Discover Political Science

General description

  • Bachelor level course (first Higher Education year for UCLouvain students)
  • For students in social sciences
  • 5 ECTS credits
  • Language: course in English with French speaking subtitled in English videos
  • Starting on September 23, 2019. Final exam to take place in January 2020 (see below)

What you'll learn?

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Define and explain concepts of political science
  • Link concepts with their authors and, more broadly, with the concrete phenomena they refer to
  • Understand how to analyze political events

What are the learning activities?

  • An online course on Edx.org
  • Individual paper to write on the basis of readings.

Evaluation and exam

  • Continuous evaluation through tests at the end of each chapter in the online course. 30% of final grade.
    • PLEASE NOTE: those tests have to be taken respecting specific deadlines between September and December.
  • In-class written exam based on MCQ (in your own university) to be organized between January 4 and 25, 2020 (exact date to be communicated around mid-November 2019). 40% of final grade.
  • Individual paper. 30% of final grade.
  • Re-sit possibility for final exam between August 17 and September 3, 2020.

Preview of the course