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Minor in Politics

The Minor in Politics provides students with understanding of the political world. The Minor in Politics is comprised of several courses drawn from each of the sub-fields represented in the Politics and Governance program: Canadian, Comparative, Global, Policy and Theory. Students may select a configuration of courses that provides depth in one sub-field or a cross-section of several. Most courses have prerequisites that are also part of the Minor. Consult the course descriptions to determine the sub-field and prerequisite(s) of each course.

Administered by: Department of Politics and Public Administration

To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

A maximum of two (2) courses marked with an asterisk (*) may be selected to satisfy the requirements of this minor.

A minimum of two (2) to a maximum of four (4) of the following:

  • POG 100 People, Power and Politics
  • POG 110 Power and Influence in Canadian Politics or POL 102 Political Processes in Canada or PPA 120 Canadian Politics and Government
  • POG 210 Power and Authority in Canada or PPA 120 Canadian Politics and Government or POL 101 Canadian Political Institutions
  • POG 214 Controversial Policy Topics or PPA 211 Public Policy
  • POG 225 Global Governance
  • POG 235 Western Political Thought
  • POG 240 Intro to Comparative Politics
  • POG 320 Social Identity and Citizenship
  • POL 106* The Politics of Human Needs
  • POL 128* Politics and Film
  • POL 129* Immigration and Settlement in Canada
  • POL 203* Politics of the Environment
  • POL 208* Globalization and World Politics

A minimum of two (2) to a maximum of four (4) from the following:

  • INP 900 Understanding the Nonprofit Sector

Canadian and Policy

  • POG 310 Provincial Politics or PPA 121 Ontario Politics and Government
  • POG 313 The Politics of Race and Ethnicity
  • POG 315 Equity and Human Rights in Canada or PPA 125 Rightsm Equity and the State
  • POG 316 Social Policy
  • POG 317 Education Politics and Policy
  • POG 323 The Politics of International Development
  • POG 324 Global Political Economy
  • POG 410 Canadian Urban Politics or PPA 122 Local Politics and Government or POL 123 Urban Government in Canada
  • POG 411 Canadian Foreign Policy
  • POG 412 Government and the Economy
  • POG 415 Environmental Politics and Policy
  • POG 416 The Politics of Canadian Federalism or PPA 425 Intergovernmental Relations
  • POG 417 Canadian-American Relations

Global Politics

  • POG 327 Non-State Actors and Global Security
  • POG 328 Peace and Security in Asia
  • POG 423 Nationalism and Identity
  • POG 424 Human Rights and Global Politics
  • POG 425 Regional Economic and Political Integration
  • POG 426 Global Conflict and Peace
  • POG 427 Women, War, and Peace

Political Theory

Comparative Politics


  • POG 494 Women in the House
  • POL 377 Urban Sustainability Policy
  • POL 501* Women, Power and Politics
  • POL 507* Power, Change and Technology
  • POL 510* The Politics of Sexual Diversity
  • POL 511* Well-being and Opportunity in Canada
  • POL 540* Issues in Third World Politics
  • POL 588* Neoliberalism and its Alternatives
  • POL 601* Social Movements and Politics
  • POL 607* Politics of Technology and Globalization
  • POL 609* Global Justice
  • POL 613* International Law for Human Protection
  • POL 620* Sports and Politics
  • POL 688* Colonialism and Imperialism
  • POL 720* Canada in the Continent

Please see  (PDF file) Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.