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Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, College of Graduate Studies

IGS: Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

  1. IGS 501 (1-12) d Interdisciplinary Topics in Research Methods and Analysis

  2. IGS 502 (3/6) d Seminar in Digital Arts and Humanities

  3. IGS 503 (1-6) d Indigenous Research Methods

  4. IGS 506 (3) Advanced Studies in Scholarly Communication

    Graduate-level research and writing, focusing on the transition to graduate genres, writing processes, and professional stance. Practice-based and intended for students from any discipline in their first 2 years of graduate study. Credit will only be granted for one of CORH 506 or IGS 506.

  5. IGS 509 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Interdisciplinary Research Methods

  6. IGS 515 (3) Advanced Qualitative Methods

  7. IGS 520 (1-12) d Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies

  8. IGS 523 (1-6) d Special Topics in Indigenous Studies

  9. IGS 524 (1-3) d Proseminar in Interdisciplinary Studies

    This seminar-based course prepares graduate students to excel in their academic, professional and scholarly pursuits by engaging topics related to professionalism and scholarly communication. May be offered for 1, 2 or 3 credits; program requirements for the IGS MA, MSc and PhD programs require completion of 3 credits in total. Restricted to students in the IGS MA, MSc, or PhD program. Pass/Fail.

  10. IGS 529 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Indigenous Studies

  11. IGS 530 (1-12) d Special Topics in Creative and Critical Studies

  12. IGS 539 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Creative and Critical Studies

  13. IGS 542 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Urban Studies

  14. IGS 543 (1-12) d Special Topics in Sustainability

  15. IGS 544 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Sustainability

  16. IGS 550 (1-12) d Special Topics in Social Science Research

  17. IGS 559 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Social Science Research

  18. IGS 560 (1-9) d Special Topics in Latin American and Iberian Studies

  19. IGS 561 (1-9) c Directed Readings in Latin American and Iberian Studies

  20. IGS 582 (3) Indigenous Knowledges Theme Seminar

    Theoretical background on Indigenous Knowledges and Indigenist research. Focuses on a range of strategies and principles for research on or through Indigenous languages and culture. Restricted to students in the Indigenous Knowledges Theme.

  21. IGS 583 (3) Urban and Regional Studies

    Theory and methodologies for understanding urban and regional studies. Topics include urban, regional and rural policy issues.

  22. IGS 584 (3) Sustainability Theme Seminar

    Introduction to the challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary sustainability research, including problem framing, research methods and socio-ecological applications from contributing disciplines.

  23. IGS 585 (3) Knowledge Mobilization and Sustainability Policy

    Exploration of opportunities and constraints to translating interdisciplinary sustainability research into effective social action. Approaches to implementing sustainability to be considered include: political and legal frameworks; federal and provincial policy forums; corporate social responsibility; First Nations environmental stewardship challenges; and sustainability in education and the arts.

  24. IGS 586 (3-6) d Community Engagement, Social Change, and Equity Theme Seminar

    Will provide the necessary theoretical background on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). Students will learn about a range of strategies and principles of CPBR; advantages and limitations of this approach; skills necessary for participating effectively in CBPR projects.

  25. IGS 587 (3) Global Politics, Culture and Theory

    Examination of conceptual approaches to Global Studies.

  26. IGS 588 (3) Global Studies Panorama

    Introduction to interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to the field of Global Studies.

  27. IGS 589 (3) Governance

    Frameworks of governance systems and public policy. [0-0-3]

  28. IGS 590 (3) Power and Ideas

    Exploration of the complex relations between power, knowledge and ideas.

  29. IGS 591 (3) Society and Conflict

    Utilizing social theory to analyze conflict and inequality. [0-0-3]

  30. IGS 592 (3) History, Theory, and Method

    Explores selected problems and issues in the theory and practice of historical work. Credit will be granted for only one of IGS 592 or HIST 492.

    Equivalency: HIST 492.

  31. IGS 593 (3) Decolonizing the Global: Contemporary Ethnography and Postcolonial Theory

    An examination and close reading of global issues drawing on ethnography and postcolonial theory. [0-0-3]

  32. IGS 596 (3) Voice, Justice & Change

    Engage in current and shifting discussions, theories, and praxis related to justice-oriented research and community initiatives for social change. The power of voice, representation, and systemic transformation will be key aspects of this course, in addition to community-led and self-determined initiatives. Credit will be granted for only one of IGS 596 or IGS 550D. [0-0-3]

    Prerequisite: IGS 586.

  33. IGS 597 (6) Indigenous Knowledges Theme Capstone Project

    Research project engaging Indigenous communities and/or knowledge systems. Restricted to students in the Indigenous Knowledges Theme. Pass/Fail. [3-0-0]

  34. IGS 599 (12-18) d Master's Thesis


  35. IGS 601 (1-12) d Advanced Topics in Research Methods and Analysis

  36. IGS 620 (1-12) d Advanced Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies

  37. IGS 699 (0) Doctoral Thesis


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