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Department of Political Science
(Faculty of Public Affairs)
B640 Loeb Bldg.
613-520-2777
http://carleton.ca/polisci

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

Course Categories

The following categories of Political Science courses are used in the program descriptions:

Canadian Government and Politics

PSCI 2002 [0.5]
Canadian Political Environment
PSCI 2003 [0.5]
Canadian Political Institutions
PSCI 2401 [0.5]
Public Affairs Analysis
PSCI 3000 [0.5]
Canadian Provincial Politics
PSCI 3004 [0.5]
Political Parties and Elections in Canada
PSCI 3005 [0.5]
Ontario Government and Politics
PSCI 3006 [0.5]
Social Power in Canadian Politics
PSCI 3007 [0.5]
Constitutional Politics in Canada
PSCI 3109 [0.5]
The Politics of Law and Morality
PSCI 3401 [0.5]
Canadian Public Administration
PSCI 3402 [0.5]
Canadian Public Policy
PSCI 3406 [0.5]
Public Affairs and Media Strategies
PSCI 3606 [0.5]
Canadian Foreign Policy
PSCI 3607 [0.5]
North American Security and Defence Policy
PSCI 4001 [0.5]
Topics in Canadian Government and Politics
PSCI 4003 [0.5]
Politics and the Media
PSCI 4005 [0.5]
Canadian Federalism
PSCI 4006 [0.5]
Legislatures and Representation in Canada
PSCI 4008 [0.5]
National Security and Intelligence in the Modern State
PSCI 4009 [0.5]
Quebec Politics
PSCI 4010 [0.5]
Executive Power in Canadian Politics
PSCI 4107 [0.5]
Political Participation in Canada
PSCI 4109 [0.5]
The Politics of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Comparative Politics and International Relations

PSCI 2101 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global North
PSCI 2102 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global South
PSCI 2200 [0.5]
Introduction to U.S. Politics
PSCI 2500 [0.5]
Gender and Politics
PSCI 2601 [0.5]
International Relations: Global Politics
PSCI 2602 [0.5]
International Relations: Global Political Economy
PSCI 3100 [0.5]
Politics of Development in Africa
PSCI 3101 [0.5]
Politics of War in Africa
PSCI 3102 [0.5]
Politics of Development of China
PSCI 3103 [0.5]
State, Society and Economy in Northeast Asia
PSCI 3105 [0.5]
Imperialism
PSCI 3107 [0.5]
The Causes of War
PSCI 3108 [0.5]
Politics of Popular Culture
PSCI 3109 [0.5]
The Politics of Law and Morality
PSCI 3200 [0.5]
U.S. Constitutional Politics
PSCI 3203 [0.5]
Government and Politics in the Middle East
PSCI 3204 [0.5]
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 3205 [0.5]
Mexican Politics
PSCI 3206 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of Western Europe
PSCI 3207 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of European Integration
PSCI 3208 [0.5]
Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation
PSCI 3209 [0.5]
Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia
PSCI 3302 [0.5]
Comparative Political Thought
PSCI 3307 [0.5]
Politics of Human Rights
PSCI 3405 [0.5]
Comparative Public Policy Analysis
PSCI 3406 [0.5]
Public Affairs and Media Strategies
PSCI 3407 [0.5]
Public Opinion and Public Policy
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSCI 3600 [0.5]
International Institutions
PSCI 3601 [0.5]
Theories of International Politics
PSCI 3603 [0.5]
Strategic Thought and International Security
PSCI 3606 [0.5]
Canadian Foreign Policy
PSCI 3607 [0.5]
North American Security and Defence Policy
PSCI 3700 [0.5]
Government and Politics of South Asia
PSCI 3702 [0.5]
Israeli-Palestinian Relations
PSCI 3703 [0.5]
Governing in the Global Economy
PSCI 3704 [0.5]
Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
PSCI 3801 [0.5]
Environmental Politics
PSCI 3802 [0.5]
Globalization and Human Rights
PSCI 3805 [0.5]
Politics of Race
PSCI 4003 [0.5]
Politics and the Media
PSCI 4005 [0.5]
Canadian Federalism
PSCI 4008 [0.5]
National Security and Intelligence in the Modern State
PSCI 4103 [0.5]
The Modern State
PSCI 4104 [0.5]
Development in the Global South - Theory and Practice
PSCI 4105 [0.5]
Selected Problems in Development in the Global South
PSCI 4203 [0.5]
Southern Africa After Apartheid
PSCI 4204 [0.5]
Elections
PSCI 4206 [0.5]
Indigenous Politics of North America
PSCI 4207 [0.5]
Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
PSCI 4209 [0.5]
Westminster Democracies: Parliaments, Parties and Elections
PSCI 4303 [0.5]
Governmentality and Politics
PSCI 4400 [0.5]
Socio-Technical Change and Public Policy Design
PSCI 4403 [0.5]
Reproductive Rights Policy in North America
PSCI 4409 [0.5]
Issues in Development Management
PSCI 4500 [0.5]
Gender and Globalization
PSCI 4501 [0.5]
Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
PSCI 4502 [0.5]
Post-Soviet States and Societies
PSCI 4503 [0.5]
Politics of Central Eurasia
PSCI 4504 [0.5]
Politics of the Caucasus and Caspian Basin
PSCI 4505 [0.5]
Transitions to Democracy
PSCI 4506 [0.5]
Women and Politics in North America
PSCI 4601 [0.5]
Foreign Policies of Soviet Successor States
PSCI 4603 [0.5]
Analysis of International Political Economy
PSCI 4604 [0.5]
Selected Problems in International Political Economy
PSCI 4605 [0.5]
Gender in International Relations
PSCI 4606 [0.5]
American Foreign Policy
PSCI 4607 [0.5]
Politics of North America
PSCI 4608 [0.5]
European Integration and European Security
PSCI 4609 [0.5]
Selected Topics in European Integration Studies
PSCI 4800 [0.5]
Advanced International Relations Theory
PSCI 4801 [0.5]
Selected Problems in Global Politics
PSCI 4802 [0.5]
International Politics of Africa
PSCI 4803 [0.5]
Foreign Policies of Major East Asian Powers
PSCI 4805 [0.5]
Political Economy of Global Money and Finance
PSCI 4806 [0.5]
Transatlantic Security Issues
PSCI 4807 [0.5]
Migration and Mobility: Politics of Citizenship and Identity
PSCI 4808 [0.5]
Global Environmental Politics
PSCI 4817 [0.5]
International Politics of Forced Migration
PSCI 4819 [0.5]
Latin America in the World

 4000-level Seminar

All courses in the range PSCI 4001 [0.5] to PSCI 4909 [1.0]

Departmental Language Requirement

The Department requires Honours students to demonstrate proficiency in at least one language other than English, normally French. Honours students are required to demonstrate such proficiency, normally through the completion of any first-year course (or its approved equivalent) in a language offered at Carleton.

For students who consider that they already have proficiency in French, the Department of Political Science conducts a French language examination twice a year, in November and February. For students who consider themselves proficient in a second language other than French, arrangements may be made to examine the student in that language, depending on faculty resource availability. Exams in languages other than French will normally be written at the same time as the French examination – twice a year, in November and February. Departmental language examinations may not be repeated in case of failure. Students whose high school transcript shows the primary language of instruction to be other than English may apply to have the examination requirement waived. For students in the Canadian concentration, French must be used to satisfy the language requirement.

