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INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSE IDENTIFICATION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
POL109 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE 1 3 3 4

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - General Introduction, Political concepts (Preliminary information on the basic concepts of course and the content) -
2 Reading and literature review What is Politics? Different definitions of Politics. Definition of Political Science and basic approaches. Definition of concepts such as Model-Theory and Paradigm and their relation with political science Lecture, discussion
3 Reading and literature review Politics and State? Different definitions of state. Duty of state. Threats on the sovereignty of state Lecture, discussion
4 Reading and literature review What is Democracy? Types of Democracy, different approaches on democracy Lecture, discussion
5 Reading and literature review Legitimacy Lecture, discussion
6 Reading and literature review Governments, Systems, Regimes Lecture, discussion
7 Reading and literature review Political Parties Lecture, discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading and literature review Party Systems and Preparation for examination: General and comparative review of subjects. Repetition of common points Lecture, discussion
10 Reading and literature review Representation Lecture, discussion
11 Reading and literature review Elections and Voting Lecture, discussion
12 Reading and literature review Groups, Interests and Movements Lecture, discussion
13 Reading and literature review A Crisis in Politics Lecture, discussion
14 Reading and literature review Political Ideologies (Liberalism and Conservatism) Lecture, discussion
15 Reading and literature review Political Ideologies (Socialism and Preparation for examination: General and comparative review of subjects. Repetition of common points) Lecture, discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -