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

Part-time study 5 years

210

5670

943

4727


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

The area of ??study subjects (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.

Graduates in social communication and mediation studies program, students will be able to: First To describe the social communication theories and practice their activities apply this knowledge to the assessment of social communication performance in specific cases, making optimal social communication strategies. Second Different aspects (psychological, legal, managerial, political, cultural, economic, values) to analyze the various societies ongoing social communication processes and phenomena, predict their outcomes, identify the currently emerging communication problems requiring efficient solution. 3rd Evaluating 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 barriers to overcome. 4th Utilize negotiation and consultation with various members of the public or groups of information in crisis management skills in dealing with contemporary issues of social communication; 5th Integrating field of study subjects in the 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. 6th To identify, address and prevent potential ethical problems in their professional activities. 7th Cultivate innovation, creativity, activity, self-critical and enterprise social communication and mediation specialist career. 8th Professionally convey information, taking into account the specifics of its contacts and manage audiences, selection and use of modern technological methods of conveying information and their implementing instruments. 9th Self-study, collecting the required information and engage in continuous self-education occupation. 10th Select information to digest and analyze the practical application of a variety of social science research methods. 11th Continue their studies in the second stage and further motivated to choose a profession specialization.

Interdisciplinary program focused on a wide range of general skills and values ??education, professional competencies needed in today's grant, based on the knowledge transfer and adoption of their analysis, critical evaluation and problem solutions.

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

Problem-based instruction, interactive lectures, creative discussions

Written exam, along with a practical task

Individual and group work, case studies debate

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

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.

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.

Encourage critical thinking, self-study methods, debates and group work methods, case studies.

The oral test and independent individual or group training material presentation

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

Individual presentations. Group projects. Colloquium. Written exam.

Lectures, seminars, case studies, individual simulations of the dispute and dispute resolution simulating different social communication of any dispute resolution procedures (pageant), individual student work.

Dispute settlement procedures stagings evaluation of results. Case studies assessment.

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

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

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

48

1296

234

1062

1 SEMESTER

24

648

124

524

Compulsory course

18

486

94

392

SP915B076965

Communication Theory Basics

6

162

30

132

SP915B076984

Introduction to Studies

6

162

34

128

SP915B076966

Philosophy

6

162

30

132

Optional course

6

162

30

132

SP915B076981

Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment

6

162

30

132

SP915B076954

Fundamentals of Law

6

162

30

132

SP915B076944

Logic

6

162

30

132

SP915B076953

Political Science

6

162

30

132

2 SEMESTER

24

648

110

538

Compulsory course

24

648

110

538

SP915B076951

Basics of Mediation

6

162

38

124

SP915B076967

Lithuanian for Specific Purposes

6

162

14

148

SP915B076955

Psychology

6

162

30

132

SP915B076946

Social Communication Conflict Resolution

6

162

28

134

2nd YEAR

48

1296

234

1062

3 SEMESTER

24

648

114

534

Compulsory course

24

648

114

534

SP915B076980

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

6

162

34

128

SP915B076969

Public Communications

6

162

26

136

SP915B076974

Social Mediation

6

162

26

136

SP915B076942

The Basics of Journalism Studies

6

162

28

134

4 SEMESTER

24

648

120

528

Compulsory course

24

648

120

528

SP915B076971

Creative Writing and Rhetoric

6

162

26

136

SP915B076968

Interpersonal Communication

6

162

28

134

SP915B076960

Negotiation and Communication

6

162

34

128

SP915B076956

Professional Image Management

6

162

32

130

3rd YEAR

39

1053

188

865

5 SEMESTER

18

486

102

384

Compulsory course

18

486

102

384

SP915B076949

Basics of Social Research

6

162

34

128

SP915B076947

6

162

38

124

SP915B076973

The Basics in Social Psychology

6

162

30

132

6 SEMESTER

21

567

86

481

Compulsory course

21

567

86

481

SP915B076950

Personal Career Management and Protocol Fundamentals

6

162

34

128

SP915B076975

Political Processes' Media and Mediation

6

162

34

128

SP915B076964

Social Communication and Mediation Practicum

3

81

18

63

SP915B076957

Term Paper

6

162

0

162

4th YEAR

45

1215

203

1012

7 SEMESTER

21

567

86

481

Compulsory course

15

405

52

353

Elective Study Subject

6

162

34

128

SP915B076976

Social Communication Practice

9

243

18

225

Optional course

6

162

34

128

SP915B076948

Creative Media Technology

6

162

34

128

SP915B076963

Family Mediation

6

162

34

128

8 SEMESTER

24

648

117

531

Compulsory course

18

486

94

392

SP915B076979

Business Communication and Mediation

6

162

34

128

Elective Study Subject

6

162

26

136

SP915B076977

Intercultural Communication and Mediation

6

162

34

128

Optional course

6

162

23

139

SP915B076962

Crisis Communication

6

162

18

144

SP915B076958

Interest Groups and Lobbying

6

162

18

144

SP915B076978

Social Communication and Mediation Ethics

6

162

34

128

5th YEAR

30

810

84

726

9 SEMESTER

18

486

84

402

Compulsory course

18

486

84

402

SP915B076945

Group Moderation and Facilitation

6

162

34

128

SP915B076959

Mediation Practice

6

162

18

144

SP915B076972

Social Advertising and Public Relations

6

162

32

130

10 SEMESTER

12

324

0

324

Compulsory course

12

324

0

324

SP915B076970

Bachelor Thesis

12

324

0

324