Topics in Canadian Politics
Canadian Political Development
This course introduces students to Canadian political development – an approach that sets out to understand how attention to history can illuminate and explain patterns of Canadian politics. The course introduces students to some of the core theories, concepts, and tools of a developmental approach. It also applies this approach to key moments in Canadian political history (e.g. Confederation, 1867), key contestations (e.g. the place of Indigenous peoples), and key institutions (e.g. political parties).
Format and Requirements
One two-hour lecture per week. Assignments TBA
POL214Y1 or POL214Y5 or POLB50Y3 or POL224Y1