COURSE PREREQUISITES: There are no prerequisites for this course.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: The study of politics is the study of power. The objective of this course is to introduce
students to the complex world of politics, in order to hone the skills required
to critically assess forms and degrees of political power. By learning about
the essential concepts of politics, and the processes of government, it is
hoped that students will develop the skills to be engaged yet critical
citizens. The aim is not only for students to understand the structures of
power, but also to be empowered as political agents.
TEXTS: Mintz, E. et al. Politics,
Power and the Common Good. 4th
ed. Toronto: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2013.
Supplementary readings supplied by instructor.
(please note that these requirements will vary each semester, the following is
intended as an example only):
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