Courses

This course aims to explore the relationship between inequality and globalization from multiple perspectives. In the first part of the class, approaches to globalization and measurement issues are covered. Then, concepts of inequality (income, opportunity, mobility, inclusion, etc.) are introduced. Particularly,...
Instructor: Anil Duman
Credits: 2.0
This course aims to explore the relationship between inequality, globalization of economic markets and institutions. More particularly it tries to answer the questions of why certain nations are able to adopt institutions and policies that promote equality; under what conditions, economic, social and political capital...
Instructor: Anil Duman
Credits: 2.0
We will look at some of the major arguments for the existence of God, in both their historical forms, and in the more modern versions. This will include especially the ontological argument, the first cause argument, and the argument from design. Then we will move on to consider some of the properties traditionally...
Instructor: Howard Robinson
Credits: 2.0
Advanced Methods course, open for ALL tracksThe course gives an introduction to the theory of many of the currently applied graphical models. All these models attempt to describe the associations and effects among the variables, and some may be given causal interpretation. The graphical nature of these models means...
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 2.0
The aim of the course is to enhance the participants’ understanding of how research questions in Cognitive Science can be addressed with experimental designs. The course will enable participants to turn well-formulated questions about the mind and brain into experiments that produce interpretable results. The course...
Instructor: Guenther Knoblich
Credits: 2.0
Throughout history many attempts have been made to control the size and composition of populations. From the sterilization of the mentally ill to the strong social welfare benefits offered to support childrearing, these were based on different ideologies from eugenic thinking through maintaining ethnic or gender...
Instructor: Judit Sandor
Credits: 4.0
At the beginning of the 21st century the emerging new technologies have become inherently political. Neuroscience, genetics (genetic testing, screening, and DNA fingerprinting), the various reproductive technologies, nanotechnology and robotics, information technologies, or their combination — all of these scientific...
Instructor: Judit Sandor
Credits: 4.0
At the beginning of the 21st century the emerging new technologies have become inherently political. Neuroscience, genetics (genetic testing, screening, and DNA fingerprinting), the various assisted reproductive technologies, nanotechnology, robotics, information technologies, and their combination now constitute...
Instructor: Judit Sandor
Credits: 4.0
At the beginning of the 21st century the emerging new technologies have become inherently political. Neuroscience, genetics (genetic testing, screening, and DNA fingerprinting), and the various assisted reproductive technologies, nanotechnology, robotics, information technologies, and their combination – all of these...
Instructor: Judit Sandor
Credits: 4.0
Hybrid regimes that alloy democratic rules with authoritarian governance are the most widespread political systems in the world at the beginning of the 21st century. Conventional accounts describe them as defective democracies or competitive authoritarian regimes. Alternative views point to the genuine features and...
Instructor: Inna Melnykovska
Credits: 4.0
Master of Arts in Political Science Program - elective courseMaster of Arts in Political Science (2 years) Program - elective courseThe course intends to acquaint the students with certain aspects of foreign policy analysis. It will emphasize those approaches that focus on the instrumental rationality or...
Instructor: Tamas Meszerics
Credits: 4.0
Master of Arts in Political Science Program - elective courseMaster of Arts in Political Science (2 years) Program - elective courseThe course intends to acquaint the students with certain aspects of foreign policy analysis. It will emphasize those approaches that focus on the instrumental rationality or...
Instructor: Tamas Meszerics
Credits: 4.0
The course aims at facilitating a discussion of some of the issues currently debated in International Relations theory. The course is centred around some of the theoretical debates in contemporary International Relations theory and is aimed at enhancing students’ ability to analyse the way various theoretical...
Instructor: Alexander Astrov
Credits: 4.0
The aim of this course is to analyze the role played by traditional and new media in democratic political processes that link citizens and their elected representatives.The course explores how changes in the information environment brought by the internet have affected the citizens’ understanding of politics and...
Instructor: Oana Lup
Credits: 2.0
The aim of this course is to analyze the role played by traditional and new media in democratic political processes that link citizens and their elected representatives. The course explores how changes in the information environment brought by the internet have affected the citizens’ understanding of politics and...
Instructor: Oana Lup
Credits: 2.0
The study of politics includes not only how the political world operates, but also how it ought to operate. The course focuses on John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice and some of the most important objections it has been presented with in the last thirty years. The course addresses some of these questions: what is a fair...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 4.0
The study of politics includes not only how the political world operates, but also how it ought to operate. The course focuses on John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice and some of the most important objections it has been presented with in the last thirty years. The course addresses some of these...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 4.0
Elective Course, Development SpecializationThis class introduces students to a series of fundamental questions surrounding economic development. What does it mean? Why is there such a wide cross-national and cross-regional disparity in terms of access to basic goods and services for ordinary citizens? Are there...
Credits: 2.0
Master of Arts in Political Science Program - core courseMaster of Arts in Political Science (2 years) Program - elective courseThe study of politics includes not only how the political world operates, but also how it ought to operate. The course focuses on John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice and some of the most...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 4.0
Master of Arts in Political Science Program - core courseMaster of Arts in Political Science (2 years) Program - elective courseThe study of politics includes not only how the political world operates, but also how it ought to operate. The course focuses on John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice and some of the most...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 4.0
The study of politics includes not only how the political world operates, but also how it ought to operate. The course focuses on John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice and some of the most important objections it has been presented with in the last thirty years. The course addresses some of these questions: what is a fair...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 4.0
The study of politics includes not only how the political world operates, but also how it ought to operate. The course focuses on John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice and some of the most important objections it has been presented with in the last thirty years. The course addresses some of these questions: what is a fair...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 4.0
Today, you open up a top political science journal and half (if not more) of the articles are littered with tables, numbers, statistical findings. The purpose of this class is to demystify these and make you an informed consumer of quantitative research. In this class you will learn the basics of statistical inference...
Instructor: Levente Littvay
Credits: 2.0
Today, you open up a top political science journal and half (if not more) of the articles are littered with tables, numbers, statistical findings. The purpose of this class is to demystify these and make you an informed consumer of quantitative research. In this class you will learn the basics of statistical inference...
Instructor: Levente Littvay
Credits: 2.0
Statistics is an integral part of political science research. We live in a world where there is no shortage of numerical data and there is increasing demand for people who know how to make sense of it independent of the field of work. The goal of this course is to turn you into one of these people. In this class you...
Instructor: Levente Littvay
Credits: 2.0

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