In-house classes at the Center for Global Politics (CGP) have now entered their second day. Following an introduction at the Henry Ford Building at Freie Universität Berlin yesterday, students from the CGP’s East European Studies (EES) blended learning masters program have taken part in their first whole day of classes and discussions.
Throughout the day Eastern European Studies students from the program’s 11th run worked through a module on migration flows presented by Dr. Barbara Dietz. Given the huge amounts of attention this topic has been given over the past year, it was particularly well received by the students and stimulated significant discussion. This was then followed by a 2 hour-long discussion of the different papers written by the students themselves.
Despite this, the in-house classes themselves are about far more than just an in-person learning environment. As a core part of the CGP’s blended learning programs these classes provide M.A. Eastern European Studies students the ability to socialize amongst a diverse group of their peers and make useful friendships and connections for their careers.