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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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24 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
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
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 ... [+]

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 2019
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
August 2019
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
August 2019
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
September 2019
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
August 2019
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
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
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.

Presentation

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 2019
Full-time
40 hours
Campus
Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset

In recent times we have witnessed a radical change in the conception and strategies of the electoral campaign. New models based on new forms of communication, on new type ... [+]

Title: Simulation of Electoral Campaigns Own title: Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset Direction of the program: Juan Quesada Academic coordinator: Anjuli Romero Melo Face-to-face modality Price: € 700 * 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.

Presentation

In recent times we have witnessed a radical change in the conception and strategies of the electoral campaign. New models based on new forms of communication, on new types of messages and on techniques to know more and better publics and their reaction to the speeches generated by politicians, parties and the media.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2019
Full-time
40 hours
Campus
SOAS University of London

The course offers a well-researched and broad-ranging primer to the United Nations system. Consisting of an introduction to the complex UN family and its history, and a ... [+]

Global Diplomacy: the United Nations in the World

The course offers a well-researched and broad-ranging primer to the United Nations system. Consisting of an introduction to the complex UN family and its history, and a series of ‘snapshots’ of key UN functions, which are used to explore important UN themes and help learners develop important analysis, communication, and policy-based skills.

The course is aimed broadly at people interested in learning more about the United Nations system, assuming a level of interest but no necessary previous knowledge, whilst also offering offering sufficient up to date research and new critical perspectives that it will also be of interest to people with more expertise or academic familiarity with the topic as well. ... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
October 2019
Part-time
6 weeks
Online
SOAS University of London

The Global Diplomacy course is a unique offering to the MOOC environment. Bringing together cutting-edge research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Stud ... [+]

The Global Diplomacy course is a unique offering to the MOOC environment. Bringing together cutting-edge research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Studies, award-winning distance learning delivery and the instructors previous experience of delivering a successful MOOC. Please see the volume Global Diplomacy: Theories, Types, and Models authored with Dr. Alison Holmes, (Westview, 2016), and the Understanding Research Methods MOOC from Coursera.

The Global Diplomacy MOOC has a direct heritage in the University of London International Academy/SOAS Global Diplomacy MA Programme launched in April 2013 which have attracted hundreds of students from around the world. The Global Diplomacy MA Programme is provided by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy which has been teaching postgraduate courses in Diplomacy for over twenty-five years.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
October 2019
Part-time
5 weeks
Online
Instituto Séneca - Centro Internacional de Postgrado

This Expert Course on Protocol and Organization of Events presented by the Seneca Institute, responds to the need for companies and institutions to have trained professio ... [+]

Best Courses in Political Science 2019.

This Expert Course on Protocol and Organization of Events presented by the Seneca Institute , responds to the need for companies and institutions to have trained professionals in both areas, in order to manage different types of acts, in accordance with the Protocol.

Since the organization of each event pursues certain objectives, its planning is key to achieving them, so it is necessary to pay attention to the structure protocol, the management protocol and the effectiveness protocol, in order to meet the objectives set, preserving the corporate or institutional image, and duly attending to the different audiences that an organization has.

The Program of this Expert Course in Protocol and Organization of Events is structured in four Parts, each one comprising the contents, techniques and management tools that will facilitate the work of those in charge of organizing any type of event, from breakfast of company, until International Conferences, past meals, buffets, banquets, congresses and online events.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
6 months
Online