Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Comparative European Politics, 7.5 credits

(Komparativ europeisk politik, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1108ST
Subject area: Political Science
Main field of study: Political Science
Academic school: School of Social Sciences
Disciplinary domain: Social Sciences 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level: C (supplementary)
Progressive specialisation: G2F (First cycle. Entry requirements: minimum 60 credits from first-cycle courses)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2018 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Social Sciences at Södertörn University on 2018-04-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

60 credits in Political Science

3. Learning outcomes

On completing the course the student is able to:

• autonomously describe an critically describe theories of comparative politics and their empirical applicability
• demonstrate understanding of the dynamics and processes of politics and political systems in comparative European contexts
• relate theoretical issues to cases and sub-fields within the study of comparative European politics
• formulate theoretically and empirically relevant research questions within the study of comparative politics

4. Course content, modules and examinations

This course is about the theory, practice and dynamics of comparative politics, one of the major sub-disciplines of political science, with specific application to a particular empirical domain, Europe. Some core theoretical perspectives in comparative politics are discussed. The course also gives an opportunity for specialisation within comparative politics, such as elections and political parties, democratisation, civil society and interest organisations. The course is a useful theoretical preparation for writing a bachelor essay.

  • Comparative European Politics, 7,5 credits
    (Komparativ europeisk politik, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    1001, Comparative European Politics, 7,5 credits
    (Komparativ europeisk politik, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
    Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

5. Course design

Lectures and seminars.

6. Examination format

Autonomous written assignment
Mandatory seminars white written and oral assignments
 The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate for compensatory support from Södertörn University, the examiner may decide on an adapted examination or alternative examination form in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

7. Reading list

If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
Valid from Valid to Decision date Decision board
VT 2019VT 20192018-11-28Ämnesrådet för Statsvetenskap
HT 2019VT 20202019-05-22Ämnesrådet för Statsvetenskap
HT 20202020-05-06Ämnesrådet för statsvetenskap

8. Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

9. Other stipulations
Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1094ST, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1773-2.1.1-2018).