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Spring 2011 Political Science Courses

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1000 Introduction to Politics (S. Reid, slot 33, Thursday 7-9:30pm)
An introduction to the study of politics, power, law, public policy and government, touching on major areas of political ideologies, institutions, and current domestic and international political issues. Suitable for students in all disciplines seeking an introduction to political science.

1010 Canadian Political Problems (C. Dunn, slot 4 & 5, M/W/F 11-12:50, Intersession)
Explores some of Canada's most pressing and interesting political issues. This course profiles important political problems facing federal and provincial politicians and society. Suitable for students who have an interest in Canadian politics and who wish to develop a basic awareness of Canadian government.

2200 Introduction to International Politics (J. Loder, slot 30 & 32, M/W 7-9:30pm, Intersession)
An examination of the "building blocks" of international politics including determinants, means, processes and ends. Emphasis is on the post-1945 period.

3210 International Law (F. O'Brien, slots 31 & 33, Tu/Th 7-9:30pm, Intersession)
An introduction to international law concerned with the interaction of the political and legal systems. Topics discussed are sources, agreements, membership, recognition, territory, jurisdiction, immunities, state responsibility, and force and war.

3290 Human Security (S. Keller, slot 17, Tu/Th 9-10:15am)
Examines political concepts and government policies related to security contexts, such as the displacement of citizens, food supply issues, energy, information flows, and the environment.

3325 South Asian Politics (S. Keller, slot 2, M/W/F 9-9:50)
Analyzes the history and development of political change in a selection of South Asian states with a focus on the contemporary challenges that they face in a globalized political environment.

4600 Internship (A. Marland, slot 99, with informal meetings on some Wednesdays at 1pm, Intersession)
Wouldn’t it be great to have career-related work experience on your résumé and to apply your Political Science knowledge to the real world? This three credit hour course includes a part-time job placement with government, a voluntary organization, a political party, a union, or another institution involved in public affairs. Interested? Your first job is to visit and to contact the course administrator before the semester starts. [same as the former POSC 4000] Prerequisites apply.

4010/4011 Honours Essay I & II (contact the Head of the Department)
Spend two semesters writing a research essay on the topic of your choice. Sound interesting? More information about our Honours program, including our “Guidelines Governing Honours Essays”, is available at [same as the former POSC 4950/4951] Prerequisites apply.

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