POL611 Research Methodologies in Political Science
This course provides a broad overview of research methodologies in political science and is delivered through a series of lectures, seminars and programming sessions on qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
POL001 English Readings in Political Science
This is an English-language course that teaches critical reading and is designed for the study of terminology, texts, concepts, and theories that relate to dominant topics in political science and international relations.
POL612 Political Science and the Arabs Seminar
This course addresses Arab contributions to adopting, developing and criticizing modern schools of political thought. It presents some of the major debates examined by Arab scholars in the field.
POL613 Comparative Politics Seminar
This seminar addresses the major theories and debates in comparative politics, including studying political systems, revolutions and the process of democratic transition and political development.
POL614 International Relations Seminar
This seminar examines the leading theories in international relations and the theoretical debates pertaining to the foundations and transformations of the international system, and the applications of these theories to empirical observations.
POL615 Middle East Politics
This course revisits the core themes of the comparative politics and international relations seminars, relating them to the Arab world and the Middle East as a whole, and adopts a critical approach towards the main theories and their practical application to the region.
POL616 Theories of Democratic Governance
This course focuses on democracy and democratic governance as a field of academic and research inquiry. It introduces students to key concepts, debates, and theories of democratic governance and helps them to critically examine the structural, institutional, and ideational factors that explain why and how the democratization process emerges and consolidates.
POL618 Critical Issues in Political Theory
This course surveys a selection of major works in political theory, placing them in critical conversation with thinkers and social currents in the Middle East and North Africa to facilitate and encourage theoretical connections.
POL619 Foreign Policy Analysis
This course focuses on theoretical approaches in analyzing foreign policy. It covers the major theories, concepts, and debates related to foreign policy. It also addresses the processes, dynamics, and strategies of making foreign policy.