The Public Policy and Governance Program offers one 3-credit course at the 100-level (see course description at the bottom of this page):
PGOV 101 – Modern Challenges for Public Policy & Governance
This is a required course for a major, joint major, honours, subsidiary, minor, or pair in Public Policy and Governance, and may also be an elective in any program, except the Diploma in Engineering.
PGOV 101 is the minimum prerequisite for all other courses in the program.
Students intending major, joint major, or honours programs in Public Policy and Governance are expected to take the required ECON 101 and 102, and PSCI 101 and 102, in first year. They may also wish to choose the required STAT 101 as a second-term course in first year.
Public Policy and Governance is an interdisciplinary program, meaning that it incorporates relevant courses from other academic subjects. In addition to its core courses, Public Policy and Governance has designated courses from other departments that serve as allowable PGOV electives for the major, honours, subsidiary, minor, and pair in PGOV.
Students intending programs in Public Policy and Governance may want to consider taking introductory courses in one or more of the interdisciplinary subjects. This will provide necessary prerequisites to take the allowable designated courses in future years. The Public Policy and Governance section of the Academic Calendar specifies these allowable courses. It would be useful for interested students to look at the courses in the Calendar to determine courses that are of most interest to them, which in turn would dictate the introductory-level courses that would be good choices for first year.
For all designated courses, students should note the following departmental prerequisites:
ANTH: ANTH 111 and 112 are minimum prerequisites for the anthropology courses.
AQUA: AQUA 100 is the prerequisite for AQUA 201 and 202, and this course is normally restricted to students in the Aquatic Resources program. Students interested in AQUA 201 and/or 202 will require permission from the coordinator of that program.
BIOL: There are no prerequisites for the BIOL courses, other than second-year status.
BSAD: Business administration courses are normally restricted to students in the Faculty of Business. Student interested in taking BSAD designated courses will require permission from the chair of business administration (overrides) to register into these courses. Pending availability, this permission will normally be granted to PGOV students.
DEVS: There is no prerequisite for DEVS 201 or 202, other than second-year status. ECON 101 and 102 serve as alternate prerequisites for DEVS 302.
ESCI: ESCI 171 and 172 are prerequisites for ESCI 272. There is no prerequisite for ESCI 273 other than second-year status.
ECON: ECON 101 and 102 are minimum prerequisites for the economics courses.
HIST: 6 credits of 100-level history are minimum prerequisites for the history courses. This prerequisite is waived for students wishing to take upper-level history courses in third and fourth years.
HNU: There is no prerequisite for HNU 405, other than third-year status.
NURS: There is no prerequisite for the NURS courses, other than third-year status.
PHIL: PHIL 100 is a minimum prerequisite for most of the philosophy courses. There is no prerequisite for 251 other than second-year status. There is no prerequisite for 331, other than third-year status (or PHIL 100). The prerequisite for 332 and 333 is 331.
PSCI: PSCI 101 and 102 are the minimum prerequisites for the political science courses.
SOCI: SOCI 101 and 102 are the minimum prerequisites for the sociology courses.
WMGS: WMGS 100 is the prerequisite for the women's and gender studies courses.
Course Description from the Current Academic Calendar:
101 Modern Challenges for Public Policy & Governance
This course introduces students to the field of public policy and governance by immersion in a key set of contemporary challenges for Canada and the world. It is available to all students but is also intended as the gateway course for those planning to take more Public Policy and Governance program (PGOV) courses. Students will be taught foundational concepts and explore key current issues. Three credits.
Please refer to Section 9.33 Public Policy and Governance in the Academic Calendar.
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