HFIB00831U Political Philosophy

Volume 2023/2024

The course concerns the normative political basis for societal organization. Classical theories in political philosophy and their foundations are scrutinized, focusing in particular on recent and contemporary such theories. Themes include justice, equality, freedom, democracy, power, community, feminism, conservatism, nationalism, pluralism, multiculturalism, identity politics and methodology in political philosophy.

Teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. Twice a week there is lecture; once a week there is a seminar where the students in groups work on short writing exercises and have other activities around the central texts / questions of the course.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 82
  • Preparation
  • 322,5
  • Total
  • 404,5
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
Type of assessment
Oral examination
Exam registration requirements

In order to meet the requirement of active participation, which is a requirement for taking the standard exam, 7 out of 8 written assignments must be approved, including the two individual assignments (the rest of the assignments are group assignments). Also, for each of the individual assignments, students must receive oral feedback from a teacher in addition to written feedback.

Only certain aids allowed


Marking scale
7-point grading scale