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

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

Institute Language Requirement

All EURUS BA Honours, BA Combined Honours, and BA General candidates are required to have knowledge of a major European language to be selected from the following: Russian, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish.

This requirement may be fulfilled in one of two ways:

  1. Completion of 1.0 credit from the list of the following courses (or equivalent): RUSS 3010 and RUSS 3020 or one of FREN 2100; GERM 3110; SPAN 3110; ITAL 3110.
  2. Certification by the unit offering the relevant language or the Institute that the student has attained a level of language proficiency equivalent to completion of one of the courses above, or, for Polish, an equivalent level.

European and Russian Studies
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.0 credits):
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
EURR 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to European and Russian Studies
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
EURR 2001 [0.5]
Current Issues in European Politics and Society
EURR 2002 [0.5]
Europe and Russia in the World
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
EURR 3001 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Europe
EURR 3002 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Russia and Eurasia
4.  1.0 credit from:1.0
HIST 2207 [1.0]
Nineteenth-Century Europe
HIST 2502 [0.5]
Modern Britain
HIST 2508 [0.5]
France since 1889
HIST 2510 [0.5]
19th-Century Germany
HIST 2511 [0.5]
20th-Century Germany
HIST 2600 [1.0]
History of Russia
HIST 2802 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1789-1914
HIST 2803 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1914-1950
HIST 3800 [0.5]
International History 1914-41
HIST 3801 [0.5]
International History 1941-90
5.  1.0 credit from:1.0
PSCI 3206 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of Western Europe
PSCI 3207 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of European Integration
PSCI 3208 [0.5]
Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation
PSCI 3209 [0.5]
Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia
PSCI 3704 [0.5]
Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
6.  0.5 credit from:0.5
ECON 3807 [0.5]
European Economic Integration
ECON 3808 [0.5]
The Economics of Transition
7.  0.5 credit in:0.5
EURR 4003 [0.5]
Social and Political Perspectives in Europe
8.  1.5 credits in EURUS electives at the 4000 level. May include: EURR 4908 [1.0] Honours essay, but not FREN, GERM, ITAL, RUSS, or SPAN1.5
9.  3.0 credits in EURUS electives3.0
10. The Institute language requirement must be satisfied in French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian or Spanish
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (10.0 credits):
11.  1.0 credit from:1.0
ECON 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Economics
FYSM 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Economics
12.  9.0 credits in free electives.9.0
Total Credits20.0

Note: With permission of the department, students may substitute an equivalent course in History, Political Science, Law, Sociology or related programs for EURR 1001.

European and Russian Studies
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the EURUS Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
EURR 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to European and Russian Studies
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
EURR 2001 [0.5]
Current Issues in European Politics and Society
EURR 2002 [0.5]
Europe and Russia in the World
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
EURR 3001 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Europe
EURR 3002 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Russia and Eurasia
4.  1.0 credit from:1.0
HIST 2207 [1.0]
Nineteenth-Century Europe
HIST 2502 [0.5]
Modern Britain
HIST 2508 [0.5]
France since 1889
HIST 2510 [0.5]
19th-Century Germany
HIST 2511 [0.5]
20th-Century Germany
HIST 2600 [1.0]
History of Russia
HIST 2802 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1789-1914
HIST 2803 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1914-1950
HIST 3800 [0.5]
International History 1914-41
HIST 3801 [0.5]
International History 1941-90
5.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PSCI 3206 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of Western Europe
PSCI 3207 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of European Integration
PSCI 3208 [0.5]
Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation
PSCI 3209 [0.5]
Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia
PSCI 3704 [0.5]
Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
6.  0.5 credit from:0.5
ECON 3807 [0.5]
European Economic Integration
ECON 3808 [0.5]
The Economics of Transition
7.  1.0 credit in EURUS electives at the 4000-level, one of which must be:1.0
EURR 4003 [0.5]
Social and Political Perspectives in Europe
or
EURR 4908 [1.0]
Honours Essay
but not FREN, GERM, ITAL, RUSS, or SPAN courses.
8.  1.5 credit in EURUS electives1.5
9. The Institute language requirement must be satisfied in French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian or Spanish
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (13.0 credits)13.0
10. The requirements from the other discipline must be satisfied
11.  1.0 credit from:
ECON 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Economics
12.  5.0 credits in electives not in courses with code EURR or the other discipline
13. Sufficient free electives to make 20.0 credits for the degree.
Total Credits20.0

Notes:

  1. At most, one Honours essay course from either department may be counted toward this Combined program.
  2. Combined Honours in European and Russian Studies and Journalism is available only to students already admitted to the Bachelor of Journalism degree.
  3. No more than 1.0 credit from HIST 1001 [1.0] The Making of Europe and HIST 1002 [1.0] Europe in the 20th Century may be counted toward program requirements included in the Major CGPA in the B.A. Combined Honours.
  4. With the permission of the department, students may substitute an equivalent course in History, Political Science, Law, Sociology or related programs for EURR 1001.

