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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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