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Mentor's Seminar

2023/2024
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
2 year, 1-3 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 and thesis 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 analyze, verify, evaluate the completeness of information in the course of professional activity, if necessary, fill in and synthesize the missing information
  • Able to improve and develop his intellectual and cultural level, build a trajectory of professional development and career
  • 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
  • Able to independently prepare summarizing analytical materials (reviews, notes, reports, reports, recommendations, etc.) and proposals for decision-makers in the political sphere
  • Able to search for information and solve problems of professional activity using modern information and communication technologies and software
  • Able to work with modern scientific literature (including literature in English), analyze the state and development trends of political science
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Building individual trajectory
  • Term paper: Intro
  • Term paper
  • Assessment of the 1st year trajectory
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Final exam 1st year
    Students have to submit an extended abstract of their term paper
  • non-blocking Assignments
    1st year students have to submit three written papers, in which they develop their term paper step-by-step
  • non-blocking Participation in class discussions
    Activity in the class during seminars: students are expected to ask meaningful questions and participate in group discussions. Attendance of classes as such doesn't count as activity.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 2nd module
    Participation in class discussions * 0.4 + Assignments * 0.3 + Presentation of the term project * 0.3
  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.5 * Assignments + 0.3 * Final exam 1st year + 0.2 * Participation in class discussions
  • 2023/2024 3rd module
    -
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