|Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Politics & Political Science
|Political Science: Studies in Social and Political Development
|Annual tuition (EEA)
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)
This program instructs students through a range of comparative approaches to the study of development processes as measured through economic, political, and social outcomes.
It specifically instructs students on policies of international development, the historical effects of colonial institutions on contemporary economic growth, on the variant impact(s) that autocratic and democratic institutions have on growth and development, on economic and political forms of migration, the rise of Asian economies and alternative development institutions, and on gender equality outcomes.
The Studies in Social and Political Development concentration draws from interdisciplinary scientific literature and introduces students on the most salient research questions and themes that development scholars and political economists have studied in the last two decades.
Upon completion, our students will acquire an ability to develop logically coherent arguments on the role that institutions have on development processes, such as whether democracy causes growth or if economic growth reduces poverty and inequality. Students will be exposed to country-level case studies as well as quantitative, cross-national analyses of development outcomes.
Beyond the classroom you can join student clubs like Diplomacy or Model UN, practice your debate skills at a faculty-student debate or discuss current political issues with professors and local experts at an event like ‘Professors in the Pub’.
AAU’s Career Center also connects students with numerous professional internships in the Czech Republic and abroad every year.
Graduates of the B.A. in Political Science: Studies in Social and Political Development can expect to:
Successfully differentiate between different development outcomes.
Understand the trends and correlations associated with democracy and economic growth.
Explain why some types of countries are likelier to experience better development outcomes than others.
Draw from international organizations’ databases to inform arguments and assignments.
Explain the evolution of international organizations that promote development policies.
Understand the interplay complexities underpinning religion, gender equality, and economic growth.
AAU graduates thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. As a graduate of this degree program, you will be well equipped to continue your studies or pursue a global career in areas such as:
Governmental, Economic Institutions
Investment Banking Industry
Humanitarian Government or NGO’s
Pursuing of Advanced/Postgraduate Degree
The Bachelor’s degree awarded is concurrently recognized as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the United States, per AAU’s accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and as a Bakalář (Bc.) in the Czech Republic, per AAU’s accreditation by the National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education (NABHE). Graduates may select whether to use the U.S. post-nominal or the Czech pre-nominal title.
This concentration is accredited by the National Accrediting Bureau for Higher Education. Its completion will be indicated on the transcript, diploma, and diploma supplement.