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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) Wednesday 2:30 to 5:20PM Avard Dixon 117.
A comparative analysis of the impact of political change on the broader culture, as expressed in literature, cinema, architecture and communications media. Examples will be taken from North American and European experience. (Format: Lecture/Seminar 3 Hours) Thursday 2:30 to 5:20PM Crabtree 223.
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 10:30 to 11:20AM Sir James Dunn Building 106.
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) Tuesday 2:30 to 5:20PM Crabtree M10.
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 8:30 to 9:50AM Barclay 021.
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 11:30 to 12:50PM Barclay 02.
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 1:00 to 2:20PM Bennett Building G03.
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 10:30 to 11:20AM Sir James Dunn Building 113.