European and Russian Studies
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
EURR 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to European and Russian Studies
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
EURR 2001 [0.5]
Current Issues in European Politics and Society
EURR 2002 [0.5]
Europe and Russia in the World
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
EURR 3001 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Europe
EURR 3002 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Russia and Eurasia
4.  2.0 credits from (maximum 1.0 HIST credit):2.0
ECON 3807 [0.5]
European Economic Integration
ECON 3808 [0.5]
The Economics of Transition
HIST 2207 [1.0]
Nineteenth-Century Europe
HIST 2502 [0.5]
Modern Britain
HIST 2508 [0.5]
France since 1889
HIST 2510 [0.5]
19th-Century Germany
HIST 2511 [0.5]
20th-Century Germany
HIST 2600 [1.0]
History of Russia
HIST 2802 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1789-1914
HIST 2803 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1914-1950
HIST 3800 [0.5]
International History 1914-41
HIST 3801 [0.5]
International History 1941-90
PSCI 3206 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of Western Europe
PSCI 3207 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of European Integration
PSCI 3208 [0.5]
Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation
PSCI 3209 [0.5]
Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia
PSCI 3704 [0.5]
Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
5.  2.5 credits from EURUS electives.2.5
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
6.  8.0 credits in free electives8.0
The Institute language requirement must be satisfied in French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian or Spanish.
Total Credits15.0
Notes:
  1. For Item 4 above, B.A. General students who choose ECON 3807 and/or ECON 3808 will need to take either ECON 1000 or FYSM 1003 to fulfil the prerequisites for these courses. ECON 1000 and FYSM 1003 are not included in the Major CGPA for European and Russian Studies.
  2. Final-year B.A. General students with the required standing may, with permission, be admitted to 4000-level Honours courses, provided space is available. The entire program must be approved by the Institute.
  3. With permission of the department, students may substitute an equivalent course in History, Political Science, Law, Sociology or related programs for EURR 1001.

Bachelor of Global and International Studies (B.G.In.S.)

Note: Details regarding graduation requirements, the international experience requirement, and the language requirement for the B.G.In.S. degree can be found at the B.G.In.S. program page.

Specialization in Europe and Russia in the World
B.G.In.S. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (12.0 credits)
1.  4.5 credits in: Core Courses4.5
GINS 1000 [0.5]
Global History
GINS 1010 [0.5]
International Law and Politics
GINS 1020 [0.5]
Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
GINS 2000 [0.5]
Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010 [0.5]
Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020 [0.5]
Global Literatures
GINS 3010 [0.5]
Global and International Theory
GINS 3020 [0.5]
Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
GINS 4090 [0.5]
Honours Seminar in Global and International Studies
2.  7.5 credits in: the Specialization7.5
Note: Language Requirement - Students choosing the Europe and Russia in the World Specialization must fulfil their language requirement with a language relevant to Europe and Russia other than English. The Program Director will maintain a list of those languages suitable for meeting this requirement.
a. 0.5 credit in: Foundations
EURR 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to European and Russian Studies
Note: With permission of the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, students may substitute an equivalent course in History, Political Science, Law, Sociology or related fields for EURR 1001.
b. 1.0 credit in: Core
EURR 2001 [0.5]
Current Issues in European Politics and Society
EURR 2002 [0.5]
Europe and Russia in the World
c. 1.0 credit from: History
HIST 2102 [0.5]
Modern Thought and Culture: the Nineteenth Century
HIST 2103 [0.5]
Modern Thought and Culture: the Twentieth Century
HIST 2207 [1.0]
Nineteenth-Century Europe
HIST 2502 [0.5]
Modern Britain
HIST 2508 [0.5]
France since 1889
HIST 2510 [0.5]
19th-Century Germany
HIST 2511 [0.5]
20th-Century Germany
HIST 2600 [1.0]
History of Russia
HIST 2802 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1789-1914
HIST 2803 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1914-1950
HIST 3217 [0.5]
Empire and Globalization
HIST 3800 [0.5]
International History 1914-41
HIST 3801 [0.5]
International History 1941-90
d. 0.5 credit from: Literature and Culture
EURR 3001 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Europe
EURR 3002 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Russia and Eurasia
e. 0.5 credit from: Economics and Politics
ECON 3807 [0.5]
European Economic Integration
ECON 3808 [0.5]
The Economics of Transition
PSCI 3206 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of Western Europe
PSCI 3207 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of European Integration
PSCI 3208 [0.5]
Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation
PSCI 3209 [0.5]
Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia
PSCI 3704 [0.5]
Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
f. 1.5 credits from: Honours Seminar and Honours Research Essay
EURR 4002 [0.5]
Post-Soviet States and Societies
EURR 4003 [0.5]
Social and Political Perspectives in Europe
EURR 4008 [0.5]
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe
EURR 4100 [0.5]
Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe
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 4104 [0.5]
European Integration and European Security
EURR 4106 [0.5]
Selected Topics in European Integration Studies
EURR 4107 [0.5]
Russia’s Regional and Global Ambitions
EURR 4201 [0.5]
Special Topics in European Studies
EURR 4202 [0.5]
Special Topics in Russian and Eurasian Studies
EURR 4204 [0.5]
Central Europe, Past and Present
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 4302 [0.5]
EU Summer Study Abroad
EURR 4303 [0.5]
Contemporary Europe: From Postwar to the European Union
EURR 4304 [0.5]
Europe and International Migration
EURR 4305 [0.5]
Imperial Russia and the Russian Revolution
EURR 4306 [0.5]
The Soviet Union: Power and Culture
EURR 4704 [0.5]
The Business Environment in Europe
GINS 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay
HIST 4100 [1.0]
Seminar in Early Modern European History
HIST 4200 [1.0]
Seminar in European History
HIST 4600 [1.0]
Seminar in Russian History
PSCI 4501 [0.5]
Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
PSCI 4502 [0.5]
Post-Soviet States and Societies
PSCI 4503 [0.5]
Politics of Central Eurasia
PSCI 4504 [0.5]
Politics of the Caucasus and Caspian Basin
PSCI 4601 [0.5]
Foreign Policies of Soviet Successor States
g. 2.5 credits in EURUS electives (see list below), no more than one of which may be at the 1000 level.
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
3.  8.0 credits in: free electives8.0
C. Additional Requirements
4. The International Experience requirement must be met.
5. The Language requirement must be met.
Total Credits20.0

Stream in Europe and Russia in the World
B.G.In.S. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits):
1.  4.0 credits in: Core Courses4.0
GINS 1000 [0.5]
Global History
GINS 1010 [0.5]
International Law and Politics
GINS 1020 [0.5]
Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
GINS 2000 [0.5]
Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010 [0.5]
Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020 [0.5]
Global Literatures
GINS 3010 [0.5]
Global and International Theory
GINS 3020 [0.5]
Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
2.  4.0 credits from: the Stream4.0
Note: Language Requirement- Students choosing the Europe and Russia in the World Stream must fulfil their language requirement with a language relevant to Europe and Russia other than English. The Program Director will maintain a list of those languages suitable for meeting this requirement.
a. Foundations
EURR 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to European and Russian Studies
Note: With permission of the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, students may substitute an equivalent course in History, Political Science, Law, Sociology or related fields for EURR 1001.
b. Core
EURR 2001 [0.5]
Current Issues in European Politics and Society
EURR 2002 [0.5]
Europe and Russia in the World
c. History
HIST 2102 [0.5]
Modern Thought and Culture: the Nineteenth Century
HIST 2103 [0.5]
Modern Thought and Culture: the Twentieth Century
HIST 2207 [1.0]
Nineteenth-Century Europe
HIST 2502 [0.5]
Modern Britain
HIST 2508 [0.5]
France since 1889
HIST 2510 [0.5]
19th-Century Germany
HIST 2511 [0.5]
20th-Century Germany
HIST 2600 [1.0]
History of Russia
HIST 2802 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1789-1914
HIST 2803 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1914-1950
HIST 3217 [0.5]
Empire and Globalization
HIST 3800 [0.5]
International History 1914-41
HIST 3801 [0.5]
International History 1941-90
d. Literature and Culture
EURR 3001 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Europe
EURR 3002 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Russia and Eurasia
e. Economics and Politics
ECON 3807 [0.5]
European Economic Integration
ECON 3808 [0.5]
The Economics of Transition
PSCI 3206 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of Western Europe
PSCI 3207 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of European Integration
PSCI 3208 [0.5]
Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation
PSCI 3209 [0.5]
Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia
PSCI 3704 [0.5]
Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
f. EURUS Electives (see list, below)
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
3.  7.0 credits in: Free Electives7.0
C. Additional Requirements
4. The Language requirement must be met.
Total Credits15.0

Minor in European and Russian Studies (4.0 credits)

Open to all undergraduate degree students not in EURUS programs or the B.G.In.S. Specialization or Stream in Europe and Russia in the World.

Requirements:
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
EURR 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to European and Russian Studies
EURR 3001 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Europe
EURR 3002 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Russia and Eurasia
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
EURR 2001 [0.5]
Current Issues in European Politics and Society
EURR 2002 [0.5]
Europe and Russia in the World
3.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
HIST 1001 [1.0]
The Making of Europe
HIST 1002 [1.0]
Europe in the 20th Century
HIST 2207 [1.0]
Nineteenth-Century Europe
HIST 2502 [0.5]
Modern Britain
HIST 2508 [0.5]
France since 1889
HIST 2510 [0.5]
19th-Century Germany
HIST 2511 [0.5]
20th-Century Germany
HIST 2600 [1.0]
History of Russia
HIST 2802 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1789-1914
HIST 2803 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1914-1950
HIST 3800 [0.5]
International History 1914-41
HIST 3801 [0.5]
International History 1941-90
Another approved European history course
4.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PSCI 3206 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of Western Europe
PSCI 3207 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of European Integration
PSCI 3208 [0.5]
Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation
PSCI 3209 [0.5]
Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia
PSCI 3704 [0.5]
Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
5.  0.5 credit in EURUS Electives0.5
6. No more than 1.0 credit at the 1000-level
7. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits4.0

Note: With permission of the department, students may substitute an equivalent course in History, Political Science, Law, Sociology or related disciplines for EURR 1001.

EURUS Electives

Art History
ARTH 2502 [0.5]
European Art of the 19th Century
ARTH 2600 [0.5]
Modern European Art 1900-1945
ARTH 3505 [0.5]
French Impressionism: Art, Leisure and Society
ARTH 4505 [0.5]
Topics in Nineteenth-Century European Art
Economics
ECON 3600 [0.5]
Introduction to International Economics
ECON 3601 [0.5]
Introduction to International Trade
ECON 3602 [0.5]
International Monetary Problems
ECON 3807 [0.5]
European Economic Integration
ECON 3808 [0.5]
The Economics of Transition
ECON 3870 [0.5]
Comparative Economic Systems
European and Russian Studies
FYSM 1603 [1.0]
Full-Year Seminar in European and Russian Studies
FYSM 1614 [0.5]
One-Term Seminar in European and Russian Studies
EURR 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to European and Russian Studies
EURR 2001 [0.5]
Current Issues in European Politics and Society
EURR 2002 [0.5]
Europe and Russia in the World
EURR 3001 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Europe
EURR 3002 [0.5]
Literature and Culture in Russia and Eurasia
EURR 4002 [0.5]
Post-Soviet States and Societies
EURR 4003 [0.5]
Social and Political Perspectives in Europe
EURR 4008 [0.5]
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe
EURR 4100 [0.5]
Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe
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 4104 [0.5]
European Integration and European Security
EURR 4106 [0.5]
Selected Topics in European Integration Studies
EURR 4107 [0.5]
Russia’s Regional and Global Ambitions
EURR 4201 [0.5]
Special Topics in European Studies
EURR 4202 [0.5]
Special Topics in Russian and Eurasian Studies
EURR 4204 [0.5]
Central Europe, Past and Present
EURR 4304 [0.5]
Europe and International Migration
EURR 4305 [0.5]
Imperial Russia and the Russian Revolution
EURR 4306 [0.5]
The Soviet Union: Power and Culture
EURR 4205 [0.5]
Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
EURR 4206 [0.5]
Internship and Applied Policy Skills
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 4302 [0.5]
EU Summer Study Abroad
EURR 4303 [0.5]
Contemporary Europe: From Postwar to the European Union
EURR 4704 [0.5]
The Business Environment in Europe
EURR 4908 [1.0]
Honours Essay
IPAF 4900 [0.5]
Research Experience Course
French
No more than 2.0 credits from:
FREN 1100 [1.0]
Intermediate French
FREN 2100 [1.0]
Advanced French
- or other French courses relevant to the program, with the approval of the undergraduate supervisor
German
No more than 2.0 credits from:
GERM 2000 [0.5]
Reading in German I
GERM 2010 [0.5]
Second-Year German I
GERM 2020 [0.5]
Second-Year German II
GERM 2110 [1.0]
Intensive Second-Year German
GERM 3000 [0.5]
Reading in German II
GERM 3110 [1.0]
Intensive Third-Year German
GERM 4110 [1.0]
Intensive Fourth-Year German
History
FYSM 1405 [1.0]
Turning Points in History
HIST 1001 [1.0]
The Making of Europe
HIST 1002 [1.0]
Europe in the 20th Century
HIST 2102 [0.5]
Modern Thought and Culture: the Nineteenth Century
HIST 2103 [0.5]
Modern Thought and Culture: the Twentieth Century
HIST 2207 [1.0]
Nineteenth-Century Europe
HIST 2501 [0.5]
Early Modern Britain
HIST 2502 [0.5]
Modern Britain
HIST 2508 [0.5]
France since 1889
HIST 2510 [0.5]
19th-Century Germany
HIST 2511 [0.5]
20th-Century Germany
HIST 2600 [1.0]
History of Russia
HIST 2802 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1789-1914
HIST 2803 [0.5]
War and Society in Modern Europe, 1914-1950
HIST 3005 [0.5]
Medieval Aristocratic Life
HIST 3006 [0.5]
Medieval Religious Life
HIST 3007 [0.5]
Medieval Intellectual Life
HIST 3105 [0.5]
Renaissance Europe
HIST 3113 [0.5]
Revolution and Society in France, 1789-1799
HIST 3115 [0.5]
Youth and History
HIST 3213 [0.5]
The Enlightenment
HIST 3214 [0.5]
The Enlightenment and Its Aftermath
HIST 3217 [0.5]
Empire and Globalization
HIST 3604 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Modern Europe
HIST 3714 [0.5]
Holocaust Encounters
HIST 3718 [0.5]
Germans and Jews
HIST 3800 [0.5]
International History 1914-41
HIST 3801 [0.5]
International History 1941-90
HIST 3902 [0.5]
Topics in European History
HIST 4100 [1.0]
Seminar in Early Modern European History
HIST 4200 [1.0]
Seminar in European History
HIST 4500 [1.0]
Seminar in British History
HIST 4600 [1.0]
Seminar in Russian History
Italian
No more than 2.0 credits from:
ITAL 2010 [0.5]
Second-Year Italian I
ITAL 2020 [0.5]
Second-Year Italian II
ITAL 2110 [1.0]
Intensive Second-Year Italian
ITAL 3110 [1.0]
Intensive Third-Year Italian
ITAL 4110 [1.0]
Intensive Fourth-Year Italian
Law
LAWS 2601 [0.5]
Public International Law
LAWS 3604 [0.5]
International Organizations
Music
MUSI 1001 [0.5]
A History of Western Classical Music: Medieval to the Present
MUSI 2103 [0.5]
Music in the Classical Era
MUSI 2104 [0.5]
Music in the Romantic Era
MUSI 2105 [0.5]
Twentieth-Century Music to World War II
Philosophy
PHIL 1610 [0.5]
Great Philosophical Ideas, Part 1
PHIL 1620 [0.5]
Great Philosophical Ideas, Part 2
PHIL 2101 [0.5]
History of Ethics
PHIL 2103 [0.5]
Philosophy of Human Rights
PHIL 2201 [0.5]
Introduction to Marxist Philosophy
PHIL 2202 [0.5]
Topics in Marxist Philosophy
PHIL 3002 [0.5]
17th Century Philosophy
PHIL 3003 [0.5]
18th Century Philosophy
PHIL 3005 [0.5]
19th Century Philosophy
PHIL 3009 [0.5]
Topics in European Philosophy
Political Science
PSCI 1200 [0.5]
World Politics
PSCI 2101 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global North
PSCI 2601 [0.5]
International Relations: Global Politics
PSCI 2602 [0.5]
International Relations: Global Political Economy
PSCI 3608 [0.5]
Migration Governance
PSCI 3206 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of Western Europe
PSCI 3207 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of European Integration
PSCI 3208 [0.5]
Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation
PSCI 3209 [0.5]
Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia
PSCI 3308 [0.5]
Modern Political Thought
PSCI 3309 [0.5]
Modern Ideologies
PSCI 3311 [0.5]
History of Muslim Political Thought
PSCI 3600 [0.5]
International Institutions
PSCI 3703 [0.5]
Governing in the Global Economy
PSCI 3704 [0.5]
Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
PSCI 4103 [0.5]
The Modern State
PSCI 4501 [0.5]
Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
PSCI 4502 [0.5]
Post-Soviet States and 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 4610 [0.5]
Politics of Migration Management
PSCI 4903 [0.5]
British Parliamentary Politics
PSCI 4904 [3.0]
Carleton-Leeds Parliamentary Internships (3.0 credits)
Religion
RELI 2320 [0.5]
Islam in the Modern World
RELI 3131 [0.5]
Judaism and Gender
RELI 3220 [0.5]
Reformation Europe
RELI 3732 [0.5]
Studies in Greek Art
RELI 3733 [0.5]
Studies in Roman Art
RELI 3140 [0.5]
Holocaust Encounters
RELI 3141 [0.5]
Germans and Jews
Russian
No more than 2.0 credits from:
RUSS 2010 [0.5]
Second-Year Russian I
RUSS 2020 [0.5]
Second-Year Russian II
RUSS 3010 [0.5]
Third-Year Russian I
RUSS 3020 [0.5]
Third-Year Russian II
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 2005 [1.0]
Classical Sociological Theory
Spanish
No more than 2.0 credits from:
SPAN 2010 [0.5]
Second-Year Spanish I
SPAN 2020 [0.5]
Second-Year Spanish II
SPAN 2110 [1.0]
Intensive Second-Year Spanish
SPAN 3010 [0.5]
Third-Year Spanish I
SPAN 3020 [0.5]
Third-Year Spanish II
SPAN 3110 [1.0]
Intensive Third-Year Spanish
SPAN 4010 [0.5]
Fourth-Year Spanish I
SPAN 4020 [0.5]
Fourth-Year Spanish II
SPAN 4110 [1.0]
Intensive Fourth-Year Spanish

