2017-2018 Academic Year

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CANA 1001/POLS 1001

Government, Law and Leaders

0.5 unit
An introduction to the central concepts and ideas which shape our political world. It explores the design of political systems and the roles of institutions (executive, legislative, and judicial) that organize political life and the powers of Presidents and Prime Ministers. Note: Students who have received credit for POLS 1100 may not take this course for credit. (Also listed under Public Policy Studies)

CANA 1002/POLS 1002
State, Democracy and Change in the Global Era

0.5 unit
An introduction to the state, democracy and change in a global era. The course explores the social and political influences on the governing process, including political parties, political culture and electoral systems. In addition, the phenomenon of globalization and its impact on the sovereignty of individual states are considered. Note: Students who have received credit for POLS 1100 may not take this course for credit. (Also listed under Public Policy Studies)

CANA 1101/POLS 1101
Critical Perspectives on Canadian Society

0.5 unit
An introduction to the history, economy, geography, politics, culture and demographics of Canada. This interdisciplinary course examines the ongoing process of constructing the Canadian nation from Canada’s past to the contemporary period, and from the local to the global context. Note: Students who have received credit for CANA 1100 may not take this course for credit.

CANA 1102/POLS 1102
Citizenship, Identity and Diversity in Canada

0.5 unit
An introduction to the diverse communities of Canada. This interdisciplinary course explores the themes of equality, ethnicity, nationality, gender, class, region, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. Note: Students who have received credit for CANA 1100 may not take this course for credit.

CANA 2201/POLS 2201
Law, Government and Politics in Canada

0.5 unit
An introduction to the values, structures and processes which are the foundation of Canadian legal and governmental institutions. Topics may include the roles of the Prime Minister, the Cabinet and individual MPs, the constitutional division of powers and Quebec's demands for change, and the basic principles of our legal system. (Also listed under Public Policy Studies)

CANA 2202/POLS 2202
People, Power and Politics in Canada

0.5 unit
An introduction to core liberal democratic values at the heart of Canadian society and the chief links between citizens and their governments. Such topics as Canadian political culture, political participation, the role of the mass media, political parties and interest groups in shaping decision-making are addressed, and alternatives for change are assessed. (Also listed under Public Policy Studies)

CANA 3301/POLS 3301
Contemporary Canadian Policy Issues

0.5 unit
Prerequisites: CANA 1101/POLS 1101 and CANA 1102/POLS 1102 or 1.0 unit of POLS or permission of the instructor
An examination of contemporary issues and debates in Canadian society. The course considers various cultural, social, economic and political factors and their significance for understanding current policy problems in Canada. Note: Students who have received credit for CANA 3305 may not take this course for credit. (Also listed under Public Policy Studies) Seminar Hours

CANA 3306
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies

0.5 unit
Prerequisite: CANA 1101/POLS 1101 and CANA 1102/POLS 1102 or CANA 3301/POLS 3301 or permission of the instructor
A seminar course, offered periodically, on a special topic in Canadian Studies not specifically covered by other programmes. Topics will vary.

CANA 3307
Selected Topics in Canadian Studies

0.5 unit
Prerequisite: CANA 1101/POLS 1101 and CANA 1102/POLS 1102 or CANA 3301/POLS 3301 or permission of the instructor
A seminar course, offered periodically, on a special topic in Canadian Studies not specifically covered by other programmes. Topics will vary.

CANA 4000
Seminar on Canada

0.5 unit
Prerequisite: CANA 3301 or permission of the instructor
An interdisciplinary senior seminar, in which students will explore in-depth selected topics in Canadian society applying contemporary theoretical approaches in the field. Particular topics for study will be determined by the professor and students in the seminar.

CANA 4002
Directed Study

0.5 unit
Prerequisite: CANA 3301 or written permission of the course supervisor
A directed study to permit the student to concentrate on a substantive area of Canadian studies, or as an additional course for students wishing to pursue a specific interest in depth.

CANA 4007/POLS 4007
Directed Study

0.5 unit
A course designed to encourage the student to do independent work in a particular area of political studies. The outline is developed by the student(s) and professor involved and should not include materials covered in other courses offered by the department. (Also listed under Public Policy Studies)

Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year which runs from September 01, 2017 to August 31, 2018. 

For information on the current 2016-2017 academic year, which concludes August 31, 2017, please consult the Undergraduate Academic Calendar (PDF) and Graduate Academic Calendar (PDF).

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