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.
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. Yo
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.
You will consider how various schools of thought can decisively strengthen our analysis of these issues, which will lead to an appreciation of the complex role of factors like military capabilities, economic structures, international institutions, identities and ideologies, or language and emotions....
Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Two weeks of intensive study (in Brussels & Vienna) on the EU decision-making process, for students with a background in (international) politics and/or (European) la
In brief: Intensive 2-week Summer School (1 week in Brussels and 1 in Vienna). It's a crash course in EU Policy Making, with focus in 2019 on analysing human security in the EU! While touching upon all EU policy fields, we will offer participants insights into several aspects of security, including security in its traditional sense (defense) but also from a societal perspective (migration, environment, development).
Visits: European Commission, European Parliament, OSCE, United Nations, EU Delegation in Vienna.
Situated in Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’, Vesalius College offers students unique summer experience. Lasting just 7 weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focuse
Situated in Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’, Vesalius College offers students unique summer experience. Lasting just 7 weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focused academic program and the opportunity to experience and explore the best of European culture and travel.
The Vesalius College Summer Program consisted of courses in Business, Communications, International Affairs, and International & European Law. In addition, there are also a number of internship opportunities available. Students may register for a maximum of 2 courses during the Summer Program (6 ECTS per course).
The maximum course load is 2 courses.
ART101G – Art in Belgium – Leon Lock
BUS 102G, The Belgian Brewery Industry in a Global Context: Business, Economics, Culture, and Innovation – Sven Van Kerckhoven
BUS2113G – Principles of Organizational Management – Munira Aminova
BUS243G – Management Control Systems – Kim Adamsen
BUS 316G – Business models and Leadership in times of Transition – de Kemmeter
BUS 363G – Global Sustainability and Society – Frank Billingsley
CMM 214G, Gamification in Politics, Business and Communications: An Interdisciplinary Approach
CMM233G – Introduction to Photojournalism
CMM 262G, European Film, Culture, and Contemporary Visions – Ernest Mathijs & Wouter Hessels
INT 381G, Internship
LAW 204G, Human Rights and International Criminal Law: The Case of the International Criminal Court – Medlir Mema
POL 223G, Ethnic Conflict, Reconciliation and Reconstruction – Medlir Mema
POL 225G, Global Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and (De-)Radicalisation – Serge Stroobants
POL234G, Economics, and Politics of the EU – Mark Corner
POL 261G, History and...
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 2019 Summer School proposes an innovative programme around 2 tracks:
International - EU Affairs
French Language & Society
Professors teaching during the Four weeks of the Summer School will have the opportunity to teach small groups of students and propose methodological and interactive approaches. Students will divide their time in Lille between modules which focus on International and European affairs, including issues such as the European identity and values, migration and conflicts. 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....
Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
This year MGIMO International Summer School offers two intensive Modules “Russian Foreign Policy: Modern Challenges” and “Russian Energy Policy and International Energy C
Best Summer Courses in Political Science 2019/2020.
This year MGIMO International Summer School offers two intensive Modules “Russian Foreign Policy: Modern Challenges” and “Russian Energy Policy and International Energy Cooperation”.
Both Modules are taught in English by renowned internationally recognized MGIMO University professors, at a graduate level. Students will attend daily lectures, followed by group discussions and teamwork projects, meet prominent Russian politicians and diplomats, representatives of Russian and international big businesses.
Each module consists of Discipline-Specific Courses (62 contact hours including an oral exam, 5 ECTS credits), and 30 contact hours and 14 field trip hours of the Russian Language Course (4 ECTS credits). The Russian language course is taught in groups composed of students with similar levels of proficiency in the Russian language....
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)...
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. The program takes place on SIT Graduate Institute’s campus in Brattleboro, Vermont, and is led by a diverse group of internationally recognized faculty with years of applied, classroom, and research experience. This group includes SIT faculty, professional peacebuilders, and faculty from the international NGO Musicians without Borders, who are working in partnership with SIT.
The program’s philosophy is that conflict transformation training is most effective when it combines skills-based academic instruction with personal interaction between peacebuilders across ethnic, national, religious, and cultural divides. You and your fellow CONTACT participants will learn from one another and your instructors in an intensive format following an experiential learning model. Typically, peacebuilders from at least 15 countries participate in the program....
Nothing says international professional like a resume that boasts experience in several countries, but how do you put that together if you are fresh out of school, or eve
Aren’t you tired of browsing job adverts that require experience? And how are you supposed to GET experience anyway?
We can help
If you are an undergraduate, graduate student or recent graduate in a university or college this is the program for you! We will help you transition smoothly from the academic to the professional world.
What you get:
an internship placement in your area of interest, 100% guaranteed!
A polished cv and cover letter, hassle-free
local orientation and advice, so you quickly feel at home in your new environment
Backpacker Option: our most affordable program!
The program fee includes internship placement, cv polishing and career coaching, as well as academic credits: 2250 € flat fee
This course is designed to provide graduate and senior undergraduate level students with a broad knowledge and understanding of the Black Sea-Caspian Region. The course w
Certified Credit Summer Program
Geopolitics and Security - Case of Black Sea-Caspian Region
This program is supported by generous contribution from MR. FRANK GREINKE and his family foundation.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES
This course is designed to provide graduate and senior undergraduate level students with a broad knowledge and understanding of the Black Sea-Caspian Region. The course will provide with strategic overview of historic and recent developments, as well as with different scenarios for long-term developments in the region through examination of the empirical cases and current security environment in the region. The focus of the course will be on pivotal states for the stability and growth in the region: Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan...
Practice global learning with new friends from around the world. Explore conflict transformation with practitioners and academics in classrooms, workshops, study-travel,
Welcome to the Summer Program in Kosovo
18 June - 28 July 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:...
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 intro
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.
This course combines politics and international relations with the study of what it takes to be a successful leader. Through a compelling mixture of debate, written assignments and lectures, you’ll learn all about the contemporary issues that dominate world politics, ranging from human rights infringements to terrorism and nuclear proliferation. You’ll consider the methods of social scientific enquiry, the role of democracy in British politics, and the political systems of other countries. Discussion is enhanced by the numerous different perspectives offered by you and your fellow students, who come to Oxford Royale Academy from all over the world....
This course offers an overview of the current challenges of social and political development in Eastern Europe. Taught by a group of area studies experts in history, poli
Challenges of Democratic Development in Eastern Europe
University of Helsinki, Aleksanteri Institute
The course is designed for advanced undergraduates or Master’s level students of humanities and social sciences.
This course offers an overview of the current challenges of social and political development in Eastern Europe. Taught by a group of area studies experts in history, political science, media studies and sociology, the course views Eastern Europe as including the former Eastern Bloc countries. These encompass the Baltic states, East Central and Southeastern Europe, the Balkans and Ukraine. Russia is discussed only as a reference point to the area of our concern: there won’t be any specific lectures on Russian developments....
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,
Spend your summer becoming part of a world-class university
When you join the International Summer School 2018, you are booking your place to become part of an internationally recognised centre for world-class research, enterprise and learning. Across four weeks, 16 July to 10 August 2018, you will meet many of the students and staff that make the University of Southampton one of the top 1% of universities in the world.
Mixing with students and staff from across the world in the classroom, as you make the most of our modern campus facilities, or while you are relaxing in your comfortable hall of residence, you'll make friends and gain experiences to take home that are unique....
Elites are organized minorities capable of affecting political and policy outcomes of nation-states regularly and seriously.
Elites are organized minorities capable of affecting political and policy outcomes of nation-states regularly and seriously. They are key social-political actors in all societies and all political regimes, including modern democracies.
In new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe, political elites have played the crucial role in the swift and largely peaceful systemic change from Soviet-type socialist dictatorships to Western-type capitalist democracies (1989-91). They were responsible for the consolidation of democratic regimes in CEE, but also for the authoritarian shift in Russia and Belarus. Their decisions were pivotal for further differentiation in development paths in response to the Great Recession of 2008-15. ...
University of Southampton International Summer School
When you join the International Summer School 2019, you will study up to six exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internat
Join us for a summer of British culture and explore our world-leading research.
When you join the International Summer School 2019, you will study up to six exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internationally-recognised member of academic staff at the University of Southampton working in partnership with one of our many enthusiastic postgraduate research students. Across three engaging and interactive classroom sessions, they will introduce you to their topic of choice, explaining why it is important to them and offering you an insight into the world-class research environment they work in.
You will find each topic is a friendly and engaging experience: you will normally study in groups with around 15 – 20 fellow students, allowing you to form good working relationships and have the opportunity to contribute and discuss in class....