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 and Business Management (English)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

3.00

Language of instruction

English

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

1389-20-01-VZ-DE-09