Academics | Faculties | FACULTY OF LAW & POLITICAL SCIENCE | Department of Government and International Relations | Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - Euro-Mediterranean Studies | NDU

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The mission of the Bachelor’s degree in Political Science is to build the characteristics of high intellect, moral integrity, enlightened citizenship, human solidarity, and responsible leadership by providing a balance of practical, theoretical, and applied course work in the concerned areas of study to students.


Program Educational Objectives

The program is designed to provide students with in-depth awareness of the discipline of Political Science in general and concentrates on Euro-Mediterranean studies. In addition to the general Political Science courses, students take courses which include Modern European Thought, European Politics, European Civic Politics, politics and culture of Germany, special topics, Politics and Culture of Russia and Eastern Europe.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:

  1. 1.Demonstrate a clear understanding of the rational behind the Barcelona Process;
  2. 2.Analyze and concisely describe the ongoing Euro-Med integration process, linking the European Union with the non-EU members bordering on the Mediterranean;
  3. 3.Coherently and convincingly critique European foreign policy with respect to the MENA region;
  4. 4.Place the Euro-Med process within the larger field of international relations and describe its significance;
  5. 5.Produce academic research papers and reports in the area of Euro-Mediterranean studies.


Liberal Arts Curriculum (30cr.)

Electives in GIR (24cr.)

Free Electives (6cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (15cr.)
POS 201 Intro. to Pol. Science 3 cr.
IAF 211 Intro. To Intl. Relations 3 cr.
ENL 213 Soph omore Rhetoric 3 cr.
CSC 201 Computer & its Use 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (15cr.)
PAD 201 Intro. To Public Admin. 3 cr.
POS 240 Law & Society 3 cr.
ENL 230 English in the Workplace (LAC) 3 cr.
HIT 211 Hist. of Leb. & M.E. 3 cr.
Major Elective 3 cr.
Summer Session Year I (6cr.)
LAC 3 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (15cr.)
EMS 303 Modern European Thoughts 3 cr.
IAF 301 Modern Pol. Ideologies 3 cr.
POS 350 Comp. Government & Pol. 3 cr.
POS 210 Gov. & Politics Of Lebanon 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
spring Semester Year II (15cr.)
POS 331 Judicial Politics 3 cr.
EMS 391 European Politics 3 cr.
EMS 371 European Civic Politics 3 cr.
IAF 321 Diplomacy: Theory & Practice 3 cr.
Major Elective 3 cr.
Summer Session Year II (9cr.)
Major Elective 3 cr.
Major Elective 3 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (15cr.)
POS 345 Ethics & Leadership 3 cr.
IAF 453 Euro-Mediterranean Partnership 3 cr.
IAF 402 Human Rights in Intl. Pol. 3 cr.
IAF 407 Intl. & Regional Org. 3 cr.
AMS 408 American Foreign Policy 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year III (15cr.)
POS 421 Environmental Pol. 3 cr.
IAF 471 Modern Europe 3 cr.
IAF 401 Public Intl. Law 3 cr.
POS 490 Special Topics in European Studies 3 cr.
Major Elective 3 cr.


Total 105 Credits
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