Political science
Political science examines the nature and workings of power, state, and government; the rights and duties of citizenship; the limits and possibilities of collective political action; how the political community is shaped by society, economics, and culture; and questions concerning human nature, freedom, democracy, and justice.
Program overview

The political science program at Mount Allison is organized into four main subfields:

  • Canadian politics
  • comparative politics
  • international politics
  • political theory

In addition to courses in Canadian politics, you may choose specialized area courses in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.

If you wish to pursue a more intensive concentration in one particular subfield, you can also take courses in Canadian studies, international relations, history, and philosophy.

Political science is available as an honours, major, or minor.

Find out more about political science courses in the academic calendar.

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