Graduate Calendar Archives: 2003 / 2004
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Coordinator and Supervisor of Graduate Studies: J.G. Ramisch
The Religion program offers studies leading to the Master of Arts.
Master of Arts
The minimum requirement for admission to the master's program is an Honours bachelor's degree in religion (or the equivalent) with at least high honours standing.
Applicants who do not hold an Honours degree in religion (or the equivalent) will be required to register in a qualifying-year program before proceeding to the master's program.
Regulations governing the qualifying year are outlined in the General Regulations section of this Calendar.
Students are required to complete 5.0 credits as follows:
RELI 5001 and RELI 5002 must be taken in two different areas other than the student's thesis area. Seminars in other units may be substituted for RELI 5001 and RELI 5002 with permission of the department. The department particularly encourages students to consider ANTH 5403 (also listed as RELI 5403) as a substitute for RELI 5001 or RELI 5002 if anthropology of religion is not their thesis area.
The student's program will be worked out in consultation with, and with the approval of, the department's supervisor of graduate studies and its committee on graduate studies. The prescribed program will take into account the student's background and special interests, as well as the research interests and competence of the staff.
Full-time students will normally submit their thesis proposal to the thesis proposal board by the end of the first month of their second term in the master's program.
Regulations governing requirements for the master's thesis, including deadlines for submission, are outlined in the General Regulations section of this Calendar, Section 12.
Guidelines for Completion of Master's Degree
Full-time students in the master's program are normally expected to complete all requirements within two years of entry into the program. Part-time students normally complete all requirements within five years of the date of entry into the program.
The student will be required to acquire, or to demonstrate that he/she already has, a reading knowledge of whatever language is essential to his/her research. Students are advised to consult the Supervisor of Graduate Studies for further regulations.
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.