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.
- Congratulations to Dr. Michelle Bonner, winner of the 2015 Faculty of Social Sciences Research Excellence Award, and Joy Austin, winner of the 2015 Faculty of Social Sciences Meritorious Staff Award.
- Sessional posting available to teach POLI 350 and 351. Application deadline is April 8, 2015.
- Meet four of our alumni and learn how their POLI degrees shaped their career paths. Check our POLI Alumni Video project.
- Summer 2015 timetable now available. Course descpritions of summer courses available here. Summer 2015 registration starts Monday, March 23.
- Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 course flyers and Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 timetables now available.
- 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: