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Teaching Political Science to Undergraduates by Laure Paquette

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1 Political Philosophy

For political philosophy, two exercises are proposed. The first is ‘What is Politics’, which is a conceptual exercise that can be used to introduce students to a particular idea. The second, a multi-class exercise, is called ‘Political Ideologies’, and covers families of political ideas.

1.1 What is Politics?

This conceptual exercise introduces students to the requirements of definition of political ideas. It also introduces the students to the problems and realities of applying concepts in real-life situations. It can serve as an introduction to methodological considerations. In preparation for this exercise, the instructor should advise librarians that the class will be working in the library on a particular time and ...

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