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Institute of African Studies
439 Paterson Hall
(613)520-2600 ext. 2220
https://carleton.ca/africanstudies/

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

M.A. Anthropology
with Specialization in African Studies (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Thesis option (5.0 credits):
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  0.5 credit in:0.5
ANTH 5401 [0.5]
Theories and Methods I
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
ANTH 5402 [0.5]
Theories and Methods II
5.  1.5 credits in electives (see Note, below)1.5
6.  2.0 credits in:2.0
ANTH 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research Essay option (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  0.5 credit in:0.5
ANTH 5401 [0.5]
Theories and Methods I
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
ANTH 5402 [0.5]
Theories and Methods II
5.  2.5 credits in electives (see Note, below)2.5
6.  1.0 credit in:1.0
ANTH 5908 [1.0]
M.A. Research Essay
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Coursework option(5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  0.5 credit in:0.5
ANTH 5401 [0.5]
Theories and Methods I
(Normally to be taken in the first fall term after admission to the program.)
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
ANTH 5402 [0.5]
Theories and Methods II
5.  0.5 credit from:0.5
ANTH 5109 [0.5]
Ethnography, Gender and Globalization
ANTH 5202 [0.5]
The Anthropology of Underdevelopment
ANTH 5209 [0.5]
Special Topics in the Anthropology of Africa
ANTH 5809 [0.5]
Selected Topics in the Anthropology of Development and Underdevelopment
SOCI 5404 [0.5]
Race, Ethnicity and Class in Contemporary Societies
- or an approved course in ANTH or SOCI approved by the Graduate Coordinator of the Institute of African Studies
6.  3.0 credits in electives, including 0.5 credit in a course designated as having sufficient African Studies content3.0
Total Credits5.0

M.A. Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies
with Specialization in African Studies (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Thesis option (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
ALDS 5001 [0.5]
Directions in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies
ALDS 5002 [0.5]
Inquiry Strategies in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies
4.  1.5 credits in graduate level courses from the School of Linguistics and Language Studies (in consultation with their advisor, students may take up to 1.0 credit in graduate courses from other programs at Carleton University or Ottawa University; up to 1.0 credit courses can be taken at the 4000 level courses; up to 1.5 credit courses can be taken in piggybacked courses)1.5
5.  2.0 credits in:2.0
ALDS 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research Essay option (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
ALDS 5001 [0.5]
Directions in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies
ALDS 5002 [0.5]
Inquiry Strategies in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies
4.  2.5 credits in graduate level courses from the School of Linguistics and Language Studies (in consultation with their advisor, students may take up to 1.0 credit in graduate courses from other programs at Carleton University or Ottawa University; up to 1.0 credit courses can be taken at the 4000 level courses; up to 1.5 credit courses can be taken in piggybacked courses)2.5
5.  1.0 credit in:1.0
ALDS 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay
Total Credits5.0

M.B.A. with Specialization in African Studies (8.5 credits)

Requirements:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  1.0 credit in courses designated as having sufficient African Studies content, within the School of Business or elsewhere, with permission of the School1.0
4.  4.25 credits in compulsory core courses4.25
5.  1.75 credits in elective courses1.75
6.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
BUSI 5999 [1.0]
Internship 1
7.  0.0 credit in:
BUSI 5998 [0.0]
MBA Skills Workshop 2
Total Credits8.5
1

Students with less than two (2) years of professional employment experience must successfully complete BUSI 5999 [1.0] Internship in order to graduate. Students with two or more years work experience may apply for an exemption.

2

 Non-credit required skills workshop.

M.A. Communication
with Specialization in African Studies (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Research Essay program (5.0 credits)
1. 0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2. 0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3. 1.0 credit in:1.0
COMS 5101 [1.0]
Foundations of Communication Studies
4. 0.5 credit in:0.5
COMS 5605 [0.5]
Approaches to Communication Research
5. 1.0 credit in:1.0
COMS 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay
6. 2.0 credits chosen from the list of optional courses.2.0
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Thesis program (5.0 credits)
1. 0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2. 0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3. 1.0 credit in:1.0
COMS 5101 [1.0]
Foundations of Communication Studies
4. 0.5 credit in:0.5
COMS 5605 [0.5]
Approaches to Communication Research
5. 2.0 credits in:2.0
COMS 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis
6. 1.0 credits from the list of optional courses.1.0
Total Credits5.0

M.A. Economics
with Specialization in African Studies (4.0 credits)

Requirements - Coursework option (4.0 credits)
1.  1.5 credits in:1.5
ECON 5020 [0.5]
Microeconomic Theory
ECON 5021 [0.5]
Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 5027 [0.5]
Econometrics I
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
3.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
ECON 5029 [0.5]
Methods of Economic Research
including a research paper on an African Studies topic approved by the Graduate Committee of the Institute of African Studies
5.  0.5 credit in African Studies elective approved by the M.A. Supervisor of the Department of Economics0.5
6.  1.0 credit in ECON approved by the M.A. Supervisor of the Department of Economics, including at least 0.5 credit from ECON 5500, ECON 5504, ECON 55051.0
Total Credits4.0
Requirements - Thesis option (4.0 credits)
1.  1.5 credits in:1.5
ECON 5020 [0.5]
Microeconomic Theory
ECON 5021 [0.5]
Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 5027 [0.5]
Econometrics I
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
3.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
4.  1.5 credit in:1.5
ECON 5909 [1.5]
M.A. Thesis
on an African Studies topic approved by the Graduate Committee of the Institute of African Studies
5.  0.5 credit from:0.5
ECON 5500 [0.5]
Theory of Economic Development
ECON 5504 [0.5]
Economic Development: Domestic Aspects
ECON 5505 [0.5]
Economic Development: International Aspects
Total Credits4.0

M.A. English
with Specialization in African Studies (4.5 credits)

Requirements - Coursework Option (4.5 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
ENGL 5008 [0.5]
Studies in African Literature
ENGL 5010 [0.5]
Studies in Caribbean Literature
Or an ENGL course approved by the Graduate Coordinator of the Institute of African Studies
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
ENGL 5005 [0.5]
M.A. Seminar
5.  3.0 credits in ENGL at the 5000 level (excluding ENGL 5908 and ENGL 5909)3.0
Total Credits4.5
Requirements - Research Essay Option (4.5 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
ENGL 5008 [0.5]
Studies in African Literature
ENGL 5010 [0.5]
Studies in Caribbean Literature
Or an ENGL course approved by the Graduate Coordinator of the Institute of African Studies
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
ENGL 5005 [0.5]
M.A. Seminar
5.  2.0 credits in ENGL at the 5000 level (excluding ENGL 5908 and ENGL 5909)2.0
6.  1.0 credit in:1.0
ENGL 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay
Total Credits4.5
Requirements - Thesis Option (4.5 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
ENGL 5008 [0.5]
Studies in African Literature
ENGL 5010 [0.5]
Studies in Caribbean Literature
Or an ENGL course approved by the Graduate Coordinator of the Institute of African Studies
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
ENGL 5005 [0.5]
M.A. Seminar
5.  1.0 credit in ENGL at the 5000 level (excluding ENGL 5908 and ENGL 5909)1.0
6.  2.0 credits in:2.0
ENGL 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis
Total Credits4.5

M.A. French and Francophone Studies
with Specialization in African Studies (4.0 credits)

Note: FREN 5300 and FREN 5350  are mandatory for all students. Candidates select from one of two program options, chosen in consultation with an adviser from the Department, normally the Supervisor of Graduate Studies.

Requirements - Research Essay option (4.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
FREN 5908 [1.0]
Mémoire de recherche
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
FREN 5300 [0.5]
Méthodologie de la recherche
5.  0.0 credit in:0.0
FREN 5350 [0.0]
Proposition de recherche
6.  2.0 credits at the 5000 level2.0
Total Credits4.0
Requirements - Thesis option (4.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  2.0 credits in:2.0
FREN 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
FREN 5300 [0.5]
Méthodologie de la recherche
5.  0.0 credit in:0.0
FREN 5350 [0.0]
Proposition de recherche
6.  1.0 credit at the 5000 level1.0
Total Credits4.0

M.A. Film Studies
with Specialization in African Studies (4.0 credits)

Requirements - Thesis Stream (4.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
FILM 5010 [0.5]
Film Theory, History, and Critical Methodologies I
FILM 5020 [0.5]
Film Theory, History, and Critical Methodologies II
4.  1.0 credit in Film Studies graduate course work, excluding FILM 58011.0
5.  1.5 credits in:1.5
FILM 5909 [1.5]
M.A. Thesis
Total Credits4.0
Requirements - Research Essay Stream (4.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
FILM 5010 [0.5]
Film Theory, History, and Critical Methodologies I
FILM 5020 [0.5]
Film Theory, History, and Critical Methodologies II
4.  1.5 credits in Film Studies graduate course work, 0.5 credit of which can include:1.5
FILM 5801 [0.5]
Graduate Internship
5.  1.0 credit in:1.0
FILM 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay
Total Credits4.0
Requirements - Coursework Stream (4.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
FILM 5010 [0.5]
Film Theory, History, and Critical Methodologies I
FILM 5020 [0.5]
Film Theory, History, and Critical Methodologies II
4.  1.5 credits in Film Studies graduate course work, 0.5 credit of which can include:1.5
FILM 5801 [0.5]
Graduate Internship
5.  1.0 credit from:1.0
AFRI 5050 [0.5]
Selected Topics in African Studies
AFRI 5100 [0.5]
African Studies Abroad
AFRI 5700 [0.5]
Directed Readings in African Studies
Students may also take courses designated as having sufficient African Studies content, as approved by both the Graduate Supervisor in Film Studies and the Graduate Coordinator of the Institute of African Studies.
Total Credits4.0

Note: for Item 4 above, students may take a 0.5 credit Film Studies course at the 4000-level subject to the approval of the Graduate Supervisor

M.A. Geography
with Specialization in African Studies (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Thesis option (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
GEOG 5000 [0.5]
Approaches to Geographical Inquiry
GEOG 5905 [0.5]
Masters Research Workshop
4.  2.5 credits in:2.5
GEOG 5909 [2.5]
M.A. Thesis (including oral examination of the thesis)
5.  1.0 credit in approved graduate-level electives1.0
Total Credits5.0

M.A. History
with Specialization in African Studies (4.5 credits)

Requirements - Research Essay option (4.5 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  0.5 credit in:0.5
HIST 5003 [0.5]
Historical Theory and Method
4.  1.0 credit in HIST at the graduate level at Carleton1.0
5.  1.0 credits in a graduate seminars with sufficient African Studies content, including at least 0.5 credit in a History course. With departmental permission, up to 0.5 credit of courses with African Studies content may be taken from another unit at Carleton University, at the University of Ottawa, or at another credited institution. 1.0
6.  0.5 credit in:0.5
HIST 5900 [0.5]
Directed Research
7.  1.0 credit in:1.0
HIST 5908 [1.0]
M.A. Research Essay
Total Credits4.5
Requirements - Thesis option (4.5 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  0.5 credit in:0.5
HIST 5003 [0.5]
Historical Theory and Method
4.  0.5 credit in HIST at the graduate level at Carleton0.5
5.  1.0 credit in graduate seminars with sufficient African Studies content, including at least 0.5 credit in a History course. With departmental permission, up to 0.5 credit of courses with African Studies content may be taken from another unit at Carleton University, at the University of Ottawa, or at another credited institution. 1.0
6.  2.0 credits in:2.0
HIST 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis
Total Credits4.5

M.A. International Affairs
with Specialization in African Studies (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Thesis Pattern (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INAF 5011 [0.25]
Policy Process and International Affairs
INAF 5012 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
INAF 5013 [0.25]
Research Design and Methods for International Affairs
INAF 5014 [0.25]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
3.  0.5 credit in economics, successfully completed by the end of the second term, from (See Note 1, below):0.5
INAF 5009 [0.5]
International Aspects of Economic Development
INAF 5205 [0.5]
Economics of Conflict
INAF 5214 [0.5]
Economics for Defence and Security
INAF 5308 [0.5]
International Trade: Theory and Policy
INAF 5309 [0.5]
International Finance: Theory and Policy
INAF 5600 [0.5]
The Economics of Human Development
INAF 5703 [0.5]
International Public Economics
4.  2.0 credits in:2.0
INAF 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis
5.  1.0 credit in Field and Elective courses (see Note 2, below)1.0
6. Successful completion of second language proficiency examination (See Note 3, below)
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research Essay Pattern (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INAF 5011 [0.25]
Policy Process and International Affairs
INAF 5012 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
INAF 5013 [0.25]
Research Design and Methods for International Affairs
INAF 5014 [0.25]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
3.  0.5 credit in economics, successfully completed by the end of the second term, from: (See Note 1, below)0.5
INAF 5009 [0.5]
International Aspects of Economic Development
INAF 5214 [0.5]
Economics for Defence and Security
INAF 5205 [0.5]
Economics of Conflict
INAF 5308 [0.5]
International Trade: Theory and Policy
INAF 5309 [0.5]
International Finance: Theory and Policy
INAF 5600 [0.5]
The Economics of Human Development
INAF 5703 [0.5]
International Public Economics
4.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INAF 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay
5.  2.0 credits in Field and Elective courses (See Note 2, below)2.0
6. Successful completion of second language proficiency examination (see Note 3, below)
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Course Work Pattern (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INAF 5011 [0.25]
Policy Process and International Affairs
INAF 5012 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
INAF 5013 [0.25]
Research Design and Methods for International Affairs
INAF 5014 [0.25]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
3.  0.5 credit in economics, successfully completed by the end of the second term, from: (See Note 1, below)0.5
INAF 5009 [0.5]
International Aspects of Economic Development
INAF 5205 [0.5]
Economics of Conflict
INAF 5214 [0.5]
Economics for Defence and Security
INAF 5308 [0.5]
International Trade: Theory and Policy
INAF 5309 [0.5]
International Finance: Theory and Policy
INAF 5600 [0.5]
The Economics of Human Development
INAF 5703 [0.5]
International Public Economics
4.  1.0 credit in courses accepted by the Institute of African Studies Graduate Coordinator as having sufficient African content and accepted by the NPSIA M.A. Program Supervisor or Associate Director as being relevant to the student's program of study. These courses would normally be drawn from the social science courses listed under the collaborative program. In years that it is offered, It is strongly suggested that NPSIA students include INAF 5603.1.0
5.  2.0 credits in Field and Elective courses (See Note 2, below)2.0
6. Successful completion of second language proficiency examination (see Note 3, below)
Total Credits5.0
  1. Students that wish to obtain the Field designation are required to complete1.5 credits of field courses and their required economics field course if they choose the coursework option. For students in the IEP field both INAF 5308 and INAF 5309 must be completed in order to receive the field designation. If students choose to complete by Research Essay or Thesis, 0.5 credit  will be applied towards the field designation. For students in the African Studies Specialization, the Research Essay  or Thesis must cover both your field and the African studies component.
  2. For elective courses,1.5 credits of the total required 5.0 credits may be selected from courses offered in other departments, with a maximum of 1.0 credit from a single department and a maximum of 1.0 credit selected from fourth year undergraduate courses. Any course not identified as an INAF 5000 level course must be approved by the M.A. Program Supervisor.
  3. Students must successfully complete an examination in second language proficiency administered by Carleton University's School of Linguistics and Language Studies, or meet the equivalent standard as determined by the School of Linguistics and Language Studies. There is an administrative fee for the standard test (which leads to a certificate of language proficiency after successful completion). Students are strongly encouraged to take the opportunity to improve their language skills during their studies, including during their summer terms. Details of the language requirement are provided on the School website

