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Table of contents The Carleton advantage 2 The Carleton experience Programs 6 Undergraduate degree programs 56 Building your degree The Carleton community 58 Co-op and career opportunities 60 The Carleton community 62 Living in residence 64 Carleton Athletics 66 Tuition, bursaries and scholarships Start your journey 68 Timeline for admission 70 Admission to Carleton 75 Program index 76 Provincial requirements 77 Future opportunities 78 Discover campus Your story starts here Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative university with a strong commitment to teaching, learning, research and student experience. Our academic programs, capital location, career focus and global possibilities provide countless opportunities for learning to happen both inside and outside of the classroom. Carleton is committed to leveraging the power of higher education to be a force for good. This founding value is at the heart of the university’s pursuit to share knowledge, strengthen community engagement and to play a leadership role in the wellness of our country and planet. Ottawa is a city that matters. Our location in Canada’s capital, anchors our aspirations to have an impact that goes far beyond the city limits. As an institution, we draw strength from this as we focus on responding to the emerging opportunities and challenges of our time. Join over 31,000 students, 2,000 faculty and staff, 169,000 alumni and a community that cares deeply about your success. See for yourself all that Carleton has to offer. Carleton University acknowledges the location of its campus on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin nation.
Ben Hooker gained experience working for an MP on Parliament Hill while pursuing his studies in Carleton’s Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management. The capital advantage Global perspective Carleton University is located in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, offering We all want to make the world a better place—but how? At Carleton, we opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. believe that global prosperity can be achieved by building sustainable communities, and that the link between the global and the local is at the Known primarily as the seat of Canada’s federal government, Ottawa is that heart of our endeavours as an academic community. and so much more. It is home to over 130 embassies and high commissions from around the world, as well as numerous national organizations and Carleton is known as a Canadian university of choice for international museums. A large percentage of Canada’s major medical, clinical and students and for encouraging all students to think globally. On campus, life sciences research centres are located in the Ottawa area, as well as a you’ll study with student peers from over 150 different countries. Given the technology industry with over 1,900 companies. education of global citizens requires exposure to international and global experiences, we also offer many opportunities for students to study abroad. Ottawa is also one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, with a great number of neighbourhood parks and tranquil green spaces, waterways that Even if you choose not to study abroad, our location in the nation’s capital wind through the city, and historical and architectural landmarks. The and your experience on campus will provide you with the resources to build magnificent Gatineau Park, which features 165 km of hiking trails, is located a global perspective. in the National Capital Region. The Carleton experience
Carleton’s Industrial Applications Internship Option gives students like Gina Bak the unique opportunity to be a full-time Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) student and a paid employee of Shopify, a multinational e-commerce company headquartered in Ottawa. Experiential learning Career focus In the classroom, we challenge your thinking and teach you the skills At Carleton, we work with you to shape a vision for your future. Our programs you need to succeed. Outside the classroom, we challenge you to apply and support services focus on building your career starting in first year. your knowledge and skills to real-world situations. We do this through experiential learning. All of our programs will provide you with transferable skills in organization, communication, research, critical thinking, time management, problem Through experiential learning, you gain relevant experiences and skills, solving and the ability to synthesize information. These skills are a great asset deepen your in-class learning and understand yourself better. Experiential in today’s constantly evolving job market. Most of our programs feature co- learning shapes your career and academic goals, and gives you skills and op, internship or practicum options, allowing you to expand your skillset and knowledge to help you achieve them. make valuable connections with employers. Carleton students participate in community service-learning with local and Through on-campus career counselling and career services, we also help you international partners, gain work experience through co-op and practicum set goals for your future. Then, we help you achieve them. placements, conduct research alongside award-winning professors and more. CARLETON UNIVERSITY 3
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Second-year students in Carleton’s BAS Design get hands-on instruction while at work in first-rate studios.
