Students will be initiated into a world of politics through traditional lectures, in-class activities, debates, current events and journalism, popular media resources, and historical and present-day case studies.
Students will be thoroughly introduced to the languages of political study and practice in Canada, and worldwide, too.
Political science is a central element in the social sciences and focuses on the use of rationality and knowledge applied to public policy, government structure, international relations, and combines these sorts of foci with a deep exploration of the foundational ideas that underpin politics, the state, morality, ethics, freedom, security, and, ultimately, the “good” life.
With smaller classes sizes and engaged instructors working closely with students, courses in political science at Alexander College can guide students in debates, policy projects, and deep-dive research assignments through the College’s library and electronic reserve offerings.
Political science graduates work in all sectors of life and their skills with reading policy tables, interpreting and analyzing data, strategic communications, historical research, and many other relevant fields and sub-fields, leave them well-placed in the community.
Political scientists are often lawyers, work in the government, throughout the corporate world, in research and think tanks, in the media and in journalism, and, of course, old-fashioned retail campaign politics.
This is an exciting field to enter at a time where the growth of the role of the state in society will demand more and more critical thinking and political skills from all people.
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Grace Miura-Wong (MA, BA)
Grace Miura-Wong received her B.A. from UBC and M.A. from SFU in Political Science. She is a current PhD student at Ottawa’s Carleton University, conducting research on East Asian-Canadian voting behaviour.
Grace has taught and assisted in the teaching of courses related to Canadian Politics, International Relations, and Human Rights.
Denis Dogah (PhD, MA, BA)
Hi All, My name is Denis Dogah. I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Political Science, SFU. I previously studied for my Master of Arts (MA) Degree in International Relations at Brock University.
I also hold a Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) Degree in Political Science from the University of Ghana.
I look forward to the opportunity to chat about the basic concepts and institutions of Politics, Governance, and International Studies.
Scott Romaniuk (PhD, MA, BA)
International Encyclopedia of Political Science
The Federation of American Scientists
Foreign Policy in Focus
Podomatic : All things politics and culture
CBC Podcasts : Power and Politics
Canadian Political Science Association