Department of Political Science
What is 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 develop an aptitude for critical debate, and use your analytical and research skills to evaluate competing perspectives and theories.
- "Norms of Minority Religious Participation: Fields of Practice", Nov. 27-Dec. 1, is an international conference led by Avigail Eisenberg (POLI), Paul Bramadat (CSRS), Pamela Klassen (U of T) and Patti Lenard (U of Ottawa) about the place of religious minorities in four 'fields of practice' - healthcare, security, education and environmental assessments.
- POLI and CFGS Talk: Dr. John Torpey, CUNY, "Religious Wars in Early Modern Christianity and the Contemporary Islamic World", Thursday, Dec. 4, 3-4:30 pm, DSB C116. Space is limited: RSVP to email@example.com. Professor Torpey will explore the complexity of the idea of ‘religious wars’ and suggest that today’s conflicts are religious in only a qualified sense and that the term may distract us from what is really going on.
- 300-level grading positions available for Spring 2015. Application deadline: Wednesday, December 10.
- POLI has added 4 new courses for Spring 2015. Check out the latest timetable and course flyer.
- Experiential education opportunities for Political Science students.
- 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: