Academic Calendar 2023-2024

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

POLS[----]-A or [----]POLS-A (where [----] is a second subject of study)

Subject: Administered by the Department of Political Studies.
Plan: Consists of 42.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, in combination with a Joint Honours Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units (114.00 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.1

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
POLS 110Introduction to Politics and Government6.00
B. Complete the following:
POLS 250Political Theory: Foundations3.00
POLS 350Political Theory: History3.00
C. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics (formerly POLS 385/3.00)
D. Complete the following:
POLS 384Strategies of Political Research3.00
2. Option
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
POLS at the 400-level or above
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
POLS at the 300-level or above
C. Complete 12.00 units from the following:12.00
POLS at the 200-level or above
Elective Courses 178.00
Total Units120.00

3. Additional Requirements

A. Maximum of 12.00 units may be chosen from POLS_Subs. 

4. Notes

A. A maximum of 6.00 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, HSCI, 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 2.6 (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
BADR 2003.00
BADR 3003.00
BADR 3043.00
BADR 3053.00
BADR 3123.00
DEVS 230The Global Political Economy of Development3.00
INTS 3003.00
INTS 3013.00
INTS 3033.00
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
QGSP 200Global Goals: An Introduction to the Sustainable Development3.00


Statistic Course Options
BIOL 243Introduction to Statistics3.00
CHEE 209Analysis Of Process Data3.00
COMM 162Managerial Statistics3.00
ECON 250Introduction to Statistics3.00
GPHY 247Introduction to Statistics3.00
KNPE 251Introduction to Statistics3.00
NURS 323Introduction to Statistics3.00
POLS 285Introduction to Statistics3.00
PSYC 202Statistics in Psychology3.00
SOCY 211Introduction to Statistics3.00
STAM 200Introduction to Statistics3.00
STAT 263Introduction to Statistics3.00