This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2019 to April 2020.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2019-2020, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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JSGS 801.3: Governance and Administration

Analyzes governing institutions and the process of modern government within Canada as a means of enhancing a student's understanding of policy formulation and implementation. This course is intended to provide a basis for critically assessing political and administrative decision making and policy outcomes.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 801
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 801 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 802.3: Public Finance

Provides a survey of Canadian public finance. Students will examine rationales for government intervention in a market economy, the assessment of public policy, how government decisions are made and the impact of government expenditures and taxation on the economy and the well-being of Canadians, in terms of economic efficiency and interpersonal equity.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 802
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 802 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 803.3: Quantitative Methods

Provides students with the statistical concepts and techniques required for conducting research and critically evaluating empirical studies. Topics include statistical inference, sampling theory, and data and regression analysis as applied to problems in public policy.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 811
Prerequisite(s): Students must have successfully completed an undergraduate course in statistics.
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note(s): Students with credit for PUBP 811 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 805.3: Economics for Public Policy Analysis

To provide an economic framework for the analysis of public policy. The course uses microeconomic concepts to examine when and how the government should intervene in the economy. Using the starting point of policy as intervention, the course examines the circumstances under which government involvement is most likely to be desirable. The course then moves to consider the key instruments that government uses in its intervention. In the examination of these two broad issues, the course pays particular attention to how people and firms behave and how they are likely to respond to policy instruments. The course also develops the key concepts associated with cost-benefit analysis and shows how these concepts are used in the analysis of public policy.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 805
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 805 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 806.3: Public Policy Analysis

Focuses on the analysis of the processes whereby public policies arise and are enacted in Canada. The course compares theories and models of policy making and decision making to illustrate the special requirements of the Canadian environment and examines the roles of various participants in the policy process: legislators, political parties, interest groups, administrators and administrative structures, citizens, and the judiciary.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 806
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 806 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 807.3: Statistics for Public Managers

Administrative decision making and policy development often require the analysis of quantitative data. This course will introduce students to descriptive and inferential statistics often used in policy environments so that they will be effective data users and interpreters. Students will be taught how to use and present descriptive statistics.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 804 and JSGS 804
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 804 or JSGS 804 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 808.3: Ethical Leadership and Democracy in Public Service

There is growing attention being given to executive leadership, applied ethics and efforts to create and sustain trust within and through the profession of public administration. This course descriptively and critically examines these three key concepts in relation to the professional public servant and the environments of public sector decision and policy making.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 856
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students who take this course for credit cannot also take GSPP 808 (offered by the University of Regina) for credit. Students with credit for PUBP 856 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 809.3: Introduction to Law in Public Administration and Policy

This course introduces students to the fundamental elements of Canadian public law. The first part of the course focuses on the concept of the rule of law and on the separation of powers under our constitutional system, looking especially at the relationship between the legislature and the courts. This will be followed by a brief consideration of the division of powers between federal and provincial governments and the implications of an entrenched charter of rights. The second half of the course will deal with the parameters articulated by the courts for public decision making, through judicial review, and with the implications of these parameters for the definition of the mandates of decision makers.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 858
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students cannot take both this course and either/both of GSPP 809 and GSPP 881 (both offered at the University of Regina) for credit. Students with credit for PUBP 858 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 811.3: Nongovernmental Organizations and Alternative Service Delivery

Examines the increasing role played by the third sector in Canada. Students will examine alternative allocations of responsibility for solving particular social and public problems – voluntary, not-for-profit, for-profit, joint public/private, public encouraged/subsidized, and publicly coerced – along with examples, reasons, and theories for particular forms of organization, new methods of accountability and tensions between government and its new partners.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 813.3: Managing Change

Seeks to bring about an awareness and understanding of how organizations are managing change. The course will provide perspectives of the change strategists, the change implementors, and the change recipients. The objective of the course is to develop sensitive and effective change-agent skills in management ranks.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 817.3: Health Policy

Will review the historical development of the Canadian health care system and its supporting principles, governance structures and fiscal arrangements; and examine contemporary structures and relationships. Issues such as benefit coverage, health human resources, user fees, pharmaceuticals, regional health boards, and health reform in a comparative context will be examined.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 818.3: Program Evaluation

Through extensive use of examples from various fields, students will be exposed to the art and science of applying evaluation methodologies and techniques to policies and programs in both the public and non-profit sectors.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): PUBP 806, or GSPP 806, or JSGS 806, or by permission of the instructor.
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 819.3: Gender and Public Policy

Will compare neo-classical and feminist approaches to the analysis of public policy. Students will examine the labour market and gender-based inequality; the family, with a particular focus on intra-household resource allocation; and will consider macro-economic issues and provide gender-based analysis in relation to public policy in Canada.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 820.3: Micro Economics for Policy Analysis

Will provide students with micro-economic tools needed for public policy analysis. Students are introduced to the economic approach to the study of human behaviour. Special emphasis will be placed on the study of the circumstances under which markets achieve, or fail to achieve, and efficient allocation of the economy’s resources.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): PUBP 805, or GSPP 805, or JSGS 805, or by permission of the instructor.
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 821.3: Macro Economics for Policy Analysis

Introduces the major policy questions of macro-economics and presents macro-economic models to assist policy development. An emphasis will be placed on current policy issues including monetary policy, fiscal policy, currency regimes, productivity and growth, demographics patterns and fiscal sustainability.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): PUBP 805, or GSPP 805, or JSGS 805, or by permission of the instructor.
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 822.3: Comparative Public Policy

Uses a comparative perspective to analyze how public policy is formulated, how it can change, and why. It will discuss the roles of formal and informal institutions, of actors, structures, and networks. The aim of the course is to provide the participants with a greater understanding of classical and contemporary theories of public policy; with the ability to critically analyze and compare public policy; and to develop frameworks for comparative policy analysis.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 825.3: Saskatchewan in Canadian Federalism

Examines Canadian federalism from the perspective of Saskatchewan’s post-war role in shaping national policy. The province’s impact on the federation is analyzed through a series of topics.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 831.3: Performance Management

The course examines the principles underlying the application of selected aspects of public management and examines ways in which governments apply the principles. The course compares approaches of different governments and examines some specific applications and strives to develop in students the competencies required of public servants.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course will be offered at the U of R.


JSGS 832.3: Population Based Health Program Management

Will apply the techniques of epidemiology and biostatistics to evaluate population-based health programs. In addition, students will become familiar with principles of public health, prevention, and health care quality management.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 833.3: Performance Measurement in Health Care Organizations

Focusing on the health care imperative of accountability to the community, this course deals with the measurement of performance in health care organizations. Management control focuses on the implementation of business strategies and the attainment of organizational goals.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 837.3: Health Economics

Designed to provide students with an introduction to economic concepts and analysis relevant to health, health care and health care systems. Students will examine economic aspects of various elements of the healthcare sector, identify relevant policy questions and apply economic concepts and techniques to analyze them.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 838.3: Public Sector Financial Management

Exposes students to the significant financial issues that have practical significance in the management and operations of public sector departments, agencies, and initiatives. The course will focus on select aspects of public sector governance and financial management. Students will be expected to apply the knowledge they learn from the course materials and lectures to problems and assignments that could typically arise in a public administration setting.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.


JSGS 839.3: Classic and Contemporary Readings in Policy Theory

Surveys classic and contemporary theories in public policy and public administration. It is intended to provide students with a solid theoretical foundation in decision-making processes, policy learning, policy change, institutionalism and the intellectual developments associated with the policy process.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 840.3: Public Policy and Public Opinion

Public opinion in its many forms has become increasingly important for government decision making and accountability processes. This course examines the underlying assumptions and research methodology used in assessing public opinion as well as government’s use of public opinion and its impact on decision-making and accountability practices.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 842.3: American Foreign Policy in a New Era

Foreign policy decisions are the product of a historical context (individual and cultural), a complex bureaucratic process, and an intertwined domestic and international political and economic environment. In order to criticize, evaluate, and understand those decisions, this course will examine all these components in relation to emerging doctrines of U.S. foreign policy.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 845.3: Behavioural Social Policy

Focuses on social programs and social policy analysis in a Canadian context. Applied interdisciplinary methods used in the administration and design of social policy are discussed at length. Students will also be introduced to various types of social programs including; income security, housing and homelessness, child protection and family services.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 846.3: Cooperatives in the New Economy Institutions Governance and Policy

This course examines how societal institutions and policy shape the role played by co-operatives in the economy, and how co-operative practices and innovations have in turn shaped these institutions and policy. Combining theoretical insights from the areas of institutions, economics, organizational behaviour, law and policy with case studies of co-operative organizations, the course allows students to develop their knowledge of the actions that both the state and co-operatives have undertaken, and provides students with a conceptual framework within which these actions can be viewed.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Graduate Studies and Research.


JSGS 847.3: Strategic Planning for Non Profit and Public Organizations

Strategic and operational planning through discussion of the relevance of organizational values, development of mission and vision statements and techniques to align goals and objectives with organizational priorities. Financial capability analysis and budgetary role in planning will be addressed. Skills developed include critical thinking, problem solving, writing, and presentation skills.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 849.3: Social Economy and Public Policy

The social economy includes non-profit, community-based organizations, and co-operatives. This course focuses on how these organizations interplay with the public policies of different levels of government. Using case studies, students will examine administrative public policy, such as how the social economy is funded and how it is evaluated and held accountable, as well as substantive public policy, including community capacity building and partnership development. The course also includes a field trip to learn about local social economy organizations at work and guest lecturers, including both researchers and practitioners.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 849
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 849 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 850.0: Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Internship Program

The JSGS internship program is a competitive process open to students in the MPA and MPP programs who have completed at least 50 percent of their program, including the core program courses, and have little or no experience in the public sector. Students will be exposed to the skills used by managers at senior levels in the public sector and will perform a variety of tasks.

Formerly: PUBP 850
Prerequisite(s): Must have completed at least 50% of the M.P.A. or M.P.P. program course work, including core courses.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 850 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 851.3: Qualitative Methods

Provides students with the opportunity to learn and practise inquiry processes for conducting qualitative research. Students will examine the following topics: issues in qualitative data (ontology, epistemology, methodology and method), collection of qualitative data (e.g., interviewing, ethnography, focus groups, case studies), analysis of data, and combining qualitative and quantitative data.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 810
Prerequisite(s): Students must have successfully completed an undergraduate course in statistics.
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 810 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 852.3: Inside Government Practices and Procedures

Examines the principles underlying aspects of public management with an emphasis on the machinery of government and the ways in which governments apply public administration principles and use various instruments. Students will practice some of the competencies expected of public servants through lectures, student presentations, in-class exercises and field trips.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 853.3: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Addresses negotiations and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the workplace, including theoretical models and applications relevant to managing conflict in employment settings. Students will gain a firm understanding of how to resolve workplace conflict in both unionized and non-unionized environments.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 859.3: Innovation Policy

Is designed as a course in the theory and practice of innovation policy, including science and technology. Students will investigate the theory, methodology, and applications of innovation policy through primary readings, discourse, and writing.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 859
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 859 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 860.3: Health Systems Research Methods

This course in research methods as applied to the analysis of health systems will develop students’ knowledge and skills in health systems research, including the criteria for formulating health system research problems and hypotheses, selecting the appropriate research design, conducting a systematic literature review, and methods of data collection and use.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.


JSGS 862.3: Political Economy

Focuses on the politics of aggregating individual decisions into collective action, revealing the difficulty of formulating and implementing public policy broadly construed. The course readings emphasize formal approaches to this subject, while the assignments and discussion emphasize their application to real problems.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 807
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 807 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 863.3: Aboriginal Peoples and Public Policy

Begins with the historic framework for contemporary public policy established by treaties, reserves and legislation. Then it examines contemporary developments, including constitutional negotiations, influential court case, urbanization, comprehensive claims and self-government.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 812
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 812 will not receive credit for this course


JSGS 864.3: Social Policy Interdisciplinary Perspectives

An interdisciplinary course that offers a comparative and historical perspective on social policy development, in Canada and in other advanced industrial countries.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 814
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 814 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 865.3: Decision Making in Organizations

Examines the manner in which decisions are made in organizations, with a particular focus on policy decisions. The course uses a wide variety of behavioral theories to look at phenomena such as policy traps, framing, unwarranted optimism, and group think.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 830
Restriction(s): Admission to the M.P.A., M.P.P., Ph.D. or permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 830 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 866.3: Public Leadership Theory and Practice

Will provide students with an understanding of selected theories and practices of public leadership for various informal and agentic roles at local, regional, provincial, and federal levels.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 836
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 836 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 867.3: Advanced Policy Analysis

Will introduce students to applied policy analysis and key policy research methods including interviews, focus groups, and surveys. As an applied project class students will work with faculty and representatives from the Saskatchewan Government to conduct a policy analytic review for a provincial ministry.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 868.3: Resource and Environmental Policy

An examination of recent trends in resource and environmental policy. The course will focus on policy processes in the context of the growing integration of resource and environmental policies, multi-level governance, and civil society engagement.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, or by permission of the instructor.


JSGS 869.3: Ideas in Public Policy

The objective of this course is to review and discuss major theoretical perspectives that contribute to our understanding of public policy. Featuring extensive class discussions, the course focuses on three related factors: ideas, institutions, and power, and will help research students grasp major theoretical debates in policy analysis, with a special emphasis on sociological, political science, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 820
Restriction(s): Admission into the JSGS Ph.D. program.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 820 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 870.3: Water Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

Will ask whether contemporary water systems embody principles that will allow them to adapt and function in a changing climate, a rapidly evolving economy, a changing settlement system, and new lifestyles. The format will include lectures, class discussion, jigsaw readings in which students read separate material and then teach content to peers, guest lecturers, documentaries, and Web-based content. Students will develop a collaborative, interdisciplinary framework for evaluating sustainable water governance. Each student will use this framework to evaluate climate adaptation policy in the water sector in a major world city.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program, Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program, Ph.D. program, admission into a program in the School of Environment and Sustainability, or by permission of the instructor.


JSGS 871.3: Research Methods in International Trade Policy

Is designed to provide the analytical skills required to make sense of the vast literature on international trade, much of which presents data in sophisticated ways, reports the results of the use of often quite sophisticated statistical techniques, and may even be the result of mathematical modeling.

Formerly: INTR 801
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of International Trade (M.I.T.) program or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for INTR 801 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 872.3: International Trade and Commercial Policy

Economic analysis of international trade policy. Economic implications of border measures, subsidies, technical standards as barriers to trade, unfair trade practices, sanctions. Dispute settlement and economic penalties. Assessment of international trade institutions and agreements.

Formerly: INTR 802
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of International Trade (M.I.T.) program or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for INTR 802 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 873.3: International Trade Theory

Reviews the economic rationale and evidence used to evaluate the effects of freer trade on national economics. We will explore classical theories of trade as well as new models of trade that stress increasing returns and market structure. We will use original data sources to explore essential features of international trade.

Formerly: INTR 803
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of International Trade (M.I.T.) program or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for INTR 803 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 874.3: International Monetary Economics

Reviews the factors that determine exchange rates, the benefits and costs of alternative exchange rate regimes, the efficacy of fiscal and monetary policy under different regimes, and the causes and consequences of a currency crisis. We will use original data sources to explore essential features of international monetary flows.

Formerly: INTR 804
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of International Trade (M.I.T.) program or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for INTR 804 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 875.3: Politics of International Trade

Will explore the political context of international trade by examining the literature on globalization and by focusing on trade policy decision making in major trading nations as well as in regional and international organizations.

Formerly: INTR 805
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of International Trade (M.I.T.) program or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for INTR 805 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 876.3: International Trade Law

Examines the law of international trade in goods and services, focusing principally on the law of the World Trade Organization, the General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade, and the North American Free Trade Agreement. This specialized sector of international law includes particular negotiation and dispute settlement processes, as well as particular types of rules restraining national restrictions on trade. These rules address tariff and non-tariff barriers, discrimination, regionalism, anti-dumping, countervailing duties and safeguard measures.

