Fall 2021 - POL 100 D100
Introduction to Politics and Government (3)
Class Number: 3760
Delivery Method: In Person
A comprehensive introduction to the study of politics and government for both political science majors and students specializing in other disciplines. The course will explore the major concepts, methods, approaches and issues in political science, as well as the primary components of government structure and the political process. Students with credit for POL 101W may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.
This course introduces students to political science through a detailed examination of how power is exercised and distributed in liberal democracies. Specific topics include nationalism, regime types, political ideologies, electoral systems, political parties, public opinion, and collective action (e.g. protest, disobedience). The course explores these topics by looking at Canada through a comparative lens.
There will be a 2‐hour lecture per week and a 1‐hour tutorial starting in week 2.
- Tutorial participation 8.5%
- Canvas quizzes and assignments (5 x 1.5%) 7.5%
- Mid-term exam 25%
- Written assignment (outline + final version) 24%
- Final exam 35%
* Note: Students are required to submit their written work to Turnitin.com in order to get credit for the assignment.
Revel (online) version of Mintz et al. Politics, Power and the Common Good (6th Edition). Purchase instructions will be posted on Canvas one week before course begins.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021
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