2000 Level Courses

AP/POLS 2300 6.0 Introduction to Empirical Theory

An introduction to the issues, procedures and theories associated with doing research on political questions. The first term examines the assumptions and ideas that lie behind how we do what is known as social scientific research, addressing such problems as observing things objectively and measuring political behaviour and political events.

The second term concentrates on the problems of designing causal research. It also reviews some frequently used methods of data collection including survey research and related issues such as sampling techniques.

Cross- Listed: AP/PPAS 2300 6.0

Course credit exclusions:

  • GL/POLS 2610 6.0,
  • GL/POLS 2620 3.0,
  • GL/MATH 1610 3.0,
  • GL/MATH 1620 3.0,
  • GL/MODR 1610 3.0,
  • GL/MODR 1620 3.0,
  • GL/SOCI 2610 3.0,
  • GL/SOCI 2620 3.0

AP/POLS 2900 6.0 Perspectives on Politics: Classics of Western Political Thought

This course examines answers to critical questions concerning the nature and purpose of political life through a survey of classical works from Western political thought.

Cross-Listed: AS/AK/POLS 2900 6.0, AK/PHIL 2440 6.0, AP/PPAS 2900 6.0

Course credit exclusions:

  • AS/POLS 2040
  • AS/AK/POLS 2440 6.0

AP/POLS 2910 6.0 Canadian Democracy in a North American Context

This course introduces Canada's democracy as part of the North American community. One component covers the political institutions of Canada such as the constitution, the Charter of Rights, federalism, and elections. A second addresses democracy in North America in terms of social and economic development, migration, human rights and NAFTA. Section C is designed for students in the PPA program.

Cross-Listed: AK/POLS 2910 6.0, AP/PPAS 2910 6.0

Course credit exclusion:

  • AS/POLS 2100 6.0,
  • AS/POLS 2610 6.0,
  • AK/POLS 3420,
  • GL/CDNS 2600 6.0,
  • GL/POLS 2600

AP/POLS 2940 6.0 Introduction to International Relations

The study of the forces that structure, power, conflict, compromise and cooperation both within states and among them, emphasizing the diversities and inequalities, the violence, and the on-going struggles to achieve political community that mark the present era of 'globalization.'

Course credit exclusion:

  • AS/AP/POLS 2920 6.0,
  • AS/AP/POLS 2930 6.0

AP/POLS 2950 6.0 States and Societies in the Global Context

An introduction to the comparative study of political systems, institutions, and processes. The second half of the course will examine in detail the government and politics of specific countries and regions.

Course credit exclusion: AP/POLS 2930 6.0