|Faculty:||Centre for State and Legal Studies
|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.
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