Political Science Minor - Calendar Program Description

Below is a list of courses that might be of interest to a student wishing to pursue a political science minor. Note that this is only a recommendation and that there are many other possible courses that could be used.

Lower Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
POL 101W 3 Introduction to Politics and Government     W, B-Soc
POL 201 3 Research Methods in Political Science POL 101W Pre-Req for POL 338W  
POL 202 3 Research Design POL 101W Recommended   
           
POL 221 3 Introduction to Canadian Government POL 101W Pre-Req for POL 426W  
or          
POL 223 3 Introduction to Canadian Politics POL 101W Pre-Req for POL 426W  

Upper Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
POL 314 4 Theory and Explanation in Political Science 6 lower division POL units or permission from the department Recommended Q
POL 315 4 Quantitative Methods in Political Science STAT 203 or POL 201 Recommended Q
POL 338W 4 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict POL 201, (3 additional lower division POL courses or permission from the department) Recommended W, Q
POL 426W 4 Canadian Political Behaviour STAT 203, (POL 221 or POL 222), (8 upper division POL units or permission from the department) Recommended W, Q
POL 451 4 Public Policy Analysis 8 upper division POL units or permission from the department Recommended Q
Total: 20        
Required: 16        

Synergy

There is a large amount of political data being collected and analysed by many organizations and individuals. Many are interested in using statistics and political science to predict the outcomes of various political processes (such as elections)

Possible Careers (Please consult other resources e.g. Career Services)

  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Political Analyst
  • Human Resource Specialist