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Joint Honours Component Political Science (36 credits)

Offered by: Political Science     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two Arts disciplines may apply to combine Joint Honours Program components from two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs".

Prior to registering for each Joint Honours component, students should consult an adviser in each department for approval of their course selection and their interdisciplinary research project (if applicable).

To enter, remain and graduate in Joint Honours, students must achieve/maintain a 3.3 average in their political science courses and more than half of the political science grades must be at the B+ level or higher. According to Faculty regulations, Joint Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general. In addition to meeting these Political Science requirements, students must meet the requirements set forth by the other department.

To be awarded First Class Joint Honours at graduation, in addition to the Faculty requirement of a 3.50 CGPA, students must achieve a 3.6 average in their political science courses and more than half of political science grades must be at the A- level or higher. All political science courses taken at McGill are counted in determining a student's standing. (The specific criteria are given in the brochure "Major and Honours Programs in Political Science", which may be found on the Department website http://www.mcgill.ca/politicalscience/.) To be awarded Joint Honours at graduation, students must be registered in the Joint Honours program in their final year. At graduation, students' Joint Honours standing will be determined by their overall record in the Joint Honours program. In addition to meeting these Political Science requirements, students must meet the requirements set forth by the other department.

Students may enter the Joint Honours program in U1.

Required Course (3 credits)

POLI 311 is required except for those students whose other Joint Honours component is either Economics or Sociology. These students may be authorized to take an equivalent social science methods course in Economics or Sociology. If so, they must take 3 credits in Political Theory. Refer to the Political Theory course list below for appropriate courses.

  • POLI 311 Techniques of Empirical Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to empirical political research. Among the topics considered are the formulation of research problems, the selection of samples, interviewing, questionnaire construction, and the analysis and interpretation of data.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Elisabeth Gidengil (Fall) Christopher Chhim (Summer)

Complementary Courses (33 credits)

33 credits of complementary courses selected with the following specifications.

No more than one-half (18 credits) of a student's political science credits may be in any one field (Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics (Developed Areas and Developing Areas), International Relations, Political Theory). However, if the field is Comparative Politics and if courses are taken in both Developed Areas and Developing Areas, the maximum is 21 credits. Refer to the lists below for course choices in each field.

One quarter (9 credits) of political science credits must be at the 400-level or above including one 500-level Honours Seminar or one 600-level Graduate Seminar. This one-quarter rule may be satisfied by taking a 500-level Honours Seminar and a 600-level Graduate Seminar. Refer to the lists below for course choices at the 400 and 500 levels in each field. Consult the Department website (http://www.mcgill.ca/politicalscience/courses/graduate/) for 600-level course choices.

No more than 15 credits of political science may be at the 200 level. Students may not take 200-level political science courses in their final year.

Canadian Politics

  • POLI 221 Government of Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of the central governmental institutions, including parliament, federalism, and the judiciary.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Christa Scholtz (Fall)

    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 222 Political Process and Behaviour in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to contemporary political life in Canada that examines how demands are identified and transmitted through the political systems. Emphasis will be placed on: the Canadian political culture; socialization and political participation; the electoral system; elections and voting; the role and structure of political parties; and the influence of organized interest.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Christa Scholtz (Winter)

    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 226 La vie politique québécoise (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Une introduction à la vie politique québécoise à travers l'étude des institutions, des idéologies et des comportements politiques. Une attention particulière sera accordée à la structure et aux changements dans le système politique québécoise.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eric Belanger (Winter)

    • Restriction: An ability to understand and read French is required; writing and speaking ability are not.
    • This course is offered in English and French in alternate years. For 2012-13 it will be offered in French.
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 320 Issues in Canadian Democracy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Critical analysis of selected issues and debates in Canadian politics, including citizen participation, electoral system effects, party financing, office-seeking, approaches to representation, and direct democracy and non-party alternatives. Topics are examined from both the perspective of the general population and the specific experience of women and ethno-racial minorities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: At least one other course in Canadian or Comparative Government and Politics or permission of instructor
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 321 Issues: Canadian Public Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The Canadian political process through an analysis of critical policy issues in community development, welfare state, education, and institutional reforms in public service delivery systems. Diagnostic and prescriptive interpretations of public choices in a federal-parliamentary regime.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Filippo Sabetti (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: at least one other course in Canadian or Comparative Politics
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 326 Provincial Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The effect of regional and provincial culture on the operation of political parties and the institutions of government; the effect of institutional modernization on provincial governments; the role of provincial sub-systems within the Canadian political system.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Canadian Government or Politics or permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 336 Le Québec et le Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Comment les Canadiens anglais et les Québécois se perçoivent-ils? Les différences culturelles entre les deux groupes. Les relations politiques et économiques entre les deux groupes. L'impact de la Révolution Tranquille. La place des francophones et des anglophones dans la vie collective. Les projets de réaménagement du cadre politique.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restrictions: An ability to understand and read French is required; writing and speaking ability are not. Not open to students who have taken QCST 336.
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 337 Canadian Public Administration (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Organization and practice of public administration at the federal provincial and local level in Canada. Contrasting theories/techniques of public administration and policy, organization of field offices for delivery of essential public services, governments as employers, and institutional and policy changes to resolve crisis inherent in "the paradoxical view of bureaucracy".

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: at least one other course in Canadian government or politics
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 342 Canadian Foreign Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The development and articulation of Canadian foreign policy. Theoretical approaches. The environmental setting. Historical perspectives. Trans-Atlantic linkages. The American connection. The Common Market. The United Nations. Military security. Developing relations with Asia, Africa, Latin America. Canada in global society.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Theodore David McLauchlin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Canadian Government and Politics or International Politics or written consent of instructor
    • Note: The fields are International Politics and Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 371 Challenge of Canadian Federalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An analysis of the origins, evolution and nature of federalism in Canada. Topics and themes will include the impact of federalism on political institutions, the effect of different regional perspectives, and the issues and conflicts that currently confront Canadian federalism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: at least one course in Canadian politics
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 372 Aboriginal Politics in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The relationship of aboriginal politics to larger debates and literatures within political science, such as citizenship theory, federalism, and collective action. Subjects covered include Canada's treaty history, constitutional changes, and aboriginal political development.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Christa Scholtz (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: At least one course in Canadian politics such as, POLI 221 or POLI 222 OR Permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken POLI 372 prior to W06.
  • POLI 378 The Canadian Judicial Process (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of the structure of the judiciary and its role in the Canadian political process. Topics include the nature of judicial power and its constitutional framework in Canada, the structure and function of courts, judicial recruitment and personnel, judicial policy-making and the political role of the Supreme Court under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Nicole Borovan (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 221 or POLI 222 or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who took 160-379 (1990-91) or 160-427 (1989-90)
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 379 Topics in Canadian Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Topics in Canadian politics.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Andrea Lawlor (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Canadian Government and Politics
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 410 Canadian Political Parties (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course examines Canadian political parties and party systems, stressing patterns of historical development, party organization and finance, relationships with social movement, and the impact of Canadian federalism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: At least one other course in Canadian Politics
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 411 Immigration and Multiculturalism in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of various aspects of Canadian politics that stems from the country's experience with immigration and ethnic and racial diversity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: at least one course in Canadian politics, preferably at the 300 or 400 level, or permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 412 Canadian Voting/Public Opinion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A critical examination of major debates within the literature on Canadian voting behaviour and public opinion.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: at least one course in Canadian politics, preferably at the 300 or 400 level, or permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 417 Health Care in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course analyzes the theory and politics of health policy and institutions, comparing provincial models and contextualizing Canadian systems with international perspectives from the U.S. and Europe. Current health reform debates will be explored, particularly those involving federal-provincial relations, sustainable financing and the role of the state in social protection.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Antonia Maioni (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: POLI 221 or POLI 221
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 424 Media and Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The role of media in domestic and international politics, with reference to recent studies in political science. Themes in the study of mass media and politics in developed democracies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: POLI 211 or POLI 212; and at least 3 credits in Political Science at the 300 level
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas; also in the field of Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 427 Selected Topics: Canadian Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Selected problem areas in Canada's political process, political culture, constitutional development, and machinery of government.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Adam Daifallah, Thomas James Velk (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course and preferably an upper level course as well in Canadian Government and Politics or permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 478 The Canadian Constitution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of legislative and judicial protection of rights and liberties in Canada. Topics to be covered include civil rights and the division of powers; the implied bill of rights theory; the 1960 Bill of Rights; establishment and enforcement of human rights legislation; and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Christopher P Manfredi (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: POLI 378 or an upper level course in Canadian Politics or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who took 160-427 in 1989-90 or 1991
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 521 Seminar: Canadian Politics and Government (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Selected problems of Canadian socio-economic and political structures; political culture; constitutional development, and governmental structure.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Stuart Soroka (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students, final year Honours students, and other advanced undergraduates with the permission of the instructor
    • Prerequisite: At least one 300 or 400-level course in Canadian Politics
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.

