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Contemporary Political Ideas and Ideologies

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Political Science POLS 1403 Three (3) credit hours

This course will introduce students to the important Ideas and Ideologies that have shaped modern political, social, and economic debates. The concepts that you will learn will help you to understand the key issues facing Canada and the world: Democracy; free trade; the environment; feminism and anti-racism, and so on.

Instructor: Dr. David Bedford (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Why take this course?

  • As with all Arts faculty courses, students will practice and improve their reading, and writing skills.
  • The course is an important introduction to later courses in Political Science, History and Sociology.
  • The ideas learned in this course are important for the exercise of informed citizenship. Students will be better prepared to make thoughtful contributions to public debates on critical issues.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments & Examinations

  • 10 x Chapter Summaries (6% each)
  • 1 x Final Paper (40%)

Fees and payments

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course. Learn more about fees and tuition or find out about the methods of payment available.

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.

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