Social and Political Critical Studies

Area of Studies: Social Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy
Mode of Studies: Full-time studies
Length of Programme: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Master of Political Science

Access Requirements

The prospective students are expected to hold a Bachelor degree or its equivalent in Political Sciences, Social Sciences or Humanities.

Programme Objectives and Competencies Acquired

The basic aim of the programme is to equip students with skills to analyze social and political processes in a way that not only reflects their political and social realities, but which examines and cares for the human self-expression and existence manifest in these processes.

The steps to achieving the goals of the program are: analysis of social and political processes; analysis and conveyance in scholarly form of the intellectual (social, political, artistic, philosophical) traditions of various Central and Eastern European countries; teaching social and political theses formulation, essay and scientific articles writing and criticism, as well as to foster debate and dialogue amongst all the program’s participants; inducement to creative combine personal social and political experiences of students with already existing bodies of social and political criticism; conversance with trends in contemporary social, political, and economic thought and methods; development of student abilities for creative thinking, innovative expression, and original scientific research; preparation of public intellectuals and citizens capable of significant social and political contributions to society-graduates who will help guarantee the free development of democratic society; provision of teaching and research opportunities for permanent faculty and visiting professors in their respective fields of study.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have a possibility to work in state, non-governmental, international and private institutions; permanent representations to international organizations; at economy units; at educational institutions.

Curriculum

Course

Code

ECTS credits

Compulsory Courses (6)

 

 

History and Methodology of 20th Century Social and Political Criticism

SPK5001

6

Intellectuals: Dissent and Social Criticism

SPK5021

4

Political Theory and Methodology

POP5001

4

Propaganda Analysis

KOM5023

6

Critique of Political Reason

SPK5005

6

Narratological Analysis of East/Central European Memory

SPK5006

6

Optional Courses (8)

 

 

Psychoanalysis, Politics, Society

SPK5007

4

Contemporary Issues in Social and Political Philosophy

SPKN5008

6

Postcoloniality in Central and Eastern Europe

SPK5018

6

European Feminisims

SPKN5010

6

Postmodernist Critique of Social Institutions

SPK5012

4

National Social Movements in Baltic region and Central East Europe

BRS5002

6

Social/Political Hermeneutics

SPK5011

6

Communication in the Modernity

KOM5017

6

Elites and Public Intellectuals

SPK6002

6

Moral Imagination and Social Criticism

SPK6003

6

Aesthetics and Political Criticism

SPK6004

6

Research Projects (3)

 

 

The Problems of Post Soviet Transformations

SPK6009

5

Ecological Consciousness Research and Variations

SPK6010

5

Social – Political Discourses Analysis

SPK6011

8

Collaboration and Resistance in the USSR SPKN5016  

Master Thesis

 

 

Master Thesis

 

30

Total:

 

120