STUDIES PROGRAMME

FULL-TIME STUDIES PROGRAMME

1st SEMESTER

Course type

Hours

Theory of International Relations

W

30

International Security

W

30

International Security in the Middle East and East Asia

C

15

Development economics

 

30

International Financial Markets

 

15

Oriental language: Arabic/Japanese/Chinese

KJ

60

History of Asia and Northern Africa (optional classes ? modules: Middle East and North Africa, Far East)

K

30

 

 

210

2nd SEMESTER

 

 

Economical Law in the European Union

W

30

International Environmental Protection

W

30

International Economic Transactions

W

15

International Human Rights Protection 

W

30

Master?s Seminar

S

30

Oriental language: Arabic/Japanese/Chinese

KJ

60

European Union Policy towards the Middle East and East Asia

K

15

Culture and Traditions of the East (optional classes ? modules: Middle East and Northern Africa, Far East)

K

30

 

 

240

3rd SEMESTER

 

 

Globalization and Regionalization

W

30

International Social Policy

W

30

Prognostication and International Simulations

W

30

Master?s Seminar

S

30

Oriental language: Arabic/Japanese/Chinese

KJ

60

The Economies of Asia (optional classes ? modules: Middle East and Northern Africa, Far East)

K

30

Political Systems of Selected Countries of Asia (optional classes ? modules: Middle East and Northern Africa, Far East)

K

20

Women in Tradition and Legal Systems of Selected Countries of Asia

K

15

 

 

245

4th SEMESTER

 

 

Master?s Seminar

S

45

Oriental language: Arabic/Japanese/Chinese

KJ

60

Conflicts in East Asia and the Middle East (optional classes ? modules: Middle East and Northern Africa, Far East)

K

30

 

 

135

Total number of hours (with other classes) not less than:

 

 

 

total

800

830

 

* (W) Lecture
** (C) Discussion
*** (KJ) Language Course
**** (K) Seminar
***** (S) Master?s Seminar


Subject description ? full-time studies

Theory of International Relations
This module is run in the form of lectures and offers an introduction to basic theoretical concepts in the field of international relations. These include: the main concept and issues relevant to the field of international relations, the types of international relations, methods of conducting research in international relations, the theories of international relations (realism, liberalism, constructivism, etc.) and the theories of regional political and economic integration. 

International Security
Students participating in this module will investigate the following three aspects of international security; firstly, the theoretical aspects with an emphasis on typologies of research as well as the different definitions and manners of understanding the term 'international security'; secondly, the main institutional frameworks of global security; thirdly, they will examine the practical aspects of global security through discussions on contemporary problems and threats to global security.

International Security in the Middle East and East Asia
This seminar is related to the International Security module. Students will analyse security problems in the Middle East and East Asia. These will include, among others, energy security, terrorism, local conflicts and specific conditions of local trouble spots i.e. Taiwan, North Korea, Palestine, Iran.  

Development economics
This module will address the main theoretical and thematic aspects of development economics including the following: its genesis and directions of evolution; traditional theories and measures of backwardness; paradigm of capital shortage; theories of dependence of periphery from the centre in the global economy; new paradigms of development in the context of the role of institutions, human resources, technology and conditioning of natural environment; and overcoming of poverty as a global problem. 

International Financial Markets
During the classes students will investigate the contemporary international financial markets, their meaning, structure, members and kinds of transactions and operations which are undertaken on them. Students will have a chance to learn about the specific nature of particular markets and risks connected with operating in them. 

Oriental language
The aim of this module is to prepare students to communicate in a particular language and to become familiar with traditions, customs and etiquette existing in particular cultures. Three types of language classes are offered: Arabic, Chinese and Japanese.

History of Asia and Northern Africa (optional classes ? modules: Middle East and North Africa, Far East) 
An optional seminar offered at the level of specialisation conducted within the framework of particular education tracks (Middle East and Africa or Far East). The aim of the classes is to present the political, economic, and social history of a particular region. The issues which will be discussed cover the main historical events relevant to the particular regions, the changing role of particular countries and regions, social and cultural trends influencing historical developments in the regions, etc. 

Economical Law in the European Union
This series of lectures aims to familiarize students with the main issues relevant to the subject of the economic dimension of European integration. The subjects under consideration will include: the rules of functioning of the EU internal market, the four fundamental freedoms (free flow of capital, free movement of data, free flow of services, free movement of workers), economic and monetary union, right of competition, legal basis of sectoral policies. 

International Environmental Protection
The aim of the classes is to present the international dimension of natural environmental dangers and environmental protection policy. The following issues will be discussed: balanced development, economic consequences of environmental protection, international cooperation in the field of environmental protection, international ecological conflicts and their solution, the activity of international organisations within the field of environmental protection.

International Economic Transactions
The main aim of the classes is to familiarize students with the specificity of contemporary economic transactions. During a set of lectures the following issues will be discussed: the formal and legal conditions of international economic exchange, the types of transactions, the ways of concluding agreements on formal markets (auctions and commodity exchanges), international trade customs, contract clauses, transaction cycle, and the use of modern technologies in particular phases of the realization of transactions. 

International Human Rights Protection 
The aim of these classes is to investigate the international dimension of human rights protection. The following issues will be discussed during the classes: the concepts and doctrines of human rights protection, the conventions of human rights, the role of international organizations and human rights protection with regard to international relations and foreign policy. 

