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B.C.L. and LL.B. with Major Concentration; International Human Rights and Development (123 credits)

Offered by: Law     Degree: Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Laws

Program Requirements

The B.C.L. and LL.B. with a major concentration is open to all students enrolled in the Faculty of Law.

The Major Concentration in International Human Rights and Development is articulated around a synthetic skill-set driven by the transversal theme "International Human Rights and Development" and inspired by an interdisciplinary approach.

Law and non-law courses are combined with the practical experience acquired during an internship. The required writing of an independent essay allows students to integrate the various academic and clinical strands of the major program, and, more broadly, of legal learning.

The Major concentration is a 36-credit program. Students are permitted to include within their 105 credits for the B.C.L. and LL.B. 18 credits toward their Major concentration. The remaining 18 credits needed for the Major concentration are added on top of the 105 credits for the Law degrees for a total of 123 credits.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • WRIT 300D1 Major Internship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Internship in law.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Students must apply for the internship by third year registration deadline.
    • Students must register for both WRIT 300D1 and WRIT 300D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both WRIT 300D1 and WRIT 300D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • WRIT 300D2 Major Internship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : See WRIT 300D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: WRIT 300D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both WRIT 300D1 and WRIT 300D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

Essay Course (3 credits)

3 credits from:

  • WRIT 491 Term Essay 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Students who have completed two terms of legal studies may elect with the permission of the Dean or the Dean's delegate to write an essay for 3 credits under the supervision of an instructor in the Faculty.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • WRIT 492 Term Essay 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Students who have completed two terms of legal studies may elect with the permission of the Dean or the Dean's delegate to write an essay for 3 credits under the supervision of an instructor in the Faculty.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • WRIT 493 Term Essay 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Students who have completed two terms of legal studies may elect with the permission of the Dean or the Dean's delegate to write an essay for 3 credits under the supervision of an instructor in the Faculty.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • WRIT 494 Term Essay 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Students who have completed two terms of legal studies may elect with the permission of the Dean or the Dean's delegate to write an essay for 3 credits under the supervision of an instructor in the Faculty.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • WRIT 495 Term Essay 5 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Students who have completed two terms of legal studies may elect with the permission of the Dean or the Dean's delegate to write an essay for 3 credits under the supervision of an instructor in the Faculty.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • WRIT 496 Term Essay 6 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law Writing Courses : Students who have completed two terms of legal studies may elect with the permission of the Dean or the Dean's delegate to write an essay for 3 credits under the supervision of an instructor in the Faculty.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The essay must be written on a subject related to International Human Rights and Development. The essay is to be written in the fourth year of the program, in order to allow the student to integrate the various academic and clinical strands of the program. The topic must be approved by the Associate Dean (Academic).

Law and Non-Law Courses (27 credits)

27 credits from the following lists of law and non-law courses of which at least 6 credits must be from non-law courses.

Law Courses

15-21 credits of law courses selected from:

  • CMPL 508 Research Seminar 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Research seminar to be offered by members of the Faculty or visiting professors, to permit research in legal traditions and legal theory in areas not covered by other courses in the program.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the third lecture day.
  • CMPL 509 Research Seminar 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Research seminar to be offered by members of the Faculty or visiting professors, to permit research in legal traditions and legal theory in areas not covered by other courses in the program.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • CMPL 516 International Development Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The law and economics of development, including the role of agencies of the United Nations in development, the role of UNCTAD in formulating uniform rules of international trade, and the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and their role in financing development.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • CMPL 521 Trade Regulation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Historical contextualization of underlying trade principles; assessment of the interface between multilateral trade dispute resolution and domestic regulatory action in distinct public policy domains; consideration of internationalization claims, harmonization claims and the implications of trade regulation for democratic theory; particular attention to the WTO, selected regional agreements and the UN.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CMPL 543 (Recommended)
    • Restriction: Not open to first year students.
  • CMPL 533 Resolution of International Disputes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Conflict of jurisdictions and recognition of foreign judgments, as well as arbitration between parties to international contracts, with particular reference to international conventions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Fabien Gélinas (Winter)