Architectural Studies carleton.ca/architecture | Co-op available Carleton’s Bachelor of Architectural Studies explores inventive and holistic problem solving in service to society. Our program encourages you to pursue ideas through making and to think about the spaces we inhabit. We want you to evaluate ideas within the context of human experience and understand social and environmental realities. Most critically, we want you to exercise creativity through writing, model making, drawing, digital fabrication and public presentations. The rigorous training you will receive is an excellent basis for numerous careers from architectural fields to policy, law, government, planning and the humanities. Program of study The Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) structures and community development are Carleton’s Azrieli School of Architecture and is a Carleton University research centre for offered throughout the year. Urbanism awards the pre-professional Bachelor advanced studies in modelling and visualization of Architectural Studies (BAS) degree upon using immersive, digital and hybrid media. Carleton’s Forum Lecture Series allows you to successful completion of our program of study. If hear internationally acclaimed architects speak you intend to practice architecture, you can then The Crossings Interdisciplinary Research on a variety of topics. apply to continue into a professional Master of Collective (CIRC) investigates the versatile and Architecture program at Carleton, or equivalent generative potential offered by nature’s complex The capital advantage professional training at another university. The processes along with their related material, Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, BAS program is also an excellent degree for a technological and architectural implications. Carleton offers unique contact with range of careers or for further studies in design, organizations such as: urbanism, or conservation and sustainability. The Carleton Sensory Architecture and Liminal ■ Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Technologies Laboratory (CSALT) explores ■ Canada Science and Technology Museum The program lays a broad foundation on which architectural materiality and materials with ■ Canadian Museum of History architectural studies are built. You will take a focus on innovative uses of traditional and ■ Library and Archives Canada courses in architecture, design, drawing and emerging building materials and fabrication ■ National Capital Commission multimedia applications, as well as specified concepts. ■ National Gallery of Canada general studies in engineering, architectural ■ National Research Council Canada history and social sciences. The Directed Studies Abroad option allows you to study architecture on a two-week excursion Career paths You will focus your architectural studies on one to continental or overseas destinations, ■ architecture of the following: accompanied by a faculty member. The BAS ■ urban design and city planning ■ BAS Design program also offers international student ■ heritage conservation ■ BAS Urbanism exchanges to countries such as Australia, ■ policy ■ BAS Conservation and Sustainability England, France, Spain, Germany, China and ■ consulting in sustainable architecture and more. design Excellent facilities ■ art design in the television and film industries At Carleton, we feel that first-rate facilities are a Workshop courses on topics such as furniture ■ theater stage design necessity for any good project. Therefore, we are design, digital fabrication, stage design, building ■ furniture, graphic and multimedia design proud to offer the finest facilities in Canada. You information modelling (BIM), advanced ■ numerous other fields can take advantage of: ■ design studios with personal work space; ■ professionally staffed fabrication facilities for woodworking, laser and CNC cutting, and welding; ■ an assembly room for models and full-scale projects; ■ a technical library and reading room; and ■ extensive computer labs. The Carleton advantage At Carleton, you will be taught by internationally renowned faculty. You will also have the opportunity to participate in exciting research projects and study experiences that reach beyond the classroom. CARLETON UNIVERSITY 7
Bachelor of Arts carleton.ca/fass | carleton.ca/fpa | Co-op available in selected majors Carleton’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) programs are designed with the understanding that how you learn is every bit as important as what you learn. We have a wide range of undergraduate programs that aim to inspire, challenge and empower you to participate in and help shape our ever-changing world. Program of study Career paths: business; education; foreign such questions as: how languages are taught At Carleton, you can structure your BA according service; humanitarian aid work; international and learned, how language competencies are to what you want to achieve. You can choose business; international development; journalism; evaluated, how writing is used to perform a a minor subject to complement your major policy analysis; research variety of functions, how language is used subject and you can, in certain cases, pursue in specific social contexts, how language can a concentration or a specialization—a set of Anthropology influence society and vice versa, how government courses in your major directed toward an area In an increasingly pluralistic world, where policies influence language practices and what of expertise. If you are interested in two fields of people from different places and backgrounds makes a bilingual education program effective. study, you may be able to pursue them both in a frequently interact, it is ever more important to combined program. understand how human beings make sense of Minor programs in American Sign Language, themselves and others across time and space. Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, First-year Seminars This is anthropology: the study of human beings Russian, Spanish and Linguistics are also Our First-year Seminars (FYSMs) give you the in all their cultural, geographic and historic available. opportunity to strengthen your critical-thinking diversity. The anthropology program at Carleton skills through discussion and debate with both is focused on sociocultural anthropology, Career paths: curriculum design; language your professor and your peers. FYSMs consist of which means we study contemporary cultural testing; language-related high-tech industry; small classes of around 30 students, and you can phenomena—such as globalization, climate policy analysis; speech therapy; teaching; choose from a large selection of seminars. change and new media technologies—primarily translation; writing carleton.ca/first-year-seminars through close attention to the everyday lived experience of real people. As a student in Art History Finding your way the program, you will learn to understand Why Art History? Examining how art was Not sure what you want to study? You’re not and apply the insights of what is known as understood, made, used and experienced opens alone—we’re here to help you find your way. You the