Formerly: INTR 806
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of International Trade (M.I.T.) program or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for INTR 806 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 877.3: International Commercial Transactions

Participants in this course will be introduced to legal concepts and operational principles relevant to transnational commercial transactions including the sources of private international law, the nature and roles of the various types of private international conventions (law treaties), international law as it relates to delivery of goods and payment, including the use of commercial letters of credit, the legal conceptual framework within which transnational secured financing occurs, the role of national courts in enforcing international commercial contracts and the legal and functional context within which international commercial arbitration occurs.

Formerly: INTR 807
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of International Trade (M.I.T.) program or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for INTR 807 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 878.3: International Business Environment

Looks at international trade from the perspective of the private sector practitioner, manager or consultant. Topics include FDI, international cultural, physical, economic, socioeconomic, political, legal and financial environmental forces, competitive intelligence, international marketing challenges, and international financial and human resources management.

Formerly: INTR 808
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of International Trade (M.I.T.) program or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for INTR 808 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 879.3: The Management of Technology

To assist students to develop a framework for understanding and analyzing the strategic management of the research, development and commercialization of biotechnology-based products. Students will also learn the role and importance of government (domestic and international regulations), intellectual property regulations and public perception in the business strategy decision making process of firms.

Formerly: INTR 809
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of International Trade (M.I.T.) program or by permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for INTR 809 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 880.3: Advanced Governance Analysis

Governance refers to “who gets to decide what” in political systems, sectors of the economy, the use of technology, and organizations. This course examines the development of governance systems in response to authority no longer being confined entirely to government, and examines arrangements leading to both desirable and undesirable outcomes.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 882.3: Strategic Management in the Public Sector

The course focuses on developing practical knowledge and skills public sector managers require to effectively “get things done” through others. Management skills developed include self-assessment/reflection, goal-setting, teamwork/collaboration, verbal/written communication, influence/persuasion, conflict resolution, stress management, and creative thinking.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 883.1: Essentials for Public Policy and Administration

This residency pass/fail course will provide students with an introduction to the six MPA competency fields and the JSGS research clusters. It will also provide several refresher sessions on Canadian institutions, public sector processes, basic math skills, and introduce the final MPA portfolio project.

Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 884.2: Professional Planning

This course requires the submission and presentation of a professional portfolio at the end of the MPA program where students demonstrate evidence that an acceptable level of proficiency in each of the six MPA competency fields has been acquired.

Restriction(s): Admission into the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program.
Prerequisite(s): JSGS 883.
Note: This course is offered at the University of Regina.


JSGS 885.3: Cooperative Governance and Leadership in Action

This course offers students the ability to work on a governance or policy issue relevant to co-operatives and the social economy and to critically reflect on this work. For some students their work may take the form of a project/report directed at a specific issue that a co-operative, credit union or social economy organization is facing. For other students their work may take the form of a written case study of a co-operative, credit union or social economy organization. In all cases, the result will be an experiential learning opportunity for students and new knowledge and expertise for co-operative and social economy organizations. Students must have completed JSGS 846.3 Co-operatives in the New Economy: Institutions, Governance and Policy in order to register in this course.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Graduate Studies and Research.
Prerequisite(s): JSGS 846


JSGS 898.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Formerly: PUBP 898.


JSGS 899.6: Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.

Formerly: PUBP 899.


JSGS 990.0: Public Policy Seminar

Features reports and discussion on current research and policy issues. All students in the MPA program are required to register. Attendance at a certain number of seminars and at least one presentation are required by all students during the period of their candidacy.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 990 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 994.0: Research

Students writing a Master's of Public Policy thesis must register for this course.

Formerly: PUBP 994
Restriction(s): Admission to the M.P.P. program.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 994 will not receive credit for this course.


JSGS 996.0: Research

Required of all students in the PhD program.

Formerly: PUBP 996
Restriction(s): Admission to the Ph.D. program.
Note: Students with credit for PUBP 996 will not receive credit for this course.