Social and Political Sciences courses

Ninguno

​​​​​​The courses for foreign students at the Academic Department of Social and Political Sciences have the same purpose: contributing to the professional and human development of the students, as well as providing the necessary tools to understand and transform the reality of the country and their surroundings. Universidad del Pacífico currently offers two Social and Political Sciences courses.

Universidad del Pacífico also offers courses in English. The courses available are the following:​

  • Seminar: The World in 2030

    ​​Academic Department: Social Sciences and Politics​

    Professor: Roberto Heimovits Kovacs

    Summary:

    The world is going through large, complex and rapid changes. This makes difficult to identify and explain what are the events and the central trends that define it, and more difficult still to predict if. Within the next decades, these trends will bring in a better or a worse world than the one that exists now.

  • Seminar: Postcolonial Politics and New Dimensions of Global Issues

    ​​Academic Department: Social Sciences and Politics​

    Professor: Juan Carlos Ladines

    Summary:

    Postcolonialism and critical development has had a huge impact on the study of international politics. It has been challenging as a discipline to halt its disavowal of the historical experiences of colonialism, racism and conquest by which current international politics is framed. This has helped to formulate a critical thinking of its analyses and pointing out its blind spots in the international politics field.

  • Social Inequality in Latin America

    Academic Department: Social Sciences and Politics

    Credits: 3

    Summary:

    Across the disciplines, the academic literature is consistent in describing Latin America as a highly unequal region in the world. Indeed, the concept of “social inequality” encompasses multiple aspects and is measured by various methods. Many demographic factors could be considered, such as: income, employment, educational level, consumption, access to social services (health, education, transportation, etc.), race, gender, class, age, residential location (urban/rural, neighborhood), religion, sexual orientation, place of origin, among many others. These factors interact configuring a class structure at local, national and transnational levels.   
    Considering this complexity, the objective of this course is to introduce students to the main variables and theories concerning social inequality in Latin America. Toward this goal, the course is designed to engage the shared experiences that have shaped Latin America and to reveal the immense diversity within it.


  • Introduction to Political Science

    Academic Department: Social Sciences and Politics

    Credits: 4

    Summary:

    The course is taught as an introduction to politics in a globalised world, with a focus on how political science tries to understand and explain cross-country and crosstime differences between countries. The course introduces students to some of the basic theoretical ideas and research methods in modern political science, and then looks at how these ideas help explain patterns of political behaviour, political institutions, and policy outcomes. Where appropriate, the course places a special emphasis on Latin American and Peruvian politics.


  • Contemporary Social Thought

    Academic Department: Social Sciences and Politics

    Credits: 4

    Summary:

    This is an interdisciplinary course whereby students have to analyse contemporary social practices, settings, and thought relying on diverse perspectives. The course aims at equipping students to understand the ways in which we think and act in the contemporary world; and it takes into account the main current academic debates on contemporary social theory in order to develop the corresponding analytical frameworks.
    This is a compulsory course scheduled for the final stages of each undergraduate programme. Pre-requisites: students should have satisfactorily completed the following courses: Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science.


Contac us

In case of questions, please contact us.

User consent

In accordance with Law N ° 29733 (hereinafter, the Law) and the Supreme Decree No. 003-2013-JUS (hereinafter, the Regulation), the user authorizes, by his signature or any other form of automated express acceptance, the processing of the personal data provided to Universidad del Pacífico (hereinafter, the University), by any physical or electronic means, according to the purposes described below.

The University, with registered office at Av. Salaverry N ° 2020, district of Jesus Maria, declares to be the holder of the Personal Databank and informs that the recipients of the personal data will be the Marketing and Academic Services offices, the Alumni network and any academic or administrative unit of the University, which will keep the personal data permanently or until they are modified, depending on their nature; in order to use them in academic, institutional, administrative and commercial procedures as well as to process and manage information for the proper development of the provision of educational services. Based on this, the University is authorized to send information to the holder of the personal data on the various graduate, executive education and languages academic programs; surveys on satisfaction and educational service improvement; academic, artistic, cultural and entertainment events organized by the University or any of its units, for which it will use the mail, telephone or any other means of communication.

Also, for undergraduate students, the holder of the personal data authorizes the University to provide all the information stored in the University systems to their parents or guardians that request it and can prove their quality of such.

The user also authorizes the University to share, give or transfer this information to third parties; for the purpose of conducting telemarketing activities, keeping the holders data updated, providing information on job boards or meeting the requirements made ​​by the relevant authorities under the assurance that the University will seek that it will not be affected by any misuse. In case the user wishes to exercise their rights of access, cancellation, opposition, revocation of consent, modification or any other, they may contact the office of Data Intelligence, located at Jr. Sánchez Cerro No. 2098 (corner of Av. Giuseppe Garibaldi), district of Jesús María or write to revocatoria.alumnos.egresados@up.edu.pe. This office has the obligation of informing about the procedures to assert the rights mentioned above.

We inform users that the forms, through which they provide their personal data, include mandatory and optional questions which may be identified on each form. The consequences of providing personal data, authorizes the University to use it according to the purposes outlined in the preceding paragraph. The user's refusal to provide their personal data makes it impossible for the University to include it in the database that sends instant and up-to-date information regarding undergraduate programs, university extension courses or any academic program offered by the university, as well as other activities related to the University.