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Course Credits
ECON 102 ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Basic lessons of macroeconomics, where the economic growth and economic fluctuations are studied. Issues such as GDP, CPI will be discussed. Long-run trend and causes of economic growth rate, unemployment rate and inflation rate will be examined. Short-run fluctuations of an economy around the long-run trend. Government responses to the short-run fluctuation of an economy, namely monetary and fiscal policy. Exchange rate, current account, and capital flights in an open economy context.Prerequisite(s): none; (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
ECON 201 ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics

A fundamental understanding of how economists view the world, how people make decisions, and how people interact with one another. Basic economic analysis of consumers' behaviour, firms' production behaviour, and market equilibrium. Graphical analysis.Prerequisite(s): Second year standing. (3-0; 3-0)

3.00
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
ECON 330 ECON 330 - Theory and Practice of Development

A study of major theories or models of economic development and evaluation of practices and approaches to economic development by studying various cases from several different countries. Theories and practices of development are examined from a Christian perspective, with consideration of the influence of the human factor.Prerequisite(s): ECON 230. (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

The ways in which states and other actors in the international system deal with each other: the evolution of the international system, the nature of foreign policy, the dynamics of international bargaining, and the changing role of force as an instrument of foreign policy. The contribution of international organizations, international law, political integration, and multilateral diplomacy to the creation of a more just international order.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 234 POLS 234 - CDN Government & Politics

Provides the student with an overview of the Canadian system of government in a comparative approach that includes study of British, American, and Canadian political and government institutions and practices. A comparative study of how basic concepts, principles, and institutions associated with different expressions of liberal-democratic governments highlight the diversity of political experience, reveal the interdependence of political systems and show the uniqueness of Canada's political system. Particular attention is given to the manner in which Parliament attempts to facilitate and develop public policy that reflects the diverse interests and aspirations of its citizens.Cross-listed: SOCI 234.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 250 POLS 250 - Classical Political Philosophy 3.00
POLS 305 POLS 305 - Political Analysis

This course provides a survey of empirical research methods, especially qualitative and quantitative methods, used in descriptive and explanatory political analysis. The course work is oriented towards the practical use of these methods through such issues as research design in political analysis; the preparation of a literature review; the use of quantitative survey techniques and case studies methods; interviewing techniques; and the ethics of policy research.Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 and 211 or 234, or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 308 POLS 308 - Political Economy of Dev. Nations

This course provides an analysis of the relationship of government policies and economic development in selected Asian, African, and Latin American countries. Topics include the role of leadership and public policy; challenges of development; obstacles to democratization; and the interaction of domestic and global political/economic structures.Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 and 211, or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 310 POLS 310 - Issues in Social Justice

An examination of ethical issues that pertain to social justice, addressing such topics as the distribution of wealth, affirmative action and quotas, sexual equality, gay rights, the morality of war, punishment, and responsibility.Cross-listed: PHIL 310/510.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Political Studies including POLS 101, or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 312 POLS 312 - Globalization and Global Governance

Examines the causes and consequences of globalization and the transitional institutions established to cope with this process. The course examines the meaning of global governance and how this differs from governance of domestic societies. It also identifies the significant international institutions involved in global governance and assesses their contribution. The role of various international governmental and non-governmental organizations are studied in relation to such issues as global trade, the environment, human rights, economic development, and international migration.Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 and 211, or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 314 POLS 314 - International Political Economy

A study of the globalization of the world economy and the political factors that shape this process. Students become familiar with the recent history of international trade, global economic relations, and the role of various players in foreign economic policy making. Using case studies of representative governments, students explore models of fiscal and monetary policy and types of trade protection. Other topics include political factors affecting emerging and transitional economies, role of trade groupings, impact of multinational corporations, negotiations in the World Trade Organization, and the problems related to global industries such as airlines or oil.Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 and 211, or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 320 POLS 320 - Social and Political Philosophy

An examination of foundational ideas and problems in political life and thought. Both classical and contemporary texts are used. Concepts treated include the state, the citizen, democracy, liberty, equality, authority, obligation, and disobedience.Cross-listed: PHIL 320.Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 and third year standing; or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 330 POLS 330 - Law and Canadian Politics

This course provides students with an overview of important themes in Canadian law: its sources, theories of jurisprudence, federalism and the courts, and how the legal framework and the Supreme Court decisions shape public discourse in Canada on political issues. Through the examination of milestone court cases, particularly Supreme Court decisions since the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1981), the symbiotic relationship between the judiciary and the legislative branches of government are established.Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 and 234. (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 335 POLS 335 - Dev't of the Canadian Constitution

A survey of the historical development of the Canadian Constitution from 1867 to the present. The search for an amending formula and the patriation of the Constitution. The evolving nature of the federation; the Meech Lake Accord; the Charlottetown Accord; the October 26 Referendum; western demands for major changes to the Senate and other national institutions of the federation; and the unfinished constitutional agenda. The profound effect on law and public policy development resulting from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Cross-listed: HIST 335.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 361 POLS 361 - Political Science Practicum

A supervised field experience in an approved political, governmental, or related setting.NB: Pass/Fail courses.Prerequisite(s): Honours, major, concentration, or minor in Political Studies or International Studies. Second year standing or higher, 6 sem. hrs. of Political Studies, and at least a C+ average. Students may include a maximum of 6 sem. hrs. in their Political Studies major, concentration, or minor, and a maximum of 9 sem. hrs. in their degree.

1.00
POLS 391 POLS 391 - Canadian Governmental Leadership

The nature and styles of leadership in the political and governmental sectors; the history of political leadership; current leadership in both internal and external constituencies. Students explore both appropriate and inappropriate leadership styles and observe leaders in the Ottawa setting of their discipline.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 395 POLS 395 - LLC Internship 3.00
POLS 406 POLS 406 - War, Peace and Society

A survey of the changing nature of and approaches to war and its effect on society from the Middle Ages to the present. Various visions and proposals for peace. The nature of nuclear war.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Cross-listed: HIST 406.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Political Studies including POLS 101 or 211, or instructor's consent. (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 430 POLS 430 - Global Politics

A seminar course devoted to intensive study of selected issues in contemporary global politics.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 and 211; or instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
POLS 434 POLS 434 - Canadian Political Thought

Examination of selected Canadian authors who have contributed significantly to the development of Canadian political discourse. Topics include federalism, social democracy, multiculturalism, feminism, compact theory, and national identity. The systematic study of these and related concepts in the context in which they were elaborated; comparison to current interpretations and usage.Prerequisite(s): POLS 101 and 234; 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
POLS 440 POLS 440 - Evolut'n of Canadian Foreign Policy

An overview of the formulation and trends of Canadian foreign policy in the period since Confederation. The domestic and external determinants of Canadian foreign policy, the nature of the foreign policy-making process, and the evolution of key themes in Canadian foreign policy.Cross-listed: HIST 440/542.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Political Studies including POLS 211 or 234, or instructor's consent. (0-0; 3-0)

3.00
POLS 488 POLS 488 - Special Topics in Political Science

An examination of special topics or issues in political studies that are not considered in-depth in other courses.NB: Not offered every year. See Department chair.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Political Studies including POLS 101 or 211 or 234, third year standing, and instructor's consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00