Bachelor of Arts

Political Science
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 1100 [0.5]
& PSCI 1200 [0.5]
Democracy in Theory and Practice
World Politics
2.  2.0 credits in: 2.0
PSCI 2301 [0.5]
History of Political Thought I
PSCI 2302 [0.5]
History of Political Thought II
PSCI 2701 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science
PSCI 2702 [0.5]
Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science
3.  1.0 credit in Canadian Government and Politics1.0
4.  1.0 credit in Comparative Politics and International Relations1.0
5.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay (with a grade of B- or better)
4000-level seminars
6.  1.0 credit in a 4000-level seminar1.0
7.  2.0 credits in PSCI at the 3000-level or above or in IPAF 4900 (with permission of the department).2.0
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (11.0 credits)
8.  8.0 credits in electives not in PSCI8.0
9.  3.0 credits in free electives3.0
C. Additional Requirements
10. Departmental language requirement must be met
Total Credits20.0

Notes

  1. At least 1.0 credit in 4000-level seminars must be completed at Carleton University.
  2. Item  5: candidates with fourth-year Honours standing in Political Science and a Major CGPA of 9.00 or better may present an Honours Research Essay PSCI 4908 [1.0] on some topic involving independent investigation; they may be examined orally on this essay and must receive a grade of B- or better in this course.  PSCI 4908 [1.0] must be taken at Carleton University.  Students who wish to present an Honours Research Essay must identify a faculty supervisor and require permission of the Supervisor of Undergraduate Studies.  Students who do not write an Honours Research Essay are required to complete 1.0 credit in Political Science in the form of one or more 4000-level seminars.

Political Science
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Political Science Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 1100 [0.5]
& PSCI 1200 [0.5]
Democracy in Theory and Practice
World Politics
2.  2.0 credits in: 2.0
PSCI 2301 [0.5]
History of Political Thought I
PSCI 2302 [0.5]
History of Political Thought II
PSCI 2701 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science
PSCI 2702 [0.5]
Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science
3.  2.0 credits in courses in Canadian Government and Politics and/or Comparative Politics and International Relations, of which at least 1.0 credit is at the 3000-level or above2.0
4.  2.0 credits at the 4000-level which may be satisfied by either:2.0
a. 2.0 credits in 4000-level PSCI seminars
b. 1.0 credit from 4000-level PSCI seminars and
PSCI 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay
B. Additional Credit Requirements (13.0 credits)13.0
5. The requirements as stated for Combined Honours in the other discipline must be met
6. Sufficient free electives credits to make a total of 20.0 credits for the program
C. Additional Requirements
7. Departmental language requirement must be met
Total Credits20.0

Note: At least 1.0 credit in 4000-level seminars must be completed at Carleton University.

Journalism and Political Science
B.A. or B.J. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

Students who successfully complete the Combined Honours program in Journalism and Political Science graduate with a B.J. degree unless they complete the Honours Essay PSCI 4908 [1.0] in which case they may graduate with a B.A.

A. Credits Included in the Political Science Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 1100 [0.5]
& PSCI 1200 [0.5]
Democracy in Theory and Practice
World Politics
2.  2.0 credits in: 2.0
PSCI 2301 [0.5]
History of Political Thought I
PSCI 2302 [0.5]
History of Political Thought II
PSCI 2701 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science
PSCI 2702 [0.5]
Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science
3.  2.0 credits in courses in Canadian Government and Politics and/or Comparative Politics and International Relations, of which at least 1.0 credit is at the 3000-level or above2.0
4.  2.0 credits at the 4000-level which may be satisfied by either:2.0
a. 2.0 credits in 4000-level PSCI seminars
b. 1.0 credit from 4000-level PSCI seminars and
PSCI 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay
B. Credits Included in the Journalism Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
5.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
JOUR 1001 [0.5]
Foundations of Journalism: Journalism in Context
JOUR 1002 [0.5]
Foundations of Journalism: Journalism in Practice
6.  2.0 credits in:2.0
JOUR 2201 [1.0]
Fundamentals of Reporting
JOUR 2202 [0.5]
Digital Journalism Toolkit
JOUR 2501 [0.5]
Media Law
7.  2.5 credits in:2.5
JOUR 3207 [0.5]
Audio Journalism
JOUR 3208 [0.5]
Video Journalism
JOUR 3225 [0.5]
Reporting in Depth
JOUR 3235 [0.5]
Digital Journalism
JOUR 3300 [0.5]
Media Ethics in a Digital World
8.  0.5 credit in:1.5
JOUR 4001 [0.5]
Journalism Now - and Next
9.  1.0 credit from:
JOUR 4204 [0.5]
The Newsroom – Advanced Multimedia Workshop
JOUR 4205 [0.5]
The Newsroom – Advanced Local News Workshop
JOUR 4206 [0.5]
The Newsroom – Advanced Audio Workshop
JOUR 4207 [0.5]
The Newsroom – Advanced Video Workshop
JOUR 4208 [0.5]
Professional Practices: Specialized Media
10.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
JOUR 4201 [1.0]
Specialized Journalism: Politics and Government
JOUR 4300 [0.5]
Specialized Journalism: Special Topics
JOUR 4301 [0.5]
Specialized Journalism: Business and the markets
JOUR 4302 [0.5]
Specialized Journalism: Business and Canadian Society
JOUR 4303 [0.5]
Specialized Journalism: Health and Science
JOUR 4304 [0.5]
Specialized Journalism: Environment and Science
JOUR 4305 [0.5]
Specialized Journalism: Canada and the U.S.
JOUR 4306 [0.5]
Specialized Journalism: Canada and the World
JOUR 4308 [0.5]
Specialized Journalism: Sports and Sport Culture
JOUR 4309 [0.5]
Specialized Journalism: Arts and Culture
JOUR 4310 [0.5]
Specialized Journalism: Justice and the Law
JOUR 4311 [0.5]
Specialized Journalism: Justices and Journalists
JOUR 4312 [0.5]
Specialized Journalism: Social Issues
C. Credits Not Included in Either Major (5.0 credits)
11.  1.0 credit from approved Canadian history: 1.0
HIST 1300 [1.0]
The Making of Canada
HIST 2301 [0.5]
Canadian Political History
HIST 2304 [1.0]
Social and Cultural History of Canada
HIST 2311 [0.5]
Environmental History of Canada
INDG 1011 [0.5]
Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters
12.  4.0 credits in free electives4.0
D. Additional Requirements
13. Departmental language requirement in Politcal Science must be satisfied
Total Credits20.0

Note: students admitted to Journalism prior to 1995-1996 should consult the School of Journalism and Communication for requirements.

Political Science and Sociology
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Political Science Major (6.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 1100 [0.5]
& PSCI 1200 [0.5]
Democracy in Theory and Practice
World Politics
2.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 2301 [0.5]
History of Political Thought I
PSCI 2302 [0.5]
History of Political Thought II
3.  2.0 credits in courses in Canadian Government and Politics and/or Comparative Politics and International Relations, of which at least 1.0 credit is at the 3000-level or above2.0
4.  2.0 credits at the 4000-level which may be satisfied by either:2.0
a. 2.0 credits in 4000-level PSCI seminars
b. 1.0 credit from 4000-level PSCI seminars and
PSCI 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay
B. Credits Included in the Sociology Major CGPA (5.0 credits)
5.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
SOCI 1001 [0.5]
& SOCI 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Sociology I
Introduction to Sociology II
SOCI 1003 [1.0]
Introduction to Sociological Perspectives
6.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
SOCI 2005 [1.0]
Classical Sociological Theory
7.  2.0 credits in SOCI and/or ANTH at the 4000- or 5000-level2.0
8.  1.0 credit in SOCI and/or ANTH beyond the 1000-level 1.0
C. Credits Included in the Political Science or Sociology Major CGPA (2.0 credits)
9.  2.0 credits in a methodology sequence, either: 2.0
(PSCI 2701 and PSCI 2702)
or
(SOCI 2001 and SOCI 2002) and (PSCI 4701 and PSCI 4702)
D. Credits Not Included in Either Major CGPA (7.0 credits)7.0
10. Sufficient free electives to make a total of 20.0 credits for the program
E. Additional Requirements
11. The Political Science departmental language requirement must be satisfied
Total Credits20.0

Note: PSCI 4701 and PSCI 4702 may not be offered every year.

