COURSE PREREQUISITES: There are no prerequisites for this course.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Knowledge about the Canadian system of
government is important for job preparation of all kinds, as the policy
decisions of government affect every career. Through class discussion and
debate, role-play, simulations, consideration of politicians’ perspectives,
current events, and readings, this course examines the basic design,
decision-making processes, and democratic credentials of such institutions as
parliamentary democracy, the Crown, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,
federalism, political parties, the electoral system and the constitution. The
intent of the course is to assist students develop a critical approach to their
engagement with Canadian politics so as to contribute to their sense of empowerment
Patrick, and Richard Myers. The Canadian
Regime. 5th ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.
Mark, and Paul Barker, eds. Crosscurrents:
Reader’s Choice. Toronto: Nelson Education.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.