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Interdisciplinary Studies - Community Studies (Online) (Taught)

Interdisciplinary Studies - Community Studies (Online) (Taught)

  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
Participate in an interdisciplinary online master’s program that integrates theories, methods and practices from the arts, humanities and social sciences. With Athabasca University’s Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MA-IS)- Community Studies, you will learn to think holistically, critically and reflectively. You will find the connections and points of overlap between specialized and generalized knowledge. You will also learn problem-solving skills and policy-making strategies. Community Studies explores issues of social justice and social change as they relate to community-based organizing, community economic development, education, and social movements. It will be of interest to students working with community groups, the non-profit sector, social enterprises, and social economy organizations; those interested in CED theory and practice for social change; and adult and distance educators interested in social transformation in both developed and developing world contexts. Your program will finish with a final integrated project or capstone paper that will exercise and explore your newly acquired skills and knowledge. You can choose to complete this project in a grouped study capstone course, or through an individual study project that will allow you to: explore a question or issue that’s important to you, relate your research to a work or life situation, and address a community problem.