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The study of power — what it is and who gets it, how it’s used and how it’s abused. Political science is the study of government institutions and political behaviour – the authorities and power that shape our lives.

Why study political science at CapU?

Along with understanding power and the role it plays locally, nationally, and internationally, political science students acquire polished research skills and effective oral and written communication skills — all very much in demand in the new global economy.

These skills and understanding prepare our students for careers in fields as varied as journalism, law, business and banking or urban and regional planning. They’re also essential for those who enter politics, looking to bring about change in their community, province or at the federal level.

Related programs

Political science courses can be applied to many CapU programs, including: 

Student resources

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey.

Check out the Learning Commons – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and build new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as you move into the professional world.

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.

 

David Matijasevich BA, MA, PhD
Instructor, Political Science
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Political Science

604 986 1911 ext. 3698
Fir Building, room FR501c
davidmatijasevich@capilanou.ca
Judy Te Kanawa
Emergency Floor Warden Fir, DDA 1, School of Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Criminology
Anthropology
Economics
Geography
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Women's & Gender Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2036
Fir Building, room FR401
jtekanawa@capilanou.ca
Michael Laurence
Instructor, Political Science
School of Social Sciences
Political Science
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 3076
Fir Building, room FR423
michaellaurence@capilanou.ca
Ramjee Parajulee
Instructor, Political Science
School of Social Sciences
Political Science
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 2469
Fir Building, room FR501C
rparajul@capilanou.ca
Sandra Cooper
Divisional Supervisor
School of Social Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Criminology
Economics
Geography
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Women's & Gender Studies
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 983 7525 ext. 7525
Fir Building, room FR415
scooper@capilanou.ca
Tim Schouls BA (Hons), MPhil, PhD
Convenor/Instructor, Political Science
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Political Science

604 986 1911 ext. 2524
Fir Building, room FR423
tschouls@capilanou.ca

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About this program

Political Science
604 984 4953
Fir Building, room FR401
politicalscience@capilanou.ca

General inquiries

Student Information Services
Birch Building, room BR230

604-984-4900
604-984-1798 (fax)
registration@capilanou.ca