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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

20
Июль

Research Seminar “Civil and Political Processes”

2023/2024
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 1-3 модуль

Преподаватели

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This seminar offers a cross-disciplinary perspective on political power, institutions, civic movements, and their socio-cultural context. It draws mainly from sociology, political science, and cultural studies and will be most useful to students interested in how modern societies are organized and negotiated through politics, and how this can be studied. Key to this seminar is reading and discussing original research papers. As a result, the students will expand their knowledge of the subject and their skills of critical reading, participating in discussions, and writing abstracts of academic papers. The seminar starts with a discussion of elections and turnout, proceeding to the analysis of collective action problems, and then an introductory discussion of survey experiments. The final part focuses on the politics of memory and academic writing. The seminar is intended for students who attended research seminars of the BA in Sociology and Social Informatics in the previous years.
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

  • A student reads and critically discusses the theoretical approaches, research designs, and outcomes of studies on political and civic processes
  • A student is able to analyse the given media content, find key messages, identify communication tools to deliver these messages, and critically analyse them in application to discussed scholarly findings
  • A student is able to coherently present the analytical results in written form
  • A student is able to demonstrate the skills of group work, critical assessment, public communication, and argumentation on the given topic
  • A student demonstrates knowledge of the basics of academic reading and writing, academic culture, and the variety of non-academic research output formats
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Media and Information in Politics
  • Political Psychology and Emotions in Politics
  • The New Approaches in Studying Politics
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Film review
    A critical written review on the movie
  • non-blocking Exam
    The final written exam
  • non-blocking In-class participation
    Participation in discussions on home readings
  • non-blocking In-class debates
    Participation in group debates
  • non-blocking in-class participation
  • non-blocking In-class debates
  • non-blocking Tests
  • non-blocking Paper abstract
  • non-blocking Group presentation
  • non-blocking Exam
  • non-blocking Exam
  • non-blocking In-class participation
  • non-blocking Paper abstract
  • non-blocking Survey experiment projects
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.2 * Exam + 0.5 * In-class participation + 0.2 * Paper abstract + 0.1 * Survey experiment projects
  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.2 * Exam + 0.1 * Group presentation + 0.1 * In-class debates + 0.1 * Paper abstract + 0.1 * Tests + 0.4 * in-class participation
  • 2023/2024 3rd module
    0.2 * Exam + 0.2 * Film review + 0.1 * In-class debates + 0.5 * In-class participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Flick, U., Scott, W., & Metzler, K. (2014). The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis. London, [England]: SAGE Publications Ltd. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=799015
  • Martha L. Cottam, Elena Mastors, Thomas Preston, & Beth Dietz. (2016). Introduction to Political Psychology : 3rd Edition: Vol. 3rd edition. Routledge.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Hamenstädt, U. (2019). The Interplay Between Political Theory and Movies : Bridging Two Worlds. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1905779