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Browse through the database below to explore courses that will fulfill certain degree requirements in the Political Science program.

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AP/POLS 1000 6.00

Introduction to Politics: Exploring the Democratic Experience

CROSSLISTED COURSES: AS/AK POLS 1000/2410 & AP PPAS 1000 & GL POLS 1400 This course introduces students to the study of politics. Special emphasis is ...

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AP/POLS 1090 3.00

Introduction to Business, Government and Society

Three decades of sweeping change in the organization of the Canadian economy and the state have transformed Canadian social life, from unemployment to the workplace. ...

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AP/POLS 1200 3.00

The Politics of Law

Introduces students to the study of the relationship between political science and the law. Addresses varying approaches to the study of these disciplines. Emphasizes the ...

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AP/POLS 2000 6.00

Perspectives on Politics: Classics of Political Thought

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP PPAS 2900 Examines answers to critical questions concerning the nature and purposes of political life through a survey of classical works of ...

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AP/POLS 2100 3.00

Introduction to Canadian Politics

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP PPAS 2910 This course introduces Canada's democracy. The course covers the politics and political institutions of Canada such as the constitution, the ...

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AP/POLS 2201 3.00

Introduction to International Politics

The study of the forces that structure, power, conflict, compromise and cooperation both within states and among them, emphasizing the diversities and inequalities, the violence, ...

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AP/POLS 2300 6.00

Introduction to Empirial Theory

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP PPAS 2300 An introduction to the issues, procedures and theories associated with doing research on political questions. The first term examines the ...

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AP/POLS 2400 3.00

Introduction to Comparative Politics

An introduction to the comparative study of political systems, institutions, and processes. The second half of the course will examine in detail the government and ...

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AP/POLS 2600 3.00

Introduction to Gender and Politics

The aim of this course is to offer a historical and critical survey of gender politics. We will examine the central role gender plays in ...

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AP/POLS 2990 3.00

Introduction to Indigenous Politics

This course surveys key aspects of Indigenous politics by centering Indigenous perspectives. Focusing on settler-colonial Canada in comparative and global vantage point, a variety of ...

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AP/POLS 3011 3.00

The Politics of Sexuality/Sexual Politics

Human sexuality has become a contested site of political and social conflicts. Since the 1980's research has challenged popular conceptions of sex as a natural ...

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AP/POLS 3020 3.00

Utopia, Power and Sovereignty

How did social change, wars and the confrontation between Protestantism and Catholicism shape political thought in the Renaissance and Reformation? Issues of power, liberty, faith, ...

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AP/POLS 3025 3.00

A Century of Revolution

In the 1600's, sweeping transformations of social, economic, religious and political institutions dramatically altered England. Through James I, Hobbes, Locke, the Levellers and Diggers and ...

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AP/POLS 3040 6.00

Modern Political Thought: Kant to Foucault

In this course we study those thinkers whose theories have had the greatest impact in shaping the modern world including Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Marcuse and ...

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AP/POLS 3045 3.00

Human Rights, Islamic Tghought and Politics

Critically examines the relationship between Islam and human rights. Describes the state of human rights in Muslin-majority countries and debates within them and amongst Muslim ...

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AP/POLS 3065 3.00

Political Culture of Race and Racism

This course analyzes the political, economic, and cultural development of "race" and "racism" in political discourse. Attention is given to categories such as "racialization", and ...

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AP/POLS 3070 3.00

Psychology and Politics

This course involves the use of psychoanalytic and psychological concepts in contemporary political thought. After outlining key psychological theories, beginning with Freud, the focus is ...

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AP/POLS 3075 3.00

Law, Justice and Jurisprudence

This course explores some fundamental issues in liberal conceptions of law and some of the criticisms of this conception. Jurisprudence is concerned with the study ...

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AP/POLS 3085 6.00

Political Economy as a Moral Science; The Economics of Marx and Keynes

The course develops a conception of "political economy as "moral science" through study of the economics of Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes. It also ...

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AP/POLS 3100 3.00

Media, Identity and Citizenship

This course examines the principles and theories underlying communications and cultural practices, policy and regulation in Canada, with particular attention to the role of the ...

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AP/POLS 3102 3.00

Aboriginal Politics in Canada

Introduces students to the study of aboriginal politics in Canada. A survey course, it examines the relationships between indigenous peoples, the state, society and economy ...

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AP/POLS 3110 3.00

The Process of Urban Politics: Institutions and Power

In This course, we examine a broadened notion of "politics" as it plays out on various scales and arenas within the urban system. In particular, ...

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AP/POLS 3120 3.00

Quebec: Politics, Power & Resistance

This course investigates Quebec government and politics in relation to internal policy processes and the wider context of Canadian government and politics. The course will ...

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AP/POLS 3125 6.00

Canadian Political Economy

CROSSLISTED COURSES: AS POLS 3125 & AK SOCI 3125 & AP HREQ 3125 This course examines Canadian economic development and state formation in the context ...

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AP/POLS 3135 3.00

Public Law I: The Constitution and the Courts in Canada

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AK POLS 3135 & GL POLS 3135 & AP PPAS 3135 This course examines the Canadian structure, judicial review of the federal division ...

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AP/POLS 3136 3.00

Public Law II: The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AK POLS 3136 & GL POLS 3136 & AP PPAS 3136 This course focuses on judicial interpretation of the Canadian Charter of Rights ...

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AP/POLS 3140 3.00

The Political Economy of Labour in Canada

CROSSLISTED CROUSE: AS SOSC 3280 This course analyses the role of organized labour in the political economy of Canada. We trace the interaction of labour, ...

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AP/POLS 3145 3.00

Government and Business in Canada

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AK POLS 3145 This course describes the role of market forces and corporate institutions in shaping Canada's political economy, and the attempt to ...

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AP/POLS 3150 3.00

Political Parties in Canada

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AK POLS 3150 This course is a critical inquiry into the evolution of political parties in conjunction with the extension of forms of ...

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AP/POLS 3155 3.00

Election Campaigns in Canada

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AS POLS 3155 This course is a critical inside examination of federal and provincial election campaigns in Canada. The topics covered will include: ...

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AP/POLS 3170 3.00

Canada's Social Policy

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP HREQ 3761 & AP PPAS 3761 This course examines Canadian federal, provincial and municipal programs aimed at those outside the paid labour ...

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AP/POLS 3171 3.00

Canada's Labour Market Policy

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP PPAS 3762 This course examines the development and operation of government programs in Canada directed at influencing labour supply/demand, including training and ...

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AP/POLS 3175 3.00

Ontario Provincial Politics

Following a brief review of Ontario political history, the course focuses on substantive problems of Ontario provincial politics and on formal and informal institutions of ...

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AP/POLS 3180 3.00

Politics and the Mass Media

An inquiry into the communicative aspects of politics and the relation of politics to the mass media, with an historical investigation into the influence of ...

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AP/POLS 3190 3.00

Public Administration

This course examines the theory and practice of public administration and the machinery of government, with particular reference to Canada. It discusses who makes policy, ...

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AP/POLS 3195 3.00

Multilevel Governance, Policy and Program Delivery in Canada

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP HREQ 3140 & AP PPAS3140 Explores public policy development and program delivery in Canada as activities shaped by the interaction of multiple ...

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AP/POLS 3200 3.00

Global Conflict and Security I

This course acquaints students with issues surrounding conflict and security in global politics as it has evolved over the past three centuries. It examines the ...

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AP/POLS 3210 3.00

Global Conflict and Security II

This course explores the issues surrounding different dimensions of conflict and security in the contemporary period. In its broadest sense, security can be understood not ...

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AP/POLS 3220 3.00

Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis

An introduction to the objectives and instruments of understanding foreign policy from a comparative perspective. Special attention will be devoted to the United States and ...

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AP/POLS 3230 3.00

Global Issues in Foreign Policy

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AK POLS 3230 Increasingly, problems such as environmental degradation, sustainable development, the uses and effects of technology in financial production and communication systems, ...

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AP/POLS 3240 3.00

Multilateralism I: The United Nations, Regional Organiztions, and International Law

Multilateralism concerns the management of conflict and the building of cooperation among the variety of political entities and agents that enter the field of world ...

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AP/POLS 3250 3.00

Multilateralism II: The Political Economy of International Organizations

Multilateralism concerns the management of conflict and the building of cooperation among the variety of political entities and agents that enter the field of world ...

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AP/POLS 3255 6.00

Human Rights in Global Economy

CROSSLISTED COURSES: AK POLS 3260 & AP HREQ 3010 & AP SOCI (Prior to 2013) 3010 Explores challenges to the fulfillment of internationally recognized human ...

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AP/POLS 3260 3.00

War and Peace in the Middle East

CROSSLISTED COURSES: AK POLS 3260 & AP REI 3260 This course examines the causes of conflicts in the Middle East. The history of foreign powers' ...

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AP/POLS 3262 3.00

Popular Culture & International Politics

Our common ideas about international politics present a reified world of diplomats, heads of state, military officers or, more abstractly, of states 'acting' in some ...

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AP/POLS 3270 3.00

Global Political Economy I: Theory and Approaches

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP REI 3270 The course provides students with some key conceptual tools with which to understand the global political economic processes that shape ...

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AP/POLS 3275 3.00

Global Political Economy II: Issues and Problems Since 1945

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP REI 3275 This course focuses on issues and problems related to the post-1945 global political economy. It explores topics such as the ...

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AP/POLS 3280 3.00

Canada and World Affairs

This course examines Canada's foreign and defence policy interests in the post-cold war era, and the domestic and international forces, processes, interests and actors which ...

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AP/POLS 3280 3.00

Statistics for Social Sceinces

CROSSLISTED COURSES: AP PPAS 3300 & AS SOCI 3030 This course provides a basic understanding of the statistical reasoning and fundamental statistical techniques frequently used ...

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AP/POLS 3400 3.00

Political Economy of Industrial Democracies

The changes taking place in the world capitalist system have had their roots in advanced capitalist societies. But these changes have also produced profound restructuring ...

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AP/POLS 3401 3.00

Post-Communist Transformations: Can East Become West?

The fall of communism in Russia and Eastern Europe in the early 1990's was hailed by many observers as a triumph of freedom. Building new ...

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AP/POLS 3410 3.00

Global City Regions

This course explores the development of global city regions in a comparative perspective, including a critical assessment of state restructuring processes and how globalization is ...

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AP/POLS 3411 3.00

The Political Economy of Newly Industrialized Countries

The course examines theoretical debates concerning the political economy of industrialization in post-colonial countries through examination of specific case studies.

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AP/POLS 3415 3.00

Work and Employment in the Global Economy

The course examines the dramatic changes in work and employment practices, new production processes and increased capital mobility against the background of the emerging global ...

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AP/POLS 3450 3.00

Women and Politics

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP SOSC 3170 & AS WMST 3516 & GL WMST 3516 This course examines women's political position in advanced capitalist countries. The focus ...

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AP/POLS 3455 3.00

Topics in Women and Politics

CROSSLISTED COURSES: AS SOSC 3175 & AS/AK/GL WMST 3517 This course will build on its prerequisite. It examines contemporary feminist debates and dilemmas that relate ...

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AP/POLS 3500 3.00

The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia and Eastern Europe

The Communist challenge to capitalism was one of the major twentieth-century forces which have shaped the contemporary world. This course examines key political developments in ...

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AP/POLS 3510 3.00

China: Path to Modernization and Democracy

This course examines the origins and development of the modern Chinese political system. Emphasis is on the role of Mao Zedong, the post-1949 period and ...

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AP/POLS 3515 3.00

China: 21st Century Superpower?

China's relationship with the outside world has been one of the dominant themes in its development. How is China moving from its position of isolation ...

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AP/POLS 3520 3.00

West European Politics

This course examines the different patterns of development of the states and political institutions of the major West European democracies. It therefore has a historical ...

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AP/POLS 3521 3.00

A Polity in Faux

This course examines the processes and policies of European integration. It pays particular attention to the advantages of closer integration on the European continent while ...

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AP/POLS 3540 3.00

American Government and Politics

This course analyzes the American political system through an examination of recent political events. Attention is given to the composition of the socio-political elite, the ...

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AP/POLS 3545 3.00

Freedom and Inequality: An American Dilemma

This course explores the impact of the institutionalized ideal of freedom on America's political economy. Also discussed are: unequal access to democratic institutions; the welfare ...

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AP/POLS 3550 3.00

Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Central America

This course explores the impact of the institutionalized ideal of freedom on America's political economy. Also discussed are: unequal access to democratic institutions; the welfare ...

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AP/POLS 3553 6.00

Poltiical Economy of Latin America and Caribbean

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AS SOSC 3410 This course examines the history and political economy of the Americas using case studies from both the English and Spanish ...

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AP/POLS 3555 3.00

Dictatorship and Democratization in South America

We examine post-World War II experiences of dictatorship and democratization in South America. We discuss regional trends and specific countries (such as Brazil, Chile and ...

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AP/POLS 3560 6.00

The Global South: Politics, Policy & Development

The course examines the various dimensions of the Global South, with emphasis on political-economy and development. It examines the similarities and differences between various local ...

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AP/POLS 3561 6.00

Racism and the Law

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP REI 3561 Theories of law applied to the sociology of racism. Topics include history of law and the political economy of racism; ...

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AP/POLS 3565 6.00

Racism & Colonialism

Colonialism and racial conflict examined in historical and comparative perspective, including a discussion of links between racism and sexism. Examples are drawn from some of ...

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AP/POLS 3570 3.00

Africa: The Politics of Continental CRISIS

This course examines the processes -- globalization, war and democratization, among others -- crucial to prospects for political, social and economic development in Africa. The ...

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AP/POLS 3591 3.00

Political Economy of Asia and Pacific

The course studies the political and economic changes in the region of Asia and the Pacific and their implications for the global capitalist system. Interactions ...

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AP/POLS 3900 3.00

Local to Global: City and Nation in the Age of Globalization

This course examines political experience in the era of "globalization." Issues covered include work in the global city; immigration and racism; culture and media; women ...

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AP/POLS 3990 3.00

Supervised Reading and Research

A supervised reading course allows a student to work one-on-one with a faculty member to complete a course. Students may take a supervised course, either ...

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AP/POLS 3990 6.00

Supervised Reading and Research

A supervised reading course allows a student to work one-on-one with a faculty member to complete a course. Students may take a supervised course, either ...

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AP/POLS 4010 3.00

History of Political Thought

A seminar examining a major theme or problem derived from the writings of one or more central figures in Western political theory.

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AP/POLS 4011 3.00

Canadian Political Thought

This course surveys the evolution of Canadian political thought in general as well as the broader intellectual contributions made by Canadian thinkers to debates related ...

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AP/POLS 4015 3.00

Theories of Justice

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop a competent understanding of a fundamental aspect of social and political life. Conceptions of justice are ...

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AP/POLS 4025 3.00

Freedom and Equality

Freedom and equality are two of the fundamental conditions for democracy, and as such they provide the ethical basis for much of contemporary political theory. ...

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AP/POLS 4030 3.00

Classical Political Theory

An analysis of a number of texts in classical political theory, focusing on primary texts rather than secondary works, relevant to Greek, Hellenistic and Roman ...

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AP/POLS 4035 3.00

The Emergence of Modernity

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AS/AP SOSC 4500 This course examines the emergence of modernity as a response to Enlightenment crisis. Focusing on conflicting conceptions of reason, values ...

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AP/POLS 4045 3.00

Ecology, Politics and Theory

This course includes discussion on "deep" ecology, Marxian environmentalism, feminist ecology, social ecology, postmodern approaches, Heideggerian ecology and the approach to the analysis of the ...

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AP/POLS 4055 3.00

The Idea of Democracy

This course investigates the competing visions of democracy, and attitudes towards it, at key moments in political history. Starting from the assumption that democracy is ...

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AP/POLS 4065 3.00

Critical Theory: Society and Politics

Is modern western thought a coercive and dominating ideology? This course uses critical theory to explore this question about rationality and its relation to exploitation, ...

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AP/POLS 4071 3.00

The Politics of Cyberspace: Information and Power in the Surveillance Society

As a component of the information revolution and globalization, cyber, digital technology, the internet, cyborg (cybernetic organism), artificial life (AL), artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, ...

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AP/POLS 4075 3.00

Encounters of Islam and Modernity

This course is a secular and comparative examination of religious institutions, movements, and texts crucial to the public culture of Islam from the 18th century ...

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AP/POLS 4080 3.00

The Philosophy of Toleration

This course explores a range of issues concerning the philosophy of toleration. What does it mean to "tolerate" other people's religious, social, or political beliefs ...

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AP/POLS 4090 3.00

Classical Marxist Theory

This course focuses primarily on the writings of Marx and Engels with some consideration of Marxism as it first developed as an ideology of mass ...

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AP/POLS 4091 3.00

Marxism, Feminism and Post Modernism

The central focus of this course is Marxism, but the contemporary evolution of Marxism cannot be understood separately from its interplay with two of the ...

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AP/POLS 4102 3.00

Aboriginal Politics

An examination of critical issues in Aboriginal Peoples' relationships with the state, society and economy in Canada. Major themes addressed include the legacy of colonialism; ...

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AP/POLS 4103 3.00

Diversity Politics in Canada

This course critically analyzes the limitations and possibilities of diversity in Canada by exploring policies concerning immigration, multiculturalism, Aboriginal peoples and francophones, as well as ...

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AP/POLS 4105 3.00

Judicial Administration in Canada

An overview of judicial administration in Canada. The course focuses on factors students need to understand to tackle the serious problems in courts: civil and ...

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AP/POLS 4106 3.00

Ethicial Politics

This course focuses on selected practical problems, cases and hypothetical questions that a) deal with the conduct of public servants in regard to conflicts of ...

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AP/POLS 4108 3.00

Canada and the Global South

This course examines the relationship between Canada and the Global South and will provide students with a deeper understanding of Canada in the global setting. ...

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AP/POLS 4110 3.00

Canadian Urban Politics

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP SOSC 4720 This course examines the influence of government policy on the development of cities and the characteristics of urban life. It ...

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AP/POLS 4115 6.00

The Political Economy of State Finance

This course critically evaluates different approaches to state finance, linking the development of democratic institutions to the expansion of the modern fiscal state; students consider ...

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AP/POLS 4117 3.00

The Political Economy of NAFTA

This course provides students with an overview of the economic, political and social challenges facing the three nation-states—Canada, Mexico and the United States—that comprise the ...

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AP/POLS 4118 3.00

The Politics of Solutions

Through an examination of various contemporary political problems in Canada, this course explores the social challenges involved in proposing and pursuing solutions to them. This ...

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AP/POLS 4120 6.00

Political Leadership in Canada

A study of the psychological, sociological, and institutional aspects of leadership. Special emphasis will be placed on examining the prime ministerial tradition, analyzing its role ...

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AP/POLS 4125 3.00

Women and Current Policy Issues

This course explores a range of public policy issues relevant to women's lives. We will explore these issues in light of different feminist concerns and ...

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AP/POLS 4130 6.00

Politics, Law and the Courts

Students are introduced to the administration of justice in Canada. Its focus is on the relationship between the administration of the legal system and the ...

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AP/POLS 4135 3.00

The Politics of Aging

This course studies how the unprecedented aging of the population in developed nations impacts political de- bates, conflicts, and public policies. The course focuses on ...

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AP/POLS 4151 3.00

Provincial and Municipal Government in Ontario

This seminar course examines the theory and practice of the Ontario provincial system of government within the Canadian federal system, including an overview of the ...

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AP/POLS 4155 3.00

The Politics of the Canadian Women's Movement

CROSSLISTED COURSES: AS/AK WMST 4503 & GL POLS 4603 This course examines the women's movement in Canada with particular emphasis on the political dimensions of ...

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AP/POLS 4161 3.00

Health Policy in Canada

The critical issues in health care delivery are quality, cost, and availability. Interactions among health care actors are examined in terms of their impact on ...

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AP/POLS 4162 3.00

Issues in Canadian Health Policy

This course will apply the analytical framework developed in AP/POLS 4161 3.0 to the study of specific aspects of the Canadian health care system. The ...

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AP/POLS 4165 3.00

Canadian Social Policy in Comparative Perspective

CROSSLISTED COURSES: AP GREQ 4165 & AP POLS 4165 The course analyzes the design and implementation of social policy in Canada, seen in the context ...

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AP/POLS 4175 6.00

Canadian Constitutionalism in Comparative Perspective

This course examines the evolution of the Canadian constitution in comparative context. Particular emphasis will be placed on the institutions and processes of federalism and ...

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AP/POLS 4176 3.00

Politics of Provinces & Territories

A central feature of the political economy of Canada is the important role played by subnational governments and economies. This course examines the contemporary context ...

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AP/POLS 4180 6.00

Politics and the Mass Media in Canada

An examination of the political functions of the mass media, with attention to normative, empirical, and critical theories of the media and their application in ...

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AP/POLS 4181 3.00

Research Seminar in the Political Economy of Canada

Examines theories, trends and debates pertaining to the political economy of Canada in the emerging global context, including economic restructuring, the changing nature of work, ...

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AP/POLS 4185 6.00

Culture and Communication

Since at least the mid-nineteenth century, the growth of modern mass media industries has transformed the culture of advanced capitalism. This course will introduce some ...

