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PSC 104 Canadian Government

Effective date: January 2017

This introductory course examines politics, political science, Canada's political roots, the economic and social setting, the constitution and federalism.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Political Science
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PSC 105 Introduction to Politics

Effective date: January 2017

This course examines some basic concepts in political science. Using examples from various countries, it introduces students to the nature of politics, government, the state, constitutions, international politics, political economy, human rights, and the process of democracy. It also examines different perspectives for understanding and evaluating the political world.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Political Science
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PSC 106 Canadian Politics

Effective date: January 2017

This introductory course examines political parties, elections, the role of the prime minister and Cabinet, the public service, the legislature, and the judiciary.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Political Science
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PSC 208 Local Government and Politics

Effective date: September 2016

This course examines Canadian local government and politics with a focus on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Topics include electoral systems, local electoral politics, regional and municipal administration, service delivery and fiscal challenges, municipalities' relationship to Indigenous self-government, provincial and federal governments, and trends in urban development.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Political Science
Tuition
$334.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

PSC 210 Political Ideas for Change

Effective Date: September 2016

This introductory course examines the political ideas and concepts at the root of modern political institutions and practices. Topics include theories of legitimacy, justice, and democracy, as well as ideologies such as anarchism, communism, socialism, liberalism, conservatism, fascism, and feminism.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Political Science
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

And all of:

  • C in one first-year PSC course

PSC 212 Law and Politics

Effective date: September 2016

This course introduces students to the law and politics of the constitution (including the Charter), emphasizing human rights. It examines the history of human rights in Canada, and how that led to the creation of the Charter, and examines some pros and cons of that document.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Political Science
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

And all of:

  • C in one first-year PSC course

PSC 214 Extreme Politics

Effective date: September 2016

This course examines political extremism on the part of individuals and governments, both Canadian and international. Topics include radicals of the 1960s and 1970s; feminist radicals; communists and anarchists; fascists, neofascists, and the radical right; ethnic terrorists; religious terrorists; aboriginal resistance; ecowarriors; state terrorism and genocide; and conspiracy theories.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Political Science
Tuition
TBD plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

And all of:

  • C in one first-year PSC course

PSC 220 Comparative Politics

Effective date: September 2016

This course is an introduction to the comparative study of politics and the basic structures and processes of modern political systems, including an examination of selected foreign governments. There is a special focus on human rights issues. PSC 104 or PSC 106 recommended as a prerequisite.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Political Science
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

And all of:

  • C in one first-year PSC course

PSC 222 International Politics

Effective date: September 2016

This course will examine international politics through the study of the state system, international organizations, international violence, and international political economy. The course will include an examination of Canada’s international role. It is recommended students complete PSC 104 or 106 before taking PSC 222.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Political Science
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

And all of:

  • C in one first-year PSC course

PSC 224 International Conflict

Effective date: May 2013

This course examines the sources and nature of major contemporary international and national conflicts, including collective security vs. great power politics, regional conflicts, conflicts resulting from failed states, and the international response to terrorism. The role of international law and organizations in the realm of conflict resolution is also examined.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Political Science
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

PSC 290 Special Topics in Political Science

Effective date: May 2013

This course is an introduction to selected topics or problems in Political Science. Topics may vary from term to term. Please check with the department or instructor for information about the current course.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Political Science
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

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