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Political Science

One of the oldest academic disciplines, going back to the time of Aristotle, Political Science studies the workings of the state, government and politics. Some areas of specialization offered at universities and colleges in Political Science courses include democracy, conflict intervention and resolution, culture and business around the world, international cooperation, managing reform and more. Political Science courses are suited to working professionals seeking further qualifications or professional development, full time students, or anyone with an academic or personal interest in the subject.

Catering to students in a wide variety of academic and professional situations, Political Science courses are available for part time, full time or online study. Political Science courses can last for a few days to a year and some culminate with granting a diploma or certificate to successful graduates. Offered at academic institutions around the world, you can find Political Science courses in Costa Rica, China, Russia, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the USA and in other locations as well.

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The Movement Of Social Solidarity In Argentina And South American Social Problems

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2019 Argentina Buenos Aires

This course seeks to enhance and deepen the knowledge, first, about the social solidarity action in general, focusing on Argentina mainly and secondly, knowledge of the social problems of the continent from the analysis of social problems and approach solidarity that is carried out in Argentina, including within the context of the South American continental underdevelopment. [+]

This course seeks to enhance and deepen the knowledge, first, about the social solidarity action in general, focusing on Argentina mainly and secondly, knowledge of the social problems of the continent from the analysis of social problems and approach solidarity that is carried out in Argentina, including within the context of the South American continental underdevelopment. For this, the course develops:

Description; analysis and presentation of the state of contemporary debate on the following topics: government social policies; social action of civil society; social solidarity action. Presentation of the state of South American social problems. Analysis of causes of social underdevelopment of the South American countries and their consequences. Description and analysis of the South American forms of social issues and their derived: Poverty; urban poverty, rural poverty; indigenous social groups; informal work; involuntary migration; discrimination; violence in relation to the social-economic underdevelopment; housing deficit; child malnutrition. Exhibition of a historical overview of South America from the socially and politically from the pre-Hispanic period until today. ... [-]

Course in African Democracy, Worldview and Culture from Zimbabwe

Edu Africa
Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2018 Zimbabwe Harare

While looking through the lens of faith, this experiential program enables students to understand culture and democracy in the Sub Saharan Africa region. It examines the common trends from pre-colonial times through to the modern day. [+]

Program Overview

While looking through the lens of faith, this experiential program enables students to understand culture and democracy in the Sub Saharan Africa region. It examines the common trends from pre-colonial times through to the modern day. Though the Zimbabwean situation will be the primary point of reference, other countries are also explored, with a deep look into how worldview impacts on the politics of African nations and how individuals within those nations respond to matters of faith.

This program incorporates discussion times and lectures with embassy dignitaries, church leaders, anthropologists, missionaries, justice advocates and leaders of humanitarian organizations. In a context in which many experience systemic corruption and injustice, students will have the opportunity to spend time with those fighting for the rights of the voiceless.... [-]


Comparative Politics

American College of Norway
Campus Full time Part time 1 semester August 2018 Norway Moss + 1 more

An introduction to comparative politics with an emphasis on the democratic systems of Europe. [+]

Please be aware, you must enrol as a full-time student at The American College of Norway and that means that you must study 5 of our courses (Totaling 15 credit). We will communicate with you to discuss which of our other courses you would like to include.

An introduction to comparative politics with an emphasis on the democratic systems of Europe.

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The Geo-Politics of the North

American College of Norway
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 Norway Moss

This course will offer a wide-ranging yet targeted survey of an emergent geo-political focal point of the 21st century, the Arctic region. [+]

Please be aware, you must enroll as a full time student at The American College of Norway and that means that you must study 5 of our courses (Totaling 15 credit). We will communicate with you to discuss which of our other courses you would like to include.

This course will offer a wide-ranging yet targeted survey of an emergent geo-political focal point of the 21st century, the Arctic region.

While climate change and rising sea-levels have worried many from an environmental perspective, these developments have also opened new and lucrative economic possibilities, especially for the oil-prospecting, shipping and even tourism industries.

These various components will be explored in the course: the geographical context; the history of Arctic exploration; the parallels with Antarctic scientific cooperation; the impact of climate change; the importance of oil and gas deposits; the shipping industry; the changing role of Arctic Council; Scandinavian interests in the area; the role of the big powers, even including China; and 21st century scenarios for this vital emergent region.... [-]


Course in Peace and conflict studies

Kulturstudier
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2018 India Puducherry

Peace and Conflict Studies let you study global matters in an interdisciplinary setting. The course provides education on contemporary issues such as terrorism, war, violent and social conflicts, Human Rights, humanitarian aid, refugee crisis, social inequality, peace and peacebuilding. [+]

Course in Peace and conflict studies

Study location: Pondicherry, India Peace and Conflict Studies let you study global matters in an interdisciplinary setting. The course provides education on contemporary issues such as terrorism, war, violent and social conflicts, Human Rights, humanitarian aid, refugee crisis, social inequality, peace and peacebuilding. Peace and Conflict Studies is an international semester course offered by the Norwegian organization Kulturstudier and the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, in partnership with Indian institutions and NGOs.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has obtained the following learning outcomes: Knowledge The student... [-]


Course in American Geopolitics

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2019 Argentina Buenos Aires

The course will examine the continuity and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean from the Monroe Doctrine to ALCA´s failure. Historically, the region has been of special interest to the U.S. because of its proximity and instability. It is the area in which America’s principles and its power have often collided. [+]

AMERICAN GEOPOLITICS PEL79*S-4 Professor: Mag. Rubén Rodríguez (UCA, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella) Teaching Language: ENGLISH / Idioma: INGLÉS

Course Description and Objectives

The course will examine the continuity and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean from the Monroe Doctrine to ALCA´s failure. Historically, the region has been of special interest to the U.S. because of its proximity and instability. It is the area in which America’s principles and its power have often collided. We will analyze the evolution of U.S. objectives in Latin America, the means used to pursue those goals, and the process by which decisions connect means with ends. Students will learn how to interpret US current policies towards contemporary challenges, including Cuba, Hugo Chavez and the rise of the new populists.... [-]


Course - Party system and party politics in modern Russia

Russian State University For The Humanities
Campus Full time September 2018 Russia Moscow

Course structure: The course is dedicated to the evolution of political party system in modern Russia from the 90-th of XX century. Periods of party building, changes of legislation about [+]

Course - Party system and party politics in modern Russia

Language: English

Time of courses: Autumn / Spring

The course is available from the academic year 2013-2014

Course structure: The course is dedicated to the evolution of political party system in modern Russia from the 90-th of XX century. Periods of party building, changes of legislation about parties, developing of organizational structure of party and its subsidiaries in regions are observed. Parties as subjects of analyzing are considered according to different theoretical and methodological approaches.

Considering developing of parties in the broad context it is shown how party politics and parties activity influence public opinion and perceptions of parties as political institutions. Electoral sympathies and results of elections on federal, regional and local level are viewed as well. Parties preferences are analyzed in terms of the system of values and attitudes. It's also supposed to consider ideological grounds of different political parties and organizations and how different ideological principles are transforming in concrete social context.... [-]


Course: Virtual Specialization in Government and Public Management

EAN University
Online January 2019 Colombia Bogotá

Upon entering the Specialization in Innovation and Quality Process Management, students will integrate concepts and practice to complement their professional life in two different ways. [+]

Virtual Specialization in Government and Public Management

Upon entering the Specialization in Innovation and Quality Process Management, students will integrate concepts and practice to complement their professional life in two different ways. The first one is related to processes and quality with the purpose of understanding the performance and applicability of these approaches within their workplace and to other elements such as total quality and re-engineering. The second way is related to innovation and its importance to the competitiveness of our country; students acquire skills to understand that innovation has an excellent trend in both the world-class sector and the global market.... [-]


Freds- og konfliktstudier

Bjørknes College
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 Norway Oslo

Bjørknes Høyskole tilbyr nå 60 studiepoeng i freds- og konfliktstudier. Studiet er tverrfaglig og gir en teoretisk og praktisk innføring i en rekke spennende emner. Studiet kan inngå som en del av en bachelorgrad eller også brukes som videreutdanning. [+]

Curriculum The following courses provide all 10 credits. You will only study two subjects at the same time 1 Introduction to International Studies 2 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies 3 Conflict resolution, peace building and conflict prevention 4 Religion and Conflict 5 Human Rights 6 Regions in Conflict 1 Introduction to International Studies (10 credits) This course provides an introduction to a range of international topics such as international history, international relations, international economics and comparative politics. These topics are important for understanding how states relate to each other through cooperation, trade, peace and conflict. course will provide an introduction to key institutions and other actors in the international arena and provide a basis for understanding how and why actors in the international community act as they do. student should be able to: • Understand the characteristics of the subjects of international politics, international history, international economics and comparative politics. • Clarify historical feature of the international community and assess historical events cleansers significance for contemporary international relations. • Analyze and understand the trends and tendencies in international politics • problematize various aspects of globalization processes and to assess the extent to which globalization is taking place in different areas (economic, political, etc.) • Identify and assess the characteristic features of international and regional organizations and their place in the international interaction • Understand and evaluate the factors that underlie the design of Norwegian foreign policy • Clarify various political theories Learning targets • International history • Political Theories... [-]


Course in Political Science

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

ICI offers a political science course that you can take quickly and conveniently without sacrificing any significant lesson that will make you a qualified political scientist. Enrol in our political science program and be able to enter a field that makes a huge impact in the society. [+]

ICI offers a political science course that you can take quickly and conveniently without sacrificing any significant lesson that will make you a qualified political scientist. Enrol in our political science program and be able to enter a field that makes a huge impact in the society.

Course Outline

Our courses are prepared by credible insiders in the arena of public affairs and politics.

Introduction to Political Science Political Science Theories of Political Behaviour Ideology International Law Political Systems Separation of Powers Political Party Politics of Australia Political Campaign Elections Voting Public Administration and Bureaucracy Public Relations Career Prospects ... [-]

Online Course: Ethics & Governance

University Of The Free State Business School Online
Online Full time 1 week Open Enrollment South Africa Bloemfontein

The aim of Ethics & Governance is to provide participants with an understanding of ethics and how it influences life choices. [+]

Ethics & Governance

The aim of Ethics & Governance is to provide participants with an understanding of ethics and how it influences life choices.

Schedule

The Ethics & Governance program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 week. This excludes the additional time that is given to complete the final assessment.

Accreditation

After the successful completion of the Ethics & Governance program, the student will receive a certificate issued and endorsed by the UFS. Recognition to the Higher Certificate in Management Development is available through RPL.... [-]


Course : World of Spies: Keeping Secrets

FutureLearn
Online Campus Part time 4 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Get a taste of spy training, and learn how you can keep your secrets safe with a course designed for 13-18-year-olds. [+]

Use logic and problem-solving skills to solve difficult puzzles

What does it take to be a spy? Strong critical thinking and communication skills, a firm grasp of logic, and a love of puzzles are all useful.

This course will help you develop those abilities while exploring the exciting world of espionage. You’ll learn about code-making and breaking, encryption, logical thinking and more as you find out whether you would make a good spy.

What topics will you cover? Introduction to spying and the common United States agencies that collect intelligence Reasons for encrypting information Various ways information is encrypted Using logical thinking and linguistic patterns to break encrypted messages without a key How traditional decryption methods led to the modern day computer Why protecting information is important How information we provide in social media can compromise the safety of our personal information The effectiveness of modern day encryption What will you achieve? ... [-]

Course in International Affairs: Global Governance

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 4 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Learn the importance of global governance and explore the processes and institutions finding solutions for global challenges. [+]

Countries across the globe are increasingly linked and dependent on each other. This can lead to tensions and confusion. This course will give you a compass to navigate our interconnected world.

You’ll learn all about global governance, which aims for increased cooperation between nations, and why it’s vital. You will also explore the complex processes and institutions aiming at managing global challenges and issues, learning how the large variety of stakeholders can make global governance a tricky job.

What topics will you cover? The visible and invisible: international summits and norms of global governance. The global regulatory toolkit: hard law and soft law Blended governance mechanisms Beyond state to state solutions: public-private partnerships What will you achieve? ... [-]

Course Introduction to the UK Parliament: People, Processes and Public Participation

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

This free online course will introduce you to the work and role of the UK Parliament. By setting the age at which we start school to deciding pension policy, the UK Parliament makes laws that impact our lives, our work, and our wider society.

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This free online course will introduce you to the work and role of the UK Parliament. By setting the age at which we start school to deciding pension policy, the UK Parliament makes laws that impact our lives, our work, and our wider society. Learn what Parliament is and does You will begin by looking at what Parliament is, how it is different from government and how it has changed and evolved over hundreds of years. You will find out about the work of the House of Commons and the House of Lords and discover how things work in the Chambers and beyond on a day-to-day basis. Learn how Parliament scrutinizes government Parliament is vital in scrutinizing the work of government; on this course, you’ll learn what this looks like in practice. You will consider the different tools MPs and members of the House of Lords use to check and challenge the work of government to ensure its decisions are transparent, efficient and fair. You will examine the purpose and role of different types of questions, discover some of the conventions of debate and explore the work of select committees. Learn how Parliament is evolving Towards the end of the course, you will examine the process of lawmaking and discover the journey of a Bill. You will also explore the range of opportunities open to citizens, which enable you to engage with and influence the UK Parliament.... [-]


Course in Religion and Conflict

FutureLearn
Online Part time 6 weeks October 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Many conflicts in the world today are framed in terms of religion, but there is much discussion and confusion concerning the precise role religion plays in these conflicts. [+]

Many conflicts in the world today are framed in terms of religion, but there is much discussion and confusion concerning the precise role religion plays in these conflicts. According to some, conflict and violence are inherent to religion. Others claim that religion is only the guise under which social, economic or political conflicts are fought out. The first step to solving religiously framed conflicts is understanding the role of religion in them, and that is what this free online course is about.

Our point of departure is that religion means different things in different circumstances and to different (groups of) people. Therefore, the aim of this course is to show how a religiously framed conflict can be studied in the wider cultural and political contexts of these conflicts. In the course material, we will refer to various religious, cultural and political settings. In addition, we invite you to engage in some modest research activities in your own environment and compare your own findings with those of fellow students.... [-]