United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) Are you too busy to be a full-time student for 10 weeks while looking, at the same time, to increase your knowledge in the foundations of political science? If yes, we have the solution. Enrol in our online political science course and follow it from the comfort of your home. This course is designed to offer academic quality knowledge on theory and practice of political science in a thorough and highly accessible way.
The course ‘Introduction to Political Science’ provides a rigorous introduction to the foundation, structure and operation of the world politics. It includes leading theoretical and institutional flows in the study of state, ideologies, nation, ethnicity, identity, democracy, globalisation, and political interaction. These are fundaments which are indispensable to understanding political dynamics in the contemporary world. The structure of the course is oriented towards understanding the strengths and weaknesses of political concepts in order for every participant to gain a critical perspective on their own.
The duration of the course is 10 weeks, split in 5 learning modules. All learning modules consist of online lectures, tutorial supervision, and weekly assignments. The moderation of readings and the tutor-student interaction will allow participants to work efficiently according to everyone’s personal schedule. Upon completion of this course (or in parallel to it) you can follow another online course, namely ‘Governance in Theory and Practice’.
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