300-level courses

POL S 304 MODERN POLITICAL THEORY (3-0-0)

Feminist Theory from a Global Perspective - Diverse perspectives on rights, evolution and democracy through the work of theorists like Burke, Wollstonecraft, de Tocqueville, Douglass, Marx and Mill.  Prerequisite:  POL S 210 or 211 or 212 or consent of Department.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  LEC A1  72866  MWF  1300-1350  T1 90  Sevan Beukian 
                

POL S 305 CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY (3-0-0)

Postcolonial Political Theory - 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.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  LEC B2  95125  MWF  1100-1150  T1 129  Sevan Beukian

 

POL S 324 TOPICS IN CANADIAN POLITICS (3-0-0)

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite:  POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.

LEC A2 - Multiculturalism and the Law - This course explores issues of Canadian identity, diversity and multiculturalism from legal, political and theoretical perspectives. Of particular focus will be how the concept of group-differentiated citizenship has evolved in Canada. Main considerations and themes include questioning whether individual and group rights of citizenship can be coherently advanced, whether Canadians can be "united in our diversity", exploring the Supreme Court's changing notions of equal citizenship, and considering the Court's view that: "the accommodation of difference is the essence of true equality".

LEC B2 -  Indigenous-Canada Relations

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  LEC A2  75767  MWF 1000-1050  TB 81  Mark Blythe
Winter/18 LEC B2  95042  TR  1230-1350  T1 5  Adam Gaudry
      

POL S 326 CANADIAN HEALTH POLITICS (3-0-0)

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.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  LEC B1  92066  TR  0930-1050 TBA  John Church 
    

POL S 327 ABORIGINAL PEOPLES AND POLITICS IN CANADA (3-0-0)

This course is an examination of different historical and contemporary issues associated with Aboriginal politics.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220), NS 110 or 111.

Term Section Class# Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  LEC A1  71818  TR 0930-1050  T1 90  Isabel Altamirano 
    

POL S 332 INTRODUCTION TO UNITED STATES POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT (3-0-0)

The actors, institutions, and processes of American politics and governance, and the forces that influence them.  Prerequisite: Any of the 200-level POL S core courses or consent of Department.

Term Section   Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  LEC A2  75311  MWF  1000-1050  FAB 2 20  Greg Anderson & Judy Garber 
    

POL S 333 ECOLOGY AND POLITICS (3-0-0)

This course examines different approaches to understanding the links between politics, society and ecology.  Prerequisites:  One of POL S 234 (or 230 or 240) or Department consent.

Term Section Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  LEC A1  72460  TR  1100-1220  T1 5  Laurie Adkin 
    

POL S 354 TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS (3-0-0)

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.

LEC B1 - Peacebuilding after Civil War - This course will focus on the theory and practice of peacebuilding after civil wars. It will introduce prevalent approaches to building new political institutions, fostering civil society, seeking justice for war crimes and reconciliation. Adopting an interdisciplinary lens, the course will also help to understand other questions that post-conflict societies face, including teaching the history of conflict to coming generations, dealing with the traumas of war and economic reform. 

Term Section Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  LEC B1  92202  MWF  1200-1250  T1 90  Emrah Keskin 
      

POL S 359 TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS (3-0-0)

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 A1 - Global Governance - Global governance is governing, without sovereign authority, the relationships that transcend national frontiers.  There is no institutionalized government at the global level, so Global Governance is "Governance without Government".  This course offers students a clear understanding of the evolution of the concept of Global Governance and of the various institutions that make up the sum total of governance in the international system.

Isaac Odoom
Term  Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  LEC A1  74360  TR  1100-1220  TB 60  Andy Knight 
Winter/18  LEC B1  92736  TR 1230-1350  T1 107   
      

POL S 360 POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (3-0-0)

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.

Surma Das
Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  LEC A1  72854  TR  1230-1350  TB 90   
    

POL S 364 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (3-0-0)

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.  Prerequisites: One of POL S 235, 261 (or 230 or 240 or 260) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  LEC A1  71824  MWF  0900-0950  FAB 2 20  Greg Anderson 
    

POL S 370 POLITICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (3-0-0)

An examination of European Union institutions, process, politics, and policy issues.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 235, 261 (or 230, 240, or 260) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  LEC A1  74072  TR  1230-1350  TB 60  Lori Thorlakson 
   

POL S 375 POLITICS OF EAST ASIA (3-0-0)

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 Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  LEC B1  94028  TR  1100-1220  TB 81  TBA 
      

 POL S 390 LAW AND POLITICS (3-0-0)

Relationships between law and politics in Canada and the United States including dispute resolution, societal and governmental influences on the judiciary, the policy-making role of course, and the criminal process.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 224, 225, 235, (or 220, 230 or 332) or Department consent.

Term Section Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  LEC B1  92716  MWF  1000-1050  T1 103  Judy Garber 
    

 POL S 399 THIRD-YEAR HONORS SEMINAR (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 Section Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  LEC B1  91268  1300-1550  HC 2 34  Linda Trimble