Classical Political Theory and Philosophy

Course Information
TitleΚλασική Πολιτική Θεωρία και Φιλοσοφία / Classical Political Theory and Philosophy
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAristotelis Stilianou
Course ID600016239

Programme of Study: Political Theory

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course2110

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the courses, students will be in touch with modern political theories, they will be able to recognise the difference between the main political theories of Modernity, they will know the basic elements of the political theories from Machiavelli to Marx and they will be in position to use the main philosophical concepts concerning politics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
After a brief introduction to the history of the concept of modern political philosophy, the course presents a critical overview of political theories in Modernity, as Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel and Marx. Intellectual and theoretical currents are in turn contextualized in terms of contemporary political issues and conflicts.
Classical Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Politics, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Spinoza, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Marx
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1043.8
Written assigments1304.7
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
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