ethnographic method, developing highly windows into every aspect of the societies we can take time to explore your academic options transferable skills in research, analysis, study. As an Art History student, you will gain by not selecting your major for your first year. interpretation, writing, oral presentation and historical and methodological frameworks for You can choose from a wide variety of courses group work along the way. Taking advantage understanding imagery, allowing you to interpret and get academic advice on possible majors and of Carleton’s position in the nation’s capital, them in different ways. An Art History BA careers. Once you’ve discovered first-hand what which offers access to the collections of both provides you with invaluable skills applicable to a Carleton has to offer, you’ll be in a better position the Canadian Museum of History and Library wide range of professions. These skills include oral to decide on your future path. and Archives Canada, as well as a host of non- and written communication; the identification, governmental and governmental agencies, critical assessment and analysis of research African Studies we offer a co-op program, a field-placement materials; creative problem solving; critical Africa is the most culturally and geographically course and provide students with a chance to do thinking; visual and verbal communication diverse continent on Earth. The African Studies substantial independent research through the technologies and techniques; and the ability to program offers you an opportunity to study Honours Research Paper. work independently and in groups. the histories, cultures, languages, geographies, politics and economics of this fascinating Career paths: community development; Art History is also committed to experiential continent. You will also learn about the aid, consultancies; counselling and mediation; learning. Students in third or fourth year can trade and investment, and migration flows that education; environment; immigration services; take advantage of our practicum program, where link Africa to the rest of the world in the era of international development; journalism; they get real-world experience working in art globalization. marketing and advertising; museology; galleries and other cultural institutions, such personnel services; policy development; public as the National Gallery of Canada, Library and Students in the Combined Honours program health; applied research; urban planning Archives Canada, the Ottawa Art Gallery, the can benefit from a work placement opportunity, Canadian War Museum and the Canada Council a mentorship program and the chance to study Applied Linguistics and Art Bank. Regular field trips and study abroad in Africa through our African Studies Abroad Discourse Studies opportunities are also part of this commitment. course or by doing their third year at one of Language is an essential part of what it is to the African universities with which Carleton be human and this program gives you the Career paths: archival work; art collection has exchange agreements. Our students also opportunity to examine how language works management; art consultation; art restoration benefit from our wide partnerships in Ottawa: in real life. In the Applied Linguistics and and conservation; arts administration and government agencies and departments, Discourse Studies program you will develop programming; arts education; arts journalism; African diplomatic missions, NGOs and other and apply theories to solve everyday problems digital humanities; multimedia work; museum international organizations. involving language. 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Students in Carleton’s Art History program will develop the skills to research, analyze and think critically through imagery. The Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) offers a diverse program of art exhibitions and events right on campus. Biology between urban and rural parts of the country, Your coursework will introduce you to the Biology in the twenty-first century is among nation-branding, and the representation and complex contexts of childhood and adolescence the most diverse and exciting of the sciences. performance of identity. These problems demand throughout history, equip you with the analytic Many of the challenges we face as a society, creative and innovative research methods and skills necessary to work effectively with children from environmental decline to the demand ways of thinking. The goal of our program is to and youth, and inspire your commitment to the for new health therapies, involve biological help students develop the skills necessary to welfare of children and youth in Canada and solutions. As a Carleton Biology student in the meet them. across the world. The flexibility to pursue a minor BA, you will gain broad experience through in another discipline will also enable you to core science courses and courses in the arts In your fourth year, you will have the customize your program of study to your specific and social sciences that suit your individual opportunity to take a practicum course that career interests. interests and needs. The Department of Biology provides you with hands-on work experience. offers BA and Bachelor of Science degrees, and The fourth-year capstone seminar provides an Career paths: child advocacy; education an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Humanities opportunity to engage in academic research services; health and social services; policy degree offered jointly with the College of the and publication. Both courses, in addition to development; research in public and private Humanities. other Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies agencies; senior administration courses offered, take advantage of our location in Career paths: bioethics; education; Canada’s capital. Criminology and Criminal Justice environmental consulting; field work in Our students acquire a comprehensive, agriculture or wildlife management; intellectual Career paths: journalism; law; museum and interdisciplinary understanding of crime, property; science policy and regulation; archival work; public service; teaching criminality and processes of criminalization and medicine; natural resource management; punishment. You will learn about penal justice, research; science writing Childhood and Youth Studies including practices of surveillance, prevention, Professionals working with children and policing, courts, sentencing and corrections. Canadian Studies youth face many challenges involving complex You will personalize your program by choosing The Canadian Studies program at Carleton relationships with families, communities and one of three concentrations: Law, Psychology or tackles problems related to Canada that do not governments. The newly redesigned Childhood Sociology. In addition, possible field placements fit easily into disciplinary boundaries, including and Youth Studies program at Carleton will in organizations such as the Crown Attorney’s the relationship between settlers and the land provide a critical interdisciplinary educational Office, criminal law offices or the Royal Ottawa they occupy, the trauma of colonialism and the experience to prepare you for a wide range of Hospital will give you hands-on experience in process of reconciliation, the complexities of careers in this important and expanding sector. real-life situations, including front-line work understanding and preserving heritage, tensions with criminalized individuals, victims, police 10
and lawyers. Other placements can match you challenges critical to our future. Through part in an academic exchange in a European with researchers and policy analysts involved in a combination of required courses and country, in Russia and/or to pursue co-op criminal justice and crime prevention. Carleton’s electives, students gain a solid foundation in employment. In addition to the core academic location in Ottawa gives you research and environmental studies, while also being able program, the Institute hosts a number of special employment opportunities at the Department to pursue specific areas of interest, such as lectures by high-profile experts, foreign visitors of Justice, the RCMP, the Correctional Service resource conservation, environmental justice, and embassy personnel throughout the year. of Canada, Public Safety and the Canadian urban sustainability or environmental policy. An internship program is available to qualified Resource Centre for Victims of Crime. Enviromental Studies also allows students fourth-year students. to select from a diverse range of courses in Career paths: corrections, probation and anthropology, biology, earth sciences, economics, Career paths: consulting; foreign and parole; crime prevention analysis; government geography, geomatics, history, Indigenous government service; law; media and business; and policy; graduate work or professional studies, law and legal studies, philosophy, non-governmental and international studies; legal and social policy research; security political science and sociology. Field courses, organizations; research and law enforcement; victim and support workplace practicums and experiential learning services provide opportunities for students to gain Film Studies valuable research skills and practical experience Investigate the cultural and artistic power of English during the completion of the program. film and media. Contemporary life is profoundly As human beings, we understand ourselves shaped by audiovisual media, which makes and our world through the stories we tell. In Career paths: climate change organizer; training in analyzing film and other media the English department, we approach stories as conservation policy analysis; ecotourism; directly relevant to a wide range of careers. This tools for self-reflection and self-understanding, environmental assessment; environmental globally-focused and interdisciplinary program creative thinking and problem-solving. Our consulting; environmental planner; natural teaches critical, theoretical and historical students learn to think deeply and write clearly resources analysis approaches to cinema and emerging media. in small, supportive and inclusive classes Students learn to think analytically and express taught by award-winning professors. Our European and Russian Studies themselves clearly, while developing specialized students are prepared for living in a complex The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian knowledge about history, aesthetics and film as a world by studying the texts that anchor our Studies (EURUS) offers a comprehensive, social and cultural practice. diverse histories, from Beowulf to Bollywood, interdisciplinary approach to the study of Jane Austen novels to comic books and Europe, Russia and Eurasia. You will be able Take classes in film theory, the history of world Shakespearean plays to Indigenous drama. to build a program according to your specific cinema, genres like horror and sci-fi, the cinemas interests, combining subjects such as history, of Asia, Africa and Scandinavia, video games, Our highly successful co-op program enables politics, economics, language and culture. gender and sexuality in media, film festivals, students to combine academic study with You will examine issues such as international documentary, sound studies, and queer and valuable, paid work experience. Students have security, nationalism and ethnic conflict, crime transgender cinema. We also offer classes in the opportunity to study abroad and register and corruption, the effects of globalization, audiovisual practice and screenwriting. Our for a range of concentrations and minors migration and multiculturalism, environmental program is student-friendly, with small class in Creative Writing, Drama Studies and and social policy, democratization and civil sizes and a commitment to mentorship. Students Professional Writing. Our department offers a society, collective memory and national identity, in their fourth year can get real-world experience wide range of courses taught by internationally market reform, and European integration. In at a local production company, film festival, recognized scholars. Studying in the nation’s your third or fourth year, you may choose to take museum or archive, such as the Canadian Film capital, our co-op students frequently find employment with the federal government and in Ottawa’s high-tech sector. Our students enjoy access to prominent national institutions, including Library and Archives Canada, the National Gallery of Canada and the National “In the Canadian Studies program, Arts Centre. Ottawa’s vibrant literary I learned and frequently practiced community hosts many events, from prestigious academic skills such as reading, national galas to coffeehouse writer circles. Our writing, and how to prepare and students can also attend many of the Ottawa deliver an oral presentation. I International Writers Festival events for free. appreciated that the courses were smaller as it allowed me to Career paths: civil service; communications; participate more frequently and creative writing; editing; human resources; law; get one-on-one help whenever library sciences; market research; non-profit needed. I made friends with my sector; public relations; publishing; social media; teaching; technical and professional writing peers and professors right off the bat and remain close with them to Environmental Studies this day. ” Explore environmental change, governance and policy in Canada and globally. Environmental Hanna Stewart, student in Studies offers an interdisciplinary program Canadian Studies of study focusing on the application of knowledge and hands-on learning to pressing environmental issues. Environmental Studies prepares students to be informed thinkers and problem-solvers dealing with the environmental CARLETON UNIVERSITY 11
Institute, SAW Video, Ottawa International Geography Geomatics Animation Festival, Inside Out Ottawa LGBT Geography is about a lot more than just maps. Geomatics deals with the acquisition, Film Festival and Digi60 Filmmakers’ Festival. Geographers seek to understand the complexity management, analysis and display of geographic of the human-environment interactions that information for societal and environmental Career paths: archiving; festival shape everyday lives, places, communities problem solving. In our Geomatics BA programming; film criticism; filmmaking; and global issues. Learn about and apply program, you will obtain intensive training in production; screenwriting; video game design geography’s unique focus on different forms geographic information systems (GIS), remote of spatial analysis to explore climate change, sensing (imaging from satellites and aircraft) French environmental degradation, globalization, and cartography, including desktop, web- Carleton’s Department of French is a great place urban inequality, spatial justice, colonialism or based and mobile applications. You will apply to learn French and explore the linguistics, territorial conflicts. The BA in Geography offers Geomatics tools and techniques to the challenge literatures and cultures of the francophone a solid foundation in geographic knowledge of understanding social and environmental world. It is easy to integrate French into your and research skills, while also allowing for the systems, addressing complex problems and studies, whether you wish to major in French, in-depth examination of specific regions (such planning human interventions. Some examples expand your BA with a minor in French or as Canada’s north or the global south) and topics of Geomatics application areas include enrol in a single course. Our program spans (such as the geography of migration or local urban planning and transportation analysis beginner to advanced levels, helping students food systems). Field courses, work placements, (infrastructure management, socio-economic develop greater competency in listening, experiential learning and hands-on training mapping, business analysis and sustainability speaking, reading, writing and language in tools like geographic information systems planning), ecosystem and environmental interaction. You may engage academically with (GIS) provide opportunities for students to gain resource management (e.g. forestry, agriculture, topics ranging from the status and features of practical skills and experience while completing water resources) and public health and security French dialects worldwide, to emerging voices the program. Specialized concentrations in (e.g. hazard mapping, disease spread, crime in Quebec literature, to writers from Africa and Physical Geography and Urban Geography are analysis). Tools of the trade include specialized the Caribbean. Exchange opportunities and available. A Bachelor of Science in Physical computer software (e.g. Google Earth, ESRI co-op work placements are available to students Geography is also available. ArcGIS software, open source GIS and majoring in French. database management systems) and hardware Career paths: city and regional planning; (GIS workstations, GPS technology, camera Career paths: business; foreign and environmental activism or education; systems, drones, smartphones and other mobile government service; public relations; publishing; conservation analysis; natural resources platforms). Our program combines hands-on teaching; tourism; translation and interpretation management; policy analysis learning using the latest in laboratory facilities Students interested in learning about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples will find many opportunities at Carleton. A significant number of our BA programs, from Art History to Political Science, offer courses or course content addressing Indigenous issues. Carleton also offers a Combined Honours program in Indigenous Studies. Ojigkwanong, Carleton’s Indigenous centre (pictured above with Professor Kahente Horn-Miller), is open to the campus community to learn about and practice First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, traditions and worldview. Ojigkwanong, meaning “Morning Star” in Algonquin, is a hub for student activities throughout the year. 12
with opportunities to gain field experience and do work placements. A Bachelor of Science in Geomatics is also available. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Career paths: environmental impact Carleton’s Geography program. From assessment; GIS analysis and consulting; map field courses to my undergraduate design and publishing; remote sensing and thesis, the program helped me develop image analysis; resource management; urban both qualitative and quantitative planning research skills which I will take with Greek and Roman Studies me into grad school. Aside from the Greek and Roman Studies (Classics) provides valuable skills the program taught an excellent opportunity to learn about the me, I loved that I was able to choose a ancient roots of civilization and to observe the concentration in Cultural Geography. impact that the ancient world had on later eras. I also had the opportunity to have The program examines the literature, language, a co-op placement with a local history, philosophy, mythology, religion, social environmental non-governmental and economic life, technology, art, architecture organization, TreeFest Ottawa. At and archaeology of the ancient world, framed by the end of the term, I presented the impact on the Mediterranean basin of the city-states of Greece and the Roman Republic my findings to one of Ottawa’s city and Empire. In addition to learning about the councillors!” history of civilizations that have made an indelible impact on the modern world, you will have the Shania Mahendran, student in opportunity to learn the ancient Greek and Latin Geography languages, to study ancient literature in the original languages or in translation, and to benefit from the expertise of Carleton scholars who have a rich variety of interests and areas of specialty. The program is intrinsically interdisciplinary: the study of Classics provides a well-rounded education, producing graduates who can reason, argue and communicate—essential skills for any field. A minor in Archaeology is also available. buildings as dynamic documents that interact five key thematic areas: 1) a critical analysis of Career paths: archaeology; archival research; with all aspects of human life. As well as offering the concepts and principles underlying human business; law; museology; public service; a rich variety of courses, the program organizes rights traditions; 2) a study of the laws and teaching and academia regular field trips, invites guest speakers from institutions that support and implement human outside the university and creates study abroad rights frameworks; 3) an analysis of political History opportunities in locations such as Venice, Rome repression from a human rights perspective; Studying history allows us to understand the and England. Our unique practicum program 4) an examination of social marginalization complex forces that have shaped our world. gives students academic credit for working in and the role of human rights in the protection Whether learning about war, revolution, the rise organizations like Parks Canada and the Society of marginalized groups; and 5) an exploration and fall of empires, the birth of modern Canada for the Study of Architecture in Canada, or firms of the relationship between human rights and or the roles of young people in past societies, like GRC Architects. social justice. Our location in Ottawa will give the study of history enables us to decipher the you access to local, national and international world around us and understand our place in it. It all adds up to an exciting education that opens organizations that deal with the promotion of At Carleton, we are committed to studying the many doors. History and Theory of Architecture human rights and the elimination of human past in innovative ways. In your courses, you is an excellent first step toward careers in rights abuses. The city and the university also might record a podcast, create a documentary heritage conservation, architectural criticism or play host to national and international visitors film, digitize a medieval manuscript, interview a architectural practice. It fosters intellectual skills who offer insights into human rights activism. veteran or intern at a museum. You will exchange that are invaluable in any profession in which and debate ideas, find and assess evidence, critical thinking and communication skills are Career paths: advocacy work; government and sharpen your writing, research and important. Our unique program also enables you service; international relations; law; non- communication skills. Students can also engage to meet and learn with people who share your governmental organizations with history in the real world through co-op and passion for architecture. practicum placements. Indigenous Studies Career paths: academic research; architecture; We live in an era of decolonization and Career paths: archival work; education; film; governmental heritage management; heritage reconciliation, in which Indigenous and foreign service; government service; law; library consulting/preservation; journalism and non-Indigenous peoples must grapple with services; museum work; non-governmental criticism; teaching the haunting legacies of racism and cultural organizations; public relations; publishing violence, and find ways to move forward. The Human Rights and Social Justice interdisciplinary Indigenous Studies program History and Theory of Carleton’s Human Rights and Social Justice seeks to aid this effort by providing both Architecture program provides students with a critical Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with This program explores how our built examination of historical and contemporary an in-depth understanding of the historical and environment reflects human needs and ideas human rights issues from an interdisciplinary contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples throughout history. Students learn to ‘read’ perspective. The program is structured around in North America and the world. CARLETON UNIVERSITY 13
Following the Mamiwininmowin (Algonquin Law Canada, provide unique work and volunteer language) concept of aditawazi nisoditadiwin, The Department of Law and Legal Studies at opportunities for our students. Honours or walking in two worlds, this program blends Carleton is home to the oldest and largest BA students have the choice of a concentration in traditional academic instruction with Indigenous program in law in Canada. In the program, Business Law; Law, Policy and Government; approaches to teaching. Coursework in the you will acquire a strong understanding of the or Transnational Law and Human Rights. program covers four main thematic areas: dynamics and operation of law in the context Co-op options are available for qualified Indigenous peoplehood studies; Indigenous ways of social, economic, cultural and political students in Business Law and in Law, Policy of knowing and epistemologies; the history of structures. You will study the rules, agents, and Government. Students can also enrol Indigenous-Settler relations and colonization; institutions and power relationships that in a service-learning placement course and and Indigenous recovery, vitalization, and underlie the law, while developing skills in receive course credit while obtaining real reclamation and decolonization. In their fourth legal research, interdisciplinary methodologies world experience working with a company, year, students will have the option of working and theoretical analysis. You will be taught organization or community group on legally- with elders or a community organization on a by award-winning professors and extensively related issues. Qualified students have the capstone project. published researchers. Carleton’s proximity to option to study abroad in exchange programs national public institutions and NGOs, such around the world. Career paths: journalism; law; museum and as the Supreme Court of Canada, Parliament, archival work; public service; teaching UNHCR and the Consumer’s Association of Career paths: advocacy; banking and investment; business management; criminal justice; education; law and legal practice; legal administration; legal research; policing and law enforcement; policy analysis; public relations; public service; social policy Linguistics Linguistics is the scientific study of one of the most fundamental aspects of being human: using language to communicate. Linguists explore a range of fascinating ideas including what it means to know a language; how we process and produce language; language structure; how children acquire language; variation and diversity in languages across the globe; language disorders and delays; and how languages change over time. At Carleton, students learn to study linguistics from a dedicated faculty with a diverse set of research interests, including theoretical and experimental approaches and methods. Students can choose from two concentrations to tailor their degree to their interests: Linguistic Theory or Psycholinguistics and Communication Disorders. Qualified students in the Psycholinguistics and Communication Disorders concentration have the opportunity to take a practicum course that provides clinical experience in speech-language pathology. A Bachelor of Science in Linguistics is also available. Career paths: artificial intelligence; branding and advertising; forensic linguistics; language documentation; language processing; language revitalization; speech-language pathology; translation and interpretation Music Our Bachelor of Arts (Honours or Combined Honours) program in Music focuses on music as a historical and social phenomenon. Carleton BA Music students also have the option to study composition, music theory, community music, computer music, Indigenous studies, gender studies, improvisation and disability studies. In our program, you will be able to study a wide 14
