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Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Social Sciences as the main field of study, and English 6/English B or equivalent.

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Between 30 and 285 credits may be taken into account.

Information about application for exchange students

  • Cancelled AS17 week 44-48, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43116
  • 15/03/2018 AS18 week 50-03, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43217

Politics Today: Political Organisation and Political Participation

Course 7.5 credits

The course provides an overview of new literature in the field of political organisation. These perspectives are then applied to selected case studies. Great emphasis is put on critically examining the various perspectives and connecting them to empirical issues of current interest. Upon completion of the course, the student is able to present the most important perspectives in the field of political organisation; critically examine the assumptions and underpinnings of various perspectives; and apply selected perspectives on current empirical issues in the field.


The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: autumn semester 2017

Course design

The course consists of lectures and seminars.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to

  • summarise and analyse relevant literature within the subfield of political organisation and political participation
  • autonomously discern and present the most important theoretical perspectives in the subfield of political organisation and political participation
  • critically examine the assumptions and empirical underpinnings of various theoretical perspectives
  • autonomously produce research overviews within the subfield of political organisation and political participation
  • apply selected theoretical perspectives on current societal issues.

Examination

  • Written assignment
  • Oral presentations
  • Seminar participation

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2017

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