This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2022 to April 2023.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2022-2023, 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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POLS 111.3: Democratic Citizenship in Canada

What does it mean to be a citizen in Canada today? How can individuals be effective citizens within Canadian democracy? This course introduces students to political participation and activism in Canada. Topics include the Canadian political system, political culture and identity, the role of media, political rights and duties, political representation, Québécois nationalism, Indigenous self-government, political socialization, and the role of Canada and Canadians in the world.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


POLS 112.3: Justice and Injustice in Politics and Law

What laws should a society have? How should a society be organized and governed? At root, these are questions of justice and injustice. This course introduces students to different ways of thinking about the idea of justice in a political society and will explore important issues of justice and injustice that arise in contemporary political and legal systems. It explores issues and debates such as poverty and economic justice, responsibility for historical injustice, environmental justice, justice beyond borders, and questions of justice in law and policy in the case of minority and Indigenous groups.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours