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To study politics is to study justice. How does justice impact the understanding of power, order, peace, and democracy? Redeemer's Politics & International Studies program equips students to answer the biblical call to love God and our neighbours through faithful, loving institutions — the building blocks of a just global society.

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

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Right from the start, small class sizes allow for meaningful class discussion, lead by professors who are actively researching and experienced practitioners in the field.

First-year courses approach topics of history, politics, and international studies in a way that is both broad and deep, giving an overview of the people, organizations, and policies that are currently working towards bettering our world.

Politics & International Studies The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and gets you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Politicians have a deeper sense of compassion when they ground themselves in the narrative of Scripture.
  • Researchers can communicate their findings more clearly when they know how to write persuasively.
  • Relief workers treat people fairly when they have considered the meaning of justice.

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In the Classroom

Takes courses that dig into particular political structures and relations such as Canada and the World; look at existing Christian approaches to important global issues in Current Issues in Politics & International Studies; and consider theories, problems, and practices in political and economic development in [Comparative Politics of the Developing World] (#course=POL-318)

Beyond Campus

The Laurentian Leadership Program provides students with an opportunity to live and study in Ottawa while taking advantage of unique internship opportunities and courses on governmental leadership, public affairs and ethics, and Canadian cultural change.

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After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s politics & international studies program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Brittany Lorenz '14

works as a consultant at a government relations and communications firm and is a part-time professor.

Kyla DeHaan '16

strives to empower others to actively respond to world hunger through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Alumni have gone on to careers as...

  • Lawyers
  • Legislative assistants
  • Lobbyists
  • Members of Parliament
  • Policy analysts
  • Politicians
  • Provincial legislators
  • Government relation specialists

Alumni have done further studies to earn...

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Master of Public Ethics
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Master of Global Affairs

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Politics & International Studies Stories

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Growing with the Garden

While working at the King’s Garden, fourth-year student Blessing Oluloto not only learned how to grow food, but saw how God works through service to others.

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Thoroughly Modern

Finding direction for today in the wisdom of Abraham Kuyper.

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Preparing for the Public Square

Honours history and political science major Joshua Hautala is bringing his Christian faith to the public square as he works towards a career in politics and law.

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Two Perspectives on Ottawa

Senior students Daniel Zekveld '19 and Johanna Wolfert '19 share how their experiences in the Laurentian Leadership Centre program shaped them spiritually.

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Interning Close to Home

International Studies student Sydney Sequillion ’18 completed an internship at Habitat for Humanity in her Kingston hometown.

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Strategically Placed

Alumni John-David Alkema ‘97 and Colin deRaaf ‘03 attribute their passion for working with the Christian Labour Association of Canada to their Redeemer experiences

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Christian Education for the Common Good

Dr. Andrew Bennett’s evening address explores how Christian education shapes public voices

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The Biblical roots of peacekeeping

Dr. Robert Joustra on the Biblical roots of the United Nations.

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