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VALIB4C1 Introduction to Political Science 3 ECTS
Organised by
Political Science/ISSS
Person in charge
Erika Säynässalo

Learning outcomes

The objective of the module is to provide students with the necessary tools for understanding the meaning of the concept ‘politics’, and to familiarize them with the main theoretical frameworks, research strategies, and objects of study in political science.


The module examines the main concepts, theories, and methods used in political science.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Written exams on the general examination day or compensatory courses.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials


Marsh, D. & Stoker, G. Theory and Methods in Political Science. 2nd edition,Palgrave 2002.

Heywood, A. Politics. 3rd edition, Palgrave 2007.

Belongs to following study modules

University Services
School of Management
Political Science (Political Science/ISSS)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Management