Western University Political ScienceFaculty of Social Science

Prerequisites

In order for a course to be properly taught and understood, instructors depend on their students having knowledge of specific background material. Therefore, several of the 3000 and 4000-level Political Science courses have prerequisites that must be followed at all times.

When choosing your courses, it is wise to take into consideration how those courses relate to others in the Political Science program. The chart below indicates which courses are prerequisites for other courses.

Please note that unless a student has the prerequisites for a course or has received written special permission from their Dean to enroll in it, they may be removed from a course and it will be deleted from their record. This decision may not be appealed. There will be no adjustment to a student's fees in the event that they are dropped from a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites.

Prerequisite Waivers: Prerequisites are generally not waived or are done so only in exceptional cases. Prerequisites are not granted retroactively.

This course:Is a Prerequisite for these Political Science courses:
POL 2211E
Business & Government
3365 - Political Economy North-South
POL 2230E
Canadian Politics
3316 - Political Parties (or 2244)
3317 - Interest Groups & Social Movements (or 2244)
3326 - Canadian-American Relations (or 2231 or 2244)
3332 - The Political Significance of the Charter
3336 - Elections & Voting (or 2244)
3371 - Politics of Quebec (or 2236)
3372 - Politics of Ontario (or 2236)
4203 - Social Diversity, Gender & the Law
4204 - Politics of Race
POL 2231E
International Relations

3200 - Understanding September 11th
3201 - International Law
3314 - Global Environmental Governance
3321 - Politics of India (or 2245)
3322 - Latin America in Global Perspective (or 2245)
3323 - The Politics of Latin America (or 2245)
3326 - Canadian-American Relations (or 2230 or 2244)
3329 - The Politics of the Middle East
3340 - Rise & Fall of Communism in the USSR (or 2245)
3341 - The Post Communist Transformations (or 2245)
3343 - The European Union (or 2245)
3366 - International Conflict Management
3367 - Political Economy, North America
3388 - International Human Rights (or 2245)
3205 - Africa in World Politics
4201 - UN Issues
4401 - American Foreign Policy (or 2244)
4402 - Diplomacy & International Relations

4404 - Globalization & National Sovereignty
4408 - International Security
4409 - The United States and the Middle East (and 2244)
4411 - Threats to Global Democracy (or 2245)

POL 2236E
Local Government
3371 - Politics of Quebec (or 2230)
3372 - Politics of Ontario (or 2230)
POL 2237E
Political Theory

3313 - Problems of Wealth & Poverty
3334 - Contemporary Political Theory

4205 - Cognitive Dimensions of Politics (or 2245)
4206 - Theories of Global Justice

4413 - Theories of Democracy (plus one of 2230, 2231, 2244, or 2245)

POL 2244E
American Government
3316 - Political Parties (or 2230)
3317 - Interest Groups & Social Movements (or 2230)
3326 - Canadian-American Relations (or 2230 or 2231)
4401 - American Foreign Policy (or 2231)
4409 - The United States and the Middle East (and 2231)
POL 2245E
Comparative Politics

3321 - Politics of India (or 2231)
3322 - Latin America in Global Perspective (or 2231)
3323 - The Politics of Latin America (or 2231)
3329 - The Politics of the Middle East
3340 - Rise & Fall of Communism in the USSR (or 2231)
3341 - The Post Communist Transformations (or 2231)
3343 - The European Union (or 2245)
3344 - Western European Politics
3388 - International Human Rights (or 2231)
4202 - Religion & Politics in Comparative Perspective

4205 - Cognitive Dimensions of Politics (or 2237)
4411 - Threats to Global Democracy (or 2245)

POL 3363F/G
Urban Political Analysis
3364 - Issues in Urban Governance
POL 3388
International Human Rights
4426 - Genocide
4427 - Transitional Justice