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Political Science Course Outline

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| | |INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA | |COURSE OUTLINE |

|Kulliyyah |Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences | |Department |Political Science | |Programme |Bachelor of Human Sciences (Political Science) | |Course Title |Introduction to Political Science | |Course Code |PSCI 1010 | |Status |Core Course | |Level |1 | |Credit Hours |3 | |Contact Hours |3 | |Pre-requisites |- | |(if any) | | |Co-requisites |- | |(if any) | | |Course |Izni Bazilah binti Abdul Razak | |Instructor(s) | | |Semester Offered |Every Semester | |Course Synopsis |This course introduces students to the basic concepts and notions of political science in the areas of political | | |theory, comparative politics, public administration and international relations. The topics will be surveyed from | | |the Western perspectives; their shortcomings evaluated and an Islamic alternative conceptualization will be provided.| | |Combining the two perspectives, it provides students a base for advanced studies in the discipline. | |Course Objectives |The objectives of this course are to: | | | | | |serve as a preparatory study for students majoring in political science and as a general overview for students of | | |other concentration; | | |make students understand the nature and scope of political science and how it affects people’s life directly and | | |indirectly; | | |make students understand the reasons why political science should be studied by Muslims; | | |identify the themes and issues discussed in the areas of Political Theory, | | |Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Public Administration; and | | |build the foundation of students in political science for future courses in the subject. | |Learning Outcomes |By the end of the course, students will be able to: | | | | | |define politics and Political Science from both Islamic and Western perspectives; | | |describe various sub-disciplines of Political Science, along with its most basic concepts and the methods used; | | |explain the different types of governmental and political structures, institutions, processes, and perspectives—and | | |their respective historical evolution and functions—at the local, state, national and international level; | | |distinguish the Liberal-democratic, Islamic, Authoritarian, and Totalitarian political systems and their variants; | | |outline the key elements of various ideologies along with their critiques; and | | |Evaluate the roles of elites, masses and institutions in the governmental process. | |Instructional |Content-based teaching | |Strategies |Task-based teaching | |Course Assessment |LO | |State weightage of each type |Method | |of assessment |% | | | | | |1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | | |Quizzes | | |5 | | | | | |1, 2, 3, 4 | | |Mid-Semester Exam | | |25 | | | | | |3, 4, 5, 6 | | |Group Presentation | | |10 | | | | | |3, 4, 5, 6 | | |Term Paper | | |20 | | | | | |1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 | | |Final Examination | | |40 | | | | | | | | |Total | | |100 | | | | |Content Outlines | |Weeks |Topics |Task/Reading | |1 |Introduction: An overview of the course. What is Politics, Manifestation |Moten & Islam (2009): 3-22, 40-53. | | |and Transmission of Politics, Political, Power, Influence and Authority, | | | |Authority and legitimacy in Islam. Moral basis in politics. | | |2 |Political Science: Nature, Scope and Development of the subject. |Moten & Islam (2009): 23-39 | | |The Evolution of Political Science: Ancient, Medieval Modern and |Shively (2003): 2-15. | | |Post-Modernism. | | |3 |State and Government; features of an Islamic Political System. |Moten & Islam (2009): 78-98, | | | |131-157. | | | |Rauf (2002): 8-28. | | | |Shively (2003): 40-64. | |4 |Western Classification of Government: Democracy vs. Dictatorship, Unitary |Moten & Islam (2009): 99-131. | | |vs. Federal, and Parliamentary vs. Presidential Systems of Government; |Shively (2003): 169-197. | | |Islamic evaluation. | | |5 |Constitution, Constitutionalism. |Moten & Islam (2009): 159-172. | | | |Shively (2003): 204-220. | |6 |Organs of government: Executive: (Khalifah), Legislature, (Majlis |Moten & Islam (2009): | | |al-Shura), Judiciary, (Qada). |173-212; 232-255. | |7 |Bureaucracy, Major Features, Role, Control and Accountability; Transparency|Moten & Islam (2009): | | |and Accountability; E–government; Military. |213-230. | | | |Shively (2003): 338-352. | | | | | |8 |Political Parties and Party Systems; Interest Group; An Islamic |Moten & Islam (2009): 314-345. | | |Alternative. |Shively (2003): 244-291. | |9 |Elections and Electoral Systems. |Moten & Islam (2009): | | | |346-362. | | | |Shively (2003): 223-241. | |10 | Civil Society, Human Rights and |Moten & Islam (2009): 395-406. | | |Islam. | | |11 | Political Ideologies: |Moten & Islam (2009): 268-373. | | |Conservatism, Liberalism, |Shively (2003): 18-37. | | |Socialism, Nationalism and | | | |Feminism. | | |12 | International Relations. | Moten & Islam (2009): 407-435. | | | |Shively (2003): 372-399. | |13 | International Organizations. |Moten & Islam (2009): 436- 470. | |14 | Challenges: Globalization, Environment, AIDS, and Terrorism. |Moten & Islam (2009): | | | |471-476. | |References |Required | | | | | |Moten, A. R. & Islam, S. S. (2009). Introduction to political science (3rd ed.). Singapore: Thomson. | | | | | |Recommended | | | | | |Baradat, L. P. (2003). Political ideologies: Their origin and impact. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. | | | | | |Crouch, H. (1996). Government and society in Malaysia. Singapore: Talisman. | | | | | |Danziger, J. N. (2001). Understanding the political world: A comparative introduction to political science. New York: Longman.| | | | | |DeLue, S. M. (2001). Political thinking, political theory, and civil society. New York: Longman. | | | | | |Esposito, J. L. (1996). Islam and democracy. New York: Oxford University Press. | | | | | |Grigsby, E. (2002). Analyzing politics: An introduction to political science. Belmont: Wadsworth. | | | | | |Hofmann, M. (1997). Islam the alternative. Maryland: Amana Publications. | | | | | |Mawdudi, A. A. (1998). Human rights in Islam. New Delhi: Markazi Maktab Islami. | | | | | |Rauf, M. A. (2002). Concept of Islamic state. Kuala Lumpur: YADIM. | | | | | |Shively, W. P. (2003). Power and choice: An introduction to political science (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. | |Proposed Start Date| | |(Semester) | | |Batch of Students |Semester 3, 2005/2006 onwards | |to be Affected | | | | | | | | |Prepared by: |Checked by: |Approved by: | | | | | |Dr. Mohd. Fuzi Omar |Dr. Tunku Mohar Tunku Mokhtar |Dr. Badri Najib Zubir | |(Course coordinator) |(Head, Political Science Dept) |(Dean, KIRKHS) |

Learning Outcomes Matrix: PSCI 1010

| | | |Course Learning Outcomes | |

|Outcome 1 |Outcome 2 |Outcome 3 |Outcome 4 |Outcome 5 |Outcome 6 |Outcome 7 |Outcome 8 |Outcome 9 |Outcome 10 | |Define politics and Political Science from both Islamic and Western perspectives. |3 | |2 | |3 | |2 |1 |3 | | |Describe various sub-disciplines of Political Science, along with its most basic concepts and the methods used. |3 | |2 |2 | | |1 | | | | |Explain the different types of governmental and political structures, institutions, processes, and perspectives—and their respective historical evolution and functions—at the local, state, national and international level in the western and Islamic settings. |3 |1 |1 |2 |1 | | |1 |2 | | |Distinguish the Liberal-democratic, Islamic, Authoritarian, and Totalitarian political systems and their variants. |3 |1 |1 |2 |1 | | |1 |2 | | |Outline the key elements of various ideologies along with their critiques. |3 | |3 |2 |3 |1 |1 |1 |2 | | |Evaluate the roles of elites, masses and institutions in the governmental process. |3 | |3 |2 |2 |1 |1 |1 |2 | | | *1=addresses outcome slightly, 2=moderately, 3=substantively

The programme outcomes are:

1. Knowledge = The ability to demonstrate familiarity with major concepts, theoretical perspective, empirical findings and historical trends in political science. 2. Practical Skills = The ability to understand and apply basic research methods in political science, including research design, data analysis and interpretation. 3. Critical Thinking: The ability to acquire and use the scientific methods with their critical and creative approaches of problem-solving and decision-making skills. 4. Communication = The ability to work and communicate effectively and sensitively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and varying demographic characteristics. 5. Lifelong learning= The ability to develop insight into their own and other’s behavioral, cognitive and spiritual processes and apply effective strategies for lifelong self-management and self-improvement. 6. Social Responsibility: The ability to understand and apply political principles to socio-economic and organizational issues. 7. Ethics, autonomy, professionalism: The ability to apply IIUM ethical guidelines in the design, data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of political research. . 8. Islamicisation: The ability to use principles in the Qur’an and Sunnah to evaluate and apply modern political theories and approaches. 9. Integration: The ability to integrate Islamic teaching in the theoretical, research and application of political principles in explaining and improving human behaviour. 10. Entrepreneurial Skills: The ability to successfully enter the job market.

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