BAU’s Political Science Program adopts a global vision to support research and teaching within a multi-cultural environment based on respect for human dignity, universal human rights and freedoms for all men and women regardless of race, color, creed or religion. We want our students to be aware of universal values while developing their knowledge and skills for their career building. Highly qualified academic staff and students, representing a wide variety of cultural and geographical backgrounds, are dedicated to combining academic merits of political science and international relations with “real world” experience in close cooperation with private sector, with government agencies and with NGOs.
Program Learning Goals
- Read, understand and write on issues of political science and international relations.
- Identify actors, structures, processes and complex interactions of politics, international business, and diplomacy
- Analyze regional, national, international, transnational issues.
- Attain competency in contemporary social science research including qualitative and quantitative tools.
- Adopt a multi-disciplinary perspective.
- Discuss and implement major theories of political science and international relations
- Formulate policy options in case-specific analyses.
- Have critical thinking on concepts, arguments, and key issues.
- Write sound papers and conduct relevant presentations from readings and research findings.
- Become ready to engage in professional life, academic studies and voluntary community service.
The BA degree in Economics is earned by completing the program course requirements of 120 credit hours. Of these credit hours, 60 credits are core courses, 39 general education credits, and 21 core elective credits. Students must meet their core requirements as well as their general education requirements. In addition, students must meet the following criteria:
- Students enrolled in the undergraduate program must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 to qualify for the BA degree, to remain in good standing, and to graduate.
- The Maximum Time Frame (MTF) for completion of the BA program is 180 credits.
- An undergraduate student may transfer up to 60 credit hours earned at accredited institutions.
- No degree credit is received by an undergraduate for any failing grade (a grade less than D, or 1.00 out of 4.00-grade points).
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Program: Course Listing
Core Requirements: 60 Credits
Core Requirements: Political Science
- BUSN/INTL 240 Law & Ethics 3
- ECON 111 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
- ECON 222 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
- ECON 251 International Economics 3
- INTL 161 United States Diplomatic History 3
- INTL 172 United States Foreign Policy 3
- INTL 239 International Organizations 3
- INTL 255 International Crisis Diplomacy 3
- INTL 257 International Relations 3
- INTL 270 Global Public Health 3
- POLS 101 Introduction to Political Science 3
- POLS 115 Political Ideologies 3
- POLS 121 United States Government 3
- POLS 122 United States Political History 3
- POLS 242 Current Issues in World Politics 3
- POLS 251 Comparative Politics of Industrialized Societies 3
- POLS 252 Comparative Politics of Transitional Societies 3
- POLS 321 Political Parties in America 3
- POLS 331 Political Thought I 3
- POLS 332 Political Thought II 3
Core Electives: 21 Credits (students must choose seven courses)
Core Electives: Political Science
- INTL 348 Introduction to International Human Rights 3
- INTL 351 U.S. and the Middle East 3
- INTL 460 Global Immigration & Asylum Policy 3
- MGMT 453 Cross-Cultural Management 3
- POLS 335 Environmental Politics 3
- POLS 342 Political Sociology 3
- POLS 343 Public Policy 3
- POLS 414 Politics of Gender 3
- POLS 432 Religion and Politics 3
- POLS 453 Political Behavior 3
- POLS 459 Global Perspectives on Democracy 3
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