Comparative Politics - Developed Areas

  • POLI 211 Comparative Government and Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Introduction to the study of comparative politics as it applies both to the developed world and developing countries. The course presents the basic concepts and approaches used in the field of comparative politics and it focuses on patterns of similarity and difference in a way political institutions and processes are structured in a wide variety of national contexts.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Filippo Sabetti (Fall)

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 212 Government and Politics - Developed World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The nature of politics in a few selected nations of the industrialized world, applying the concepts introduced in POLI 211 to specific national contexts. Countries studied will be drawn principally from Europe and North America.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Hudson Meadwell (Winter)

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 315 Approaches to Political Economy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Influential traditions in political economy. Focus on how these attempted to integrate the economic and political. Application of economic analysis to social and political phenomena ("social choice"). Recent efforts to combine the deductive logic of economics with comparative empirical analysis of actors in different institutional settings. Extension to the international political economy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211 or POLI 212 and one preferably university-level economics course
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 325D1 Government and Politics: United States (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A survey of the American political system, with emphasis on the constitutional and philosophical setting, the institutions and their interactions, the political process, public policy issues, and political change.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211 or POLI 212 or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
    • Students must register for both POLI 325D1 and POLI 325D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both POLI 325D1 and POLI 325D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • POLI 325D2 Government and Politics: United States (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : See POLI 325D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 325D1
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both POLI 325D1 and POLI 325D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • POLI 328 Comparing European Democracies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to the study of contemporary European politics. The course presents the basic concepts and approaches used in the field of European comparative politics and examines patterns of similarity and difference across Europe, as well as some current political debates in Europe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: POLI 211 or POLI 212, or POLI 227
    • Note: The field is Comparative Politics.
  • POLI 329 Russian and Soviet Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course explores the institutions of the Soviet system and pressures to reform this system. Examines specific changes made to the system through democratization and market reform. Compares these changes to similar transitions in other countries to assess possible twists in Russian's political future.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211, POLI 212, or written consent of instructor; Soviet history helpful but not required
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 330 Law and Courts in Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Judicial politics in continental Europe, including theoretical accounts of the rule of law, judicial independence, power, and accountability, and the judicialization of politics. Empirical examples will be drawn from both Western and Eastern Europe countries, as well as the constitutional and the ordinary judiciaries.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Maria Popova (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211 or POLI 212
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken POLI 339 in 2006-2007 or 2007-2008
  • POLI 331 Politics in East Central Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Analysis of recent dramatic changes in East Central Europe in light of the historical development and current structure of these states, their relationship to their societies, with emphasis on diversity and its sources.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Maria Popova (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Some prior related course i.e. Comparative Politics or East European History or written consent of the instructor. Recommended POLI 329.
  • POLI 339 Comparative Developed: Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Selected aspects of politics in developed countries.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Richard Schultz, Enrica Quaroni, Vanna Marisa Fonsato (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: a basic course in Comparative Politics or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 357 Politics: Contemporary Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of political institutions and processes in today's Europe, concentrating on the member-states of the European Union and on the Union itself. The course is organized thematically rather than on a country-by-country basis.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Anthony Kevins (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 212 or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 361 Political Participation in Comparative Perspective (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Exploration of how citizens engage in politics. Theories and examples of current forms of political participation and mobilization will be introduced, including voting, party membership, transnational movements, political consumerism, culture jamming and internet activism. Examples are drawn from Europe and North America and sometimes from the developing world.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Dietlind Stolle (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211 or POLI 212.
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 411 Immigration and Multiculturalism in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of various aspects of Canadian politics that stems from the country's experience with immigration and ethnic and racial diversity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: at least one course in Canadian politics, preferably at the 300 or 400 level, or permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 414 Society and Politics in Italy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Analysis of modern Italian political development in comparison to other Western and Mediterranean countries. What makes Italian politics unique, what makes it resemble that of other countries.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Filippo Sabetti (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: a basic course in Comparative Politics and preferably an upper level course or written permission of the Instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 419 Transitions from Communism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Selected problems facing the Post-Soviet world. Themes include: new political institutions, parties, and groups; economic reform; social problems; ideological changes; the rise of ethnonationalism; linkages with the West.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Maria Popova (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: One 200- or 300-level course in Comparative Politics required or written permission of the instructor; a Political Science, History or Sociology course on the USSR or Eastern Europe after WW II strongly recommended.
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 424 Media and Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The role of media in domestic and international politics, with reference to recent studies in political science. Themes in the study of mass media and politics in developed democracies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: POLI 211 or POLI 212; and at least 3 credits in Political Science at the 300 level
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas; also in the field of Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 425 Topics in American Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course involves a detailed analysis of a limited area of American politics and government.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 325
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 431 Nations and States/Developed World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The role of nationalism in European and North American political development. Topics include: nationalism and state-formation, secession and sub-state nationalism, war and nationalism, federal and consociational arrangements in multi-national societies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211 or POLI 212 or POLI 328
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 432 Selected Topics: Comparative Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Topics in comparative politics. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Juliet Johnson, Benjamin Forest (Fall) Narendra Subramanian (Winter)

    • Note: The field is Comparative Politics in Developed Areas.
  • POLI 437 Politics in Israel (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An analysis of the nature and development of the Israeli political system, including historical background, Zionist ideology, the electoral system, the political parties, the institutions of government, constitutional issues, and religion and politics. The relationship between domestic politics and foreign policy will also be explored.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211 or POLI 212. Recommended JWST 366
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 438 British Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A review of British politics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • POLI 451 The European Union (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The emergence of the EU and its innovative institutions and policies will be studied through lectures, discussions, and a simulation (of a European Council or Parliament session). Emphasis upon current debates about the EU's developing identity, its internal political economy, its institutions of 'multilevel' governance, and its external relation.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Laurie Beaudonnet (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: one course each in International Relations and Comparative Politics
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas; also in the field of International Politics.
  • POLI 475 Social Capital in Comparative Perspective (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Social capital as an important societal resource that helps to overcome collective action and development problems. Introduction to the roots of the concept of social capital, and discussion on how and why this resource influences the political and economic life of countries, regions, cities and individuals.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211 or POLI 212.
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 524 Seminar: Developed Areas (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Seminar on developed areas.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Hudson Meadwell (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: At least one upper-level course in the politics of developed areas
    • Restriction: Open to graduate students, final year Honours students, and other advanced undergraduates with the permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.

Comparative Politics - Developing Areas

  • POLI 227 Developing Areas/Introduction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to Third World politics. A comparative examination of the legacies of colonialism, the achievement of independence, and contemporary dynamics of political and socio-economic development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Topics include modernization, dependency, state-building and national integration, revolution, the role of the military, and democratization.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Rex J Brynen (Winter)

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 319 Politics of Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course will deal with the dynamics of political change in Latin America today.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Philip Oxhorn (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 322 Political Change in South Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Political change in South Asia in late colonial and post-colonial periods. Issues covered include social and cultural history; colonial rule, nationalism and state formation; democratic and authoritarian tendencies; economic policies and consequences; challenges to patterns of dominance and national boundaries; prospects for democracy, prosperity and equality.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Narendra Subramanian (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 324 Developing Areas/Africa (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The government and politics of African states south of the Sahara with reference to the ideological and institutional setting as influenced by the forces of tradition and the impact of Western colonialism.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Mark Daku (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 338 Developing Areas/Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Selected aspects of the Third World. In any given year the course will concentrate either on a particular region or on a relevant thematic problem.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Khalid Medani (Fall) Juan Wang (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor
  • POLI 340 Developing Areas/Middle East (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of the societies, political forces and regimes of selected countries of the Eastern Arab world (Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia).

