Department of Political Science
CANADIAN FOREIGN POLICY
Political Science 342
Instructor: Dr. Stephen Gallagher
Course Times: MWF: 3:35-4:25
Office: Leacock 514; Phone: 398-4811
I. Plan and Purpose
My objective is to provide an overview and analysis of the history, development and current state of
Canadian foreign policy.
In addition, students are provided an opportunity to undertake focused
research on an issue or case related to Canada's contemporary foreign policy.
I have selected a general textbook to provide the basic framework material which is supplemented
by a reader which directs students to focus particular attention on the implications of institutional,
political and policy compromises in the field.
: John Kirton, Canadian Foreign Policy in a Changing World
2007) and a course ‘Reader’ available at the Book Store. NOTE: Required readings are marked with
an asterisk (*). Other Texts of Interest: Steven Holloway, Canadian Foreign Policy: Defining the
(Broadview 2006); Kim Richard Nossal, The Politics of Canadian Foreign Policy.
2nd edition (Prentice-Hall, 1989); Andrew Cooper, Canadian Foreign Policy: Old Habits and New
Directions. (Prentice Hall Can., 1997).
III. Evaluation/Course Requirements
1. Mid-term Examination
2. Conference Requirement
(Begin the week of September 24)
3. Research Paper
(Due Nov 28 – Handed to me -
IN CLASS ONLY!
4. Final Examination
IV. Research Paper
The typewritten research paper, which should number approximately 13-18 pages, may focus on a
topic of the student's choice. (18 pages is the absolute maximum).
The paper must contain certain
elements including, first, an analysis of a specific issue or case of Canada's foreign policy (Note:
research effort is the primary criteria of evaluation).
Secondly, papers must contain all the elements
expected in an academic paper (e.g., a title page, footnotes, bibliography, etc.).
consider purchasing The Canadian Style: A Guide to Writing and Editing
(find a recent Printing) as
a guide to form.
: 1. Student should make a copy of the essay BEFORE it
is handed in. 2. Borrowing, whether in the form of direct quotation or paraphrasing, must be
acknowledged in a footnote.
Furthermore, when material is directly quoted,