Teaching Program

In addition to the organisation of dedicated research seminars for the PhD community, and participation in the Departmental Research Seminar, the Luiss PhD in Politics also includes a series of taught courses in the first year of study. These courses, taught by scholars from Luiss as well as external experts, provide PhD candidates with a strong grounding in the foundations of social scientific research. Teaching is organised across three ‘pillars’ devoted to a) the main theories of political science and political philosophy, b) the comprehensive study and application of both qualitative and quantitative methods, and c) the development of research design and research skills.

An outline of the teaching programme of the current academic year is provided below, and more information on the individual courses can be obtained by clicking on their respective links.

1st year Teaching Programme – PhD Politics Luiss
Didactic Element Semester 1 2 A
Teaching Pillar I

Theory

Philosophy of Social Sciences (Sillari) 20h Theory in Political Science I:

Democracy & Representation

(De Sio, Angelucci)

20h Contemporary Debates in Political Theory (Gentile) 20h Theory in Political Science II: IR, Political Economy & European Integration

(Christiansen, Fabbrini, Marchetti, Thatcher)

20h 80h
Pillar II

Research Methods

Quantitative Methods (Belluci) 20h Qualitative Methods (Thatcher, Piattoni) 20h 40h
Pillar III

Research Practice

Research Design

(Emanuele)

20h Research Skills I

(Christiansen and others)

10h 30h
Seminars Seminars Departmental Research Seminar 8h Politics PhD Seminar 8h Departmental Research Seminar 8h Politics PhD Seminar 8h 32h
Thesis Thesis Thesis 20h Thesis 20h 40h

 

2nd Year Teaching Programme – PhD Politics LUISS
Didactic Element Semester 1 2 A
Teaching Pillar II

Research Methods

Applied Quantitative Methods (Paparo) 20h Applied

Qualitative Methods (Piattoni, Thatcher)

20h Mixed Methodology Course

(t.b.c.)

20h 60h
Pillar III

Research Practice

// Research Skills II

(Christiansen and others)

10h 10h
Seminars Seminars Departmental Research Seminar 8h Politics PhD Seminar 8h Departmental Research Seminar 8h Politics PhD Seminar 8h 32h
Thesis Thesis Thesis 20h Thesis 20h 40h