Political Philosophy

Course content

The course concerns the normative political basis for societal organization. Classical theories in political philosophy and their foundations are scrutinized, focusing in particular on recent and contemporary such theories. Themes include justice, equality, freedom, democracy, power, community, feminism, conservatism, nationalism, pluralism, multiculturalism, identity politics and methodology in political philosophy.

Teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. Twice a week there is lecture; once a week there is a seminar where the students in groups work on short writing exercises and have other activities around the central texts / questions of the course.

Written
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination
Exam registration requirements

In order to meet the requirement of active participation, which is a requirement for taking the standard exam, 7 out of 8 written assignments must be approved, including the two individual assignments (the rest of the assignments are group assignments). Also, for each of the individual assignments, students must receive oral feedback from a teacher in addition to written feedback.

Aid
Only certain aids allowed

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Marking scale
7-point grading scale

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 82
  • Preparation
  • 322,5
  • English
  • 404,5

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HFIB00831U
ECTS
15 ECTS
Programme level
Bachelor
Bachelor choice
Master’s minor subject
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Spring
Studyboard
Study Board of Communication
Contracting department
  • Department of Communication
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Nils Holtug   (4-726c7370446c7971326f7932686f)
Teacher

Nils Holtug, Mikko Salmela

Saved on the 04-01-2024

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