UC Undergraduate Studies Catalog 2019-2023

Section XVIII

Social Science Programs

The programs offered by the College of Social Sciences aim to train students to think independently, critically, systematically and creatively. By encouraging them to develop an analytical approach, the different courses provide students with the opportunity to analyze and assess human behavior in its socio-cultural contexts relevant to history, space and time. In this way, they will better appreciate the diversity of the world and the complexity of the human condition; and have a better understanding of human existence focused on respect, tolerance, and morality.

In addition, we hope to inspire students by engaging them in empirical and qualitative research as a tool for explaining social phenomena, In this way, their research findings will be of benefit for policy development purposes in the renaissance of Cambodia. Related to this is the aim of developing the studentsí ability to analyze critically the foundations upon which cultural dimensions are built, and to communicate their ideas effectively.

To this end, we offer the following Bachelorís degrees in the International Track:

            Development Studies (BA)

            International Relations (BA)

            Political Science (BA)

            Public Administration (BA)

            Public Policy (BA)

1. DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

This program focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to international development as applied to developing countries and emerging economies, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region. The interdisciplinary approach to our program includes insights from Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, and Environment Studies. Thus, the syllabus provides students with the opportunity to study issues in depth, taking into account a variety of perspectives.

Major Courses (3 credits each)

BUS305: Fundamentals of Project Management

DEV102: Development Theory and Practice

DEV301: Globalization and Economic Development

DEV304: Development Management

DEV306: Development and the State

DEV321: Development and the Environment

DEV424: Aid and Development Projects

DEV425: Development Economics

DEV426: Rural and Urban Development

DEV427: Comparative Development Studies

ECN201: Principles of Economics

ECN302: Economics of Developing Areas

INT103: Globalization and International Affairs

INT312: Geopolitics of Resources

LAW102: Constitutional Law

POL303: Political Leadership

POL304: Comparative Politics and Government POL311: Introduction to East Asian Politics

POL414: Politics and Development

POL418: Global Environmental Negotiation and Policy

PST102: Human Rights and Global Justice

PUB201:Introduction to Theories of Public Policy

PUB303: Ethics and Values in Policy-Making

PUB404: Social Welfare Policy

SOC103: Survey of Contemporary Cambodian Society

General Education (3 credits each; *, compulsory Foundation Year courses)

COM101: Interpersonal Communication

ENG101: College English*

ENG102: English Composition*

HIS101: Cambodian History*

INT104: Geopolitics and Globalization

ITE101: Fundamentals of Computing*

KHM140: Khmer Culture*

LAW101: Introduction to Law*

MTH120: Introduction to Statistics*

PHL104: Critical Reasoning

PHL105: Moral Philosophy

POL101: Introduction to Political Science*

PSY101: Introduction to Psychology

RES201: Introduction to Research

RES301: Research Methodology

WMN201: Perspectives on Women in Society

Other Electives (3 credits each)

BUS304: Leadership Skills

ENG107: The Written Language

ENG122: Further English for Non-Majors

ENG218: Writing for Academic Purposes

ENG219: Business Communication

2. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

As civilization evolves, the relationships between countries are becoming ever more complex. This is especially so with the rapid globalization which is taking place as a result of faster and increasingly sophisticated communication systems. The situation is further complicated by a return to religious fundamentalism in many parts of the world.

The International Relations program is designed to provide students with an understanding of how nations interact with each other. This is with particular reference to Cambodia's present situation as one nation in the world at large; how this has been affected by the past; and the possible implications for the future.

