School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for POLS 378 in 2017.

POLS-378 – Special Topic: The Worst of Times: Explaining How Governments Respond to Economic Crises

Points:20Prerequisites:40 pts from POLS/INTP 200-299
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:History, Phil, Pol Sci & IRRestrictions:None

This course examines four key economic turning points industrialisation, the great depression and world wars, the 1970s stagflation, and the current global era. We will compare relationships between government and the economy in Western Europe and the USA, and investigates explanations of why these countries reacted differently to identical changes in the global economy. 100% internal assessment. This course can be taken towards a major in International Relations. See major requirements for details.

Tuition Fees

2016: domestic $876.00     international $3,985.80

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Trimester 1 2016

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
15518 29 Feb – 6 Mar 2016Fri1310 - 1400Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT104Louise Davidson-Schmich* 
29 Feb – 27 Mar 2016Wed1310 - 1500Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT205
7 Mar – 20 Mar 2016Fri1310 - 1400Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT205
28 Mar – 24 Apr 2016Fri1310 - 1400Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT205
4 Apr – 24 Apr 2016Wed1310 - 1500Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT205
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Wed1310 - 1500Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT205
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Fri1310 - 1400Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT205



Course Outline Information

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