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Syllabus Comparative European Politics - 54802

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Last update 26-02-2019
HU Credits: 1

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: European Studies

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: English

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Anton Pelinka

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: By appointment

Teaching Staff:
Prof Anton Pelinka

Course/Module description:
In any session, there will be an introductory lecture followed by questions, answers, and debates

Course/Module aims:
Understanding Europe by comparing its different political systems, including the European Union

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Being able to understand and to analyze the complexities of European politics

Attendance requirements(%):
All sessions must be attended

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lecture, discourse, brief presentations of the different papers outline

Course/Module Content:
Comparison of different political systems, including the European Union.

Required Reading:
Mark Kesselman, Joel Krieger, et al., Introduction to Comparative Politics. Political Challenges and Changing Agendas. 2019 (Boston)

Additional Reading Material:
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Guy Verhofstadt, For Europe! Manifesto for a postnational revoltuion in Europe. 2012 (Munich)

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 15 %
Participation in Tutorials 40 %
Project work 45 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.