European Politics, 7.5 credits

European Politics, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Mikael Rundqvist

Course coordinator

Mikael Rundqvist

Director of studies or equivalent

Mariana S Gustafsson


ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Spring 2020 202009-202013 English Linköping, Valla
F7KPO Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics (Political science) 4 (Spring 2020) 202009-202013 Swedish Linköping, Valla E
F7KPO Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics (Political science) 6 (Spring 2020) 202009-202013 Swedish Linköping, Valla E

Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics

Entry requirements

Completed basic course in Political Science, with at least 22.5 HE credits approved (or the equivalent).

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to

  • demonstrate enhanced knowledge concerning theoretical perspectives, normative positions and empirical circumstances within European politics and administration.

Course content

The course deals with some contemporary and principally interesting topics within European politics and administration, based on central and recent scientific literature in the area. Emphasis is placed on the students’ abilities and skills regarding independent application and critical reflection on analyses of European politics and administration.

Teaching and working methods

The course includes lectures where the course contents are introduced and developed. The lectures complement the reading list. The seminars constitute a central part of the students' learning processes and provide an opportunity to reflect and, in groups, critically discuss, in order to further the students' approach and skills. The student is expected to be well prepared for the lectures and to have completed the seminar preparations according to the instructions in the course description. The student is expected to assimilate the reading list independently and/or in self-organised reading groups.

Parts that involve examination are compulsory. Language of instruction: English


The examination includes written papers and active participation in seminars. . Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
SEMI Seminar 0.5 credits U, G
INUP Individual Assignment 3 credits U, G, VG
GRUP Group Assignment 4 credits U, G, VG

Regulary literature


Schmidt, Vivien A., (2006) Democracy in Europe : the EU and national polities Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2006

ISBN: 0199266980, 9780199266982, 0199266972, 9780199266975

Additional literature


Handouts may be added

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