States and Conflicts in the post-Soviet Space

Year
3
Academic year
2019-2020
Code
01015855
Subject Area
Political Science – International Relations
Language of Instruction
English
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Elective
Level
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

General knowledge of contemporary international politics.

Knowledge of English (reading and comprehension).

Knowledge of techniques and styles of academic writing.

    

Teaching Methods

 This seminar privileges the analysis of academic bibliography, in-class debates conducted by teacher, case study analysis and evidence-based teaching.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to:

-          Familiarise students with the political and security dynamics in the post-Soviet space;

-          Supply students with the relevant theoretical frameworks to analyse these dynamics;

-          Analyse the formation of state entities in the post-Soviet context;

-          Analyse the separatist conflicts in the post-Soviet space, including the role of international actors.

The students should be able to:

-          Identify the main events shaping the political and security processes of the post-Soviet period;

-          Apply the relevant analytical frameworks to the formation of state entities and conflicts in the post-Soviet space;

-          Relate the security dynamics to the consolidation of states in the region.

Work Placement(s)

No

Assessment Methods

Assessment
Periodic or by final exam as given in the course information: 100.0%