Global Change a focus area in the MA-IS program

Today we are faced with extraordinarily rapid and sometimes disruptive changes on a global scale to a degree perhaps never seen before. It is has become virtually impossible to think of one’s culture, tradition, or nation apart from the global context that increasingly defines it or exerts various sorts of pressure upon it. Political policies, social structures, and environmental … [Read more...]

The Journal of Integrated Studies

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Reasons why we have a peer-reviewed graduate journal at AU staffed by MAIS students and open to any graduate student writer on the planet Reinekke Lengelle, PhD (Faculty coordinator for JIS) When I did my master’s degree twenty years ago, we learned about communication, policy development, power relations, and research methodology. We learned what social scientists aim to do: … [Read more...]

Equity Studies: Equality and Social Justice

How might courses in Equity Studies help you in your everyday life? Consider the number of events that you encounter in a day at home, at work, with friends and often with complete strangers in which you are not sure that you or someone else has acted fairly or equitably. Consider how inequality is woven into social relations whether at the level of individual, group, community, … [Read more...]

Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking- MAIS

Do you like to read ? Turn your love of reading into a degree. Do you want to improve your critical thinking skills and your writing? The Literary Studies program is meant for you. And an MA degree can lead to career advancement and may change your life. We focus on fine books but also the universe of digital media. We help you develop your critical reading skills so that you … [Read more...]

Interested in social justice advocacy? We have a program for you

Are you already doing community organizing, social justice advocacy, social planning , or thinking you might give them try? Are you interested in the upswing in social movements in Canada and the world and wonder why they sometimes succeed and often fail? Are you curious about transformative learning and want to engage it with confidence? Welcome to MAIS Community Studies! We are … [Read more...]

Inspired by a passion for seeing things grow

Athabasca University Sarah Kobsa

Sarah Kobsa (Master of Arts – Integrated Studies, 2014) squeezes more out of a day than most people even attempt. In the last year alone, the recipient of Athabasca University’s 2014 Future Alumni Award found time to complete her degree, volunteer with an organization empowering women and girls, continue managing her own national company and take on a full-time job with a U.S.-based … [Read more...]

Integrating Work and Life in the Online Classroom

Athabasca University's Masters in Integrated Studies Program One of the largest Master of Arts programs in interdisciplinary studies in Canada, Athabasca University’s MA Program in Integrated Studies (MA-IS) includes courses across the full spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, from literature to anthropology, and from global studies to education studies. … [Read more...]