sap course 1429474738

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 387

Course Title:

South European Politics

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Politics in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy with a view to political and economic transformations during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Junior
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. Richard Gunter, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Hans-Jürgen Puhle (eds.), The Politics of Democratic Consolidation: Southern Europe in Comparative Perspective (Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995).
Course Objective: 

The major aim of this course is to present an overview of political and economic transformations in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy during the 19th and 20th centuries. The course is designed to survey the historical origins of democratic instability, the corporatist-authoritarian experience and transformation processes in the Southern European context from a comparative perspective.

Extended Description: 

Politics in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy with a view to political and economic transformations during the 19th and 20th centuries. The political and social contours of Southern European history. Authoritarianism in the Southern European context. Transitions to democracy from a comparative perspective. Military and democratic consolidation. The problem of legitimacy. Europeanization of Southern Europe.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Understand the historical processes and factors that shape the Southern European political structure.
2. Understand the conceptual framework for assessing Southern European politics.
3. Employ a comparative framework to assess different country experiences in the region.
4. Identify the distinctive features Southern European politics.
5. Access and make effective use of the sources of knowledge on the topic.
6. Communicate effectively in speech and writing.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Peer Teaching
Demonstrating
Oral Presentation
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Written Project
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
32
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

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