Fall 2023 - POL 100 D100
Introduction to Politics and Government (3)
Class Number: 3780
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 8, 2023
Fri, 9:00–9:00 a.m.
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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 the building blocks of politics broadly understood and the institutions that support liberal democracy. Specific topics include nations and nationalism, political ideologies, electoral systems, federalism, political parties, and voting behaviour. The course explores these topics by looking at Canada through a comparative lens.
There will be a 2-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial most weeks. A full schedule will be available in the syllabus.
- Quality of Tutorial Participation 8%
- Online Multiple-Choice Quizzes 5%
- In-Class Mid-Term Exam 33%
- Eight-Page Written Assignment 20%
- Take-Home Final Exam 34%
Online custom version of Mintz et al. Politics, Power and the Common Good. Purchase instructions will be posted on Canvas.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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Department Undergraduate Notes:
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.