7.5 ECTS credits
This course gives an introduction to political thinking in a historical perspective, from antiquity to our time. Influential theories of the state, freedom, justice, gender, and cultural diversity are analysed and contrasted, alongside political ideologies such as liberalism, conservatism, socialism, feminism, and environmentalism. The aim of the course is that students acquire basic knowledge and understanding of the development of political ideas in the Western world, and develop competence and skills in analysing and contrasting political and theoretical arguments and ideological positions. The methodology component includes basic practice in such analysis.
Progressive specialisation: G1N (has only upper‐secondary level entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: General admission requirements
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.