Political Science
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (6.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 1100 [0.5]
& PSCI 1200 [0.5]
Democracy in Theory and Practice
World Politics
2.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
PSCI 2301 [0.5]
& PSCI 2302 [0.5]
History of Political Thought I
History of Political Thought II
or
PSCI 2701 [0.5]
& PSCI 2702 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science
Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science
3.  2.0 credits in PSCI at the 2000-level or above2.0
4.  2.0 credits in PSCI at the 3000-level or above2.0
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits)
5.  6.0 credits not in PSCI7.0
6.  3.0 credits in free electives2.0
Total Credits15.0

Notes:

  1. First-year students intending to enter a B.A. General or Honours program in Political Science may take a 2000-level course concurrently with a first-year credit in Political Science.
  2. B.A. General students should take a number of courses in related disciplines. Final-year B.A. General students with the required standing may, with permission, be admitted to 4000-level Honours courses, provided space is available. The entire program must be approved by the Department.

Concentrations

The concentrations described below are open to all students in Political Science Honours, Combined Honours or General programs. The maximum number of Political Science credits that can be counted towards the degree is 12.0 credits for an Honours program, 8.0 for a General program and 9.0 for a Combined Honours program. Concentrations are open to students in the General program in Political Science though it may be difficult to meet the requirements of the Concentrations within the 15.0 credits required for the General degree, so that courses extra to the primary degree may have to be taken.

Concentration in Canadian Politics (3.5 credits)

1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 2002 [0.5]
& PSCI 2003 [0.5]
Canadian Political Environment
Canadian Political Institutions
2.  2.5 credits in Canadian politics, including at least 0.5 credit at the 4000-level for students in honours or combined honours programs chosen from: 2.5
PSCI 3000 [0.5]
Canadian Provincial Politics
PSCI 3004 [0.5]
Political Parties and Elections in Canada
PSCI 3005 [0.5]
Ontario Government and Politics
PSCI 3006 [0.5]
Social Power in Canadian Politics
PSCI 3007 [0.5]
Constitutional Politics in Canada
PSCI 3109 [0.5]
The Politics of Law and Morality
PSCI 3401 [0.5]
Canadian Public Administration
PSCI 3402 [0.5]
Canadian Public Policy
PSCI 3406 [0.5]
Public Affairs and Media Strategies
PSCI 3407 [0.5]
Public Opinion and Public Policy
PSCI 3606 [0.5]
Canadian Foreign Policy
PSCI 3607 [0.5]
North American Security and Defence Policy
PSCI 4001 [0.5]
Topics in Canadian Government and Politics
PSCI 4003 [0.5]
Politics and the Media
PSCI 4005 [0.5]
Canadian Federalism
PSCI 4006 [0.5]
Legislatures and Representation in Canada
PSCI 4008 [0.5]
National Security and Intelligence in the Modern State
PSCI 4009 [0.5]
Quebec Politics
PSCI 4010 [0.5]
Executive Power in Canadian Politics
PSCI 4107 [0.5]
Political Participation in Canada
PSCI 4109 [0.5]
The Politics of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
PSCI 4206 [0.5]
Indigenous Politics of North America
PSCI 4209 [0.5]
Westminster Democracies: Parliaments, Parties and Elections
PSCI 4506 [0.5]
Women and Politics in North America
PSCI 4607 [0.5]
Politics of North America
PSCI 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay (with Departmental approval, for qualified Honours students on an accepted Canadian Politics theme)
3. French must be used to satisfy the Departmental language requirement.
Total Credits3.5

Concentration in Comparative Politics and Area Studies (Global North) (3.5 credits)

1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 2101 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global North
PSCI 2102 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global South
2.  2.5 credits in Comparative Politics and Area Studies (Global North), including at least 0.5 credit at the 4000-level, for students in honours or combined honours programs, chosen from:2.5
PSCI 2200 [0.5]
Introduction to U.S. Politics
PSCI 3108 [0.5]
Politics of Popular Culture
PSCI 3109 [0.5]
The Politics of Law and Morality
PSCI 3200 [0.5]
U.S. Constitutional Politics
PSCI 3206 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of Western Europe
PSCI 3207 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of European Integration
PSCI 3208 [0.5]
Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation
PSCI 3209 [0.5]
Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia
PSCI 3405 [0.5]
Comparative Public Policy Analysis
PSCI 3406 [0.5]
Public Affairs and Media Strategies
PSCI 3407 [0.5]
Public Opinion and Public Policy
PSCI 3703 [0.5]
Governing in the Global Economy
PSCI 3704 [0.5]
Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
PSCI 3801 [0.5]
Environmental Politics
PSCI 3805 [0.5]
Politics of Race
PSCI 4003 [0.5]
Politics and the Media
PSCI 4103 [0.5]
The Modern State
PSCI 4204 [0.5]
Elections
PSCI 4206 [0.5]
Indigenous Politics of North America
PSCI 4209 [0.5]
Westminster Democracies: Parliaments, Parties and Elections
PSCI 4303 [0.5]
Governmentality and Politics
PSCI 4403 [0.5]
Reproductive Rights Policy in North America
PSCI 4404 [0.5]
The Design and Evolution of Public Institutions
PSCI 4500 [0.5]
Gender and Globalization
PSCI 4501 [0.5]
Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
PSCI 4502 [0.5]
Post-Soviet States and Societies
PSCI 4505 [0.5]
Transitions to Democracy
PSCI 4506 [0.5]
Women and Politics in North America
PSCI 4601 [0.5]
Foreign Policies of Soviet Successor States
PSCI 4606 [0.5]
American Foreign Policy
PSCI 4607 [0.5]
Politics of North America
PSCI 4608 [0.5]
European Integration and European Security
PSCI 4609 [0.5]
Selected Topics in European Integration Studies
PSCI 4807 [0.5]
Migration and Mobility: Politics of Citizenship and Identity
PSCI 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay (with Departmental approval, for qualified Honours students on an accepted Comparative Politics (Global North) theme)
Total Credits3.5

Concentration in Comparative Politics and Area Studies (Global South) (3.5 credits)

1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 2101 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global North
PSCI 2102 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global South
2.  2.5 credits in Comparative Politics and Area Studies (Global South), including at least 0.5 credit at the 4000-level, for students in honours or combined honours programs, chosen from:2.5
PSCI 3100 [0.5]
Politics of Development in Africa
PSCI 3101 [0.5]
Politics of War in Africa
PSCI 3102 [0.5]
Politics of Development of China
PSCI 3103 [0.5]
State, Society and Economy in Northeast Asia
PSCI 3105 [0.5]
Imperialism
PSCI 3203 [0.5]
Government and Politics in the Middle East
PSCI 3204 [0.5]
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 3205 [0.5]
Mexican Politics
PSCI 3302 [0.5]
Comparative Political Thought
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSCI 3700 [0.5]
Government and Politics of South Asia
PSCI 3805 [0.5]
Politics of Race (remove PSCI 3701 - course deleted)
PSCI 4104 [0.5]
Development in the Global South - Theory and Practice
PSCI 4105 [0.5]
Selected Problems in Development in the Global South
PSCI 4203 [0.5]
Southern Africa After Apartheid
PSCI 4207 [0.5]
Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
PSCI 4302 [0.5]
Political Thought in the Modern Muslim Middle East
PSCI 4303 [0.5]
Governmentality and Politics
PSCI 4404 [0.5]
The Design and Evolution of Public Institutions
PSCI 4409 [0.5]
Issues in Development Management
PSCI 4503 [0.5]
Politics of Central Eurasia
PSCI 4504 [0.5]
Politics of the Caucasus and Caspian Basin
PSCI 4505 [0.5]
Transitions to Democracy
PSCI 4802 [0.5]
International Politics of Africa
PSCI 4803 [0.5]
Foreign Policies of Major East Asian Powers
PSCI 4807 [0.5]
Migration and Mobility: Politics of Citizenship and Identity
PSCI 4817 [0.5]
International Politics of Forced Migration
PSCI 4819 [0.5]
Latin America in the World
PSCI 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay (with Departmental approval, for qualified Honours students on an accepted Comparative Politics and Area Studies (Global South) theme)
Total Credits3.5

Concentration in Gender and Politics (3.5 credits)

1.  0.5 credit in: 0.5
PSCI 2500 [0.5]
Gender and Politics
2.  1.5 credits in Gender and Politics core courses, including at least 0.5 credit at the 4000-level for students in honours or combined honours, chosen from:1.5
PSCI 3303 [0.5]
Feminist Political Theory
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSCI 4403 [0.5]
Reproductive Rights Policy in North America
PSCI 4500 [0.5]
Gender and Globalization
PSCI 4501 [0.5]
Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
PSCI 4506 [0.5]
Women and Politics in North America
PSCI 4605 [0.5]
Gender in International Relations
PSCI 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay (with Departmental approval, for qualified Honours students on an accepted Gender and Politics theme)
3.  1.5 credits in Gender and Politics core and related courses, chosen from the list above, or the following:1.5
PSCI 3006 [0.5]
Social Power in Canadian Politics
PSCI 3108 [0.5]
Politics of Popular Culture
PSCI 3109 [0.5]
The Politics of Law and Morality
PSCI 3307 [0.5]
Politics of Human Rights
Total Credits3.5

Concentration in International Relations (3.5 credits)

1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 2601 [0.5]
International Relations: Global Politics
PSCI 2602 [0.5]
International Relations: Global Political Economy
2.  2.5 credits in International Relations, including at least 0.5 credit at the 4000-level, for students in honours or combined honours programs, chosen from:2.5
PSCI 3101 [0.5]
Politics of War in Africa
PSCI 3105 [0.5]
Imperialism
PSCI 3107 [0.5]
The Causes of War
PSCI 3207 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of European Integration
PSCI 3307 [0.5]
Politics of Human Rights
PSCI 3600 [0.5]
International Institutions
PSCI 3601 [0.5]
Theories of International Politics
PSCI 3603 [0.5]
Strategic Thought and International Security
PSCI 3606 [0.5]
Canadian Foreign Policy
PSCI 3607 [0.5]
North American Security and Defence Policy
PSCI 3702 [0.5]
Israeli-Palestinian Relations
PSCI 3703 [0.5]
Governing in the Global Economy
PSCI 3801 [0.5]
Environmental Politics
PSCI 3802 [0.5]
Globalization and Human Rights
PSCI 4303 [0.5]
Governmentality and Politics
PSCI 4500 [0.5]
Gender and Globalization
PSCI 4601 [0.5]
Foreign Policies of Soviet Successor States
PSCI 4603 [0.5]
Analysis of International Political Economy
PSCI 4604 [0.5]
Selected Problems in International Political Economy
PSCI 4605 [0.5]
Gender in International Relations
PSCI 4606 [0.5]
American Foreign Policy
PSCI 4607 [0.5]
Politics of North America
PSCI 4608 [0.5]
European Integration and European Security
PSCI 4609 [0.5]
Selected Topics in European Integration Studies
PSCI 4800 [0.5]
Advanced International Relations Theory
PSCI 4801 [0.5]
Selected Problems in Global Politics
PSCI 4802 [0.5]
International Politics of Africa
PSCI 4803 [0.5]
Foreign Policies of Major East Asian Powers
PSCI 4805 [0.5]
Political Economy of Global Money and Finance
PSCI 4806 [0.5]
Transatlantic Security Issues
PSCI 4807 [0.5]
Migration and Mobility: Politics of Citizenship and Identity
PSCI 4808 [0.5]
Global Environmental Politics
PSCI 4817 [0.5]
International Politics of Forced Migration
PSCI 4819 [0.5]
Latin America in the World
PSCI 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay (with Departmental approval, for qualified Honours students on an accepted International Relations theme)
Total Credits3.5

Concentration in North American Politics (3.5 credits)

1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 2200 [0.5]
Introduction to U.S. Politics
and
PSCI 2002 [0.5]
Canadian Political Environment
or PSCI 2003 [0.5]
Canadian Political Institutions
2.  0.5 credit in United States politics from:0.5
PSCI 3108 [0.5]
Politics of Popular Culture
PSCI 3109 [0.5]
The Politics of Law and Morality
PSCI 3200 [0.5]
U.S. Constitutional Politics
PSCI 3210 [0.5]
Electoral Politics in the U.S.
PSCI 3406 [0.5]
Public Affairs and Media Strategies
PSCI 3407 [0.5]
Public Opinion and Public Policy
PSCI 4003 [0.5]
Politics and the Media
PSCI 4606 [0.5]
American Foreign Policy
3.  0.5 credit in Canadian politics from:0.5
PSCI 3000 [0.5]
Canadian Provincial Politics
PSCI 3004 [0.5]
Political Parties and Elections in Canada
PSCI 3005 [0.5]
Ontario Government and Politics
PSCI 3006 [0.5]
Social Power in Canadian Politics
PSCI 3007 [0.5]
Constitutional Politics in Canada
PSCI 3108 [0.5]
Politics of Popular Culture
PSCI 3109 [0.5]
The Politics of Law and Morality
PSCI 3401 [0.5]
Canadian Public Administration
PSCI 3402 [0.5]
Canadian Public Policy
PSCI 3406 [0.5]
Public Affairs and Media Strategies
PSCI 3407 [0.5]
Public Opinion and Public Policy
PSCI 3606 [0.5]
Canadian Foreign Policy
PSCI 4003 [0.5]
Politics and the Media
PSCI 4005 [0.5]
Canadian Federalism
PSCI 4006 [0.5]
Legislatures and Representation in Canada
PSCI 4008 [0.5]
National Security and Intelligence in the Modern State
PSCI 4009 [0.5]
Quebec Politics
PSCI 4107 [0.5]
Political Participation in Canada
PSCI 4109 [0.5]
The Politics of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
4.  0.5 credit in: 0.5
PSCI 3205 [0.5]
Mexican Politics
5.  1.0 credit in North American politics, from:1.0
PSCI 3109 [0.5]
The Politics of Law and Morality
PSCI 3607 [0.5]
North American Security and Defence Policy
PSCI 4206 [0.5]
Indigenous Politics of North America
PSCI 4403 [0.5]
Reproductive Rights Policy in North America
PSCI 4506 [0.5]
Women and Politics in North America
PSCI 4607 [0.5]
Politics of North America
PSCI 4905 [0.5]
Washington Center Seminar I
PSCI 4906 [0.5]
Washington Center Seminar II
6. For students in honours or combined honours programs, at least 0.5 credit must be at the 4000-level. With Departmental approval, qualified Honours students may substitute PSCI 4908 [1.0], on an accepted North American politics theme, for two elective courses chosen from Items 2, 3 or 4.
Total Credits3.5

