BA in Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG)

Shorelight- American University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 54,354

Course Accredited By

MSCHE

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Offered by the Department of Government, School of Public Affairs, the Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG) (BA) is designed for students who want a breadth of background necessary to participate effectively in decision making for public affairs and the practical training necessary to deal with social problems as public issues.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • March 2022
  • July 2022
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms B-/8
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms B-/8
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms B-/8
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms Second Class Honours, Lower C Satisfactory, 55%
  • Undergraduate PS AAPA 2 Terms Second Class Honours, Lower C Satisfactory, 55%
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms Second Class Honours, Lower C Satisfactory, 55%

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

Uganda

  • Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms B5 and C's (2)
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms B5 C's (2)
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms B5 C's (2)
  • Bachelor's degree, including Bachelor of Medicine or Bachelor of Surgery; Postgraduate and professional diploma or certificate
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 70, Class 2 Honors Upper
  • Undergraduate PS AAPA 2 Terms 70, Class 2 Honors Upper
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 70, Class 2 Honors Upper

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D/4
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms D/4
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor's degree; Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 60, Second Class (lower division)
  • Undergraduate PS AAPA 2 Terms 60, Second Class (lower division)
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 60, Second Class (lower division)

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 College Preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the GCE A/AS Level requirement after completing IGCSEs
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C or 4
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C or 4
  • 5 College Preparatory subjects must be passed; Students must also meet the GCE A/AS Level requirement after completing IGCSEs
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

Course Requirements
Foundation (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

  • GOVT-110 Politics in the United States FA4 (3-4 Cr)
  • SPA-189 Introduction to Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG)  (3 Cr)

Required (12 credit hours)

  • COMM-310 Public Speaking (3 Cr)
  • ECON-100 Macroeconomics FA4 (3 Cr)
  • ECON-200 Microeconomics FA4 (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-210 Political Power and American Public Policy FA4 (3 Cr)

Individual and State (3 credit hours)
Complete 3 credit hours from one of the following : 

  • GOVT-105 Individual Freedom vs. Authority FA2 (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-130 Comparative Politics FA3 (3 Cr)

Law and Justice (3 credit hours)
Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

  • AMST-200 American Dreams/American Lives (3 Cr)
  • JLC-101 Introduction to Law (3 Cr)
  • JLC-104 Introduction to Systems of Justice (3 Cr)

Research (3 credit hours)
Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

  • ANTH-210 Race and Racism FA3 (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-310 Introduction to Political Research (3 Cr)
  • JLC-280 Introduction to Justice Research (3 Cr)

Capstone (3 credit hours)
Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Terrorism and Security Studies

  • GOVT-489 CLEG Seminar (3 Cr)
  • SPA-480 SPA Honors Capstone (3 Cr)
  • SPA-489 Politics, Policy, and Law Capstone (3-6 Cr )

CLEG Core (21 credit hours)

  • Complete 21 additional credit hours, including at least 12 credit hours at or above 300-level and at least 3 credit hours at or above 400-level, with at least one course selected from each of the four categories (communication, legal institutions, economics, and government), an additional three courses approved by the Department of Government, and with no more than one of these additional three taken in the School of Communication. At least 9 credit hours from the CLEG core at or above 300-level must be taken in-residence. Courses may not be taken to satisfy multiple core requirements. The list of approved courses is also available in the Department of Government office.

Communication

  • COMM-327 The PR Presidency (3 Cr)
  • COMM-359 Decisive Moments in Communication (3 Cr)
  • COMM-401 Communication Law (3 Cr)
  • COMM-439 Political Communication (3)
  • COMM-443 Foreign Policy and the Press (3 Cr)
  • COMM-449 International Strategic Communication (3 Cr)
  • COMM-509 Politics and the Media (3 Cr)
  • COMM-514 Censorship and Media (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-391 Internship (1-6  Cr)
  • GOVT-441 The Politics of Mass Communication (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-443 Applied Political Writing (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-444 Political Speechwriting (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-461 Politics in the Television Age (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-464 Politics and Policy in the Digital Age (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-469 Media and Political Intervention: Vietnam to Iraq (3 Cr)
  • JLC-491 Internship in a Justice/Legal Setting (1-6  Cr)
  • SPA-391 Internship (1-6  Cr ) 
  • GOVT-226 The Constitution, Presidential Power, and the War on Terror (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-352 Law and the Political System (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-391 Internship (1-6 Cr)
  • GOVT-455 Equal Protection (3 Cr)
  • JLC-103 Critical Issues in Justice (3 Cr)
  • JLC-308 Justice, Morality, and the Law (3 Cr)
  • JLC-309 Justice and Public Policy (3 Cr)
  • JLC-313 Organized Crime(3 Cr)
  • JLC-332 Corrections and the Constitution (3 Cr)
  • JLC-402 Comparative Systems of Law and Justice (3 Cr)
  • JLC-420 Law and Society (3 Cr)
  • JLC-431 The Prison Community (3 Cr)
  • JLC-454 Violence, Justice and the Law (3 Cr)
  • JLC-491 Internship in a Justice/Legal Setting (3 Cr)
  • MGMT-201 Global Corporate Citizenship FA3 (3 Cr)
  • SPA-220 The American Constitution FA4 (3 Cr)
  • SPA-350 Constitutional Law I: Powers and Federalism (3 Cr)
  • SPA-391 Internship (1-6 Cr)

