Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Political Studies
How are policies developed and policy decisions made in Canada. This course introduces students to the conceptual and theoretical frameworks for describing and analyzing the nature, determinants, and effects of public policy in Canada. Special attention is devoted to genesis, evolution, and politics of some policies, such as population, Indigenous, immigration, intercultural relations, minority rights, social, education, and environmental, as well as others that students may wish to explore for a particular class assignment. The precise mix of policies that will receive special attention may vary over time.
Prerequisite(s): Any two of POLS 110.3, POLS 111.3, POLS 112.3; or 18 credit units at the university level.
Note: Students with credit for POLS 220 may not take this course for credit. This course is typically offered every second year.
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