About this course
Globalization, liberalization, migration, regionalization, integration, revolution, digitalization, climate change, demographic change, interdependence…We may hear these words and may find it difficult to make sense of them. Yet, they affect us.
In our world of continuous change, we need to understand the forces and actors that affect how we think, how we work, how we live, and how we live with others. The major in Political Science and International Relations prepares and encourages you to recognize, analyze, and evaluate the role of major actors, structures, and processes in our world.
A more developed understanding of the world allows you, the citizen, to choose and advocate better public policies on the local, national, and global levels. It allows you, the person, to approach problems from other viewpoints and develop different solutions that others may not see.
The Political Science program seeks to help you achieve the following learning outcomes over the course of your studies:
- Understand political processes and institutions at the local, national, regional, and global levels;
- Appreciate other viewpoints, cultures, and identities;
- Consider the ethical implications of political issues, institutions, and processes;
- Research political issues and policy problems using appropriate methodologies;
- Identify relevant information gathered from reliable sources;
- Communicate clearly in a variety of formats;
- Interact with others effectively to organize and complete projects
The Political Science and International Relations major is traditionally considered excellent training for careers in government and diplomatic service, law, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and businesses that work with the public sector, as well as further education in graduate programs.
English Language Requirements:
- IBT (Internet Based TOEFL): 80
- PBT – (Paper Based TOEFL): 550
- IELTS – (International English Language Testing System): 6.5
- CPE – (Certificate of Proficiency in English): ≥ C
- CAE – (Certificate in Advanced English): ≥ B
- Other equivalent qualifications accepted/recognised by the university.