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Political Science (PSCI) Courses

PSCI 1100 [0.5 credit]
Democracy in Theory and Practice

Introduction to modern political ideas such as liberty, equality, the rule of law, representation, participation (including gender aspects), the impact of these ideas on political and policy making institutions in Canada; other countries may be examined. Basic research and academic writing skills.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 1000, PSCI 1001, and PSCI 1003.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 1200 [0.5 credit]
World Politics

Compares politics in selected states and world regions, including political institutions and cultures, development, public policy making, and gender. Global issues and international relations among states, international organizations, and other actors. Basic research and academic writing skills.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 1000 (no longer offered), PSCI 1002, GPOL 1000 (no longer offered) and GPOL 1500.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 1500 [0.5 credit]
Technology, Nature, Power

Social media, self-driving cars, genetic manipulation: technology is transforming both the human experience and the natural world. This course explores interactions among technological change, the evolution of social and political order, and the transformation of the environment (for example, with climate change).
Lectures two hours a week.

PSCI 1501 [0.5 credit]
Politics of Migration

Introduction to concepts and theories that help explain the complex phenomenon of human migration, including the social and political relevance of different types of migration to Canada and in other regions and the political responses to migration and mobility today.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 2002 [0.5 credit]
Canadian Political Environment

An examination of the cultural, social, and economic context of Canadian politics, including interest groups and social movements, regionalism, language, ethnicity, and gender.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 2003 [0.5 credit]
Canadian Political Institutions

An examination of Canadian political institutions, including federalism, Parliament, the constitution, political parties and the electoral system.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 2101 [0.5 credit]
Comparative Politics of the Global North

Domestic politics in states of the Global North. Comparison of political and economic regimes, political institutions, actors, political processes and cultures, and patterns of public policy making.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 2102 [0.5 credit]
Comparative Politics of the Global South

Introduction to domestic politics in post-colonial and developing states of the Global South. Topics may include nationalism, authoritarianism, economic development, revolution, democratization, and the politics of gender, religion, and ethnicity.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 2200 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to U.S. Politics

An examination of several important aspects of the U.S. political system, including separation of powers, checks and balances, and federalism.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorial one hour a week.

PSCI 2301 [0.5 credit]
History of Political Thought I

Western political thought from classical times to the Renaissance: Plato, Aristotle, and other thinkers.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 2300 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 2302 [0.5 credit]
History of Political Thought II

Western political thought from the Renaissance: Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau and other thinkers.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 2300 [1.0] (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): PSCI 2301 or permission of the department.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 2401 [0.5 credit]
Public Affairs Analysis

Introduction to central concepts and processes involved in public affairs. Exploration of public issues, policy approaches and decision-making structures using theoretical, empirical and applied approaches.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 2400 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 2500 [0.5 credit]
Gender and Politics

Introduction to gender and politics of diversity, including how feminist activism and organizing finds expression in the political process and structures of representation such as political parties, legislatures and the state.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 2601 [0.5 credit]
International Relations: Global Politics

Introduction to theories, concepts and issues in global politics. Topics may include conflict and intervention, peace and security, international institutions, norms and ethics, human rights, gender, culture, and globalization.
Precludes additional credit for GPOL 1000 (no longer offered), GPOL 1500.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 2602 [0.5 credit]
International Relations: Global Political Economy

Introduction to the international political economy. Topics may include contemporary changes in the global political economy, multinational corporations, foreign economic policy, global and regional economic institutions, environmental issues, international development and relations between rich and poor countries.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 2701 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science

Introduction to the logic and design of research. Measurement and inference in qualitative and quantitative political science.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 2700 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 2702 [0.5 credit]
Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science

The logic and methods of the quantitative study of politics, with emphasis on the application and interpretation of statistical techniques for data analysis. Students are strongly encouraged to take this course the same year as PSCI 2701.
Precludes additional credit for ENST 2006, GEOG 2006, PSCI 2700 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): PSCI 2701 or permission of the Department.
Lectures two hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

PSCI 3000 [0.5 credit]
Canadian Provincial Politics

A comparative examination of the nature of Canadian provincial politics. Topics include: political culture, history, party systems, electoral systems and voting behaviour.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3004 [0.5 credit]
Political Parties and Elections in Canada

The evolution of the party system, the growth of major and minor party movements and the electoral process in Canada.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3005 [0.5 credit]
Ontario Government and Politics

A survey of the political process and political institutions in Ontario.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3006 [0.5 credit]
Social Power in Canadian Politics

The role of social forces in the Canadian political process, including interest groups, social movements, elites and classes.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3007 [0.5 credit]
Constitutional Politics in Canada

The politics of the Canadian constitution. Particular attention to historical and contemporary constitutional reform.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3100 [0.5 credit]
Politics of Development in Africa

The historical background of African independence, and contemporary struggle for democracy and economic development in Africa.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of AFRI 1002, GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500 or PSCI 2102.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3101 [0.5 credit]
Politics of War in Africa

The recurrent crises of war, and political instability in Africa, along with regional and international efforts to resolve them.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3102 [0.5 credit]
Politics of Development of China

The evolving structures and processes of government in (greater) China with particular emphasis on politics in the People's Republic of China and secondary emphasis on Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3103 [0.5 credit]
State, Society and Economy in Northeast Asia

The relationship between government structures, society and the economy in Northeast Asia with particular emphasis on Japan and Korea.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3105 [0.5 credit]
Imperialism

Ideologies, practices, and legacies of western dominance over Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Examines the complexities of imperial control and the colonial relationship from the nineteenth century to present.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3107 [0.5 credit]
The Causes of War

Alternate theories of the causes of war. Such alternate perspectives as biological, social and comparative historical approaches, including the results of peace research activities of the past two decades.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of GPOL 1500 or PSCI 2601.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3108 [0.5 credit]
Politics of Popular Culture

Examines political themes in popular culture. Cultural media may include film, literature, television, music, cartoons/comics, and the news media. Political themes may include war, ethnicity, nationalism, revolution, citizenship, gender and sexuality.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3109 [0.5 credit]
The Politics of Law and Morality

Politics of moral regulation in Canada, the United States and other jurisdictions. The treatment in law and public policy of such human rights issues as: capital punishment, sexual orientation, euthanasia, abortion, new reproductive technologies, racial discrimination, religious and equality rights.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of PSCI 2002, PSCI 2003 or PSCI 2101.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3200 [0.5 credit]
U.S. Constitutional Politics

The central role played by the U.S. Constitution in the country's political life, from the Framers to current controversies. Includes issues of race, class and gender.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of GPOL 1500, PSCI 2101, PSCI 2200 or PAPM 2000.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3203 [0.5 credit]
Government and Politics in the Middle East

The evolution and functioning of political systems in the Middle East region, with emphasis on the problems of political stability, the impact of the West, the role of Islam, and war and peace.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3204 [0.5 credit]
Politics of Latin America

An overview of the evolution of Latin American political systems, including the impact of the European conquest, democratization, economic liberalization, state-civil society relations, gender politics, revolutionary movements, and relations with the United States.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3205 [0.5 credit]
Mexican Politics

An introduction to the politics, society and economy of Mexico. Topics include processes of democratization and economic liberalization, human rights, the environment, the role of women, labour, and indigenous peoples, and social policy. Special emphasis on Mexico's role in the North American political economy.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of GPOL 1500, PSCI 2102 or PSCI 2602.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3206 [0.5 credit]
The Government and Politics of Western Europe

Changes in West European states and societies. Major institutions, structures and processes, with an emphasis on how European states are responding to social, political and economic changes.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3207 [0.5 credit]
The Government and Politics of European Integration

The process of European integration; the European Union and its institutions; core EU policies, challenges to the integration process (e.g. democratic legitimacy, enlargement); theories of European integration.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3208 [0.5 credit]
Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation

The ongoing process of post-Soviet reform in Russia: the implications of market reform; the process of democratization; and constitutional change in Russia's federal system. Historical perspectives from the Soviet experience, and comparative insights with the other Soviet successor states.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3209 [0.5 credit]
Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia

The politics of dramatic political changes, such as revolution, secession, constitutional revision, and systemic reform. The course will include selected historical and comparative cases from Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3210 [0.5 credit]
Electoral Politics in the U.S.

An overview of specific aspects of U.S. electoral politics, including presidential and congressional elections, incumbency, the two-party system, campaign spending limits, the role of the media, and voter turnout.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and PSCI 2101 or PSCI 2200.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3300 [0.5 credit]
Politics and Literature

A study of imaginative prose in which political ideas and/or political settings dominate. Literature as political communication, the impact of literature upon politics, the peculiar value of literature in the study of politics and its shortcomings.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3302 [0.5 credit]
Comparative Political Thought

A comparative survey of political thought focusing on a range of traditions that may include readings from Aboriginal, African, Chinese, Indian, Jewish, Latin American, Muslim, and Persian perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3303 [0.5 credit]
Feminist Political Theory

Introduction to feminist philosophical responses to sexism, taking into consideration the different waves of feminist discourse. Topics may include the concept of gender; women's diversity and its implications; `intersectionality'; gender, capitalism and the family; and new approaches to feminist knowledge and feminist agency.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3307 [0.5 credit]
Politics of Human Rights

Politics of human rights in its historical and cultural context, including: early liberal theories of natural rights; utilitarian and Marxist critiques; contemporary rights debates; different generations of rights; feminism and women's rights; cultural relativism; state sovereignty; and, problems of implementation and enforcement.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3308 [0.5 credit]
Modern Political Thought

A survey of trends in modern political thought, including some of liberalism, conservatism, neo-conservatism, Marxist and neo-Marxist socialism, communitarianism, postmodernism and globalization.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3309 [0.5 credit]
Modern Ideologies

A survey of ideologies, mainly since 1900, including some of nationalism, utopian socialism, communism, fascism, populism, environmentalism and feminism.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3311 [0.5 credit]
History of Muslim Political Thought

A survey of political thought among Muslims, tracing the emergence and influence of juridical, philosophical and administrative approaches to politics on Muslim civilization.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3312 [0.5 credit]
Enlightenment Political Thought

Major Enlightenment thinkers and major themes of Enlightenment political thought. Topics may include reason, religion, toleration, liberty, equality, the foundations of political authority, autonomy, morals, taste, progress, history or commerce.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

PSCI 3401 [0.5 credit]
Canadian Public Administration

Study of the institutions and dynamics of government in Canada, with emphasis on political context, administrative reforms, policy development and ongoing challenges. Analysis may include federal, provincial and/or municipal levels of government.
Prerequisite(s): third year standing and one of PSCI 2002, PSCI 2003, PSCI 2401, or PAPM 2000.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3402 [0.5 credit]
Canadian Public Policy

Policy communities and policy networks in Canada with particular attention paid to policy issues, the political environment, policy instruments, impact and outcomes.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of PSCI 2002, PSCI 2003, PSCI 2401, or PAPM 2000.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3405 [0.5 credit]
Comparative Public Policy Analysis

The formation and impact of public policy: a variety of political systems as well as a variety of policy areas. Emphasis on developing skills for the analysis of policy formation and impact.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of GPOL 1500, PSCI 2101, PSCI 2400, PSCI 2401, or PAPM 2000.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3406 [0.5 credit]
Public Affairs and Media Strategies

The public affairs and issue management strategies of corporations, government departments, and other institutions in Canada from a comparative perspective.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3407 [0.5 credit]
Public Opinion and Public Policy

Theories about the origins and dynamics of public opinion, the ways in which public opinion influences government policy and decision-making, and how decision-makers are able to shape public opinion.
Prerequisite(s): PSCI 2701 and PSCI 2702.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3409 [0.5 credit]
Comparative Politics of Social Welfare

Comparative political analysis of the establishment, growth, reform and contraction of the welfare state. Topics may include pensions, health and education; the role of political discourses and societal responses; and case studies from various countries.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3410 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Political Management

Introduction to the field of political management. The institutional, legislative and ethical context in which party strategists, campaign managers, pollsters, lobbyists and civil society operate. Related administrative and communications skills.
Also listed as POLM 3000 and COMS 3100.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

PSCI 3500 [0.5 credit]
Gender and Politics: Global North

How gender relations affect politics. Emphasis on representation, governance, and civil society. Topics may include citizenship, nation, welfare states and social movement politics.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of GPOL 1500, PSCI 2101, PSCI 2500, or PSCI 3307.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3502 [0.5 credit]
Gender and Politics: Global South

A contemporary approach to the role of gender in political systems of the South. Topics may include gender and development, human rights, social policies, globalization, state-civil society relations, political participation and citizenship.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2102, PSCI 2500 or PSCI 3307.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3600 [0.5 credit]
International Institutions

Origins, structure and functioning of international institutions with emphasis on the United Nations as well as regional organizations. Topics include peace and security, international aid and development, human rights and the control of global resources.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of GPOL 1500, PSCI 2601 or PSCI 2602.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3601 [0.5 credit]
Theories of International Politics

Examination of the major theoretical approaches to the study of international politics. Topics may include realism, liberalism, Marxism, constructivism, feminism, and poststructuralism.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of GPOL 1500 or PSCI 2601.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3603 [0.5 credit]
Strategic Thought and International Security

The ideas of classical and contemporary strategic thinkers. International security issues and concepts.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3605 [0.5 credit]
Comparative Study of Foreign Policy

The utility of comparative analysis in the study of the objectives, strategies and decision-making processes involved in the foreign policies of states.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of GPOL 1500, PSCI 2601 or PSCI 2602.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3606 [0.5 credit]
Canadian Foreign Policy

The traditions, domestic influences, objectives, capabilities, and decision-making processes, and analysis of selected contemporary issues.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of GPOL 1500, PSCI 2002, PSCI 2003, PSCI 2601 or PSCI 2602.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3607 [0.5 credit]
North American Security and Defence Policy

The evolution of Canadian and U.S. security and defence policy as it pertains to North America. Contemporary issues and development.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3608 [0.5 credit]
Migration Governance

Advanced introduction to the politics of human mobility and migration, including attempts by states and other actors to influence migration and mobility and emerging types of governance at the national, regional and global levels.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the Department.
Lecture three hours a week.

PSCI 3609 [0.5 credit]
Global Politics of Food

Drawing on theories of international relations, political economy, and public policy-making, this course examines the global, national and local politics of food production and distribution. Topics include food security, free trade versus fair trade, the environmental sustainability of food systems, food sovereignty and food aid.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the Department.
Lecture three hours a week.

PSCI 3700 [0.5 credit]
Government and Politics of South Asia

Patterns of colonialism, evolving political regimes and issues in development and foreign policy in the countries of South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and other member states of SAARC.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of GPOL 1500 or PSCI 2102.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3702 [0.5 credit]
Israeli-Palestinian Relations

The origins and evolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of GPOL 1500, PSCI 2601 or PSCI 2602.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3703 [0.5 credit]
Governing in the Global Economy

The main approaches and policy issues in the political economy of advanced industrialized states. The relationship between state and market and the ways in which national states have responded to the pressures of governing in an increasingly interdependent global economy.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of GPOL 1500 or PSCI 2602.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3704 [0.5 credit]
Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe

A comparative examination of Central and Eastern European states and societies. Topics discussed include political institutions and processes, societal structures and collective identities, patterns of post-communist transformation, the impact of European integration, relations with Russia and post-Soviet States.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3709 [0.5 credit]
Ancient and Medieval Political Thought

The significance for political theory of the ancient and medieval controversies over nature/convention, power/knowledge, time/eternity, theory/practice, and science/mysticism. Thinkers such as Homer, the pre-Socratics, Plato and Aristotle, the neo-Platonists, Augustine, and the Scholastics.
Prerequisite(s): (PSCI 2301 and PSCI 2302) or permission of the Department.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3801 [0.5 credit]
Environmental Politics

Environmental issues in contemporary political argument. Topics include: environmental movements and green parties, environmental ethics and animal rights, economic approaches to environmental management, the politics of sustainable development, and the international politics of the environment.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3802 [0.5 credit]
Globalization and Human Rights

An examination of the various dimensions and meanings of globalization and its relationship with human rights. The main emphasis will be on the implications of the emerging global economy for economic, social, political and cultural rights.
Also listed as SOCI 3027, ANTH 3027.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and one of: GPOL 1500, SOCI 1010 [1.0], ANTH 1003[1.0], ANTH 1010[1.0], ISSC 1001[1.0], PSCI 2601, PSCI 2602, LAWS 2105, PHIL 2103 or (ANTH 1001 and ANTH 1002), or (SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002).
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3805 [0.5 credit]
Politics of Race

The meaning, sources and practice of racialism, as well as efforts to combat it, in a comparative context. Case studies will include South Africa, the United States, and Canada.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3809 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in Political Science

A lecture course on a selected contemporary topic in Political Science. Topic may vary from year to year and will be announced in advance of the registration period by the Department of Political Science.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

PSCI 3900 [1.0 credit]
Études dirigées

Une programme de lectures choisies et de travaux écrits dans le domaine de specialisation d'un membre du département. Consulter le conseiller des études de premier cycle (Undergraduate supervisor) pour les sujets offerts.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in the Political Science Mention : Français program.

PSCI 3905 [1.5 credit]
Washington Center Internship

A one-term internship in the NAFTA Leaders Program of The Washington Center offered in Washington D.C. Evaluated by faculty members of The Washington Center, but governed by Carleton University regulations and coordinated by the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. Graded Sat or Uns.
Prerequisite(s): selection to The Washington Center Internship Program and one of PSCI 2200, PSCI 3200, or PSCI 3210 and permission of the department.

PSCI 3906 [1.0 credit]
Full-Year Political Science Internship

Internship gives students the opportunity to work with an organization whose focus relates to politics over a full academic year. Students complete a research paper related to their internship. Students must identify an organization to host the internship and a faculty member to provide supervision.
Precludes additional credit for GPOL 3100, PSCI 3907, Carleton/Leeds Parliamentary Exchange and the Washington Internship.
Prerequisite(s): third-year Honours standing with a minimum Political Science CGPA of 9.0 or permission of the Department.

PSCI 3907 [0.5 credit]
One-Term Political Science Internship

Internship gives students the opportunity to work with an organization whose focus relates to politics over one academic term. Students complete a research paper related to their internship. Students must identify an organization to host the internship and a faculty member to provide supervision.
Precludes additional credit for GPOL 3100, PSCI 3906, Carleton/Leeds Parliamentary Exchange and the Washington Internship.
Prerequisite(s): third-year Honours Standing with a minimum Political Science CGPA of 9.0 or permission of the Department.

PSCI 3999 [0.0 credit]
Co-operative Work Term


PSCI 4001 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Canadian Government and Politics

A seminar focused on selected topics in Canadian government and politics.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4003 [0.5 credit]
Politics and the Media

The role of the mass media in the Canadian political system from a comparative perspective.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4005 [0.5 credit]
Canadian Federalism

The evolution and contemporary operation of the Canadian federal system; the social, political, economic, and structural features underlying its operational performance, resilience in crisis, and potential for adaptation.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1500, PSCI 2003 or PSCI 2101.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5101, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4006 [0.5 credit]
Legislatures and Representation in Canada

The role of Parliament and of the individual M.P. in terms of policy making, party discipline, and differing conceptions of representation.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5006, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours per week.

