Contemporary Political Philosophy I

Course Information
TitleΝεότερη Πολιτική Φιλοσοφία I / Contemporary Political Philosophy I
CodeΚΥ0104
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDionysios Drosos
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID100001039

Programme of Study: UPS School of Political Sciences (2014-today)

Registered students: 187
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course115

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600060250
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the courses, students will be in touch with modern political philosophy, they will be able to recognize the difference between the main political theories, they will know the basic elements of the political theories and they will be in position to use the main philosophical concepts concerning politics.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course deals with the theoritical and historical dimension of the modern political thought. In particular, it examines Machiavelli's, Hobbes', Spinoza's, Locke's, Montesquieu's and Rousseau's conceptions. In addition, the course further delved into the particularly interesting, especially for the contemporary situation, opinions of these thinkers on war and peace.
Keywords
Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, war, peace
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.4
Reading Assigment48.51.8
Written assigments501.8
Total137.55
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Janet Coleman, Ιστορία της πολιτικής σκέψης. Από τον Μεσαίωνα μέχρι την Αναγέννηση, Κριτική, Αθήνα 2006. Quentin Skinner, Τα θεμέλια της νεότερης πολιτικής σκέψης, Αλεξάνδρεια, Αθήνα 2005. Μακιαβέλλι, Ο Ηγεμόνας.
Last Update
05-04-2017