Political Studies examines the use and abuse of power. Students learn about government and governance, authority and legitimacy, and global and political dynamics. This includes peace and conflict, equity and the distribution of resources, ideological influences, political processes, societal diversities, and struggles for justice, equality, freedom, and the common good.

Some courses in Political Studies are taught by faculty in the corresponding department of St. Thomas More College. These courses or sections are designated as STM sections in the online Course Offerings.

Related programs

The Aboriginal Public Administration program is designed to help students understand the unique governance, administrative, management and polity issues in Aboriginal communities, and also the impact of the operation of current public institutions and processes on Aboriginal people. It is also designed to help students understand the dynamic interactions between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal governments and communities. Interested students should consult the Aboriginal Public Administration program.

Major Average

The major average in Political Studies programs includes the grades earned in:

  • All POLS courses, and IS 110 and IS 201

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Political Studies, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • 6 credit units in POLS 111, POLS 112 and IS 110
  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement B6.

See Residency for additional details.

St. Thomas More College

Some courses in Political Studies are taught by faculty in the corresponding department of St. Thomas More College. These courses or sections are designated as STM sections in the online Course Offerings.

Programs