POLS302 Contemporary Political Thought

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
POLS302 Contemporary Political Thought 3 0 6 WED 15:00-17:50
Prerequisite POLS301 It is a prerequisite to

None

Lecturer Emel Topcu Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
14:00-15:00
Tuesday:
9:00-11:00
Wednesday:
11:00-12:00
Thursday:
12:00-14:00
B F1.31 - 033 957 410
E-mail etopcu@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives This course is designed to discuss key theoretical traditions concepts in contemporary political thought. This course's aim is to introduce students to how these seemingly abstract debates actually deal with experiences in our everyday lives. The course is designed for an analytic demonstration for general education in the area of contemporary political thought theory.
Textbook W. Kymlicka. (2002). Contemporary Political Philosophy an Introduction. Oxford University Press
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Explain in speech and writing the essential elements of all the Contemporary political theoretical traditions covered;
  2. Understand and identify key concepts in political thought from a historical perspective;
  3. Apply gained knowledge of contemporary political thought on the real politics of today.
  4. Use the critical and analytical skills in assessing main sources in political thought.
  5. Assess the main works of leading political thought thinkers.
Teaching Methods This course employs a range of teaching and learning methods such as online lecturing, written assignments, essays, (synchronize video verbal exams)- NOTE: The Ministry of education of Sarajevo Kanton decision will be followed for the method of mid-term and final exams and students of the course will be informed in advance.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction to the course Syllabus
Week 2 Introduction to the course, expectations and requirements Syllabus
Week 3 The general outlook of the context of the course / Utilitarianism Textbook: pp:1-9
Week 4 Utilitarianism Textbook: pp: 10-52
Week 5 Liberal Equality Textbook: pp:53-101
Week 6 Libertarianism Textbook: pp:102-165
Week 7 MID TERM EXAM Textbook: pp:1-165
Week 8 Marxism Textbook: pp:166-207
Week 9 Communitarianism Textbook: pp:208-283
Week 10 Citizenship Theory Textbook: pp:284-326
Week 11 Multiculturalism Textbook: pp: 327-376
Week 12 Multiculturalism Textbook: pp: 327-376
Week 13 Feminism Textbook: pp: 377-431
Week 14 Feminism Textbook: pp: 377-431
Week 15 Final remarks and discussions Textbook: pp:165-431
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 30 1,2,3,4,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Mid-term Exam 1 30 1,2,3,4,5
Essay 1 1 15 1,3,4,5
Essay 2 1 15 1,3,4,5
Participation 1 10 3,5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Final Exam Study 2 15 30
Assignments 3 15 45
Home Study 1 14 14
Mid-term Exam Study 2 8 16 Mid-term Exam Study 2 8 16
        Total Workload Hours = 166
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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