Fall-2019

FALL 2019 (100-level courses)

 POL S 101: INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS

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           DAYS            INSTRUCTOR                          EMAIL

LEC A1               MWF             Ghada Hamdan                        ageel@ualberta.ca  

LEC A2               MWF             Isaac Odoom                            iodoom@ualberta.ca

LEC A3               TR                 Mark Blythe                              dblythe@ualberta.ca

LEC A4               TR                 Robert Aitken                            rob.aitken@ualberta.ca

LEC X01             W                  Clark Banack                            csbanack@ualberta.ca

FALL 2019 (200-level courses)

POL S 211: INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY OF POLITICAL THEORY 

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.

Note:  Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 210. Prerequisite:  POL S 101 or consent of Department. 

LEC A1               TR                Mark Blythe                               dblythe@ualberta.ca                          

LEC A2               MWF            Luke Sandle                               sandle@ualberta.ca

LEC X01             W                 Mark Blythe                                dblythe@ualberta.ca

POL S 212: INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY

Explores how texts in contemporary western political theory help to deepen and diversify our understanding of current political themes like war, climate change, sex, work, or democratic reform.
 
Note:  Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 210.  Prerequisite:  POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC A1               TR                David Kahane                            david.kahane@ualberta.ca

LEC X01             M                  Luke Sandle                              sandle@ualberta.ca                         

POL S 224: CANADIAN GOVERNMENT

Examines the constitutional and institutional foundations of Canadian government.

Note:  Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 220. Prerequisite:  POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC A1               TR                John Church                              john.church@ualberta.ca

LEC A2               MWF            Justin Leifso                               leifso@ualberta.ca

LEC X01             T                  Angelia Wagner                         angelia@ualberta.ca

POL S 225: CANADIAN POLITICS 

Examines the context and dynamics of Canadian politics.

Note:  Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 220. Prerequisite:  POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC A1               MWF            Hajar Amidian                           amidian@ualberta.ca

LEC X01             R                  Clark Banack                            csbanack@ualberta.ca

POL S 235: INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS 

Examines the concepts and approaches used to compare political issues across countries and regions.

Note:  Not to be take by students with credit in POL S 230 or 240.. Prerequisite:  POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC A1               TR                Owuraku Kusi-Ampofo             kusiampo@ualberta.ca

LEC X01             M                  Navid Pourmokhtari                  npourmok@ualberta.ca

POL S 237: INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE POLITICS

Why does China matter to your everyday life?  Because China's rise in global affairs has changed everything from the clothes we buy to how governments take action on climate change.  This course offers you the opportunity to step inside China's opaque Leninist-style political system and see the world through the eyes of Beijing's top policymakers, as they attempt to increase their power at home while remaking global politics and trade to serve Chinese interests. 

There is no prerequisite for this course.

LEC A1               TR                Ashley Esarey                          esarey@ualberta.ca

POL S 250: THE POLITICS OF GENDER

An examination of gender, diversity and relations of power in political life. 

Prerequisite:  POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC A1               MWF            Angelia Wagner                        angelia@ualberta.ca

POL S 261: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 

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.  

Note:  Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 260. Prerequisite:  POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC A1               MWF             Owurako Kusi-Ampofo             kusiampo@ualberta.ca

LEC A2               TR                 Andy Knight                             andy.knight@ualberta.ca


FALL 2019 (300-level courses)

POL S 304: MODERN POLITICAL THEORY

Diverse perspectives on rights, revolution, and democracy through the work of theorists like Burke, Wollstonecraft, de Tocquevill, Douglass, Marx, and Mill.  

Prerequisite:  POL S 210 or 211 or 212 or consent of Department.

LEC A1               TR                David Kahane                        david.kahane@ualberta.ca

POL S 324:  TOPICS IN CANADIAN POLITICS

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              TR                 Justin Leifso                             leifso@ualberta.ca 

POL S 327: ABORIGINAL PEOPLES AND POLITICS IN CANADA

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.

LEC A1              MWF             Matthew Wildcat                       mwildcat@ualberta.ca

POL S 328: MANAGING MODERN GOVERNMENT

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.

Prerequisite: One of POL S 224, 225, (or 220 or 230) or Department Consent. 

LEC A1              TR                 Reza Hasmath                        reza.hasmath@ualberta.ca

POL S 333: ECOLOGY AND POLITICS

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.

