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International Affairs

1401 Dunton Tower
Telephone: (613) 520-6655
Fax: (613) 520-2889
Email: international_affairs@carleton.ca
Web site: www.carleton.ca/npsia/

The School

Director of the School: Fen O. Hampson

Associate Director: Dane Rowlands

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) was established in the mid-1960s with the generous support of the late Senator Norman M. Paterson to encourage and promote graduate study and professional research and publications in the field of international affairs. The NPSIA program is interdisciplinary, reflecting the philosophy that exposure to a range of disciplines is necessary to develop an understanding of our complex global environment.

NPSIA's program puts an emphasis on imparting professional skills as well as knowledge. Our courses are policy as opposed to theoretically oriented and frequently involve the use of case studies and simulations. The great majority of our students see the M.A. as their path to the workforce. NPSIA graduates find employment in Canada and abroad in government departments, non-governmental and international organizations, and the private sector. More detailed information on the range of jobs held by NPSIA graduates can be found on our Web site.

NPSIA is a long-standing member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), an association of the leading graduate programs in international affairs in countries that include the United States, France, Japan, and Russia. Like other APSIA schools NPSIA's raison d'Ítre is the training of students for leadership in a world in which the destinies of all countries are increasingly linked by considerations of conflict resolution and peacebuilding, international trade and finance, development, and the sharing of human and natural resources. Many professionals currently working in the sphere of international affairs are alumni of APSIA graduate programs. Like its peers in APSIA, NPSIA is proud of its reputation for producing diverse, well-educated and sophisticated international affairs professionals.

The program is organized around six clusters:

  • International Trade Policy
  • Global Finance, Multinationals and the State
  • Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution
  • Human Security and Global Governance
  • International Dimensions of Development
  • National and Sub-National Aspects of Development

Students are encouraged to include at least one regional course in their degree program to provide an area focus to their studies. NPSIA offers a range of regional courses that can be linked to relevant course clusters to give students some regional expertise. NPSIA cooperates closely with the Institute of European and Russian Studies and with committees organized to encourage and coordinate faculty and student interests in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

NPSIA has a specialized Resource Centre staffed by a full-time information specialist. Students and faculty have access to a broad range of current research materials, using the resources of the national capital area as well as internet-based bibliographic services across the range of issues and regions on which courses are offered.

Qualifying-Year Program

Admission Requirements

The qualifying-year program is designed to enable students with at least high honours standing, but with an inadequate background in the disciplines relevant to the M.A. program, to make up deficiencies. The qualifying year program is not intended as a grade raising opportunity. Candidates with a high standing in a general (3-year) bachelor's degree, in a discipline closely related to international affairs, will be required to take five full qualifying-year credits before being eligible to enter the master's program. Those with a B.A.(Honours) degree in an unrelated discipline may be required to take at least three full qualifying-year credits before being eligible to enter the master's program.

Students in the qualifying year are encouraged to select a cluster or clusters in which they are interested and to take courses that will prepare them for graduate work in that cluster. Courses in anthropology, economics, geography, history, law, political science, and sociology, among other disciplines, are recommended. Students may also wish to select an area emphasis and to take courses that will enable them, in the M.A. year, to engage in specialized study of a region having particular relevance to the cluster(s) they have identified. Students should also be cognizant of the language requirement at the M.A. level and, if necessary, take the appropriate courses to enable them to fulfil that requirement.

Students who have not previously completed a full-year introductory course in Economics must do so as part of their Qualifying Year Program. Students should also select at least one of ECON 3601, ECON 3602, or ECON 3603 depending on their cluster interests. Other courses will be selected in consultation with the student's supervisor or the Associate Director. Students who have not taken an introductory course in international politics should consider enrolling in PSCI 2601 and PSCI 2602.

Admission to the qualifying year does not guarantee admission to the M.A. program. To be considered for admission to the M.A. program, students in the qualifying year are expected to achieve the equivalent of high honours standing. Students in the qualifying year are considered for admission to the M.A. program at the same time as other applicants; if qualifying-year students are not admitted to the M.A. program in the first round of admissions, subsequent decisions on their admission will depend on performance and the availability of space in the M.A. program.

Guidelines for Completion of Qualifying Year

Candidates admitted to the qualifying-year program on a full-time basis must complete all requirements during the fall and winter terms after initial registration.

