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Faculty of Arts & Humanities



Faculty of Arts & Humanities

 

Political Science via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Political Science Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Political Science Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Political Science Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Political Science Online via distance learning

 

This program overviews political science, its history, methodology, key ideologies, different perspectives, and quantitative methods. It illustrates the political theory using a comparative approach between governments and politics. It also provides an overview of the evolution of political science in several countries and discusses recent developments in the American political scene.

 

Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Comparative Politics: The West
Comparative Politics: Middle East
Comparative Politics: The Far East
East-West International Relations
Political Theory
Political Science
Social Welfare
Political Sociology
Environmental Policies
Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
Industrialized Countries Economy
Global Political Economy
Third World & Developing Nations
World Politics & Globalization
Philosophy of Ethics & Law

 

 

Political Science via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Political Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Political Science via distance learning = 45 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Political Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Political Science via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Political Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Political Science via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Political Science Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Political Science via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Political Science Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Political Science via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
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Comparative Politics: The West
This course deals with the political institutions and administration in the Western European countries, their interactions, and how the shape the nature of politics in developed industrial countries. The course focuses on Western industrialized countries, which vary in their democratic practices and behavior.
Academic Supervisor : Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro

Comparative Politics: Middle East
This course introduces the dynamics of political behavior in the Middle East. It explains the ideological and cultural foundations, the nature, and the performance of several political systems in this region.
Academic Supervisor : Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro

Comparative Politics: The Far East
This course examines the politics of Asian countries through an overview of the history and culture of selected countries and the study of their emergence as modern nations. Emphasis is placed upon China, Japan, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Comparisons are drawn between the various historical and political dimensions of these countries.
Academic Supervisor : Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro

East-West International Relations
This course explains the interaction of Asian countries with the rest of the world during the colonial era, the period of rising nationalism, and in the contemporary political and global economy. It covers the history, emergence, and contemporary politics and problems of selected countries from the East and the West in a comparative manner.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

Political Theory
This course examines the cultural context of the Greek polis and the origins of political theory and philosophy. It studies politics and government, organized around the dynamic relationship and tensions between the two forms of power and authority. Among the themes considered, are the relation of public and private life, morality and politics, political participation and community, and justice and equality.
Academic Supervisor : Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro

Political Science
This course examines the republican and liberal traditions of political thought, and centers on the themes of revolution, community, liberty, and authority. It also considers political corruption, "scientific" politics, property, equality, and justice. It provides an analysis of contemporary (post-1945) political ideologies and their associated movements.
Academic Supervisor : Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro

Social Welfare
This course analyses the nature and impact of economic/political/social ideologies in addition to the forces that shaped the evolution of western and other civilizations' responses to the poor, unemployed, sick and disabled, displaced, children-and-families-at-risk, widows and orphans, and racial/ethnic minorities.
Academic Supervisor : Joseph Kibugi Gitau

Political Sociology
This course deals with power and domination in social relationships and the relationship between states and societies. It examines the states, political institutions, and processes and their role in different societies. It also explains how and why societies organize themselves in different forms of political institutions and how they function.
Academic Supervisor : Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro

Environmental Policies
This course is the intersection of social, cultural, political, and economic demands with our ecosystem and environmental resourses. It examines the theoretical and applied basis of environmental policy making, as well as the interaction between political institutions, governmental bodies, interest groups, legislative and administrative actions, and the public.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
This course studies the similarities and differences of cultures. It teaches students the skills of communication, negotiation, and managing cultural differences. It provides a cross cultural social perspective to deal effectively with individuals from varied cultures in different situations.
Academic Supervisor : Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

Industrialized Countries Economy
This course explores the political and economic systems of advanced industrialized societies. It covers immigration, globalization, social movements, factors affecting business operations in developed countries, international integration, and multinational investment and activities.
Academic Supervisor : Velichka Gáncheva Néycheva

Global Political Economy
This course surveys the principles and concepts of international political economy. It examines the Western system and the relationships influencing Western trade; the North South system; the East West system with emphasis on trading policies; as well as the new global economic order, its role, and its consequences in international political economy.
Academic Supervisor : Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro

Third World & Developing Nations
This course surveys the dominant theories of economic development and the meaning of "development vs. growth." It discusses the major characteristics of developing nations and the key constraints and variables of economic and political development: population growth, unemployment, urbanization, migration, agricultural and rural development, education, industrialization, and trade.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

World Politics & Globalization
This course discusses the great power relations in the 20th century. Several critical issues of world equilibrium are analyzed, as well as notions of national power, the paths to power, balance of power, and collective security. It presents the instruments of international peace and order. It examines the following topics in international politics: massive destruction arms control, wars of intervention, the environment, global interest versus self-determination, and peace management.
Academic Supervisor : Mª Teresa Martinho Almagro

Philosophy of Ethics & Law
This course investigates the philosophical problems of the social and political interaction, including ideology, law, and ethics. It explores normative ethical theories that attempt to say what we ought to do and the relations between legal rules and the rules of ethics and custom. It studies the social and ethical foundation of law and legitimacy and the limits of law and the state. It also explores moral reasoning and how rigorous an ethical position can be applied to real-life experiences.
Academic Supervisor : Margarita Trejo Poison

 

Admission - Political Science Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Recognition - Political Science Online via distance learning

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

Political Science Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

ABCP - Associação Brasileira de Ciência Política

ABEP - Associação Brasileira de Estudos Populacionais

AECPA - Asociación Española de Ciencia Política y de la Administración

AFSP - Association Française de Science Politique

ALACIP - Asociación Latinoamericana de Ciencia Política

APCP - Associação Portuguesa de Ciência Política

APLS - Association for Politics and the Life Sciences

APSA - American Political Science Association

CFHSS - Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

ECPR - European Consortium for Political Research

EPSA - European Political Science Association

IAPSS - International Association for Political Science Students

IPSA - International Political Science Association

ISPP - International Society of Political Psychology

LASA - Latin American Studies Association

RLPC - Revista Latinoamericana de Política Comparada

SciencesPo - Sciences Politique

SEP - Sociedade Brasileira de Economia Política

TPSA - The Political Studies Association

WPSA - Western Political Science Association

 

 

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