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Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
5306 Richcraft Hall
613-520-6655
http://carleton.ca/npsia

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

M.A. International Affairs (5.0 credits)

Full-time program requirements

Students admitted to the full-time program must complete all of the degree requirements within two calendar years or six terms of full-time study. Students admitted into the full-time program are expected to continue to register as full-time students until completion of their program. The program may be completed within one calendar year, though it normally takes at least four terms of full-time study.

A minimum of 1.5 credits must normally be completed in each of the first two terms of full-time study, including the mandatory program courses.

All courses used for credit in the degree must be approved in advance by the M.A. Program Supervisor.

Requirements - Thesis pattern (5.0 credits)
1.  1.5 credits in:1.5
INAF 5011 [0.25]
Policy Process and International Affairs
INAF 5012 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
INAF 5015 [0.5]
Research Design and Methods for International Affairs
INAF 5016 [0.5]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
2.  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
3.  1.0 credit in Field and Elective courses (See Note 2, below)1.0
4.  2.0 credits in:2.0
INAF 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis
5. Successful completion of second language proficiency examination (see Note 3, below)
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research Essay pattern (5.0 credits)
1.  1.5 credit in:1.5
INAF 5011 [0.25]
Policy Process and International Affairs
INAF 5012 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
INAF 5015 [0.5]
Research Design and Methods for International Affairs
INAF 5016 [0.5]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
2.  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
3.  2.0 credits in Field and Elective courses (See Notes 1 and 2, below)2.0
4.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INAF 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay
5. Successful completion of second language proficiency examination (see Note 3, below)
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Coursework pattern (5.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INAF 5011 [0.25]
Policy Process and International Affairs
INAF 5012 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
INAF 5016 [0.5]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
2.  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
3. 3.5 credits of Field and Elective courses (See Notes 1 and 2, below)3.5
4. Successful completion of second language proficiency examination (see Note 3, below)
Total Credits5.0

Notes:

  1. All students must complete the 0.5 credit economics course for their designated field, or an approved alternate economics course. For students in the IEP field both INAF 5308 and INAF 5309, or approved equivalent, must be completed in order to receive the field designation.
  2. If students choose to complete by Research Essay or Thesis, 0.5 credit will be applied towards the field designation. 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.

Fields

NPSIA's M.A. program is organized around eight fields. Each field has at least one designated economics course and a set of designated field courses. Each student is admitted into a field and receives priority in the required economics course and in any three of the non-shared designated field courses. Students who complete the required economics course and three designated field courses may receive a field concentration designation on their academic transcript and diploma. Students who choose not to complete the requirements of any given field may still graduate with a general M.A. in International Affairs without a field designation. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are shared courses with limited enrolment; students in the field may claim such courses towards their field concentration but do not have priority for the limited space in those courses.

Students who already have a graduate or senior undergraduate economics course that is deemed to be the equivalent of the required economics course for their field must take another economics course from the School. Students with economics courses similar to those offered by the school must see the M.A. Program Supervisor to determine which economics course they should be taking.

The fields are:

International Economic Policy

Provides a foundation in basic international economic theory and examines policy questions and applications to institutional arrangements in areas of trade, foreign direct investment, finance, international economic law, and other international economic relations.
Note: students admitted in the IEP field will be exempt from taking one or both of the field-required economics courses (INAF 5308 and INAF 5309) if they have previously completed an equivalent one. They will receive advanced standing without transfer of credits for those courses and will replace them with alternative economics courses from NPSIA or another department (fourth year and up), selected with the approval of the M.A. Program Supervisor on the basis of their relevance to the chosen program of study.
Required economics courses: INAF 5308 and INAF 5309 or equivalent.
Designated Courses:
INAF 5101 [0.5]The Politics and Institutions of International Trade
INAF 5300 [0.5]Political Economy of Multinational Enterprises
INAF 5306 [0.5]Trade Policy in North America
INAF 5400 [0.5]Trade Policy Analysis
INAF 5401 [0.5]International Financial Institutions and Policy
INAF 5459 [0.5]Selected Topics in International Economic Policy
INAF 5500 [0.5]Comparative Trade Policy
INAF 5501 [0.5]Global Political Economy
INAF 5502 [0.5]State Sovereignty and Globalization
INAF 5507 [0.5]International Economic Law: Regulation of Trade and Investment *

Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution

Examines causes and dynamics of interstate and intrastate peace and conflict, explores theoretical and practical dimensions of the prevention, management and resolution of international and civil wars, disputes and crises.
Required economics course: INAF 5205
Designated Courses:
INAF 5108 [0.5]Conflict Analysis
INAF 5109 [0.5]Conflict Management: Theory and Evidence
INAF 5200 [0.5]Peacebuilding and Reconstruction: Theory and Practice
INAF 5202 [0.5]Contemporary International Security *
INAF 5203 [0.5]International Mediation and Conflict Resolution
INAF 5209 [0.5]Conflict and Development
INAF 5218 [0.5]Post-Conflict Justice: Theory and Practice
INAF 5219 [0.5]Rights, Development, and Conflict *
INAF 5449 [0.5]Selected Topics in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
INAF 5506 [0.5]International Law: Use of Force *

Security and Defence Policy

Examines the core theories, concepts, challenges and controversies in security and defence studies in the context of applied policy issues such as national security, defence policy, civil-military relations, foreign policy, and proliferation of weapons.
Required economics course: INAF 5214 or INAF 5205.
Designated Courses:
INAF 5201 [0.5]Disarmament, Arms Control and Nonproliferation *0.5
INAF 5202 [0.5]Contemporary International Security0.5
INAF 5206 [0.5]Civil-Military Relations0.5
INAF 5208 [0.5]U.S. Foreign and Security Policy0.5
INAF 5210 [0.5]Technology and War0.5
INAF 5211 [0.5]Comparative Defence Policy0.5
INAF 5212 [0.5]Issues in War and Defence Studies0.5
INAF 5234 [0.5]National Security Policy and Law0.5
INAF 5254 [0.5]Capstone in Canadian Security Policy *0.5
INAF 5439 [0.5]Selected Topics in Security and Defence Policy0.5
INAF 5506 [0.5]International Law: Use of Force0.5

Intelligence and International Affairs

Examines the function, limits and impact of intelligence collection and analysis in foreign and international security policy, using both theoretical and practical approaches.
Required economics course: INAF 5214
Designated Courses:
INAF 5201 [0.5]Disarmament, Arms Control and Nonproliferation *0.5
INAF 5204 [0.5]Intelligence and International Affairs0.5
INAF 5220 [0.5]Intelligence Analysis0.5
INAF 5223 [0.5]Counterterrorism0.5
INAF 5224 [0.5]Intelligence and National Security0.5
INAF 5225 [0.5]Cybersecurity in Canada0.5
INAF 5226 [0.5]Cyber Warfare0.5
INAF 5234 [0.5]National Security Policy and Law *0.5
INAF 5244 [0.5]Terrorism and International Security0.5
INAF 5254 [0.5]Capstone in Canadian Security Policy0.5
INAF 5301 [0.5]Strategic Foresight in International Security0.5
INAF 5469 [0.5]Selected Topics in Intelligence and International Affairs0.5

International Organizations and Global Public Policy

Examines the role of states and other policy actors in addressing global policy problems. Global governance for policy problems encompasses international law, the formal UN system of international organizations as well as more ad hoc approaches with a greater role for nonstate actors. Specific policy issues analyzed include the environment and public health.
Required economics course: INAF 5703.
Designated Courses:
INAF 5101 [0.5]The Politics and Institutions of International Trade *
INAF 5401 [0.5]International Financial Institutions and Policy *
INAF 5410 [0.5]Global Public Policy
INAF 5405 [0.5]International Organizations in International Affairs
INAF 5411 [0.5]Internet Governance
INAF 5479 [0.5]Selected Topics in International Organizations and Global Public Policy
INAF 5502 [0.5]State Sovereignty and Globalization *
INAF 5504 [0.5]Advanced International Law: Principles and Practice
INAF 5612 [0.5]International Development Institutions *
INAF 5701 [0.5]Global Environmental Change: Human Implications
INAF 5702 [0.5]International Environmental Affairs
INAF 5705 [0.5]Global Social Policy
INAF 5706 [0.5]Global Health Policy

 International Development Policy

Examines the difficulties faced by poor and developing countries and the policy responses that have emerged at the international level, including development assistance, international institutions and regional cooperation.
Required economics course: INAF 5009 or equivalent.
Designated Courses:
INAF 5002 [0.5]International Development Policy
INAF 5006 [0.5]Food Security and Rural Development
INAF 5007 [0.5]Theories of Development and Underdevelopment
INAF 5209 [0.5]Conflict and Development *
INAF 5489 [0.5]Selected Topics in International Development Policy
INAF 5601 [0.5]Social Theory and International Development *
INAF 5602 [0.5]Development Assistance: Theory and Practice *
INAF 5603 [0.5]Issues in Development in Africa
INAF 5604 [0.5]Issues in Development in Latin America
INAF 5609 [0.5]Development Project Evaluation and Analysis *
INAF 5610 [0.5]Fragile States: Theory and Policy *
INAF 5612 [0.5]International Development Institutions
INAF 5801 [0.5]Regional Cooperation Among Developing Countries

Health, Displacement and Humanitarian Policy

Examines global health challenges and humanitarian crises, including refugees and displacement, analyses how these issues impact socio-economic development and security, and assesses international responses.
Required economics course: INAF 5600 or equivalent.
Designated courses:
INAF 5003 [0.5]Project Operations in a Developing Country Context
INAF 5203 [0.5]International Mediation and Conflict Resolution *
INAF 5219 [0.5]Rights, Development, and Conflict
INAF 5408 [0.5]Gender in International Affairs
INAF 5499 [0.5]Selected Topics in Health, Displacement and Humanitarian Policy
INAF 5602 [0.5]Development Assistance: Theory and Practice *
INAF 5609 [0.5]Development Project Evaluation and Analysis
INAF 5610 [0.5]Fragile States: Theory and Policy
INAF 5704 [0.5]Human Security: From Policy to Practice
INAF 5706 [0.5]Global Health Policy
INAF 5707 [0.5]Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
INAF 5708 [0.5]Humanitarian Assistance: Policies and Issues

Diplomacy and Foreign Policy 

Examines the theory, legal framework and practice of diplomacy and foreign policy, and analyzes the statecraft of Canada and major world powers, as well as regional inter-state relations.
Required economics course: INAF 5009, INAF 5308, INAF 5309, or INAF 5703 or equivalent.
INAF 5100 [0.5]Canada in International Affairs0.5
INAF 5102 [0.5]Canada-U.S. Relations0.5
INAF 5203 [0.5]International Mediation and Conflict Resolution0.5
INAF 5207 [0.5]Middle East Economic and Political Relations0.5
INAF 5208 [0.5]U.S. Foreign and Security Policy0.5
INAF 5305 [0.5]International Bargaining and Negotiation: Theory and Practice0.5
INAF 5403 [0.5]Diplomacy and Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice0.5
INAF 5405 [0.5]International Organizations in International Affairs0.5
INAF 5429 [0.5]Selected Topics in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy0.5
INAF 5510 [0.5]Law and Diplomacy0.5
INAF 5605 [0.5]The Ethical Dimension of International Affairs0.5
INAF 5709 [0.5]Human Rights: International Politics and Policies0.5
INAF 5800 [0.5]Asia Pacific Economic and Political Relations0.5
INAF 5801 [0.5]Regional Cooperation Among Developing Countries0.5
INAF 5804 [0.5]International Relations in Europe0.5
INAF 5805 [0.5]The EU in International Affairs0.5

Students that are admitted into the MA International Affairs program, with the approval of the NPSIA Admissions Committee, may receive advanced standing with transfer of credit of up to 1.0 credit in INAF courses at the 5000-level with a grade of B+ or higher, which can reduce their time to completion.  Please note: INAF courses eligible for advanced standing cannot include the core requirements of the NPSIA M.A. program.

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.  1.5 credit in:1.5
INAF 5011 [0.25]
Policy Process and International Affairs
INAF 5012 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
INAF 5015 [0.5]
Research Design and Methods for International Affairs
INAF 5016 [0.5]
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 (in the specialization)
5.  0.5 credit in Field and Elective courses (see Note 2, below)0.5
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.  1.5 credit in:1.5
INAF 5011 [0.25]
Policy Process and International Affairs
INAF 5012 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
INAF 5015 [0.5]
Research Design and Methods for International Affairs
INAF 5016 [0.5]
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 (in the specialization)
5.  1.5 credits in Field and Elective courses (See Note 2, below)1.5
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 5016 [0.5]
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. All students must complete the 0.5 credit economics course for their designated field, or an approved alternate economics course.  For students in the IEP field both INAF 5308 and INAF 5309 , or approved equivalent, must be completed.
  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. Details of the language requirement are provided on the School website.

M.A. International Affairs
with Specialization in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Thesis pathway (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LACS 5000 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
LACS 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
3.  1.5 credits in:1.5
INAF 5011 [0.25]
Policy Process and International Affairs
INAF 5012 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
INAF 5015 [0.5]
Research Design and Methods for International Affairs
INAF 5016 [0.5]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
4.  0.5 credit in ECON, 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
5.  2.0 credits in:2.0
INAF 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis (M.A. Thesis on an approved topic with significant content related to Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and under the supervision or co-supervision of a faculty member approved by the Graduate Supervisor of the LACS program.)
6.  0.5 credit in: Field and Elective courses (see Note 2, below) 0.5
7. Successful completion of second language proficiency examination (See Note 3, below)
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research Essay pathway (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LACS 5000 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
LACS 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
3.  1.5 credits in:1.5
INAF 5011 [0.25]
Policy Process and International Affairs
INAF 5012 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
INAF 5015 [0.5]
Research Design and Methods for International Affairs
INAF 5016 [0.5]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
4.  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
5.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INAF 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay (on an approved topic with significant content related to Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and under the supervision or co-supervision of a faculty member approved by the Graduate Supervisor of the LACS program.)
6.  1.5 credits in: Field and Elective courses (See Note 2, below)1.5
7. Successful completion of second language proficiency examination (see Note 3, below)
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Coursework pathway (5.0 credits)
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LACS 5000 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
2.  0.0 credit in:0.0
LACS 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
INAF 5011 [0.25]
Policy Process and International Affairs
INAF 5012 [0.25]
Law and International Affairs
INAF 5016 [0.5]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
4.  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
5.  1.0 credit in courses accepted by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program Graduate Coordinator as having sufficient regional content and accepted by the NPSIA M.A. Program Supervisor or Associate Director as being relevant to the student's program of study.1.0
6.  2.0 credits in Field and Elective courses (See Note 2, below)2.0
7. Successful completion of second language proficiency examination (see Note 3, below)
Total Credits5.0

Notes:

  1. All students must complete the 0.5 credit economics course for their designated field, or an approved alternate economics course. For students in the IEP field both INAF 5308 and INAF 5309, or approved equivalent, must be completed. 

  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). Details of the language requirement are provided on the School website.

Ph.D. International Affairs (10.0 credits)

Requirements (10.0 credits):
1.  1.5 credits in:1.5
INAF 6001 [0.5]
Qualitative Research Methods
INAF 6002 [0.5]
Quantitative Research Methods
INAF 6003 [0.5]
Advanced International Policy Analysis
2.  0.5 credit in required INAF economics course for the declared field listed below (see Note, below)0.5
3.  1.5 credits in courses in the declared field (listed below)1.5
4.  0.0 credit in:
INAF 6800 [0.0]
Doctoral Field Comprehensive Seminar
5.  0.5 credit from Doctoral Field Examination in the declared field:0.5
INAF 6100 [0.5]
Doctoral Field Examination in Conflict Management and Resolution
INAF 6200 [0.5]
Doctoral Field Examination in International Development Policy
INAF 6300 [0.5]
Doctoral Field Examination in International Economic Policy
6. Language requirement (see details below)
7.  1.0 credit in: doctoral research seminar and public defence of the doctoral research prospectus1.0
INAF 6906 [0.5]
Doctoral Research Prospectus Seminar
INAF 6907 [0.5]
Doctoral Research Prospectus Defence
8.  5.0 credits in:5.0
INAF 6909 [5.0]
Doctoral Research Thesis
Total Credits10.0

Note:  students without strong economics training may be required to complete additional INAF economics courses.

Language Requirement

Doctoral students must successfully complete an examination in a second language administered by the School of Linguistics and Language Studies, or meet the equivalent standard as determined by the School of Linguistics and Language Studies. Students are expected to complete this requirement or demonstrate significant progress by the end of their second year.

Completion Timeline

Ph.D. students must be registered full time for the duration of their program. Students are expected to successfully complete the field comprehensive examination (0.5 credit) by the end of the first year, the required 4.0 credits of coursework  by the end of their second year, and defend their research prospectus (0.5 credit) no later than the end of the third year.

A student whose performance on the field comprehensive examination is not deemed satisfactory will be allowed to repeat the examination once, and the second attempt must take place no later than the next academic term. A student whose research prospectus defense is not deemed satisfactory will be required to repeat the research prospectus defense in the next academic term, and no later than the end of the Fall term of the fourth year. Students who have not successfully completed the comprehensive examination and/or prospectus defence within the specified time will be subject to removal from the program.

Students may only register in INAF 6909 following successful defense of the research prospectus, are expected to demonstrate evidence of research progress annually, and will be required to present their work at the NPSIA Research Seminar Series or show equivalent research activity.

International Affairs (INAF) Courses

INAF 5002 [0.5 credit]
International Development Policy

Review of current political, social and economic issues in international development policy. Sample topics include international institutions and global governance, development assistance, economic liberalization, gender, the environment and natural resources, food security, crime and conflict.


INAF 5003 [0.5 credit]
Project Operations in a Developing Country Context

Evolution, institutional framework and central policy issues of international development programming. Practical emphasis, with applications to project operations and planning, finance and funding, capital mobilization, administration, procurement, preventing fraud and corruption, monitoring, effectiveness measurement, and options for improving the planning and delivery of assistance.


INAF 5006 [0.5 credit]
Food Security and Rural Development

How the agricultural sector affects rural development and food security. Topics include an examination of the global agricultural market, biofuels, structural change in agriculture and agrarian reform, agriculture and the environment, and public policies affecting agriculture and rural development.


INAF 5007 [0.5 credit]
Theories of Development and Underdevelopment

A comparative analysis of approaches to the study of development processes and underdevelopment, including structural-functional, neo-classical, Marxist, and dependency theories.
Prerequisite(s): enrolment in the Development Administration stream of the M.A. program in the School of Public Policy and Administration, or permission of the School of International Affairs.

INAF 5008 [0.5 credit]
Economic Development Policy and Planning

Developing country policies and planning and their impacts, including macro and sectoral techniques employed in development planning, budgeting, and problems in development administration.
Prerequisite(s): enrolment in the Development Administration stream of the M.A. program in the School of Public Policy and Administration, or permission of the School of International Affairs.

INAF 5009 [0.5 credit]
International Aspects of Economic Development

Economic theory and policy dimensions of key issues in international economic development. Topics include: trade theory and policy for developing countries; debt, adjustment and macroeconomic stabilization; the role of international financial institutions; financial flows and the role of multinational corporations.
Prerequisite(s): M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or permission of the School.


INAF 5011 [0.25 credit]
Policy Process and International Affairs

Examines the theory and practice of policy-making with a focus on international dimensions and issues. Topics include the Canadian international policy process, theories of policy formulation and their relationship to policy analysis and evaluation.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5001 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or permission of the School of International Affairs.

INAF 5012 [0.25 credit]
Law and International Affairs

Introduction to international law and its role in international affairs. International legal sources and subjects, state responsibility, succession, jurisdiction and immunities, dispute settlement, domestic implementation, and theories concerning compliance and the use of law by states and other actors.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5001 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or permission of the School of International Affairs.

INAF 5015 [0.5 credit]
Research Design and Methods for International Affairs

Key principles of social sciences research, basics of research design, and techniques of analysis. Emphasis on applications to international affairs and policy evaluation.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5001 (no longer offered) and INAF 5013 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or permission of the School of International Affairs.

INAF 5016 [0.5 credit]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs

Applications of statistics to international policy issues, using statistical software to understand and present large sample empirical information. Topics include describing data, presenting data, comparing variables and hypothesis testing, and basic multiple linear regression.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5001 (no longer offered) and INAF 5014 (no longer offered).

INAF 5100 [0.5 credit]
Canada in International Affairs

Canada's role in international affairs; issues of conflict and conflict resolution, international political economy, and international development. Analysis of the content and formulation of Canada's international policies.

INAF 5101 [0.5 credit]
The Politics and Institutions of International Trade

Canadian trade practice; trade policy within the broader context of Canadian policy-making, comparison of Canadian policy and practice with that in the United States, Europe, Japan, and the major developing countries.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409 (taken prior to 1997-98).

INAF 5102 [0.5 credit]
Canada-U.S. Relations

The relationship between Canada and the United States from political, economic, diplomatic, military, and cultural perspectives. The history of Canada's relations with the United States, as our neighbor, trading partner, ally, and sometime antagonist.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409, if taken 2003/04, 2004/05.

INAF 5108 [0.5 credit]
Conflict Analysis

The causes of international and intrastate war and violent conflict, with a focus on preventable causes. Explores major theories, hypotheses, debates and historical controversies from a range of social science perspectives, with emphasis on the implications for diplomacy, foreign and military policy.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5105 (taken prior to 2001).

INAF 5109 [0.5 credit]
Conflict Management: Theory and Evidence

Evaluation of conflict management theory and practice in regional, interstate and intrastate conflict. Analyse the various dimensions of conflict management - including prevention, mitigation, and containment, as well as military engagement - and assess the efficacy of these approaches in contemporary case studies.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

INAF 5200 [0.5 credit]
Peacebuilding and Reconstruction: Theory and Practice

Complexities and challenges of contemporary peacebuilding, reconstruction and reconciliation after violent conflict. Critical evaluation of post-war political, social, legal, and security arrangements and institutions for preventing violence and enhancing long-term peace and stability in war-torn societies.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

INAF 5201 [0.5 credit]
Disarmament, Arms Control and Nonproliferation

Origins, theory and practice, with a focus on so-called weapons of mass destruction and current controversies. Emphasis on treaty negotiation and implementation, including monitoring, verification, facilitation and enforcement of compliance.
Also listed as IPIS 5301.

INAF 5202 [0.5 credit]
Contemporary International Security

The evolving contemporary strategic and security environment, encompassing both traditional and non-traditional concepts. Topics include hegemony; the rise of new powers; terrorism; multilateralism; human security; and new security threats, including climate change.
Also listed as IPIS 5302.

INAF 5203 [0.5 credit]
International Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Exploration of various approaches to the prevention, management and resolution of international conflict including peacekeeping, preventive diplomacy, mediation and peacebuilding, as well as less formal mechanisms for third party collaborative problem solving.

INAF 5204 [0.5 credit]
Intelligence and International Affairs

Advanced introduction to the study of intelligence from an academic perspective, how it is conducted, its role and limits in democratic states. Topics include: the intelligence cycle; intelligence collection and analysis; intelligence and policy relationships; intelligence accountability and control; and international liaison and cooperation.
Also listed as IPIS 5303.

INAF 5205 [0.5 credit]
Economics of Conflict

The economic dimensions of conflict and the application of economic methods to understanding conflict and conflict management.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409 [formerly 46.549R] (taken in 2002-03).

INAF 5206 [0.5 credit]
Civil-Military Relations

Theoretical and practical issues of civil-military relations; analysis of the multidisciplinary and multidimensional nature of the relationship between society, political authority and the military, using comparative and global frames of reference.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409 sections R and S (taken 2002/03, 03/04).

INAF 5207 [0.5 credit]
Middle East Economic and Political Relations

Economic and political relations among countries of the Middle East; emphasis on the peace process and arrangements for regional security and regional economic cooperation; prospects for regional collaboration.

INAF 5208 [0.5 credit]
U.S. Foreign and Security Policy

Causes and consequences of U.S. foreign and security policy. Explanation and evaluation of past and present U.S. policies. Cases will be drawn from 20th century wars, interventions and crises; post-Cold War and post 9-11 U.S. policies.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409 section 'X' (taken 2001/02, 02/03).

INAF 5209 [0.5 credit]
Conflict and Development

Examination of competing interpretations of conflict in developing countries; material conditions, institutional factors, and ideological, or identity-based framing processes. The impact of war on development, and implications for policy.


INAF 5210 [0.5 credit]
Technology and War

The impact of technology on modern armed conflict, including the way states decide to use (or not use) force and debates over the ethics of war. Topics include: unmanned technologies, nuclear weapons, social media and technologies of peace.

INAF 5211 [0.5 credit]
Comparative Defence Policy

Politics and processes shaping defence policies around the world. Topics include defence budgeting, recruitment and retention, gender and diversity in defence. Examines and assesses the roles played by armed forces, ministries/departments of defence, political leadership and legislatures.

INAF 5212 [0.5 credit]
Issues in War and Defence Studies

Contemporary issues and topics related to the conduct of warfare and defence policymaking. Topics include military strategy and conduct of operations, and challenges in defence policy such as procurement.

INAF 5214 [0.5 credit]
Economics for Defence and Security

Examines the economic analysis of defence and security, applying economic analysis to topics such as defence production, procurement, offence and defence balance, alliance theory, deterrence, arms races, terrorism and terrorist financing.

INAF 5218 [0.5 credit]
Post-Conflict Justice: Theory and Practice

Domestic and international responses to war crimes, wartime atrocities, and human rights abuses. Emphasis on theoretical and policy debates, and relationship of post-war trials, truth commissions, and other accountability measures to democratic development, rule of law, reconciliation, and violent conflict resolution and prevention.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

INAF 5219 [0.5 credit]
Rights, Development, and Conflict

Uses economic institutionalism to examine the intersection of development and conflict, focusing on how the connection between property rights and development affects conflict. Topics include gender, land conflict, urban peripheries, migration and refugees, domestic and transnational crime, and state violence.


INAF 5220 [0.5 credit]
Intelligence Analysis

Theoretical and empirical literature related to intelligence analysis including the role and challenges of intelligence analysis, politicization of intelligence, analytical mindsets and limits of intelligence analysis, current versus long-term intelligence, estimative analysis, Structured Analytical Techniques, intelligence analytical products, the intelligence to policymaker dimension.

INAF 5223 [0.5 credit]
Counterterrorism

Theory and practice of counterterrorism based on contemporary and historical experience of Western democracies including the role of law enforcement, intelligence, military force, diplomacy, and civil society in counterterrorism and assessment of the legal, ethical, human rights and civil liberties implications of contemporary counterterrorism.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

INAF 5224 [0.5 credit]
Intelligence and National Security

The function and purpose of intelligence and activities of intelligence agencies in relation to contemporary national security challenges faced by Western democratic states; role of intelligence in strategic and operational warning, decision-making, and the policy, legal and ethical dimensions of intelligence and national security.
Also listed as IPIS 5304.

INAF 5225 [0.5 credit]
Cybersecurity in Canada

Social and technical issues arising from cybersecurity threats, and the public and private policy responses to threats. Cybersecurity in Canada, including the implications for Canada arising from cyber policy of other key countries as well.

INAF 5226 [0.5 credit]
Cyber Warfare

Defines and examines the emerging issue of cyber conflict. Surveys existing techniques, policies, and legal tools for using, or defending against, cyberattacks during both peacetime and war.

INAF 5234 [0.5 credit]
National Security Policy and Law

The international legal and policy implications of identifying and responding to national security threats. Topics include: intelligence gathering; verification regimes; military and counter-terrorism operations; criminal prosecution; and, balancing human rights and security concerns.
Also listed as IPIS 5305.

INAF 5244 [0.5 credit]
Terrorism and International Security

Contemporary international terrorism in comparative perspective, including religious and ideological motivations, recruitment and participation, evolving structures and dynamics of terror networks, financing and operations, and counter-terrorism measures. Examples are drawn from international and domestic terrorism.
Also listed as IPIS 5104.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409 Section W in Winter 2008.

INAF 5254 [0.5 credit]
Capstone in Canadian Security Policy

Students practice researching and writing reports in the area of national and cyber security policy. Students work in groups to explore a novel security consideration or puzzle in collaboration with a pre-selected government partner.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

INAF 5300 [0.5 credit]
Political Economy of Multinational Enterprises

Recent economic and political developments in the fields of international economics and industrial organization as they affect multinational enterprises (MNEs). Concepts and analytical approaches to the basic theories of MNEs; the impact of MNEs on international affairs and their implications for public policy.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity


INAF 5301 [0.5 credit]
Strategic Foresight in International Security

Introduces students to the methods and approaches used to identify, explore, and assess emerging and future trends in international security. Students apply a variety of tools and techniques for thinking creatively about the future of terrorism, crime, cybersecurity, weaponry, warfare, and intelligence.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

INAF 5305 [0.5 credit]
International Bargaining and Negotiation: Theory and Practice

An examination of bargaining and negotiation in international economic, political, and security issue areas, using case studies and theoretical analysis.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

INAF 5306 [0.5 credit]
Trade Policy in North America

Canadian, American and Mexican trade and trade policy from colonial times to present, emphasizing the development of trade relations and the negotiation and operation of bilateral, regional (NAFTA), and multilateral trade agreements.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409, section 'F' (taken in 2005/06).

INAF 5308 [0.5 credit]
International Trade: Theory and Policy

The pure theory of international trade and selected policy issues. Topics include theories of the pattern of trade, the gains from trade, the theory of distortions and welfare, and theories of endogenous trade policy formation.
Prerequisite(s): M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or permission of the School.

INAF 5309 [0.5 credit]
International Finance: Theory and Policy

Theory and policy in open economy macroeconomics and international finance. Topics include: exchange rate and output determination, balance of payments adjustment, monetary and fiscal policy under different exchange rate regimes, and the structure and performance of the international monetary system.
Prerequisite(s): M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or permission of the School.

INAF 5400 [0.5 credit]
Trade Policy Analysis

Selected trade policy instruments and trade-related policy issues. Topics from current policy debates may include: multilateral vs. preferential trade liberalization; regional trade integration, agricultural and other controversial trade issues.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, or permission of the School of International Affairs.


INAF 5401 [0.5 credit]
International Financial Institutions and Policy

Institutional arrangements, international financial flows, and critical events in international finance; development and operation of international financial institutions, and how they have shaped modern financial markets, events, and policy.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409 (taken prior to 1997-98).

INAF 5402 [0.5 credit]
Territory and Territoriality

Contemporary geographical and international relations theorizing is challenging conventional notions of boundaries and territories in the political organization of modernity. Using contemporary writings on geopolitics, security, sovereignty, self-determination and identity politics, this course investigates territoriality as a political and intellectual strategy.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also listed as GEOG 5400.

INAF 5403 [0.5 credit]
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice

Introduces actors, institutions, and formats of modern diplomacy and foreign policy, and examines the changing global policy context. Focuses on practical skills development such as diplomatic briefing and negotiation.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

INAF 5405 [0.5 credit]
International Organizations in International Affairs

Theory of international organizations, the history of their accelerated emergence since World War II and a critical analysis of the roles they play in international affairs, with an emphasis on the United Nations and its subsidiary, specialized and associated agencies, and regional and sub-regional organizations.

INAF 5407 [0.5 credit]
International Relations Theory

Overview of theories of international relations. Organized both historically and conceptually, the course will examine a variety of theoretical approaches to international relations, among them the realist, liberal, structural, neo-realist, and critical perspectives.

INAF 5408 [0.5 credit]
Gender in International Affairs

The role of gender differences in international affairs gender in the social sciences and feminist theories regarding war, nationalism, human rights, development, and the global economy.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

INAF 5409 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in International Affairs


INAF 5410 [0.5 credit]
Global Public Policy

Public policy at the international level, including the roles of international institutions, states, non-governmental organizations and business in problem sloving, policy making and governance. Examples of global policy problems include labour rights, public health, financial regulation, internet governance and environment.


INAF 5411 [0.5 credit]
Internet Governance

Challenges of Internet governance at the national and global levels including trust, security and privacy; the expanding importance of the Internet to society and the economy; comparative and diffuse regulatory regimes, and challenges posed by the 'Dark Web’ and the manipulation of content.

INAF 5419 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in International Affairs


INAF 5429 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Selected Topics in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy. Topics may vary from year to year.

INAF 5439 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Security and Defence Policy

Selected Topics in Security and Defence Policy. Topic may vary from year to year.

INAF 5449 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Conflict Analysis and Resolution


INAF 5459 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in International Economic Policy

Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

INAF 5469 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Intelligence and International Affairs

Topic may vary from year to year.

INAF 5479 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in International Organizations and Global Public Policy


INAF 5489 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in International Development Policy


INAF 5499 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Health, Displacement and Humanitarian Policy

Selected Topics in Health, Displacement and Humanitarian Policy. Topics may vary from year to year.

INAF 5500 [0.5 credit]
Comparative Trade Policy

Examination of trade policies of various states, and their associated institutional arrangement. Countries and country groupings to be examined include the United States, Japan, the European Union, and key developing countries.

INAF 5501 [0.5 credit]
Global Political Economy

The interaction between states, interest groups, firms and markets, how the global nature of the world economy affects states, especially Canada, and the governance of economic issues at the international level including trade, investment, finance and development.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5000 (taken prior to 2001).

INAF 5502 [0.5 credit]
State Sovereignty and Globalization

How increased political, social and economic integration internationally affects a government's ability to formulate policy; examination of domestic and international policy issues and whether and how global forces and their domestic counterparts shape the policy-making environment.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5000 (taken prior to 2001).

INAF 5504 [0.5 credit]
Advanced International Law: Principles and Practice

Critical assessment of international law in key areas of international affairs, including its development, content, application, and relationship to the behaviour and interests of various actors. Specific areas include human rights, self-determination, armed force, trade, criminal justice, and environmental law.
Prerequisite(s): INAF 5012 (may be taken concurrently) and M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, or permission of the School of International Affairs.


INAF 5505 [0.5 credit]
International Law: Theory and Practice

Theoretical perspectives on international law and the role international law plays in the international system. Topics include basis, creation and sources of international law, international dispute resolution, and international law and world order transformation.
Also listed as LAWS 5603.

INAF 5506 [0.5 credit]
International Law: Use of Force

Specialized international legal principles governing the use of armed force, and their theoretical and practical implications, with a view to understanding and critiquing their roles in limiting and justifying state recourse to armed force and regulating the conduct of resulting inter- and intra-state conflict.


INAF 5507 [0.5 credit]
International Economic Law: Regulation of Trade and Investment

Study of regulation of international economic relations. International institutions, legal aspects of integration, governmental regulation of trade and investment.
Also listed as LAWS 5200.
Prerequisite(s): open only to graduate students in their master's year who have not previously studied international economic law.

INAF 5509 [0.5 credit]
Law, Politics, and Economics in International Affairs

Linkages and differences between the disciplines of law, political science and economics as they relate to international affairs. How underlying assumptions of each discipline affect the way different issues in international affairs are considered.
Prerequisite(s): M.A./LL.B standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or permission of the School.

INAF 5510 [0.5 credit]
Law and Diplomacy

The use of international law as a tool of diplomacy and foreign policy, including international diplomatic law. Legal and practical considerations relating to treaty negotiation and withdrawal. Recognition of states; diplomatic inviolability and duty of non-interference; asylum, law, and international organizations.
Prerequisite(s): INAF 5012 or concurrent registration with INAF 5012/5510.

INAF 5600 [0.5 credit]
The Economics of Human Development

The economic analysis and theory of the major areas of human development in developing countries. Topics include demography and population, education, health and nutrition, agriculture, women and development, the financial system and microfinance, the role of institutions.
Prerequisite(s): M.A. standing in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs or permission of the School.


INAF 5601 [0.5 credit]
Social Theory and International Development

This seminar examines the theoretical foundations for understanding international development policy and practice. It provides a space for thinking about development as a normative ideal and about the possibility of generating alternative horizons.

INAF 5602 [0.5 credit]
Development Assistance: Theory and Practice

Economic, moral, and political arguments for development assistance, aid effectiveness; the role of bilateral and multilateral donors; aid accounting, human development and human rights; NGOs and international assistance.


INAF 5603 [0.5 credit]
Issues in Development in Africa

Analysis of structures and processes of political, social, and economic change in intertropical Africa at scales ranging from the intrahousehold and local community to the state and international system. Integration of gender and the environment into analyses which draw on theories of political economy.

INAF 5604 [0.5 credit]
Issues in Development in Latin America

Principal development challenges, trends, and policies in the region since 1960, e.g. climate change, poverty, inequality, de-industrialization, urbanization, crime and violence, with gender and racialized minorities as cross-cutting themes.

INAF 5605 [0.5 credit]
The Ethical Dimension of International Affairs

Critical examination of the ethical dimensions of development, global conflict, and international political economy; beliefs and values, rights and obligations, individual and state morality.

INAF 5609 [0.5 credit]
Development Project Evaluation and Analysis

Examination of social cost-benefit analysis and other micro-economic methods of project evaluation in the context of the project cycle in developing countries with emphasis on policy analysis and implementation practice, case studies of development projects, including those of non-governmental organizations.

INAF 5610 [0.5 credit]
Fragile States: Theory and Policy

Introduction to the linkages between state fragility, development, conflict and instability with specific attention given to theory, evidence, analysis and policy. Diagnosis and analysis of fragile states for the purposes of program evaluation and strategic planning.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

INAF 5612 [0.5 credit]
International Development Institutions

Structure, operations and effects of major international development institutions on international development policy and the development process. Key institutions include the World Bank, and the regional development banks, UNDP, and other public and private institutions.

INAF 5701 [0.5 credit]
Global Environmental Change: Human Implications

Global environmental change; its significance for societies, economies and international relations. Value systems underlying environmental discourse; political economy of the environment; sustainability and security. Environmental diplomacy and grassroots environmentalism. Regionalized impacts of pressures on natural environments; challenges of adaptation.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also listed as GEOG 5005.

INAF 5702 [0.5 credit]
International Environmental Affairs

International environmental issues, with a focus on policy options and institutions relevant to addressing these issues. Topics include the relationship between the environment and trade, investment, globalization, development and conflict.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409 (formerly 46.549U)(taken in 2002/03).

INAF 5703 [0.5 credit]
International Public Economics

The economic analysis of institutions and of factors associated with global governance, including theories of cooperation, bureaucratic behaviour, externalities, common resource and environmental problems, public goods and other economic theories for state intervention applied to the international level.

INAF 5704 [0.5 credit]
Human Security: From Policy to Practice

Human security issues including perspectives of key governmental, international and non-governmental actors. Micro-disarmament, the protection of civilians, war economies, and post-conflict security issues.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5409, section 'W' if taken in 2004/05 or 2005/06.


INAF 5705 [0.5 credit]
Global Social Policy

Concepts of and approaches to international social policy. Concepts of social justice, comparative welfare regimes and citizenship. Topics include social reform, changes in the public/private provision of social services, participation in social policy, poverty reduction, health and education.
Also listed as PSCI 5208.

INAF 5706 [0.5 credit]
Global Health Policy

Global dimensions of health issues, including the relationship between health and governance, development, human rights, and security. Develop skills to examine global health challenges, such as HIV/AIDS and pandemic influenza, and to evaluate the international policy responses.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

INAF 5707 [0.5 credit]
Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

The causes and consequences of complex humanitarian emergencies, their impact on civilians and the responses of international and national actors. Critical review of policy responses of the international community - including donor governments, multilateral organizations, the military and non-governmental organizations.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

INAF 5708 [0.5 credit]
Humanitarian Assistance: Policies and Issues

Legal, policy and programming dimensions of humanitarian assistance. Policy responses and good practice; evaluations of donor performance.

INAF 5709 [0.5 credit]
Human Rights: International Politics and Policies

Overview of key international human rights policies and debates. Themes include human rights and religion, development, trade, culture, and gender. Readings from applied and scholarly disciplines, focusing on the actions of governments, civil society, development agencies, international organizations and regional bodies.
Also listed as IDMG 5605.

INAF 5710 [0.5 credit]
Global Governance of Displacement

This course examines how international and national governance mechanisms are addressing the unprecedented global movement of forcibly displaced people, how this movement of people is straining existing international and national institutions and cooperation mechanisms, and explores innovative mechanisms to improve this global response.

INAF 5711 [0.5 credit]
International Labour Migration

This course will expose students to a range of issues pertaining to labour migration in the 21st Century. It will focus primarily on trends in temporary labour mobility but will address permanent migration, and consider factors that influence the international movement of such workers.

INAF 5800 [0.5 credit]
Asia Pacific Economic and Political Relations

The evolving pattern of economic and political relations in the Asia-Pacific region. Topics will include security issues; trade and investment; and development cooperation; institutional arrangements, including ASEAN, APEC, AFTA, and Canada's role in the regional affairs.

