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International Public Administration and Politics / Politics and Administration / Public Administration
|Detailed description of content||
The teaching consists primarily of lectures, with the ongoing involvement of the students in discussions and in the solution of smaller tasks. During the semester, the students must compile one compulsory written assignment. Students also take part in a full-day interdisciplinary workshop together with the semester’s courses. Teaching consist of lectures combined with interactive discussions as well as guest lecturers e.g. from ministries with international experience and portfolios. Recommended academic knowledge:basic knowledge of public administration institutionalist theory, the European Union and transnational governance.
|Expected work effort (ects-declaration)||
Class teaching 30 hours Preparation for class including policy brief/ peer review/presentations/exercises: 85 hours Reading: 75 hours (5 hours per double session) Examination: 80 hours (incl. for repetition, policy brief, and oral exam) Total 270 hours (1 ECTS equals 27 hours)
|Course material and reading list||
The course literature is based on academic articles, books chapters and policy/legal documents for each lecture that you will find through the library or – if not available there - on moodle.
|Evaluation- and feedback forms||
Midterm policy brief exam Pass/fail conditional for the final exam Individual oral exam based on an assignment (policy brief)
|The responsible course lecturer||
Sevasti Chatzopoulou (email@example.com)
|Learning outcomes and assessment criteria||
The course consists of two sub-elements with a shared examination. Sub-element 1 focuses on the position and role of the official at a time when public research questions and their solutions challenge common boundaries between countries, levels of government, sectors and competence areas. The course looks at the role of the official in public administration and what it means to work in a politically controlled organisation. Discussions will included what it means for these variables that management is done (1) at different levels of government (local, national, regional, European, International), (2) under different political systems, and (3) in times characterised by globalisation and decision-making processes involving multiple levels. Sub-element 2 focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of awareness-raising and communication in an intercultural context. There will be a review of methods and techniques which can be used, both by individuals and by collective actors. The importance of the different institutional structures and decision-making patterns of cross-border working organisations for awareness-raising and effective communication will also be discussed. There will be an emphasis on the teaching addressing both written and verbal mediation.
|Prerequisites for participation||
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|Prerequisites for participation in the exam||
In order to qualify for examination, students must submit one written task (a policy brief) during the semester on the basis of a question relevant to the theme of the course. The assignment is prepared individually and must not exceed 9,600 characters in length, including spaces. The size specifications include the title page, table of contents, bibliography, figures, and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices. Assignments that do not comply with these minimum/maximum requirements will not be graded, and one exam attempt will have been used. The dates of distribution and submission of the assignment will be on kursus.ruc.dk before the start of the course. The students will have one week to complete the assignment.
Students whose assignment is not approved must submit a new assignment, which must not exceed 9,600 characters in length, including spaces. The size specifications include the title page, table of contents, bibliography, figures, and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.. Assignments that do not comply with these minimum/maximum requirements will not be graded, and one exam attempt will have been used. Must be approved by the lecturer.
|Teaching and working methods||
The teaching consists primarily of lectures with the continuous involvement of the students in discussions and in the resolution of minor tasks. During the semester, the students must prepare two obligatory written assignments. In addition, a full-day interdisciplinary workshop is included with the other two courses of the semester.
|Type of activity||
|Form of examination||
Individual oral exam based on an assignment.
The exam is conducted as a dialogue.
There may be posed questions in any part of the curriculum.
The character limit of the written product is maximum 9,600 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment: 30 minutes.
The assessment is an overall assessment of the written product(s) and the subsequent oral examination.
Permitted support and preparation materials for the oral exam: Outline on maximum one A4 size-page.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor.
|Form of Re-examination||
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