Heritage and Social History Focus Area- Master of Arts

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Athabasca University’s Master of Arts - Integrated Studies Program (MA-IS) has recently developed the Heritage and Social History focus area which integrates the heritage and history programs and provides a unique opportunity for students to study theoretical and applied issues in heritage and history, social traditions and institutions and historical patterns, using an … [Read more...]

MA-IS program offers a specialization in Adult Education

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Adult education is one of the most popular MA-IS focus areas (streams), whether you are a community educator, human resource specialist, trainer or simply wanting to know more about the role of adult education in Canada or the world this stream is for you! Courses examine "Canadian adult education," "the purposes of adult  education," "program planning and methods in adult … [Read more...]

Educational Studies a popular specialization in the MA-IS Program

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Are you a teacher or a school or college administrator, counselor, or psychologist who wants to achieve a graduate degree with a focus on critical approaches to educational issues and practices? Do you want to be able to complete your graduate degree while maintaining your position at your school or college? Enrolment in the Educational Studies focus area allows you to engage in … [Read more...]

What is Cultural Studies (and Why Should I Care?)?

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Have you ever witnessed people being dismissed because of the way they dress or how they speak, or found yourself making snap judgments about others based on the TV shows they watch or the kinds of music they enjoy listening to? Or possibly you’ve wondered why some consider graffiti to be an art form while others view it as an act of vandalism? And what about such things as yarn … [Read more...]

MAIS- Work, Leadership and Organization

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WORK – It doesn’t mean what it used to. For an earlier generation, work invoked time structured by the factory and the punch clock, or time structured by the fields and the seasons. And in fact, there are still many thousands in Canada who work in factories and on farms. But the fastest growing areas of work are in the service sector – retail, banking, finance, computer services, … [Read more...]

Integrating work and life in the online classroom: AU’s Master of Arts – Integrated Studies

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One of the largest Master of Arts programs in interdisciplinary studies in Canada, AU’s MA Program in Integrated Studies 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.  The MA-IS Program combines disciplines to form 11 interdisciplinary concentrations, or … [Read more...]