AUPOL - Augustana Faculty - Political Studies

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Augustana Faculty

Below are the courses available from the AUPOL subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

AUPOL 103 - Introduction to Global and Political Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the ideas and key concepts that comprise the vocabulary of global and political studies. The course considers such ideas as democracy, order, power, authority, justice, freedom, development, globalization and equality.


AUPOL 200 - The Research Process View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

This course is designed to introduce students to the research process and various methodological approaches within political studies, while helping students to develop research and information literacy skills. Topics include: research design and communication, quantitative and qualitative methods, exploring and assessing sources of information, and various approaches to the study of politics. Prerequisite: AUPOL 103 or AUPOL 104 (2018).


AUPOL 210 - History of Political Thought I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Historical and critical survey of the development of political and social philosophy focusing on classical Greece and Rome, with selected readings from such major political writers as Plato, Aristotle, and Thucydides. Prerequisite: One of AUPOL 103, 104, consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPOL 210 and AUPHI 240.


AUPOL 211 - History of Political Thought II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Historical and critical survey of the political ideas of early-modern Europe, with readings from such selected major writers as Hobbes, Locke, Marx, and de Tocqueville. The course treats issues of authority, liberty, property, equality, and democracy. Prerequisite: One of AUPOL 103, 104, 210, consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPOL 211 and AUPHI 241.


AUPOL 221 - Canadian National Government and Politics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Structure and function of the Government of Canada, especially the Crown, public service, House of Commons, Senate, and judiciary, in relation to political culture, regionalism, multiculturalism, gender and interest groups.


AUPOL 239 - Cuban Government and Politics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

Survey of Cuban state institutions, political ideas, the Organs of Popular Power, the Communist Party of Cuba, and mass organizations. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPOL 239 and AUSPA 252. The course is available only as part of the Augustana-in-Cuba Program.


AUPOL 240 - Introduction to International Relations I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the key themes in the study of relations between states and other key actors engaged in world politics. Students will study the historical evolution of the international system; key theories of international relations; and major institutions such as the United Nations. Prerequisite: One of AUPOL 103, 104, consent of the Instructor.


AUPOL 248 - Model United Nations/International Organization View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Preparation for and participation in a multiple-university, international Model United Nations Assembly or similar competition. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, by application. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


AUPOL 250 - From Dictatorships to Democracies: Comparing Political Systems View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the theory and methods of the comparative study of political systems. The course focuses on institutional structures, political participation, political outcomes and contemporary political issues in a variety of countries in both the Global North and South. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPOL 104 (2018) and AUPOL 250.


AUPOL 300 - Third-Year Seminar View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Students undertake research on a topic of their choice, leading to the production of a draft paper and an oral presentation. The course builds on the skills from AUPOL 200 and involves further instruction on research methods, building research proposals, conducting research projects, and approaches to the study of politics. Prerequisite: AUPOL 200.


AUPOL 310 - Contemporary Political Thought View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Exploration into the prospects of democratic governance and political community through the reading of selected twentieth and twenty-first century writings. Prerequisites: AUPOL 210 or 211, or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPOL 310 and AUPHI 340.


AUPOL 312 - Selected Topics in the History of Political Thought View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

In-depth examination of the texts of a particular theorist or of an issue central to the history of political thought. Topics vary from year to year. Prerequisite: One of AUPOL 210, 211, consent of the instructor.


AUPOL 321 - Provincial Politics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of provincial politics focused on Alberta, including comparisons to other Canadian provinces and addressing the relationship between the politics of these provinces and the institutions and ideas of federalism in Canada. Prerequisite: One of AUPOL 103, 104 (2018), consent of the instructor.


AUPOL 324 - Selected Topics in Canadian Politics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Advanced study of a particular dimension of Canadian politics. Topics may vary from year to year, depending on instructor and student interest. Prerequisite: AUPOL 221.


AUPOL 328 - Environmental Politics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of contemporary debates in, and the evolution of, environmental policy and politics. This course will focus on Canadian issues in a comparative perspective, exploring topics such as environmental political theory, the policy cycle, social movements, international issues, and related case studies. Prerequisite: *3 credits in either Environmental Studies/Science or Political Studies. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPOL 328 and AUENV 328.


AUPOL 329 - Popular Culture, Law and Politics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Drawing on existing work in the areas of political culture, cultural studies and popular culture, this course explores the relationship and tension between politics and culture in western states, with a focus on Canada. Prerequisites: AUPOL 103 or 104 (2018).


AUPOL 341 - The Global South and World Politics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Entry of the non-Western world into international relations, economic and political relations between North and South, and diplomacy in an age of tremendous inequality, cultural diversity, and pressing global problems such as the environment.


AUPOL 348 - Model United Nations/International Organization View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Preparation for and participation in a multiple-university, international Model United Nations Assembly or similar competition. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, by application. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


AUPOL 350 - Comparative European Politics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Comparative analysis of selected issues in western European politics, focusing on Britain, Germany, and other countries. Prerequisite: AUPOL 103 or 104 (2018).


AUPOL 353 - Law, Politics, and the Judicial Process View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of the Canadian judicial branch of government in comparative perspective. The course probes court structures; judicial independence, appointment, discipline, and removal; judicial decision making processes; and courts and the public policy process. Prerequisite: One of AUPOL 103, 104 (2018), 221, AUCRI 160, AUIDS 160. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPOL 353 and AUCRI 353.


AUPOL 355 - Gender, Law, and Politics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Exploration of the social and political construction of gender and the impact of gender on politics through an examination of gender with regards to one or more of the following areas: representation, social policy, feminist political thought, international relations, development, and/or globalization. Prerequisite: One of AUPOL 103, 104 (2018), AUIDS 230.


AUPOL 357 - Selected Topics in Comparative Politics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Advanced study of a particular dimension of comparative politics. Topics may vary from year to year, depending on instructor and student interest. Prerequisite: One of AUPOL 103, 104 (2018).


AUPOL 399 - Political Internship View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Students have the opportunity to combine work experience with academic study through the development and completion of an internship program related to politics. As part of the internship, students are required to complete a major research paper related to their work. Prerequisites: Third-year standing in a Political Studies major and consent of the instructor. Notes: Students must develop an internship program and have it approved by a supervisor. Normally, students must also have a GPA of 3.5 or better in Political Studies to be eligible for this course.


AUPOL 400B - Research Seminar View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, 3-0-0)

A research and reflection intensive course for students to conduct and finalize an in-depth independent project within a seminar setting. Instruction may also involve questions regarding methodology, theory, political action and the presuppositions of researchers. Prerequisite: AUPOL 300. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUGDS 400 and AUPOL 400.


AUPOL 401 - Directed Reading I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of political studies as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Notes: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. The course is intended primarily for a student planning to pursue graduate studies.


AUPOL 402 - Directed Reading II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of political studies as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: AUPOL 401 and consent of the instructor. Notes: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course. The course is intended primarily for a student planning to pursue graduate studies.


AUPOL 412 - Selected Topics in the History of Political Thought View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

In-depth examination of the texts of a particular theorist or of an issue central to the history of political thought. Topics vary from year to year. Prerequisite: One of AUPOL 210, 211, consent of the instructor.


AUPOL 424 - Selected Topics in Canadian Politics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Advanced study of a particular dimension of Canadian politics. Topics may vary from year to year, depending on instructor and student interest. Prerequisite: AUPOL 221.


AUPOL 453 - Women and the Law View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course explores historical and contemporary relationships between women and the Canadian legal system. The course uses feminist legal theory to explore the evolution of areas of Canadian law of particular interest to women (for example: reproduction, abortion, family law, rape laws, criminal law) and political activism around the law and women's issues. Prerequisites: One of AUCRI 353, AUPOL 353, 355 or AUIDS 230. Notes: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCRI 453 and AUPOL 453.


AUPOL 494 - Political Psychology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of psychological theory and research applied to the political realm. Topics covered may include psychological methods applied to political thought/action, political attitudes, political values and orientations, voter behaviour, effects of political campaigning, intergroup relations, motivating collective political movements, and the psychology of terrorism. Prerequisite: AUPSY 102 (2016) or 103; third year standing; One of AUPSY 240 or AUPSY 220 is highly recommended. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPSY 448 and AUPOL 494.