Political Science

Fall Semester 2017

CourseInstrDaysTime
Canadian Government
POLS.1103.A
Horgan, GerardT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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[1. Introductory]This course provides an introduction to the concepts of the regime, authority, the rule of law, citizenship, and political obligation. It does so through a consideration of the institutions of Canadian government and covers the following topics: the framing of the constitution, federalism, parliamentary government, the Charter of Rights, the judiciary, political parties, public opinion, interest groups, and constitutional reform.

Canadian Government
POLS.1103.B
Ouellette, PhillippeTH07:00PM-09:50PM
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[1. Introductory]This course provides an introduction to the concepts of the regime, authority, the rule of law, citizenship, and political obligation. It does so through a consideration of the institutions of Canadian government and covers the following topics: the framing of the constitution, federalism, parliamentary government, the Charter of Rights, the judiciary, political parties, public opinion, interest groups, and constitutional reform.

Global Politics
POLS.1603.A
Horgan, GerardT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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[1. Introductory]This course provides an introduction to the concepts of nation and state, sovereignty, forms of government, and political conflict. It does so through consideration of issues in world politics, such as human rights and social justice, ecological imbalance, economic inequalities, war, global governmental institutions and organizations.

Global Politics
POLS.1603.B
Masciulli, JosephM W F11:30AM-12:20PM
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[1. Introductory]This course provides an introduction to the concepts of nation and state, sovereignty, forms of government, and political conflict. It does so through consideration of issues in world politics, such as human rights and social justice, ecological imbalance, economic inequalities, war, global governmental institutions and organizations.

Comp Politics Developed World
POLS.2303.A
Horgan, GerardT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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[3. Comparative Government and Politics]This course introduces students to the comparative study of governments in the industrial and post-industrial societies. It examines the question of how various political systems are classified, dealing with such issues as organization of the state, governance and policy-making, representation, and political legitimacy. Prerequisite: 3 credits in Political Science.

International Relations I
POLS.2613.A
Narine, ShaunM W F12:30PM-01:20PM
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[4. International Relations and Foreign Policy]This course introduces students to International Relations theory, with a focus on the mainstream theories in the field, namely realism and its variants, liberalism and constructivism. These theories are illustrated and developed through the use of case studies and examinations of the institutions and structures of the international system. Prerequisite: POLS 1013 or permission of the instructor.

Western Tradition I
POLS.2803.A
Barry, ConorM W02:30PM-03:50PM
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[5. Political Philosophy]This course will introduce students to seminal texts in political philosophy focussing on the ancient and early medieval period. Texts may include: Plato's Apology, Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, Aristotle's Politics, Bible, and St. Augustine's City of God.

Canadian Provincial Politics
POLS.3203.A
Cochrane, DennisM04:00PM-06:50PM
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[2. Canadian Government and Politics]The course offers a comparative view of the Canadian provinces. Provincial cabinets, party systems, legislative development, and economic and social issues are considered. Special attention is directed to the problem of Quebec in Confederation.

U.S. Government and Politics
POLS.3306.A1
Malcolmson, PatrickT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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[3. Comparative Government and Politics] This course examines the national political institutions of the United States of America - Congress, the Presidency, the Supreme Court, and the federal bureaucracy. Political parties, interest groups, elections, and the role of the media will also be studied. Issues surrounding the modern presidency, as well as those involving social and moral issues.

Intern. Relations Asia/Pacific
POLS.3523.A
Narine, ShaunT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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[4. International Relations and Foreign Policy]This course will focus on how the relations of the regional powers (China, Japan, and the United States) intersect and affect the shape of the Asia Pacific's politics and economics. The course will also provide an overview of the interactions between the other regional states and the various efforts to build Asia Pacific-wide economic and security institutions.

Canadian Foreign Policy
POLS.3533.A
Narine, ShaunW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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[4. International Relations and Foreign Policy]This course is a study of Canada and its role in the world. It will focus, in particular, on the historical development of Canada's foreign policy and the continuities between the past and the present. Is Canada a principal power or is it highly constrained by the imperatives of its relationship with the United States? A significant component of the course will be spent in evaluating Canada's role in a post-Cold War and post-9/11 world. Particular attention will be paid to issues related to the question of multilateralism and Canada's evolving approach to this tradition. Prerequisite: POLS 2613 or POLS 2623 or permission of the instructor.

Model United Nations
POLS.3613.A1
McAnany, StephanieW07:00PM-09:50PM
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[4. International Relations and Foreign Policy]This course will prepare students for participation in a Model United Nations, either Canadian or American sponsored. In a model UN simulation, students represent an assigned country's foreign policy on assigned issues on the UN agenda. The course will begin with an examination of the UN and its procedures. Subsequent topics will include researching the assigned UN issues and the assigned country's policy on them; preparation of working papers and motions, and strategies for effective conference participation. Fund raising for the trip required: half credit course, but meets first and second terms; limited enrolment.

Is: Methods of Pol. Inquiry
POLS.4013.IS
Dinan, Matthew-
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[7. Independent Study]Students may undertake independent studies under the direction of a member or members of the Department with the permission of the Department Chair. The course is limited to students of proven academic merit. It is expected that the students will have a clear idea of their area of study, and they will be expected to submit a written proposal about it, including a preliminary bibliography, research topic, and argument justifying it as an independent course of study.

