2023-2024 Academic Year
Jeffrey MacLeod, BA (CBU), MA (Acadia), PhD (Western), Professor
Admission Requirements Review sections 2.1.4 Admission Requirements and 2.1.6 Additional Admission Requirements.
Political Studies looks at socio-political change, power, conflict and governance at all levels of society, from the local to the global stage. Political ideas and values mold our society and shape the way we see and think. Political Studies helps you understand why governments make the decisions they do, teaches you to critically evaluate the decisions and allows you to be an informed active citizen. As a political studies student, you will educate yourself in how political systems work, look at the sources of local, national and international conflict and grapple with current issues in political life.
In our programs, we emphasize three important areas of the discipline of political science: Canadian politics (both national and regional), political thought (both classical and contemporary) and international affairs. We encourage our students to sample from all these areas, to help them understand the political significance of globalization.
Note: Any student wishing to major or minor in political studies should consult with the department Chair.
Students may count courses from a major, concentration and/or minor towards a second major, concentration and/or minor; however, students must complete a minimum of 50 percent of unique courses toward the second major, concentration and/or minor, unless otherwise stated in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar.