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210082 SE BAK16: Culture and Politics (2021W)

Political storytelling

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 50 participants
Language: German



The seminar units take place digitally and are streamed on the e-learning platform MOODLE.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Storytelling is an important part of political communication. Not only in election campaigns do stories help to convey information or to enforce norms and convictions. In this seminar, we will learn about different uses and functions of political stories based on current case studies and discuss theoretical concepts that help us analyze stories in political science.


Introductory lectures by the seminar lecturer, presentations on basic texts, development of small projects. The seminar units take place digitally and are streamed on the e-learning platform MOODLE.

Assessment and permitted materials

The course assessment is based on three tasks to be completed during the semester. Regular participation is mandatory. Two missed seminar units will be tolerated.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For a positive assessment, the following three tasks must be completed with at least 51 points:

Task 1: Presentation on a basic text as well as on one further, independently researched journal article (group project: 30% of the grade);

Task 2: Written analysis of a case study (individual or group project: 50% of the grade);

Task 3: Poster presentation of the findings from task 2 (individual or group project: 20% of the final grade).

A detailed description of the three tasks can be found on the e-learning platform MOODLE.

Examination topics

This is a seminar with continuous assessment of coursework

Reading list

Basic texts are made available on the e-learning platform MOODLE.

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Last modified: Mo 18.10.2021 14:08