2017 Spring and Summer

SPRING 2017 

POL S 101 Introduction to Politics (3-0-0)

- An introduction to major political concepts and to the study of politics.  Note:  Not open to students with credit in POL S 100 or 103.

Section  Class # Day Time Room  Instructor
LEC A1 21190 MW  0900-1150  T1 91  Kusi-Ampofo, Owuraku 

POL S 211 Introduction to History of Political Theory (3-0-0)

- Explores how texts from the history of western political theory, from ancient Greece to the 20th century, help to deepen and diversify our understanding of themes like justice, freedom, equality, property, rights, and democracy.  Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 210.  Prerequisite:  POL S 101 or consent of Department.

Section Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
LEC A1 21554  MW  0900-1150  TB 117  Hamdan, Ghada 
    

POL S 235 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (3-0-0)

- Examines the concepts and approaches used to compare political issues across countries and regions.  Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 230 or 240.  Prerequisite: POL S 101 or consent of Department.

Section Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
LEC A1 21556  TR  0900-1150  TB 117  Pourmokhtari Yakhdani, Navid 

 

POL S 261 International Relations (3-0-0)

- An introduction to contemporary international relations that attempts to develop an understanding of political events at the international level.  The course covers the nature of foreign policy, the dynamics of interactions between states, the causes of war, imperialism and the role of non-state actors.  Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 260.  Prerequisite:  POL S 101 or consent of Department.

Section Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
LEC A1  22295  TR 1330-1620 T1 108  Kuteleva, Anna 

POL S 324 Topics in Canadian Politics (3-0-0)

Northern Governance & Development - From capitalism to colonialism, the course explores the ways in which southern economic and political commitments do not always cleanly or coherently mesh with northern commitments, goals or political realities.

Section Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
LEC A1 21570  TR  1330-1620  TB 117  Marshall, Nicole 
      

POL S 404 Topics in Political Philosophy (0-3s-0) 

Critical Race Theory - In this combined fourth-year undergraduate and graduate-level seminar, students will be introduced to contemporary critical theories of race.  As a special topics course in political philosophy, theoretical, conceptual and analytic questions about race, racialization and racism will be linked to specific case studies.  Students will become well-versed in various debates and critiques of race, but also be able to apply those critiques to major political concepts and empirical case studies..

Section Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
SEM A1  22062  MW  0900-1150  T1 104  Nath, Nisha 
    

POL S 459 - Topics in International Politics (0-3s-0)

Terrorism in the Modern World - Political Science 459/560 is an international relations topics course focused on "modern terrorism".  The course will examine a number of themes related to globalized terrorism, which emerged in the late 19th century.  It will critically examine the term terrorism, its' etymology and definition.  It will explore questions and ideas related to state vs. non-state terrorism, the moral and ethical (delegitimizing) connotations of labeling political violence as "terrorism", and the idea of terrorism as a set of asymmetrical tactics in conflict.

Section Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
SEM A1  21572  TR  1000-1250  T10 4  McCoy, John 

 

SUMMER 2017

POL S 101 - Introduction to Politics (3-0-0)

- An introduction to major political concepts and to the study of politics.  Note:  Not open to students with credit in POL S 100 or 103.

Section Class # Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
LEC B1  30472  MW  0900-1150  CAB 273  Spanner, Leigh 
    

POL S 212 Introduction to Contemporary Political Theory (3-0-0)

- Explores how texts in contemporary western political theory, from ancient Greece to the 20th century, help to deepen and diversify our understanding of themes like justice, freedom, equality, property, rights, and democracy.  Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 210.  Prerequisite:  POL S 101 or consent of Department. 

Section Class # Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
LEC B1  31162  MW  1200-1450  TB 65  Beukian, Sevan 

POL S 225 - Canadian Politics (3-0-0)

  - Examines the context and dynamics of Canadian politics.  Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 220.  Prerequisite:  POL S 101 or consent of Department.

Section Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
LEC B1 31154  MW  0900-1150  TB 104  Bohle, Darren 

 

POL S 459 Topics in International Relations (0-3s-0)

Contemporary Issues in Global Politics - The course examines current topics, debates, trends and tensions in the globalized world.  It focuses on the changes in global politics since the end of the Cold War and includes topics such as geopolitics, human rights, security and insecurity, development, environment among others.  The course is designed to inform, to provoke, and to inspire students to think critically about these issues..

Section Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
SEM B1 30954  TR  0900-1150  T10 4  Odoom, Isaac