Comparative approach to national and international democratic challenges¿

lpols1330  2024-2025  Louvain-la-Neuve

Comparative approach to national and international democratic challenges¿
5.00 credits
15.0 h
Bottin Jehan (compensates Rihoux Benoît); Rihoux Benoît;
Main themes
In this course, students will study national and international democratic challenges through a world parliament simulation.
Learning outcomes

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.
This course deals with national and international democratic challenges, with inputs from the students themselves.
Teaching methods
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
This course is based on writing individual and collective analytical documents and on their oral presentation and discussion. There is no exam, the evaluation is based on the individual and collective assignements. 50% for individual writing an oral assignements, 50% for collective writing and oral assignement.
Other information
This course demands active student participation and a reading, writing and speaking command of English.
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
Learning outcomes
Minor in Political Sciences

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Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Bachelor in Political Sciences: General

Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Minor "Decentering History: Subalternities and postcolonial Studies"