Bachelor of Social Science Degree Programme Major in Public Administration + Major in Political

Level 100

Semester 1

Core Courses

PAD101 Introduction to Public Administration (3)
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)
Total Credits 17

Semester 2

Core Courses

PAD102 Institutions and Processes of Public Administration (3)
POL102 The Modern State (3)
ECO112 Basic Macroeconomics (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

PAD201 Organisation Theories (3)
POL201 Botswana Politics (3)
ECO221 Intermediate Micro Economics for Non-Majors (3) or
ECO211 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
LAW234 Constitutional Law (3)
Plus one Elective (3)
Total Credits 15

Semester 2

Core Courses

PAD202 Public Administration in Botswana (3)
POL202 Classical Political Thought (3)
ECO222 Intermediate Macroeconomics for Non-Majors (3) or
ECO212 Intermediate Macro Economics (3)

Two Optional Courses from:

POL204 Media and Politics (3)
SOC226 Concepts & Principles of Social Research (3)
SOC236 Social Inequality (3)
Total Credits 15

Level 300

Semester 1

Core Courses

PAD306 Public Policy Analysis (3)
POL301 Modern Political Thought (3)

Three Optional Courses from:

POL310 Contemporary Africa (3)
PAD302 Human Resource Management (3)
POL302 Politics in South Africa (3)
PAD303 Local Government Management (3)
POL306 International Political Economy (3)
PAD308 Industrial Relations (3)
Total Credits 15

Semester 2

Core Courses

PAD307 Human Resource Development (3)
POL307 Politics of Regionalism (3)
LAW237 Administrative Law (3)

Two Optional Courses from:

POL305 Politics of Southern Africa (3)
POL309 Politics of Poverty in Southern Africa (3)
PAD304 Public Enterprise Management (3)
ENS301: Contemporary Environmental Issues (2) or
ENS402: Natural Resource Management & Economics (2)
Total Credits 15

Level 400

Semester 1

Core Courses

PAD401 Development Administration (3)
POL401 International Relations (3)
PAD402 Government Budgeting (3)

Two Optional Courses from:

PAD403 OR POL410 Internship in Public Administration/Political Science (3)
PAD407 Comparative Public Administration (3)
PAD405 Case Studies in Public Policy
PAD413 Leadership & Governance
POL402 Democratic Theory and Practice (3)
POL406 Africa in World Politics (3)
Total Credits 15

Semester 2

Core Courses

PAD404 Contemporary Issues in Public Administration (3)
POL405 Comparative Politics (3)

Three Optional Courses from:

PAD406 Ethics and Public Management (3)
PAD408 International Administration (3)
PAD410 Public Financial Administrations (3)
POL409 Security Studies (3)
PAD412 OR POL411 Research Project in Public Administration/Political Science (3)
Total Credits 15