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12.24 Political Science

Political Science 1000 provides an introduction to the study of politics, power, law, public policy and government. Courses at the 2000-level offer an introduction to major fields and can be taken beginning in a student's first year of study. Courses at the 3000-level usually assume that students have completed at least two courses in Political Science including the corresponding 2000-level introductory course. At the 4000-level, courses are advanced seminars with small enrollment caps, and therefore have formal prerequisites.

The second digit in each course number designates a field in Political Science. Students interested in notionally concentrating in an area may be guided in their course selections, as follows:

  • Second Digit
  • 0 General & Research techniques
  • 1 Political theory
  • 2 International politics
  • 3 Comparative politics
  • 6 Public policy and public administration
  • 8 Canadian politics
  • 9 Special topics

Enrollment in Political Science courses is limited. First priority is given to students registered as an Honours, Major or Minor in Political Science. During this time other students may be temporarily placed on a wait list.

Political Science courses are designated by POSC.

1000

Introduction to Politics and Government

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.

1001

Critical Reading and Writing: Politics and Governance

(same as the former POSC 2010) provides an overview of foundlational knowledge and skills to enable critical reading and critical writing at the university level. Students learn the elements of academic assessment of literature and information that is available in the library and/or online, and about the mechanics of analytical writing. The “politics and governance” content varies by instructor and is not repeated in any other Political Science course. All sections of this course follow the Critical Reading and Writing Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/crw.

CR: the former POSC 2010

PR: students are encouraged to complete POSC 1000

1010

Issues in Canadian Politics and Policy

explores some of Canada’s most pressing and interesting political and public policy issues. This course profiles important political problems facing federal and provincial politicians and society. Open to all students interested in Canadian politics, government and domestic public policy.

1020

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.

2100

Introduction to Political Theory

is a survey of the most important political thinkers and schools of political thought. The course will ordinarily cover major political thinkers and include a selection of contemporary political ideologies.

CR: the former POSC 2000

2200

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.

2300

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.

2600

Introduction to Public Policy and Administration

outlines major concepts in, and issues relating to, the fields of public policy and administration. Introduces students to major conceptual issues that shape public policy and government, such as agenda setting, types of public policy models and public management processes. Open to all students interested in the study of public policy and public administration.

2800

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

3010

Empirical Methods in Political Science

is an introduction to basic concepts in the scientific approach to studying politics, and provides students with the fundamental skills for conducting empirical research using both qualitative and quantitative methods. These skills include how to construct a research project, and how to collect and analyze information. All sections of this course follow Quantitative Reasoning Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/qr.

PR: 6 credit hours in Political Science at any level or the instructor's permission

3100

Political Theory from Plato to Rousseau

examines selected political theory from Plato to Rousseau. The theme of the course is the development of liberal democratic theory.

3110

Political Theory from Tocqueville to Present

examines selected political theory from Tocqueville to the present. The theme of the course is the crisis in liberal democratic theory.

3140

Feminist Political Theory

examines feminist scholarship that has challenged previously accepted notions in political theory, including definitions of politics itself, the distinctions between public and private, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. This course considers different ways of looking at power and political culture in modern societies, examining theses such as gender and democracy, race and class, poverty and welfare, sexuality and morality.

3210

International Law

is 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.

3220

International Organizations

examines the origins, structures and roles of international organizations as both ‘arenas’ in which states pursue their interests and ‘evidence’ of an embryonic international society. The focus will be primarily on the workings of the United Nations, especially its ‘collective security’ function, and other regional security organizations.

3250

International Political Economy

studies the interaction between world politics and international economics. Major theoretical debates regarding globalization and multinational corporations are covered, as well as current topics such as: the politics of the global monetary and financial order, international trade, foreign investment and debt, international development, and environmental issues.

3280

Foreign Policy

is an introduction to the analysis of foreign policy, with special reference to domestic and international constraints, capabilities and ideology.

CR: the former POSC 3200, the former POSC 3760

3290

Human Security

examines political concepts and government policies related to security contexts, such as the displacement of citizens, food supply issues, energy, information flows, war and/or the environment.

CR: the former POSC 3391

3300

European Politics

is a comparative study of government and politics in selected states of Western Europe. Emphasis will be on parties, institutions, and policy-making, particularly the ways in which states manage their economies.

3305

Irish Politics

introduces students to the politics of the Republic of Ireland. Topics covered include the historical origins of the state, the political influence of the Roman Catholic Church, the evolution of political institutions, as well as the evolving relationship with Northern Ireland, Europe and the world.

3310

American Politics

examines the governmental process in the United States including the role of parties and interest groups. This course will also consider select contemporary problems.

3315

Latin American Politics

is an analysis of the forces influencing politics in contemporary Latin America with particular emphasis being given to those factors promoting political change. No prior knowledge of Latin America is assumed.

CR: the former POSC 3430

3325

South Asian Politics

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.

CR: the former POSC 3420

3340

Women and Politics

examines the role of women in the political process in comparative context. Topics may include the political socialization, organization, and recruitment of women; voting behaviour; and the organization of governmental institutions as a response to the concerns of women.

3350

Public Opinion and Voting

looks at the measurement and formation of political attitudes, factors affecting attitude stability and change, and the distribution of opinion in society. Emphasizes public opinion and voting behaviour in the United States and Canada during campaigns and interelection periods. All sections of this course follow Quantitative Reasoning Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/qr.

CR: the former POSC 3510

3390

Political Parties

is a study of political parties in liberal democracies. Attention is given to the origin and development of parties, how they organize, multiparty competition and what difference parties make. Political parties in Europe, the United States, and Canada are considered in a comparative context.

CR: the former POSC 3531

3600

Public Policy Fields

is an examination of the relationship between public policy development and changes in the social and economic policy environment. Applies theories and models of public policy to a variety of topical case studies.

PR: prior completion of POSC 2600 is recommended but not required

3610

Public Administration in Canada

is an introduction to public administration, history of the public service in Canada, an examination of the structure and functioning of contemporary federal and provincial governments. Topics covered include cabinet organization, financial and personnel management, collective bargaining, and bilingualism.

CR: the former POSC 3741

3620

Law, Governance and Public Policy

reviews traditional theories about law, discuss their inadequacies, and consider the benefits of a policy-oriented approach to the study of the role of law and governance in society. The concept of law as a process of authoritative decision will be used to examine the function of the judicial authority.

CR: the former POSC 3521

3650

Canadian Political Economy

introduces students to major debates about the role of the state in Canadian economic development and public policy. Topics may include: the challenges of natural resource dependency, regionalism, globalization, and the relationship between Canada and the United States.

CR: the former POSC 3751

3800

Federalism in Canada

examines relationships between government in the Canadian federation ranging from high-profile disputes to efficient diplomacy. This course reviews longstanding intergovernmental stresses such as the constitution, legislative powers, legal matters, sub-state nationalism (e.g., Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador) and wealth distribution.

CR: the former POSC 3710

3810

Executive-Level Governance in Canada

explores the roles of political elites, such as prime ministers, premiers and ministers, and executive institutions in government such as the Prime Minister's Office and the Privy Council Office, in addressing and shaping important political issues in Canada.

3820

Constitutional Law in Canada

uses a casebook approach to examine critical issues of Canadian constitutional law. The development of the Canadian Constitution and processes of judicial review, as well as the legal development of federalism and protection of civil rights, are examined in detail.

CR: the former POSC 3720

3830

Aboriginal Governance in Canada

is an introductory course in Aboriginal governance. It examines Aboriginal culture and traditions, the variety of Aboriginal governments and governing traditions, and Aboriginal and treaty rights. Public policy issues and processes surrounding categories of Aboriginal peoples, intergovernmental relations affecting them, and the role and significance of Aboriginal political organizations and actions are explored.

3860

Media and Politics in Canada

draws upon communications theory to analyze major political problems and processes. Specific attention is given to Canadian politics in the news and to various print, broadcast and online media.

CR: the former POSC 3511

3870

Provincial Government and Politics

is a comparative study of government and politics in selected Canadian provinces and territories. Consequences of varying historical and cultural contexts will be examined with special attention to government processes, parties and movements, leadership styles, and orientations to the Canadian federation.

CR: the former POSC 3770

3880

Newfoundland and Labrador Government and Politics

is a study of the government and political process in Newfoundland and Labrador. Topics may include electoral behaviour and attitudes, the party system, leadership styles, the consequences of federalism, and public administration.

CR: the former POSC 3780

3890

Municipal Government and Politics in Canada

is an examination of the theory, structure and operation of local governments in Canada, with particular emphasis on Newfoundland and Labrador. Recent proposals for reform and the politics of implementing regional government and financial reorganization will be examined.

CR: the former POSC 3790

3900-3979

Special Topics in Political Science

will have topics announced by the Department.

CR: credit restrictions will be designated on a course-by-course basis

3980-3999

Special Topics in European Politics

is offered only at the Harlow (England) Campus and explore selected facets of the politics of contemporary Europe. Typical themes include the European Union and its member-states, asylum and immigration, social and economic policy, foreign policy and the position of Europe in the international system. For further information about the Harlow semester consult the Department or the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

CR: credit restrictions will be designated on a course-by-course basis

4010

Honours Essay I

develops independent research and writing skills through regular meetings with a research supervisor, the preparation of an approved research proposal, and the completion of a high quality draft of at least one section of the Honours essay. Students are expected to follow the Department’s “Guidelines Governing Honours Essays”. Prior to enrolling, and ideally a semester in advance, students should contact the Head of the Department to identify a potential supervisor.

CR: the former POSC 4950

PR: enrollment in the Honours program and permission of the Head of the Department

4011

Honours Essay II

builds on skills developed in POSC 4010, requires students to complete the writing of their Honours essay, including submitting a high quality complete draft at the midpoint of the semester, with the final complete document to follow soon afterwards. Students are expected to meet regularly with their research supervisor and to follow the Department’s “Guidelines Governing Honours Essays”.

CR: the former POSC 4951

PR: completion of POSC 4010 with a minimum grade of 70%

4100

Approaches to Political Theory

is an introduction to the interpretation of political texts. Features historical and hermeneutical approaches to the study of Political Science.

4110

Multicultural Citizenship

examines discourses on multiculturalism in contemporary political theory from a normative perspective. Focuses on the justice and equality frameworks within which multiculturalism is understood, and the challenges arising from pluralism in democratic societies.

4120

Contemporary Democratic Theory

examines significant debates in the contemporary scholarship on democratic theory, such as the relationship between democratic decision-making and individual liberty; who "the people” are in democratic states and how they make their will known; whether democracy depends upon a sense of collective identity; and whether democracy is inherently exclusionary.

4200

International Law and Politics

is a research seminar on contemporary Canadian legal problems. Each semester will focus on one problem, such as Northern sovereignty, pollution, fishing zones or control of the sea.

PR: POSC 2200 and a POSC 32xx course, or POSC 3210, or the instructor’s permission

4210

Arms Control and Proliferation

examines the evolution of arms control and considers the consequences of success and failure.

PR: POSC 2200 and a POSC 32xx course, or the instructor’s permission

4215

Human Rights and International Politics

examines the evolution of global norms of human rights and consequences for the structures of the international system, international civil society, and the international political process.

PR: POSC 2200 and a POSC 32xx course, or the instructor’s permission

4230

Theories of International Relations

examines the major theories used to understand world politics and international conflict, such as constructivism, feminism, game theory, historical structuralism, liberalism, and realism. These are explored through classic readings in international relations and case studies.

