You are encouraged to take electives in other departments and universities, especially if your academic plan and thesis topic include a subject other than architecture. You may take one elective (maximum 3 credit-hours or equivalent) during each half of the MArch work term. For details, see the School's memo on Extramural Electives [PDF].
To count toward your MArch degree, an elective must be graduate-level (5000-level or higher). Alternately, two of the electives may be advanced undergraduate courses (2000-level or higher, at Dalhousie but not NSCAD) in which special arrangements have been made with the instructor (and approved by the graduate coordinator or program chair of the other department) to assign additional and/or more advanced work (e.g., an extra essay of a certain length; a longer essay on a more difficult topic; an extra graduate-level assignment; or a seminar presentation to the undergraduate students) to raise the level of the course to a graduate equivalent. Such arrangements should be initiated before the term begins; for details, refer to the School's memo on Extramural Electives [PDF]. To seek possible courses, refer to other timetable listings:
- Dalhousie University timetables
- NSCAD University timetables: tinyurl.com/nscad-guest > Students > Search for Sections > fill in the term and subject > Submit
- Saint Mary's University timetables
In the timetable listings, cognate departments at Dalhousie include: Canadian Studies, Community Health and Epidemiology, Contemporary Studies, Earth Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Geography, Health Promotion, International Development Studies, Journalism, Leisure Studies, Marine Affairs, Mechanical Engineering, Oceanography, Philosophy, Physics and Atmospheric Science, Physiology, Planning, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Science, Social Work, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Sustainability, and Theatre. Cognate departments at NSCAD University include: Fine Arts, Craft, Design, Media Arts, and Historical and Critical Studies.
To Take a NSCAD Course
Download these six items and follow the detailed instructions on the first one:
- School of Arch.: Instructions for MArch students to take a course at NSCAD [PDF]
- School of Arch.: Extramural electives [PDF]
- NSCAD: Graduate Independent Research form [PDF]
- NSCAD: Course registration form (Add/Drop) [PDF]
- Dalhousie: Graduate Student Letter of Permission
- Dalhousie: Confirmation of registration at host university [PDF]