Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2005/2006
Canadian Excellence

Political Science
Department of Political Science

The master's program in political science is designed to allow specialization in one of four areas: political behaviour/psychology, Canadian political studies, political theory and comparative politics. Individual study programs are flexibly tailored to personal research interests and faculty strengths. The faculty provides particular area expertise in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and Japan.

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Department of Political Science

Full-time Faculty
  • Andrea Brown, PhD (Toronto), Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Steven Brown, PhD (Alberta), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Robert Campbell, PhD (London School of Economics), Professor of Political Science
  • David Docherty, PhD (Toronto), Associate Professor of Political Science; Dean of the Faculty of Arts
  • Alistair Edgar, PhD (Queen's), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Patricia Goff, PhD (Northwestern), Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Dejan Guzina, PhD (Carleton), Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Ailsa Henderson, PhD (Edinburgh), Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, PhD (McGill), Professor of Global Studies and Political Science; Canada Research Chair (2003)
  • Thomas Hueglin, PhD (St. Gall), DrHabil (Konstanz), Professor of Political Science
  • Barry Kay, PhD (Rochester), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Loren King, PhD (MIT), Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • John McMenemy, PhD (Toronto), Professor of Political Science
  • Tracey Raney, PhD (Calgary)
  • Yasmine Shamsie, PhD (York), Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Brian Tanguay, PhD (Carleton), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Debora Van Nijnatten, PhD (Queen's), Associate Professor of Political Science
Program Information

Course Offerings
Course # Title Credits
PO601 Core Seminar: The Scope of Political Science 0.5
PO602 Understanding Research Methods 0.5
PO612 Approaches to Political Culture in North America 0.5
PO618 Contemporary Issues in Canadian Politics 0.5
PO631 Political Parties 0.5
PO632 Electoral Behaviour 0.5
PO633 Public Opinion 0.5
PO634 Interest Groups and Social Movements 0.5
PO635 Political Communication 0.5
PO640 International Political Economy 0.5
PO641 Theories of International Relations 0.5
PO642 Politics and Governance Beyond the State 0.5
PO643 Transitions to Democracy 0.5
PO644 Comparative Ethnic Politics 0.5
PO645 The Global Environment 0.5
PO646 Conflict Analysis and Management: Theories 0.5
PO647 Conflict Analysis and Management: Case Studies 0.5
PO648 Peace and Reconstruction 0.5
PO649 Canada, the US and the UN: Multilateral Cooperation in a Single Super-Power World 0.5
PO650 International Human Rights 0.5
PO651 Genocide 0.5
PO652 Human Rights and Retrospective Justice 0.5
PO670 Canada and the Third World 0.5
PO671 Issues in Third World Politics 0.5
PO681 Directed Research I 0.0
PO682 Directed Research II 0.0
PO690 Applied Research Seminar 0.5
PO691 Seminar in Selected Problems I 0.0
PO692 Seminar in Selected Problems II 0.0
PO695 Major Research Paper 0.0
PO699 Thesis 0.0