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Major Concentration North American Studies (36 credits)

Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Mary Anne Poutanen (Fall)

  • ECON 205 An Introduction to Political Economy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A critical study of the insights to be gained through economic analysis of a number of problems of broad interest. The focus will be on the application of economics to issues of public policy.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 205D.
    • Restriction: This course does not count for credit towards the Minor Concentration, Major Concentration, or Honours degree in Economics.
  • NAST 201 Introduction to North American Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    North American Studies : Basic concepts of North American studies with an emphasis on scholarship dealing with the United States, stressing the contribution of each discipline to the effort to understand the many dimensions of the American experience as well as relationships with Canada and Mexico.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Harold M Waller, Thomas James Velk (Winter)

    • Team-taught Seminar.
  • NAST 401 Interdisciplinary Seminar - North American Studies (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    North American Studies : Topics Include: Is American commitment to liberty less popular and universal than her enthusiasm for equality? Is the taste for liberty among citizens of a democracy confined to a sophisticated minority, while an intense passion for equality dominates the masses? Do politicians who serve the interest of the latter thereby diminish freedom for all persons?

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Fall) Thomas James Velk (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken ENGL 529

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

24 credits selected as follows:

Communication Studies, Economics, English, History, Political Science

12 credits chosen from at least three disciplines from the list below:

* Note: Only one of ENGL 225, ENGL 226, or ENGL 227 may be selected.

** Note: Prerequisites for POLI 325D1/D2 will be waived for students in the North American Studies program.

  • COMS 230 Communication and Democracy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Communication Studies : Introduction to investigation of the relationship between communication, media practices and democracy. Examines the role of media and communication in existing and emerging democratic contexts, and the challenges of constructing and maintaining a democratic media and communication environment on the domestic and international levels.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Darin Barney (Fall)

  • ECON 219 Current Economic Problems: Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : This course will deal with topical issues of importance to the Canadian economy.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Winter)

    • This course will also be of interest to students outside of Economics
  • ECON 223 Political Economy of Trade Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The course introduces students to the economics of international trade, what constitutes good trade policy, and how trade policy is decided. The course examines Canadian trade policy since 1945, including the GATT, Auto Pact, the FTA and NAFTA, and concludes with special topics in trade policy.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 208
  • ENGL 225 American Literature 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the literary works of earlier American writers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ENGL 226 American Literature 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the literary works of later American writers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ENGL 227 American Literature 3 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of literary works which may be thematic or may deal with a special group of authors.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Gregory Phipps (Fall)

  • HIST 211 American History to 1865 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Introduction to the history of colonial North America and the United States up to the Civil War, in their Atlantic context.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
  • HIST 221 United States since 1865 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Examines the defining moments and movements in the U.S. since Reconstruction, including populism, progressivism, the World Wars, the New Deal, the Cold War, the sixties and its consequences. Emphasis on the political, social and ideological transformations that ensued.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Shanon Fitzpatrick (Winter)

    • Fall
  • 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: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Harold M Waller (Fall)

    • 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: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Harold M Waller (Winter)

    • 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

Group A

6 credits chosen from Group A:

  • ANTH 338 Native Peoples of North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Ethnographic survey of Native cultures in North America. Conditions arising from European colonization and their social, economic and political impact. Contemporary situation of indigenous peoples.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 209, or ANTH 212, or GEOG 336, or permission of instructor
  • CANS 305 Canadian Modernity (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Forms of modernity in Canada, including modem technology, communications, and aesthetics, and their convergence with nationalism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CANS 306 Issues in Native Studies (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Past and present achievements and concerns within Native societies across Canada.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Kahente Horn-Miller, Orenda Boucher (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken Issues in Native Studies as a CANS topics course.
  • CANS 307 Canada in the World (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Canada's interaction with other countries and regions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ECON 302 Money, Banking & Government Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Analysis of the market for money; its macroeconomic effects; the theory and policy of central banking; monetary policy rules, the Taylor Rule, inflation targeting, quantitative easing; central bank independence; currency boards; commercial banking and economic stability; regulated versus free banking; cross-border banking and policy.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 302D1/D2 (6 credits).
  • ECON 304 Financial Instruments & Institutions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Economic analysis of initiating, assembling, pricing and marketing equities of bonds, bills and complex financial instruments; financial innovation; its implications for financial stability and market failure; banks as brokers, underwriters, market makers and international allocators of credit; strategies of private and public agents operating in financial markets, monetary history.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Taweewan Sidthidet (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 302D1/D2 (6 credits).
  • ECON 311 United States Economic Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A survey of economic growth and institutional change in the United States. Emphasis will be placed on the use of analytical methods and categories and theories economists have developed for such studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or those listed under Prerequisites above
  • ENGL 324 20th Century American Prose (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of 20th century American prose.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Gregory Phipps (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ENGL 326 19th Century American Prose (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of some of the major prose writers of the 19th Century.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Peter Gibian (Fall)

    • Fall
  • ENGL 327 Canadian Prose Fiction 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of Canadian prose fiction in English, from 19th century historical romance and realist fiction to the emergence of the modernist novel in the decades following the Second World War.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Laura Henderson-Cameron (Fall)

    • Winter
  • ENGL 328 Development of Canadian Poetry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of Canadian poetry in English from the 18th century to the end of the Second World War.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Brian P Trehearne (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ENGL 333 Development of Canadian Poetry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of Canadian poetry in English from the end of the Second World War to the present.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Robert Lecker (Fall)

    • Winter
  • HIST 301 U.S. Presidential Campaigning (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : The history of presidential campaigning in the U.S. will be considered against the backdrop of party change, technological development and the growth of American democracy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: any course in U.S. history or consent of instructor
  • HIST 311 The Gilded Age and The Progressive Era (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : The social, economic, and political consequences of industrialization in the history of the United States between 1877 and 1914. Emphasis on the rise of mass production, urbanization, immigration, rural protest, the labour movement, social and political reform.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Shanon Fitzpatrick (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: any course in U.S. history or consent of instructor
  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 and HIST 203 or consent of instructor
  • HIST 331 The United States Between the Wars (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : The history of the United States from the Great War to the end of the 1940s. Social change and conflict, political conservatism, economic prosperity and the culture of consumption during the 1920s; the consequences of the Great Depression and the New Deal.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A course in U.S. history or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 342 Canada: External Relations since 1867 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : This course will examine the historical development of Canadian external relations before WW II. Particular emphasis will be placed on Canadian-American relations, Canadian-Imperial relations, the growth of Canadian diplomatic autonomy and participation in the League of Nations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 and HIST 203
  • HIST 351 Themes in U.S. History since 1865 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Aspects of American history from the gilded Age through the Cold War era.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Shanon Fitzpatrick (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: any course in U.S. history or consent of instructor
  • HIST 360 Latin America since 1825 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Themes in the political, economic, and social development of Latin America since the wars of independence. Emphasis on the domestic history of the region, with some attention to relations with the United States and Europe.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Winter)

  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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: Winter 2014

    Instructors: David John Wright (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202, HIST 203
  • HIST 371 American Civil Rights 1877-1940 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : The social, economic, political, and constitutional history of citizenship and civil rights in the United States from the end of Reconstruction through the 1930s. Emphasis on segregation and disfranchisement; immigration restrictions, americanization and national identities; civil rights movements and organizations; women's suffrage; voting rights and representation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: any course in U.S. history or consent of instructor
  • HIST 377 The United States, 1940-1965 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Major events in politics and international affairs, culture and society, and the economy in the U.S. during and after World War II. Topics include: The War and American society; the first years of the Cold War; economic prosperity and social change; the civil rights movement; Vietnam to 1965.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Leonard J Moore (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: any course in U.S. history or consent of instructor
  • HIST 392 The United States since 1965 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Major events in politics and international affairs, culture and society, and economy in the U.S. since 1965. Topics include: social and political upheaval 1965 - 1975; Vietnam to 1975; conservative politics; Nixon and Watergate; economic change in the 1970s and 1980s; presidential leadership from Carter on.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: any course in U.S. history or consent of the instructor
  • HIST 393 Civil War and Reconstruction (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : The causes of the American Civil War; the social, economic, political and military forces that shaped the conflict, attempts to restructure race relations, Southern and American societies after the war.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Leonard J Moore (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: any course in U.S. history or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-431
  • JWST 306 The American Jewish Community (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Issues affecting American Jewry in the post-World War I era until today and the American Jewish community's responses to those issues. Special emphasis on understanding the community responses and reactions to developments in both the American society and in the Jewish world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • JWST 386 American Jewish Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An intensive study of American Jewish novels from the 1900s to the present. Attention to representations of gender, class and Jewishness as seen in relation to changing notions of America. Focus on ways novels represent and wrestle with Jewish difference.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Esther Frank (Winter)

    • Readings in English
  • NAST 471 Topics in North American Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    North American Studies : Topics in North American studies. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Adam Daifallah, Thomas James Velk (Fall) Thomas James Velk (Winter) Thomas James Velk (Summer)

  • NAST 472 Topics in North American Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    North American Studies : Topics in North American sstudies. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Adam Daifallah, Thomas James Velk (Winter)

  • NAST 490 Independent Reading & Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    North American Studies : Final year students wishing to pursue a specialized interest will be allowed to undertake a program of independent reading and/or research in that area under the supervision of a member of staff.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk, Antonia Maioni (Fall) Thomas James Velk (Winter) Thomas James Velk (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open only to U3 Major students
    • It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the instructor's consent prior to registering.
  • NAST 499 Arts Internships: North American Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    North American Studies : Internship with an approved host institution or organization.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Fall)

    • Note: U2 and U3 students in good standing, normally after completing 30 credits of a 90-credit program or 45 credits of a 96-120 credit program, a minimum CGPA of 2.7, and permission from the departmental internship Adviser. This course will normally not fulfill program requirements for seminar or 400-level courses.
  • 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 2013

    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 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 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 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 2013

    Instructors: Mark R Brawley (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 244 or a course in American history
    • Note: The field is International 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: at least one course in Canadian politics
    • Note: The field is 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 325
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • SOCI 327 Jews in North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Understanding of contemporary North American Jewry using findings of sociology and other social sciences. Social, cultural, and political issues of concern to the Jewish community. Specific characteristics of Jewish life in Canada, and Québec in particular, in comparison to the American Jewish experience.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Morton Weinfeld (Winter)

Group B

6 credits chosen from Group B:

* Note: From Group B, either ECON 306 or ECON 426 may be taken but not both.

  • BUSA 364 Business Law 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : An introduction to the legal system and basic legal principles affecting business. Tort negligence, contracts, forms of business organization, creditors' rights and bankruptcy.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Bernard Sepinwall, Jocelyn Perreault (Fall) Jocelyn Perreault, Robert Cox (Winter) Bernard Sepinwall (Summer)

    • Restriction: This course cannot be double-counted from the Certificate in Management.
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the Canadian Institute of Management
  • BUSA 368 Business Law 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : An outline of the application of law to professional negligence, product liability, competition, corporate governance and employment. Review of particular contracts; sale, agency, mortgages, lease, insurance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: BUSA 364
    • Continuing Studies: CGA requirement
  • CANS 409 Canadian Studies Seminar 9 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An interdisciplinary seminar on a Canadian Studies topic.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Antonia Maioni (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor
  • CANS 412 Canada and Americas Seminar (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : Canada and the Americas.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: Cans 200 or permission of the Instructor
  • COMS 300 Media and Modernity in the 20th Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Communication Studies : An overview of the growth and impact of 20th century media such as radio, television, cinema and the mass-circulation press; their role in shaping the technological, socio-political and aesthetic dimensions of urban modernity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: One of the following: COMS 200, COMS 210, or COMS 230 or permission of the instructor.
  • ECON 303 Canadian Economic Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Major theories of how economic policy is made and goes on to use economic tools of analysis to investigate selected policy problems of current interest.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or those listed under Prerequisites above.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 303D1/D2 or ECON 403.
  • ECON 305 Industrial Organization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The course analyzes the structure, conduct, and performance of industries, particularly but not exclusively in Canada. Topics include effects of mergers, barriers to entry, product line and promotion policies, vertical integration, and R & D policies of firms.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Christopher Green (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or those listed under Prerequisites above
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 305
  • ECON 306 Labour Markets and Wages (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Examination of the implications on wage structures of differences in job conditions, levels and type training, long-term employment relationships, unionization etc. A variety of socioeconomic policy issues including subsidies for higher education, government regulation of workplace safety, and the role and treatment of women in today's labour force are explored.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Paul Dickinson (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209, or ECON 230D1/D2, or ECON 250D1/D2
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 306D1/D2.
  • 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 2014

    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
  • ECON 406 Topics in Economic Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Selected policy issues are investigated using economic theory. For details on topics covered in the current year, consult the instructor.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Christopher T S Ragan (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 230 or ECON 250 and one of ECON 227, ECON 257
  • ECON 408 Public Sector Economics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Theoretical and empirical economic analysis of the public sector with an emphasis on public goods and government spending. Study of Canadian institutions in international perspective.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jean-François Mercier (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 230D1/D2 or 250D1/D2 or permission of the instructor.
    • Not open to students who have already completed ECON 408D1/D2.
  • ECON 409 Public Sector Economics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Theoretical and empirical economic analysis of the public sector with an emphasis on taxation. Study of Canadian institutions in international perspective.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ECON 408 or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ECON 408D1/D2
  • ECON 426 Labour Economics (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The determinants of labour supply, demand and the structure of earnings are considered. The economic effects of government policies, such as minimum wage laws, unemployment insurance, welfare and training programs and subsidies to higher education are analyzed. A rigorous theoretical and "hands on'' empirical approach is emphasized.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Brett House (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 230D1/D2 or ECON 250D1/D2 or ECON 306D1/D2.
  • ECON 434 Current Economic Problems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A discussion of contemporary economic problems. Topics will reflect economic issues of current interest.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ECON 230 or ECON 250.
    • Corequisite: ECON 330 or ECON 352
  • ECON 440 Health Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The organization and performance of Canada's health care system are examined from an economist's perspective. The system is described and its special features analyzed. Much attention is given to the role of government in the system and to financing arrangements for hospital and medical services. Current financial problems are discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 227 or comparable courses or consent of the instructor
  • ENGL 407 The 20th Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of 20th century works.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
  • ENGL 409 Studies in a Canadian Author (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced study of a significant author in Canadian literature.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Eli MacLaren (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: previous work in Canadian Literature
  • ENGL 410 Theme or Movement Canadian Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced study of a significant theme or movement in Canadian Literature.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Robert Lecker (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: previous work in Canadian Literature
  • ENGL 411 Studies in Canadian Fiction (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced study of works of Canadian fiction.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, based on previous work in Canadian fiction
  • ENGL 414 Studies in 20th Century Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of works of literature of the 20th century.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: William Allan Hepburn (Winter)

    • Fall
  • ENGL 415 Studies in 20th Century Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of works of literature of the 20th century.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
  • ENGL 418 A Major Modernist Writer (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Intensive study of a writer important for Modernism, such as James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Emily Kopley (Fall) Brian P Trehearne (Winter)

    • Fall
  • ENGL 419 Studies in 20th Century Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of works of literature of the 20th century.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Cedric Tolliver (Winter)

    • Fall
  • ENGL 422 Studies in 19th Century American Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of literary works of the 19th century.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ENGL 423 Studies in 19th Century Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of literary works of the 19th century.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Sandeep Banerjee (Winter)

    • Whitman, Dickinson, Melville's Moby Dick, and Others
  • ENGL 440 First Nations and Inuit Literature and Media (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to Inuit and First Nations literature and media in Canada, including oral literature and the development of aboriginal television and film.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Sarah Henzi (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 415 or ENGL 419 as "Native Canadian Literature" or as "Inuit Literature".
  • HISP 301 Hispanic Literature and Culture in English 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A topic in the literatures and/or cultures of the Hispanic world will be studied, with all readings and discussion in English.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: David A Boruchoff (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Taught in English
  • HIST 409 Themes in Latin American History 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : In-depth discussion and research on a circumscribed topic in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1492 to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: HIST 309 or HIST 360 and at least one other course in the Latin America area or permission of instructor.
    • Note: Topics will vary from year to year.
  • HIST 424 Gender, Sexuality & Medicine (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Gender, sexuality, and medicine since the colonial era, with a focus on North American experience. Topics will include reproductive medicine (puberty, childbirth, fertility control, menopause), changing perceptions of men's and women's health needs and risks, and ideas about sexual behaviour and identity.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Andrea Tone (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A 300-level History course in gender, sexuality or medicine or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 431 Topics in U.S. History (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Various topics in United States history.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Shanon Fitzpatrick (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: By permission of instructor.
  • HIST 434 British North America 1760-1867 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : This course will study the social-cultural and political development of British North American colonies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: An introductory course in history or consent or instructor
  • HIST 447 The Natural History of America (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Examination of the ways in which interpretations of the natural world in the Americas were constructed by European travellers, colonial settlers and others. Emphasis primarily on natural histories of colonial British America, but coverage includes comparison across national and regional boundaries within the early modern Atlantic world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: HIST 211 or permission of the instructor.
  • HIST 461D1 Topics in Modern U.S. History (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : Topics in modern U.S. history. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Leonard J Moore (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: any course in American History or consent of instructor
    • Students must register for both HIST 461D1 and HIST 461D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 461D1 and HIST 461D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 461D2 Topics in Modern U.S. History (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : See HIST 461D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Leonard J Moore (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 461D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 461D1 and HIST 461D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 530 U.S. Foreign Relations (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : The history and historiography, approaches and interpretations, of American foreign relations from the pre-Revolutionary era to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: one course in U.S. history or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Enrolment limit 25.
  • HIST 592D1 Topics: Canadian Politics (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : An honours seminar on the history of politics in Canada.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 or HIST 203 or permission of instructor
    • Restrictions: Open to undergraduate honours students and graduate students in history and advanced students with permission of instructor. Not open to students who have taken HIST 462D1/D2.
    • Students must register for both HIST 592D1 and HIST 592D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 592D1 and HIST 592D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.
  • HIST 592D2 Topics: Canadian Politics (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    History : See HIST 592D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 592D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 592D1 and HIST 592D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.
  • LING 320 Sociolinguistics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : A survey of language in its social context. The main focus will be on the influence of social factors like age, gender, social class and speech style on linguistic variation and change. Contact amongst languages (e.g. in Montreal) and the birth and death of languages will also be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LING 201.
  • MGCR 352 Marketing Management 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to marketing principles, focusing on problem solving and decision making. Topics include: the marketing concept; marketing strategies; buyer behaviour; Canadian demographics; internal and external constraints; product; promotion; distribution; price. Lectures, text material and case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Anne-Sophie Chaxel, Emine Sarigollu, Charles Royce, Hamid Etemad, Fabienne Cyrius (Fall) Chun Qiu, Thomas Dotzel, DaHee Han (Winter) Bruno Delorme (Summer)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Canadian Institute of Management
  • MRKT 354 Marketing Management 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : The decision areas in marketing. Emphasis on the use of marketing theory and concepts in the solution of realistic marketing problems. Decision making in a marketing context using cases, some of which will be computer assisted, and readings.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: George Dracopoulos, Billy Mandelos (Fall) Min Ha Hwang, George Dracopoulos (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 352
  • MRKT 452 Consumer Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : A study of basic factors influencing consumer behaviour. Attention is focused on psychological, sociological and economic variables including motivation, learning, attitude, personality, small groups, social class, demographic factors and culture, to analyze their effects on purchasing behaviour.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: David Lewis Moscovitz, Robert H S Soroka (Fall) Ashesh Mukherjee (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 352
  • 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: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Gregory Tardi (Fall) Adam Daifallah (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 2014

    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.
  • SOCI 318 Television in Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : TV in the social communication process: a surveyor of the environment, a socializer, a definer of "public" realities and a forum of debate. Topics include: TV reporting of political and international events, differences in French/English outlooks, and the portrayal of women.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jennifer Sigouin (Fall)

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