PR: POSC 2200 and a POSC 32xx course, or the instructor’s permission

4250

The European Union

is an examination of the European Community as an emergent transnational form of governance. The course will consider the origins of the Community, the operation of its institutions, its transformation from Common Market to European Union, and the ways in which EC politics impinges on national-level politics.

CR: the former POSC 3291

PR: POSC 2200 and a POSC 32xx course, or POSC 3300, or the instructor’s permission

4255

Controversies in Political Economy

examines current political and public policy challenges from a political economy perspective. Topics may include globalization, major trade disputes, currency and debt crises, economic development and global environmental problems.

CR: the former POSC 4350

PR: POSC 2200 and a POSC 32xx course, or the instructor’s permission

4280

American Foreign Policy

reviews the structures, process and major foreign policy perspectives of the United States of America in a global context.

CR: the former POSC 3200

PR: POSC 2200 or a POSC 31xx course, or POSC 3310, or the instructor’s permission

4310

Comparative Federalism

examines theories of federalism along with the development and operation of federalism in selected nation states.

PR: POSC 2300 and a POSC 33xx course, or POSC 3800, or the instructor’s permission

4330

Comparative Political Representation

- inactive course.

4340

Women and Mass Politics

focuses on the gender gap in both political behaviour and participation. Focusing primarily on Canada and the United States, this course assesses patterns of involvement in political institutions, and examines differences between men’s and women’s political attitudes.

CR: the former POSC 4503

PR: POSC 2300 and a POSC 33xx course, or POSC 3140 or 3340, or the instructor’s permission

4360

Contentious Politics - Protest, Violence and Terrorism

examines protest and movement politics, insurgent and counter-insurgent politics, terrorism, and revolution.

CR: the former POSC 4740

PR: 3 credit hours in Political Science, or the instructor's permission

4370

Democracy and Democratization

is a comparative study of the conditions necessary to develop and sustain democratic regimes and the circumstances under which transitions to democracy succeed or fail. The course will examine theoretical materials and apply them to recent and historical transitions to democratic rule.

CR: the former POSC 4301

PR: POSC 2300 and a POSC 33xx course, or the instructor’s permission

4380

The Developing World

considers the practical and theoretical issues that affect the chances of the over five billion inhabitants of the developing world to secure democratic governance and material well-being.

CR: the former POSC 4450

PR: POSC 2300 and a POSC 33xx course, or the instructor’s permission

4600

Public Policy Work Internship

provides new career-related policy work experience with government, a political party, a non-governmental organization, a union, or another employer involved in public affairs. Placements are for twelve weeks at eight hours per week, totalling 96 hours. Course work related to the study of public policy is required. Admission is selective and competitive. Details are available at www.mun.ca/posc. Enrollment constitutes permission for the course administrator to provide the student's transcript to a potential employer.

CR: POSC 460W, the former POSC 4000

PR: a minimum 60 credit hours, including at least 12 credit hours in Political Science courses with a minimum 70% average, and permission of the instructor. Prior completion of public policy courses is recommended but not required.

4630

Policy Analysis

reviews the variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques used in the analysis of public policy and in program evaluation. Students work on a major project to gain experience applying public policy models and analysis techniques as they attempt to improve a real-world existing public policy within the constraints of finite resources and political realities. Features practitioners as guest speakers who explain the role of policy analysts in the public policy process and the types of analysis practices.

PR: POSC 2600 or POSC 3600, or the instructor’s permission

4650

Public Policy in Resource Dependent Economies

examines the political economy of Canada’s human and natural resources, such as labour, energy, fisheries, forestry, mining, and water. The political consequences of natural resource dependency on the environment and Aboriginals are also discussed.

CR: the former POSC 4731

PR: POSC 2600 and a POSC 36xx course, or the instructor’s permission

4680

Public Policy in Newfoundland and Labrador

is a study of public policy in Newfoundland and Labrador. Examines the formation, implementation and impact of policies in one or more of the following areas: fisheries, resources, industrial development, agriculture, social policy.

