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Political Science (POLI)

POLI 101 Introduction to Political Science
3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the study of Political Science. We will study political concepts such as power, democracy and 'politics' itself. We will trace history of political science and study the contributions of political philosphers from the ancient Greeks to the modern era. We will examine the political spectrum and the range of ideologies including liberalism, conservatism, communism and fascism. We will demonstrate how these concepts and ideologies are (or are not) relevant to Canada today. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
English 12 or equivalent

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POLI 102 Canadian Politics and Government
3 Credits

In this course we will study the Canadian political landscape and system. We will examine structures of the system including the Constitution, electoral system and Legislative procedures. As we will study the Canadian political landscape including parties, recent election results and ongoing political issues. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
English 12 or equivalent

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POLI 203 International Politics
3 Credits

An introduction to the study of international politics. We will examine the existing international political system through the study of such topics as alliance systems, diplomacy, international norms and methods of negotiation. We will analyze many security issues in the world today including warfare, arms buildup and control, weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
English 12 or equivalent

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POLI 213 International Political Economy
3 Credits

This course continues the examination of international relations. We will discuss the international economic system, global economic development, currencies and trade. As well, we will study many international relations issues including population growth, environmental problems such as ozone depletion and global warming, disparities of wealth and resources, and the struggle for and against globalization. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
English 12 or equivalent

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