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Introduction to Political Science (SSC103-1)

a CLIL Survey Course for EFL learners

This content of this course is offered in tandem with a real-time, spring-semester class at MIC, and is not ideal for learners who are not studying at the institution. Materials are only available when the course is in session, and much content is only revealed in stages.

This course introduces a variety of approaches to political science and political thinking. The course covers major political issues of contemporary societies at the local, national, and global level and introduces key concepts and themes of the major sub fields of political science.

Goals:

  • to develop analyses of power, interests, and collective action and understanding of political theory, comparative politics, international relations, and political economy.
  • to increase knowledge of vocabulary
  • to improve skills for writing short academic essays
  • to improve spoken fluency, especially as related to political science
  • to develop the skills to critically analyze key political concepts and the practice of politics based on information presented in class and in out-of-class research
  • to develop the skills to critically analyze key political concepts and the practice of politics based on information presented in class and in out-of-class research


Your Instructor


Atsushi Yasutomi & Cathrine-Mette Mork
Atsushi Yasutomi & Cathrine-Mette Mork

Dr. Atsushi Yasutomi is from Japan, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Leuven. He has researched political science in Hungary, Poland, the UK and Japan in addition to Belgium. His experience centers around project management in peace, security, and conflict prevention.

Cathrine-Mette Mork is a Canadian EFL instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience. She has a Master's degree in Library & Information Science from McGill University and has certification in TESOL and Educational Technology. Her undergraduate degree was in Political Science. Read more about her here: http://morksensei.com/about


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts in April and ends in July of every year. Morksensei will set the pace of the course, but you are free to jump ahead to future readings.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like (though the content may change) - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
This course is designed to help you expand your vocabulary base and teach you some basics about the field of political science. If you are unsatisfied and feel you have not learned, please contact Morksensei with suggestions on how to improve the course.

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