PSCI 4008 [0.5 credit]
National Security and Intelligence in the Modern State

The state's response to foreign espionage, alleged subversion, terrorism, and counterintelligence. Major focus on the Canadian experience, but with extensive use of materials chronicling the practices of KGB, CIA, BIS, ASIO, MOSSAD, etc.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4009 [0.5 credit]
Quebec Politics

Society, culture, economy and politics in Quebec. Special attention to the politically relevant changes since 1960 and the central place of Quebec within the Canadian federation.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4010 [0.5 credit]
Executive Power in Canadian Politics

Consideration of prime ministers, premiers, cabinet ministers and senior public service leadership in Canadian politics and government.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5010, for which additional credit is precluded.

PSCI 4103 [0.5 credit]
The Modern State

A survey of recent thinking about the state in western societies drawing on perspectives such as those of feminists, Marxists, Weberians, poststructuralists and others. Topics may include: the rise of the modern state, economic governance, the public sphere, citizenship, sovereignty and territoriality.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4104 [0.5 credit]
Development in the Global South - Theory and Practice

Different theoretical approaches to the concept of development in the Global South and their relevance for selected countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4105 [0.5 credit]
Selected Problems in Development in the Global South

Topics may include global issues of trade and production, the role of international financial institutions, changing patterns of foreign aid, the debate on microfinance, the global food crisis, biotechnology, biofuels and the land and water “grab” in the global South.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4107 [0.5 credit]
Political Participation in Canada

The causes and implications of political participation by individuals with special reference to Canada. Topics include citizen participation in campaign and party organizations, political protest movements, interest groups, and community associations.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of PSCI 2002, PSCI 2003, PSCI 2101, PSCI 2102, PSCI 2700, or (PSCI 2701 and PSCI 2702).
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4108 [0.5 credit]
Canadian Provincial Government and Politics

The political processes and institutions of the provinces.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4109 [0.5 credit]
The Politics of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

The genesis and impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Particular emphasis on the politics of aboriginal, language, and equality rights.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4203 [0.5 credit]
Southern Africa After Apartheid

The pathology of apartheid, the reasons for its end, and prospects for democratization and development in Southern Africa in the era of globalization.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5203, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4204 [0.5 credit]
Elections

The conduct and meaning of elections in contemporary states. Attention to the connection of elections to concepts of representation, policy mandates, and political parties, and to electoral systems and referendums.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5204.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1500, PSCI 2003, PSCI 2101, PSCI 2102, PSCI 2700, or (PSCI 2701 and PSCI 2702).
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4205 [0.5 credit]
Identity Politics

The strategies and ideologies of social movements in the Canadian political process, such as the women's movement and the environmental movement.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4206 [0.5 credit]
Indigenous Politics of North America

Issues of governance regarding the original peoples of Canada, Mexico and the United States since the European invasion. Contemporary movements for restoration of cultural, political, socio-economic, land and self-governance rights, emphasizing domestic and international strategies.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1500, PSCI 2001, PSCI 2002, PSCI 2003, PSCI 2101, PSCI 2102, or PSCI 3205.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5100, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4207 [0.5 credit]
Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa

The nature of global pressures in Africa, as states go through political and economic change.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5107, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4209 [0.5 credit]
Westminster Democracies: Parliaments, Parties and Elections

Examination of party and parliamentary democracy in the five principal Anglophone parliamentary democracies: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Consideration is given to the effects of different electoral systems and institutional arrangements on electoral politics, political participation, and party organization.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of PSCI 2003, PSCI 2101, or PSCI 2102.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4302 [0.5 credit]
Political Thought in the Modern Muslim Middle East

Contemporary secular and religious responses to the challenges of modernity. Readings include writings of Arab, Turkish, and Iranian intellectuals.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of (PSCI 2301 and PSCI 2302) or PSCI 3311.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5305, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4303 [0.5 credit]
Governmentality and Politics

Examination of Foucault's concept of governmentality and work which has developed this idea, especially the relevance of governmentality for global political studies. Topics may include sovereignty, biopolitics, technopolitics, neoliberalism and citizenship.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5303 and SOCI 5407, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4308 [0.5 credit]
History of Political Enquiry

An examination of methods adopted by major thinkers in the history of political philosophy, amidst changing understandings of metaphysics and science. Thinkers to be considered may include Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Bacon, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, among others.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 4304 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): PSCI 2301 and PSCI 2302 or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4309 [0.5 credit]
Contemporary Approaches to Political Enquiry

An examination of contemporary critiques and developments in modern science and social science. Thinkers to be considered may include Gadamer, Strauss, Oakeshott, Voegelin, Polanyi, Feuerabend, Heidegger, Kojeve, Schmitt, Foucault, and Derrida.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 4304 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): PSCI 2301 and PSCI 2302 or permission of the Department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5309, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4311 [0.5 credit]
Political Theories of Democracy and Empire I

An exploration of how ancient and modern conceptions of empire differ and how the pursuit of empire abroad can undermine good government at home in political theories including Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle and Xenophon.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 4310 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing and (PSCI 2301 and PSCI 2302) or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4312 [0.5 credit]
Political Theories of Democracy and Empire II

