Department of Political Science


Welcome to the Department of Political Science

Political Science is the systematic study of government, politics and political behaviour.

Political Science is the systematic study of government, politics and political behaviour, in a rapidly changing world. It studies how a society governs itself at all levels and various ideas about how it should be governed in the future. Government is a core component of power and policy structures - it authors how a society organizes itself for collective action. Political structures and governments are in constant flux and that makes this a very exciting major to choose. Politics is a central component of our culture and daily it grows more complicated due to globalization issues and world events.

Department Highlights

Congratulations to GERSON JULCARIMA ALVAREZ (Graduate Student)

Gerson Julcarima Alvarez, a native of northern Peru, came to the University of Lethbridge in 2018 to accomplish one of his personal goals: getting a degree from a Canadian university. Thus, with Prof. Alan Siaroff's advice, he completed the Master's Program in Political Science in 2020, doing a thesis about forms of government in Peru and Portugal. However, his academic experience at ULETH encouraged him to follow his academic training and apply for a Doctorate Program. Thus, after assessing some responses to his admission applications, he accepted the admission letter from the University of Alberta and will start this fall 2022, a new and exciting academic journey. Gerson is deeply grateful to the Political Science Department's professors and staff for their support and company. As he commented, "…no doubts that a part of this success is owed to the challenging and competitive training that I had at the University of Lethbridge..."

S.S. II/III 2022 Course: POLI. 3750 N

Dr. Ryan McKinnell (Assistant Professor, St. Francis Xavier University) will be offering POLI. 3750N:  POLITICAL HUMOUR: POWER & RESISTANCE) in Summer Session II/III 2022.

It is scheduled for Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6 - 8:45 pm (on-line).

For more information, please contact Merle Christie, Admin. Support, Political Science


Stephanie KERR

POLI 4300 (F2022): Terrorism & Extremism in Europe, Russia, and Eurasia

Dr. Stephanie KERR will be teaching POLI 4300 (TERRORISM AND EXTREMISM IN EUROPE, RUSSIA, AND EURASIA) in Fall Semester 2022.  It is scheduled for Tuesdays/Thursdays:  1:30 - 2:45 pm in classroom W-428.  (Prerequisites:  POLI 2310 & 3rd yr. standing).


Dr. Lars Hallstrom

Dr. Lars Hallström - POLI 4850 (F2022): THE POLITICS OF COMPLEXITY

Dr. Lars HALLSTROM will be offering POLI. 4850A:  The Politics of Complexity: Wicked Problems and Public Policy in the 21st Century in FALL Semester 2022.

It is scheduled for  Mondays & Wednesdays from 12 noon - 1:15 pm in Classroom D-630.  (Prerequisites: POLI 2210or 2310 & 3rd yr. standing)

Shining Student Tosin Ajibulu

Feeling valued as a student is important to Shining Student Tosin Ajibulu. When selecting a university, she had the opportunity to interact with people from several universities, and she recognized that uLethbridge is filled …

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021 from the Faculty of Arts & Science

Congratulations to the class of 2021! We wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavours and can't wait to see what you do next. We are so proud of …

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Shining graduate and this year's recipient of the Gold Medal in Arts - Grace Forster (BA '21)

"I hope to use the tools I have gained in my education at the UofL and in my future education to contribute to positive solutions." Gold Medal recipient Grace Forster (BA '21) studied …

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