Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Courses


Course Numbering

0001-0999* Pre-University level introductory courses
1000-1999 Year 1 courses
2000-4999 Senior-level undergraduate courses
5000-5999 Professional Degree courses in Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Theology (MTS, MDiv)
6000-6999 Courses offered by Continuing Studies
9000-9999 Graduate Studies courses

* These courses are equivalent to pre-university introductory courses and may be counted for credit in the student's record, unless these courses were taken in a preliminary year. They may not be counted toward essay or breadth requirements, or used to meet modular admission requirements unless it is explicitly stated in the Senate-approved outline of the module.


Suffixes

no suffix 1.0 course not designated as an essay course
A 0.5 course offered in first term
B 0.5 course offered in second term
A/B 0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
E 1.0 essay course
F 0.5 essay course offered in first term
G 0.5 essay course offered in second term
F/G 0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
H 1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks)
J 1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
K 0.75 course
L 0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
Q/R/S/T 0.25 course offered within a regular session
U 0.25 course offered in other than a regular session
W/X 1.0 accelerated course (full course offered in one term)
Y 0.5 course offered in other than a regular session
Z 0.5 essay course offered in other than a regular session

Glossary


Prerequisite

A course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course.


Corequisite

A course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course.


Antirequisite

Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.


Essay Courses

Many courses at Western have a significant writing component. To recognize student achievement, a number of such courses have been designated as essay courses and will be identified on the student's record (E essay full course; F/G/Z essay half-course).


Principal Courses

A first year course that is listed by a department offering a module as a requirement for admission to the module. For admission to an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honors Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.



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Political Science


An introduction to the study of politics. The course focuses on ideas (including politics, power, democracy, justice, freedom), ideologies (including liberalism, conservatism, socialism, feminism), institutions (including the nation-state, constitutions, legislatures, executives, the judiciary), political mobilization (participation, elections, parties, interest groups), and research skills, emphasizing Canadian, comparative, and international examples.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Huron King's Brescia

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An introduction to the study of politics. The course focuses on ideas (including politics, power, democracy, justice, freedom), ideologies (including liberalism, conservatism, socialism, feminism), institutions (including the nation-state, constitutions, legislatures, executives, the judiciary), political mobilization (participation, elections, parties, interest groups), and research skills, emphasizing Canadian, comparative, and international examples.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Huron King's

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An introduction to the study of politics. The course focuses on ideas (including politics, power, democracy, justice, freedom), ideologies (including liberalism, conservatism, socialism, feminism), institutions (including the nation-state, constitutions, legislatures, executives, the judiciary), political mobilization (participation, elections, parties, interest groups), and research skills, emphasizing Canadian, comparative, and international examples.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus King's Brescia

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An introduction to the study of politics. The course focuses on ideas (including politics, power, democracy, justice, freedom), ideologies (including liberalism, conservatism, socialism, feminism), institutions (including the nation-state, constitutions, legislatures, executives, the judiciary), political mobilization (participation, elections, parties, interest groups), and research skills, emphasizing Canadian, comparative, and international examples.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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A conceptual and historical examination of 'capitalism' and 'democracy' and of various understandings of the relationship between them. The course will examine: the relationship of capitalism and democracy to such ends as freedom, equality and justice; the economic, political and social aspects of capitalism and democracy.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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An examination of selected issues in Canadian politics. Each year the course will allow for inquiry into three or four issues of current interest, to be chosen by the instructor. In each area, the focus will be on understanding the status quo, and then analyzing proposals for change.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2230E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The course examines the United Nations' contributions to the resolution of diverse global problems. The course will assist the student to understand how the United Nations operates and to evaluate current United Nations policies and activities on a wide range of contemporary issues, including peace and security, economic development, human rights, and environmental protection.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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A survey of the government, institutions, and political processes of Canada.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2230E.

Extra Information: 3 hours. 2 hours (for King's).

Course Weight: 1.00
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A study of the factors governing international relations: the United Nations; the foreign policies of such countries as the USA, Russia, UK, France, China and Canada.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2231E.

Extra Information: 3 hours. 2 hours (for King's).

Course Weight: 1.00
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An examination of the role and place of the provinces within the Canadian federal system. The course provides an introduction to federal-provincial relations in Canada.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2130, Political Science 2230E, the former Political Science 2234E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An analysis of significant factors in the determination of Canadian trade, defence and foreign policy; a comparison with similar determinants in other nations, where such comparisons are meaningful; the interplay of domestic and foreign considerations in the determination of national goals.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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An examination of human impacts on the earth's ecosystems, and the political responses to these impacts, with particular attention to the effects of industrial technologies and economic patterns, and the underlying values that support these. This course will draw upon concepts from economics, geography, and biology, as well as political science.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course critically discusses the history and development of globalization and the cultural, social, religious and political impacts of an interconnected world. Topics include: global financial crisis and governance; global production and trade; rising fundamentalism and religious backlash; cultural homogeneity and westernization; global social movements and protest; global environmental issues.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2257; Political Science 2191A/B if taken in 2010-11 or 2011-12.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Lectures focus on international security issues including biological weapons, conventional warfare, environmentally-caused conflict, nuclear terrorism, and on the causes of global violence including forced migration, population growth, poverty, and underdevelopment. We discuss using deterrence, diplomacy, peacekeeping, and international organizations, like the UN and NATO to avert global violence.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2192A/B if taken in 2012-13 or 2013-14.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This course explores politics and popular culture through (and in) film, television, as well as digital and print media (advertisements, blogs etc.). The course will acquaint students with some major political theories, as well as examine selected issues such as capitalism, urbanism, consumerism, war, terrorism, transhumanism, technology and science.

Antirequisite(s): The former Political Science 2194A/B if taken in 2013-14.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This course is designed to introduce students to the complex relationship between politics and media in different political systems. It explores how media systems operate and how they influence politics. Topics range from ownership structures (who owns the media and why it matters), to elections, infotainment, social media, and propaganda.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2190 if taken in 2016-17.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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The basic principles of public administration in the modern state, including organization, procedures and the relation of administration to policy making.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2246E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Huron

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus

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This course introduces students to interdisciplinary studies of transitional justice and post-conflict reconstruction, with emphasis on questions of conflict. Students will examine key concepts and explore theoretical problems in confronting and seeking solutions to the aftermath of large-scale events of social violence, including war, genocide, and authoritarian rule.

Antirequisite(s): Transitional Justice 2001F/G.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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This course examines the politics of economic issues. It focuses on the competition between free market and interventionist economic ideas and how businesses, unions, think tanks and lobby groups seek to influence government policy across various issue areas such as taxes, spending, trade, finance, regulation, the environment, recessions and competitiveness.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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King's

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This course examines the politics of economic issues. It focuses on the competition between free market and interventionist economic ideas and how businesses, unions, think tanks and lobby groups seek to influence government policy across various issue areas such as taxes, spending, trade, finance, regulation, the environment, recessions and competitiveness.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course surveys the various ways leadership has been defined and treated theoretically and explores real world cases concerning how leaders exercise leadership, particularly in complex or challenging conditions. The course illustrates why and how some leaders are important, unpredictable and creative agents with much capacity to influence political outcomes.

Antirequisite(s): The former Political Science 2205E if taken in 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 or 2013-14.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E or both MOS 1021A/B and MOS 1023A/B

Extra Information: 2 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Topics set by the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics set by the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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A study of the American Constitution, institutions of government and political processes.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2244E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course addresses core social policy debates (in areas such as health, education, immigration, among others), how the state marshals resources to create and administer these programs and how citizens mobilize to have their preferences heard.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

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A lecture course on the political dimensions of human rights. The course begins by examining the meaning and interpretations of human rights, and then discusses the application of the human rights discourse in real world situations both within states and at the international level.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3388E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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The Canadian Polity examines the dynamics of Canadian political life. Topics include: Canadian political parties and organized interests; Indigenous politics; mediated politics and political communications; the politics of diversity, notably gender, sexual identity, religion, and race; elections and electoral behaviour in Canada; and selected public policy issues in Canada.


Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E, enrollment in the Major in Governance, Leadership and Ethics, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Examines the interrelationship between politics, government and the media in Canada. The principal themes of the course include: the political history of the media in Canada; ideology and the media; the political economy of the Canadian media; State regulation of the media; politics and the news; and the political effects of the media.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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The Canadian Regime is a broad introduction to the political culture, political economy, Constitution, and principal institutions in the Canadian experience. The course builds upon the conceptual knowledge acquired in Politics 1020E or similar introductory courses.


Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E, enrollment in the Major in Governance, Leadership and Ethics, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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A study of the political, economic, and social issues related to development and underdevelopment, including development strategies, global institutions, foreign aid, state building, and democratization. The focus will be on Africa, Asia, and Latin America, supplemented by attention to specific national and regional case studies.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2240E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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An examination of selected problems in Canadian government and politics, such as federalism, political parties and pressure groups.


Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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King's Brescia

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An examination of selected problems in Canadian government and politics, such as federalism, political parties and pressure groups.


Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus King's

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An examination of selected problems in Canadian government and politics, such as federalism, political parties and pressure groups.


Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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This course surveys contemporary world politics and examines contending theories used by scholars and policymakers to make sense of international affairs. It also provides the conceptual tolls and theories to interpret the international system.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Political Science 2131. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, Huron, King's campus: International Relations 2701E, Political Science 2131.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Huron King's Brescia

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This course surveys contemporary world politics and examines contending theories used by scholars and policymakers to make sense of international affairs. It also provides the conceptual tolls and theories to interpret the international system.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Political Science 2131. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, Huron, King's campus: International Relations 2701E, Political Science 2131.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Huron King's

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This course surveys contemporary world politics and examines contending theories used by scholars and policymakers to make sense of international affairs. It also provides the conceptual tolls and theories to interpret the international system.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Political Science 2131. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, Huron, King's campus: International Relations 2701E, Political Science 2131.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus King's Brescia

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This course surveys contemporary world politics and examines contending theories used by scholars and policymakers to make sense of international affairs. It also provides the conceptual tolls and theories to interpret the international system.

Antirequisite(s) at Main campus: Political Science 2131. Antirequisite(s) at Brescia, Huron, King's campus: International Relations 2701E, Political Science 2131.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Huron Brescia

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An examination of human impacts on the earth's ecosystems, and the political responses to these impacts, with particular attention to the effects of industrial technologies and economic patterns, and the underlying values that support these. This course will draw upon concepts from economic, geography, and biology as well as political science.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2137.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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The structure and political processes of local government, including such subjects as provincial-municipal relations, finance, administration, and principles of urban and regional planning.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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An examination of central themes and issues in the history of political thought from ancient to modern times.

Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2800F/G, Political Science 2801F/G, Political Science 2802E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Huron King's

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An examination of central themes and issues in the history of political thought from ancient to modern times.

Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2800F/G, Political Science 2801F/G, Political Science 2802E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus King's

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An examination of central themes and issues in the history of political thought from ancient to modern times.

Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2800F/G, Political Science 2801F/G, Political Science 2802E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Huron

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An examination of the origins, development, and theories of the Constitution of the United Kingdom, with particular reference to its foundational laws and constitutional issues, such as nationalism and devolution, civil rights, parliamentary reform, and membership in the European Union.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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An examination of the origins, development, and theories of the Constitution of the United States of America, with particular reference to the separation and division of powers, democratic institutions, civil rights and judiciary.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2244E.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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A study of the American Constitution, institutions of government and political processes.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2217F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Huron

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A study of the American Constitution, institutions of government and political processes.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2217F/G.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Examines theoretical approaches to the study of comparative politics. The course introduces students to the methodology of comparative politics through the study of both developed and developing societies.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Huron King's

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Examines theoretical approaches to the study of comparative politics. The course introduces students to the methodology of comparative politics through the study of both developed and developing societies.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus King's

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Examines theoretical approaches to the study of comparative politics. The course introduces students to the methodology of comparative politics through the study of both developed and developing societies.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Huron

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This course explores many of the inner workings of government. Students will be introduced to selected research and issues in public administration and public policy in the context of Canada’s federal system. Topics include the politics-administration interface, intergovernmental relations, representative bureaucracy, the policy process, and citizen engagement, among others.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Huron Brescia

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This course explores many of the inner workings of government. Students will be introduced to selected research and issues in public administration and public policy in the context of Canada’s federal system. Topics include the politics-administration interface, intergovernmental relations, representative bureaucracy, the policy process, and citizen engagement, among others.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Huron

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This course explores many of the inner workings of government. Students will be introduced to selected research and issues in public administration and public policy in the context of Canada’s federal system. Topics include the politics-administration interface, intergovernmental relations, representative bureaucracy, the policy process, and citizen engagement, among others.


Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus Brescia

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A comparative study of government and politics in Western European democratic states.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course focuses on the participation and subordination of women in the processes of politics and examines ways of achieving greater equality for women in political life and society.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2270E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course focuses on the participation and subordination of women in the processes of politics and examines ways of achieving greater equality for women in political life and society.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2270E.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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Brescia

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A comprehensive survey of the principal issues, perspectives and debates in the field of global political economy. Topics include the emergence of economic globalisation and its consequences for the environment, labour, democracy, international conflict and poverty. Alternatives to contemporary economic globalisation and contending approaches to international development are also considered.


Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course focuses on how women participate and effect political change. It examines women's subordination and the wide-range of emancipatory struggles women have undertaken to achieve equality.


Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E or Women's Studies 1020E or registration in Honors Specialization or Major modules in Social Justice and Peace Studies.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Huron

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This course focuses on how women participate and effect political change. It examines women's subordination and the wide-range of emancipatory struggles women have undertaken to achieve equality.


Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E or Women's Studies 1020E or registration in Honors Specialization or Major modules in Social Justice and Peace Studies.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Brescia

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This course considers the operation of Canada's health care system and the public-policy initiatives designed to address the political and economic challenges of delivering health care services in Canada.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 3400A/B.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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An introduction to Chinese Government and Politics with reference to the historical evolution of the political system, ideology, institutions and political processes.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E, or permission of the Department.PoliSci 1020 or Dept. perm.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course examines policy making and public administration in Canada and the United States. Comparing institutions, processes, and cultures, the course surveys a range of policy fields including economic development, social welfare, health care, and public security. Theoretical approaches are supplemented with insider perspectives from policy participants.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2246E, the former Political Science 2285E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course conceptualizes politics as a set of interactive games and investigates the successful strategies for playing these games. The games, which students will play, include the prisoner's dilemma, chicken, stag hunt, ultimatum, and the dollar auction game. The course uses games to understand and resolve such key political situations as war, negotiations, overpopulation, and the provision of public goods.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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An introductory course which examines the key dimensions of political leadership: nature and significance of leadership, power and leadership, historical and modern approaches to political leadership, skills and competencies of leadership, and political leadership in practice.

Extra Information: 3.0 hours.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E, or permission of the Department.PoliSci 1020 or Dept. perm.

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Extra Information: 3 hours.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E, or permission of the Department.PoliSci 1020 or Dept. perm.

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This course examines the causes and consequences of the current conflict in Ukraine. By looking at Russian and Ukrainian history, placing it in international context and exploring concepts such as state, empire, nation, and the role of mass media, it provides a larger framework for understanding what is happening today.

Antirequisite(s): History 2423F/G.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This course explores issues inherent to regions facing the aftermath of large-scale events of social violence, including war, genocide, and authoritarian rule, with an emphasis on questions of justice and post-conflict reconstruction. Students will examine specific cases of recent attempts to establish just responses to conflict within affected communities.

Antirequisite(s): Transitional Justice 3001F/G.


Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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In what ways were the attacks of September 11th significant? This question is examined primarily using the 2001-2002 responses to the event of international relations theorists. Associated themes include "Terrorism", "Anti-Americanism", "American Exceptionalism", "Imperialism", "Legitimacy", "Democracy", "Globalization" and "International Law".

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E, or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This course explores the political implications of international law. It examines competing approaches and considers the nature of international law. International law is discussed in the context of contemporary issues, including dispute settlement, terrorism, humanitarian intervention, international impunity, the law of the sea, and human rights.


Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This course interrogates global security issues through critical approaches, including feminist, Marxist and Gramscian, post-modern, environmentalist and post-colonial. It examines key dominant issues, such as nuclear weapons, but also alternative issues, such as racism in security policies, indigenous peoples' security, masculinity and warfare, and capitalism and the military-industrial complex.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Africa is growing in importance in International Relations. The place of Africa in world politics will be examined using the writings of prominent (mostly African) international relations theorists. As part of this, we will examine the ideas of 'Africa', the state, power, imperialism, legitimacy, institutions, and colonialism.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3390F if taken in 2012-13 or 2013-14.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E, or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Policy makers in business and government have a need to understand political risks faced in the various countries where they operate. This course uses contemporary cases to evaluate the major theories of political risk assessment to provide students with the tools needed to understand this increasingly important industry.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3411F/G if taken in 2013-14 or 2014-15.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2701E AND enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science or International Relations or permission from the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course explores the politics of gender, race, class and sexuality in global contexts by introducing students to the political history of women's movements, feminist political debates, political theories of gender inequality, and critical analyses of gender representations in political and social media.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3421F/G if taken in 2013-14 or 2014-15.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course explores international climate change negotiations, the evolution of multilevel climate governance, and the factors that shape policy outcomes. Topics include: history of climate negotiations; negotiating positions of key countries and their domestic policy; global political dynamics and policy debates; and the role of leadership, norms, discourse and persuasion.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3314E if taken in 2014-15 or earlier.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E, or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course explores the dynamics of foreign policy creation with emphasis on the Canadian context. We will examine who creates foreign policy, how it is implemented, and critically assess policy documents and outcomes. This will include discussion of issues such as counterterrorism, humanitarianism, militarization, trade, financial governance and bilateral negotiations.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3305F/G, Political Science 3401F/G if taken in 2013-14 or 2014-15.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course will critically assess the state of Canadian-American relations through different perspectives, issues and policy debates. Topics include theories and arguments related to North American integration and divergence from local, regional and global perspectives; economic and political integration; and developments in defence, security, environment, culture and labour.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3326E if taken before 2018-19.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E or Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2244E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This course examines two inter-related topics central to modern political theory and modern societies: first, equality and inequality; second, violence. Readings include canonical statements (Rousseau, Marx, Fanon, Arendt), contemporary treatments and case studies. These include the purpose of equality, the distribution of wealth, the psychology of violence and its justifications.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E and 3rd or 4th year standing in any module/program, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course addresses immigration, refugee and multiculturalism policy and their social and political consequences in Canadian civil society. Students will learn about the evolution of these policies, covering topics such as public opinion, media, humanitarian intervention and Canada's role in the global migration community.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E and 3rd or 4th year standing in any module/program, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course addresses the evolution and current state of the Canadian legal system with an emphasis on the Canadian constitution, criminal code and administrative law. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between different levels of governments, governments and citizens, and legal relationships between citizens.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 credit at the 1000 level from Political Science, Sociology, Economics, or Social Justice and Peace Studies, or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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The formation of political identities is explored in the context of cultures, ideologies, discourses, and narratives in a globalizing world. Investigating citizenship, political participation, engagement in social movements and political protest, the course focuses on hybrid, fragmented, and multiple identities and their political consequences, notably attempts to construct singular identities.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E plus 1.0 course in Political Science at the 2200 level, or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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An examination of the development and character of Canadian global affairs policy.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3209F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year in either Political Science or Social Justice and Peace Studies.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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An introduction to the role of masses in political life. Topics include agitation, propaganda, protest, social movements, symbolic politics and mobilization. Ethnic discrimination, nationalism, political terror and political violence are explored through the psychology of ethnocentrism, xenophobia, authoritarianism, dogmatism and racism.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science or permission of the Department for students not registered in Political Science programs.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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The political dimension of the social policy debates of recent decades, the challenges of public policy formulation and evaluation, and the experience of Canada and other countries in the social policy field will be examined.

Antirequisite(s): The former Political Science 3309E.


Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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An examination of the relationship between civil society, community and democracy. This seminar focuses on if and how grassroots collective participation creates and/or enhances democratic spaces and practices.

Antirequisite(s): The former Political Science 3300E.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year in either Political Science or Social Justice and Peace Studies, or Permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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An examination of protest movements and unconventional politics with reference to competing theories regarding their formation and activities. Focus will be on the creation of shared identity, solidarity, and cultural and political principles.

Antirequisite(s): The former Political Science 3300E.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year in either Political Science or Social Justice and Peace Studies, or Permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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A historical and philosophical study of the concepts of 'wealth', 'poverty' and related ideas in Western political thought starting with Homer and the Bible and ending with 21st-century arguments.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This course explores the theory and practice of global environmental governance. It offers a comprehensive overview of existing international policy on various ecological issues such as climate change. Through classroom simulations of global negotiations, students will analyze the political, economic, and social factors that shape outcomes in environmental politics.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3379E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E, or Political Science 2245E, or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year in either Political Science or Social Justice and Peace Studies, or Permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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An analytical study of political parties. Topics include: the historical development of political parties; theoretical approaches to political parties; the role of political parties in the electorate and in government; political parties and representation. Emphasis will be placed on Canadian parties and cross-national comparisons.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E or Political Science 2234E or Political Science 2244E.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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An analytical study of interest groups and social movements. Topics include: theoretical approaches to interest group formation; the role of groups and movements in the policy-making process; their effectiveness as agents of democratic representation. Particular attention will be paid to the role of interest groups in Canada.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E or Political Science 2244E or International Relations 2702E or the former Political Science 2234E.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year in either Political Science or Social Justice and Peace Studies, or Permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course undertakes a comparative examination of liberal and republican theories of freedom and justice before turning to various critical theories of society. Students will assess the nature of our "situated freedom." Are our society's institutions and rules responsive and changeable, or is freedom significantly limited by social control?

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3392E if taken in 2014-15.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E or Social Justice and Peace Studies 1026F/G, and third or fourth year standing, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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Women continue to be underrepresented in civic leadership. This course offers a unique experience for students who identify as women and are interested in becoming engaged in civic leadership and community building. Students are paired with a female civic leader to learn about the opportunities and barriers facing women.

Antirequisite(s): Social Justice and Peace Studies 3398F, Social Justice and Peace Studies 3399G in 2016-2017; Social Justice and Peace Studies 3320E.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0, or the equivalent, from: Social Justice and Peace Studies 2301A/B, Social Justice and Peace Studies 2302A/B, Social Justice and Peace Studies 2303A/B, Social Justice and Peace Studies 2304F/G or the former Interdisciplinary Studies 2240F/G, Political Science 2230E, Political Science 2236E, Political Science 2255F/G, Leadership Studies 2233A/B, the former Dimensions Of Leadership 2233A/B, and permission of the Program Co-ordinator/Chair.

Extra Information: 2 hours, 1.0 course. Limited enrolment. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the course. Priority will be given to students registered in Political Science or Social Justice and Peace Studies at Kings; or Political Science or Leadership Studies at Brescia. Application and interview are required. Check deadlines with your Program Coordinator/Chair.

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Women continue to be underrepresented in civic leadership. This course offers a unique experience for students who identify as women and are interested in becoming engaged in civic leadership and community building. Students are paired with a female civic leader to learn about the opportunities and barriers facing women.

Antirequisite(s): Social Justice and Peace Studies 3398F, Social Justice and Peace Studies 3399G in 2016-2017; Social Justice and Peace Studies 3320E.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0, or the equivalent, from: Social Justice and Peace Studies 2301A/B, Social Justice and Peace Studies 2302A/B, Social Justice and Peace Studies 2303A/B, Social Justice and Peace Studies 2304F/G or the former Interdisciplinary Studies 2240F/G, Political Science 2230E, Political Science 2236E, Political Science 2255F/G, Leadership Studies 2233A/B, the former Dimensions Of Leadership 2233A/B, and permission of the Program Co-ordinator/Chair.

Extra Information: 2 hours, 1.0 course. Limited enrolment. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the course. Priority will be given to students registered in Political Science or Social Justice and Peace Studies at Kings; or Political Science or Leadership Studies at Brescia. Application and interview are required. Check deadlines with your Program Coordinator/Chair.

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An introduction to the politics and history of the world's largest functioning democracy. India's experience provides insight into the political process of a poor, developing country with a long history of colonialism that successfully constructed a constitutional government, republican in principle and parliamentary in institutional terms.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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An introduction to the political economy of Modern Latin America examines how the continuing interactions between foreign and domestic economic forces have shaped Latin American politics. It explores what is distinctive in the region about the present dynamics and processes associated with globalization.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2245E or Political Science 2231E, or History 2501E or Anthropology 2216F/G, or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Major themes have dominated discussions of the politics of Latin America, including populism, revolutionary struggle, military rule, democracy and participation, social movements and the quest for meaningful citizenship. A number of country-case studies highlight continuities and changes in the contemporary politics of the region.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2245E or Political Science 2231E, or History 2501E or Anthropology 2216F/G, or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course introduces students to a range of methodological approaches to questions in political science. Students will become familiar with qualitative and quantitative data sources and ways of using each to address political issues.


Prerequisite(s): Registration in 3rd or 4th year of Political Science, International Relations or a BMOS Public Administration module.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course introduces students to a range of methodological approaches to questions in political science. Students will become familiar with qualitative and quantitative data sources and ways of using each to address political issues.


Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in Honors Political Science, Honors Specialization in Political Science, Majors in Political Science.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course introduces students to a range of methodological approaches to questions in political science. Students will become familiar with qualitative and quantitative data sources and ways of using each to address political issues.


Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in Honors Political Science, Honors Specialization in Political Science, Majors in Political Science.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course examines the Canadian-American relationship by looking back to how it developed and ahead to what it might become, especially after NAFTA. Topics include communications, culture, trade and investment, immigration, security, the environment and extra-continental relations. Approaches include economic history, political economy, political integration and public choice.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E or Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2244E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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For women’s and minority movements equal political representation has been a significant goal. However, attaining equal representation has been elusive and complicated with significant implications for citizenship and political power. This course examines the complexities of insuring the representation of diversity in political institutions.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third or fourth year in either Political Science or Social Justice and Peace Studies, or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This half-course in comparative politics introduces the Middle East in world politics and explores the issues relating to political and economic development, war and peace in the region through the second-half of the twentieth century to present times.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2243E. (King's College)

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E, Political Science 2245E, International Relations 2702E or the former International Relations 2701E or History 2815E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course will provide an overview of Canada's judicial system and constitution. The course will focus on the impact of judicial decisions on the federal system, the shift to a constitutional discourse based on rights, and issues relating to the judiciary such as the rule of law and judicial independence.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course will examine and assess the Charter's implications for the Canadian political process. The course will focus on judicial interpretation of the Charter, the respective roles of Parliament and the judiciary in the political process, and Charter litigation commenced by competing social interests.


Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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A seminar on key themes, problems, beliefs and approaches in recent political theory.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This course examines the role of elections in maintaining democratic governance from theoretical and empirical perspectives. Topics to be covered include: electoral systems; the legal framework governing election campaigns; the role of parties and the media in election campaigns; and the social, psychological and economic influences on voting behaviour.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E or Political Science 2244E or the former Political Science 2234E.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course critically situates the role and place of public opinion within the politics of advanced industrial democracies. Topics include defining the concept of public opinion; considering the individual and group sources of opinion; and evaluating the relationship of public opinion with public policy, media and various contemporary issues.

Antirequisite(s): The former Political Science 3397F/G if taken in 2008-09; 2009-10; 2010-11.

Prerequisite(s): At least 1.0 2200-level Political Science course.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This is a course which examines the role and influence of policy and political advisors to government leaders operating largely within the Canadian context. The theme of the course is that a great deal of power is wielded by appointed officials residing close to those with formal authority.


Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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A course for students wishing to work in government or pursue careers that require a close appreciation of the operation of government. Course examines the responsibilities of public servants and their relationships with other actors in the political process. Focus is on Canada, but other countries are considered.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E, Political Science 2246E or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Communism had a great impact on the politics and history of Europe and parts of Asia in the twentieth century. This course explores the form of communism which turned the collapsing Russian empire into the USSR, spread to Eastern Europe after World War Two and eventually collapsed in 1989-91.

Antirequisite(s): History 3419F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course will survey the sources in history of European integration, the institutions and policy-making approaches that have resulted from these developments, and the extent to which the European Union has moved in a state-like or democratic direction and will do so in the future.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course will survey the sources in history of European integration, the institutions and policy-making approaches that have resulted from these developments, and the extent to which the European Union has moved in a state-like or democratic direction and will do so in the future.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course provides a detailed introduction to Western European politics, with an emphasis upon Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. Topics include: state and nation formation, early experiences of autocratic and parliamentary rule, the sources and nature of post-WWII democracies, and the recent resurgence of nationalism and regionalism.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2248E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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A study of the principles and operations of international and regional associations such as the UN and NATO. An introduction to international law, emphasizing its relevance to the resolution of conflicts between nations.


Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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A study of the principles and operations of international and regional associations such as the UN and NATO. An introduction to international law, emphasizing its relevance to the resolution of conflicts between nations.


Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course will describe, analyze and evaluate interactions between federal, provincial and local governments in Canada. The course will focus on the processes of interaction and the policy impacts of these relationships in the contemporary period.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E or the former Political Science 2234E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This is a course which considers the origins and operation of federalism in Canada. The course centres on the interactions of federal and provincial governments in the making of policy and highlights the challenges and changing nature of intergovernmental relations.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3348F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2130, Political Science 2230E or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2.0 hours.

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A seminar on theories of the nature and role of the modern state. Topics for discussion may include theories of state formation, pluralist, individualist and neo-Marxist views of the state, and the question of state autonomy in relation to economic and social formations.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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A seminar course treating theoretical aspects of international politics in the light of substantive material. The seminar will consider a selection of normative doctrines, conceptual frameworks, and theoretical propositions concerning various modes of international action and interaction, organization, and integration and evaluate these in application to contemporary world politics.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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An examination of theories of the state and democracy, and the mediating role of law in relations between groups, individuals and the state. Issues discussed include the justifiable limits on state interference in the lives of citizens, the viability of democratic decision-making, internal nationalist, ethnic, religious and linguistic divisions, and multiculturalism.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3351E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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This seminar course examines the main issues and theoretical debates surrounding contemporary economic globalisation. It analyses the implications of a globalising economy for environmental protection, labour, inequality, democracy, and international peace. The rise of resistance movements and proposals for alternatives to globalisation's current form are also considered.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3357E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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A study of the politics of economic relations, including relations among the advanced industrialized countries, the integration of former centrally-planned economies into the world market economy, and relations between developed and developing countries.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3365F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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A study of the politics of economic relations, including relations among the advanced industrialized countries, the integration of former centrally-planned economies into the world market economy, and relations between developed and developing countries.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3365F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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A seminar course that examines the theoretical debates and issues surrounding economic development. It surveys the main theoretical approaches that seek to explain the causes of underdevelopment and the development strategies they advocate. Case studies include micro-credit, fair trade, foreign aid, child labour, gender and development, and foreign debt.


Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course looks critically at the role of media as a contributor to and conduit of the political process. It examines the impact of media type and journalistic practices on the distribution of information and political behaviour. Both traditional and new media will be examined in depth.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3384F/G, Political Science 4208F/G or the former Political Science 3350E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E and 3rd or 4th year standing in any module/program, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course will introduce students to the field of Borders and Borderlands Studies. Students will examine the history, politics, culture and socio-economic conditions of the borderlands of the US, and consider a range of past and present issues and challenges that are both distinct to the certain regions, but also part of global/local constellations of borders and borderlands.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third or fourth year in Political Science or Sociology, or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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An introduction to the structures and actors that shape the politics of urban issues in large North American and West European cities. Students apply concepts learned to an in-depth study of a city or cities of their choice.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3368E.

Prerequisite(s): At least 1.0 2200-level Political Science course.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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A thematic analysis of current policy problems and responses in large North American and West European cities. Issues include globalization and economic development, suburban sprawl, the challenge of social diversity and local environmental problems.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3368E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 3363F/G

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course examines the nature of relations between developing and industrialized states with special focus on such issues as development, aid, trade, investment, food and agriculture.



Extra Information: 2 hours.

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An examination of theories and strategies of international conflict and conflict management, including the causes of war, arms control, and various methods of reducing or eliminating conflict.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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An examination of the impact of North American economic and social integration on Canada/U.S. relations. Consideration is given to the applicability of various theories of political integration and economic interdependence to the case of Canada and the United States.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This course examines the growing political, economic, cultural and ecological significance of city-regions. Topics include: the dynamics of globalization and localization; the resurgence of urban and regional policy analysis; effective governance structures for sprawling city-regions; and problems of social polarization and spatial segregation within metropolitan areas.


Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science, or permission of the Department for students not registered in Political Science programs.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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A study of principles and operations of international law, global organizations and regional groupings, emphasizing their relevance to conflict resolution and the creation of prosperity in the 21st century. Cases include the United Nations, World Trade Organization, European Union, African Union, International Criminal Court, International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3345E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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An analysis of the political institutions and governmental processes within the four Western provinces of Canada.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E or Political Science 2236E or the former Political Science 2234E or permission of Department.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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An advanced study of Quebec politics, emphasizing the relevance of the economy, political parties, ideologies, language issues and nationalism.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E or Political Science 2236E or the former Political Science 2234E or permission of Department.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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An advanced course dealing with the politics and government of Ontario. Specific issues will be studied as an illustration of the governmental process and politics of the province.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E or Political Science 2236E or the former Political Science 2234E or permission of Department.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E, or permission of the instructor.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E, or permission of the Department.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or permission of the Department.

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A comprehensive overview of the major issues, actors, ideas, institutions, and interests that constitute the global politics of the environment. The course covers the major worldviews of global environmental politics, the relationship between the global economy and the global environment, and the various approaches to managing global environmental change.

Antirequisite(s): The former Political Science 3379F/G and Political Science 3314E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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A seminar course on comparative politics of the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. The exploration of themes such as Confucian capitalism, political economy, Asian values, the rising middle class, state/society relationships, gender and ethnic politics, and political changes will be complemented by detailed country studies that encompass Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.


Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course will be concerned with the phenomenon of ethnic conflict and conflict resolution. It will examine the numerous theories of ethnicity and ethnic conflict resolution, and will apply these to various examples of ethnic conflict throughout the world.

Antirequisite(s): The former Political Science 3325E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E and 3rd or 4th year standing in any module/program, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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An analysis of China's international relations after the Cold War by focusing on the impact of the international environment, the domestic determinants of its foreign policy, changing security concerns, and the patterns of its interaction with other global powers and international organizations.


Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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An analysis of Japan's international relations after the Cold War by focusing on the impact of the international environment, the domestic determinants of its foreign policy, changing security concerns, and the pattern of its interaction with other global powers and international organizations.


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An exploration of the mutual interplay among media, politicians and citizens during election campaigns. Particular attention is focused on political advertising, editorializing, the news and current affairs media, televised debates, on-line campaigning, key campaign turning points and the impact of opinion polls.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2222E.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science or permission of the Department for students not registered in Political Science programs.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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An investigation into the relationship between power and representation in Canada. Grounded in a historical orientation to the political media in Canada, the course explores influential social forces behind the creation of media images and messages as well as the degree to which such mediated ideas exert an impact on audiences.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2222E.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science or permission of the Department for students not registered in Political Science programs.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This advanced seminar course examines how neoliberalism became so dominant in the global political economy and considers alternative explanations for the global spread of neoliberalism, including the roles played by global economic competition, military and economic power, policy learning, international institutions, think tanks, economists, consultants and transnational advocacy groups.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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An examination of how surveillance has become ubiquitous and taken for granted in contemporary society. Beyond general themes of surveillance studies, such as control, visibility, classification, authentication, etc., this course focuses on the role of surveillance in social sorting and (in)security in society.

Antirequisite(s): Sociology 3325F/G if taken in 2017-18, Sociology 3387F/G, or the former Political Science 4430E.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year in either Political Science or Sociology.

Extra Information: 3 hours.

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This course will provide an overview of the topic of human rights, from its origins to its 21st century reality, to its various conceptions, theoretical notions, and instruments. It will look at issues of concern, abuses and potential solutions.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 2219E.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Extra Information: 2 hours.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year in any Political Science module, or permission of the Department.

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Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Political and legal issues are inseparable in contemporary examinations of land use, self-determination, governance, individual and community rights. This course will examine the legal institutions and practices of traditional First Nations cultures as well as contemporary practice.

Antirequisite(s): First Nations Studies 3722F/G.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Reading and discussion of selected topics in Political Science.

Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Political Science, or permission of the instructor.

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A one term seminar half course surveying the public policy and foreign policy challenges facing Canada as an Arctic nation. Among the topics to be covered are competing national sovereignty claims, the Arctic Council, resource politics, Aboriginal Peoples, and the nature of territorial government.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science, or permission of the Department for students not registered in Political Science programs.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E and registration in 3rd or 4th year of Political Science, International Relations or a BMOS Public Administration module.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E and registration in 3rd or 4th year of Political Science, International Relations or a BMOS Public Administration module.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2701E AND enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science or International Relations or permission from the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2701E AND enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science or International Relations or permission from the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E AND enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science or International Relations, or permission of the Department for students not registered in those programs.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E AND enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science or International Relations, or permission of the Department for students not registered in those programs.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third or fourth year Honors Political Science or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third or fourth year Honors Political Science or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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What makes a political theory or a set of political practices 'modern'? Can the 'modern' in politics be plausibly and usefully distinguished from the 'pre-modern' and the 'postmodern'? Is political 'modernity' over? Is it on the way out? Or is it here to stay?

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E and one additional course in political theory.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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The seminar examines current issues before the United Nations and assesses the organization's contributions to the resolution of diverse global problems. It assesses the UN's objectives, structure and decision-making procedures and evaluates current UN policies and activities on a range of contemporary issues. Current proposals for reform are assessed.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 4402F/G; the former Political Science 4457F/G if taken in 2012/13 or 2013/14.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E, or Political Science 2245E, or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course studies the interaction between religion and politics in Canada, the United States and Latin America. More specifically, the course examines the political relationship between church and state, and the religious foundation of political culture in these three cases.


Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course assesses the Canadian legal system's potential to address inequalities based on group differences such as race, ethnicity, religion, Aboriginality, socioeconomic class and sexual identity. Particular attention is paid to the internal tensions that often arise where women's equality rights and the rights claims of minority social groups conflict.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course will focus on the politics of race in the North American context with a view to assessing how, when and with what impact the politics of race and the institutionalization of whiteness have informed and continue to inform social, economic and political life.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 4456F/G if taken in 2010-11.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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The objective of this course is to introduce political science students to key ideas in cognitive science that have a bearing on the ways in which we study and explain political phenomena.

Antirequisite(s): The former Political Science 4414F/G if taken in 2010-11 or 2011-12.


Extra Information: 2 hours.

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A seminar on the main approaches to, and debates about, issues of global justice in contemporary political theory. Topics may include cosmopolitan ethics, the causes of global inequality, social and economic rights, and ideas of global citizenship and national responsibility.

Antirequisite(s): The former Political Science 3396F/G if taken in 2004-05; the former Political Science 3397F/G if taken in 2006-07; the former Political Science 4463F/G if taken in 2010-11 or 2011-12.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Democracy is a central concept in politics. Different theoretical understandings of 'democracy' will be examined, and discussed with reference to current and practical political issues involving Canada and the United States. Related ideas include legitimacy, representation, capitalism, imperialism, liberalism, republicanism, and the state.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 4413F/G if taken in 2012-13 or 2013-14.


Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Does the government control the media - or do the media control the government? Do the news media educate or manipulate the citizenry? This course looks at the relationship between politics and media, and explores how media, civic engagements, and politics are intertwined, drawing on examples from around the world.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3360F/G, the former Political Science 3350E, or the former Political Science 4460F/G if taken in 2013-14 or 2014-15.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Honors Double Major or Honors Specialization in Political Science or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This course provides an advanced introduction to some of the practical skills involved in political campaigns including lobbying/advocacy campaigns by businesses and NGOs and election campaigns. It focuses on developing specific skills related to strategy, tactics and communications using case studies and practically-oriented assignments.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 4417F if taken in 2014-15.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Main Campus 3rd or 4th year Political Science Honors Specialization.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This course explores how globalization and the rise of the post-industrial economy are transforming North American and European cities, and compares how policy-makers respond to the resulting challenges. Topics include ethno-cultural diversity, social inequality and segregation, and the changing character and functions of downtown business districts and suburbs.


Pre-or Corequisite(s): At least 1.0 course in Political Science at the 2200 level or above.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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The purpose of this course is to introduces students to multilevel governance (MLG): public decision-making which involves governments at various levels and non-governmental actors. The course will look at forces conducive to this kind of decision-making structure, and in the general patterns and dynamics that it manifests.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 4501F/G if taken in 2016-17 or earlier.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Main Campus 4th year Political Science or International Relations.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Political corruption has attracted intense and growing interest in recent decades. This seminar provides a critical look at the spread of corruption across the globe, the state of our knowledge about corruption and its causes, and the performance of various national and global campaigns against corruption.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 4512F/G if taken in 2015-16 or earlier.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E, Political Science 2245E, or International Relations 2702E or the former International Relations 2701E or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Contemporary theories and models of foreign policy decision making will be used to explain U.S. political, economic and security relations. Selected case studies will highlight the many domestic and external factors thought to be responsible for influencing America's conduct in the international community.

Prerequisite(s): one of Political Science 2231E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E or Political Science 2244E.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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The course explores contemporary international diplomacy. Topics include: foreign policy institutions, treaty-making processes, diplomatic protocol, logistics of negotiations and their influence on political outcomes, and the role of power, strategy and cultural differences. Students engage in realistic classroom simulations of multilateral negotiations, role-play diplomats and gain practical bargaining experience.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 4201F/G; the former Political Science 4457F/G if taken in 2012-13 or 2013-14.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E, or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This course investigates network-centric warfare and the changing nature of 'war' from a theoretical standpoint. Students will examine the concept of 'terror' both as an historical phenomenon, and as part of a new kind of globalized phenomenon within the context of the 'global war on terror'.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 4464F or G if taken in 2012-13 or 2013-14.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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The course is aimed to assess the impact of global interactions on the viability of the nation state. Some sessions will review global flows of capital, goods, services, technology, migration and communications and assess their effects on the capacity of national governments to exercise traditional instruments of national policy. Others will examine the extent to which these developments require a reconsideration of conventional theoretical perspectives on the state and international relations.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E, or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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An introduction to the issues and debates relating to the place of legislatures within the political system. Among the main topics are the role of legislatures, their representative ability, legislative careers, parliamentary versus presidential systems and legislative reform. Emphasis will be placed on experience in Canada and the US.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E.

Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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Is the European welfare state on the way out, or are the reports of its death greatly exaggerated? This seminar will deal with the status of the contemporary welfare state, within the context of its history, social and ideological foundations, and relationship to questions of citizenship, economic development, and European integration.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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Bodies are at the core of our families, economies, and social and political institutions. This seminar course examines how social, economic, and political practices reflect habitual and legal patterns of bodily regulation and control and how individuals and movements seek to alleviate the oppressive effects of this power.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in year three or four of an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Political Science or Social Justice and Peace Studies or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course overviews current threats to international security such as nuclear weapons proliferation, terrorism, environmental degradation, and ethnic conflict. It also considers various approaches to alleviating these problems including UN peace support operations, regional alliances, espionage, arms control, and disarmament.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E, or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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The course explores the complex relationship between the United States and the Middle East, particularly since the establishment of Israel and the making of new states in the region. It will focus primarily on how the United States views and came to occupy a defining role in the region's politics.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2244E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course examines threats to democratic regimes. Why do some democracies succeed while others fail? We explore theory and specific countries to address topics include the state of global democracy, the definition and measurement of democracy and the influences of economics, institutions, militaries, society and international actors on democratization.

Antirequisite(s): The former Political Science 3347F/G if taken in 2011-12; the former Political Science 3390F/G if taken in 2010-11.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2702E, or the former International Relations 2701E.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science, or permission of the Department for students not registered in Political Science programs.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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This course addresses the negotiation, contestation, implementation, and enforcement of international trade law. Particular emphasis will be placed on the relationship between international trade law and negotiations and ostensibly non-trade areas including health, development, aid, environment, food safety, agriculture, water, and democracy.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in year three or four of Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Political Science, Economics, Sociology or Social Justice and Peace Studies or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Exploration of the exciting field of international negotiation. Students will get the opportunity to hone their diplomatic skills and to examine negotiation of peace agreements that fundamentally changed the modern world. Cases are drawn from peace talks that ended deadly wars in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Middle East.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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Students will examine the ways in which imperialism and colonialism are embedded in disciplines of knowledge, and examine the implications of research for its participants and their communities, as well as the institution of research itself, its claims, values, practices, and relationships to power and the academic industrial complex.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science, Social Justice and Peace Studies, or Sociology, or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course deals with the relationship between nationalism and conflict in societies that have historically been divided along ethnic and/or religious lines, and have experienced separatist claims, rebellion, and/or secessionist conflicts. It will also consider the challenges posed for conflict resolution and management in such societies.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in 3rd or 4th year in any program at King’s.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course deals with the problems and prospects of achieving sustainable peace and democracy in divided societies. Topics include consociational power-sharing, federalism, and other forms of territorial and non-territorial autonomy for ethnic communities. The course will also examine the involvement of third parties as mediators and guarantors of peace accords.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E and 3rd or 4th year standing in any module/program, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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The course examines the theoretical and methodological issues related to the topic of genocide and considers empirical cases of genocide and genocidal acts, such as "ethnic cleansing." The course begins by looking at the definition of genocide, then moves to discuss more recent cases of genocides and genocidal acts.

Antirequisite(s): History 3722F/G, MIT 3931F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 3388E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course aims to critically examine a number of the approaches to and difficulties with efforts in transitional justice and post-conflict social reconstruction.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 3388E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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This course places students with agencies and organizations in the community in order to complement classroom learning with experienced-based knowledge of how influence is exercised in public life. Students will work to satisfy both specified learning objectives and placement job requirements.

Antirequisite(s): History 4808A/B.


Extra Information: 3 seminar hours.

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A seminar devoted to the study of theoretical perspectives on the state, and to the consideration of a selection of contemporary issues within and related to the state in the United Kingdom.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course from: Political Science 2237E, Political Science 2248E, Political Science 3351E, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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The course examines both critical theory and contemporary security issues as well as the methodologies of Critical Security Studies. Themes include but are not confined to: security and identity; securitization and desecuritization; extraterritorial security; gender and security; private security; security and technology; environmental security; and human security.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 4430E.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third or fourth year of an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Political Science or Sociology, or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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Students critically examine the impact of new information and communication technology on contemporary politics. Considering divergent perspectives on the digital future, students will be introduced to theoretical and empirical literature in surveillance studies and science and technology studies, focusing on the changing nature of power, information, identity, the body, and the state in the 21st century.

Antirequisite(s): The former Political Science 4430E.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third or fourth year of an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Political Science or Sociology, or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course addresses the creation and evolution of core areas of Canadian public policy including social, resource and fiscal policy. Emphasis will be placed on theories of policy creation and evolution, as well as policy evaluation. Students will explore how partisan interests, focusing events and the federal arrangement impact policymaking.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 3307F/G.

Prerequisite(s): One of Political Science 2230E or Political Science 2245E and year 3 or 4 standing, or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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Political communications is the study of purposeful communications around politics, including messaging by, to, and about politicians, political elites, and members of civil society. In this seminar, students will cultivate skills in crafting, critically analyzing and formally evaluating the efficacy and utility of political communications.

Prerequisite(s): One of Political Science 2230E or Political Science 2245E and year 3 or 4 standing, or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course examines the phenomena of postmodernism and postmodernity and their consequences for politics. Major themes include: debates on the nature of modernity and postmodernity; power; truth; reality; capitalism; Marxism; liberalism; feminism. Students will assess the value of postmodern thought and whether it can construct political projects worthy of support.

Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2206W/X.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E and third or fourth year standing, or permission of the Department.Political Science 2237 & YR3/4

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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This course examines the nature of power, emphasizing the place and role of elites within the power structures of specific countries and institutions. Major themes include the following: theories of power; pluralism and neo-pluralism; elite theory; hegemony and class rule; corporate power; how the media challenge or perpetuate elite views.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E and third or fourth year standing, or permission of the Department.Political Science 2237 & YR3/4

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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An analysis of the theory and institutional factors, and the constitutional constraints in a democracy from 1776 to the present.

Antirequisite(s): Political Science 4401F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E and Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2244E, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Registration in 3rd or 4th year of Political Science, International Relations or a BMOS Public Administration module.

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Extra Information: 2 hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third or fourth year of an Honors Specialization or Honors Double Major in Political Science, or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third or fourth year of a Political Science module, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in third or fourth year of a Political Science module, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 seminar hours.

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Thesis is to be submitted by April 15 of the fourth year.

Prerequisite(s): Written Special Permission of the instructor and a minimum 80% average in third year.

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Thesis is to be submitted by April 15 of the fourth year.

Prerequisite(s): Special permission of the instructor.

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Thesis is to be submitted by April 15 of the fourth year.

Prerequisite(s): Special permission of the instructor.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E.

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Individual reading and research at an advanced level under faculty supervision. Students are responsible for arranging independent study credit with an individual faculty member.

Prerequisite(s): Written permission of instructor and department and a minimum 80% average the previous year.

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Individual reading and research at an advanced level under faculty supervision. Students are responsible for arranging independent study credit with an individual faculty member.

Prerequisite(s): Written permission of instructor and department and a minimum 80% average the previous year.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E and registration in 3rd or 4th year of Political Science, International Relations or a BMOS Public Administration module.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2230E and registration in 3rd or 4th year of Political Science, International Relations or a BMOS Public Administration module.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2701E AND enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science or International Relations or permission from the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2231E or Political Science 2245E or International Relations 2701E AND enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science or International Relations or permission from the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E AND enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science or International Relations, or permission of the Department for students not registered in those programs.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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Prerequisite(s): Political Science 2237E AND enrolment in 3rd or 4th year Political Science or International Relations, or permission of the Department for students not registered in those programs.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

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An advanced survey of central topics in the study of local government. Topics include urban reform movements, metropolitan and regional government, special-purpose bodies, and finance.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Diploma Program in Public Administration or permission of Department.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

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After an introduction to policy analysis, there is an examination of the factors which help determine local government decisions about policies, development expenditures, and taxes. The scope for local government to frame its own economic policies and address social, economic and environmental problems is analyzed.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Diploma Program in Public Administration and Political Science 4901A/B or permission of Department.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to current theoretical perspectives and research findings in the field of organizational behavior, with emphasis on topics relevant to the administration of local government organizations. Topics examined include organizational structure, power, council-staff relations, and working with stakeholders.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Diploma Program in Public Administration or permission of Department.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An examination of issues arising in local government administration in a changing environment, using case analyses and seminars. Topics addressed include labor relations, human resource management issues, and the implementation of organizational change.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Diploma Program in Public Administration and Political Science 4903A/B or permission of Department.

Extra Information: 2 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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