Major Courses (3 credits each)

DEV102: Development Theory and Practice

DEV301: Globalization and Economic Development

DEV312: Development and the Environment

DEV424: Aid and Development Projects

ECN201: Principles of Economics

INT 302: Cambodian Foreign Policy

INT103: Globalization and International Affairs

INT301: International Politics and Security

INT311: International Negotiations

INT312: Geopolitics of Resources

INT313: International Institution and World Governance

INT314: International Law

LAW102: Constitutional Law

LAW417: Diplomatic Law

POL304: Comparative Politics and Government

POL306: Media and Politics

POL311: Introduction to East Asian Politics

POL417: Comparative Public Policy

POL418: Global Environmental Negotiation and Policy

PST102: Human Rights and Global Justice

PST301: International Conflict and Cooperation

PUB201: Introduction of Theory of Public Policy

PUB303: Ethics and Values in Policy-Making

SOC103: Survey of Contemporary Cambodian Society

General Education (3 credits each; *, compulsory Foundation Year courses)

COM101: Interpersonal Communication

ENG101: College English*

ENG102: English Composition*

HIS101: Cambodian History*

INT104: Geopolitics and Globalization

ITE101: Fundamentals of Computing*

KHM140: Khmer Culture*

LAW101: Introduction to Law*

MTH120: Introduction to Statistics*

PHL104: Critical Reasoning

PHL105: Moral Philosophy

POL101: Introduction to Political Science*

PSY101: Introduction to Psychology

RES201: Introduction to Research

RES301: Research Methodology

WMN201: Perspectives on Women in Society

Other Electives (3 credits each)

BUS304: Leadership Skills

ENG107: The Written Language

ENG122: Further English for Non-Majors

ENG218: Writing for Academic Purposes

ENG219: Business Communication

3. POLITICAL SCIENCE

The Political Science program is designed to provide students with an understanding of politics, its processes, theories, and institutions. It is also designed to give students a basic knowledge for various careers in Political Science such as becoming certified as teachers and/or gaining employment with the government or private sector.

Major Courses (3 credits each)

DEV102: Development Theory and Practice

DEV301: Globalization and Economic Development

DEV306: Development and the State

DEV312: Development and Environment

DEV424: Aid and Development Projects

DEV426: Rural and Urban Development

ECN201: Principles of Economics

INT103: Globalization and International Affairs

INT302: Cambodian Foreign Policy

INT312: Geopolitics of Resources

INT313: International Institution and World Governance

LAW102: Constitutional Law

POL303: Political Leadership

POL304: Comparative Politics and Government

POL306: Media and Politics

POL311: Introduction to East Asian Politics

POL414: Politics and Development

POL415: Decentralization and Local Governance

POL416: Public Policy and Politics

POL418: Global Environmental Negotiation and Policy

PST102: Human Rights and Global Justice

PUB201: Introduction of Theory of Public Policy

PUB303: Ethics and Values in Policy-Making

SOC103: Survey of Contemporary Cambodian Society

General Education (3 credits each; *, compulsory Foundation Year courses)

COM101: Interpersonal Communication

ENG101: College English*

ENG102: English Composition*

HIS101: Cambodian History*

INT104: Geopolitics and Globalization

ITE101: Fundamentals of Computing*

KHM140: Khmer Culture*

LAW101: Introduction to Law*

MTH120: Introduction to Statistics*

PHL104: Critical Reasoning

PHL105: Moral Philosophy

POL101: Introduction to Political Science*

PSY101: Introduction to Psychology

RES201: Introduction to Research

RES301: Research Methodology

WMN201: Perspectives on Women in Society

Other Electives (3 credits each)

BUS304: Leadership Skills

ENG107: The Written Language

ENG122: Further English for Non-Majors

ENG218: Writing for Academic Purposes

ENG219: Business Communication

4. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

This program aims to provide students with an understanding of theory and practice of management in the public sector; and thus to prepare students to take responsible positions in governmental organizations.Reflecting the common underlying principles for efficient organization and management, students doing a major in Public Administration attend the same core courses as those doing majors in the College of Management (this also maximizes the graduate's flexibility when it comes to developing their careers). Thereafter, they can choose from a number of courses designed to give them insights into the particular problems associated with the routine running of the public sector and the rational implementation of policies.

