HSP378 Politology

Code HSP378
Name Politology
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Social Science
Faculty
Academic staff Gunārs Ozolzīle, Sandra Stašāne, Ingūna Irbīte, Aivars Karlsons
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The subject teaches about the political system of the society and about the power enforcement mechanisms. It develops the skills to analyze the problems of political philosophy and international relations. The subject matter is analyzed in the context of the history and theories of politics. Many issues are explained through the prism of the development process of Latvia’s independence..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the subject is to teach the basic political competencies that a citizen needs. These skills will encourage the political socialization of students and thus promote the development of a democratic society in our country. The lessons help improve the analytical skills and better understand the political processes taking place in the society.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Understanding of the main regularities governing the functioning of a political system - Seminar discussion, test questions
Ability to recognize and compare different government systems. Ability to apply this knowledge when discussing the necessity to change the state government system. - Group discussion, test questions
Ability to recognize and compare different electoral systems. Ability to apply this knowledge when discussing the change of the state electoral system. - Seminar discussion, test questions
Ability to recognize and compare political ideologies. Ability to apply this knowledge in the analysis of the political spectrum in Latvia. - Seminar discussion, test questions
Knowledge of the democracy theories. Ability to apply this knowledge in the analysis of different political systems. - Group discussion, exercises, test questions
Ability to apply the studied theories in practice and to participate in a competent and substantiated discussion on the main problems of international relations - Group discussion, exercises, test questions
Final assessment of study results - Final test
Course prerequisites not necessary

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