Dr. Syed Serajul Islam
Telephone: 1-705-330-4008, Extension 2699
If you're calling from the Thunder Bay Campus you can just dial 2699
Dr. Patrick Cain
Welcome to the Department of Political Science!
The programs offered in Political Science at
include courses in the five fields of Canadian Politics, Political Theory, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Public Administration and Policy.
As a Political Science student, you will gain a thorough understanding of governments and political systems. You will learn about the various aspects of Canadian politics such as the federal system, voting behaviour, political parties and pressure groups.
You will also discover the field of public administration, which is to government what management training is to business. It is relevant to employment, not only in government, but also in health, human service or other agencies serving the public.
Our programs also cover the fields of comparative politics and public policy, which provide you with an opportunity to learn about political systems in Europe,
, the Third World, and
. We also offer courses in the field of international relations, Canadian foreign policy, and the role of states with advanced military capability and abundant economic resources.
You will also explore the field of political theory. These courses are concerned with the various benefits that we seek through political organization, such as freedom, well-being, equality, and justice and with the competing theories of how best to achieve and safeguard them.
We are living at a time when the face of world politics is constantly changing. As a special area of interest, our department offers you the opportunity to focus on this topic by pursuing a minor in International Politics as part of your program.
A degree in Political Science opens the door to careers in law and all levels of government. An understanding of corporate-government relations is increasingly recognized as essential for those contemplating careers in business. Analytical skills, a key component in all our programs, are most important in today's workplace.