ALL 2020 UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

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.

LEC A1                 MWF                   1000-1050          Margot Challborn               mchallbo@ualberta.ca
LEC A2                 MWF                   1100-1150          Renee McBeth                   rmcbeth@ualberta.ca
LEC A4                 TR                       1100-1220          Rachel George                  rachel.george@ualberta.ca
                                                                                    Matthew Wildcat                 mwildcat@ualberta.ca
 

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

LEC A1                 TR                   1230-1350          Roger Epp                        repp@ualberta.ca
LEC A2                 MWF                1000-1050          Luke Sandle                     sandle@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. Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 210.  Prerequisite: POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC A1                TR                    0930-1050          David Kahane               david.kahane@ualberta.ca
LEC A2                MWF                1200-1250          Nicole Marshall              nicole2@ualberta.ca                  

POL S 224 - CANADIAN GOVERNMENT

Examines the constitutional and institutional foundations of Canadian government. Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 220.  Prerequisite: POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC A1                TR                        0930-1050          Jared Wesley                      jwesley@ualberta.ca
LEC A2                MWF                    0900-0950          Feodor Snagovsky              feodor@ualberta.ca

POL S 225 - CANADIAN POLITICS

Examines the context and dynamics of Canadian politics. Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 220. Prerequisite: POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC A1                 MWF                   1100-1150          Justin Leifso                        leifso@ualberta.ca
LEC A2                 TR                       1100-1220          Justin Leifso                        leifso@ualberta.ca           

POL S 235 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS

Examines the concepts and approaches used to compare political issues across countries and regions. Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 230 or 240.  Prerequisite: POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC A1                 TR                        0930-1050          Owurako Kusi-Ampofo        kusiampo@ualberta.ca

POL S 237 - THE POLITICS OF CHINA: Political & Social Transformations

Introduces the Chinese political system, institutional structure, and political history. 
LEC A1                 MWF                   1100-1150          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                   1200-1250          Daisy Rahael                     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. Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 260. Prerequisite: POL S 101 or consent of Department. 

LEC A1                 MWF                   1200-1250          Andy Knight                     andy.knight@ualberta.ca  
LEC A2                 TR                       1100-1220          Ghada Ageel                    ageel@ualberta.ca

300-LEVEL COURSES

POL S 305 - CONTEMPORARY 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. 
LEC A1                 MWF                   1000-1050          Cressida Heyes                cheyes@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                   1100-1150          Isabel Altamirano              isabel@ualberta.ca

POL S 332 - INTRODUCTION TO UNITED STATES POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

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.

LEC A2                MWF                   0900-0950          Judith Garber                  jgarber@ualberta.ca
                                                                                   Greg Anderson               greg.anderson@uualberta.ca

POL S 333 - ECOLOGY AND POLITICS: Crises and Solutions

This course examines different approaches to understanding the links between politics, society and ecology. Prerequisites: One of POL S 235 (or 230 or 240) or Department consent.

LEC A1                TR                        1100-1220          Laurie Adkin                    ladkin@ualberta.ca

 POL S 359 - TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
LEC A1 - International Organization Today
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                 MWF                   1300-1350          Andy Knight                     andy.knight@ualberta.ca

POL S 360 - POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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.

LEC A1                 TR                        1100-1220          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                   1000-1050          Greg Anderson               greg.anderson@ualberta.ca


400-LEVEL COURSES

POL S 404 - TOPICS IN POLITICAL THEORY
SEM A1 – The Politics of Sleep
SEM A2 – The Politics of Culture
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                         1300-1550          Cressida Heyes                cheyes@ualberta.ca
SEM A2               W                         0900-1150          Fiona Nicoll                      fnicoll@ualberta.ca 

POL S 417 - PHILOSOPHY 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 A1               R                          1230-1520          Owuraku Kusi-Ampofo      kusiampo@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.

LEC X01               W                         1800-2100          Kimberley Simmonds        kasimmon@ualberta.ca

POL S 440 - TOPICS IN CANADIAN PUBLIC POLICY: Quantitative Political Analysis
SEM A1 – Quantitative Political Analysis
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 A1               T                           1230-1520          Feodor Snagovsky                feodor@ualberta.ca

POL S 444 - GLOBAL CRITICAL RACE THEORY

Politics of race, racialisation and anti-racism in international and comparative perspective.  Prerequisite: One of POL S 235, 261 (or 230, 240 or 260) or Department consent.

SEM A1               R                          0930-1220          Samantha Spady              spady@ualberta.ca
 
POL S 445 – TOPICS IN GLOBALIZATION AND GOVERNANCE
SEM A1 – Conservatism in the Americas
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 A1               T                           1230-1520          Julian Castro-Rea            jcrea@ualberta.ca

 

POL S 459 - TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
SEM A3 – Social Movements & Alternative Politics
A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.  Prerequisite: One of POL S 261 (or 260) or Department consent.

SEM A3               W                         1300-1550          Ghada Ageel                            ageel@ualberta.ca

POL S 464 - GENDER, CONFLICT AND SECURITY
Approaches and debates in international relations and security studies, such as feminist foreign policy, gender and militarism, anti-war activism, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, feminist intersectional perspectives.  Prerequisite: Any 200-level POL S course or consent of the Department .

SEM A1               W                         0900-1150          Siobhan Byrne                 siobhan.byrne@ualberta.ca

POL S 467 - CHINESE FOREIGN POLICY
China’s approach to foreign affairs and rising global influence, with a focus on Chinese leaders and institutions, China’s geopolitical partnerships, and international relations theory.  Prerequisite: POL S 235, 237, 261 or consent of Department.

SEM A1               R                          1230-1520          Ashley Esarey                  esarey@ualberta.ca

POL S 486 - TOPICS IN EUROPEAN POLITICS
SEM A1 – Populist Radical Right Parties
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               W                         1300-1550          Laurie Adkin                    ladkin@ualberta.ca

POL S 499 - 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 (A)         F                           1300-1550          Linda Trimble                  ltrimble@ualberta.ca