Academic Calendar

Political Studies (POLS)

POLS 1502  Introduction to Political Studies  3 cr  

(Lab required) This course introduces students to fundamental concepts in the analysis of political phenomena, as well as problems and issues associated with the exercise of authority and the construction of political legitimacy. Students may not hold credit for POLS 1502 and any of: POLS 1503 or the former POLS 1500 or the former POLS 1501.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 1500, POLS 1501, POLS 1503

Attributes: Social Science, Recommended Intro Courses, Written English Requirement

POLS 1506  Survey of Political Studies  3 cr  

(Lab required) This class introduces students to the academic study of politics. A primary objective of the course is that students will learn to differentiate among the various fields of Political Science including Political Theory, Canadian Politics, Global Politics, Public Administration and International Relations. The course thus prepares students to select coursework within the Political Studies major appropriate to their interests and career goals. Students may not hold credit for POLS 1506 and any of: the former POLS 1500 or the former POLS 1501.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 1500, POLS 1501

Attributes: Social Science, Recommended Intro Courses

POLS 2302  Introduction to Political Theory  3 cr  

An Introduction to the oldest sub-discipline in political science. We examine key ideas such as justice, democracy, authority, sovereignty, and punishment as well as their applications in political theory and practice. Students may not hold credit for POLS 2302 and any of: POLS 1010 or the former POLS 2510.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 1010, POLS 2510, POLS 2511

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 2502  Introduction to World Affairs  3 cr  

An introduction to the analysis of events, actors and conflicts in world affairs. The course examines the constituent parts (or units of analysis) of the wider academic discipline of international relations. Examples are drawn mainly from international events since 1919, with appropriate references to earlier periods. Students may not hold credit for POLS 2502 and any of: POLS 2043, the former POLS 2040, or the former POLS 2041.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 2040, POLS 2041, POLS 2043

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 2504  Introduction to International Relations  3 cr  

An introduction to the theories of the academic discipline called international relations. The course examines how different theories treat conflict, competition and cooperation among states and other actors. Examples are drawn mainly from international events since 1919, with appropriate references to earlier periods. Students may not hold credit for POLS 2504 and any of: POLS 2045, the former POLS 2040, or the former POLS 2410.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre- or corequisite: a grade of "C" or better in POLS 2502 or POLS 2403.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 2040, POLS 2041, POLS 2045

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 2602  Introduction to Comparative Politics  3 cr  

An introduction to the study of comparative politics, examining political processes and public policies in a variety of political systems including liberal democracies as well as post-Communist, newly industrializing, and developing nations. Students may not hold credit for POLS 2602 and any of: POLS 2003, POLS 2005 or the former POLS 2000.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 2000, POLS 2003, POLS 2005

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 2702  Introduction to Canadian Politics  3 cr  

A survey of contemporary Canadian political institutions and processes, including federalism, Parliament, political parties, and treaties. Students may not hold credit for POLS 2702 and any of POLS 2073, POLS 2075 or the former POLS 2070.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 2070, POLS 2071, POLS 2073, POLS 2075

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 2802  Introduction to Indigenous Politics  3 cr  

An introduction to the the complex issues associated with Indigenous peoples and their politics. The central issues of this course include the history and context of Indigenous government and political movements, and the political goals of Indigenous peoples today.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 2902  How Government Works  3 cr  

An introduction to key actors, institutions and processes in Canada's governmental system. Topics include fundamental principles; constitution; accountability; tribunals, legislation, and relationships with Indigenous Peoples. Students may not hold credit for POLS 2902 and POLS 2571 .

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 2570, POLS 2571

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3100  Gender and Politics in Canada  3 cr  

This course introduces the principal themes in the study of gender and politics in Canada. Topics may include women's political organizing and activism, representation in political institutions, the gendered division of labour in the private and public spheres, gender and public policy, and the gendered nature of political behaviour.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in POLS 2702 or the former POLS 2070 or the former POLS 2071] or [a grade of "C" or better in both POLS 2073 and POLS 2075] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3140  Selected Topics in Politics 1  3 cr  

The content of this course will vary. Contact the department for a course description. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3150  Selected Topics in Politics 2  3 cr  

The content of this course will vary. Contact department for a course description. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3250  International Political Economy  3 cr  

A survey of the relationship between political authority and the production and distribution of global wealth. Emphasis is placed on the historical development of international political economy, its fundamentals, as well as major theoretical perspectives. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3250 and POLS 3251.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in one of: POLS 2502, or (POLS 2043 and POLS 2045), or the former POLS 2040, or the former POLS 2041] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Equiv To: POLS 3251

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3270  Theories of the Capitalist World Order  3 cr  

A critical survey of major theories that have successively dominated understandings of the modern capitalist world order including mercantilism, free trade, imperialism, hegemonic stability theory, globalization, regionalism, empire and multipolarity, paying particular attention to the political economy underlying each.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in one of: POLS 2502, or (POLS 2043 and POLS 2045), or the former POLS 2040, or the former POLS 2041] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3310  Pre-Modern Political Theory  3 cr  

A survey and evaluation of early canonical texts and ideas in the history of Western political theory. Thinkers may include, but are not limited to: Plato, Aristotle, and Machiavelli. Students may not hold credit for POLS 3310 and the former POLS 2513.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre-requisite: a grade of C or better in POLS 2302 or the former POLS 2510.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 2513

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3320  Social Contract Theory  3 cr  

A survey and evaluation of canonical texts and ideas in the history of the social contract tradition. Thinkers may include, but are not limited to: Hobbes, Locke, Hume, and Rousseau.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in POLS 2302 or the former POLS 2510.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3340  Middle East Politics  3 cr  

An examination of the Middle East as a region of global strategic significance, with an emphasis on the major issues related to war and peace in selected Middle Eastern conflicts. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3340 and POLS 3140 when titled "Middle East Politics."

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 3140

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3342  Arab-Israeli Conflict  3 cr  

An examination of the history and politics of the longstanding conflict between Israel and the Arab world with particular focus on the Israel-Palestinian context. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3342 and POLS 3140 when offered with the topic "Arab-Israeli Conflict."

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3350  Liberty  3 cr  

A survey and analysis of the concept of liberty, its rival interpretations, and applications in political theory and practice.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre-requisite: A grade of C or better in POLS 2302 or the former POLS 2510.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3360  Rights  3 cr  

A survey and analysis of the concept of rights, their rival interpretations, and applications in political theory and practice. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3360 and POLS 3140 when titled "Rights".

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in PQLS 2302 or the former POLS 2510.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 3140

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3370  Equality  3 cr  

A survey and analysis of the concept of equality, its rival interpretations, and applications in political theory and practice.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre-requisite: A grade of C or better in POLS 2302 or the former POLS 2510.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3380  Contemporary Political Theory  3 cr  

A survey and evaluation of key texts and ideas in contemporary political theory. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3380 and POLS 2515.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in POLS 2302 or the former POLS 2510.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 2515

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3390  Military Ethics  3 cr  

An examination of major ethical theories and their applications to current moral issues in warfare and the military.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre-requisite: A grade of C or better in POLS 2302 or the former POLS 2510.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3470  Canadian Public Management  3 cr  

An introduction to the internal and external factors affecting contemporary public sector management in Canada. The course will examine the primary values, policies, processes, and structures within the civil service.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in POLS 2902 or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3512  Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy 1  3 cr  

An examination of Canadian foreign and defence policy, with attention to contemporary events and issues. The course is designed to examine both foreign and defence policies as interdependent issues for Canadian interests. Students may not hold credit for POLS 3512 and any of POLS 3563, the former POLS 3520, or the former POLS 3561.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre-requisite: A grade of C or better in one of: POLS 2504, or POLS 2045, or the former POLS 2040.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 3520, POLS 3561, POLS 3563

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3514  Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy 2  3 cr  

A continued examination of Canadian foreign and defence policy. The course will assess the evolution and changing priorities of Canadian foreign and defence issues, with particular attention to Canada's relations with the United States, Europe, Asia and the Third World. Students may not hold credit for POLS 3514 and any of POLS 3563, the former POLS 3520, or the former POLS 3561.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre-requisite: a grade of C or better in POLS 3512.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 3520, POLS 3561, POLS 3563

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3530  War, Politics and Culture  3 cr  

This course employs the medium of film to explore the way in which war is communicated to society, and how the evolution of warfare as a social activity is understood. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3530 and POLS 3140 when titled "War, Politics and Popular Culture."

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in one of: POLS 2504, or POLS 2045, or the former POLS 2040, or the former POLS 2041.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 3140

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3540  Terrorism and Political Violence  3 cr  

This course offers students a comprehensive and critical approach to the central features of domestic and international terrorism, with an emphasis on Canada. Students will be encouraged to look at the different ways in which terrorist issues have been framed by different authors and national contexts. Students may not hold credit for POLS 3540 and any of either POLS 3621 or POLS 3140 when titled "Terrorism and Political Violence."

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better one of: POLS 2504, or POLS 2045, or the former POLS 2040, or the former POLS 2041.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 3140, POLS 3621

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3550  International Organizations  3 cr  

This course explores the origins, theory and practice of international organizations, with a focus on organizations of particular interest to Canada. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3550 and POLS 3771.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in one of: POLS 2504, or POLS 2045, or the former POLS 2040, or the former POLS 2041.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 3771

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3560  Politics of International Law  3 cr  

An introduction to international law including sources of international law, the use of force and international human rights.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre-requisite: A grade of C or better in one of: POLS 2504, or POLS 2045, or the former POLS 2040, or the former POLS 2041.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3630  Russian Politics, Government, and Society  3 cr  

Survey of contemporary Russia that explores the social, cultural and economic factors shaping its domestic politics and foreign policy. Analyzes Russia’s transformation after the collapse of the Soviet Union, citizenship and social agency, Russian identity formation in a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional state, and Russia’s complex relationships with its neighbors and former Cold War foes. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3630 and RUSN 3630.

Equiv To: RUSN 3630

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3640  Comparative Defence Policy  3 cr  

The examination within a comparative framework of the factors determining the making and implementation of the defence policies of a number of representative and significant countries.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in one of: POLS 2504,or POLS 2045, or the former POLS 2040 or the former POLS 2041] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3650  American Politics  3 cr  

A survey of the institutions and processes of the contemporary American political system, including the constitutional system, federalism, the presidency, Congress, the Supreme Court, political parties, voting behavior, and civil rights. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3650 and the former POLS 3920.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in one of: POLS 2602, or POLS 2005, or the former POLS 2000.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 3920

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3670  Canadian Political Parties  3 cr  

This course provides students with an understanding of the origins, evolution, operation and programmes of Canadian political parties. Topics addressed include party types, party systems, party organization and financing, electoral activities and party leadership.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in POLS 2702 or the former POLS 2070 or the former POLS 2071] or [a grade of "C" or better in both POLS 2073 and POLS 2075] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3720  Politics, Government and Society in Ukraine  3 cr  

An analysis of political transition and development in Ukraine. Ukraine's international relations will also be examined. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3720 and POLS 3140 when titled "Government Politics in Ukraine" or the former POLS 2920.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in one of: POLS 2504, or POLS 2602, or POLS 2005, or POLS 2045, or the former POLS 2000, or the former POLS 2040, or the former POLS 2041] or written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 2920, POLS 3140

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3730  Canadian Constitutional Politics  3 cr  

An in-depth examination of the constitutional foundations of the Canadian regime as well as the politics of the constitution and of constitutional reform.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in one of: POLS 2702, or POLS 2073, or the former POLS 2070.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3740  Provincial Politics  3 cr  

A survey of the politics of the Canadian provinces. Emphasis is on comparison of political cultures, governing institutions, political parties, elections and contemporary controversies. Students may not hold cred for both POLS 3740 and the former POLS 4180.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in one of: POLS 2702, or POLS 2073, or the former POLS 2070.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4180

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3750  City Politics  3 cr  

An examination of both institutions and political processes related to city politics in Canada.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre-requisite: a grade of C or better in one of: POLS 2702, or POLS 2073, or the former POLS 2070.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3760  Media and Politics  3 cr  

An introduction to the role of media in politics. Topics include political communication, political marketing and media discourse.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Pre-requisite: a grade of C or better in one of: POLS 2702, or POLS 2073, or the former POLS 2070.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3810  Introduction to Marxism  3 cr  

An overview of the thought of Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels, focusing on its philosophical origins, key concepts and ideas of their historical materialism, critique of political economy, political theory and philosophy. The development of Marxism after Marx and Engels, particularly in the tradition of Western Marxism, will be traced in the case of each concept and idea. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3810 and the former POLS 4810.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4810

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3860  Canadian Federalism  3 cr  

An examination of Canadian federal structures and processes with emphasis on constitutional influences, the evolution of jurisdictions, province-building and contemporary federal issues.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or better in POLS 2702 or [both of POLS 2073 and POLS 2075] or the former POLS 2070.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3870  Politics of Indigenous-Settler Relations  3 cr  

A disciplinary assessment of the theories, histories, development, and contemporary reality of settler-colonialism in Canada.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3872  Indigenous Governance  3 cr  

This course examines theories, debates and controversies related to the study and practices of Indigenous governance both inside and outside the state-centric system. The objective is to engage students in critical thinking about these issues with a view to advancing their own ideas about the future of Indigenous governance in Canada. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3872 and POLS 3140 when titled “Indigenous Governance,” the former POLS 4150 or POLS 4160 when titled "Indigenous Governance."

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 3140, POLS 4150, POLS 4160

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3880  Comparative Foreign Policy  3 cr  

A comparative study of the factors affecting foreign policy in selected countries including, but not limited to, Canada, the United States, Russia, China, Japan, Great Britain, France, and Germany. The course also includes an examination of international, regional, and domestic factors affecting the creation of foreign policy by states. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3880 and POLS 3881.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in one of: POLS 2504, or POLS 2041, or the former POLS 2040] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Equiv To: POLS 3881

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3940  Canadian Public Policy  3 cr  

This course reviews the dominant theories that explain the origins and process of public policy development in Canada. Primary focus is on Canadian governmental actors and institutions.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in POLS 2902 or POLS 2571.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 3950  Research Methods in the Study of Politics  3 cr  

An introduction to the major quantitative and qualitative research strategies employed in the study of politics. The topics addressed include interviewing, content analysis, comparative studies, survey design, sampling, research ethics and basic statistical analysis. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 3950 and POLS 3951.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in six credit hours of Political Studies at the 2000 level] or written consent of instructor or department head.

Equiv To: POLS 3951

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4010  U.N. Security Council  3 cr  

This course explores one of the most powerful but maligned organs of the UN - the Security Council. Drawing on legal texts, resolutions and case studies, this course explores the history and evolution of this organ. Particular attention is paid to its decision-making processes and contributions to international peace and security and international law. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4010 and the former POLS 3580. Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 3580

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4070  Advanced Seminar: Canadian Government  3 cr  

Examines the core institutions of Canadian government and politics including parliamentary government, federalism, the Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4080  Advanced Seminar: Canadian Democracy  3 cr  

Examines the core institutions and processes of Canadian democracy including political parties, elections, social movements and interest groups, representation and public opinion. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4080 and POLS 4160 when offered with the topic "Canadian Democracy." Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4090  Political Representation  3 cr  

An exploration of the theories of, debates about, and empirical research into political representation and the institutional and behavioural elements that affect it. Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4140  Canadian Political Ideas  3 cr  

An examination of the ideas that underlie Canadian politics. What are the values at the centre of political movements in Canada and where do they come from? How have these values changed over time and why? We will attempt to answer these questions by exploring the development of Canadian political ideas as well as our current ideological context in Canada. Effort will be made to reflect on ideological debate on contemporary issues of the day. Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4160  Selected Topics in Politics 3  3 cr  

The content of this course will vary. Contact department for a course description. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 3872, POLS 4620

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4170  Selected Topics in Politics 4  3 cr  

The content of this course will vary. Contact department for a course description. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: written consent of instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4190  Manitoba Politics and Government  3 cr  

An examination of politics and government in modern Manitoba. Topics addressed include federal-provincial relations, parties and elections, political culture, the legislative process and public policy. Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4200  Politics of Development  3 cr  

A survey of the problems and prospects facing developing countries with a particular focus on the changes in international economic governance in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, the role of the state in development and the political economy of emerging economies. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4200 and POLS 4160 when titled "Politics of Development." Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4310  Advanced Seminar in Political Theory  3 cr  

Topics may include, but are not limited to: advanced history of political theory, advanced contemporary political theory, political theory and the family, liberalism and critics, toleration, political theory and gender, and conservative political theory. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different. Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4370  Comparative Public Administration  3 cr  

A study of the systems, processes, and values of public administration in an international comparative context. Topics include public sector organization and reform, international standards of policy and practice, and the role of international institutions in promoting public sector modernization. The course covers countries from several geographic zones and places domestic issues in the larger, global political economy. Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4470  Managing Modern Government  3 cr  

A study of the skills required to effectively manage in the public sector. Topics covered include: managerial effectiveness, written and interpersonal communication, gaining power and influence, working with political staff and politicians, conflict management, risk management, performance management, creating and working through teams, decision-making, motivation, and empowerment. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4470 and the former POLS 4570. Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4570

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4520  American Foreign and Defense Policy  3 cr  

Examines American foreign policy with an emphasis upon the post-Cold War period. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4520 and the former POLS 4940. Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4940

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4540  Strategic Studies 1  3 cr  

An in-depth examination of the politics surrounding the nature, role, and utility of armed force in international politics, with particular focus upon the dominant theories, concepts and ideas that have governed or driven the development and employment of armed force. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4540 and the former POLS 4730. Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4730

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4550  Strategic Studies 2  3 cr  

An analysis of various post-Cold War dimensions of strategy. Topics covered include nuclear deterrence and proliferation, the evolution of warfare, counterinsurgency, terrorism, the use of robots on future battlefield, or cyberwarfare. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4550 and the former POLS 4730. Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in POLS 4540.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4730

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4560  Canada and the Arctic  3 cr  

An examination of the nature of domestic and international relations in the Arctic with an emphasis on the Canadian perspective. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4560 and POLS 4170 when titled, "Canada and the Arctic: Issues of Governance and Security". Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4170

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4580  International Relations Theory  3 cr  

An overview of the dominant and alternative analytical perspectives and debates in the study of International Relations. Students may not hold credit for POLS 4580 and any of: POLS 3841 or POLS 4170 when titled "International Relations Theory." Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 3840, POLS 3841, POLS 4170

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4620  Politics of Advanced Industrial States  3 cr  

A survey of major themes in the politics of advanced industrial countries to give a rounded picture of the principal issues – political, economic, social and policy-related – facing these societies and an overview of the sub-discipline of comparative politics, its methods and substance. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4620 and POLS 4160 when titled "Comparative Politics of Advanced Industrial Countries." Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4160

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4630  Indigenous Political Movements and Activism  3 cr  

Indigenous peoples have a long history of confronting the state. This course offers an examination of theories of political activism and Indigenous political movements. The course addresses questions such as: what are the unique characteristics of Indigenous political activism, why have these movements occurred, what change have these movements supported, and have these movements been successful. Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4640  Comparative Indigenous Politics  3 cr  

An examination of Indigenous law and politics in a comparative perspective. The course introduces students to key themes, debates, ideas, trends and controversies pertaining to Indigenous law and politics and its study. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4640 and POLS 4170 when titled "Comparative Indigenous Politics." Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4170

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4920  Theories and Issues in Public Administration  3 cr  

Integrating theory and practice helps to better understand the challenges facing public administration. Topics covered include changing approaches to management, human resource and financial management, reporting, accountability, citizen engagement, and network governance. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4920 and POLS 4170 when titled "Theories and Issues in Public Administration." Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4170

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4930  Public Policy Process and Issues  3 cr  

An introduction to the idea of policy analysis, including key foundational concepts and significant theories, models, and approaches; how and why the policy process operates as it does (empirical) and how and why some think it should (normative); and specific policy issues. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4930 and POLS 4170 when titled "Public Policy Process and Issues." Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4170

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4950  Qualitative Methods and Communication  3 cr  

Communication coupled with an understanding of qualitative research approaches are key to success in public administration. Topics include research design, policy research, referencing, evaluating writing and research, and presenting for results. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4950 and POLS 4170 when titled "Qualitative Methods and Communications for the Public Sector." Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4170

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4960  Governance and Administration  3 cr  

An introduction to theories of organization and bureaucracy linked to administrative practices in the public sector. Governance models (Traditional Public Administration, New Public Management, Multi-level Governance) in the Canadian, provincial, and local context will be explored. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4960 and POLS 4170 when titled "Governance and Administration." Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4170

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4970  State-Civil Society Relations  3 cr  

An examination of how the state relates to civil society actors, notably the voluntary sector in Canada. Students will critically assess the role voluntary organizations play - and should play - in governing process. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4970 and POLS 4170 when titled "State-Civil Society Relations." Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head.

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4170

Attributes: Social Science

POLS 4980  Public Opinion and Public Policy  3 cr  

An exploration of the nature, expression, and measurement of public opinion; how governments use public opinion; and the benefits and challenges associated with the use of public opinion in governance. Students may not hold credit for both POLS 4980 and the POLS 4170 when titled "Public Opinion and Public Policy." Restricted to students enrolled in the Honours program in Political Studies or with written consent of the instructor or department head..

Mutually Exclusive: POLS 4170

Attributes: Social Science