2000 Level Courses

AP/POLS 2000 6.0 Perspectives on Politics: Classics of Political Thought

Examines answers to critical questions concerning the nature and purposes of political life though a survey of classical works of political thought.


  • AP/PPAS 2900 6.0

Course credit exclusions:

  • AP/POLS 2900 6.0

AP/POLS 2100 3.0 Introduction to Canadian Politics

This course introduces Canada's democracy. The course covers the politics and political institutions of Canada such as the constitution, the Charter of Rights, federalism, elections, economy, and civil society.


  • AP/PPAS 2910 6.0

Course credit exclusion:

  • AP/POLS 2910 6.00,
  • GL/CDNS 2600 6.00,
  • GL/POLS 2600 6.00

AP/POLS 2201 3.0 Introduction to International Politics

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:

  • AP/POLS 2940 6.00

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.


  • 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 2400 3.0 Introduction to Comparative Politics

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 2950 6.00

AP/POLS 2600 3.0 Introduction to Gender and Politics

The aim of this course is to offer a historical and critical survey of gender politics. We will examine the central role gender plays in shaping, understanding, and evaluating the political world. This course will explore gender in relation to a number of political issues and themes including power, oppression, democracy, colonialism, nationalism, conflict, work, economy, and policy.

Note: The first offering of this course will be in 2021-22.

AP/POLS 2990 3.0 Introduction to Indigenous Politics

This course surveys key aspects of Indigenous politics by centering Indigenous perspectives. Focusing on settler-colonial Canada in comparative and global vantage point, a variety of themes will be covered, such as: capitalism; colonialism; nationalism; dispossession; genocide; systemic racism; patriarchy; sovereignty; global governance; treaties; federalism; jurisprudence; land claims and territorial reclamations; cities; institutional and policy realignments; Indigenous resurgence; and decolonization.

Note: The first offering of this course will be in 2021-22.