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Introduction to Political Science 1

  • Course Code :
    PSC 101
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Faculty of Economics & Political Science

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Area of Study :

The core of the course revolves around playing out a general framework of the central concepts that are essential for the kick start into the field of political science. In light of this, the following concepts, among others, are covered; the definition of political science, state, nation, government, elections, interest groups, pressure groups, political parties, public opinion, political culture, legislatives, executives, judiciary, revolution, resistance, violence, institutions, reforms, sovereignty and legitimacy, public and private spheres, as well as the types of political systems and regimes. Course Goals: • Become aware of the goals, properties and functions of the state and its domestic institutions and groups. • Comprehend and analyze the issues raised by political philosophers and intellectuals, such as; identity, democracy, existence and freedom. • Be aware of different political systems and types of government.

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Introduction to Political Science 1

The core of the course revolves around playing out a general framework of the central concepts that are essential for the kick start into the field of political science. In light of this, the following concepts, among others, are covered; the definition of political science, state, nation, government, elections, interest groups, pressure groups, political parties, public opinion, political culture, legislatives, executives, judiciary, revolution, resistance, violence, institutions, reforms, sovereignty and legitimacy, public and private spheres, as well as the types of political systems and regimes.

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Introduction to Political Science 1

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define the theoretical frameworks related to contemporary political affairs, such as state institutions, types of regimes and state-society relationships.
2- Recognize political factors such as the presidential and parliamentary elections, constitutional drafting, revolutions and resistance.
3- Identify the importance and frameworks of issues or concepts of citizenship, state, democracy, social movements, justice and freedom as well as civic engagement and constitutional processes.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Employ the critical way of thinking.
2- Deepen the knowledge of and the functions of states, institutions and groups, and political processes such as elections, constitutional drafting and peaceful political resistance.
3- Emphasize on understanding the challenges faced by the political community in Egypt and abroad.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Relate and connect between historical events and political theories with contemporary political issues such as the January 25, 2011 events or the June 30, 2013 events and their consequences.
2- Employ the gained knowledge in the analysis of a variety of case studies.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Construct logical arguments.
2- Evaluate social media and other new sources.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introductory Lecture and Course Outline 3 1
Social Contractualists 6 2
Social Contractualists [Continued] 3 1
Final Exam 1
Introduction to political science + States, nations and governments 3 1
Introduction to political science + States, nations and governments 3 1
Democracy, Totalitarianism and Authoritarianism 6 2
Democracy, Totalitarianism and Authoritarianism 3 1
Midterm Exam 1
Presidential and Parliamentary Systems 6 2
Presidential and Parliamentary Systems [Continued] 3 1
Semi-Presidential Systems 3 1

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Introduction to Political Science 1

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Demonstration videos
Presentation
Simulations
Debates
Group discussion
Research Paper

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Introduction to Political Science 1

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What

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Introduction to Political Science 1

Books:

Book Author Publisher
Political Science An Introduction Roskin PEARSON

Recommended books :

Michael G. Roskin, Political Science: An Introduction (Twelfth Edition), Pearson Education, 2012.

Periodicals :

Resat Bayer, “Peaceful transitions and democracy”, Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 47 No. 5, 2010, (535-546).

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