M. Journalism
with Specialization in African Studies (10.0 credits)

Requirements:
First Year
Candidates admitted to Year One of the Master of Journalism program must complete the following courses before proceeding to the second year of study:
1. 0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2. 0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3. 4.0 credits in:4.0
JOUR 5000 [0.5]
Journalism and Society I (see note below)
JOUR 5200 [1.0]
Introduction to Reporting
JOUR 5202 [1.0]
Broadcast Journalism Laboratory
JOUR 5206 [0.5]
Reporting Methods
JOUR 5401 [0.5]
Journalism Law
JOUR 5706 [0.5]
Professional Practices (see note below)
4.  0.5 credit in approved African Studies elective0.5
Year One M.J. candidates may be considered for advanced standing in certain of the required courses listed above, but in such cases will be required to replace waived courses with approved options.
Note: course deliverables for JOUR 5000 and JOUR 5706 must be on an approved African Studies theme.
Second Year5.0
Students entering second year choose to complete their degree with an emphasis on either professional practice or journalism studies.
Second Year - Professional Practice Completion Option
Those choosing the professional practice completion option will each select a primary media area of interest. Those selecting print or online publishing will take JOUR 5700, and those selecting radio or television will take JOUR 5702.
Students will complete a Master's Research Project (JOUR 5908) in a format consistent with their primary media area of interest and will enrol in a corresponding Advanced Reporting course. In addition, they will take one other Advanced Reporting course, plus JOUR 5208 Public Affairs Reporting, and 1.5 credits of approved electives. The course of studies is as follows:
3. 1.5 credits in:
JOUR 5208 [0.5]
Public Affairs Reporting
JOUR 5908 [1.0]
M.Journalism Research Project
4. 1.0 credit from:
JOUR 5700 [1.0]
Print Journalism
JOUR 5702 [1.0]
Broadcast Journalism
5. 1.0 credit from:
JOUR 5704 [0.5]
Advanced Journalism (Local News)
JOUR 5705 [0.5]
Advanced Journalism (Multimedia)
JOUR 5707 [0.5]
Advanced Journalism (Audio)
JOUR 5708 [0.5]
Advanced Journalism (Video)
6. 1.5 credit in approved electives
Note: under special circumstances, and with the School's approval, a student could replace JOUR 5908 and 1.0 credit of approved courses with a 2.0-credit thesis, JOUR 5909.
Second Year - Journalism Studies Completion Option
Students choosing the journalism studies completion with specialization in African Studies must complete the following:
3.  0.5 credit in:
JOUR 5500 [0.5]
Journalism and Society II
4.  2.0 credits in electives related to the study of the media, chosen in consultation with the Supervisor of Graduate Studies. JOUR 5000 Journalism and Society I required if admitted directly to Year Two. Students who completed this course in first year will substitute an approved Journalism replacement option.
5.  2.0 credits in:
JOUR 5909 [2.0]
M.Journalism Thesis
Total Credits10.0

Note: As a condition for graduation, all students in both completion options are required to have a minimum of four months of practical experience in the media, and a working knowledge of a second language, preferably French. For qualified applicants, the School may deem the requirement(s) to have been met.

Requirements - Thesis option
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
LAWS 5000 [0.5]
Theories of Law and Social Transformation
LAWS 5001 [0.5]
Legal Method and Social Inquiry
3.  0.0 credit in:
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
4.  1.5 credits in LAWS 11.5
5.  2.0 credits in:2.0
LAWS 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis (which includes an oral examination) 2
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research essay option (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
LAWS 5000 [0.5]
Theories of Law and Social Transformation
LAWS 5001 [0.5]
Legal Method and Social Inquiry
4.  2.5 credits in LAWS 12.5
5.  1.0 credit in:1.0
LAWS 5908 [1.0]
M.A. Research Essay 2
Total Credits5.0
1Students are encouraged to take 0.5 credit in a related discipline, in consultation with the supervisor of graduate studies.
2Thesis/Research Essay: The thesis or research essay must represent the result of the candidate's independent research undertaken after being admitted into graduate studies in the Department of Law. Previous work of the candidate may be used only as introductory or background material for the thesis or research essay. A student may carry on research work related to the thesis or research essay off campus if the work is approved in advance and supervision arrangements have been made with the supervisor of graduate studies.

