Students pursuing a Minor in Policy Studies will examine how sustainability goals can be achieved, as well as the ethics behind such goals.
Students will develop a deeper understanding of current sustainability challenges through the perspectives of geography, economics, law, philosophy, Indigenous studies, political science, and psychology, and mobilize their skills to complete community projects.
A Policy Studies Minor is a strong complement to a wide array of other KPU programs such as political science, geography, sustainable agriculture, urban ecosystems, economics, entrepreneurial leadership, marketing, psychology, and Indigenous studies. Graduates will be able to use the skills learned in Policy Studies to advance goals applicable to their majors and their careers. This Minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.
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Department's website: kpu.ca/arts/policy-studies
Students pursuing a Minor in Policy Studies must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.
Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses. The Policy Studies Minor requires completion of twenty-seven (27) area-specific credits, including twelve (12) lower-level credits and fifteen (15) upper-level credits.
|1100 and 2000 Level|
|POST 1100||Sustainability and Ethics||3|
|or PHIL 1111||Sustainability and Ethics|
|POST 2200||Collective Power: Taking Action on Public Issues||3|
|Select 6 credits from the following:||6|
|Sustainable Human Economy|
|Changemakers: 12 Little-known Individuals Who Changed the World|
|Introduction to Environmental Ethics|
|Social and Political Philosophy|
|Ideology and Politics|
|Politics in the City|
|Law and Politics: The Charter of Rights and Freedoms|
|States, Markets, Globalization: Global Political Economy|
|CityLab3 - Rethinking Community|
|CityLab6 Cultivating Community|
|3000 and 4000 Level|
|POST 3110||Applied Sustainability Seminar||3|
|POST 3300||Sustainability Challenges: Public Policy and the Common Good||3|
|POST 4110||Applied Public Policy Seminar||3|
|or POLI 4110||Applied Public Policy Seminar|
|POST 4150||Psychology and Sustainability: Attitudes and Behaviour||3|
|or PSYC 4150||Psychology and Sustainability: Attitudes and Behaviour|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|World Trends in Agriculture|
|Economics of Sustainability Policy|
|Urban Planning and Politics|
|Ethics and Public Policy|
|Public Debates in Politics|
Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Policy Studies.
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