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Best 30 Summer Courses in Political Science 2019

Summer courses provide a convenient way to earn credit between the spring and fall semesters. This can be especially advantageous for students needing to retake a course. Students considering early graduation can also benefit for summer courses.

Political science programs teach students the basic elements of the government and the various factions and processes that control it. Topics such as comparative government, international relations, and conflict resolution may also be covered.

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Washington International Diplomatic Academy

Our Summer Diplomatic Academy is a unique practical training program that helps prepare undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates for careers in internatio ... [+]

Summer Courses in Political Science. Overview

Our Summer Diplomatic Academy is a unique practical training program that helps prepare undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates for careers in international diplomacy. It introduces them to the fundamentals of diplomatic practice and focuses on real-life aspects of work in national and local governments, embassies and consulates, international organizations and multinational businesses.

The material emphasizes a skills-based and experiential-learning approach and is generally not offered at colleges and universities. The program also includes career-counseling sessions. Participants receive certificates from the Academy.... [-]

USA Washington
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
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Vesalius College

Situated in Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’, Vesalius College offers students a unique summer experience. Lasting just 7 weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focu ... [+]

Situated in Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’, Vesalius College offers students a unique summer experience. Lasting just 7 weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focused academic programme and the opportunity to experience and explore the best of European culture and travel.

The Vesalius College Summer Programme consisted of courses in Business, Communications, International Affairs, and International & European Law. In addition, there are also a number of internship opportunities available. Students may register for a maximum of 2 courses during the Summer Programme (6 ECTS per course).

Courses

Summer 2019

The maximum course load is 2 courses.

ART101G – Art in Belgium – Leon Lock BUS 102G, The Belgian Brewery Industry in a Global Context: Business, Economics, Culture and Innovation – Sven Van Kerckhoven BUS2113G – Principles of Organizational Management – Munira Aminova BUS243G – Management Control Systems – Kim Adamsen BUS 316G – Business models and Leadership in times of Transition – de Kemmeter BUS 363G – Global Sustainability and Society – Frank Billingsley CMM 214G, Gamification in Politics, Business and Communications: An Interdisciplinary Approach CMM233G – Introduction to Photojournalism CMM 262G, European Film, Culture and Contemporary Visions – Ernest Mathijs & Wouter Hessels INT 381G, Internship LAW 204G, Human Rights and International Criminal Law: The Case of the International Criminal Court – Medlir Mema POL 223G, Ethnic Conflict, Reconciliation and Reconstruction – Medlir Mema POL 225G, Global Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and (De-)Radicalisation – Serge Stroobants POL234G, Economics and Politics of the EU – Mark Corner POL 261G, History... [-]
Belgium Brussels
June 2019
Full-time
7 weeks
Campus
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University of Southampton International Summer School

When you join the International Summer School 2019, you will study up to six exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internat ... [+]

Join us for a summer of British culture and explore our world-leading research.

When you join the International Summer School 2019, you will study up to six exciting topics across the four weeks you are with us. Each topic is delivered by an internationally-recognised member of academic staff at the University of Southampton working in partnership with one of our many enthusiastic postgraduate research students. Across three engaging and interactive classroom sessions, they will introduce you to their topic of choice, explaining why it is important to them and offering you an insight into the world-class research environment they work in.

You will find each topic is a friendly and engaging experience: you will normally study in groups with around 15 – 20 fellow students, allowing you to form good working relationships and have the opportunity to contribute and discuss in class.... [-]

United Kingdom Southampton
July 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
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Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Two weeks of intensive study (in Brussels & Vienna) on the EU decision-making process, for students with a background in (international) politics and/or (European) la ... [+]

In brief: Intensive 2-week Summer School (1 week in Brussels and 1 in Vienna). It's a crash course in EU Policy Making, with focus in 2019 on analysing human security in the EU! While touching upon all EU policy fields, we will offer participants insights into several aspects of security, including security in its traditional sense (defense) but also from a societal perspective (migration, environment, development).

Visits: European Commission, European Parliament, OSCE, United Nations, EU Delegation in Vienna.

Dedicated website:www.eu-summerschool.eu

Dedicated Facebook page:www.facebook.com/summerschooleu/

Apply by 1 May 2019! (10% early-bird discount if you apply by 15 March 2019)... [-]

Belgium Brussels Austria Vienna
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
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Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO

This year MGIMO International Summer School offers two intensive Modules “Russian Foreign Policy: Modern Challenges” and “Russian Energy Policy and International Energy C ... [+]

Summer Courses in Political Science.

This year MGIMO International Summer School offers two intensive Modules “Russian Foreign Policy: Modern Challenges” and “Russian Energy Policy and International Energy Cooperation”.

Both Modules are taught in English by renowned internationally recognized MGIMO University professors, at a graduate level. Students will attend daily lectures, followed by group discussions and teamwork projects, meet prominent Russian politicians and diplomats, representatives of Russian and international big businesses.

Each module consists of Discipline-Specific Courses (62 contact hours including an oral exam, 5 ECTS credits), and 30 contact hours and 14 field trip hours of the Russian Language Course (4 ECTS credits). The Russian language course is taught in groups composed of students with similar levels of proficiency in the Russian language.... [-]

Russia Odintsovo
June 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
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University of Exeter International Summer School

This stimulating course will provide you with the opportunity to engage with some of the most challenging and pressing issues of international relations and conflict. Yo ... [+]

About

This stimulating course will provide you with the opportunity to engage with some of the most challenging and pressing issues of international relations and conflict. You will explore the main characteristics of today’s global security environment, from terrorism to tensions produced by climate change, from nuclear proliferation to the migration crisis.

You will consider how various schools of thought can decisively strengthen our analysis of these issues, which will lead to an appreciation of the complex role of factors like military capabilities, economic structures, international institutions, identities and ideologies, or language and emotions.... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
August 2019
Campus
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Higher School of Economics

Earn credits and discover Russia at HSE's International Summer University in Moscow and St. Petersburg ... [+]

Each summer, undergraduate and graduate students and professionals from all over the world come to Moscow for English-taught courses with HSE’s top professors. Courses focus on the politics, history, economics, and culture of Russia and Eurasia, and also include computer science, mathematics, social sciences, the humanities, and Russian language.

Students design their own study plans based on their interests and the number of credits they wish to earn. Special modules are offered at HSE’s St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod campuses, so that international students can experience Russia’s three cities in one summer.

Dates: June 20 – August 20, 2018

Fee: 150 USD per academic credit (more information)... [-]

Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod Saint Petersburg
June 2019
Part-time
2 - 8 weeks
Campus
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Sciences Po Lille

Do you feel like visiting the European Institutions, study EU Affairs and French language at the same time this summer? Welcome to Sciences Po Lille Summer School! ... [+]

Do you feel like visiting the European Institutions, study EU Affairs and French language at the same time this summer? Welcome to Sciences Po Lille Summer School!

The 2019 Summer School proposes an innovative programme around 2 tracks:

International - EU Affairs French Language & Society

Professors teaching during the Four weeks of the Summer School will have the opportunity to teach small groups of students and propose methodological and interactive approaches. Students will divide their time in Lille between modules which focus on International and European affairs, including issues such as the European identity and values, migration and conflicts. The courses in The French language aims to enhance and perfect their language skills as well provide some understanding of the contemporary aspects of French society. Sciences Po Lille’s Summer School offers a variety of field trips and social events.... [-]

France Lille
June 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
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SOAS Summer School

This course aims to place the modern Middle East in its international context, exploring histories of empire and decolonisation, hegemony and resistance, conflict and coo ... [+]

Programme Description

This course aims to place the modern Middle East in its international context, exploring histories of empire and decolonisation, hegemony and resistance, conflict and cooperation, as well as identity and foreign policy. It is informed by a rigorous engagement with theories of international relations. The course begins with an exploration of the different historical phases of interaction between Middle East states and the international system. These are divided into the colonial, Cold War and post-Cold War periods.

Lectures will cover the early settler colonies, Britain’s informal empire in the Gulf, and the Anglo-French mandates, as well as the rise of Turkey and Israel, and the challenge represented by the pan-Arabist revolutionary states, followed by a discussion of the Middle East’s place in the post-Cold War unipolar era. Each of these phases is discussed in tandem with relevant influential paradigms and concepts of international relations theory used to study the Middle East in its international context. Attention is paid to the question of the features of a regional sub-system, as well as the subfield of foreign policy analysis in international relations. The second section of the course tackles key themes in international relations, such as transnationalism, migration, oil, globalisation and identity. The final section of the course considers conflict and cooperation. This will involve analysis of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Arabism and Islamism, and the foreign policy-making and key actors of regional powers.... [-]

United Kingdom London
July 2019
Full-time
19 
Campus
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IES Abroad

The EU Summer Program gives you the opportunity to intensively study the past, present, and future challenges of European integration. The program begins in the heart of ... [+]

Overview

The EU Summer Program gives you the opportunity to intensively study the past, present, and future challenges of European integration. The program begins in the heart of Europe—Freiburg, Germany—where you’ll start a specialized curriculum that will take you on a 16-day experiential journey through Bosnia-Herzegovina, Greece and Cyprus.

In Bosnia-Herzegovina, you will travel to Sarajevo, called the “Jerusalem of Europe” because of its once historic mix of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. After Sarajevo, you’ll have a two-day trip to Republika Srpska that includes a visit to the memorial site for victims of Srebrenica, and an overnight stay in Višegrad, immortalized in Ivo Andrié’s Nobel Prize-winning classic Bridge on the Drina.... [-]

Germany Freiburg
May 2019
Full-time
8 weeks
Campus
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Go For it Brussels

Why not use your summer to advance your resume and get real-life experience in the domain you are interested in? Brussels is the cosmopolitan melting pot of Europe, a gre ... [+]

Aren’t you tired of browsing job adverts that require experience? And how are you supposed to GET experience anyway?

We can help

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student in a university in the EU, or in Norway or Switzerland, this is the program for you! We will help you transition smoothly from the academic to the professional world.

What you get:

an internship placement in your area of interest: we will find it for you, after consulting you: no need to send 100 applications career development coaching: from cv and cover letter optimisation to advice on your LinkedIn profile, we will coach you on finding and presenting your strengths and pinpointing the value you can bring local orientation and advice, so you never feel lost in an unfamiliar jungle: you will always have a friendly person to call if you want help or advice Start in pole position ... [-]
Belgium Brussels
Open Enrollment
Full-time
2 - 6 months
Campus
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Collegium Civitas

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of the countries of Central Europe quickly moved to detach themselves from the Russian sphere of influence and joined western ... [+]

Overview

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of the countries of Central Europe quickly moved to detach themselves from the Russian sphere of influence and joined western institutions including NATO and the EU. The west saw this as the fulfillment of the right of self-determination; Russia tended to view it as a threatening move reminiscent of “encirclement.”

This course will examine the complex historical roots of the conflicting stance between NATO and the EU on one hand, and Russia on the other, and show how this is influencing events in Ukraine and beyond. We will discuss the importance of intelligence in the murky world of hybrid war. We will discuss how energy and non-energy natural resources play roles in security policy. We will also look at the role that traditional and new media are playing in state security and what states need to do to bolster cybersecurity within their borders.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
June 2019
Full-time
15 
Campus
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Georgian Institute Of Public Affairs

This course is designed to provide graduate and senior undergraduate level students with a broad knowledge and understanding of the Black Sea-Caspian Region. The course w ... [+]

Certified Credit Summer Program

Geopolitics and Security - Case of Black Sea-Caspian Region

This program is supported by generous contribution from MR. FRANK GREINKE and his family foundation.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES

This course is designed to provide graduate and senior undergraduate level students with a broad knowledge and understanding of the Black Sea-Caspian Region. The course will provide with strategic overview of historic and recent developments, as well as with different scenarios for long-term developments in the region through examination of the empirical cases and current security environment in the region. The focus of the course will be on pivotal states for the stability and growth in the region: Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan... [-]

Georgia Tbilisi
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
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RIT Kosovo™

Practice global learning with new friends from around the world. Explore conflict transformation with practitioners and academics in classrooms, workshops, study-travel, ... [+]

Welcome to the Summer Program in Kosovo

18 June - 28 July The RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) Peace and Conflict Program enables participants to work with academic specialists and distinguished practitioners from the fields of military, diplomatic, human rights and humanitarian affairs with extensive experience in the Balkans and globally. Practice global learning with new friends from around the world. Explore conflict transformation with practitioners and academics in classrooms, workshops, study-travel, and meetings with senior officials in the Balkans. Do this and more at the Post-Conflict Transformation summer program at the RIT/A.U.K. Our five-week package consists of two courses (three credit hours, offered by A.U.K’s partner university, Rochester Institute of Technology) and one of two study tours: Montenegro, Bosnia, and Serbia or Albania, Greece and Macedonia. Courses are for undergraduates, graduates and professionals in relevant fields The program offers courses in:... [-]

Kosovo Prishtina USA Rochester
June 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Do you want to study Russian language and learn more about the political and cultural life of Russia? Join this Summer School! ... [+]

Do you want to study Russian language and learn more about the political and cultural life of Russia? Join this Summer School!

Our August module is a perfect possibility for those who would like to start the new academic year having received an impressive kit of credits in Russian Studies and international experience.

St. Petersburg with its rich history and art is a city that inspires, a city you will fall in love with once you visit it. Within this module you will simultaneously:

obtain or advance your Russian language skills; learn about the main political facts and figures of modern Russia; explore St. Petersburg as a “Cultural Capital of Russia” and enjoy diverse extracurricular activities. ... [-]
Russia Saint Petersburg
July 2019
Full-time
2 - 4 weeks
Campus
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