Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Political Science

COURSE CODE: PAD 1102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Adminstration, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course provides an exposition to students some of the major themes and concepts in political science; the academic discipline that seeks to study and to understand the phenomenon of Politics. The course will deal with issues about the state; governments, forms of government; power and influence; constitutions and constitutionalism etc. Since politics and public administration go hand in hand, it is important that the potential future administrators have the knowledge of how politicians and public administrators relate to each other in the execution of their duties.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The aim of the course is to;

  • Expose students to the understanding of the concepts and theoretical perspectives and the phenomenon of politics.
  • Expose students to the theory within the discipline of political science.
  • Equip students with knowledge of, and familiarity with, major topics and themes that have been or are at the core of political discourses and debates.
  • Enable appreciate knowledge of, and familiarity with, the roles of some of the major actors and processes in politics.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
By end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the theory within the discipline of political science.
  • Have knowledge of, and familiarity with, major topics and themes that have been or are at the core of political discourses and debates.
  • Appreciate knowledge of, and familiarity with, the roles of some of the major actors and processes in politics.