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Political Science

Workings of politics and government

Who gets what, when and how? Politics touches upon many other disciplines, such as law, anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, sociology, and psychology.

In the classroom

As a political scientist, you'll look at the ways in which governments exercise power, and how people exercise power over their governments. This leads to all sorts of interesting questions about such things as:

  • how to get involved in politics
  • human nature and different cultures
  • the relationship between politics and law
  • the workings of modern capitalism and alternative economic systems
  • the nature of our past political history
  • the interconnections between individuals and society

Careers in political science are varied and diverse with opportunities in teaching, government, law, research, peace-keeping, and international development.

Political Science Courses

Related Programs

Camosun offers flexible programs that give you the chance to explore your passion for Political Science.

Part-time or full-time studies

You can take political science courses within one of our 2-year programs or as individual courses on a part-time basis. If you plan to take political science courses on their own, you will select University Transfer as your program option when you apply online to Camosun.

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"Every effort for progress, for enlightenment, for science, for religious, political, and economic liberty, emanates from the minority, and not from the mass." 

— Emma Goldman

Social Sciences Faculty

Learn more about the faculty who teach in the Social Sciences department.

Meet the faculty

Contact information

School of Arts & Science

General questions? We want to hear from you!

Campus location

Fisher 104
Office hours: 8am-4:30pm

Location link

Lansdowne Campus



Peter Ove | Social Sciences Chair


Contact Admissions for information about applying to Camosun.