The courses to be offered to the undergraduate students are designed to provide competency in the basic sub-fields of political science that include Philippine politics, political theory, comparative politics, international relations, and political science research methodology. Below is a list of undergraduate courses offered by the Department under the current curriculum (as of 2011).

Introductory Course
Political Science 11: Introduction to Political Science.
Concepts, theories, and principles of political science; types of political systems; development of political institutions and processes. Prerequisite: None.
Area I: Philippine Government and Politics
Political Science 14: Philippine Government and Politics.
Development, organization and operation of the Philippine political system, with emphasis on the present.
Political Science 141: Readings in Philippine Government and Politics.
Directed readings in the classics of Philippine government and politics. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 150 or Junior standing
Political Science 150: Philippine National and Local Administration.
Principles, practices and problems of public administration; historical, behavioral and institutional analysis and evaluation of the national and local bureaucracy and administration in the Philippines. Prerequisite. Pol. Sc. 11 and 14
Political Science 151: The Philippine Executive.
The national executive in the Philippines; its nature and development. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 and 14.
Political Science 152: Philippine Legislative System.
Structure and functions of the legislative system in the Philippines; legislative behavior and legislative process; stature and bill drafting; executive and judicial lawmaking. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 and 14.
Political Science 153: The Philippine Judicial System.
Role of courts and other law enforcement agencies in the administration of justice. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 and 14.
Political Science 157: Special Topics in Philippine Government and Politics.
Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 150
Area II: Political Dynamics
Political Science 160: Society, Politics, and Government.
Society as the matrix of politics; political power and leadership; patterns of decision-making; political modernization and development. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 or consent of instructor.
Political Science 161: Political Parties and Interest Groups.
The types and structures of political parties and interest groups their function in the political system; their strategy and tactics, particularly in aggregating and articulating interests and controlling governmental power and public policy. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 and 14.
Political Science 162: Politics of Change.
Problems of social, economic and political change in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 and 14.
Political Science 163: Political Behavior; Processes and Movements.
Belief systems; nature and development of political processes and movements. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 160 or consent of instructor.
Political Science 164: Ideology and Politics.
Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 and 14
Political Science 167: Special Topics in Political Dynamics.
Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 160.
Area III: Comparative Government and Politics
Political Science 143: Readings in Comparative Politics.
Directed reading in the classics and contemporary theories of comparative politics and government. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Political Science 170: Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics.
An introduction to comparative political processes in the developed and developing states. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 and 14.
Political Science 171: American Government and Politics.
Theory and dynamics of the government and politics of the United States. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 and 14.
Political Science 172: Government and Politics of Selected European States.
Political Systems of the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, and Russia. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 and 14 or consent of instructor.
Political Science 176: Government and Politics of East Asia.
Political systems of Japan, People's Republic of China, North Korea, Republic of China and the Republic of South Korea. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 170.
Political Science 177: Special Topics in Comparative Government and Politics.
Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 170.
Political Science 178: Government and Politics of Southeast Asia.
Political systems of Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 and 14 or consent of instructor.
Political Science 179: Government and Politics of South Asia.
Political systems of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Nepal. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 and 14 or consent of instructor.
Area IV: International Relations
Political Science 144: Readings in International Relations.
Directed readings in the classics of international relations. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Political Science 180: Introduction to International Relations.
An introduction to the study of international cooperation and conflict and the analysis of regional, functional and universal regimes and institutions sustaining these processes. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 and 14.
Political Science 181: Philippine Foreign Policy.
The nature and development of Philippine foreign policy and the foreign policy process. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 180.
Political Science 182: Foreign Policy of Major Powers.
Development of the foreign policy of major powers, e.g., the United States, Russia, China, Japan and others. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 180.
Political Science 183: International Organizations.
Development, structures, functions, and problems of international organizations. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 180.
Political Science 184: Diplomatic and Consular Practice.
Development, organization, functions, and problems of diplomatic and consular practice with emphasis on the Philippines. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 180.
Political Science 185: Public International Law.
Nature, development, sources, principles and problems of international law and its role in the development of a world community; selected cases. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 180.
Political Science 186: Private International Law.
Selected cases involving citizens or juridical entities of different states. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 180.
Political Science 187: Special Topics in International Relations.
Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 180.
Political Science 188: International Political Economy: Theories and Issues.
An introduction to the theoretical and analytical dimensions of change in the field of international political economy. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 180.
Area V: Political Theory and Methodology
Political Science 110: Political Analysis.
Frameworks of political analysis and approaches for understanding and explaining political phenomena. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 11 and 14.
Political Science 111*: Qualitative Research Methods in Political Science.
Approaches, methods, techniques in qualitative research and applications in political science. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 110
Political Science 145: Readings in Political Theory.
Directed readings in the classics of political theory. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Political Science 190: Practicum.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Political Science 192: Ancient and Medieval Political Thought.
Political thought from Plato to the Medieval thinkers. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Political Science 193: Modern Political Thought.
Political thought from Machiavelli to the contemporary political thinkers. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Political Science 194: American Political Thought.
Political and social ideas of leading American thinkers from the colonial period to the present and their influence upon American democracy. Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 171 or consent of instructor.
Political Science 195: Asian Political Thought.
Main currents of Asian political thought. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
Political Science 196: Philippine Political Thought.
Main currents of Philippine political thought. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
Political Science 197: Special Topics in Political Thought and Methodology.
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Political Science 199: Research in Political Science.
Directed research in political science. Prerequisite: Senior standing; Pol. Sc. 111, Soc. Sci. 103.
Political Science 200: Undergraduate Thesis.
Prerequisite: Pol. Sc. 199.
Social Science Courses
Social Science 2: Social, Economic and Political Thought.
A Survey of social economic and political thought from the classical to contemporary times. This is a General Education (G.E.) course that may be taken to satisfy the Revitalized G.E. Program (RGEP) requirement in the Social Sciences and Philosophy domain.
Social Science 103: Statistics for the Social Sciences.
Statistical techniques for social research (required for Political Science majors as prerequisite for Political Science 199). Sociology 180 may be substituted for this course. Prerequisite: Math 11 and 14 or 17.
Social Science 104: Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
Seminar on the evolution and development of the theory, principles and practice of international human rights and humanitarian law. Prerequisite: None. This course cannot be credited for Political Science elective.