Economics

  • ECON-300 Intermediate Microeconomics (3 Cr)
  • ECON-301 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 Cr)
  • ECON-317 Political Economy (3 Cr)
  • ECON-318 Economic History (3 Cr)
  • ECON-319 United States Economic History (3 Cr)
  • ECON-322 Applied Econometrics I
  • ECON-341 Public Economics (3 Cr)
  • ECON-346 Competition, Regulation, and Business Strategies (3 Cr)
  • ECON-351 Comparative Economic Systems (3 Cr)
  • ECON-361 Economic Development (3 Cr)
  • ECON-370 International Economics ((3 Cr)
  • ECON-373 Labor Economics (3 Cr)
  • ECON-374 Gender Roles in the Economy (3 Cr)
  • ECON-379 Economics of Environmental Policy (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-391 Internship (1-6 Cr)
  • JLC-491 Internship in a Justice/Legal Setting (1-6 Cr)
  • SPA-391 Internship (1-6 Cr)

Government

  • GOVT-226 The Constitution, Presidential Power, and the War on Terror (3)
  • GOVT-231 Politics in the Developing World (3)
  • GOVT-232 Politics of State and Society (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-240 Metropolitan Politics(3 Cr)
  • GOVT-320 The Presidency (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-321 Congress and Legislative Behavior (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-322 American Political Parties (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-323 Interest Group Politics (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-391 Internship (1-6 Cr)
  • GOVT-405 Modern Political Thought (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-423 Advanced Studies in Public Policy (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-427 Government Regulation and Deregulation (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-441 The Politics of Mass Communication (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-445 Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Lobbying (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-455 Equal Protection (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-461 Politics in the Television Age (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-464 Politics and Policy in the Digital Age (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-482 Women and Politics (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-483 Women, Politics, and Public Policy (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-484 Women and Political Leadership (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-486 Feminist Political Theory (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-520 Advanced Studies in Campaign Management (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-523 The Art and Craft of Lobbying (3-4 Cr)
  • JLC-491 Internship in a Justice/Legal Setting (1-6 Cr)
  • PUAD-260 Administrative Politics (3 Cr)
  • SPA-370 American Environmental Policy and Politics (3 Cr)
  • SPA-391 Internship (1-6 Cr)

Course Requirements
Foundation (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

  • GOVT-110 Politics in the United States FA4 (3-4 Cr)
  • SPA-189 Introduction to Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG)  (3 Cr)

Required (12 credit hours)

  • COMM-310 Public Speaking (3 Cr)
  • ECON-100 Macroeconomics FA4 (3 Cr)
  • ECON-200 Microeconomics FA4 (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-210 Political Power and American Public Policy FA4 (3 Cr)

Individual and State (3 credit hours)
Complete 3 credit hours from one of the following : 

  • GOVT-105 Individual Freedom vs. Authority FA2 (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-130 Comparative Politics FA3 (3 Cr)

Law and Justice (3 credit hours)
Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

  • AMST-200 American Dreams/American Lives (3 Cr)
  • JLC-101 Introduction to Law (3 Cr)
  • JLC-104 Introduction to Systems of Justice (3 Cr)

Research (3 credit hours)
Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

  • ANTH-210 Race and Racism FA3 (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-310 Introduction to Political Research (3 Cr)
  • JLC-280 Introduction to Justice Research (3 Cr)

Capstone (3 credit hours)
Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Terrorism and Security Studies

  • GOVT-489 CLEG Seminar (3 Cr)
  • SPA-480 SPA Honors Capstone (3 Cr)
  • SPA-489 Politics, Policy, and Law Capstone (3-6 Cr )

 

CLEG Core (21 credit hours)

  • Complete 21 additional credit hours, including at least 12 credit hours at or above 300-level and at least 3 credit hours at or above 400-level, with at least one course selected from each of the four categories (communication, legal institutions, economics, and government), an additional three courses approved by the Department of Government, and with no more than one of these additional three taken in the School of Communication. At least 9 credit hours from the CLEG core at or above 300-level must be taken in-residence. Courses may not be taken to satisfy multiple core requirements. The list of approved courses is also available in the Department of Government office.

Communication

  • COMM-327 The PR Presidency (3 Cr)
  • COMM-359 Decisive Moments in Communication (3 Cr)
  • COMM-401 Communication Law (3 Cr)
  • COMM-439 Political Communication (3)
  • COMM-443 Foreign Policy and the Press (3 Cr)
  • COMM-449 International Strategic Communication (3 Cr)
  • COMM-509 Politics and the Media (3 Cr)
  • COMM-514 Censorship and Media (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-391 Internship (1-6  Cr)
  • GOVT-441 The Politics of Mass Communication (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-443 Applied Political Writing (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-444 Political Speechwriting (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-461 Politics in the Television Age (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-464 Politics and Policy in the Digital Age (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-469 Media and Political Intervention: Vietnam to Iraq (3 Cr)
  • JLC-491 Internship in a Justice/Legal Setting (1-6  Cr)
  • SPA-391 Internship (1-6  Cr )

 

  • GOVT-226 The Constitution, Presidential Power, and the War on Terror (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-352 Law and the Political System (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-391 Internship (1-6 Cr)
  • GOVT-455 Equal Protection (3 Cr)
  • JLC-103 Critical Issues in Justice (3 Cr)
  • JLC-308 Justice, Morality, and the Law (3 Cr)
  • JLC-309 Justice and Public Policy (3 Cr)
  • JLC-313 Organized Crime(3 Cr)
  • JLC-332 Corrections and the Constitution (3 Cr)
  • JLC-402 Comparative Systems of Law and Justice (3 Cr)
  • JLC-420 Law and Society (3 Cr) 
  • JLC-431 The Prison Community (3 Cr)
  • JLC-454 Violence, Justice and the Law (3 Cr)
  • JLC-491 Internship in a Justice/Legal Setting (3 Cr)
  • MGMT-201 Global Corporate Citizenship FA3 (3 Cr)
  • SPA-220 The American Constitution FA4 (3 Cr)
  • SPA-350 Constitutional Law I: Powers and Federalism (3 Cr)
  • SPA-391 Internship (1-6 Cr)

Economics

  • ECON-300 Intermediate Microeconomics (3 Cr)
  • ECON-301 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 Cr)
  • ECON-317 Political Economy (3 Cr)
  • ECON-318 Economic History (3 Cr)
  • ECON-319 United States Economic History (3 Cr)
  • ECON-322 Applied Econometrics I
  • ECON-341 Public Economics (3 Cr)
  • ECON-346 Competition, Regulation, and Business Strategies (3 Cr)
  • ECON-351 Comparative Economic Systems (3 Cr)
  • ECON-361 Economic Development (3 Cr)
  • ECON-370 International Economics ((3 Cr)
  • ECON-373 Labor Economics (3 Cr)
  • ECON-374 Gender Roles in the Economy (3 Cr)
  • ECON-379 Economics of Environmental Policy (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-391 Internship (1-6 Cr)
  • JLC-491 Internship in a Justice/Legal Setting (1-6 Cr)
  • SPA-391 Internship (1-6 Cr)

Government

  • GOVT-226 The Constitution, Presidential Power, and the War on Terror (3)
  • GOVT-231 Politics in the Developing World (3)
  • GOVT-232 Politics of State and Society (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-240 Metropolitan Politics(3 Cr)
  • GOVT-320 The Presidency (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-321 Congress and Legislative Behavior (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-322 American Political Parties (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-323 Interest Group Politics (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-391 Internship (1-6 Cr)
  • GOVT-405 Modern Political Thought (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-423 Advanced Studies in Public Policy (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-427 Government Regulation and Deregulation (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-441 The Politics of Mass Communication (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-445 Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Lobbying (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-455 Equal Protection (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-461 Politics in the Television Age (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-464 Politics and Policy in the Digital Age (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-482 Women and Politics (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-483 Women, Politics, and Public Policy (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-484 Women and Political Leadership (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-486 Feminist Political Theory (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-520 Advanced Studies in Campaign Management (3 Cr)
  • GOVT-523 The Art and Craft of Lobbying (3-4 Cr)
  • JLC-491 Internship in a Justice/Legal Setting (1-6 Cr)
  • PUAD-260 Administrative Politics (3 Cr)
  • SPA-370 American Environmental Policy and Politics (3 Cr)
  • SPA-391 Internship (1-6 Cr)

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