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 new curriculum (tentatively effective academic year 2016-2017).

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. 3 units.
Prerequisite: None.
Area I: Philippine Politics
Political Science 14: Philippine Government and Politics
Development, organization and operation of the Philippine political system, with emphasis on the present. 3 units.
Prerequisite: None.
Political Science 101: Introduction to Philippine Politics
Approaches and intellectual traditions in the study of Philippine politics, including the development, operation, and organization of the Philippine political system. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 11
Political Science 141: Readings in Philippine Politics
Directed readings in the classics of Philippine government and politics. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 101
Political Science 151: The Philippine Executive
The national executive in the Philippines; its nature and development.
Prerequisite: POLSC 101
Political Science 152: Philippine Legislative Politics
Structure and functions of the legislative system in the Philippines; legislative behavior and legislative process; stature and bill drafting; executive and judicial lawmaking. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 101
Political Science 153: The Philippine Judicial Process and Courts
Role of courts and other law enforcement agencies in the administration of justice. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 101
Political Science 154: Philippine Local Politics
Nature, origins and context of local politics and governance in the Philippines; the current decentralized set up; as well as the emerging and prevailing issues and concerns that can either strengthen or weaken decentralization and local governance in the country. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 101
Political Science 155: 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. 3 units
Prerequisite: POLSC 101
Political Science 157: Special Topics in Philippine Politics
3 units. Prerequisite: POLSC 101
Area II: Political Theory
Political Science 120: Introduction to Political Theory
Introduction to major themes and key concepts in normative political theory.
Prerequisite: POLSC 101
Political Science 121: Society and Politics
Society as the matrix of politics; political power and leadership; patterns of decision-making; political modernization and development. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 101
Political Science 122: Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
Political thought from Plato to the medieval thinkers. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 120
Political Science 123: Modern Political Thought
Political thought from Machiavelli to the contemporary political thinkers. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 120
Political Science 124: American Political Thought
Political and social ideas of leading American thinkers from the colonial period to the present and their influence upon American democracy. 3 units
Prerequisite: POLSC 120
Political Science 125: Asian Political Thought
Main currents of Asian political thought. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 120
Political Science 126: Philippine Political Thought
Main currents of Philippine political thought. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 120
Political Science 127: Special Topics in Political Theory
3 units. Prerequisite: POLSC 120
Political Science 145: Readings in Political Theory
3 units.
Area III: Comparative Politics
Political Science 130: Introduction to Comparative Politics
An introduction to comparative political processes in the developed and developing states. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 101
Political Science 131: Southeast Asian Politics
Political systems of Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 130
Political Science 132: American Politics
Theory and dynamics of the government and politics of the United States. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 130
Political Science 133: European Politics
Politics of selected countries in Western, Central and/or Eastern Europe. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 130
Political Science 134: Asian Politics
Politics of selected countries and sub-regions of Northeast, South, Central and/or West Asia. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 130
Political Science 135: 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. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 130
Political Science 136: Political Behavior: Processes and Movements
Belief systems; nature and development of political processes and movements. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 130
Political Science 137: Special Topics in Comparative Politics
3 units. Prerequisite: POLSC 11
Political Science 138: Ideology and Politics
3 units. Prerequisite: POLSC 130
Political Science 139: Politics of Change
Problems of social, economic and political change in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 130
Political Science 143: Readings in Comparative Politics
Directed reading in the classics and contemporary theories of comparative politics and government. 3 units.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
Area IV: International Relations
Political Science 144: Readings in International Relations
Directed readings in the classics of international relations. 3 units.
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. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 11
Political Science 181: Philippine Foreign Policy
The nature and development of Philippine foreign policy and the foreign policy process. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 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. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 180.
Political Science 183: International Organization
Development, structures, functions, and problems of international organizations. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 180
Political Science 184: Diplomatic and Consular Practice
Development, organization, functions, and problems of diplomatic and consular practice with emphasis on the Philippines. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 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. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 180
Political Science 186: Private International Law
Selected cases involving citizens or juridical entities of different states. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 180
Political Science 187: Special Topics in International Law, Organization and Relations
3 units. Prerequisite: POLSC 180
Political Science 188: International Political Economy: Theories and IssuesS
An introduction to the theoretical and analytical dimensions of change in the field of international political economy. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 180
Area V: Political Methodology
Political Science 110: Political Analysis
Frameworks of political analysis and approaches for understanding and explaining political phenomena. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 101
Political Science 111: Qualitative Research Methods in Political Science
Approaches, methods, techniques in qualitative research and applications in political science. 3 units.
Prerequisite: POLSC 110
Political Science 190: Practicum
3 units. Prerequisite: Junior Standing
Political Science 199: Research Design in Political Science
3 units. Prerequisite: Senior Standing, POLSC 111, Soc Sci 103
Political Science 200: Undergraduate Thesis
3 units. Prerequisite: POLSC 199
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. 3 units.
Prerequisite: Math 11 and 14 OR 17
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. 3 units.
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. This course cannot be credited for Political Science elective. 3 units.
Prerequisite: None.