Major Courses (3 credits each)

ACC101: Principles of Accounting

BUS101: Introduction to Business††

BUS201: Principles of Management

BUS304: Leadership Skill

DEV304: Development Management

DEV306: Development and the State

DEV312: Development and Environment

DEV424: Aid and Development Projects

ECN201: Principles of Economics

ECN302: Economics of Developing Areas

FIN201: Fundamentals of Financial Management

HRM201: Introduction to Human Resource Management

IBS309: Textiles and Garments in the Global Economy

INT313: International Institutions and World Governance

MKT201: Fundamentals of Marketing††

MKT306: Public Relations

ORG201: Organizational Behavior

PAD401: Public Project Management

POL311: Introduction to East Asian Politics

POL415: Decentralization and Local Governance

PUB303: Ethics and Values in Policy-Making

PUB311: Public Personnel Administration

PUB312 (= FIN420): Management of Public Finance

 

PUB404:Social Welfare Policy

General Education (3 credits each; *, compulsory Foundation Year courses)

COM101: Interpersonal Communication

ENG101: College English*

ENG102: English Composition*

HIS101: Cambodian History*

INT104: Geopolitics and Globalization

ITE101: Fundamentals of Computing*

KHM140: Khmer Culture*

LAW101: Introduction to Law*

MTH120: Introduction to Statistics*

PHL104: Critical Reasoning

PHL105: Moral Philosophy

POL101: Introduction to Political Science*

PSY101: Introduction to Psychology

RES201: Introduction to Research

RES301: Research Methodology

WMN201: Perspectives on Women in Society

Other Electives (3 credits each)

ENG107: The Written Language

ENG122: Further English for Non-Majors

ENG218: Writing for Academic Purposes

ENG219: Business Communication

MTH100: Quantitative Methods

5. PUBLIC POLICY

This program offers undergraduate training in the understanding of governmental processes (including quantitative and analytical skills), public administration, public planning and analysis. Our program offers an interdisciplinary approach (Development Studies, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology) providing students with the knowledge, skills, and experience required for policy-making and managerial careers in the government, development organizations, and public and private sector.

Major Courses (3 credits each)

DEV102: Development Theory and Practice

DEV306: Development and the State

DEV312: Development and the Environmental

DEV425: Development Economics

DEV426: Rural and Urban Development

ECN201: Principles of Economics

ECN302: Economics and Developing Areas

INT103: Globalization and International Affairs

LAW102: Constitutional Law

POL303: Political Leadership

POL306: Media and Politics

POL311: Introduction to East Asian Politics

POL415: Decentralization and Local Governance

POL416: Public Policy and Politics

POL417: Comparative Public Policy

PST102: Human Rights and Global Justice

PUB201:Introduction of Theory of Public Policy

PUB303: Ethics and Values in Policy-Making

PUB311: Public Personnel Administration

PUB312: Management of Public Finance

PUB403: Survey of Cambodian Public Policy

PUB404: Social Welfare Policy

PUB405: Health Policy and Planning

SOC103: Survey of Contemporary Cambodian Society

General Education (3 credits each; *, compulsory Foundation Year courses)

COM101: Interpersonal Communication

ENG101: College English*

ENG102: English Composition*

HIS101: Cambodian History*

INT104: Geopolitics and Globalization

ITE101: Fundamentals of Computing*

KHM140: Khmer Culture*

LAW101: Introduction to Law*

MTH120: Introduction to Statistics*

PHL104: Critical Reasoning

PHL105: Moral Philosophy

POL101: Introduction to Political Science*

PSY101: Introduction to Psychology

RES201: Introduction to Research

RES301: Research Methodology

WMN201: Perspectives on Women in Society

Other Electives (3 credits each)

BUS304: Leadership Skills

ENG107: The Written Language

ENG122: Further English for Non-Majors

ENG218: Writing for Academic Purposes

ENG219: Business Communication