2014-2015 Undergraduate Calendar

Political Science Go to top of document
Chair Pierre Lizée Hevina Dashwood (as of July 1, 2014) Professors Emeriti Carl Baar, William H. N. Hull, W. D. Kenneth Kernaghan, Daniel Madar, William A. Matheson, J. Patrick Sewell, Garth Stevenson Professors Leah Bradshaw, David T. Siegel, Associate Professors Charles Burton, Charles Conteh, Hevina Dashwood, Juris Dreifelds, Paul Hamilton, Matthew Hennigar, Timothy Heinmiller, Pierre Lizée, Ingrid Makus, Livianna Tossutti Assistant Professors Stefan Dolgert, Janique Dubois, Blayne Haggart, Sanjay Jeram Undergraduate Adviser Diane Leon  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Dorothy Krynicki 905-688-5550, extension 3476 Plaza 328 brocku.ca/politicalscience political.science@brocku.ca Politics affects everyone. It is through politics that the future of the world we inhabit is shaped. Aristotle called politics the master science because he recognized how wide and pervasive politics is. The interests of political scientists are diverse. They include conflict at city hall or in the courtroom; the arguments and processes through which our national existence might be preserved; the collapse of Communism and the struggle to establish new political arrangements in its place; the role of pressure groups in shaping public policy; electoral reform; the control of civil servants; the rule of law among nations; the place of moral principle and national interest in the conduct of foreign policy; or how far any citizen might have the right or duty to disobey an unjust law. Political Science offers us the opportunity to become freer human beings and citizens because, whatever the subject of our immediate inquiry, the focus is always upon the ideas, institutions and processes that shape our lives. The BA Honours program provides students with the opportunity for a more intensive examination of issues in the field. Political Science may be combined at the Honours or Pass level with other disciplines, the choice depending upon the student's interests and capabilities. As well, it is possible, within the departmental offerings, to arrange a thematic program of study around a selection of courses built to suit the student's particular interests. All students in Political Science especially those proceeding to graduate studies or to a career in the public service, are encouraged to become proficient in a language other than English, normally French. Students who develop interests in a particular geographical area are urged to select related courses in history, language and literature. MATH 1F92 provides a sound background in those skills often employed in modern social science research. Questions about the Political Science program should be directed to the Undergraduate Adviser. Political Science Co-operative (Co-op) The Political Science Co-op program combines academic and work terms over a four and one-half year period. Students spend two years in an academic setting doing course work prior to taking the first work placement. In addition to the current fees for courses in academic study terms, Political Science Co-op students are assessed an annual administration fee (see Schedule of Fees). Eligibility to continue is based on the students major average and non-major average. A student with a minimum 70 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent non-major average will be permitted to continue. A student with a major average lower than 70 percent will not be permitted to continue in the Political Science Co-op program. If a student subsequently raises his/her major average to 70 percent, the student may be readmitted to the Co-op program only if approved by the departmental Co-op Admissions Committee. All students in the Co-operative Education program are required to read, sign and adhere to the terms of the Student Regulations Waiver and Co-op Student Handbook (brocku.ca/co-op/current-students/co-op-student-handbooks) as articulated by the Co-op Programs Office. In addition, eligibility to continue in the co-op option is based on the student's major average and non-major average, and the ability to demonstrate the motivation and potential to pursue a professional career. Each four-month co-operative education work term must be registered. Once students are registered in a co-op work term, they are expected to fulfill their commitment. If the placement accepted is for more than one four-month work term, students are committed to complete all terms. Students may not withdraw from or terminate a work term without permission from the Director, Co-op Program Office. The Political Science Co-op program designation will be awarded to those students who have honours standing and who have successfully completed a minimum of twelve months of Co-op work experience. Students whose primary interest is in public administration as a field of study, or as a potential career are advised to consider the Co-op program in public administration, outlined below. This program leads to a BA (Honours) Political Science. Public Administration Co-operative (Co-op) Public administration is the study of the political, legal and managerial dimensions of the public sector. Designed to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge and practical experience to provide them with a competitive edge in seeking employment in the Federal, Provincial or Municipal levels of government, the Public Administration Co-op program combines academic and work terms over a four and one-half year period. Students spend two and one-half years in an academic setting studying political science with a specialization in public administration and public policy prior to their first work placement. In addition to the current fees for courses in academic study terms, co-op students are assessed an annual administration fee (see Schedule of Fees). Eligibility to continue is based on the student's major average and non-major average. A student with a minimum 70 per cent major average and a minimum 60 per cent non-major average will be permitted to continue. A student with a major average lower than 70 percent will not be permitted to continue in the Public Administration Co-op program but may continue in the Political Science Pass degree program. If a student subsequently raises his/her major average to 70 percent, the student may be readmitted to the Co-op program only if approved by the departmental Co-op Admissions Committee. All students in the Co-operative Education program are required to read, sign and adhere to the terms of the Student Regulations Waiver and Co-op Student Handbook (brocku.ca/co-op/current-students/co-op-student-handbooks) as articulated by the Co-op Programs Office. In addition, eligibility to continue in the co-op option is based on the student's major average and non-major average, and the ability to demonstrate the motivation and potential to pursue a professional career. Each four-month co-operative education work term must be registered. Once students are registered in a co-op work term, they are expected to fulfill their commitment. If the placement accepted is for more than one four-month work term, students are committed to complete all terms. Students may not withdraw from or terminate a work term without permission from the Director, Co-op Program Office. The Public Administration Co-op program designation will be awarded to those students who have honours standing and who have successfully completed a minimum of twelve months of Co-op work experience. This program leads to a BA (Honours) Political Science. Emergency Management-Sheridan College The Emergency Management program involves courses offered through Brock University and Sheridan College. This four-year program combines courses and training in Emergency Management at Sheridan College with a degree at Brock. The program caters to individuals who wish to have a career in Emergency Management for Regional, Provincial, and National governments. The program allows students to gain both solid applied skills and training in Emergency Management, and a strong theoretical knowledge about a variety of topics in Political Science. Students who successfully complete the requirements for this program will be granted both a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Political Science degree from Brock and a certificate in Emergency Management from Sheridan College. Gaining both a degree and this certificate would ordinarily involve attending college after gaining a university degree, but the Brock and Sheridan program combines the two in a single integrated package that can be completed in four years. Applicants must have a minimum 70 percent overall average to be considered for admission to the program. Volunteering experience is considered an asset. Successful applicants must maintain a minimum 70 percent overall average during Year 2 and meet other program requirements to continue in the program. Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements. Application forms for the Emergency Management program are available from the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences. Paralegal -Seneca College The Paralegal program involves courses offered through Brock University and Seneca College. Paralegals are legally qualified to offer specified legal services directly to the public for a fee without the supervision of a lawyer. The Seneca program is designed to provide students with an understanding of general law principles, legal ethics, small business practices, and other legal subjects. Students are also required to complete a field placement at the end of their year at Seneca. Students who successfully complete the requirements for this program will be granted a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Political Science degree from Brock and a Paralegal diploma from Seneca College. Gaining both a degree and this diploma would ordinarily involve attending college after gaining a university degree, but the Brock and Seneca program combines the two in a single integrated package that can be completed in four years. Applicants must have a minimum 70 percent overall average to be considered for admission to the program. Volunteering experience is considered an asset. Successful applicants must maintain a minimum 70 percent overall average during Year 2 and meet other program requirements to continue in the program. Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements. Application forms for the Paralegal program are available from the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences. Policing and Criminal Justice-Niagara College The Policing and Criminal Justice program involves courses offered through Brock University and Niagara College. This four-year program combines training in policing and criminal justice with an education in a chosen academic discipline, which may be Human Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology. For students majoring in Political Science, this program leads to a BA (Honours) Political Science and a diploma in Police Foundations from Niagara College. The program caters to the increasing demand in society for professionals who possess both solid applied skills and the substantive knowledge needed to apply them to the areas of policing and criminal justice. Normally, this involves attending college after gaining a university degree, but the Brock and Niagara program combines the two in a single integrated package. Applicants must have a minimum 70 percent overall average to be considered for admission to the program. Volunteering experience is considered an asset. Successful applicants must maintain a minimum 70 percent overall average during Year 2 and meet other program requirements to continue in the program. Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements. Application forms for the Policing and Criminal Justice program are available from the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences. Please consult the Policing and Criminal Justice entry for a listing of program requirements. Political Science and Labour Studies-George Brown College This Political Science and Labour Studies program involves courses offered through Brock University and George Brown College. This four-year program combines courses and training in applied labour studies settings at George Brown College with a degree at Brock. The program caters to individuals who wish to have a career in a wide variety of areas including unionized environments, occupational health and safety, politics, or human resources. The program allows students to gain both solid applied skills in these areas, and a strong theoretical knowledge about a variety of these topics. Students who successfully complete the requirements for this program will be granted both a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Political Science and Labour Studies degree from Brock, and two certificates from George Brown College 1) a certificate in Contemporary Labour Perspectives from the George Brown School of Labour and 2) a Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management. Gaining both a degree and these certificates would ordinarily involve attending college after gaining a university degree, but the Brock and George Brown program combines the two in a single integrated package that can be completed in four years. Applicants must have a minimum 70 percent overall average to be considered for admission to the program. Volunteering experience is considered an asset. Successful applicants must maintain a minimum 70 percent overall average during Year 2 and meet other program requirements to continue in the program. Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements. Application forms for the Political Science and Labour Studies program are available from the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences. Please consult the Labour Studies entry for a listing of program requirements. Political Science and Labour Studies-Mohawk College This Political Science and Labour Studies program involves courses offered through Brock University and Mohawk College. This program combines training in a variety of applied labour studies settings at Mohawk College with a degree at Brock. Students can obtain both solid applied skills and a strong theoretical foundation in various aspects of labour studies. The program leads to career opportunities in a wide variety of areas including unionized environments, occupational health and safety, politics, and human resources. Students who successfully complete the requirements for this program will be granted both a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Political Science and Labour Studies degree from Brock and a Labour Studies Joint certificate from Mohawk College. Gaining both an honours degree and a college certificate would ordinarily involve at least five years of study, but this Brock-Mohawk program combines the two in a single integrated package that can be completed in four years. Applicants must have a minimum 70 percent overall average to be considered for admission to the program. Volunteering experience is considered an asset. Successful applicants must maintain a minimum 70 percent overall average during Year 2 and meet other program requirements to continue in the program. Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements. Application forms for the Political Science and Labour Studies program are available from the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences. Please consult the Labour Studies entry for a listing of program requirements.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  Students are encouraged to take courses from at least three of the designated subfields in Political Science.  
2.  With the permission of the Undergraduate Adviser, methods courses which are required in other departments/centres may be considered equivalents for POLI 2P80, 3P91 or 3P92.  
3.  Students in the Honours program with concentration in Public Law are strongly recommended to complete SOCI 1F90.  
4.  SOCI 1F90, 2P33, 2P61, 2P62, 3P33, 3P61, 3P82, 3P97, 4P33, 4P61 are public law related courses recommended as elective credits for the Honours degree.  
5.  POLI 1P91, ECON 1P92, FNCE 2P51 recommended in year 1 and OBHR 2P51 is recommended in year 2.  
6.  Students may not take ACTG 2P40 to satisfy elective requirement.  
7.  WRIT 1P96 recommended in year 1 and POLI 3P11, 3P17, 3P66 recommended in year 3 and year 4.  
8.  In the combined Political Science and Business program FREN 1F90 is recommended as the Humanities context credit, ECON 2P21 or 2P23 is recommended in year 2 and ECON 3P14 and 3P15 are recommended in year 3.  
9.  ECON 1P91 and 1P92, an appropriate Year 1 FREN credit based on proficiency, LABR 1F90 are recommended.  
10. 

In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In 15 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 15 or 20 credits may be taken.

 
Political Science Subfields Go to top of document
The courses numbered 2(alpha)00 or above fall into a number of fields and the Department advises Political Science majors to select courses from at least three of these fields. Canadian Politics
- POLI 2F12*, 2P03
- POLI 3P05, 3P10, 3P12, 3P13, 3P14, 3P15, 3P16, 3P17, 3P18, 3P28, 3P72
- POLI 4P12, 4P14, 4P15, 4P19, 4P71, 4P75, 4V10-4V19, 4V60-4V69
Comparative Politics
- POLI 2F30*, 2P42, 2P47, 2P94, 2P97, 2V40-2V49
- POLI 3P03, 3P33, 3P37, 3P43, 3P44, 3P45, 3P71, 3P72
- POLI 4P32, 4P34, 4P36, 4P38, 4P39, 4P47, 4P73, 4V30-4V39
International Relations
- POLI 2F20*, 2P47
- POLI 3P21, 3P26, 3P28, 3P44
- POLI 4P20, 4P21, 4P22, 4P24, 4P26, 4P28, 4P27, 4P72, 4V20-4V29
Political Theory
- POLI 2P91*, 2P92*, 2P93
- POLI 3P02, 3P04, 3P05, 3P07, 3P71, 3P93, 3V00-3V09
- POLI 4P01, 4P02, 4P03, 4P04, 4P07, 4P70, 4V00-4V09
Public Policy and Administration
- POLI 2P99*, 2Q98*
- POLI 3P11, 3P66, 3P67, 3P98, 3Q97
- POLI 4P10, 4P50, 4P66, 4P67, 4P74, 4P75, 4V50-4V59, 4V60-4V69
*recommended for students intending to take other courses in this field in years 3 and 4.
 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- two elective credits
Year 2
- POLI 2P80 (see program note 2)
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- two POLI credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above (see program note 1)
- two elective credits
Year 3
- POLI 3P91 or 3P92 (see program note 2)
- one-half credit from political theory list
- two POLI credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above (see program note 1)
- two elective credits
Year 4
- One-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- two and one-half POLI credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- two elective credits
 
Political Science Co-op (Honours only) Go to top of document
Students admitted to the political science co-op program must follow an approved program pattern. The most common pattern is listed below; however, as courses are subject to change and availability, students' schedules must be approved by the Undergraduate Adviser. Year 1
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- two elective credits
Year 2
- POLI 0N90
- POLI 2F12
- POLI 2P80
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- one POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- two elective credits
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- POLI 0N01 and 2C01
Year 3
- one of POLI 3P91 or 3P92
- one-half additional credit from the political theory list
- two POLI credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- two elective credits
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- POLI 0N02 and 2C02
Year 4 Fall Session:
- POLI 0N03 and 2C03
Winter/Spring Sessions:
- one-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- two and one-half POLI credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- two elective credits
 
Public Administration Co-op (Honours only) Go to top of document
Students admitted to the Co-op program must follow an approved program pattern. The most common pattern is listed below; however, as courses are subject to change and availability, students' schedules must be approved by the Co-op Director. Year 1
- POLI 1F90
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- two elective credits
Year 2
- POLI 0N90, 2F12, 2P80, 2P99, 2Q98 and 3P67
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- one POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one-half elective credit
Year 3 Fall Term:
- POLI 3P11 and 3P98
- POLI 3P91 or 3P92
- one-half credit from political theory list
- one-half elective credit
Winter Term:
- POLI 0N01 and 2C01
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- POLI 0N02 and 2C02
Year 4
- POLI 4P50
- one credit from POLI 4P10, 4P54, 4P66, 4P67
- one-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one-half POLI credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- two and one-half elective credits
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- POLI 0N03 and 2C03
Year 5 Fall Term:
- Two and one-half elective credits
 
International Political Economy (Honours only) Go to top of document
Consult International Political Economy entry for a listing of program requirements.  
Pass Program Go to top of document
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- POLI 2P80 (see program note 2)
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- two and one-half POLI credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- two and one-half POLI credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above (see program notes 1 and 10)
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- six elective credits
 
Combined Major Program Go to top of document
Students are likely to find that both parts of their program benefit if they combine studies in Political Science with studies in another Social Sciences, such as Film Studies, Economics, Geography or Sociology; or with studies in a related field in a different faculty, such as Business or History. Political Science also provides a sound disciplinary core when combined with a program of study in Canadian Studies, Labour Studies, Liberal Arts or Women's Studies. Honours
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- POLI 2P80
- POLI 3P91 or 3P92
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- one-half credit from the political theory list
- two POLI credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one POLI credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above (see program notes 1, 2 and 10)
Pass
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- POLI 2P80
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- one and one-half POLI credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one and one-half POLI credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above (see program notes 2 and 10)
 
Political Science and Business (Honours only) Go to top of document
Year 1
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- ECON 1P91 and 1P92
- MGMT 1P93 and 1P96
- one Humanities context credit (see program note 9)
- one Sciences context credit
Year 2
- POLI 2F12 and 2P80
- ACTG 1P91, 2P12
- ENTR 2P91 or ITIS 1P97
- MATH 1P98
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- one-half credit from political theory list
- one-half elective credit (see program note 8)
Year 3
- POLI 2P99 and 2Q98
- FNCE 2P91
- MKTG 2P91
- OBHR 2P91
- one and one-half credits from POLI 3P11, 3P15, 3P16, 3P18, 3P21, 3P26, 3P33, 3P66
- one elective credit (see program note 8)
Year 4
- POLI 3P91 or 3P92
- POLI 4P54
- one of ETHC 3P82, MKTG 3P24, OPER 2P91
- FNCE 3P93 or OBHR 3P97
- one and one-half credits from POLI 3P98, 4P01, 4P10, 4P14, 4P15, 4P21, 4P24, 4P50
- one and one-half elective credits
 
Political Science and Labour Studies Go to top of document
Consult the Labour Studies entry for a listing of program requirements.  
Certificate Program Go to top of document
The Political Science Department offers programs leading to a Certificate in Public Administration and a Certificate in Public Law. These programs provide an overview for interested people who do not wish to proceed to a degree or those who have already obtained a degree with a major other than Political Science. Only under exceptional circumstances and with special permission from the department will applicants who already have a degree with a major (or combined major) in Political Science be admitted. The Certificate in Public Administration is of interest to people already employed in the public sector environment and wanting to embark on a program of part-time studies. The Certificate in Public Law is of interest to people already employed in the legal and justice fields who wish to embark on a program of part-time studies and to those with Community College qualifications in law and justice who would like to add university-level certification. The requirements for admission to the certificate programs are the same as for admission to the degree program. For those without a degree, the equivalent of five approved credits selected from the lists below are required. See "Certificate Requirements" under Academic Regulations.  
Certificate in Public Administration Go to top of document
The Certificate in Public Administration is awarded upon completion of the following courses with a minimum overall average of 70 percent:
- one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- POLI 2F12 and 4P50
- POLI 2P99 and 2Q98
- one of POLI 3P11, 3P67, 3P98
- one elective credit approved by the Undergraduate Program Adviser
Under exceptional circumstances, the Department may require the substitution of other relevant courses for those usually required.
 
Certificate in Public Law Go to top of document
The Certificate in Public Law is awarded upon completion of the following courses with a minimum 70 percent overall average:
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- POLI 2F12, 3P18 and 3P26
- one credit from POLI 3P11, 3P15, 3P66, 4P01, 4P14, 4P19, 4P34
- one credit from POLI 3P04, 3P07, 3P11, 3P15, 3P66, 4P01, 4P14, 4P19, 4P34, 4P50
 
Concentration in Public Law Go to top of document
Public Law consists of those areas of the law that deal with the relationship between the individual and the state or relationships between jurisdictions. These include administrative, constitutional, criminal, international and municipal law. (See program notes 3 and 4). Students may earn a Concentration in Public Law by successfully completing the following courses as part of the requirements for a BA (Honours) in Political Science:
- POLI 2F12, 3P18, 3P26
- two and one-half credits from POLI 1P91, 2P03, 2P47, 2P93, 2P99, 2Q98, 3P02, 3P04, 3P07, 3P11, 3P66, 3P67
- two credits from POLI 4P01, 4P10, 4P14, 4P19, 4P20, 4P34, 4P50, 4P67, 4P95
 
Minor Program Go to top of document
Minor in Canadian Politics Go to top of document
Students in other disciplines may obtain a minor in Canadian Politics within their degree program by successfully completing the following credits with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99
- POLI 2F12
- two POLI credits from Canadian Politics list
- one POLI credit numbered 3(alpha)00 or above from Canadian Politics list
 
Minor in Comparative Politics Go to top of document
Students in other disciplines may obtain a minor in Comparative Politics within their degree program by successfully completing the following credits with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99
- POLI 2F30
- two POLI credits from Comparative Politics list
- one POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above from Comparative Politics list
 
Minor in International Relations Go to top of document
Students in other disciplines may obtain a minor in International Relations within their degree program by successfully completing the following credits with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99
- POLI 2F20
- two POLI credits from International Relations list
- one POLI credit numbered 3(alpha)00 or above from International Relations list
 
Minor in Political Theory Go to top of document
Students in other disciplines may obtain a minor in Political Theory within their degree program by successfully completing the following credits with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99
- one credit from POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- three POLI credits from Political Theory list
 
Minor in Political Science Go to top of document
Students in other disciplines may obtain a minor in Political Science within their degree program by successfully completing the following credits with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- two and one-half POLI credits
- one POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
 
Minor in Public Policy and Administration Go to top of document
Students in other disciplines may obtain a minor in Public Policy and Administration within their degree program by successfully completing the following credits with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99
- POLI 2P99 and 2Q98
- three POLI credits from Public Policy and Administration list
 
Brock/Colleges Articulation Agreement Go to top of document
Emergency Management-Sheridan College Go to top of document
Year 1
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- one-half POLI credit
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- one and one-half elective credits (see program note 7)
Year 2
- POLI 2P80, 2P99 and 2Q98
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- one POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99
- one POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)99 (see program note 7)
- one-half additional credit from political theory list
- one-half elective credit
Year 3
- taken at Sheridan College
Year 4
- POLI 3P91 or 3P92
- one of POLI 3P98, 4P50, 4P54
- one and one-half POLI credits numbered 2(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)99 (see program note 7)
- two POLI credits numbered 4(alpha)00 to 4(alpha)99
- one-half elective credit
Emergency Management (Co-op)-Sheridan College Year 1
- One POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- one-half POLI credit
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- one and one-half elective credits (see program note 7)
Year 2
- POLI 0N90, 2P80, 2P99 and 2Q98
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- one POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99
- one POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)99 (see program note 7)
- one-half additional credit from political theory list
- one-half elective credit
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- POLI 0N01 and 2C01
Year 3
- taken at Sheridan College
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- POLI 0N02 and 2C02
Year 4
- POLI 3P91 or 3P92
- one of POLI 3P98, 4P50, 4P54
- one and one-half POLI credits numbered 2(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)99 (see program note 7)
- two POLI credits numbered 4(alpha)00 to 4(alpha)99
- one-half elective credit
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- POLI 0N03 and 2C03
 
Paralegal - Seneca College Go to top of document
Year 1
- POLI 1F90
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- two elective credits (see program notes 5 and 6)
Year 2
- POLI 2F12, 2P03, 2P80, 2P99 and 2Q98
- one credit from POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93, 3P02, 3P04, 3P05, 3P07, 3P71
- one-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99
- one-half elective credit (see program notes 5 and 6)
Year 3
- taken at Seneca College
Year 4
- POLI 3P18
- POLI 3P91 or 3P92
- one credit from POLI 3P11, 3P33, 3P66, 3P67
- two and one-half credits from POLI 4P01, 4P14, 4P19, 4P20, 4P34, 4P50, 4P54
- one-half elective credit (see program note 6)
Paralegal (Co-op) - Seneca College Year 1
- POLI 1F90
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- two elective credits (see program notes 5 and 6)
Year 2

POLI 0N90, 2F12, 2P03, 2P80, 2P99 and 2Q98

- one credit from POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93, 3P02, 3P04, 3P05, 3P07, 3P71
- one-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99
- one-half elective credit (see program notes 5 and 6)
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- POLI 0N01 and 2C01
Year 3
- taken at Seneca College
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- POLI 0N02 and 2C02
Year 4
- POLI 3P18
- POLI 3P91 or 3P92
- one credit from POLI 3P11, 3P33, 3P66, 3P67
- two and one-half credits from POLI 4P01, 4P14, 4P19, 4P20, 4P34, 4P50, 4P54
- one-half elective credit (see program note 6)
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- POLI 0N03 and 2C03
 
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POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES

POLI 1F90 Introduction to Political Science Introduction to the ideas, institutions and processes that shape Canadian and world politics. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. POLI 1P91 Courts and Politics: Great Cases in Constitutional Law Constitutional cases - past and current, Canadian and non-Canadian - as an introduction to fundamental issues in the study of politics, and to the analysis of political and social phenomena. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. POLI 1P92 Freedom and Power in the New Millennium Topics include the ideological and imperial divisions of the 21st century; freedom and rights; obligations of citizenship in the age of technology. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. POLI 1P93 Canada and the Global Community Impact of politics, economics, culture, society and globalization on Canada's role in the community of nations. Canadian political system in comparative perspective and trends in Canada's political development. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. POLI 1P94 Politics, Power and Persuasion Great leaders and tyrants distinguished by their ability to shape public opinion. Exploration of the nature of politics through the examination of the use and abuse of words and speech to acquire political power and to create or resolve political crises. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. POLI 1P95 Statehood, Ethnicity and Nationalism Evolution of the modern state, origin of modern ethnic identities and politics of multi-ethnic states which are the vast majority in the international community. Case examples explore accommodation and conflict in situations of competing ethnic identities and nationalisms, with outcomes ranging from stable rule to civil war. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. POLI 1P98 Politics, Policy and Public Service Understanding politics and government through an examination of the political and managerial dimensions of public service. Topics include the public interest, business-government relations, public policy, law, ethics, the media and electronic government. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. POLI 2F12 The Government and Politics of Canada Political institutions and processes of Canada including the constitution and federalism, regions and regionalism, the political attitudes and behaviour of Canadians, parties and elections, and the policy process. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 2F20 International Relations Characteristics of the international system, the process of foreign policy formulation in individual states and the means of acting internationally. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 2F30 Dictatorship to Democracy: Politics in the Contemporary World Politics in industrialized, capitalist, state socialist and developing countries. Compares types of institutions, parties and political cultures and recent developments in a variety of countries. Topics include the challenges of European integration, democratization and the relationship between capitalism and democracy. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #POLI 2P03 Labour Law and Labour Unions (also offered as LABR 2P03) Labour law and public policy relating to work and organized labour in provincial and federal jurisdictions; institutions in the labour market such as the Labour Relations Board; the structure and functioning of organized labour in Canada; labour law and union organization in other countries. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, LABR 1F90, 1F99 or permission of the instructor. *POLI 2P34 Comparative Labour Movements (also offered as LABR 2P34 and SOCI 2P34) Comparative approach to contemporary union controversies and issues. Includes economic, political and sociological perspectives within an international comparative framework. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90. POLI 2P42 The Rise of China China's emergence as an economic and political power: political, cultural and economic implications. Impact of China's increasing engagement with Canada from government and business perspectives. Implications of China's increasing and more assertive role in the global political economy and international relations. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Note: this multidisciplinary course is designed for all students interested in Canada's increasing integration into the Asia-Pacific region. POLI 2P47 Rights Across Borders Current issues in application, verification and enforcement of UN Covenants on Torture and Human Rights and related international conventions. Structure, function and impact of regional, national and local human rights institutions in Canada and abroad. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. POLI 2P80 Political Analysis Research methodologies and skills commonly used by political scientists. Topics include the evolution of political science, the ways in which empirical political research is carried out, advantages and limitations of the scientific approach in political analysis. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. *POLI 2P91 Political Theory I (also offered as LART 2P91) Ancient political philosophy, focusing on the theory and critique of Athenian democracy. May include texts by Homer, Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, plays from Greek tragedy and comedy, and texts from Rome, Late Antiquity or the Middle Ages. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, LART 1F90, 1F91. Note: strongly recommended that students take this course if they intend to take POLI 2P92. POLI 2P92 Political Theory II Modern political philosophy; may include the writings of Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Hegel, Tocqueville, Mill, Marx and Nietzsche. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Note: strongly recommended that students have taken POLI 2P91. POLI 2P93 Liberal Democracy Political theory of contemporary liberal democracy, focusing on themes of contract and consent, rights and utility, identity and difference, and power and resistance. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 2P94 Russia, Ukraine and other Successor States of the USSR Historical, geographical and demographic factors that have shaped post-Soviet- societies. Nationalism, ethnic tensions, economic debates, societal values and behaviour, leadership and forces affecting stability and division. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 2P97 The Government and Politics of the United States American political system and the institutions of the federal government in the context of the constitutional separation of powers and the political party structure. Related topics include federalism, elections and voting behaviour, civil rights and selected public policy issues. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. *POLI 2P99 Introduction to Canadian Public Policy (also offered as LABR 2P99) Major theories, approaches and concepts including the nature of public policy studies, contending theories of the state and public policy making, the growth of the state and the expansion of the scope of public policy activities, and alternative modes of state intervention. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, LABR 1F90, 1F99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in POLI 3P65. *POLI 2Q98 Introduction to Canadian Public Administration (also offered as COMM 2Q98 and LABR 2Q98) Political, legal and managerial dimensions of public administration. Topics include the structure and management of public organizations; government reform; political-bureaucratic relations; human resources and budgetary processes; ethics and accountability. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, COMM 1F90, LABR 1F90, 1F99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in POLI 2F98 or 3P50. POLI 2V40-2V49 Government and Politics of a Selected Nation State Political processes and institutions of a nation state not included among regular departmental offerings. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. POLI 2V70-2V79 Politics and Culture Relationship between politics and aspects of culture such as film, literature or music. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. POLI 3P02 Citizenship Studies in citizenship and political rule, and the relation between private and public virtues as they have been examined by selected political philosophers in the Western tradition. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #POLI 3P03 Global Labour Issues (also offered as LABR 3P03) Shaping of people's changing experience of work by global economic and political change. Topics may include globalization, de-industrialization, class conflict and the relation between work and the environment. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): one of one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, LABR 1F90, 1F99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3P04 Politics, Law and Justice Contrasting accounts of the role of justice and other moral principles in political life and in the conduct of political leaders and states. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3P05 Canadian Political Thought Selected works of 20th-century Canadian thinkers such as Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, Northrop Frye, George Grant, Charles Taylor and John Ralston Saul. Topics include the relationships among art and technology, politics and myth, culture and identity. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3P07 Democracy in the United States Examines the attempt to devise, establish and preserve a new political order in the United States based on the principles of liberalism, through discussion of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and selected judicial decisions. Crisis for that order posed by the Civil War. Analysis of that order by Tocqueville, George Grant and others. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3P10 Canadian Diversity in Comparative Perspective Contextualizes Canada's response to diversity by exploring the various facets of multiculturalism and citizenship as ideals, policies and theories. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3P11 Local Government Local government and politics in Canada with particular reference to Ontario. Topics include municipal organization, metropolitan and regional government, provincial-municipal-relations, elections, councils and councillors, citizen participation, property taxation and municipal finance, selected policy areas and theories of local government. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3P12 Political Parties and Electoral Behaviour Political party competition in Canada, party ideologies and ideas, election and party financing, election campaign techniques, voting behaviour, the electoral system and proposals for reform. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Note: POLI 2F12 strongly recommended. *POLI 3P13 The Politics of Labour (also offered as LABR 3P13) Critical, multidisciplinary, exploration of parliamentary and extra-parliamentary political activism in Canada's labour movement. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3P14 Aboriginal Politics in Canada Key historic and contemporary issues in Aboriginal politics. Topics include settler-state relations, treaties, indigenous governance and resistance. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3P15 Politics in Ontario Major aspects of political life in Ontario, including province-building, voting behaviour, party systems, policy making and administrative apparatus. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. *POLI 3P16 Politics in Québec (also offered as CANA 3P16) Québec's political, social and economic evolution since 1945. Topics include old and new varieties of nationalism, the Quiet Revolution, the changing roles of church and state, the decline of the Anglophone minority and Québec's impact on Canadian federalism. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, CANA 2P91, 2P92 (2F91) or permission of the instructor. *POLI 3P17 Politics and the Mass Media in Canada (also offered as COMM 3P17) Canadian mass media and their relationship to the political process. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, COMM 2F50 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3P18 Law and Politics Canadian constitutional law emphasizing the protection of civil liberties both before and after the adoption of the Charter of Rights. Courts in both legal and political perspectives. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Note: POLI 2F12 strongly recommended. POLI 3P21 Introduction to International Political Economy Survey of theoretical perspectives and policy-related frameworks necessary to the study of the international political economy. Topics may include relations among production, finance and trade; role of transnational corporations and international economic institutions; politics of underdevelopment; emerging issues such as gender and work, the environment, new technologies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3P26 International Law and International Organization International law and organization in the changing context of international politics. Activities and mechanisms of the United Nations, the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. Tensions between law and power at the international level. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3P28 Canadian Foreign Policy Canadian foreign policy formulation, policy objectives and outcomes in a globalized context. Topics include the Canada-United States relationship, Canada's regional relations, and approaches to global cooperation across a range of global security, social and economic issues. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. *POLI 3P33 The State and Economic Life (also offered as LABR 3P33) Ideological perspectives on the state-economy relationship; policy instruments including taxation, regulation and public ownership; alternative models of economic policy including socialism, Keynesianism and neo-liberalism. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3P37 The Politics of Human-Animal Relations Relation between humans and non-human animals from the perspective of Political Science. Topics include ethical theory and animals, interest group and social movement politics, modern agricultural practices, animals and the law, commercial hunting and international law, wildlife management policies, experimentation on animals and other forms of animal use. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3P43 Politics in the Developing World Political institutions, processes and social movements in the developing world, including the role of international organizations and transnational corporations. Countries examined may be drawn from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Note: POLI 2F30 strongly recommended. POLI 3P44 Politics of the European Union Political institutions, treaties and political processes of the European Union. Topics include accession of new members, democratic reform, public policy, member-state EU relations, and the new constitution. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha) 90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Note: POLI 2F30 strongly recommended. POLI 3P45 West European Politics Politics and governments of the major European states. Topics include political institutions, the functioning of multiparty systems, the role of the state in the economy and the challenges of globalization. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Note: POLI 2F30 strongly recommended. POLI 3P66 Environmental Policy, Law and Administration Development of the issue of pollution, including perceptions of the problem of different actors, public participation, governmental reactions and legislation, the implementation of potential solutions and international cooperation. Topics may include toxic wastes, acid rain, energy, the Great Lakes, risk assessment and ideologies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in TREN 3P66. *POLI 3P67 Issues in Canadian Public Policy (also offered as LABR 3P67) Theories of policy development and their application to several different policy fields. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): POLI 2P99 or permission of the instructor. Note: specific fields will change from year to year. *POLI 3P71 Gender and Politics (also offered as WGST 3P71) Theoretical and practical issues in the relationships among gender, sex and politics, such as sexual equality and its nature and implications for public and private life. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, WGST (WISE) 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 3P71. *POLI 3P72 Women in Politics (also offered as WGST 3P72) Women's participation and influence in the political institutions, processes and policies of modern states emphasizing contemporary Canada. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, WGST (WISE) 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 3P72. POLI 3P91 Quantitative Political Analysis Critically assessing public opinion polls in the news; statistical analyses of survey data using SPSS; describing and explaining political behaviour. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): POLI 2P80. POLI 3P92 Qualitative Political Analysis Selected qualitative techniques in research design and political analysis: interviewing and focus groups, content and document analysis, comparative and case study methods, direct observation, ethical issues. Prerequisite(s): POLI 2P80. Note: offered as a blended format. #POLI 3P93 Science, Politics and Philosophy (also offered as LART 3P93) Philosophic founding of modernity as a political and scientific project in selected works including Machiavelli's Discourses, Bacon's New Organon, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Descartes' Discourse on Method, Hobbes' Leviathan, Milton's Paradise Lost, Rousseau's Discourse on the Arts and Sciences and Smith's Wealth of Nations. Seminar, 3 hours per week. POLI 3P98 Public Sector Management Management issues in public sector organizations, including budgeting, management of human and financial resources, ethics and values, and implementation. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): POLI 2Q98 or permission of the instructor. #POLI 3Q95 Sex Work and Sex Workers (also offered as LABR 3Q95, SOCI 3Q95 and WGST 3Q95) Examination of sex work, various theoretical perspectives on sex work and their social policy implications for sex workers. Topics may include prostitution, pornography, the political economy of sex work and sex worker union organizing. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90, WGST (WISE) 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 3Q95. #POLI 3Q97 Public Sector Unions (also offered as LABR 3Q97) Multidisciplinary examination of public sector unionism in Canada. Topics include the origin and growth, collective bargaining and dispute resolution, privatization and contracting out, and public sector union political action. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week Prerequisite(s): one of one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, LABR 1F90, 1F99. POLI 3V00-3V09 Politics and Theory Philosophic issues raised by various questions in contemporary moral and political life. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. POLI 3V70-3V79 Special Topics in Political Science Topics selected on the basis of instructional expertise and student interest. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. POLI 3V90-3V99 Advanced Topics in Political Science Topics selected on the basis of instructional expertise and student interest. POLI 4F99 Honours Thesis Individual study and research under faculty supervision. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with a minimum 78 percent major average and approval to year 4 (honours). Note: topics may come from any field in the discipline and may involve library research, field work and empirical analysis. Students must have a topic approved by the Chair and a faculty supervisor prior to registration. *POLI 4P01 The Philosophy of Law (also offered as LART 4P01) Traditional and contemporary accounts of law and their implications for issues of contemporary concern. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and LART majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). *POLI 4P02 Ancient Political Theory (also offered as LART 4P02) Premodern political philosophy examined in the works of Plato and Aristotle emphasizing those features distinguishing ancient political science and philosophy from that of modernity. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and LART majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). *POLI 4P03 Modern Political Theory (also offered as LART 4P03) Modern political theory examined in selected texts. Topics may include historicism, consent, progress, equality or a selected author such as Rousseau, Kant, Hegel. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and LART majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). *POLI 4P04 Politics and Tyranny (also offered as LART 4P04) Comparative accounts of ancient and modern tyranny examined in light of the question: has political domination varied significantly in the Western tradition. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and LART majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). *POLI 4P07 Postmodern Political Theory (also offered as LART 4P07) Perspectives on the postmodern condition in the works of selected 20th-century thinkers. Topics may include notions on the self; aesthetics and politics; reason and power; the construction of meaning. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and LART majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). POLI 4P10 Issues in Local Government Policy making and service delivery in local government including economic development, fire, parks, policing, public health, recreation and social services. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): POLI 3P11 or permission of the instructor. #POLI 4P11 Critical Approaches to Applied Social Research Design (also offered as GEOG 4P11 and SOCI 4P11) Application of social science skills in community and public-sector settings, including various qualitative and quantitative research strategies to empower communities and inform social policy development. Includes evaluation of a community agency or social program of choice. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined), CHYS (single or combined), CHYS BA (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior), GEOG (single or combined), GEOG (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): one of POLI 2P80, CHYS 3P10, 3P15, GEOG 2P10, 2P12, SOCI 2P11 or permission of the Department Administrator. POLI 4P12 Canadian Civil Society Role of political parties, interest and advocacy groups, and social movements in influencing public opinion, laws, policies, and in mobilizing citizens for political action. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): POLI 2F12 or permission of the instructor. POLI 4P14 Federalism in Canada Canadian concepts of federalism, judicial interpretation of the constitutional distribution of powers, the social, economic and cultural factors that influence federal-provincial relations, issues in federal-provincial relations, the impact of federalism on public policy, and the politics of constitutional change. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and LABR (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Note: POLI 2F12 strongly recommended. *POLI 4P15 Canadian Political Economy (also offered as LABR 4P15) Political economy tradition in Canada, from the writings of Innis, Mackintosh and Creighton to contemporary neo-Marxist and dependency theorists. Topics may include foreign investment, regional development, the labour movement, resources and Canada's place in the new international economy. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined), INPE and LABR (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Note: POLI 2F12 strongly recommended POLI 4P19 The Canadian Judicial Process The structure, functions, and political dimension of the judiciary in Canada. Topics may include judicial decision-making, appointment and independence; the policy impact of judicial rulings; the criminal process; the influence of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on the judicial system; and the players in the judicial process, including judges, interest groups and governments. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Note: POLI 2F12 strongly recommended. POLI 4P20 Globalization and Global Governance Globalization of national politics and the reconstruction of politics at a global level. Topics may include policy problems linked to the effectiveness of international and national institutions; theoretical considerations on new concepts of politics and democracy in the globalized world. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and INPE majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). POLI 4P21 The Global Political Economy Examination of governance challenges in the global economy emphasizing the intersection between economics and politics. Topics include trade, finance, intellectual property and development. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and INPE majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). POLI 4P22 Canada and the Developing World Canada's role in addressing global inequality in a comparative context. Topics may include political economy of Canadian policies towards the developing world; international ethics; international co-operation on issues of vital interest to the developing world. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and INPE majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). POLI 4P24 Private Global Governance The role of private, non-state actors in global governance. Interactions between global corporations, voluntary standards associations, non-governmental organizations, states and industry associations and the influences that drive global private governance arrangements and global standard setting. Global human rights, environmental protection and corporate social responsibility in industrial sectors. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and INPE majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or apporval to year 4 (honours). POLI 4P26 International Politics and National Security Conditions affecting the use of force in the post-Cold War international system. Basis of state security, the nature of threats and regional conflicts. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and INPE majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). POLI 4P27 Theories of International Relations International relations theory emphasizing the nature of the international system and its relationship to the choices and actions of individual states. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and INPE majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). POLI 4P28 The Political Economy of North America Examination of intertwined political and economic relations of Canada, Mexico and the United States from a regional perspective, emphasizing labour and economic production, security and the environment, and policymaking in a continent dominated by the world's only superpower. Seminar, 3 hours per week Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and INPE majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). *POLI 4P32 Comparative Mass Media (also offered as COMM 4P32) Selected problems concerning the mass media and the political process in Canada and other countries. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined), BCMN, COMM and MCMN majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and either a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): POLI 3P17 or permission of the instructor. Note: POLI 2F30 strongly recommended. POLI 4P34 Comparative Judicial Systems Global expansion of judicial power and the role of courts in democratization, rights protection, political centralization, and resolving societal conflict. Domestic as well as supranational courts from around the world are considered, representing both common law and civil law systems. Topics include the success and failure of the "rights revolutions", the judicialization of politics, court reform, and justifications for judicial review. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Note: POLI 2F30 strongly recommended. POLI 4P36 Comparative Democratization in a Global Age: Reform, Revolution and Reversal Analysis of the origins, processes and outcomes of democratization in countries around the world, including historical cases in Western Europe and contemporary cases in less-developed parts of the world. Examination of de-democratization cases. Emphasis on broadly comparative theories and issues while avoiding over generalization. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and INPE majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Note: POLI 2F30 strongly recommended. POLI 4P38 Nationalism and Ethnic Politics Theory and case studies of the origins and resolution of national conflict, the mobilization of ethnic groups and the role of international forces in what have been viewed traditionally as domestic conflicts. Case studies situate Canada's ethnic tensions within a broader comparative perspective. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and INPE majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Note: POLI 2F30 strongly recommended. POLI 4P39 Elites and Power Bases of power and of the degree of power concentration in government, industry, bureaucracy and the media in Canada, the United States and other selected countries. Characteristics, lifestyles, interrelationships and actions of the individuals in senior positions of power. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Note: POLI 2F30 strongly recommended. POLI 4P47 Arab Politics Topics include religion, pan-Arab nationalism and political culture; problems of economic development; the Palestinian factor in Arab politics; the Gulf War and its aftermath; and a comparative analysis of ways in which political processes and institutions have influenced and responded to these forces. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and INPE majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Note: POLI 2F30 strongly recommended. POLI 4P50 Machinery of Government Structures and processes of federal and provincial government in Canada. Emphasis on the operation of government departments, central agencies, regulatory agencies and crown corporations. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and INPE majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): POLI 2Q98 (2F98) or permission of the instructor. *POLI 4P54 Business-Government Relations (also offered as LABR 4P54) Politics and management of relations between business organizations and governments in Canada emphasizing current research and issues. Topics include theories of business-government relations, the legislative and regulatory environment of business, public enterprise and privatization, lobbying, and interaction among government, business, media and labour. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined), INPE and LABR (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): POLI 2Q98 (2F98) or permission of the instructor. Note: open to non-POLS majors with relevant background in other disciplines and permission of the instructor. POLI 4P66 Politics of Environmental Scarcity Political and economic conditions leading to scarcity of renewable resources in various settings, and institutions and policies developed to govern rivalries and conflicts endemic to scarcity. Canadian cases in comparative perspective. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): one of POLI 2P99, 2Q98 (2F98), 3P66 or permission of the instructor. POLI 4P67 Comparative Public Policy Major concepts, theoretical approaches and issues in Comparative Public Policy, assessing the various frameworks used for understanding and addressing public policy issues in different countries and regions. Cases from Canada, the United States, Europe and the developing world. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): POLI 2P99 (2F98) or permission of the instructor. #POLI 4P68 Social Movements and Globalization (also offered as GEOG 4P68 and SOCI 4P68) Restructuring of social movements from around the world in new alliances for global justice. Topics may include relations between local and global scales, cross-cultural collaborations, tensions between unity and diversity, conflicts and unequal power relations in networks and North-South inequalities. May include indigenous movements, transnational feminism, the anti-corporate globalizations movement and environmentalism. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined), GEOG (single or combined), GEOG (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). POLI 4P70 Tutorial in Political Theory Guided reading on an aspect of political theory not covered in the department's regular course offerings. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and permission of the Department. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the tutorial. Further information is available from the Undergraduate Program Adviser. POLI 4P71 Tutorial in Canadian Politics Guided reading on an aspect of Canadian politics not covered in the department's regular course offerings. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and permission of the Department. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the tutorial. Further information is available from the Undergraduate Program Adviser. POLI 4P72 Tutorial in International Relations Guided reading on an aspect of international relations not covered in the department's regular course offerings. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and permission of the Department. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the tutorial. Further information is available from the Undergraduate Program Adviser. POLI 4P73 Tutorial in Comparative Politics Guided reading on an aspect of comparative politics not covered in the department's regular course offerings. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and permission of the Department. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the tutorial. Further information is available from the Undergraduate Program Adviser. POLI 4P74 Tutorial in Public Administration Guided reading on an aspect of public administration not covered in the department's regular course offerings. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and permission of the Department. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the tutorial. Further information is available from the Undergraduate Program Adviser. POLI 4P75 Tutorial in Public Policy Guided reading on an aspect of public policy not covered in the department's regular course offerings. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and permission of the Department. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the tutorial. Further information is available from the Undergraduate Program Adviser. POLI 4P76 Tutorial in Political Science Guided reading on an aspect of political science not covered in the department's regular course offerings. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and permission of the Department. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the tutorial. Further information is available from the Undergraduate Program Adviser. POLI 4P95 Political Science Internship Part-time internship in a government agency, political party, research institute, relevant non-governmental organization (NGO) or other approved placement. Internship placement time, minimum 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single) and INPE majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits, a minimum 78 percent major average and permission of the Department. Note: enrolment limited to number of placements available up to a maximum of 15 students. Students will be required to complete a major paper setting the internship experience within a theoretical context. *POLI 4V00-4V09 Selected Problems in Political Theory (also offered as LART 4V00-4V09) Writer, work or theoretical problem in political philosophy. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) and LART majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). POLI 4V10-4V19 Issues in Canadian Politics Selected aspect of Canadian government and politics or an issue of contemporary concern. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). POLI 4V20-4V29 Selected Problems in International Relations Selected problems and issues drawn from both the system and nation-state levels of international politics. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). POLI 4V30-4V39 Selected Problems in Comparative Politics Comparative study of selected political institutions, processes or policies in various states. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). POLI 4V50-4V59 Selected Topics in Public Administration Selected problems and issues in public administration drawn from the federal, provincial and/or municipal levels. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Note: open to non-POLS majors with relevant background in other disciplines and permission of the instructor. POLI 4V60-4V69 Selected Topics in Canadian Public Policy Field or topic in Canadian public policy, including the analysis of policy making and policy outcomes. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours).

CO-OP COURSES

POLI 0N01 Work Placement I First co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to POLS Co-op students. POLI 0N02 Work Placement II Second co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to POLS Co-op students. POLI 0N03 Work Placement III Third co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to POLS Co-op students. POLI 0N04 Work Placement IV Optional fourth co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to POLS Co-op students. POLI 0N05 Work Placement V Optional fourth co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to POLS Co-op students. POLI 0N90 Co-op Training and Development Framework for the development of learning objectives by students for individual work terms. Includes orientation to the Co-op experience, goal setting, résumé preparation and interview skills preparation. Lectures, presentation, site visits, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to POLS Co-op students. POLI 2C01 Co-op Reflective Learning and Integration I Provide student with the opportunity to apply what they've learned in their academic studies through career-oriented work experiences at employer sites. Restriction: open to POLS Co-op students. Prerequisite(s): POLI 0N90. Corequisite(s): POLI 0N01. Note: students will be required to prepare learning objectives, participate in a site visit, write a work term report and receive a successful work term performance evaluation. POLI 2C02 Co-op reflective Learning and Integration II Provide student with the opportunity to apply what they've learned in their academic studies through career-oriented work experiences at employer sites. Restriction: open to POLS Co-op students. Prerequisite(s): POLI 0N90. Corequisite(s): POLI 0N02. Note: students will be required to prepare learning objectives, participate in a site visit, write a work term report and receive a successful work term performance evaluation. POLI 2C03 Co-op Reflective Learning and Integration III Provide student with the opportunity to apply what they've learned in their academic studies through career-oriented work experiences at employer sites. Restriction: open to POLS Co-op students. Prerequisite(s): POLI 0N90. Corequisite(s): POLI 0N03. Note: students will be required to prepare learning objectives, participate in a site visit, write a work term report and receive a successful work term performance evaluation. POLI 2C04 Co-op Reflective Learning and Integration IV Provide student with the opportunity to apply what they've learned in their academic studies through career-oriented work experiences at employer sites. Restriction: open to POLS Co-op students. Prerequisite(s): POLI 0N90. Corequisite(s): POLI 0N04. Note: students will be required to prepare learning objectives, participate in a site visit, write a work term report and receive a successful work term performance evaluation. POLI 2C05 Co-op Reflective Learning and Integration V Provide student with the opportunity to apply what they've learned in their academic studies through career-oriented work experiences at employer sites. Restriction: open to POLS Co-op students. Prerequisite(s): POLI 0N90. Corequisite(s): POLI 0N05. Note: students will be required to prepare learning objectives, participate in a site visit, write a work term report and receive a successful work term performance evaluation.
 
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