Political Science: Comparative Law
The B.A. in Political Science: Comparative Law program at Anglo-American University is taught by faculty that received training from European, British, and American institutions – bringing many years of dynamic professional experience to the classroom.
|Accreditation||WASC + MSMT|
|Degree||Bachelor of Arts|
|Intake||Fall / Spring|
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About the program
This program instructs students through a range of comparative analyses of public law. It specifically teaches students about theoretical and practical approaches to the study of EU law, international law, the historical nature of jurisprudence, domestic and international legal systems and civil law, constitutional law, civil rights, and also features the dynamic and highly popular Moot Court experience.
The Comparative Law concentration combines instruction on both domestic and international legal institutions. It focuses on manifestations of law across different public contexts (political, cultural, economic), and enables students to acquire skills in being able to identify and differentiate political outcomes according to different tiers of dispute. Students will learn to design, implement, and review a variety of theoretical approaches to the protection of civil and political rights in different locations.
Upon completion, our students will acquire an ability to write in a comprehensible manner, using legal terminology correctly; effectively retrieve and analyze information from legal databases; present and defend legal arguments in writing and orally.
Beyond the classroom you can join student clubs like Diplomacy or Model UN, practice your debate skills at a faculty-student debate or discuss current political issues with professors and local experts at an event like ‘Professors in the Pub’.
AAU’s Career Center also connects students with numerous professional internships in the Czech Republic and abroad every year.
“AAU makes networking incredibly easy to do. I was able to participate in various events that don’t necessarily connect to my coursework—conferences, literature festivals, debates, lectures, etc. AAU has helped me and my club get in touch with event-organisers, which, for example, allowed us to host an event during the Festival of Democracy organised by the famous Forum 2000 conference.”Veronika Bartáková, IR student, President of Diplomatic Club
As of January 2021 AAU is a Member of the European Consortium for Political Research. ECPR is the leading scholarly society for political scientists in Europe with over 300 institutional members in nearly 50 countries. This will allow AAU students and faculty to participate in ECPR events and become members of some of its standing groups.
Political Science: Comparative Law is a 3-year study program. To graduate, students must accumulate 90 US credits (180 ECTS credits) by completing 30 courses.
One of the two:
One of the two:
International Relations Research Methods / Social Science Research Methods
One of the two:
US Politics / West Europe Politics
On top of that students are also required to complete the Thesis Seminar, Internship, and Thesis module.
– Jurisprudence – Legal Theory
– Comparative Civil and Political Rights
– Legal Systems and Civil Law
– Public Law (A
– Public Law (B)
– Legal English – Law in Action
Students must choose 2 subjects from the following group:
– Moot Court
– Race & Civil Rights in Modern America
– Gender Equality and Politics
– EU Law
– Human Rights in Business
– Business Ethics
Students can choose 5 elective courses offered by the School of International Relations & Diplomacy as listed below or electives offered by any other school at AAU.
French I / German I / Spanish I or Russian I
French II / German II / Spanish II or Russian II.
American Foreign Policy in Film
British Foreign Policy
Central European History
Culture Wars in the West: Politics of the Digital Era
Democracy in the USA
Democratization and Survival of Autocrats
Editorial Cartoons in Political and Social Science
(The) Emergence of the Modern Middle East
Germany in the 20th Century
Islam and the West
(The) Legacies of Totalitarianism: Post-Totalitarian Europe
Non-Violent Conflict: Theory and Application
Political Parties and Party Systems
Russian Foreign Policy
Sustainable Development: From Global Vision to Meaningful Practice
Terrorism in Global Politics
US – UK Special Relationship
US in Global Politics (in the Age of Trump)
US National Security Policy
For more information on the modular structure and the study program, please contact our admissions team at email@example.com.
Graduates of the B.A. in Political Science: Comparative Law can expect to:
- Successfully carry out legal research.
- Explain, distinguish and apply core concepts and terminology of the law of civil and political rights.
- Explain and examine whether, and if so, to what extent, the foreign and/or international law of civil and political rights provides coherent predictable consistent guidance to states, courts, lawyers, officials, and citizens.
- Understand how and why legal systems in different regions developed the way they did.
- Be able to identify ways that different legal disputes (contract, crimes, etc.) will be handled and resolved in different jurisdictions.
- Explain how legal systems have impacted the societies where they function, and vice versa.
AAU graduates thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. As a graduate of this degree program, you will be well equipped to continue your studies or pursue a global career in areas such as:
- Legal Institutions
- International Organizations
- Public Service
- Humanitarian Government or NGO’s
- Pursuing of Advanced/Postgraduate Degree
The Bachelor’s degree awarded is concurrently recognized as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the United States, per AAU’s accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and as a Bakalář (Bc.) in the Czech Republic, per AAU’s accreditation by the National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education. Graduates may select whether to use the U.S. post-nominal or the Czech pre-nominal title.
See what our students have to say
I enjoy classes at AAU, especially political philosophy because it is teaching me how to communicate in social communities and this skill could be used both in daily life and in business. Plus, our professor is amazing. I’ve never seen such a charismatic and interesting person who dives fully into the subject of every lesson.
International Relations, Kazakhstan
AAU makes networking incredibly easy to do. I was able to participate in various events that don't necessarily connect to my coursework like conferences, literature festivals, debates, lectures, etc. When I was President of the Diplomatic Club, AAU helped me get in touch with event-organizers, which, for example, allowed us to host an event during the Festival of Democracy organized by the famous Forum 2000 conference.
International Relations, Czech Republic