Fall 2021 - POL 100 F100

Introduction to Politics and Government (3)

Class Number: 3776

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    WMC 3517, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 15, 2021
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    WMC 2532, Burnaby



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.


Course Details:

Ce cours est divisé en trois blocs. Le premier bloc est consacré aux concepts de base de la science politique. En d’autres mots, si les sociologues étudient la société et les psychologues étudient les comportements humains, les politologues, eux, étudient le pouvoir politique. Le deuxième bloc porte sur les institutions politiques. Le Canada servira d’étude de cas et nous étudierons le fonctionnement de la démocratie canadienne, l’administration publique et les partis politiques. Enfin, le troisième bloc s’attachera à la participation politique. Nous aborderons les formes à la fois traditionnelles et non-traditionnelles de participation à la vie politique.


Course Format:

In person.  This course is taught in French.


  • Participation 10%
  • Quiz 25%
  • Fiches de lecture 40%
  • Examen final 25%



Aude-Claire Fourot, Rémi Léger, Jérémie Cornut et Nicolas Kenny (dir.), 2019, Le Canada dans le monde. Acteurs, idées, gouvernance, Montréal, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal.

ISBN: 978-2-7606-4023-8

Department Undergraduate Notes:

The Department of Political Science strictly enforces a policy on plagiarism.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html


Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.