Introduction to Political Philosophy

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a relevant coursework and a take-home assignment.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • key works within the Western political, philosophical tradition after 1500 and the basic concepts, questions, and frames of understanding of the discipline
  • key thinkers within the history of political philosophy

  • the significance of political philosophy for understanding contemporary international political phenomena such as international organizations and institutions and global social and political movements.

Skills

  • communicating knowledge on political-philosophical issues in a clear, well-structured and comprehensible manner.

Competences

  • identifying the political-philosophical basis for discursive positions, political cultures and response patterns in both contemporary and historical events within international politics
  • applying political-philosophical knowledge in the analysis of concrete issues within contemporary national and international politics.

Extent and expected workload

5 ECTS

Exam

Exams

Name of examIntroduction to Political Philosophy
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a take-home assignment; the content of the assignment must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives. The exact content of the assignment will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester. The assignment paper must comprise a minimum of six pages and a maximum of eight pages.
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAny re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised assignment paper.

Facts about the module

Danish titleIntroduktion til politisk filosofi
Module codeBALISE201814
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities