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Programme:

Political Sciences and International Relations

Module: Political Sciences
Study Cycle: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Faculty: Contemporary Social Sciences
Programme Code: N-PSIR-PS
Academic year: 2018 / 2019
Title: Bachelor in Political Sciences and International Relations / Module: Political Sciences
ECTS: 180 (3 years) Accrediation
ECTS: 240 (extended + 1 year) Accrediation
Decision: Decision for running of the program
Knowledge and understanding
Applying knowledge and understanding
Making judgement
Communication skills
Learning skills

Semester 1

  • [CPS-104] [6 ECTS] Theory of State and Law
    This course gives to sudents introductory theoretical knowledge of key concepts and institutes in the field of state and law. Additionally, the curriculum is crucial in the study of a range of other subjects during their studies.
  • [CPS-1011] [6 ECTS] Introduction to Sociology
  • [CPS-103] [6 ECTS] Introduction to Political Science
    Through this course the students will gain knowledge of basic categories, concepts and definitions that will help them to understand study and critically approach to contemporary politics and contemporary society. It should: - Enhance their political culture and consciousness with the given texts from classical and contemporary authors and political analysts. - Enhance their knowledge and capacity for studying the European ethic policy. - Help students to improve their writing, thinking and expression related to policy. Through the lectures the students should get several responses of the basic questions like: - What is politics and why it is so important for our lives and society? - How was a human being developed as a political person? - What are characteristics of the modern democratic society? - What are characteristics of the Macedonian society as political one? - What is a policy? - Is it integral part of a man? - Why and how do we study policy?
  • [3 ECTS] Elective course - Albanian/Macedonian Language
    • [MAPP1010] Macedonian Language for Professional Purposes 1
    • [MAPP1020] Macedonian Language for Professional Purposes 2
    • [BS018] Macedonian Language for Beginners 1
    • [BS152] Macedonian Language for Beginners 2
    • [BAM1010] Albanian Language for Beginners 1
    • [BAM2010] Albanian Language for Beginners 2
  • [3 ECTS] Elective course - English Language
    • [BENP-01] English Language for General and Professional Purposes 1
    • [BENP-02] English Language for General and Professional Purposes 2
    • [BENP-03] English Language for General and Professional Purposes 3
    • [BENP-04] English Language for General and Professional Purposes 4
    • [BEN-05] English Language 5
    • [BEN-06] English Language 6
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course
    • [EFE-107] Public Speaking
    • [EFE-127] Debate and Presentation Skills
    • [EFE-108] Intercultural Studies
    • [EFE-108] Communication Skills
    • [EFE-110] Advanced Excel
    • [EFE-111] Advanced IT skills
    • [EFE-112] Advanced Word
    • [EFE-113] Google Apps
    • [EFE-114] Advanced Access
    • [EFE-115] Desktop Publications
    • [EFE-116] Web Publications
    • [EFE-129] Albanian Language and Writing Culture
    • [EFE-131] Albanian Language for Specific
    • [EFE-102] Academic Writing in English
    • [EFE-103] Academic Writing in Macedonian
    • [EFE-104] Academic Writing in Albanian
    • [EFE-105] German Language (level 1 to 4)
    • [EFE-117] Environmental Protection
    • [EFE-121] Professional Careеr Development
    • [EFE-132] Human Rights and Freedoms

