Political History and Leadership


Be a leader in your chosen field. Come to understand the complexities of real decision-making beyond the abstractions as you explore the foundational principles underlying the nature of democracy and representative and constitutional government. The program is open to students of all majors at ASU.



Program Description

The certificate program in political history and leadership provides students with a strong foundation in the history of politics and political thought with a special emphasis on the role of leadership. It prepares students for leadership in their own careers, political or otherwise.

Required courses combine academic study and mentoring contact with political, media and business leaders from the wider Phoenix area and Arizona communities while electives drawn from a variety of disciplines are used to broaden the scope of emphasis.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No





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