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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.46 Political Science 4.46.2 BA Honours Political Science
4.46.2 BA Honours Political Science

A. FACULTY OF ARTS REQUIREMENTS

Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.3.2 Honours Degrees.

B. MAJOR-FIELD WITH HONOURS REQUIREMENTS

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 57 units to a maximum of 72 units in Courses Constituting the Field of Political Science while fulfilling the following requirements:

  1. Introduction: 6 units in Political Science at the 200 level.

  2. Canadian Politics: 3 units Political Science 321.

  3. Research Methods: 6 units Political Science 397 and 399.

  4. Breadth in Political Science: 36 units from Courses Constituting the Field of Political Science, including:

    a. 6 units Political Science 326 and 328.
    b. 3 units Political Science 359 and an additional 3 units in "Comparative Politics" at the 300 level or above.
    c. 3 units Political Science 381 and an additional 3 units in "International Relations" at the 300 level or above.

  5. Advanced-Level Political Science: Inclusive of the courses used to fulfill requirement (a)-(c) above, at least 9 units must be at the 400 level or above, including at least 6 units at the 500 level.

  6. Honours Seminar and Thesis: 6 units Political Science 590 and 591. A grade of "B+" or higher in both Political Science 590 and 591 is required for graduation with the BA Honours degree.

C. OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Language: 6 units in a Language other than English.

D. DEGREE OPTIONS

The Honours BA in Political Science can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.3.8 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.