Stellenbosch University | Political Science

TEACHING POLITICAL SCIENCE

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Honours (Political Science)

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The programme consists of the advanced study of a number of compulsory modules in Political Science and a research assignment. It is aimed at decision-makers and analysts who require an in-depth understanding of the political processes and behaviour within South African society, and incorporates a comparative perspective as well as a practical skills component which involves an introduction to political attitudes survey research.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor’s degree with Political Science as one of the majors. An average mark of 65% for Political Science III is a minimum requirement. The final decision on admission rests with the departmental selection committee which also considers whether or not the applicant has the potential for undertaking independent research.

MODULES AND CREDITS

Research Methodology (15)
Quantitative Research Skills (15)
South African Politics (15)
Policy Analysis (15)
Political Behaviour (15)
Conflict in Africa (15)
Research Assignment (30)

Enquiries: Prof J van der Westhuizen
Tel: +27 21 808 2414
E-mail: jvdw2@sun.ac.za