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Nelson, Ralph Carl; B.A., M.A. (DePaul), Ph.D. (Notre Dame)1961.
Wurfel, David; B.A. (San Diego), M.A. (California), Ph.D. (Cornell)1968.
Keenleyside, Terence A.; B.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (London)1971.
Soderlund, Walter C.; B.A. (Connecticut), M.A., Ph.D. (Michigan)1968. (Head of the Department)
Briggs, E. Donald; B.A. (New Brunswick), Ph.D. (London)1963.
Wagenberg, Ronald H.; B.A., M.A. (Assumption), Ph.D. (London)1964.
Brown-John, C. Lloyd; B.A. (British Columbia), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)1968.
Price, Richard G.; B.A. (Florida State), M.A. (Wayne State)1969. (Dean of Student Affairs)
Brooks, Stephen; B.A., M.A. (Windsor), Ph.D. (Carleton)1985.
Burton, Bruce Edward; M.A. (Oxon.), M.Soc.Sc. (Hague)1966.
Boase, Joan P.; B.Sc. (Toronto), M.A., Ph.D. (York)1988.
Pawley, Howard; B.A. (Winnipeg), LL.B. (Manitoba), LL.D. (Windsor), Q.C., P.C.1991.
Lee, Martha; B.A., M.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Syracuse)1992.
MacIvor, Heather; B.A. (Dalhousie), M.A. (Queen's)1992.
Tossutti, Livianna; B.A. (Carleton), M.A. (Windsor)1992.
A minor in Political Science shall consist of 45-100, either 45-130 or 45-160, and four Political Science courses at the 200 level or above.
Total courses: thirty.
Major requirements: twelve courses, including 45-100, 45-130, and 45-160; plus one of 45-201, 45-211, 45-212, 45-213, 45-215, 45-220, 45-313, 45-314, and 45-320 (or 45-321). (Students interested in switching to Honours Political Science should take 02-250, 45-275, and two political theory courses from 45-251, 45-252, 45-351, or 45-352.)
(a) eight courses from outside the Faculty of Social Science as described in 4.3.1;
(b) four courses from any department, school, or faculty, including Political Science (Students interested in Honours Political Science should take 41-110 and 41-111.);
(c) six courses from any department, school, or faculty, excluding Political Science.
Total courses: forty.
Major requirements: nineteen courses, including 45-100, 45-130, 45-160, and 45-275; and two of 45-201, 45-211, 45-212, 45-213, 45-215, 45-220, 45-309, 45-313, 45-314, 45-320 and 45-321; plus two of 45-251, 45-252, 45-351, and 45-352; and two of 45-232, 45-237, 45-239, 45-241, 45-244, 45-346, 45-365, and 45-383; plus two of 45-262, 45-264, 45-265, 45-266, 45-268, 45-360, 45-361, 45-363, 45-364, 45-366, and 45-369; plus seven additional courses, three of which are to be at the 400 level.
(a) 02-250, 41-110, and 41-111;
(b) six courses from Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Studies, Geography, History and Psychology;
(c) two courses from each of the Faculties of Arts and Science;
(d) four courses from any department, school, or faculty, including Political Science;
(e) four courses from any department, school, or faculty, excluding Political Science. (At least two of 41-231, 41-232, 41-283, and 41-284 are strongly recommended.)
Programs combining Political Science with another subject in the Faculty of Social Science: Any such program requires a total of forty courses, including fifteen from Political Science, sixteen from the second subject of specialization, and eight options. An intoductory statistics course (02-250 or the equivalent) also is required. The courses which must be included from Political Science are: 45-100, 45-130, 45-160, and 45-275; and one of 45-201, 45-211, 45-212, 45-213, 45-215, 45-220, 45-313, 45-314, 45-320, and 45-321; plus two of 45-251, 45-252, 45-351, 45-352; and eight additional courses of which at least three are at the 400 level. The combined program requirements of all other departments in the Faculty of Social Science are shown in their respective sections of this Calendar.
2) Programs combining Political Science with a subject offered outside the Faculty of Social Science: Students interested in a particular combination not already included in this Calendar should consult with the Head of the Department of Political Science and with the Head of the other department involved, concerning the possibility of establishing such a program for degree credit and concerning the courses which must be taken.
See "Interdisciplinary Programs", 4.13.1.
See "Interdisciplinary Programs", 4.13.5.
See "Interdisciplinary Programs", 4.13.3.
Political Science 45-100, 45-130, and 45-160 are required of all majors and honours students. It is recommended that these be taken in the first year or as corequisite with 200-level courses. All honours's students are advised where possible to complete 02-250 and 45-275 during their second year. Non-majors wishing to do particular courses as options may do so except where specific prerequisites are stated. All courses listed will not necessarily be offered each year. All courses are three hours a week unless otherwise indicated.
An introduction to the politics and government of Canada. The course will focus on political culture, the constitution, federalism, the executive, parliament, public service, courts, political parties, interest groups, and elections.
