Academic Courses

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
The course is designed to those students, who either have a business idea, or think, that during their carrier, they might start their own business.This course is highly interactive, and provides the students with the basic principles of entrepreneurial management. The key objective is, to equip the students with the...
Instructor: Gábor Baranyai
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
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
Medieval political thought is usually characterised by the opposition of Church and Empire, or the Pope and the secular ruler. The course will look at the development of these ideas from early Christianity’s conflict with the Roman Empire through the “Constantinian turn,” and then its ramifications into what is...
Instructor: György Geréby
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
Advnaced topics course for Political Theory track students. TBA
Instructor: Philip Goff
Credits: 2.0
The first half of the course is more theoretical, examining the libertarian view of justice according to which the role of the state is to protect natural property rights. We will consider questions such as the following:Are there pre-legal property rights, i.e. moral facts about ownership which obtain prior to the...
Instructor: Philip Goff
Credits: 2.0
Elective courseIn Program MA in Global Economic Relations elective only for Full Time students.A 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...
Instructor: Lajos Bokros
Credits: 4.0
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course, Media and Communications Specialization/ConcentrationThis course examines the complex and multi-facetted relationship between the media and human rights in today’s world. More specifically, against the backdrop of contemporary challenges and current controversies concerning media freedom, this course...
Instructor: Sejal Parmar
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory course for ALL tracksThis course is designed for students who are beginning their dissertation projects.  The aim of the course is to give students the tools to conceptualize their theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection and empirical analysis. In doing so, this course...
Instructor: Erin Jenne
Credits: 4.0
This course provides an introduction to a new method of comparative research designed to provide more rigorous answers to long-standing debates in comparative research, micro-historical analysis. The course intends to familiarize students with this method of research and prepare them to produce original research that...
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
This course provides an introduction to a new method of comparative research designed to provide more rigorous answers to long-standing debates in comparative research, micro-historical analysis. The course intends to familiarize students with this method of research and prepare them to produce original research that...
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
The elective course Migration Policy in a European Context covers fundamental aspects of European migration and migration policy. In three two-day block session (a total of 6 days, with sessions of 2x100 minutes per day), the course will focus on issues raised by contemporary migration dynamics (including the recent...
Instructor: Rainer Münz
Credits: 2.0

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