Course author and teacher:
QIAN Yingchao

Beijing Foreign Studies University - China

Political system of EU countries and Politics of Modern Greece

EURASIA Thematic Area: The EU Itself

Number of Credits: 2
Level: BA 


This new course was accredited as a core course on the Greek Language and Literature - Major Programme, which is taught at the School of European Languages and Cultures.

The course content has been peer reviewed and validated by Prof. Dr. Maria Stoicheva - Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and Prof. Dr. Francesca Longo – University of Catania.

The course comprises two main sections. In the first section, students will learn the basic concepts related to the different types of political systems, the main elements of a political system and the various types of European political systems (the political system of Britain as a model of parliamentary system, the political system of France model of the semi-presidential one, and other political systems in other major European countries, such as Germany, Italy and Spain). In the second section, it analyses the history of political systems in modern Greece. It also considers the politics of modern Greece and examines the reasons for the way the system and politics have been shaped. The course has been subjected to accreditation procedures at Beijing Foreign Studies University and has been accredited to be offered to students.

Course Aims Learning OutcomesEnvisaged teaching methods and techniquesAccreditation Status
• to introduce political science and political science methods
• to support students in understanding the European political system
• to provide opportunities to grasp the history of Greece, its political system changes and social development
• to introduce comparison and contrast between major European political systems.
To help students to gain an in-depth understanding of the political system of the studied EU member-states.
• Lectures
• Class discussions