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Department of Political Science

BA minor (45 CP)

General information

The BA minor in Social Sciences in the subject area of Political Science (45 CP) allows students from other faculties to acquire Core Competences in four out of six fields of Political Science. Furthermore it gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in two of their chosen fields and to complete one Elective module and one CP in form of Studium generale. In order to find our more about Studium generale please refer here.

The rules of the Cantonal Regulations, the Study Regulations of the Faculty of Arts, and the Study Regulations of the IPZ for the minor (45 CP)are effective. Please read these documents thoroughly. The following guidance serves as further explanation.

Core Competences

Altogether students have to attend four Core Competences. Options which can be selected from are:

  • Core Competence Comparative Politics (Spring term)
  • Core Competence International Relations (Autumn term)
  • Core Competence Policy Analysis (Autumn term)
  • Core Competence Political Economy (Autumn term)
  • Core Competence Political Philosophy (Autumn term)
  • Core Competence Swiss Politics (Spring term)

Consolidation Level

Students are allowed to attend the Consolidation modules only if they have completed the accordant Core Competences successfully before.

Current courses in Political Science

Please refer to the lecture timetable of the according term here.

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