300-level courses

POL S 304 – MODERN POLITICAL THEORY *3 (3s-0-0) – Diverse perspectives on rights, revolution and democracy through the work of theorists like Burke, Wollstonecraft, de Toqueville, Douglass, Marx, and Mill.  Prerequisite:  POL S 210 or 211 or 212 or consent of Department.

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Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Fall/16

65733

LEC A1

MWF

1300-1350

T1 90

Kellogg, Catherine

POL S 305 – CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY *3 (3s-0-0) – Focuses on struggles over citizenship, the self, and social justice through the work of theorists like Arendt, Beauvoir, Freud, Fanon, Foucault, Rawls, and Tully. Prerequisite:  POL S 210 or 211 or 212 or consent of Department.

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Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Winter/17

85525

LEC B1

TR

1100-1220

T1 119

Kahane, David

POL S 324 – TOPICS IN CANADIAN POLITICS *3 (3s-0-0) – A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.

LEC A1 - Indigenous-Canada Relations - Beginning with the earliest relationships between Indigenous peoples, the British Crown, and fur trade companies, and examining the historic development of a contemporary relationship mired in dysfunction and exploitation, this class will develop an historically informed understanding of Indigenous-Canadian political relations and their colonial underpinnings. From fur trade policy, to treaty-making, to constitutional patriation, Indigenous peoples have expressed profound influence over Canadian politics, and likewise Canadian political decision-making has had a large, if not detrimental, influence on Indigenous politics. Join us as we explore the complex relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada, working to understand the historic origins of today’s most pressing political issues.

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Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Fall/16

66957

LEC A1

MWF

1100-1150

TB 90

Gaudry, Adam

Winter/17

86628

LEC B1

TR

1400-1520

TB 121

Altamirano, Isabel

POL S 326 – CANADIAN HEALTH POLITICS *3 (3s-0-0) – Examines major health care issues and the interaction of the key ideas, institutions and interests that shape the Canadian health care system.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.

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Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Winter/17

80885

LEC B1

TR

1230-1350

TB 81

Church, John

POL S 327 – ABORIGINAL PEOPLES AND POLITICS IN CANADA *3(3s-0-0) – This course is an examination of different historical and contemporary issues associated with Aboriginal politics.  Prerequisites:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220), NS 110 or 111.

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Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Fall/16

58753

LEC A1

TR

0930-1050

T1 90

Altamirano, Isabel

POL S 328 – MANAGING MODERN GOVERNMENT *3 (3s-0-0) – Topics include government organization and administration, budgets, policy making, and democratic control and accountability.  The focus is on Canada, but other countries are also considered.  Prerequisites:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220 or 230) or Department consent. 

Term

Class #

Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Winter/17

85919

LEC B1

TR

1100-1220

T1 107

Hasmath, Reza

POL S 332 – INTRODUCTION TO UNITED STATES POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT *3 (3-0-0) –We will look at the actors, institutions, and processes of governance and politics in the United States, plus the constitutional principles, social and cultural forces, and ideologies that shape them.  This broad context influences the laws and public policies produced by Congress, the President, agencies, and courts.  Governability problems and conflicts appear throughout the political system--do they originate in political institutions or society?  Can they be resolved?  Should they be resolved?  Of course, we will also be paying special attention to the November 9 elections. Prerequisite:  Any of the 200-level POL S core courses or consent of Department.

Term

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Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Fall/16

65702

LEC A1

MWF

1000-1050

T1 103

Garber, Judy

POL S 333 – ECOLOGY AND POLITICS *3 (3s-0-0) – This course begins with an introduction to political ecology as an integrated, multi-scalar theoretical framework for examining socio-environmental problems. The two key approaches utilized are political economy and discourse analysis. The Dryzek book, Politics of the Earth, provides a set of categories of environmental discourse, including: “limits to growth,” “Prometheanism” (or the denial of limits to growth in liberal economic thought and the rejection of the precautionary principle in scientific-technocratic discourse), and; “sustainable development.”  To these I add more focused considerations of ecocentrism, indigenous knowledge, and environmental justice, as well as a feminist historical analysis of the nexus between capitalism, patriarchy, and science (Merchant’s The Death of Nature). Environmental discourses address such questions as: Is there an “environmental crisis? If so, what are the causes? What are the solutions?  We ask: What social, economic, and political interests underpin these discourses, and what are the implications of their interpretations and prescriptions for socio-ecological futures? If their explanations conflict, how do we choose among them? On the basis of “scientific evidence”? Principles of ecology? Faith in the market and in human ingenuity? Commitments to social justice? What is the meaning of “sustainable development”? Who is responsible to do what? This course examines different approaches to understanding the links between politics, society and ecology.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 235 (or 230 or 240) or Department consent.

Term

Class #

Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Fall/16

63249

LEC A1

TR

1100-1220

T1 5

Adkin, Laurie

POL S 334 – NORTH AMERICAN POLITICS *3 (3s-0-0) – Comparative study of political institutions of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and their interaction with NAFTA.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 235, 261 (or 230, 240, or 260) or Department consent.

Term

Class #

Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Fall/16

56791

LEC A1

TR

1400-1520

T1 105

Castro-Rea, Julian

POL S 354 – TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS *3 (3s-0-0) – The focus of this course changes yearly to reflect current issues in comparative politics and faculty research interests.  Information about the specific topics can be obtained from the Department.  A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite: One of POL S 235 (or 230 or 240) or Department consent.

Term

Class #

Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Winter/17

82517

LEC B1

MWF

1200-1250

T1 90

TBA

Winter/17

83953

LEC B2

TR

0930-1050

TB 90

Wineroither, David

POL S 359 – TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS *3 (3s-0-0) – This course examines contemporary controversies in international politics.  Information about specific topics are available from the Department.  A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 261 ( or 260) or Department consent.

LEC B1 - Political Economy of Global Energy Security - The class critically studies the political economy and geopolitics of energy.  It looks at why energy security has become a focal point of world politics in recent years, with the United States, China and all the major world powers seeking a stable supply to sustain their economic growth; what has caused the global energy prices to be so volatile; and how global warming has challenged the ways of fossil energy extraction and usage.   

The course will treat such topics through lectures, discussions and debates. While each class normally begins with lectures, there will be presentations and discussions by students. The first part of the course focuses on the broader picture of the political economy of global energy security. The second part of the course studies key players involved, especially China and the United States and Russia. The third part of the course deals with Canada’s energy security policy and the related debates on diversification of energy market to Asia.

Term

Class #

Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Fall/16

65791

LEC A1

TR

1230-1350

TB 60

Smith, Malinda

Winter/17

85519

LEC B1

TR

1230-1350

T1 107

Jiang, Wenran

POL S 360 – POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT *3 (3s-0-0) – The theories that shape international development, and the actors and institutions involved.  Prerequisite: One of POL S 230, 235, 261 (or 240 or 260) or Department consent.

Term

Class #

Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Fall/16

65722

LEC A1

TR

1230-1350

TB 90

Hsu, Jennifer

POL S 364 – INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY *3 (3s-0-0) – This course provides an introduction to the ideas, institutions, and forces which are shaping the new international political economy.  It examines the politics of trading blocks such as NAFTA and the EU, North-South relations, and the interactions of markets and states in the global economy.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 235, 261 (or 230, 240 or 260) or Department consent.

Term

Class #

Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Fall/16

58791

LEC A1

MWF

0900-0950

T1 96

Odoom, Isaac

POL S 375 – POLITICS OF EAST ASIA *3 (3s-0-0) – A comprehensive introduction to East Asian politics in the postwar period, covering Greater China (Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong), Japan and the two Koreas.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 235 (or 240), East Asian Studies Major/Minor or Department consent.

Term

Class #

Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Fall/16

62439

LEC A1

TR

1100-1220

T1 96

Hsu, Jennifer

POL S 390 – LAW AND POLITICS *3 (3s-0-0) - We will look at the actors, institutions, and processes of governance and politics in the United States, plus the constitutional principles, social and cultural forces, and ideologies that shape them.  This broad context influences the laws and public policies produced by Congress, the President, agencies, and courts.  Governability problems and conflicts appear throughout the political system--do they originate in political institutions or society?  Can they be resolved?  Should they be resolved?  Of course, we will also be paying special attention to the November 9 elections.

Term

Class #

Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Winter/17

85502

LEC B1

MWF

1000-1050

T1 103

Garber, Judy

POL S 391 – CANADIAN POLITICAL PARTIES *3 (3s-0-0) – Topics include party systems; ideologies and programs, members and supporters, organization and resources, and electoral and governmental activities.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.

Term

Class #

Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Fall/16

66178

LEC A1

TR

1400-1520

T1 119

Blythe, Mark

POL S 399 – THIRD-YEAR HONORS SEMINAR *3 (0-3s-0) – Research design and research methods for Political Science Honors Students.  Note:  Restricted to Honors Students in Third Year or those with consent of Department.

Term

Class #

Section

Day

Time

Room

Instructor

Winter/17

74269

SEM B1

F

1300-1550

HC 2 34

Trimble, Linda