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Programme:

Political Sciences and International Relations

Module: International Relations
Study Cycle: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Faculty: Contemporary Social Sciences
Programme Code: N-PSIR-IR
Academic year: 2018 / 2019
Title: Bachelor in Political Sciences and International Relations / Module: International Relations
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.
  • [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 3

  • [CPA-6033] [6 ECTS] Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses in the Social Sciences
  • [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.
  • [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.
  • [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
    • [EIR-01] International Security
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [EIR-02] Contemporary Diplomacy
    • [EIR-03] Foreign Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-02] Work Searching Strategies
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • [EIR-04] European Legislation and Institutions
    • [EIR-05] Diplomatic and Consular Work
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
  • [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

  • [CIR-05] [6 ECTS] Introduction to Diplomacy
  • [CPS4010] [6 ECTS] Introduction to International Relations
  • [CPS8010] [6 ECTS] EU Politics
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EIR-01] International Security
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [EIR-02] Contemporary Diplomacy
    • [EIR-03] Foreign Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-02] Work Searching Strategies
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • [EIR-04] European Legislation and Institutions
    • [EIR-05] Diplomatic and Consular Work
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EIR-01] International Security
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [EIR-02] Contemporary Diplomacy
    • [EIR-03] Foreign Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-02] Work Searching Strategies
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • [EIR-04] European Legislation and Institutions
    • [EIR-05] Diplomatic and Consular Work
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT

Semester 6

  • [CIR-06] [6 ECTS] European Integration
  • [CIR-07] [6 ECTS] International Institutions and Organizations
  • [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
    • [EIR-01] International Security
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [EIR-02] Contemporary Diplomacy
    • [EIR-03] Foreign Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-02] Work Searching Strategies
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • [EIR-04] European Legislation and Institutions
    • [EIR-05] Diplomatic and Consular Work
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EIR-01] International Security
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [EIR-02] Contemporary Diplomacy
    • [EIR-03] Foreign Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-02] Work Searching Strategies
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • [EIR-04] European Legislation and Institutions
    • [EIR-05] Diplomatic and Consular Work
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT

240 ECTS (extended + 1 year)

Semester 7

  • [CIR-08] [6 ECTS] Public Diplomacy
  • [CIR-09] [6 ECTS] Foreign Policy
  • [CIR-10] [6 ECTS] Diplomatic Negotiations
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EIR-01] International Security
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [EIR-02] Contemporary Diplomacy
    • [EIR-03] Foreign Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-02] Work Searching Strategies
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • [EIR-04] European Legislation and Institutions
    • [EIR-05] Diplomatic and Consular Work
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
  • [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

  • [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.
  • [CIR-11] [6 ECTS] United Nations System
  • [CIR-12] [6 ECTS] Regional Cooperation
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EIR-01] International Security
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [EIR-02] Contemporary Diplomacy
    • [EIR-03] Foreign Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-02] Work Searching Strategies
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • [EIR-04] European Legislation and Institutions
    • [EIR-05] Diplomatic and Consular Work
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EIR-01] International Security
    • [EPS7030] International Policy Analysis
    • [EIR-02] Contemporary Diplomacy
    • [EIR-03] Foreign Policy Analysis
    • [ECSS-02] Work Searching Strategies
    • [ECSS-03] Foundations of Social Policy
    • [EIR-04] European Legislation and Institutions
    • [EIR-05] Diplomatic and Consular Work
    • [ECSS-01] Public Sector IT
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