Political Science

Fall Semester 2018

CourseInstrDaysTime
Law, Power, and Politics
POLS.1013.A
Narine, ShaunT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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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.A
Barry, ConorW06:30PM-09:20PM
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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
Bateman, ThomasM 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.

Canadian Government
POLS.1103.C
Horgan, GerardT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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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
Masciulli, JosephM W F01:30PM-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.

Canadian Constitutional Pol.
POLS.2103.A
Bateman, ThomasW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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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 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 W04:00PM-05:20PM
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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.

Constitution:Charter
POLS.3133.A
Bateman, ThomasT TH02:30PM-03:50PM
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[2. Canadian Government and Politics]This course will focus on the impact our constitution has had on civil liberties in Canada. The course will proceed primarily by means of class discussion of leading constitutional decision and student presentations.

The European Union & Europe
POLS.3413.A
Horgan, GerardT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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[3. Comparative Government and Politics]This course examines the formation and present politics of the European Union (EU), a unique community of democratic countries that agreed to delegate some of their sovereignty to common institutions. The course will look at the history of European integration, the key institutions and policies of the EU, and ongoing debates about European identity, EU enlargement, and economic developments in the Euro zone.

Human Rights & Intern Relation
POLS.3503.A
Narine, ShaunM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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[4. International Relations and Foreign Policy]This course considers human rights in international relations. It focuses on how the emerging human rights regime is affecting the practice of traditional state sovereignty. Special attention will be paid to the political and philosophical arguments around such issues as universal human rights versus cultural relativism, and the problems associated with humanitarian intervention.

Model United Nations
POLS.3613.A
Narine, ShaunW06:30PM-09:20PM
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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.

Cath. Social Teaching & Issues
POLS.3843.A
Dinan, MatthewT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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[5. Political Philosophy]Rooted in scripture, philosophy, and theology, Catholic social teaching proposes principles of justice that emphasize the dignity of the human person, the value of economic and political institutions, and the importance of a common good. This course analyses these principles and their application to contemporary social, political, and economic issues, through particular reference to official documents of the Catholic Church. Prerequisite: CATH 2003 or permission of the instructor.

Thesis Proposal
POLS.3913.A1
Bateman, ThomasT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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[6. Honours]The purpose of this course is to afford students who seek to write the Honours thesis an opportunity to develop a thorough thesis proposal, including a substantial annotated bibliography. A small number of classes will be held at the beginning of the course in order to show students how to prepare the proposal. Thereafter, the class will meet only occasionally.

Winter Semester 2019

CourseInstrDaysTime
Global Politics
POLS.1603.B
Masciulli, JosephM W F01:30PM-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.C
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.

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.

The Western Trad Pol. Phil II
POLS.2813.A
Malcolmson, PatrickM W04:00PM-05:20PM
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[5. Political Philosophy]This course will introduce students to seminal texts in political philosophy focussing on the medieval, early modern and modern periods. Texts may include: Aquinas' Treatise on Law, Machiavelli's The Prince, Hobbes' Leviathan, Locke's The Second Treatise on Government, Rousseau's Discourses, Hegel's Introduction to the Philosophy of History. Prerequisite: POLS 2803.

Media and Politics in Canada
POLS.3213.A
McHardie, DanielM W04:00PM-05:20PM
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[2. Canadian Government and Politics] This course will examine the role of media in Canadian politics and government. It will examine the effect of media on policy agenda setting and public opinion, and how political elites seek to use media to advance political goals. Prerequisites: POLS 1013 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to Political Econ
POLS.3333.A
Narine, ShaunW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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[3. Comparative Government and Politics]The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the study of political economy as a subfield of political science. The first part of the course examines main conceptual frameworks in the study of the relationship between states and markets on the basis of classic readings. The second part of the course covers topics in market regulation, politics of development, and international political economy. Prerequisite: 3 credit hours from POLS 1000 level or permission of the instructor.

The United Nations
POLS.3603.A
McMorris Tate, TrevorT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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[4. International Relations and Foreign Policy]This course will examine the UN as an international political institution, its structure and processes in the context of contemporary and enduring issues of world politics, including peace, security, development, and environmental sustainability.

Modern Political Philosophy
POLS.3823.A
Malcolmson, PatrickTH06:30PM-09:20PM
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[5. Political Philosophy]The focus of this course is on the problems modern political philosophy has confronted in attempting to show how nature can be used as a standard for judging the best life and the just political order. The writings of one or two of the following authors will be considered: Machiavelli, Hobbes, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Burke, Jefferson, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. Prerequisite: POLS 2803 and 2813 (or 2806) or permission of the instructor.

Thesis Proposal
POLS.3913.A2
Bateman, ThomasT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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[6. Honours]The purpose of this course is to afford students who seek to write the Honours thesis an opportunity to develop a thorough thesis proposal, including a substantial annotated bibliography. A small number of classes will be held at the beginning of the course in order to show students how to prepare the proposal. Thereafter, the class will meet only occasionally.

Sem. in Comparative Politics
POLS.4303.A
Horgan, GerardT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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[3. Comparative Government and Politics]Designed as an upper-level seminar for students of Political Science, this course will focus on theories of comparative politics and their application to a major issue of interest to the discipline. Prerequisite: POLS 2303 and 2313, or permission of the instructor.

Last Published: Sat Jul 21 06:15:03 2018