DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000572

Democracy in XX Century: Peaks and Low-tides of Democracy

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Asta Visockaitė (astaviso@mruni.eu)

a. o: Asta Visockaitė

Institute of Political Sciences


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

1 semester

Lithuanian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Not applicable

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

Main goal of this course - to introduce students to the democracy and development of democracy analysis, to the diversity of concepts and theories of democracy, asumptions, conditions, factors and stages of democratization and assumptions of (in) consolidation, risks and challenges of democracy

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

Changes of the political system and democracy. Political changes and democratization in the late twentieth century.

5

0

2

0

0

0

7

14

Reading scientific literature

Democracy and democratization: different theoretical perspectives. Development of democratization analysis. Variety of concepts and theories of democratization

5

0

2

0

0

0

7

14

Reading scientific literature

Assumptions, conditions and causes of democratization. Stages of democratization and assumptions for (non) consolidation of democracy

4

0

3

0

0

0

7

14

Reading scientific literature

Democratization and consolidation of democracy. Selection of institutional model. Influence of institutional framework to the consolidation and stability of democracy.

4

0

2

0

0

0

6

22

Reading scientific literature

The difficulties and dangers of the democratization process: cases of semi-democracy

5

0

2

0

0

0

7

14

Reading scientific literature

Processes of democratization in East and Middle Europe

5

0

3

0

0

0

8

20

Reading scientific literature

Democratization and consolidation of democracy: case of Lithuania

4

0

2

0

0

0

6

14

Reading scientific literature

Assessment (exam)

2

2

Written exam (integral test to check theoretical and practical knowledge)

Overall

32

0

16

0

0

0

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

50

during semester

2 points: group and individual presentation, classroom workshop activities, participation in discussions during seminars. 2 points: revision test, colloquium.

Examination

50

during exam session

A test consists of open and closed questions: 6 points: excellent knowledge and skills – 84-100 percent of correct answers. 5 points: good knowledge and skills – 67-83 procent of correct answers. 4 points: average knowledge and skills – 50-66 procent of correct answers. 3 points: satisfactory knowledge and skills – 33-49 procent of correct answers. 2 points: knowledge and skills are less than satifactory – 16-32 procent of correct answers. 1 point: knowledge and skills hardly meet minimal requirements – 6-15 procent of correct answers. 0 points: knowledge and skills do not meet minimal requirements – 0-5 procent of correct answers.