- Total units 24 Units
- Areas of interest Political Sciences
- Minor code POLT-MIN
- Academic career Undergraduate
Political Science is the study of human relationships that involve power, rule or authority. It is about how societies govern themselves and how societies ought to be governed. It is about the political behaviour of individuals and groups that occurs in all societies. This minor in Political Theory has two elements. The first concerns the normative basis of politics or how societies ought to be governed and includes consideration of political values, norms and ideologies. The second is concerned with different methodological approaches to the study of politics.
Students who complete this minor will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Demonstrate broad knowledge of the nature of political norms, institutions, behaviour and economy.
- Demonstrate knowledge of major political values, norms and ideologies.
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of particular political values, norms and ideologies and/or one or more methodological approaches to the study to politics.
This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:
6 units from completion of the following course(s):
|Ideas in Politics
18 units from completion of the following course(s):
|Politics and Rights
|Political Philosophy from Hobbes to Mill
|POLS 2061: Classical Marxism
|Contemporary Political Theory
|Global Social Movements
|POLS 2076: Frankfurt School
|POLS 2092: Fascism and Antifascism
|Genocide - Post 1945
|The Political Philosophy of Deception
|Foundations of Political Theory
|Game Theory and Social Sciences
|Democracy: Its Causes and Consequences
|Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
|Qualitative Research Methods