Western University Political ScienceFaculty of Social Science

2017 - 2018 Courses

Fall/Winter Courses 

Number

Section

Title

Instructor

IR 2702E

001

Global Politics Since 1945
Tuesday, 11:30-1:30, SH 3305
Restricted to International Relations Students

G. Stewart/
E. Simpson

IR 4702E

001

Contemporary Challenges in the Global Community
Monday, 10:30-12:30, STVH 3166
Restricted to International Relations Students

F. McKenzie/
D. Bousfield

1020E Term 1
1020E Term 2

002

Introduction to Political Sciences
Tuesday & Thursday, 11:30-1:00, NCB 101  

C. Jones/
B. Morrison

1020E Term 1

003

Introduction to Political Science
Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 PM, UCC 56 

N. Narain

2102A

001

Capitalism and Democracy
Tuesday, 10:30-12:30, UCC 67

D. Lalonde

2103B

001

Current Issues in Canadian Politics
Monday, 12:30-2:30, SSC 3006

R. Jonasson

2104 (online)

650

The United Nations in the New Millennium (ONLINE)

S. Mansur

2135A

001

Canada Abroad
Thursday, 12:30-2:30, UCC 67

E. Simpson

2140A

001

Globalization
Wednesday, 12:30-2:30, SSC 2028

D. Bousfield

2141B

001

Global Violence & Injustice
Wednesday, 12:30-2:30, SSC 2032

E. Simpson

2142A

001

Politics & Pop Culture
Monday, 11:30-1:30, NCB 117

N. Biswas Mellamphy

2143B

001

Politics & Media in a Post-Truth Era
Wednesday, 4:30-6:30, UCC 37

M. Dyczok

2192B (online)

650

Special Topic: 'In-yo-face' Poli-tainment: Television & Political (Con)Science (ONLINE)

This course will critically examine politics and television, focused on Canada and the US politics-focused shows. It will consider three main types of political shows: political satire, political comedy, and political drama. Students will watch select clips and episodes, and are encouraged to analyze them in light of critical readings and short video analyses.

N. Narain

2203F/TJ2001F

001

Problems in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Resolution
Wednesday, 2:30-5:30, SSC 2020

J. Quinn

2211E

001

Business and Government
Monday, 3:30-6:30, NCB 114

A. Harmes

2230E Term 1

001

Canadian Government and Politics
Monday, 10:30-12:30, UCC 146

C. Alcantara/
C. de Clercy

2231E Term 1

2231 Term 2

001

International Relations
Wednesday, 10:30-12:30, UCC 146

R. Dimitrov/
N. Narain

2237E

001

Introduction to Political Theory
Tuesday, 10:30-12:30, NCB 113

R. VandeWetering

2244E

001

American Government and Politics
Wednesday, 2:30-4:30, NCB 114

P. Ferguson

2245E (Term 1)
2245E (Term 2)

001

Introduction to Comparative Politics
Thursday, 10:30-12:30, UCC 37

B. Morrison/
A. Pérez

2246E

001

Public Administration and Policy
Thursday, 2:30-4:30 PM, UCC 37

J. Lyons

2423F

001

Russia and Ukraine: Past and Present
Wednesday, 4:30-6:30, SSC 2032

M. Dyczok

3201G

001

Issues in International Law
Wednesday, 3:30-5:30, SSC 2028
Open to International Relations Students
Open to Majors

D. Bousfield

3203F

001

International Crises
Monday, 3:30-5:30, SSC 3014
Open to International Relations Students
Open to Majors

E. Simpson

3206G

001

Political Risk Assessment
Monday, 1:30-3:30, SSC 4255
Open to International Relations Students
Open to Majors as of July 21st

P. Ferguson

3207G

001

Women, Sex and Politics
Tuesday, 1:30-3:30, LWH 1227
Open to Majors as of July 21st

