Undergraduate Programs
BA Political Science Concentration

New program, effective September 1, 2006

The B.A. in Political Science concentration is a valued liberal arts degree that will serve a variety of educational and professional needs in the public, private, and non-profit sectors in Canada and globally.

As a discipline, Political Science is very much concerned with the study of power, authority, and governance in human affairs. In today's world, forms of power, authority, and governance are changing rapidly and becoming increasingly complex. Governance is no longer confined to the nation-state but involves a range of institutions — public, private, and non-governmental — involved in the process of governing and steering a society at the international, national, and sub-national levels.

      Bachelor of Arts (3-year) General regulations.

Requirements in addition to the general program requirements for the three-year BA with concentration.


A minimum of 36 credits in designated political science concentration courses including a minimum of 30 senior (300/400) level credits.


15 credits in the following designated political science concentration core courses:

6 junior (200) level credits in introductory political science, POLI 277 and POLI 278 or equivalent.

6 senior (300/400) level credits in political philosophy/theory, POLI 355, POLI 357.

3 senior (300/400) level credits in Canadian politics and government, POLI 309.


A minimum of 21 credits in the following designated Political Science concentration elective courses:

GOVN 301 Governance, the Public Sector and Corporate Power (3)
GOVN 390 Public Policy and Administrative Governance (3)
GOVN 400 Governance and Leadership (3)
GOVN 403 Public Policy in a Global Era (3)
GOVN 405 Innovative Public Management (3)
GOVN 440 Global Governance and Law (3)
POEC 230 Globalization and World Politics (3)
POEC 393 Canada and the Global Political Economy (3)
POEC 483 International Political Economy: The Politics of Globalization (3)
CMNS 401 Cultural Policy in Canada (3)
HADM 369 Health Policy in Canada (3)
POLI All courses  



Site Map
About Athabasca
Admissions and
   Academic Regulations

Fees, Financial
Examinations and Grades
Student Services
Student Code of
   Conduct and Right
   to Appeal Regulations

Academic Awards

Registration Services
Important Dates
Contact AU



 • Information effective Sept. 1, 2006 to Aug. 31, 2007.
 • Links: Web Unit, Privacy & Conditions. © Athabasca University.

next page...
go to Calendar Homepage go to University Homepage