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A PDF version of the 2009-2010 Academic Calendar is available here.

1. Welcome to Mount Allison University
2. Glossary of Academic Terms and Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events 2009-2010
Provisional Calendar of Events 2010-2011 (subject to change)

3. Admission

3.1. Contact Information
3.2. Admission to the University
3.3. Minimum General Admission Requirements
3.4. Additional Admission Requirements
3.5. Notes on Entry to First-Year Courses
3.6. Requirements for Non-Canadian Education Systems
3.7. English Requirements
3.8. Mature Students
3.9. Admission with Advanced Standing
3.10. Transfer Students
3.11. Visiting Students
3.12. Exchange Students
3.13. Special Circumstances
3.14. Graduate Studies

4. Fees

4.1. Fees and Expenses
4.2. Deposits for Full-Time Students
4.3. Payment of Fees
4.4. Late Fees and Interest Charges
4.5. Withdrawals and Student Accounts

5. Financial Assistance

5.1. Scholarships
5.2. Bursaries
5.3. Pre-Theological Bursaries
5.4. Special Summer Research Scholarships
5.5. The Donald A. Cameron Student Loan Fund

6. Academic Regulations

6.1. Registration Procedures
6.2. Changes in Registration/Programs (Fall and Winter terms)
6.3. Withdrawal from University
6.4. Advanced Placement
6.5. Transfer Credits
6.6. Degree Requirements
6.7. Degree with Distinction Requirements
6.8. Honours Degree Requirements
6.9. Second Undergraduate Degree Requirements
6.10. Honours Certificate
6.11. Grading System
6.12. Standards of Performance
6.13. Academic Offences
6.14. Missed Coursework or Tests
6.15. Examination Regulations
6.16. Continuous Learning
6.17. Transcripts
6.18. Replacement/Duplicate Diplomas
6.19. Graduation/Convocation
6.20. Notification of Disclosure of Personal Information to Statistics Canada
6.21. Email Communication

7. Academic Programs

7.1. B.A. and B. Sc. General Regulations
7.2. Bachelor of Arts
7.3. Bachelor of Science
7.4. Master of Science
7.5. Bachelor of Commerce
7.6. Bachelor of Music
7.7. Bachelor of Fine Arts
7.8. Certificate of Bilingualism
7.9. Certificat De Bilinguisme
7.10. Pre-Professional Requirements
7.11. International Programs

8. Continuous Learning

8.1. Miramichi First Year at Home Program
8.2. Moncton Program
8.3. Correspondence Program
8.4. Spring/Summer Term Courses
8.5. Seminars and Workshops
8.6. Fees
8.7. Financial Aid
8.8. Courses Through Continuous Learning as Part of a Normal Course Load
8.9. Overload Courses Through Continuous Learning
8.10. Deadlines and Extensions for Correspondence Courses
8.11. Withdrawal from Correspondence Courses
8.12. Withdrawal from Spring/Summer Term Courses (non-correspondence)
8.13. Contact Information

9. Programs and Courses of Instruction

American Studies
Art History
Canadian Public Policy
Canadian Studies
Cognitive Science
Commerce/Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies
Computer Science
Drama Studies
English Literatures
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fine Arts
French Studies
Geography and Environment
German Studies
Hispanic Studies
International Economics and Business
International Relations
Japanese Studies
Modern Languages and Literatures
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology / Anthropology
Spanish Studies
Women's Studies

10. Co-Curricular Life

10.1. The Student Union
10.2. The Argosy Weekly
10.3. CHMA FM
10.4. Garnet and Gold Society
10.5. Windsor Theatre
10.6. Student Entertainment Office
10.7. Residence Council
10.8. The Tantramarsh Club
10.9. Student Employment
10.10. Accommodation
10.11. Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics
10.12. Religious Life on Campus
10.13. Student Life
10.14. Student Life Resources
10.15. Services for Students With Disabilities

11. General Information

11.1. The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives
11.2. The Libraries' Endowment Funds
11.3. The Mount Allison Federated Alumni, Inc.
11.4. Computer Facilities
11.5. Mount Allison University Bookstore
11.6. Banking Services
11.7. Performing Arts Series

