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Grandfathered Students

Effective Fall 2009, a renewed Political Science undergraduate curriculum was introduced. Students who had completed at least one Political Science course at the 2000-level or higher before September 2009 ordinarily will follow the old degree regulations described on this page. Alternatively they may opt to follow the new regulations identified in the Honours, Major or Minor sections of this Web site and in the current version of the university calendar. All other students are required to follow the new regulations.

Prerequisite Exemptions for "Grandfathered" Students

To enroll in a 4000-level Political Science course a "grandfathered" student may follow the stated prerequisites, or else substitute the stated prerequisites with at least 12 credit hours in Political Science including at least 6 credit hours at the 3000-level. This exemption does not apply to 4010, 4011 or 4600.

HONOURS in Political Science: "grandfathered" students only

The old regulations for an Honours are, in addition to meeting the general degree requirements, that students complete 20 Political Science courses (60 credit hours), as follows:

  • 1000 level: no more than two of 1000, 1010, 1020
  • 2000 level: at least five courses, including 2010 or 2500; 2710 (or 2800) and 2711 (or one of 2000, 2100, 2600 or 3810); and one of 2200 or 2300
  • 3000 level: 3010, 3011 and 3100
  • 4000 level: at least five courses, including 4950 (or 4010) and 4951 (or 4011)

Some of these courses no longer exist. Refer to the table below for substitutions. See also our updated curriculum information page and refer to information about Political Science credit restrictions.

If you still needYou need to take
One of 2010 or 2500 2010 Research and Writing in Political Science
2710 2800 Intro to Canadian Politics and Government
2711 2100 Intro to Political Theory, or

2600 Intro to Public Policy and Administration, or

3810 Political Executive in Canada

3011 Nothing (3011 is no longer offered nor required)
4950 4010 Honours Essay I
4951 4011 Honours Essay II
 

MAJOR in Political Science: "grandfathered" students only

The old regulations for a Major are, in addition to meeting the general degree requirements, that students complete 14 Political Science courses (42 credit hours), as follows:

  • 1000 level: no more than two of 1000, 1010, 1020
  • 2000 level: at least four courses, including 2710 (or 2800), 2711 (or one of 2000, 2100, 2600 or 3810) and one of 2200 or 2300
  • 3000 & 4000 levels: at least eight courses, including at least two at the 4000-level

Two of these courses, 2710 and 2711, no longer exist. Refer to the table below for substitutions. See also our updated curriculum information page and refer to information about Political Science credit restrictions.

If you still needYou need to take
2710 2800 Intro to Canadian Politics and Government
2711 2100 Intro to Political Theory, or

2600 Intro to Public Policy and Administration, or

3810 Political Executive in Canada

 

MINOR in Political Science: "grandfathered" students only

The old regulations for a Minor are, in addition to meeting the general degree requirements, that students complete eight Political Science courses (24 credit hours), as follows:

  • 1000 level: no more than two of 1000, 1010, 1020
  • 2000 level: 2710 (or 2800) and at least one of 2000 (or 2100), 2010, 2200, 2300 or 2500
  • 3000 & 4000 levels: at least four courses, including at least one at the 4000-level

Some of these courses no longer exist. Refer to the table below for substitutions. See also our updated curriculum information page and refer to information about Political Science credit restrictions.

If you still needYou need to take
One of 2000, 2010, 2200, 2300 or 2500 2100 Intro to Political Theory, or

2010 Research and Writing in Political Science, or

2200 Intro to International Politics, or

2300 Intro to Comparative Politics

2710 2800 Intro to Canadian Politics and Government
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