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirement for admission into the master's program is a B.A.(Honours) degree in a discipline related to international affairs.

Under current practice, at least a high honours standing is normally required for consideration for admission to the program.

Applicants may submit Graduate Record Examination aptitude test scores; in some circumstances, students may be required to submit GRE scores.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research requires applicants whose native tongue is not English to be tested for proficiency in English. NPSIA applicants must submit a CAEL Assessment score of a minimum of 70 or a TOEFL score of 237 computer-based or 580 regular.

Students admitted to the NPSIA M.A. program are strongly advised to complete an introductory course in economics prior to beginning the master's program. Students without an introductory economics course will be required to complete such a course prior to graduation. This course will be extra to degree and may delay completion of the M.A. program. Candidates who lack the required background in international affairs will be expected to complete a maximum of two additional courses. Students who are uncertain about whether they meet the background requirements are encouraged to contact the School.

The deadline for completed applications is January 31. The deadline for consideration for financial assistance is also January 31. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications are received at NPSIA by the deadline.

Program Requirements

Students may follow either a thesis/research essay program or a course work program.

Thesis/Research Essay Program

The normal program requirements for M.A. students in international affairs are:

  • Completion of INAF 5001 Policy and Methods for International Affairs and one of INAF 5009, INAF 5205, INAF 5308 or INAF 5309 depending on a student's choice of cluster. If a student can demonstrate that he/she has already completed the equivalent of the designated NPSIA economics course, he/she may substitute another NPSIA course;
  • Completion of at least two designated courses from the student's chosen cluster;
  • 1.0 approved course work credits in international affairs or related disciplines, if a student elects to write a thesis;
  • 2.0 approved course work credits in international affairs or related disciplines, if a student elects to write a research essay;
  • A thesis (equivalent to 2.0 credits) or a research essay (equivalent to 1.0 credit) involving original research on an approved subject in international affairs relating to the student's cluster choice;
  • Full-time students are expected to submit a thesis/research essay proposal by the end of January following their first term of study in the program; part-time students are expected to submit a thesis/research proposal after completion of half of their course requirements;
  • An ability to read a second major international language, or a language appropriate to a student's major research interest;
  • English-speaking Canadian students are expected to develop a proficiency in French;
  • An oral comprehensive examination on the thesis or research essay in their general field of study to determine the candidate's ability to relate various disciplines to the study of international affairs.

Course Work Program

  • Completion of INAF 5001 Policy and Methods for International Affairs and one of INAF 5009, INAF 5205, INAF 5308 or INAF 5309 depending on a student's choice of cluster. If a student can demonstrate that he/she has already completed the equivalent of the designated NPSIA economics course, he/she may substitute another NPSIA course.
  • Completion of at least two designated courses from the student's chosen cluster.
  • Three approved courses selected as in thesis/research essay program excluding INAF 5908/INAF 5909;
  • Language requirement as in thesis/research essay program;
  • An oral comprehensive examination (INAF 5907) in the candidate's cluster and program to determine the candidate's ability to relate various disciplines to the study of International Affairs. The examination will normally be taken upon the completion of course work requirements. The student opting for the INAF 5907 option will identify two courses and a paper which will form the basis of the oral examination, one of which must be a designated course from his/her cluster. The paper may come from either of the two courses.

Academic Standing

A grade of B- or better must be obtained in each credit counted towards the master's degree. The School does not permit exceptions to this rule.

Career Planning

Information on job opportunities is available to all students and recent graduates through NPSIA's Resource Centre Coordinator. NPSIA produces two publications - NPSIA Works: Career Futures and NPSIA Works: Getting There - designed to assist students in obtaining jobs in International Affairs after graduation. Recent experience suggests that a strong background in research methods and economics as well as strong communications skills enhance job placement.

Students interested in continuing to doctoral programs should plan their programs to include courses in their discipline, if other than international affairs, which may be deemed necessary for their admission to doctoral programs. Interdisciplinary doctoral programs in international affairs are given in a number of institutions, and the faculty can provide guidance in planning for these programs.

Guidelines for the Completion of the

Master's Degree

Candidates can complete the M.A. program in twelve months of full-time study. However, most students require an additional one or two terms to complete the research essay or thesis requirement. Full-time master's students must complete all degree requirements within six terms of registered full-time study.

Part-time master's students must complete degree requirements within an elapsed period of six calendar years after the date of initial registration.

Students who elect to complete the program by a combination of full-time and part-time study are governed by the following elapsed time limitations: five calendar years if the candidate is registered as a full-time student for two or three terms and part-time for the balance; four calendar years if the candidate is registered for four or five terms as a full-time student and part-time for the balance.

These limitations are calculated from the date of initial registration in the master's program.

Master of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa offer a joint Master of Arts in International Affairs and Bachelor of Laws degree (M.A./LL.B.).

Admission Requirements

A student must make separate applications to the School of International Affairs at Carleton University and to the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and be accepted by both institutions in accordance with the normal admission requirements of each program. Interest in pursuing the joint program must be specified in each application, and a joint committee will make a decision on admission to the joint program.

Program Requirements

A student will complete both the M.A. and the LL.B. programs over four calendar years. Students will be expected to fulfil the normal requirements of both the M.A. and LL.B. programs. In addition, students in the joint program will be required to complete courses in international law to be specified by the Faculty of Law.

In undertaking the research essay/thesis, students will be expected to integrate both components of the joint program into their research essay/thesis and will be assigned supervisors from both institutions.

The normal sequence of courses for the two degrees is as follows:

First Year

  • Normal LL.B. first year

Second Year

  • Normal M.A. first year (required course work to include a 0.5 credit course in international law)

Third Year

  • Normal LL.B. second year, including 0.5 credit course from the School of International Affairs for which credit will be given in both programs and spring/summer registration in M.A. research essay/thesis

Fourth Year

  • Normal LL.B. third year, including 0.5 credit course from the School of International Affairs for which credit will be given in both programs and spring/summer registration, conclusion and defence of M.A. research essay/thesis

Graduate Courses

Not all of the following courses are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for 2003-2004 and to determine the term of offering, consult the Registration Instructions and Class Schedule booklet, published in the summer and also available online at www.carleton.ca/cu/programs/sched_dates/

Course Designation System

Carleton's course designation system has been restructured. The first entry of each course description below is the new alphanumeric Carleton course code, followed by its credit value in brackets. The old Carleton course number (in parentheses) is included for reference, where applicable.

Part-time students are permitted to enrol in a maximum of 1.0 credit per term.

Required Courses

INAF 5001 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.501)
Policy and Methods for International Affairs
Policy formulation and research methods in an international context. The policy component reviews key theories of policy formulation and their relationship to applied policy analysis and evaluation. The methods component examines the principles of social sciences research, basic research design, and techniques of analysis.
Prerequisite: M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or permission of the School.
INAF 5009 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.509)
Economic Development: Theory and Policy
Economic theory and policy dimensions of development. Topics include: different concepts and goals of development policy, strategies for sectoral development, technology transfer, trade policy, domestic and foreign resource mobilization, monetary and fiscal policy, and the economics of human development and environmental sustainability.
Prerequisite: M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or permission of the School.
INAF 5205 [0.5 credit]
Economics of Conflict
The economic dimensions of conflict and the application of economic methods to understanding conflict and conflict management.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409 [formerly 46.549R] (taken in 2002-03).
INAF 5308 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.538)
International Trade: Theory and Policy
This course examines the pure theory of international trade and selected policy issues. Topics include theories of the pattern of trade, the gains from trade, the theory of distortions and welfare, and theories of endogenous trade policy formation.
Prerequisite: M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or permission of the School.
INAF 5309 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.539)
International Finance: Theory and Policy
This course examines theory and policy in open economy macroeconomics and international finance. Topics include: exchange rate and output determination, balance of payments adjustment, monetary and fiscal policy under different exchange rate regimes, and the structure and performance of the international monetary system.
Prerequisite: M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or permission of the School.
Note: Students are required to take the Economics course appropriate to their cluster. The appropriate course will be determined in consultation with NPSIA faculty. If a student can demonstrate that he/she has already completed the equivalent of the designated NPSIA economics course, he/she may substitute another NPSIA course.

Clusters

NPSIA's M.A. program is organized around six clusters. Each student must select a cluster and enrol in two of the designated cluster courses.

International Trade Policy

Designated Courses:
INAF 5101 The Politics and Institutions of International Trade
INAF 5400 Trade Policy Analysis
INAF 5500 Comparative Trade Policy
INAF 5507 International Economic Law

Global Finance, Multinationals and the State

Designated Courses:
INAF 5300 The Political Economy of Multinational Enterprises
INAF 5401 International Financial Institutions and Policy
INAF 5501 Global Political Economy
INAF 5502 State Sovereignty and Globalization

Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution

Designated Courses:
INAF 5108 Conflict Analysis
INAF 5109 Conflict Management: Theory and Evidence
INAF 5200 Peacebuilding and Reconstruction: Theory and Practice
INAF 5203 International Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Human Security and Global Governance

Designated Courses:
INAF 5405 International Organizations in International Affairs
INAF 5505 International Law: Theory and Practice
INAF 5600 Human Resource Development
INAF 5701 Global Environment Change

International Dimensions of Development

Designated Courses:
INAF 5002 Issues in International Development
INAF 5303 Science, Technology and International Affairs: The Third World
INAF 5602 The Institutional Framework for Development Assistance
INAF 5801 Regional Integration Among Developing Countries

National and Sub-National Aspects of Development

Designated Courses:
INAF 5003 National and Domestic Dimensions of Development
INAF 5006 Agriculture and Rural Development
INAF 5600 Human Resource Development
INAF 5601 Historical Dimensions of Development and Underdevelopment

Other Courses

INAF 5002 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.502)
Issues in International Development
International political, social and economic aspects of development. Topics include: approaches to trade policies, finance, regional integration, technology transfer and transnational enterprises, global governance, international civil society and development, the environment and natural resources, and social and labour issues in the international context.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5004 (taken prior to 2001).
INAF 5003 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.503)
National and Domestic Dimensions of Development
Theoretical foundations and central policy issues of the domestic, economic, social, political, cultural and environmental aspects of development. Topics include theories of the developmental process, human resource development, national development strategies, sectoral issues, and governance and human rights and their interaction with the international system.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5004 (taken prior to 2001).
INAF 5006 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.506)
Agriculture and Rural Development
A study of the agricultural sector, rural areas, and rural welfare in developing countries, including consideration of structural change in agriculture, agrarian reform, rural development strategies in various countries, and public policies affecting agriculture, activities ancillary to agriculture, rural industry, and public service.
INAF 5007 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.507)
Theories of Development and Underdevelopment
A comparative analysis of approaches to the study of development processes and underdevelopment, including structural-functional, neo-classical, Marxist, and dependency theories.
Prerequisite: enrolment in the Development Administration stream of the M.A. program in the School of Public Policy and Administration, or permission of the School.
INAF 5008 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.508)
Economic Development Policy and Planning
Developing country policies and planning and their impacts, including macro and sectoral techniques employed in development planning, budgeting, and problems in development administration.
Prerequisite: enrolment in the Development Administration stream of the M.A. program in the School of Public Policy and Administration, or permission of the School.
INAF 5100 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.510)
Canada in International Affairs
Canada's role in international affairs with special attention to issues of conflict and conflict resolution, international political economy, and international development. Both the content and formulation of Canada's international policies are analyzed.
INAF 5101 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.511)
The Politics and Institutions of International Trade
The course considers Canadian trade practice, places trade policy within the broader context of Canadian policy-making, and compares Canadian policy and practice to that in the United States, Europe, Japan, and the major developing countries.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409 (taken prior to 1997-98).
INAF 5108 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.518)
Conflict Analysis
Sources of international and intrastate conflict. Students will gain practical insight and understanding of the causes of conflict by drawing on frameworks from a number of social sciences disciplines, with a focus on diagnostic and analytical skills in the decision making process.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5105 (taken prior to 2001).
INAF 5109 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.519)
Conflict Management: Theory and Evidence
An evaluation of both process and content-oriented measurements of effectiveness in the practice of conflict management with special attention to third party intervention such as peacekeeping, crisis decision making, the management of terrorism and conflict prevention with applications to regional and intrastate conflict.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5105 (taken prior to 2001).
INAF 5200 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.520)
Peacebuilding and Reconstruction: Theory and Practice
Social, economic and military dimensions of post-conflict reconstruction with special attention to the role of local and international government and non-government organizations in the peacebuilding process. Evidence is drawn from recent cases.
INAF 5201 [0.5 credit]
Theory and Practice of Arms Control
Theoretical and analytical underpinnings of modern arms control, including nuclear non-proliferation issues in the post Cold War era with special emphasis on the impact of political, economic, technological and social-psychological factors on international security.
INAF 5202 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.522)
International Security After the Cold War
Evolving strategic and security environment in international relations after the Cold War, addressing both traditional and non-traditional concepts of national and international security. Topics discussed include new threats to security such as transnational crime, forced migration and international terrorism.
INAF 5203 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.523)
International Mediation and Conflict
Resolution
Exploration of various approaches to the prevention, management and resolution of international conflict. These approaches may include, peacekeeping, preventive diplomacy, mediation and peacebuilding, as well as less formal mechanisms for third party collaborative problem solving.
INAF 5204 [0.5 credit]
Intelligence, Statecraft and International Affairs
The role of intelligence in foreign and security policy after the Cold War. Evolution of intelligence as regards strategic and policy requirements, the capabilities of selected services, interactions within government and civil society. Particular attention to the structure and functions of Canada's intelligence community.
INAF 5207 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.527)
Middle East Economic and Political Relations
Economic and political relations among countries of the Middle East. Emphasis will be placed on the peace process and arrangements for regional security and regional economic cooperation, among them the prospects for regional collaboration.
INAF 5209 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.529)
Conflict in Southern Africa
A critical examination of competing interpretations of conflict in southern Africa, including approaches to conflict resolution.
INAF 5300 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.530)
Political Economy of Multinational Enterprises
An appreciation of recent economic and political developments in the fields of international economics and industrial organization as they affect multinational enterprises. The course develops concepts and analytical approaches to examine the impact of multinational enterprises on international affairs and the implications for public policy.
INAF 5302 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.532)
Science, Technology and International Affairs: The Advanced, Industrial Countries
The process of technological change since the industrial revolution and examines its consequences for development in the advanced industrial countries and for relations among these countries.
INAF 5303 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.533)
Science, Technology and International Affairs: The Third World
The problem of building indigenous technological capabilities in the Third World. It examines the role of MNCs in the transfer of technology, the generation of appropriate technologies locally and the role of the state in the formulation of technology policy for development.
INAF 5304 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.534)
