Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Political Organisation , 7.5 credits

(Politikens organisering, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1119ST
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: Second-cycle (Master)
Progressive specialisation: A1N (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed first-cycle course/s)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2020 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Social Sciences at Södertörn University on 2020-02-13 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Social Sciences as the main field of study, and English B or equivalent.

3. Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • account for and explain political organisation conceptually, theoretically, and as a perspective
  • critically reflect on and apply theories and arguments concerning political organisation

4. Course content, modules and examinations

Drawing on the key theme of political organisation, the course theoretically explores causes behind the emergence and maintenance of political organisations. Empirically, the course investigates instances of political organisation, as seen in governments, political parties, civil associations, organised interests, and social movements. Particular attention is accorded to the role of political organisations in democratic governance, capturing the main components of analysis of political organisation.

  • Political Organisation, 7,5 credits
    (Politikens organisering, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    1001, Political Organisation, 7,5 credits
    (Politikens organisering, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
    Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F
    Academic discipline: Social Sciences 100%

5. Course design

The course consists of lectures and seminars.

6. Examination format

Course examination is conducted through seminar participation and written submissions.

Absence from a maximum of two seminars may be compensated for through written assignments, according to instructions.
 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
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.