Survey course. Basic concepts and terminology. Political culture. Ideologies and political parties. The social and economic context. Western alienation. Quebecois nationalism. The Constitution. Charter of Rights. Federalism. Elections. Parliament, cabinet, bureaucracy. The Judiciary. Political participation. Interest groups. Note: This is the core course in Canadian politics and is a prerequisite for most 400 level courses in this field. Note: You cannot take POLI 320 if you have taken, or are taking, POLI 321.