DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000544

Political Philosophy

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Povilas Aleksandravičius (povilasal@hotmail.com)

a. o: Algirdas Degutis, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Povilas Aleksandravičius

Institute of Philosophy and Humanities


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Not applicable

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

Face-to-face

2 semester

Lithuanian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Secondary education

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

To cultivate student’s independent and critical thinking and to introduce him to the main paradigms of the political philosophy.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Will be able to apply faculties of philosophical thinking to the area of the political philosophy Will be able to understand the political philosophy, its categories, disciplines and paradigms; will be able to comprehend, analyze and interpret basic texts of the political philosophy Will be able to analyze, reasonably explain and evaluate various actual political phenomena of global and local profile Will be able to formulate, critically evaluate and solve philosophical problems of personal life and social activity in the area of religion Will be able to work in various social areas using the categories of political philosophy

Problem-oriented lectures, discussions, essays, preparation of reports

Report, test, exam


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

1. Introduction. The overview of political situation of contemporary world. The objet of political philosophy.

2

5

7

4

Reading the literature, report, peer review.

2. The doctrines of political philosophy in the history of Western civilization.

5

10

15

48

Reading the literature, report, peer review.

3. The contemporary paradigms of political philosophy.

3

5

8

24

Reading the literature, report, peer review.

4. Lithuanian political philosophy.

2

5

7

10

Reading the literature, report, peer review.

5. The philosophical analyses of some crucial moments of political history of XXth century.

4

7

11

26

Reading the literature, report, peer review.

Exam

2

2

Overall

16

32

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

50

Throughout the semester

2 points: actively participate in discussions, answer questions, formulate questions and problems, make critical comments; 1 point: take part in discussions, answer questions; 0 points: close to does not participate in discussions or spent more than a third workshop.

Examination

50

January

The test consists of 6 questions of equal severity, for each correct answer given 0.5 points (3 points possible). Each answer to an open question considered 2 possible points: 2 points for a very good conveyed subject material and for a demonstration of analytical thinking; 1 point for properly conveyed subject material and / or for a poor demonstration of analytical thinking; 0 points for weakly conveyed subject material and for the lack of analytical thinking.