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Department of Political Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Political Science Minor

Program Declaration

Students can apply for the Political Science Minor program after completing 12 lower division Political Science units, including a minimum C grade in:

one of

POL 100 - Introduction to Politics and Government (3)

A comprehensive introduction to the study of politics and government for both political science majors and students specializing in other disciplines. The course will explore the major concepts, methods, approaches and issues in political science, as well as the primary components of government structure and the political process. POL 101W is the Writing certified version of POL 100 and students cannot receive credit for both courses. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Eline de Rooij
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
DFA 300, Burnaby
D101
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D102
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D104
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D106
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D108
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D109
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D110
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D111
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D112
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D113
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D114
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D115
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D116
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D117
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
POL 101W - Introduction to Politics and Government (3)

A comprehensive introduction to the study of politics and government for both political science majors and students specializing in other disciplines. Explores the major concepts, methods, approaches and issues in political science, as well as the primary components of government structure and the political process. This course is identical to POL 100 and students may not take both courses for credit. Writing/Breadth-Social Sci.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete a total of 12 units, including

A minimum of a C grade in:

one of

POL 100 - Introduction to Politics and Government (3)

A comprehensive introduction to the study of politics and government for both political science majors and students specializing in other disciplines. The course will explore the major concepts, methods, approaches and issues in political science, as well as the primary components of government structure and the political process. POL 101W is the Writing certified version of POL 100 and students cannot receive credit for both courses. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Eline de Rooij
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
DFA 300, Burnaby
D101
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D102
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D104
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D106
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D108
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D109
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D110
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D111
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D112
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D113
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D114
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D115
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D116
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D117
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
POL 101W - Introduction to Politics and Government (3)

A comprehensive introduction to the study of politics and government for both political science majors and students specializing in other disciplines. Explores the major concepts, methods, approaches and issues in political science, as well as the primary components of government structure and the political process. This course is identical to POL 100 and students may not take both courses for credit. Writing/Breadth-Social Sci.

and at least nine additional lower division Political Science units.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 16 upper division Political Science units or any of the following courses.

GEOG 381 - Territory, Power, State (4)

Surveys the manner in which power relations are expressed territorially. Attention given to such topics as state sovereignty, colonialism, rights, and law. Prerequisite: GEOG 241. Students with credit for GEOG 381W may not take this course for further credit.

or GEOG 381W - Territory, Power, State (4)

Surveys the manner in which power relations are expressed territorially. Attention given to such topics as state sovereignty, colonialism, rights, and law. Prerequisite: GEOG 241. Students with credit for GEOG 381 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicholas Blomley
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D101
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D103
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
GSWS 350 - Public Policy for Women (4)

Examines issues where ideas about males and females either explicitly or implicitly influence policy makers. Focuses on current public policies and their relationship to women on topics such as sexuality and violence, economic security, race and inequality, and climate change. Prerequisite: 30 units. Students with credit for POL 350 or GSWS 320 (or WS 320) under this topic may not take this course for further credit.

IS 302 - Introduction to Humanitarian Intervention (4)

Investigates complex emergencies and the outcomes of conflict, specifically forced migration by refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs). Prerequisite: 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Geetanjali Gill
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
HCC 2945, Vancouver
IS 303 - Ethnic Minorities, Identity Politics, and Conflict in Southeast Asia (4)

Surveys the ethnic minorities of Southeast Asia, focusing on their relations with other ethnic groups, especially majority populations, and governments. Examines the treatment of ethnic minorities and the responses of the minorities, including ethnic-based secession movements. Reviews cross-border and broader international issues relating to minorities, such as their status as refugees and cross-border support for insurgencies. Prerequisite: 45 units.

IS 304 - Russian Foreign and Security Policies (4)

Introduces the Russian Federation's foreign and security policies. Reviews key actors, institutions, and stages in the development of Russian foreign policy development as well as the gap between rhetoric and realities in Russian foreign policy. Prerequisite: IS 200 and 45 units. Recommended: HIST 335.

IS 313W - Nationalism, Democracy and Development in Modern India (4)

An examination of the differing narratives of nation and modernity in the struggle for independence from colonial rule in India, and their implications for the post-colonial state, for politics and for India's economic development. Prerequisite: IS 210 or 220, and 45 units. Writing.

IS 314 - National, Regional, and International Politics in Southeast Asia (4)

Provides an overview of national and political issues in Southeast Asia. Surveying politics in individual countries and regional political institutions, focus is given to particular themes such as democratization and civil society, communism and other forms of authoritarianism, the role of the military, decentralization, religion and politics, the impact of China on the region, and security concerns. Prerequisite: 45 units.

IS 315 - Introduction to Middle East Politics (4)

Introduces the political, economic, and ideological dynamics of contemporary Middle Eastern states. Examines the legacy of colonialism, state formation, central ideological trends such as Arab nationalism and political Islam, the dynamics of state-society contention, and the challenges of economic development. Prerequisite: 45 units.

IS 410 - Politics, Institutions and Development (4)

The quality of institutions' exercises a crucial influence on the prospects for development. Aims are to interrogate this claim through analysis of different paths of economic growth and change across the developing world. Examination of the ways in which politics influences economic growth and distribution; the relationships between political systems and patterns of development; and the politics of institutions and state formation. Prerequisite: 90 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Leslie Armijo
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
IS 412 - Central Asia: Democracy, Development and Conflicts (4)

Examines the new states of post-Soviet Central Asia, with particular reference to the relationship among democratization, development, autocracy and conflict, and the role of external actors in transnational security issues in the region. Prerequisite: 45 units. Recommended: IS 200.

IS 414 - Current Regional Issues in Southeast Asia (4)

Reviews important current regional issues in Southeast Asia with particular attention to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Prerequisite: 45 units.

IS 415 - Islamist Trend in Middle East Politics (4)

Focuses upon the political Islamist movements that have swept much of the Middle East and North Africa since the mid-1970s. Examines a broad range of movements, from liberal to militant trends, drawing on the experiences of countries throughout the region. Prerequisite: 45 units. Recommended: HIST 151 or IS 315.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tamir Moustafa
We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
LBST 310 - The Politics of Labour in Canada (3)

The politics of the working class and union movement in the context of neoliberal economic and public policy, recurring economic crises, the changing nature of work, and declining membership. Central to the course will be the question of electoral politics and organized labour's relationship to political parties. Prerequisite: 30 units. Strongly Recommended: LBST 101.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John-Henry Harter
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
SA 302W - Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism (SA) (4)

An introduction to the political economy and culture of capitalism in relation to global problems. Case studies may focus on issues of population, famine, disease, poverty, environmental destruction, social inequality, and nation-state violence. Resistance, rebellion and social movements in response to these problems also will be addressed. Students who took SA 294 in 03-1, 04-1 and 04-2 may not take SA 302 for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Social Sci.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ataman Avdan
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SECB 1010, Burnaby
J100 Deborah Dergousoff
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SUR 2985, Surrey

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

For students in other Faculties, please check your Faculty's overall degree requirements: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/faculties-research.html

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.