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Faculty of Law and Social Sciences

Political Science – International Relations

Upon successful completion of the Political Science and International Relations program students will be able to demonstrate foundational knowledge of the international aspects of Economics, Society and Culture, Communication and Media, of History and the historical background of modern issues of political and international significance, of International Law and Organizations, of International Business and issues pertaining to International Security, War and Peace, and Diplomacy;

Department

Levels

Duration

Degree

Political Science/International Relations

Bachelor

3 Years

UNYT

Department

Levels

Duration

Degree

Political Science/International Relations

Bachelor

3 Years

UNYT

Department

Political Science/International Relations

Levels

Bachelor

Duration

3 Years

Degree

UNYT

Introduction

General Remarks 


Upon successful completion of the Political Science and International Relations program students will be able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a variety of concepts and theories with which political science and international relations phenomena can be understood and interpreted;
  • demonstrate foundational knowledge of the international aspects of Economics, Society and Culture, Communication and Media, of History and the historical background of modern issues of political and international significance, of International Law and Organizations, of International Business and issues pertaining to International Security, War and Peace, and Diplomacy;
  • analyze social, political, economic, cultural and religious issues of critical concern to modern globalized societies and address policies to face them;
  • show an understanding of global issues;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles and theories of ethical decision-making and their practical implications in political sciences and international relations;
  • have a foundation in sciences and liberal studies as delivered through the General Education program;
  • pursue postgraduate studies or professional qualifications in the fields of Political Science and International Relations.

Details

1

3 Years


Code

Course Title

ECTS credits

First Year

POL 101

Classics of Political Thought

8

CS 102

Computer Applications

6

ENG 101

Composition I

6

MATH 103

College Algebra

6

Foreign Language I

4

Total

30

IR 101

Introduction to Massmedia and Communications

8

IR 102

Introduction to Sociology

6

ENG 102

Composition II

6

HIST 102

World History I

6

Foreign Language II

4

Total

30

Second Year

POL 201

Introduction to Political Science

6

IR 201

Introduction to International Relations

6

IR 202

Balkan Studies

6

IR 203

Discourse Analysis

6

Elective course at department/faculty level

6

Total

30

POL 202

Introduction to Comparative Politics

8

HIST 201

Eastern Empires

6

HIST 202

World History II

6

IR 208

International Organizations

6

INT 299

Internship

4

Total

30

Third Year

POL 301

European Union: Structures and Institutions

6

POL 302

Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism

6

IR 301

International Law & Diplomacy

6

IR 302

Topics in Security Studies

6

Elective course at university level

6

Total

30

Elective course at university level

4

RMSS 333

Research Methods in Social Sciences

6

POL 306

Democracy: Theory and Practice

6

IR 306

Party Politics and European Integration

6

GP 399

Graduation Project

8

Total

30

Grand Total

180

  • Elective courses at the department and faculty level
Code Course title ECTS credits
HIST 101 History of the Albanian State 6
PSY 101 General Psychology 6
LAW 220 Law, Politics and Religion 6
IR 207 Diplomatic History 6
IR 222 Islamic World 6
IR 334 Public Relations 6
PSY 301 Social Psychology 6
LAW 322 EU Impact into Albanian Legal System 6
  • Elective courses at the university level
Code Course title ECTS credits
ALB 131 Albanian Language I 4
TUR 131 Turkish Language I 4
ALB 132 Albanian Language II 4
TUR 132 Turkish Language II 4
ART 201 Photography 4
ART 202 Art History 4
IR 222 Islamic World 4
IR 334 EU and Balkan Studies 4
BIO 333 Human Nutrition 4
BIO 334 Biology 4
BIO 335 Contemporary Health Issues 4
LAW 321 Competition Law 4
BI 302 Project management in IT 4
PSY 310 Advanced Developmental Psychology 4
PSY 401 Psychology of Gender 4

Footnote: Elective course at the Faculty or University level include as well courses that are not mentioned in the above table.  Students have the right to elect or two elective courses at the university level outside the study program with the approval of the academic advisor.