LEC A1             TR                 Laurie Adkin                           ladkin@ualberta.ca

POL S 354: TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS

The Politics of Central Europe - This course examines the post communist countries of Central Europe, from their transition to democracy and market economies, their accession to the European Union to today,  We explore themes including the politics of memory, transitional justice, corruption, democratic backsliding and populism.

LEC A1             TR                Fiona Nicoll                               fnicoll@ualberta.ca

POL S 359: TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS -
LEC A2 - Global Indigenous Politics

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 A2             TR                  Isaac Odoom                         iodoom@ualberta.ca

POL S 364: INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

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.

LEC A1             MWF               Greg Anderson                   greg.anderson@ualberta.ca


POL S 375:  POLITICS OF EAST ASIA

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.

LEC A1             TR                   Ashley Esarey                    esarey@ualberta.ca


FALL 2019 (400-level courses)

POL S 404: TOPICS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

SEM A1- The Politics of Culture - Explores urgent questions about 'the work of art' within frameworks developed by different critical theorists to understand political struggles surrounding bodies and borders. These struggles include, but are not restricted to, race, disability, Indigenity, space, religion, asylum, gender and sexuality and the (post) human. Informed by a developing understanding of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation process, students are equipped over the semester to collaboratively develop creative projects addressing cultural and political aspects of citizenship and belonging on Treaty Six territories.

SEM A2 - The Politics of Sleep - 
This interdisciplinary course will dovetail with my own current research on sleep.

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.

Prerequisite: One of POL S 211, 212 (or 210) or Department consent.

SEM A1            M                      Fiona Nicoll                       fnicoll@ualberta.ca

SEM A2            W                      Cressida Heyes                cheyes@ualberta.ca

POL S 419: POLITICS OF THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION

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.

SEM X01          M                       Ian Urquhart                     ian.urquhart@ualberta.ca 

POL S 424:  HEALTH POLICY

Examining public policy making structures and processes. 

Prerequisite:  One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220) or Department consent.

SEM A1            R                       John Church                      john.church@ualberta.ca

POL S 429: GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF ALBERTA

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. 

SEM A1            W                       Laurie Adkin                     ladkin@ualberta.ca

POL S 440: TOPICS IN CANADIAN PUBLIC POLICY

SEM A2 - Indigenous Government in Canada

Selected topics of contemporary interest in Canadian public policy. Information about the specific topic is available form 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 A1            W                        Matthew Wildcat               mwildcat@ualberta.ca

POL S 445: TOPICS IN GLOBALIZATION & GOVERNANCE

Conservatism in the Americas - A seminar focused on the exploration of the origins, development and strategies of conservative political actors throughout the Americas; and their influence over party politics, the broader political process and public policy.

SEM A1            T                         Julian Castro-Rea             jcrea@ualberta.ca

POL S 448: GENDER POLITICS AND MASS MEDIA

Ways in which mass media socially construct and politicize gender.

Prerequisite: Any 200-level POL S or WGS.

SEM A1            T                         Linda Trimble                   linda.trimble@ualberta.ca 

POL S 459: TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

SEM A1 - Gender, Conflict and Security

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.

Prerequisite: One of POL S 261 (or 260) or Department consent.

SEM A1            W                      Siobhan Byrne                   siobhan.byrne@ualberta.ca

POL S 462: POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

Competing analytical frameworks within international political economy, social and ideological dimensions of governance in a globalized world.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 261 (or260) or Department consent.

SEM A1            M                      Rob Aitken                          raitken@ualberta.ca

POL S 468: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION

An examination of theoretical debates on international cooperation and international institutions and their application to contemporary international politics.  Prerequisite:  One of POL S 261 (or 260) or Department consent.

SEM A1            W                    Andy Knight                          andy.knight@ualberta.ca

POL S 479: NGO GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT

Organizational features, actor/stakeholder relationships, and management challenges contemporary NGOs face.

Prerequisite: POL S 235 or 261 or consent of Department. 

SEM A1            R                     Reza Hasmath                     hasmath@ualberta.ca

POL S 484: TOPICS IN UNITED STATES POLITICS AND POLICY

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary

Prerequisite:  POL S 332 or Department consent.

SEM A1            M                    Greg Anderson                     greg.anderson@ualberta.ca

POL S 499A: HONORS ESSAY:  FOURTH-YEAR HONORS POLITICAL SCIENCE 

Preparation of the Honors Essay, required in the fourth year of the Honors program.

Prerequisite: POL S 399.

SEM C1            F                     Steve Patten                        steve.patten@ualberta.ca