Academic Courses

Elective course, Media and Communication Specilization/ConcentrationRecent debates on Internet censorship and the role of the state in online communications highlight concerns about sovereignty, borders, and territory in a globalizing world.  This course will emphasize challenges to conventional geopolitical...
Instructor: Cameran Ashraf
Credits: 4.0
Advanced Methods course, open for ALL tracksCancelled in Fall 2017/2018The course gives an introduction to the theory of many of the currently applied graphical models. All these models attempt to describe the associations and effects among the variables, and some may be given causal interpretation. The graphical...
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 2.0
The course is open to all CEU faculty and staffElective Course, Higher Education Policy Specialization/ConcentrationThe course analyzes the relationships between higher education policies and the discourse about knowledge society or knowledge economy, more precisely, the way in which higher education policies take...
Instructor: Liviu Matei
Credits: 2.0
The course is open to all CEU faculty and staffElective Course, Higher Education Policy Specialization/ConcentrationThis graduate-level course proposes a comprehensive induction into fundamental issues and topics in contemporary higher education policy. Higher education is seen as a particularly contested area of...
Credits: 4.0
The aim of the course is to enhance the participants’ understanding of how research questions in Cognitive Science can be addressed with experimental designs. The course will enable participants to turn well-formulated questions about the mind and brain into experiments that produce interpretable results. The course...
Instructor: Guenther Knoblich
Credits: 2.0
Elective CourseThe course will run from February 23 to March 8. Interested students may also take Advanced Impact Evaluation, starting on March 9 and running until March 29.This is an intensive methodological and applied course aimed at developing useful skills in impact evaluation methods and practice, focused on 2...
Instructor: Alexis Diamond
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for Mundus MAPP studentsE/M with Introduction to Global Governance for Year 1 MPA and One-year MAPP (students must choose this or the Introduction to Global Governance course)This course introduces students to how institutions structure policy-making processes and influence actor behaviour, policy output, as...
Instructor: Uwe Puetter, -
Credits: 2.0
Elective course; Governance specialization / concentrationInternational relations theories often characterize the international system as anarchic and focus on interactions between nation-states. In the absence of a higher authority, such as a “world government” and to facilitate and manage these interactions,...
Instructor: Wolfgang H. Reinicke
Credits: 2.0
The course aims at facilitating a discussion of some of the issues currently debated in International Relations theory. The course is centred around some of the theoretical debates in contemporary International Relations theory and is aimed at enhancing students’ ability to analyse the way various theoretical...
Instructor: Alexander Astrov
Credits: 4.0
The course aims at facilitating a discussion of some of the issues currently debated in International Relations theory. The course is centred around some of the theoretical debates in contemporary International Relations theory and is aimed at enhancing students’ ability to analyse the way various theoretical...
Instructor: Alexander Astrov
Credits: 4.0
Interpretive research puts the meaning‐making of those studied at the centre of a research project. Often guided by the abductive logic of inquiry, such research is commonly not driven by formal hypotheses or variables. Based on constructivist ontology and intersubjectivist epistemology, interpretive research...
Instructor: Xymena Kurowska
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course, Development Specialization/ConcentrationSouth Sudan and Sudan are important and influential case studies of international intervention. On one level, this course explores the connections between ideals, practices and outcomes of different kinds of international interventions, with particular interest...
Instructor: Daniel Large
Credits: 2.0
Elective course; Development Specialization/ConcentrationThis course provides an introduction into qualitative project evaluation. Project evaluation is an increasingly important component of development practice of foreign aid organizations, agencies and NGOs. For instance, the German government established an...
Instructor: Thilo Bodenstein
Credits: 2.0
Elective course, Media and Communication Specialization/ConcentrationThe Internet is the dominant communications medium of the 21st century, and as such its strategic importance cannot be understated.  Across the globe, states have sought to extend and expand military and espionage actions to ensure protection of...
Instructor: Cameran Ashraf
Credits: 4.0
Elective Course, Development Specialization/ConcentrationThis class introduces students to a series of fundamental questions surrounding economic development. What does it mean? Why is there such a wide cross-national and cross-regional disparity in terms of access to basic goods and services for ordinary citizens?...
Credits: 2.0
E/M with Institutions and Actors in Policy Process for Year 1 MPA and One-year MAPP students (students must choose this or the Institutions and Actors in Policy Process)Elective course for Mundus MAPP studentsThis course provides an intensive introduction to the history, concepts and debates concerning global...
Credits: 2.0
Elective courseLearn about the core international human rights standards and the actors responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring them. Week by week, the class will examine the main human rights laws, including civil and political rights, economic social and cultural rights, women’s rights, and the...
Instructor: Kirsten Roberts Lyer
Credits: 2.0
Elective course, Security Specialization/ConcentrationLearn how armed conflicts are regulated, civilians protected, and violations punished. This course will examine the principles of international humanitarian law (IHL), and their application in practice. It will consider the core principles of distinction,...
Instructor: Kirsten Roberts Lyer
Credits: 2.0
Advanced topics course for Political Theory track studentsThis course provides a forum for discussion of a selection of topics in applied ethics through mainly contemporary philosophical literature. In examining these topics, we will discuss principles and problems of broader philosophical significance in applied...
Instructor: Chrys Margaritidis
Credits: 2.0
This course provides a forum for discussion of a selection of topics in applied ethics through mainly contemporary philosophical literature. In examining these topics, we will discuss principles and problems of broader philosophical significance in applied ethics, as these turn out to underlie many disagreements. We...
Instructor: Chrys Margaritidis
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for Mundus MAPP students, Elective Course for one-year MAPP students and MPA students; Governance Specialization/ConcentrationThis course provides students with in-depth knowledge about institutions and policy-making within the European Union (EU). The course takes a trans-disciplinary perspective and is...
Instructor: Uwe Puetter
Credits: 4.0
Mandatory Course for Year 1 MPA Students. Two-term course.In this interactive four-module course, students build off an analysis of their interests, strengths, and accomplishments to create a personal professional development roadmap and portfolio, develop a tailored narrative for use in the job search process, and...
Credits: 0.0
The SPP Career Course is a non-credit course. It is open – and strongly recommended – to all one-year MAPP and Mundus MAPP students. Two-term course.In this interactive course, students build off an analysis of their interests, strengths, and accomplishments to create a personal professional development roadmap,...
Credits: 0.0
This is a University-wide Course and it is open to all CEU students.“Journalism and Social Change in Historical Perspective” will focus on examining how journalism has both shaped key historical events and has itself been shaped by historical forces larger than itself.  We will examine journalism's symbiotic role as...
Credits: 2.0
This is a University-wide Course and it is open to all CEU students.Big Data is all around us – facebook users, records on citizens, the network of neurons in the brain, routes of migrants, impact of publications. The Data itself is neither good or evil, however, it can be used for either purposes. The availability...
Credits: 2.0

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