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Scienze Politiche

Il Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche propone un indirizzo in lingua italiana in Scienze Politiche e un indirizzo in lingua inglese in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

 Il Corso di Laurea Triennale in Scienze Politiche ha l'obiettivo di assicurare agli studenti un'adeguata padronanza di metodi e contenuti che permettono una conoscenza scientifica della politica contemporanea. A questo scopo, il corso fornisce un quadro teorico di riferimento di tipo interdisciplinare, che include discipline economiche, politologiche, filosofiche, giuridiche, sociologiche, storiche e dei processi comunicativi. Si vuole in questo modo favorire la capacità - ritenuta essenziale per comprendere la politica contemporanea - di cogliere le relazioni tra sistema economico, sistema politico e assetti istituzionali. La didattica è principalmente tradizionale, con lezioni di tipo frontale, nella convinzione che, almeno nella prima fase degli studi universitari, questa metodologia resti la più efficace.

La didattica frontale si integra, comunque, con forme più innovative di insegnamento - grazie ai laboratori, alle prove scritte, ai case studies - così da favorire il naturale passaggio dagli studi triennali a quelli specialistici. L'idea di fondo, che ha già avuto successo in diversi paesi, è quella di offrire una base necessaria per padroneggiare i fenomeni politico-istituzionali, i dibattiti sulle questioni fondamentali della nostra epoca e la dimensione economica della realtà contemporanea.

Notevole è l'attenzione per la formazione linguistica. Al termine del ciclo di studi, il laureato in Scienze Politiche avrà perfezionato la conoscenza e la padronanza - sia scritta sia orale - almeno della lingua inglese e di un'altra lingua straniera (tra arabo, cinese, francese, spagnolo, tedesco e russo). La didattica delle lingue è affidata a docenti madrelingua e si sviluppa lungo tutto il corso degli studi, con livelli intermedi di valutazione affidati a istituti specializzati. Segue un modulo di lingua e competenze accademico-specialistiche insegnato da docenti LUISS che termina con un esame e assegnazione di voto e crediti.

Nell'indirizzo di Politics Philosophy and Economics, cui si possono iscrivere solo studenti con una conoscenza avanzata della lingua inglese, si continua a lavorare sull'"Academic English for Social Studies", oltre che su una o due altre lingue straniere.

Employment and professional opportunities for graduates

Il corso di Laurea Triennale offre una solida preparazione per una vasta gamma di professioni, molte legate a recenti cambiamenti o settori in via di sviluppo in un mondo globalizzato. Al termine del triennio è possibile ipotizzare l'impiego con capacità decisionali, attraverso concorsi pubblici aperti alle lauree triennali o forme di selezione più dirette del personale preceduti da stage/tirocini, nei ranghi dell'Amministrazione Pubblica, delle Istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, di imprese private, nei settori relativi all'organizzazione, alla gestione delle risorse umane e alle relazioni esterne, nonché presso soggetti pubblici e privati che operano in ambito internazionale e nel settore della comunicazione. Tuttavia, lo sbocco principale delle lauree triennali è finora consistito nell'ammissione ad un corso di laurea magistrale (o talvolta ad un Master di primo livello), nella consapevolezza che la preparazione teorica e interdisciplinare acquisita nel triennio ha bisogno, per poter essere valorizzata al meglio nel mondo del lavoro, di essere affinata e finalizzata. A tali finalità rispondono, infatti, i corsi di laurea magistrale attivati in LUISS e i molteplici Master, di primo e di secondo livello, attivati nell'Ateneo.

