Bachelor of Social Science Degree Programme: Major in Political Science and Minor in Other Subject

Level 100

Semester 1

Core Courses

POL101 Introduction to Political Science (3)
ECO111 Basic Microeconomics (3)
STA111 Basic Statistics (3)
ICT121 Computer Skills Fundamentals 1 (2)
COM151 Communication and Academic Literacy Skills (Social Sciences) (3)
Plus Minor Course (3)
Total Credits 17

Semester 2

Core Courses

POL102 The Modern State (3)
ECO112 Basic Macro Economics (3)
STA112 Statistical Tools for Social Research (3) (Prereq STA111)
ICT122 Computer Skills Fundamentals 1 (2)
COM152 Academic and Professional Communication (Social Sciences) (3)
Total Credits 17

Level 200

Semester 1

Core Courses

POL201 Botswana Politics (3)
ECO221 Intermediate Micro Economics for Non-Majors (3) or
ECO211 Intermediate Micro Economics (3)

One Optional Course from:

LAW234 Constitutional Law (3)
Plus one Elective (3)
one Minor course (3)
Total Credits= 15

Semester 2

Core Courses

POL202 Classical Political Thought (3)
ECO222 Intermediate Macro Economics for Non-Majors (3) or
ECO212 Intermediate Macro Economics (3)
SOC226 Concepts & Principles of Social Research (3)

One Optional Course from:

POL204 Media and Politics (3)
SOC236 Social Inequality (3)
Plus One Minor course (3)
Total Credits 15

Level 300

Semester 1

Core Courses

POL301 Modern Political Thought (3)
POL310 Contemporary Africa (3)

One Optional Course from

POL302 Politics of South Africa (3)
POL306 International Political Economy (3)
SOC338 Democracy and Development (3)
Plus one Elective (3)
One Minor course (3)
Total Credits 15

Semester 2

Core Courses

POL307 Politics of Regionalism (3)
POL305 Politics of Southern Africa (3)
LAW237 Administrative Law (3)

One Optional Course from

POL309 Politics of Poverty in Southern Africa (3)
ENS301 Contemporary Environmental Issues (2) or
ENS402 Natural Resource Management and Economics (2)
Plus one Minor course (3)
Total Credits 15

Level 400

Semester 1

Core Courses

POL401 International Relations (3)
POL402 Democratic Theory and Practice (3)

One Optional Course from:

POL406 Africa in World Politics (3)
POL407 Civil Military Relations (3)
POL410 Internship in Political Science (3)
Plus one Elective (3) and one Minor
Course (3)
Total Credits 15

Semester 2

Core Courses

POL405 Comparative Politics (3)
POL409 Security Studies (3)

One Optional Course from:

POL403 Modern Ideologies (3)
POL411 Research Project in Political Science (3)
Plus one Elective (3),
and one Minor Course (3)
Total Credits 15