12. Personnel

12.1. Officers of the University
12.2. The Regents of Mount Allison
12.3. The Senate of Mount Allison
12.4. Officers of Administration
12.5. Chancellors Emeriti
12.6. Presidents Emeriti
12.7. Registrars Emeriti
12.8. Professors Emeriti
12.9. Librarians Emeriti
12.10. Academic Staff
12.11. Meighen Centre for Learning Assistance and Research
12.12. Student Life
12.13. Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics


1. Lectureships, Trusts and Fellowships
2. Endowed Chairs
3. Faculty Awards
4. Scholarships
5. Bursaries
6. Pre-Theological Funds
7. Prizes


International Relations

The study of International Relations has traditionally focussed on the competition for power among rival states. Today, however, non-state and intergovernmental actors, such as non-governmental organizations, multinational corporations, transnational diasporas, and organizations like the United Nations also exert important influence in international affairs. The multiple dimensions of power go beyond the distribution of economic and military capabilities and include class, gender, culture, and discourse. The "international" in International Relations is moreover inseparable from domestic concerns and is as much about cooperation and compromise among international actors as it is about competition and conflict. The International Relations program provides students with a multidisciplinary foundation for understanding the complexities of today's international affairs.

Interdisciplinary B.A. Program

MAJOR in International Relations is 72 credits as follows:

Core (51 credits as follows):

6from POLS 1001 and INLR/POLS 2301
3from Political Science
6from INLR 3001, 3101, 3201, 3301, 3401, 4101, 4301, 4951
6from HIST 1601, 1611, 1631, 2001, 2011, 2031, 2041, 2411, 2421, 2511, 2521, 2721, 2731
9ECON 1001, 1011, 3501
12from FREN 1651, 1701, 1711, 2401, 2501, 2601, 3101, 3111
orfrom GERM 1001, 1011, 2001, 2011, 3001, 3401, 3501
orfrom SPAN 1101, 1111, 2101, 2111, 3101, 3111
orfrom JAPA 1001, 1011, 2001, 2011
 Note: Students may substitute another language approved by the International Relations Program Advisor.
6from GENV 1201, 2001, 2201, 2221, 2311
3from an Intercultural area at the 1000 or 2000 level including ANTH 1011, 2521; ENGL 1111, 1121, 1201; FREN 2841 or 2851; SPAN 1801, 1811; RELG 2401, 2801; SOCI 1001; WOST 2001

Interdisciplinary electives at the 3/4000 level:

21from 3/4000 level courses chosen in consultation with the International Relations Program Advisor from the following courses, of which a maximum 12 credits can be taken from any one discipline:
ANTH 3831*, 3841*, 3861*, 3871*
CANA 3421
COMM 3251*
ECON 3301, 3531, 3551, 3901, 3921
ENGL 3751*, 3761*, 3771*, 3781*, 3921*
FREN 3841*
GENV 3101*, 3301*, 3321*, 4101*, 4111*, 4211*, 4301*
HIST 3001*, 3021*, 3031*, 3121*, 3131, 3141, 3151, 3161, 3211, 3221, 3231, 3241, 3301, 3311, 3321, 3331, 3361, 3381, 3441, 3511, 3521, 3561, 3710, 3721*, 3741*, 3761*, 4110*, 4221*, 4231*, 4250*, 4260*, 4300*, 4401*, 4440, 4500*, 4550*, 4701*
INLR 3101, 3201, 3301, 3401, 4101, 4301, 4950, 4951
POLS 3021*, 3200, 3310, 3701, 4200, 4211, 4300, 4550
RELG 3001*, 3101*, 3301*, 3311*, 3501*, 3601*, 3641*, 3701*, 3891*, 3941*, 4401*, 4411*, 4421*, 4821*
SOCI 3121*, 3221*, 3431*, 3501*, 3511*, 4511*, 4521*
SPAN 3060

Note: Not all these courses may be available in any given year. Also, a student may choose to include up to six credits at the 3/4000 not explicitly included in the Interdisciplinary electives at the 3/4000 level list provided a written rationale is submitted to the International Relations Program Advisor before the substitute courses are taken and provided the substitutions are approved by the Program Advisor.

Note: * Courses marked with an asterisk require additional prerequisites.

HONOURS in International Relations is 84 credits as follows:

72credits as in the Major, plus
6from 4000 level Anthropology, Economics, English, Geography and Environment, History, International Relations, Political Science, Religious Studies, or Sociology, chosen in consultation with the International Relations Program Advisor
6from INLR 4101, 4301, 4950/1, 4701, 4990


Note: The listing of a course in the Calendar is not a guarantee that the course is offered every year.

Note: Students must obtain a grade of at least C- in all courses used to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Otherwise, written permission of the appropriate Department Head or Program Co-ordinator must be obtained.

INLR/POLS 2301 (3CR)
Format: lecture 3 hours
Prereq: POLS 1001 or POLS 1000; or permission of the Department
Note: This course is cross-listed as POLS 2301 and may count as 3 credits in either discipline.
This course is a study of the major issues and themes in international relations, including the nature of war and the conditions of peace.

INLR 3001 (3CR)
Format: lecture/group projects 3 hours
Prereq: INLR/POLS 2301; or permission of the instructor
This course sensitizes students to the highly gendered nature of international relations. Topics include the seeming invisibility of women in the study of international affairs and within international decision-making, the existence of differential international "packages of expectations" concerning the roles of men and women, competing dominant and subordinate masculinities and femininities, the struggle for women's empowerment, and the gendered impact of globalization processes.

INLR 3101 (3CR)
Format: lecture/group projects 3 hours
Prereq: INLR/POLS 2301; or permission of the instructor
This course examines the role of international organizations in International Relations with a focus on the United Nations. It addresses the challenges of multilateral diplomacy in the age of globalization and U.S. supremacy.

INLR 3201 (3CR)
Format: lecture/group projects 3 hours
Prereq: INLR/POLS 2301, or permission of the instructor
This course focuses on leading issues in international development from an international relations perspective. The themes covered may vary from year to year.

INLR 3301 (3CR)
Format: lecture/group projects 3 hours
Prereq: INLR/POLS 2301; or permission of the instructor
This course provides students with a critical, interdisciplinary introduction to the study of the social, political, economic, and cultural problems of Latin America and the Caribbean. It begins with an overview of the region's history and the contending paradigms used to analyze its development. The course then turns to a series of case studies of enduring developmental problems in the region.

INLR 3401 (3CR)
Format: lecture/group projects 3 hours
Prereq: INLR/POLS 2301; or permission of the instructor
This course is a survey of the critical International Political Economy (IPE) tradition in the study of International Relations, from Marx and Polanyi to Cox and Strange. As a critique of realism and liberalism, IPE posits the inseparability of the domestic and international realms, of the political and economic spheres, as well as state and society. The course examines the impact of globalization and environmental change on states in the global order.

INLR 4101 (3CR)
Format: lecture/simulation 3 hours
Prereq: INLR/POLS 2301, INLR 3101; enrolment is restricted to Honours students or by permission of the instructor
This course engages students in an innovative and intensive semester-long simulation of an international conflict or crisis in order to highlight the challenges of international decision-making in multilateral forums. Case studies are drawn from the United Nations, other international organizations, or disputes among states and non-state actors.

INLR 4301 (3CR)
Format: seminar 3 hours
Prereq: INLR/POLS 2301, INLR 3301; or permission of the instructor
This interdisciplinary seminar focuses on contemporary problems in the Inter-American System. It looks at the intersection of international diplomacy and the internal social, political, and economic dynamics of the countries that make up the Americas. As a continuation of INLR 3301, it examines the inter-actions of governments, non-state actors, and intergovernmental actors like the Organization of American States.

INLR 4950/4951 (6/3CR)
Format: Independent Study
Prereq: Permission of the Department/Program Advisor. Students must obtain consent of an instructor who is willing to be a supervisor and must register for the course prior to the last day for change of registration in the term during which the course is being taken.
Note: A program on Independent Study cannot duplicate subject matter covered through regular course offerings.
Note: Students may register for INLR 4950/51 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.
This course permits senior students, under the direction faculty members, to pursue their interest in areas not covered, or not covered in depth, by other courses through a program of independent study.

INLR 4990 (6CR)
Format: independent study/thesis
Prereq: Permission of the IR Program Advisor and written confirmation from a thesis supervisor submitted to the Program Advisor before March 31 of the year before the thesis is to be undertaken.
This course comprises independent research and study under the direction of a supervisor approved by the Program Advisor.

INLR 1991/2991/3991/4991 (3CR)
Format: Variable
Prereq: Set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced
Note: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean.
Note: Students may register for INLR 1991/2991/3991/4991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.
This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program.


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