Semester 2

  • [CPS-2044] [6 ECTS] Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • [EPS-405] [6 ECTS] Introduction to Economy
    The course is designed to familiarize students with the external and internal environment of the enterprise. However, attention will be paid to the financial, the marketing function and organizational function of the enterprise. In addition, it recognizes the impact of enterprise on the community in which it operates.
  • [CPS-201] [6 ECTS] Social Psychology
    Topics for discussion include the perception of personality, agreement, forming opinions, evaluation and change, prejudice, aggression, social learning, group dynamics, social psychology and society and legal and organizational application.
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course
    • [EFE-107] Public Speaking
    • [EFE-127] Debate and Presentation Skills
    • [EFE-108] Intercultural Studies
    • [EFE-108] Communication Skills
    • [EFE-110] Advanced Excel
    • [EFE-111] Advanced IT skills
    • [EFE-112] Advanced Word
    • [EFE-113] Google Apps
    • [EFE-114] Advanced Access
    • [EFE-115] Desktop Publications
    • [EFE-116] Web Publications
    • [EFE-129] Albanian Language and Writing Culture
    • [EFE-131] Albanian Language for Specific
    • [EFE-102] Academic Writing in English
    • [EFE-103] Academic Writing in Macedonian
    • [EFE-104] Academic Writing in Albanian
    • [EFE-105] German Language (level 1 to 4)
    • [EFE-117] Environmental Protection
    • [EFE-121] Professional Careеr Development
    • [EFE-132] Human Rights and Freedoms
  • [3 ECTS] Elective course - English Language
    • [BENP-01] English Language for General and Professional Purposes 1
    • [BENP-02] English Language for General and Professional Purposes 2
    • [BENP-03] English Language for General and Professional Purposes 3
    • [BENP-04] English Language for General and Professional Purposes 4
    • [BEN-05] English Language 5
    • [BEN-06] English Language 6
  • [3 ECTS] Elective course - Albanian/Macedonian Language
    • [MAPP1010] Macedonian Language for Professional Purposes 1
    • [MAPP1020] Macedonian Language for Professional Purposes 2
    • [BS018] Macedonian Language for Beginners 1
    • [BS152] Macedonian Language for Beginners 2
    • [BAM1010] Albanian Language for Beginners 1
    • [BAM2010] Albanian Language for Beginners 2

Semester 3

  • [CPA-6033] [6 ECTS] Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses in the Social Sciences
  • [CPA120] [6 ECTS] Public Policies
    The course aims to enable students to more easily understand and master the policy as a new scientific discipline and the relationship with other social sciences. Also this course students will learn the basic principles of public policy, creating a specific policy analysis, implementation and evaluation. Through practical work students will be introduced to different types of public policies and their carriers or makers in practice, so as to be able to see for themselves the role and importance of the participation of citizens in decision-making on the most important social issues.
  • [CPS-305] [6 ECTS] Policy of Europe and the European Union
    This course deals with the recognition of the concept in comparative political science for studying the contemporary Europe. The course requires prior knowledge of the basic concepts and methods in political science and knowledge of the history of Europe after World War II. The course will be divided into two parts. The first part of the course will focus on European politics at the supranational level of historical context, political institutions and the European Union policies will be taught. In the second part of the course the main theories of comparative politics that can help to understand the variation in institutions, political behavior and policies in European countries and the EU itself will be taught. The course will address some of the challenges facing Europe and the EU today and will carefully analyze series of important social debates and contemporary politics.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course - English for Specific Purposes 1
    • [LPCEN-01] English Language for Public Administration, Political Sciences and Communication 1
    • [LPCEN-02] English Language for Public Administration, Political Sciences and Communication 2
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course
    • [EFE-107] Public Speaking
    • [EFE-127] Debate and Presentation Skills
    • [EFE-108] Intercultural Studies
    • [EFE-108] Communication Skills
    • [EFE-110] Advanced Excel
    • [EFE-111] Advanced IT skills
    • [EFE-112] Advanced Word
    • [EFE-113] Google Apps
    • [EFE-114] Advanced Access
    • [EFE-115] Desktop Publications
    • [EFE-116] Web Publications
    • [EFE-129] Albanian Language and Writing Culture
    • [EFE-131] Albanian Language for Specific
    • [EFE-102] Academic Writing in English
    • [EFE-103] Academic Writing in Macedonian
    • [EFE-104] Academic Writing in Albanian
    • [EFE-105] German Language (level 1 to 4)
    • [EFE-117] Environmental Protection
    • [EFE-121] Professional Careеr Development
    • [EFE-132] Human Rights and Freedoms

Semester 4

  • [CPS-4011] [6 ECTS] Political Parties, Elections and Election Models
  • [CPS-402] [6 ECTS] International Relations
    This course introduces to students the theoretical component in international relations, key ideas and debates in international relations, particularly on basic concepts, actors in international relations, foreign policy, and the power in international relations. The lectures will also be focused on international political economy and politics of global welfare, the existing and future problems in the international system, including armed conflict, economy, demography and environment.
  • [EPS-505] [6 ECTS] Public Institutions
    Course objectives: To help students to understand the broader context of the functioning of public institutions. To motivate students to improve their skills of analysis, and work in the institutional matrix of modern public management with special emphasis on sensitivity to democratic principles To develop awareness of the application of these principles in practice in the public and non-profit sector.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EPS-504] Political System in RM
    • [EPS-401] Institutions and Policies of ЕU
    • [EPS-402] Ethics in Politics
    • [EPS-403] Introduction to Public Administration
    • [EPS-502] Religion and Politics
    • [EPS-701] Communication and Political Marketing
    • [CPS-303] Constitutional Law
    • [CPA-502] Systems of Local Government
    • [EPS-601] Social State and Policy
    • [EPS-603] Youth and Politics
    • [EPS-702] Public Law
    • [CPA071] Social Policy
    • [EPS8010] Contemporary Administrative Systems
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • Work Searching Strategies
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course - English for Specific Purposes 2
    • [LPCEN-01] English Language for Public Administration, Political Sciences and Communication 1
    • [LPCEN-02] English Language for Public Administration, Political Sciences and Communication 2

Semester 5

  • [ECM-6033] [6 ECTS] International Politics and International Law
  • [CPS-304] [6 ECTS] Research Methods in Political Sciences
    This course offers the possibility for students to be introduced with scientific and research methods in sociological spheres and political occurrences. Students will learn about the theoretical and practical aspect, methods of scientific researches and their knowledge for science and individuals within society. The contents of the course consists of: theoretical and empirical researches, proportions of methodic and theory of cognition , scientific knowledge and their structure, role an function of scientific research projects; monitoring; questionnaire; classification; interpretation of collected photographic material etc.
  • [CPS-503] [6 ECTS] Public Finances
    Provide students with knowledge of public finance as one of the main levers of macroeconomic policy and fundamental instruments to the functioning of a national economy as a whole and as a subsystem of an economic system of the country. Introduction to knowledge for public good and costs for their provision, externalities, the distribution of public revenue, allocation and reallocation of revenue, comparative aspects of public finance in developed countries and those in transition, the specifics of the fiscal systems of Macedonia, their trends and challenges, fiscal decentralization, etc. Introduction to professional knowledge about the budget and extra-budgetary funds as the main instruments of fiscal policy, procedures about preparation, elaboration, composing, approval, implementation and control of the budget, as well as the techniques of budget for the local and central level. Creating a clear picture to students for the functioning of a fiscal system, giving points of reference in terms of various fiscal theories that can perform comparative difference and find common points of operation of these systems in different countries. Informative introduction of the students with the main indicators of fiscal policy in the Republic of Macedonia, creating a real database in terms of long-term fiscal trends of RM, by stimulating students to work independent seminar papers and essays on the fiscal area.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EPS-504] Political System in RM
    • [EPS-401] Institutions and Policies of ЕU
    • [EPS-402] Ethics in Politics
    • [EPS-403] Introduction to Public Administration
    • [EPS-502] Religion and Politics
    • [EPS-701] Communication and Political Marketing
    • [CPS-303] Constitutional Law
    • [CPA-502] Systems of Local Government
    • [EPS-601] Social State and Policy
    • [EPS-603] Youth and Politics
    • [EPS-702] Public Law
    • [CPA071] Social Policy
    • [EPS8010] Contemporary Administrative Systems
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • Work Searching Strategies
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EPS-504] Political System in RM
    • [EPS-401] Institutions and Policies of ЕU
    • [EPS-402] Ethics in Politics
    • [EPS-403] Introduction to Public Administration
    • [EPS-502] Religion and Politics
    • [EPS-701] Communication and Political Marketing
    • [CPS-303] Constitutional Law
    • [CPA-502] Systems of Local Government
    • [EPS-601] Social State and Policy
    • [EPS-603] Youth and Politics
    • [EPS-702] Public Law
    • [CPA071] Social Policy
    • [EPS8010] Contemporary Administrative Systems
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • Work Searching Strategies

