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Politics and Governance, BA

Minor in Politics

The Minor in Politics provides students with understanding of the political world. Offered under the "Minor" (Article 7.4) provisions of Senate Policy 2 (Undergraduate Curriculum Structure) of Ryerson University, it is comprised of several courses drawn from each of the sub-fields represented in the Politics and Governance program: Canadian, Comparative, Global, Policy and Theory. Students may select a configuration of courses that provides depth in one sub-field or a cross-section of several. Most upper-level courses have prerequisites, but those are also part of the Minor. Consult the course descriptions to determine the sub-field and prerequisite(s) of each course.

The Politics Minor is not available to students in either the Politics and Governance program or the Public Administration and Governance program.

To receive the Minor, a student must complete six one-term courses (or equivalent) in the configuration shown in the current Calendar listing of the Politics Minor.

Courses that form part of the Politics Minor may also satisfy the Professionally-Related (PR) or the Liberal Studies (LS) requirements of your degree program. Consult the Professionally-Related tables of your Program of Study, as well as the Liberal Studies tables (Table A = Lower Level; Table B = Upper Level).  If you wish to take a particular course in the Minor that is NOT on the Professionally-Related tables of your Program of Study, it may be possible to have it “count” as one of your required Professionally-Related electives through the use of a “Directive” form.  Consult with your Undergraduate Program Director, Department Chair, or School Director for advice.

Finally, you may count a maximum of two (2) Liberal Studies electives toward the Minor.  Politics Liberal Studies courses that may be used to satisfy Minor requirements are shown in the current calendar listing of the Minor, marked with an asterisk (*).