Canadian Studies

The Impact of 9/11 on North American Security

Friday, September 12, 2014

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The Impact of 9/11 on North American Security

Friday, September 12

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Nitze 507

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States prompted a series of changes in the way that leaders and citizens on the United States, Canada and Mexico perceived risks, threats, national and continental security. Game Changer: The Impact of 9/11 on North American Security (University of British Columbia Press, 2014) is one of few books to address the subject with perspectives from scholars from all three countries, considering both its theoretical and policy paradigmatic dimensions.

The Center for Canadian Studies is pleased to host a discussion with two contributors to this new volume. Dr. Jonathan Paquin is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Peace and Security Program at the Université Laval and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS. Dr. Charles Doran is Andrew Mellon Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for Canadian Studies at SAIS. Christopher Sands, Professorial Lecturer in Canadian Studies at SAIS will moderate.

Lunch will be provided – RSVP to slee255@jhu.edu or (202) 663-5714

Canadian Studies Oil Trip!

Canadian Studies Program sponsors a biennial trip for its students to the oil sands of Fort McMurray.

“Canada-EU Trade Treaty:an assessment” with former Quebec Premier, Pierre Mark Johnson

Monday, November 11, 2013, Kenney Auditorium 12:30 - 2:00 pm

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Canada Energy Trip (Calgary)

Spring 2012

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Oil Sands at Fort McMurray - Spring 2012

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Oil Sands at Fort McMurray - Spring 2012

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Oil Sands at Fort McMurray - Spring 2012

Canadian Studies Energy Trip - Spring 2012

Energy efficient car (Calgary)

Fort McMurray

Canadian Studies Energy Trip - Spring 2012

A Conversation with Ambassador Gary Doer

September 18, 2012

Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 5:00 pm | Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20036

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Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

Charles Doran, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations at SAIS (PRO) vs. Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and the Director of Climate Strategy at American Progress (CON).  Reception to follow. 

Curriculum

 

Canadian Studies | M.A. Requirements

Canadian Studies Program Learning Goals and Objectives

Entering Class 2014-2015

Students must take the equivalent of 16 non-language courses (64 credits) in order to graduate. Those students who are approved for dual degree or advanced standing may only need to take 12 or 14 courses as approved by Academic Affairs.

 

CANADIAN STUDIES

Students concentrating in Canadian Studies take at least six courses within this program including the required course, Donner Business-Policy Practicum (SA.840.718). One of the six courses may be taken outside of the program on a relevant program topic with the director's approval.

 

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Students must complete 4 courses within this program.
·         Microeconomics
·         Macroeconomics (prerequisite or concurrent Microeconomics)
·         International Trade Theory (prerequisite Microeconomics)
·         International Monetary Theory (prerequisite Macroeconomics)
 
Eligible students who pass the waiver exams in these subjects or who pass Micro and/or Macro in Pre-Term must replace those courses with alternate economics courses. Many students choose to pursue an International Economics Specialization in one of four areas of economics and therefore use electives to meet these requirements. Students may also choose to specialize in Emerging Markets.

 

QUANTITATIVE REASONING

Students must complete one course from the list below.
·         Statistical Methods for Business & Economics 
·         Econometrics (prerequisite Statistical Methods for Business & Economics)
·         Applied Econometrics (prerequisite Econometrics)
·         Macro Econometrics (prerequisite Econometrics)
·         Risk Analysis and Modeling
·         Corporate Finance (prerequisite or concurrent Microeconomics)
·         Quantitative Methods in International Relations (prerequisite Statistical Methods for Business & Economics)
 
Students may not double-count a Quantitative Reasoning requirement as one of the four required International Economics courses and vice-versa. Eligible students who pass the statistics waiver exam or pass the statistics course in Pre-Term are still required to take an alternate Quantitative Reasoning course from the list above.

 

CORE COURSES/EXAMS

All SAIS students must pass 2 core exams and/or courses. If the core courses/exams are not completed by the start of the final semester, a student must enroll for credit in the core course(s).
·         American Foreign Policy Since World War II
·         Comparative National Systems
·         Evolution of the International Systems
·         Theories of International Relations

 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Canadian Studies MA candidates must pass exams to demonstrate proficiency in French. Under special circumstances, Spanish or Portuguese may fulfill the requirement (consult with the Canadian Studies program office). All non-native English speakers are required to pass an English placement exam upon entering SAIS. Native French (Spanish or Portuguese) speakers must pass proficiency in a second language which can include English.

 

CAPSTONE

Canadian Studies concentrators must complete ONE of the following capstones:
 
1.     A twenty-page research paper whose focus and subject matter has been approved by the director
2.     A twenty-page written report that draws conclusions about Canadian Studies or Canada-U.S. relations based on an internship undertaken while at SAIS
3.     A twenty-page written report based on a policy trip in which the student participated in while at SAIS
4.     MA Oral Exam (to compete for honors—if eligible)
 

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS BY ACADEMIC YEAR

Entering Class 2013-2014
Entering Class 2012-2013
Entering Class 2011-2012
Entering Class 2010-2011
Entering Class 2009-2010

Curriculum

 

Canadian Studies | M.A. Requirements

Canadian Studies Program Learning Goals and Objectives

Entering Class 2014-2015

Students must take the equivalent of 16 non-language courses (64 credits) in order to graduate. Those students who are approved for dual degree or advanced standing may only need to take 12 or 14 courses as approved by Academic Affairs.

 

CANADIAN STUDIES

Students concentrating in Canadian Studies take at least six courses within this program including the required course, Donner Business-Policy Practicum (SA.840.718). One of the six courses may be taken outside of the program on a relevant program topic with the director's approval.

 

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Students must complete 4 courses within this program.
·         Microeconomics
·         Macroeconomics (prerequisite or concurrent Microeconomics)
·         International Trade Theory (prerequisite Microeconomics)
·         International Monetary Theory (prerequisite Macroeconomics)
 
Eligible students who pass the waiver exams in these subjects or who pass Micro and/or Macro in Pre-Term must replace those courses with alternate economics courses. Many students choose to pursue an International Economics Specialization in one of four areas of economics and therefore use electives to meet these requirements. Students may also choose to specialize in Emerging Markets.

 

QUANTITATIVE REASONING

Students must complete one course from the list below.
·         Statistical Methods for Business & Economics 
·         Econometrics (prerequisite Statistical Methods for Business & Economics)
·         Applied Econometrics (prerequisite Econometrics)
·         Macro Econometrics (prerequisite Econometrics)
·         Risk Analysis and Modeling
·         Corporate Finance (prerequisite or concurrent Microeconomics)
·         Quantitative Methods in International Relations (prerequisite Statistical Methods for Business & Economics)
 
Students may not double-count a Quantitative Reasoning requirement as one of the four required International Economics courses and vice-versa. Eligible students who pass the statistics waiver exam or pass the statistics course in Pre-Term are still required to take an alternate Quantitative Reasoning course from the list above.

 

CORE COURSES/EXAMS

All SAIS students must pass 2 core exams and/or courses. If the core courses/exams are not completed by the start of the final semester, a student must enroll for credit in the core course(s).
·         American Foreign Policy Since World War II
·         Comparative National Systems
·         Evolution of the International Systems
·         Theories of International Relations

 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Canadian Studies MA candidates must pass exams to demonstrate proficiency in French. Under special circumstances, Spanish or Portuguese may fulfill the requirement (consult with the Canadian Studies program office). All non-native English speakers are required to pass an English placement exam upon entering SAIS. Native French (Spanish or Portuguese) speakers must pass proficiency in a second language which can include English.

 

CAPSTONE

Canadian Studies concentrators must complete ONE of the following capstones:
 
1.     A twenty-page research paper whose focus and subject matter has been approved by the director
2.     A twenty-page written report that draws conclusions about Canadian Studies or Canada-U.S. relations based on an internship undertaken while at SAIS
3.     A twenty-page written report based on a policy trip in which the student participated in while at SAIS
4.     MA Oral Exam (to compete for honors—if eligible)
 

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS BY ACADEMIC YEAR

Entering Class 2013-2014
Entering Class 2012-2013
Entering Class 2011-2012
Entering Class 2010-2011
Entering Class 2009-2010

Waiver Exams

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Program Activities

 

Internships

Internships offer real-world experiences that prepare students for their careers and for the job market. Each year, Canadian Studies provides students with the opportunity to obtain internships in Canada, the United States and Latin America. The program helps students secure summer internships that complement their course work and facilitate finding jobs after graduation in the private sector, government and nongovernmental organizations.

 

Co-Curricular Activities

Throughout the semester, academics, diplomats and business professionals give informal lectures on varied topics related to Canadian policy.

 

Other Opportunities

All students in Western Hemisphere Studies are eligible to participate in the biennial trip to Canada if they have taken at least one Canadian Studies course.

Program Activities: Washington, D.C.

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Program Activities: Nanjing

Events

Charles F. Doran, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Canadian Studies from the American Political Science Association (APSA).  In addition to awards in the fields of international relations and foreign policy, Professor Doran is also the prior recipient of the Governor General’s International Award in Canadian Studies, and the Donner Medal.  The APSA serves more than 15,000 members in 80 countries.



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Charles F. Doran
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations, Director of the Global Theory and History Program, Director of the Center for Canadian Studies

cfdoran@jhu.edu
(202) 663-5715
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Starr Lee
Program Coordinator

starr.lee@jhu.edu
(202) 663-5714
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