Concentration in Political Theory (3.5 credits)

1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 2301 [0.5]
History of Political Thought I
PSCI 2302 [0.5]
History of Political Thought II
2.  2.5 credits in Political Theory, including at least 0.5 credit at the 4000-level for students in honours or combined honours, chosen from:2.5
PSCI 3300 [0.5]
Politics and Literature
PSCI 3302 [0.5]
Comparative Political Thought
PSCI 3303 [0.5]
Feminist Political Theory
PSCI 3307 [0.5]
Politics of Human Rights
PSCI 3308 [0.5]
Modern Political Thought
PSCI 3309 [0.5]
Modern Ideologies
PSCI 3311 [0.5]
History of Muslim Political Thought
PSCI 3312 [0.5]
Enlightenment Political Thought
PSCI 3709 [0.5]
Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
PSCI 4302 [0.5]
Political Thought in the Modern Muslim Middle East
PSCI 4303 [0.5]
Governmentality and Politics
PSCI 4308 [0.5]
History of Political Enquiry
PSCI 4309 [0.5]
Contemporary Approaches to Political Enquiry
PSCI 4311 [0.5]
Political Theories of Democracy and Empire I
PSCI 4312 [0.5]
Political Theories of Democracy and Empire II
PSCI 4316 [0.5]
Contemporary Political Theory I
PSCI 4317 [0.5]
Contemporary Political Theory II
PSCI 4318 [0.5]
Concepts of Political Community I
PSCI 4319 [0.5]
Concepts of Political Community II
PSCI 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay
Total Credits3.5

Concentration in Public Affairs and Policy Analysis (3.5 credits)

1.  0.5 credit in: 0.5
PSCI 2401 [0.5]
Public Affairs Analysis
2.  3.0 credits in Public Affairs and Policy Analysis, including at least 0.5 credit at the 4000-level, for students in honours and combined honours programs, chosen from:3.0
PSCI 3401 [0.5]
Canadian Public Administration
PSCI 3402 [0.5]
Canadian Public Policy
PSCI 3405 [0.5]
Comparative Public Policy Analysis
PSCI 3406 [0.5]
Public Affairs and Media Strategies
PSCI 3407 [0.5]
Public Opinion and Public Policy
PSCI 3801 [0.5]
Environmental Politics
PSCI 4001 [0.5]
Topics in Canadian Government and Politics
PSCI 4003 [0.5]
Politics and the Media
PSCI 4005 [0.5]
Canadian Federalism
PSCI 4008 [0.5]
National Security and Intelligence in the Modern State
PSCI 4107 [0.5]
Political Participation in Canada
PSCI 4204 [0.5]
Elections
PSCI 4400 [0.5]
Socio-Technical Change and Public Policy Design
PSCI 4403 [0.5]
Reproductive Rights Policy in North America
PSCI 4404 [0.5]
The Design and Evolution of Public Institutions
PSCI 4407 [0.5]
Public Policy: Content and Creation
PSCI 4408 [0.5]
Public Affairs Management and Analysis
PSCI 4409 [0.5]
Issues in Development Management
PSCI 4506 [0.5]
Women and Politics in North America
PSCI 4701 [0.5]
Intermediate Polimetrics for Micro Data (Remnove 4602 - no longer offered)
PSCI 4702 [0.5]
Intermediate Research Methods for Applied Political Science
PSCI 4808 [0.5]
Global Environmental Politics
PSCI 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay (satisfies two of six requirements, with Departmental approval, for qualified Honours students on an accepted Public Affairs and Policy Analysis theme)
Total Credits3.5

Bachelor of Global and International Studies (B.G.In.S.)

Note: Details regarding graduation requirements, the international experience requirement, and the language requirement for the B.G.In.S. degree can be found at the B.G.In.S. program page.

