Political Science

lespo1114  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Political Science
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Q1 or Q2
Language
English
Main themes
This introduction to the discipline will refer to concrete questions a political science student is asking to himself, and more generally, any citizen who tries to understand how the political and the civil spheres are organized. What is political action, politics, a policy? What is the meaning of power? What is legitimate power? What is a political system? What is democracy? Which are the principal collective actors of the political system (political parties, special interest groups)? Which are the values, materialists and "post materialists", of the citizens? What about political participation of the citizens? Which are the principal determinants of the vote? Is there a citizenship's crisis?
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The course must allow the student to be familiarized with basic theoretical problems, orientations and conceptual apparatus of political science.
 
Content
This introduction to the discipline will refer to concrete questions a political science student is asking herself/himself, and more generally, any citizen who tries to understand how the political and the civil spheres are organized. What is political action, politics, a policy? What is the meaning of power? What is legitimate power? What is a political system? What is democracy? Which are the principal collective actors of the political system (political parties, special interest groups)? Which are the values, materialists and "post materialists", of the citizens? What about political participation of the citizens? Which are the principal determinants of the vote? Is there a citizenship’s crisis?
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The evaluation is twofold: on the one hand, a multiple-choice questions exam and, on the other hand, individual works during the semester. Practical information about the course will be delivered and explained by each professor in class.
Other information
Depending on the evolution of sanitary conditions and consequently of the sanitary code, the teaching and evaluation mode will possibly change, in whole or in part, to remote mode via one or several computer tools provided by the University.  Students enrolled in the course will be informed by e-mail.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Minor in Human and Social Sciences

Bachelor in Economics and Management

Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology

Minor in Political Sciences

Bachelor in Information and Communication

Bachelor in Political Sciences: General

Bachelor : Business Engineering

Bachelor in Human and Social Sciences

Approfondissement 'Principes de maîtrise de l'actualité'