Undergraduate Programs
BA Political Science Concentration
     

Regulations amended, effective September 1, 2009

The BA 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.

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

     
     
1.  

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

     
2.  

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.

     
3.  

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

     
CMNS 401 Cultural Policy in Canada (3)
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/GLST 403 Public Policy in a Global Era (3)
GOVN 405 Innovative Public Management (3)
GOVN/GLST 440 Global Governance and Law (3)
HADM 369 Health Policy in Canada (3)
POEC 230 Globalization and World Politics (3)
POEC 393 Canada and the Global Political Economy (3)
POEC/GLST 483 International Political Economy: The Politics of Globalization (3)
POLI All courses  

 

   



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