831 Construction Processes (*) 

BLDG 6851 Project Cost Estimating (*) 

BLDG 6921 Trenchless Technology for Rehabilitation Works 
BLDG 7811 Project Acquisition and Control 

BLDG 7831 Building Economics II 

BLDG 7841 Information Technology Applications in Construction 
BLDG 7861 Business Practices in Construction 


BLDG 7871 Construction Equipment Management 


E31 - STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING 


BLDG 6061 Structural Systems for Buildings 

BLDG 6071 Wind Engineering and Building Aerodynamics 
BLDG 6931 Infrastructure Rehabilitation 

CIVI 6001 Advanced Reinforced Concrete 

CIVI 6011 Pre-cast and Pre-stressed Concrete Structures 
CIVI 6021 Durability of Concrete Materials 

CIVI 6031 Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of Structures 
CIVI 6051 Design of Industrial Structures 


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CIVI 6061 Structural Health Monitoring 
CIVI 7001 Earthquake Engineering 
CIVI 7031 Dynamics of Foundations 


E32 - BRIDGE ENGINEERING 


CIVI 6101 Planning and Design of Bridges 

CIVI 7101 Theory and Design of Orthotropic Bridges 
CIVI 7111 Theory and Design of Modern Bridge Systems 
CIVI 7121 Cable Stayed Bridges 


E33 - WATER RESOURCES 


CIVI 6301 Hydrology (*) 
CIVI 6331 Hydraulic Engineering 
CIVI 6381 Hydraulic Structures 


CIVI 7311 Advanced Analysis of Groundwater Flow and Contamination 


E34 - TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING 


CIVI 6401 Transportation Systems Analysis 
CIVI 6411 Urban Transportation Planning (*) 
CIVI 6441 Traffic Engineering (*) 

CIVI 6451 Pavement Design 

CIVI 7401 Design of Transportation Terminals 


E35 - GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING 


CIVI 6501 Foundation Engineering 

CIVI 6511 Earth Structures and Slope Stability 
CIVI 6521 Soil Behaviour 

CIVI 6531 Soil Testing and Properties 

CIVI 6541 Reinforced Earth 


E36 - INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT 


CIVI 6481 Sustainable Management of Industrial Waste 

CIVI 6491 Engineering Aspects of Site Remediation 

CIVI 6631 Hazardous Material Management and Transportation 
CIVI 6661 Environmental Impact Assessment 


CIVI 6671 Fate and Transport of Contaminants in the Environment 


E37 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 


CIVI 6601 Modelling in Building and Environmental Engineering 

CIVI 6611 Environmental Engineering 

CIVI 6621 Engineering Aspects of Biological Treatment for Air and Water 
CIVI 6641 Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering 

CIVI 6651 Water Pollution and Control 

CIVI 6901 Selected Topics in Civil Engineering | 


E42 - COMMUNICATIONS 


ELEC 6111 Detection and Estimation Theory 

ELEC 6131 Error Detecting and Correcting Codes 

ELEC 6141 Wireless Communications 

ELEC 6151 Information Theory and Source Coding 

ELEC 6171 Modelling and Analysis of Telecommunications Networks 
ELEC 6181 Real-time and Multimedia Communication over Internet 
ELEC 6831 Digital Communications 


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ELEC 6841 Advanced Digital Communications 

ELEC 6851 Introduction to Telecommunications Networks 

ELEC 6861 Higher Layer Telecommunications Protocols 

ELEC 6871 Fiber-Optics Communication Systems and Networks 
ELEC 6881 Fundamentals and Applications of MIMO Communications 
ELEC 7151 Broadband Communications Networks 

ENCS 6811 Optical Networking: Architectures and Protocols 


E43 - MICRO-DEVICES AND FABRICATION PROCESSES 


ELEC 6221 Solid State Devices 9 (*) 

ELEC 6231 Design of Integrated Circuit Components (*) 

ELEC 6241 VLSI Process Technology (*) 

ELEC 6251 Microtransducer Process Technology 

ELEC 6261 Optical Devices for High-Speed Communications 

ELEC 6271 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Opto-Electronic Devices 
ELEC 6281 Principles of Solid State Nanodevices 


E44 - FIELDS, WAVES AND OPTOELECTRONICS 


ELEC 6301 Advanced Electromagnetics 

ELEC 6311 Radiation and Scattering of Waves 

ELEC 6341 Antennas (*) 

ELEC 6351 Modern Antenna Theory 

ELEC 6361 Acoustics (*) 

ELEC 6371 Design of Wireless RF Systems 

ELEC 6381 Techniques in Electromagnetic Compatibility 
ELEC 6391 Microwave Engineering (*) 


E45 - ELECTRICAL POWER ENGINEERING 


ELEC 6411 Power Electronics | (*) 

ELEC 6421 Renewable Energy Systems (*) 

ELEC 6431 Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives 

ELEC 6461 Power Electronics II 

ELEC 6471 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Power System Design and Control (*) 
ELEC 6481 Computer-aided Analysis of Power Electronic Systems 
ELEC 6491 Controlled Electric Drives 

ELEC 7441 Design of Power Electronic Circuits 

ELEC 7451 Power System Compensation 


E47 - SIGNAL PROCESSING 


ELEC 6601 Digital Signal Processing 

ELEC 6611 Digital Filters 

ELEC 6621 Digital Waveform Compression 

ELEC 6631 Digital Video Processing 

ELEC 6641 Two-dimensional Signal and Image Processing 
ELEC 6651 Adaptive Signal Processing 


E48 - COMPUTER ENGINEERING 


COEN 6211 Biological Computing and Synthetic Biology (*) 
COEN 6311 Software Engineering 

COEN 6312 Model-Driven Software Engineering 

COEN 6321 Applied Genetic and Evolutionary Systems 
COEN 6331 Neural Networks 

COEN 6341 Embedded System Modelling 

COEN 6611 Real-time Systems 


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COEN 6711 Microprocessors and Their Applications 
COEN 6721 Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems 
COEN 6741 Computer Architecture and Design 
COEN 7311 Protocol Design and Validation 

COEN 7741 Advanced Computer Architecture 


E51 - INDUSTRIAL CONTROL AND AUTOMATION 


MECH 6011 Analysis and Design of Pneumatic Systems 

MECH 6021 Design of Industrial Control Systems (*) 

MECH 6041 Virtual Systems Engineering 

MECH 6051 Process Dynamics and Control (*) 

MECH 6061 Analysis and Design of Hydraulic Control Systems (*) 
MECH 6081 Fuel Control Systems for Combustion Engines 
MECH 6621 Microprocessors and Applications (*) 

MECH 6631 Industrial Automation 

MECH 7011 Dynamics of Hydraulics Control Systems 


E52 - THERMODYNAMICS AND HEAT TRANSFER 


MECH 6101 Kinetic Theory of Gases 

MECH 6131 Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer 
MECH 6141 Heat Exchanger Design 

MECH 6181 Heating, Air Conditioning and Ventilation (*) 
MECH 6191 Combustion 

MECH 7101 Convection Heat Transfer 


E53 - MACHINE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION 


ENGR 6161 Sensors and Actuators 
ENGR 6371 Micromechatronic Systems and Applications 
MECH 6421 Metal Machining and Surface Technology 


MECH 6431 Introduction to Tribology (Wear, Friction and Lubrication) 


MECH 6441 Stress Analysis in Mechanical Design 

MECH 6451 Computer-Aided Mechanical Design 

MECH 6481 Aeroelasticity 

MECH 6491 Engineering Metrology and Measurement Systems 
MECH 6611 Numerically Controlled Machines 

MECH 6641 Engineering Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue 
MECH 6671 Finite Element Method in Machine Design 

MECH 6691 Optical Microsystems 


E54 - MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PROCESSING 


MECH 6511 Mechanical Forming of Metals (*) 

MECH 6531 Casting 

MECH 6541 Joining Processes and Nondestructive Testing 
MECH 6551 Fracture 

MECH 6561 High Strength Materials 

MECH 6571 Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals 

MECH 6661 Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria of Materials 


E56 - GROUND VEHICLE DYNAMICS 


MECH 6741 Mechatronics (*) 

MECH 6751 Vehicle Dynamics (*) 

MECH 6761 Vehicular Internal Combustion Engines (*) 
MECH 6771 Driverless Ground Vehicles (*) 


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MECH 6781 Guided Vehicle Systems (*) 
MECH 7511 Vehicle Vibration and Control 
MECH 7711 Handling and Stability of Road Vehicles 


E57 - COMPOSITE MATERIALS 


MECH 6501 Advanced Materials 

MECH 6521 Manufacturing of Composites 

MECH 6581 Mechanical Behaviour of Polymer Composite Materials 

MECH 6601 Testing and Evaluation of Polymer Composite Materials and Structures 
MECH 6651 Structural Composites 

MECH 7501 Design Using Composite Materials 


E61 - DOCTORAL/PhD SEMINAR 


BLDG 8011 Doctoral Seminar in Building Engineering (***) 
CIVI 8011 Doctoral Seminar in Civil Engineering (***) 

ELEC 8011 Doctoral Seminar in Electrical Engineering (***) 
MECH 8011 Doctoral Seminar in Mechanical Engineering (***) 
ENCS 8011 PhD Seminar (****) 


E62 - THESIS AND COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION 


ENCS 8501 Comprehensive Examination 

ENCS 8511 Doctoral Research Proposal 

ENGR 8901 Master of Applied Science Research and Thesis (29 credits) 
ENGR 8911 Doctoral Research and Thesis 

INSE 8901 Master of Applied Science Research and Thesis (25 credits) 


E63 - PROJECT, REPORT AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING 


ENCS 6931 Industrial Stage and Training 

ELEC 6961 Graduate Seminar in Electrical and Computer Engineering 
INSE 6961 Graduate Seminar in Information and Systems Engineering 
ENGR 6971 Project and Report | 

ENGR 6981 Project and Report II 

ENGR 6991 Project and Report III 


E66 - SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 


INSE 6311 Sustainable Infrastructure Planning and Management Systems 
INSE 6400 Principles of Systems Engineering 

INSE 6411 Product Design Theory and Methodology 

INSE 6421 Systems Integration and Testing 

INSE 6431 Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Architectures and Protocols 


E67 - 3D GRAPHICS AND INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS 


INSE 6510 Video Game Technology and Development 
INSE 6530 3D Graphics and Computer Animation for Game Design 


E68 - QUALITY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 


INSE 6210 Total Quality Methodologies in Engineering 
INSE 6220 Advanced Statistical Approaches to Quality 
INSE 6230 Total Quality Project Management 

INSE 6240 Executive Communication 

INSE 6250 Quality Methodologies for Software 

INSE 6260 Software Quality Assurance 

INSE 6270 Quality-Based Systems Engineering 


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INSE 6280 Quality Assurance for Systems Engineering 
INSE 6290 Quality in Supply Chain Design 
INSE 6300 Quality Assurance in Supply Chain Management 


INSE 6310 Systems Engineering Maintenance Management 


E69 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY 


INSE 6110 Foundation of Cryptography 

INSE 6120 Crypto-Protocol and Network Security 

INSE 6130 Operating Systems Security 

INSE 6140 Malware Defenses and Application Security 
INSE 6150 Security Evaluation Methodologies 

INSE 6160 Database Security and Privacy 

INSE 6170 Network Security Architecture and Management 
INSE 6180 Security and Privacy Implications of Data Mining 
INSE 6190 Wireless Network Security 

INSE 6610 Cybercrime Investigations 

INSE 6620 Cloud Computing Security and Privacy 

INSE 6630 Recent Developments in Information Systems Security 
INSE 6640 Smart Grids and Control System Security 

INSE 6650 Trusted Computing 


E70 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 


INSE 6100 Advanced Java Platforms 

INSE 6320 Risk Analysis for Information and Systems Engineering 

INSE 6441 Applied Game Theory and Mechanism Design 

INSE 7100 Design and Analysis of Security Protocols 

INSE 7110 Value Added Service Engineering in Next Generation Networks 
INSE 7120 Advanced Network Management 


E71 - COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAM 


COMP 6731 Pattern Recognition (*) 
COMP 6741 Intelligent Systems (*) 
COMP 7651 Advanced Analysis of Algorithms 


E72 - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM 


MBA 607 Financial Accounting for Managerial Decisions 
MBA 608 Managerial Statistics 

MBA 614 Financial Management 

MBA 616 Operations Management 

MBA 628 Management Accounting 


F03 - APPLICATION SPECIFIC INTEGRATED CIRCUITS 


COEN 6501 Digital System Design and Synthesis 
COEN 6511 VLSI Circuit Design 

COEN 6521 Design for Testability 

COEN 6531 ASIC Synthesis 

COEN 6541 Functional Hardware Verification 
COEN 6551 Formal Hardware Verification 

ELEC 6051 Introduction to Analog VLSI 

ELEC 6081 Modern Analog Filter Design 


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Course Descriptions 


Building Engineering 


BCEE 6961 Graduate Seminar in Building and Civil Engineering (1 credit) 

MEng students must attend a set of seminars identified by the Department and submit a comprehensive report on selected topics. The report, 
including an abstract, must be suitably documented and illustrated, should be at least 1000 words in length, must be typewritten on one side of 21.5 
cm by 28 cm white paper of quality, and must be enclosed in binding. Students are referred to Form and Style: Thesis, Reports, Term Papers, fourth 
edition by Campbell and Ballou, published by Houghton Mifflin. 

Note: This course cannot be taken by MASc or PhD students. 


BLDG 6061 Structural Systems for Buildings (4 credits) 
Building components and assembled systems. Structural efficiency and economy: rigid frames, shear walls, framed tube, latticed structures; 
membrane, air and cable supported structures. Selection and preliminary design of building structural systems, materials and components. Case 


studies. 


BLDG 6071 Wind Engineering and Building Aerodynamics (4 credits) 
Atmospheric circulations; atmospheric boundary layer; wind structure; wind speed and turbulence measurements; bluff body aerodynamics; mean 
and fluctuating wind forces on buildings; internal wind pressures; along-wind, across-wind and torsional building response to wind; snow drifting and 


accumulation problems; dispersion of gaseous pollutants. A case study or a project. 


BLDG 6111 Computer-Aided Building Operation (4 credits) 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6711. 

Computer systems for energy management, including scheduling and operation of HVAC systems and lighting. Applications for intelligent buildings. 
Use of simulation and knowledge-based software for automatic regulation of building operation. Diagnosis of malfunctions and modifications of 


operations. Computerized building security systems. Actions during extraordinary conditions such as fire emergencies. A project. 


BLDG 6151 Database Applications in Building and Civil Engineering (4 credits) 

Components, properties and limits of databases and database management systems (DBMS). Database requirements for engineering tasks. Design 
of database schema and implementation in commercially available DBMS. Engineering data modelling techniques. Topics include: the 
entity/relationship model; the relational data model; the standard database language SQL; and the object-oriented data model. A project. 


Note: Students who have taken ENGR 6151 may not take this course for credit. 


BLDG 6221 Design of Computer-Aided Systems in Building and Civil Engineering (4 credits) 

Object-oriented modelling of physical components, design objectives, performance requirements and engineering processes. Identification of objects 
and definition of their arrangement and interaction to model engineering processes. Overview of the life-cycle of an engineering software project. 
Project on implementation of a small scale computer-aided engineering system. 


Note: Students who have taken ENGR 6221 may not take this course for credit. 


BLDG 6231 Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Building and Civil Engineering (4 credits) 

Introduction to artificial intelligence techniques in an engineering context; heuristic search methods, logical reasoning, knowledge-based systems, 
neural networks, genetics algorithms, and case-based reasoning. Algorithmic versus knowledge-based programming for engineering applications. 
Emphasis on knowledge-based systems and their characteristics, capabilities and limitations. Case studies in design, failure diagnosis and 
processing of standards. A project. 


Note: Students who have taken ENGR 6231 may not take this course for credit. 


BLDG 6541 Heat Transfer (4 credits) 
(Cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the Bachelor of/Baccalaureate in Engineering (Building) Program). 
Steady state heat conduction. Convection and radiation heat exchange. Refrigeration cycles. Theory of air vapour mixtures. Introduction to heat 


transfer in building environment. Unsteady state of heat transfer. Case studies. 


BLDG 6561 Building Economics | (4 credits) 
(Cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the Bachelor of/Baccalaureate in Engineering (Building) Program). 


Development of economic performance measures of interest to developers, owners, contractors and users. Sources of finance and the determinants 


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of the cost of money. Elementary estimating; cost indices; forecasting techniques; value of money; economic comparison techniques; evaluation of 
projects in private and public sectors; tax regulations; inflation; life-cycle costing; risk analysis; non-economic attributes. Case studies of economic 


analysis of projects, single building and building components. A project. 


BLDG 6571 Project Management (4 credits) 

Introduction to managing the development, design and construction of buildings. Examination of project management for the total development 
process, including inter-relationships between owners, developers, financing sources, designers, contractors and users; methods of project delivery; 
introduction to planning and scheduling; role and tasks of the project manager; feasibility analyses; construction claims; financing and cash-flow 
analysis; government regulations; environmental and social constraints; introduction to control of cost, time and technical performance; human 


factors; computer applications. A project. 


BLDG 6581 Decision Analysis (4 credits) 
Development of a basic theory of decision making under uncertainty. Rationales of decision makers, utility, the concept of the value of perfect 
information. The Bayesian approach to decision making; pre-posterior analysis and optimal fixed-sized analysis for random processes. Decision 


analysis with multiple objective, structuring the problem, multi-attributed utility functions, case studies. A project. 


BLDG 6591 Computer-Aided Building Design (*) (4 credits) 

Prerequisites: BLDG 6561. 

Identification of objectives, decision variables, processes and information flow in building design. Application and evaluation of computer systems to 
components of the building design process. Determination of decision variables in problem modelling and sensitivity of results. Current applications in 
structural analysis and design, space layout, electrical distribution systems, HVAC design, lighting design, estimating, specification editing and 


scheduling. Evaluation of issues of interdisciplinary information control and interchange. A project. 


BLDG 6601 Building Enclosure (4 credits) 

(Cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent). 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6611. 

Schematic and detail design of walls, windows and roofs. Complex building types will be examined to show the relationships between massing, 


materials, energy conservation and building use. Solar shading, daylighting, rainscreen and air barrier principles will be emphasized. A project. 


BLDG 6611 Building Science (4 credits) 
(Cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the Bachelor of/Baccalaureate in Engineering (Building) Program). 
Environmental exterior and interior influences on inner environmental control. Topics include: thermal energy exchanges, psychrometrics, vapour and 


fluid flow, air leakage, ventilation and design comfort conditions, selection of materials and building systems. A case study or a project. 


BLDG 6621 Modern Building Materials (4 credits) 

(Cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent). 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6611 previously or concurrently. 

Structural, thermal and acoustical properties of new building materials such as: plastics, synthetic fibres, adhesives, sealants, caulking compounds, 
forams, sandwich panels, composites, polymer-concrete systems, fibre-reinforced concretes, plastic mortars, polymers for flooring, roofing, synthetic 


wall papers. Consideration of corrosion, bio- and thermal degradation, stability under ultraviolet and solar radiation. A project. 


BLDG 6631 Fundamentals of Facility Management (4 credits) 

Systems approach to planning, organization and implementation of a facility, including space allocation, leasing and marketing, operation, 
maintenance, and renovation over the life of the building. Forecast of budget requirements for effective operation, maintenance, and renovation. 
Correlation between the operation of the building and health risks, comfort, productivity, and costs. Integrated approach to the planning, analysis, 


evaluation, organization and optimization of physical systems of facilities. Case studies. 


BLDG 6641 Industrialized Building (4 credits) 
Trends toward off-site fabrication of buildings. Needs and technical requirements of international markets. Principal types of industrialized systems, 
materials and components. Optimization of industrialized production. Planning, design, construction and maintenance. Codes and standards. A case 


study and project. 


BLDG 6651 Fire and Smoke Control in Buildings (4 credits) 

(Cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent). 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6611. 

Topics treated include: fire and smoke control; failure mechanisms of building enclosure, illustrated by case studies; performance codes for enclosure 


systems; enclosure design for extreme operation environments. A project. 


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BLDG 6661 Hygrothermal Performance of the Building Envelope (4 credits) 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6611 previously or concurrently. 

Modelling of dynamic building envelope thermal performance. Thermal bridges. Modelling of transient moisture transfer, condensation and 
accumulation. Advanced glazings and evaluation of window performance. Active building envelope components for heat and moisture control. 
Experimental techniques for performance evaluation of the building envelope; infrared thermography, guarded hot box and calibrated hot box tests. A 


project. 


BLDG 6671 Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Building Envelope (4 credits) 
Failures in building envelopes. Modes of deterioration including freeze-thaw, chemical, movements. Diagnostics and investigation techniques 
including field survey instruments. Assessment of intervention magnitude and performance of proposed solutions. Codes, standards and regulations. 


Case studies. 


BLDG 6701 Building Environment (4 credits) 

Design criteria of indoor environment. Assessment of thermal comfort and sensation. Mathematical models of thermal comfort: predictive models and 
adaptive models. Prediction of thermal sensation using: computer simulation, and measurements with thermal comfort meter. Verification of 
compliance with standards. Visual comfort. Standards for quality of visual environment. Calculation of photometric parameters. Preliminary design of 
the indoor lighting system. Evaluation of illuminance level using commercially available software packages. Acoustical comfort. Standards for quality 


of acoustical environment. Sound control measures through the design of buildings and HVAC systems. Two projects. 


BLDG 6711 Mechanical Systems in Building (4 credits) 
Co-requisite: BLDG 6701. 
HVAC Systems. Analysis, selection and operation; design of air and water distribution systems in buildings; waste water disposal and sprinkler 


systems. A project. 


BLDG 6721 Building Acoustics (4 credits) 

(Cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent). 

An understanding of sound and an examination of the major factors which contribute to a controlled acoustic environment in buildings. Topics covered 
include: basic vibration, sources, measurement and description of environmental noise, psychological and physiological aspects of sound perception; 


sound transmission through building elements; reverberation, measurement and control; and room acoustics. Case studies and a project. 


BLDG 6731 Building Illumination (*) (4 credits) 

Quantitative and qualitative aspects of illumination systems. Photometric quantities, visual perception and colour theory, standards, daylight and 
artificial illumination systems, radiative transfer. Fixture and lamp characteristics, control devices for improved energy efficiency. Design of advanced 
fenestration systems for daylighting. Field measurements and artificial sky tests. Virtual reality and other computer simulation techniques for lighting. 


A project. 


BLDG 6741 HVAC Control Systems (4 credits) 
HVAC control loops: classification and structure, specifications, hardware, tuning and testing. Optimization of single- and multi-loop control systems. 


Energy management systems for monitoring, control and diagnostics of HVAC system operation. A project. 


BLDG 6751 Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation (*) (4 credits) 

History and development of indoor air science. Relevant national and provincial standards and regulations. Principles of occupational hygiene; 
identification, evaluation and control of physical, biological, and chemical agents in indoor environment. Ventilation requirements. Definition of 
ventilation efficiency and removal effectiveness; measurement techniques and modelling. Indoor air monitoring; field studies of gases, fumes, 
solvents, and dusts. Plan for building walkthrough evaluations; strategies for improving indoor air quality. Building design for acceptable indoor air 


quality, material selection and specification. A case study or project. 


BLDG 6761 Intelligent Buildings (4 credits) 
Issues related to the Intelligent Building; automation, communication and security. Mechanical, electrical, electronic subsystems and their integration 
within the building; configuration and operational characteristics; performance specifications; analytical models; design methods; case studies. A 


project. 


BLDG 6781 Energy Management in Buildings (4 credits) 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6611 previously or concurrently. 

Energy-related standards, codes and by-laws. Methods of assessment of the actual energy performance. Conventional and innovative measurement 
and analysis techniques. Energy-oriented renovation or replacement of building sub-systems (e.g. HVAC and lighting systems). Prediction of energy 
and cost savings using commercially available software packages. Verification of compliance with standards. Life cycle analysis. A case study and 


project. 


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BLDG 6791 Thermal Building Simulation (4 credits) 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6611. 

Mathematical models of heat and mass transfer phenomena through building components: transfer function methods and numerical methods. Models 
of radiative and convective heat transfer phenomena within buildings. Application to equipment-based modelling of HVAC systems: first principle 


models and correlation-based models. System-based modelling of HVAC systems. Validation of computer models. A project. 


BLDG 6801 Construction Planning and Control (4 credits) 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6571. 

Methods of delivering construction. Contractual relationships and organizational structures. Phases of project development. Estimating resource 
requirements; costs and durations. Bidding strategies. Network analysis using CPM and PERT, time-cost trade-off, resource allocation. Cash flow 
analysis. Earned-value concept for integrated time and cost control. Quality control. Value engineering. A case study and project. 


Note: Students who have taken the undergraduate equivalent BCEE 465 may not take this course for credit. 


BLDG 6811 Labour and Industrial Relations in Construction (4 credits) 
(Cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent). 
The study of labour legislation with special emphasis on the construction industry, union organization, the theory and practice of negotiations, 


mediation, contract administration and arbitration. Review of actual contracts, discussion of future trends. Case studies. 


BLDG 6821 Legal Issues in Construction (4 credits) 
(Cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent). 
Legal concepts and processes applicable to the development of constructed facilities and to the operation of the construction firm. Emphasis on 


Quebec law and institutions. Case studies. 


BLDG 6831 Construction Processes (4 credits) 

(Cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent). 

A study of current construction methods and techniques. The subjects include wood framing, masonry, concrete forming, slipforming, precast 
construction, industrialized building, deep excavation shoring and underpinning. The methods are described in terms of materials involved, equipment 


required, current field practice and safety considerations. Case studies. 


BLDG 6851 Project Cost Estimating (4 credits) 
Techniques and procedures used for estimating cost of construction projects. Topics include: cost estimation process; elements of project cost; 
conceptual and detailed cost estimation methods; risk assessment and range estimating; case studies; computer-aided estimating. A project. 


Note: Students who have taken the undergraduate equivalent BCEE 464 may not take this course for credit. 


BLDG 6861 Simulations and Design of Construction Operations (4 credits) 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6831. 

Principles of modelling and simulation. Classification and validation of simulation models. Analysis of input data and outputs. Object Oriented 
Simulation (OOS). Simulation languages. Application of discrete event simulation in construction operations including earthmoving operations, 
building construction operations, and tunneling operations. A project. 


Note: Students who have taken the undergraduate equivalent BCEE 466 may not take this course for credit. 


BLDG 691 Topics in Building Engineering | (4 credits) 
Note: Subject matter will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for these courses, providing that the course content 


has changed. Changes in content will be indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. CIVI 691A, CIVI 691B, etc. 


BLDG 6921 Trenchless Technology for Rehabilitation Works (4 credits) 

State of Canadian urban infrastructure with a focus on underground facilities; current industry practice; common types of defects in underground 
pipes; diagnostics of defects and evaluation techniques for the conditions of water and sewer mains; planning, equipment, materials and methods for 
rehabilitation of water and sewer mains; case studies. 


Note: Students who have taken ENGR 6721 may not take this course for credit. 


BLDG 6931 Infrastructure Rehabilitation (4 credits) 

State of Canadian urban infrastructure. Rehabilitation techniques as applicable to steel and concrete structures; degradation mechanisms; detection 
and classification of defects. Evaluation and assessment of the conditions of buildings and bridges. Rehabilitation materials and methods. Codes and 
guidelines. Case studies. 


Note: Students who have taken ENGR 6731 may not take this course for credit. 


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BLDG 6951 Solar Building Modelling and Design (4 credits) 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6611 or permission of instructor. 

Design principles of solar buildings, including direct gain, indirect gain and solaria. Net-zero energy solar buildings; analytical and numerical models. 
Performance of glazing systems, transparent insulation, and airflow windows. Building-integrated photovoltaic systems. Thermal storage sizing for 
solar energy storage; phase-change thermal storage. Thermosyphon collectors. Prevention of overheating, shading systems and natural ventilation. A 


project. 


BLDG 7401 Dispersion of Building Exhaust (4 credits) 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6611. 

Atmospheric parameters, wind velocity profiles, meteorological data. Gaussian dispersion equations. Plume rise and trajectories. Evaluation of stack 
gas plume dispersion. Trapped plumes; Turner’s approximation. Potential reingestion of building exhaust. Analytical, numerical and experimental 


modelling of dispersion process; design guidelines fumigation. A case study or a project. 


BLDG 7511 Integrated Building Design (4 credits) 

Prerequisites: BLDG 6601 and BLDG 6711. 

Compatibility among building subsystems (structural, envelope, mechanical, lighting, materials) and between the building and the environment. 
Integration issues in the design, production and operation of the built facility. Case studies of failures caused by lack of compatibility. Consideration 


for tolerances and sustainable development. A project. 


BLDG 7521 Advanced Computer-Aided Building Design (4 credits) 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6231. 

Characteristics of the building design process. Traditional versus emerging roles of computers pertaining to building design activities. Preliminary 
design and integrated design issues: analysis with incomplete/imprecise data, automatic sizing and checking based on Standards, interfaces 
between CAD and analysis routines, communications across disciplines and through design stages, standardization. Applications involving 


operations research techniques, KBS and analysis packages for engineering performance evaluation. A project. 


BLDG 7601 Durability of Building Materials (4 credits) 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6611 or equivalent. 

Concepts underlying long-term performance of building materials such as: ceramics, stucco and synthetic stucco, lightweight concrete, wood and 
wood-based products, thermal insulation, selected composite materials, sealants, membranes used for waterproofing and air barriers. Methods of 
fabrication, properties and evaluation for durability. Failure mechanisms under combined actions of mechanical and environmental loads (temperature, 


moisture, freeze-thaw, solar radiation, salt solutions, air pollution, and microorganisms). A case study and project. 


BLDG 7811 Project Acquisition and Control (4 credits) 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6571, 6801. 

Study of techniques and procedures used for construction project procurement and control. Topics treated include: marketing, bidding strategies, 
work break-down structure and contract packages, techniques for integrated time and cost control; management information systems for control, 


procurement; productivity measurement, contingency and escalation analysis and control. A project. 


BLDG 7831 Building Economics II (4 credits) 
Prerequisite: BLDG 6561, 6581. 
Topics include: replacement analysis; risk analysis of projects; sensitivity analysis; forecasting techniques, profitability analysis; multi-attributed 


decision analysis, case studies. A project. 


BLDG 7841 Information Technology Applications in Construction (4 credits) 

Prerequisite: BLDG 7811. 

Use of computers in estimating, cost engineering, scheduling and resource analyses, materials control, report generation and operations simulation. 
Information systems: information-based theories of management; information technology, cost and value information; analysis, design and 
implementation of a network based control system. Considerations for computer usage in construction firms; hardware, software, operations, 


economic, human and organizational. Product and process modelling; Internet use in product delivery. A project. 


BLDG 7861 Business Practices in Construction (4 credits) 

Prerequisite: BLDG 6801. 

A study of business practices as they relate to the construction industry. Topics treated include: organization; marketing; bid preparation; bonding; 
personnel management; financing; accounting; cash-flow analysis; capital budgeting. The principles are first presented and then followed by case 


studies. A project. 


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BLDG 7871 Construction Equipment Management (4 credits) 
Prerequisite: BLDG 6561. 
The study of various classes of equipment, (cranes, excavators, loaders, tractors, etc.) used in construction. Methods are developed for selecting, 


acquiring, maintaining and replacing equipment. Treatment of simulation and its use for the optimal selection of equipment spreads. A project. 


BLDG 791 Topics in Building Engineering II (4 credits) 
Note: Subject matter will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for these courses, providing that the course content 


has changed. Changes in content will be indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. CIVI 691A, CIVI 691B, etc. 


BLDG 8011 Doctoral Seminar in Building Engineering 


Grading on a pass/fail basis only. No credit value. 


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CIVI 6001 Advanced Reinforced Concrete (4 credits) 
Strength limits; modes of failure; flexural and inclined cracking strength; crack propagation; crack width; deformation; biaxial and multiaxial strength 
of concrete; ultimate strength in flexure; ultimate strength in diagonal splitting; ultimate strength of columns; current research progress and modelling 


for finite element analysis; new code regulations. A project. 


CIVI 6011 Precast and Prestressed Concrete Structures (4 credits) 
Prefabrication and prestressing concepts; segmental and modular structures and connections; composite and pre-and post-tensioned structures; 


analysis and design of determinate and indeterminate systems; design codes. A project. 


CIVI 6021 Durability of Concrete Materials (4 credits) 

Influence of constituent materials (cements, aggregates and admixtures) on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete. Chemistry and hydration 
reactions of cement and alternate cementing materials. Development of pore structure and its influence on transport and deterioration mechanisms, 
durability testing. Concrete mixture design and optimization for high performance and other speciality concrete types. Climatic loads affecting 
durability and performance. Performance vs. prescriptive specifications. A project. 


Note: Students who have taken ENGR 691B (Performance and Durability of Concrete Materials) may not take this course for credit. 


CIVI 6031 Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of Structures (4 credits) 

Seismic rehabilitation requirements and performance objectives. Evolution of codes, standards and regulations. Selection of retrofit design 
methodology. General strategies to develop rehabilitation schemes: add stiffness, damping, and/or mass reduction. Seismic assessment of existing 
steel structures. Behaviour and design of structures equipped with energy dissipation devices. Case studies and a project. 


Note: Students who have taken CIV! 691B (Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of Structures) may not take this course for credit. 


CIVI 6051 Design of Industrial Structures (4 credits) 
Problems in the design of industrial structures in steel, reinforced concrete, masonry