Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

The Political Science Major explores government policies, processes, political theory, and international relations. This is an extensive program that will introduce students to the general study of the field of political science, and is suited for students who desire to examine the topics of public policy, foreign affairs, law, government, and the campaign processes.

Program Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the differences between various government and economic systems.
  • Develop an understanding of the framework necessary to apply political, economic, social, historical, legal and philosophical foundations to the study of political science.
  • Acquire an understanding of the stressors that population, natural resources, and environmental issues have on political frameworks.
  • Acquire an understanding of the political theories needed to analyze policy and political actions.
  • Develop skills in writing, research, and analysis.

Skills you will develop

  • Analysis and understanding of the various aspects of government, international relations, law, history, and politics.
  • Exemplary critical thinking skills.
  • Outstanding writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in groups and appreciate various points of view.
  • Ability to adapt to various cultures and environments.
  • Capacity to solve problems.
  • Working well under pressure.

Courses

LOWER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS

  • Political Science
  • Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics
  • International Relations
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Criminal Law
  • Politics of the Developing World
  • US-Latin American Relations
  • Domestic and International Terrorism

UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS

  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Mass Media and Politics
  • The American Presidency
  • Voting Behavior and Public Opinion
  • The Campaign Process
  • Religion and Politics
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Great Political Thinkers
  • Middle East Foreign Policy
  • Environmental Politics
  • Public Finance
  • The World Economy
  • Urban Government Social Policy
  • American Constitutional Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Issues in International Policy

General Education Requirements (Upper Level):

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Critical Thinking
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • History of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

*Some courses are subject to change according to Keiser University’s internal policies.

Department Chair

Professor

Dr. Kenia Halleck

Ph.D., Spanish Literature, University of California, California.

M.A., Latin American Cultural Studies, University of California, California.

B.A. in Literature, University of California, California.

Our Faculty

Keiser University – Latin American Campus has a roster of qualified faculty with Ph.Ds and Master’s degrees from prestigious universities in the U.S. and Europe who, in addition to being student-centered, have extensive teaching and professional experience.

Program taught in:
English

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Sep 2019
Feb 2020
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