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Māris Andžāns

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Under Review
Course Description Version:1.00
Study Course Accepted:17.01.2018
Study Course Information
Course Code:PZK_125LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:10.00ECTS:15.00
Branch of Science:Political Science; International PoliticsTarget Audience:Political Science
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Māris Andžāns
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Political Science
The Head of Structural Unit:Ilga Kreituse
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Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)15Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures30
Classes (number)15Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes30
Total Contact Hours60
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Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Lectures2.00auditorium
Classes5.00auditorium
2Lectures2.00auditorium
Classes10.00auditorium
3Lectures4.00auditorium
4Lectures7.00auditorium
Assessment
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Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Oral)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
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Bibliography
No.Reference
1Kurki, Milja, Wright, Colin. Chapter 1. International Relations and Social Science. In: Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki,Steve Smith (eds). International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Pp. 13-34.
2Blaikie N. Designing social research: the logic of anticipation. – Cambridge: Polity Press, 2010.
3Creswell J. W. Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks (Calif.). – London: SAGE Publications, 2009.
4Gomm R. Social research methodology: a critical introduction. – Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
5Walker I. Research methods and statistics. – Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
6Hall, Peter. Aligning Ontology and Methodology in Comparative Politics. In: James Mahoney and Dietrich Rueschemeyer (Eds.). Comparative-Historical Analysis: Innovations in Theory and Method. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
1Popper, Karl. The Logic of Scientific Discovery. London-N.Y.: Routledge, 2002 (published in the Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2005). Pp.3-34.
2Parekh, Bhikhu. Theorizing political theory. In: Political Theory in Transition / ed. Noël O’Sullivan. US and Canada: Routledge, 2000. Pp. 242-259
3Hall, Peter. Aligning Ontology and Methodology in Comparative Politics. In: James Mahoney and Dietrich Rueschemeyer (Eds.). Comparative-Historical Analysis: Innovations in Theory and Method. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
4Serena Bertogliatti. What is the significance of the fourth debate in the contemporary discipline of IR? Has it, and should it, be transcended? What is the significance of meta-theoretical debates for IR theory and research?