Checking date: 06/07/2020

Course: 2022/2023

Political Analysis I
Study: Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Political Science (320)

Coordinating teacher: SIMON COSANO, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Introduction to Politics
On having finished the course, students should be competent to: - analyze basically the current political systems dynamics - identify the political actors involved in different political processes - recognize the main political behaviour and cultural issues - understand the basics of public policy analysis
Description of contents: programme
1. Political culture and political socialization 2. The actors of political system 3. Political and electoral behaviour 4. Politics and Public Policies 5. International and global political dynamics
Learning activities and methodology
Teaching time is distributed according to the following training activities: - Lectures. It includes case studies that illustrate lectures. - Written exercises on basic reading program and presentations by student teams - Other training: specific work on a film; book test; newspaper seminar; structured discussions, etc..
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • COLOMER, J.M.. Ciencia de la Política. Barcelona, Ariel, . 2017.
  • SANCHEZ MEDERO, G. y SANCHEZ MEDERO, R.. Fundamentos de Ciencia Política y de la Administración. Madrid, Tecnos, . 2015.
  • SODARO, M.. Política y Ciencia Política. Madrid, McGraw Hill. 2010 (2ª edición)
  • VALLÉS, J.M. y MARTÍ i PUIG, S. . Ciencia Política. Una introducción. Madrid, Ariel, . 2015.
Additional Bibliography
  • AGUILA, R. del, (ed.),. Manual de ciencia política. Trotta, Madrid,. 1997.
  • CAMINAL BADÍA, M. (ed.),. Manual de ciencia política,. Tecnos, Madrid, . 2006.
  • PASQUINO, G. (ed). Manual de Ciencia Política. Alianza Editorial (9ª edición). 1996

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