Participants enrol in POLS 398/9.0, and 2 elective courses from the general program.
POLS 398/9.0 can be used to satisfy POLS Major and POLS Medial plan requirements, as well as the PPEC-POLS stream.
POLS 398/9.0 Introduction to Law and Politics
You will begin your program by studying the key norms and players in international law and the role of law in limiting the use of force, governing environmental politics and trade, as well as in structuring international governance bodies. With this legal foundation, you will be ready to explore the field of comparative genocide studies and international criminal law, and to address more complex legal concepts in the areas of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the law of armed conflict. Numerous historical and contemporary case studies will be used to illustrate the core course content and provide you with the basis for more robust discussion about complex legal and political topics. Case studies analyzed include Armenia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Syria, Iraq, Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Nazi Germany, USSR as well as the role of International Tribunals and the International Court of Justice.
Prerequisite: 12 units in POLS at the 200 level or above and a GPA of 2.0 on all units in POLS, or permission of the Department.
Choose 2 courses from the offerings in the General Program.
Courses of interest:
- IDIS 305/3.0 British Studies II
- INTS 306/3.0 Culture, Identity and Self
- PHIL 259/3.0 Critical Thinking
- POLS 338/3.0 European Integration