Specialization in Global Politics
B.G.In.S. Honours (20.0 Credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (12.0 credits)
1.  4.5 credits in: Core Courses4.5
GINS 1000 [0.5]
Global History
GINS 1010 [0.5]
International Law and Politics
GINS 1020 [0.5]
Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
GINS 2000 [0.5]
Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010 [0.5]
Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020 [0.5]
Global Literatures
GINS 3010 [0.5]
Global and International Theory
GINS 3020 [0.5]
Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
GINS 4090 [0.5]
Honours Seminar in Global and International Studies
2.  7.5 credits in: the Specialization
a. 1.5 credits in: Core Courses1.5
GPOL 1500 [0.5]
Debates in Global Politics
GPOL 2500 [0.5]
Debates in Comparative Politics:
GPOL 3000 [0.5]
Themes in Global and Comparative Politics
b. 1.0 credit in: Comparative Politics1.0
PSCI 2101 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global North
PSCI 2102 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global South
c. 1.0 credit in: Research Methodologies1.0
PSCI 2701 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science
PSCI 2702 [0.5]
Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science
d. 2.5 credits in: Global Politics Internship, or, 2.5 credits from Global Politics Electives2.5
GPOL 3100 [2.5]
Internship in Global Politics
Or
2.5 credits from: Global Politics Electives
EURR 2001 [0.5]
Current Issues in European Politics and Society
EURR 2002 [0.5]
Europe and Russia in the World
PSCI 3100 [0.5]
Politics of Development in Africa (Remove PSCI2102 from Electives)
PSCI 3101 [0.5]
Politics of War in Africa
PSCI 3102 [0.5]
Politics of Development of China
PSCI 3103 [0.5]
State, Society and Economy in Northeast Asia
PSCI 3105 [0.5]
Imperialism
PSCI 3107 [0.5]
The Causes of War
PSCI 3108 [0.5]
Politics of Popular Culture
PSCI 3109 [0.5]
The Politics of Law and Morality
PSCI 3200 [0.5]
U.S. Constitutional Politics
PSCI 3203 [0.5]
Government and Politics in the Middle East
PSCI 3204 [0.5]
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 3205 [0.5]
Mexican Politics
PSCI 3206 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of Western Europe
PSCI 3207 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of European Integration
PSCI 3208 [0.5]
Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation
PSCI 3209 [0.5]
Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia
PSCI 3302 [0.5]
Comparative Political Thought
PSCI 3307 [0.5]
Politics of Human Rights
PSCI 3405 [0.5]
Comparative Public Policy Analysis
PSCI 3406 [0.5]
Public Affairs and Media Strategies
PSCI 3407 [0.5]
Public Opinion and Public Policy
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSCI 3600 [0.5]
International Institutions
PSCI 3601 [0.5]
Theories of International Politics
PSCI 3603 [0.5]
Strategic Thought and International Security
PSCI 3606 [0.5]
Canadian Foreign Policy
PSCI 3607 [0.5]
North American Security and Defence Policy
PSCI 3700 [0.5]
Government and Politics of South Asia
PSCI 3702 [0.5]
Israeli-Palestinian Relations
PSCI 3703 [0.5]
Governing in the Global Economy
PSCI 3704 [0.5]
Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
PSCI 3801 [0.5]
Environmental Politics
PSCI 3802 [0.5]
Globalization and Human Rights
PSCI 3805 [0.5]
Politics of Race
e. 1.5 credits from: Honours Seminars and Honours Research Essay1.5
EURR 4002 [0.5]
Post-Soviet States and Societies
EURR 4003 [0.5]
Social and Political Perspectives in Europe
EURR 4008 [0.5]
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe
EURR 4100 [0.5]
Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe
EURR 4101 [0.5]
The Balkans in Transition – 1918 to 1989
EURR 4104 [0.5]
European Integration and European Security
EURR 4106 [0.5]
Selected Topics in European Integration Studies
EURR 4107 [0.5]
Russia’s Regional and Global Ambitions
EURR 4201 [0.5]
Special Topics in European Studies
EURR 4202 [0.5]
Special Topics in Russian and Eurasian Studies
EURR 4204 [0.5]
Central Europe, Past and Present
EURR 4305 [0.5]
Imperial Russia and the Russian Revolution
EURR 4306 [0.5]
The Soviet Union: Power and Culture
GINS 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay (topic in Global Politics)
PSCI 4008 [0.5]
National Security and Intelligence in the Modern State
PSCI 4103 [0.5]
The Modern State
PSCI 4104 [0.5]
Development in the Global South - Theory and Practice
PSCI 4105 [0.5]
Selected Problems in Development in the Global South
PSCI 4203 [0.5]
Southern Africa After Apartheid
PSCI 4204 [0.5]
Elections
PSCI 4206 [0.5]
Indigenous Politics of North America
PSCI 4207 [0.5]
Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
PSCI 4209 [0.5]
Westminster Democracies: Parliaments, Parties and Elections
PSCI 4303 [0.5]
Governmentality and Politics
PSCI 4400 [0.5]
Socio-Technical Change and Public Policy Design
PSCI 4403 [0.5]
Reproductive Rights Policy in North America
PSCI 4407 [0.5]
Public Policy: Content and Creation
PSCI 4500 [0.5]
Gender and Globalization
PSCI 4501 [0.5]
Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies
PSCI 4502 [0.5]
Post-Soviet States and Societies
PSCI 4503 [0.5]
Politics of Central Eurasia
PSCI 4504 [0.5]
Politics of the Caucasus and Caspian Basin
PSCI 4505 [0.5]
Transitions to Democracy
PSCI 4506 [0.5]
Women and Politics in North America
PSCI 4601 [0.5]
Foreign Policies of Soviet Successor States
PSCI 4603 [0.5]
Analysis of International Political Economy
PSCI 4604 [0.5]
Selected Problems in International Political Economy
PSCI 4605 [0.5]
Gender in International Relations
PSCI 4606 [0.5]
American Foreign Policy
PSCI 4607 [0.5]
Politics of North America
PSCI 4608 [0.5]
European Integration and European Security
PSCI 4609 [0.5]
Selected Topics in European Integration Studies
PSCI 4800 [0.5]
Advanced International Relations Theory
PSCI 4801 [0.5]
Selected Problems in Global Politics
PSCI 4802 [0.5]
International Politics of Africa
PSCI 4803 [0.5]
Foreign Policies of Major East Asian Powers
PSCI 4805 [0.5]
Political Economy of Global Money and Finance
PSCI 4806 [0.5]
Transatlantic Security Issues
PSCI 4807 [0.5]
Migration and Mobility: Politics of Citizenship and Identity
PSCI 4817 [0.5]
International Politics of Forced Migration
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
3.  8.0 credits in: free electives8.0
C. Additional Requirements
4. The International Experience requirement must be met.
5. The Language requirement must be met.
Total Credits20.0

Stream in Global Politics
B.G.In.S. General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
1.  4.0 credits in: Core Courses4.0
GINS 1000 [0.5]
Global History
GINS 1010 [0.5]
International Law and Politics
GINS 1020 [0.5]
Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
GINS 2000 [0.5]
Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010 [0.5]
Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020 [0.5]
Global Literatures
GINS 3010 [0.5]
Global and International Theory
GINS 3020 [0.5]
Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
2.  4.0 credits from: the Stream4.0
a. Core Courses
GPOL 1500 [0.5]
Debates in Global Politics
GPOL 2500 [0.5]
Debates in Comparative Politics:
GPOL 3000 [0.5]
Themes in Global and Comparative Politics
b. Comparative Politics
PSCI 2101 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global North
PSCI 2102 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global South
c. Research Methodologies
PSCI 2701 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science
PSCI 2702 [0.5]
Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science
d. Global Politics Electives
EURR 2001 [0.5]
Current Issues in European Politics and Society
EURR 2002 [0.5]
Europe and Russia in the World
PSCI 3100 [0.5]
Politics of Development in Africa (Remove PSCI 2102 from Electives)
PSCI 3101 [0.5]
Politics of War in Africa
PSCI 3102 [0.5]
Politics of Development of China
PSCI 3103 [0.5]
State, Society and Economy in Northeast Asia
PSCI 3105 [0.5]
Imperialism
PSCI 3107 [0.5]
The Causes of War
PSCI 3108 [0.5]
Politics of Popular Culture
PSCI 3109 [0.5]
The Politics of Law and Morality
PSCI 3200 [0.5]
U.S. Constitutional Politics
PSCI 3203 [0.5]
Government and Politics in the Middle East
PSCI 3204 [0.5]
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 3205 [0.5]
Mexican Politics
PSCI 3206 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of Western Europe
PSCI 3207 [0.5]
The Government and Politics of European Integration
PSCI 3208 [0.5]
Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation
PSCI 3209 [0.5]
Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia
PSCI 3302 [0.5]
Comparative Political Thought
PSCI 3307 [0.5]
Politics of Human Rights
PSCI 3405 [0.5]
Comparative Public Policy Analysis
PSCI 3406 [0.5]
Public Affairs and Media Strategies
PSCI 3407 [0.5]
Public Opinion and Public Policy
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSCI 3600 [0.5]
International Institutions
PSCI 3601 [0.5]
Theories of International Politics
PSCI 3603 [0.5]
Strategic Thought and International Security
PSCI 3606 [0.5]
Canadian Foreign Policy
PSCI 3607 [0.5]
North American Security and Defence Policy
PSCI 3700 [0.5]
Government and Politics of South Asia
PSCI 3702 [0.5]
Israeli-Palestinian Relations
PSCI 3703 [0.5]
Governing in the Global Economy
PSCI 3704 [0.5]
Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
PSCI 3801 [0.5]
Environmental Politics
PSCI 3802 [0.5]
Globalization and Human Rights
PSCI 3805 [0.5]
Politics of Race
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits)
3.  7.0 credits in: Free Electives7.0
c. Additional Requirements
4. The Language Requirement must be met.
Total Credits15.0

Minor in Political Science (4.0 credits)

The Minor in Political Science is not available to students enrolled in the B.A. Honours programs in Global Politics or the B.G.In.S. Specialization or Stream in Global Politics.

Requirements:
1.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
PSCI 1100 [0.5]
& PSCI 1200 [0.5]
Democracy in Theory and Practice
World Politics
2.  1.0 credit in PSCI at the 2000-level1.0
3.  1.0 credit in PSCI at the 2000-level or above1.0
4.  1.0 credit in PSCI at the 3000-level or above1.0
5. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits4.0

Mention : Français: Political Science (4.0 credits)

Students who wish to qualify for the Mention : Français notation in Political Science may do so by taking the following pattern of courses in their degree program:

Requirements
1.  1.0 credit in the advanced study of the French language (a minimum of): 1.0
FREN 1100 [1.0]
Intermediate French
2.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
FREN 2201 [1.0]
Introduction aux études littéraires 1
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
PSCI 3900 [1.0]
Études dirigées
4. Honours students are required to take:1.0
PSCI 4909 [1.0]
Mémoire de recherche

Note: With the prior approval of the department, students may substitute appropriate courses taught in French at the University of Ottawa, or courses taken at a francophone university on a Letter of Permission for Items 3 and 4 above.