A comparative study of selected European, North American, and/or Third World political systems in the context of social and economic change, including factors influencing the rise and fall of democracy and dictatorship and the outbreak of revolution.
An examination of competing perspectives on international relations and of such critical themes as power, security, war, imperialism, nationalism, interdependence, development and underdevelopment, human rights, environmental concerns, and the quest for a new world order.
An examination of one or more current issues in Canadian politics, for example, energy and resources, the environment, native peoples, aging, women's rights, urban problems, and health care.
An introduction to the principal themes in the study of women in Canadian politics. Topics may include: feminist theory, women in Canadian political institutions, the status of women in the Canadian economy, and gender equality rights in the Charter.
The course examines ideology and theory of environmentalism, development of the environmental movement, and environmental policies and regulations at all government levels.
An evaluation of the relationship between public opinion and democratic politics, how opinions, beliefs and attitudes are shaped by the family, educational system, peer groups, and in particular, mass media. Particular attention will be devoted to the role of the mass media in influencing public opinion and public policy.
An introduction to the legal system in Canada, including the sources of Canadian law, the general concepts of constitutional and administrative law, the court structure, and the place of the law and the courts in the community. (This course is also offered by the Faculty of Law as 99-110.)
An examination of structures of local government and the major elements of the urban political process, and the impact of urbanization on politics at federal, provincial, and municipal levels. (Prerequisite: 45-100 or consent of instructor.)
An introductory examination of the major developments in private and public administrative and management theory and practice. Includes institutional structure, crown corporations, regulatory agencies, personnel, and financial management. Both federal and provincial problems are examined. (Prerequisite: 45-100 or consent of instructor.)
An introduction to the processes of public policy formation in Canada. Includes an analysis of political/bureaucratic relationships, decision making theory, and the role of interest groups in the context of selected contemporary policy issues. (Prerequisite: 45-220 or consent of instructor.)
An introduction to the basis and exercise of administrative discretion by public servants, including law and judicial review. Includes a review of the role of professional ethics as a guide to public administrative behaviour. (Prerequisite: 45-220 or consent of instructor.)
The organization and structure of national government in the United States, with emphasis upon congressional/executive relationships, political parties, and the electoral process.
Russia and the former Soviet republics, Eastern Europe, and their relations with one another and the world.
An examination of political life in Latin America and the Caribbean focusing on patterns of change in selected countries.
Characteristic domestic and international problems of African states south of the Sahara, including resource scarcity, ethnic diversity, political stability, and relations with the Great Powers.
An introduction to the politics of selected Western European countries, including France, Germany, and Italy. The focus will be on political culture, institutions, political parties, and public policy.
The tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas: Polity, the common good, citizenship, justice, and natural law.
Toward the new science of politics from Machiavelli to Rousseau and the French Revolution.
The international objectives of states, domestic and external influences on policy making, and the processes of decision making. (Prerequisite: 45-160 or consent of instructor.)
An overview of the formulation and trends of Canadian foreign policy from World War I to the present, together with an examination of the domestic and external determinants of Canadian foreign policy and of the foreign policy making process. (Prerequisite: 45-100, or 45-160, or consent of instructor.)
An exploration of the major elements of Canadian foreign policy, including Canadian relations with the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, and of Canadian policy with respect to such matters as developmental assistance, defence and arms control, the United Nations, and the Commonwealth. (Prerequisite: 45-100, or 45-160, or consent of instructor.)
The struggle for political integration on the European continent, with particular emphasis on efforts to forge common foreign and defense policies in the post-Cold War world. British, French, and German perspectives will be featured.
Regional and world-wide attempts to unite states into co-operative and/or integrated bodies. The United Nations and the European Economic Community will be featured with possible attention to other regional organizations. (Prerequisite: 45-160 or consent of instructor.)
An introduction to modern techniques in political research, including research designs and data processing. Attention is also given to current methodological issues in Political Science and the development of political theory. (Prerequisite: 02-250 or equivalent.) (Restricted to majors in only Political Science, International Relations or Public Administration, or with consent of instructor.)
A comparative study of provincial governments and politics in Canada including an examination of the powers exercised by provinces, the institutions of provincial government and the behaviour of provincial electorates and politicians. In given terms, Ontario, Quebec, the Atlantic or the Western provinces may be given particular attention. (Prerequisite: 45-100 or consent of instructor.)
Contemporary theories of, and issues relating to, federalism including an examination of the status and role of Canada's Constitution from an historical, legal, and practical perspective as an instrument of federalism. (Prerequisite: 45-100 or consent of instructor.)
An examination of selected issues in federal-provincial relations, including the structure and process through which they are managed. (Prerequisite: 45-100 or consent of instructor.)
An analysis of the development and functions of parties and of the social, psychological, and political influences on voting in Canada.
An analysis of legislatures and legislative processes with particular emphasis on the Canadian House of Commons. Attention will be given to recruitment, representation, leadership, and legislative reform.
An introduction to the intricate relationship of government to business. Included are: government services to business; business and policy development; and regulation and/or de-regulation and regulatory agencies. (Prerequisite: 45-100 or consent of instructor.)
A study of administrative structures and the principles of administrative organization in local government including budgetary systems, personnel management, the conduct of public relations, and the application of systems methods. (Prerequisites: 45-220 and 45-221, or consent of instructor.)
An introduction to managing public finances, including the link between public policy, revenue and expenditures, budgets and budget systems, and accountability. (Prerequisites: 45-220 and 45-221, or consent of instructor.)
An introduction to personnel management under a merit system including the roles of public service commissions (recruitment, training, career development, dismissal) and public sector labour relations agencies (collective bargaining); political rights, employment equity. (Prerequisites: 45-220 and 45-221, or consent of instructor.)
Comparative analysis of institutions and political processes of Southeast Asia, South Asia, China, or Japan.
An exploration of the subject of community and power in European thought between 1850 and the late twentieth century. Special attention will be paid to Marxism/Leninism, elitist theory, facism, and structuralism/poststructuralism. (This course is also offered as History 43-326.)
Liberalism in the English-speaking world: Bentham, James Mill, J. S. Mill, T. H. Green, H. Spencer, and John Dewey.
The nature of conflict and how it is managed in the international community; explicit and tacit bargaining strategies and techniques of conflict resolution. (Prerequisite: 45-160 or consent of instructor.)
The American policy-making process and the substance of policy in relation to the communist world, developing countries, and allies such as Canada and Western Europe. (Prerequisite: 45-160 or consent of instructor.)
An introduction to the role of international law in international relations, this course will consider the role of justice in the international system and will examine the basic principles of modern international law, including sources, subjects, and procedures. (Prerequisite: 45-160 or consent of instructor.)
An overview of the major theoretical perspectives and issues in international political economy. Issues addressed may include: international trade, foreign investment and multinational corporations, international monetary institutions, and crisis and change in the international system. (Prerequisite: 45-160 or consent of instructor.)
The nature and causes of the various conflicts in the region, the role of outside powers and international organizations, and the prospects for conflict resolution. (Prerequisite: 45-160 or consent of instructor.)
The foreign policies and relations of Asian states and the interests and roles of outside powers; nationalism and regionalism; independence, dependence, modernization, war, and revolution. (Prerequisite: 45-160 or consent of instructor.)
An examination of major problems of international relations as they affect Latin America and the Caribbean. Included are discussions of the Inter-American system, economic development, regional integration, and the impact of the Cold War. (Prerequisite: 45-160 or consent of instructor.)
An examination of the various types of revolutions, their causes and their successes or failures, looking at the psychological and economic, as well as the political dimensions. Cases studied may include successful revolutions as well as unsuccessful attempts, for instance, France, Russia, China, Iran, Vietnam, Cuba, Indonesia, Mexico, and Nicaragua.
Practical work in the office of an elected or appointed official, with oral and written reports to the supervising faculty member. (To be taken only with permission of instructor and Department Head.)
A review of current literature in Canadian politics and government. (Admission by consent of the instructor.) (2 seminar hours a week.)
Analysis of selected topics in Canadian politics and government. (Admission by consent of the instructor.) (2 seminar hours a week.)
A focus on various issues central to the Canada-U.S. relationship. Typically, this course would include a study of differing approaches to common problems. The evolution and status of socio-economic linkages and an examination of cultural parameters which divide and yet also bind the two states will also be included. (Admission by consent of instructor.) (2 seminar hours a week.)
A detailed analysis of the Canadian public policy process. (Admission by consent of the instructor.) (2 seminar hours a week.)
A survey of the evaluative side of public policy including formulation, adoption, program operations and evaluation techniques. (Admission by consent of the instructor.) (2 seminar hours a week.)
A comparative examination of national political systems emphasizing areas such as political culture, political parties, elites, and interest groups. In given terms, the focus may be on industrialized or developing countries. (Admission by consent of the instructor.) (2 seminar hours a week.)
An examination of the literature of twentieth century political theory with emphasis on the period since the Second World War. (Admission by consent of the instructor.) (2 seminar hours a week.)
A survey of competing perspectives and approaches employed in the contemporary study of international relations. (Admission by consent of the instructor.) (2 seminar hours a week.)
A research oriented seminar that will encourage the use of interdisciplinary perspectives in the examination of selected problems in international relations. (Admission by consent of instructor.) (2 seminar hours a week.)
Topics of current interest selected by the Department which may vary from year to year. (May be repeated for credit with the permission of the Department Head.)
Departmentally supervised work experience in a public service management environment. (Admission by consent of program co-ordinator and head of department.) (Offered on a Pass/Non-pass basis only.) (Must be taken concurrently with 45-493.) (May be repeated once for credit.)
A critical examination of selected theories and concepts applicable to research and management practices in the public sector. (Admission by consent of program co-ordinator and head of department.) (Must be taken concurrently with 45-492.) (May be repeated once for credit.)
Intended for students with special interest in areas not covered in sufficient depth by other courses. (To be taken only with permission of instructor and Department Head.)