NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.
Political Science program description.
|POLS1201||Canadian Politics I||3 ch (3C/T) [W]|
Survey course focusing on Canadian government and politics at the national level.
|POLS1301||Global Political Studies||3 ch [W]|
This course introduces students to the global issues of imperialism, globalization and democratization and their impacts on the governance of various countries.
|POLS2201||Canadian Politics II||3 ch [W]|
This course expands on ideas introduced in POLS 1201 with a focus on the relationship between Canadian political institutions and Canadian society.
|POLS2301||Politics of the Developing World||3 ch (3C) [W]|
Overview of political issues facing developing countries.
|POLS2311||The History and Politics of Latin America (Cross-Listed: HIST 2511)||3ch (3C) [W]|
Provides an overview of Latin American history and politics from colonization to the 20th century. (cross-listed with HIST 2511)
|POLS2401||Introduction to Political Ideas||3 ch (3C) [W]|
An introduction to the ideas and principles that serve as the foundation for Political Science.
Prerequisite: 1 term-course in Politics.
|POLS2601||Introduction to International Politics||3 ch (3C/T) [W]|
General introduction to the historic and contemporary practices of international relations.
|POLS3007||Digital Democracy||3 ch [W]|
This course examines technologically mediated political practices in liberal democracies.
|POLS3101||Constitutional Politics in Canada||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Examines the structure and process of constitution-making, and conflicting visions of constitutional change.
|POLS3112||Political Economy of Canada||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Examines the political economy of Canada, with a focus on the contribution of the political economy tradition to an understanding of Canada’s political, social and economic development.
|POLS3201||New Brunswick Politics||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
An overview of the history and development of New Brunswick politics.
|POLS3205||Canadian Provincial Politics||3 ch (3C/S) [W]|
Designed to provide the student with an overview of the nature of government and political processes in the Canadian provinces.
|POLS3211||Contemporary New Brunswick Ethics||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Specialized study of current or selected issues in New Brunswick provincial politics.
|POLS3221||Canadian Political Issues I||3 ch (3C/S) [W]|
Emphasis on current problem areas in Canadian Politics.
|POLS3222||Canadian Political Issues II||3 ch (3C/S)|
Emphasis on a selected problem area in Canadian Politics.
|POLS3225||Gender and Canadian Politics||3 ch [W]|
Examines the role of gender in Canadian social movements, political parties and political institutions, including Parliament, the courts and the media.
|POLS3231||Representation and Recognition in Canadian Politics||3 ch [W]|
This course addresses the representation and recognition of women, aboriginals, Francophones, LGBT individuals, ethnic minorities and individuals with disabilities in the Canadian political system.
|POLS3232||Language Issues in Canada||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Study of linguistic duality in Canada, with particular attention to conflicts over language rights.
|POLS3241||Canadian Voting Behaviour||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
A study of the electoral system, representation, and voting behavior in Canada.
|POLS3252||Canadian Political Parties||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Directed at a systematic study of the structure and functions of political parties in Canada.
|POLS3255||Interest Groups and Social Movements||3 ch [W]|
Explores the development, goals, strategies and political impact of interest groups and social movements.
|POLS3261||Canadian Federalism||3 ch (3C/S) [W]|
Advanced analysis of specific issues affecting the federation.
|POLS3273||Canadian Intergovernmental Relations||3 ch (3C/S) [W]|
Considers the relationships between federal, provincial and municipal governments, and their impact on current issues.
|POLS3277||Political Leadership in Canada||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Focuses on various aspects of political leadership at the federal level.
|POLS3278||Courts & Legislatures: The Politics of Canadian Policy Making||3 ch [W]|
This course analyses the impact of the inter-relationship of courts and legislatures on policy making at both the provincial and federal levels.
|POLS3283||Politics in French||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
The politics and institutions of French Canada; in particular, the nature and sources of relevant political changes within French Canadian society in Quebec and Acadian society in New Brunswick.
|POLS3291||First Nations Government in Canada||3 ch (3C/S) [W]|
Examines the politics and administration of the relationship between aboriginal peoples and the Canadian state.
|POLS3292||Politics of Aboriginal Self-Government||3 ch (3C/S) [W]|
A systematic analysis of the principles, structures and institutions of traditional and contemporary aboriginal self-government in Canada.
|POLS3311||Government of the United States||3 ch (3C/L) [W]|
An analysis of contemporary issues in American politics, derived from an understanding of the concepts and structures of the national governmental system.
