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Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
3304 River Building
613-520-2888
http://carleton.ca/eurus

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

 M.A. European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Research Essay program:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
EURR 5001 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Seminar in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
EURR 5010 [0.5]
Research Design and Methodology in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
3.  1.0 credit in course work in the selected concentration (Russian, Eurasian and Transition Studies or European and European Union Studies)1.0
4.  2.0 credits in course work chosen with the approval of the graduate supervisor from the electives course list below2.0
5.  1.0 credit in:1.0
EURR 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay ( related to the concentration, incorporating the approaches of at least two disciplines represented in the program; the research essay will be combined with an additional 1.0 credit coursework chosen with the approval of the graduate supervisor from the electives course list below)
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Thesis program:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
EURR 5001 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Seminar in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
2.  0.5 credit in:0.5
EURR 5010 [0.5]
Research Design and Methodology in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
3.  1.0 credit in course work in the selected concentration (Russian, Eurasian and Transition Studies or European and European Union Studies1.0
4.  1.0 credit in course work chosen with the approval of the graduate supervisor from the electives course list below1.0
5.  2.0 credits in:2.0
EURR 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis (on a topic related to the concentration, which must combine interdisciplinary approaches with a greater degree of originality and a greater use of primary sources than that required of the research essay. The thesis must be defended orally. The thesis option cannot be taken without the specific permission of the graduate supervisor)
6. Language requirement (see Language Requirement, below)
Total Credits5.0

Notes:

  1. No more than 1.0 credit may be taken at the 4000-level.
  2. No more than 0.5 credit in a language discipline may be counted towards program requirements. If a student fulfills the language proficiency requirement by completing course work as outlined in point 2 below, a course taken to fulfill the language requirement cannot be counted towards fulfillment of program requirements. 
Language Requirement

Each student must demonstrate language proficiency. Students entering the M.A. program with no language proficiency or inadequate language proficiency will require extra coursework and/or summer language training to meet the language proficiency requirement.

For the Russian, Eurasian and Transition Studies concentration the student may select German, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian or Serbian/Croatian. For the European and European Union Studies concentration the student may select French, German, Italian, Polish or Spanish. A student may request permission to use another major language to fulfill this requirement. However, the requested language

(a) must be utilized in undertaking research for the research essay or M.A. thesis; and
(b) its selection must be approved by the graduate supervisor.

Proficiency in the approved language may be demonstrated by successful completion of a written translation examination to be administered by the Institute or by completion of the appropriate language from the following list with a minimum grade of B+:

0.5 credit from:
RUSS 4120 [0.5]
Russian for Research
or RUSS 4115 [0.5]
Russian for Social Studies
or 1.0 credit from:
RUSS 4010 [0.5]
& RUSS 4020 [0.5]
Fourth-Year Russian I
Fourth-Year Russian II
or
GERM 4110 [1.0]
Intensive Fourth-Year German
or
SPAN 3010 [0.5]
& SPAN 3020 [0.5]
Third-Year Spanish I
Third-Year Spanish II
or
SPAN 3110 [1.0]
Intensive Third-Year Spanish
or
ITAL 3110 [1.0]
Intensive Third-Year Italian
or
1.0 credit in FREN at the 4000 level
Guidelines for Completion of Master's Degree

Students in the 5.0-credit program with sufficient proficiency in Russian, German or another approved language are expected to complete the degree within three to four terms of study. Students participating in international exchanges will normally require longer to complete degree requirements. 

Concentrations

While one of the program's goals is to provide students with an integrative approach to the entire region, the concentration assures that each student's individual program will retain a particular focus. Europe and Eurasia have become increasingly integrated in terms of theoretical and methodological approaches. However, the two sub-regions covered by the program have distinct histories and legacies along with differing intellectual traditions. Selection of a concentration assures that each student's program will have an adequate level of intellectual coherence. Students studying the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe that are EU member states or candidates for membership may select either concentration, depending on the thematic focus of the student's work.

The Institute offers two concentrations that draw systematically from the program's range of courses and expertise. Students are required to pursue one of these concentrations:

  • Russian, Eurasian and Transition Studies
  • European and European Union (EU) Studies

Russian, Eurasian and Transition Studies

This concentration involves an interdisciplinary focus on the communist legacy and challenges facing countries in transition, with a geographic scope covering eastern and southeastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Caucasus and post-Soviet Central Asia.

Russian, Eurasian and Transition Studies Concentration Course Electives List
EURR 4002 [0.5]Post-Soviet States and Societies
or EURR 5002 [0.5] Post-Soviet States and Societies
EURR 4101 [0.5]The Balkans in Transition – 1918 to 1989
EURR 4102 [0.5]The Balkans since 1989
EURR 4103 [0.5]The Great Russian Novel
EURR 4205 [0.5]Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
EURR 4207 [0.5]Politics of Central Eurasia
EURR 4208 [0.5]Foreign Policies of Soviet Successor States
EURR 4209 [0.5]Politics of the Caucasus and Caspian Basin
EURR 5008 [0.5]Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe
EURR 5100 [0.5]Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe
EURR 5101 [0.5]Russian Domestic Politics
EURR 5102 [0.5]The International Political Economy of Transition
EURR 5107 [0.5]Russia’s Regional and Global Ambitions
EURR 5202 [0.5]Special Topics in Russian, Eurasian, and Transition Studies
EURR 5204 [0.5]Central Europe, Past and Present
EURR 5305 [0.5]Imperial Russia and the Russian Revolution
EURR 5306 [0.5]The Soviet Union: Power and Culture
PSCI 4501 [0.5]Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
PSCI 4503 [0.5]Politics of Central Eurasia
PSCI 4505 [0.5]Transitions to Democracy
PSCI 4601 [0.5]Foreign Policies of Soviet Successor States
PSCI 5105 [0.5]Post-Communist Politics in East Central Europe
PSCI 5106 [0.5]The Politics of Post-Soviet Successor States
SOCI 5804 [0.5]Modern Marxist Theory

European and European Union Studies

This concentration focuses on countries involved in the European Union and on European integration processes, consequences, and dynamics from an interdisciplinary perspective, including EU enlargement and relations of the EU with other states.

European and European Union Studies Concentration Course Electives List
EURR 4101 [0.5]The Balkans in Transition – 1918 to 1989
EURR 4102 [0.5]The Balkans since 1989
EURR 5003 [0.5]Social and Political Perspectives in Europe
EURR 5008 [0.5]Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe
EURR 5100 [0.5]Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe
EURR 5102 [0.5]The International Political Economy of Transition
EURR 5104 [0.5]European Integration and European Security
EURR 5105 [0.5]European Economic Integration
EURR 5106 [0.5]Selected Topics in European Integration Studies
EURR 5108 [0.5]Canada-EU Relations: Summer Module
EURR 5109 [0.5]The EU in International Affairs
EURR 5201 [0.5]Special Topics in European Studies
EURR 5204 [0.5]Central Europe, Past and Present
EURR 5205 [0.5]The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours
EURR 5302 [0.5]EU Summer Study Abroad
EURR 5303 [0.5]Contemporary Europe: From Postwar to the European Union
EURR 5304 [0.5]Europe and International Migration
HIST 5210 [0.5]Power
HIST 5211 [0.5]Consumption
HIST 5212 [0.5]European History Special Topics
INAF 5804 [0.5]International Relations in Europe
INAF 5805 [0.5]The EU in International Affairs
PSCI 4501 [0.5]Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
PSCI 4505 [0.5]Transitions to Democracy
PSCI 5503 [0.5]Topics in European Politics
Electives Course List
Art History
ARTH 4202 [0.5]Topics in Medieval Art and Architecture
Economics
ECON 5603 [0.5]Topics in International Economics
History
HIST 4600 [1.0]Seminar in Russian History
HIST 5210 [0.5]Power
HIST 5211 [0.5]Consumption
HIST 5212 [0.5]European History Special Topics
International Affairs
INAF 5202 [0.5]Contemporary International Security
INAF 5206 [0.5]Civil-Military Relations
INAF 5602 [0.5]Development Assistance: Theory and Practice
INAF 5804 [0.5]International Relations in Europe
INAF 5805 [0.5]The EU in International Affairs
Political Science
PSCI 4501 [0.5]Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
PSCI 4503 [0.5]Politics of Central Eurasia
PSCI 4504 [0.5]Politics of the Caucasus and Caspian Basin
PSCI 4505 [0.5]Transitions to Democracy
PSCI 4601 [0.5]Foreign Policies of Soviet Successor States
PSCI 5105 [0.5]Post-Communist Politics in East Central Europe
PSCI 5106 [0.5]The Politics of Post-Soviet Successor States
PSCI 5201 [0.5]Politics in Plural Societies
PSCI 5503 [0.5]Topics in European Politics
PSCI 5506 [0.5]Gender and Politics
PSCI 5509 [0.5]Governing in the Global Economy
PSCI 5803 [0.5]Transatlantic Security Issues
PSCI 5806 [0.5]Strategic Thought and Issues in International Security
Russian
RUSS 4010 [0.5]Fourth-Year Russian I
RUSS 4020 [0.5]Fourth-Year Russian II
RUSS 4115 [0.5]Russian for Social Studies
RUSS 4120 [0.5]Russian for Research
Sociology
SOCI 5804 [0.5]Modern Marxist Theory
European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
EURR 4101 [0.5]The Balkans in Transition – 1918 to 1989
EURR 4102 [0.5]The Balkans since 1989
EURR 4103 [0.5]The Great Russian Novel
EURR 4205 [0.5]Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
EURR 4207 [0.5]Politics of Central Eurasia
EURR 4208 [0.5]Foreign Policies of Soviet Successor States
EURR 4209 [0.5]Politics of the Caucasus and Caspian Basin
EURR 5001 [0.5]Interdisciplinary Seminar in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
EURR 5002 [0.5]Post-Soviet States and Societies
EURR 5003 [0.5]Social and Political Perspectives in Europe
EURR 5008 [0.5]Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe
EURR 5100 [0.5]Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe
EURR 5101 [0.5]Russian Domestic Politics
EURR 5102 [0.5]The International Political Economy of Transition
EURR 5103 [0.5]Sustainability and Development in the Arctic: Transformations in the Circumpolar North
EURR 5104 [0.5]European Integration and European Security
EURR 5105 [0.5]European Economic Integration
EURR 5106 [0.5]Selected Topics in European Integration Studies
EURR 5107 [0.5]Russia’s Regional and Global Ambitions
EURR 5108 [0.5]Canada-EU Relations: Summer Module
EURR 5201 [0.5]Special Topics in European Studies
EURR 5202 [0.5]Special Topics in Russian, Eurasian, and Transition Studies
EURR 5204 [0.5]Central Europe, Past and Present
EURR 5205 [0.5]The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours
EURR 5301 [0.5]Internship and Applied Policy Skills
EURR 5304 [0.5]Europe and International Migration
EURR 5305 [0.5]Imperial Russia and the Russian Revolution
EURR 5306 [0.5]The Soviet Union: Power and Culture
EURR 5900 [0.5]Tutorial in Russian, Eurasian and Transition Studies
EURR 5901 [0.5]Tutorial in Russian, Eurasian and Transition Studies
EURR 5902 [0.5]Tutorial in European and European Union Studies
EURR 5903 [0.5]Tutorial in European and European Union Studies

Other 4000- and 5000-level courses may be approved by the graduate supervisor as EURUS credits if they are deemed appropriate to a particular student's objectives.

Graduate Diploma in European Integrated Studies (2.0 credits)

Requirements:
1.  1.5 credits from the Primary Option List1.5
2.  0.5 credit from the Secondary Option List0.5
Total Credits2.0

Note: A maximum of 1.0 credit can be double-counted with the student's main degree program.

Primary Option List
PSCI 5503 [0.5]Topics in European Politics
INAF 5804 [0.5]International Relations in Europe
EURR 5003 [0.5]Social and Political Perspectives in Europe
EURR 5104 [0.5]European Integration and European Security
EURR 5105 [0.5]European Economic Integration
EURR 5106 [0.5]Selected Topics in European Integration Studies
EURR 5108 [0.5]Canada-EU Relations: Summer Module
EURR 5109 [0.5]The EU in International Affairs
EURR 5205 [0.5]The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours
EURR 5302 [0.5]EU Summer Study Abroad
EURR 5303 [0.5]Contemporary Europe: From Postwar to the European Union
EURR 5304 [0.5]Europe and International Migration
Secondary Option List
ECON 5401 [0.5]Public Economics: Expenditures
ECON 5402 [0.5]Public Economics: Taxation
ECON 5601 [0.5]International Trade: Theory and Policy
ECON 5602 [0.5]International Monetary Theory and Policy
EURR 5102 [0.5]The International Political Economy of Transition
PSCI 5105 [0.5]Post-Communist Politics in East Central Europe
PSCI 5106 [0.5]The Politics of Post-Soviet Successor States
PSCI 5509 [0.5]Governing in the Global Economy
PSCI 5807 [0.5]Analysis of International Organizations
PSCI 5808 [0.5]International Political Economy
INAF 5308 [0.5]International Trade: Theory and Policy
INAF 5309 [0.5]International Finance: Theory and Policy

Other 5000-level courses may be approved by the graduate supervisor as Diploma credits if they are deemed appropriate to the program.

In order to be awarded the Diploma, students must apply to graduate with the Diploma at the same time as they apply to graduate with their M.A. or Ph.D.

European and Russian Studies (EURR) Courses

EURR 5001 [0.5 credit]
Interdisciplinary Seminar in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Current debates and methodological approaches within various academic disciplines relating to Europe, Russia, and Eurasia.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute or enrolment in the EURUS program.


EURR 5002 [0.5 credit]
Post-Soviet States and Societies

The relationship between social forces and state structures at both the national and local levels in the USSR and the post-soviet states.
Also listed as PSCI 5110.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4002 and PSCI 4502.

EURR 5003 [0.5 credit]
Social and Political Perspectives in Europe

Social issues and policies in the European Union including European identity, democratic legitimacy, nationalist and extremist political movements, Euroscepticism, migration and immigration, social inclusion/exclusion and social models, gender and family policy, regional differentiation.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4003, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5008 [0.5 credit]
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe

Ethnic basis of nationalism in the region. Ethnic politics and trends.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4008.

EURR 5010 [0.5 credit]
Research Design and Methodology in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Examination of various issues in research design and methodology, with examples from the academic literature. Discussion of student research proposals.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 5200 (no longer offered) and EURR 5300 (no longer offered).

EURR 5100 [0.5 credit]
Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe

Processes of nation-building in the region examined in terms of a particular country, or set of countries. Country focus may vary.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4100, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5101 [0.5 credit]
Russian Domestic Politics

Examination of the evolution of Russian domestic politics and society since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Themes discussed include the transformation of Russia's political system, changes in the behavior of political elites, the evolution of Russia's social structure, and federal-regional relations.
Also listed as PSCI 5112.
Seminar tbree hours per week.

EURR 5102 [0.5 credit]
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 INAF 5802.

EURR 5103 [0.5 credit]
Sustainability and Development in the Arctic: Transformations in the Circumpolar North

The Circumpolar Arctic Region is undergoing rapid political, economic, social and technological development, which impacts sustainability. Climate, contaminants and biological diversity focus international attention. Nunavut, the Russian North, major developments, and international circumpolar regime formation, with emphasis on environment and development.

EURR 5104 [0.5 credit]
European Integration and European Security

A seminar focusing on security issues related to the formation of supra-national decision-making structures in Europe.
Also listed as PSCI 5608.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4104, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5105 [0.5 credit]
European Economic Integration

Economic issues and policies related to the process of European integration and the development of the post-World War II European Union.
Also listed as INAF 5803.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 1000.

EURR 5106 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in European Integration Studies

Selected topics related to post-World War II European integration.
Also listed as PSCI 5609.

EURR 5107 [0.5 credit]
Russia’s Regional and Global Ambitions

This course examines domestic conditions in Russia from 2000 to the present and the framing of Russia’s foreign policy and strategic objectives towards the former Soviet republics and other key global actors, including the United States, the European Union, NATO and China.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4107.

