- The aim is to make students familiar with the structure of the educational programs, assist in their choice of the topic for the term paper and with the further work on that paper.
- Able to work with modern scientific literature (including literature in English), analyze the state and development trends of political science
- Able to independently prepare summarizing analytical materials (reviews, notes, reports, reports, recommendations, etc.) and proposals for decision-makers in the political sphere
- Able to improve and develop his intellectual and cultural level, build a trajectory of professional development and career
- Able to analyze, verify, evaluate the completeness of information in the course of professional activity, if necessary, fill in and synthesize the missing information
- Able to search for information and solve problems of professional activity using modern information and communication technologies and software
- Able to independently build strategies for presenting the results of their professional activities, including in a public format, based on the selection of appropriate information and communication technologies and information dissemination channel
- Building individual trajectoryDiscussion of the individual trajectory with each students (a series of individual consultations)
- Term paper: IntroRole of term paper. Main principles. How to choose topic and post a good research question
- Term paperWorking on the paper. RQ. Methodology. Analytical strategy. Analysis. Discussion.
- Assessment of the 1st year trajectoryIndividual consultations on the results of the 1st year. Corrections into the 2nd year trajectory.
- Interim assessment (4 module)0.3 * Assignments + 0.4 * Participation in class discussions + 0.3 * Presentation of the term project
- Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Henry E. Brady, & David Collier. (2008). The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology. OUP Oxford.
- Keating, M., & Della Porta, D. (2008). Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences : A Pluralist Perspective. Cambridge University Press.
- Manzo, G. (2014). Analytical Sociology : Actions and Networks. Hoboken: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=714658