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Political Science

Online summer courses are offered by the overwhelming majority of post-secondary institutions. Online learning allows students to take courses from virtually anywhere in the world. Students looking for a nontraditional classroom experience should consider taking online summer courses.

Political science programs teach students the basic elements of the government and the various factions and processes that control it. Topics such as comparative government, international relations, and conflict resolution may also be covered.

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Summer Peace and Conflict Course Kosovo

RIT Kosovo™
Campus Full time Part time June 2018 Kosovo Prishtina USA Rochester + 2 more

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:

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Welcome to the Summer Program 2017 in Kosovo

18 June - 28 July, 2017 The RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) Peace and Conflict Program enables participants to work with academic specialists and distinguished practitioners from the fields of military, diplomatic, human rights and humanitarian affairs with extensive experience in the Balkans and globally. 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 School EAFIT

Universidad EAFIT
Campus Full time June 2018 Colombia Medellín

Summer School will offer more than 90 courses for children, adolescents, and adults from Colombia and around the world, giving these participants the chance to interact with other students and explore their interest areas. [+]

Summer School will offer more than 90 courses for children, adolescents, and adults from Colombia and around the world, giving these participants the chance to interact with other students and explore their interest areas.

New courses of interest will be developed for the summer season (June 13th to August 7th) in fields such as political science, urbanism, entrepreneurship, finance, and engineering. The goal is to expand knowledge areas through a didactic approach, encouraging students to experience the university and the city in a unique way during the summer recess.This program seeks to promote a teaching and learning process that incorporates new academic elements into the task of preparing competent individuals, helping them face the crucial moment of choosing which degree program to pursue while also allowing the participants to experience the city of Medellín and the major transformations it has undergone from a historical and cultural perspective. The Summer School’s course offering is currently divided into:... [-]


NGOs and Social Movements: The Politics of Protest and Change

SOAS Summer School
Campus Full time 19 days July 2018 United Kingdom London

This course provides a critical introduction to NGOs, the nature and impact of social protest, how they have interacted and influenced each other, and how they have globalised. It questions the perception that NGOs offer an alternative to state-led or top-down development models, considers the concept and the use of humanitarian intervention in diverse contexts and explores the extent to which social movements are posing a challenge to neoliberalism. It examines both the theoretical basis for NGO and social movement strategies for social change as well as their practical implications, and draws on a number of case studies, exploring what kind of development and change is possible. [+]

Programme Description

The rise of NGOs into a veritable global industry has been matched by a diversification in the types of roles NGOs play in society. In addition to delivering relief and promoting social and economic development, NGOs have increasingly taken part in broader governance, democratisation and peacebuilding efforts.

This course provides a critical introduction to NGOs, the nature and impact of social protest, how they have interacted and influenced each other, and how they have globalised. It questions the perception that NGOs offer an alternative to state-led or top-down development models, considers the concept and the use of humanitarian intervention in diverse contexts and explores the extent to which social movements are posing a challenge to neoliberalism. It examines both the theoretical basis for NGO and social movement strategies for social change as well as their practical implications, and draws on a number of case studies, exploring what kind of development and change is possible.... [-]


Media and Security Governance Programme

Vesalius College
Campus Full time 10 days July 2018 Belgium Brussels

A 10-day summer school exploring the relationship between media and security governance in the context of conflicts. [+]

A 10-day summer school exploring the relationship between media and security governance in the context of conflicts.

Journalists and Security actors are constantly interacting during times of conflict. This course is designed to provide a multidisciplinary understanding of these interactions and the implications they have in the field.

This summer, examine the asymmetric nature of conflict analysis and the roles of statutory and non-statutory actors involved in a conflict: from journalist functions in the field, newsrooms, and how news becomes news to the scale of influence in a securitized environment.

Course Schedule Introduction to Media and Security Governance Media Newsrooms and functions of journalism Security Institutions and Media relations Countering Extremist Violence and Media International interventionism and media development Peace and War Journalism in a Securitized environment Media and Peacebuilding efforts in post-conflict ‘Transitional Journalism’ and dealing with the past Security and collaboration of Journalists Middle East & Balkans Fake news and ‘contested territories’ Location and Schedule ... [-]

The Institute of Law and Policy Summer Program

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2019 Israel Jerusalem

The Institute for Law and Policy is held in cooperation with the Hebrew University Faculty of Law and the Rothberg International School. The Institute is specially designed for overseas students and attorneys and provides an introduction to the stimulating academic environment of The Hebrew University at Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem. An international hub of activity, Jerusalem is a unique backdrop to live, learn and participate in the program’s academic and extra-curricular activities, including field trips, guest lectures, and social activities. [+]

The Institute for Law and Policy is held in cooperation with the Hebrew University Faculty of Law and the Rothberg International School. The Institute is especially designed for overseas students and attorneys and provides an introduction to the stimulating academic environment of The Hebrew University at Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem. An international hub of activity, Jerusalem is a unique backdrop to live, learn and participate in the program’s academic and extra-curricular activities, including field trips, guest lectures and social activities.

The Institute for Law and Policy is designed to provide in-depth analysis of Israel’s most important law and policy challenges on both domestic and international levels. Through discussion and debate, as well as hands-on experiences, field trips to disputed areas, and guest lectures from legal experts, you’ll enhance your understanding of the complex issues confronting Israel in local and international law.... [-]


Politics & Economics Summer Course

Summer Boarding Courses
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2018 United Kingdom Oxford

Politics & Economics has been designed for the political leaders of tomorrow. [+]

Welcome to a rich and dynamic summer college. Our courses bring together cultures, ideas and study to form a stepping stone for your future academic and professional success.

Oxford is home to wonderful architecture, history and to some of the greatest thinkers of the world, you are invited to become part of that wonderful heritage.

Students travel from around the world to become part of our academic family, forming a remarkable community each with cultures, passions and ideas to offer and learn.

This is Oxford College Summer School.

Politics & Economics

Politics & Economics has been designed for the political leaders of tomorrow. During the course students will develop their knowledge and understanding of key political and economic concepts, as well as develop their understanding of international geopolitical trends. They will discover how governmental policies are maintained or changed, while furthering their ability to evaluate the ideologies and values at the heart of different political systems. In addition, students will learn how to develop political campaigns and master the art of giving presentations.... [-]


Middle East & Conflict Studies

Tel Aviv University
Campus Full time 41 days June 2018 Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo

Students enrolling in this summer program will have the chance to examine the Middle East from an insider’s perspective and gain a nuanced understanding of the key transformations taking place in the region. All courses offer at least one day-long excursion to complement the in-class coursework. [+]

Students enrolling in this summer program will have the chance to examine the Middle East from an insider’s perspective and gain a nuanced understanding of the key transformations taking place in the region. All courses offer at least one day-long excursion to complement the in-class coursework. Students can choose to take two of the following three courses:

History and Memory in Tel Aviv-Jaffa (3 credits) Arab and Israelis: Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East (3 Credits) Islam Politics & Terror in the Middle East (3 credits)

In addition to coursework, social activities and trips around the country are offered, such as to the North, the Dead Sea, and Jerusalem, and are conducted by our Madrichim. Precise dates for these will be announced closer to the program start date.... [-]


Summer Course: The European Union in a Global World

Berlin School of Economics and Law: HWR Berlin Summer and Winter School
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2018 Germany Berlin

The business programmes of the summer school are a unique blend of business, politics, language and culture, offering business and economics students alike the chance to undertake a demanding, in-depth study of Germany and the European Union. Students will spend four weeks of interdisciplinary study on business, economics, environmental studies, and social sciences. This course programme has been especially designed for U.S. students in accordance with the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). [+]

The business programmes of the summer school are a unique blend of business, politics, language and culture, offering business and economics students alike the chance to undertake a demanding, in-depth study of Germany and the European Union. Students will spend four weeks of interdisciplinary study on business, economics, environmental studies, and social sciences. This course programme has been especially designed for U.S. students in accordance with the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). The programme also received the DAAD quality seal for 2008 through 2012. These altogether 17 short-term programmes have been singled out in a highly selective competition and reviewed in their first year of operation by a committee of distinguished study abroad professionals from the US and Germany. Additionally, they share the common characteristics of taking place during academic holidays, being discipline specific, taught in English, and incorporating a German language-learning component. ... [-]


Summer Course: International - EU Affairs and/or French Language and Society

Sciences Po Lille
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2018 France Lille

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!

The 2018 Summer School proposes an innovative programme around 2 tracks:

International - EU Affairs French Language & Society

Professors teaching during the Four weeks in July will have the opportunity to teach small groups of students and propose methodological and interactive approaches. Students will have the opportunity to divide their time in Lille between modules which focus on International and European affairs, including issues such as the crisis in Climate change, European identity and values, and migration. The courses in The French language aims to enhance and perfect their language skills as well provide some understanding of the contemporary aspects of French society. Sciences Po Lille’s Summer School offers a variety of field trips and social events.... [-]


Summer Course in International Migration and the Crisis

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2018 Turkey Istanbul

International migration has become a major political issue worldwide. This course presents an overview of the main issues raised by the cross-border movements of people. It will introduce students to current trends in migration flows, to the different types of human mobility and the dynamics behind them, and to governments' responses to the social, political and legal challenges raised by international migration. [+]

Course Description:

International migration has become a major political issue worldwide. This course presents an overview of the main issues raised by the cross-border movements of people. It will introduce students to current trends in migration flows, to the different types of human mobility and the dynamics behind them, and to governments' responses to the social, political and legal challenges raised by international migration.

The course material is organized to reflect on the social issues such as social mobility, poverty, gender, inequality and citizenship as they relate to different types of international mobility. Particularly, we will look at changing trends in global mobility, at theories explaining international mobility, forced migration, migrant integration; the impact of migration in sending and receiving societies, the basic methods used for analyzing migration related issues. ... [-]


International Summer University

Higher School of Economics
Campus Part time 2 - 8 weeks June 2018 Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod Saint Petersburg + 2 more

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

Each summer, undergraduate and graduate students and professionals from all over the world come to Moscow for English-taught courses with HSE’s top professors. Courses focus on the politics, history, economics, and culture of Russia and Eurasia, and also include computer science, mathematics, social sciences, the humanities, and Russian language.

Students design their own study plans based on their interests and the number of credits they wish to earn. Special modules are offered at HSE’s St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod campuses, so that international students can experience Russia’s three cities in one summer.

Dates: June 20 – August 20, 2018

Fee: 150 USD per academic credit (more information)... [-]


Summer School The EU and its neighbours: challenges and opportunities of cooperation

University of Pisa
Campus Full time June 2018 Italy Pisa

The summer school focuses on the EU relations with its Southern and Eastern neighbours placing emphasis on the opportunities of cooperation, especially in the fields of trade and energy as well as on the challenges of this cooperation in the fields of foreign affairs and migration. [+]

The summer school focuses on the EU relations with its Southern and Eastern neighbours placing emphasis on the opportunities of cooperation, especially in the fields of trade and energy as well as on the challenges of this cooperation in the fields of foreign affairs and migration.

Experts coming from the academia/or and international institutions will explain the instruments through which the EU supports and seeks to influence its neighbours as well as the achievements and failures of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

It is based on lectures of two/three hours and simulation games given in English and offered by professors and experts in law, political science or economics. The students will be provided with reading material and will be asked to take a final exam. The total number of hours (including simulation games) of the summer school is 28/30.... [-]


European Union Summer

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 8 weeks May 2019 Germany Freiburg

The EU Summer Program gives you the opportunity to intensively study the past, present, and future challenges of European integration. The program begins in the heart of Europe—Freiburg, Germany—where you’ll start a specialized curriculum that will take you on a 16-day experiential journey through Bosnia-Herzegovina, Greece and Cyprus. [+]

Overview

The EU Summer Program gives you the opportunity to intensively study the past, present, and future challenges of European integration. The program begins in the heart of Europe—Freiburg, Germany—where you’ll start a specialized curriculum that will take you on a 16-day experiential journey through Bosnia-Herzegovina, Greece and Cyprus.

In Bosnia-Herzegovina, you will travel to Sarajevo, called the “Jerusalem of Europe” because of its once historic mix of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. After Sarajevo, you’ll have a two-day trip to Republika Srpska that includes a visit to the memorial site for victims of Srebrenica, and an overnight stay in Višegrad, immortalized in Ivo Andrié’s Nobel Prize-winning classic Bridge on the Drina.... [-]


Summer school in Russian Studies: Russian language, Politics & Art

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 2 - 4 weeks July 2018 Russia Saint Petersburg

Do you want to study Russian language and learn more about the political and cultural life of Russia? Join this Summer School! [+]

Do you want to study Russian language and learn more about the political and cultural life of Russia? Join this Summer School!

Our August module is a perfect possibility for those who would like to start the new academic year having received an impressive kit of credits in Russian Studies and international experience.

St. Petersburg with its rich history and art is a city that inspires, a city you will fall in love with once you visit it. Within this module you will simultaneously:

obtain or advance your Russian language skills; learn about the main political facts and figures of modern Russia; explore St. Petersburg as a “Cultural Capital of Russia” and enjoy diverse extracurricular activities. ... [-]

Crossroads II - Security Issues and Central Europe

Collegium Civitas
Campus Full time 15 days June 2018 Poland Warsaw

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of the countries of Central Europe quickly moved to detach themselves from the Russian sphere of influence and joined western institutions including NATO and the EU. [+]

Overview

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of the countries of Central Europe quickly moved to detach themselves from the Russian sphere of influence and joined western institutions including NATO and the EU. The west saw this as the fulfillment of the right of self-determination; Russia tended to view it as a threatening move reminiscent of “encirclement.”

This course will examine the complex historical roots of the conflicting stance between NATO and the EU on one hand, and Russia on the other, and show how this is influencing events in Ukraine and beyond. We will discuss the importance of intelligence in the murky world of hybrid war. We will discuss how energy and non-energy natural resources play roles in security policy. We will also look at the role that traditional and new media are playing in state security and what states need to do to bolster cybersecurity within their borders.... [-]