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This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

M. A. Anthropology
with Collaborative Specialization in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Thesis pathway:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LACS 5000 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
2.  0.0 credit in:
LACS 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
ANTH 5401 [0.5]
Theories and Methods I
ANTH 5402 [0.5]
Theories and Methods II
4.  1.5 credits in electives, including 1.0 credit in course(s) designated as having sufficient Latin American and Caribbean Studies content, approved by both the Graduate Supervisor and the Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies1.5
5.  2.0 credits in:2.0
ANTH 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis (on an approved topic with significant content related to Latin American and Caribbean Studies. )
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research essay pathway:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LACS 5000 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
2.  0.0 credit in:
LACS 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
ANTH 5401 [0.5]
Theories and Methods I
ANTH 5402 [0.5]
Theories and Methods II
4.  2.5 credits in electives, including 1.0 credit in course(s) designated as having sufficient Latin American and Caribbean Studies content, approved by both the Graduate Supervisor and the Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies2.5
5.  1.0 credit in:1.0
ANTH 5908 [1.0]
M.A. Research Essay (on an approved topic with significant content related to Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Coursework pathway:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LACS 5000 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
2.  0.0 credit in:
LACS 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
ANTH 5401 [0.5]
Theories and Methods I
ANTH 5402 [0.5]
Theories and Methods II
4.  0.5 credit from:0.5
ANTH 5109 [0.5]
Ethnography, Gender and Globalization
ANTH 5202 [0.5]
The Anthropology of Underdevelopment
ANTH 5208 [0.5]
Anthropology of Indigeneity
ANTH 5210 [0.5]
Special Topics in Indigenous Studies
ANTH 5355 [0.5]
Anthropology of Natural Resources
ANTH 5560 [0.5]
Economic Anthropology
ANTH 5570 [0.5]
Political Anthropology
ANTH 5809 [0.5]
Selected Topics in the Anthropology of Development and Underdevelopment
5.  3.0 credits in electives including 1.0 credit in course(s) designated as having sufficient Latin American and Caribbean Studies content, approved by both the Graduate Supervisor and the Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.3.0
Total Credits5.0

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

Requirements - Thesis option (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
GEOG 5000 [0.5]
Approaches to Geographical Inquiry
GEOG 5905 [0.5]
Masters Research Workshop
4.  2.5 credits in:2.5
GEOG 5909 [2.5]
M.A. Thesis (in the specialization and including oral examination of the thesis)
5.  1.0 credit in approved graduate-level electives1.0
6. In addition to the formal requirements, MA students are required to attend the Departmental Seminar series, and the Graduate Field Camp.
Total Credits5.0

M.A. History
with Specialization in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (4.5 credits)

Requirements - Research Essay pathway (4.5 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.  0.5 credit in:0.5
HIST 5003 [0.5]
Historical Theory and Method
4.  1.0 credit in HIST at the graduate level at Carleton1.0
5.  1.0 credit in a graduate seminar with sufficient Latin American and Caribbean Studies content, including at least 0.5 credit in a History course. With departmental permission, up to 0.5 credit of courses with Latin American and Caribbean Studies content may be taken from another unit at Carleton University, at the University of Ottawa, or at another credited institution.1.0
6.  0.5 credit in:0.5
HIST 5900 [0.5]
Directed Research
7.  1.0 credit in:1.0
HIST 5908 [1.0]
M.A. Research Essay (in the specialization)
Total Credits4.5
Requirements - Thesis pathway (4.5 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.  0.5 credit in:0.5
HIST 5003 [0.5]
Historical Theory and Method
4.  0.5 credit in HIST at the graduate level at Carleton0.5
5.  1.0 credit in graduate seminars with sufficient Latin American and Caribbean Studies content, including at least 0.5 credit in a History course. With departmental permission, up to 0.5 credit of courses with Latin American and Caribbean Studies content may be taken from another unit at Carleton University, at the University of Ottawa, or at another credited institution.1.0
6.  2.0 credits in:2.0
HIST 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis (in the specialization)
Total Credits4.5

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 5015 [0.5]
Research Design and Methods for International Affairs
INAF 5016 [0.5]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
INAF 5017 [0.25]
International Policymaking in Canada: Structure and Process
INAF 5018 [0.25]
Law and 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 5015 [0.5]
Research Design and Methods for International Affairs
INAF 5016 [0.5]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
INAF 5017 [0.25]
International Policymaking in Canada: Structure and Process
INAF 5018 [0.25]
Law and 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 5016 [0.5]
Statistical Analysis for International Affairs
INAF 5017 [0.25]
International Policymaking in Canada: Structure and Process
INAF 5018 [0.25]
Law and 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.

