Political ideas and values in Europe

leuro1202  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Political ideas and values in Europe
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
This course explores, from a number of angles, the political ideas which have shaped the history of Europe. Particular attention will be paid to the emergence and development of values fundamental to European political culture, such as democracy, individual freedom, equality and solidarity. We will relate these discussions to current events.
Learning outcomes

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

1 Students will gain a firm grasp of certain political concepts, such as freedom, democracy and equality. They will learn to understand the nuances of these concepts, and how they have evolved through the various schools of thought in Europe.
We will perform a critical analysis of the influence of these concepts on European political history and on contemporary issues in society, illustrating this with topical examples.
Students will examine differences in the way these concepts are interpreted in Member States, in the light of their historical, cultural, political and social development.
Evaluation methods
En fonction de la situation sanitaire, l’évaluation se fera sous forme de devoirs réguliers, communiqués via Teams, avec éventuellement un examen écrit final, individuel ou en groupe.
Online resources
Toutes les informations, communications et ressources seront partagées via Teams.
Teaching materials
  • Toutes les informations, communications et ressources seront partagées via Teams.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Minor in Culture and Creation

Minor in European Studies

Minor in French Studies

Minor in Literary Studies