Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Program Description

            Political Science is basically the study of politics and governance. The course can also considered as the study of man as he relates himself with the political institutions of his society. The program embraces the major concerns of Political Science namely Political Theory, International Relations, Comparative Government and Public Administration. Basic law subjects such as Political and Constitutional law and as well as the other basic laws are also incorporated in the curriculum. This is to make the program dynamic and diverse because the appreciation of modern politics and governance can only be achieved by gaining knowledge of the basic laws through which the social order operates. The program is also research oriented. Aside from the normal research class, research is also integrated in some of the major subjects in order to ensure the development of the student’s capacity to engage in research.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a Sebastinian graduate of BS Political Science should be able to:

  1. Understand the basic concepts used by political scientists as tools to problematize and explain political phenomenon.
  2. Know the different political theories and their proponents.
  3. Critique and synthesize the different theoretical frameworks used by political philosophers and social scientists.
  4. Compare different states and geographical regions of the world using the standard methods used by social scientists.
  5. Grasp the concepts used by area specialists to problematize and explain socio-political phenomenon in area studies.
  6. Construct meaningful problems that can be the center of any research interest.
  7. Review the existing literature on the particular field of interest.
  8. Understand research methodologies that are employed by political and social scientists.
  9. Draw the causal mechanism between the independent variable and dependent variable.
  10. Ascertain public policies that are already obsolete and ineffective and replace it with a better policy proposal derived from social science research.

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