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Study programmes 2013-2014Last update : 16/04/2014
SPOL1205-1  Parliamentary rhetoric

Duration :  60h SEM
Number of credits :  
One-year preliminary programme leading to the Master in Political Sciences3
Lecturer :  Aurore François, André Lemaître, André Leton
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Course contents :  
This seminar is devoted to the art of the argumentation on topical issues. For instance, they will sometimes incarnate the role of the Minister wishing to promote a particular policy in a precise field, sometimes they will take the role of a member of the opposition dismounting the argumentation of the Minister.
Learning outcomes of the course :  
The objective is to allow the students, during an original exercise, to show rigour as for political, administrative, sociological and legal dimensions of problems, but also of originality and spirit of synthesis in the construction and presentation of the argument
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
The sessions will take the form of exercices, including the parliamentary debate.
Debate session example: -Minister (8 min) -Opposition's leader (8 min) -Journalist (1min 30) -Majority (6 min) -Opposition (6 min) -Journalist (1min 30) -Complementary questions and debriefing
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Recommended or required readings :  
Assessment methods and criteria :  
The evaluation will be based on the students' participation, the correction of a breve note handed in December and on the final exam in January.
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
Enseignants: Aurore François André Leton André Lemaître Assistante: Céline Parotte

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