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Course Credits
ECON 230 ECON 230 - Intro to International Development

This course provides an introduction to the field of international development through an overview of the many issues and challenges relating to economic disparity among people of various nations. Students engage in the exploration of responses to these situations. The course is open to students from all disciplines.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
ENGL 482 ENGL 482 - World Literature in English

This course focuses on issues related to post-colonialism and literature through the study of literature written in English by writers from post-colonial nations.Prerequisite(s): 9 sem. hrs. of English and third or fourth year standing or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
HIST 372 HIST 372 - History of Africa Since 1500

This course will involve a survey of Sub-Saharan African history since the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885.'Primary emphasis will be on a variety of regions at various stages of their development, while exploring the roles of colonial power, emerging nationalisms and the politics of under-development.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of History including HIST 107 or 108. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
HIST 381 HIST 381 - History of the Modern Middle East

An examination of some major theses in the history of the Arab Middle East since the breakup of the Ottoman Empire following World War I. The course examines the role played by issues of identity in the development of national structures in the Arab East (Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States). Themes include the nature of the Islamic community, the structure and legacy of the Ottoman rule, post-Ottoman settlement and the impact of colonial rule, the emergence of nationalist politics and the growth of contemporary Arab state system, oil and the politics of family rule in the Gulf States, and the relationship between religion and politics.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of History including HIST 108 or 109. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
MCOM 372 MCOM 372 - Cross-cultural Communication

This course is about the nature of cross-cultural interaction. Cultural concepts and contexts are explored through taxonomies, theories, and comparative analysis. Through in-class and out-of- class activities, students become self-aware and other-aware. Students also experiment with cultural behaviours and cultural change, aiming to increase both explanatory and predictive cultural knowledge, and enhance behavioural competencies.

NB: Fulfils University core requirement for social and global inquiry. Required of all corporate communication majors.

Cross-listed: ANTH 302, LING 302.

Prerequisite(s): Registration preference given to media and communication majors, concentrations, or minors, as well as corporate communication majors, TESL certificate, Inter-cultural religious studies, and international studies programs. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 101 POLS 101 - Introduction to Political Thinking

An introduction to the basic concepts, institutions, and ruling ideas in political thought and action. Through the study of classic political texts, competing concepts like equality and freedom, justice and power, are introduced within the context of conflicting ideologies like liberalism, socialism, and conservatism. The meaning of citizenship in postmodern contemporary liberal democracies are examined and contrasted with competing visions of the good society.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 211 POLS 211 - International Politics

This course is an introduction to the theoretical and empirical concerns of international politics. It is designed to go beyond the simple observation of international politics and delve into the ways we seek to explain and predict how political actors behave. The first section of the course is dedicated to understanding the history of the field of international relations as a foundation for further study. The second section will consider the traditional Realist perspective of international relations and then move on to deal with more modern revisions of received scholarship such as Liberalism, Marxism, Feminism, and Constructivism. Along the way, we will encounter explanations for war and peace, cooperation and dispute, as well as explanations for the creation of major international treaties and organizations such as the United Nations. The third section of the course will begin to deal with modern challenges and themes in international political economy and security.

Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 334 POLS 334 - Canadian Government and Politcs

Provides the student with a detailed examination of the political issues that divide and unite Canadians. Course topics include discussion of alternative theoretical approaches to Canadian politics; regionalism, citizenship, and political participation; the French-English Cleavage; provincialism versus federalism; aboriginal politics; gender and class issues; the United States' and Canada's uneasy relationship; multiculturalism and bilingualism as key indicators of Canadian political culture; the Executive in Parliament dispute; legislative politics and judicial interpretation; law and constitution.Cross-listed: HIST 334.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Political Studies including POLS 234, or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 352 POLS 352 - Government and Politics of the USA

An introduction to American politics, including the major branches of government: the presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court. The dynamics of American political institutions and their interaction. The prime emphasis is on national politics, especially the interaction of the executive and legislative, including presidential decision-making.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Cross-listed: HIST 352.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Political Studies including POLS 234, or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 391 POLS 391 - Canadian Governmental Leadership

​​In the setting of the historical Booth Mansion in Ottawa, students are invited to explore the history of Canadian political leadership. Using the historical method, including research in primary sources, they will evaluate the leadership of Canadian Prime Ministers and examine how they addressed the needs and crises of the nation. By means of their enquiries into Canada’s political leadership, students will develop their own theories of effective leadership.

Cross-listed: HIST 391; SOCI 391

Prerequisite(s): Admission into Laurentian Leadership Centre. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 392 POLS 392 - Ethics and Public Affairs

The philosophical basis for and nature of ethical decision-making. Recent and contemporary ethical issues facing leaders in the political, business, and communication fields. Students observe how leaders engage ethical dilemmas in the Ottawa setting of their discipline.Cross-listed: SOCI 392.Prerequisite(s): Admission into Laurentian Leadership Centre. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 422 POLS 422 - Contemporary South Asia

An introduction to the concerns of contemporary political, economic, and social development such as state consolidation, ethnic and social movements, poverty, and conflict through study of the political economy of the Middle East. Students explore the region through analysis of selected Middle Eastern states, cultures, and emergent issues such as underdevelopment, religious and ethnic movements, external intervention, and regional conflicts and disputes.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of political studies (POLS 211 and 308 recommended), or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 436 POLS 436 - Canadian-US Relations

A survey of relations between the two countries from their origins, ranging from military and diplomatic to intellectual and cultural contacts. Comparative developments in the two nations.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Cross-listed: HIST 436.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Political Studies including POLS 234, or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00