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Department of Political Science


6067 Academic Quadrangle, (604) 291-4293 Tel, (604) 291-4786 Fax, www.sfu.ca/politics

Chair

S. McBride BSc (Lond), MA, PhD (McM)

Professors Emeriti

A. Ciria Abogado (Buenos Aires)

E. McWhinney QC, LLM, SJD (Yale)

F.Q. Quo BA (Natnl Taiwan), MA (Oregon), PhD (SIllinois)

M. Robin BA (Manit), MA, PhD (Tor)

A.H. Somjee MA (Agra), PhD (Lond)

Professors

L.J. Cohen BA, MA (Ill), PhD (Col)

T.H. Cohn BA (Mich), MA (Wayne), PhD (Mich)

M.A. Covell BA (Br Col), MA, PhD (Yale)

M. Griffin Cohen BA (Iowa Wesleyan), MA (NY), PhD (York)*

M. Howlett BSocSci (Ott), MA (Br Col), PhD (Qu)

S. McBride BSc (Lond), MA, PhD (McM)

P. Meyer BA (Wellesley), MA, PhD (Columbia)

D.A. Ross BA, MA, PhD (Tor)

P.J. Smith BA, MA (McM), PhD (Lond)

H.M. Stevenson BA (Witwatersrand), MA (Mich), PhD (Northwestern), president of the university

P.V. Warwick BA (McM), MA, PhD (Chic)

Associate Professors

L. Dobuzinskis LSc Econ (Paris), PhD (York)

L.J. Erickson BA, PhD (Alta)

A. Heard BA (Dal), MSc (Lond), PhD (Tor)

T. Kawasaki LLB (Doshisha), MA (Tor), PhD (Prin)***

D. Laycock BA (Alta), MA, PhD (Tor)

A. Moens BA (Leth), MA (McM), PhD (Br Col)

Assistant Professors

J. Busumtwi-Sam BA (Ghana), MA (Brock), PhD (Tor)

D. Cohn BA (Carlton), MSSc (Stockholm), PhD (Carlton)

A. Hira BA (Georgetown), MA (G Washington), PhD (Claremont)***

Advisor

Mrs. R. Jantzi, 6072 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -3588

*joint appointment with women's studies

**joint appointment with interdisciplinary studies

***joint appointment with Latin American studies

The Department of Political Science offers several programs: honors, major, joint major, extended minor and minor programs. Students' programs must meet the Faculty of Arts breadth requirements. Please see "Breadth Requirements"..

Students may not proceed to upper division courses until they have completed the appropriate lower division prerequisites. The specified prerequisites or departmental permission is required for entry into these courses. Students who fulfil the requirements may also take POL 498 and 499.

Fields of Study

The basic introductory course is POL 100. All other courses, with the exception of POL 498 and 499, are divided into five fields of study.

Field A Political Theory

POL 201-3 Research Methods in Political Science

POL 210-3 Introduction to Political Philosophy

POL 211-4 Politics and Ethics

POL 311-4 History of Political Thought I

POL 312-4 History of Political Thought II

POL 313-4 Political Ideologies

POL 314-4 Theory and Explanation in Political Science

POL 315-4 Quantitative Methods in Political Science**

POL 319-4 Selected Topics in Political Theory

POL 411-4 Normative Political Theory

POL 414-4 Theories of Political Development

POL 415-4 The Liberal Tradition

POL 416-4 Feminist Social and Political Thought

POL 417-4 Human Rights Theories

POL 418-4 Selected Topics in Political Theory I*

POL 419-4 Selected Topics in Political Theory II*

*These courses may require special prerequisites.

**SA 355 may substitute for POL 315.

Field B Canadian Government and Politics

POL 221-3 Introduction to Canadian Government

POL 222-3 Introduction to Canadian Politics

POL 321-4 The Canadian Federal System

POL 322-4 Canadian Political Parties

POL 323-4 Provincial Government and Politics

POL 324-4 The Canadian Constitution

POL 327-4 Globalization and the Canadian State

POL 329-4 Selected Topics in Canadian Government and Politics

POL 347-4 Introduction to Canadian Foreign Policy

POL 422-4 Canadian International Security Relations

POL 423-4 BC Government and Politics

POL 424-4 Quebec Government and Politics

POL 426-4 Canadian Political Behaviour

POL 427-4 The Legislative Process in Canada

POL 428-4 Selected Topics in Canadian Government and Politics I*

POL 429-4 Selected Topics in Canadian Government and Politics II*

*These courses may require special prerequisites.

Field C Comparative Government and Politics

POL 231-3 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics

POL 232-3 US Politics

POL 330-4 Government and Politics: Selected West European Nations

POL 333-4 Soviet and Post-Soviet Political Systems

POL 334-4 East European Political Systems

POL 335-4 Government and Politics: People's Republic of China I

POL 336-4 Government and Politics: People's Republic of China II

POL 337-4 Government and Politics: Selected Latin American Nations I

POL 339-4 Selected Topics in Comparative Government and Politics

POL 381-4 Government and Politics: Japan I

POL 382-4 Government and Politics: Japan II

POL 430-4 Government and Politics: Selected Asian Nations

POL 431-4 Comparative Western European Systems

POL 432-4 Comparative Communist and Post-Communist Political Systems

POL 433-4 Comparative Developing Systems

POL 435-4 Comparative Federal Systems

POL 436-4 Elections, Parties and Governments in Comparative Perspective

POL 438-4 Selected Topics in Comparative Government and Politics I*

POL 439-4 Selected Topics in Comparative Government and Politics II*

POL 441-4 Comparative Foreign Relations: Selected Political Systems

POL 481-4 Ethnic Politics and National Identity: Comparative Perspectives

*These courses may require special prerequisites.

Field D International Relations

POL 241-3 Introduction to International Politics

POL 341-4 International Integration and Regional Association

POL 342-4 Relations between Developed and Developing Nations

POL 343-4 Global Political Economy

POL 344-4 Public International Law

POL 345-4 The Nation-State and the Multinational Corporation

POL 346-4 International Organizations

POL 347-4 Introduction to Canadian Foreign Policy

POL 348-4 International Conflict Resolution

POL 349-4 Selected Topics in International Relations

POL 422-4 Canadian International Security Relations

POL 441-4 Comparative Foreign Relations: Selected Political Systems

POL 443-4 Nuclear Strategy, Arms Control and International Security

POL 444-4 Politics and Foreign Policy of the European Union

POL 445-4 American Foreign Policy: Processes, Issues

POL 446-4 International Relations in East Asia

POL 447-4 Theories of International Political Economy

POL 448-4 Selected Topics in International RelationsI*

POL 449-4 Selected Topics in International RelationsII*

*These courses may require special prerequisites.

Field E Public Policy/Administration and Local Government

POL 151-3 The Administration of Justice

POL 251-3 Introduction to Canadian Public Administration

POL 252-3 Local Democracy and Governance

POL 351-4 The Public Policy Process

POL 352-4 Canadian Local and Urban Government and Politics

POL 353-4 Public Sector Management

POL 354-4 Comparative Metropolitan Governance

POL 355-4 Governing Instruments

POL 356-4 The Political Economy of Labor

POL 357-4 Law and Politics

POL 359-4 Selected Topics in Governance

POL 451-4 Public Policy Analysis

POL 454-4 Urban Public Policy Making

POL 455-4 Issues in Economic and Social Policy

POL 457-4 Controversies in Policy Innovation and Design

POL 458-4 Selected Topics in Local and Urban Governance*

POL 459-4 Selected Topics in Governance*

*These courses may require special prerequisites.

Major Program

Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete

POL 100-3 Introduction to Politics and Government

and one of

POL 201-3 Research Methods in Political Science

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

If a student plans to take both POL 201 and STAT 203, a Field A credit may be claimed for POL 201. In this situation, it is recommended that POL 201 be taken before STAT 203.

In addition, 12 lower division POL credit hours, covering at least three of the five fields of study, are required.

Upper Division Requirements

Students are required to complete 32 credit hours of upper division POL courses, covering at least three of the five fields of study. Eight of these 32 credit hours must be at the 400 level. This allows a student to concentrate course work in one field of study while attaining a broader understanding of the political science discipline.

Honors Program

Students with a CGPA of 3.0 and an upper division GPA of 3.33 are encouraged to apply for the honors program. Application forms are available from the departmental advisor. A complete application includes the essay proposal for POL 499 (Honors Thesis) and a letter of evaluation from the faculty member who agrees to supervise and evaluate the essay. Once the application is submitted, it is reviewed by the undergraduate studies committee in the semester prior to honor program entrance.

Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete one of

POL 100-3 Introduction to Politics and Government

POL 201-3 Research Methods in Political Science

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

and one of

POL 210-3 Introduction to Political Philosophy

POL 315-4 Quantitative Methods in Political Science (or equivalent)

If a student plans to take both POL 201 and STAT 203, a field A credit may be claimed for POL 201. In this situation, it is recommended that POL 201 be taken before STAT 203.

In addition, 12 lower division POL credit hours, covering at least three of the five fields of study, are required.

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete 53 credit hours in upper division POL courses, covering at least three fields of study. Of these 53 credit hours, 16 must be concentrated in one field of study and five must be from POL 499 (Honors Essay). As well, 16 of these 53 credit hours must be at the 400 level.

An honors program option in each of the fields of study is not always offered. Current information is available from the departmental advisor.

Minor Program

Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete POL 100 and at least nine additional credit hours in lower division POL courses.

Upper Division Requirements

Students are required to complete 16 upper division credit hours in any of the fields of study.

Extended Minor Program

The extended minor program is based on the lower division requirements (100 and 200 level courses) of the major program and the upper division requirements (300 and 400 level courses) of the minor program.

Joint Major in French, History and Politics

Please see "Joint Major in French, History and Politics". for information.

Joint Major in Political Science and Canadian Studies

The lower division requirements are identical to those of the political science major program except that students are encouraged but not required to take POL 201 or STAT 203. The political science requirements for upper division courses are as follows. A student must complete 32 credit hours in three of the five fields of study. Up to 12 credit hours that are available for credit in both political science and Canadian studies may count toward the upper division requirements of both departments.

For further information, see the political science or Canadian studies advisor. For complete details, see "Joint Major Programs"..

Joint Major in Political Science and Economics

This program explores the fields of political science and economics, and develops an appreciation of the ways in which economic and political phenomena condition and interact in the modern world. Consult advisors in both departments.

Lower Division Requirements
Political Science

Students must complete all of

POL 100-3 Introduction to Politics and Government

POL 221-3 Introduction to Canadian Government

POL 222-3 Introduction to Canadian Politics

POL 251-3 Introduction to Canadian Public Administration

plus one of

BUEC 232-3 Elementary Economic and Business Statistics I

CRIM 220-3 Research Methods in Criminology

POL 201-3 Research Methods in Political Science*

PSYC 201-4 Research Methods in Psychology

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

STAT 270-3 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

plus six lower division credit hours taken from at least one of the remaining fields of study (field A, C or D) for a total of 21 credit hours.

*recommended

Economics

Students must complete the following with a grade of at least C- prior to joint major program admission.

BUEC 232-3 Elementary Economic and Business Statistics I

ECON 103-3 Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 105-3 Principles of Macroeconomics

MATH 110-3 Introductory mathematics for the Social and Management Sciences

MATH 157-3 Calculus for the Social Sciences (or equivalent)

plus

Upper Division Requirements
Political Science

Students must complete 24 credit hours from at least three political science fields of study, including a minimum of eight credit hours (two courses) in field E. Beyond field E, the following are highly recommended.

POL 313-4 Political Ideologies

POL 321-4 The Canadian Federal System

POL 342-4 Relations Between Developed and Developing Nations

POL 343-4 Global Political Economy

POL 345-4 The Nation-State and the Multinational Corporation

POL 427-4 The Legislative Process in Canada

POL 447-4 Theories of International Political Economy

Economics

Students are required to complete at least 25 credit hours of upper division credit in economics including all of

BUEC 333-3 Elementary Economic and Business Statistics II

ECON 301-5 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

ECON 305-5 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

and at least one 400 division ECON or BUEC course (excluding ECON 431, 435 and BUEC 433).

Finally, to meet the Department of Economics' group requirements for the economics major program, students must take at least one of

ECON 102-3 20th Century Economies

ECON 110-3 Foundations of Economic Ideas

ECON 208-3 History of Economic Thought

ECON 250-3 Economic Development in the PreIndustrial Period

ECON 309-5 Introduction to Marxian Economics

ECON 353-4 Economic History of Canada

ECON 355-4 Economic Development

ECON 395-5 Comparative Economic Systems

ECON 404-3 Honors Seminar in Methodology of the Social Science

ECON 407-3 Seminar in Marxian Economics

ECON 409-3 Seminar in Economic Thought

ECON 450-3 Seminar in Quantitative Economic History

ECON 451-3 Seminar in European Economic History

ECON 455-3 Seminar in Economic Development

Joint Major in Political Science and Latin American Studies

Political science requirements are identical to the major program except that students are encouraged but not required to take POL 201 or STAT 203. POL 337 may not be used to satisfy Latin American studies requirements.

For further information see the political science or the Latin American studies departmental advisor. For complete details, see "Joint Major Programs"..

Joint Major in Political Science and Women's Studies

This program explores the political dimensions and context of women's experience, and the impact of women and feminist theory on the practice and study of politics. Consult advisors in both departments.

Lower Division Requirements
Political Science

POL 100-3 Introduction to Politics and Government

plus one of

BUEC 232-3 Elementary Economic and Business Statistics I

CRIM 220-3 Research Methods in Criminology

POL 201-3 Research Methods in Political Science*

PSYC 201-4 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

STAT 270-3 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

plus an additional nine credit hours of lower division courses taken from three of the five fields of study (field A, B, C, D and/or E), for a total of 15 lower division credit hours.

*recommended

Women's Studies

WS 101-3 Introduction to Women's Issues in Canada

WS 102-3 Introduction to Western Feminisms

plus three of

WS 200-3 Women in Cross Cultural Perspectives

WS 201-3 Women in Canada, 1600-1920

WS 202-3 Women in Canada, 1920 to the Present

WS 203-4 Female Roles in Contemporary Society

WS 204-3 Women, Science and Technology

WS 205-3 Women and Popular Culture

WS 206-3 Women's Issues in Health and Health Care

Upper Division Requirements
Political Science

Students must complete 24 upper division credit hours from at least three political science fields of study. It is strongly recommended that POL 416 be included in this selection.

Women's Studies

Twenty credits in upper division women's studies courses are required including one of WS 400, 411 or 412. Students who have taken WS 311 or 312 have met this requirement.

Cooperative Education Program

The department offers cooperative education for qualified students to obtain practical experience related to their political science studies. The program entails planned study semesters and employment, and is competitive. Not all applicants are able to participate in exactly the placements they choose, but the coop program does endeavor to provide a placement to all qualified applicants.

To be eligible for admission, students must have completed 30 semester hours with a minimum CGPA of 3.0. Transfer students must complete at least 15 semester hours at Simon Fraser University.

For details, see "Cooperative Education".. Work semester arrangements are made with the Faculty of Arts coop coordinator at least one semester in advance.



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