An exploration of how ancient and modern conceptions of empire differ and how the pursuit of empire abroad can undermine good government at home in political theories including Machiavelli, Hobbes, Hegel, Tocqueville and Heidegger.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 4310 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing, (PSCI 2301 and PSCI 2302) and PSCI 4311 or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4316 [0.5 credit]
Contemporary Political Theory I

Focus on the main currents of political thought in late and post-modernity; the relation between classical and modern philosophy, tyranny and technology, existentialism and nihilism. Thinkers such as Strauss, Kojeve, Nietzsche, Arendt, Heidegger and Schmitt may be read.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 4305 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing and (PSCI 2301 and PSCI 2302) or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4317 [0.5 credit]
Contemporary Political Theory II

Continues and expands themes examined in PSCI 4316, and will include post-modernism, investigations of technology and globalization, terrorism and trans-humanism. Representative thinkers may include Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Bataille, Rosen, Voegelin, Habermas and Steiner.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 4305 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing; PSCI 2301, PSCI 2302 and PSCI4316, or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4318 [0.5 credit]
Concepts of Political Community I

Critical survey of concepts of political community, including the common good, justice, citizenship, leadership, democracy, and legitimacy, from ancient, modern, and contemporary political theory.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5308, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4319 [0.5 credit]
Concepts of Political Community II

A continued critical survey of concepts of political community, including the common good, justice, citizenship, statesmanship, democracy, and legitimacy, from ancient, modern, and contemporary political theory.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5309, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4400 [0.5 credit]
Socio-Technical Change and Public Policy Design

Joint implications of contemporary science, technology and demographics for the design of public policy. The main emphasis of the course will be general patterns of change and design relating to public policy.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4402 [0.5 credit]
Gender, State and Public Policy

Interaction of gender politics and the state. Feminist approaches to analyzing the state as a site of gendered engagement. Emphasis on representation, state feminism and gender-based analysis.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2101, PSCI 2102, PSCI 2500, PSCI 3500, or PSCI 3502.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4403 [0.5 credit]
Reproductive Rights Policy in North America

The interaction between social movements, legislatures and courts in formulating reproductive rights policy in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2002, PSCI 2003, PSCI 2200, PSCI 3200, PSCI 3201.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5407, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4404 [0.5 credit]
The Design and Evolution of Public Institutions

An examination of the emergence, development and collapse of institutional collective action in a broad historical framework, with attention to probable future scenarios for change. Readings are taken from anthropology, economics, history and empirical political theory.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4407 [0.5 credit]
Public Policy: Content and Creation

The content and creation of public policy. Focus on the explanation, prediction and design of policy. Perspectives and examples are drawn from a variety of frameworks and from both Canadian and non-Canadian contexts.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2400, PSCI 2401, PSCI 3402, PSCI 3405, PSCI 3409 or PAPM 2000.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4408 [0.5 credit]
Public Affairs Management and Analysis

Theories and practice in the management of public affairs, including the environment and administration of the public sector, public opinion, and public communications.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of PSCI 2401, PSCI 3401, PSCI 3404 or PAPM 2000.
Seminars three hours a week.

PSCI 4409 [0.5 credit]
Issues in Development Management

An examination of the application of organization theory to policy implementation and evaluation for developing and transitional systems, with an emphasis on the role of cultural differences and divergent value systems in development management.
Also listed as INAF 4202.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 3508 and fourth-year standing in the B.P.A.P.M. program and registration in either the International Studies specialization or the Development Studies specialization or permission of the Department.
Lectures or seminars three hours a week.

PSCI 4500 [0.5 credit]
Gender and Globalization

How globalization affects women's involvement in politics and how they organize to conceptualize and pursue gender justice in official politics; grass roots projects and cultural transformations; ideology; stand-alone movements; and mixed-sex movements like nationalism and democratization.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2101, PSCI 2102, PSCI 2601, PSCI 2602, PSCI 2500, PSCI 3500, PSCI 3502.
Seminars three hours a week.

PSCI 4501 [0.5 credit]
Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies

The relationships between political transformation, identity-building, ethnicity and gender politics in the transitional states of Europe and the former Soviet Union, considered in comparative perspective.
Also listed as EURR 4205.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2101, PSCI 2102, PSCI 2500, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209, PSCI 3500, PSCI 3502, PSCI 3704, or PSCI 3705.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4502 [0.5 credit]
Post-Soviet States and Societies

The relationship between social forces and state structures at both the national and local levels in the USSR and the post-communist states.
Also listed as EURR 4002.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of EURR 2001, EURR 2002, GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209, PSCI 3704, PSCI 3705, or HIST 2600.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4503 [0.5 credit]
Politics of Central Eurasia

Examination of the Caucasus and Central Asia, from Chechnya to former Soviet republics of the region, Afghanistan and Chinese Turkestan. Interests of Russia, China, and the United States. Emphasis on underdevelopment, oil and gas, terrorism, Islam.
Also listed as EURR 4207.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4504 [0.5 credit]
Politics of the Caucasus and Caspian Basin

Examination of the South Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia), the Russian-held North Caucasus, including Chechnya, and relations with Iran. Emphasis on state and society, oil and gas, transregional communications, interests of western powers, ethnic relations.
Also listed as EURR 4209.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4505 [0.5 credit]
Transitions to Democracy

A comparative analysis of processes of democratization. Diverse theoretical approaches to understanding the timing, causes, nature, and limitations of democratization. Examples from Europe and Russia, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2102, PSCI 3100, PSCI 3204, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209, PSCI 3500, PSCI 3502, PSCI 3704, or PSCI 3705.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4506 [0.5 credit]
Women and Politics in North America

The efforts of women in North America to increase their political role through public activism, including in party organizations, social movements, legislatures, courts and the executive branch of government.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2002, PSCI 2003, PSCI 2200, PSCI 3200, PSCI 3201.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4601 [0.5 credit]
Foreign Policies of Soviet Successor States

The foreign policies of the USSR and of Russia and selected other successor states, with special emphasis on the search for a new security order.
Also listed as EURR 4208.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of EURR 2001, EURR 2002, GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2102, PSCI 2601, PSCI 2602, PSCI 3107, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209, PSCI 3600, PSCI 3603, PSCI 3703.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4603 [0.5 credit]
Analysis of International Political Economy

Various theoretical approaches to the study of the international political economy, with a focus on historical development and changing international structures.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2602, PSCI 3600, or PSCI 3703.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4604 [0.5 credit]
Selected Problems in International Political Economy

Contemporary problems and issues in the international political economy, with particular attention given to advanced industrial countries.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2602, PSCI 3600, or PSCI 3703.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4605 [0.5 credit]
Gender in International Relations

Analysis of feminist approaches to international relations. Substantive issues include the role of women in war and militarization, the gender dimensions of global political economy and gender issues in international development.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2601, PSCI 2602, PSCI 3500, PSCI 3303 or PSCI 3502.
Seminars three hours a week.

PSCI 4606 [0.5 credit]
American Foreign Policy

The sources, trends and conflicting interpretations of the international roles of the United States since World War II. Foreign policy machinery and processes assessed in terms of the relative importance of perceptions, ideology, self-interest, and domestic and foreign pressures.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2101, PSCI 2601, PSCI 2602, PSCI 3200, PSCI 3201, PSCI 3603, PSCI 3703.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4607 [0.5 credit]
Politics of North America

A seminar examining the evolving relationship between Canada, the United States and Mexico, including political, economic, social, environmental and defence aspects.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5607.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2002, PSCI 2003, PSCI 2601, PSCI 2602, PSCI 3107, PSCI 3205, PSCI 3603, PSCI 3703.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4608 [0.5 credit]
European Integration and European Security

A seminar focusing on issues related to the formation of supra-national decision-making structures in Europe.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5608, and as EURR 4104/5104, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4609 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in European Integration Studies

A seminar focusing on selected topics related to European integration in the post-World War II period.
Also listed as EURR 4106.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4610 [0.5 credit]
Politics of Migration Management

Seminar course that critically engages with innovative policies and instruments under the umbrella of ‘migration management’, and the proliferation of actors (states, international organizations, NGOs, private companies etc) involved in shaping and contributing to migration governance.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4701 [0.5 credit]
Intermediate Polimetrics for Micro Data

Research designs and statistical techniques primarily used in analyzing survey data. Selected topics may vary from year to year. Students doing Honours papers based on micro data are advised to take this course.
Prerequisite(s): PSCI 2700 or (PSCI 2701 and PSCI 2702), or permission of the Department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5701, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4702 [0.5 credit]
Intermediate Research Methods for Applied Political Science

Applied methods for policy, politics and public affairs. Primarily quantitative, but may have qualitative elements.
Prerequisite(s): PSCI 2700 or (PSCI 2701 and PSCI 2702), or permission of the Department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5702, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4800 [0.5 credit]
Advanced International Relations Theory

Exploration of concepts, themes, and practices in contemporary international relations theory. Topics may include anarchy, empire, sovereignty, power, institutions, inequality, security, war, ethics, governance, and identity.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2601, PSCI 2602, PSCI 3303, PSCI 3307.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4801 [0.5 credit]
Selected Problems in Global Politics

The application of international relations theories to specific global problems, both historical and contemporary. Selected issues may focus on one or more of conflict analysis, terrorism, the environment, migration, globalization and global civil society.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2601, PSCI 2602, PSCI 3107, PSCI 3600, PSCI 3601, PSCI 3603, and PSCI 3703.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4802 [0.5 credit]
International Politics of Africa

Focus on a particular theme related to the interactions of African states within the African subsystem and with other sectors in the international system.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2601, PSCI 2602, PSCI 3100 or PSCI 3101.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4803 [0.5 credit]
Foreign Policies of Major East Asian Powers

The foreign policies of the East Asian powers, with special attention to China and Japan; an analysis of the domestic sources of policy, capabilities, interests, decision-making processes and foreign relations.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2102, PSCI 2601, PSCI 2602, PSCI 3102, or PSCI 3103.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4805 [0.5 credit]
Political Economy of Global Finance

An exploration of the organization of the global financial system. Issues to be covered include the relationship between global finance and the state and the problems associated with governing global finance.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours or permission of the Department, and one of GPOL 1000, GPOL 1500, PSCI 2602, PSCI 3600, or PSCI 3703.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PSCI 5802, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminars three hours a week.

PSCI 4806 [0.5 credit]
Transatlantic Security Issues

NATO as a political and military alliance. NATO and 21st century threats. Security roles for the E.U. Broader translatlantic security issues.
Precludes additional credit for PSCI 5803.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of PSCI 2601, PSCI 3603, PSCI 3607, or GPOL 1500.
Seminars three hours a week.

PSCI 4807 [0.5 credit]
Migration and Mobility: Politics of Citizenship and Identity

How flows of people -- migrants, temporary workers and refugees -- challenge state sovereignty, citizenship and belonging. Emphasis on role of the state, supranational structures and international organizations in migration and mobility.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4808 [0.5 credit]
Global Environmental Politics

Global politics of transboundary environmental issues such as biodiversity protection, climate change and desertification. The perspectives, actors, institutions and economic relationships affecting international policy responses to these issues.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department, and one of PSCI 2401, PSCI 2601, PSCI 2602, or PSCI 3801.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4809 [0.5 credit]
Honours Seminar on a Selected Topic in Political Science

A seminar on a selected contemporary topic in Political Science. Topic may vary from year to year and will be announced in advance of the registration period by the Department of Political Science.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4817 [0.5 credit]
International Politics of Forced Migration

The relationship between international politics and the causes, consequences and responses to forced migration, internal displacement and refugees. Seminars and case studies are used to examine the evolution of the global refugee regime and the challenges it faces today.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4818 [0.5 credit]
The Environmental State

The institutions and practices of modern environmental governance. The course draws on approaches and arguments from comparative politics, international relations, and political theory.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4819 [0.5 credit]
Latin America in the World

Latin America's changing relations with states, international institutions and non-state actors in the Global North and South. Topics may include security, South-South cooperation, trade, investment and transnational migration and drug trafficking.
Also listed as LACS 4819.
Prerequisite(s): fourth year standing or permission from the Department.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4900 [1.0 credit]
Tutorial in a Selected Field

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics in which seminars are not available.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Department and agreement of an instructor.
Tutorial hours arranged.

PSCI 4901 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in a Selected Field

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics in which seminars are not available.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Department and agreement of an instructor.
Tutorial hours arranged.

PSCI 4902 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in a Selected Field

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics in which seminars are not available.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Department and agreement of an instructor.
Tutorial hours arranged.

PSCI 4903 [0.5 credit]
British Parliamentary Politics

Parliament and the legislative process. Offered in London, U.K., by faculty members of Leeds University but governed by Carleton regulations and co-ordinated by Carleton's Department of Political Science.
Prerequisite(s): selection to the Carleton-Leeds Parliamentary Internship Exchange.
Seminar three and one-half hours a week.

PSCI 4904 [3.0 credits]
Carleton-Leeds Parliamentary Internships (3.0 credits)

Parliamentary internships in Ottawa (Fall term) and London, U.K. (Winter term). Academic requirements are met through an essay and an oral examination. Graded Sat or Uns.
Prerequisite(s): selection to the Carleton-Leeds Parliamentary Internship Exchange.

PSCI 4905 [0.5 credit]
Washington Center Seminar I

A seminar offered by The Washington Center, governed by Carleton regulations, and co-ordinated by Carleton's Department of Political Science.
Prerequisite(s): selection to The Washington Center Internship Program and one of PSCI 2200, PSCI 3200, or PSCI 3210.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4906 [0.5 credit]
Washington Center Seminar II

A seminar offered by The Washington Center, governed by Carleton regulations, and co-ordinated by Carleton's Department of Political Science.
Prerequisite(s): selection to The Washington Center Internship Program and one of PSCI 2200, PSCI 3200, or PSCI 3210.
Seminar three hours a week.

PSCI 4908 [1.0 credit]
Honours Research Essay

Individual research project resulting in a major essay, completed under the supervision of a faculty member and evaluated by both the supervisor and an appointed reader. Students are responsible for locating a faculty member willing to supervise the essay. Departmental regulations apply.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing in Political Science with a Political Science CGPA of 9.00 or better, or permission of the Supervisor of Undergraduate Studies.

PSCI 4909 [1.0 credit]
Mémoire de recherche

Un travail de recherche dans le domaine de spécialisation d'un membre du département. Consulter le conseiller des études de premier cycle (Undergraduate supervisor) pour les sujets offerts.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing in the Political Science Mention : Français program.


Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca