Bachelor of Arts in Politics

FIRST YEAR

• History of political ideas and thought
• Political history I: Colonialism and Industrialization: 1500 -1900; critical analysis of politics and the human factors
• Political structures and political parties
• Sociology: humans’ life, businesses, multiculturalism
• Political history II: Modern History 1900-2012: critical analysis of politics and the human factors
• Contemporary political ideas, thought and theories
• Laws and court system, jurisdiction
• IT skills (Basics)
• Scientific methods
• Power, authority and legitimacy
• Basic management skills
• Anthropological life philosophy based on concepts of mind (psyche)

SECOND YEAR

• Pressure groups, power of big corporations, aristocracy and elites; governance without being in office
• The job of the different governmental departments
• Politics and economics of public goods (public wealth) versus negative externalities
• Economics of politics: monetary, accumulation and concentration of wealth, GDP
• Hermeneutics
• Actual national politics: trends in EU, US, Asia, Middle East or a country of choice (e.g. UK, France, Germany)
• Ideological versus practical and rational decisions in politics
• Life standard, lifestyle and human values around the globe
• Team work
• Public administration
• Trade and politics
• The immense global problems of humanity (mega-parameters) and its future perspectives
• Internet, social networks (e.g. Facebook) and politics
• Politics of taxes

THIRD YEAR

• Political ethics and moral behavior
• International Relations
• United Nations
• European Union
• International institutions (IMF, WTO, WHO, World Bank, etc.)
• UK Politics (mainstream)
• US Politics (mainstream)
• Media, mass-psychology, propaganda and politics
• Measuring state success and failure
• Western politics and politics of Asia, Africa, Latin-America (mainstream)
• Western politics and politics of Middle East countries (mainstream)
• Psychopathology of leaders and of the collective
• Thesis tutorial

LANGUAGE CLASSES OFFERED: (Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, Russian and English)

Please note that subjects offered may vary from the published list and are revised periodically to ensure maximum relevance to the related industry and business world. Language classes are based on demand (minimum five students) per level and must be chosen prior to the start of the trimester.

Course Information

  • Course Code: BAP-400
  • Course Duration: 3 academic years
  • Minimum age: 18 years old

  

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