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Political Science Courses

Take free online political science courses to build your skills and advance your career. Learn political science and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.

What is Political Science?

Political science is the study and analysis of political and governmental processes. It includes the study of different systems of government, election processes, political parties, political ideology, historical analysis, political theory, changes in power and much more.

Online Political Science Courses and Programs

Get an introduction to political science with online courses from major universities and institutions worldwide. Edx offers both individual courses and advanced programs designed to help you learn about political science in an engaging and effective online learning environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and more.

Additionally, edX offers the option to pursue verified certificates in courses. The certificate lists edX and the name of the university or institution offering the course and can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile. It is proof for employers and others that you have successfully completed the course.

Get started with American Government from Harvard University, a 16-week, comprehensive look at government and politics in America. This course will give you a good introduction to the world of political science with reviews of case studies that cover a variety of political issues. Learn about the policies and institutions that define U.S. politics and drive America’s economic, social and foreign policies.

Explore additional online courses on edX. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.