INAF 5801 [0.5 credit]
Regional Cooperation Among Developing Countries

The discourse between traditional and Southern theorists on regional integration among developing countries. The effects of regional trade, governance, investment, security and environmental agreements on development.

INAF 5802 [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 EURR 5102.

INAF 5803 [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 EURR 5105.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 1000.

INAF 5804 [0.5 credit]
International Relations in Europe

International relations and organizations in Europe from theoretical and historical perspectives. Origins and development of European organizations such as the European Union and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

INAF 5805 [0.5 credit]
The EU in International Affairs

The impact of the EU on international affairs; the internal development of the EU, the evolution of integration theory, and the growth of the EU's external relations capabilities.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also listed as EURR 5109.

INAF 5807 [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 historical legacies, cultural factors, public opinion, energy security.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Also listed as EURR 5205, PSCI 5111.

INAF 5809 [0.5 credit]
Turkey in the International System

Analysis of topics related to modern Turkey. The course may cover aspects of the Turkish economy, politics and government, foreign policy, and broader regional relations.

INAF 5901 [0.5 credit]
Tutorials in International Affairs

To be chosen in consultation with the director.

INAF 5904 [0.5 credit]
Quantitative Research Methods

A basic introduction into the theory and application of quantitative analysis, primarily applied basic econometrics for the constructions and analysis of data sets with standard software packages.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 6002.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

INAF 5905 [0.5 credit]
Qualitative Research Methods and Design

Problem statements, research questions and approaches to knowledge acquisition in international affairs, focusing on policy relevance. Topics include advantages and limitations of inductive and deductive research methods, variable selection and hypothesis development, case studies and field research, data gathering, and methodology choice.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 6001.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

INAF 5906 [1.0 credit]
M.A./JD Research Essay

A research essay that allows an M.A./JD. student to integrate legal and international affairs studies in an analysis of a topic of his or her choice.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School after the submission of a satisfactory proposal and identification of a suitable supervisory team.

INAF 5908 [1.0 credit]
Research Essay

A research essay option that allows an M.A. student to apply their international affairs studies to a topic of his or her choice.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School after the submission of a satisfactory proposal and identification of a suitable supervisory team.

INAF 5909 [2.0 credits]
M.A. Thesis

A research thesis option that allows a student in the M.A. program to combine original research with international affairs studies in an analysis of a topic of his or her choice.
Prerequisite(s): A- average in all M.A. required courses and a minimum of 3.0 full course credits, permission of the School after the submission of a satisfactory proposal and identification of a suitable supervisory team.


INAF 5913 [0.0 credit]
Co-operative Work Term

Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): registration in the Co-operative Education Option of the Master of Arts program.

INAF 5914 [0.25 credit]
Internship Placement

Internship students are required to register in this course during their internship work term. Priority for the internship placement will be given to full time, first year students in the MA and MA-JD program.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): full-time registration in the NPISA M.A. or M.A.-JD program.

INAF 5919 [2.0 credits]
M.A./JD Thesis

A research thesis option that allows a student in the M.A./JD program to combine original research with legal and international affairs studies in an analysis of a topic of his or her choice.
Prerequisite(s): A- average in all M.A. required courses and a minimum of 3.0 full course credits, permission of the School after the submission of a satisfactory proposal and identification of a suitable supervisory team.

INAF 5920 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Security and Defence Policy

Selected Topics in Security and Defence Policy. Topic may vary from year to year.

INAF 5921 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in International Affairs

Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

INAF 5922 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in International Affairs

Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

INAF 5923 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in International Affairs

Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

INAF 5924 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in International Affairs

Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

INAF 5925 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in International Affairs

Prerequisite(s): permission of the School.

INAF 6001 [0.5 credit]
Qualitative Research Methods

Problem statements, research questions and approaches to knowledge acquisition in international affairs, focusing on policy relevance. Topics include advantages and limitations of inductive and deductive research methods, variable selection and hypothesis development, case studies and field research, data gathering, and methodology choice.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5406.
Prerequisite(s): standing in the NPSIA Ph.D. program or permission of the School.


INAF 6002 [0.5 credit]
Quantitative Research Methods

Basic theory and application of quantitative analysis, primarily applied basic econometrics for the construction and analysis of data sets with standard software packages.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5904.
Prerequisite(s): standing in the NPSIA Ph.D. program or permission of the School.

INAF 6003 [0.5 credit]
Advanced International Policy Analysis

International public policies of a number of countries, including Canada; approaches to the policy process and case studies of the formulation and evaluation of economic, political, and security policies.
Precludes additional credit for INAF 5905.
Prerequisite(s): standing in the NPSIA Ph.D. program or permission of the School.

INAF 6004 [0.5 credit]
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination in Policy and Research Methods

A comprehensive examination covering the policy and methods material in INAF 6001, INAF 6002, and INAF 6003.
Prerequisite(s): enrolment in the NPSIA Ph.D. program or permission of the School.

INAF 6100 [0.5 credit]
Doctoral Field Examination in Conflict Management and Resolution

A comprehensive examination covering interdisciplinary and policy-oriented research on key policy issues in security, conflict analysis, management and prevention. Material is drawn from a core reading list, the required economics and three field courses declared by the student and approved by the Ph.D. Supervisor.
Prerequisite(s): enrolment in the NPSIA Ph.D. program or permission of the School.

INAF 6200 [0.5 credit]
Doctoral Field Examination in International Development Policy

A comprehensive examination covering interdisciplinary and policy-oriented research on key policy issues in international development policy. Material is drawn from a core reading list, the required economics and three field courses declared by the student and approved by the Ph.D. Supervisor.
Prerequisite(s): enrolment in the NPSIA Ph.D. program or permission of the School.

INAF 6300 [0.5 credit]
Doctoral Field Examination in International Economic Policy

A comprehensive examination covering interdisciplinary and policy-oriented research on key policy issues in international economic policy. Material is drawn from a core reading list, the required economics and three field courses declared by the student and approved by the Ph.D. Supervisor.
Prerequisite(s): enrolment in the NPSIA Ph.D. program or permission of the School.


INAF 6800 [0.0 credit]
Doctoral Field Comprehensive Seminar

The seminar helps to prepare students for writing their doctoral field comprehensive examinations while exposing them to the issues and approaches across the different doctoral field.
Prerequisite(s): standing in the NPSIA Ph.D. program.

INAF 6906 [0.5 credit]
Doctoral Research Prospectus Seminar

A seminar to assist students in developing their research prospectus, and prepare for the prospectus defence. Other research issues, such as ethics clearance, scholarly articles submission and field work logistics are also addressed.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of field comprehensive examination and required courses in the NPSIA Ph.D.

INAF 6907 [0.5 credit]
Doctoral Research Prospectus Defence

Public defence of a research prospectus that will be the basis for the dissertation.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of INAF 6906, the Doctoral Research Prospectus Seminar.

