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University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science [Arts]


Honors in Political Science


Students planning to apply for admission to the Honors program should consult BA Honors  for admission requirements.

See BA (Honors)  for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program.

Honors in Political Science requires a minimum of ★54 to a maximum of ★60 in Political Science (including junior courses). With the prior approval of the Department Advisor, ★6 in an "associated discipline" may be presented in lieu of ★6 in Political Science; in such cases, a minimum of ★48 in Political Science will then be required.

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Students should consult the Honors Advisor in choosing their courses. POL S 101  is the prerequisite for most 200-level POL S courses

Promotion Requirements


Promotion from year to year requires a GPA of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all Political Science courses in the Fall/Winter.

Graduation Requirements


Graduation with Honors in Political Science requires an average of at least 3.3 in all Political Science courses taken in the last two years and an average of at least 3.0 or better on all courses in the two final years (last ★60). Graduation with First Class Honors requires an average of at least 3.7 on all Political Science courses taken in the last two years and an average of at least 3.5 or better on all courses in the two final years (last ★60).

Combined Honors in Political Science


Students may pursue a Combined Honors program in Political Science and another discipline.

The common requirements in a Combined Honors program are the same as for other Honors programs [refer to BA (Honors) ].

A Combined Honors degree in Political Science and another discipline requires a minimum of ★36 in the other discipline and at least ★42 in Political Science.

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With the permission of the Honors Advisor, students pursuing Combined Honors in Political Science may write an honors essay that is supervised jointly by both departments and whose subject integrates both disciplines. Attendance and participation in POL S 499  will be required. In circumstances where the other Department requires INT D 520  in lieu of its own honors essay, students will register in INT D 520  (★6) instead of POL S 499 . Credit in INT D 520  will require attendance and participation in POL S 499 .

POL S 101  is the prerequisite for most 200-level POL S courses

Promotion and Graduation Requirements


In a Combined Honors program, students are required to meet the promotion and graduation standards of each discipline. The requirements in Political Science are outlined above.

Major and Minor in Political Science


Degree of BA


See Bachelor of Arts (BA) .

A major in Political Science requires a minimum of ★30 and a maximum of ★48 in Political Science at the senior level. Normally, these courses must include:

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The requirements described as "normal" may be varied only in special circumstances and only with departmental approval. POL S 101  is the prerequisite for most 200-level POL S courses, and 300- and 400-level courses presuppose specific 200-level prerequisites. Students proposing to concentrate in Political Science should take POL S 101  in the first year and, in the second year

For a minor in Political Science, students must have at least ★15 at the senior level, including the following:


  • a minimum of ★6 at the 300- or 400-level.

Note:


POL S 101  is the prerequisite for most 200-level POL S courses, and 300- and 400-level courses presuppose specific 200-level prerequisites.

Certificate in Globalization and Governance


See the Certificate in Globalization and Governance .