- Department of Political Science
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Program Requirements- Political Science Co-operative Education Program
- Political Science Undergraduate Course Index
Students will be admitted to the Honours Program in Political Science, at the discretion of the department, at the beginning of the third year. Students must have a minimum GPA of 6.0 in at least 6 units of Political Science courses numbered at the 100 or 200 level. To continue in the program in the fourth year, students must secure a GPA of at least 6.5 in Political Science courses taken during the third year, and maintain an overall sessional GPA of 6.0.
Students wishing to be admitted to the Honours program must contact the Political Science Honours adviser in writing no later than May 31 preceding the year in which they wish to take POLI 338 and 339, and be admitted to third-year Honours. Admission decisions will be made by the Honours adviser no later than the beginning of winter-session registration (in late June). POLI 338 and 339 normally are taken in the student's third year, and 499 in the fourth year. Students are advised that because of limited staff and facilities, it may be necessary to limit enrolment in the Honours program.
The Honours program requires completion of:
Graduation with Honours in Political Science requires:
Honours students are required to consult the Honours Adviser in the department when planning their programs for the third and fourth years.
Students intending to major in Political Science are required to complete:
Major students are also strongly encouraged to take POLI 321: "Introduction to Research Methods in Politics".
Seminar courses are open only to students registered as Political Science Majors or Honours, or to non-Majors having the permission of the instructor. enrolment in seminar courses is limited to 20 students, while in other upper-level courses the limit is 50 students.
A concentration in Political Science under the General or Minor Program requires:
The department of Political Science offers an interdisciplinary concentration in European Studies for Major and Honours students in Political Science. The concentration provides students with a specialized training in European politics, history, culture and languages as well as an educational or work experience in a European country. Students wishing to concentrate in European Studies must plan their program in consultation with the Director of European Studies.
Major and Honours students in Political Science who wish to graduate with a concentration in European Politics must complete:
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