Checking date: 04/06/2021


Course: 2021/2022

Bachelor Thesis (Political Science)
(14153)
Study: Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Political Science (320)


Coordinating teacher: LOSADA MAESTRE, ROBERTO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Bachelor Thesis
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Only students formalizing the enrollment of all units pending completion of their studies will be able to enroll in the End of Grade Dissertation
Objectives
- Students will get to know a political science topic in depth - They will put into practice the theoretical, methodological and technical and instrumental skills acquired throughout the degree - They will acquire practical experience in using research methods making, at the same time, use of different sources: bibliographic sources, interviews, statistics, etc. - They will become familiar with strategies for reporting scientific and empirical information in the context of a rigorous academic work - They will be able to explain why they chose a specific topic, how structured their research, how they reached their conclusions and what were their sources - They will learn how to communicate the results of a research both verbally and in writing
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The End of Grade Dissertation aims to give students the opportunity to show the scientific and methodological level they have reached in their studies by conducting in-depth work on a specific topic. The End of Grade Dissertation is conceived from a flexible approach: - Critical analysis of existing scientific studies - Critical comparison of two theories - Critical review of interpretations of a given topic - Analysis and results of the student's own project - Analysis of field work already done - Application of sociological theories to a case study - Any other consistent and well founded approach
Learning activities and methodology
- General: Taking into account the number of students who meet the requirements to develop the End of Grade Dissertation, students will be grouped according to the topics of their choice. They will receive: - 3 hours of tutorial in the classroom - 3 hours of individual tutorial - Specific: work to be performed by a single student under the supervision of a teacher. Students will receive: - At least 6 hours of individual tutorial In both cases students are expected to work 300 hours
Assessment System
The final grade for the Final Degree Project will be the result of combining in a weighted way the evaluation given by the tutor with the final evaluation made by an evaluating teacher. The percentage weight of each of them is as follows: Tutor rating: 30% Evaluator Rating: 70% In due time, the students will be able to consult the evaluation matrix.
Additional information

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