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Syllabus Fundamental Issues in Political Theory: Ideologies - 56886
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Last update 05-10-2018
HU Credits: 4

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: Political Science

Semester: Yearly

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Efraim Podoksik

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: Monday 16:00 - 17:00

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Efraim Podoksik

Course/Module description:
The course is organised as part of preparations towards opening the political thought programme in the department. The course will examine the grand ideologies which have been playing the central role in the politics of the modern world. Specifically, we will discuss liberalism, conservatism and socialism in their various forms.

Course/Module aims:

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
1) To recognise the character of main political ideologies

2) To discern the differences between various kinds of ideological argument and discourse

3) To analyse primary and secondary texts in political thought and the study of ideologies

4) To undertake independent research work in the area of political thought and the study of ideologies

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lectures and class discussions

Course/Module Content:
1) Introduction

2) The Study of Ideologies in the Past and Today

3) Liberalism and the Centre

4) Conservatism and the Right

5) Socialism and the Left

Required Reading:
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Additional Reading Material:
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Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 100 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
1) Cellular phones should be switched off.

2) During the course the teacher may for academic reasons introduce changes into the course programme, including the assignments.
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.
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