Scienze Politiche

L-36 POLITICAL SCIENCES AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The Department of Political Science offers a major in Italian in Scienze Politiche and one in English in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

The bachelor's degree program in Political Science is aimed at giving students a mastery of methods and content, which will provide them with scientific knowledge of contemporary politics. For this purpose, the program provides an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, which includes economics, politics, philosophy, law, sociology, history and communications. This is designed to encourage the ability – essential in order to understand contemporary politics – to grasp the relationships between the economic system, the political system and institutional structures. Teaching is mainly done through lectures, as at least for the first phase of university, this methodology remains the most effective one.

Lectures are integrated with more innovative methods of teaching – thanks to workshops, written tests, and case studies – in order to encourage the natural passage from bachelor’s degree studies to more specialized ones. The underlying idea, which has already been successful in several countries, is to offer the foundation needed to master political and institutional phenomena, debates on fundamental questions of our time, and the economic aspect of contemporary reality.

Considerable focus is given to languages. At the end of their studies, graduates in Political Science will have perfected their knowledge and mastery – both written and oral – of English and another foreign language (including Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, German and Russian). Language teaching is provided by native English teachers and done throughout the program, with evaluations by specialized institutions. This is followed by a language and academic/specialized skills module taught by LUISS professors, which is completed with an exam and assignment for a grade and credits.

The Politics, Philosophy and Economics major is open only to students with advanced proficiency in English, who continue to work on Academic English for Social Studies as well as one or two other foreign languages.

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Employment and professional opportunities for graduates

This bachelor’s degree program provides solid preparation for a wide range of professions, many linked to newly developed or developing subjects in the globalizing world. At the end of the three-year program, graduates will be ready for decision-making roles, obtained through competitions open to bachelor’s degree graduates or more direct forms of personnel selection preceded by internships in the ranks of public administration, of national and international institutions, private businesses, in sectors related to organization, management of human resources and external relations, as well as public and private entities that operate internationally and in communications. However, the main outlet of the bachelor’s degrees has so far consisted in admission to a master’s degree program (or to a first-level master), in the awareness that the knowledge and interdisciplinary experience acquired in the three-year period needs to be refined and completed in order to be better appreciated by the world of work. The master’s degree programs at LUISS and the many first and second level masters are designed to meet these objectives.

POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY AND ECONOMICS

I - Academic year (2020-2021)

Code Course SSD Credits Professor
AN2 CONTEMPORARY HISTORY M-STO/04 8
T057 LAB OF COMPUTER SKILLS INF/01 2
AT6 MICROECONOMICS SECS-P/01 8
AN6 SOCIOLOGY SPS/07 8
AN1 STATISTICS SECS-S/01 8
Code Course SSD Credits Professor
AN7 BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS AND PSYCHOLOGY SECS-P/01 8
AN3 HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT (DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE) SPS/02 8
AN4 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY SPS/01 8
AN5 PUBLIC LAW IUS/09 8
Code Course SSD Credits Professor
AN8 ACADEMIC ENGLISH L-LIN/12 8
  • TBA

II - Academic (2021-2022)

Code Course SSD Credits Professor
T008 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SPS/04 8
  • TBA
T022 METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH SPS/07 8
  • TBA
T006 POLITICAL SCIENCE SPS/04 8
  • TBA
Code Course SSD Credits Professor
T007 EUROPEAN UNION LAW IUS/14 8
  • TBA
T009 INTERNATIONAL LAW IUS/13 8
  • TBA
T004 MACROECONOMICS SECS-P/01 8
  • TBA

III - Academic (2022-2023)

Code Course SSD Credits Professor
T011 HISTORY OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS SPS/03 8
  • TBA
T010 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT SECS-P/02 8
  • TBA
T020 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY SPS/11 8
  • TBA
Additional credits Credits
A scelta dello studente 12
Per la prova finale 4
Per la conoscenza di almeno una lingua straniera 8
Abilità informatiche e telematiche 2
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro 10
Total number of credits 180

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

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

First mandatory language: Academic English (8 credits)
Course length: 1 or 2 semesters. Course commencement: 1st semester of the first year. Students with a level equal or above C1.1 will start attending in the 2nd semester of the first year.
Second Mandatory Language (8 credits)
Course length: 5 semesters. Course commencement: 2nd semester of the first year. Students are required to select the second mandatory language through Web Self Service during the first semester.

