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Stand-Alone Modules

Study up to three East European Studies Stand Alone modules now.


News from Jul 10, 2015

How about a test run? It is possible to start with our stand-alone modules before taking up the complete master program. We offer all modules of East European Studies as individual extra qualification options. If you wish to learn more about migration processes, energy or money flows, or the role of historic events, all in the context of global politics, join our East European Studies modules and earn ECTS credits that will be recognized in full-fledged MA programs at a possible later stage. Find out more about our stand-alone modules on our website.

What are the next modules available?

The Introduction & Tools module defines Eastern Europe. Basic working methods and key tools from the different disciplines integrated in East European Studies are explained and practiced. Strengths and weaknesses of area studies and disciplinary approaches are identified. Various theories as well as their applications are illustrated.

In the Globalization module, participants are introduced to causes, history, and basic definitions of globalization. Then the broad impact of globalization will be analyzed in the areas of governance, economics, culture, and the environment. This includes a special focus on developments in Eastern Europe. In conclusion, participants learn about the effects of globalization regarding their consequences for global equality, conflict and security, as well as economic and social stability.

The Law module gives an overview on the constitutional law of three model countries. The module focuses on the institutional setting of the states, the structure of the administration, and the development of local self-government as well as on the powers, rights, and duties of the different organs of state power, the role of the judiciary, and the development of minorities’ rights and property rights. The main sources of law in the sample East European countries are identified. Participants learn how to conduct research on East European law. Moreover, they become acquainted with the legal approach towards political and social developments. The goal of the module is not only the conveyance of knowledge of East European law, but also of the skill to individually process legal information and broaden the acquired knowledge of East European law.

The Society module examines the key social aspects of post-communist transition, the emerging fault-lines in the region and the wider international context. The module is divided into three sections. The introductory section looks at long-term socio-political traditions in Central and Eastern Europe and the communist legacy as essential preconditions for understanding the socio-structural changes now under way. The second section looks at the main social groups in the post-communist societies and a range of social processes and issues. The final section seeks to analyze these issues within broader debates about generational change and EU integration. The module takes a historical-thematic approach and aims to identify both the commonalties and differences in the development of Central and East European societies.

Interested? Please contact our student advisor Sabine Pag with any questions.

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