CR: the former POSC 4730

PR: POSC 2600 and a POSC 36xx course, or POSC 3600 or 3880, or the instructor’s permission

4860

Elections in Canada

is an examination of election campaigns and electoral systems in the Canadian political system, with an emphasis on candidates, parties, voters, electioneering activities and campaign regulations.

CR: the former POSC 3700

PR: POSC 2800 or the instructor's permission

4870

Regionalism in Canada

is an examination of the economic, social, and institutional determinants of regionalism and the ways in which these forces have shaped decision-making in Canada. Emphasis on the various models and frameworks used to study regionalism.

CR: the former POSC 4750

PR: POSC 2800 and a POSC 38xx course, or POSC 3800 or 3870, or the instructor's permission

4880

Research in Newfoundland and Labrador Politics

requires students to participate in advanced research projects dealing with selected aspects of the politics of Newfoundland and Labrador. Topics to be considered may include the legislature and the executive, the civil service, interest groups, parties, elections and political recruitment.

CR: the former POSC 4780

PR: POSC 2800 and a POSC 38xx course, or POSC 3880, or the instructor's permission

4900-4990 (Excluding 4950 and 4951)

Special Topics in Political Science

will have a seminar topic announced by the Department.

CR: will be designated on a course-by-course basis

PR: will be designated on a course-by-course basis

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
12.24.1 Work Terms

The following Work Terms are requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Honours (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Arts (Cooperative) programs only.

260W

Work Term 1

for most students this represents their first work experience in a professional environment. They are expected to learn, develop and practice the high standards of behaviour normally expected in the workplace. They are normally required to attend seminars on professional development.

CH: 0

OR: Professional development seminars, delivered by Co-operative Education, are presented in the previous semester to introduce and prepare the student for participation in the subsequent work terms. Topics may include, among others; résumé preparation; interview training; work term evaluation; preparation of reflective essays; career planning employment seeking skills; self-employment; ethics and professional concepts; behavioural requirements in the workplace; assertiveness in the workplace; and industrial safety.

PR: enrollment in the Political Science Co-operative Education Program (PSCE); 18 POSC credit hours; a minimum overall average of 65% and a minimum average of 70% in POSC courses; and permission of the designated faculty member. A candidate for a Political Science Honours or Major who completed a minimum of 18 credit hours in Political Science prior to September 2011 and who is not pursuing the co-op option may apply to enroll in POSC 260W. Priority will be given to PSCE students.

360W

Work Term 2

building on their first work term placement students will further develop their knowledge and work-related skills in a position that entails increased responsibility and challenge. Students are expected to demonstrate an ability to deal with increasingly complex work-related concepts and problems.

CH: 0

PR: enrollment in the Political Science Co-operative Education Program (PSCE), 27 POSC credit hours; POSC 260W; a minimum overall average of 65% and a minimum average of 70% in POSC courses; and permission of the designated faculty member

460W

Work Term 3

building on their previous work term placements and Political Science course knowledge students will be assigned to a highly challenging position. They should have sufficient academic grounding and work experience to contribute in a positive manner to the problem-solving and management processes needed and practiced in the work environment. Students should become better acquainted with their discipline of study; should observe and appreciate the attitudes, responsibilities and ethics normally expected of professionals; and should exercise greater independence and responsibility in their assigned work functions.

CH: 3

CR: POSC 4600

PR: enrollment in the Political Science Co-operative Education Program (PSCE); a minimum third-year standing and 33 POSC credit hours; POSC 360W; a minimum overall average of 65% and a minimum average of 70% in POSC courses; and permission of the designated faculty member.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
12.24.2 Law and Society

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Program Coordinator.

Law and Society courses are designated by LWSO.

1000

Law, Democracy and Social Justice

examines the nature and aims of democracy and contemporary issues related to social justice through a law and society perspective.

2000

Law and Society in Canada

is an introduction to law in Canadian society and the role which it has played in societies past and present.

