Comparative approach to national and international democratic challenges¿

lpols1330  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Comparative approach to national and international democratic challenges¿
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
15.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
English
Prerequisites

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
In this course, students will study national and international democratic challenges through a world parliament simulation.
Aims

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

1 At the end of this course, the students will be able to:
-       Analyse democratic challenges and provide alternative solutions
-       Discuss and defend a position in a written and an oral way
Summarise in a both written and oral way discussions and provide an analytical overview.
 
Content
This course deals with national and international democratic challenges, with inputs from the students themselves.
Teaching methods

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

The course relies on a problems-based approach in the format of a world parliament simulation. Students, in groups and individually, will have to search for information about democratic challenges, provide alternative solutions and discuss them.
Evaluation methods

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

This course is based on writing individual and collective analytical documents and on their oral presentation and discussion.
In the event of an evolution of the coronavirus situation and a change to a code orange or red, continuous evaluation can be organised remotely using computer software provided to teachers and students by the university. The technical conditions of this evaluation linked to the software will be specified to you when the State authorities have decided on the health conditions for the university institutions.
Other information
This course demands active student participation and a reading, writing and speaking command of English.
Bibliography
The background reading for this course is the book:
D. Held, Models of Democracy, 2006 (3rd edition), Cambridge, Polity (available on Moodle).
Students will have to do other readings according to the themes that they have to analyse and discuss.
Un livre fait office de lecture de base :
D. Held, Models of Democracy, 2006 (3rd edition), Cambridge, Polity (disponible sur Moodle).
Les étudiant-e-s devront réaliser d’autres lectures en fonction des thèmes qu’ils/elles doivent analyser et discuter.
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 Political Sciences

Bachelor in Political Sciences: General