Agribusiness North and South
Analysis of the transformation of agriculture into an integrated multi-sectoral food production system and of its theoretical implications. Focus on the growth and strategies of agribusiness institutions in advanced industrial societies and on their penetration into, and impact upon, Third World economies.(Also listed as GEOG 5508.)
INAF 5305 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.535)
International Bargaining and Negotiation: Theory and Practice
An examination of bargaining and negotiation in international economic, political, and security issue areas, emphasizing case studies as well as theoretical analysis.
INAF 5306 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.536)
Introduction to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
An examination of the background to NAFTA, the negotiation of NAFTA and the side agreements, the provisions of NAFTA, the evolution of political, economic, and social relations in North America since the implementation of NAFTA, and the processes and implications of accession of other countries.
INAF 5307 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.537)
Macroeconomics in a Development Context
Macroeconomic theory and policy in the context of the developing countries, with special emphasis upon theory and policy for open economies, structural adjustment to international disequilibration, exchange rate and balance of payments management, fiscal and financial policy.
Prerequisite: enrolment in the Development Administration stream of the M.A. program of the School of Public Policy and Administration, or permission of the School.
INAF 5400 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.540)
Trade Policy Analysis
Selected trade and trade-related policy issues. Topics are drawn from current policy debates, and may include: multilateral vs. preferential trade liberalization; standards harmonization as a precondition for free trade; and globalization and the rising skill wage premium.
Prerequisites: M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, or permission of the School.
INAF 5401 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.541)
International Financial Institutions and Policy
An examination of institutional arrangements, international financial flows, and critical events in the field of international finance. The emphasis is on tracing the development and operation of international financial institutions, and how they have shaped modern financial markets, events, and policy.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409 (taken prior to 1997-98).
INAF 5402 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.542)
Territory and Territoriality
Contemporary geographical and international relations theorizing is challenging conventional notions of boundaries and territories in the political organization of modernity. Using contemporary writings on geopolitics, security, sovereignty, self-determination and identity politics, this course investigates territoriality as a political and intellectual strategy. (Also listed as GEOG 5400.)
INAF 5404 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.544)
The Environment for International Management
Analysis of the international economic environment for public and private sector managers. The course examines the growing economic interdependence of nations, the problems faced by managers and the effectiveness of emerging international rules and standards for trade, investment and intellectual property.
INAF 5405 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.545)
International Organizations in International Affairs
A critical analysis of the roles played by the United Nations and other international organizations in the field of international conflict, development, and political economy.
INAF 5406 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.546)
Policy Analysis and Evaluation
An examination of the international public policies of a number of countries, including Canada. The seminar focuses on various approaches to the policy process and examines case studies of the formulation and evaluation of economic, political, and security policies.
INAF 5407 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.547)
International Relations Theory
This course provides an overview of theories of international relations. Organized both historically and conceptually, the course will examine a variety of theoretical approaches to international relations, among them the realist, liberal, structural, neo-realist, and critical perspectives.
INAF 5408 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.548)
Gender in International Affairs
This course examines the role of gender differences in international affairs. It analyzes the concept of gender in the social sciences and considers feminist theories regarding war, nationalism, human rights, development, and the global economy.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409 (taken prior to 1997-98).
INAF 5409 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.549)
Selected Topics in International Affairs
INAF 5500 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.550)
Comparative Trade Policy
An examination of the trade policies of various states, and their associated institutional arrangement. Countries and country groupings to be examined include the United States, Japan, the European Union, and key developing countries.
INAF 5501 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.551)
Global Political Economy
A presentation of theories and approaches to global political economy, and how they illuminate the interaction and co-evolution of states and markets. Topics include the post war systems and patterns of production, investment, trade and finance in developed and developing countries.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5000 (taken prior to 2001).
INAF 5502 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.552)
State Sovereignty and Globalization
An examination of how increased political, social and economic integration internationally affects a government's ability to formulate policy. The course examines a variety of domestic and international policy issues and analyzes whether and how global forces and their domestic counterparts shape the policy-making environment.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5000 (taken prior to 2001).
INAF 5505 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.555)
International Law: Theory and Practice
Examines various theoretical perspectives on international law and locates role international law plays in the international system. Topics include basis, creation and sources of international law, international dispute resolution, and international law and world order transformation. (Also listed as LAWS 5603)
INAF 5507 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.557)
International Economic Law: Regulation of Trade and Investment
Study of regulation of international economic relations. Discussion of international institutions, legal aspects of integration, governmental regulation of trade and investment. (Also listed as LAWS 5200.)
Prerequisite: Open only to graduate students in their master's year who have not previously studied international economic law.
INAF 5600 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.560)
Human Resource Development
An analysis of theory and policy regarding some of the major areas of human development in the developing areas, including demography and population, education, public health, nutrition, women and development, social security, employment, and human resources planning.
INAF 5601 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.561)
Historical Dimensions of Development and Underdevelopment
Comparative studies in the economic and social history of selected developed and developing countries. The aim is to identify conditions which have fostered or inhibited development in the past, and thereby to assess contemporary development strategies in the light of historical experience.
INAF 5602 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.562)
International Assistance: Institutions, Policies, Programs, Performance Assessments
The course examines the policies and programs of governmental, non-governmental and multilateral organizations involved in international development assistance. Particular attention is paid to their political dynamics, strategic orientations, administrative operations, transfer mechanisms, operational priorities and developmental impact.
INAF 5603 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.563)
Issues in Development in Africa
Analysis of structures and processes of political, social, and economic change in intertropical Africa at scales ranging from the intrahousehold and local community to the state and international system. An objective will be to integrate gender and the environment into analyses which draw on theories of political economy. (Also listed as GEOG 5200.)
INAF 5604 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.564)
Issues in Development in Latin America
An examination of the principal developmental trends, problems, and policies in the region as they have evolved since 1945. Emphasis will be given to the design and implementation of alternative developmental strategies in the future.
INAF 5605 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.565)
The Ethical Dimension of International Affairs
This course critically examines the ethical dimensions of development, global conflict, and international political economy. Subject matter includes beliefs and values, rights and obligations, and individual and state morality.
INAF 5606 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.566)
Indigenous Peoples and Development
An examination of some major issues of the development, in its social, economic, political and environmental dimensions of Indigenous Peoples, including those of North America, Latin America, Australasia, India, Africa and the Polar Regions.
INAF 5607 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.567)
Issues in Development in Southeast Asia
This course offers a comparative analysis of the development experience of selected Southeast Asian countries. It addresses the processes of continuity and change in political culture, governance, economic management, social and environmental policy, and regional ASEAN relations. Attention is paid to historical and contemporary issues.
INAF 5608 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.568)
Indigenous Perspectives on Third World Development
This course examines some of the major perspectives and theories on Third World Development which have emerged from within the Third World. Included are authors representing structural, dependency, and radical theories of development, as well as those who see development as psychological or spiritual liberation.
INAF 5609 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.569)
Development Project Evaluation and Analysis
An examination of social cost-benefit analysis and other micro-economic methods of project evaluation in the context of the project cycle in developing countries. Emphasis will be placed on policy analysis and implementation practice, case studies of development projects, including those of non-governmental organizations.
INAF 5700 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.570)
The Natural Ecosystem
Analyzes human involvement in the natural environment as a development ecosystem. Discusses how the environment continues to be modified and its long-term consequences due to rapid technological advances. Attention will be given to individual development projects including their political and social setting.
INAF 5701 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.571)
Global Environmental Change: Human Implications
Global environmental change; its significance for societies, economies and international relations. Value systems underlying environmental discourse; political economy of the environment; sustainability and security. Environmental diplomacy and grassroots environmentalism. Regionalized impacts of pressures on natural environments; challenges of adaptation. (Also listed as GEOG 5005.)
INAF 5702 [0.5 credit]
International Environmental Affairs
International environmental issues, with a focus on policy options and institutions relevant to addressing these issues. Topics include the relationship between the environment and trade, investment, globalization, development and conflict.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409 [formerly 46.549U] (taken in 2002/03).
INAF 5705 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.575)
International Social Policy
Concepts of and approaches to international social policy. Concepts of social justice, comparative welfare regimes and citizenship. Topics include social reform, changes in the public/private provision of social services, participation in social policy, poverty reduction, health and education.
INAF 5800 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.580)
Asia Pacific Economic and Political Relations
Addresses the evolving pattern of economic and political relations in the Asia-Pacific region. Topics will include security issues; trade and investment; and development cooperation. Particular consideration will be given to institutional arrangements, including ASEAN, APEC, AFTA and Canada's role in the regional affairs.
INAF 5801 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.581)
Regional Cooperation Among Developing Countries
A comparative study of selected regional cooperation and integration schemes, including those in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, as well as between higher and lower income countries.
INAF 5802 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.582)
The International Political Economy of Transition
Problems of reintegration into the world economy and dilemmas of transition from command to market economies. Topics may include new trade and investment patterns, role in regional and international economic organizations, search for appropriate exchange rate policies, impact of Western assistance. (Also listed as EURR 5102.)
INAF 5804 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.584)
International Relations in Europe
This course examines international relations and organizations in Europe from theoretical and historical perspectives. Topics discussed include the origins and development of European organizations such as the European Union and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
INAF 5805 [0.5 credit]
The EU in International Affairs
The impact of the EU on international affairs. The course relates the internal development of the EU, the evolution of integration theory, and the growth of the EU's external relations capabilities.
INAF 5901 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.591)
Tutorials in International Affairs
To be chosen in consultation with the director.
INAF 5905 [0.5 credit] (formerly 46.595)
Research Workshop
This seminar focuses on the special problems of research design in the interdisciplinary field of international affairs, with materials drawn from both the established literature and the practice of leading members of the School's faculty.
INAF 5907 [2.0 credits] (formerly 46.597)
Course Work Comprehensive in International Affairs
Required for students in a course work M.A. who by the third term in their M.A. program have not yet completed their comprehensive examination. Completion of this course does not reduce the formal requirement of 5.0 credits.
INAF 5908 (formerly 46.598)
Research Essay
INAF 5909 [2.0 credits] (formerly 46.599)
M.A. Thesis

Selection of Courses

In addition to the graduate courses offered in the School, qualified students may choose from among courses in international affairs offered by related departments, schools, and institutes.

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