PR: LWSO 1000

3010-3019 (Excluding 3012, the former 3013, 3014, 3015 and 3016)

Special Topics in Law and Society

will have topics to be studied announced by the Program Coordinator.

PR: LWSO 1000

3012

Aboriginal Peoples: Concepts of Land, the Law and the Constitution

traces the historical development of Aboriginal land and resource rights; colonial and Canadian law; and the Constitution of Canada as it relates to the Aboriginal peoples of Canada. The developing concept of Aboriginal law is presented within the context of the treaty process, Indian Act, contemporary land claims, the Canadian Constitution, and federal/provincial relations.

PR: LWSO 1000. LWSO 2000 is recommended. Students who are declared In the Certificate In Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies program should seek written permission from the Instructor.

3014

Aboriginal and Government Relations in Newfoundland and Labrador

traces the historical development of Aboriginal and Government relations in Newfoundland and Labrador. Topics include: the current legal and constitutional status of the Aboriginal peoples of the Province within the context of land claims, application of the Indian Act, access to programs and services, and federal/provincial relations.

PR: LWSO 1000. LWSO 2000 is recommended. Students who are declared In the Certificate In Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies program should seek written permission from the Instructor.

3015

Women and Law in Canada

looks at the interplay between law and status under the law, the course proceeds to look at some of the main legal issues affecting women today, such as workplace equality, family law and women and crime. This course provides students with the opportunity to study cases in depth and apply legal theory to current issues affecting Canadian women.

PR: LWSO 1000. LWSO 2000 is recommended

3016

Western Traditions of Law and War

provides students with a historical overview of the law of war. The course goes beyond the traditional legal definition of war as an armed conflict between states, and examines whether the law of war should be applied to terrorism and wars of national liberation. Topics include: just war theory, the legality of the various means of warfare, the treatment of protected people and places and the prosecution of war criminals.

PR: LWSO 1000

3200

Women and the Law in Newfoundland History

- inactive course.

3300

Understanding Human Rights

introduces students to the theory and practice of human rights. Course topics include: history; philosophy; and international and Canadian structures and provisions. The course includes an examination of selected areas of human rights, i.e. labour, women’s and children’s rights, and explores current and future applications of human rights.

PR: LWSO 1000

3400

Organized Crime in Canada: National and Global Perspectives

examines the origins, expansion, and changing character of organized crime in Canada from the early twentieth century to the present, as well as Canada's role in transnational organized criminal activity. Laws relating to criminal activity, law enforcement and available tools to combat organized crime are assessed according to the inherent problems of investigation, evidence, and litigation.

PR: LWSO 1000. LWSO 2000 is recommended.

4000

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Law and Society

is an appreciation and understanding of those rules and activities termed legal which can be gained from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The purpose of this seminar is to introduce students to the different ways in which law may be approached within the social sciences and humanities. The topic or topics to be discussed in a given semester will depend on the availability and participation of faculty from participating departments. Through seminar readings, discussions and research, students will gain a wider understanding of the role of law in society and of the diverse academic approaches for understanding it.

PR: at least 18 credit hours from Table 1 Core Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Courses Approved for the Major or Minor in Law and Society, including LWSO 1000

4900

Development of Law in Newfoundland and Labrador

(same as History 4232 and the former History 4214) traces the evolution of the legal system of Newfoundland and Labrador from its earliest beginnings. Students are responsible for contributing to seminar discussions and presenting a research essay on some major themes that distinguish legal developments in Newfoundland and Labrador.

CR: History 4232, former History 4214

PR: at least 18 credit hours from Table 1 Core Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Courses Approved for the Major or Minor in Law and Society, including LWSO 1000

4901-4909

Special Topics in Law and Society

will have topics to be studied announced by the Program Coordinator.

PR: at least 18 credit hours from Table 1 Core Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Courses Approved for the Major or Minor in Law and Society, including LWSO 1000

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).