2023-2024 / SPOL1101-1

Introduction to political science, Part 1


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in law3 crédits 
 Bachelor in political sciences : general3 crédits 
 Bachelor in human and social sciences3 crédits 
 Bachelor in human and social sciences (New programme)5 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : classics5 crédits 
 Bachelor in information and communication5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (Registrations are closed)5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 
 Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Jérôme Jamin

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The main objective of the first part of the course is to introducing students with the particular specificities of political objects by using vocabulary, tools and methods to identify, name, classify and predict political events.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Teaching should enable students to identify political event within the social environment.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Chapitre 1   Qu'est-ce que la science politique ?                                                                     
Chapitre 2   Le pouvoir                                                                                                                   
Chapitre 3   L'État                                                                                                                            
Chapitre 4   Le système politique                                                                                              
Chapitre 5   Les clivages                                                                                                               
Chapitre 6   Les idéologies                                                                                                          
Chapitre 7   Les régimes politiques                                                                                    
Chapitre 8   Les parlements et gouvernements                                                                     
Chapitre 9   Les partis politiques et groupes d'influence                                                     
Chapitre 10   Les citoyens                                                                                                           
Liste des encadrés                                                                                                           
Bibliographie générale                                                                                                           

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Required attending for lectures and conferences

Recommended or required readings

Next to the courses, students will have to read and study one book :

Baudewyns P., Braspenning T., Legrand V., Jamin J., Paye O. et Schiffino N., Fondements de Science politique, Bruxelles : De Boeck, 2014.




Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- Remote

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

Written examination

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Dr Jérôme Jamin
Madame Nelly Gérard
Assistante / Doctorante
Démocratie, centre d'études
Département de science politique

Association of one or more MOOCs

The MOOC entitled 'Les mots du pouvoir (D2)' is associated with this course.

Additional information:

Students are encouraged to take the ULiège MOOC "Les mots du pouvoir" (Words of Power). Information on how to register and participate will be given at the beginning of the course.