Athabasca University

Political Science Concentration

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Program Information

School:Athabasca University
Faculty:Centre for State and Legal Studies
Degree:Bachelor; Distance
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Description:In today's world, forms of power, authority, and governance are changing rapidly and becoming increasingly complex. Governance is no longer confined to the nation-state, but involves a range of institutions—public, private, and non-governmental—involved in the process of governing and steering a society at the international, national, and sub-national levels.

As a result of completing this program, students should be able to: distinguish the various sub-disciplines, major themes, and analytical techniques in political science; categorize interactions between the individual, the state and other institutions of governance, public affairs and public policy;anticipate human cultural and political variability both within Canada and the global community, with an attendant appreciation of others’ viewpoints and cultures, attitudes, values, and practices; recognize the nature and sources of power and authority; appraise the sources of societal conflict and how they can be resolved by political means; situate contemporary events in broader institutional, political and social contexts; compare the Canadian system of government to those in other countries; describe the nature of change in the global political community, and the complex character of processes such as globalization; think critically and analytically, reason logically and communicate effectively about politics; study, learn, conduct research and communicate effectively in an on-line environment; discuss major trends and issues of debate within the political science discipline; plan, conduct, interpret and communicate the results of original research using basic research methods.
URL:Political Science Concentration at Athabasca University
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,670
National: $7,940
Careers:Intelligence Officers

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 03, 2016