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You can browse all courses in the calendar and view course scheduling information in your student centre. Course outlines will be available in D2L.

Optional CMSS courses

CMSS graduate students may take any course pertinent to the student’s program.  The list below is an example of courses offered by the University of Calgary that CMSS students may consider taking towards their degree requirements.  Approval to take these courses must be obtained by consultation with the student’s supervisor and approval from the course instructor, home department Graduate Program Director (GPD) and other program/department GPD.  Please consult the U of C course catalogue for availability.

Anthropoligy and Archaeology

ANTH 641 | Civil-Military Relations 

Community Health Services

MDCH 646 | Introduction to Public Health Surveillance

MDCH 649 | Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Computer Science

CPSC 601 | Special Topics in Computer Science


GEOG 553 |  Globalization and the City

GEOG 621 | Politics of the Environment

GEOG 685 | Arctic Systems Science


HTST 609 | Canadian Military and the Second World War

HTST 637.xx | Topics in Military History (Conflict in Africa)

HTST 690 | Historiography and the Theories of History


LAW 547 | Human Rights Law

LAW 565 | Internet Law

LAW 693.xx | Law of the Sea

LAW 693.xx | International Criminal Law

Political Science

POLI 523 | Advanced Studies in Canadian Arctic Security

POLI 575 | Intelligence and Policy

POLI 585 | Non-proliferation on Regimes

POLI 619 | War and Interpretation

POLI 633 |  US Security Policy

POLI 643 |  Law and Conflict

POLI 683 |  Advanced Studies in Foreign Policy

POLI 689 | Unconventional Warfare