Department of Political Science
Political Science is the study of power, authority and governance in human affairs. Our courses examine the social, economic, cultural, historical, geographical and other forces that generate conflicts both within and among societies. With a degree in Political Science you will learn critical thinking, problem-solving and research skills as well as to evaluate competing perspectives and theories.
- Visit Programpalooza in the SUB on Wednesday, February 24 where professors and advisers from the faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences will be on hand to help you explore program options and find the right match for you.
- Ideafest 2016 - March 7-12. Ideafest is an annual festival of research that celebrates some of the brightest minds and ideas on campus. This year’s festival showcases 50 outstanding events.
- Summer 2016 timetable and Summer course flyer are now available -- subject to change. Questions? E-mail email@example.com.
- Ph.D. Fellowship opportunities in Political Science for September 2016: Eurozone Crisis (Verdun), Surveillance (Bennett) and Globalized Garment Industry (Clarke).
- Experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates. Info here.
- Political Science Weekly Digest: latest issue.
Faces of UVic Research is an ongoing video series showcasing the passion and commitment of UVic researchers.
Dr. James Lawson talks about his work looking at Canadian politics and the history of trade in raw materials:
Dr. Rita Kaur Dhamoon talks about her study of race and gender politics and how government and society respond to our differences in identity: