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Minor Concentration International Relations (18 credits)

Offered by: Political Science     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

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

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • 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.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits selected as follows:

Thematic Courses

6 credits must be from Thematic courses:

  • 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 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 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 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 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.

Regional Courses

Remaining credits may also be from Regional courses:

  • 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 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 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 352 International Policy/Foreign Policy: Africa (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A study of international politics in Africa; including Africa in the U.N., the Organization of African Unity, African regional groupings and integration, Africa as a foreign policy arena and African inter-state conflict and diplomacy.

    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 International or African politics or written consent of the instructor
Bachelor of Arts & Science—2012-2013 (last updated Feb. 14, 2013) (disclaimer)