Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2022-23

“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 Criminology).

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)

  • CG.1 : Capacity to find, analyse and synthesise information.
  • CG.2 : Capacity for teamwork: collaborating with others and contributing towards a common project.
  • CG.3 : Capacity for self-learning and adapting to new situations.
  • CG.4 : Capacity to take decisions, putting one's knowledge into practice and handling technical instruments.
  • CG.5 : Capacity for criticism and self criticism.


General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA.3 : Capacity for oral and written communication.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Be able to describe fundamental concepts in the fields of psychology, sociology, law and natural sciences that are needed to provide a global analysis of criminal phenomena and deviation.
  • CE6 : Be able to identify public policy strategies affecting the field of criminology and responses to crime and deviation.
  • CE8 : Be able to argue and describe different points of view and debate them in a logical and coherent manner and present conclusions in an appropriate academic format when dealing with questions of criminal policy, victimisation, criminalisation and responses to crime and deviation as well as on the perception and interpretation of the same by the communications media, public opinion and official reports.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2022-23

In this area, a fundamental objective is to fulfil the training criteria defined in the competences of the subject. In this way, it will tend to provide solid and critical knowledge of the introductory bases of the Area of Political Science and Administration as a foundation for the adequate training of graduates in Criminology. In this way, the student will be able to increase his analysis tools to understand and study the political and social processes.

Among the instrumental objectives of the subject is the ability to argue and discuss theoretical / practical formulations, which affect the field of study of the subject. Constructing a set of theoretical arguments, applying it to specific cases, as well as the correct definition of ideas and facts, expressed orally and / or in writing, are equally instrumental objectives.





Code: 18507
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