Political Science courses are designated by POSC.
Introduction to Politics
is an introduction to basic concepts in 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.
Canadian Political Problems
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 in all disciplines who have an interest in Canadian politics and who wish to develop a basic awareness of Canadian government.
Issues in World Politics
explores some of the world’s most pressing and interesting political issues. This course profiles important political problems, such as a power struggle within a particular country, a controversial topic that affects an entire continent, or a major crisis that has implications for inhabitants around the world. Suitable for students in all disciplines who have an interest in international politics.
Introduction to International Politics
is an examination of the "building blocks" of international politics including determinants, means, processes and ends. Emphasis is on the post-1945 period.
Introduction to Comparative Politics
is an introduction to comparative politics and techniques of comparative analysis across political jurisdictions. This course focuses on the differences between, and similarities among, a variety of countries and systems of government.
Introduction to Political Behaviour
is an introduction to classics and controversies in the understanding of political behaviour. Topics include political culture and individual behaviour, public opinion, voting and elections, political participation, psychological dimensions of activism, and social movements.
Introduction to Public Policy and Administration
outlines major concepts in, and issues relating to, the fields of public policy and administration. Examines and assesses government organization and decision-making. Topics may also include social, economic and health policy.
CR: the former POSC 3540
Introduction to Canadian Politics and Government
is an introduction to the structure and operations of institutions of Canadian government and the nature of political actors. Topics to be examined may include the constitution, federalism, parliament, political parties, political culture and elections.
CR: the former POSC 2710
Politics and the Environment
is an examination of the environmentalist movement, interest groups, and green parties; the impact of environmentalism on conventional parties and public opinion; and the dynamics of support for and opposition to the achievement of environmentalist objectives.
is an examination of the formation, implementation, and impact of public policies concerning the environment including an examination of different policy approaches and the problems of environmental regulation.