N. Biswas Mellamphy

3209G

001

Foreign Policy Analysis
Monday, 3:30-5:30, SSC 4255
Open to International Relations Students
Open to Majors as of July 21st

D. Bousfield

3316G

001

Political Parties
Tuesday, 9:30-11:30, SSC 4255
Open to Majors as of July 21st

R. Leone

3317F

001

Interest Groups & Social Movements
Wednesday, 3:30-5:30, SSC 4255
Open to International Relations Students 
Open to Majors as of July 21st

D. Bousfield

3322F    

001            

Latin America in Global Perspective
Thursday, 4:30-6:30, SSC 4255
Open to International Relations Students
Open to Majors as of July 21st

A. Pérez

3324F

001

Research Methods in Political Science
Thursday, 1:30-3:30, UCC 146
Open to International Relations Students
Open to Majors as of July 21st

R. Leone

3326E

001

Canadian-American Relations
Wednesday, 10:30-12:30, KB K203
Open to International Relations Students
Open to Majors

D. Bousfield

3329F

001

The Politics of the Middle East
Wednesday, 10:30-12:30, SSC 4255
Open to International Relations Students
Open to Majors

S. Mansur

3331G

001

Courts and the Constitution
Thursday, 11:30-1:30, UCC 60
Open to Majors as of July 21st

R. Leone

3332F

001

The Political Significance of the Charter
Monday, 1:30-3:30, SSC 3028
Open to Majors as of July 21st

C. Dick

3334E

001

Contemporary Political Theory
Tuesday, 11:30-1:30, SSC 4112 
Open to Majors as of July 21st

R. Vernon

3336F

001

Elections & Voting
Tuesday, 2:30-4:30, AHB 1B08
Open to Majors as of July 21st

R. Leone

3337F

001

Comparative Public Opinion
Monday, 9:30-11:30, SSC 4112
Open to Majors as of July 21st

C. Anderson

3343G

001

European Union
Wednesday, 10:30-12:30, SSC 4255
Open to International Relations Students
Open to Majors as of July 21st

B. Morrison

3344F

001

Western European Politics
Wednesday, 3:30-5:30, LWH 1227
Open to International Relations Students
Open to Majors as of July 21st

B. Morrison

3348F

001

Federalism
Wednesday, 1:30-3:30, SSC 4112
Open to Majors as of July 21st

C. de Clercy

3363G

001

Urban Political Analysis
Thursday, 1:30-3:30, LWH 1227
Open to Majors as of July 21st

Z. Taylor

3366E

001

International Conflict Management
Tuesday, 2:30-4:30, UCC 66
Open to International Relations Students
Open to Majors

N. Narain

3372F

001

The Politics of Ontario
Thursday, 3:30-5:30, SSC 3026
Open to Majors 

R. Jonasson

3388E 

001

International Human Rights
Thursday, 9:30-11:30, P&AB 34
Open to International Relations Students
Open to Majors

J. Quinn/
T. Hinan

3390F

001

Special Topics: Political Leadership
Monday, 11:30-1:30, SSC 4255
Open to Majors as of July 21st

This class introduces students to the study of leadership. We spend much time learning about leaders who, for good or bad purposes, manage to mobilize the support of large organizations, whole communities or entire societies toward a specific goal.  We are interested in what type of people become leaders, what sorts of resources they possess, why people follow leaders, why bad leadership happens, and how leaders manage their power.

C. de Clercy

3391G

001

Special Topics: Comparing Women’s Political Leadership in the Provinces: Kathleen Wynne, Christy Clark and Rachel Notley
Wednesday, 1:30-3:30, LWH 1227
Open to Majors as of July 21st

This course compares provincial political structures through a feminist lens, especially with regard to the premier’s office and the party system. The course centers on two questions: why have female Canadian political leaders been successful recently in rising to lead some provincial governments in Canada; and once in office, how do they exercise leadership?  

