This course is an introduction to the foundations of politics through the medium of political theory, Canadian politics, comparative politics, or international politics. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Social World-b) (Exclusion: POLS 1000) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Crabtree M14.
This course introduces the comparative methods and the importance of theory in this sub-field. It examines several country case studies selected from diverse geographical regions throughout the world. Its topics may include contemporary issues such as terrorism, social movements, civil conflict, and democratic transitions. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Barclay 115.
This course introduces several of the major theories, structures, processes, and issues in international relations. After introducing the current theoretical approaches to the study of global politics, the course addresses a series of topics from among the following: systems of global governance; the concept terrorism; non-state actors in global politics such as corporations, social movements, and non-governmental organizations; human rights and human security; gender and international politics; poverty,development, and inequality; and the environment.[Note 1: This course is cross-listed as INLR 2301 and may therefore count as 3 credits in either discipline.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Exclusion: Any version of INLR/POLS 2301 previously offered with a different title) Monday Wednesday and Friday 12:30 to 1:20PM Avard Dixon 118.
This course examines the relationship between women and politics. Its topics may include the historical and conceptual roots of the problem of citizenship for women, patterns of womens participation in politics and government, the politics of the womens movement, and womens effects on public policy. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Bennett Building G03.
This course introduces students to theories of public policy-making and the policy- making process in Canada. It emphasizes decision-making, policy change, and implementation in exploring connections among actors, ideas, and institutions in various public policy fields including environmental, health, and social policy to reveal patterns of policy change. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Barclay 02.
This course examines how the structure of the Canadian electoral system conditions the role, organization, and development of political parties in Canada as vehicles for political representation. It includes an examination of the voting calculus and the role of the media in elections. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Barclay 021.
This course is a comparative analysis of government and politics with particular emphasis on Europes role in a changing geopolitical order. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Crabtree 202.
This course introduces the study of African politics and development. It examines a number of country case studies and important contemporary issues. Its topics may include critical analysis of colonial and pre-colonial historical contexts, the nature of the post-colonial state in Africa, and the manner in which Africa is integrated into the global economy. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Sir James Dunn Building 108.
This course surveys the critical International Political Economy (IPE) tradition in the study of International Relations, from Marx and Polanyi to Cox and Strange. As a critique of realism and liberalism, IPE posits the inseparability of the domestic and international realms, of the political and economic spheres, as well as of state and society. It examines the impact of globalization and environmental change on states in the global order. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed as INLR 3311 and may therefore count as 3 credits in either discipline.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: INLR 3401) Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 to 5:20PM Barclay 021.
This course examines a selected problem in the history of political thought. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of POLS 4000 previously offered with a different title) Wednesday 2:30 to 5:20PM Avard Dixon 117.
This course examines transboundary environmental conflicts in Canada. It investigates conceptual and regulatory issues such as the scale and heterogeneity of conflicts, communities affected, collaboration and coordination, privatization, and government management. Topics may include: water scarcity and pollution, invasive species, climate change, wildlife management, energy development, and waste management. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) Wednesday 11:30 to 2:20PM Avard Dixon 230.
This course permits senior students, under the direction of faculty members, to pursue their interest in areas not covered, or not covered in depth, by other courses through a program of independent study. [Note 1: Permission of the Department/Program Advisor. Students must obtain consent of an instructor who is willing to be a supervisor and must register for the course prior to the last day for change of registration in the term during which the course is being taken. Note 2: A program on Independent Study cannot duplicate subject matter covered through regular course offerings. Note 3: Students may register for POLS 4950/51 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Independent Study)
This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for POLS 4991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable) Friday 12:30 to 3:20PM Avard Dixon 120.