This course addresses three basic competences that are common to the degree:
(BC1) Evaluate policies and programs, their implementation, benefits, and results in both global and local contexts.
(BC2) Deliver critical judgments shaped by information coming from several domains ¿ Social Sciences, History, Economy, etc. ¿ and integrate them in the political debate.
(BC3) Use acquired analytical skills to confront postgraduate studies with a higher¿degree of autonomy.
By the end of this course students will have demonstrated the ability to:
(SC1) Identify arguments and their basic components ¿ premises, conclusions, hidden premises, etc.
(SC2) Evaluate arguments in terms of validity, cogency or soundness
(SC3) Defend opinions and claims by taking into account the concepts and analytical skills introduced in the course.
(SC4) Identify common fallacies incurred by politicians in public debates.
(SC5) Enter some standard debates in Political Philosophy from the perspective (methods and concepts) developed in this course.