Carleton-Leeds Parliamentary Internship Exchange (5.0 credits)

The Carleton-Leeds Parliamentary Internship Exchange is open to fourth year Political Science honours or combined honours students. Admission to the exchange is restricted to three to five students annually, selected on the basis of academic merit. Successful completion of the exchange satisfies the requirements of the fourth year of the Honours program. Students serve four days a week as Parliamentary interns, in Ottawa during the fall term and in London, England, during the winter term. Additionally, students take courses offered by Carleton University (fall) and Leeds University (winter) on parliamentary politics in Canada and the United Kingdom. The normal 5.0-credit course load for participants in the exchange is:

PSCI 4006 [0.5]Legislatures and Representation in Canada0.5
PSCI 4903 [0.5]British Parliamentary Politics0.5
PSCI 4904 [3.0]Carleton-Leeds Parliamentary Internships (3.0 credits)3.0
PSCI 4908 [1.0]Honours Research Essay1.0
Total Credits5.0

Full information on the exchange and application forms can be obtained from the Department of Political Science.

Washington Center Internship Program (2.5 credits)

The Washington Center Internship Program is open to Honours or Combined Honours Political Science students in the third year or the first term of fourth year. Admission is open to students with at least a 9.5 GPA in Political Science. Successful completion of the program satisfies the requirements for one term of full-time study (2.5 credits). Students spend one term (fall, winter or summer) in Washington D.C. They serve four days a week as an intern in Washington D.C. and also take two seminar courses offered by faculty of The Washington Center. The normal 2.5 credit course load for participants in the programme is:

PSCI 3905 [1.5]Washington Center Internship1.5
PSCI 4905 [0.5]Washington Center Seminar I0.5
PSCI 4906 [0.5]Washington Center Seminar II0.5
Total Credits2.5

Full information on the program and application forms can be obtained from the Department of Political Science.

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

B.A. Regulations

The regulations presented below apply to all Bachelor of Arts programs. In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations common to all undergraduate students including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

First-Year Seminars

B.A. degree students are strongly encouraged to include a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) during their first 4.0 credits of registration. Students are limited to 1.0 credit in FYSM and can only register in a FYSM while they have first-year standing in their B.A. program. Students who have completed the Enriched Support Program (ESP) or who are required to take a minimum of one English as a Second Language (ESLA) credit are not permitted to register in a FYSM.

Breadth Requirement

Among the credits presented at graduation, students in both the B.A. General and the B.A. Honours degrees and B.Co.M.S. are required to include 3.0 breadth credits, including 1.0 credit from each of three of the four Breadth Areas identified below. Credits that fulfil requirements in the Major, Minor, Concentration or Specialization may be used to fulfil the Breadth Requirement.

Students admitted with a completed university degree are exempt from breadth requirements.

Students in the following interdisciplinary programs are exempt from the B.A. breadth requirement.

  • African Studies
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Rights
Breadth Area 1: Culture and Communication

American Sign Language, Art History, Art and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Digital Humanities, English, Film Studies, French, Journalism, Music, and Languages (Arabic, English as a Second Language, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indigenous Languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

Subject codes: ARAB, ARTH, ASLA, CHIN, CLST, COMS, DIGH, ENGL, ESLA, FILM, FINS, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, ITAL, JAPA, JOUR, LANG, LATN, MUSI, PORT, RUSS, SPAN

Breadth Area 2: Humanities

African Studies, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Canadian Studies, Child Studies, Classical Civilization, Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, Disability Studies, European and Russian Studies, History, Human Rights, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Linguistics, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sexuality Studies, South Asian Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Subject codes: AFRI, ALDS, CDNS, CHST, CLCV, DBST, DIST, EURR, HIST, HUMR, HUMS, INDG, LACS, LING, MEMS, PHIL, RELI, SAST, SXST, WGST

Breadth Area 3: Science, Engineering, and Design

Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Health Sciences, Industrial Design, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Statistics, Physics, and Technology, Society, Environment.

Subject codes: AERO, ARCC, ARCH, ARCN, ARCS, ARCU, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CIVE, CMPS, COMP, ECOR, ELEC, ENSC, ENVE, ERTH, FOOD, HLTH, IDES, ISCI, ISCS, ISYS, MAAE, MATH, MECH, NEUR, NSCI, PHYS, SREE, STAT, SYSC, TSES

Breadth Area 4: Social Sciences

Anthropology, Business, Cognitive Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geomatics, Global and International Studies, Global Politics, Interdisciplinary Public Affairs, International Affairs, Law, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Political Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Affairs and Policy Management, Social Work, Sociology/Anthropology, Sociology

Subject codes: ANTH, BUSI, CGSC, CRCJ, ECON, ENST, GEOG, GEOM, GINS, GPOL, INAF, IPAF, LAWS, MGDS, PADM, PAPM, POLM, PSCI, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK

Declared and Undeclared Students

Students who are registered in a program within the degree are called Declared students. Most students designate a program of study when they first apply for admission and so begin their studies as Declared students. Students may also choose to begin their studies within the B.A. degree without being registered in a program. These students are referred to as Undeclared. The recommended course pattern for Undeclared students is outlined under Undeclared in the Programs section of this Calendar. Undeclared students must apply to enter a program before beginning their second year of study. The Student Academic Success Centre offers support to Undeclared students in making this decision.

Change of Program Within the B.A. Degree

Students may transfer to a program within the B.A. degree, if upon entry to the new program they would be in Good Standing . Other applications for change of program will be considered on their merits; students may be admitted to the new program in Good Standing or on Academic Warning. Students may apply to declare or change their program within the B.A. Degree at the Registrar's Office according to the published deadlines. Acceptance into a program or into a program element or option is subject to any enrollment limitations, specific program, program element or option requirements, as published in the relevant Calendar entry.

Minors, Concentrations and Specializations

Students may apply to the Registrar's Office to be admitted to a minor, concentration or specialization during their first or subsequent years of study. Acceptance into a minor, concentration or specialization is subject to any specific requirements of the intended Minor, Concentration or Specialization as published in the relevant Calendar entry. Acceptance into a Concentration or Specialization requires that the student be in Good Standing.

Mention : Français

Students registered in certain B.A. programs may earn the notation Mention : Français by completing part of their requirements in French and by demonstrating a knowledge of the history and culture of French Canada. The general requirements are listed below. For more specific details consult the departmental program entries.

Students in a B.A. Honours program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in French language;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level and 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in the Honours discipline taken in French.

Students in a B.A. General program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in advanced French;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level in the Major discipline taken in French.

Students in Combined Honours programs must fulfil the Mention : Français requirement in both disciplines.

Courses taught in French (Item 3, above) may be taken at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa on the Exchange Agreement, or at a francophone university on a Letter of Permission. Students planning to take courses on exchange or on a Letter of Permission should take careful note of the residence requirement for a minimum number of Carleton courses in their programs. Consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar for information regarding study on Exchange or Letter of Permission.

Co-operative Education

For more information about how to apply for the Co-op program and how the Co-op program works please visit the Co-op website.

All students participating in the Co-op program are governed by the Undergraduate Co-operative Education Policy.

