DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000599

Geopolitics in Central Asia and Caucasus

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Edvardas Špokas (edvardas@mruni.com)

a. o: Edvardas Špokas

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

English


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

background of political science

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

Students will have ability to analyse events in the post-soviet states

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Students will have ability to analyse issues of national and international security in the space of pos-soviet states

lectures, discussions

Exam, presentations

Students will have ability to analyse complicated process of state building in the Central Asian (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) and South Caucasian states (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia).

lectures, discussions

Exam, presentations

Students will have knowledge about about peculiarities of the Central Asia, South Caucasus and East Europe states Geopolitics and it's projections.

lectures, discussions

Exam, presentations


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

Theory of Geopolitics

3

4

0

0

0

0

7

16

reading literature

Regional Cooperation: cases of the Central Asia and South Caucasus states

3

4

0

0

0

0

7

16

presentation

The geopolitical codes of Central Asia and South Caucasus states

2

5

0

0

0

0

7

16

presentation

Inter-ethnic and inter-state conflicts in the Central Asia

2

5

0

0

0

0

7

16

presentation

Inter-ethnic and inter-state conflicts in South Caucasus

2

5

0

0

0

0

7

16

presentation

"Color revolutions" in Georgia, Kirghistan, Ukraine

2

5

0

0

0

0

7

16

presentation

The role of international organizations, foreign powers in the Central Asia and South Caucasus

2

4

0

0

0

0

6

16

presentation

Exam

2

2

Overall

16

32

0

0

0

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

20

During the semester

Active participation in discussions, formulate problems

Participation in debates

30

During the semester

Studens ability organize empirical and scientific data.

Examination

50

At the end of semester

Test will have 30 close and open questions. Correct answer is score up 1 point (except open questions, for it score up 3 points. Students need score up minimum 16 points to pass the exam.