Overview

Politics & International Studies is a Bachelor of Arts degree program within the History, Politics, & International Studies Department. It is offered as a general major.

Civilizations and societies are shaped by how different people and religions view God, our ultimate purpose and how we should live. In this program, you’ll examine first what God intended for creation, and then explore how Christians can be co-labourers in societies where ideologies may be different than your own. The tools of labourers for global justice include an in-depth study of politics and economics, but are not limited to them. Redeemer’s interdisciplinary approach to politics and international studies uniquely prepares you for traditional avenues of service, development, politics, and international markets and situates them in the contexts of history, political and economic theologies, world literature and music, the forces and institutions of civil society, our markets and our life together.

Begin to explore what your four years in this program might look like.

FEATURED COURSES

  • Principles and Practices of Community Development (POL-201)
  • Canada and the World (POL-210)
  • Human Rights and International Justice (POL-246)

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Participate in the Laurentian Leadership Centre in our nation’s capital, where you’ll have access to elite Ottawa internships in politics and NGOs.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Participate in a practical internship and gain experience working in the field for an entire semester or a few hours per week.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Study at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies, with campus locations in India, Great Lakes region (United States), Costa Rica and the Pacific Rim, to learn about environmental sustainability and international development.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Learn about Nicaraguan culture and the challenges of living with few resources by spending a semester at the Nehemiah Center in Nicaragua through the SPIN program.

MEET THE FACULTY

faculty
Dr. Robert Joustra Associate Professor of Politics & International Studies

Robert Joustra is Associate Professor of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) at Redeemer, and founding-Director of Redeemer’s Centre f...

STUDENT STORY

Jason Tamming
Political Science student ‘11

STUDENT STORY

Jason Tamming
Political Science student ‘11

" My studies at Redeemer provided just the right mix of theory and practical learning that has prepared me to ably transition between political roles in federal and municipal politics. I recall a particular political science exam requiring me to outline the legislative process. Less than 3 months later I was in Ottawa working full-time for a Member of Parliament and using that knowledge to develop a Private Member’s Bill. I encourage political science students to take advantage of opportunities to participate in an internship, volunteer on a campaign or attend the Laurentian Leadership Centre. Ever since Redeemer, hands-on experience has paid off and continues to do so. "

CAREERS

  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Member of Parliament
  • Policy Analyst
  • Politician
  • Provincial Legislator
  • Government Relations

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • LLB
  • MA in Public Ethics
  • PhD in Government and International Studies

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