This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2020 to April 2021.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2020-2021, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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NORD 806.1: Northern Public Policy Analysis

Focuses on the analysis of the processes whereby public policies arise and are enacted in the northern regions of Canada and the Circumpolar North. The course applies the theories and models of policy making and decision making within the unique northern environment, and examines the role of its participants and interest groups.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the M.G.E.N.I.A. program
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): JSGS 806


NORD 830.2: Introduction to Graduate Academic Writing

This course introduces students to academic writing and the skills relevant to a research degree. Students will learn the form and function of key academic documents, such as a summary, research paper, and literature review, and about academic integrity and strategies for avoiding plagiarism.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the M.G.E.N.I.A. program


NORD 835.2: Professional Writing

This course will introduce government and other professional communication relevant to the North. You will learn the form and function of key documents, such as the professional email and briefing note, as well as principles of oral communications in a professional environment. You will learn to analyze various components of communication strategy, including purpose, audience, context and style and learn to develop, edit and revise your own work. You will apply the communication concepts and skills you have learned in this course to prepare both your internship proposals and your final research reports.

Prerequisite(s): NORD 830.2
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the M.G.E.N.I.A. program in the College of Graduate Studies and Research


NORD 836.3: Strategic Communication for Northern Development

Will introduce students to the persuasive nature of all communication with a focus on communication in the professional world. It will explore the rhetorical, political, social, cultural, and ethical aspects of professional writing in Circumpolar, Northern and Aboriginal communities through practical applications of rhetorical theory. The objective of the course is to develop students' skill in evaluating how rhetorical effects are used and in judging the effectiveness of those rhetorical strategies through situational analysis. Students will learn to analyze various components of communication situations, including purpose, audience, context, and political and ethical implications. Students must be prepared to use their own professional writing projects as objects of study. They will prepare analyses of the rhetorical situation of their writing and use their theoretical knowledge to edit and revise their own documents over the term. Ultimately, students will be asked to present and defend their choice of and rationale for rhetorical strategies in a final project.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Permission of the Chair of Graduate Studies in the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development is required.
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Graduate Studies and Research
Note: Students with credit for POLS 826 who entered the M.N.G.D. program in September, 2010 cannot receive credit for this course.


NORD 838.2: Communication II Negotiations and Consultations

Negotiations and consultations are central to managing relations among Aboriginal governments and organizations; municipal, provincial, and federal governments; and industry. This course has three objectives: 1) provide an overview of the state of legal and political environment on consultation, including legal benchmarks arising from court decisions on the duty to consult and accommodate; 2) examine seminal and current research on consultation and negotiations among Northern actors; and 3) provide applied learning experience through negotiation simulation exercise.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the M.N.G.D. and M.G.E.N.I.A. programs.
Prerequisite(s): NORD 835.2 or NORD 836.3


NORD 847.4: Circumpolar Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This course looks at the manner in which scientific and technological innovation, or the commercialization of technology based products and services, is shaping the Circumpolar world.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the M.G.E.N.I.A. program in the College of Graduate Studies and Research


NORD 857.4: Northern Resource Economics and Policy

Will explore the economic concepts related to the management of renewable and non-renewable resources in the northern world. Students will examine competing theories and learn to apply analytic models and policies that enhance their understanding of how resources are distributed and managed. This course will have a field school component that will involve international travel.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Permission of the Chair of Graduate Studies in the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development is required.
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Graduate Studies and Research
Prerequisite(s): RRM 212, ECON 111 or equivalent, or instructor's permission
Note: Students with credit for POLS 898 "Governance of Northern Resource Economies" or NORD 837 cannot receive credit for this course.


NORD 870.2: Applied Research Project

The goal of the Applied Research Project is for students to learn community based project development and knowledge discovery. The project topic is in relation to issues identified as important to the prosperity of the community and significant to northern governance and sustainable development. It is anticipated that as graduate learners, students will develop confidence, capacity, and skills in project management, inter-professional collaboration, leadership, critical analyses and knowledge mobilization

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Note: Students with credit for NORD 850 or NORD 860 will not receive credit for this course.


NORD 898.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development for more information.


NORD 990.0: MGENIA Seminar Series

This seminar series provide an introduction to contemporary issues and research related to the governance and entrepreneurship in northern and Indigenous areas. All graduate students in the MGENIA program are required to register and attend regular seminars provided by academic, experts and traditional knowledge holders. The seminar series hosts the Northern Saskatchewan Field School.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


NORD 992.0: Project

Students are required to write a research paper of 10,000 to 12,000 words based on original research carried out within Northern and Aboriginal communities during the internship. The research paper is the final component of the program and is a requirement.

Permission of the Chair of Graduate Studies in the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development is required.
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Graduate Studies and Research