BA in Political Science
What Will I Learn?
Political science examines power links between individuals, groups and the state, as well as the workings of governments. Through a wide range of approaches, the field includes an analysis of global international relations to the study of individual behavior, the examination of institutions and the reflection on broad policy issues.
Upon graduation, you can seek further studies at the graduate level or in law, urban studies, environmental studies, and other fields. You can also pursue a wide variety of careers, including work in government and government organizations, administration and research, law, teaching and education, politics, political organizations, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, accountancy, advertising, archive work, banking and finance, business management, the civil service, consultancy, global charity work, social work, journalism and the media, librarianship, management consultancy, museums, and publishing.
A total of 92 credits are required to graduate:
- Major courses: 42 credits
- Other major requirements: 9 credits
- LAC Core: 6 credits
- LAC Electives: 24 credits (Arts and Humanities: min 12 to max 15 credits; Natural Science min 3 to max 6 credits; Social Sciences 3 credits; Free LAC 3 credits)
- CSC 201 Computer application: 1 credit
- Free Electives: 10 credits
See the Liberal Arts Curriculum page for details.
Major requirements (42 credits)
|POL201||Introduction to Political Science||3|
|POL203||Government & Politics of Lebanon||3|
|POL210||Introduction to Political Thought||3|
|POL222||Comparative Political Systems||3|
|POL240||Concepts of World Politics||3|
|POL312||Politics of Developing Areas||3|
|POL321||American Government and Politics||3|
|POL322||Foreign Policy of Major Powers||3|
|POL323||Middle East Governments & Politics||3|
|POL332||Public International Law||3|
|POL422||The Middle East in World Affairs||3|
Other major requirements (9 credits)
|HST 305||Contemporary Europe 1945-1989||3|
|POL252||Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution||3|