Political Science

Political Science: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty Affiliation

Arts and Sci​ence

Degree Progra​ms

Political Science

​​​​MA
Fields:
Political Economy of International Development
Political Science
Political Theory
​PhD
Fields:
Canadian Politics
Comparative Politics
Development Studies
International Relations
Political Theory
Public Policy

Combined Degree Programs

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree progr​ams as listed below:

  1. Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies
    • Political Science, MA
  2. Diaspora and Transnational Studies
    • Political Science, MA, PhD
  3. Environmental Studies
    • Political Science, MA, PhD
  4. Ethnic and Pluralism Studies
    • Political Science, MA, PhD
  5. Global Health
    • Political Science, PhD
  6. Jewish Studies
    • Political Science, MA, PhD
  7. Sexual Diversity Studies
    • Political Science, MA, PhD
  8. South Asian Studies
    • Political Science, PhD
  9. Women and Gender Studies
    • Political Science, MA, PhD

Overview

The Department of Political Science is one of the largest political science departments in the western world. It is committed to fostering a collegial environment for graduate students and personal interaction between faculty and students.

The department has a large and academically diverse research-oriented faculty, well represented in the various sub-fields of the discipline (Political Theory, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Development Studies, Canadian Politics, and Public Policy). The department also participates in a wide range of interdisciplinary graduate programs.

Since entrance requirements and standards of work are high, so is the calibre of students. Many hold prestigious fellowships, and several have recently won major awards, including the Canadian Political Science Association and American Political Science Association’s prizes for best doctoral theses in their areas.

Graduates have gone on to academic careers, public service, and other work in all provinces of Canada, the United States, and many other countries. The University maintains an active placement service to assist graduate students seeking employment in the academic world. Graduate students have established the Graduate Association for Students in Political Science to foster intellectual exchanges, social events, and student participation in all aspects of department life.

Contact and Address

Web: http://politics.utoronto.ca/graduate
Email: louis.tentsos@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-2017
Fax: 416-978-5566

Department of Political Science
University of Toronto
Room 3025, 100 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3
Canada

Political Science: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Adler, Emanuel - MA, PhD, FRSC
Andersen, Robert - BA, MA, PhD
Balot, Ryan - BA, AM, PhD
Bashevkin, Sylvia - BA, MA, PhD, FRSC
Bathelt, Harald - MA, PhD, CRC
Beiner, Ronald - BA, DPhil
Bernstein, Steven - PhD (Director of Graduate Studies)
Bertoldi, Nancy - BA, MA, PhD
Bertrand, Jacques - BA, MSc, MA, DrRerPol
Braun, Aurel - BA, MA, PhD
Breznitz, Dan - BA, PhD
Cameron, David - PhD, , FRSC
Carens, Joseph - AB, MPH, MPH, PhD
Cochrane, Christopher Brian - BA, MA, PhD
Cook, David - BA, MA, PhD
Day, Richard - BA, MA, PhD
Deber, Raisa - BS, MS, PhD
Deibert, Ronald - BA, MA, PhD
Eyoh, Dickson - MA, PhD
Fujii, Lee Ann - PhD
Haddow, Rodney - BA, MSc, PhD
Handley, Antoinette - BA, MPH, PhD (Graduate Chair)
Hansen, Randall - BA, MPH, PhD, CRC
Hirschl, Ran - BA, LLB, MA, MPH, PhD, CRC
Hoffmann, Matthew - BSc, PhD
Jung, Courtney - BA, MA, PhD
Kingston, Paul - BA, MA, MPH, DPhil
Kingston, Rebecca - BA, MA, PhD
Kirton, John - BA, MA, PhD
Kohn, Margaret - BA, MA, PhD
Kuokkanen, Rauna - MA, MA, PhD
Loewen, Peter - PhD
Magocsi, Paul - BA, MA, MA, PhD, FRSC
McCarney, Patricia - BA, MCP, PhD
Nedelsky, Jennifer R - BA, MA, PhD
Nevitte, Neil - BA, MA, PhD, FRSC
Norrlof, Carla - BS, MIR, MS, DrRerPol
Ong, Lynette - BA, AM, PhD
Orbinski, James - BSc, MA, MD
Orwin, Clifford - AB, AM, PhD
Pauly, Louis - BA, MA, MSc, MSc, PhD, CRC, FRSC
Prichard, Wilson R.S - BA, MPH, DPhil
Rayside, David - BA, AM, PhD
Roach, Kent - BA, LLB, LLM
Schatz, Edward - PhD
Schneiderman, David - BA, LLB, LLM
Shachar, Ayelet - LLB, BA, LLM, SJD
Skogstad, Grace - DrRerPol
Stein, Janice - BA, MA, PhD, OC, FRSC
Teichman, Judith Ann - BA, MA, PhD
Triadafilopoulos, Phil (Triadafilos) - BA, MA, PhD
Vipond, Robert - BA, MA, AM, PhD
Way, Lucan Alan - BA, PhD
Weinrib, Lorraine - BA, LLB, LLM
White, Graham - BA, MA, PhD
White, Linda - BA, MA, PhD
Williams, Melissa - AB, AM, PhD
Wiseman, Nelson - BA, MA, PhD
Wolfe, David - BA, MA, PhD
Wong, Joseph - BA, MA, PhD, CRC
Wong, Wendy - MA, PhD

Members Emeriti

Andrew, Edward - BA, PhD
Barker, Jonathan - PhD
Brudner, Alan S - BA, MA, PhD
Cunningham, Frank - BA, MA, PhD
Donnelly, Michael - BSc, MA, PhD
Falkenheim, Victor - AB, MA, PhD
Fletcher, Joseph - BA, MA, PhD
Griffiths, Franklyn Jc - BA, MIA, PhD
Horowitz, Gad - BA, PhD
Kontos, Alkis - MA, PhD
LeDuc, Lawrence - BA, MA, PhD
Manzer, Ronald - BEd, BA, MA, PhD
Matthews, Robert - BA, MIA, PhD
Pratt, R Cranford - BA, BPhil, FRSC, OC
Rotstein, Abraham - BA, PhD
Russell, Paul - BA, BEd, MA
Sandbrook, Richard - BA, MA, DPhil, FRSC
Schwartz, Donald - BA, MA, PhD
Solomon, Peter - BA, MA, PhD
Solomon, Susan - BA, MA, PhD
Stren, Richard - BA, MA, PhD
Tuohy, Carolyn - BA, MA, PhD, FRSC
Watkins, Melville - BCom

Associate Members

Abele, Frances - PhD
Abrahamsen, Rita - PhD
Ahmad, Aisha - BA, MA, PhD
Ariga, Kenichi - MA, MCP, PhD
Betsill, Michele - PhD
Borins, Sandford - BA, PhD
Carolan, Michael - PhD
Choudhry, Sujit - LLB, LLM
Craft, Jonathan - MA, PhD
Enright, Theresa - BA, PhD
Gilady, Lilach - BA, MPH, MA, PhD
Guzzini, Stefano - PhD
Haklai, Oded - BA, MA, DrRerPol
Hughes, Sara - BSc, MSc, PhD
Indart, Gustavo - BA, MA, PhD
Klenk, Nicole - BS, MSc, PhD
Neville, Kathryn - PhD, PhD
Panagia, Davide - PhD
Rheault, Ludovic - PhD
Shanks, Torrey - BA, PhD
Spirling, Arthur - PhD
Stark, Andrew - BA, MSc, AM, PhD

Political Science: Political Science MA

Master of Arts​

Program Description

The MA program is designed to satisfy the diverse interests of students who wish to pursue a year of graduate study in political science. Students admitted to the MA program may choose from three fields: Political Economy of International Development; Political Science; and Political Theory. Students whose interests are primarily normative and philosophical may choose the field of Political Theory.

The MA program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

 

Field: Political Economy of International Development (PEID)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Political Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Cumulative grade average equivalent to a University of Toronto B+ or better in an appropriate bachelor's degree program. Preference will be given to applicants with outstanding academic records and a strong background in political science.

  • Applicants must provide evidence of a satisfactory background in political science and a second social science. Applicants intending to enrol in a master's-level economics course must meet undergraduate prerequisites in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and statistics. A satisfactory background in political science means a minimum of five well-distributed courses including at least one relating to development.

  • Admission is competitive. Enrolment in the program is limited, and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. All applicants are considered on their individual merit by a departmental admissions committee. Applicants lacking an adequate background in political science may be required to complete additional undergraduate courses before being considered for admission. Such work should be undertaken in consultation with the MA supervisor.

  • Applicants must submit a complete application according to instructions on the department's website.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • POL 2408H Political Economy of International Development (0.5 FCE)

    • either POL 2345H Politics of Growth in Developing Countries or POL 2400H Theories and Issues—The Politics of Development (0.5 FCE)

    • 0.5 FCE in anthropology, geography, or economics, selected from an approved course list

    • 1.0 FCE taken from the approved political science course list

    • a research essay in the political economy of international development within the context of the MA Research Seminars, POL 2810Y MA Research Seminar I or POL 2811Y MA Research Seminar II (1.0 FCE). Students enrolled in a collaborative specialization with a similar requirement are exempted.

    • 0.5 FCE from either list of approved courses.

  • The equivalent of 1.0 FCE may be taken in a cognate discipline with the approval of the department.

  • Programs in which additional requirements or prerequisites must be met may take longer than three sessions to complete.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

 

Field: Political Science

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Political Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Cumulative grade average equivalent to a University of Toronto B+ or better in an appropriate bachelor's degree program. Preference will be given to applicants with outstanding academic records and a strong background in political science.

  • Admission is competitive. Enrolment in the program is limited, and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. All applicants are considered on their individual merit by a departmental admissions committee. Applicants lacking an adequate background in political science may be required to complete additional undergraduate courses before being considered for admission. Such work should be undertaken in consultation with the MA supervisor.

  • Applicants must submit a complete application according to instructions on the department's website.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • At least 0.5 FCE in Political Theory, which can be either POL 2040H Horizons of Political Reflection or any other theory course

    • At least 0.5 FCE in statistics or research design. POL 2503H Thinking Through Research Design and POL 2504H Statistics for Political Scientists are among the courses currently offered by the department which meet this requirement.

    • The equivalent of 1.0 FCE may be taken in a cognate discipline with the approval of the department.

    • A research essay (1.0 FCE) within the context of the MA Research Seminars, POL 2810Y MA Research Seminar I or POL 2811Y MA Research Seminar II. Students enrolled in a collaborative specialization with a similar requirement are exempted. 

  • Programs in which additional requirements or prerequisites must be met may take longer than three sessions to complete.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

 

Field: Political Theory

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Political Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Cumulative grade average equivalent to a University of Toronto B+ or better in an appropriate bachelor's degree program. Preference will be given to applicants with outstanding academic records and a strong background in political science.

  • Admission is competitive. Enrolment in the program is limited, and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. All applicants are considered on their individual merit by a departmental admissions committee. Applicants lacking an adequate background in political science may be required to complete additional undergraduate courses before being considered for admission. Such work should be undertaken in consultation with the MA supervisor.

  • Applicants must submit a complete application according to instructions on the department's website.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 2.0 FCEs in Political Theory

    • At least 1.0 FCE in an area outside Political Theory

    • The equivalent of 1.0 FCE may be taken in a cognate discipline with the approval of the department

    • All courses must be chosen in consultation with the MA supervisor.​

  • Programs in which additional requirements or prerequisites must be met may take longer than three sessions to complete.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Political Science: Political Science PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Description

PhD students will declare two fields:

  • Field 1 will be one of 

    • Canadian Politics

    • Comparative Politics

    • International Relations

    • Political Theory

    • Public Policy

  • Field 2 will be one of

    • Canadian Politics

    • Comparative Politics

    • Development Studies

    • International Relations

    • Political Theory

    • Public :Policy

Applicants may be admitted to the PhD program via one of three routes:

  1. With an MA: excellent students who have completed an MA degree in political science (or its equivalent) by the time of enrolment.

  2. Transfer: in exceptional cases, on the initiative of the Director of Graduate Studies, MA students may be transferred to the PhD program. Such transfers will occur only where a full assessment of an applicant's bachelor's record (or equivalent) was impossible and where that student's instructors concur that the student in question has excelled in the first half of the MA program.

  3. Direct-entry: exceptional students who have completed an appropriate bachelor's degree with a concentration in political science by the time of enrolment. Students admitted to the PhD from a bachelor's degree who receive less than an A- average in their first four courses will be recommended to SGS to transfer to the MA program. If the transfer is approved, these students will graduate with a terminal MA, provided their grades meet the requirements for the MA degree.

 

PhD Program

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Political Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants must have completed an MA degree in political science (or its equivalent) by the time of enrolment

  • Applicants are expected to have achieved grades averaging A- or better in their most recent degree. 

  • Applicants must submit a complete application according to the instructions.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 2.0 to 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) depending on the student's relevant background in the fields or areas of choice:

    • Most students entering with an MA take the equivalent of 4.0 FCEs to satisfy program requirements; students must take a minimum of 2.0 FCEs with the department after entering the PhD program.

    • Graduate courses taken at the MA level at the University of Toronto or elsewhere may be counted, with the department's permission, towards meeting some course requirements.

  • Students will declare two fields:

    • Field 1 will be one of Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, or Public Policy. The normal course requirement for Field 1 will be 2.0 FCEs, includi​ng a core course. 

    • Field 2 will be one of Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, Development Studies, International Relations, Political Theory, or Public Policy. The normal course requirement for Field 2 will be 1.5 FCEs, including a core course.

  • The Director of Graduate Studies may exercise discretion to waive the Field 2 requirement for students enrolled in collaborative specializations.

  • Students who do not designate Political Theory as Field 1 must complete 0.5 graduate-level FCE in Political Theory.

  • Students must complete 0.5 FCE in qualitative methods. This requirement may be waived on the basis of MA work.

  • Students who do not designate Political Theory as Field 1 must complete 0.5 FCE in quantitative methods. This requirement may be waived on the basis of MA work. Students who designate Political Theory as Field 1 will substitute a non-waivable 0.5 FCE intensive reading requirement for the quantitative methods requirement.

  • Students must complete POL 2812Y PhD Research Design (1.0 FCE), normally during Year 3; students who have designated Political Theory as Field 1 are exempted.

  • Field examinations.

    • Students must complete field examinations in Field 1 and Field 2 by the end of Year 2.

    • The Field 1 examination should be taken in May or August of the year in which the core course is taken as long as all assignments in the core course have been completed.

    • The Field 2 examination must be taken no later than Year 2.

    • A student who fails to achieve a grade of at least A- is permitted one opportunity to retake a field examination. After failing the examination once, the student is permitted two attempts to pass the examination in a new field.

  • Thesis proposal, thesis committee, and thesis schedule. Students should assign a high priority to defining a thesis topic and choosing a thesis committee. By December of Year 3, students must have: 

    • established a thesis committee of three faculty members including a thesis supervisor and 

    • completed a draft of a thesis proposal of approximately 25 pages for submission to the thesis committee. Final revisions of the proposal must be approved by the end of Year 3. The research and writing of the thesis will follow the acceptance of the thesis proposal. The work schedule should permit the student to complete the thesis by the end of Year 5.

  • Language requirement. Students must demonstrate competence in the language that is appropriate to the nature of the graduate work in which they are engaged. Students whose Field 1 is Canadian Politics are strongly encouraged to demonstrate competence in French.

  • University policy requires that students complete all their non-thesis requirements (coursework, thesis proposal, Field 1 and Field 2 qualifying exams, and language requirements) by the end of Year 3.

  • Students must achieve an A- average in coursework and an A- in their field examinations to remain in good standing.

  • Minimum of three sessions in residence, whereby students must be on campus full-time and consequently in geographical proximity to be able to participate fully in the University activities associated with the program.

  • Although the program has been designed for completion in four years, some students may require longer to complete all the requirements.

Program Length

4 years full-time; 5 years transfer-from-master's

Time Limit

6 years full-time; 7 years transfer-from-master's

 

PhD Program (Direct-Entry)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.

  • Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Political Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Exceptional students who have completed an appropriate bachelor's degree with a concentration in political science by the time of enrolment. Such students who receive less than an A- average in their first four courses will be recommended to SGS to transfer to the MA program. If the transfer is approved, these students will graduate with a terminal MA, provided their grades meet the requirements for the MA degree and provided they meet the course requirements of one of the three MA fields

  • Applicants are expected to have achieved grades averaging A- or better in their most recent degree. Applicants from the BA level will apply to the MA program but indicate on the MA application that they wish to be considered for direct entry to the PhD program.

  • Applicants must submit a complete application according to the instructions.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) with at least an A- average in their first four courses in order to continue in the PhD program. In selecting courses, students should ensure that they satisfy the following field requirements.

  • Students will declare two fields: 

    • Field 1 will be one of Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, or Public Policy. The normal course requirement for Field 1 will be 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs), includi​ng a core course. 

    • Field 2 will be one of Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, Development Studies, International Relations, Political Theory, or Public Policy. The normal course requirement for Field 2 will be 1.5 FCEs, including a core course.

  • The Director of Graduate Studies may exercise discretion to waive the Field 2 requirement for students enrolled in collaborative specializations.

  • Students who do not designate Political Theory as Field 1 must complete 0.5 graduate-level FCE in Political Theory.

  • Students must complete 0.5 FCE in qualitative methods. This requirement may be waived on the basis of MA work.

  • Students who do not designate Political Theory as Field 1 must complete 0.5 FCE in quantitative methods. Students who designate Political Theory as Field 1 will substitute a non-waivable 0.5 FCE intensive reading requirement for the quantitative methods requirement.

  • Students must complete POL 2812Y PhD Research Design (1.0 FCE), normally during Year 4; students who have designated Political Theory as Field 1 are exempted.

  • Field examinations. 

    • Students must complete field examinations in Field 1 and Field 2 by the end of Year 2.

    • The Field 1 examination should be taken in May or August of the year in which the core course is taken as long as all assignments in the core course have been completed.

    • The Field 2 examination must be taken no later than Year 2. A student who fails to achieve a grade of at least A- is permitted one opportunity to retake a field examination. After failing the examination once, the student is permitted two attempts to pass the examination in a new field.

  • Thesis proposal, thesis committee, and thesis schedule. Students should assign a high priority to defining a thesis topic and choosing a thesis committee. By December of Year 4, students must have:

    • established a thesis committee of three faculty members including a thesis supervisor and

    • completed a draft of a thesis proposal of approximately 25 pages for submission to the thesis committee. Final revisions of the proposal must be approved by the end of Year 3. The research and writing of the thesis will follow the acceptance of the thesis proposal. The work schedule should permit the student to complete the thesis by the end of Year 6.

  • Language requirement. Students must demonstrate competence in the language that is appropriate to the nature of the graduate work in which they are engaged. Students whose Field 1 is Canadian Politics are strongly encouraged to demonstrate competence in French.

  • University policy requires that students complete all their non-thesis requirements (coursework, thesis proposal, Field 1 and Field 2 qualifying exams, and language requirements) by the end of Year 4.

  • Students must achieve an A- average in coursework and an A- in their field examinations to remain in good standing.

  • Minimum of six sessions in residence, whereby students must be on campus full-time and consequently in geographical proximity to be able to participate fully in the University activities associated with the program.

  • Although the program has been designed for completion in five years, some students may require longer to complete all the requirements.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

Political Science: Political Science MA, PhD Courses

Some listed courses have an undergraduate component and begin the first week of the session. Not all courses are given every year. Consult the departmental timetable.

Political Theory

​POL 2000Y
​Comparative Studies in the History of Political Thought (core course)​
POL 2001H Contemporary Political Thought
​POL 2006H
​Studies in Modern Political Theory*
​POL 2007H
​Twentieth-Century Political Thought*
​POL 2011Y
​Problems in the Political Thought of the Socratic School
​POL 2019Y
​Moral Reason and Economic History
​POL 2021Y
Comparative Studies in Jewish and Non-Jewish Political Thought​
​POL 2025H
​Enlightenment and its Critics​​
​POL 2025Y
Enlightenment and its Critics​
​POL 2026H, Y
​Topics in Political Thought I
​POL 2027H, Y
​Topics in Political Thought II
​POL 2028H
​Approaches to Political Theory
​JPJ 2029H
​Religion and the Liberal State: the Case of Islam​
​​POL 2032H
​Judgement in Law and Politics
​​​​POL 2038H
​Studies in Comparative Political Theory
​POL 2040H
​Horizons of Political Reflection
​POL 2057Y
​Markets, Justice, and the Human Good
​JPR 2058H
​Postsecular Political Thought: Religion, Radicalism, and the Limits of Liberalism
​POL 2061H
​Studies in Civic Republicanism​
​POL 2075Y
​Post-Modern and Contemporary Thought
​POL 2212H
​Human Rights Politics and International Relations
​POL 2226H
​Ethics and International Relations
JHP 2351H The People From Nowhere
​POL 2371H
Urban Revolution: Contemporary Constellations of Spatial Politics​
​RLG 3622H
​Maimonides and His Modern Interpreters

Canadian Politics

​POL 2100Y
​Government of C​anada (core course)
​POL 2102H
​Topics in Canadian Politics I
​POL 2103H
​Topics in Canadian Politics II
​POL 2128H
​Federalism and Diversity in Canada (and Beyond)
​POL 2139H
​The Canadian Welfare State in Comparative Perspective
​POL 2167H
​The Politics of Immigration and Multiculturalism in Canada
​POL 2173H
​Environmental Politics and Policy in Canada
​POL 2190Y
​Topics in Canadian Politics I
​POL 2191Y
​Topics in Canadian Politics II
​POL 2313H
​Parties and Party Systems: A Canadian Perspective
​POL 2314H
​Public, Private, and the Liberal State
​POL 2316H
​Women and Politics
​POL 2317H
​Politics and Policy Analysis
​POL 2345H
​Politics of Growth in Developing Countries
​HAD 5011H
​Canada's H​ealth System and Health Policy
​HAD 5765H
​Case Studies in Health Policy

​International Relations

​​POL 2200Y
​International P​olitics (core course)
​JBP 2230H
Topics in International Politics
​JPJ 2037H
​International Trade Regulation
​JPJ 2046H
​Law, Institutions, and Development
​JPJ 2048H
​International Human Rights Law
​JPJ 2049H
​Women’s Rights in International Law
​​​POL 2205H, Y
​Topics in International Politics I
​POL 2206H, Y
​Topics in International Politics II
​POL 2207H
​Topics in International Politics III
​POL 2211H
​International Political Economy of Finance
​POL 2212H
​Human Rights Politics and International Relations
​POL 2213H
​Global Environmental Politics
​POL 2216Y
​The Military Instrument of Foreign Policy
​POL 2226H
​Ethics and International Relations
​​​POL 2240H
​Geopolitics of Cyberspace
​POL 2256Y
​The G8, G20, and Global Governance​
​POL 2268H
​International Relations of Ethnic Conflict
​POL 2335H
​Business and Politics: Power in a Global World​

