In Canada, with a population of just over 35 million, I’ve read Canadians complain about poor governance, stretched services, and service delays. With that in mind, I can barely imagine how governance and services must be in California, a US state with a population of almost 40 million and an area almost 24-times smaller than Canada. While I’ve never lived in California, people who do have repeatedly gone to lengths to divide their state up.
And it might be a good idea if:
- It results in better and more efficient governance,
- It improves the quality of life for Californians, and
- Gives the Democrats a few more seats in the US Senate.
Read the Wikipedia article on “Cal 3“
Last night, I finally began to collect my favourite song lyrics for a binder of them in my room. I thought for a while about the first entry, for a song that I felt should not only be preserved but proliferated. A great song is one that is worth re-singing again and again.
The choice was clear. I choose Gilbert and Sullivan’s “He is an Englishman.”
Every once in a while, I like to plan ahead on future things I want to study, even if they will be long after my next MA or a PhD.
- School: Royal Military College of Canada
- Course Description: The MA “in War Studies is a multi-disciplinary program that provides students with the opportunity to explore human conflict in any or all of its military, diplomatic, social, political, psychological or economic dimensions.”
- Location: Kingston (Ontario) or by Internet
- Admission Requirements: A minimum of B- (70%) in the field of study. Competence in an Official Language.
- Tuition: $2,840 (full-time study per term). $1,130 per course when part-time.
- Progression: PhD in War Studies. (Applicants with an A- (80%) in another MA program may proceed into the PhD without a MA in War Studies.)
- Duration: Typically 2 years (4 terms), full-time. Maximum of 5 years. Part-time option is available.
- Compulsory Course(s): WS500 – Theories of War from the 18th Century to the Present.
- Structure: By coursework alone (10 credits), by coursework (8 cr.) and DRP, by coursework (6 cr.) and thesis
- Academic Requirements: Any grade less than 70% is a failing grade. Thesis and DRP options are only available to students with an in program cumulative average of B+.
- Directed Research Project (DRP): The research paper shall be between 12,500–15,000 words (40–50 pages) in length.
- Thesis: The thesis must be no longer than 40,000 words (150 pages in total). Theses must comply with the ethics board. Theses must be submitted at least 8 weeks before one’s examination date.