Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies Oil Trip!

Get ready for the student trip to Alberta and the Oil Sands. March 17 - March 23, 2014

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

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

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.  RSVP to slee255@jhu.edu.

Curriculum

 

Canadian Studies | M.A. Requirements

Entering Class 2013-2014

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 must take at least 4 courses within the field. In addition, students are required to take the Western Hemisphere Studies (WHS) core course, Theory and Practice of Politics in Latin America (810.700) or an approved alternate course, and 1 additional Latin American Studies course. Canadian Studies Program students who wish to qualify for WHS internship opportunities in Latin America must pass the Latin American History Exam.
 
Tracks
Students must select one of the following Canadian Studies tracks:
 
·         Canada and Latin America: See concentration requirements above. No further requirements are necessary to complete this track.
·         Canada and Energy: Students choosing this track must take Facing the Oil Problem: The United States, Canada, OPEC and the World (SA.680.759) as one of their 4 Canadian Studies courses. They must take Energy in the Americas: Conflict, Cooperation and Future Prospects (SA.810.761), and Theory and Practice of Politics in Latin America (SA.810.700) as their two Latin American Studies courses.
 
 

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

Curriculum

 

Canadian Studies | M.A. Requirements

Entering Class 2013-2014

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 must take at least 4 courses within the field. In addition, students are required to take the Western Hemisphere Studies (WHS) core course, Theory and Practice of Politics in Latin America (810.700) or an approved alternate course, and 1 additional Latin American Studies course. Canadian Studies Program students who wish to qualify for WHS internship opportunities in Latin America must pass the Latin American History Exam.
 
Tracks
Students must select one of the following Canadian Studies tracks:
 
·         Canada and Latin America: See concentration requirements above. No further requirements are necessary to complete this track.
·         Canada and Energy: Students choosing this track must take Facing the Oil Problem: The United States, Canada, OPEC and the World (SA.680.759) as one of their 4 Canadian Studies courses. They must take Energy in the Americas: Conflict, Cooperation and Future Prospects (SA.810.761), and Theory and Practice of Politics in Latin America (SA.810.700) as their two Latin American Studies courses.
 
 

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

Waiver Exams

Faculty

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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.

Program Activities: Europe

Program Activities: Nanjing

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Research

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External Resources

Contact Us

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
Nitze 510

Starr Lee
Program Coordinator

starr.lee@jhu.edu
(202) 663-5714
Nitze 509

Address & Phone

Canadian Studies
Nitze Building
1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.
20036