Expand your horizons by taking a course outside of your main discipline.
The following courses are open to graduate students from other programs with cognate interests.
MAST 678/881 Statistical Data Analysis
Offered: 2018 /2
This course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the SAS analytic software for Windows. Through a mixture of lectures and in-class examples and exercises, students will gain experience using the SAS system for data management and analysis. Emphasis will be placed on the skills and techniques necessary for efficient data management and analysis. It is designed for students with little to no background with SAS. Students must have an understanding of the basic statistical concepts.
Prerequisites: STAT 360 (or an equivalent course on linear models) and a course on statistics.
Special instructions: This course will be relevant to students who wish to analyze their thesis data using SAS (as an alternative to SPSS or R). As the course is entirely devoted to data management and analysis using SAS, students must have previous knowledge of hypothesis testing and statistic (including regression models).
Contact: Lisa Kakinami
PHIL 609 Advanced Topics in the History of Philosophy: Dante and Philosophy
Offered: 2018 /2
Dante was not a professional philosopher but he was seriously engaged with philosophy and this engagement was essential to his work as a whole. Moreover, Dante (1265-1321) lived at a very special time. This is the time when Aristotle’s philosophy and science were made available for the first time to the Latin West. For the above reasons, we will read selections from the Convivio and Divina Commedia. We will try to reconstruct Dante’s philosophical outlook, which is an eclectic form of Aristotelianism tempered by an infusion of Christian thought.
Special instructions: Knowledge of Italian or Latin is not required to do well in this class. However, willingness to engage in close and attentive reading of complex works as well as ability to do independent research outside class are absolutely essential to your success in this course.
Course may of interest to students in English, CMLL, and Italian Studies.
Contact: Emma Moss Brender
Note: Priority will be given to students in the Political Science PhD and MPPPA programs. Interested students must obtain permission to enroll from the professor.
POLI 683/POLI 815 - Democratic Governance, Public Policy & Research Methodology
Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter (2017, 2018, 2019)
This course provides a unique opportunity for students to take a selection of the Workshops on Social Science Research (WSSR) offered by the Department of Political Science for credit.
The WSSR are intensive short learning experiences designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in the areas of democratic governance and public policy. These workshops are led by highly reputable and insightful guest lecturers from well-known academic institutions and/or well-qualified and distinguished backgrounds. For this course, you must select, register in, and attend six workshops, as well as complete all the requirements listed in this outline below.
Prerequisites: Graduate students from all faculties are welcome to take the WSSR for credit. Be sure to consult with your Graduate Program Director (GPD) in order to confirm that you are eligible to receive credit toward your degree. Please email confirmation of eligibility from your GPD to email@example.com once you have completed and submitted your "Permission Request" form (see below). See a list of Concordia GPDs and GPAs.
- To apply for permission to register for this course, students need to complete the Permission Request Form on the website.
- To earn credit for this course, students will select, register in, and attend six days-worth of workshops (9:00am-4:30pm). The listing of workshops can be found on the website.
- For information about how the course works, download the course outline.
Please be advised that the School of Graduate Studies does not handle registration for these courses. You will need to contact the Graduate Program Assistant, Graduate Program Director (GPD), or the individual professor responsible for the course in question, depending on the directives that accompany the course.