Economics Ethics and Politics

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economics Ethics and Politics

  • Host University

    Universidade Católica Portuguesa

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Ethics, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    Provide students with a holistic view of the three fundamental pillars on which the socialization and cooperation of the human species is based – essential for its development – and of the way in which the three are interconnected and interdependent. 

    Course Content:

    1. Introduction

    1.1. About Man

    1.2. About Humanity

    1.3. Understanding Social Existence

    2. Economy

    2.1. The Social Role of Economy

    2.2. Economy: The Origins 

    2.3. Historical Development

    2.4. The Science of Economics

    3. Politics

    3.1. Organized Cooperation

    3.2. Imagined Orders

    3.3. The Role of Religion

    3.4. Nation and State

    4. Moral

    4.1. Social Regulator

    4.2. Moral System

    5. The Role of Ideas

    5.1. Political Ideas

    5.2. Economic Ideas

    5.3. Moral Theories

    6. Economics, Moral and Politics: how they interact

    6.1. Economics and Morality

    6.2. Economics and Politics

    6.3. Politics and Morality 



    Lectures will be presented in an explanatory model, interacting hermeneutically with student participation.


    Evaluation is continuous and includes the following components, with respective weightings:

    Individual essay carried out in class on a proposed topic 30% 

    Final test 60%

    Participation in classes (attendance and contributions) 10%

    Total 100% 

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.


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