Introduction to Political Studies and International Relations

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Political Studies and International Relations

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    International Relations, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    At the end of the course the student will be able to:identify and describe the essential characteristics of politics and the state in a national and international context (e.g. authority, power, legitimacy and sovereignty)outline the development of political institutions provide the theoretical foundations for the study of international relations identify and describe key factors, issues and trends in national and international politics develop the basic techniques and knowledge necessary to pursue further study in the field of Political Science and International Relations Key features of contemporary political dynamics and state structures

    Key theoretical approaches to the study of international relations
    Political trends in national and international politics
    Key concepts in the fields of Political Science and International Relations, e.g. power and authority The impact of historical trends on current political structures at the national and global level

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.