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University of Calgary Calendar 2017-2018 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.52 Political Science 4.52.2 BA Honours Political Science
4.52.2 BA Honours Political Science

A. FACULTY OF ARTS REQUIREMENTS

Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.

B. MAJOR-FIELD WITH HONOURS REQUIREMENTS

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 54 units (9.0 full-course equivalents) and a maximum of 72 units (12.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of Political Science while fulfilling the following requirements:

  1. Introduction: 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) in Political Science at the 200 level.

  2. Canadian Politics: Political Science 321.

  3. Breadth in Political Science: 39 units (6.5 full-course equivalents) from the Field of Political Science, which must include all four of the following:

    (a) Political Science 310.
    (b) Political Science 359 and an additional 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in "Comparative Politics" at the 300 level or above (see note below).
    (c) Political Science 381 and an additional 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in "International Relations" at the 300 level or above (see note below).
    (d) Political Science 399.
    (e) Advanced-Level Political Science: Inclusive of the courses used to fulfill requirements 3 above, at least 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) must be at the 400 level or above, including at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) at the 500 level.

  4. Honours Seminar and Thesis: Political Science 590 and 591.

Notes:

  • The categories of courses that fulfill the requirements for Comparative Politics and International Relations are located before the Political Science courses in the “Courses of Instruction” section of this calendar: ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/political-science.
  • Honours thesis will be read by two faculty members who will provide an assessment. The final grade will then be assigned by the thesis supervisor.

C. OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Language: 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) in a Language other than English or the equivalent.

D. DEGREE OPTIONS

The Honours BA in Political Science can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.4.4 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.