Introduction to Political Science

Students are familiarised with a wide range of political science topics: - the relationship between political ideas and political interests, and their impact on political decision-making - politics and constitution - populism, extremism and terrorism - democracy and dictatorship - the political science systems approach - various methods of political science work.

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Michael Thöndl, Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft, 2. Aufl. Wien, Köln, Weimar 2015, sowie diverse Texte für die Übungen. Heywood, Andrew (2007): Politics. 3rd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (BEWE)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, small group work, discussions.

Assessment methods and criteria

Classroom teaching, group assignments, written final exam

Infos

Degree programme

European Economy & Business Management (Bachelor)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

3.00

Language of instruction

German

Curriculum

Full-Time

Academic year

2021

Semester

1 WS

Incoming

No

Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students can - Reproduce the main aspects of political science problems and distinguish them from everyday political understanding - Describe and illustrate the main theoretical principles - Describe political science problems - Explain political developments - Apply theoretical models to simple practical examples - Interpret scientific texts, to identify and evaluate their statements - Trite own texts according to scientific criteria - Formulate scientific arguments

Course code

0389-20-01-VZ-DE-09