European and Russian Studies (EURR) Courses

EURR 1001 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to European and Russian Studies

An introduction to the study of Europe and Russia, including aspects of the histories, societies, cultures, and politics of the region.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

EURR 2001 [0.5 credit]
Current Issues in European Politics and Society

An interdisciplinary examination of social, political, and economic issues facing Europe, including the countries of the European Union, Eastern Europe, and Russia.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lecture and discussion three hours a week.

EURR 2002 [0.5 credit]
Europe and Russia in the World

The position of Europe, the European Union, and the Russian Federation in a global context, including geopolitical, economic, security, and human dimensions.
Prerequisite(s): second year standing.
Lecture and discussion three hours a week.

EURR 3001 [0.5 credit]
Literature and Culture in Europe

A survey of the literature and cultural texts that have defined Europe. Examination of fiction and non-fiction texts that have contributed to and reflected the development of European culture and society.
Also listed as ENGL 3804.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 2000 or ENGL 2010.
Prerequisite(s): second year standing.
Lecture and discussion three hours a week.

EURR 3002 [0.5 credit]
Literature and Culture in Russia and Eurasia

A survey of the literature and cultural texts that have defined Russian and neighboring Slavic countries. Examination of fiction and non-fiction texts that have contributed to and reflected the development of Russian and Slavic culture and society.
Also listed as ENGL 3805.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 2000 and ENGL 2010.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lecture and discussion three hours a week.

EURR 3999 [0.0 credit]
Co-operative Work Term

Prerequisite(s): registration in the B.A. European and Russian Studies (Honours) Co-operative option, completion of the Co-op preparation classes offered by the Co-op Office and permission of the Institute.


EURR 4002 [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 4502.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 5002 and PSCI 5110.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and one of: EURR 2001, EURR 2002, PSCI 3208,PSCI 3209,PSCI 3704, PSCI 3705, HIST 2600, or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4003 [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.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4000.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and one of the following: EURR 2000 (no longer offered), EURR 2001, PSCI 3207 or another 3000-level course in European politics or history; or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5003, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4008 [0.5 credit]
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe

Ethnic basis of nationalism in the region. Ethnic politics and trends.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and a previous course on the region; or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4100 [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.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and one of: EURR 2001, EURR 2002, PSCI 3704, PSCI 3705, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209 or HIST 2600; or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5100, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4101 [0.5 credit]
The Balkans in Transition – 1918 to 1989

The seminar uses the concept of transition to understand the Balkan encounter with modernity and Europe. Key periods to be examined include the interwar era and the period of communist rule, with an emphasis on political, social and economic themes.
Also listed as HIST 4605.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and one of: EURR 2001, EURR 2002, PSCI 3704, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209 or HIST 2600; or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4102 [0.5 credit]
The Balkans since 1989

Selected topics in Balkan politics and society since the collapse of communism in 1989, focusing on the democratic transition and the EU accession process. The legacies of communist rule, democratization and the many national questions that still exist in the region.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and one of: EURR 2001, EURR 2002, PSCI 3704, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209 or HIST 2600; or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4103 [0.5 credit]
The Great Russian Novel

A study of masterpieces of prose fiction from the Golden Age of Russian literature. Readings will be chosen from writers such as Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, and/or others. All texts will be studied in English translation.
Also listed as ENGL 4600.
Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

EURR 4104 [0.5 credit]
European Integration and European Security

Issues related to the formation of supra-national decision-making structures in Europe.
Also listed as PSCI 4608.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and a previous course on Europe or on international security, or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5104, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4106 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in European Integration Studies

