GRADO EN ESTUDIOS GLOBALES/GLOBAL STUDIES
1. Subject Information(Date last modified: 01-06-21 14:03)
- Second semester
- CIENCIA POLÍTICA Y DE LA ADMINISTRACIÓN
- Derecho Público General
- Virtual platform
- María del Mar Martínez Rosón
- Derecho Público General
- Ciencia Política y de la Administración
- Fac. Derecho
- Office hours
- Upon request by email.
- Web address
2. Association of the subject matter within the study plan
Curricular area to which the subject matter pertains.
FB: Formación Básica (Basic Training)
Purpose of the subject within the curricular area and study plan.
Basic course of the first year, provides basic theoretical and methodological training tools in political science, public opinion and survey data.
The course is designed for careers analyzing public opinion polling and survey research.
Basic Political Science concepts.
4. Learning objectives
This course explores different issues related to public opinion. Beginning with the more simple questions like what public opinion is we will move to more complex topics as how it can be measured or what effects it has.
- Public Opinion and Theories of Democracy
- Public Opinion and Other Concepts
- Political Socialization
- Opinion change and stability
- Voting surveys and voting explanations
- Dynamics of public opinion
- Postmaterialism and materialism
- Impact of Public Opinion on Policy
- What is a survey?
- Conducting a survey
- Examples of surveys: CIS, Eurobarometer, European Social Survey, World Value Survey, AmericasBarometer, Latinobarómetro, AsianBarometer, PELA, LAPOP.
- The Questionnaire
- Data Collection
- Analysis and Report
6. Competences acquired
Basic / General.
CB1 CB2 CB3 CB4
7. Teaching methods
Each week is organized in two sessions. In one session will focus on different theoretical aspects based on the literature. In the second session, we will work with specific surveys and data from national and international institutions and projects like the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas or the Eurobarometer. The aim of the course is to bring to the student the analytical and conceptual tools needed to understand and analyze public opinion and surveys results.
8. Anticipated distribution of the use of the different teaching methods
Rosalee A. Clawson and Zoe M. Oxley. 2017. Public Opinion: Democratic Ideals, Democratic Practice. Sage.
Fisher et al. 2018. The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behavior and Public Opinion. London and New York: Routledge.
Donsbach and Traugott (eds). 2008. The SAGE Handbook of Public Opinion Research. London: Sage.
Bethlehem. 2018. Understanding Public Opinion Polls. Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis Group.
Dalton. 2014. Citizen Politics. Chatham, NJ: Chatham House.
All students are expected to keep up with the required readings and to attend classes.
All late assignments will not be evaluated.
Practical Exercises and Quizzes (10%): will evaluate your practical skills along the course.
Essay (20%): will evaluate your analytical skills along the course.
Final Exam (70%): Multiple-choice exam will include theoretical and practical questions. It is necessary to obtain a minimum score of 4 out of 10 so this test can contribute to the final grade. In case of not reaching this minimum, you will have to repeat the exam in the second call, regardless of the score obtained in the other assignments. If you do not obtain a minimum score of 4 out of 10 in the second call you will not pass the course. Therefore, those students with a grade of less than 4 in the exam will suspend the subject and must re-enroll the following year.
Attend classes. Do the readings. Do the exercises and other assignments on time. All late assignments will not be evaluated. If you do not upload your exercises, quizzes and essays before the due date you will not have another opportunity.
Academic dishonesty will not be allowed.
Guidelines in the case of failing the subject.
You will have two opportunities to take the final exam. There are no opportunities to re-do all the other course assignments (essays, practical exercises, and quizzes). Final grade will be a weighted in the second call in the same way that the first one: Practical Exercises and Quizzes (10%), essays (20%), Final Exam (70%).