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Rex J Brynen (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 369 Politics of Southeast Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Topics covered include: colonialism, nationalism, democracy, authoritarianism, war, economic development, social development, overseas Chinese, ethnicity, religion, populism, and international relations, as they apply to Southeast Asian politics.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Erik Kuhonta (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 200 level course in comparative politics (POLI 211, POLI 212, or POLI 227).
  • POLI 422 Developing Areas/Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A specific problem area in the Comparative Politics of Developing Areas.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Vrinda Narain (Fall) Manuel Balan (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: a basic course and preferably an upper level course in comparative politics
    • Note: The field is Comparative Politics in Developing Areas.
  • POLI 423 Politics of Ethno-Nationalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Theories of ethno-nationalism examined in light of experience in Asia, Middle East and Africa. Topics include formation and mobilization of national, ethnic and religious identities in colonial and post-colonial societies; impact of ethno-nationalism on pluralism, democracy, class and gender relations; means to preserve tolerance in multicultural societies.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Narendra Subramanian (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: one 300 or 400-level course in comparative politics; and one 300 or 400-level course on developing areas (any discipline.) The same course can fulfill both requirements
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 435 Identity and Inequality (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Inequality is often particularly durable between groups whose boundaries are based on assumed ancestry - e.g., the major ethnic categories in former European settler colonies, castes in South Asia. This course explores ongoing changes in the relationship between identity and social, economic and political inequality in some of these contexts.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Narendra Subramanian (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: 300 level course in comparative politics or related social science course.
  • POLI 450 Peacebuilding (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of transitions from civil war to peace, and the role of external actors (international organizations, bilateral donors, non-governmental organizations) in support of such transitions. Topics will include the dilemmas of humanitarian relief, peacekeeping operations, refugees, the demobilization of ex-combatants, transitional elections, and the politics of socio-economic reconstruction.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Rex J Brynen (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: previous courses in comparative politics/developing areas and international relations. Internet research skills are strongly recommended
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas; also in the field of International Politics.
  • POLI 474 Inequality and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The political structures and social forces underlying poverty and inequality in the developing world; the historical roots of inequality in different regions, varying manifestations of inequality (class, region, ethnicity, gender), and selected contemporary problems.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Erik Kuhonta (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 522 Seminar: Developing Areas (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : State-society relations in the developing world through historical, comparative, and analytical perspectives, focusing on: (1) theories and concepts of the state; (2) state capacity and incapacity; (3) state formation.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Juan Wang (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: At least one upper-level course in the politics of developing areas.
    • Restriction: Open to graduate students, final year honours students, and other advanced undergraduates with permission of instructor; (Note: The field is Comparative Politics in Developing Areas).

International Relations

  • POLI 243 International Politics of Economic Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to international relations, through examples drawn from international political economy. The emphasis will be on the politics of trade and international monetary relations.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Mark R Brawley (Winter)

    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 244 International Politics: State Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Offers a comprehensive introduction to the behaviour of nation states. Explores how states make foreign policy decisions and what motivates their behaviour. Other covered topics include the military and economic dimensions of state behaviour, conflict, cooperation, interdependence, integration, globalisation, and change in the international system.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jason Scott Ferrell (Fall)

    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 341 Foreign Policy: The Middle East (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of the changing regional security environment and the evolving foreign policies and relationships of Arab states in three areas - relations with non-Arab regional powers (Israel, Iran), inter-Arab relations, Great Power relations. The course will focus particularly on Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Julie Norman (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A 200- or 300- level course in International Relations or Middle East politics or permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 342 Canadian Foreign Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The development and articulation of Canadian foreign policy. Theoretical approaches. The environmental setting. Historical perspectives. Trans-Atlantic linkages. The American connection. The Common Market. The United Nations. Military security. Developing relations with Asia, Africa, Latin America. Canada in global society.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Theodore David McLauchlin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Canadian Government and Politics or International Politics or written consent of instructor
    • Note: The fields are International Politics and Canadian Politics.
  • POLI 344 Foreign Policy: Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of the evolution of the European system since 1945.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jason Scott Ferrell (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in International or European Politics or written consent of instructor. POLI 346 would be a helpful preparation for this course
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 345 International Organizations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The politics and processes of global governance in the 21st century, with a special emphasis on the United Nations system.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Vincent Pouliot (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in International Politics or written consent of instructor
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 346 American Foreign Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An exploration of American foreign policy from 1945 to the present. Topics to be addressed are the origins of the Cold War, deterrence, strategy and arms control, American intervention in Latin America and Vietnam, U.S. policy in the Post Cold War era - Gulf War, Haiti, Somalia, Yugoslavia and relations with Japan.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Mark R Brawley (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 244 or a course in American history
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 347 Arab-Israel Conflict, Crisis, Peace (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Concepts - protracted conflict, crisis, war, peace; system, subsystem; Conflict-levels of analysis; historical context; images and issues; attitudes, policies, role of major powers; Crises-Wars - configuration of power; crisis models; decision-making in 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982 crisis-wars; conflict- crisis management; Peace-Making - pre-1977; Egypt-Israel peace treaty; Madrid, Oslo, Israel-Jordan peace; prospects for conflict resolution.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Julie Norman (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 160-243 prior to 1997-98; or POLI 244
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 349 Foreign Policy: Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An overview of the foreign policies of two rising powers - China and India - in addition to Japan, covering the historical evolution, goals and determinants of their foreign policies, interactions with the rest of Asia and the world, and efforts at institutionalised cooperation in South and East Asia.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Mahesh Shankar (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: POLI 243 or 244, or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 351 The Causes of Major Wars (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Examination of the competing theoretical explanations for major wars; application of the theories to the outbreak of World War I.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jason Scott Ferrell (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 243, POLI 244 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 354 Approaches to International Political Economy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The course presents theoretical approaches to understanding change in the international political economy.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Mark R Brawley (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in International Relations and an introductory course in Macro Economics
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 359 Topics in International Politics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A specific problem area in International Relations.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Krzysztof Pelc (Winter) Antonia Maioni, Enrica Quaroni, Vanna Marisa Fonsato (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in International Relations
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 360 Security: War and Peace (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Focuses on international security and strategies of war and peace in historical and comparative frameworks. Topics include case studies of 20th century wars, conventional and nuclear strategy, and various approaches to peace.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jason Scott Ferrell (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in International Relations or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 362 Political Theory and International Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Key contributions of political theory to the study and practice of international relations. Three prevailing theoretical traditions will be examined: realism, 'international society', and cosmopolitanism. Key practical issues to be explored from these perspectives include war, humanitarian intervention, economic globalization, environment, and gender.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Catherine Lu (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: A 200 or 300-level course in political theory, and POLI 243 or POLI 244
    • Note: The fields are International Politics and Political Theory.
  • POLI 440 Civil-Military Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Civil-military relations is a key component of any society's political system. This course considers both domestic issues of political stability, such as the threat of coups d'état, as well as international ones, such as the use of force.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: POLI 244 or permission of instructor.
  • POLI 441 IPE: Trade (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Politics of international trade, such as the international rules governing trade in goods, the functioning of international bodies such as the WTO, and the domestic sources of these international policies.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Krzysztof Pelc (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: POLI 243 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 442 International Relations of Ethnic Conflict (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Issues related to the internationalization of ethnic conflict, including diasporas, contagion and demonstration effects, intervention, irredentism, the use of sanctions and force. Combination of theory and the study of contemporary cases.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 244 or permission of instructor
  • POLI 444 Topics in International Politics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A specific problem area in International Politics.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jaye Dana Ellis, Julie Norman (Fall) Vincent Pouliot (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: An upper level course in International Politics or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 445 International Political Economy: Monetary Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Advanced course in international political economy; the politics of international of monetary relations, such as international rules governing international finance, the reasons for and consequences of financial flows, and the functioning of international financial bodies such as the IMF and World Bank.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: POLI 243 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 450 Peacebuilding (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An examination of transitions from civil war to peace, and the role of external actors (international organizations, bilateral donors, non-governmental organizations) in support of such transitions. Topics will include the dilemmas of humanitarian relief, peacekeeping operations, refugees, the demobilization of ex-combatants, transitional elections, and the politics of socio-economic reconstruction.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Rex J Brynen (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: previous courses in comparative politics/developing areas and international relations. Internet research skills are strongly recommended
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas; also in the field of International Politics.
  • POLI 451 The European Union (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The emergence of the EU and its innovative institutions and policies will be studied through lectures, discussions, and a simulation (of a European Council or Parliament session). Emphasis upon current debates about the EU's developing identity, its internal political economy, its institutions of 'multilevel' governance, and its external relation.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Laurie Beaudonnet (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: one course each in International Relations and Comparative Politics
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas; also in the field of International Politics.
  • POLI 575 Seminar: International Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A research seminar dealing with topics in the field of international politics.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Michael Brecher (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students and final year Honours students only
    • Note: The field is International Politics.

Political Theory

* Note: Courses marked with an asterisk ("*") in the list below may be used to complete the 3 credits of Political Theory by those students exempted from POLI 311.

  • POLI 231 Introduction to Political Theory (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The course introduces students to political theory through critical examination of classic texts in the history of political thought. In addition to gaining an understanding of several different traditions of political thought, students are encouraged to develop their skills in textual interpretation, critical reasoning, and essay-writing.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Arash Abizadeh (Winter)

    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 232 Modern Political Thought (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The course introduces students to modern political thought through a critical examination of some of the key political ideologies and concepts of contemporary political discourse. Themes vary from year to year, and may include liberalism, conservatism, socialism, feminism, democracy, power, justice, and freedom.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Catherine Lu (Fall)

    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 333 Western Political Theory 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The major themes and writers in the political theory of classical antiquity. The political ideas of Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic philosophers will be explored through the significant texts of this period.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Christina Tarnopolsky (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 231 or POLI 232 or PHIL 240 or at least two political science courses at the 300 level; or permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 334 Western Political Theory 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Medieval and renaissance political philosophy, from Saint Augustine to Sir Thomas More. Scholastic and neo-scholastic political thought, natural law and natural rights, as well as civic and northern humanism, republicanism and liberty. Twentieth century work on similar concepts will be used.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jacob Levy (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 333 or written permission of the instructor. POLI 333 should be taken before this course
    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 362 Political Theory and International Relations (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Key contributions of political theory to the study and practice of international relations. Three prevailing theoretical traditions will be examined: realism, 'international society', and cosmopolitanism. Key practical issues to be explored from these perspectives include war, humanitarian intervention, economic globalization, environment, and gender.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Catherine Lu (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: A 200 or 300-level course in political theory, and POLI 243 or POLI 244
    • Note: The fields are International Politics and Political Theory.
  • POLI 363 Contemporary Political Theory (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course explores fundamental currents of thought in political philosophy. Topics will vary from year to year, and may include issues such as classical liberalism and its opponents, the foundations of socialism and Marxism, rational choice theory and its critics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A 200 or 300 level course in political theory
    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 364 Radical Political Thought (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Radical themes in contemporary political thought and action.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: William Roberts (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A 200- or 300-level course in political theory
  • POLI 365 Democratic Theory (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A series of lectures and seminars on democratic theory.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jason Scott Ferrell (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Prerequisite: A 200- or 300-level course in political theory
    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 366 Topics in Political Theory 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A specific problem area in Political Theory.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Nina Valiquette, Timothy Waligore (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: A 200- or 300-level course in political theory
    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 367 Liberal Political Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The development of liberal political thought and theories of justice, including a selection of authors from: Locke, Montesquieu, Smith, Constant, Kant, Mill, Tocqueville, Berlin, Hayek, Rawls, Nozick, Walzer, and Kymlicka, as well as some of their critics.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Victor Muniz-Fraticelli (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 231, 232 or POLI 333
  • POLI 433 History of Political/Social Theory 3 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Early modern political philosophy, from Luther to Rousseau and Burke. Resistance theories of the 16th century, Hobbes and Locke, the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. Twentieth century work on concepts developed in this period such as rights, revolution, legitimacy, democracy, authority and liberty.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Timothy Waligore (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POL1 231 or 232 or 333 or 334 or written permission
    • Note: The field is Political Theory
  • POLI 434 History of Political/Social Theory 4 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A consideration of selected writers and themes of late 19th and 20th century political theory. Writers include Hegel, Clausewitz, Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, Lenin, Rowis, Foucault, and Habermas. The rise of industrial society, scientism, the romantic revolt, revolutionary movements, socialism and liberal-democracy.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Nina Valiquette (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POL1 433
    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 459 Topics in Political Theory 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course will deal with a specific problem area in Political theory.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Victor Muniz-Fraticelli (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A 300- or 400-level course in political theory
    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 561 Seminar: Political Theory (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A topic in political philosophy such as democracy, liberty, property or nationalism, or a political philosopher, is studied to enable students to research a topic in depth, to present their papers to the seminar, and to engage in and profit from discussion and debate.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: William Roberts (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: At least one upper-level course in political philosophy
    • Restriction: Open to graduate students, final year Honours students, and other advanced undergraduates with the permission of the instructor
    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
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