University language Center

Political Science

First mandatory language: English (8 credits) Course length: 5 or 6 semesters. Course commencement: 1st semester of the first year. Students with a level equal or above C1.1 will start attending in the 2nd semester of the first year.
Second Mandatory Language (8 credits)
Course length: 5 semesters. Course commencement: 2nd semester of the first year. Students are required to select the second mandatory language through Web Self Service during the first semester.

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.
Elements of mathematical analysis Compulsory course for all students enrolled in the first year of the bachelor's degree program. First semester - First year Objectives of the class: Acquire the main basic elements of mathematics for the benefit of learning the disciplines that use them such as Statistics, Economics and others. Allow, with a limited commitment and minimal use of formalisms, an understanding of the main mathematical analysis tools even for those who have not had the opportunity to learn them previously, thus reducing the differences in preparation between students from different types of pre-university study. Written test based on learning verification exercises.

SCIENZE POLITICHE

I - Academic year (2020-2021)

Code Course SSD Credits Channel A Channel B
T014 GENERAL AND POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY SPS/11 8
T056 LAB OF COMPUTER SKILLS INF/01 2
033 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY SPS/01 8
358 STATISTICS SECS-S/01 8
Code Course SSD Credits Channel A Channel B
101 CONTEMPORARY HISTORY M-STO/04 8
264 HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT SPS/02 8
037 ITALIAN PUBLIC LAW IUS/09 8
263 MICROECONOMICS SECS-P/01 8
Code Course SSD Credits Professor
179 ENGLISH L-LIN/12 8
  • TBA

II - Academic (2021-2022)

Code Course SSD Credits Professor
421 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SPS/04 8
  • TBA
672 MACROECONOMICS SECS-P/01 8
  • TBA
334 METHODOLOGY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES M-FIL/02 8
  • TBA
Code Course SSD Credits Professor
AN9 EUROPEAN UNION LAW IUS/14 8
  • TBA
013 INTERNATIONAL LAW IUS/13 8
  • TBA
061 POLITICAL SCIENCE SPS/04 8
  • TBA
556 SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION SPS/08 8
  • TBA
Code Course SSD Credits Professor
179 ENGLISH L-LIN/12 8
  • TBA

III - Academic (2022-2023)

Code Course SSD Credits Professor
745 LAW AND ECONOMICS IUS/05 8
  • TBA
191 POLITICAL ECONOMY SECS-P/02 8
  • TBA
AP4 THEORY AND HISTORY OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND MOVEMENTS M-STO/04 8
  • TBA
Additional credits Credits
A scelta dello studente 12
Per la prova finale 4
Per la conoscenza di almeno una lingua straniera 8
Abilità informatiche e telematiche 2
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro 10
Total number of credits 180

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

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

First mandatory language: Academic English (8 credits)
Course length: 1 or 2 semesters. Course commencement: 1st semester of the first year. Students with a level equal or above C1.1 will start attending in the 2nd semester of the first year.
Second Mandatory Language (8 credits)
Course length: 5 semesters. Course commencement: 2nd semester of the first year. Students are required to select the second mandatory language through Web Self Service during the first semester.

University language Center

Political Science

First mandatory language: English (8 credits) Course length: 5 or 6 semesters. Course commencement: 1st semester of the first year. Students with a level equal or above C1.1 will start attending in the 2nd semester of the first year.
Second Mandatory Language (8 credits)
Course length: 5 semesters. Course commencement: 2nd semester of the first year. Students are required to select the second mandatory language through Web Self Service during the first semester.

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.
Elements of mathematical analysis Compulsory course for all students enrolled in the first year of the bachelor's degree program. First semester - First year Objectives of the class: Acquire the main basic elements of mathematics for the benefit of learning the disciplines that use them such as Statistics, Economics and others. Allow, with a limited commitment and minimal use of formalisms, an understanding of the main mathematical analysis tools even for those who have not had the opportunity to learn them previously, thus reducing the differences in preparation between students from different types of pre-university study. Written test based on learning verification exercises.