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Discover Political Science

Understand current political stakesas you learn about important concepts and how to analyze politics with a critical point of view.

This course is archived
Estimated 10 weeks
4–6 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Free
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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.

At a glance

  • Language: English

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

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