B.A. in Political Science
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.
Political science graduates may seek further studies at the graduate level or in law, urban studies, environmental studies, and other fields. Graduates 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, the media and publishing.
Students majoring in Political Science should take the Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements, all courses in the major, and the three courses listed under “Other Requirements.”
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|
Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements: (28 credits)
See the Liberal Arts Curriculum page for details.
Free electives (13 credits)
This program requires 92 credits, which can be completed in three years by those entering as sophomores. See the suggested three-year study plan.
This program is offered in Beirut and Byblos.
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