Academic Courses

Elective course; Governance specialization / concentration
Instructor: Wolfgang H. Reinicke
Credits: 2.0
Elective course, Governance Specialization/ConcentrationFeaturing a series of guest lectures, the course enables students interested in global governance to acquire a deeper understanding of the processes and structures that determine the character and outcome of policy-making in the "global agora" of public policy....
Instructor: Sara Svensson
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
This course is open to students at both the PhD and MA levels. The main purpose of the course is to provide an overview of the field of Security Studies, but with particular attention being given to the so-called ‘critical turn’ in the discipline.    In its broadest sense, ‘Critical Security Studies’ can be seen as a...
Instructor: Paul Roe
Credits: 4.0
The aim of this course is to analyze the role played by traditional and new media in democratic political processes that link citizens and their elected representatives.The course explores how changes in the information environment brought by the internet have affected the citizens’ understanding of politics and...
Instructor: Oana Lup
Credits: 2.0
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/Concentration
Instructor: Thilo Bodenstein
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course, Security Concentration/Specialization, Gateway course for MPA students This course will train students to do a policy focused conflict analysis of the sort often done for international organizations or governments. Conflict analysis is now seen as a key part of development and other planning. As well...
Instructor: Robert Templer
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, Security Specialization/ConcentrationLearn 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...
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
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 StudentsIn 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 strengthen...
Instructor: Ann Gagliardi
Credits: 0.0
Elective course“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 both agent and subject of change, and how...
Credits: 2.0
This seminar provides an in-depth understanding of how public policy shapes the arrangements, terms and conditions under which labor markets interact with various population processes. Current theoretical and policy approaches to labor market institutions and active labor market policies, social security and pensions...
Instructor: Martin Kahanec
Credits: 2.0
Elective course, Governance Specialization/ConcentrationThis seminar provides an in-depth understanding of how public policy shapes the arrangements, terms and conditions under which labor markets interact with various population processes. Current theoretical and policy approaches to labor market institutions and...
Instructor: Martin Kahanec
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory/Elective for all One-year MA ( Students must take this or the Public Management course)Elective for MPA and Mundus MAPP students Despite challenges to the Rule of Law around the globe, law remains central to policy. Law not only serves as a basis and framework for governance and policy-making; it also offers...
Credits: 2.0
Elective courseA policy-design and practice-orientated course on macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy, budget planning and execution, subsovereign finance, regulation and supervision of financial institutions, corporate and financial sector restructuring and major structural reforms (health care, education,...
Instructor: Lajos Bokros
Credits: 4.0
Microeconomics is a branch of economics that focuses on the question how individuals (or households) and firms make decisions to allocate limited resources in market interactions. Individual choices and private interests are behind most socio-economic processes. The understanding of the behavioral aspects of socio-...
Instructor: Martin Kahanec
Credits: 3.0
Mandatory for all One-year MA and Mundus MAPP studentsMacroeconomics is a branch of Economics that studies the performance, structure, and behavior of a national or regional (e.g. EU) economy as a whole. Macroeconomic developments are a central theme of policy debate around the globe. This course provides a sound...
Instructor: Martin Kahanec
Credits: 3.0
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 2.0

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