Introduction to Political Science I

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στην Πολιτική Επιστήμη I / Introduction to Political Science I
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEftichia Teperoglou
Course ID100001036

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

Registered students: 331
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course115

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students will be able to understand main theories of Political Science. They will acquire a basic direction in the various ways/ approaches of studying politics, while main aim is to provide the opportunity to systematize these concepts in the next semester. The main aim is the one of developing a critical analysis of the main concepts of Politics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The main aim of this course is to offer an introduction to the various forms of the political phenomenon. The objective of the course is to present the main concepts and theories in Political Science in an attempt to familiarize students with different aspects of political analysis and explanations of political phenomena. After an introduction to the central question "What is politics?, we examine the following concepts: "power", "political system", the "State",the "civil society",the "ideology / s", the "nation" and "nationalism" Emphasis is also given to the study of parties and party systems.
Political Science, Democracy, Ideologies, Political Representation, Political Decision, Political Parties, Party Systems
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • 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
Reading Assigment552
Student Assessment
Final written exam ( due to the pandemic with use of the elearning platform)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Heywood, Andrew (2014) Εισαγωγή στην Πολιτική, 4η Έκδοση, Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίκεντρο
Additional bibliography for study
Roskin, Michael/Cord, Robert/Medeiros, James/ Jones, Walter (2008) Εισαγωγή στην Πολιτική Επιστήμη, 10η Έκδοση, Επίκεντρο, Θεσσαλονίκη. Hague, Rod/ Harrop, M. (2011) Συγκριτική Πολιτική και Διακυβέρνηση, Κριτική, Αθήνα Lowndes, D. Marsh, G. Stoker, επιστ. επιμ. Ανδρέας Γκόφας, Γιώργος Ευαγγελόπουλος (2020) Θεωρία και μέθοδοι της πολιτικής επιστήμης, Εκδόσεις Πεδίο, Αθήνα
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