variety of musical styles and traditions, including Studies (Global South); Gender and Politics; performance, and generate additional research Western classical music, Canadian music, musics International Relations; North American questions. of the world, jazz and popular music. Politics; Political Theory; and Public Affairs and Policy Analysis. All of our programs provide opportunities BA Music students form a close-knit community to explore psychology’s major areas within and receive personalized attention from highly In upper years, international or local internships the context of an active and diverse research qualified faculty who are internationally and exchanges are exciting possibilities, as are environment. For students wishing to focus on distinguished and recognized for their co-op placements. one of these major areas, we offer concentrations achievements in teaching and research. There in Cognitive Psychology, Developmental is no audition or performance requirement for Career paths: foreign service; government; Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health this degree. For students interested in pursuing lobbying and consulting; non-profit sector; Psychology, Organizational Psychology and performance, a Bachelor of Music is also politics; polling and research Social/Personality Psychology. As well, we offer available. a stream in Mental Health and Well-Being. Psychology We also offer a minor in Human Resources The Combined BA (Honours) in Music allows a Psychologists study the mechanisms that Management. student to combine music with a major or minor underlie our thoughts, emotions and behaviours. in another academic subject. They examine a diverse range of topics, such The insights you gain from studying psychology as how we think and learn, how we interact will serve you throughout your life, in virtually Career paths: arts management and with others, and how we can promote healthy any career. Psychology is also offered as a administration; civil service; composition; development and wellness. This is accomplished Bachelor of Science. entertainment industry; law; library and archival by conducting research so that the knowledge work; music criticism; musicology; performance; gained can help us to better understand radio and television work; teaching music in the human mind, enhance well-being and private and public environments Philosophy The study of philosophy prepares you to engage meaningfully in whatever profession you choose, because it develops your ability to assess ideas, think clearly and creatively, and appreciate multiple perspectives on matters of deepest importance. By studying philosophy in one of our programs, you will have the opportunity to develop these abilities in a wide range of exciting courses from faculty members who are as passionate about their teaching as they are about their internationally recognized research. You will also be following in the footsteps of a number of notable public figures who have studied philosophy at Carleton. Graduates often pursue academic careers after completing advanced study, or pursue rewarding careers in law and government, policy analysis, ethics in health care and other fields, and social advocacy with non-governmental organizations. Career paths: advocacy; cognitive science; ethics (medical, business, government and leadership in administration); law; social policy analysis; teaching Political Science Where better to study politics than in Ottawa, “As a Law and Legal Studies student, not only were my courses taught by actual the nation’s capital? Our program offers many lawyers and distinguished academics, but I was also able to apply what I learned opportunities to learn from and work with in classes during an extended internship at a downtown law firm. The staff in experts and experienced practitioners in the real world of Canadian and international politics, the Department of Law and Legal Studies supported me in this endeavour by as well as a diverse faculty of internationally working with me to customize course criteria, which allowed me to receive course renowned scholars. You will explore new ideas credit for my contributions to cases. Beyond just academics, the Law and Legal and probe complex issues, such as international Studies program provided me with the opportunity to partake in an international conflict and cooperation; citizenship, migration, exchange experience where I travelled to and studied in Melbourne, Australia. ” and identity; and the contemporary challenges of democratic governance. You can choose to Derek Mastin, student in Law and Legal Studies focus on the following areas of study: Canadian Politics; Comparative Politics and Area Studies (Global North); Comparative Politics and Area CARLETON UNIVERSITY 15
you to do hands-on research on topics you care about, and we offer a co-op option. Our one-of-a-kind stream in Social Justice gives you first-hand experience learning from community leaders and partnering with community-based organizations to do research, work on campaigns, public events and documentary films. Career paths: business and professional work; community service work or non-profit sector; government service; policy analysis and development; research Women’s and Gender Studies Carleton’s Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies offers programs that engage students in critical understandings of feminist scholarship, 2SLGBTQ+ studies and disability studies across different historical, socio-economic, cultural and political contexts. Central to our programs is the consideration of how gender intersects with race, class, ethnicity, “Choosing to study Psychology at Carleton was the best decision I ever made age, ability and sexuality within a globalized and a truly invaluable experience. With its variety of concentrations, special world and transnational environments. topics seminars, peer mentorship program and hands-on learning experiences Students can study gender issues in courses that cross disciplines and contribute to activist with community practicums and co-op options, the BA Psych. is a one-of-a-kind projects, and they have the unique opportunity program. Not to mention the phenomenal faculty and staff, research opportunities to participate in a practicum placement with and great selection of student support services that make for an unparalleled feminist groups, organizations and agencies post-secondary journey.” from inside and outside the Carleton community. Chelsea Medland, student in Psychology (BA) with a concentration The institute of Women’s and Gender Studies in Health Psychology also offers minors in Disability Studies and Sexuality Studies. Career paths: community service; community- based agencies; counselling; education; Career paths: corrections; early childhood Career paths: archival and museum work; government; law; media; social policy research education; health and social services; human business; counselling/conflict resolution; resource management; marketing and public education; foreign service; intercultural relations; mental health services; parole communication; international development; law; counselling; probation; research library services; mediation and peace initiatives; non-governmental organizations; politics; Religion publishing and editing; social work; In this program, students will analyze responses correctional services to questions about identity, history and the basis of political and ethical commitments that Sociology have been posed by the world’s major religions. How are new technologies changing the ways we The study of religion nurtures in students a interact with each other and live our lives? Why respect for the complex identities of others, are so many jobs becoming short term, and how their histories and cultures. You can study the is this situation affecting families, communities history and literature of Christianity, Islam and self-identities? Why do social problems like and Judaism; examine Asian religions such poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia and ageism as Buddhism and Hinduism; follow the rise persist in the modern world? What can we do to and fall of religious leaders and movements; or address these problems? explore common themes in a variety of religious traditions, such as the environment, the role Sociology is the systematic study of human of women or death and the afterlife. A degree society. We connect the personal to bigger forces in Religion will equip you for many career in society. Sociology explores how families, opportunities in our increasingly multicultural economic inequalities, sexuality, gender, race, world, where religious beliefs play a significant the law and the state shape individuals, and role in human affairs and continue to affect local how individuals shape these social institutions and global events. Minors in Christian Studies, and structures. Sociology sheds light on the Islamic Studies and Jewish Studies are also social processes shaping lives, problems and available. possibilities in contemporary society. We train 16
The BA advantage Carleton’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) provides students with opportunities to gain transferable skills and work experience, participate in extracurricular and global opportunities, and prepare for the countless career opportunities that await BA graduates. Gain practical work experience Build transferable skills Most BA programs offer work experience through co-operative education Transferable skills allow you to succeed in or through a practicum, internship or placement. These opportunities allow a job market that is rapidly evolving and you to apply your skills in real, on-the-job scenarios, and to graduate with needs graduates who are able to adapt and practical work experience and connections to professionals. apply their skills to many circumstances. The skills you gain will vary based on your area of study, but all Carleton BA graduates will gain skills in: ■ communicating effectively across a variety of mediums; ■ thinking critically about local, national and international concerns; ■ analyzing, researching and interpreting information; ■ building and articulating clear, concise arguments; and ■ working independently and in teams. Through the co-op program, Sociology student Angela Ingrao completed an eight-month work term at the Royal Canadian Mint. Angela’s job involved pulling reports, analyzing and verifying data, updating training records and helping with administrative tasks. Shape your future Get involved Carleton’s Career Services offers career Extracurricular involvement helps you realize your interests and capabilities, build guidance starting in first year, so you can relationships and expand your perspective. Students can join a club or society, plan for your future while you build skills participate in local or international community service-learning, study abroad and and gain experiences. This combination more. Participating in these activities will shape how you understand yourself, and of skills, work experience, extracurricular how you understand the people and world around you. involvement and career planning allows BA students to take important first steps toward achieving a rewarding career. Our BA graduates are working in a variety of careers, in fields as diverse as: ■ archival and museum work ■ arts administration ■ communications and marketing ■ community development ■ entertainment ■ health and well-being ■ human resource management ■ law and policy analysis ■ public service ■ teaching ■ writing, editing and publishing Hannah Consitt, a Criminology and Criminal Justice student, studied abroad in the United Kingdom during third year. CARLETON UNIVERSITY 17
Professor Kasia Muldner and students in Carleton’s Cognitive Science program utilize EEG technology to investigate cognitive processes. Cognitive Science carleton.ca/ics | Co-op available Are you interested in how people or computers think? Cognitive scientists study thinking from a variety of different perspectives. Program of study Honours Thesis Other research opportunities Our program’s researchers—students As a senior student, you may have the Research interests of faculty members involved and faculty members—study the mind by opportunity to complete a research thesis in the Cognitive Science program include a broad combining the methods and theories of five on a topic in cognitive science. The Honours range of areas. disciplines: neuroscience, computer science, Thesis allows you to work closely with a faculty psychology, linguistics and philosophy. This supervisor and to develop an area of independent As a senior student, you may find yourself interdisciplinary approach allows unique research. You will graduate with valuable assisting in areas of research such as: insights into human understanding, thought, research experience, specific skills in identifying ■ natural language processing perception, language and emotion. Through and analyzing problems, and a defined area of ■ cognitive engineering Carleton’s program, you can develop your expertise. ■ modelling and simulation of games expertise in one of five specializations: ■ genetic algorithms Biological Foundations of Cognition; Cognition Honours Project and Computation; Cognition and Psychology; Alternatively, if as a senior student you would Careers Language and Linguistics; or Philosophical like to gain hands-on experience, you can choose The Bachelor of Cognitive Science provides ideal and Conceptual Issues. to undertake a research project. The Honours preparation for careers in: Project allows you to enhance skills that prepare ■ cognitive research in universities, government You can also take advantage of a variety of you for a future career. You will work in groups research facilities or private companies; on-campus research facilities, including of three to six, engaging in a comprehensive ■ website usability design; those associated with the Visualization and investigation of a “big” question in cognitive ■ language processing research; or Simulation Centre (VSIM), the Language, Logic, science, and will contribute by completing an ■ speech pathology or occupational therapy and Information Lab (LLI), the Science of original research project. The project experience (both with further study). Imagination Lab (SOIL), the Language and Brain provides the opportunity to transform cognitive Lab, the Centre for Applied Cognitive Research science students into confident researchers You will also be prepared to continue to master’s (CACR) and the Children’s Representational ready for a competitive job market or further programs in Cognitive Science or in the area Development Lab (CRDL). education. of your specialization (such as Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Cognitive Neuroscience or Computer Science). 18
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