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Current and upcoming Political Science courses

Winter 2019 Undergraduate Course Offerings

Course Code

Course Name  

Instructor

INTST 101

Introduction to International Studies

 

PSCI 150

Introduction to Global Politics

Aaron Ettinger
Alexander Lanoszka

PSCI 226

Modern Political Thought

Anna Drake

PSCI 244

Irrational/Rational Choices

Jingjing Huo

PSCI 252

Global South

Mariam Mufti

PSCI 260

Canadian Government and Politics

Rebecca Nabert-Chubb

PSCI 281

World Politics

Aaron Ettinger

PSCI 283

International Political Economy

Caitlin Michelle Scott

PSCI 300

Political Economy Foundations

Heather Whiteside

PSCI 334

Public Policy

Daniel Henstra

PSCI 360

Canadian Government & Political Topics

Gerard Boychuk

PSCI 369

Politics of Decolonization

Daniel Gorman

PSCI 370

Women and Politics

Anna Drake

PSCI 390

Special Studies

Christopher Bennett

PSCI 428

The State and Economic Life

Heather Whiteside

PSCI 432

Global Environmental Governance

Andrea Collins

PSCI 452

Comparative Political Parties

Jingjing Huo

PSCI 461

Canadian National Politics

Gerard Boychuk

PSCI 480

China and Global Governance

Hongying Wang

PSCI 481

Interstate War

Aaron Ettinger

PSCI 497A

Study Abroad Experience

Heather Whiteside

PSCI 497B

Study Abroad Experience

Heather Whiteside

PSCI 498A

Current Issues in Political Science

Heather Whiteside

PSCI 498B

Research Experience

Heather Whiteside

PSCI 498C

Civic Engagement Experience

Heather Whiteside

PSCI 499B

Special Honours Essay

Heather Whiteside

Fall 2018 Undergraduate Course Offerings

Course Code Course Name Instructor
INTST 101 Introduction to International Studies David Welch
PSCI 100 Intro to Government Emmett Macfarlane
Anna Esselment
PSCI 231 Government and Business Heather Whiteside
PSCI 255 Comparative Political Economy Jingjing Huo
PSCI 264 American Government & Politics Gerard Boychuk
PSCI 282 Foreign Policy Andrew Cooper
PSCI 299 Beyond the Classroom Mariam Mufti
PSCI 324 Contemporary Political Theory Anna Drake
PSCI 331 Public Administration  
PSCI 355 Russia and its Neighbours    Alexander Lanoszka
PSCI 359 Politics of South Asia Mariam Mufti
PSCI 387 Globalization Laszlo Sarkany
PSCI 402 Politics of International Trade Horatiu Rus
PSCI 404 Global Business & Development Lucy Hinton
PSCI 423 Democratic Theory and Practice Anna Drake
PSCI 463 Rights and Public Policy Emmett Macfarlane
PSCI 490 Special Topics: Issues in the 2018 US Election Gerard Boychuk
PSCI 497A Study Abroad Experience Heather Whiteside
PSCI 498A Current Issues in Political Science Heather Whiteside
PSCI 498B Research Experience Heather Whiteside
PSCI 498C Current Issues in Political Science Heather Whiteside

Spring 2018 Undergraduate Course Offerings

Course Code

Course Name  

Instructor

INTST 101

Introduction to International Studies

Michael  Stevenson 

PSCI 231

Government and Business

Brent Needham

PSCI 257

Introduction to the Middle East

Bessma Momani

PSCI 281

World Politics

Aaron Ettinger

PSCI 373

Parties/Elections/Marketing

Anna Esselment

PSCI 387

Globalization

Laszlo Sarkany

PSCI 490

Topic: US Foreign Policy

Aaron Ettinger

PSCI 490

Topic: The Practice of Politics

Anna Esselment

PSCI 493

Field Course: Intl Monetary Fund Meetings

Bessma Momani

PSCI 497A

Study Abroad Experience

Heather Whiteside

PSCI 497B

Study Abroad Experience

Heather Whiteside

PSCI 498A

Current Issues in Political Science

Heather Whiteside

PSCI 498B

Research Experience

Heather Whiteside

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Courses at other universities

Courses at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU)

Courses at other universities

  • Students who have completed a minimum of four University of Waterloo term courses and are in good standing may apply for a Letter of Permission to take up to a maximum of five units at another university (including courses taken at WLU).
  • Transfer students please note: the maximum number of transfer credits which can be granted by the Faculty of Arts is ten units. This total includes up to five units taken by cross registration.
  • Please submit completed Letter of Permission, with descriptions of the proposed courses, to the Undergraduate Officer for approval.
  • There is a $25.00 processing fee, payable to the Registrar's office.
  • It is the student's responsibility to arrange for admission to the host university, and to order an official transcript from the host university upon completion of the course.
  • Credit (CR) will be granted for grades of 60% (C-) or better. Courses taken on Letter of Permission will appear as External Transfers on the student's grade report or official transcript and will not be included in average calculations

Special studies/subject courses

  • Students in their 3rd or 4th years may be eligible for a special studies/subject course (also known as a reading course). These courses are numbered 391 and 492.
  • A special studies/subject course is an intensive reading course on a specific topic not available in the regular departmental course offerings.
  • It is supervised by a faculty member and normally requires students to undertake a systematic program of reading leading to the writing of a research paper. Students are expected to meet regularly with their supervisors.
  • A special studies/subject course is a single-term course which should be completed within the time constraints of a normal academic term.

Procedure

  • Students contemplating a special studies/subject course must first have a specific project. Students should be able to justify their proposals, define the area of research, and identify available sources.
  • Students should approach a potential supervisor as early as possible, preferably before the first day of classes.
  • Students should discuss proposal with the faculty member who will act as supervisor.
    • Supervision of a special studies/subject course is a voluntary activity undertaken by faculty members over and above normal departmental responsibilities. This means that although faculty members are generally anxious to assist students in their special projects, their other commitments may sometimes mean that they are unable to provide the supervision.
  • When registering for a special studies course, a proposal must be filled out and signed by the student and the supervising faculty member.
  • Signed approval must then be obtained from the Undergraduate Officer.
  • These courses require department consent, so a course override form must also be filled out for the Undergraduate Officer to approve.

PSCI 499 A/B Special Honours Essay

  • Honours Political Science students may choose to write a major essay in their 4th year.
  • A senior honour essay is the equivalent of two term courses.
  • A letter grade for PSCI 499A will be submitted only after the completion of PSCI 499B.
  • The procedure for students wishing to register for a special honours essay is essentially the same as for a special studies/subject course, except the supervisor will appoint a second reader who will be consulted on the evaluation of the essay.

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