The School of Political Studies offers graduate programs leading to the Graduate Diploma in Public Management and Governance, and to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA) and PhD in Political Science. The MA program is offered both full- and part-time whereas the PhD program is offered full-time only. The programs are offered in French and English.

Two options are available for the MA: the MA with thesis and the MA with research paper.

It is possible to follow the Master’s or the PhD program exclusively in French.

Students who enroll in their program in French (MA or PhD) must take the majority of their courses in French:

  • Master’s with Thesis: students must take at least three of their required courses in French.
  • Master’s with Major Research Paper: students must take at least four of their required courses in French.
  • PhD: students must take at least three courses in French.

Students who enroll in their program in English (MA or PhD) must take and pass at least one of their required courses in French.

All students are permitted to hand in their assignments in French or in English. At the time of admission, students must have an active knowledge of French and a passive understanding of English. French is the working language of the School’s meetings, including those of the graduate students’ association, and in the School’s internal communications.

The department participates in the collaborative programs in Women’s Studies (at the MA level), in Environmental Sustainability (at the MA level) and in Canadian Studies (at the PhD level). For more information on this program, see “Admission Requirements.”

The collaborative program in Women's Studies at the master's level is designed for students from selected disciplines in arts, education, health sciences, law, social sciences, and counselling and spirituality (Saint Paul University), who have an interest in women's studies. These students have the opportunity to combine advanced studies in their primary program with analyses from a women's studies perspective. The degree awarded is a master's degree in the primary program with a "specialization in Women's Studies".

The programs are governed by the general regulations in effect for graduate studies. 

Learn more on application deadlines, language requirements and more by visiting the specific requirements webpage.

The following are minimum requirements for admission to the master’s program. Meeting these minimal requirements alone does not guarantee acceptance. The School of Political Studies also takes into account the number of places available and the student’s aptitude for higher level research.

Students who have a BA with honours in Political Science or its equivalent with a minimum average of 70 % (B), calculated in accordance with graduate studies guidelines, may be admitted directly to the MA program.

Students who do not have a BA with honours in Political Science, but who have a BA with a minor in Political Science or a BA in a related discipline, and a minimum average of 75% (B +), may be accepted for a qualifying year, the content of which will be decided in consultation with the director of graduate studies in the political science.

An active knowledge of French or English is essential. All students admitted will have to take at least one of their courses in French, and all students must be capable of reading texts in English and French. Candidates must indicate in their application the language in which they plan to take the majority of their courses. Those students who plan to study mainly in English will have to demonstrate in their application an active knowledge of English. All students whose first language is other than English or French must provide proof in their application of their level of competence in both languages. The School of Political Studies reserves the right to require a language test for either language.

Collaborative Programs

The School of Political Studies is one of the participating units in the collaborative programs in Women’s Studies (master’s level only) and in Environmental Sustainability (master's level only).

The collaborative program in Women's Studies was created to enable students to enrich their education in political science by adding the interdisciplinary dimension of Women’s Studies. The program consists of two compulsory Women’s Studies (FEM) courses as well as a thesis or a research paper on a subject linked to Women’s Studies. One of the FEM courses will count towards the requirements of the master’s program with thesis, replacing one of the elective courses. Both FEM courses will count towards the requirements of the master’s program with research paper, replacing two of the electives.

Students should indicate in their initial application for admission to the master's program in Political Science that they wish to be accepted into the collaborative program.

To be accepted in the collaborative program in women's studies at the master's level, applicants must first be accepted to the master's program in a participating program. Successful applicants will normally hold an honours degree or the equivalent and have a minimum average of 70 per cent (B). They must also have a background in women's studies, that is, a minimum of two undergraduate level courses or one graduate level course on women, gender, feminism or sexualities. Students who do not have an adequate background may be eligible to our Special Policy for Admissions.

The letter of intention submitted with the application should include a clear account of the “women’s studies” dimension in the proposed topic of research.

Language Requirements

Students may take the collaborative program in environmental sustainability in French or in English. Each student enrolled in the MA in Political Science with specialization in environmental sustainability, must take at least one of their courses in French. This rule applies to the program as a whole, not specifically the courses in the collaborative program. Therefore, an active knowledge of French is required. 

Two options are available: the MA with thesis and the MA with research paper. The MA with major research paper, which emphasizes course work and the writing of a research paper, is offered in the areas of Canadian and Quebec politics and international and comparative politics. The MA with thesis is offered in all three fields of study and places greater emphasis on individual research. The individual program of study is decided in consultation with the director of graduate studies and a professor in the student’s field of study, both of whom must approve it.

Fields

The master’s program offers the following fields of study:

  • International relations;
  • Canadian and Quebec politics;
  • Political thought and the analysis of ideologies;
  • Comparative politics;
  • Women and politics;
  • Environmental politics;
  • Political economy;
  • Citizenship, diversity and migration.

Master's with Thesis

The MA with thesis requires the completion of 12 units of courses, a presentation and defence of the thesis proposal and a master's thesis.

Enrollment is limited to a maximum of three courses/seminars per term, not including the thesis proposal.

Compulsory Courses: 1
POL 6101Research Methods in Political Science3 Units
3 optional course units from the chosen field of study:3 Units
Seminar in International Relations
Core Seminar in Comparative Politics
Seminar in Canadian and Quebec Politics
Seminar in Political Thought
6 elective course units in political science (POL) at the graduate level6 Units
Thesis Proposal:
POL 6999Thesis Proposal 20 Unit
Thesis:
POL 7989Master's Thesis12 Units

Note(s)

1

All students must successfully complete at least one course given in French. 

2

Enrollment in the thesis proposal should take place preferably in the first term and at the latest in the third term. 

Thesis Proposal 

Students should begin the process of selecting a thesis topic and potential supervisor immediately upon commencing the program. The topic and supervisor are selected in consultation with an adviser and must be registered no later than the end of the second term in the program. Once the topic and supervisor have been chosen, the thesis proposal is prepared with the help of the supervisor.

The defence of the topic, which is the only requirement of POL 6999, must be completed before the end of the third term of enrollment (and preferably earlier). Once the topic has been defended, students are allowed to enroll for the thesis (POL 7989).

The thesis proposal could be organized in the following way:

  • Statement of the research question;
  • Hypotheses;
  • Research methods (techniques and data to be used);
  • Theoretical or practical relevance of the thesis;
  • Provisional bibliography.

The thesis proposal is assessed by a committee, composed of the thesis supervisor and another professor chosen by the School of Political Studies in consultation with the student and the thesis supervisor.

Thesis 

The thesis (POL 7989) can be in any one of the four fields. It is prepared in regular consultation with the supervisor and evaluated by a committee of professors proposed by the director of the School of Political Studies.

The master’s thesis should be evaluated according to the following criteria.

  • Rigour of the methodology;
  • Knowledge of the key scholarly literature relevant to the thesis;
  • The quality of the research question;
  • Analytical capacity;
  • The coherence, clarity and quality of the argument, and of the writing.

These criteria will be applied according to what can reasonably be expected of a master’s student who has been enrolled in the thesis option for four terms.

Concretely, the thesis can focus on the study of one or more political phenomena narrowly defined, on the discussion of a concept, a hypothesis, or a critical analysis of an author’s work. The master’s thesis should be 80-120 pages (double spaced – 20,000 to 30,000 words), including any notes and bibliography. A thesis longer than 125 double-spaced pages (31,250 words) will not be accepted.

Master's with Research Paper

The MA with major research paper requires the completion of 24 course units and a research paper.

The maximum number of courses or seminars per term for which students are allowed to enroll is three. 

Compulsory Courses: 1
POL 6101Research Methods in Political Science3 Units
3 optional course units from the chosen field of study:3 Units
Seminar in International Relations
Core Seminar in Comparative Politics
Seminar in Canadian and Quebec Politics
Seminar in Political Thought
12 elective course units in political science (POL) at the graduate level12 Units
Research Paper:
POL 7979Research Paper6 Units

Note(s)

1

All students must successfully complete at least one course given in French.

Research Paper

Upon completion of 12 units, which must include two core courses as well as the methodology course, students are permitted to enroll for the major research paper. The first enrollment normally takes place in the third term. The goal of the major research paper is to evaluate a student’s capacity to complete a coherent literature review of a well-defined topic relating to a precise research question. Students are not required to do original research; rather, they are expected to analyze the relevant literature on a topic, relating to the question underlying their research. The topic and the literature to be consulted must be approved by two professors in the School of Political Studies.

The major research paper should demonstrate:

  • The ability to conduct research;
  • A knowledge of the relevant literature in the chosen topic;
  • The capacity to address a research question in a coherent, structured, and well-written manner.

These criteria will be applied according to what can be reasonably expected of a full-time master’s student who has been enrolled in the major research paper option for two terms (including the summer).

The major research paper, which is written under a professor’s supervision, should be about 12,000 words or 50 pages. It is evaluated by the professor as well as by another professor recommended by the director of the master’s program. Each of the two professors will assign a letter grade, the average of which will constitute the student’s final mark.

Collaborative Program in Women's Studies

Students admitted to the collaborative program in women's studies at the master's level must meet the requirements for a master's degree in their primary program as well as the requirements of the women's studies program. Normally, the women's studies courses are recognized as partial fulfillment of the requirements of the student's primary program, in which case the passing grade in the relevant FEM course or courses is the same as that specified for the primary program.

Compulsory Courses:
FEM 5103Feminist Methodologies3 Units
FEM 5300Feminist Theories3 Units
Thesis or Major Research Paper

 Note(s)

  • Students must complete the two compulsory courses before their first enrollment for the major research paper or thesis.
  • The thesis or major research paper must be on a topic related to women, gender, feminism or sexualities. The proposed topic must be approved by the Women’s Studies Graduate Committee as well as by the student’s primary program. The thesis or major research paper must demonstrate knowledge of feminist scholarship in the field or fields appropriate to the topic, and of feminist methodologies where applicable.
  • The thesis supervisor must possess Women’s Studies and/or feminist expertise. In the case of a major research paper, the supervisor should, ideally, possess Women’s Studies and/or feminist expertise. If not, one of the readers must possess such expertise. Joint supervision by a professor from the participating unit and a professor chosen by the WSGC may be appropriate in some cases.
  • Thesis or Major Research Paper Proposal: The thesis or major research paper proposal must be approved by the Women’s Studies Graduate Committee as well as by the primary program. Usually the thesis or major research paper proposal is submitted to women’s studies by the end of the third term of the first year of studies. For the primary programs that do not require a proposal, students must still submit a proposal to the Women’s Studies Graduate Committee.
  • Examiner or Reader: One of the examiners (for the thesis) or reader (for the major research paper) must be a person approved by the Women’s Studies Graduate Committee

Transfer from Master's to PhD

Students in the MA program at the University of Ottawa who have performed exceptionally well academically, who have demonstrated solid research skills and who are deemed sufficiently mature, may proceed to the doctoral program without completing their master’s degree. The conditions for transfer are as follows:

The request for transfer must be made during the third term of full-time enrollment (or equivalent), and the transfer must take place before the end of the fourth term. The Graduate Studies committee will take into account the student’s grades, thesis plan (or draft plan) and the reports from professors who taught the courses taken at the master’s.

Following the transfer, the student must successfully complete all the requirements of the PhD program. Students who transfer but do not complete the PhD program can however obtain the MA degree provided they meet all of its requirements.

Duration of Program

Students are expected to complete all requirements within two years. The thesis must be submitted within four years of the date of initial enrollment in the program.

Residence

Students admitted on a full-time basis must enroll full-time for a minimum of three terms.

Minimum Standards

Students must maintain a minimum average of B during their master’s program. Those who receive a grade lower than B in two courses or more will be required to withdraw.

Research Fields & Facilities

Located in the heart of Canada’s capital, a few steps away from Parliament Hill, the University of Ottawa is among Canada’s top 10 research universities.

uOttawa focuses research strengths and efforts in four Strategic Areas of Development in Research (SADRs):

  • Canada and the World
  • Health
  • e-Society
  • Molecular and Environmental Sciences

With cutting-edge research, our graduate students, researchers and educators strongly influence national and international priorities.

Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences represents a place of excellence in knowledge creation, research and training. Driven by both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, research at the Faculty is rich, innovative and varied, contributing to the depth of understanding and breadth of discussions on a variety of issues nationally and internationally.  This research, whether it be fundamental, theoretical, applied or action-oriented, is generated by our renowned expertise, ultimately culminating in applications designed to influence individual communities and the betterment of society.

We have identified five research themes which collectively represent a large proportion of the research undertaken at the Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • International Studies
  • Francophonie
  • Public Policy
  • Health, Well-Being
  • Justice, Society

Facilities, Research Centres and Institutes at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities (CIRCEM), Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), Centre for Public Management and Policy, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Service (CRECS), Centre on Governance (COG), Human Rights Research and Education Centre (affiliation), Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies and Institute for Science, Society and Policy.

For more information, refer to the list of faculty members and their research fields on Uniweb

IMPORTANT: Candidates and students looking for professors to supervise their thesis or research project can also consult the website of the faculty or department of their program of choice. Uniweb does not list all professors authorized to supervise research projects at the University of Ottawa.

POL 5106 Selected Topics in Political Science (3 units)

Course Component: Lecture

POL 5123 Canadian Politics (3 units)

Presentation and analysis of a contemporary issue in Canadian politics.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 5505 Analyse du changement politique (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 5506 Thèmes choisis en science politique (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

(IC)

POL 5523 Politique canadienne (3 crédits)

Présentation et analyse d'un enjeu contemporain dans la politique canadienne. (CAN)

Volet : Cours magistral

(CAN)

POL 6100 Seminar in International Relations (3 units)

Course Component: Seminar

POL 6101 Research Methods in Political Science (3 units)

Examination of the methodological approaches used in political analysis, including the epistemological issues surrounding these approaches. A portion of the seminar deals with the challenges of designing a thesis proposal and writing the thesis itself.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 6118 Core Seminar in Comparative Politics (3 units)

Critical study of the principal theoretical approaches in comparative politics, the debates about them and the different methodological frameworks in comparative politics.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 6119 Seminar in Canadian and Quebec Politics (3 units)

Course Component: Seminar

POL 6120 Seminar in Political Thought (3 units)

Examination of certain themes related to the birth and development of modern political thought, with reference to the history of political ideas. For example, the course explores the origins and development of the modern state, including how the relationship between politics and religion, and between politics and the economy, has changed.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 6500 Séminaire en relations internationales (3 crédits)

L'objectif de ce cours est de présenter les principaux schémas d'analyse en politique internationale et comparée, et de les relier de façon critique. Il s'agira d'une analyse des apports méthodologiques et théoriques dans les deux champs d'étude.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 6501 La méthode en science politique (3 crédits)

Étude de différentes approches méthodologiques utilisées dans l'analyse du politique. Examen des questions épistémologiques associées à ces diverses approches. Une partie du séminaire portera sur les problèmes confrontés dans l'élaboration du projet de thèse et de la thèse.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 6518 Séminaire en politique comparée (3 crédits)

Séminaire noyau visant à étudier de manière critique les principales approches théoriques de la politique comparée, les débats qui sont engagés entre elles et les différents cadres méthodologiques de la politique comparée.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 6519 Séminaire en politique canadienne et québécoise (3 crédits)

Volet : Séminaire

POL 6520 Séminaire en pensée politique (3 crédits)

L'objectif de ce cours est de présenter certaines thématiques liées à la naissance et au développement de la pensée politique moderne. Référence à l'histoire des idées politiques. Il sera question, par exemple, de thématiques telles les origines et le développement de l'État moderne, l'évolution des rapports entre le religieux et le politique, et entre l'économique et le politique.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 6999 Projet de thèse / Thesis Proposal

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

POL 7102 Selected Topics in International Relations (3 units)

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7103 Selected Topics in Political Thought (3 units)

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7104 Selected Topics in Canadian and Quebec Politics (3 units)

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7105 Power, Politics, and Society (3 units)

Study of the diverse ways that political thought has conceptualized power, the forms it takes, the ways it functions and its impact on/in politics and society. The approach may be historical or thematic. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7106 Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity (3 units)

Study of the foundations of subjectivity and intersubjectivity. The approach may be historical or thematic. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7107 Foundations of Modern Political Thought (3 units)

Study of the authors, schools of thought and ideologies that constitute modernity. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 7108 Ideology and Social Transformation (3 units)

Study of various ways of understanding nature and of the importance of ideas, values/principles, and ideology in the context of social and political change. The approach may be historical or thematic. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7109 Governance and Globalization (3 units)

Analysis of institutions and practices of regulation at the international level in the context of globalization. Study of major trends in national and international governance, including forces of resistance. Case studies.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7110 International Political Economy (3 units)

Analysis of the political aspects of the international economy and how economic issues affect societies and international politics. Case studies. Examination of historical and contemporary theoretical approaches.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7111 Space and Territoriality (3 units)

Analysis of issues relating to the production, control and use of space in world order. Study of diverse contemporary theories concerning space and territoriality.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7112 Security and Conflict: Contemporary Issues (3 units)

Analysis of the causes, mechanisms and consequences of inter-state conflicts (wars, crises) and/or intra-state conflicts (civil war, secession). Examination of relevant theoretical literature.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 7113 Citizenship and Identity (3 units)

Analysis of contemporary citizenship and identity issues in Canada. The approach may be historical or thematic, and the exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7114 Constitution and Institutions (3 units)

Analysis of constitutional and institutional issues in contemporary Canadian politics. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7115 Political Parties and Movements (3 units)

Analysis of current issues affecting political forces in Canada: parties, groups and movements. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7116 Public Policy (3 units)

Analysis of current public-policy issues in Canada. The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 7117 Inter-Field Seminar (3 units)

In this seminar, taught by at least two professors, students examine a topic that draws on knowledge from at least two of the program's fields of study (political thought, Canadian politics, international politics). The exact topic is announced at the beginning of the session.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7119 Creation and Transformation of States and Political Regimes (3 units)

Study of theories of state-building and transformation (including strategies of adaptation within a context of globalisation; issues of state collapse), as well as the study of democratic and authoritarian regimes and their transformations (transition, consolidation, collapse ), in a comparative perspective.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7120 Comparative Political Economy (3 units)

Study of theoretical approaches concerning the evolution of power relations between states and markets in different regions of the world ; of the political economy of social movements; of political struggles regarding socio-economic inequalities. The emphasis will be on the political economy of both developing states and of highly industrialised countries.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7121 Comparative Politics of Identity (3 units)

Study of theories concerning identity (primordialism, instrumentalism, constructivism) and of the role of ethnic, national, religious, linguistic and gender identities in political processes (violence, accommodation among different identity groups, management of diverse identities by the state).

Course Component: Seminar

POL 7122 Special Topics in Comparative Politics (3 units)

Topics to be covered in rotation: Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and former Soviet bloc (and possibly Western Europe/United States).

Course Component: Seminar

POL 7135 Advanced Quantitative Methods (3 units)

Advanced quantitative methods and their application in political science. Topics include multivariate regression analysis, maximum likelihood estimation and panel analysis. Review of advanced software packages for data organisation and development of tools for data collection.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7136 Advanced Qualitative Methods (3 units)

Qualitative research methods and their application in political science. The methods covered include fieldwork, interviews, participant observations, archival research and discourse analysis.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7137 Interpretative or Critical Methodologies (3 units)

Interpretative or critical methodologies and their application in political science: genealogy, deconstructivism, fieldwork approach, feminist analysis, new materialism, and decolonising methodologies.

Course Component: Lecture

POL 7366 Doctoral Methodology Seminar (3 units)

Advanced reflection on the methodological aspects and issues of thesis research (methods of inquiry, practical considerations, data analysis , interpretation of results, etc.). Students acquire the knowledge needed to design and formulate the thesis proposal. This seminar is reserved for PhD students in Political Science. It is offered once every two weeks over two consecutive sessions.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 73661 Doctoral Methodology Seminar (Part 1 of 2)

Advanced reflection on the methodological aspects and issues of thesis research (methods of inquiry, practical considerations, data analysis , interpretation of results, etc.). Students acquire the knowledge needed to design and formulate the thesis proposal. This seminar is reserved for PhD students in Political Science. It is offered once every two weeks over two consecutive sessions. (Part 1 of 2)

Volet : Séminaire

POL 73662 Doctoral Methodology Seminar (Part 2 of 2) (3 crédits)

Advanced reflection on the methodological aspects and issues of thesis research (methods of inquiry, practical considerations, data analysis , interpretation of results, etc.). Students acquire the knowledge needed to design and formulate the thesis proposal. This seminar is reserved for PhD students in Political Science. It is offered once every two weeks over two consecutive sessions. (Part 2 of 2)

Volet : Séminaire

Prerequisite: POL73661

POL 7502 Thèmes choisis en relations internationales (3 crédits)

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7503 Thèmes choisis en pensée politique (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7504 Thèmes choisis en politique canadienne et québécoise (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7505 Pouvoir, politique et société (3 crédits)

Étude de diverses conceptualisations du pouvoir, de ses formes, de ses modes de fonctionnement et de son impact sur la politique et la société. L'approche adoptée peut être historique ou thématique. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7506 Subjectivité et intersubjectivité (3 crédits)

Étude des fondements de la subjectivité et de l'intersubjectivité. L'approche adoptée peut être historique ou thématique. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7507 Fondements de la pensée politique moderne (3 crédits)

Étude d'auteurs, de courants de pensée ou d'idéologies qui son constitutifs de la modernité. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7508 Transformations sociales et idéologies (3 crédits)

Étude de diverses conceptions de la nature et de l'importance des idées, des valeurs / principes et des idéologies dans le contexte du changement politique et social. L'approche adoptée peut être historique ou thématique. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7509 Gouvernance et mondialisation (3 crédits)

Analyse des institutions et des pratiques de régulation politique à l'échelle internationale dans le contexte de la mondialisation. Étude des grands courants de changement de la gouvernance nationale et internationale, y compris les forces de résistance. Études de cas.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7510 Écononmie politique internationale (3 crédits)

Analyse des aspects politiques de l'économie internationale et de l'influence des enjeux économiques sur la politique internationale et les sociétés. Étude de cas. Examen d'approches théoriques contemporaines et historiques.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7511 Espace et territorialité (3 crédits)

Analyse des enjeux reliés à la production, au contrôle et à l'utilisation de l'espace dans l'ordre mondial. Étude de diverses approches théoriques contemporaines qui abordent les enjeux de l'espace et de la territorialité.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7512 Sécurité et conflits : Enjeux contemporains (3 crédits)

Analyse des causes, mécanismes et conséquences des conflits inter-étatiques (guerres, crises) et/ou intra-étatiques (guerres civiles, sécession). Exploration de corpus théoriques pertinents.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7513 Citoyenneté et identités (3 crédits)

Analyse d'enjeux contemporains en matière de citoyenneté ou d'identités au Canada. L'approche adoptée peut être historique ou thématique. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7514 Constitution et institutions (3 crédits)

Analyse d'enjeux constitutionnels ou institutionnels dans la politique canadienne contemporaine. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7515 Forces politiques (3 crédits)

Analyse d'enjeux contemporains touchant les forces politiques au Canada : partis, groupes et mouvements. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7516 Politique publique (3 crédits)

Analyse d'enjeux contemporains en matière de politiques publiques au Canada. L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7517 Séminaire interprofils (3 crédits)

Dans ce séminaire, animé par au moins deux professeurs, sera examiné un objet d'études qui fait appel à des compétences relevant d'au moins deux des profils de l'École (pensée politique, politique canadienne, relations internationales). L'objet d'étude spécifique sera présenté en début de session.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7519 Construction et transformation des états et des régimes politiques (3 crédits)

Étude des théories portant sur la construction historique des États et leurs transformations (adaptation dans un contexte de mondialisation; effondrement des États), de même que les régimes démocratiques et autoritaires et leurs transformations (transition, consolidation, effondrement), le tout dans une perspective comparée.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7520 Économie politique comparée (3 crédits)

Étude des approches théoriques portant sur l'évolution des rapports de force entre les États et les marchés dans les différentes régions du monde; sur l'économie politique des mouvements sociaux; sur les luttes politiques autour des inégalités socio-économiques. L'accent sera mis aussi bien sur l'économie politique des États en développement, que sur celle des pays fortement industrialisés.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7521 Politique comparée des identités (3 crédits)

Études des théories relatives aux identités (primordialisme, instrumentalisme, constructivisme) et du rôle des identités ethniques, nationales, religieuses, linguistiques et de genre dans les processus politiques (violence, accommodement identitaire, gestion de la diversité identitaire par l'État).

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7522 Thèmes choisis en politique comparée (3 crédits)

Thèmes à couvrir en rotation : Afrique, Amérique latine, Asie, Moyen-Orient et ancien bloc soviétique et possiblement Europe de l'Ouest/États-Unis.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7531 Lectures dirigées : Études politiques canadiennes (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7532 Lectures dirigées : Politique internationale (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7535 Méthodologies quantitatives avancées (3 crédits)

Les méthodologies quantitatives d'analyse avancées et leur application en science politique. Les sujets incluent l'analyse de la régression multivariée, les modèles de la parcimonie ou de la probabilité maximales, et les analyses panels. Initiation aux logiciels avancés d'organisation de données et à la construction d'outils de collecte de données.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 7536 Méthodologies qualitatives avancées (3 crédits)

Les méthodologies qualitatives d'analyse avancées et leur application en science politique. Les méthodologies étudiées incluent les suivantes : recherche terrain, entretiens, observation de participation, recherche dans les archives, et analyses de discours.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7537 Méthodologies interprétatives ou critiques (3 crédits)

Les méthodologies interprétatives ou critiques et leur application en science politique : la généalogie, la déconstruction, l'approche de terrain, l'analyse féministe, le nouveau matérialisme, les méthodologies de la décolonisation.

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 7766 Séminaire doctoral de méthodologie (3 crédits)

Réflexion approfondie sur les questions liées à la dimension méthodologique du travail de thèse. Modes d'investigation, organisation matérielle de la recherche, interprétation des données, appréciation des résultats, etc. Développement des connaissances nécessaires pour concevoir et formuler le projet de thèse. Ce séminaire est réservé aux étudiants du doctorat en science politique. Il est offert une fois par deux semaines sur deux sessions consécutives.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 77661 Séminaire doctoral de méthodologie (Partie 1 de 2)

Réflexion approfondie sur les questions liées à la dimension méthodologique du travail de thèse. Modes d'investigation, organisation matérielle de la recherche, interprétation des données, appréciation des résultats, etc. Développement des connaissances nécessaires pour concevoir et formuler le projet de thèse. Ce séminaire est réservé aux étudiants du doctorat en science politique. Il est offert une fois par deux semaines sur deux sessions consécutives. (Partie 1 de 2)

Volet : Séminaire

POL 77662 Séminaire doctoral de méthodologie (Partie 2 de 2) (3 crédits)

Réflexion approfondie sur les questions liées à la dimension méthodologique du travail de thèse. Modes d'investigation, organisation matérielle de la recherche, interprétation des données, appréciation des résultats, etc. Développement des connaissances nécessaires pour concevoir et formuler le projet de thèse. Ce séminaire est réservé aux étudiants du doctorat en science politique. Il est offert une fois par deux semaines sur deux sessions consécutives. (Partie 2 de 2)

Volet : Séminaire

Préalable : POL77661

POL 7979 Mémoire / Research Paper (6 crédits / 6 units)

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

POL 7989 Thèse de maîtrise / Master's Thesis (12 crédits / 12 units)

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

POL 8100 Directed Readings (3 units)

Course Component: Lecture

POL 8110 Seminar in the Minor Field: International Relations (3 units)

Evolution of theories and concepts in political economy as an approach to studying international affairs. Examination of various schools of thought.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 8111 Seminar in the Minor Field: Comparative Politics (3 units)

Study of the evolution of theories, concepts and methods in comparative politics as an approach to studying domestic politics and transnational influences, including states, regimes and institutions; the politics of identity; and political economy.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 8112 Seminar in the Minor Field: Canadian and Québec Politics (3 units)

The fundamentals of political economy as an approach to studying political phenomena. Canada's place in the global economy, intergovernmental relations, social movements and changes in the forms of federal intervention are among the topics covered.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 8113 Seminar in the Minor Field: Political Thought (3 units)

Examination of key ideological movements (key questions, main concepts, major texts). Analysis of theories on the formation and transformation of ideologies. Contemporary ideological dynamics.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 8500 Lectures dirigées (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

POL 8510 Séminaire dans le champ mineur : Relation internationale (3 crédits)

Évolution des théories et des concepts de l'économie politique en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude de la réalité internationale. Examen de différentes écoles de pensée.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 8511 Séminaire dans le champ mineur : Politique comparée (3 crédits)

Étude de l'évolution des théories, concepts et méthodes de la politique comparée en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude de phénomènes politiques internes aux États ainsi qu'à l'étude des influences transnationales, notamment : États, régimes et institutions; identités en politique; économie politique.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 8512 Séminaire dans le champ mineur : Politique canadienne et québécoise (3 crédits)

Fondements de l'économie politique en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude des phénomènes politiques. La place du Canada dans l'économie mondiale, les relations intergouvernementales, les mouvements sociaux et l'évolution des formes d'intervention de l'État fédéral.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 8513 Séminaire dans le champ mineur : Pensée politique (3 crédits)

Les principaux mouvements idéologiques : problématiques, concepts et œuvres. Analyse des théories de la formation et de la transformation des idéologies. La dynamique contemporaine des idéologies.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 9200 Theories and Problems in International Relations (6 units)

Course Component: Seminar

POL 9218 Theories and Problems in Comparative Politics (6 units)

Study of the evolution of theories, concepts and methods in comparative politics as an approach to studying domestic politics and transnational influences, including states, regimes and institutions; the politics of identity; and political economy. The comprehensive examination in the major field is held at the end of the course.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 9219 Theories and Problems in Canadian and Quebec Politics (6 units)

Course Component: Seminar

POL 9220 Theories and Problems in Analysis of Political Ideology's (6 units)

Examination of key ideological movements (key questions, main concepts, major texts). Analysis of theories on the formation and transformation of ideologies. Contemporary ideological dynamics.

Course Component: Seminar

POL 9310 Comprehensive Examination in the Major Field

Course Component: Research

POL 9320 Comprehensive Examination in the Minor Field

Prerequisite: POL 8110 or POL 8111 or POL 8112 or POL 8113.

Course Component: Tutorial

Prerequisites: POL 8110 or POL 8111 or POL 8112 or POL 8113

POL 9350 Thesis Proposal

Course Component: Research

POL 9600 Théories et problèmes en relations internationales (6 crédits)

Évolution des théories et des concepts de l'économie politique en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude de la réalité internationale. Examen de différentes écoles de pensée. L'examen de synthèse dans le domaine majeur se tiendra à la fin du cours.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 9618 Théories et problèmes en politique comparée (6 crédits)

Étude de l'évolution des théories, concepts et méthodes de la politique comparée en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude de phénomènes politiques internes aux États ainsi qu à l'étude des influences transnationales, notamment : États, régimes et institutions; identités en politique; économie politique. L'examen de synthèse dans le domaine majeur se tiendra à la fin du cours.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 9619 Théories et problèmes en politique canadienne et québécoise (6 crédits)

Fondements de l'économie politique en tant qu'approche servant à l'étude des phénomènes politiques. La place du Canada dans l'économie mondiale, les relations intergouvernementales, les mouvements sociaux et l'évolution des formes d'intervention de l'État fédéral. L'examen de synthèse dans le domaine majeur se tiendra à la fin du cours.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 9620 Théories et problèmes en pensée politique (6 crédits)

Les principaux mouvements idéologiques : problématiques, concepts et oeuvres. Analyse des théories de la formation et de la transformation des idéologies. La dynamique contemporaine des idéologies. L'examen de synthèse dans le domaine majeur se tiendra à la fin du cours.

Volet : Séminaire

POL 9710 Examen de synthèse du domaine majeur

Volet : Recherche

POL 9720 Examen de synthèse du domaine mineur

Volet : Tutoriel

Préalable : POL 8510 ou POL 8511 ou POL 8512 ou POL 8513.

POL 9750 Projet de thèse

Volet : Recherche

POL 9999 Thèse de doctorat / PhD Thesis Research

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

FEM 5103 Feminist Methodologies (3 units)

Methodologies developed in Women's Studies. Critical examination from both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Course Component: Seminar

FEM 5300 Feminist Theories (3 units)

Approaches to contemporary feminist theory. Critical examination from both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Course Component: Seminar

FEM 5503 Méthodologies féministes (3 crédits)

Méthodologies élaborées en études des femmes. Examen critique dans une perspective à la fois pluridisciplinaire et interdisciplinaire.

Volet : Séminaire

FEM 5700 Théories féministes (3 crédits)

Différentes approches de la théorie féministe contemporaine. Examen critique dans une perspective à la fois pluridisciplinaire et interdisciplinaire.

Volet : Séminaire

FEM 6100 Special Topics in Women's Studies (3 units)

Course Component: Seminar

FEM 6101 Gender, Power and Representations (3 units)

This course analyses the diverse body of feminist scholarship theorizing conceptions of gender, power and representation. Examining the construction and representation of gender/sex differences, the course explores the power relations inherent in these representations, while also examining how gender roles and expectations are linked to representations of class, race, sexuality, age, nationality and ability.

Course Component: Seminar

Prerequisites: FEM 5103 and FEM 5300

FEM 6102 Women, Rights and Citizenship in a Globalized World (3 units)

This course examines women's rights and citizenship; gender and development; and gender, migration and health in the context of globalization. Topics include the following: mainstreaming gender and health development; initiatives bringing feminist Southern voices across the world; health consequences of the massive incorporation of Third World women into a transnational labour force; women's agency and resistance; social capital and pluralism in health services and health care.

Course Component: Seminar

Prerequisites: FEM 5103 and FEM 5300

FEM 6103 Directed Readings (3 units)

Course Component: Lecture

FEM 6500 Thèmes spéciaux en études des femmes (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

FEM 6501 Rapports sociaux de sexe, pouvoir et représentations (3 crédits)

Ce cours analyse les diverses théories féministes qui visent à formaliser les concepts de genre, de pouvoir et de représentation. Les représentations des différences entre les genres/les sexes y sont abordées sous l'angle de leur construction sociale, ainsi que des rapports de pouvoir qui leur sont intrinsèquement liés. Le cours examinera également la façon dont les rôles et les attentes quant au genre sont aussi façonnés par des représentations concernant la classe, « la race » et l'ethnicité, la sexualité, l'âge, la nationalité et la présence/l'absence de handicap.

Volet : Séminaire

FEM 6502 Femmes, droits et citoyenneté dans un monde globalisé (3 crédits)

Ce cours englobe les domaines d'études connexes touchant aux droits des femmes et à la citoyenneté : genre et développement international; genre, migrations et santé dans un contexte mondialisé. Des sujets variés y sont abordés, qu'il s'agisse de l'intégration des rapports sociaux de sexe dans le développement de la santé, des initiatives novatrices permettant de faire entendre les voix féministes du sud ou encore des conséquences sur la santé de l'enrôlement massif des femmes du Tiers monde dans un marché du travail multinational et mondialisé. On s'intéressera aussi à l'agentivité et aux résistances de ces femmes, à leur capital social et au pluralisme en matière de services et de soins de santé. Préalables : FEM 5503, FEM 5700.

Volet : Séminaire

Préalables : FEM 5503 et FEM 5700

FEM 6503 Lectures dirigées (3 crédits)

Volet : Cours magistral

FEM 6900 Thèmes spéciaux en études des femmes / Special Topics in Women's Studies (3 crédits / 3 units)

Volet / Course Component: Cours magistral / Lecture

FEM 6997 Projet de thèse de maîtrise / Master's Thesis Proposal

Master's Thesis Proposal

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

Préalables : FEM 5503, FEM 5700 et 6 crédits de la banque de cours au choix. / Prerequisites: FEM 5103, FEM 5300 and 6 credit from the list of electives.

FEM 6999 Mémoire / Research Paper (6 crédits / 6 units)

Préalables : FEM 5503, FEM 5700 et 12 crédits de la banque de cours au choix. / Research Paper

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

Préalables : FEM5503, FEM5700 et 12 crédits de la banque de cours au choix. / Prerequisites: FEM 5103, FEM 5300 and 12 units from the list of electives.

FEM 7999 Thèse de maîtrise / Master's thesis (12 crédits / 12 units)

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

Préalable: FEM 6997 / Prerequisite: FEM 6997

FEM 8101 Seminar in Women's Studies (3 units)

This seminar deals with professional development (the preparation of grant applications, conference papers and articles), and reviews the central issues and debates of the discipline.

Course Component: Seminar

Prerequisites: FEM 5103 and FEM 5300. Reserved for students registered in the PhD program in Women's Studies.

FEM 8501 Séminaire en études des femmes (3 crédits)

Ce séminaire porte sur le développement professionnel (préparation de demandes de subvention, conférences, articles) et sur les enjeux principaux de la discipline.

Volet : Séminaire

Préalables : FEM 5503 et FEM 5700. Réservé aux étudiantes et étudiants inscrits au doctorat en étude des femmes.

FEM 9997 Projet de thèse de doctorat / Doctoral Thesis Proposal

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

Préalable: FEM 9998 / Prerequisite: FEM 9998

FEM 9998 Examen de synthèse / Comprehensive Examination

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

FEM 9999 Thèse de doctorat / Ph.D. Thesis

Thèse de doctorat / Ph.D. Thesis

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

Préalable : FEM 9997 / Prerequisite: FEM 9997