M.A. Political Economy
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:
LACS 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PECO 5000 [0.5]
Theories of Political Economy
PECO 5001 [0.5]
The Methodology of Political Economy
4.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PECO 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis (in the specialization)
5.  1.5 credits in approved graduate level electives (see Selection of Courses, below) 11.5
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:
LACS 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PECO 5000 [0.5]
Theories of Political Economy
PECO 5001 [0.5]
The Methodology of Political Economy
4.  1.0 credits in:1.0
PECO 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay (in the specialization)
5.  2.5 credits in approved graduate level electives (see Selection of Courses, below) 12.5
Total Credits5.0

M.A. Political Science
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.  1.0 credit in course(s) designated as having sufficient Latin American and Caribbean Studies content, approved by both the Political Science Graduate Supervisor and the Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies1.0
4.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSCI 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis (in the specialization)
5.  1.5 credits in approved courses1.5
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.  1.0 credit in course(s) designated as having sufficient Latin American and Caribbean Studies content, approved by both the Political Science Graduate Supervisor and the Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies1.0
4.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PSCI 5908 [1.0]
M.A. Research Essay (in the specialization)
5.  2.5 credits in approved courses2.5
Total Credits5.0

M.A. Sociology
with Collaborative Specialization in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (5.0 credits)

Requirements - Thesis pathway:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LACS 5000 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
2.  0.0 credit in:
LACS 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 5005 [0.5]
Recurring Debates in Social Thought
SOCI 5809 [0.5]
The Logic of the Research Process
4.  1.5 credits in electives, including 1.0 credit in course(s) designated as having sufficient Latin American and Caribbean Studies content, approved by both the Graduate Supervisor and the Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies1.5
5.  2.0 credits in:2.0
SOCI 5909 [2.0]
M.A. Thesis (on an approved topic with significant content related to Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Research Essay pathway:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LACS 5000 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
2.  0.0 credit in:
LACS 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 5005 [0.5]
Recurring Debates in Social Thought
SOCI 5809 [0.5]
The Logic of the Research Process
4.  2.5 credits in approved electives, including 1.0 credit in courses designated as having sufficient Latin American and Caribbean Studies content, approved by both the Graduate Supervisor and the Coordinator of Latin American Studies2.5
5.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 5908 [1.0]
M.A. Research Essay (on an approved topic with significant content related to Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
Total Credits5.0
Requirements - Coursework pathway:
1.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LACS 5000 [0.5]
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
2.  0.0 credit in:
LACS 5800 [0.0]
Scholarly Preparation in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
SOCI 5005 [0.5]
Recurring Debates in Social Thought
SOCI 5809 [0.5]
The Logic of the Research Process
4.  0.5 credit from:0.5
ANTH 5109 [0.5]
Ethnography, Gender and Globalization
SOCI 5404 [0.5]
Race, Ethnicity and Class in Contemporary Societies
SOCI 5007 [0.5]
Social Change and Economic Development
SOCI 5409 [0.5]
The Politics of Social Movements and the State
5.  3.0 credits in approved electives, including 1.0 credit in course(s) designated as having sufficient Latin American and Caribbean Studies content, approved by both the Graduate Supervisor and the Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies3.0
Total Credits5.0

M.A. Women's and Gender Studies
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.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 5900 [0.5]
Program Seminar
4.  1.0 credit in:1.0
WGST 5906 [0.5]
Feminist Theory
WGST 5907 [0.5]
Researching Women's and Gender Issues
5.  1.0 credit in courses designated as having sufficient Latin American and Caribbean Studies content, approved by both the Women's and Gender Studies Supervisor and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Coordinator1.0
6.  2.0 credits in:2.0
WGST 5909 [2.0]
M.A .Thesis (in the specialization)
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.  0.5 credit in:0.5
WGST 5900 [0.5]
Program Seminar
4.  1.0 credit in:1.0
WGST 5906 [0.5]
Feminist Theory
WGST 5907 [0.5]
Researching Women's and Gender Issues
5.  1.0 credit in courses designated as having sufficient Latin American and Caribbean Studies content, approved by both the Women's and Gender Studies Supervisor and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Coordinator1.0
6.  1.0 credit in available elective courses1.0
7.  1.0 credit in:1.0
WGST 5908 [1.0]
Research Essay (in the specialization)
Total Credits5.0

Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Courses

LACS 5000 [0.5 credit]
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latin American and Caribbean Studies

An interdisciplinary overview of the historical, cultural, economic, and political dimensions of the Latin American and Caribbean region.

LACS 5800 [0.0 credit]
Scholarly Preparation in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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

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 and the regulations of the participating unit.

Admission

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