Policy Studies Minor
Students pursuing a Minor in Policy Studies will examine how sustainability goals can be achieved, as well as the ethics behind such goals.
You will develop a deeper understanding of current sustainability challenges through the perspectives of economics, philosophy, political science and psychology, and you will apply your skills to community projects in the applied seminars.
A Policy Studies Minor is a strong complement to a wide array of other KPU degree programs such as political science, geography, sustainable agriculture, urban ecosystems, economics and marketing. You will be able to use the skills learned from Policy Studies to advance goals applicable to your major and your career. This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.
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. Students are required to complete twenty-one (21) area-specific credits, including six (6) lower-division credits and fifteen (15) upper-division credits.
The following courses are required:
POST 1100 or
|Sustainability: Analysis and Ethics||3 credits|
POST 2100 or
|Sustainability and Government||3 credits|
POST 4110 or
|Applied Policy Seminar II||3 credits|
POST 4150 or
|Psychology and Sustainability: Attitudes and Behaviour||3 credits|
And one of:
|POST 3110||Applied Policy Seminar I||3 credits|
|GEOG 3220||Urban Politics and Planning||3 credits|
And any two of:
|PHIL 3118||Ethics and Public Policy||3 credits|
|POLI 3500||Public Debates in Politics||3 credits|
|POST 3100 or ECON 3100||Economics of Sustainability Policy||3 credits|
|World Trends in Agriculture||3 credits|
Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Policy Studies.
At a Glance
Faculty of Arts
- Baccalaureate Degree
- Open intake
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