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BA, BEd (Political Science Major) J/I

Four Year program
A cumulative average of 65% in all courses is required. See Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, Academic Regulation #2, regarding the average in the major.

Students must choose a teachable subject. See Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, Levels and Teachables. The teachable subject for students of Political Science is History. A maximum of one FCE in Political Science may be used towards the teachable in History.

Courses will be chosen in consultation with the Department of Political Science. Students are required to take:
(a) one half-course in Political Theory from: Political Science 2510, 2530, 3515, 3517, 4215, 4513
(b) one half-course in International Relations from: Political Science 2611, 2615, 3311, 3313, 3617, 3619, 4315, 4615
(c) one half-course in Comparative Politics from: Political Science 3319, 3333, 3334, 3337, 3338.

First Year:
(a) Political Science 1100
(b) A minimum of one FCE in English, with at least one of the literature courses (English 1111 or 1112). For English Majors both English 1111 and English 1112 are required.
(c) One FCE in History
(d) One FCE from Group II (see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations, First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(e) One FCE elective in Science (General Science 1000 recommended) (see Concurrent Bachelor of Education, Concurrent Content Regulations #1, regarding eligible Science courses)

Second Year:
(a) Political Science 2212 or 2213
(b) One and one-half FCEs in Political Science at the second year level
(c) One FCE in History
(d) One FCE elective from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities or the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
(e) Education 1499 and 2399 (0.5 FCE x 2 = 1 FCE)

Third Year:
(a) Two FCEs in Political Science at the third year level
(b) One half-course elective in Music or Visual Arts
(c) One FCE elective from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities or the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
(d) One half-course elective
(e) Education 2011 (0.5 FCE)
(f)Two Education electives (see Electives in the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education Courses list)* (.25 FCE x2 =0.5 FCE)
*Education 3239 may be taken for credit more than once if the topics are different.
Note: Concurrent Education students should check the timetable for non-Professional Year course offerings.

Fourth Year (Professional Year):
(a) Core:
(i) Education 4417, 4418 and 4490 (.25 FCE x 2 + 0.5 FCE x 1 = 1 FCE)
(ii) Education 4412, 4413, 4416 (.25 FCE x 3 = .75 FCE)
(b) Curriculum and Instruction in Junior-Intermediate Education:
(i) Education 4112 and 4151 (0.5 FCE x 2 = 1 FCE) and Education 0451 (mandatory non-credit course)
(ii) Education 4113, 4114, 4115, 4116, 4117, 4118, 4119 (.25 FCE x 7 = 1.75 FCEs)
(iii) One Curriculum and Instruction course (.25 FCE) in teaching field selected from: Education 4212, 4216, 4215, 4231, 4214, 4217, 4218, 4232, 4233, 4234, 4235, 4239
(iv) One Education .25 FCE elective (see Electives in the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education Courses list)*
(c) Student Teaching:
(i) Education 4499 (0.5 FCE)
*Education 3239 and 3259 may be taken for credit more than once if the topics are different.

Note I:
For Political Science Majors and Honours students Third Year Political Science Courses may be substituted for Second Year Political Science Courses in making up the requirements towards majors or honours degrees. Courses cannot be double counted.

Note II:
Third year students majoring in Political Science who have obtained a level at least equivalent to honours standing, may with the permission of the department, take courses given at the fourth year level.

Note III:
A student who has qualified for a BA (Political Science Major) may qualify for an Honours BA (Political Science) by satisfactorily completing the additional required political science courses at the honours level.

Note IV:
Majors and Honours students in Political Science are strongly advised to take a research methods of statistics course in another social science, such as Economics 2115/2117, Psychology 2101, or Sociology 3310/3311. Students should consult the appropriate sections of the calendar and obtain the necessary prerequisites for these courses.