This program is closed to new admissions, effective April 24, 2018.
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.
Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.
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Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
Requirements in addition to the general program requirements for the 3-year BA with Concentration:
3 senior (300/400) level credits in Canadian politics and government, POLI 309.
|CMNS 401||Cultural Policy in Canada||(3)|
|GLST/GOVN 403||Public Policy in a Global Era||(3)|
|GLST/GOVN 440||Global Governance and Law||(3)|
|GLST/INTR/POEC 483||International Political Economy: The Politics of Globalization||(3)|
|GOVN 301||Governance, the Public Sector and Corporate Power||(3)|
|GOVN 390||Public Policy and Administrative Governance||(3)|
|GOVN/HSRV 400||Governance and Leadership||(3)|
|GOVN 405||Innovative Public Management||(3)|
|HADM 369||Health Policy in Canada||(3)|
|POEC 393||Canada and the Global Political Economy||(3)|
|POLI||All 300/400 level courses|
Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.
Updated May 16 2018 by laurab