C. de Clercy

3397G

001

Special Topics: What is Democracy and How do We Study It?
Tuesday, 1:30-3:30, SSC 4255
Open to Majors as of July 21st

This course is designed to introduce students to different approaches to political science analysis.  This will be accomplished through a series of lectures taught by different professors, each tackling the same question:  “What is democracy and how do we study it?”  Each lecture will focus on a specific approach to the question, will consider the conceptualization and operationalization of the relevant ideas, and detail the method of analysis used to study democracy in that way.  The benefit of this course is that students will be able to understand and compare the differences between approaches to political science and the conclusions that they produce.

Team taught

3398F

001

First Nations Political and Legal Issues
Tuesday, 9:30-12:30, UCC 60
Open to Majors as of July 21st

T. Baker

4201F

001

The U.N. and Global Governance
Monday, 3:30-5:30, SSC 4103

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 International Relations, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 International Relations, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

D. Bousfield

4203F

001

Social Diversity, Gender and the Law
Tuesday, 11:30-1:30, SSC 4103 

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

C. Dick

4204G

001

Politics of Race
Wednesday, 11:30-1:30, SSC 4105

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

C. Dick

4205F

001

Cognitive Dimensions of Politics
Monday, 11:30-1:30, SSC 4112

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

A. Perez

4206G/9762B

001

Theories of Global Justice
Thursday, 11:30-1:30, SSC 4112

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 International Relations, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 International Relations, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

R. Vernon

4209F/9767A

001

Political Strategy & Communication
Thursday, 3:30-5:30, SSC 4105

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

A. Harmes

4211G

001

Multilevel Governance
Monday, 1:30-3:30, SSC 4103

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

C. Alcantara

4213F

001

Comparative Global Corruption
Wednesday, 10:30-12:30, SSC 4112
Open to International Relations Students

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 International Relations, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 International Relations, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

B. Morrison

4401G/9754B

001

American Foreign Policy
Tuesday, 9:30-11:30, SSC 4112
Open to International Relations Students

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 International Relations, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, Yr 4 American Studies, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 International Relations, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, Yr 3 American Studies or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

D. Abelson

4403F

001

War on Terror
Wednesday, 1:30-3:30, SSC 4103

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 International Relations, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 International Relations, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

N. Biswas Mellamphy

4406G

001

The European Welfare State
Wednesday, 3:30-5:30, SSC 4112
Open to International Relations Students 

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 International Relations, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 International Relations, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

B. Morrison

4409G

001

U.S. and the Middle East
Tuesday, 2:30-4:30, SSC 4112
Open to International Relations Students

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 International Relations, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 International Relations, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

S. Mansur

4411F

001

Threats to Global Democracy
Monday, 1:30-3:30, SSC 4112
Open to International Relations Students

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 International Relations, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 International Relations, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

P. Ferguson

4419F/9715A

001

Special Topics: Methodology
Thursday, 11:30-1:30, SSC 4103

This course is designed to help students understand how data are gathered, managed and analyzed in Political Science. Part of the course will be aimed at consumption of quantitative work – how to read articles and books with statistical components without skipping the methodology section.  The second component of the course will encourage students to undertake their own statistical analyses.  The course will provide the relevant background and training in simple statistical analyses – difference of means tests and linear regression analysis.

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 International Relations, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 International Relations, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

D. Armstrong

4426G/9723B

001

Genocide
Thursday, 1:30-3:30, SSC 4255
Open to International Relations Students

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 International Relations, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 International Relations, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

J. Quinn

4490E

001

Honors Thesis

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 International Relations, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 International Relations, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

Faculty

4498F/G

001

Independent Study

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 International Relations, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 International Relations, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

Faculty

4499F/G

001

Independent Study

Priority to students enrolled in Year 4 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 4 International Relations, Yr 4 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 4 Scholars Electives. Open July 21 to all Yr 3 Hons Spec Polisci, Yr 3 International Relations, Yr 3 Hons Double Major in Polisci, or Yr 3 Scholars Electives.

Faculty