Political Science, as defined by the American Political Science Association, is the study of governments, public policies, and political behavior, using both humanistic and scientific perspectives and skills to examine all countries and regions of the world. From this definition, it is important to emphasize that the discipline deals with the rather broad spectrum of concerns, understanding thethe links between the individual (micro) and the institutional (macro), and the connections between the national and global structures of policy making and politics.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a Sebastinian graduate of BA Broadcasting should be able to:
- understand the basic concepts used by political scientists as tools to problematize and explain political phenomenon;
- know the different political theories and their proponents;
- critique and synthesize the different theoretical frameworks used by political philosophers and social scientists;
- compare different states and geographical regions of the world using the standard methods used by social scientists;
- grasp the concepts used by the area specialists to problematize and explain socio-political phenomenon in area studies;
- construct meaningful problems that can be the center of any research interest;
- review the existing literature on the particular field of interest;
- understand research methodologies that are employed by political and social scientists;
- learn to draw and explain the causal mechanisms between the independent variable and dependent variable; and
- ascertain public policies that are already obsolete and ineffective and replace it with a better policy proposal derived from social science research.