Winter Courses 2022

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 B1               MWF                          0900-0950          Greg Anderson               grega@ualberta.ca


LEC B2               TR                             1100-1220           Ehsan Kashfi                  kashfi@ualberta.ca


LEC B3               TR                             1230-1350           Rob Aitken                     raitken@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.

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

Prerequisite: POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC B1               MWF                          1200-1250          Ghada Ageel Hamdan               ageel@ualberta.ca


LEC B2               TR                              1230-1350          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.

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

Prerequisite: POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC B1               MWF                          1000-1050          Ghada Ageel Hamdan               ageel@ualberta.ca


LEC B2               TF                              1230-1350          Ghada Ageel Hamdan               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.

Prerequisite: POL S 101 or consent of Department.

LEC B1               MWF                          0900-0950          Feodor Snagovsky               snagovsk@ualberta.ca


LEC B2               TR                              0930-1050          Jared Wesley                       jwesley@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 B1               MWF                          1000-1050          Margot Challborn               mchallbo@ualberta.ca


LEC B2               TR                              0930-1050          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 B1               MWF                          1100-1150          Laurie Adkin               ladkin@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                          0930-1050          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                          0900-0950          Reza Hasmath               hasmath@ualberta.ca


LEC B2               TR                              0930-1050          Siobhan Byrne                siobhan.byrne@ualberta.ca

POL S 298 - TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

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

Prerequisite: POL S 101 or Department consent.

LEC B1               MWF                          1000-1050          Joshua St Pierre               jstpierr@ualberta.ca

300-LEVEL COURSES

POL S 305 - CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY

LEC B1 - Relating to Climate Change
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 B1               T                          1230-1520          David Kahane               dkahane@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 B1               TR                          1100-1220          William Kujala               wkujala@ualberta.ca

POL S 328 - MANAGING MODERN GOVERNMENT

Areas of focus include: organizational forms and managerial approaches for the public sector, fostering partnerships with the private/civil society sectors, and the behaviour of micro-level actors embedded in government.

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

LEC B1               MWF                          1100-1150          Reza Hasmath               hasmath@ualberta.ca

POL S 359 - TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

LEC B1 - Intl 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 B1               TR                          0930-1050          Andy Knight               knight@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 B1               TR                          0930-1050          Rob Aitken               raitken@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 B1               MWF                          1200-1250          

POL S 380 - POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Evolution, future, and global significance of Middle Eastern regional politics.

Prerequisite: One of POL S 235 (or 240) or Department consent.

LEC B1               TR                          0930-1050          Mojtaba Mahdavi-Ardekani              mahdavia@ualberta.ca

POL S 398 - TOPICS IN POLITICS

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

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

LEC B1               TR                          1300-1420          Samantha Spady               sspady@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               R                          1300-1550          Lori Thorlakson               thorlaks@ualberta.ca

400-LEVEL COURSES

POL S 404 - TOPICS IN POLITICAL THEORY

SEM B1 - The Politics of Speed
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               T                          0930-1220          Joshua St Pierre               jstpierr@ualberta.ca

POL S 410 - TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY POLTICIAL THEORY

SEM B1 - Relating to Climate Change
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 B1               R                          0930-1220          David Kahane               dkahane@ualberta.ca

POL S 421 - TOPICS IN CANADIAN POLITICS

SEM B1 - Political Behaviour
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               W                          1300-1550          Feodor Snagovsky               snagovsk@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 B1               T                          1230-1520          John Church               churchj@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 B1               W                          1300-1550          Reza Hasmath               hasmath@ualberta.ca

POL S 445 - TOPICS IN GLOBALIZATION AND GOVERNANCE

SEM B1 - Identity & Ethnicized Conflict
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               W                          0900-1150          Siobhan Byrne               siobhan.byrne@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 B1               T                          1230-1520          Linda Trimble               ltrimble@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                          1300-1550          Greg Anderson               grega@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 B1               W                          0900-1150          Andy Knight               knight@ualberta.ca

POL S 469 - ETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Sources of and debates on ethical issues in international relations, especially surrounding human rights, economic justice and war.

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

SEM B1               R                          0930-1220          Roger Epp               repp@ualberta.ca

POL S 477 - ISLAM, MODERNITY, AND DEMOCRACY

Political ideas and practice in Islamic countries, including historical and contemporary constructions of Islam.

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

LEC B1               R                          1230-1520          Mojtaba Mahdavi-Ardekani               mahdavia@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 B1               M                          1300-1550          Reza Hasmath               hasmath@ualberta.ca

POL S 486 - TOPICS IN EUROPEAN POLITICS

SEM B1 - 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 B1               W                          1300-1550          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                          1300-1550          Linda Trimble               ltrimble@ualberta.ca