EURR 5108 [0.5 credit]
Canada-EU Relations: Summer Module

Relations between Canada and Europe in the context of European integration, with attention to policy issues affecting the relationship and/or areas of common policy challenges.
Also listed as PSCI 5103.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 5106 and PSCI 5609 if taken in the summer of 2003-2004 or 2004-05.
Prerequisite(s): previous course in European integration or permission of the instructor.

EURR 5109 [0.5 credit]
The EU in International Affairs

The impact of the EU on international affairs; the internal development of the EU, the evolution of integration theory, and the growth of the EU’s external relations capabilities.
Also listed as INAF 5805.

EURR 5201 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in European Studies

Selected topics related to Europe and/or the European Union.

EURR 5202 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Russian, Eurasian, and Transition Studies

Selected topics related to the communist and post-communist states and processes of transition they are undergoing.

EURR 5204 [0.5 credit]
Central Europe, Past and Present

Evolution and current status of Central Europe from periods of foreign control in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries to independent statehood. Emphasis on national accommodations and conflicts.
Also listed as HIST 5604.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4204, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5205 [0.5 credit]
The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours

The EU's European Neighbourhood Policy and Eastern partnership policy, the Russia-EU “strategic partnership”. Policies and reactions of non-EU East European countries toward the EU. The interaction of Member state policies and EU policies. May include attention to historical legacies, cultural factors, public opinion, energy security.
Also listed as INAF 5807, PSCI 5111.


EURR 5301 [0.5 credit]
Internship and Applied Policy Skills

A seminar accompanying an unpaid internship placement to develop workplace and applied policy skills. Relating applied experience to academic literature. Writing skills for an applied policy setting. Internship placement: 12 days over 12 weeks.
Also listed as EURR 4206.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to EURUS MA students with a minimum B+ average and placement in an internship position in the same semester or in the previous semester (based on a competitive application process).

EURR 5302 [0.5 credit]
EU Summer Study Abroad

This course is open only to students in approved summer study options in Europe, particularly the EU Study Tour.
Prerequisite(s): approval of the Institute.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4302, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5303 [0.5 credit]
Contemporary Europe: From Postwar to the European Union

History of contemporary Europe from 1945 to present covering both eastern and western halves of the continent and including social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4303, HIST 4606, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5304 [0.5 credit]
Europe and International Migration

Europe’s role in international migration. Topics to be discussed may include migration and mobility as both assets and challenges for sending, transit, and destination countries, changing geographies of migration, inclusion and exclusion, political mobilization, and responses of European states and other actors.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4304, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5305 [0.5 credit]
Imperial Russia and the Russian Revolution

Examination of the expansion and downfall of tsarist Russia from the eighteenth century to the revolutionary era and the establishment of Bolshevik rule. Topics include the relationship between the monarchy and subject peoples, social and economic change, and daily life.
Also listed as HIST 5607.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4203 (no longer offered), EURR 5203 (no longer offered), HIST 4603 (no longer offered), HIST 5603 (no longer offered).
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4305, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5306 [0.5 credit]
The Soviet Union: Power and Culture

Examination of the rise of the Soviet Union to a global power and subsequent tensions that promoted its collapse. The course will analyze Stalinism, the Second World War, the Thaw, and Brezhnev and Gorbachev eras through the lens of the USSR’s citizens.
Also listed as HIST 5608.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4203 (no longer offered), EURR 5203 (no longer offered), HIST 4603 (no longer offered), HIST 5603 (no longer offered).
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4306, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 5900 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in Russian, Eurasian and Transition Studies

Directed readings on selected aspects of Russian, Eurasian and Transition issues.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 5901 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in Russian, Eurasian and Transition Studies

Directed readings on selected aspects of Russian, Eurasian and Transition issues.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 5902 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in European and European Union Studies

Directed readings on selected aspects of European and European Union issues.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 5903 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in European and European Union Studies

Directed readings on selected aspects of European and European Union issues.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 5908 [1.0 credit]
Research Essay

A research essay on a topic relating to European, Russian or Eurasian Studies.

EURR 5909 [2.0 credits]
M.A. Thesis

Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 5913 [0.0 credit]
Co-operative Work Term

Prerequisite(s): registration in the Co-operative Education Program option in the M.A. program in European, Russian, and Eurasian 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

Regulations

See the General Regulations section of this Calendar.