Undergraduate Co-operative Education Policy

Admission Requirements

Students can apply to co-op in one of two ways; directly from high school or after beginning a degree program at Carleton.

If a student is admitted to co-op from high school, their grades will be reviewed two terms to one year prior to their first work term to ensure they continue to meet the academic requirements after their 1st or 2nd year of study. The time at which evaluation takes place depends on the program of study. Students will automatically be notified via their Carleton email account if they are permitted to continue.

Students not admitted to Carleton University with the co-op option on their degree can apply for admission via the co-operative education program website. To view application deadlines, visit carleton.ca/co-op.

Admission to the co-op option is based on the completion of 5.0 or more credits at Carleton University, the CGPA requirement for the students' academic program as well as any course prerequisites. The articulated CGPA for each program is the normal standard for assessment. Please see the specific degree program sections for the unique admission and continuation requirements for each academic program.

English Language Proficiency

Students admitted to Carleton based on CAEL, IELTS or TOEFL assessments and who are required to take an ESL course must take and pass the Oral Proficiency in Communicative Settings (OPECS) Test. The test must be taken before being permitted to register in COOP 1000. Admission to the co-op program can be confirmed with a minimum score of 4+.

Participation Requirements

COOP 1000

Once a student has been given admission or continuation confirmation to the co-op option s/he must complete and pass COOP 1000 (a mandatory online 0.0 credit course). Students will have access to this course a minimum of two terms prior to their first work term and will be notified when to register.

Communication with the Co-op Office

Students must maintain contact with the co-op office during their job search and while on a work term. All email communication will be conducted via the students' Carleton email account.

Employment

Although every effort is made to ensure a sufficient number of job postings for all students enrolled in the co-op option of their degree program, no guarantee of employment can be made. Carleton's co-op program operates a competitive job search process and is dependent upon current market conditions. Academic performance, skills, motivation, maturity, attitude and potential will determine whether a student is offered a job. It is the student's responsibility to actively conduct a  job search in addition to participation in the job search process operated by the co-op office. Once a student accepts a co-op job offer (verbally or written), his/her job search will end and access to co-op jobs will be removed for that term. Students that do not successfully obtain a co-op work term are expected to continue with their academic studies. The summer term is the exception to this rule. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions in the Federal Government of Canada.

Registering in Co-op Courses

Students will be registered in a Co-op Work Term course while at work. The number of Co-op Work Term courses that a student is registered in is dependent upon the number of four-month work terms that a student accepts.

While on a co-op work term students may take a maximum of 0.5 credit throughout each four-month co-op work term. Courses must be scheduled outside of regular working hours.

Students must be registered as full-time before they begin their co-op job search (2.0 credits). All co-op work terms must be completed before the beginning of the final academic term. Students may not finish their degree on a co-op work term.

Work Term Assessment and Evaluation

To obtain a Satisfactory grade for the co-op work term students must have:

  1. A satisfactory work term evaluation by the co-op employer;
  2. A satisfactory grade on the work term report.

Students must submit a work term report at the completion of each four-month work term. Reports are due on the 16th of April, August, and December and students are notified of due dates through their Carleton email account.

Workplace performance will be assessed by the workplace supervisor. Should a student receive an unsatisfactory rating from their co-op employer, an investigation by the co-op program manager will be undertaken. An unsatisfactory employer evaluation does not preclude a student from achieving an overall satisfactory rating for the work term.

Graduation with the Co-op Designation

In order to graduate with the co-op designation, students must satisfy all requirements for their degree program in addition to the requirements according to each co-op program (i.e. successful completion of three or four work terms).

Note: Participation in the co-op option will add up to one additional year for a student to complete their degree program.

Voluntary Withdrawal from the Co-op Option

Students may withdraw from the co-op option of their degree program during a study term ONLY. Students at work may not withdraw from the work term or the co-op option until s/he has completed the requirements of the work term.

Students are eligible to continue in their regular academic program provided that they meet the academic standards required for continuation.

Involuntary or Required Withdrawal from the Co-op Option

Students may be required to withdraw from the co-op option of their degree program for one or any of the following reasons:

  1. Failure to achieve a grade of SAT in COOP 1000
  2. Failure to pay all co-op related fees
  3. Failure to actively participate in the job search process
  4. Failure to attend all interviews for positions to which the student has applied
  5. Declining more than one job offer during the job search process
  6. Continuing a job search after accepting a co-op position
  7. Dismissal from a work term by the co-op employer
  8. Leaving a work term without approval by the Co-op manager
  9. Receipt of an unsatisfactory work term evaluation
  10. Submission of an unsatisfactory work term report

Standing and Appeals

The Co-op and Career Services office administers the regulations and procedures that are applicable to all co-op program options. All instances of a student's failure during a work term or other issues directly related to their participation in the co-op option will be reported to the academic department.

Any decision made by the Co-op and Career Services office can be appealed via the normal appeal process within the University.

International Students

All International Students are required to possess a Co-op Work Permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada before they can begin working. It is illegal to work in Canada without the proper authorization. Students will be provided with a letter of support to accompany their application. Students must submit their application for their permit before being permitted to view and apply for jobs on the Co-op Services database. Confirmation of a position will not be approved until a student can confirm they have received their permit. Students are advised to discuss the application process and requirements with the International Student Services Office.

B.A. Honours Political Science: Co-op Admission and Continuation Requirements

  • Maintain full-time status in each study term (2.0 credits);
  • Be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work)
  • Have successfully completed COOP 1000 [0.0]

In addition to the following:

  1. Registered as a full-time student in the second year of the Bachelor of Arts Honours -Political Science program;
  2. Obtained and maintained an overall CGPA of 9.00.

Students in B.A. Honours Political Science must successfully complete three (3) work terms to obtain the Co-op designation.


Co-op Work Term course: PSCI 3999
Work/Study Pattern:

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
TermPatternTermPatternTermPatternTermPatternTermPattern
FallSFallSFallWFallW/S
WinterSWinterSWinterSWinterW
Summer SummerW/SSummerW/SSummerS

Legend
S
: Study
W: Work
O: Optional
* indicates recommended work study pattern
** student finds own employer for this work-term.

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements are for the 2017-2018 year only, and are based on the Ontario High School System. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration. The cut-off averages for admission may be considerably higher than the minimum. See also the General Admission and Procedures section of this Calendar. An overall average of at least 70% is normally required to be considered for admission. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Admission Requirements

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)(General)

First Year

For B.A. (General) and B.A. (Honours)
The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include a 4U course in English (or anglais ). For applicants whose first language is not English, the requirement of English can also be met under the conditions outlined in the section “English Language Requirements” in the Admissions Requirements and Procedures section of this Calendar.

The cut-off average for admission will be set annually and will normally be above the minimum requirement. Applicants falling slightly below the cut-off average will be considered on an individual basis to determine whether there are special circumstances that would permit their admission. Students who feel that their high school grade average does not reflect their potential may apply to the Enriched Support Program (see the Enriched Support Program section of this Calendar).

Advanced Standing

B.A. (General and Honours) Program

Applications for admission to the second or subsequent years will be assessed on their merits. Advanced standing will be granted only for those courses that are determined to be appropriate.

Direct Admission to the First Year of the Co-op Option

Anthropology and Sociology, Communication and Media Studies, English, European and Russian Studies, French, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology

Applicants must:

  1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
  2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Arts Honours with one of the majors listed above;
  3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions in the Public Service Commission.

Note: continuation requirements for students previously admitted to the co-op option and admission requirements for the co-op option after beginning the program are described in the Co-operative Education Regulations section of this Calendar.