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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

Research Seminar “Civil and Political Processes”

2020/2021
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1-4 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This seminar is intended for the students interested in modern societies, how they function and change, their values and institutions; how people choose common rules of living in societies, and how they act to amend them. This is a cross-disciplinary seminar drawing from research in sociology, political science, economy, and anthropology related to the topics of discussion. The seminar starts with an introduction of general perspectives in political and social analysis, then focusing on political processes, in the first part, and social ties underlying modern societies and nations, in the second part. In the final part, we will look into modernization as a general process and into various strategies of comparing countries.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The objectives of this seminar are to get the students acquainted with current research perspectives and techniques in political and civic processes and to train students' skills or academic speaking, reading, and writing.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • be able to read and discuss the issues related to politics and civil society, such as social protests, voting, social capital, societal and individual well-being, nation-building and national identity, modern societies, migration, and others
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Perspectives on Political Processes
  • Reading an Academic Article
  • Why Do People Protest?
  • Economic Development and Political Regimes
  • How Do People Vote? Rise of populism
  • Social Capital
  • Individual and Societal Well-Being
  • Building Nations
  • Migration in Russia and Europe
  • Modernization Process
  • How To Compare Countries
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Written assignment
  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking Exam
    The examination is conducted in writing (the answer to the question) using asynchronous proctoring. The exam is conducted on the Moodle platform (et.hse.ru), proctoring on the Examus platform (https://hse.student.examus.net). You need to connect to the exam in 15 minutes. On the Examus platform, system testing is available. The student's computer must meet the following requirements: https://elearning.hse.ru/data/2020/05/07/1544135594/Технические%20требования%20к%20ПК%20студента.pdf) To participate in the exam, the student must access the proctoring platform in advance, run a system test, turn on the camera and microphone, and verify identity. During the exam, students are prohibited from communicating (on social networks, with people in the room), or copying the materials from the web. During the exam, students are allowed to use an online translator on desktop. A short-term disconnection during the exam is considered interruption of communication up to 10 minutes. A long-term disconnection during an exam is considered to be a communication interruption of 10 minutes or more. In case of a long-term disconnection, the student cannot continue the exam. The exam retake procedure is similar to the described procedure.Экзамен проводится в письменной форме (ответ на вопрос) с использованием асинхронного прокторинга. Экзамен проводится на платформе Moodle (et.hse.ru), прокторинг на платформе Экзамус (https://hse.student.examus.net). К экзамену необходимо подключиться за 15 минут. На платформе Экзамус доступно тестирование системы. Компьютер студента должен удовлетворять следующим требованиям: https://elearning.hse.ru/data/2020/05/07/1544135594/Технические%20требования%20к%20ПК%20студента.pdf) Для участия в экзамене студент обязан: заранее зайти на платформу прокторинга, провести тест системы, включить камеру и микрофон, подтвердить личность. Во время экзамена студентам запрещено: общаться (в социальных сетях, с людьми в комнате), списывать. Во время экзамена студентам разрешено: пользоваться онлайн-переводчиком. Кратковременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается прерывание связи до 10 минут. Долговременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается прерывание связи 10 минут и более. При долговременном нарушении связи студент не может продолжить участие в экзамене. Процедура пересдачи аналогична процедуре сдачи.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.2 * Exam + 0.6 * In-class Participation + 0.2 * Written assignment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Barisione, M., & Michailidou, A. (2017). Social Media and European Politics : Rethinking Power and Legitimacy in the Digital Era. London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1362963

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Rice, R. (2012). The new politics of protest : indigenous mobilization in Latin America’s neoliberal era / Roberta Rice. Tucson: Univ. of Arizona Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.37024849X
  • Small, M. L. (2009). Unanticipated Gains : Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=283144