The B.A. in Political Science: Studies in Social and Political Development program at Anglo-American University is taught by faculty that received training from European, British, and American institutions – bringing many years of dynamic professional experience to the classroom.
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.