|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
Political Organisation , 7.5 credits
|(Politikens organisering, 7,5 högskolepoäng)|
|Subject area:||Political Science|
|Main field of study:||Political Science|
|Academic school:||School of Social Sciences|
|Disciplinary domain:||Social Sciences 100%|
|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)|
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.
Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Social Sciences as the main field of study, and English B or equivalent.
On completion of the course, the student is able to:
|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.
The course consists of lectures and seminars.
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.
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.
|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.