Courses

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
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
Advanced topics course for Political Theory track studentsThis course provides a forum for discussion of a selection of topics in applied ethics through mainly contemporary philosophical literature. In examining these topics, we will discuss principles and problems of broader philosophical significance in applied...
Instructor: Chrys Margaritidis
Credits: 2.0
This course provides a forum for discussion of a selection of topics in applied ethics through mainly contemporary philosophical literature. In examining these topics, we will discuss principles and problems of broader philosophical significance in applied ethics, as these turn out to underlie many disagreements. We...
Instructor: Chrys Margaritidis
Credits: 2.0
Short SyllabusBig Data is all around us – facebook users, records on citizens, the network of neurons in the brain, routes of migrants, impact of publications. The Data itself is neither good or evil, however, it can be used for either purposes. The availability and analysis of big data opens up enormous opportunities...
Instructor: Miklós Koren, Arieda Muço, Chrys Margaritidis, Jozsef Martin, Transparency International Hungary), Roberta Sinatra, Karoly Boroczky
Credits: 2.0
During this course we examine in depth in some of the topics studied in previous courses of political philosophy. We start discussing the democratic justification for the legitimacy of political authority, and then move to judicial review. Should judges have the authority to strike down legislation that violates...
Instructor: Josep Ferret Mas
Credits: 2.0
There is a prima facie duty not kill people. But, in certain circumstances it seems permissible to do so. The course explores under which conditions killing is morally acceptable and the kinds of constraints that we face when killing someone. We will address some of the following questions: do we have to save the...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 4.0
There is a prima facie duty not kill people. But, in certain circumstances it seems permissible to do so. The course explores under which conditions killing is morally acceptable and the kinds of constraints that we face when killing someone. We will address some of the following questions: do we have to save the...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 2.0
Medieval political thought is usually characterised by the opposition of Church and Empire, or the Pope and the secular ruler. The course will look at the development of these ideas from early Christianity’s conflict with the Roman Empire through the “Constantinian turn,” and then its ramifications into what is...
Instructor: György Geréby
Credits: 2.0
The course will acquaint the students with the functions and working of legislative bodies and would offer both theoretical and practical insights into legislative politics. It will deal with the internal structure of legislatives, committees and committee power, house rules and voting procedures, deliberative...
Instructor: Tamas Meszerics
Credits: 4.0
The course will acquaint the students with the functions and working of legislative bodies and would offer both theoretical and practical insights into legislative politics. It will deal with the internal structure of legislatives, committees and committee power, house rules and voting procedures, deliberative...
Instructor: Tamas Meszerics
Credits: 4.0
Advnaced topics course for Political Theory track students. TBA
Instructor: Philip Goff
Credits: 2.0
The first half of the course is more theoretical, examining the libertarian view of justice according to which the role of the state is to protect natural property rights. We will consider questions such as the following:Are there pre-legal property rights, i.e. moral facts about ownership which obtain prior to the...
Instructor: Philip Goff
Credits: 2.0
The course is a remedial course for basic mathematics and statistics that will enable the participants to engage in the standard quantitative courses of the MA program successfully. It is a pass/fail course that will cover the essentials of arithmetic and algebra (operations, powers, roots, fractions, convergence,...
Instructor: Tamas Meszerics
Credits: 1.0
The course is a remedial course for basic mathematics and statistics that will enable the participants to engage in the standard quantitative courses of the MA program successfully. It is a pass/fail course that will cover the essentials of arithmetic and algebra (operations, powers, roots, fractions, convergence,...
Instructor: Tamas Meszerics
Credits: 1.0
The course is a remedial course for basic mathematics and statistics that will enable the participants to engage in the standard quantitative courses of the MA program successfully. It is a pass/fail course that will cover the essentials of arithmetic and algebra (operations, powers, roots, fractions, convergence,...
Instructor: Tamas Meszerics
Credits: 1.0
Mandatory course for ALL tracksThis course is designed for students who are beginning their dissertation projects.  The aim of the course is to give students the tools to conceptualize their theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection and empirical analysis. In doing so, this course...
Instructor: Erin Jenne
Credits: 4.0
The course provides tools to conduct research in social sciences. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with methodological alternatives, fallacies and opportunities and with the issues of research design, in order to help them to develop a doctoral research prospectus. It deals with both quantitative and...
Instructor: Zsolt Enyedi
Credits: 4.0
Mandatory course for ALL tracksThis course is designed for students who are beginning their dissertation projects.  The aim of the course is to give students the tools to conceptualize their theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection and empirical analysis. In doing so, this course...
Instructor: Erin Jenne
Credits: 4.0
This course provides an introduction to a new method of comparative research designed to provide more rigorous answers to long-standing debates in comparative research, micro-historical analysis. The course intends to familiarize students with this method of research and prepare them to produce original research that...
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
This course provides an introduction to a new method of comparative research designed to provide more rigorous answers to long-standing debates in comparative research, micro-historical analysis. The course intends to familiarize students with this method of research and prepare them to produce original research that...
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
Advanced methods for ALL tracks.This course gives an introduction to some of the hottest topics in multivariate analysis. The approaches discussed do no try to build a simplistic model of how some variables may affect other ones, rather ask, whether, with an appropriate definition of these concepts, associations and...
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 2.0
What values should our political institutions promote? One way to address this question looks at how our values were defended and articulated in the past. Thinking about the past can provide important insights of how we should live together. This course reviews some of the major figures in modern political thought...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 2.0
What values should our political institutions promote? One way to address this question looks at how our values were defended and articulated in the past. Thinking about the past can provide important insights of how we should live together. This course reviews some of the major figures in modern political thought...
Instructor: Andres Moles
Credits: 2.0
The course develops, on the one hand, a theoretical understanding of why and how multivariate statistical methods are applied in political science and, on the other hand, skills, including the application of statistical packages to carry out such analyses and the interpretation of their results. The course prepares...
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 4.0

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