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Political Science

   The Political Science program gives students a broad knowledge of the major problems of political science, introducing them to the basic methods, concepts and theories of the field. The programme aims to develop the student's ability to critically analyse and evaluate political events, self-develop, work on analytical documents and develop them, giving them practical skills that will ensure their competitiveness in the job market.

Semester

 

1

  1. Key Foundation Skills (5 ECTS)
  2. English for Academic Purposes I (10 ECTS)
  3. Essential Mathematics (5 ECTS)
  4. Economics I (Microeconomics) (5 ECTS)
  5. Society and Culture in Georgia (5 ECTS)

Total: 30 ECTS

2

  1. English for Academic Purposes II (5 ECTS)
  2. Economics II (Macroeconomics) (5 ECTS)
  3. Critical Thinking (5 ECTS)
  4. International studies (5 ECTS)
  5. Political Communication (10 ECTS)

Total: 30 ECTS

3

  1. Methods in Social and Political Science (10 ECTS)
  2. Introduction to Political Science (10 ECTS)
  3. History of Diplomacy (10 ECTS)

Total: 30 ECTS

  1. Political Theory (10 ECTS)
  2. Introduction to International Relations (10 ECTS)
  3. Comparative Politics (10 ECTS)

Total: 30 ECTS

  1. US Foreign Policy (10 ECTS)
  2. International Law and Organisations (10 ECTS)
  3. International Political Economy (10 ECTS)

Total: 30 ECTS

6

  1. Global Security (5 ECTS)
  2. Political Psychology (5 ECTS)
  3. Competing Approaches to Political Analysis (5 ECTS)
  4. European Union (10 ECTS)

 

Optional (Choose One):

  1. Democracy and Party Politics (5 ECTS) 
  2. Conflict and Stability in Europe (5 ECTS)

 

Total: 30 ECTS

7

  1. Chinese Foreign Policy (10 ECTS)
  2. Russian Foreign Policy (10 ECTS)
  3. Georgian Politics (5 ECTS)

 

Optional (Choose One):

  1. Politics of Energy (5 ECTS)
  2. Politics of the Caucasus and Central Asia (5 ECTS)

 

Total: 30 ECTS

8

  1. International Relations Simulation (10 ECTS)
  2. BA Dissertation (20 ECTS)

Total: 30 ECTS

Total Credits: 240

Assessment of student achievements includes mid-term and final assessments, the sum of which is the final grade (100 points). The mid-term and final assessment includes an assessment component(s) that define(s) ways/means of assessing a student's knowledge and/or ability and/or competencies (oral/written exam, oral/written inquiry, homework, practical/theoretical work, etc.). The evaluation component combines a variety of assessment methods (test, essay, presentation, practical/theoretical assignment, working in a group, participating in a discussion, solving a case, participating in a mock trial, etc.). 


 

Each form and component of the assessment has a specific share of the final grade (100 points), which is reflected in the specific syllabus and communicated to the student at the beginning of the semester. Credit may not be granted using only one form of assessment (mid-term or final assessment). Student credit is given only in case of a positive result. 

 

System of Evaluation has:

  • (A) Exceptional - 91-100 points of assessment;
  • (B) Very good - 81-90 points of maximum grade;
  • (C) Good - 71-80 points of maximum grade;
  • (D) Satisfactory - 61-70 points of maximum grade;
  • (E) Sufficient - 51-60 points of maximum grade;

 

  • (FX) Unsuccessful Attempt, with a maximum score of 41-50. The student is given a chance to re-take an exam;
  • (F) Failed, with a maximum score of 40 or less. The student must re-take the course.

 

In case a student receives FX in the programme learning component, an additional exam will be assigned at least 5 calendar days after the announcement of the final exam results. The student's marks on the additional exam are not added to the scores on the final assessment. The score received for the additional exam is the final score and is reflected in the result of the curriculum component of the educational programme. If a student receives a final score of 0-50 including the additional exam, the student receives a result of F-0 for this course.

   After graduating from the Bachelor's Programme in Political Science, the student will have the opportunity to be employed in both the private and public sectors in Georgia and abroad.

   Areas of employment may be (but are not limited to) governmental and non-governmental organisations, analytical research organisations, and international organisations.

For the enrolment rule, please visit the admission section. 

The programme annual fee is 7,000 GBP. For the financial aid please visit the Vazha-Pshavela Foundation.