Semester 6

  • [CPA118] [6 ECTS] Contemporary Political Systems
    The primary objective of the “Contemporary political systems” course is to provide students with the knowledge about the political systems that are encountered today around he world, here including not only the political systems that are usually referred to as democratic ones. The course is structured in a way to provide students with theoretical knowledge about theories and conceptions on political systems, and at the same time inform them about the practical functioning of more political systems in the world. From this point of view, as the specifik aims of this course the following can be emphasized: - The students should create an understanding of political systems in terms of their specifics and historical development. - Students should gain basic knowledge regarding the main theories and conceptions of political systems. - Students should get familiarized with the basic approaches towards the classification of political systems. - Students should be enabled to understand the specifics of individual political systems.
  • [CPS-403] [6 ECTS] Political Management
    - Acquisition of basic knowledge of the term policy and management; - Be familiar with basic tools and activities relating to distinguish political processes according to different criteria; - Acquiring adequate knowledge to prepare the survey and field work; - Application of knowledge gained from other courses and building a separate methodology for the preparation of essays-paper work; - To analyze the electoral processes and the method of derivation; - To draw political speech and to simulate the appearance of a political event; - Ability to actively participate in a debate organized by the Students Union; - Ability to prepare and participate in research projects and presenting the results of scientific research; - To identify different ways and use of scientific sources, to learn to read selectively and comparatively analyze the political processes;
  • [CPA-604] [6 ECTS] Capstone Project
    This is an activity related to diploma work and professional project. Students are required to complete a project, usually related to their diploma work, to outline the structure of the project, to do research and write down the report.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EPS-504] Political System in RM
    • [EPS-401] Institutions and Policies of ЕU
    • [EPS-402] Ethics in Politics
    • [EPS-403] Introduction to Public Administration
    • [EPS-502] Religion and Politics
    • [EPS-701] Communication and Political Marketing
    • [CPS-303] Constitutional Law
    • [CPA-502] Systems of Local Government
    • [EPS-601] Social State and Policy
    • [EPS-603] Youth and Politics
    • [EPS-702] Public Law
    • [CPA071] Social Policy
    • [EPS8010] Contemporary Administrative Systems
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • Work Searching Strategies
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EPS-504] Political System in RM
    • [EPS-401] Institutions and Policies of ЕU
    • [EPS-402] Ethics in Politics
    • [EPS-403] Introduction to Public Administration
    • [EPS-502] Religion and Politics
    • [EPS-701] Communication and Political Marketing
    • [CPS-303] Constitutional Law
    • [CPA-502] Systems of Local Government
    • [EPS-601] Social State and Policy
    • [EPS-603] Youth and Politics
    • [EPS-702] Public Law
    • [CPA071] Social Policy
    • [EPS8010] Contemporary Administrative Systems
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • Work Searching Strategies

240 ECTS (extended + 1 year)

Semester 7

  • [EPS7010] [6 ECTS] Arbitrage and Peaceful Solution of Disputes
    Through this course students will build on their existing knowledge in the area of conflict, and the manner and methods for their peaceful resolution in modern society. They will gain advanced knowledge of the scientific approach to peaceful resolution of conflicts through contemporary methods and will learn about best practices and results from the previous peace talks and conferences. Students will also learn about the tools and activities relating to prevention of conflicts, in terms of early detection of possible sources. Additionally will gain adequate knowledge for active participation in peace processes and develop strategies and tactics for successful negotiation skills in the negotiation process.
  • [EPS-4044] [6 ECTS] Political Culture Sociology
  • [CPS-701] [6 ECTS] Democracy and Civil Society
    Students in this course will acquire the skills, knowledge and the following approaches: - Understanding the processes, theories and empirical analyzes related to political institutions and political behavior; - Ability to implement the process of critical thinking and application of basic research methods and quantitative analysis; - Effective written communication skills.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EPS-504] Political System in RM
    • [EPS-401] Institutions and Policies of ЕU
    • [EPS-402] Ethics in Politics
    • [EPS-403] Introduction to Public Administration
    • [EPS-502] Religion and Politics
    • [EPS-701] Communication and Political Marketing
    • [CPS-303] Constitutional Law
    • [CPA-502] Systems of Local Government
    • [EPS-601] Social State and Policy
    • [EPS-603] Youth and Politics
    • [EPS-702] Public Law
    • [CPA071] Social Policy
    • [EPS8010] Contemporary Administrative Systems
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • Work Searching Strategies
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course
    • [EFE-107] Public Speaking
    • [EFE-127] Debate and Presentation Skills
    • [EFE-108] Intercultural Studies
    • [EFE-108] Communication Skills
    • [EFE-110] Advanced Excel
    • [EFE-111] Advanced IT skills
    • [EFE-112] Advanced Word
    • [EFE-113] Google Apps
    • [EFE-114] Advanced Access
    • [EFE-115] Desktop Publications
    • [EFE-116] Web Publications
    • [EFE-129] Albanian Language and Writing Culture
    • [EFE-131] Albanian Language for Specific
    • [EFE-102] Academic Writing in English
    • [EFE-103] Academic Writing in Macedonian
    • [EFE-104] Academic Writing in Albanian
    • [EFE-105] German Language (level 1 to 4)
    • [EFE-117] Environmental Protection
    • [EFE-121] Professional Careеr Development
    • [EFE-132] Human Rights and Freedoms

Semester 8

  • [EPS7020] [6 ECTS] Euro-Atlantic Security Institutions
    The course is designed as an overview and interpretation of the genesis of the basic concepts and institutional mechanisms for the security of its member states and the North Atlantic Alliance partners, with particular reference to US and EU after the end of the Cold War, with particular emphasis the European Union and its member States. The objectives are: introduction of students in the modern development of security concepts in complex relations of the US with its European partners after 1989; EU efforts has to build its own identity and dilemmas on independent security policy; explanation of doubts and differences among EU members about the capabilities and benefits of developing and implementing an independent security policy; an overview of results and practical problems in the implementation of CFSP / ESDP; issues related to the connection of the Euro-Atlantic security concepts in Southeast Europe.
  • [CPS-801] [6 ECTS] Public Opinion Analysis
    The aim of this course is to focus on two general methods of analysis namely, quantitative and qualitative. Methods of quantitative analysis will deal with statistical analysis while qualitative will focus on understanding what methods to use when statistical-numerical analysis is not utilized. Moreover, this course through case studies will demonstrate methods of research, analysis of social science research, methods of research design, and implementation of empirical design as well as multivariate analysis.
  • [CPS-802] [6 ECTS] Contemporary Geopolitical Issues
    The aim of the course is students to gain knowledge on the course of geopolitical processes, the main problems in global politics and their impact on international relations in general, еspecially at the present moment of world order when the return of the old geopolitics from the cold war is presaged after the events in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EPS-504] Political System in RM
    • [EPS-401] Institutions and Policies of ЕU
    • [EPS-402] Ethics in Politics
    • [EPS-403] Introduction to Public Administration
    • [EPS-502] Religion and Politics
    • [EPS-701] Communication and Political Marketing
    • [CPS-303] Constitutional Law
    • [CPA-502] Systems of Local Government
    • [EPS-601] Social State and Policy
    • [EPS-603] Youth and Politics
    • [EPS-702] Public Law
    • [CPA071] Social Policy
    • [EPS8010] Contemporary Administrative Systems
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • [ECSS-02] Work Searching Strategies
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EPS-504] Political System in RM
    • [EPS-401] Institutions and Policies of ЕU
    • [EPS-402] Ethics in Politics
    • [EPS-403] Introduction to Public Administration
    • [EPS-502] Religion and Politics
    • [EPS-701] Communication and Political Marketing
    • [CPS-303] Constitutional Law
    • [CPA-502] Systems of Local Government
    • [EPS-601] Social State and Policy
    • [EPS-603] Youth and Politics
    • [EPS-702] Public Law
    • [CPA071] Social Policy
    • [EPS8010] Contemporary Administrative Systems
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • Work Searching Strategies
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