Department of Political Science

Courses

This page will provide you with information about the political science courses we offer at Saint Mary's. The table below will give you information about current courses. Under the "Title" column, you will find links to syllabi, which contain outlines, expectations, etc.

2018 - 2019

Fall

Course Number Title Professor Day/Time Room
POLI 1201.2A Contemporary Issues Edna Keeble MW 04:00 pm-05:15 pm LA 274
POLI 1201.2B Contemporary Issues Alexandra Dobrowolsky TR 10:00 am-11:15 am SB 265
POLI 1201 1C Contemporary Issues Ronald G Landes  TR 11:30 am-12:45 pm SB 160
POLI 1210 1 Political Ideas:"Isms' & Beliefs Stella Gaon MW 02:30 pm-03:45 pm AT 101
POLI 2304 1XX Canadian Politics in the 21st Century Don Naulls  TR 10:00 am-11:15 am AT 216
POLI 2335 1XX History of Political Thought Stella Gaon TR 11:30 am-12:45 pm LA 275
POLI 2381 1 Comparative Politics I: Political Regimes and Government Institutions Lyubov Zhyznomirska  MW 01:00 pm-02:15 pm LA 271
POLI 2383 1 International Relations I Actors, Structures, Processes Edna Keeble  TR 01:00 pm-02:15 pm LA 171
POLI 3245 1 Public Policy I Don Naulls  TR 08:30 am-09:45 am LA 171
POLI 3310 1 Government and the Media Don Naulls  MW 08:30 am-09:45 am AT 101
POLI 3314 1 Politics of Developing Areas Carlos Pessoa T 04:00 pm-06:30 pm LA 188
POLI 3316 1 Politics of the European UnionPolitics of the European Union Lyubov Zhyznomirska  MW 04:00 pm-05:15 pm LA 178
POLI 3321 1 International Organization Marc Doucet  TR 02:30 pm-03:45 pm ME 107
POLI 3425 1XX Spying and International Polit Ronald G Landes  MW 02:30 pm-03:45 pm ME 108
POLI 4500.2XX Honours Thesis  TBA TBA TBA
POLI 4520 1 Honours Colloquium Stella Gaon  T 04:00 pm-06:30 pm AT 306
POLI 4841 1 SpTop: Intellectuals & Politic Ronald G Landes  MW 11:30 am-12:45 pm MN 219
POLI 4842 0XX The Politics of Reconciliation Edna Keeble, Alexandra Dobrowolsky R 04:00 pm-06:30 pm LA 271 
    Edna Keeble, Alexandra Dobrowolsky F 10:00 am-12:30 pm MN 219
POLI 4843 1 Politics & Peace: Northern Ireland Bridget Brownlow M 04:00 pm-06:30 pm LA 280 

 

Winter

 

Course Number Title Professor Day/Time Room
POLI 1201 2A Contemporary Issues Carlos Pessoa MW 10:00 am-11:15 am ME 105
POLI 1201 2B Contemporary Issues Edna Keeble  TR 04:00 pm-05:15 pm MM 223
POLI 1230 2A Law and Politics Lyubov Zhyznomirska  TR 11:30 am-12:45 pm SB 201
POLI 1230 2B Law and Politics Hendricus Van Wilgenburg  MW 04:00 pm-05:15 pm LA 187
POLI 1250 2 Politics and Globalization Marc Doucet  TR 02:30 pm-03:45 pm SB 255
POLI 1250 2B  Politics and Globalization  Carlos Pessoa  MW 02:30 pm-03:45 pm  TBA 
POLI 2304 2YY Canadian Politics in the 21st Century Don Naulls  TR 10:00 am-11:15 am AT 216
POLI 2335 2YY History of Political Thought Stella Gaon  TR 11:30 am-12:45 pm LA 275
POLI 2382 2 Comp Pol II:Ideas, Cult, Inter Lyubov Zhyznomirska  MW 01:00 pm-02:15 pm LA 271
POLI 3205 2 Politics and Sex Edna Keeble  W 04:00 pm-06:30 pm LA 178
POLI 3246 2 Public Policy II Don Naulls TR 08:30 am-09:45 am LA 171
POLI 3425 2YY Spying and International Polit Ronald G Landes  MW 02:30 pm-03:45 pm ME 108
POLI 3440 2 Canadian-American Relations Darryl Eisan T 07:00 pm-09:30 pm ME 107
POLI 4150 2 Comparative Immigration POLI Lyubov Zhyznomirska  TR 02:30 pm-03:45 pm MM 028
POLI 4402 2 Model United Nations Marc Doucet  M 04:00 pm-06:30 pm LA 280
POLI 4500 AYY Honours Thesis      
POLI 4510 2 Honours Seminar Stella Gaon  T 04:00 pm-06:30 pm AT 306
POLI 4827 2 SpTop: Political Belief System Ronald G Landes  MW 11:30 am-12:45 pm MN 519

Full-year

Course Number Title Professor Day/Time Room
POLI 2304 1XX/2YY Canadian Politics in the 21st Century Don Naulls  TR 10:00 am-11:15 am AT 216
POLI 2335 1XX/2YY History of Political Thought Stella Gaon  TR 11:30 am-12:45 pm LA 275
POLI 3425 1XX/2YY Spying and International Polit Ronald G Landes MW 02:30 pm-03:45 pm ME 108
POLI 4500 1XX/2YY Honours Thesis      

Grading Guidelines for the Political Science Department

As of September 16, 2005.

Although the weighting of these categories may vary from course to course, evaluation is normally based on three broad categories:

  • Form: grammar, syntax, and presentation
  • Content: use of relevant, original, and current material
  • Analysis: nuance, balance, and critical assessment

Grading Guidelines PDF

Grade QPA (Full/ Half)* Percent Reg.** Criteria/Description
A+ 4.300 / 2.150 90-100 5a Outstanding, Exceptional, Brilliant. Demonstrates mastery of the subject matter, is an insightful, original thinker/writer, connects theory and practice, understands context and interdisciplinary connections, outstanding research and writing (grammar, punctuation, spelling...) skills.
A 4.000 / 2.000 85-89 5a Excellent. Student has mastered the material/course but lacks no more than one of the other qualities listed above for A+ work.
A- 3.700 / 1.850 80-84 5a Student has generally mastered the material/course but performance in two or more above-mentioned categories is less than superior. Minor proofreading problems.
B+ 3.300 / 1.650 77-79 5a Very good. Well above average and critical understanding of essential material, well-organized thinker/writer/researcher.
B 3.000 / 1.500 73-76 5a Good. Focused. Clear pattern of argument. Good survey of essential research. Well-developed paragraphs.
B- 2.700 / 1.350 70-72 5a Interesting. Beyond obvious arguments and research, some critical thinking, grammatically sound.
C+ 2.300 / 1.150 67-69 5a Above Average. Very good grasp of assigned/required material. Some critical skill.
C 2.000 / 1.000 63-66 5a Average, Satisfactory. Fairly good grasp of the assigned/required material. Basic research and writing skills. Little to no creative or original writing.
C- 1.700 / 0.850 60-62 5a Fair, Adequate. Noticeable pattern of argument. Few serious grammatical or substantive mistakes/gaps. Limited documentation, substantiation of argument.
D 1.000 / 0.500 50-59 5a, 5c Marginal pass. Meets requirements but unlikely to succeed in or get into higher level course.
F 0.000 / 0.000 0-49 5a, 5c,
16b, c, d, e
Failure. Student has withdrawn after the deadline. Plagiarism. Does not meet minimum requirements, has an inadequate grasp of the material, poor research and writing skills.
IP 0.000 / 0.000 0   In Progress. Dean's permission / defaults to F for Honours courses and theses / defaults to F at 6 months.
IC 0.000 / 0.000 0 5e Incomplete. Dean's permission / defaults to F.
AE or estimate 5b, 12 Aegrotat. Dean's permission for medical or compassionate reasons.
W N/A 5b, 16a Withdrawal. Authorized withdrawal from course.
AI N/A 5h Administrative Incomplete. When student is not responsible for incomplete grade.

* The first figure is for full-year (6 credit-hour) courses. The second figure is for half-year (3 credit-hour) courses.
** Relevant calendar regulation. Refer to the .