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Магистерская программа «Сравнительная политика Евразии»

Mentor's Seminar "International Politics of Eurasia"

2022/2023
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1-4 модуль

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This mentor’s seminar will help students of the educational trajectory “International Politics of Eurasia” to design and follow their individual curricula. It will provide organizational space and individualized support for formulating key learning outcomes in accordance with the trajectory’s focus and individual learning outcomes in order to better reflect career-related needs of each student. The mentor will be guiding students through the selection of courses and helping them in identifying potential research topics and suitable supervisors for term paper and MA thesis.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To help students of the educational trajectory “International Politics of Eurasia” to design and follow their individual curricula.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • formulates individual learning outcomes
  • builds a career-related educational trajectory
  • identifies steps necessary to achieve key learning outcomes
  • identifies appropriate topics for individual research work, formulates research goals and tasks, produces suitable research planning
  • evaluates progress in achievement of individual learning outcomes
  • evaluates progress in achievement of key learning outcomes
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction. Trajectory Overview. Key Learning Outcomes. Individual Learning Outcomes.
  • Research work. Term paper and MA thesis. Advice on research supervision.
  • Monitoring of progress. Adjustments and further planning.
  • Individual feedback and evaluation.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking List of individual learning outcomes
    Each student will prepare - in consultation with the mentor - a list of individual learning outcomes to be achieved as a result of studies within the given trajectory. Submission deadline: October 21.
  • non-blocking Interim report 1
    Each student will report to the mentor - both orally and in writing (500-1000 words) - on their interim achievements in the trajectory. Submission date: December 15.
  • non-blocking Term paper planning
    Each student will submit to the mentor their term paper planning report (containing topic, aim(s), tasks, annotated bibliography). The report should be submitted to the mentor via email by March 31.
  • non-blocking Interim report 2
    Each student will report to the mentor - both orally and in writing (500-1000 words) - on their interim achievements in the trajectory. Submission date: May 31.
  • non-blocking Interim report 3
    Each student will report to the mentor - both orally and in writing (500-1000 words) - on their interim achievements in the trajectory. Submission date: December 15.
  • non-blocking MA thesis draft 1
    Each student sends to the mentor a draft of her MA thesis focusing on the research question, its relevance, methodology and research design. Deadline: December 15.
  • non-blocking MA thesis draft 2
    Each student sends to the mentor a draft of her MA thesis prepared for pre-defence. Submission deadline: March 15.
  • non-blocking Final report
    Each student will report to the mentor - both orally and in writing (500-1000 words) - on their overall achievements in the trajectory. Submission deadline: March 15.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 2nd module
    0.5 * List of individual learning outcomes + 0.5 * Interim report 1
  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.5 * Term paper planning + 0.5 * Interim report 2
  • 2023/2024 2nd module
    0.5 * MA thesis draft 1 + 0.5 * Interim report 3
  • 2023/2024 3rd module
    0.5 * Final report + 0.5 * MA thesis draft 2
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Broms, R., & de Fine Licht, J. (2019). Preparing political science students for a non-academic career: Experiences from a novel course module. Politics, 39(4), 514–526. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263395719828651
  • Eco, U., Farina, G., & Mongiat Farina, C. (2015). How to Write a Thesis. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=963778
  • Luigi Curini, & Robert Franzese. (2020). The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations. SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Ostergard, R. L., & Gordon Fisher, S. B. (2017). Kickstarting Your Academic Career : Skills to Succeed in the Social Sciences. University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Ahram, A. I., Köllner, P., & Sil, R. (2018). Comparative Area Studies : Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications. New York, NY, United States of America: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1666244
  • Christian Reus-Smit, & Duncan Snidal. (2010). The Oxford Handbook of International Relations: Vol. [Paperback edition.]. OUP Oxford.
  • Ştefuriuc, I. (2009). Introduction: Building an Academic Profile – Considerations for Graduate Students Embarking on an Academic Career in Political Science in Europe. European Political Science, 8(2), 138–142. https://doi.org/10.1057/eps.2009.6
  • Stenken, J. A., & Zajicek, A. M. (2010). The importance of asking, mentoring and building networks for academic career success - a personal and social science perspective. Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, 396(2), 541–546. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-009-3275-x