Fall Courses 2021

100-LEVEL COURSES

POL S 101 - INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS

LEC 808 - Politics and Crisis
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.

SEM 800               T                          1100-1220          Staff               

LEC 808                TBA                       TBA                    Matthew Wildcat               mwildcat@ualberta.ca
                                                                                      Ehsan Kashfi                    kashfi@ualberta.ca                                                                                     
                                                                                       Megan Aiken                    maiken@ualberta.ca


SEM 801               T                          1800-1920          Staff               

LEC 808                TBA                       TBA                    Matthew Wildcat               mwildcat@ualberta.ca
                                                                                      Ehsan Kashfi                    kashfi@ualberta.ca                                                                                     
                                                                                       Megan Aiken                    maiken@ualberta.ca


 

SEM 802               T                          1400-1520          Staff

LEC 808                TBA                       TBA                   Matthew Wildcat               mwildcat@ualberta.ca
                                                                                      Ehsan Kashfi                    kashfi@ualberta.ca                                                                                     
                                                                                      Megan Aiken                    maiken@ualberta.ca


SEM 803               W                          1530-1650          Staff              

LEC 808                TBA                       TBA                    Matthew Wildcat               mwildcat@ualberta.ca
                                                                                      Ehsan Kashfi                    
kashfi@ualberta.ca
                                                                                      Megan Aiken                    
maiken@ualberta.ca


SEM 804               W                          1800-1920          Staff               

LEC 808                TBA                       TBA                    Matthew Wildcat               mwildcat@ualberta.ca
                                                                                      Ehsan Kashfi                    kashfi@ualberta.ca                                                                                     
                                                                                       Megan Aiken                    maiken@ualberta.ca


SEM 805               R                          1100-1220          Staff               

LEC 808                TBA                       TBA                   Matthew Wildcat               mwildcat@ualberta.ca
                                                                                      Ehsan Kashfi                    kashfi@ualberta.ca                                                                                     
                                                                                      Megan Aiken                    maiken@ualberta.ca


SEM 806               R                          1230-1350          Staff

LEC 808                TBA                       TBA                    Matthew Wildcat               mwildcat@ualberta.ca
                                                                                      Ehsan Kashfi                    kashfi@ualberta.ca
                                                                                      Megan Aiken                    maiken@ualberta.ca


SEM 807               R                          1400-1520          Staff

LEC 808                TBA                       TBA                    Matthew Wildcat               mwildcat@ualberta.ca
                                                                                      Ehsan Kashfi                    kashfi@ualberta.ca
                                                                                      Megan Aiken                    maiken@ualberta.ca

 

200-LEVEL COURSES

POL S 201 - INTRODUCTION TO INDIGENOUS POLITICS

Core concepts in the field of Indigenous politics.

Prerequisite: POL S 101 or Department consent.

LEC A1               TR                          0930-1050          Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez              isabel@ualberta.ca

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                          1230-1350          Roger Epp              repp@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 800               MWF                          0900-0950          Ghada Ageel Hamdan              ageel@ualberta.ca


LEC 801               TR                              0930-1050          Cressida Heyes                         cheyes@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 801               TR                          0930-1050          Cressida Heyes              cheyes@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 800               TR                          0930-1050       


LEC A1               TR                          1230-1350          Dion Blythe              dblythe@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                          1100-1150          Dion Blythe              dblythe@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 A1               TR                          1230-1350          Julian Castro-Rea              jcrea@ualberta.ca

POL S 237 - INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE POLITICS

Introduces the Chinese political system, institutional structure, and political history.

LEC 800               MWF                          1000-1050          Reza Hasmath              hasmath@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 800               TR                          1100-1220          Siobhan Byrne              siobhan.byrne@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 800               MWF                          1100-1150          Willian Kujala               wkujala@ualberta.ca


LEC A2                 TR                              1100-1220          Luke Sandle                sandle@ualberta.ca

 

300-LEVEL COURSES

POL S 323 - ELECTIONS IN CANADA

Why, how, and which Canadians vote and run for office; campaign strategies; role of media; election policies, dynamics, and outcomes.

Prerequisite: POL S 224 or 225 or consent of Department.

LEC 800               MWF                          1200-1250          Linda Trimble               ltrimble@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 A1               TR                          0930-1050          John Church               churchj@ualberta.ca

POL S 327 - INDIGENOUS POLITICS IN CANADA

Historical and contemporary issues associated with Indigenous politics in Canada.

Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in POL S or NS or Department consent.

LEC A1               TR                          1100-1220          Daisy Raphael               dmraphae@ualberta.ca

POL S 333 - ECOLOGY AND POLITICS

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 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               MWF                          1100-1150          

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                          0900-0950          Greg Anderson               grega@ualberta.ca

POL S 369 - THE POLITICS OF MONEY

Political questions animating money and finance in Canada and globally, e.g., financialization, financial crises, consumer debt, popular resistance.

Prerequisite: Any 200-level POL S course or Department consent.

LEC A1               TR                          0930-1050          Rob Aitken               raitken@ualberta.ca

POL S 371 - POPULISM AND DEMOCRACY IN CENTRAL EUROPE

Democratic transition, consolidation and backsliding in Central Europe, with a focus on nationalism, the politics of memory, European integration and Euroscepticism.

Prerequisite: Any 200- level course in POL S or consent of Department.

LEC A1               WF                          1000-1050          Lori Thorlakson              thorlaks@ualberta.ca
                           M                             1000-1050          Lori Thorlakson              thorlaks@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 courts, and the criminal process.

Prerequisite: One of POL S 224, 225, 235, (or 220, 230 or 332) or Department consent.

LEC 800               MWF                          1100-1150          Dax D'Orazio               dorazio@ualberta.ca

400-LEVEL COURSES

POL S 404 - TOPICS IN POLITICAL THEORY

SEM A1 - The Politics of 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               T                          1230-1520          Cressida Heyes               cheyes@ualberta.ca

POL S 410 - TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY

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 A1               R                          1230-1520          Ghada Ageel Hamdan               ageel@ualberta.ca

POL S 417 - TOPICS IN HUMAN RIGHTS

A variable content course that may be repeated if topics vary.

Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in POL S or Department consent.

SEM A1               T                          0930-1220          Owuraku Kusi-Ampofo               kusiampo@ualberta.ca

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 A1               M                          1300-1550          Angelia Wagner               angelia@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                          1300-1550          Laurie Adkin               ladkin@ualberta.ca

POL S 440 - TOPICS IN CANADIAN PUBLIC POLICY

SEM 800 - Quantitative Pol 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 800               R                          1230-1520          Feodor Snagovsky               snagovsk@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          Gada Ageel Hamdan               ageel@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               W                          1300-1550          Julian Castro-Rea              jcrea@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 A1               W                          1300-1550          Andy Knight              knight@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 A1               W                          0900-1150          Rob Aitken              raitken@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 A2               W                          1700-2000          Siobhan Byrne              siobhan.byrne@ualberta.ca

POL S 484 - TOPICS IN UNITED STATES POLITICS AND POLICY

SEM A1 - Authoritarianism
A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.

Prerequisite: POL S 332 or Department consent.

SEM A1               M                          1300-1550          Greg Anderson               grega@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                          1300-1550          Linda Trimble               ltrimble@ualberta.ca