• Length:
    10 Weeks
  • Effort:
    4–5 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
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  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

None

About this course

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Politics impact all of us. Everyday, political decisions impact many areas of our lives. In the 21st century, multiple paradoxes blur our vision of these decisions. 
  • In which context are these decisions made?
  • What is power in a multi-level society?
  • Does the state remain the main political actor, if it is in competition with international and regional organizations?
  • Can democracy – pushed forward by the international community – coexist with authoritarian, or even totalitarian, regimes?
  • What is the role of ideologies in contemporary politics?
The course aims at understanding and explaining political phenomena from a critical standpoint.

The course material and exercises are in English but please note that the videos are in French with English subtitles.

What you'll learn

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At the end of the course, you will be able to:
  • Define and explain concepts of political science
  • Link concepts with their authors and, more broadly, with the concrete phenomena they refer to
  • Understand how to analyze political events

Meet your instructors

Nathalie Schiffino-Leclercq
Professeure
Université catholique de Louvain
Pierre Baudewyns
Professeur
Université catholique de Louvain
Vincent Legrand
Professeur
Université catholique de Louvain
Min Reuchamps
Professeur
Université catholique de Louvain

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