Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2017-2018

The academic year of the Master of Arts in Politics and Security Programme (Central Asia) is divided into four semesters:

• Fall Semester, 1 Sep, 2017 - 22 Dec, 2017
• Winter Semester, 8 Jan, 2018 - 27 Apr, 2018
• Spring Semester, 7 May, 2018 - 29 Jun, 2018
• Research work, 2 Jul, 2018 - 24 Aug, 2018
• Fall Semester,  27 Aug, 2018 - 21 Dec, 2018

Fall, Winter, Spring Semesters
Students take full-term and modular courses. Full term courses can be required or elective. All modules are required courses. Additionally, students attend colloquium and various non-credit lecturers and seminars. 

Fall Semester
Students defend their MA thesis proposals at the final Colloquium, fulfill their internships, conduct research, and write their MA theses and take Comprehensive State Exams, which includes Final exams on major subjects and MA thesis defense.

 

1 September-
22 December 2017

FALL 2017 SEMESTER
1 September-22 December 2017 Beginning of Fall Semester. Full-term courses start.
Required Courses:

1. International Relations, Dr Payam Foroughi
2. Political Institutions and Processes, Dr Emil Dzhuraev
3. Political Theory, Dr Farhad Kerimov
4. Academic Writing, Dr Lance Tillman
5. Current Affairs lecturers
20-24 November 2017

MODULE: THE OSCE
Dr Pal Dunay and the OSCE staff.

NO FULL-TERM COURSES DURING THIS PERIOD.

2-10 November 2017

MODULE: HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW.
Mr Dieter von Blarer

18-22 December 2017 Final Examination Week
25 December 2017- 7 January 2018 Winter Break
8 January –
27 April 2018
WINTER 2018 SEMESTER

8 January - 27 April 2018

Beginning of Winter Semester. Full term courses start.
Required Courses:

1.Contemporary Security Issues
2. Aentral Asian Politics and Security
3. Political Economy
4. Research Methods
5. MA Thesis Seminar
6. Current Affairs lecturers
TBA

MODULE: PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS.
Mr Augustin Nicolescou

TBA MODULE: POLITICAL ISLAM
Dr Tim Epkenhans

 

23 February 2018
8 March  2018
21 March 2018

Holidays observed by the Programme. No Classes on these holidays. Other holidays are not observed.
Defense  Day
International Women’s Day
Nooruz
23-30 April 2018 Final Examination Week
30 April - 4 May 2018 Spring Break
7 May - 24 August 2018 SPRING 2018 SEMESTER
7 May - 24 August 2018  Beginning of Spring Semester. Full term courses start.
Required Courses:

1. MA Thesis Seminar
TBA

ELECTIVE MODULAR (min 5 modules):
1. ENERGY POLITICS.

2. NATION, STATE AND NATIONALISM.
3. EUROPEAN POLITICS.
4. CENTRAL ASIA AND CHINA.
5. CENTRAL ASIA AND THE USA.
6. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
7. MIGRATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
8. CENTRAL ASIA AND Russia

2 July - 24 August 2018 Research Work for MA thesis
27 August - 21 December 2018 FALL 2018 SEMESTER
27 August - 26 October 2018 INTERNSHIP PERIOD
29 August - 23 November 2018 Writing MA thesis
4 December 2018 COMPREHENSIVE STATE EXAMS.
6-7 December 2018 MA THESIS DEFENCE.
14 December 2018 END OF SEMESTER.
GRADUATION CEREMONY.

 

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