European Political Systems/Political System of the Republic of Poland
|Kod przedmiotu:||2102-ANG-M-D2EPSP||Kod Erasmus / ISCED:||14.1 / (0312) Politologia i wiedza o społeczeństwie|
|Nazwa przedmiotu:||European Political Systems/Political System of the Republic of Poland|
|Jednostka:||Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Studiów Międzynarodowych|
|Punkty ECTS i inne:||
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The Course is designed for those students who have some basic knowledge from the political science, i.e. they know what are the basic theories used in political science, they know the history of political thought, as well as who have a knowledge concerning modern political history and about the processes of the political transition and transformation.
mieszany: w sali i zdalnie
The Course is designed to provide students with through understanding of European and Polish political systems and processes, as well as the ideas and issues that have shaped contemporary politics.
Throughout the course, comparisons with political systems in other countries will be made as a point of reference to provide the student with a framework for understanding politics, society and political ideology in Polish and European countries.
The Course is designed to provide students with through understanding of European and Polish political systems and processes, as well as the ideas and issues that have shaped contemporary politics. The Republic or Monarchy, the Parliament, political parties, the Government and the Prime Minister, political ideology, political culture and foreign policy are the main topics discussed in this curse. Throughout the course, comparisons with political systems in other countries will be made as a point of reference to provide the student with a framework for understanding Polish politics and society.
Class sessions will include lectures and discussions and students are required to actively participate and contribute to these discussions. The required weekly reading will be presented by students in a seminar fashion. Students are required to pass the final test.
Whilst students are expected to learn the fundamentals of politics in countries in Europe and Poland, this course is not about “memorizing” factual detail. Rather, they should approach this class from an analytical perspective. Students are also expected to keep up with current affairs in Europe and Poland by reading publications such as: The Economist, Polityka, and daily newspapers such as The Guardian, The Times, (all available in the common student area – in Bibliotheca).
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
• have a through understanding of the different types of political systems in Europe
• have a through understanding of the system of government and the political process in Poland
• acquire a good grasp of the key political/historical/ideological developments in post WWII Europe and Poland
• become familiar with current issues/debates in contemporary politics in European countries and Poland
1. Nóra Chronowski, Tímea Drinóczi, Tamara Takács, Governmental Systems of Central and Eastern European States, 1st edn., Oficyna a Wolter Kluwer business, Warszawa 2011 – basic lecture.
2. Arend Lijphart, Patterns of Democracy. Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries, Yale University Press, New Haven and London 1999 – basic lecture
3. Stanisław Sulowski (ed.), The Political System of Poland, (1st edition), Warsaw, ELIPSA: 2007 (or most recent edition available) – basic lecture.
4. Andrzej Antoszewski, Parties and party systems in the EU Member States at the Turn of the 20th and 21st Centuries, Edn. Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2010.
5. Regular reading of major international newspapers (e.g., New York Times, The Times, International Herald Tribune, BBC) and usage of the WWW are strongly recommended. All sessions will start with a discussion of current events in the field of political systems and elections.
6. Additional readings assigned for particular session (usually available online) – a large variety of articles from such sources as: and others (to be announced).
|Efekty uczenia się:||
After finishing this course students should:
1. Student has an comprehensive knowledge about institutions and levels of political systems in European countries and forms of participation in these countries (K_W03).
2. Student has an extended knowledge of the structures of political systems in European countries as well as their changes in history (K_W05).
3. Student has a knowledge of rules of functioning of the political systems, about political processes, in comparative perspective as well as other organizations and institution in connection with the state institutions and organs (K_W06).
4. The student has knowledge of historical and contemporary perspective in the Polish, European dimension on: how can citizens participate in the state’s structures and what impact they have on policy-making processes (K_W07).
5. Student can understand mechanisms, reasons and methods which are important for the political sphere and is able to predict them by him/herself. Student is able to do research and explain by him/herself the meaning of different, changing structures in contemporary political systems in different countries (K_U02).
6. Student has the skill to show and explain basics, mechanisms and values of the democratic and undemocratic state. Student can assess critically different political institutions and political decisions as well as development of civil society with particular emphasis on the political culture in different European countries (K_U04).
7. Has foreign language skills in political science according to requirements for B2+ level of the European Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (K_U13).
8. Student will be able to participate in the elections, referendums, also in groups or teams that implement different, concrete political aims (K_K01).
9. Student can take part in building different, political institutional and other forms of activity of citizens (K_K02).
|Metody i kryteria oceniania:||
The students will be evaluated based on their whole semester performance. The final grade will be based on combination of factors that include (however students cannot complete the course without passing the final exam):
1. Class participation 10%. This includes regular attendance as well as meaningful participation in class discussions. No more than two unexcused absences will be allowed in this course.
2. Gathering information on current issues concerning political systems and preparation of short notes with comments 10%
3. Introductory presentation related to the session’s topic 35% (individual or group - depending on the number of students attending this course)
4. Final exam 45% (the exam will require to demonstrate knowledge of all material covered during the course – readings, lectures and class discussions; the structure of exam will involve a combination of multiple choice questions and essay questions)
Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Warszawski.