Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

Department of Political Science

The Master of Applied Politics program incorporates research and professional elements. The program offers practical skills such as policy, electoral and media analysis, survey instrument design, and problem solving in domestic and international contexts, that are grounded in the theoretical foundations of the discipline. The program encourages the development of a range of skills related to policy-making, the public service, advocacy and the private sector.

Faculty/Staff

Graduate Faculty
  • Chris Anderson, PhD (McGill), Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Jorg Broschek, PhD (Ausburg), Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair
  • Andrea Brown, PhD (Toronto), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Alistair Edgar, PhD (Queen's), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Patricia Goff, PhD (Northwestern), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Dejan Guzina, PhD (Carleton), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Derek Hall, PhD (Cornell), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Jorge Heine, PhD (Stanford), Professor of Political Science
  • Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, PhD (McGill), Professor of Global Studies and Political Science; Canada Research Chair
  • Thomas Hueglin, PhD (St. Gall), DrHabil (Konstanz), Professor of Political Science
  • Barry Kay, PhD (Rochester), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Loren King, PhD (MIT), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Simon Kiss, PhD (Queen's), Assistant Professor, Digital Media and Journalism
  • Rianne Mahon, PhD (Toronto), Professor of Political Science
  • Andrea Perrella, PhD (Montréal), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Jason Roy, PhD (McGill), Assistant Professor; Graduate Co-ordinator
  • Kim Rygiel, PhD (York), Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Yasmine Shamsie, PhD (York), Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Brian Tanguay, PhD (Carleton), Professor of Political Science
  • Debora Van Nijnatten, PhD (Queen's), Associate Professor of Political Science

 
Program Information

 
Note on Courses Contained in Graduate Calendar

As far as possible, each program attempts to provide a full range of core courses and electives. However, every course listed in this Calendar is not available in every session or every year.

Students are encouraged to consult the program/department to inquire about course offerings each year.

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
PO601 The Craft of Political Science 0.5
PO602 Applied Political Analysis 0.5
PO604 Understanding and Applying Public Policy Analysis 0.5
PO605 Applied Global Governance: Problems and Solutions 0.5
PO606 Managing Conflict and Cooperation in Canadian Politics 0.5
PO607 Normative Analysis: What Guides Our Political and Policy Choices? 0.5
PO608 Governance by Design: New Institutions for Changing Realities 0.5
PO609 Interpreting and Understanding Elections 0.5
PO610 Advocacy Strategies and Approaches: Influence Beyond Elections 0.5
PO611 Media Analysis for Politics and Policy in a Digital Age 0.5
PO612 Engagement with the Global South: Tools and Strategies 0.5
PO613 Navigating the Intersection of Politics, Policy and the Law 0.5
PO620 The Politics of Social Policy in an Era of Globalisation 0.5
PO621 Managing Borders and Boundaries in North America 0.5
PO633 Public Opinion and Survey Design 0.5
PO650 International Human Rights, the Law and Governance 0.5
PO681 Directed Research 0.5
PO690 Research Practicum 0.5
PO691 Seminar in Selected Problems 0.5
PO695 Major Research Project 1.0