DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000545

Central Eastern Europe in 20th and 21th Century

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Dr. Barbara Stankevič (barbara@mruni.eu)

a. o: Dr. Barbara Stankevič

Institute of Political Sciences


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Not applicable

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

face-to-face

2 semester

Lithuanian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

Introduce to modern European regions according to geographical, cultural, political and economical criterias, highlighting their influence to the transformation of Central and Central Eastern regions in 20th and 21st centuries. Develop intercultural competence: understanding of the culture and politics of other states, openness for the construction of a multicultural identity

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Understanding of when and what factors mostly influence divisions of territories into the regions, what risks and opportunities related to this process are applicable to the national states

Lectures, analysis of sources, problem-oriented lecturing, demonstration, comparative method

Research methods (information search, preparation and presentation of essay)

Possession of the knowledge about Western, Central and Eastern European regions with a perspective of the development of all European regions from year 1000 until present times. Readiness to identify expectations of modern states in terms of regional dependency considering various factors

Research methods (information search, preparation and presentation of essay)

Presentation of essay


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

Introduction to the study matter

2

4

6

10

Reading of encyclopedic dictionaries

Definition of Europe and its boundaries

1

2

3

10

Brainstorm

Formation of European regions until 20th century

2

4

6

10

Reading of scientific literature

Political and cultural boundaries of Europe and its regions

2

4

6

12

problem-oriented script

Regional transformations in Europe in 20th century

1

2

3

12

Reading of scientific literature

Central Europe: artificiality or reality?

1

2

3

12

Debates

Concepts of European Union Eastern politics

1

2

3

12

Analysis of EU documents and reports of EU officials

Efficient security or economical progress

2

4

6

12

Report

Status of Turkey in Europe

2

4

6

12

Report

Multipolar political systems and perspectives of European regions

2

4

6

10

Reading of scientific literature

Assesment

2

2

Overall

16

32

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

10

during semester

1 point: student actively participated in seminars, is able to critically explain problems of subjects discussed in study program, grasps the essence of authors‘ thoughts. 0.5 point: student poorly participated in seminars, is not familiar with general texts and cannot explain them. 0 points: student did not participate or poorly participated in seminars, did not prepare for the exercises of the seminars

Essay

40

until the end of semester

Following aspects of essay are evaluated: a) Innovation of essay topic (1 point); b) Structure: structure of presentation is clear and logical, all necessary parts are present (introduction; enunciation containing analysis and interpretation of empiric material; conclusions) (1 points); c) Scientific style and research culture: Proper approach towards sources and quotations; formulations and style match with essay requirements (1 point); d) Essay presentation: Interactivity, consistent arrangement of arguments and material, fluent speech (1 point)

Test / didactic test / progress test

50

at the end of semester during exam session

Test is made of 30 open and closed questions (different difficulty, from understanding until evaluation). Evaluation types: 5: Perfect knowledge and abilities. Evaluation level. 86-100 % of correct answers. 4: Good knowledge and abilities, there might be some not essential mistakes. Synthesis level. 65-85 % of correct answers. 3: Average knowledge and abilities, there are mistakes. Analysis level. 41-64 % of correct answers. 2: Knowledge and abilities are below average, there are (essential) mistakes. Knowledge application level. 21-40 % of correct answers. 1: Knowledge and abilities still satisfy minimal requirements. Many mistakes. Knowledge and understanding level. 10-20 % of correct answers. 0: Not meeting minimal requirements. 0 % of correct answers