400-level courses

POL S 404  TOPICS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (0- 3s-0)

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 211, 212 (or 210) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  SEM A1  75215  1300-1550  TB 100  Kellogg, Catherine 
Winter/18  SEM B1  93264  0930-1220  TB 100  Nicoll, Fiona 

 

POL S 410  TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (0-3s-0)

A critical examination of contemporary trends in political philosophy.  A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 211, 212 (or 210) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  SEM A2  75216 1300-1550  HC2 15  Kellogg, Catherine 

 

POL S 418  MEDIA AND POLITICS IN CANADA (0-3s-0)

Political roles played by mainstream and social media in Canada.  Prerequisite:  POL S 224 and 225.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  SEM B1  93891  0930-1220  TB 109  TBA 

 

POL S 419  POLITICS OF THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION (0-3s-0)

The political implications of judicial decisions in the areas of civil liberties, federal-provincial relations and international agreements.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  SEM X01  74087  1800-2100  TB 104  Urquhart, Ian 
    

POL S 421  TOPICS IN CANADIAN POLITICS (0-3s-0)

The focus of this seminar changes yearly to reflect current issues in Canadian politics and faculty research interests.  A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.

SEM A1 - Canadian Political Economy

SEM X50 - Prairie Politics in Canada

Term Section Class # Day Time Room Instructor
Fall/17 SEM A1 73264 W 1300-1550 T10-4 Brodie, Janine
Winter/18 SEM B1 92812 T 0930-1220 T10-4 TBA
Winter/18 SEM X50 93294 R 1800-2100 T10 4 Wesley, Jared
        

POL S 424  HEALTH POLICY (0-3s-0)

Examining public policy making structures and processes.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.

Term Section Class # Day Time Room Instructor
Fall/17 SEM A1 72228  1230-1520  T10 4  Church, John 
    

POL S 429  GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF ALBERTA (0-3s-0)

The study of selected aspects of Alberta government and politics.  Topics may range from political institutions, through political parties, to areas of public policy.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time Room Instructor
Fall/17 SEM A1 74904 W 1300-1550 TB 109 Adkin, Laurie
    

POL S 433  CITY POLITICS (0-3s-0)

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.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 220, 224, 230, 235, 240 (or 223) or Department consent.

Term Section Class # Day Time Room Instructor
Fall/17 SEM A1 72880 M 1300-1550 T11-11 Lightbody, Jim
    

POL S 435  METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT (0-3s-0)

The comparative study of the political economy of metropolitan government.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 220, 224, 225, 235 (or 223, 230 or 240) or Department consent.

Term Section Class # Day Time Room Instructor
Winter/18 SEM B1 92068 M 1300-1550 T11 11 Lightbody, Jim
    

POL S 440  TOPICS IN CANADIAN PUBLIC POLICY (0-3s-0)

Selected topics of contemporary interest in Canadian public policy.,  Information about the specific topic is available from the Department.  A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.

SEM X01 - Intergovernmental Relations in Canada

SEM X50 - The Politics of Oil

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17 SEM X01  75049  1800-2100  T10-4  Wesley, Jared 
Winter/18  SEM X50  95043  1800-2100  T10-4  Urquhart, Ian 
      

POL S 441  GENDER AND PUBLIC POLICY (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.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220 or 350) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  SEM B2  95127 0900-1150  T1 108  Harder, Lois 
    

POL S 442  THE CANADIAN STATE AND IDENTITY POLITICS (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).  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  SEM B1  92680  0900-1150  T11 13  Abu-Laban, Yasmeen 
    

POL S 444  GLOBAL CRITICAL RACE THEORY (0-3s-0)

SEM B2 - Critical Race Theory and Movement - Politics of race, racialization and anti-racism in international and comparative perspective.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 235, 261 (or 230, 240 or 260) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  SEM B2  95040  1230-1520  T10-4  Smith, Malinda 
      

 POL S 445  TOPICS IN GLOBALIZATION AND GOVERNANCE (0-3s-0)

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 235, 261 (or 230, 240 or 260) or Department consent.

