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Politics and Societies in the BRICS States

2022/2023
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
4
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
3 year, 1, 2 module

Instructors

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course ‘Politics and society in BRICS countries’ covers main issues of current political, social and economic development of BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Main goal of the course is to provide students with solid data and insights in internal issues of BRICS countries through reading relevant literature and having in-class discussions.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • As the major learning outcome, we expect students to learn how to conduct high-qualified research on political and social aspects of development on foreign countries and prepare themselves to work with complex international issues.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • can solve professional problems based on synthesis and analysis
  • can retrieve, collect, process and analyze information relevant for achieving goals in the professional field
  • can find, define and use the information from different sources required for solving of research and professional problems
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to BRICS
  • Brazil
  • Russia and BRICS
  • India
  • China - traditional values in modern politics, business, society
  • South Africa
  • Summary of the course
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-Class Activities (Discussions & In-Class Presentations)
  • non-blocking Quizzes
    Tests are conducted after the lectures and seminars to check the knowledge of the material.
  • non-blocking Final Essay
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 2nd module
    0.2 * In-Class Activities (Discussions & In-Class Presentations) + 0.3 * Quizzes + 0.2 * Exam + 0.3 * Final Essay
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Pan, C. (2015). Understanding Chinese Identity in International Relations: A Critique of Western Approaches. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.B31BB10D
  • Why traditional Chinese philosophy still matters : the relevance of ancient wisdom for the global..., , 2019

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Harry Irwin. (1996). Communicating with Asia : Understanding People and Customs. Routledge.