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MAAPPS Coursework

The MAAPPS program is designed to offer you great flexibility in targeting your coursework to your specific policy areas of interest.  Some students find most of the courses they enrol in among the Institute's course offerings while others piece together a curriculum from the amazing resources on specific topics across campus and beyond.

The Program's core course, IAR 500, is 6 credits and is comprised of a "Methods & Perspectives" seminar course in the Fall and two 6-week modules in the Spring.  The modules represent the six thematic streams offered in the Program.

Click here for IAR course descriptions.

IAR course schedule for the 2014-2015 academic year.

As noted, MAAPPS students are able to enrol in a wide array of courses at UBC.  Over the last several years students have found courses in the following deaprtments and units on campus:

Asian Studies
Creative Writing
Educational Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Sauder School of Business
Political Science
Religious Studies
Resources, Environment and Sustainability
School of Community and Regional Planning
School of Population & Public Health
School of Social Work
Women Studies

Interested in courses at another institution?  You may be eligible to take up to 40% of your courseload at another institution under the Western Deans' Agreement.  Read more about the Agreement here.


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