Political Science

Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Graduate Courses

POL S 514 – TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY *3 (0-3s-0) – Food, Democracy & Systems Design

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Fall/16

65731

SEM A1

M

1300-1550

T11 13

Kahane, David

POL S 517 – PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES OF HUMAN RIGHTS *3 (0-3s) – An enquiry into the idea(s) of human rights and the adequacy of their philosophical grounding.  No open to student with credit in POL S 417.  Taught concurrently with POL S 417 B1

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Winter/17

85536

SEM B1

W

1400-1650

T1 83

Kellogg, Catherine

POL S 520 – TOPICS IN CANADIAN POLITICS *3 (0-3s-0)

A3 – Political Economy of Canadian Development – This combined senior undergraduate and graduate seminar examines the relationship between politics, public policy and economic development and the political challenges that these relationships have generated from the outset of the British colonial process in North America to the contemporary period.  In the first half of the course, the readings focus on the Canadian political economy tradition, the politics of indigenous dispossession and settler societies, and contours of Canada’s three major national policies.  In the second half of the course, the focus shifts to contemporary issues in Canadian political economy, including oil sands development and the so-called resource curse, reconciliation, and income inequality.  Taught concurrently with POL S 421 A3.

X02 – Intergovernmental Relations in Canada – This course examines the evolution of Canadian Intergovernmental  Relations (IGR), both in theory and in practice.  Special focus is placed on the institutions that govern federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) and provincial-territorial (PT) affairs.  The course is designed to expose students to the full range of literature on the topic of IGR in Canada, while engaging them in a term long simulation exercise.  The latter will involve students in a series of mock intergovernmental negotiations, requiring them to research a particular actor’s interests; develop common briefing materials; prepare and submit formal briefing binders; and negotiate on behalf of their constituencies.  While students will be required to work in a series of groups, individual grades will be assessed based on the quality of each member’s performance.  Taught concurrently with POL S 440 X02.

X51 – Prairie Politics in Canada – Politics on the Canadian Prairies are puzzling.  The provinces share a common landscape and history, but they have nurtured three distinct political environments – Alberta is Canada’s bastion of conservatism, Saskatchewan its cradle of social democracy, and Manitoba its progressive centre.  This seminar-based course explores the roots and persistence of these unique political worlds; the trends that have shaped their commonalities and divergence over time; and the trajectory of prairie politics in the 21st Century.  Taught concurrently with POL S 421 X52.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Fall/16

66593

SEM A3

W

1300-1550

TBA

Brodie, Janine

Fall/16

66960

SEM X02

R

1700-2000

T10-4

Wesley, Jared

Winter/17

86767

SEM X51

R

1700-2000

T10-4

Wesley, Jared

POL S 526 – SELECTED TOPICS IN URBAN POLITICS *3 (0-3s-0) – City Politics – The theory and practice of city politics in modern Canada.  The course will normally employ as resource persons senior elected and appointed officials from governments.  Taught concurrently with POL S 433 A1.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Fall/16

65754

SEM A1

M

1300-1550

T11 11

Lightbody, Jim

POL S 540 – TOPICS IN PUBLIC POLICY *3 (0-3s-0)

SEM A1 – Health Policy. Taught concurrently with POL S 424 A1.

SEM A2 – Ethnicity, Immigration and Social Policy - Populations of visible ethnic minorities have steadily increased over the past few decades in immigrant-receptive societies. While a complex calculus of push and pull factors has motivated this increase, one of the main impetuses for this migration has been the search for employment, better wages and a higher standard of living. It is therefore not surprising that the educational attainments of the first generation and beyond have achieved convergence with, or exceeded the non-ethnic minority cohort. These outcomes may suggest a greater propensity for ethnic minorities to attain labour market success and to fully integrate within the community. However, the lessons learned from recent studies suggest an uneasiness to boldly claim this as the most convincing conclusion at this juncture. This course engages with this narrative by examining the occupational success of ethnic minorities during the job search, hiring and promotion process. Moreover, it discusses the interactive role an individual’s non-cognitive skills and social network, a firm’s working culture, and social trust in a community, plays in the integration process. Each lecture will discuss a salient topic of interest to the understanding of ethnicity and immigration, and further engage with the applicable social policy theories and practices using a myriad of jurisdictions’ experiences.  Taught concurrently with POL S 440 A1.

SEM B1 – Metropolitan Government.  Taught concurrently with POL S 435 B1.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Fall/16

61335

SEM A1

R

1230-1520

TB 100

Church, John

Fall/16

65720

SEM A2

T

0930-1220

TB 100

Hasmath, Reza

Winter/17

80897

SEM B1

M

1300-1550

T11-11

Lightbody, Jim

POL S 542 – THE CANADIAN STATE AND IDENTITY POLITICS *3 (0-3s-0) – The relative power, impact and interconnections of both territorial (regional) divisions and other non-territorial divisions (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, and class).  Taught concurrently with POL S 442 B1.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Winter/17

85445

SEM B1

M

0900-1150

TB 100

Abu-Laban, Yasmeen

POL S 544 – GLOBAL CRITICAL RACE THEORY *3 (0-3s-0) – Politics of race, racialization and anti-racism in international and comparative perspective.  Taught concurrently with POL S 444 B1.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Winter/17

85578

SEM B1

TR

1400-1520

T1 100

Smith, Malinda

POL S 551 – TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS: INDUSTRIALIZED *3 (0-3s-0) – China in the World - In the advent of China’s potential rise as a world power, the nation’s domestic and foreign policy decisions are increasingly having a global impact. This course will examine China’s ascent within the framework of contemporary social, political and economic developments.  Taught concurrently with POL S 470 B1.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Winter/17

85518

SEM B1

W

0900-1150

T1 83

Hsu, Jennifer

POL S 560 – TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS *3 (0-3s-0)

SEM A1 – Gender, Conflict & Security.  Taught concurrently with POL S  459 A1.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Fall/16

62513

SEM A1

T

0930-1220

TB 125

Byrne, Siobhan

Fall/16

65699

SEM A2

M

1300-1550

 

TBA

Winter/17

85495

SEM B1

W

1300-1550

 

Knight, Andy

POL S 561 – INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST *3 (0-3s-0) – Contemporary international politics of the Middle East.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Winter/17

85550

SEM B1

M

1300-1550

TB 104

Mahdavi, Mojtaba

POL S 566 – TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY *3 (0-3s-0)

SEM A1 – Global Cultural and Political Economy - This course is an 'advanced introduction' to issues of global political and cultural economy. Although the field of International Political Economy (IPE) has long been focused on issues of trade, production and finance, it has also recently embraced concerns relating to culture and art. This development reconnects IPE to a broader range of questions that have long preoccupied political economists: What is the relationship between culture and economy? Do art and culture reinforce dominant political and economic tendencies or do they act as sources of resistance and contestation? What kind of glimpses of the global economy are afforded through the windows provided by art and culture? This course does not deal exhaustively with these questions but introduces students to a series of concepts that have helped political economists understand and debate the many possible answers. Organized loosely along chronological lines, this course explores these concepts by examining the relationships between culture and economy over the twentieth and into the twenty-first centuries. We will focus, where possible, on particular cultural artifacts in order to ground these debates more concretely. Along the way we will debate questions about the relationships between culture and economy, art and power, domination and resistance, creativity and conformity.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Fall/16

66541

SEM A1

W

0900-1150

 

Aitken, Rob

Winter/17

85916

SEM B1

R

1230-1520

 

Esarey, Ashley

POL S 571 – TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS: COMPARATIVE DEVELOPMENT *3 (0-3s-0)

Sem A1 – Islam, Modernity & Democracy - This advanced seminar is designed to examine the complex relationship between Muslims/Islam, modernity and democracy both in theory and the real world of Muslim countries. Taught in conjunction with POL S 571.

SEM A2 – NGO Governance & Management - The emergence of non-government organizations (NGOs) as formal institutions has been a relatively recent phenomenon. This course examines the organizational features, actor/stakeholder relationships, and challenges contemporary NGOs face internationally. It draws on the relevant theoretical work and practicum to critically assess whether certain types of NGOs are more successful in negotiating the institutional environment; the role of geography in their survival and success; and, the management challenges facing NGOs and the tools managers can use in response to adapt.  Taught concurrently with POL S 445 A2.

SEM A3 – Governing Gambling:  Sovereignty, Subjectivity and Play – This course examines the politics of gambling:  the role of the state in gambling, the relationship between gambling and play, the distinctions between gambling and finance, the cultural and social dimensions of gambling and issues relating to addiction, regulation, and Indigenous sovereignty.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Fall/16

58757

SEM A1

M

1300-1550

T10 4

Mahdavi, Mojtaba

Fall/16

60801

SEM A2

T

1400-1650

TB 117

Hasmath, Reza

Fall/16

66747

SEM A3

R

0930-1220

TB 109

Nicoll, Fiona

POL S 580 – EUROPEAN POLITICS *3 (0-3s-0)

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Fall/16

65623

SEM A1

W

1300-1550

TBA

Adkin, Laurie

POL S 596 – TOPICS IN GENDER AND POLITICS *3 (0-3S-0) – The relationship between gender and public policy in Canada.  Of particular concern are effects of restructuring, decentralization, privatization and deregulation on women.  Taught concurrently with POL S 441 A1.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Winter/17

86567

SEM B3

W

0900-1150

T10 4

Harder, Lois

POL S 599 – INTRODUCTION TO THE DISCIPLINE OF POLITICAL SCIENCE *3 (0-3s-0) – An introduction to the professional skills and ethics training expected in Political Science as an academic discipline.  POL S 599 is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Fall/16

66706

SEM A2

F

1300-1550

T1 83

Garber, Judy

POL S 600 – THEORIES AND METHODS OF COMPARATIVE POLITICS *3 (0-3s-0) – Traditional and critical perspectives.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Fall/16

65663

SEM A1

W

1300-1550

TB 100

Castro-Rea, Julian

POL S 610 – POLITICAL THEORY *3 (0-3s-0) – A review of major thinkers and themes.  Core course for PhD students preparing comprehensive exams in political theory.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Winter/17

83025

SEM B1

MWF

1000-1050

T1 108

Heyes, Cressida, Kahane, David, Kellogg, Catherine

POL S 621 – CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS *3 (0-3s-0) – The advanced study of politics, government and political science in Canada.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Winter 2017

85602

SEM B1

T

1230-1520

TB 117

TBA

POL S 660 – THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS I *3 (0-3s-0) – a review and critique of the traditional theories of international politics and their contemporary challenges.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Winter/17

86636

SEM B2

W

1100-1350

TB 109

Byrne, Siobhan

POL S 680 – THEORIES AND METHODS OF POLITICAL INQUIRY *3 (0-3s-0) – Required course  for PhD students.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Fall/16

67004

SEM A1

T

1400-1650

TBA

Abu-Laban, Yasmeen

POL S 690 – GENDER AND POLITICS *3 (0-3s-0) – A survey of various theoretical perspectives on gender, ranging from liberal to postmodern, as well as issues and debates in gender research.  Also addressed are questions of difference, identity, and conflict arising from, among others, race, class, sexuality and north-south relations.

Term

Class #

Section

Days

Time

Location

Instructor

Winter/17

82581

SEM B1

R

0930-1220

HC2 17

TBA