M.A. Political Economy
with Specialization in African Studies (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Thesis option (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PECO 5000 [0.5]
Theories of Political Economy
PECO 5001 [0.5]
The Methodology of Political Economy
4.  2.0 credits in thesis (and an oral examination of the thesis)2.0
5.  1.5 credits in approved graduate level electives (see Selection of Courses, below) 11.5
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research essay option (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PECO 5000 [0.5]
Theories of Political Economy
PECO 5001 [0.5]
The Methodology of Political Economy
4.  1.0 credit in research essay1.0
5.  2.5 credits in approved graduate level electives (see Selection of Courses, below) 12.5
Total Credits5.0
1

Up to one (1.0) credit may be taken at the 4000 (honours undergraduate) level.

M.A. Political Science
with Specialization in African Studies (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Coursework option (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PSCI 5107 [0.5]
Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
PSCI 5203 [0.5]
Southern Africa After Apartheid
4.  0.5 credit in course designated as having sufficient African Studies content, approved by both the Graduate Supervisor in Political Science and the Graduate Coordinator of the Institute of African Studies0.5
5.  3.5 credits in approved courses3.5
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research Essay option (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PSCI 5107 [0.5]
Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
PSCI 5203 [0.5]
Southern Africa After Apartheid
4.  0.5 credit in course designated as having sufficient African Studies content, approved by both the Graduate Supervisor in Political Science and the Graduate Coordinator of the Institute of African Studies0.5
5.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PSCI 5908 [1.0]
M.A. Research Essay
6.  2.5 credits in approved courses2.5
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Thesis option (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PSCI 5107 [0.5]
Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
PSCI 5203 [0.5]
Southern Africa After Apartheid
4.  0.5 credit in course designated as having sufficient African Studies content, approved by both the Graduate Supervisor in Political Science and the Graduate Coordinator of the Institute of African Studies0.5
5.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSCI 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis
6.  1.5 credits in approved courses1.5
Total Credits5.0

M.A. Sociology
with Specialization in African Studies (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Thesis program (5.0 credits):
1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
SOCI 5005 [0.5]
Recurring Debates in Social Thought
SOCI 5809 [0.5]
The Logic of the Research Process
2.  1.5 credits in courses. With departmental permission 0.5 credit may be selected from courses at the 4000-level.1.5
3.  2.0 credits in:2.0
SOCI 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
5.  0.0 credit in:
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies (5. 0.0 credit in:)
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research Essay program (5.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 5005 [0.5]
Recurring Debates in Social Thought
SOCI 5809 [0.5]
The Logic of the Research Process
2.  2.5 credits in courses. With departmental permission 0.5 credit may be selected from courses at the 4000-level.2.5
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 5908 [1.0]
M.A. Research Essay
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
5.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
6. An oral examination on the candidate's research essay and program.
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Coursework program (5.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 5005 [0.5]
Recurring Debates in Social Thought
SOCI 5809 [0.5]
The Logic of the Research Process
2.  2.5 credits in courses excluding SOCI 5905. With departmental permission 0.5 credit may be selected from courses at the 4000-level.2.5
3.  1.0 credit in courses designated as having sufficient African Studies content, including at least 0.5 credit in:1.0
SOCI 5404 [0.5]
Race, Ethnicity and Class in Contemporary Societies
ANTH 5109 [0.5]
Ethnography, Gender and Globalization
ANTH 5202 [0.5]
The Anthropology of Underdevelopment
ANTH 5209 [0.5]
Special Topics in the Anthropology of Africa
ANTH 5809 [0.5]
Selected Topics in the Anthropology of Development and Underdevelopment
Or, a Sociology or Anthropology course approved by the Graduate Coordinator of the Institute of African Studies.
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
5.  0.0 credit in:
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
Total Credits5.0

M.A. Women's and Gender Studies
with Specialization in African Studies (5.0 credit)

Requirements - Option 1: Course work + Thesis (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
WGST 5905 [1.0]
Program Seminar
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 5906 [0.5]
Feminist Theory
5.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 5907 [0.5]
Researching Women's and Gender Issues
6.  0.5 credit in additional course work chosen from available elective courses (see below)0.5
7.  2.0 credits in:2.0
WGST 5909 [2.0]
M.A .Thesis
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Option II: Course work + Research Essay (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
AFRI 5000 [0.5]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
AFRI 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
WGST 5905 [1.0]
Program Seminar
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 5906 [0.5]
Feminist Theory
5.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 5907 [0.5]
Researching Women's and Gender Issues
6.  1.5 credits in additional course work chosen from available elective courses (see below)1.5
7.  1.0 credit in:1.0
WGST 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay
Total Credits5.0

African Studies (AFRI) Courses

AFRI 5000 [0.5 credit]
African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives

This course examines the formation of African Studies as a discipline, including the historical and ongoing debates over its boundaries and genealogies and its changing research paradigms.

AFRI 5050 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in African Studies

A course on a selected topic in African Studies. Topic varies from year to year and will be announced in advance of registration period.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as AFRI 4050, for which additional credit is precluded.


AFRI 5100 [0.5 credit]
African Studies Abroad

Based at one of Carleton's partner universities in Africa, course will include lectures, seminars, guest speakers, field visits and group research projects to examine a topic in African studies, as selected by the instructor. Topic and location may change annually.

AFRI 5700 [0.5 credit]
Directed Readings in African Studies

A Tutorial on a selected topic in African Studies in which seminars are not available.

AFRI 5800 [0.0 credit]
Scholarly Preparation in African Studies

This course will provide scholarly preparation in African Studies by requiring participation in public talks as both audience member and presenter.

AFRI 5900 [0.5 credit]
Placement

Students spend up to one day a week participating in an organization that has an African focus, while carrying out tasks that have a scholarly content. Consult the Director of the Institute of African Studies.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Selection of Courses - African Studies

The courses listed below are relevant to students of African Studies and could, with the approval of the specific requirements of the units involved, be used as courses to help fulfil degree requirements. There are also often graduate courses and 4000-level courses in a number of units at Carleton that are offered on an ad hoc basis that have significant content appropriate to African Studies. To have any such course count towards their degree requires approval of the Director of the Institute of African Studies when it is being offered.

Note: the number of spaces in graduate courses offered by other departments may be limited, and registration may be conditional upon obtaining the prior approval of the department concerned. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that permission is obtained from the appropriate department prior to registering in any of the following courses.

African Studies

AFRI 5000 [0.5]African Studies as a Discipline: Historical and Current Perspectives
AFRI 5050 [0.5]Selected Topics in African Studies
AFRI 5100 [0.5]African Studies Abroad
AFRI 5700 [0.5]Directed Readings in African Studies
AFRI 5900 [0.5]Placement
AFRI 5800 [0.0]Scholarly Preparation in African Studies

Anthropology

ANTH 5109 [0.5]Ethnography, Gender and Globalization
ANTH 5202 [0.5]The Anthropology of Underdevelopment
ANTH 5209 [0.5]Special Topics in the Anthropology of Africa
ANTH 5809 [0.5]Selected Topics in the Anthropology of Development and Underdevelopment

English

ENGL 5008 [0.5]Studies in African Literature
ENGL 5010 [0.5]Studies in Caribbean Literature

French

FREN 5600 [0.5]Littératures du monde francophone

 International Affairs

INAF 5603 [0.5]Issues in Development in Africa

Law

LAWS 5007 [0.5]Race, Ethnicity and the Law
LAWS 5603 [0.5]International Law: Theory and Practice

 Political Science

PSCI 5107 [0.5]Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
PSCI 5202 [0.5]Development Theory and Issues
PSCI 5203 [0.5]Southern Africa After Apartheid

Sociology

SOCI 5404 [0.5]Race, Ethnicity and Class in Contemporary Societies

 Women's and Gender Studies

WGST 5902 [0.5]Advanced Topics in Women's and Gender Studies II

Regulations

See the General Regulations section of this Calendar and the regulations of the participating unit.

Admission

Admission to the collaborative master’s program in African Studies is available to master’s students who are admitted in one of the participating master’s programs. To apply to one of the participating master’s programs, please visit the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs Admissions page.