Checking date: 04/06/2021

Course: 2022/2023

Politics and Society
Study: Bachelor in Sociology (208)

Coordinating teacher: LORENZO CARRASCOSA, LAURA

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


GENERAL: Provide at the student a level of basic knowledge about the socio-political structure of societies. Applicate theoretical and practical knowledge to the field of study. Facilitate reflection, analysis and discussion of socio-political issues. SPECIFIC: Introduce the main concepts and theoretical debates of sociopolitical analysis. Familiarize the student with the political-institutional configurations of contemporary societies. Explain causal mechanisms that mediate relations between society and politics. Identify and understand empirical analysis models. Develop the skills of understanding, interpretation, presentation and argumentation. Stimulate debate and critical opinion.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Society, politics and power Political structure Politics in the state: constitutive elements, institutions, forms of government Citizenship and political culture Political actors Politics as a result Policy challenges today
Learning activities and methodology
Theory (4ECTS). Theory classes with materials available in Aula Global. Practices (2ECTS). Videos, case studies, best practices and presentations. Group tutorials to solve problems, doubts, etc.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Batlle i Rubio, A. (coord.). Diez textos básicos de ciencia política. Ariel. 1992
  • Bourdieu, P.. Poder, derecho y clases sociales. Palimpsesto. 2000
  • Sádaba, I.. Acción colectiva y movimientos sociales en las redes digitales. Aspectos históricos y metodológicos. Arbor . 2012

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.