Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Political Studies – Major (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

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Subject:  Administered by the Department of Political Studies.
Plan:  Consists of 60.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units (114.0 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
POLS 110Introduction to Politics and Government6.00
B. Complete the following:
POLS 250Political Theory6.00
C. Complete the following:
POLS 384Strategies of Political Research3.00
D. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics
2. Option
A. POLS at the 400 level or above12.00
B. Select 12.00 units from the following:12.00
POLS at the 300 level or above
C. Select 18.00 units from the following:18.00
POLS at the 200 level or above
3. Additional Requirements
A. A maximum of 12.0 units may be chosen from POLS_Subs
Elective Courses60.00
Total Units120.00

4. Notes

A. POLS courses at the 300 level or above may be counted for Option Courses 2.C., with approval from the Department

B. A maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan Requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Political Studies Course List

The following list contains courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits


Political Studies Substitutions
DEVS 230The Global Political Economy of Development3.00
IDIS 3043.00
IDIS 3053.00
INTS 3003.00
INTS 3013.00
INTS 3033.00
INTS 312Seminar in Modern European Studies I3.00
INTS 3133.00
LAW 201Introduction to Canadian Law3.00
LLCU 319Roots of Fascism: Resistance to Liberalism in the 19th Century3.00
LLCU 320Fascism in Europe from Napoleon to Hitler3.00
PPEC 200Introduction to the Study of Politics, Philosophy and Economics3.00