FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCESPOLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


Undergraduate Program

 

 

The Undergraduate Program covers a wide range of issues from the disciplines of Political Science and Public Administration which are two closely related fields.  The courses are designed to render students to be competent in those fields by equipping them with the analytical tools that will enable them to understand and solve the complex political and administrative issues.

 

The discipline of Political Science analyses the processes by which  resources are allocated and values are developed and discussed within a political system.  The discipline explores concepts like power, authority, legitimacy, social class, gender, ethnicity, political participation on the one hand, and institutions like state, government, political parties, pressure groups and international organizations on the other.  The discipline also deals with political ideas and ideologies relating to issues like political justice, ideologies and political ideas such as liberty, democracy, morality, and equality.

 

The discipline of Public Administration analyses the processes by which decisions and policies are made within administrative systems and particularly within the state.  The discipline also deals with the practical side of government; through the analysis of the organization, management and implementation of public policies and public organizations at national and local government.  As such, it involves program management (planning decision-making, organizing, leading, implementing and evaluating) and resource management (human resource management and budgeting.)

 

In the first three years the students are required to take courses from both Political Science and Public Administration fields.  They are asked to choose an area of concentration (either political science or public administration) at the beginning of their fourth year in order to acquire a deeper insight in their chosen field.  They can also take different social science courses from other departments and have the opportunity   to get a minor degree from related departments.