MAN-MPOL049
Political Socialisation
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleMAN-MPOL049
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Nijmegen School of Management; Master Political Science;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. K. Manevska
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Lecturer
dr. K. Manevska
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Contactperson for the course
dr. K. Manevska
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Examiner
dr. K. Manevska
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Academic year2023
Period
2  (06/11/2023 to 28/01/2024)
Starting block
2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
After following this course you are able to…
  1. ...explain what political socialization entails;
  2. …explain the role of different agents of socialization, most notably: family, school, peers, media, political institutions, and the workplace;
  3. …understand and distinguish between different mechanisms of political socialization, most notably: (active and passive) political learning and habit formation;
  4. …analyze macro- and micro-mechanisms of political socialization and potential heterogeneity therein;
  5. …contribute to theory formation on the topic of political socialization making use of conceptual models;
  6. a) [for students educational master program] …apply your knowledge of political socialization in a school/classroom setting and link it to the secondary school courses 'maatschappijleer' and ‘maatschappijwetenschappen’; b) [for all other students]…recognize and analyze real-life examples of political socialization and its effects on society.
Content
Political socialization entails all processes that contribute to the formation of individual's perceptions of what politics is, as well as the formation of political belief systems and specific political attitudes and opinions. Such perceptions, attitudes and opinions strongly affect individual's decision (how) to engage in politics and are a crucial factor for understanding the long-term legitimacy of political systems. During this course you will learn about various aspects of political socialization. We start with an introduction to the concept of socialization, focusing on what it is and why it is important, both from a macro- and micro-perspective. Thereafter, we will successively focus on youth political socialization, the role of political institutions in socialization, the role of media, adult political socialization, differences between and within countries in political socialization, as well as reflect on the possibilities of cultural and political change. We will also address real-life examples of political socialization in society (for Political Science master students), and reflect on ways to translate knowledge about political socialization to the school/classroom setting (for educational master students).
 
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
Students with no prior knowledge in Political Science and/or Sociology are advised to contact the course coordinator before subscribing to this course.
Test information
The final grade for this course is composed by the weighted average of the written exam (60%) and the final assignment (40%). A 'pass' on the majority of weekly assignments is a prerequisite for obtaining a final grade.

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Specifics
 
Level
Ma 1

Instructional modes
Seminar
Attendance MandatoryYes
Type of instructional modeSeminar

Tests
Written exam
Test weight60
Test typeWritten exam
OpportunitiesBlock 2, Block 3

Assessment
The final grade for this course is composed by the weighted average of the written exam (60%) and the final assignment (40%).

Remark
A 'pass' on the majority of assignments is a prerequisite for obtaining a final grade.

Weekly assignments
Test weight0
Test typeAssignment
OpportunitiesBlock 2

Remark
A 'pass' on the majority of weekly assignments is a prerequisite for obtaining a final grade.

Final assignment
Test weight40
Test typeAssignment
OpportunitiesBlock 2, Block 3

Assessment
The final grade for this course is composed by the weighted average of the written exam (60%) and the final assignment (40%).

Remark
A 'pass' on the majority of weekly assignments is a prerequisite for obtaining a final grade.