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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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26 Results in Political Science

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina

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 s ... [+]

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. ... [-]
Argentina Buenos Aires
February 2020
Spanish (Argentina)
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
University Of The Free State Business School Online

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.... [-]

South Africa Bloemfontein
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 week
Online
European School of Political and Social Sciences

In the Program in European Politics, all courses are taught in English and focused on the European Integration and Policy. In addition, students do a beginner, intermedia ... [+]

Best Courses in Political Science 2019/2020.

ESPOL offers a Program in European Politics for international students.

This is an advanced program focused on the regulation of contemporary societies in a globalized world. It addresses major political problems and explores the strategies implemented to resolve them. The instruction focuses on the regulation of international politics at the European and global levels, equipping students with the knowledge and skills required to understand and influence the world of tomorrow.

In the Program in European Politics, all courses are taught in English and focused on the European Integration and Policy. In addition, students do a beginner, intermediate or advanced course in French at the Alliance Française.... [-]

France Lille
September 2020
1 year
Campus
American College of Norway

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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Norway Moss
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 semester
Campus
American College of Norway

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.... [-]

Norway Moss
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Kulturstudier

Peace and Conflict Studies let you study global matters in an interdisciplinary setting. The course provides education on contemporary issues such as terrorism, war, viol ... [+]

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... [-]

India Puducherry
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Full-time
1 semester
Campus
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina

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. Historica ... [+]

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.... [-]

Argentina Buenos Aires
February 2020
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
EAN University

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

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.... [-]

Colombia Bogotá
January 2020
Online
Bjørknes College

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. Studi ... [+]

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... [-]

Norway Oslo
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
International Career Institute

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 scien ... [+]

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 ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
IES Abroad

In this program, you can take courses in a wide range of topics including politics, regionalism, international security, international business and relations, and many ot ... [+]

Why Barcelona?

As the most international city in Spain, Barcelona is an important place for international relations as well as international business and commerce. Due to the city’s mix of Spanish, English, French, and more, it has strong political ties with the rest of Europe and beyond. And with its mix of cultures, Barcelona offers the unusual opportunity to see how regional, national, and international views are intertwined.

What You'll Study

In this program, you can take courses in a wide range of topics including politics, regionalism, international security, international business and relations, and many others. Imagine taking in all that Barcelona has to offer while taking exciting courses, like Campaigning in Europe: From Propaganda to Political Marketing or Globalized Economy & Migration. All of our courses feature course-related trips and faculty-led visits to government offices and institutions.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
IES Abroad

Our Politics, Social Justice & Language Program allows you to fully immerse yourself in the daily life and culture of Chile while studying the Spanish language and po ... [+]

Overview

Our Politics, Social Justice & Language Program allows you to fully immerse yourself in the daily life and culture of Chile while studying the Spanish language and political topics. Explore the intricacies of the Chilean sociopolitical landscape: student activism, the arts as a form of resistance, human rights issues, and an impressive literary culture (via world-renowned authors like Pablo Neruda and Isabel Allende). Your studies and extracurricular adventures will without a doubt allow you to embark on a real-life case study of Chile's thriving society.

Courses are taught in Spanish by distinguished professors, most with primary appointments at one of IES Abroad’s partner universities. You can also enroll in an internship or service learning placement during your time in Santiago, which will help you add international work experience to your résumé or help you understand the city’s social issues "first-hand Santiag" will be your classroom.... [-]

Chile Santiago
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Spanish
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
IES Abroad

Why study abroad in one location when you can experience the politics and culture of more than 15 European countries? Our European Union Program allows you to live and le ... [+]

Overview

Why study abroad in one location when you can experience the politics and culture of more than 15 European countries? Our European Union Program allows you to live and learn about European politics, economics, business, and international relations like never before. The centrally-located city of Freiburg, Germany, will be your home base. It’s here that you’ll take English-taught courses like Global Leadership, Political Science, and German.

As part of the program’s required Integrative Seminar, you will travel for 22 days to gain exposure to the European Union and beyond. Not only will these course-related excursions give you better insight into the strengths and challenges of the European Union, but they will also give you the experience you need to build your résumé and prepare you for an international career. As you visit each new country, you develop an understanding of the European Union, its history, and its institutions.... [-]

Germany Freiburg
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Full-time
1 semester
Campus
IES Abroad

Courses in this program take advantage of Berlin’s position as Germany’s capital and Germany’s position as a leading state in the European Union. The English-taught cours ... [+]

Overview

12 credits. 12 weeks. $12,000.

Our Berlin - International Affairs & Security Studies Program is part of our 12 for 12 for 12 programs. The city of Berlin has a fascinating geopolitical history: its destruction in World War II, its hostile division in the Cold War, the fall of the Wall, the reunification of Germany, and the growth of Germany as a major cultural, economic, and political force in the 21st Century. This history and its present importance make Berlin the ideal place to study International Relations, Security Studies, Sociology, Business, and Economics, as well as Culture, Film, Art, and German Language.

Courses in this program take advantage of Berlin’s position as Germany’s capital and Germany’s position as a leading state in the European Union. The English-taught courses compare and contrast the pros and cons of the European Union’s open borders, of strategies to combat terrorism, and of the challenges and benefits that migration brings.... [-]

Germany Berlin
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Full-time
14 weeks
Campus
Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset

The Political Crisis Management and Communication course responds to the need to train people who carry out their work in the government, in opposition parties or during ... [+]

Title: Political Crisis Management and Communication Own title: Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset Direction of the program: Mauricio De Vengoechea Academic coordinator: Anjuli Romero Face-to-face modality Price: € 750 * No. of seats: 35 Duration: 40 hours Information and contact: infocursos@fogm.es

* There are different discounts to complete this course. You can check the information in the Registration section.

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The Political Crisis Management and Communication course responds to the need to train people who carry out their work in the government, in opposition parties or during the process of an electoral campaign, in how to function communicationally in a crisis situation.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2020
Spanish
Full-time
40 hours
Campus