Introduction to Political Science
|Course code module||1BPSW-06|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
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2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The course intends to provide insight into the basics of politics and political science. This course forms the basis for all other courses in political science students will get in their following Ba and Ma years.
3. Course content
ntroduction to Political Science offers a systematic introduction in political science. Students get a broad overview of and introduction in the several aspects of politics and political decision-making and in the way political scientists deal with that. The course presents the core themes and paradigms of the several subdisciplines in political science, being International Relations, Public Policy, Political Philosophy and Comparative Politics. The emphasis of the course, though, clearly lays on comparative politics: systematically comparing political systems, phenomena and political behavior across countries. The course deals with a variety of topics among which there are representation, political participation, ideologies, cleavages, parties, electoral systems and voting behavior, European integration etc.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationMultiple choice
Continuous assessment: (Interim) tests
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Kris Deschouwer en Marc Hooghe, 2005, Politiek. Een inleiding in de politieke wetenschap, Boom Onderwijs
PowerPoint presentations are produced and put at students’ disposal through Blackboard. These presentations summarize the course book and contain extra material the students should also study for the exam
7. Recommended reading - study material
Halfway during the teaching semester an optional proof exam is organized that simulates the real exam as good as possible.
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