Comparative Politics

​POL 2​700Y
Comparative Politics (core c​ourse)​
​JHP 1289Y
Twentieth-Century Ukraine​
​POL 2139H
The Canadian Welfare State in Comparative Perspective​
​​POL 2234H
Globalization, Internationalization, and Public Policy​
​POL 2268H
​International Relations of Ethnic Conflict​
​POL 2302H
Topics in United States Government and Politics​
​POL 2307H
Political Economy of Technology: from the Auto-Industrial to the Information Age​
​JPA 2320H
​Asia and the New Global Economy
​POL 2317H
​Politics and Policy Analysis
​POL 2318Y
​Comparative Public Policies: Selected Areas (core course)
JRA ​2321H
​Topics in Comparative Politics
​POL 2321H, Y
​Topics in Comparative Politics I
​POL 2322H, Y
​Topics in Comparative Politics II
​POL 2325H
​The Politics of Federalism in Comparative Perspective
​POL 2326H
​Democracy and Dictatorship
​​POL 2335H
​Business and Politics: Power in a Global World​
​JRA 2337H
​Government Law and Politics in Russia
​POL 2338H
​Innovation and Governance
​POL 2345H
​Politics of Growth in Developing Countries
​POL 2351H
​Contentious Politics​
​POL 2361Y
​Globalization and Indigenous Politics
POL 2364H Urban Policy and Policymaking
​POL 2372H
​The Comparative Political Economy of Industrial Societies
​JRA 2391H​
​Topics in Comparative Politics​
​POL 2391H, Y
​Topics in Comparative Politics III
​POL 2392H, Y
​Topics in Comparative Politics IV
​POL 2394H
​Innovation and Knowledge Transfer in City Regions
​POL 2411H
​Topics in Asian Politics
​POL 2429H
​Democracy and Ethnic Conflict
​JPF 2430Y
​Cities

Development Studies

​POL 2400H
Theories and Issues—​The Politics of Development (core course)​
​POL 2322H
​Topics in Comparative Politics II
​POL 2325H
​The Politics of Federalism in Comparative Perspective
​POL 2326H
​Democracy and Dictatorship
​POL 2345H
​Politics of Growth in Developing Countries
​POL 2391H, Y
​Topics in Comparative Politics III
​POL 2392H, Y
​Topics in Comparative Politics IV
​POL 2403H, Y
​Topics in African Politics I
​POL 2404H, Y
​Topics in African Politics II
​POL 2405H
​Topics in Latin American Politics
​POL 2408H
​Political Economy of International Development
​JGP 2408Y
​Political Economy of International Development
​POL 2411H
​Topics in Asian Politics
​POL 2416Y
​Politics and Society in Contemporary China
​POL 2418H
​Topics in Middle East Politics
​POL 2420H
​Globalization, Gender, and Development
​JPF 2430Y
​Cities
​POL 24​82H
​The Politics of Disease and Epidemic

​Public Policy

​POL 2318H
Comparative Public Pol​icy Theory (core course)​
​POL 2139H
​The Canadian Welfare State in Comparative Perspective
​POL 2167H
​The Politics of Immigration and Multiculturalism in Canada
​POL 2173H
​Environmental Politics and Policy in Canada
​POL 2213H
​Global Environmental Politics
​POL 2234H
​Globalization, Internationalization, and Public Policy
​POL 2307H
Political Economy of Technology: From the Auto-Industrial to the Information Age​
POL 2335H Business and Politics: Power in a Global World
​POL 23​38H
​Innovation and Governance​
POL 2364H Urban Policy and Policymaking
​POL 2376H, Y
Topics in Public Policy
​POL 2482H
​The Politics of Disease and Epidemic
​HAD 5011H
​Canada's Health S​ystem and Health Policy
​HAD 5765H
​Case Studies in Health Policy

Methods and Research Seminars

​​POL 2519H
​Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis​
​POL 2503H
Thinking Through Research Design​
​POL 2504H
​Statistics for Political Scientists
​POL 2505H
Qualitative Methods in Political Research​
​​POL 2578H
Topics in Methods​
​POL 2810Y
MA Research Seminar I​
​POL 2811Y
MA Research Seminar II​
POL 2812Y
​PhD R​esearch Design (Credit/No Credit)

Independent Study and Special Topics

​POL 2800​H
​Special To​pics I​
​POL 2801H
​Special Topics II
​POL 2893H
Topics in Politics I​
​POL 2894H
​Topics in Politics II
​POL 2904Y
​Reading course in an approved special field
​POL 2905H
​Reading course in an approved special field