The offer of optional subjects in English of Department of politology for winter semester 2017/18

European Politics in Comparative Perspective

The course offers to the students the basic knowledge of political systems and political processes in European countries. There will be introduced not only “classical” political systems (Great Britain, France, Germany), but also the systems and processes in countries in middle and east Europe. The aim of the course is to teach students to orient in the problematic of European politics, to analyze the crisis situations and indict possible solution. Bachelor course, 3 ECTS, Monday 14.30 – 16.00.

Lobbying in Modern Democracy

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the importance of social, cultural and political context of lobbying activities of the interest groups. It also teaches the students about the importance of lobbying in the decision-making process in modern liberal democracy. The emphasis is mainly on Anglophonic countries and countries of the European Union. Master course, 6 ECTS, Wednesday 14.30 – 17.45.

Media and Political Power in Russia – in English

The course introduces students to basic development current Russian politics and to the role of medias. Student also learns about the current media trends, including the specific political information in Russian television as the main source of information in the society. The subject is taught by professor Dmitry Strovsky from Ariel University in Israel. Bachelor course, 3 ECTS, bloc study in week 23rd – 27th October 2017.

Multicriterial analyses in quality of living and recreation

The subject is focused on practical questions of using the multicriterial analysis within quality of living in cities and in countryside and to evaluate the quality of recreation. After the meeting with theoretical and methodological foundations, the student will work on the terrain research and case study in small, international team. Bachelor and Master course, 6 ECTS. Tuesday 11.00 – 14.15.

Civil Society and Public Sphere in Europe – in English

The aim of the subject is to introduce the students to the similarities and differences of current European civil societies and to explore the role of cultural, social and political factors in the process of formation European public sphere within the process of European integration. The absolvents will understand the basic concepts of democratic theories, control the typology of the emancipation process in Europe and possibilities and limits of the European civil society. Bachelor course, 3 ECTS, Wednesday 16.15 – 17.45.

Conflict Resolution Simulations in English

The major goal of this class is to offer both theoretical background and practical skills in conflict resolution, with focus on conflicting situations students might experience in their working and personal lives. This goal is reached through a large application of games, models, and simulations of various conflicting situations. Bachelor course, 3 ECTS, Monday 12.45 – 14.15 or Tuesday 11.00 – 12.30.

Society and Politics in Latin America

The aim of the course is to provide students with a basic introduction into how contemporary political systems in Latin America work. The course offers both introduction to general concepts of political science, which are crucial for analysis of society and politics in Latin American countries (e.g. presidentialism, populism, specific features of party systems or electoral systems etc.), and case studies of selected countries. All the analysis is embedded in historical context and social background of political processes. Bachelor course, 3 ECTS, Thursday 14.30 – 16.00.

Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy

The subject introduces student to the basics of economics, politics and management of environmental protection, mainly with using the practical applications. The course includes the topics like: economic damages, environmental degradation, projects of environmental protection, state regulation instruments or a model of optimal environment quality at the macro level and the impact of environmentally-oriented science and technology development. Bachelor course, 6 ECTS, Thursday 12.45 – 16.00.