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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Units Undergraduate Programs and Courses Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Department of Political Science Political Science Programs
Political Science Programs

The department offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, and the Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Students are also advised of the interdisciplinary minor concentrations in Northern Studies, and in Women's Studies.


1. BA (Political Science Major)

Three Year program
An overall average of 60% in all Political Science courses is required.

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.

First Year:
(a) Political Science 1100
(b) Two FCEs from Group I (see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations, First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(c) One FCE from Group II (see First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(d) One FCE elective

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

Third Year:
(a) Two FCEs in Political Science taken from the third or fourth year level (see Note II below)
(b) Three FCEs, one of which may be in Political Science, selected in consultation with the Department

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 3309. Students should consult the appropriate sections of the calendar and obtain the necessary prerequisites for these courses.


2. BA (Political Science Major) Pre-Law

Three Year program

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.

First Year:
(a) Political Science 1100 or 1301
(b) Two FCEs from Group I (see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations, First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(c) Two FCEs from Group II (see First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)

Second Year:
(a) Political Science 2212 or 2213
(b) One and one-half FCEs chosen from Political Science 2311, 2313, 2315, 2617
(c) One FCE elective (Women's Studies 2317 recommended)
(d) Two FCE electives (Sociology 2221 and 2301 recommended)

Third Year:
(a) Two FCEs in Political Science at the third year level
(b) Three FCE electives (Women's Studies 2711 and 3360 recommended)


3. BA (Economics and Political Science Majors)

Three Year program
See Department of Economics, Economics Programs.


4. Honours BA (Political Science Major)

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

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.

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


5. Honours BA (Political Science Major) Pre-Law

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

Students may not obtain both an HBA (Political Science Major) and an HBA (Political Science Major) Pre-Law from Lakehead University.

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, 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.

First Year:
(a) Political Science 1100 or 1301
(b) Two FCEs from Group I (see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations, First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(c) Two FCEs from Group II (see First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)

Second Year:
(a) Political Science 2212 or 2213
(b) One and one-half FCEs chosen from Political Science 2311, 2313, 2315, 2617
(c) One FCE elective (Women's Studies 2317 recommended)
(d) Two FCE electives (Sociology 2221 and 2301 recommended)

Third Year:
(a) Two FCEs in Political Science at the third year level
(b) Three FCE electives (Women's Studies 2711 and 4460 recommended)

Fourth Year:
(a) Political Science 4110
(b) Political Science 4150
(c) Two FCEs in Political Science at the fourth year level
(d) Two FCE electives approved by the Department


6. Honours BA (Political Science and History Majors)

Four Year program
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.

First Year:
(a) History 1100
(b) Political Science 1100
(c) One FCE from Group I (see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations, First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(d) One FCE from Group II (see First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(e) One FCE elective

Second Year:
(a) Two FCEs in History at the second year level
(b) Political Science 2212 or 2213
(c) One and one-half FCEs in Political Science at the second year level
(d) One FCE elective

Third Year:
(a) History 3820
(b) One FCE in History at the third or fourth year level
(c) Two FCEs in Political Science at the third year level
(d) One FCE elective

Fourth Year:
(a) Political Science 4110
(b) Two FCEs in History at the fourth year level
(c) One and one-half FCEs in Political Science at the fourth year level
(d) Another FCE in History at the fourth year level, or another FCE in Political Science at the fourth year level


7. Honours BA (Economics and Political Science Majors)

Four Year program
See Department of Economics, Economics Programs.


8. Honours BA (Political Science and Philosophy Majors)

Four Year program
See Department of Philosophy, Philosophy Programs.


9. Minor Program in Political Science

An overall average of at least 60% in Political Science courses is required. The Political Science Minor Program consists of 3 FCEs in Political Science:
(a) Political Science 1100
(b) One FCE in Political Science at the second or third year level
(c) One FCE in Political Science at the third or fourth year level


10. Minor Program in International Politics

An overall average of at least 60% in Political Science courses is required. The Minor in International Politics consists of:
(a) Political Science 1100 and Political Science 2611
(b) One half-course in Political Science at the second or third year level from the list below
(c) One FCE in Political Science at the third or fourth year level from the list below

Political Science 2335 - Politics, Government and Society in the United States
Political Science 2617 - International Law and Organizations
Political Science 3333 - Comparative Study of Industrialized States of Europe
Political Science 3334 - Comparative Study of Industrialized States Outside Europe
Political Science 3311 - Third World Politics and Society
Political Science 3313 - Third World Area Studies
Political Science 3314 - Terrorism in World Politics
Political Science 3617 - Foreign Policy Decision-Making
Political Science 3619 - Foreign Policies of the Major Powers
Political Science 4312 - Foreign Policies of Japan, China and India
Political Science 4315 - Security and Conflict Resolution
Political Science 4615 - International Political Economy


11. Concurrent Programs with Education

A. The Honours BA (Political Science) is offered concurrently with a Bachelor of Education degree (J/I and I/S Specializations only). Prior to the Professional Year, students should follow the HBA program requirements; however, they should also include the prior to entry into the Professional Year requirements of the Junior-Intermediate or Intermediate-Senior Specializations, as listed on pages 70-71. For more information about concurrent programs, see the Faculty of Education, Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, starting on page 65.
Note:
For students in concurrent honours bachelor degree programs, 1.5 FCEs of required Education courses will be taken instead of electives in the HBA program, prior to entering the Professional Year.

B. The BA (Political Science) 3-year degree is offered concurrently with a Bachelor of Education degree (J/I and I/S Specializations only). For more information about the concurrent bachelor degree programs, see the Faculty of Education, Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, starting on page 65.