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Short about study course

Credit points / ECTS:5 / 7.5
Course supervisor: Simona Gurbo
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Political Science
Language:English
Study course description
Branch of science:Political Science; International Politics
Study course description

Objective

This course aims at examining the meanings of, and interactions between, religion and politics in a global perspective, concentrating on the issues steaming from turmoil in the Middle East.

Prerequisites

None.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Students will be able to describe the origins and spread of Islam, the basic tenets and beliefs of various sects. Students will be able to compare the Sharia principles in international relations. Students will demonstrate the ability to explain the political history and the main sources of conflict in the Middle East. Students will be able to assess the problems of the region and predict future scenarios.

Skills

Students will be able to describe the differences of various branches of Islam. Students will be able to describe the history of Islam, the basic principles of Sharia. Students will demonstrate the ability to explain the historic interaction between politics and religion in the Middle East.

Competence

Students will be able to differentiate political and religious conflicts. Students will be able to describe the foreign policy of various countries in the Middle East. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyse the most important regional conflicts and sources of instability.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
International Governance and Diplomacy2Master’sLimited choiceSimona Gurbo, Toms Rātfelders
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
International Governance and Diplomacy1Master’sRequiredToms Rātfelders, Simona Gurbo