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Ethnic and Pluralism Studies

Ethnic and Pluralism Studies: Introduction

​​​Lead Faculty​​

Arts and Science

Participating Degree Programs

Anthropology—MA, PhD
Educational Leadership and Policy—MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
European and Russian Affairs—MA
Geography—MA, PhD
Global Affairs—MGA
History—MA, PhD
Industrial Relations and Human Resources—MIRHR, PhD
Language and Literacies Education—MA, MEd, PhD
Political Science—MA, PhD
Public Policy—MPP
Religion—MA, PhD
Social Justice Education—MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
Social ​Work—MSW, PhD
Sociology—MA, PhD
Women and Gender Studies—MA, PhD

Overview

Ethnic and Pluralism Studies at the University of Toronto offers students with interests in ethnic and pluralism studies the opportunity to widen their horizons, to expand their knowledge beyond a single disciplinary base, and to take advantage of the wealth and diversity of academic resources available at the University of Toronto—a great university situated in a large and culturally cosmopolitan city.

The graduate programs listed above participate in the Collaborative Specialization in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies. They contribute courses and provide facilities and supervision for graduate research.

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative specialization, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies” on their transcript and parchment.

Contact and Address

Web: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ethnicstudies/​
Email: ethnic.studies@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 946-0118

Collaborative Specialization in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, room 064S
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7​
Canada

Ethnic and Pluralism Studies: Master's Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative specialization and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating graduate units.

  • Applicants to the Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Global Affairs, Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science, and Master of Social Work degree programs are admitted by the participating graduate unit under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.

Specialization Requirements

  • Students must follow a plan of studies acceptable to both the participating graduate unit and the Ethnic and Pluralism Studies specialization.

  • Collaborative specialization requirements may be met concurrent with, or in addition to, departmental requirements. Students should consult specific departmental listings for information.

  • 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) in ethnicity, of which at least 0.5 FCE will be in a discipline other than the one in which the student is enrolled. Normally, these courses are taken as options within regular departmental or faculty degree requirements, not as additional courses.

  • A coordinating 0.5 FCE seminar in ethnicity. The seminar is the place to discuss, compare, and bring together the various approaches to the study of ethnicity. As well, students will be expected to present and discuss their projects.

  • When a practicum is required, it will focus on ethnicity.

  • It is understood that the major paper or thesis as required by the graduate unit will be in an ethnic studies area.

Ethnic and Pluralism Studies: Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative specialization and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating graduate units.

  • Applicants to the Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.

Specialization Requirements

  • Students must follow a plan of studies acceptable to both the participating graduate unit and the Ethnic and Pluralism Studies specialization.

  • Collaborative specialization requirements may be met concurrent with, or in addition to, departmental requirements. Students should consult specific departmental listings for information.

  • 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in ethnicity, including master's-level courses, of which at least 1.0 FCE will be in disciplines other than the one in which the student is enrolled. Normally, these courses are taken as options within regular departmental or Faculty degree requirements, not as additional courses.

  • A coordinating 0.5 FCE seminar in ethnicity. The seminar is the place to discuss, compare, and bring together the various approaches to the study of ethnicity. As well, students will be expected to present and discuss their projects. Students who have taken this course for the master's degree need not repeat it.

  • When the student's graduate unit requires more than one comprehensive examination, one of the examinations will be in ethnicity.

  • When there are no comprehensive examinations, but an examination on the thesis proposal is required, the examination will focus on ethnicity, and in all cases the thesis will be on subject matter dealing with ethnicity.

  • The PhD thesis will focus on ethnicity. The supervisor of the thesis committee will be a specialist in the area of ethnicity.

Ethnic and Pluralism Studies: Courses

  1. Courses eligible for credit towards meeting specialization requirements in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies are listed below.

  2. Students should check with the professor responsible for each course since​ a prerequisite may be required.

  3. Not all courses are offered each year. Please consult the collaborative specialization office or the appropriate graduate unit for course availability.

  4. Students wishing to use courses other than those listed below for credit towards meeting specialization requirements must submit a formal request in writing.

Coordinating Seminar

​JTH 3000H
​​Ethnic Relations Theory, Research, and Policy​

Anthropology

​ANT 5150H
Nation, State, and Language in Francophone Canada
​ANT 6033H
Advanced Research Seminar III

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

​CTL 1424H
​Religion, Ideology, and Social Movement in the Development of North American Education
​CTL 1428​H
​Immigration and the Development of Canadian Education
​CTL ​1429H
​Ethnicity and the Development of Canadian Education
CTL 3023H Introduction to Aboriginal Land-Centered Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
​CTL 3026H​
​Pragmatics in Language Education
CTL 3038H Aboriginal Civilization: Language, Culture, and Identity
​CTL 3799H
​​Special Topics in Language and Literacies Education: Master's Level
​​CTL 3803H
​Ethnogra​phic Research in the Language Disciplines
JTE 1952H Language Culture and Education/M. Heller

Economics

​ECO 28​00H
​Labour Economics I (prerequisite: an undergraduate course in statistics and a graduate course in applied statistics)

European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

​ERE 1188H
​European Identities: Ethnicity, Citizenship, and Culture

Geography

​PLA 1503H
​Planning and Social Policy​
​JPG 1505H
​The Multicultural City: Diversity, Policy, and Planning
​JPG 1506H
​Urban and Regional Social Policy: An International Perspective
JPG 1805H Transnationalism, Diaspora, and Gender

History

​​HIS 1117H
Canada: Colonialism/Postcolonialism​
​HIS 1287H
​Polish Jews Since the Partitions of Poland (joint graduate/undergraduate)
​HIS 1297H
​National Survival in Eastern Europe
​HIS 1440H
​Irish Nationalism in Canada, 1858–1870

​Industrial Relations and Human Resources

​IRE 172​5H
Cross Cultural Differences in Organizational Contexts​​

​Law

Participation in LAW courses is at the discretion of the Faculty of Law upon presentation, to the Faculty of Law Records Office, of a signed permission form from the student's home department. Note that preference is given to JD students and that many LAW courses are full by the end of the Faculty of Law add/drop period.

​LAW 5022H​​
​Introduction to Islamic Law
​LAW 7024H
​Citizenship: Inside and Out
​LAW 7052Y​
​Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Law
LAW 7053H Intensive Course: Who Belongs? Dilemmas of Citizenship and Immigration
​LAW 7060Y
​Discrimination Law
​LAW 7066H
​Canadian Migration Law
​​LAW 7076H
​Refugee Law
​LAW 7078H
​Law of Forced Migration

Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

​LHA 1029H​
Special Applications of Educational Leadership and Policy: Master's Level​
​LHA 1042H
Educational Leadership and Diversity​
​LHA 3042H
Field Research in Educational Leadership and Policy​​

​Political Science

​POL 2026H,Y
​Topics in Political Thought I
​POL 2102H​
​Topics in Canadian Politics I
​POL 2103​H
​Topics in Canadian Politics II
POL 2167H The Politics of Immigration and Multiculturalism in Canada
​POL 2207H
​Topics in International Politics III
​POL 2361Y
​Globalization and Indigenous Politics
JRA 2391H
​​Topics in Comparative Politics
​POL 2392H,Y
​Topics in Comparative Politics IV​

Public Policy

PPG 1005H
​The Social Context of Policy-Making (this course often includes content related to ethnicity and immigration; please verify a particular instructor's course with the Ethnic and Pluralism Studies specialization)
PPG 2001H Legal Analysis of Public Policy

Religion

RLG 2027H Law and Religion: Critical Conversations
​RLG 3236H
Religious Pluralism and the Church​
​RLG 3512H
​Introduction to Islamic Law
​RLG 3931H
​Topics in North American Religions

Social Justice Education

​JSA 5147H
​Language, Nationalism, and Post-Nationalism
​JTE 1952H
​Language, Culture, and Education​​
​SJE 1921Y
​The Principles of Anti-Racism Education
​SJE 1922H
​Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
​SJE 1926H
​Race, Space, and Citizenship: Research Methods
​SJE 1927H
Migration and Globalization​
​SJE 3933H
Globalisation and Transnationality: Feminist Perspectives​

Social Work

​SWK 4210H
​Promoting Empow​erment: Working at the Margins
​SWK 4304H
Globalization and Transnationalism: Intersections of Policy and Community Practice Locally and Globally​
​SWK 4306H
Theoretical Approaches to Defining Social Injustice and Engaging in Social Change​
SWK 4617H Cross Cultural Social Work Practice
​​SWK 4658H
​Social Work with Immigrants and ​Refugees

Sociology

​SOC 6002H
​Immigration I
​SOC 6003H
​Immigration II
​SOC 6009H
​Ethni​city I
​SOC 6109H
​Ethnicity II

Women and Gender Studies

WGS 1026H
Special Topics in Race and Feminism​​​