Selected topics related to European integration in the post-World War II period.
Also listed as PSCI 4609.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and a previous course on Europe; or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4107 [0.5 credit]
Russia’s Regional and Global Ambitions

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 5107.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4201 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in European Studies

A seminar focusing on selected topics related to Europe.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4202 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Russian and Eurasian Studies

A seminar focusing on selected topics related to Russia and neighbouring countries.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4204 [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, with emphasis on national accommodations and conflicts.
Also listed as HIST 4604.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5204, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4205 [0.5 credit]
Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies

The relationships between political transformation, identity-building, ethnicity and gender politics in the transitional states of Europe and the former Soviet Union, considered in comparative perspective.
Also listed as PSCI 4501.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department and one of PSCI 2101, PSCI 2102, PSCI 2500, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209, PSCI 3500, PSCI 3502, PSCI 3704, or PSCI 3705.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4206 [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 l2 weeks.
Prerequisite(s): open only to fourth-year EURUS B.A. Honours 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).
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5301, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar: six three-hour seminar sessions.

EURR 4207 [0.5 credit]
Politics of Central Eurasia

Examination of the Caucasus and Central Asia, from Chechnya to former Soviet republics of the region, Afghanistan and Chinese Turkestan. Interests of Russia, China, and the United States. Emphasis on underdevelopment, oil and gas, terrorism, Islam.
Also listed as PSCI 4503.
Prerequisite(s): fourth year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4208 [0.5 credit]
Foreign Policies of Soviet Successor States

The foreign policies of the USSR and of Russia and selected other successor states, with special emphasis on the search for a new security order.
Also listed as PSCI 4601.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing and one of: EURR 2001, EURR 2002, PSCI 2102, PSCI 2601, PSCI 2602, PSCI 3107, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209, PSCI 3600, PSCI 3603, PSCI 3703, or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4209 [0.5 credit]
Politics of the Caucasus and Caspian Basin

Examination of the South Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia), the Russian-held North Caucasus, including Chechnya, and relations with Iran. Emphasis on state and society, oil and gas, transregional communications, interests of western powers, ethnic relations.
Also listed as PSCI 4504.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4302 [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 graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5302, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 4303 [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 listed as HIST 4606.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5303, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4304 [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.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5304, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4305 [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 4607.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4203.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5305, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4306 [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 4608.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4203.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5306, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4704 [0.5 credit]
The Business Environment in Europe

The economic, political, legal, and cultural environment for doing business in the European Union and other regions in Europe. Patterns of foreign trade and investment, market characteristics, science and technology, regulation and European integration, and business culture.
Also listed as BUSI 4704.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4006 (no longer offered), BUSI 4604 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4900 [1.0 credit]
Tutorial in European and Russian Studies

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics may be arranged with the permission of the Institute and agreement of the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 4901 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in European and Russian Studies

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics may be arranged with the permission of the Institute and agreement of the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 4902 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in European and Russian Studies

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics may be arranged with the permission of the Institute and agreement of the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 4908 [1.0 credit]
Honours Essay

Individual research project resulting in a major essay, completed under the supervision of a faculty member and evaluated by the supervisor and a second reader. Students should consult with the Supervisor of Undergraduate Studies regarding the topic and supervisor. Institute’s Honours Essay guidelines apply.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing, a CGPA of 9.00 or higher in courses qualifying for credit in European and Russian Studies, and permission of the Institute.


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

B.A. Regulations

The regulations presented below apply to all Bachelor of Arts programs. In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations common to all undergraduate students including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

First-Year Seminars

B.A. degree students are strongly encouraged to include a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) during their first 4.0 credits of registration. Students are limited to 1.0 credit in FYSM and can only register in a FYSM while they have first-year standing in their B.A. program. Students who have completed the Enriched Support Program (ESP) or who are required to take a minimum of one English as a Second Language (ESLA) credit are not permitted to register in a FYSM.

Breadth Requirement

Among the credits presented at graduation, students in both the B.A. General and the B.A. Honours degrees and B.Co.M.S. are required to include 3.0 breadth credits, including 1.0 credit from each of three of the four Breadth Areas identified below. Credits that fulfil requirements in the Major, Minor, Concentration or Specialization may be used to fulfil the Breadth Requirement.

Students admitted with a completed university degree are exempt from breadth requirements.

Students in the following interdisciplinary programs are exempt from the B.A. breadth requirement.

  • African Studies
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Rights
Breadth Area 1: Culture and Communication

American Sign Language, Art History, Art and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, English, Film Studies, French, Journalism, Music, and Languages (Arabic, English as a Second Language, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indigenous Languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

Subject codes: ARAB, ARTH, ASLA, CHIN, CLST, COMS, ENGL, ESLA, FILM, FINS, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, ITAL, JAPA, JOUR, LANG, LATN, MUSI, PORT, RUSS, SPAN

Breadth Area 2: Humanities

African Studies, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Canadian Studies, Child Studies, Classical Civilization, Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, Disability Studies, European and Russian Studies, History, Human Rights, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Linguistics, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sexuality Studies, South Asian Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Subject codes: AFRI, ALDS, CDNS, CHST, CLCV, DBST, DIST, EURR, HIST, HUMR, HUMS, INDG, LACS, LING, MEMS, PHIL, RELI, SAST, SXST, WGST

Breadth Area 3: Science, Engineering, and Design

Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Health Sciences, Industrial Design, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Statistics, Physics, and Technology, Society, Environment.

