Course Outline (BACHELOR OF ARTS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE)
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Courses offered are clustered around the six sub-disciplines of the discipline of Political Science, that is, Political Theory, Political Sociology, Political Economy, International Relations, Comparative Politics and Public Administration. However, in First Year courses, introduce students to general issues in Political Science and are compulsory.


First Year


CPS 101: Introduction to Political Science


CPS 102: Politics and Government in Africa


CPS 103: Basic Concepts in Political Science


CPS 104: Politics and Government in Kenya


Second Year


Political Theory


CPS 201: Introduction to Political Theory


CPS 202: Modern Political Theory


Political Economy


CPS 251: Introduction to Political Economy


CPS 252: Political Economy of African Development


Political Sociology


CPS 211: Introduction to Political Sociology


CPS 212: Politics and Social Integration


Comparative Politics


CPS 221: Introduction to Comparative Politics


CPS 222: Comparative Politics of Developing Areas


CPS 223: Comparative Politics of Industrial states


International Relations


CPS 231: Introduction to International Relations


CPS 232: Relations Among African States


CPS 233: Issues in International Relations


CPS 234: Africa and the Major Powers


CPS 235: Introduction to International Law


Public Administration


CPS 241: Introduction to Public Administration


CPS 242: Administrative Theory


Third Year


Political Theory


CPS 303: Theory of Political Inquiry


CPS 304: Methods of Political Inquiry


*These courses are compulsory for all students who are majoring in Political Science under either Option One or Option Two of the B.A. degree programme in the Faculty of Arts.


CPS 301: Major Themes in African Political Thought


CPS 302: African Political Thought: Selected Works


Political Sociology


CPS 311: Politics of Social Movements


CPS 312: Parties and Pressure Groups


Comparative Politics


CPS 321: Politics and Government in East Africa


CPS 322: Politics and Government of a Selected African Region


CPS 323: Politics and Government of a Selected Developing Region


International Relations


CPS 331: North-South Relations


CPS 332: South-South Relations


CPS 333: International Organization


Public Administration


CPS 341: Comparative Administration Systems


CPS 342: Development Administration


CPS 343: Public Policy Analysis


CPS 344: Public Personnel Management


CPS345: Comparative Local Government


Political Economy


CPS 351: Politics of Agricultural Development


CPS 352: Politics of Industrialization in Africa


CPS 353: Women in the Political Economy of the Third World


Fourth Year


Dissertation is compulsory for all students who are specializing in Political Science, that is those who have opted for option one Degree programme.


Political Theory


CPS 401: Theory of Democracy


CPS 402: Seminar on Approaches to Political Science


CPS 403: Dissertation


Political Sociology


CPS 411: Urban Politics


CPS 412: Public Opinion and Voter Behaviour


CPS 413: Dissertation


Comparative Politics


CPS 421: Politics and Government in South Africa


CPS 422: The Military in the Politics of a Selected Region


CPS 423: Dissertation


International Relations


CPS 431: Kenyas Foreign Policy


CPS 432: Comparative Foreign Policies


CPS 433: Politics of Regional Cooperation and Conflict


CPS 434: Superpower Relations


CPS 435: Strategic and National Security Studies


CPS 436: International Law and the African States


CPS 437: Dissertation


Public Administration


CPS 441: Administration of Rural Development


CPS 442: Public Financial Administration


CPS 443: Administration of Public Enterprises


CPS 444: Public Administration in Kenya


CPS 445: Dissertation


Political Economy


CPS 451: Politics of Multinational Corporations


CPS 452: Dependency and Development in the Third World


CPS 453: Dissertation