Academic Courses

Elective courseThe main aim of this course is to familiarize students with how the abstract legal principle of equality is turned into policy and practice. Starting from what equality means as a basic legal principle and right in modern democratic systems, the course will move on to critically analyze the policy...
Credits: 2.0
Elective courseThis course aims to deepen understanding of how moral values underlie public policy debates and to enhance students’ ability to interrogate their own assumptions about values, by introducing some basic concepts and methods of moral and political philosophy.We will examine key normative questions in...
Instructor: Miklos Zala
Credits: 2.0
The purpose of this course is to familiarize and engage the student in the steps and dynamics of policy-making processes that address food and farming, nutrition problems and global food security. This course examines the highly contested political space of food and farming in both developed and developing economies. ...
Instructor: Tiziana Centofanti
Credits: 2.0
This course aims to introduce students to issues that arise in discussions pertaining to state and religion, their connections, intersections, concordances and distinctions, following a discussion of why the issue of religion-state relations arises, and under what circumstances. The approach adopted is intended to...
Instructor: Aziz Al-Azmeh
Credits: 2.0
The recent scholarly interest in communication processes and media has opened new approaches to the ways in which the so-called book religions have placed supreme authority in a certain canonic text, considered to be the unfallibly truthful message of the divinity. Sanctified by its long-duration transmission, the...
Instructor: Carsten L. Wilke
Credits: 2.0
Anthropology is the science of humans. Anthropology of religion observes and interprets the phenomenon 'religion' in social and cultural context. Historical anthropology of religion focuses on the beginnings of this approach started in the 19th century. Although the course concentrates mainly on the beginnings, we...
Instructor: András Máté-Tóth
Credits: 2.0
The study of global governance and order is one of the most critical subjects for international relations scholars and policy communities today. With the ongoing global power shift, the concept and practice of global governance and order are changing. This course examines the evolution of the liberal international...
Instructor: Amitav Acharya
Credits: 2.0
Course code: CNSC 6000Level: DoctoralCourse Status: MandatoryBackground and overall aim of the course:Networks are ubiquitous. Economic trade, social relationships, terrorist organizations or biochemical reactions – all span networks. Network science has gone through a spectacular development recently. The data deluge...
Instructor: János Kertész
Credits: 4.0
SCHEDULETimeDatePlace15:30 - 17:10Monday 05/Mar/2018 - 06/Mar/2018 dailyOctober 6th 7 / Room 20115:30 - 19:00Wednesday 07/Mar/2018October 6th 7 / Room 20115:30 - 17:10Monday 12/Mar/2018 - 19/Mar/2018 weeklyOctober 6th 7 / Room 20117:20 - 19:00Monday 12/Mar/2018 - 19/Mar/2018 weeklyOctober 6th 7 / Room 20115:30 - 17:...
Instructor: Margaret Jenkins
Credits: 2.0
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
We will look at some of the major arguments for the existence of God, in both their historical forms, and in the more modern versions. This will include especially the ontological argument, the first cause argument, and the argument from design. Then we will move on to consider some of the properties traditionally...
Instructor: Howard Robinson
Credits: 2.0
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
SCHEDULETimeDatePlace17:20 - 19:00Tuesday 20/Feb/2018October 6th 7 / Room 22617:20 - 19:00Thursday 22/Feb/2018October 6th 7 / Room 22615:30 - 19:00Friday 23/Feb/2018 - 02/Mar/2018 weeklyOctober 6th 7 / Room 22611:00 - 12:40Monday 26/Feb/2018 - 05/Mar/2018 weeklyOctober 6th 7 / Room 22617:20 - 19:00Tuesday 27/Feb/2018...
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

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