2808.16 - Introduction to Political Science.


Course number
2808.16
Title
Introduction to Political Science.
ECTS
10
Prerequisites
The students must have a secondary education or equivalent qualifications.
Purpose
The objective of the module is to give the students innsight into the topics and theories, which are most commonly used in the field of political science.
Content
Theories of the state, power, political parties and systems, as well as ideologies, which are used in a politico-scientific depiction of the political institutions and parties of the last century, and how these have changed in accordance with circumstance. In this context it will also be described how political culture and interest groups affect the political development. The topics will also, when possible, be described with examples from Faroese politics.
Learning and teaching approaches
The lessons span over 35 hours (10 x 3.5 hours) and will be given as lectures, groupwork, and student presentations.
Learning outcomes
The students must be able to: • Explain theories of the state, power, political parties, political systems, and ideologies. • Critically assess the explanatory power of these theories. • Use the concepts and theories, they have learned, to provide an independent description and analysis of political and admnistrative topics.
Assessment method
Written exam (5 hours). Students are allowed to bring with them anything on the reading list as well as their personal notes.
Examination
Internal
Marking scale
P-
Bibliography
Module materials about 1000 pages
Contact
Súsanna Olsen