Sem.in Political Philosophy
POLS.4803.A
Malcolmson, PatrickW02:30PM-05:20PM
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[5. Political Philosophy]This course will involve the intensive study of a theme or an author or authors in the history of political philosophy. Students will be expected to engage in advanced study and to make regular presentations to the class. Prerequisite: POLS 2803 and 2813 (or 2806) or permission of the instructor.

Capstone Seminar
POLS.4903.A
Malcolmson, PatrickT07:00PM-09:50PM
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[6. Honours]This course is intended to serve as a capstone seminar for majors and Honours students in Political Science. The course is an investigation of the perennial issues involved in the study of politics. We shall examine critically the dominant approaches in Political Science with the aim of understanding how the method utilized affects the substance of any account of political phenomena.

Winter Semester 2018

CourseInstrDaysTime
Law, Power, and Politics
POLS.1013.A
Horgan, GerardT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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[1. Introductory]This course is an introduction to the study of politics. It has two objectives. The first is to give students a sense of the meaning and importance of politics. The second is to study a number of the concepts essential to the study of contemporary politics: the state, sovereignty, legitimacy and authority, law, power, equality, democracy, nationality, freedom and citizenship are typically covered. The specific content and readings used vary from section to section.

Canadian Government
POLS.1103.C
Malcolmson, PatrickM W F11:30AM-12:20PM
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[1. Introductory]This course provides an introduction to the concepts of the regime, authority, the rule of law, citizenship, and political obligation. It does so through a consideration of the institutions of Canadian government and covers the following topics: the framing of the constitution, federalism, parliamentary government, the Charter of Rights, the judiciary, political parties, public opinion, interest groups, and constitutional reform.

Global Politics
POLS.1603.C
Horgan, GerardT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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[1. Introductory]This course provides an introduction to the concepts of nation and state, sovereignty, forms of government, and political conflict. It does so through consideration of issues in world politics, such as human rights and social justice, ecological imbalance, economic inequalities, war, global governmental institutions and organizations.

Global Politics
POLS.1603.D
Masciulli, JosephM W04:00PM-05:20PM
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[1. Introductory]This course provides an introduction to the concepts of nation and state, sovereignty, forms of government, and political conflict. It does so through consideration of issues in world politics, such as human rights and social justice, ecological imbalance, economic inequalities, war, global governmental institutions and organizations.

Canadian Constitutional Pol.
POLS.2103.A
Malone, KevinM W04:00PM-05:20PM
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[2. Canadian Government and Politics]This course will examine fundamental disagreements at the core of the Canadian polity that have plagued constitutional debate since its creation. Special attention is paid to the constitutional implications of conflicting conceptions of individual, provincial, ethno-linguistic, and multi-national equality.

Comp Pol Developing World
POLS.2313.A
Horgan, GerardT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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[3. Comparative Government and Politics]This course introduces students to the comparative study of governments in the developing world. It focuses on such issues as the politics of development, modernization, and the interplay of political and social forces in selected developing nations. Prerequisite: 3 credits in Political Science.

International Relations II
POLS.2623.A
Narine, ShaunM W F12:30PM-01:20PM
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[4. International Relations and Foreign Policy]This course introduces students to the critical and non-mainstream variants of International Relations (IR) theory. These include Marxism, Gramscianism, feminist theories of IR, and other forms of critical theory. These theories are illustrated and developed through the use of case studies and examinations of the institutions and structures of the international system. They are also contrasted with mainstream IR theories. Prerequisite: POLS 1013 or permission of the instructor.

U.S. Government and Politics
POLS.3306.A2
Malcolmson, PatrickT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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[3. Comparative Government and Politics] This course examines the national political institutions of the United States of America - Congress, the Presidency, the Supreme Court, and the federal bureaucracy. Political parties, interest groups, elections, and the role of the media will also be studied. Issues surrounding the modern presidency, as well as those involving social and moral issues.

U.S. Foreign Policy
POLS.3313.A
Narine, ShaunW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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[4. International Relations and Foreign Policy]This course examines the foreign policy of the United States of America. It examines the roles of the Presidency, bureaucracy, and Congress in the making of foreign policy. The history of American foreign policy will be studied to contextualize present foreign policy and likely future scenarios. The impact of U.S. economic policy in an era of globalization will be explored. Central to the course will be an investigation of the relationship of the U.S. to other major powers and to international institutions.

Model United Nations
POLS.3613.A2
McAnany, StephanieW07:00PM-09:50PM
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[4. International Relations and Foreign Policy]This course will prepare students for participation in a Model United Nations, either Canadian or American sponsored. In a model UN simulation, students represent an assigned country's foreign policy on assigned issues on the UN agenda. The course will begin with an examination of the UN and its procedures. Subsequent topics will include researching the assigned UN issues and the assigned country's policy on them; preparation of working papers and motions, and strategies for effective conference participation. Fund raising for the trip required: half credit course, but meets first and second terms; limited enrolment.

Last Published: Sat Dec 16 06:05:01 2017