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Honours BA, BEd (Political Science Major) J/I

Five Year program
An overall average of 70% in all Political Science courses is required.

Prior to Entry into Professional Year
In concurrent education programs at the Junior/Intermediate level, students must meet and complete requirements of the partnering honours bachelor degree program prior to entry into the Professional Year including:
1. 1 FCE in English, French or an Indigenous language
2. 1 FCE in Science (General Science 1000 recommended) (see Concurrent Bachelor of Education, Concurrent Content Regulations, #1 regarding eligible Science courses)
3. One half-course in Music or Visual Arts (Visual Arts 0510 recommended)
4. Education 2011 (.5 FCE)
5. Education 4417 and 4418 (.25 FCE x 2 = .5 FCE)
6. Education 4412, 4413, 4416, and one Education elective (see Electives in the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education Courses list) (.25 x 4 = 1 FCE)
7. At least 3 FCEs in a teachable subject, with at least one half-course (i.e., a minimum of 0.5 FCE) at the third or fourth-year level, 5 FCEs if the teachable is French or Native Languages, a Music or Visual Arts degree if the teachable is Music or Visual Arts, and a Computer Science degree if the teachable is Computer Studies. For recognized J/I teachable subjects and exceptions to the above regulation see Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, Levels and Teachables section.
8. A minimum cumulative and teachable average of 65% and a minimum major average of 70%.
9. Students in the Honours BA, BEd (Indigenous Learning Major) are required to take one FCE in Native Language, Visual Arts 2060/Indigenous Learning 2060 and English 2702/Indigenous Learning 2702. Students should also take one FCE in English at the first-year level, including at least one of English 1111 or 1112, in the First Year. Students are encouraged to choose either Education 3235 or 3270 as their Education elective.

Courses will be chosen in consultation with the Department. Students are required to take one half-course in Political Theory from: Political Science 2510, 3515, 3517, 4215, 4330, 4513. Students are also required to take one half-course in International Relations from: Political Science 2335, 2611, 2617, 3311, 3313, 3314, 3617, 3619, 4312, 4315, 4615. Students are also required to take one half-course in Comparative Politics from: Political Science 2339, 3311, 3313, 3319, 3333, 3334, 3337, 3338, 3339, 3359, 3713, 4255, and 4311. Political Science 4110 is compulsory.

For students in concurrent honours bachelor degree programs, 2 (two) FCEs of required Education courses will be taken instead of electives in the HBA program, prior to entering the Professional Year.

First Year:
Same as for BA (Political Science Major)

Second Year:
(a) Political Science 2212 or 2213
(b) Two and one-half additional FCEs in Political Science taken from the second year (see Note I above)
(c) Two FCEs chosen in consultation with the Department, one of which may be in Political Science

Third Year:
(a) Two FCEs in Political Science taken from the third year (see Note II above)
(b) Three FCE electives of which no more than two FCEs may be Political Science

Fourth Year:
(a) Political Science 4110
(b) Two and one-half FCEs in Political Science taken from the fourth year (Students are strongly encouraged to take Political Science 4101.)
(c) Two FCE electives approved by the Department

Fifth Year (Professional Year):
Concurrent honours Professional Year (Junior/Intermediate) requirements are:

(a) Core:
Education 0451 - Mathematics Competency Exam  


Education 4000 - Honours Concurrent Special Topic   1.50
Education 4490 - Essentials of Planning, Evaluation, and Classroom Management  


Education 4499 - Student Teaching in the Professional Year  


(b) Curriculum and Instruction in Junior/Intermediate Education:
Education 4112 - Language Arts  


Education 4113 - Teaching Literacy  


Education 4114 - Science & Technology  


Education 4115 - Social Studies  


Education 4116 - Visual Arts  


Education 4117 - Music  


Education 4118 - Health and Physical Education  


Education 4119 - Drama and Dance   .25
Education 4151 - Mathematics  


(c) Curriculum and Instruction in one Intermediate teachable subject selected from:
Education 4212 - Media Literacy in the Middle Years Language Arts    
Education 4214 - General Science    
Education 4215 - History    
Education 4216 - Visual Arts    
Education 4217 - Music (Vocal or Instrumental)    
Education 4218 - Health and Physical Education    
Education 4231 - Geography    
Education 4232 - French as a Second Language    
Education 4233 - Native Studies    
Education 4234 - Mathematics    
Education 4235 - Native Languages    
Education 4239 - Curriculum and Instruction: Tutorial in Education    


Total FCEs  


These course components meet Ontario College of Teachers requirements for teacher certification in Ontario.