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.