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..."

POLI 2110 (S2023): International Relations, POLI 3324: European Integration

Dr. Stephanie KERR will be teaching POLI 2110 (International Relations) on Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. in classroom B660, and POLI  3324 (European Integration) on Tuesdays/Thursdays: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. in classroom L1170A.  


Dr. Lars Hallstrom

Dr. Lars Hallström - POLI 2610 (S2023): Introductory Research Methods

Dr. Lars HALLSTROM will be offering POLI. 2610:  Introductory Research Methods in Spring Semester 2023.

It is scheduled for Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. in Classrooms SA7212 and B515.

Q&A with Spring 2023 graduate Xavier Crosby

Xavier Crosby (BA '23) finished in the top ten in the nation in Men's Weight Throw, yet some of his biggest accomplishments came off the field as a leader in the classroom and …

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Shining Student Rupert Quintana

Shining Student Rupert Quintana is pursuing a degree in political science, and while he says it is taking “longer than usual” to complete his studies, he is still on track and committed to …

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Congratulations to Shining Graduate 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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