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Fall 2005 Canadian Studies Courses

Perspectives on Canada

William Green, Professor of Government, Course Coordinator
Morehead State University, w.green@morehead-st.edu

Harold Tallant, Professor of History
Georgetown College, Harold_Tallant@georgetowncollege.edu

Jason Holcomb, Assistant Professor of Geography,
Morehead State University, j.holcomb@morehead-st.edu

Steven Savage, Professor of Anthropology
Eastern Kentucky University, Steve.Savage@eku.edu

John Petersen, Professor of Political Science
Western Kentucky University, John.Petersen@wku.edu

Terri Friel, Associate Professor of Operations Management
Butler University, tfriel@butler.edu

Ernest J. Yanarella, Professor of Political Science
University of Kentucky, ejyana@email.uky.edu

Perspectives on Canada is a multi-disciplinary online course which explores the history, geography, society, politics, economy, and environment of America's northern neighbor with particular attention to contemporary Canadian domestic and international issues, including trans-border economic and cultural relationships with the United States, and Canada's active participation in world affairs.

Perspectives on Canada is a Canadian Studies Online Program (CSOP) course which will originate from Morehead State University, use MSU Blackboard server, and be coordinated by William Green, Professor of Government at MSU, and team taught by him and the six CSOP faculty identified above. You may take this course if you are an MSU, EKU, WKU, UK, and Georgetown College student. At MSU, the course is listed as IST 330 and GOVT 399; at EKU, it is ANT 375; at WKU, it is PS 299; at UK, it is PS 491; and at Georgetown, it is HIS 570.

After you register for this course on your home campus, you must email Professor Green at w.green@morehead-st.edu and provide him with your email address, phone number, and mailing address. He will send you a reply email with basic course information. Then purchase your textbooks at the MSU Bookstore. If you have MSU Blackboard-related questions, contact the MSU Distance Learning Help Desk at 606-783-2082.

Comparative Constitutional Law / Comparative Civil Liberties

William Green, Professor of Government
Morehead State University, w.green@morehead-st.edu

Constitutions embody a commitment to limiting governmental power by entrenching a panoply of fundamental rights and freedoms. As the first modern nation to write a constitution, the United States has had a significant influence on twentieth century constitutions, including Germany’s 1949 Basic Law and Canada’s 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We will explore the nature of comparative constitutional law and the role of the US, Canadian, and German constitutional courts in defining the rights to privacy and equality and freedom of speech and religion in terms of their decisions on focus on abortion, sexual orientation, defamation and hate speech, and religion in public schools. Throughout the course, we will analyze the constitutional conversations these courts have had about the meaning of individual rights and liberties in their democratic post-industrial societies.

Comparative Constitutional Law/Comparative Civil Liberties is a Canadian Studies Online Program course which will originate from Morehead State University, use MSU Blackboard server, and be taught by William Green, Professor of Government at MSU. You may take this course if you are an MSU, EKU, WKU, UK, and Georgetown College student. At MSU, the course is listed as IST 334 and GOVT 303; at EKU, it is POL 405; at WKU, it is PS 400; at UK, it is PS 491; and at Georgetown, it is POL 570.

After you register for this course on your home campus, you must email Professor Green at w.green@morehead-st.edu and provide him with your email address, phone number, and mailing address. He will send you a reply email with basic course information. Then purchase your textbooks at the MSU Bookstore. If you have MSU Blackboard-related questions, contact the MSU Distance Learning Help Desk at 606-783-2082.

Physical Geography of North America

Gary O’Dell, Assistant Professor of Geography
Morehead State University, g.odell@morehead-st.edu

Physical Geography of North America will familiarize you with the diversity of natural landscapes from Arctic tundra to California chaparral, from the young and dynamic Rocky Mountains to the ancient and eroded Appalachians, from the Hudson Bay wetlands to the Sonoran desert. The course will use two complementary approaches - descriptive and causal – to understand the North American physical landscapes. Descriptive physiography, in association with causal factors, will be used to explain the spatial distribution of terrain, geology, climate, vegetation, fauna, and land use within a region. The course will focus primarily upon natural landscapes of the United States and Canada, but since a majority of the continental surface has been shaped by Ice Age glaciation, particular emphasis will be given to glacial processes.

Physical Geography of North America is a Canadian Studies Online Program course which will originate from Morehead State University, use MSU Blackboard server and library reserves, and be taught by Gary O’Dell, Assistant Professor of Geography at MSU. You may take this course if you are an MSU, EKU, UK, and Georgetown College student. At MSU, it is listed as GEO 360 and IST 339; at EKU, it is GEO 300; at UK it is GEO 365; and at Georgetown, it is GEO 570.

After you register for this course on your home campus you must email Professor O’Dell at g.odell@morehead-st.edu and provide him with your email address, phone number, and mailing address. He will send you a reply email with basic course information. Then purchase your textbooks at the MSU Bookstore. If you have MSU Blackboard-related questions, contact the MSU Distance Learning Help Desk at 606-783-2082.

Political Economy and Environment of Canada

Ernest J. Yanarella, Professor of Political Science
University of Kentucky, ejyana@email.uky.edu

Canada's environmental policy has felt the impact of the country's subordinate economic place vis-à-vis the United States. In this course, we will survey this impact and then draw upon Canada's incredible geographic expanse and rich natural resources, to explore how the Canadian environment, as cultural symbol and economic resource, has shaped the country’s environmental tradition and its political movements and environmental groups which seek to protect its natural ecosystems and preserve its natural resources. We will also examine Canada’s efforts to steer a course to ecological sustainability in the face of tendencies toward top-down globalization of the international political economy.

Political Economy and Environment of Canada is a Canadian Studies Online Program course which will originate from the University of Kentucky, use the UK Blackboard server and electronic library reserves, and by taught by Professor Ernest J. Yanarella, Professor of Political Science at UK. You may take this course if you are an MSU, EKU, WKU, UK, and Georgetown College student. At MSU, it is listed as IST 335; at EKU, it is POL 405; at UK it is PS 491; at WKU, it is PS 450; and at Georgetown, it is POL 570.

After you register for this course on your home campus, email Professor Yanarella at ejyana@email.uky.edu and provide him with your email address, phone number, and mailing address. He will send you a reply email with basic course information. Then purchase your textbooks at the UK Bookstore. If you have UK Blackboard-related questions, contact Kore Donnelly, UK Distance Learning Coordinator, at ktdonn0@email.uky.edu or 859-257-4052.


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