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.
- Dr. Katy Sian (University of Manchester, UK) will be a Visiting Scholar in Political Science from September 17 to November 22 conducting research on relations between Sikhs and Muslims.
- POLI Seminar: Dr. Colin Bennett, "Voter Surveillance, Big Data and Micro-targeting: How do political parties capture personal data and what do they do with it?" Tuesday, Sept. 23, 12:30-2 pm, TEF 170.
- Adam Carmichael, PhD student, presents a lecture for the CSRS John Albert Hall Lecture Series, "The Migration of Colonial Knowledge: The Case of Harry Hawthorn and the 'Doukhobor Problem'". Thursday, October 2, 4:30 pm DTB A104.
- 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: