Bachelor of Social Science Degree Programme in Political Science (Single Major)

Level 100

Semester 1

Core Courses

POL101 Introduction to Political Science (3)
PAD101 Introduction to Public Administration (3)
ECO111 Basic Micro Economics (3)
STA111 Basic Statistics (3)
ICT122 Computer Skills Fundamentals 1 (2)
COM151 Communication and Academic Literacy Skills (Social Sciences) (3)
Total credits 17

Semester 2

Core Courses

POL102 The Modern State (3)
PAD102 Institutions and Processes of Public Administration (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-major (3) or
ECO211 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
LAW234 Constitutional Law (3) Plus one Elective(3)
ICT122 Computer Skills Fundamentals 1 (2)
Total Credits 17

Semester 2

Core Courses

POL202 Classical Political Thought (3)
ECO222 Intermediate Macroeconomics for Non-major (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 Elective (3)
Total Credits 15

Level 300

Semester 1

POL301 Modern Political Thought (3)
POL306 International Political Economy (3)
POL310 Contemporary Africa (3)

One Optional Course from:

POL302 Politics of South Africa (3)
SOC334 Sociology of Development (3)
Plus one Elective (3)
Total Credits 15

Semester 2

Core Courses

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

Two Optional Courses from:

POL309 Politics of Poverty in Southern Africa (3)
SOC327 Political Sociology (3)
POL308 Politics & Management of Natural Resources (3)
ENS301 Contemporary Environmental Issues (2) or
ENS402 Natural Resource Management & Economics (2)
Total Credits 15

Level 400

Semester 1

Core Courses

POL401 International Relations (3)
POL402 Democratic Theory and Practice (3)
POL410 Internship in Political Science (3)

Two Optional Courses from:

POL406 Africa in World Politics (3)
POL407 Civil Military Relations (3)
PAD402 Government Budgeting (3)
PAD413 Leadership & Governance (3)
Total Credits 15

Semester 2

Core Courses

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

Two Optional Courses from:

POL403 Modern Ideologies (3)
POL411 Research Project in Political Science (3)
PAD408 International Administration (3)
Plus one Elective (3)
Total Credits 15