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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2021-22

“An Introduction to Political Science” corresponds to the Political Science and Administration Area, Department of Legal Studies of the State, University of Alicante. "Introduction to Political Science" (Basic Training of First Course, Second Semester, Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources). 6 credit ETCS.

6 ECTS credits (60 class and presence hours and 90 hours of autonomous work by the student)

The main purpose of the subject is that the student acquires solid knowledge of the Political Science and Administration Area, as well as to handle specific and general skills that allow they will develop an adequate application of the learned for better professional performance, once completed Its formative university stage. Hence the importance of a correct incardination, and balance, between theoretical and practical classes



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG5 : Capacity to relate social processes with the dynamics of labour relations.
  • CG7 : Computer and information skills.
  • CG8 : Oral and written communication skills.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE11 : Capacity to interpret socioeconomic data and indicators relating to the labour market.
  • CE12 : Capacity to apply quantitative and qualitative social research techniques to the workplace.
  • CE16 : Capacity to communicate orally and in writing using the appropriate terminology and techniques.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2021-22

l To know theories on democracy.

l Identify the components of the political system and understand the relationships between the components of a political system.
l Link political and administrative systems with the social and economic context.

l Ability to analyze and synthesize political reality.
l Capacity to manage political information.
l Critical reasoning about political reality.
l Introduction to theories of power, authority, political citizenship and the State.
l Forms of political organization.
l Capacity to identify processes of consensus, negotiation and political conflict.
l Operate quantitative and qualitative research data for policy analysis.




Code: 28008
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,80
Practical credits: 0,60
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,8
    Practical credits: 0,6
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught