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Mentor's Seminar

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
1 year, 1-4 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Mentor’s seminar is aimed at helping students with the choice of their individual trajectories within the university, and further with the work on their individual term papers. Students will discuss with the mentor the problems they face in the program, and look for effective solutions.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • 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.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • 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
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Building individual trajectory
    Discussion of the individual trajectory with each students (a series of individual consultations)
  • Term paper: Intro
    Role of term paper. Main principles. How to choose topic and post a good research question
  • Term paper
    Working on the paper. RQ. Methodology. Analytical strategy. Analysis. Discussion.
  • Assessment of the 1st year trajectory
    Individual consultations on the results of the 1st year. Corrections into the 2nd year trajectory.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Participation in class discussions
  • non-blocking Assignments
  • non-blocking Presentation of the term project
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.3 * Assignments + 0.4 * Participation in class discussions + 0.3 * Presentation of the term project
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • 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.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • 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