POL 101 Canadian Political Institutions

An introduction to government in Canada, this course is based on the assumption that an understanding of the Canadian political institutions is especially important for those who anticipate a career in Social Work. In particular, the course examines the Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, and the civil service. Central concepts include democracy, representation, and active citizenship. (Formerly POL 27A) (POL 101 and POL 102 are equivalent to POL 27A/B). Tut: 1 hr./ Lect: 2 hrs. Antirequisites: POG 210, POL 332, PPA 120 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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