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The B.A. in Political Science: Studies in Social and Political Development program at Anglo-American University are taught by faculty that received training from European, British, and American institutions – bringing many years of dynamic professional experience to the classroom.
This program instructs students through a range of comparative approaches to the study of development processes as measured through economic, political, and social outcomes. It specifically instructs students on policies of international development, the historical effects of colonial institutions on contemporary economic growth, on the variant impact(s) that autocratic and democratic institutions have on growth and development, on economic and political forms of migration, the rise of Asian economies and alternative development institutions, and on gender equality outcomes.
The Studies in Social and Political Development concentration draws from interdisciplinary scientific literature and introduces students to the most salient research questions and themes that development scholars and political economists have studied in the last two decades.
Upon completion, our students will acquire an ability to develop logically coherent arguments on the role that institutions have on development processes, such as whether democracy causes growth or if economic growth reduces poverty and inequality. Students will be exposed to country-level case studies as well as quantitative, cross-national analyses of development outcomes.
“AAU makes networking incredibly easy to do. I was able to participate in various events that don’t necessarily connect to my coursework—conferences, literature festivals, debates, lectures, etc. AAU has helped me and my club get in touch with event-organisers, which, for example, allowed us to host an event during the Festival of Democracy organised by the famous Forum 2000 conference.”Veronika Bartáková, IR student, President of Diplomatic Club
Beyond the classroom, you can join student clubs like Diplomacy or Model UN, practice your debate skills at a faculty-student debate or discuss current political issues with professors and local experts at an event like ‘Professors in the Pub’.
AAU’s Career Center also connects students with numerous professional internships in the Czech Republic and abroad every year.
Political Science: Extended Major is a 3-year study program. To graduate, students must accumulate 90 US credits (180 ECTS credits) by completing 30 courses.
General Education Courses
Computer Information Systems
Intro to Economic Thought
One of the two:
World History II
European History II
Introduction to Politics (Politics I)
Political Philosophy I
Political Philosophy II
Nations and Nationalism
One of the two:
Intro to Sociology
Intro to Law
One of the two:
International Relations Research Methods
Social Science Research Methods
One of the two:
West Europe Politics
On top of that students are also required to complete the Thesis Seminar, Internship, and Thesis module.
Empires: Imperialism and Colonialism
Democratization and Survival of Autocrats
Sustainable Development: From Global Vision to Meaningful Practice
Political and International Conflicts in Asia / Chinese Politics and Society
Politics of Religion and Ethnicity / Islam and the West
Gender Equality and Politics / Gender Perspective on Middle Eastern Politics
Open Electives Module
Students can choose 5 elective courses offered by the School of International Relations & Diplomacy or electives offered by any other school at AAU.
Graduates of the B.A. in Political Science: Studies in Social and Political Development can expect to:
Successfully differentiate between different development outcomes.
Understand the trends and correlations associated with democracy and economic growth.
Explain why some types of countries are likelier to experience better development outcomes than others.
Draw from international organizations’ databases to inform arguments and assignments.
Explain the evolution of international organizations that promote development policies.
Understand the interplay complexities underpinning religion, gender equality, and economic growth.
AAU graduates thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. As a graduate of this degree program, you will be well equipped to continue your studies or pursue a global career in areas such as:
Governmental, Economic Institutions
Investment Banking Industry
Humanitarian Government or NGO’s
Pursuing of Advanced/Postgraduate Degree
Anglo-American University offers a wide range of undergraduate programs across five different schools as well as in cooperation with international partners. You can enter AAU as a first-year student or if you have credits that are transferable, you can apply as a transferring student. The process of application is straight forward and a dedicated admission counselor is always available to assist you and answer any questions you might have.
Decide which program suits you best
The first step is to decide on the program you would like to study. Currently, we offer 108 (sic!) undergraduate programs across six schools including the combined Global Degree Program we deliver in cooperation with Kent State University, USA.
Prepare and collect required documents
Once you decide on the program of your choice it is time to prepare the documents. You will be able to upload them directly via the AAU Application Portal once you start your application.
High School Diploma
High School Transcript
English Language Exam Results
Copy of Passport / ID
Passport Size Photo
*For Transferring StudentsPlease note that the transcript must be sent directly from your university in a sealed envelope.
In order to apply please register and submit an online application via the AAU Application Portal. There is a non-refundable CZK 2,000 application fee that can be submitted online through the portal. You will be also able to submit all required documents directly through the portal.
Prepare for an Interview
Once your application is reviewed by the admissions counselor, an interview with the Dean/Assistant Dean of the school you are applying to will be conducted. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about Anglo-American University, but also for the Dean’s Office to learn more about you. The interview can be carried either online or in person.
Wait for Final Decision
The Admissions Office will notify you through e-mail of the outcome of your application one week from the date of your interview.