Study plan

Politics, philosophy and economics

First year (2018-2019)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
AN2Contemporary historyM-STO/048
AT6MicroeconomicsSECS-P/018
AN6SociologySPS/078
AN1StatisticsSECS-S/018

Second semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
AN7Behavioural economics and psychologySECS-P/018
AN3History of political thought (distributive justice)SPS/028
AN4Political philosophySPS/018
AN5Public lawIUS/098

Annual courses

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
AN8Academic englishL-LIN/128
  • TBA

Second year (2019-2020)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
T009International lawIUS/138
  • TBA
T008International relationsSPS/048
  • TBA
T022Methods of social researchSPS/078
  • TBA

Second semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
T007European union lawIUS/148
  • TBA
T004MacroeconomicsSECS-P/018
  • TBA
T006Political scienceSPS/048
  • TBA

Third year (2020-2021)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
T011History of political institutionsSPS/038
  • TBA
T010Political economy of developmentSECS-P/028
  • TBA
T020Political sociologySPS/118
  • TBA
Additional creditsCredits
A scelta dello studente12
Per la prova finale4
Per la conoscenza di almeno una lingua straniera8
Abilità informatiche e telematiche2
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro10
Total number of credits180

Elective courses (12 credits)

At the end of second semester of second year student must compile study plans online through Web Self Service and choose two elective courses in order to complete the 12 compulsory credits into the study plan.

Elective courses

Academic English (8 credits)

Standard course length*: six semesters; five semesters with teachers from external institutions, the last semester with LUISS teachers.

Mandatory Second Language (8 credits)

Course length: five semesters; four semesters with teachers from external institutions, the last semester with LUISS teachers. Course commencement: the 2nd semester of the first year.

University language Center

Final Thesis

The final exam for the bachelor’s degree program consists in a evaluation of a dissertation written in Italian or English, depending on the degree program. The dissertation may be on a topic pertaining to a subject that the student has passed an exam on. It should be noted that bachelor's degree students no have to defend their final paper.

Informazioni sulla Prova Finale

Attività offerte

Course Attendance Course Contents Assessment method
Academic writing workshop Compulsory course for all students enrolled in the II semester of the II year of the bachelor's degree program, course finishes in the I semester of the III year The course fulfills requirements for the final research paper, and students are required to attend and pass the Workshop in order to graduate.
It equips students with the theoretical knowledge and practical competence necessary to produce formal writing that is clear and well-organized, concise, as well as grammatically and orthographically accurate.
This competence is developed by engaging in activities which enable students to produce the kind of writing which is indispensable for the final research paper.
Students must attend regularly (at least 70% of the total contact hours) and produce the required number of written assignments. The workshop teacher can evaluate students' participation in a variety of ways including exercises, written work, class participation, a test or final in-class writing.
Laboratory of data analysis for economics and political sciences (6 CFU sui 10 CFU previsti per le "Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro") Compulsory annual course for all students enrolled in the second year of the bachelor's degree program Competences in data collecting and processing represent a vital toolkit that is an integral part of a full professional profile.
Therefore it is suitable for both public administration and corporations which now, more than ever, need to make decisions based on objective, relevant and timely data in order to be competitive and efficient.
Students attending the laboratory will learn how to gather data of interest in terms of both the topic – political, economic or social – and territorial planning – national or international. In addition, they will be able to process them and use the findings.
Students must attend at least 70% of classes and produce a brief report on data analysis, suggested by the instructor or by the students themselves.
Lab of computer skills (2 CFU)Compulsory course for all students enrolled in the first year of the bachelor's degree program. First semester - First year The course provides the basics of the working principles of modern digital technologies.

Objectives of the class: understanding the concepts of data, information and coding; understanding the combination of hardware and software components, that makes up modern digital devices especially those used in business; understanding the main aspects of modern communication networks, the architecture of the web, and the features of the cloud computing; understanding the concept of software application as solution of specific problems; understanding the concepts of algorithm and computer program; understanding the basic concept of database and the potential of BigData analysis as a tool for decision support; understanding information security key concepts; being aware of the perils arising from the use of malicious software and the exposure of corporate and/or personal sensitive information.
In order to take the final exam and receive credits, students must have completed the following New ECDL modules: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation.
The competences are assessed either via oral or written (on the basis on the number of students) format.

Scienze politiche

First year (2018-2019)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup B
033Political philosophySPS/018
T014General and political sociologySPS/118
358StatisticsSECS-S/018

Second semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup B
037Italian public lawIUS/098
263MicroeconomicsSECS-P/018
101Contemporary historyM-STO/048
264History of political thoughtSPS/028

Annual courses

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
179EnglishL-LIN/128
  • TBA

Second year (2019-2020)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
672MacroeconomicsSECS-P/018
  • TBA
334Methodology of social sciencesM-FIL/028
  • TBA
421International relationsSPS/048
  • TBA

Second semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
AN9European union lawIUS/148
  • TBA
013International lawIUS/138
  • TBA
061Political scienceSPS/048
  • TBA
556Sociology of communicationSPS/088
  • TBA

Third year (2020-2021)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
745Business lawIUS/058
  • TBA
191Economic policySECS-P/028
  • TBA
AP4Theory and history of political parties and movementsM-STO/048
  • TBA
Additional creditsCredits
A scelta dello studente12
Per la prova finale4
Per la conoscenza di almeno una lingua straniera8
Abilità informatiche e telematiche2
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro10
Total number of credits180

Elective courses (12 credits)

At the end of second semester of second year student must compile study plans online through Web Self Service and choose two elective courses in order to complete the 12 compulsory credits into the study plan.

Elective courses

Academic English (8 credits)

Standard course length*: six semesters; five semesters with teachers from external institutions, the last semester with LUISS teachers.

Mandatory Second Language (8 credits)

Course length: five semesters; four semesters with teachers from external institutions, the last semester with LUISS teachers. Course commencement: the 2nd semester of the first year.

University language Center

Final Thesis

The final exam for the bachelor’s degree program consists in a evaluation of a dissertation written in Italian or English, depending on the degree program. The dissertation may be on a topic pertaining to a subject that the student has passed an exam on. It should be noted that bachelor's degree students no have to defend their final paper.

Informazioni sulla Prova Finale

Attività offerte

Course Attendance Course Contents Assessment method
Academic writing workshop Compulsory course for all students enrolled in the II semester of the II year of the bachelor's degree program, course finishes in the I semester of the III year The course fulfills requirements for the final research paper, and students are required to attend and pass the Workshop in order to graduate.
It equips students with the theoretical knowledge and practical competence necessary to produce formal writing that is clear and well-organized, concise, as well as grammatically and orthographically accurate.
This competence is developed by engaging in activities which enable students to produce the kind of writing which is indispensable for the final research paper.
Students must attend regularly (at least 70% of the total contact hours) and produce the required number of written assignments. The workshop teacher can evaluate students' participation in a variety of ways including exercises, written work, class participation, a test or final in-class writing.
Laboratory of data analysis for economics and political sciences (6 CFU sui 10 CFU previsti per le "Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro") Compulsory annual course for all students enrolled in the second year of the bachelor's degree program Competences in data collecting and processing represent a vital toolkit that is an integral part of a full professional profile.
Therefore it is suitable for both public administration and corporations which now, more than ever, need to make decisions based on objective, relevant and timely data in order to be competitive and efficient.
Students attending the laboratory will learn how to gather data of interest in terms of both the topic – political, economic or social – and territorial planning – national or international. In addition, they will be able to process them and use the findings.
Students must attend at least 70% of classes and produce a brief report on data analysis, suggested by the instructor or by the students themselves.
Lab of computer skills (2 CFU)Compulsory course for all students enrolled in the first year of the bachelor's degree program. First semester - First year The course provides the basics of the working principles of modern digital technologies.

Objectives of the class: understanding the concepts of data, information and coding; understanding the combination of hardware and software components, that makes up modern digital devices especially those used in business; understanding the main aspects of modern communication networks, the architecture of the web, and the features of the cloud computing; understanding the concept of software application as solution of specific problems; understanding the concepts of algorithm and computer program; understanding the basic concept of database and the potential of BigData analysis as a tool for decision support; understanding information security key concepts; being aware of the perils arising from the use of malicious software and the exposure of corporate and/or personal sensitive information.
In order to take the final exam and receive credits, students must have completed the following New ECDL modules: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation.
The competences are assessed either via oral or written (on the basis on the number of students) format.