Introduction to Political Philosophy

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

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

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • 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

The student must attain

Skills in:

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

Competences

The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • 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.

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 assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies

Facts about the module

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

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities