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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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VALTP1 Introduction to Political Science 5 ECTS

Learning outcomes

To provide students with a basic knowledge of the key concepts, theories, methods, and research problems in political science.


The students become familiar with political science as a scholarly discipline and develop an understanding of the main political ideologies and types of political systems.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

A series of lectures.

Modes of study

Lectures + literature, a book exam and/or a compensatory essay to be agreed on with the teacher in charge.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Heywood, Politics. Palgrave 2007. 3rd edition (2 ECTS)

Further information

Degree/major subject students: it is recommended that students take this course simultaneously with the course YYHT1 Current Issues in Social Sciences (General Studies).

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
Basic Studies (Political Science)
School of Management