POLITICAL SCIENCE (EN) SPE06/11/2021 2023-10-23 9:09
POLITICAL SCIENCE (EN) SPE
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (SPE)
This is an undergraduate program with a duration of six semesters (three years) which proposes a thorough, all-encompassing approach of the history of political thinking, the functioning of political parties, the political phenomena and their developments, as well as of public life problems in Romania. It seeks to train specialists in political science who are qualified to become employees on the specialty job market (central and local institutions, political parties, NGOs, mass-media), or to continue their studies with a master’s program in order to further develop their professional skill set and abilities.
This program trains students in the spirit of professional and academic integrity, in accordance with the ethical foundations of consolidated democracies, with respect for universal human rights and individual freedom.
In the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in English, the basic courses make up 22% of the curriculum, while the additional 62% are specialized ones. Complementary courses and disciplines make up the remaining 16%. The professors are involved in individual or collective research projects in areas related to of the subjects taught and to the institutional research objectives undertaken by the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Bucharest, or to the individual goals of each professor.
FSPUB ensures that the participation of SPE students in international mobility programs is achieved through Erasmus+ funding. In order to help students fulfil the required internship, totaling 112 hours, the faculty has established collaboration agreements with over 200 public and private institutions.
Some of the graduates of the SPE bachelor’s degree have continued their studies with master’s degrees and doctoral studies in renowned universities from the Anglophone space, Europe, North America, Africa, or Australia.
Graduates of the SPE course work in various fields such as: central and local public institutions (Presidency of Romania, the Romanian Parliament, Ministries of External Affairs, National Security, Department of Public Information of the Government, National Bank of Romania, town halls), or in international NGOs. Graduates can also follow a career in the private sector (stock exchange brokering, financial auditing or law consulting firms) or as consultants within political institutions or lobbying organizations.
1ST SEMESTER [1ST YEAR, 1ST SEMESTER]
3RD SEMESTER [2ND YEAR, 1ST SEMESTER]
5TH SEMESTER [3RD YEAR, 1ST SEMESTER]
Optional courses (to choose 2/4)
Political Science and Open Source Analysis – Gabriel Sebe
2ND SEMESTER [1ST YEAR, 2ND SEMESTER]
The Romanian Political System – Andreea Zamfira
History of Political Thought (II) – Camil Pârvu
Politics and Society in 20th Century Europe – Dragoș Petrescu
Introduction to International Studies and Global Governance – Luciana Ghica
Political Sociology – Oana-Valentina Suciu, Anca Sandu (seminar)
English for Political Science II – Brândușa Nicolaescu
4TH SEMESTER [2ND YEAR, 2ND SEMESTER]
Statistics – Claudiu Tufiș
Theories of Democracy – Cătălin Avramescu
Comparative Political Analysis – Dragoș Petrescu
Applied Research Methods in Political Science – Oana-Valentina Suciu
Internship II – Sergiu Delcea
English for Political Science IV – Brândușa Nicolaescu
6TH SEMESTER [3RD YEAR, 2ND SEMESTER]
Methodology Seminar – Cosmin Dogaru
Security Issues in Africa – Domnica Gorovei
Revolution and Social Conflict in History – Victor Rizescu
Cultural Diplomacy – Oana-Valentina Suciu
Far Right and the Holocaust in Romania – Irina Matei
The Conservative Mind – Ioan Stanomir
FACULTATIVE COURSES, 2ND SEMESTER
Sports, Politics and Society – Robert Adam
Modern Korean Politics – Diana Yuksel, Lee Hyung (seminar)
Politics in Afghanistan – Ershad Zaker Hussain
Introducere în politica Republicii Populare Chineze – Mugur Zlotea
Turkish Foreign Policy after 1923 – Enis Tulça