Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Political Science

The Honours Political Science program consists of 20.0 credits, of which not more than 6.0 may be at the 100 level. The program must contain at least 11.0 but no more than 13.0 credits in Political Science, including: PO110, PO111, PO217, PO218, PO235 and PO236 (or approved equivalents - refer to Note 2).

1.0 Field Requirement credit from: PO220 and PO221, PO231 and PO232, PO263 and PO264.
1.0 Canadian credit from: PO263, PO264, PO312, PO313, PO315, PO316, PO345, PO360, PO370, PO371, PO373, PO374, PO431, PO432, PO433, PO434. Some special topics courses (PO310, PO311, PO497 and PO498) may also fulfil this requirement; consult the department.)
0.5 Area Studies credit from: PO318, PO319 and PO370.
1.0 300-level credit.
1.0 400-level credit (other than PO478*).

Additional Information

  1. PO263 and PO264 may be used to fulfil both the Field and Canadian requirements.
  2. Students may only substitute approved equivalent courses for PO110, PO111, PO217, PO218, PO235, and PO236 if they are transferring from another institution and have already taken an approved equivalent course, or if they are combined majors and take an approved equivalent course from their other program.
  3. Students must receive a grade of 8.0 (B) in two 300-level PO courses as a prerequisite for all 400-level PO courses.
  4. Honours Political Science students may take a maximum of two 400-level seminars; the department recommends only one per semester.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision March 3, 2011: Area Studies change; effective September 1, 2011.