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Ethnic and Pluralism Studies

Ethnic and Pluralism Studies: Introduction

​​​Lead Faculty​​ of the Collaborative Specialization

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 graduate unit and the collaborative specialization, students will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies” on their transcript.

Contact and Address

Web: https://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 and Public Policy
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, graduate unit requirements. Students should consult specific graduate unit 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 graduate unit 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, graduate unit requirements. Students should consult specific graduate unit 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 graduate unit 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

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

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

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

  • 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 1428H
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
Ethnographic Research in the Language Disciplines
JTE 1952H
Language, Culture, and Education

Economics

ECO 2800H
Labour Economics I (prerequisite: an undergraduate course in statistics and a graduate course in applied statistics)

Geography

PLA 1503H
Planning and Social Policy
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 1440H
Irish Nationalism in Canada, 1858–1870

Industrial Relations and Human Resources

IRE 1725H
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 graduate unit. 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 2103H
Topics in Canadian Politics II
POL 2167H
The Politics of Immigration and Multiculturalism in Canada
POL 2207H
Topics in International Politics III
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 Empowerment: 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 4658H
Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees

Sociology

SOC 6002H
Immigration I
SOC 6003H
Immigration II
SOC 6009H
Ethnicity I
SOC 6109H
Ethnicity II

Women and Gender Studies

WGS 1026H
Special Topics in Race and Feminism