Czech Republic, Brno

World in Transition and Central European Transformation

online course
when 20 July 2020 - 5 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 600

ABOUT THE COURSE
The program provides a broad understanding of state transformation issues. Using the practical experience of the Czech Republic and its Central European neighbours, this program draws knowledge for potential use in other countries around the world which are undergoing their own transformation/transition process. During the course students will gradually learn to understand various dimensions of a major transformation process – starting with sociological and political aspects, moving towards the economic side and concluding with the legal issues. The course is designed as an interdisciplinary forum, thus primarily, but not necessarily, it should engage students of social and humanity-related fields – Political Science, Law, Economics and Sociology.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME
This online course seeks to not only expand students’ academic knowledge, but also seeks to pull on the strengths of having students from all over the world enroll. The course will encourage students to learn not just from their professors but also from their peers through in class discussions and group projects.

SCHEDULE
Online classes will take place at 14:00 CET Monday-Friday for two hours. Students are expected to participate in the live lectures, however they will be recorded.

TOPICS
- Central Europe as the region
- Struggles and Challenges of Political Transformation: Searching for Democracy
- Social Change and Civil Society in Central Europe
- Economic Transformation
- Transformation of the Legal System

VIRTUAL SITE VISITS
- Radio Free Europe
- UN

Course aim

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students will leave this course understanding the transformation of Central Europe and apply their learnings to other countries around the world through final projects and papers. Students will also be able to enhance their intercultural communication skills through working in group projects with students from other nations.

Fee info

EUR 600: All students who apply and commit by June 1.
EUR 700: The programme tuition after June 1.