SEM B1 - Globalization, Anti-Globalization and Resistance - This course surveys historical and contemporary resistance and decolonization movements.  Selected case studies may include anti-colonial, anti-slavery, suffragettes, anti-apartheid, Zapatistas, Indignados, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, and Idle No More.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  SEM A2  74282  1230-1520  T1 108  Esarey, Ashley 
Winter/18  SEM B1  92696  T 0930-1220  TB 109  Smith, Malinda 
Winter/18  SEM B2  93850  TR 1400-1520  TBA  Castro-Rea, Julian 
        

 POL S 448  GENDER POLITICS AND MASS MEDIA (0-3s-0)

Ways in which mass media socially construct and politicize gender.  Prerequisite:  Any 200-level POL S or WGS.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  SEM B1  95332  T 0930-1220 TB 125 Trimble, Linda 
              

 POL S 458  UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY (0-3s-0)

The contemporary foreign policies of the United States and their causes.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 261 (or 260) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  SEM B1  93830  1300-1550  TBA  Anderson, Greg 
    

 POL S 459 TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS (0-3s-0)

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 261 (or 260) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17 SEM A1  72342  0930-1220  T10 4  TBA 
    

 POL S 460  GLOBAL SECURITY (0-3s-0)

Historical and contemporary political issues of global security are examined from various theoretical perspectives.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 261 (or 260) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  SEM B1  92704  0900-1150  T1 113  Esarey, Ashley 
Winter/18  SEM B2  92972  1230-1520  TB 104  Knight, Andy 
        

POL S 461  INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST (0-3s-0)

Contemporary international politics of the Middle East.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 260, 261, 380 or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  SEM A1  74902  1300-1550  T10 4  Mahdavi, Mojtaba 
      

POL S 468  INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION (0-3s-0)

An examination of theoretical debates on international cooperation and international institutions and their application to contemporary international politics.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S261 (or 260) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  SEM A1  74350  1230-1520  TB 109  Knight, Andy 
      

POL S 470  TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS (0-3s-0)

Selected topics of current interest in comparative politics and government.  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 Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17 SEM A1  74378  TR  1400-1520  TB 104 Castro-Rea, Julian 
Winter/18 SEM B1  92732  0900-1150 T1 83  Nicoll, Fiona 
      

POL S 477  TOPICS IN ISLAMIC POLITICS (0-3s-0)

Political ideas and practice in Islamic countries, including historical and contemporary constructions of Islam.  A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 235 (or 240 or 380) or Department consent.

Term  Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  SEM B1  94696  1300-1550  TBA  Mahdavi, Mojtaba 
    

POL S 484   TOPICS IN UNITED STATES POLITICS AND POLICY (0-3s-0)

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite:  POL S 332 or Department consent.

Term  Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  SEM B1  92728  0930-1220  T10 4  Garber, Judy 
    

 POL S 486  TOPICS IN EUROPEAN POLITICS (0-3s-0)

Current debates in Europe, including the emergence of new radical right parties, green parties and movements, market liberalization and political change in Eastern and Central Europe, and the resurgence of nationalist discourses.  A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 235 (or 230) or Department consent.

SEM A1 - The Politics of Central East Europe

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  SEM A1  75018  1300-1550  TBA  Thorlakson, Lori 
Winter/18  SEM B1  94698  1300-1550  TBA  Adkin, Laurie 
      

POL S 487   TOPICS IN EUROPEAN UNION POLITICS (0-3s-0)

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 235 (or 230) or Department consent.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Winter/18  SEM B1  93898  1230-1520  TBA  Thorlakson, Lori 
    

 POL S 499  HONORS ESSAY:  FOURTH-YEAR HONORS POLITICAL SCIENCE (Two term, 0-3s-0)

Preparation of the Honors Essay, required in the fourth-year of the Honors program.  Prerequisite:  POL S 399.

Term Section  Class #  Day  Time  Room  Instructor 
Fall/17  SEM C1  70766  1300-1550  T10 4  Patten, Steve 
Winter/18  SEM C1 90778  1300-1550  T10 4  Patten, Steve