Western University Political ScienceFaculty of Social Science

Current Timetable

Graduate Timetable 2016-2017 

Students will be asked to complete the electronic registration for first term in early August.  This will be considered a preliminary registration.  Final registration for first term courses must be completed at the end of the second week of classes in September.  The electronic registration for second term courses will open in December.  Final registration for second term courses must be completed at the end of the second week of classes in January.  Changes will not be permitted beyond the second week of classes in either term.  Please direct any questions to the Graduate Program Advisor.

Note: PhD students are required to take both core courses within a given field as preparation for their comprehensive examinations.  For example, Political Theory I and Political Theory II.

Note: MA students must take at least one core course each term, but they need not take two from the same subfield.  For example, students may take International Relations I and Comparative Politics II.  In no case is the first core course a prerequisite for the second core course.

Core Courses

OutlinesTitleInstructorLocation and Time
9501A MA Scope & Methods in Political Science C. Anderson SSC 4255
TH 9:30-11:30
9502A PhD Scope & Methods in Political Science L. Stephenson SSC 4103
TH 9:30-11:30
9503A Political Theory I C. Jones SC 4112
M 10:30-12:30
9504B Political Theory II R. Vernon SSC 4112
M 10:30-12:30
9511A International Relations I A. Harmes SSC 4103
T 12:30-2:30
9512B International Relations II D. Bousfield SSC 4255
T 12:30-2:30
9523A (PA9901A) Advanced Local Government A. Sancton SSC 4255
W 4:00-6:00
9524B (PA9902B) Policy Process in Local Government M. Horak SSC 4255
W 4:00-6:00
9531A Canadian Politics: Institutions C. Alcantara SSC 4105
W 9:30-11:30
9532B Canadian Politics: Society L. Stephenson SSC 4105
W 9:30-11:30
9566A Comparative Politics I B. Morrison SSC 4103
TH 1:30-3:30
9567B Comparative Politics II A. Perez SSC 4103
TH 1:30-3:30
9591B Quantitative Methods in Political Science D. Armstrong SSC 4105
TH 9:30-12:30

Special Topics

Each year the Department offers a range of specialized seminars spread across the subfields within the discipline. Space in these courses may be limited to 5 graduate students.

OutlinesTitleInstructorLocation and Time
9710B (4406G) The European Welfare State
(Comp, IR)
B. Morrison SSC 4105
W 3:30-5:30
9712A (4402F) Diplomacy and International Negotiations
(IR)
R. Dimitrov SSC 4255
T 9:30-11:30
9714B (4501G) Multilevel Governance
(Cdn, IR, Comp)
C. Alcantara SSC 4105
M 11:30-1:30
9738B (4409G) US and the Middle East
(IR, Comp)
S. Mansur SSC 4105
T 2:30-4:30
9739A (4408F) International Security (Global Security)
(IR, Comp)
R. Dimitrov SSC 4255
M 1:30-3:30
9746A (4201F) UN Issues
(IR, Comp)
D. Bousfield SSC 4255
M 3:30-5:30
9751B (TJ9501B) Transitional Justice
(IR, Comp)
J. Quinn LWH 1218
W 12:30-3:30
9754B (4401G) American Foreign Policy
(IR, Comp)
D. Abelson SSC 4112
T 9:30-11:30
9756B (4204G) Politics of Race
Cdn, Comp)
C. Dick SSC 4105
W 11:30-1:30
9758A (4203F) Social Diversity, Gender and the Law
(Cdn, Comp)
C. Dick SSC 4105
T 11:30-1:30
9759A (4403F) War on Terror
(IR)
N. Biswas Mellamphy SSC 4112
W 1:30-3:30
9760A (4205F) Cognitive Dimensions Politics
(Comp)
A. Perez SSC 4105
M 11:30-1:30
9762B (4206G) Theories of Global Justice
(Theory, Comp, IR)
R. Vernon SSC 4112
TH 11:30-1:30
9766A (4512F) Comparative Global Corruption
(Comp, IR)
B. Morrison SSC 4103
W 11:30-1:30
9767B (4209G) Political Strategy and Communication
(Cdn, Comp, IR)
R. Leone SSC 4112
TH 3:30-5:30

A = Fall Term (September - December)
B = Winter Term (January - April)
E = Fall & Winter Terms

First term graduate courses are not prerequisites for second term graduate courses.

Accessibility at Western
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Scholastic Offences
Scholastic offences are taken seriously and students are directed to read the appropriate policy, specifically, the definition of what constitutes a Scholastic Offence, at the following Web site: http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/appeals_discipline/index.html

Outlines
Students are expected to download and bring a copy of the course outline to the first class.

Support Services
Students who are in emotional/mental distress should refer to Mental Health@Western for a complete list of options on how to obtain help.