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Taking the time to participate in a summer course is a great opportunity to progress toward a college degree. For a relatively short time investment, these faster-paced summer courses convey the same core information as found in a traditional term-length engagement. What is a summer course in political science? A summer course in political science takes students on an exploration of the government… Read more

Taking the time to participate in a summer course is a great opportunity to progress toward a college degree. For a relatively short time investment, these faster-paced summer courses convey the same core information as found in a traditional term-length engagement.

What is a summer course in political science? A summer course in political science takes students on an exploration of the government systems of their own country and provides insight into their nation’s relationship with others around the globe. Political science courses draw from many other fields of study, including history, sociology, psychology and economics to name a few. There is a host of different political science classes available, some focusing on the governments of single nations while others consider the material on an international scale.

Political science summer courses are taken by students for a variety of reasons. Some do so to gain a solid foundation for a career in the political arena. Others participate simply to attain a greater understanding of the world outside their day-to-day lives.

More often than not, summer courses at universities are less expensive than those offered during the standard academic year. Nevertheless, it is wise to do research on each school of interest to have a detailed list of options.

Those who choose to take a summer course in political science lay the groundwork for fulfilling and meaningful careers in the future. Aspiring journalists typically need some basic political knowledge to get hired by major publications and television networks. Extensive studies in political science are often required for many government positions whether they are local or international in nature. Nearly all senators, representatives, ambassadors, presidents and prime ministers have some background in the field in order to be effective.

Nations around the world teach students the intricacies of political science, which is why summer courses in the subject are so widely offered. To enroll in one, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan , Israel

Bar-Ilan University is home to many leading scholars and practitioners in the field of conflict resolution. This four-week interdisciplinary summer program, taught in English, ... +

Bar-Ilan University is home to many leading scholars and practitioners in the field of conflict resolution. This four-week interdisciplinary summer program, taught in English, offers four graduate-level courses that focus on relevant identity-based conflicts and how to creatively engage them. Courses can also be taken individually. Students from all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities (including conflict resolution practitioners) learn theoretical insights and practical training that have a wide range of professional relevance. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Campus
 
University of Exeter International Summer School
Exeter , United Kingdom

This module will focus on the European Convention on Human Rights and its law, as interpreted by the European Court of Human Rights, and by the English courts through the (UK) ... +

This module will focus on the European Convention on Human Rights and its law, as interpreted by the European Court of Human Rights, and by the English courts through the (UK) Human Rights Act. This module aims to equip you with essential human rights law knowledge, and the key skills for understanding current developments in human rights -
Summer courses
English
Jun 2021
Campus
 
Sorbonne University - Summer School
Paris , France

Cycle 2 invites to reflect on the concepts of modernity and postmodernity in the fields of literature, philosophy, the visual arts, and politics.

Cycle 2 invites to reflect on the concepts of modernity and postmodernity in the fields of literature, philosophy, the visual arts, and politics. -
Summer courses
Full-time
French
Campus
 
Sciences Po Lille
Lille , France

Do you feel like visiting the European Institutions, study EU Affairs and French language at the same time this summer? Welcome to Sciences Po Lille Summer School!

Do you feel like visiting the European Institutions, study EU Affairs and French language at the same time this summer? Welcome to Sciences Po Lille Summer School! -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Campus
 
HSE Higher School of Economics
Moscow , Russia

Earn credits and discover Russia at HSE's International Summer University in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Earn credits and discover Russia at HSE's International Summer University in Moscow and St. Petersburg -
Summer courses
Part-time
3 months
English
Campus
 
University of Pisa Summer - Winter Schools & Foundation Course
Pisa , Italy

Political ecology is a long-established interdisciplinary field, including various social sciences and humanities, aimed at investigating the interface of societies and the bi ... +

Political ecology is a long-established interdisciplinary field, including various social sciences and humanities, aimed at investigating the interface of societies and the biophysical world as affected by, and in its turn affecting, the political order and related dynamics of conflict and cooperation, domination and emancipation. -
Summer courses Summer courses
Full-time
5 days
English
Online
 
SIT Graduate Institute
Brattleboro , USA

In this three-week professional and academic training program, you’ll learn the core ideas and practices of conflict transformation.

In this three-week professional and academic training program, you’ll learn the core ideas and practices of conflict transformation. -
Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom

This course investigates the complex inter-relationships between media and social transformation in the People’s Republic of China since 1949. Through a detailed engagement wi ... +

This course investigates the complex inter-relationships between media and social transformation in the People’s Republic of China since 1949. Through a detailed engagement with the politics, theory and practices of media production and consumption in China, the course introduces students to different periods of media reform and social change from the era of Chairman Mao through early economic reform in the 1980s and 90s under Deng Xiaoping through to the period of ‘harmonious society’, Xi Jinping and social media. -
Summer courses Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Odintsovo , Russia

This year MGIMO International Summer School offers two intensive Modules “Russian Foreign Policy: Modern Challenges” and “Russian Energy Policy and International Energy Cooper ... +

This year MGIMO International Summer School offers two intensive Modules “Russian Foreign Policy: Modern Challenges” and “Russian Energy Policy and International Energy Cooperation”. -
Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
Oxford Royale Academy
Oxford , United Kingdom +1 More

Whether we realise it or not, political issues have a bearing on every aspect of our lives. On this fascinating course, you will enjoy an intellectually stimulating introducti ... +

Whether we realise it or not, political issues have a bearing on every aspect of our lives. On this fascinating course, you will enjoy an intellectually stimulating introduction to this discipline and its relevance to contemporary world issues. -
Summer courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
RIT Kosovo™
Prishtina , Kosovo +1 More

Practice global learning with new friends from around the world. Explore conflict transformation with practitioners and academics in classrooms, workshops, study-travel, and m ... +

Practice global learning with new friends from around the world. Explore conflict transformation with practitioners and academics in classrooms, workshops, study-travel, and meetings with senior officials in the Balkans. Do this and more at the Post-Conflict Transformation summer program at the RIT/A.U.K. Our five-week package consists of two courses (three credit hours, offered by A.U.K’s partner university, Rochester Institute of Technology) and one of two study tours: Montenegro, Bosnia, and Serbia or Albania, Greece and Macedonia. Courses are for undergraduates, graduates and professionals in relevant fields The program offers courses in: -
Summer courses
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Southampton
Southampton , United Kingdom

This topic, delivered by Steve Chisnall, a former Sir Vice-Marshal in the UK’s Royal Air Force, and the Director of Southampton’s MSc in International Security and Risk, provi ... +

This topic, delivered by Steve Chisnall, a former Sir Vice-Marshal in the UK’s Royal Air Force, and the Director of Southampton’s MSc in International Security and Risk, provides you with an overview of the main security challenges facing the world today. It provides you with the opportunity to explore answers to the questions posed above through the use of classic and contemporary literature from a range of academic disciplines. You will also be provided with the chance to examine specific case studies to apply these security theories to real-world challenges, exploring different policy options that governments could consider, and debate the merits and drawbacks of these approaches. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Campus
 
University of Exeter International Summer School
Exeter , United Kingdom

This stimulating course will provide you with the opportunity to engage with some of the most challenging and pressing issues of international relations and conflict. You will ... +

This stimulating course will provide you with the opportunity to engage with some of the most challenging and pressing issues of international relations and conflict. You will explore the main characteristics of today’s global security environment, from terrorism to tensions produced by climate change, from nuclear proliferation to the migration crisis. -
Summer courses
English
Jun 2021
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom

This is an opportunity to work alongside world-leading advocates within the UN system. The key live cases are Southern women in the history and future of the UN; more effectiv ... +

This is an opportunity to work alongside world-leading advocates within the UN system. The key live cases are Southern women in the history and future of the UN; more effective means of holding war criminals to account; a global system of weapons elimination and control, finance for a green New Deal, and the creative origins of the United Nations will be studied along with an opportunity to engage in real-time advocacy on one of these themes and learn from the readings. -
Summer courses Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom

This course examines the linkages between conflict and development, between inequality and violence, and between the structures and interests which contribute to the continuat ... +

This course examines the linkages between conflict and development, between inequality and violence, and between the structures and interests which contribute to the continuation of violence within and between countries. It is primarily informed by a political economy approach to analysing conflict, and highlights the way in which the economic and political interests of conflict parties and their international backers may conspire to form ‘war systems.’ -
Summer courses Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 

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