  • CMPL 543 Law and Practice of International Trade (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The fundamental aspects of international law governing international trade, and governmental regulation of international trade in Canada and Canada's major trading partners.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Andrea Bjorklund (Winter)

  • CMPL 546 International Environmental Law and Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Examination of institutions and processes for global environmental protection. Consideration of means for advancing international cooperation for environmental protection, focusing on international law. Analysis of obstacles to applying international law to environmental problems. Examination of a range of governance structures for environmental protection and the way in which they operate.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jaye Dana Ellis (Fall)

    • Public International Law recommended
  • CMPL 565 International Humanitarian Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Rules governing international and internal armed conflicts; historical and philosophical foundations; constraints on means to wage war; treatment of protected individuals, including prisoners of war, civilians and peacekeepers; enforcement, including belligerent reprisals and criminal prosecution; links with norms protecting human rights, the environment and cultural property; impact of cultural diversity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PUB2 105
    • Restriction: Not open to first year students.
  • CMPL 571 International Law of Human Rights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : International protection of human rights, particularly by the United Nations, its specialized agencies, and the Council of Europe.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Rene Provost (Fall)

  • LAWG 503 Inter-American Human Rights (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : History and development of the Inter-American System, with a focus on the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Examination of their constitutive statutes. Survey of the mechanisms for redress provided by the Commission and the Court.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Restricted to Law student. Non-Law students require permission from instructor & SAO
    • Language of instruction may not be English - depends on the instructor.
  • LAWG 511 Specialized Topics in Law 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : An intensive study of a particular topic in public or private law.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Catherine Walsh, Andrea Bjorklund, Paul Miller (Winter)

    • Restriction: Must have completed first year Law.
  • LAWG 512 Specialized Topics in Law 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : An intensive study of a particular topic in public or private law.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nandini Ramanujam (Fall)

    • Restriction: Must have completed first year Law.
  • LAWG 513 Specialized Topics in Law 3 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : An intensive study of a particular topic in public or private law.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Must have completed first year Law.
  • LAWG 514 Specialized Topics in Law 4 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : An intensive study of a particular topic in public or private law.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Robert Yalden (Fall) Anne C Drost (Winter)

    • Restriction: Must have completed first year Law.
  • LAWG 515 Specialized Topics in Law 5 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : An intensive study of a particular topic in public or private law.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Must have completed first year Law.
  • LAWG 516 Specialized Topics in Law 6 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : An intensive study of a particular topic in public or private law.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sebastien Vilder (Fall) Veronique Belanger, Genevieve Saumier, Wendy Adams, Niko Veilleux (Winter)

    • Restriction: Must have completed first year Law.
  • LAWG 517 Specialized Topics in Law 7 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : An intensive study of a particular topic in public or private law.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Adelle Blackett (Winter)

    • Restriction: Must have completed first year Law.
  • LAWG 518 Specialized Topics in Law 8 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : An intensive study of a particular topic in public or private law.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Shaheen Shariff, Carol Cohen (Fall) Marc Barbeau, Jakub Adamski, Allison Christians (Winter) Veronique Belanger, Nandini Ramanujam (Summer)

    • Restriction: Must have completed first year Law.
  • LAWG 521 Student-Initiated Seminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Supervised student-initiated seminar.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Richard Janda (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to first year Law students.
  • LAWG 522 Student-Initiated Seminar 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Law General : Supervised student-initiated seminar.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to first year Law students.
  • PUB2 105 Public International Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : The traditional fields of International Law including nature and sources; recognition, territory and acquisition of territory; jurisdiction on the high seas; nationality; diplomatic and consular privileges and immunities; responsibility of states; interpretation of treaties; legal control of force and aspects of the U.N. Charter, special Canadian problems of international law.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jaye Dana Ellis (Fall) Payam Akhavan (Winter)

  • PUB2 502 International Criminal Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : Crimes against the law of nations, war crimes (the Nuremberg trials, the Eichmann case), genocide and the way in which states co-operate to fight organized crime, terrorism, hijacking, etc. Topics include: jurisdiction (crimes committed in foreign countries, at sea, in aircraft, extradition, international judicial assistance) and the recognition and enforcement of foreign criminal sentences.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Payam Akhavan (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 425.
  • PUB2 503 Comparative Federalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : Institutional design of federal states, or of supra-national arrangements, in comparative perspective. Rationale for federal constitutions; confederal vs. federal organization; symmetric vs. asymmetric federations; allocation of powers; the subsidiarity principle; accession to and secession from the federation; the place of popular sovereignty; federalism within central legislative or executive institutions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 450.
    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • PUB2 551 Immigration and Refugee Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Public Law 2 : A study of Canadian and Quebec immigration and refugee law, practice and policy, with particular exploration of the historical development-and contemporary paradox-of border regulation; interface with national security, employment policy and trade theory; admissions categories and the construction of illegality; impact of Charter and international human rights law.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: François Crépeau (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PUB2 451

Non-Law Courses

Students may take 6-12 credits of non-law courses. Students who take 6 non-law credits as part of their Major concentration may count an additional 6 non-law credits toward their B.C.L. and LL.B. program. Students who take 9 non-law credits as part of their Major concentration may count an additional 3 credits toward their B.C.L. and LL.B. Students who take 12 non-law credits as part of their major concentration may not count additional non-law credits towards their B.C.L. and LL.B.

Other non-law courses related to International Human Rights and Development not included in these lists may be taken with the approval of the Program Adviser.

Non-Law Courses - Anthropology

  • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Processes of developmental change, as they affect small communities in the Third World and in unindustrialized parts of developed countries. Problems of technological change, political integration, population growth, industrialization, urban growth, social services, infrastructure and economic dependency.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ANTH 342 Gender, Inequality and the State (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Comparative studies of gender in stratified societies: Asia, the Mid-East, Latin and North America. Economic, political and social manifestations of gender inequality. Oppressive and egalitarian ideologies. State and institutional policies on gender, and male-female strategies. Sexual apartheid and integration.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 341, or Women's Studies Minor, or permission of instructor

Non-Law Courses - 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 2015

    Instructors: Thomas James Velk (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 208
  • ECON 313 Economic Development 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Microeconomic theories of economic development and empirical evidence on population, labour, firms, poverty. Inequality and environment.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Matthieu Chemin, Eesha Sen Choudhury (Fall) Matthieu Chemin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 208 and either ECON 209 or one development course.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-313D.
  • ECON 314 Economic Development 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Macroeconomic development issues, including theories of growth, public finance, debt, currency crises, corruption, structural adjustment, democracy and global economic organization.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eesha Sen Choudhury (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 313
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-313D
  • ECON 316 The Underground Economy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The origins, structure and operation of the "underground" sectors of modern economies around the world. Topics include the causes of black marketeering in Western economies; international contraband trade in guns and drugs; money laundering through the world financial system.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Robin Thomas Naylor (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or those listed under Prerequisites above
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Theodore Papageorgiou (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 230D1/D2 or ECON 250D1/D2 or ECON 306D1/D2.

Non-Law Courses - Geography

  • GEOG 200 Geographical Perspectives: World Environmental Problems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Introduction to geography as the study of nature and human beings in a spatial context. An integrated approach to environmental systems and the human organization of them from the viewpoint of spatial relationships and processes. Special attention to environmental problems as a constraint upon Third World development.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: James Ford (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
  • GEOG 210 Global Places and Peoples (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Introduction to key themes in human geography. Maps and the making, interpretation and contestation of landscapes, 'place', and territory. Investigation of globalization and the spatial organization of human geo-politics, and urban and rural environments.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jon Unruh, Brian Robinson (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
  • GEOG 216 Geography of the World Economy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : The course introduces the geography of the world economic system. It describes the spatial distribution of economic activities and examines the factors which influence their changing location. Case studies from both "developed" and "developing" countries will test the different geographical theories presented in lectures.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Oliver T Coomes, Sebastien Breau (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
  • GEOG 408 Geography of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Examines the geographical dimensions of development policy, specifically the relationships between the process of development and human-induced environmental change. Focuses on environmental sustainability, struggles over resource control, population and poverty, and levels of governance (the role of the state, non-governmental organizations, and local communities).

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jon Unruh (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 210 or GEOG 216 or permission of instructor
  • GEOG 410 Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An examination of the cultural, political, and economic mechanisms and manifestations of contemporary underdevelopment and the response to it from different regional and national peripheral societies within the dominant world economic system.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 216 or permission of instructor

Non-Law Courses - International Development

  • INTD 200 Introduction to International Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    International Development : An interdisciplinary introduction to the field of International Development Studies focusing on the theory and practice of development. It examines various approaches to international development, including past and present relationships between developed and underdeveloped societies, and pays particular attention to power and resource distribution globally and within nations.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kazue Takamura, Rachel Kiddell-Monroe (Fall)

Non-Law Courses - Management

  • MGPO 469 Managing Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course explores economic and social consequences of globalization, focusing on the most pertinent issues at the time. Topics include the existing global imbalances; the opportunities and risks presented by large cross border capital flows; and the role of institutions, and organizational and policy responses in crisis hit countries.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nicholas Matziorinis (Fall) Nicholas Matziorinis (Winter)

    • Recommended: MGCR 423
    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MGPO 475 Strategies for Developing Countries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Strategic management challenges in developing and emerging economies. Focus on strategies that foster both firm competitiveness and economic development, including: technological capabilities, new forms of organization, small and large firms, global production, social impact, global standards and governance.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Biswanath Bhattacharyay (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • ORGB 380 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Addresses dilemmas and opportunities that managers experience in international, multicultural environments. Development of conceptual knowledge and behavioural skills (e.g. bridging skills, communication, tolerance of ambiguity, cognitive complexity) relevant to the interaction of different cultures in business and organizational settings, using several methods including research, case studies and experiential learning.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall) Matissa Hollister (Winter)

Non-Law Courses - Political Science

  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Julie Norman (Winter)

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Mark R Brawley (Winter)

    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • 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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Khalid Medani (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 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 2014

    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 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in International Politics or written consent of 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: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Mark R Brawley (Winter)

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in International Relations and an introductory course in Macro Economics
    • 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: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Catherine Lu (Winter)

    • 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 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 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 : Seminar on developing areas. Topic varies year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Manuel Balan (Fall)

    • 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).

Non-Law Courses - Sociology

  • SOCI 254 Development and Underdevelopment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Competing theories about the causes of underdevelopment in the poor countries. Topics include the impact of geography, the population explosion, culture and national character, economic and sexual inequalities, democracy and dictatorship. Western imperialism and multi-national corporations, reliance on the market, and development through local participation, cooperation, and appropriate technology.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Uli Locher (Fall)

    • Summer
  • SOCI 265 War, States and Social Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The impact of war on society in agrarian and industrial epochs. Particular attention is given to the relationship between war and economic development, social classes, nationalism, and democratization.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: John Anthony Hall (Winter)

  • SOCI 370 Sociology: Gender and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Exploration of the main development theories and discussion of how gender is placed within them, analysis of the practical application of development projects and discussion of how they affect gender dynamics, and examination of power relations between development agencies and developing countries. Examples from Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America are used.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Poulami Roychowdhury (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210
  • SOCI 484 Emerging Democratic States (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Focus on the sociological aspects of recent transitions to democracy within developing countries - particularly within Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Exploration of why democratization has taken place, to what extent it has been successful and the implications of democratization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210
  • SOCI 519 Gender and Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Focus on the diverse forces of globalization that impact the lives of men and women. Critical analysis of key theories and concepts implicated in the intersection of globalization processes with gender dynamisms.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Elaine Weiner (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 270 or permission of instructor.
  • SOCI 550 Developing Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Comparison of alternative explanations of underdevelopment: the impact of social stratification, relations of domination and subordination between countries, state interference with the market. Alternative strategies of change: revolution, structural adjustment, community development and cooperatives. Students will write and present a research paper, and participate extensively in class discussion.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Poulami Roychowdhury (Winter)

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