Political Science


Please note: 2022-23 Student Handbook, PSCI


Fault Lines in Israel PalestineFault lines in Israel/Palestine (PSCI 364) is an on-the-ground course in political science addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It will be conducted on-the-ground in Israel and the Palestinian Territories over a 10 day period at the end of the Winter Semester every second year. The course will be heavily subsidized, thanks to a grant from the Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Family Foundation. The course aims to foster understanding, empathy, and a nuanced analysis of Israeli and Palestinian politics and culture using a mixed-methods format (formal lectures and seminar discussions, guided tours of relevant sites, meetings with Israeli and Palestinian cultural figures, policy makers, activists, and academics, and informal encounters). 

This course is a companion to PSCI 356 Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Students are strongly encouraged to take that course and must take 101 and 102 and six additional credits at the 200 level. 

Sample itinerary (pdf)

The cost of the trip will be $500 and will include airfare, accommodations, most meals, ground, and insurance. Students will be expected to offset the costs of some meals. Scholarships are available to cover the costs of this program. For more information, please contact Prof. Jamie Levin at jlevin@stfx.ca

Old City of Jerusalem

The Memorial for Mr. MacEachen at St. F.X. can be watched on YouTube at Allan J. MacEachen a Celebration of life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a20tbGyzf-Q

The life and legacy of one of Canada’s most important and respected politicians, the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen, was honoured as hundreds—including Canadian Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau—filled StFX’s Keating Centre Sept. 17 for a celebration of life for a man regarded as a Canadian icon.

Mr. MacEachen, 96, a native of Inverness, Cape Breton, died Sept. 12, 2017. The longtime Nova Scotia MP, cabinet minister and senator was also Canada's first deputy prime minister. He was one of StFX’s most notable alumni.

Hugh and Celia Gillis Bursary
This award is available to students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at StFX, with preference for students majoring in Political Science. Applicants must have an entrance average of 75% and demonstrate financial need in their application. Preference will be given to students from Antigonish County. This bursary is renewable if the student reapplies and continues to meet the criteria in subsequent years of study, including maintaining an average of at least 75% in each year of study.  Award Value: up to $2000.  Applications will open mid-August and are available to students online at the Financial Aid Office.