[Air-l] sociology is not scientific

Joao Vieira da Cunha jvc at MIT.EDU
Wed Mar 6 15:59:36 PST 2002


Sociology is not scientific?!

Perhaps you meant that MA's are for social *sciences* and humanities

Joao

Phd Student

MIT / Sloan

At 02:52 PM 3/6/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>IMHO, it should be an MS when the field or work is scientific, and an MA
>when it isn't. I tried to get my department to offer an MS in Sociology, but
>it would have required an act of the state legislature.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: air-l-admin at aoir.org [mailto:air-l-admin at aoir.org]On Behalf Of
> > Thomas Burg
> > Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 11:29 PM
> > To: air-l at aoir.org
> > Subject: [Air-l] something totally different
> >
> >
> > Dear Members:
> > I dare to ask something on the margins of this list.
> > We at our university have to invent Master Programs that are
> > internationally comparable. That means here in Austria we are
> > moving from national to international systems and naming.
> > Due to a lack of tradition we struggle with the meaning of MA and
> > MSc programs. We cannot distinguish precisely what makes up the
> > one or the other. Our field is that of New Media, Telematics,
> > Knowledge Management - thus more on the production and management
> > side. We found several programs out there that cover more or less
> > similar contents and courses but are named MA or MSc without any
> > comprehensible reason. Some colleagues are opting for MSc as the
> > default label for our programs but I'm not so sure about that.
> >
> > Thanks for listening
> >
> >
> >
> > Thomas N. Burg,
> >
> >
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