Subject codes: AERO, ARCC, ARCH, ARCN, ARCS, ARCU, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CIVE, CMPS, COMP, ECOR, ELEC, ENSC, ENVE, ERTH, FOOD, HLTH, IDES, ISCI, ISCS, ISYS, MAAE, MATH, MECH, NEUR, NSCI, PHYS, SREE, STAT, SYSC, TSES

Breadth Area 4: Social Sciences

Anthropology, Business, Cognitive Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geomatics, Global and International Studies, Global Politics, Interdisciplinary Public Affairs, International Affairs, Law, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Political Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Affairs and Policy Management, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Sociology

Subject codes: ANTH, BUSI, CGSC, CRCJ, ECON, ENST, GEOG, GEOM, GINS, GPOL, INAF, IPAF, LAWS, MGDS, PADM, PAPM, POLM, PSCI, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK

Declared and Undeclared Students

Students who are registered in a program within the degree are called Declared students. Most students designate a program of study when they first apply for admission and so begin their studies as Declared students. Students may also choose to begin their studies within the B.A. degree without being registered in a program. These students are referred to as Undeclared. The recommended course pattern for Undeclared students is outlined under Undeclared in the Programs section of this Calendar. Undeclared students must apply to enter a program before beginning their second year of study. The Student Academic Success Centre offers support to Undeclared students in making this decision.

Change of Program Within the B.A. Degree

Students may transfer to a program within the B.A. degree, if upon entry to the new program they would be in Good Standing . Other applications for change of program will be considered on their merits; students may be admitted to the new program in Good Standing or on Academic Warning. Students may apply to declare or change their program within the B.A. Degree at the Registrar's Office according to the published deadlines. Acceptance into a program or into a program element or option is subject to any enrollment limitations, specific program, program element or option requirements, as published in the relevant Calendar entry.

Minors, Concentrations and Specializations

Students may apply to the Registrar's Office to be admitted to a minor, concentration or specialization during their first or subsequent years of study. Acceptance into a minor, concentration or specialization is subject to any specific requirements of the intended Minor, Concentration or Specialization as published in the relevant Calendar entry. Acceptance into a Concentration or Specialization requires that the student be in Good Standing.

Mention : Français

Students registered in certain B.A. programs may earn the notation Mention : Français by completing part of their requirements in French and by demonstrating a knowledge of the history and culture of French Canada. The general requirements are listed below. For more specific details consult the departmental program entries.

Students in a B.A. Honours program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in French language;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level and 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in the Honours discipline taken in French.

Students in a B.A. General program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in advanced French;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level in the Major discipline taken in French.

Students in Combined Honours programs must fulfil the Mention : Français requirement in both disciplines.

Courses taught in French (Item 3, above) may be taken at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa on the Exchange Agreement, or at a francophone university on a Letter of Permission. Students planning to take courses on exchange or on a Letter of Permission should take careful note of the residence requirement for a minimum number of Carleton courses in their programs. Consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar for information regarding study on Exchange or Letter of Permission.

Co-operative Education

Co-operative Education is based on the principle that academic study combined with alternating work periods is an effective method of professional preparation. Work periods at various points in the academic program allow students to acquire experience within their discipline. The Co-operative Education program is a complement to the students' academic studies.

Application Requirements

Students can apply to co-op in one of two ways; directly from high school or after beginning a degree program at Carleton.
If a student is admitted to co-op from high school, their grades will be reviewed two terms to one year prior to their first work term to ensure they continue to meet the academic requirements after their 1st or 2nd year of study. The time at which evaluation takes place depends on the program of study. Students will automatically be notified via their Carleton email account if they are permitted to continue.

Students not admitted to Carleton University with the co-op option on their degree can apply for admission via the co-operative education program website. To view application deadlines, visit carleton.ca/co-op.

Admission to the co-op option is based on the completion of 5.0 or more credits at Carleton University, the CGPA requirement for the students' academic program as well as any course prerequisites. The articulated CGPA for each program is the normal standard for assessment. Please see the specific degree program sections for the unique admission and continuation requirements for each academic program.

English Language Proficiency

Students admitted to Carleton based on CAEL, IELTS or TOEFL assessments and who are required to take an ESL course must take and pass the Oral Proficiency in Communicative Settings (OPECS) Test. The test must be taken before being permitted to register in COOP 1000. Admission to the co-op program can be confirmed with a minimum score of 4+.

Participation Requirements

Once a student has been given admission or continuation confirmation to the co-op option s/he must complete and pass COOP 1000 (a mandatory online 0.0 credit course). Students will have access to this course a minimum of two terms prior to their first work term and will be notified when to register.

Communication with the Co-op Office

Students must maintain contact with the co-op office during their job search and while on a work term. All email communication will be conducted via the students' Carleton email account.

Graduation with the Co-op Designation

In order to graduate with the co-op designation, students must satisfy all requirements for their degree program in addition to the requirements according to each co-op program (i.e. successful completion of three or four work terms).

Note: Participation in the co-op option will add up to one additional year for a student to complete their degree program.

Employment

Although every effort is made to ensure a sufficient number of job postings for all students enrolled in the co-op option of their degree program, no guarantee of employment can be made. Carleton's co-op program operates a competitive job search process and is dependent upon current market conditions. Academic performance, skills, motivation, maturity, attitude and potential will determine whether a student is offered a job. It is the student's responsibility to actively conduct a  job search in addition to participation in the job search process operated by the co-op office. Once a student accepts a co-op job offer (verbally or written), his/her job search will end and access to co-op jobs will be removed for that term. Students that do not successfully obtain a co-op work term are expected to continue with their academic studies. The summer term is the exception to this rule. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions in the Federal Government of Canada.

Work Term Assessment and Evaluation

To obtain a Satisfactory grade for the co-op work term students must have:

  1. A satisfactory work term evaluation by the co-op employer;
  2. A satisfactory grade on the work term report.

Students must submit a work term report at the completion of each four-month work term. Reports are due on the 16th of April, August, and December and students are notified of due dates through their Carleton email account.

Workplace performance will be assessed by the workplace supervisor. Should a student receive an unsatisfactory rating from their co-op employer, an investigation by the co-op program manager will be undertaken. An unsatisfactory employer evaluation does not preclude a student from achieving an overall satisfactory rating for the work term.

Voluntary Withdrawal from the Co-op Option

Students may withdraw from the co-op option of their degree program during a study term ONLY. Students at work may not withdraw from the work term or the co-op option until s/he has completed the requirements of the work term.

Students are eligible to continue in their regular academic program provided that they meet the academic standards required for continuation.

Involuntary or Required Withdrawal from the Co-op Option

Students may be required to withdraw from the co-op option of their degree program for one or any of the following reasons:

  1. Failure to achieve a grade of SAT in COOP 1000
  2. Failure to pay all co-op related fees
  3. Failure to actively participate in the job search process
  4. Failure to attend all interviews for positions to which the student has applied
  5. Declining more than one job offer during the job search process
  6. Continuing a job search after accepting a co-op position
  7. Failure to be registered in the Co-op Work Term course
  8. Dismissal from a work term by the co-op employer
  9. Leaving a work term without approval by the Co-op manager
  10. Receipt of an unsatisfactory work term evaluation
  11. Submission of an unsatisfactory work term report

Standing and Appeals

The Co-op and Career Services office administers the regulations and procedures that are applicable to all co-op program options. All instances of a student's failure during a work term or other issues directly related to their participation in the co-op option will be reported to the academic department.

Any decision made by the Co-op and Career Services office can be appealed via the normal appeal process within the University.

Registering in Co-op Courses

Students will be registered in a Co-op Work Term course while at work. The number of Co-op Work Term courses that a student is registered in is dependent upon the number of four-month work terms that a student accepts.

Students must be registered as full-time before they begin their co-op job search (2.0 credits). All co-op work terms must be completed before the beginning of the final academic term. Students may not finish their degree on a co-op work term.

International Students

All International Students are required to possess a Co-op Work Permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada before they can begin working. It is illegal to work in Canada without the proper authorization. Students will be provided with a letter of support to accompany their application. Students must submit their application for their permit before being permitted to view and apply for jobs on the Co-op Services database. Confirmation of a position will not be approved until a student can confirm they have received their permit. Students are advised to discuss the application process and requirements with the International Student Services Office.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Program

The following Bachelor of Arts Honours programs offer a co-operative education option: Anthropology, Applied Economics and Economics, English, Environmental Studies, European and Russian Studies, French, Geography, Geography with a Concentration in Physical Geography, Geomatics, History, Law (concentrations in Business Law and Law, Policy and Government only), Political Science, Psychology and Sociology

To obtain the co-op designation in these programs students must successfully complete three (3) work terms.

B.A. General Co-op Admission and Continuation Requirements

For admission to and continuation in the co-op option, all students must:

  • Maintain full-time status in each study term (2.0 credits);
  • Be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work)
  • Have successfully completed COOP 1000 [0.0]

B.A. Program-Specific Admission and Continuation Requirements

European and Russian Studies

Admission and continuation requirements:

  1. Registered in the B.A. Honours European and Russian Studies program
  2. Obtained and maintained an overall CGPA of 8.0 or higher and a major CGPA of 9.0 or higher
  3. Have successfully completed by the start-date of the first work term, the required first-year courses, second-year courses ; have completed PSCI 3206, PSCI 3207, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209, PSCI 3704 before the second work term; and ECON 3807 or ECON 3808 before the third work term
Work-Study Patterns
Co-op Work Term course: 
EURR 3999
 
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5
TermPatternTermPatternTermPatternTermPatternTermPattern
FallSFallSFallWFallSFallS
WinterSWinterSWinterSWinterWWinterS
Summer Summer SummerWSummerO

Legend
S
: Study
W: Work
O: Optional
* indicates recommended work study pattern
** student finds own employer for this work-term.

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements are for the 2017-2018 year only, and are based on the Ontario High School System. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration. The cut-off averages for admission may be considerably higher than the minimum. See also the General Admission and Procedures section of this Calendar. An overall average of at least 70% is normally required to be considered for admission. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Admission Requirements

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(General)

First Year

For B.A. (General) and B.A. (Honours)
The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include a 4U course in English (or anglais ). For applicants whose first language is not English, the requirement of English can also be met under the conditions outlined in the section “English Language Requirements” in the Admissions Requirements and Procedures section of this Calendar.

The cut-off average for admission will be set annually and will normally be above the minimum requirement. Applicants falling slightly below the cut-off average will be considered on an individual basis to determine whether there are special circumstances that would permit their admission. Students who feel that their high school grade average does not reflect their potential may apply to the Enriched Support Program (see the Enriched Support Program section of this Calendar).

Advanced Standing

B.A. (General and Honours) Program

Applications for admission to the second or subsequent years will be assessed on their merits. Advanced standing will be granted only for those courses that are determined to be appropriate.