|POLS3322||The United States Presidency||3 ch (3C/L) [W]|
An emphasis on the power relationships of the office of the Chief Executive.
|POLS3325||Gender and Comparative Politics||3 ch [W]|
Comparative study of gender issues in selected countries, including women’s political organizations, political participation and social policies affecting women.
|POLS3333||Comparative European States||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
A comparative examination of selected European states, their political institutions, political cultures and recent political issues.
|POLS3334||Latin American Politics||3 ch [W]|
This course discusses the major political trends, actors and processes that have shaped Latin American governments and politics throughout the course of the 20th and 21st Centuries.
|POLS3335||The Circumpolar North||3 ch (3C/S) [W]|
A comparative analysis of political change and development in the Arctic region. Examples drawn from the Soviet Union, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Nordic Europe; pan-national movements; and Canadian Arctic policy.
|POLS3341||Comparative Federalism||3 ch (3C/S) [W]|
A comparison of selected federal state structures. Definition of the problems and prospects of federation in Canada, the United States, Russia and other examples.
|POLS3344||Latin American Revolutions||3 ch [W]|
Examines the origins and course of Latin American Revolutions, especially the Mexican and Cuban revolutions (cross-listed with HIST 3591).
|POLS3345||Political Behaviour||3 ch [W]|
An examination of the foundations of political behaviour, public opinion, political participation and political elites.
|POLS3355||Politics of the Environment||3 ch (3C/S) [W]|
Focus on the public sensitivity to environmental/ecological issues, political responses to this phenomena, and consequences of those responses. Uses a case-study approach.
|POLS3372||The State and Economic Interests||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Examines the role of the Canadian state in economic development, with emphasis on the political dimensions of economic policy. Issues include the deficit, industrial policy, and foreign elements.
|POLS3375||The Political Economics of Asia||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Examines the political structures, decisions and processes underlying Asia's role in the global economy.
|POLS3381||Politics of Asia||3 ch (S) [W]|
Examines political resistance, rebellions and revolutions in selected Asian countries.
|POLS3401||Modern Political Thought||3 ch [W]|
Examines a selection of major texts from the modern period of Western political theory, encompassing classic statements of conservative, feminist, liberal, and socialist thought.
|POLS3421||Selected Topics in the History of Ideas||3 ch (3C/S) [W]|
A comparison of various political thinkers on specific themes: natural law from Cicero to Rousseau, social contract theory from Locke to Marx, etc.
|POLS3425||Canadian Political Ideas||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
This course surveys the tradition of Canadian political thought from Confederation to the present.
|POLS3433||Montesquieu and the Enlightenment||3 ch (3S) [W]|
The examination of his influence on the Enlightenment.
|POLS3445||Rosseau and the Enlightenment||3 ch (3S) [W]|
The examination of his influence on the Enlightenment.
|POLS3451||Marxism||3 ch (3C/S) [W]|
A focus on the writings of Karl Marx. Other Marxist theorists may also be examined.
|POLS3456||Politics Through Film||3 ch (3C/S) [W]|
Seeks to examine political principles through the medium of film. Tyranny, censorship, totalitarianism, utopia, and liberty will be discussed through an analysis of a variety of films.
|POLS3463||Liberalism||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Focuses on the core values and the exponents of liberal ideology.
|POLS3471||Study of Politics Through Literature||3 ch (3S) [W]|
A multi-disciplinary analysis of the exposition of political ideas in works of classical and contemporary literature.
|POLS3473||Politics and Media in Canada||3 ch [W]|
Examines the role of the press as critics and opposition to government & the role of government in regulating media. Designed as an upper level course for students majoring in politics or with a background in media or communications studies.
|POLS3483||Theories of Rights||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
The concept of “right” and differing perspectives on rights discourse.
|POLS3494||Democracy||3 ch (S/T) [W]|
Examines the concept, and the various theories, of democracy.
|POLS3501||Contemporary Issues in Public Policy||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Examines the major approaches explaining and understanding Canadian public policy, and applies them to a study of major public policy fields.
|POLS3601||Contemporary Issues in World Politics||3 ch (3S) [W]|
Deals with current trends on the international scene including the global balance of power, relations between superpowers, ideological conflicts, the developing world, war, revolution, etc.
|POLS3603||Critical Perspectives on International Relations Theory||3 ch (S) [W]|
A seminar that centers on frameworks for understanding international relations including: race, nationalism, political geography, de-territorialization, sovereignty, feminism, global communication, humanitarianism, human rights, the state and political space, forms of political conflict, identity theory, ethnography, and globalization.
|POLS3622||International Organization and Law||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Study of supra-national organizations, and structures of international conduct; the effect of both on inter-state relationships.
|POLS3625||Gender and International Politics||3 ch [W]|
Introduction to the gender aspects of international relations including militarism, nationalism, international political economy, the environment and human rights.
|POLS3631||Survey of Global Issues||3 ch (3S/L) [W]|
Current global issues such as war, militarism, the arms race, human rights and social justice, ecological imbalance, economic inequalities, and alternative world organizational structures, considered from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. General-interest course.
|POLS3632||Urbanization, Poverty and Politics||3 ch [W]|
This course explores the ways in which urban politics and planning have an effect on poverty and income disparities, and examines the role public and green spaces play in people's everyday lives.
|POLS3651||Canada and the Americas||3 ch [W]|
This course discusses Canadian foreign policy towards the region with special emphasis on the influence of the United States.
|POLS3671||Web Activism||3 ch (S) [W]|
Examines how Web activists use global communication technology in campaigns against given governments.
|POLS3673||Global Communication and International Relations||3 ch (S) [W]|
Examines the role of global communication media and technologies in international relations. Discussion focuses on inter-governmental interaction, government links to citizens, and the empowerment of sub-state and non-state actors
|POLS3675||Global News||3 ch (S) [W]|
A seminar that focuses on the political meaning of global media communication. The rise of international television news networks will be examined as a factor that influences international relations.
|POLS3677||Information Technologies & Conflict||3 ch (S) [W]|
A seminar based on the examination of new information technologies and their role and impact on conflict. Discussion will focus on a variety of technological applications in order to outline trends, features and theoretical implications.
|POLS3683||Human Rights||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
An examination of human rights in an international context, including international human rights instruments, and enforcement and the implications of economic, political and cultural globalization for human rights standards.
|POLS3685||The Politics of Food||3 ch [W]|
This course provides an overview of the political and policy issues concerning food production and consumption in Canada and around the World.
|POLS3901||Approaches to Political Research||3 ch [W]|
A survey of the major approaches and techniques used to research and analyze politics.
Prerequisite: POLS 2401.
|POLS4000||Honours Thesis||6 ch|
Under the direction of a supervisor, an Honours student completes a thesis. Prerequisite: Admission to the Honours programme.
|POLS4001||Honours Seminar in Politics||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
A compulsory seminar course for fourth year Honours students. Provides a broad overview of key debates and some of the most influential writings in the field of political science.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.
|POLS4211||Special Topics in Canadian Politics||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Advanced study of a specific subject in Canadian politics. Course topics will change annually.
|POLS4214||Prime Ministers and Cabinets||3 ch [W]|
An examination of Canadian prime ministers and federal cabinets with a focus on the centralization of power in the prime minister's office and historical developments in these Canadian political institutions.
|POLS4226||Directed Reading in Canadian Politics||3 ch [W]|
Open to students desiring further specialization, the course requires a research paper in Canadian politics, supervised by an instructor in the subject area.
|POLS4311||Special Topics in Comparative Politics||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Advanced study of a specific subject in comparative politics. Course topics change annually.
|POLS4336||Directed Reading in Comparative Politics||3 ch [W]|
Open to students desiring further specialization, the course requires a research paper in comparative politics, supervised by an instructor in the subject area.
|POLS4411||Special Topics in Political Theory||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Advanced study of a specific subject in political theory. Course topics change annually.
|POLS4416||Directed Reading in Political Theory||3 ch [W]|
The course is open to 4th-year students with a sufficient background and a special interest in political theory. It can be taken only with permission of the relevant instructor.
|POLS4501||Politics Practicum||3 ch (LE)|
Independent study course that provides students with volunteer experience working in a politics related organization. It can only be taken with supervision by an instructor in the subject area. Available to Politics Majors or Honours students.
|POLS4505||Politics, Policy and Prostitution||3 ch [W]|
This course examines the political and policy issues around the sex trade in Canada and internationally.
|POLS4611||Special Topics in International Politics||3 ch (3S/T) [W]|
Advanced study of a specific subject in international politics. Course topics change annually.
|POLS4646||Directed Readings in International Politics||3 ch [W]|
Work on a research essay pertinent to specialized areas in international or comparative politics, under an instructor assigned by the discipline.
|POLS4655||Drugs, Violence and Global Politics||3 ch [W]|
This course explores the interplay of violence and illicit drugs with contemporary international politics, the global economy and public policy.