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Minor Concentration Political Science: Canada/Québec (18 credits)

Offered by: Political Science     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

This program may not be expanded to the Major Concentration Political Science.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits of complementary courses selected with the specifications described below.

* Note: Courses marked with an asterisk ("*") are on Québec.

6 credits at the introductory level from:

  • 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.

12 credits, of which 3 credits must be on Québec; no more than 6 credits may be taken in courses outside the Department of Political Science (courses with a subject code other than "POLI"); and no more than 6 credits may be taken at the 200 level from:

  • ANTH 306 Native Peoples' History in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A survey of the Canadian policies that impinged on native societies from the fur trade to World War II, and the native peoples' responses, looking at their involvement in the fur trade, the emergence of the Métis, types of resistance, economic diversification, development of associations, and cultural distinctiveness.

    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: HIST 202 or HIST 203 or ANTH 202 or ANTH 205 or ANTH 206, or permission of instructor
  • CANS 200 Introduction to the Study of Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An overview of approaches to the study of Canada, including economic, political, historical and cultural dimensions.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elsbeth Anne Heaman (Fall)

  • CANS 304 Nationalism in Canada (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Canadian experience of nationalism over the past two centuries.

    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.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CANS 300, CANS 301, or CANS 303.
  • CANS 413 Canada and Quebec Seminar (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Comparison of Canada and Quebec.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: William O Straw (Fall) Mary Anne Poutanen (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: Cans 200 or permission of the Instructor
    • Note: A reading knowledge of French is required
  • ECON 308 Governmental Policy Towards Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Covers the major public policies toward business in Canada, such as competition policy, regulation, public ownership and privatization, industrial policies, and trade policies. Includes comparison with policies of other countries, especially the U.S. Readings will include some legal decisions.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Christopher Green (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or those listed under Prerequisites above
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-305D
  • FREN 329 Civilisation québécoise (3 credits) *

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Étude de différents aspects de la société québécoise (économique, politique, social, culturel) de 1867 à aujourd'hui.

    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.

  • HIST 202 Survey: Canada to 1867 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of early Canada, from periods known mainly through archaeological records to the Confederation era. Social, cultural, economic and political themes will be examined.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Catherine Desbarats (Fall)

    • Fall
  • HIST 203 Survey: Canada since 1867 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of the development of Canada from Confederation to the present day. Social, economic and political history will be examined in a general way.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Robert Jarrett Rudy (Winter)

  • HIST 300 Nationalisms in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An historical explanation of the Canadian experience of nationalism from the Patriotes to the First Nation, with reference to politics, economics, iconography, ideology and multicultural experience.

    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: HIST 203 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who took CANS 300 (106-300A) before September 2002.
  • HIST 303 History of Quebec (3 credits) *

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Covering Quebec history from New France to contemporary times, this course will include themes like ethnic relations, citizenship, gender and material culture. It is of particular interest to students in Education who foresee teaching about Quebec.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Colleen Allyn Gray (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202/HIST 203
    • The ability to read French is helpful but not mandatory
  • HIST 322 Canada: American Presence since 1939 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An examination of Canada's relationship with the United States in the modern era. Emphasis will be placed upon diplomatic, military, cultural, and economic facets of this relationship.

    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: HIST 202 and HIST 203 or consent of instructor
  • HIST 333 Natives and French (3 credits) *

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Encounters between indigenous peoples and French newcomers in Canada and other parts of North America, 16th - 18th century. Through an examination of exploration, Catholic missions, trade, military alliances and colonization, the course focuses on the motives, outlooks and actions of both natives and Europeans.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Catherine Desbarats (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Any course in history or permission of instructor
  • HIST 334 History of New France (3 credits) *

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Social, political, and cultural history of France's ancien régime settlement colonies in North America. Topics include the nature of the absolutist colonial state and French imperialism; society; family; the Church; gender; and religion.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Catherine Desbarats (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Any history course or permission of instructor
  • HIST 353 History of Montreal (3 credits) *

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The history of Montreal from its beginnings to the present day. Montreal's economic, social, cultural and political role within the French and British empires, North America, Canada, and Quebec; the city's linguistic and ethnic 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: HIST 202 or HIST 203 or permission of the instructor.
  • HIST 357 Religion and Canadian Society in Historical Perspective (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This course explores religious history of French and English Canada. The growth of various denominations, popular religion, Church/State relations, sectarian education, Protestant and Catholic cultures, missions among the Natives, forces of secularization. A reading knowledge of French is recommended.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Colleen Allyn Gray (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 and HIST 203
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-469
  • HIST 363 Canada 1870-1914 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This course will examine social, economic, political and cultural aspects of Canadian society between 1870 and 1914. Topics covered will include aboriginal peoples, European settlement of the West, provincial rights, the national policy, social reform movements, industrialization, immigration and the rise of cities.

    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: HIST 202 and HIST 203 or permission of instructor
  • HIST 364 Canada 1914-1945 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This course will examine Canada and Canadian society between 1914 and 1945. It will focus on the social, political, economic and cultural impact of the two World Wars and the economic crisis of the 1930s. Among the topics will be Canadian external relations, political and social protest, popular culture, demographic changes and prohibition.

    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: HIST 202 and HIST 203 or permission of instructor
  • HIST 367 Canada since 1945 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Elements of Canada's political, social, economic, and cultural history since World War II. Topics will include constitutional questions, gender and class issues, the role of the state, regionalism, consumer society, the Quiet Revolution, and nationalism in Canada.

    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: HIST 202, HIST 203
  • HIST 370 Canadian Party Politics 1867-2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An examination of how politics evolved in Canada's parliamentary system from campaigns to media management, including party systems, ideology, the role of leadership and the growing role of the state.

    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: HIST 203 or consent of the instructor
  • HIST 397 Canada: Ethnicity, Migration (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Immigration, ethnicity and race in Canada in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Topics will include the migration process, government policy and legislation, urban and rural migration, acculturation, nativism and multiculturalism.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: John Zucchi (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 and HIST 203 or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HIST 423
  • HIST 403 History of Quebec Institutions (3 credits) *

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Analysis of institutional structures in Quebec with emphasis on the 19th century. Particular attention will be given to legal and property institutions in transition.

    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: HIST 203 or consent of instructor
  • 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 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.
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