Political Science

Political Science: Introduction

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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 programs as listed below:

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: 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
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
Chambers, Simone - BA, MPH, MA, PhD
Cochrane, Christopher Brian - BA, MA, PhD
Cook, David - BA, MA, PhD
Craft, Jonathan - MA, PhD
Day, Richard - BA, MA, PhD
Deber, Raisa - BS, MS, PhD
Deibert, Ronald - BA, MA, PhD
Eyoh, Dickson - MA, PhD
Green, Jessica - PhD, PhD
Gunitskiy, Vsevolod - BA, MA, MPH, PhD
Haddow, Rodney - BA, MSc, PhD
Handley, Antoinette - BA, MPH, PhD (Chair and Graduate Chair)
Hansen, Randall - BA, MPH, PhD, CRC
Hirschl, Ran - BA, LLB, MA, MPH, PhD, CRC
Hoffmann, Matthew - BSc, PhD
Homer-Dixon, Thomas - BA, 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
Lipscy, Phillip - PhD
Loewen, Peter - PhD
Magocsi, Paul - BA, MA, MA, PhD, FRSC
McCarney, Patricia - BA, MCP, PhD
Murali, Kanta - BA, PhD
Nedelsky, Jennifer R - BA, MA, PhD
Nevitte, Neil - BA, MA, PhD, FRSC
Norrlof, Carla - BS, MIR, MS, DrRerPol
Olive, Andrea - PhD
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
Sabl, Andrew - PhD
Schatz, Edward - PhD
Schneiderman, David - BA, LLB, LLM
Shachar, Ayelet - LLB, BA, LLM, SJD
Shanks, Torrey - BA, PhD
Skogstad, Grace - DrRerPol
Stein, Janice - BA, MA, PhD, OC, FRSC
Teichman, Judith Ann - BA, MA, PhD
Tolley, Erin - PhD
Triadafilopoulos, Triadafilos - BA, MA, PhD
Turner, Dale - 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
Donnelly, Michael - BSc, MA, PhD
Falkenheim, Victor - AB, MA, PhD
Griffiths, Franklyn J.C. - 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
Solomon, Peter - BA, MA, PhD
Solomon, Susan - BA, MA, PhD
Stren, Richard - BA, MA, PhD
Watkins, Melville - BCom

Associate Members

Abele, Frances - PhD
Anderson, Noel - BA, PhD
Ariga, Kenichi - MA, MCP, PhD
Attridge, Michael - BA, MTh, DTh
Besco, Randy - BA, MA, PhD
Borins, Sandford - BA, PhD
Catherine, LeGrand - PhD
Choudhry, Sujit - LLB, LLM
Dalby, Simon - PhD
Gilady, Lilach - BA, MPH, MA, PhD
Guzzini, Stefano - PhD
Indart, Gustavo - BA, MA, PhD
Kahraman, Filiz - BA, MA, PhD
King, Michael - PhD
Maile, Uahikea - PhD
Moreau, Julie - PhD
Nacol, Emily Catherine - BA, MA, MPH, PhD
Neville, Kate - PhD, PhD
Reisenbichler, Alexander - BA, MA, PhD
Rheault, Ludovic - PhD
Shesterinina, Anastasia - PhD
Stark, Andrew - BA, MSc, AM, PhD
Walton, Matthew - PhD
Wright, Joseph - 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:

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

  • 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.

  • 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, including a 1.0 FCE core course requirement.

    • 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 1.0 FCE core course requirement (with the exception of a 0.5 FCE core course requirement in Development Studies).

  • 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 FCEs, including a 1.0 FCE core course requirement.

    • 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 1.0 FCE core course requirement (with the exception of a 0.5 FCE core course requirement in Development Studies).

  • 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 4. 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.

Canadian Politics

POL 2100H
Issues and Foundations in Canadian Government (core)
POL 2102H
Topics in Canadian Politics I
POL 2103H
Topics in Canadian Politics II
POL 2104H
Political Analysis in Canadian and Comparative Politics (core)
POL 2105H
Canadian and Comparative Political Development (core)
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 2190Y
Topics in Canadian Politics I
POL 2191Y
Topics in Canadian Politics II
POL 2316H
Women and Politics
POL 2317H
Politics and Policy Analysis
POL 2345H
Politics of Growth in Developing Countries
HAD 5765H
Case Studies in Health Policy

Comparative Politics

JHP 1289Y
Twentieth-Century Ukraine
POL 2139H
The Canadian Welfare State in Comparative Perspective
POL 2268H
International Relations of Ethnic Conflict
POL 2301H
Political Parties in Comparative Perspective
POL 2307H
Political Economy of Technology: from the Auto-Industrial to the Information Age
POL 2314H
Public, Private, and the Liberal State
POL 2317H
Politics and Policy Analysis
JRA 2321H
Topics in Comparative Politics
POL 2321H, Y
Topics in Comparative Politics I
POL 2322H, Y
Topics in Comparative Politics II
POL 2326H
Democracy and Dictatorship
POL 2335H
Business and Politics: Power in a Global World
JRA 2337H
Government Law and Politics in Russia
POL 2345H
Politics of Growth in Developing Countries
POL 2351H
Contentious Politics
POL 2353H
Authoritarianism in Comparative Perspective
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
JPF 2430Y
Cities
POL 2700H
Foundations and Approaches to Comparative Politics (core)
POL 2701H
Comparative Institutional Politics: Governance, Parties, and Structures of State Power (core)
POL 2702H
Constituent Power in Comparative Perspective: Identity, Contention, and Mobilization (core)

Development Studies

POL 2322H
Topics in Comparative Politics II
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 2400H
Theories and Issues — The Politics of Development
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
POL 2411H
Topics in Asian Politics
POL 2416Y
Politics and Society in Contemporary China
POL 2418H
Topics in Middle East Politics
JPF 2430Y
Cities

International Relations

POL 2000H Ancient Political Thought to the Rise of Modernity (core)
POL 2001H Contemporary Political Thought
POL 2002H Modern and Contemporary Political Thought (core)
POL 2006H Studies in Modern Political Theory
POL 2007H Twentieth-Century Political Thought
POL 2011H, Y 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 2024H Feminist Theory
POL 2025H 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 2038H Studies in Comparative Political Theory
POL 2040H Horizons of Political Reflection
JPR 2051H Fanaticism: A Political History
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 2351Y The People From Nowhere
POL 2371H Urban Revolution: Contemporary Constellations of Spatial Politics
RLG 3622H Maimonides and His Modern Interpreters

Public Policy

POL 2167H
The Politics of Immigration and Multiculturalism in Canada
POL 2213H
Global Environmental Politics
POL 2307H
Political Economy of Technology: From the Auto-Industrial to the Information Age
POL 2318H
Public Policy: Theories and Approaches (core)
POL 2319H Public Policy: Applications (core)
POL 2335H
Business and Politics: Power in a Global World
POL 2364H
Urban Policy and Policymaking
POL 2376H, Y
Topics in Public Policy
HAD 5765H
Case Studies in Health Policy

Methods and Research Seminars

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

Independent Study and Special Topics

POL 2800H
Special Topics 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