This interdisciplinary course unpacks history, theory, and practice of global politics since 1945 using experiential learning. The first semester explores the international system's evolution emphasizing the cold war and decolonization. The second semester considers contemporary global problems ranging from environment to degradation and migration to nuclear terrorism and arms spirals. 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course
Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E and 1.0 course in History numbered 1201-1999.
Extra Information: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the International Relations Honors Specialization.
3 hours, 1.0 course is a ‘great books' course. The purpose is to examine critical works of international relations theory in context. The focus is “the Western tradition”. Thinkers to be considered include: Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Erasmus, Grotius, Hobbes, Frederick of Prussia, von Clausewitz, Angell, and Morgenthau.
This course surveys contemporary world politics and examines contending theories used by scholars and policymakers to make sense of international affairs. It also provides the conceptual tolls and theories to interpret the international system. 3 hours, 1.0 course
Prerequisite(s): Political Science 1020E
This course introduces students to a range of methodological approaches to questions in political science. Students will become familiar with qualitative and quantitative data sources and ways of using each to address political issues.
Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in Honors Political Science, Honors Specialization in Political Science, or Major in Political Science.
The capstone seminar in the IR Honors Specialization applies historical and political science approaches to challenges relevant to Canada and the global community today. Students initiate, direct, and produce a major group project with a public policy focus aimed at the Government of Canada and/or the global community. 2 hours, 1.0 course
Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Honors Specialization in International Relations Module.