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AP/POLS 4200 6.00

International Relations Theory

This course examines some of the major contending theories of global politics. The first term will focus on the development of the mainstream approaches to ...

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AP/POLS 4205 3.00

New German Politics and European Integration

This course analyzes Germany's domestic and foreign policies in the wake of German Unification and in the context of the end of the Cold War. ...

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AP/POLS 4210 3.00

Peace Research

This course is to examine the rationale, assumptions, and key issues of Peace Research, focusing on the possible contributions which peace research can bring to ...

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AP/POLS 4212 3.00

Global Justice and Humanitarian Internationalism

CROSSLISTED COURSE: ES ENVS 4312 In the context of international humanitarianism and advocacy, this course provides a general introduction to international justice, drawing on basic ...

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AP/POLS 4215 3.00

Multilateralism

This course explores the institutions and practices of global and regional cooperation, with a particular emphasis on the forces shaping multilateralism (e.g. states, cultures, social ...

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AP/POLS 4220 3.00

Canadian International Security Policy: Issues and Problems

An analysis of contemporary issues and problems in Canadian national security policy.

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AP/POLS 4225 3.00

Canada and the Americas

The course assesses the dynamics and implications of Canada's recent emergence as an active member of the inter-American system. Intensive readings and debate will deal ...

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AP/POLS 4230 3.00

Canadian Defense Policy

This course examines the issues, and the interests, involved in the making of Canadian defence policy with a particular emphasis upon the transition from the ...

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AP/POLS 4240 6.00

Nationalism and Citizenship

Analyzes ideologies of nationalism and comparatively examines their role in state formation, especially in citizenship and immigration policies.  Further examines the formation of interlocking identities ...

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AP/POLS 4245 3.00

Gender and International Relations

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AS/AK/GL WMST 4802 This course explores both the theoretical and empirical issues raised by the introduction of a consideration of "gender" in international ...

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AP/POLS 4250 3.00

Canadian Foreign Policy

This seminar is devoted to an examination of Canadian foreign policy. The course focuses on the determinants of government decision-making, comparing case studies of some ...

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AP/POLS 4255 6.00

Issues in International Human Rights

This survey course facilitates active student participation in the examination of classical and contemporary debates on the history, legitimacy, forms of application and limits of ...

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AP/POLS 4257 3.00

The International Protection of Human Rights

This course examines diverse approaches to understanding the international protection of human rights. Issues discussed include the United Nations human rights system, the role of ...

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AP/POLS 4260 3.00

Contemporary Security Studies

The course examines the understandings of international security which are being produced in the contemporary world. There is an extremely lively debate in security studies ...

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AP/POLS 4261 3.00

Security, Capitalism, Ecology

Analyses how the development and contradictions of global capitalism affect human security, basic conditions of existence, forms of livelihood and social and ecological sustainability. Interrogates ...

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AP/POLS 4262 3.00

Gun Politics

In this course students draw on their past study of the themes of violence and security, and consider how issues related to weapons affect their ...

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AP/POLS 4265 3.00

Human Rights and Democracy in Asia

The course examines the international politics of human rights and democracy in East, Southeast and South Asia as a window on debates over the nature, ...

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AP/POLS 4270 3.00

United States Foreign Policy

Intensive readings will examine the post-cold war evolution of US foreign policy. The overall purpose of the seminar is to compare and assess alternative analytic ...

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AP/POLS 4275 3.00

Politics of Security and Intelligence

An examination of the nature of security and intelligence and its effect on policy-making. Among topics studied are disinformation, counter-intelligence strategies, internal security mechanisms, accountability, ...

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AP/POLS 4280 6.00

Russia in World affairs

This seminar explores the roles Russia has played in international affairs since World War I to the present. The political, military, economic, social and ideological ...

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AP/POLS 4285 3.00

The International Political Economy of Eastern Asia

This seminar examines the changing dynamics of political, economic and security relations in and among the countries of Eastern Asia.

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AP/POLS 4287 3.00

Global Political Economy and the Making of World Orders

Reviews some of the historical development and central theoretical debates and literature in Global Political Economy and International Relations that relate to the making/remaking of ...

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AP/POLS 4290 3.00

Topics in International Political Economy

An examination of the actors, processes and issues involved in the politics of international economic relations.

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AP/POLS 4291 3.00

Capital and Power in Global Political Economy

The seminar focuses on the connection between capital and power in international political economy. The changing interaction between capital, labour, states and other social groups ...

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AP/POLS 4292 6.00

Polititcal Economy of Capital Accumulation

The course examines capital as the central power institution of capitalism. It traces the evolution of accumulation from conceptual, historical and empirical perspectives, while helping ...

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AP/POLS 4293 3.00

Patterns and Problems of Globalization

This course examines diverse approaches to understanding the political, economic and social challenges of globalization. Issues discussed include the growing urbanization of the world, the ...

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AP/POLS 4295 3.00

Polititcal Economy of Global Finance

The course examines the functioning and broader ramifications of global finance. Discussion is organized around several key themes, including: (1) Concepts and building blocks: what ...

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AP/POLS 4296 3.00

Gender and Participatory Budgeting

The course analyzes the public purse from the perspective of gender-responsive and participatory budgeting. Both approaches to the theory and practice of public finance are ...

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AP/POLS 4300 6.00

Public Policy Research

CROSSLISTED COURSES: GL POLS 4300 This course examines the application of social science research techniques to the public policy process. Social science research techniques may ...

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AP/POLS 4340 6.00

Practicum in Survey Research Methods

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP SOCI 4080 This course provides the theoretical background and practical skills needed to conduct surveys. Using computerized telephone survey facilities of the ...

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AP/POLS 4401 3.00

Systems of Justice

An overview of procedures in the Canadian justice system, with comparisons to other common law justice systems and some civil law systems. The course begins ...

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AP/POLS 4402 3.00

Protest Movements and Democracy

This seminar surveys the critical understandings of democracy articulated by several mass protest movements throughout the world, including populism; women's movements; labour activism; and the ...

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AP/POLS 4403 3.00

Economic Unions and Globalization

This course explores how economic globalization fosters the tendency to form regional sub-global economic and political entities. Topics include an analysis of the trajectories of ...

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AP/POLS 4404 3.00

Neoliberal Urbanism

This course examines, first, the origins and historical development of neoliberalism as a political ideology of municipal governments, and, second, the impacts of the implementation ...

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AP/POLS 4406 3.00

The Politics of Work and Industry

An analysis of the ability of capitalist economic and political institutions to restructure and project themselves anew, including more flexible forms of production and new ...

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AP/POLS 4410 3.00

Social Justice and Polititcal Activists

This seminar surveys alternative philosophical terrains for discussing social justice and past approaches to constructing a better world. Its main focus is social justice in ...

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AP/POLS 4420 3.00

People Power and Colour Revolutions: Achieving Democracy in Authoritarian Societies

Are the recent color and flower revolutions a new form of democratic political change in authoritarian societies? How do authoritarian governments respond to the threat ...

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AP/POLS 4422 3.00

Contemporary Iran: From Revolution to Dissent

This course explores contemporary Iran, and addresses questions regarding the relationship between the state and civil society, causes of regime change and the rise of ...

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AP/POLS 4430 6.00

Colonialism and Development

A comparative introduction, at the more advanced level, to social struggle and change in countries subject to colonial domination, with particular attention to cultural issues ...

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AP/POLS 4470 3.00

Working Class Politics in Capitalist Democracies

This seminar examines how working classes have been changed by such factors as international migration, women's increased participation in the labour force, global competitiveness and ...

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AP/POLS 4480 3.00

India in the 21st Century

The course explores 21st century India, its spectacular growth, its staggering inequalities and its struggles for justice. How does economic growth affect the substance of ...

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AP/POLS 4510 3.00

Advanced Topics in Chinese Polititcs

This course allows students to examine advanced topics in the politics of contemporary China and compare competing social science research methods for field investigation.  The ...

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AP/POLS 4515 3.00

The European Union

This course examines the key institutions, processes, and policies of the European Union in the context of recent developments. We focus on the major current ...

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AP/POLS 4517 3.00

Debates in Contemporary European Union Politics

This course assumes students have a basic knowledge of the EU and its institutions. The course considers how multi-level structures of governance and multiple actors ...

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AP/POLS 4520 3.00

Nationalism , Communism and Imperialism

A study of the development of nations under communist governments in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The course examines conflicts and interactions between communist ...

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AP/POLS 4541 3.00

Human Rights in Europe and Canada

This course examines the European Human Rights Convention system in Strasbourg and its political significance in Europe, with a focus on the work of the ...

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AP/POLS 4545 3.00

Approaches to American Polititcs

This seminar introduces participants to broad and encompassing interpretations of American politics. We critically examine conflicting arguments about the character, contents, driving forces, and boundaries ...

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AP/POLS 4546 3.00

Politics, Society and Democracy in the United States

This seminar explores the disjunction between U.S. democratic ideals and practices within their politicaleconomic context. We scrutinize social, economic, and ethnic inequalities in light of ...

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AP/POLS 4555 3.00

Latin American Development

An examination of the processes and issues connected with development in Latin America including the impact of political economy on culture and on women.

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AP/POLS 4561 3.00

The Making of the Modern Middle East

This course prepares students to work in Middle Eastern Studies with an emphasis on political debates. We examine the history of state building, regional issues, ...

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AP/POLS 4575 3.00

The Politics of Southern Africa

This course examines South Africa's racial capitalist system and resistance to it – focusing on the present transition to a more equitable political and economic ...

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AP/POLS 4576 3.00

Civil Society and the State in Africa

This course examines contemporary civil society-State relations in sub-Saharan Africa. It considers the role of domestic and regional social forces in these relations in the ...

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AP/POLS 4590 3.00

Political Development in South Asia

The course explores the various dimensions of South Asian political development, with emphasis on political economy and development issues. It examines the similarities and differences ...

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AP/POLS 4595 3.00

Asia in the New Global Order

Using Southeast Asia as its focus, this course ad- dresses questions relating to economic development, political change and regional security in the emerging global order. ...

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AP/POLS 4901 3.00

The Global South Polittics Capstone

This course examines diverse approaches to understanding the challenges, political and economic, that confront "the South" within the global capitalist system, emphasizing issues of "underdevelopment," ...

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AP/POLS 4902 3.00

Global Politics Capstone: International Human Rights

This course examines diverse approaches to understanding the political, economic and social challenges of global politics. Issues discussed include globalization, citizenship, global governance, development and ...

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AP/POLS 4903 3.00

Canadian Democracy in a North American Context Polittics Capstone

This course connects your knowledge of Canadian politics to effective engagement in public life. We explore assumptions, concepts and values in politics and examine how ...

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AP/POLS 4904 3.00

Polittical Organizing & Communication Politics Capstone

This capstone course for the Political Organizing and Communication theme, focuses on everyday politics and activism in Canadian democracy, including the role of

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AP/POLS 4905 3.00

Polittical Economy & Political Power Polittics Capstone

We often take power's meaning for granted. Where does it come from? How does economic power influence political power? Students consider how production, wealth, and ...

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AP/POLS 4906 3.00

Political Theory Politics Capstone

The political theory capstone offers an integrative experience by each year focusing in depth on a particular major author or theme in the history of ...

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AP/POLS 4907 3.00

Gender, Diversity & Inclusion Polittics Capstone

Reflecting on courses taken from the Gender & Diversity theme, we examine gender and identity, race, and sexuality, as well as nationalism and human rights. ...

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AP/POLS 4908 3.00

Public Policy & Administration Polittics Capstone

This course analyses in depth several high-profile current policy issues relevant to Canada, Ontario, and Toronto. Students will use what they have learned in their ...

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AP/POLS 4909 3.00

Law, Social Justice, and Ethics Politics Capstone

This capstone course for students interested in the areas of law, politics and justice allows them to utilize skills and insights developed during their years ...

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AP/POLS 4910 3.00

Violence & Security Polittics Capstone

This course is the Capstone for the Violence and Security theme. Students will reflect on their past study of the theme, and consider how issues ...

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AP/POLS 4980 3.00

Undergraduate Honours Colloquium

This course is designed for Honours students planning to do graduate studies. It offers a unique opportunity to develop research interests in a collegial framework ...

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AP/POLS 4985 6.00

Global Political Studies Colloquium

The Colloquium is the Global Studies Honours Seminar for students in the Global Political Studies program. The readings range widely and cover current issues and ...

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AP/POLS 4990 3.00

Supervised Reading and Research

A supervised reading course allows a student to work one-on-one with a faculty member to complete a course. Students may take a supervised reading/ research ...

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AP/POLS 4990 6.00

Supervised Reading and Research

A supervised reading course allows a student to work one-on-one with a faculty member to complete a course. Students may take a supervised reading/ research ...

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