1001 Level Courses

The first year course, Politics 1020E, provides an overview of the discipline and introduces students to important skills, such as essay writing.

2100 Level Courses

Courses at the 2100 level are intended for students in our Minors module and students not enrolled in the Major or Honours Specialization programs. These courses are topical and do not have essay designations.

2200 Level Courses

Courses at the 2200 level are intended to be surveys of specific subfields in Political Science. Material covered in these courses is more detailed than in Political Science 1020E. Expectations and assignments are more rigorous; essay writing and oral communication skills are expected to develop beyond the introductory level, where appropriate.

3000 Level Courses

Courses at the 3000 level build upon what has been learned in Political Science courses at lower levels. These courses provide students with an opportunity to delve deeper into more specific topics. The assignments and readings are more demanding than at the 2200 level, with an emphasis on developing higher-level writing and argumentation skills.

4000 Level Courses

Courses at the 4000 level are intended to be capstones for the Honours Specialization program. These courses are unique, small seminars that are focused on intriguing topics. Student participation is emphasized and students are given the opportunity to synthesize and more thoroughly develop their knowledge and skills in their course work.

For the courses that are provided this year and the prevous years, please visit our courses page.