European Union Policy towards the Middle East and East Asia 
A specialization seminar which is devoted to the analysis of EU policy towards the Middle East and the countries of East and South-East Asia. It addresses the role of particular regions and countries in EU politics, EU business and the main political and economic problems of Asia to which EU politics have to respond. The seminar will address the following issues: the strategic politics of EU towards China, India and Japan, EU responses to conflicts in the Middle-East, EU's stance on the issue of energy security in its relationship with Asian countries, and the problem of integration process in Asian in the light of European experience. 

Culture and Traditions of the East (optional classes ? modules: Middle East and Northern Africa, Far East)
A specialization seminar offered within the framework of particular educational tracks. The aim of the seminar is to familiarize students with the main characteristics of cultural regions known collectively as 'the East'. During the seminar students will discuss cultural values relevant for particular regions, the role of religion, the dominant cultural trends, the culture-specific behaviours and styles of communication. Last but not least, the seminar will address traditions which are cultivated in particular regions and remain meaningful for contemporary societies in the Middle East and East Asia.

Globalization and Regionalization
This seminar is devoted to two important trends in contemporary international relations, namely globalization and regionalization. Students will investigate the following issues: how globalisation manifests itself, the various approaches to globalisation process from cultural, economic and political perspectives, the main actors participating and shaping these processes as well as changes and threats that they generate.

International Social Policy
The aim of the classes is to present the international dimension of social politics and familiarize students with international social and public problems and their solutions. The main focus will be put on the development and models of international social policy, the labour market policy, the educational and family policy. 

Prognostication and International Simulations 
The aim of the classes is to familiarize students with methods of prognostication in international relations. The following issues will be discussed: the international prognosis (definition, classification, methods, techniques), the prognostication and foreign policy planning, the models of structures in international relations, the scenarios of development of international relations. 

The Economies of Asia (optional classes ? modules: Middle East and Northern Africa, Far East)
Specialization classes which are conducted within the framework of particular educational tracks. The aim of the classes is to familiarize students with specific economic conditions of various regions in Asia. The topics which will be addressed include: the economic potential of the countries of particular regions, the conditions for economic development, the contemporary problems and challenges which stand before the Asian economies, and the role of particular regions in contemporary economic relations in the world. 

Political Systems of Selected Countries of Asia (optional classes ? modules: Middle East and Northern Africa, Far East)
Specialization classes which are conducted in the framework of particular educational tracks. The students will be familiarized with the specific realities of political systems existing in particular regions of Asia. This in turn will enable making comparisons across the regions. The issues which will be discussed include, among others: the principles underlying particular types of political systems as well as ideas and mechanisms that create/sustain these systems, the existing party and electoral systems, and the division of power in Asian countries.

Women in Tradition and Legal Systems of Selected Countries of Asia
A specialization seminar which aims to present and compare the role of women in selected Asian countries, especially those in which Islam is the dominant religion. The following issues will be discussed: the traditional role of women and its evolution, the issue of women's rights and discrimination, the presence of women on the political arena, the actions that aim to increase the equality of rights, and the role of the international community and NGOs in enhancing women?s rights.

Conflicts in East Asia and the Middle East (optional classes ? modules: Middle East and Northern Africa, Far East)
Specialization classes conducted within the framework of particular educational tracks. The classes will address these conflicts which erupted in the post-1945 period and have had an important impact on our understanding of current problems and the balance of power in the discussed regions. The special emphasis will be put on investigating the causes, course and international implication of particular conflicts, and its current consequences. 

 

NON-RESIDENT STUDIES PROGRAMME

1st SEMESTER

Hours/sem.

Course type

ECTS

Exam/test

Theory of International Relations

30

W

4

E

International Security

30

W

4

E

International Security

15

Ć

2

T

Development economics

30

W

4

E

International Financial Markets

15

W

2

T

History of East Asia

12

K

3

T

History of Middle East

12

K

3

T

 

144

 

22

 

 

2nd SEMESTER

Hours/sem.

Course type

ECTS

Exam/Test

Economical Law in the European Union

30

W

4

E

International Environmental Protection

30

W

4

E

International Economic Transactions

15

W

2

T

International Human Rights Protection

30

W

4

E

Religions of the East

15

W

4

E

Master?s Seminar

20

S

8

T

 

140

 

26

 

 

3rd SEMESTER

Hours/sem.

Course type

ECTS

Exam/Test

Globalization and Regionalization

30

W

4

E

International Social Policy

30

W

3

T

Prognostication and International Simulations

30

W

3

T

Introduction to Eastern Cultures

12

W

4

E

The Economies of Asia

12

K

3

T

Political Systems of Selected Countries of Asia

12

K

3

T

Master?s Seminar

20

S

8

T

 

146

 

28

 

 

4th SEMESTER

Hours/sem.

Course type

ECTS

Exam/Test

Conflicts in the World of Islam

12

K

3

T

Asia in the U.S. Policy

12

K

3

T

European Union and Asia

12

K

3

T

Conflicts in East Asia

12

K

3

T

Women of the East

12

W

3

T

Master?s Seminar

20

S

10

T

 

80

 

25

 

Total number of hours

510

 

101

 

 

 
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