Certificate in Globalization and Governance (2021-2022)

General Information

Globalization has brought fundamental changes to the conduct and study of local, national, international and transnational politics. This Certificate in Globalization and Governance includes undergraduate POL S lecture and seminar courses that focus on the dynamics of globalization and the challenges it presents to politics, governance and public policy throughout the North and South.

This Certificate will be awarded only at the same time as a student receives a BA with a major, Honors, or minor in POL S (or a BSc with a POL S minor).

  • Offered by: The Department of Political Science
  • For further information: Consult the certificate advisor, Dr. Greg Anderson, greg.anderson@ualberta.ca

Students wishing to pursue the Certificate in Globalization and Governance must declare their intention through Undergraduate Student Services in the Faculty of Arts. To be awarded the certificate, students must apply though Bear Tracks by the application deadline for graduation (see Academic Schedule).


Certificate Requirements

Students may pursue this Certificate in Globalization and Governance by fulfilling existing requirements for majors, minors or Honors in Political Science and by completing a minimum of 27 from the following:


NOTES:

  1. No more than ★6 from at 200-level POL S courses may be counted towards the Certificate.
  2. Some courses offered recently have been approved for application towards the Certificate although they are not in the Calendar.  Variable topics courses may be taken more than once if the topics differ.
  3. Contact the certificate advisor or Arts Undergraduate Student Services to confirm which courses count towards the certificate: 

Through Winter 2021

POL S 324 - Topics in Canadian Politics: Power, Policy and Governance in Canada (Justin Leifso)
POL S 324 - Topics in Canadian Politics: Neoliberal Canada (Justin Leifso)
POL S 324 - Topics in Canadian Politics: Indigenous-Canada Relations (Adam Gaudry)
POL S 354 - Topics in Comparative Politics: Peacebuilding after Civil War (Emrah Keskin)
POL S 359 - Topics in International Politics: International Organization Today (Andy Knight)
POL S 359 - Topics in International Politics: The Global South in International Relations (Isaac Odoom)
POL S 359 - Topics in International Politics: Modern Terrorism and Counterterrorism (John McCoy)
POL S 359 - Topics in International Politics: The Politics of Money (OR POL S 369 - The Politics of Money) (Rob Aitken)
POL S 359 - Topics in International Politics: Global Governance (Andy Knight)
POL S 360 - The Politics of International Development (Isaac Odoom)
POL S 404 - Topics in Political Thought: Critical Race Theory (Nisha Nath) (OR POL S 444 - Global Critical Race Theory)
POL S 404 - Topics in Political Theory: Historical Progress in Political Theory (Will Kujala)
POL S 417 - Philosophical Issues of Human Rights (Owuraku Kusi-Ampofo)
POL S 417 - Philosophical Issues of Human Rights: Human Rights from a Global Perspective (Sevan Beukian) 
POL S 459 - Topics in International Politics:  Social Movements and Alternative Politics (Ghada Ageel)
POL S 459 - Topics in International Politics: Myth and Reality (Ehsan Kashfi)
POL S 459 - Topics in International Politics: Modern Terrorism (John McCoy)
POL S 461 - International Relations of the Middle East (Mojtaba Mahdavi)
POL S 471 - Human Rights from a Global Perspective (Sevan Beukian)
POL S 479 - NGO Governance and Management (Reza Hasmath)


To change your Major or Minor or declare a Certificate, use the relevant form in the Faculty of Arts Forms Cabinet The FAQs page has lots of answers, too.