INAF 6909 [5.0 credits]
Doctoral Research Thesis

The doctoral dissertation, normally supervised by faculty in the Norman Paterson School of international Affairs with the possibility of supervision from faculty in other social sciences departments, schools, and institutes.
Prerequisite(s): completion of all other Ph.D. program requirements in the NPSIA Ph.D. program.

INAF 6921 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Tutorial in International Affairs

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics may be arranged with the permission of the supervisor of graduate studies and the approval of the supervising faculty member.

INAF 6922 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Tutorial in International Affairs

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics may be arranged with the permission of the supervisor of graduate studies and the approval of the supervising faculty member.

INAF 6923 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Tutorial in International Affairs

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics may be arranged with the permission of the supervisor of graduate studies and the approval of the supervising faculty member.

INAF 6924 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Tutorial in International Affairs

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics may be arranged with the permission of the supervisor of graduate studies and the approval of the supervising faculty member.

INAF 6925 [0.5 credit]
Ph.D. Tutorial in International Affairs

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics may be arranged with the permission of the supervisor of graduate studies and the approval of the supervising faculty member.

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.

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

Students will be required to withdraw from the program if their grade point average falls below 7.0 (B-), or if they receive a grade of less than B- in any two courses that are eligible to be counted toward the Master's degree.

Part-time program requirements

In some cases, an applicant with relevant full-time employment experience may be admitted to a part-time M.A. program. While the program requirements are the same as those for full-time students, part-time students may take up to six calendar years from the date of initial registration to complete the program.

Part-time students must register for a minimum of one term in three, and must successfully complete INAF 5011, INAF 5012, and INAF 5016 within their first 2.5 program credits. In addition, the economics course requirement must be included in the first 2.5 credits completed.

Students enrolled in the full-time master's program may transfer to the part-time program only under exceptional circumstances as approved by the faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Regulations

See the General Regulations section of this Calendar.

To complete the doctoral program, students must obtain a grade of B- or higher in each course credit, and Satisfactory in the comprehensive examination, the research prospectus defence, and the Ph.D. dissertation and its oral defence.

M.A. International Affairs/J.D.

A student will complete both the M.A. and the JD programs over four calendar years.

Students will be expected to fulfil the normal requirements of both the M.A. and JD programs.

Students must complete INAF 5509 in their second year of the program.

In addition, students in the combined program will be required to complete courses in international law to be specified by the Faculty of Law.

Of the 5.0 credits completed for the M.A. degree, up to 1.5 credits may be applied to the Juris Doctor degree.

In undertaking the M.A./J.D. research essay, students will be expected to integrate both components of the joint program into their work.

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

First Year

Normal JD first year (required course work to include a 0.5-credit course in international law)

Second Year

Normal M.A. first year (as described in full-time M.A. program requirements) including completion of INAF 5509. Students who choose the coursework option must complete 4.0 credits by the end of their second year. Students who choose the  research essay or thesis should consult the NPSIA M.A. program administrator for registration information.

Third and Fourth Year

Students are normally registered in at least 0.5 credit of an INAF course in each of the third and fourth years of their MA/JD program. Students who choose the research essay or thesis option are also required to register in INAF 5906 or INAF 5919.  M.A./JD research essays and theses will have one supervisor from NPSIA and one supervisor from the Law School.

Internship Option

The Internship option is available to all first year, full-time students in the M.A. and the M.A.-JD programs. Registration in the Internship Program option requires departmental permission, and is limited by the availability of placements. Application for an internship placement will normally be considered after the student has successfully completed 1.5 credits, including INAF 5015 and INAF 5016.

Internship placements will locate students for one term in the public service, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. During their work term, students are required to register in INAF 5914,  which is additional to the program requirements described above.  Registration in the Internship Program is restricted to full-time students. 

Co-op Option

Details about co-op eligibility are provided on the School's website.

The 0.0 credit co-op is in addition to the 5.0 credits required for the M.A., and a minimum of two co-op terms must be successfully completed before the student is eligible to receive a co-op designation on their academic transcript. Students register in the co-op course INAF 5913 and are restricted from taking more than 0.5 credit at the same time.

Work terms are four months in duration, and typically students are employed at the junior officer level in government departments or other organizations. Information and procedures can be obtained from the Carleton University Co-op Office.

Admission

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

Under current practice, at least a high honours standing (B+ minimum) is normally required to be considered for admission to the program.

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

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs requires applicants whose native tongue is not English to be tested for proficiency in English. NPSIA applicants must submit a CAEL Assessment™score of a minimum of 70 or a TOEFL score of 250 computer-based or 600 regular 100 iBT (minimum score of 25 in each of reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Students admitted to the NPSIA M.A. program must have successfully completed a 1.0 credit (or the equivalent) course in introductory economics (introductory microeconomics and introductory macroeconomics for economics majors) before starting the program.

Students who have not completed one credit of introductory economics at the time of their application will have their admission into the program made conditional upon its successful completion prior to registration. In some cases where the student is deemed by the admissions committee to have an insufficient background in international affairs they may be required to complete up to two additional courses as part of their M.A. program. Students who are uncertain about whether they meet the background requirements are encouraged to contact the School of International Affairs.

Accelerated Pathway

The accelerated pathway to the Master of Arts degree at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) is a flexible and individualized plan of graduate study for students in their final year of a Carleton undergraduate degree in a related discipline such as the B.P.A.P.M. degree.

Students in the third year of study of their undergraduate program who are interested in the accelerated pathway should consult with the Associate Director (M.A. program) at NPSIA to determine if the accelerated pathway is appropriate for them and to confirm their selection of courses and Honours project/thesis supervisor for their final year of undergraduate studies.

To be eligible to participate in the accelerated pathway, students must have a minimum overall CGPA of A- in undergraduate courses.

Admission

Admission into the Ph.D. program will be judged primarily on the applicant's ability to undertake research successfully, and his/her prospects for completion of the program. Admission to the Ph.D. program is governed by the requirements stated in the General Regulations section of this Calendar.

The normal requirement for admission to the doctoral program in International Affairs is a Master's degree in a social science with at least an A- average.

Relevant work experience is also considered. Students who lack sufficient background at the graduate level in international affairs will be required to take supplementary courses extra to the degree prior to admission.

Students with no formal training in economics must complete a 1.0 credit (or equivalent) course in introductory economics (introductory microeconomics and introductory macroeconomics for economics majors) plus at least 1.0 credit (or the equivalent) at the advanced, undergraduate (typically third or fourth year) or intermediate theory level to be considered for admission.

All applicants whose first language is not English will be required to obtain an overall score of 70 or over on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment with a minimum score of 70 for the writing section or a TOEFL score of 250 computer-based, 100 iBT (minimum score of 25) in each of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Transfer from the Master's to the Ph.D. Program

Students in the full-time M.A. program who demonstrate outstanding academic performance and research potential may, with permission of the Ph.D. Associate Director, be admitted to the Ph.D. program after two terms of registration.

Students considering this option will be advised, when selecting courses for their M.A. program, to choose those courses at the master's level which are open to doctoral students and which may assist them in the doctoral comprehensive examinations.