Master's candidates must obtain a grade of B- or higher on each credit counted towards the degree.

Admission

The normal requirement for admission to the master's program is an honours degree (or equivalent), with at least a B+ average.

For admission to the program, applicants should normally meet the following requirements:

  • A four-year degree (or equivalent) in a humanities or social science discipline, with at least 3.0 credits in the European/Russian/Eurasian area covering three different disciplines (excluding language courses); and
  • A reading knowledge of an appropriate major European language (normally equivalent to two academic years of instruction, or one year with an intensive summer program) or, at the discretion of the Institute, equivalent knowledge of another of the region's languages. Applicants admitted with no proficiency or inadequate proficiency in an appropriate language will require additional language training beyond normal M.A. requirements.

Practical experience in the area of study will also be taken into consideration.

Applicants who do not have the required interdisciplinary background in the European/Russian/Eurasian area are encouraged to apply to the program, but additional coursework beyond the 5.0 credits may be required.

Accelerated Pathway

The accelerated pathway in the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies is a flexible and individualized plan of graduate study for students in their final year of a Carleton undergraduate degree.

Students in their third-year of study in a Carleton undergraduate degree should consult with both the Undergraduate Advisor in their program of study and the Graduate Advisor in EURUS to determine if the accelerated pathway is appropriate for them and to confirm their selection of courses for their final year of undergraduate studies.

Accelerated pathway requirements

  1. At least 1.0 credit in EURUS courses (5000 level or higher).
  2. Minimal overall CGPA of at least A-.

Students may receive advanced standing with transfer of credit of up to 1.0 credit which can reduce their time to completion.

Qualifying Year

Applicants who have a general (three-year) bachelor's degree in one of the disciplines represented in the program, or who lack sufficient area studies or language training, may be admitted to a qualifying-year program designed to raise their status to that of honours graduates in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. Students are expected to achieve a B+ average or better in the qualifying-year program in order to qualify for admission to the Master's year.

Co-operative Education Program in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

The co-op education program provides students in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies the opportunity to combine work terms with academic study. The practical experiences obtained in the workplace will reflect and extend knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, and will help to develop career interests and marketable expertise. All students in the M.A. Program in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies have the opportunity to enroll in the co-op education program.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in admission into the co-op education option must apply by the end of the first semester of academic study.

To be eligible for admission to the co-op option, students must:

  1. be registered in the M.A. in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies;
  2. have successfully completed, by the start-date of the first work term, the required first-year core classes
  3. EURR 5001 Interdisciplinary Seminar in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and EURR 5010 Research Design and Methodology in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
  4. be registered full-time in each academic term prior to work term.
  5. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work terms).

In addition, students whose first language is not English who are admitted to Carleton based on CAEL, IELTS or TOEFL assessments must also meet the following requirement: either a score of 6.0 on the CAEL Spoken English Test for Co-op students, or a score of 22 on the TOEFL test for spoken English, or a score of 6.5 on the IELTS test for spoken English.

Meeting the preceding requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the co-op option - the prevailing job market may limit enrollment in it. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions under the auspices of the Public Service Commission. Work terms for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies co-op students exist in a variety of public and private sector fields. Every effort will be made to ensure that there are appropriate work opportunities available, but there are no assurances that a co-op position will be found. Students with a high CGPA, enthusiasm, and potential, however, will have a competitive edge in securing co-op employment. Students will be assisted by the Carleton University Co-op Office to find work term positions.

Registration

Students who are accepted into the Co-op Education Option in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies must be registered in EURR 5913 [0.0] Co-operative Work Term in each work term.

Note:  This course does not carry academic course credit, but is noted on academic transcripts.  Students are permitted to enroll in one 0.5 credit course during each work term.

Graduation

Students must successfully complete two work terms, in addition to the M.A. in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies requirements, to successfully graduate and receive a co-op designation on their final transcript and diploma.

Appeals

The Co-op Office administers the regulations and procedures applicable to the co-op option, and will report any situation of a student failing to report to a placement or being required to withdraw from the co-op option for any reason to the Director of the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies for a final decision. Any decision may be appealed through the normal channels of the University.