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  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Course description
    20-credit BA with Major in Political Science

     Departmental Requirements

    1000 level

               
    •     One full credit (or two half credits) from the following: POLI 1010.03, 1015.03, 1020.03, 1025.03, 1030.03, 1035.03, 1100X/Y.06, 1103X/Y.06

    2000 level

               
    •     Two full credits in different core class fields. The core class areas are as follows:
        •     POLI 2210.03; POLI 2220.03 and POLI 2230.03
        •     POLI 2300X/Y.06
        •     POLI 2410.03 and POLI 2420.03
        •     POLI 2520.03 and POLI 2530.03
    Students must complete a full credit in two of these areas, for a total of two full credits.

    3000 level
               
    •     Three full credits. Note: one half credit must be either POLI 3492.03 (or equivalent) or POLI 3493.03.
    •     One additional full credit in Political Science above the 1000 level

    Other required classes

    A writing class or King's Foundation Year Program.

    • POLI 1010.03: From Concepts to Reality: Freedom and Government.
    • POLI 1015.03: From Concepts to Reality: Freedom and the Political Process.
    • POLI 1020.03: Governments and Democracy.
    • POLI 1025.03: Ideas, Politics, and People.
    • POLI 1030.03: Canadian Government in Comparative Perspective.
    • POLI 1035.03: The Political Process in Canada: A Comparative Approach.
    • POLI 1100X/Y.06: From Concepts to Reality: An Introduction to National and International Politics.
    • POLI 1103X/Y.06: Introduction to Government and Politics.
    • POLI 2210.03: Unity and Diversity: The Dynamics of Canadian Federalism.
    • POLI 2220.03: Political Power and Partisan Politics: The Structures of Canadian Parliamentary Government.
    • POLI 2230.03: Local Government.
    • POLI 2300X/Y.06: Comparative Politics.
    • POLI 2410.03: Crisis and Consent: Foundations of Political Thought: 1651-1778.
    • POLI 2420.03: Revolution and Rationality: Foundations of Political Thought, 1789-1900.
    • POLI 2520.03: World Politics.
    • POLI 2530.03: Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice.
    • POLI 2540.03: Canadian-American Relations.
    • POLI 2810.03/2820.03: Special Topics in Political Science.
    • POLI 3205.03: Canadian Political Thought.
    • POLI 3206.03: Constitutional Issues in Canadian Politics.
    • POLI 3208.03: Canadian Provincial Policies.
    • POLI 3220.03: Intergovernmental Relations.
    • POLI 3224.03: Canadian Political Parties.
    • POLI 3228.03/4228.03: Pressure Politics in Canada: Opportunities and Obstacles.
    • POLI 3231.03: Urban Governance in Canada.
    • POLI 3233.03: Canadian Political Economy.
    • POLI 3235.03: The Politics of Regionalism.
    • POLI 3250.03: Canadian Public Administration.
    • POLI 3260.03: The Politics of Health Care.
    • POLI 3302.03: Comparative Development Administration.
    • POLI 3303.03: Human Rights: Political Issues.
    • POLI 3304.03: Comparative Federalism.
    • POLI 3311.03: Sport and Politics.
    • POLI 3315.03: African Politics.
    • POLI 3320.03: European Politics.
    • POLI 3321.03: Politics of the European Union.
    • POLI 3322.03: The EU as a Global Actor.
    • POLI 3323.03: Treaty Reforms in the EU.
    • POLI 3350.03: Governance and Globalization.
    • POLI 3355.03: Comparative Perspectives on the Development State.
    • POLI 3360.03: Politics in Latin America.
    • POLI 3379.06: U.S. Constitution, Government, and Politics.
    • POLI 3401.03: Contemporary Political Thought.
    • POLI 3403.03: Human Rights: Philosophical Issues.
    • POLI 3431.03: Politics Through Film and Literature.
    • POLI 3475.03: Democratic Theory.
    • POLI 3492.03: Political Inquiry I.
    • POLI 3493.03: Political Inquiry II.
    • POLI 3520.03: Building Democracy and Peace.
    • POLI 3525.03: Comparative Foreign Policy Simulation.
    • POLI 3531.03: The United Nations in World Politics.
    • POLI 3535.03: The New International Division of Labour.
    • POLI 3540.03: Foreign Policy in the Third World.
    • POLI 3544.03: Political Economy of Southern Africa.
    • POLI 3550.03: Japanese Foreign Policy.
    • POLI 3560.03: Human Development/Security at the Start of the Twenty-first Century.
    • POLI 3569.03: Canadian Foreign Policy.
    • POLI 3571X/Y.06: The Politics of Contemporary Canadian Defence Policy.
    • POLI 3574.03: American Foreign Policy.
    • POLI 3575.03: Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control in World Politics.
    • POLI 3577.03: Civil-Military Relations in Contemporary Western Society.
    • POLI 3581.03: Diplomacy and Negotiation.
    • POLI 3585.03: Politics of the Environment.
    • POLI 3587.03: International Political Economy.
    • POLI 3589.03: Politics of the Sea I.
    • POLI 3590.03: Politics of the Sea II.
    • POLI 3591.03: Issues in Contemporary Maritime Security.
    • POLI 3596.03: Explaining Global Conflict and Violence.
    • POLI 3601X/Y.06: Readings in Political Science.
    • POLI 3602.03: Readings in Political Science.
    • POLI 3603.03: Readings in Political Science.
    • POLI 3810.03/3820.03: Special Topics.
    • POLI 4204X/Y.06: Advanced Seminar in Canadian Politics.
    • POLI 4240.03: Policy Formulation in Canada.
    • POLI 4241.03: Introduction to Policy Analysis.
    • POLI 4479.03: Liberalism.
    • POLI 4581.03: Advance Topics in Diplomacy and Negotiation.
    • POLI 4600X/Y.06: Honours Essay.
    • POLI 4636.03: Nationalism and Statecraft.
    • POLI 4656.03: Oil, Natural Gas and Government: The Political Economy of Regulation.

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