DESCRIPTION OF DEGREE PROGRAMME (Admission year: 2015-2016)


1.

Title of the degree programme

National Code

Social communication and mediation Bachelor`s Degree Programme

612P90009


2.

Official name of the awarding institution(s)

Language of instruction

Mykolas Romeris University

Lithuanian


3.

Kind of study

Cycle of studies

Level of qualification

University studies

I cycle

VI level


4.

Mode of study and length of programme in years

Length of the degree programme in ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

Full-time study 3,5 years

210

5670

1760

3910


5.

Study area

Field (branch) of the programme

Social sciences

Communication


6.

Degree and/or qualification awarded

Bachelor of Communication


7.

Programme Director

Contact information

Agnė Tvaronavičienė

Tel. nr. 2714 608


8.

Accreditation organization

Period of reference

Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education

2018.08.31


9.

Purpose of the programme

1. To create conditions for studying develop a common cultural competence, which is interdisciplinary and comprehensive knowledge of the constantly changing modern social communication paradigms and their impact on global change and the global applicability of the social, political, economic and cultural development of innovation and knowledge about the mediation, the concept of application and the potential to be one of the most effective social communication tools for addressing conflicts in society and work in the area of ??prevention. 2. Nurture and develop students' ability to find and implement communication solutions, which help to develop an effective collaboration between the public and members of different social groups, the development of civil society and the idea of ??creating community, be capable of tolerantiškesnėmis and more įsiklausančiomis to the different needs of their members and can create social problems methods based on a public search for compromise approach. 3. Teach studying to be able to integrate modern learning process to various types and a wide range of knowledge and skills in social communication and mediation areas, addressing the different needs of society and ethical values-oriented complex problems in different contexts, able to collect and interpret such data necessary to solve problems, to evaluate the ongoing parallel processes, decisions, and to predict their impact on public attitudes and expectations. 4. Provide information to persons studying integrated transmission and distribution capacity (at different levels, taking into account the specifics of the audience), trained to adapt to specific situations and use appropriate social communication solutions, to develop capacity to identify the mediation of the possibilities in a given situation, to assess the expected results and select the most suitable instrument for this application form. 5. Develop good self-learning, information retrieval, sampling and mapping skills and the ability to use various forms of self employment.


10.

Profile of the programme

Study content: discipline(s)/subject area(s)

Orientation of the programme

Distinctive features

Discipline(s) subjects areas (168 credits with practice): Communication theory basics, basics of mediation, Creative Media Technology or Mediation in family disputes, conflict resolution Social Communication, Media Law, Interpersonal communication, public communication, social mediation, Creative Writing and Rhetoric, Social advertising and public relations, professional image management, Social psychology, Negotiation and communication, legal mediation, term papers, political processes, media and mediation, business communication and mediation, Basics of Social Research, Intercultural communication and mediation, crisis management or Information interest groups and lobbying, Group Facilitation and moderation, Social Communication and mediation ethics, personal career management and protocol basics of social communication and mediation practicum, Bachelor's thesis. Practice (15 credits): mediation practice of social communication practices.

Study Programme in Social Communication and Mediation provides an interdisciplinary and comprehensive studies involving social communication and mediation in the areas of knowledge, understanding and skills a whole, based on the need in modern society to focus on social communication processes and mediation of the different interests in the method. Professionally managed communication and mediation processes reduce social tensions and some of the most vulnerable groups (eg, ethnic minorities) exclusion, guiding the parties to the restoration of social peace, harmony, brings together the public, and therefore has the potential to improve society and the competitiveness of the human capital capacity and quality, promote inclusive growth, based on aptitude, innovation and knowledge. These objectives are consistent with the requirements of professionals know how to organize, manage and implement an integrated social communication and mediation of knowledge economic, cultural, political and social activities, using the latest social communication approaches and methods. The specialist will be able to evaluate the communication addresses the problem of internal and external factors, and find innovative solution based on the method of use and the need to put it into practice, where necessary, will be ready to use mediation as a social innovation, various social conflict resolution and prevention. Objectives of the program are based on the need to provide students with a high practical applicability of such knowledge and develop their abilities and skills that are interdisciplinary and integrating the various fields of science in nature, which is in the modern world must be active in social communication and mediation specialist practice.

Interdisciplinary program focused on development of a wide range of general skills, values and professional competencies, based on the knowledge transfer and adoption of their analysis, critical evaluation and problem solutions, which are necessary in comtemporary practise. During the studies in this program, students are encouraged to choose additional studies of law or psichology. For more information: http://www.mruni.eu/lt/studijos/studiju_programos/gretutines_studijos/

Qualification requirements and regulations

According to the Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework level VI qualifications are acquired by way of undergraduate (I cycle) studies at universities. The qualification is related to complex activities which are characterized by a variety of tasks and contents. In solving problems in different areas of professional activities, a variety of means and methods is applied. The performance implies application of broad theoretical knowledge built on the results of recent fundamental and applied research or knowledge needed for implementation of innovations. The activities are performed independently, with a free choice of methods of performance and with managing task groups for the implementation of the task. That is the reason why qualification of this level includes the ability to plan activities with consideration of the tasks set, to analyse and record the results of one’s own activity outcomes, as well as to submit reports to the coordinating persons; to correct one’s activities with regard to the analysis of the activity results and recommendations of experts and to implement varied project activities. The environment of the activities requires adapting to continuous and unpredictable change, which is caused by the progress of knowledge and technology in a specific area of professional field. The qualification allows to improve and develop knowledge in the professional area and, following the self-assessment, to learn individually (to develop cognitive competences), as caused by the constant change of professional activities.

Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework
Description of General Requirements for the Degree-Awarding First Cycle and Integrated Study Programs
Procedure for Assessment of Mykolas Romeris University Learning Outcomes


11.

Admission requirements

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Specific requirements for graduation

Enrolment into undergraduate studies is carried out on the basis of competition, with high education attainment, academic achievements and results of entrance exams (in those cases that those exams are organised) and other criterions formulated by MRU taken into consideration. Higher education organisations (together with the Ministry of Education and Science) identify principles of composition of a score for competition according to directions of studies and also identify the main subject. Information on regulations and the composition of a competitive score is available: here

Practical knowledge and skills, gained through non-formal and informal ways, are recognized after a special evaluation procedure.

Bachelor's thesis


12.

Access to further studies

Program graduates can continue their studies in Social Sciences Graduate Program.


13.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Social communication and mediation specialists will be able to work in social service centers, and public institutions (mediation centers, family centers and mediation, mediation institutes), as well as municipalities, child protection services, other organizations working with children (day care centers). In addition, graduates will be able to work in multidisciplinary crisis centers (providing services to family dispute countries), courts, judicial mediation in participating in the project, probation services, juvenile police public affairs offices. Graduates of study programs of social communication and mediation, as well will be able to work in social communication and mediation between professionals (mediators, conciliator, consultants, analysts, administrators) communication and crisis management units, public relations, market, public opinion agencies, government, education, political , social institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Since the program graduates gained knowledge and practical skills are not tied to only one specific country, program graduates will welcome foreign institutions and organizations, providing peace, social communication, and improving the efficiency of mediation services.


14.

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Lectures, seminars, individual dispute situations, modeling and simulating the mediation of disputes (mediation pageant), individual student work.

Mediation Moot evaluation of results. Individual and group task performance and the delivery of assessment. Individual reports (presentations) assessment.

Negotiation simulations, individual and group work

Negotiations stagings evaluation of results. Individual and group practical tasks and assessment delivery.

Self-study methods, information retrieval, analysis, and synthesis. Encourage critical thinking, self-study methods, discussion and group work methods.

Activity, innovation seminars assessment.

Self-study methods, information retrieval, analysis, and synthesis.

Independent written work to be carried out through reference sources, evaluation.

Individual and group work, case studies debate

Individual and group practical assessment tasks. Theoretical knowledge examination work. Checklist for work. Colloquium. Examination.

Problem-based instruction, interactive lectures, creative discussions

Written exam, along with a practical task

Encourage critical thinking, self-study methods, discussion and group work methods.

An autonomous individual or group training material presentation.

Problem-based instruction, interactive lectures, individual or team work, leadership skill building, creative discussions

Periodic settlement of an educational project phases: problem analysis of the situation and the concept of justification, project organization and planning, analysis of the literature, reports and presentation of results in accordance with program requirements.

Interactive teaching, problem-intelligence approaches, the historical contexts of comparative analysis, literature analysis methods

Theoretical knowledge examination work. Abstract evaluation. Checklist for work. Colloquium.

Procedure for Assessment of Learning Outcomes
Description of the System of the Assessment of Learning Outcomes


15.

Generic competences

Programme learning outcomes

1.

Develop a common cultural competence, which is interdisciplinary and comprehensive knowledge of modern social communication paradigms and their impact on global change and the global applicability of the social, political, economic and cultural development of innovation and understanding of the mediation, the concept of application and the potential to be one of the most effective social communication tools for addressing conflicts in society and work in the area of ??prevention.

1.1

Can describe social communication theories and practice their activities apply this knowledge to the assessment of social communication efficiency.

1.2

Capability of different aspects (psychological, legal, managerial, political, cultural, economic) to analyze the various societies ongoing social communication processes and phenomena, predict their outcomes, resulting in the identification of communication problems that require effective solutions.

2.

Nurture and develop students' ability to find and implement communication solutions, which help to develop an effective collaboration between the public and members of different social groups, the development of civil society and the idea of ??creating community, be capable of tolerantiškesnėmis and more įsiklausančiomis to the different needs of their members and can create social problems methods based on a public search for compromise approach.

2.1

Capability to assess the mediation of specific options and features of social communication situations requiring a mediator intervention, appropriate choice of mediation styles, techniques and tools, and other variables in the social innovation for effective social communication

2.2

Able to use negotiation and consultation with various public entities or groups of information in crisis management skills in addressing contemporary social communication problems.

Subject specific competences

Programme learning outcomes

3.

Teach studying to be able to integrate modern learning process to various types and a wide range of knowledge and skills in social communication and mediation areas, addressing the different needs of society and ethical values??-oriented complex problems in different contexts, able to collect and interpret such data necessary to solve problems, to evaluate the ongoing parallel processes, decisions, and to predict their impact on public attitudes and expectations.

3.1

Is able to integrate the direction of things in the study process acquired knowledge and skills developed in other branches of science knowledge, to be able to holistically solve problems in different fields of science and / or branches of research.

3.2

Is able to identify, address and prevent potential ethical problems in their professional activities.

4.

Giving studying integrated information transmission and dissemination capabilities (at different levels, taking into account the specifics of the audience), trained to adapt to specific situations and use appropriate social communication solutions, to develop mediation skills set of possibilities in a given situation, to assess the expected results and select the most suitable instrument for this application form.

4.1

Brought about innovation, creativity, activity, self-critical, enterprise social communication and mediation professional career.

4.2

Is able to professionally communicate information, taking into account the specifics of its contacts and manage audiences are able to select and use appropriate modern technological methods of conveying information and instruments to implement them.

5.

Develop good independent learning skills, the ability to apply various forms of self employment, information selection and structuring skills.

5.1

Capability of self-learning, to gather the necessary information to engage in continuous self-education and professional development.

5.2

Is able to select information, organize and analyze it in practice for a variety of social science research methods.

5.3

Can continue their studies in the second stage and further motivated to choose a profession specialization.


16. COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM WITH CREDITS

Code

Course units

ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

1st YEAR

60

1620

676

944

1 SEMESTER

30

810

282

528

Compulsory course

24

648

232

416

SP915B076901

Communication Theory Basics

6

162

66

96

SP915B076982

Introduction to Studies

6

162

66

96

SP915B076933

Philosophy

6

162

50

112

SP915B076921

Psychology

6

162

50

112

Optional course

6

162

50

112

SP915B076941

Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment

6

162

50

112

SP915B076919

Fundamentals of Law

6

162

50

112

SP915B076904

Logic

6

162

50

112

SP915B076920

Political Science

6

162

50

112

2 SEMESTER

30

810

394

416

Compulsory course

30

810

394

416

SP915B076917

Basics of Mediation

6

162

82

80

SP915B076940

Foreign Language for Specific Purposes (English / French / German)

6

162

130

32

SP915B076934

Lithuanian for Specific Purposes

6

162

50

112

SP915B076905

Social Communication Conflict Resolution

6

162

66

96

SP915B076902

The Basics of Journalism Studies

6

162

66

96

2nd YEAR

60

1620

562

1058

3 SEMESTER

30

810

314

496

Compulsory course

30

810

314

496

SP915B076925

Basics of Social Research

6

162

66

96

SP915B076937

Creative Writing and Rhetoric

6

162

50

112

SP915B076935

Interpersonal Communication

6

162

66

96

SP915B076936

Public Communications

6

162

66

96

SP915B076927

Social Mediation

6

162

66

96

4 SEMESTER

30

810

248

562

Compulsory course

30

810

248

562

Elective Study Subject

6

162

66

96

SP915B076909

6

162

66

96

SP915B076906

Negotiation and Communication

6

162

66

96

SP915B076916

Term Paper

6

162

0

162

SP915B076939

The Basics in Social Psychology

6

162

50

112

3rd YEAR

60

1620

374

1246

5 SEMESTER

30

810

206

604

Compulsory course

30

810

206

604

SP915B076914

Business Communication and Mediation

6

162

50

112

SP915B076926

Personal Career Management and Protocol Fundamentals

6

162

50

112

SP915B076915

Political Processes' Media and Mediation

6

162

50

112

SP915B076928

Social Communication and Mediation Practicum

3

81

38

43

SP915B076929

Social Communication Practice

9

243

18

225

6 SEMESTER

30

810

168

642

Compulsory course

24

648

118

530

SP915B076930

Bachelor Thesis

6

162

0

162

SP915B076913

Intercultural Communication and Mediation

6

162

50

112

SP915B076912

Mediation Practice

6

162

18

144

SP915B076938

Social Advertising and Public Relations

6

162

50

112

Optional course

6

162

50

112

SP915B076924

Creative Media Technology

6

162

50

112

SP915B076932

Family Mediation

6

162

50

112

4th YEAR

30

810

148

662

7 SEMESTER

30

810

148

662

Compulsory course

24

648

116

532

SP915B076931

Bachelor Thesis

6

162

0

162

Elective Study Subject

6

162

32

130

SP915B076910

Group Moderation and Facilitation

6

162

42

120

SP915B076923

Professional Image Management

6

162

42

120

Optional course

6

162

32

130

SP915B076911

Crisis Communication

6

162

32

130

SP915B076922

Interest Groups and Lobbying

6

162

32

130

SP915B076908

Social Communication and Mediation Ethics

6

162

32

130