Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
The Department of Political Science offers B.A. in political science. Students can choose to concentrate their studies in international politics and political systems or in public policy and administration. The structure of the Political Science curriculum provides students with the theory and practice that enables them to explore the sub-divisions of the discipline: political thought, comparative politics, international relations, and public policy. The department offers students quality education that provides them with the required knowledge and skills to lead them to exciting careers in federal and local governments, research centers, international organizations, and media. The faculty in the department are active in scholarly research and publications, and are also dedicated to teaching.
- Provide students with essential concepts and principles in the various subfields of Political Science.
- Introduce students to various theories and approaches to the study of politics.
- Provide students with solid knowledge about factors that influence international relations and public policy.
- Examine the nature and implications of the interactive relationships between domestic and international factors shaping political phenomena.
- Equip students with competencies necessary for successful careers in politics and related areas.
- Foster responsible citizenship.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Define basic political science concepts.
- Explicate major theories of various subfields of political science.
- Identify essential political processes, institutions, actors, behaviors, and ideas that shape national and international contexts.
- Demonstrate ethical reasoning in relation to political science issues
- Employ qualitative and quantitative research methods in political science analysis.
- Analyze public policy issues both independently and in a team
- Communicate descriptive and analytical knowledge effectively in written and oral format to various audiences
- Discuss the political and administrative systems of the UAE, as well as its developmental achievements
- Demonstrate preparedness for continued reflective practice and lifelong learning.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 120 hours
General Education (Req. CH:39)
Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)
Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication (3.00 hours)
|ESPU1014||Introduction to Academic English for Humanities and SS||3.000|
Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)
Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)
Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (3.00 hours)
|PSG270||Comparative Political Systems 2||3.000|
2 : Also counts towards the Major
Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (3.00 hours)
|HSR400||Integrated Capstone 3||3.000|
3 : Also counts towards the Major
Political Science Major (Req. CH:39)
Concentration Requirements (Req CH:18)
Students should take one of the following concentrations: (18.00 hours)
1: International Politics and Political Systems Concentration (Req. CH:18)
2: Government, Policy and Administration Concentration (Req. CH:18)
Minors and Free Electives (Req. CH:42)
Required Minor (1) (18.00 hours)
Optional Minor (2) (Students can either take Minor (2) or 18 credit hours from any free elective courses.) (18.00 hours)
Free Electives (6.00 hours)