WINTER 2020 (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 B1              MWF              Greg Anderson                   greg.anderson@ualberta.ca

LEC B2              MWF              Andy Knight                        andy.knight@ualberta.ca

LEC B3              TR                  John Church                       john.church@ualberta.ca

LEC X50             M                   Daisy Raphal                      dmraphae@ualberta.ca                               


WINTER 2020 (200-level courses)

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. Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 210. 

Prerequisite: POL S 101 or consent of Department. 

LEC B2                MWF            Sevan Beukian                    beurkibe@ualberta.ca

LEC X50              T                  Ghada Hamden                   ageel@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. Prerequisites: POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC B2                MWF            Nicole Marshall                     nicole2@ualberta.ca

LEC B3                TR               Angelia Wagner                    angelia@ualberta.ca

LEC X50              W                 Justin Leifso                          leifso@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. Prerequisites:  POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC B1                MWF           Nicole Marshall                       nicole2@ualberta.ca

LEC B2                TR               Edward Duru                           eduru@ualberta.ca

LEC X50              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 taken by students with credit in POL S 230 or 240. Prerequisite:  POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC B2                TR              Julian Castro-Rea              jcrea@ualberta.ca

LEC X50              M                Emrah Keskin                    keskin@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 B1                TR               Daisy Raphael                    dmraphae@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 B1                MWF           Ashely Esarey                    esarey@ualberta.ca

LEC B2                TR                Hajar Amidian                   amidian@ualberta.ca

LEC X50              R                  Reza Hasmath                  hasmath@ualberta.ca

WINTER 2020 (300-level courses)

POL S 302:  TOPICS IN POLITICAL THOUGHT

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

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

LEC B1               W                  David Kahane                     dkahane@ualberta.ca 

POL S 305:  CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL TEORY

Diverse perspective on rights, revolution, 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.

LEC B1               TR                 Cressida Heyes                  cheyes@ualberta.ca 

POL S 326: CANADIAN HEALTH POLITICS

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.

LEC B1               TR                 john Church                        john.church@ualberta.ca 

POL S 354: TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS

Governance Innovations in Latin America - Latin America is commonly seen as a global region rife with conflict and political instability. This perspective misses the important contributions that the region has made to governance, in particular ever since most Latin American countries have transitioned to democracy.

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 obtains 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 B2               TR                  Julian Castro-Rea              jcrea@ualberta.ca

POL S 359: TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

LEC B1 - The Politics of Money

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                TR                  Rob Aitken                         raitken@ualberta.ca

POL S 380 POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

LEC B1               MWF               Navid Pourmokhtari           npourmok@ualberta.ca       

POL S 390: LAW AND POLITICS

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. 

LEC B2               MWF              Dax D'Orazio                      dorazio@ualberta.ca

POL S 399: THIRD-YEAR HONORS SEMINAR

Research design and research methods for Political Science Honors Students. 

Note: Restricted to Honors Students in Third Year or those with consent of Department.

SEM B1              F                     Ashley Esarey                  esarey@ualberta.ca

WINTER 2020 (400-level courses)

POL S 404: TOPICS 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.

SEM B1              W                    Mark Blythe                         dblythe@ualberta.ca

POL S 410: TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

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.

SEM B2              T                     David Kahane                   dkahane@ualberta.ca

POL S 417: PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES OF HUMAN RIGHTS

An enquiry into the idea(s) of human rights and the adequacy of their philosophical grounding.

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

SEM B1              M                    TBA

POL S 421: TOPICS IN CANADIAN POLITICS

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 B1               T                    Rachel George                    rachel.george@ualberta.ca

POL S 425:  ETHNICITY, IMMIGRATION AND SOCIAL POLICY

Social policy theories and practices designed to integrate ethnic minorities and immigrant communities, in Canada and globally.

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

SEM B2              R                     Reza Hasmath                 hasmath@ualberta.ca

POL S 440: TOPICS IN CANADIAN PUBLIC POLICY

SEM X50 - The Politics of Oil

Selected topics of contemporary interest in Canadian public policy. Information about the specific topics 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 B1              R                     Angelia Wagner                angelia@ualberta.ca

SEM X50            M                     Ian Urquhart                     ian.urquhart@ualberta.ca  

POL S 455:  TOPICS IN GENDER AND POLITICS

SEM B2              T                     Sevan Beukian                    beurkibe@ualberta.ca  

POL S 458: UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY

The contemporary foreign policies of the United States and their causes. 

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

SEM B1              M                    Greg Anderson                  greg.anderson@ualberta.ca  

POL S 460: GLOBAL SECURITY

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.

SEM B1              M                     Ashley Esarey                   esarey@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 (or 260) or Department consent.

SEM B1               W                    Rob Aitken                         raitken@ualberta.ca

POL S 484: TOPICS IN UNITED STATES POLITICS AND POLICY

SEM B2 - US Politics in Fiction

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

Prerequisite: POL S 332 or Department consent.

SEM B2               R                      Judith Garber                     jgarber@ualberta.ca 

POL S 486  TOPICS IN EUROPEAN POLITICS

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

SEM B3               W                    Laurie Adkin                         ladkin@ualberta.ca.

POL S 499B: 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