Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2016-2017

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

• Fall Semester, 1 Sep, 2016 - 16 Dec, 2016
• Winter Semester, 9 Jan, 2017 - 21 Apr, 2017
• Spring Semester, 2 May, 2017 - 30 Jun, 2017
• Research work, 3 Jul, 2017 - 18 Aug, 2017
• Fall Semester,  21 Aug, 2017 - 15 Dec, 2017

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-
16 December, 2016

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

1. International Relations, Mr Payam Foroughi
2. Political Institutions and Processes, Dr Emil Dzhuraev
3. Political Theory, Dr Alexander Wolters
4. Academic Writing, Dr Lance Tillman
5. Current Affairs lecturers
5-14 September

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


NO FULL-TERM COURSES DURING THIS PERIOD.

17-26 October

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

9 January –
21 April, 2017
WINTER SEMESTER

11 January

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

1.Contemporary Security Issues, Dr Alexander Wolters
2. Aentral Asian Politics and Security, Dr Emilbek Dzhuraev
3. Political Economy, Dr Tomoyuki Hashimoto
4. Research Methods, Mr Payam Foroughi
5. MA Thesis Seminar, Dr Emilbek Dzhuraev, Dr Tomoyuki Hashimoto
6. Current Affairs lecturers
6-10 February

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

NO FULL-TERM COURSES DURING THIS PERIOD.

TBA MODULE: POLITICAL ISLAM
Dr Tim Epkenhans
2 May - 30 June, 2017 SPRING SEMESTER
2 May  Beginning of Spring Semester. Full term courses start.
Required Courses:

1. MA Thesis Seminar, Dr Emilbek Dzhuraev, Dr Tomoyuki Hashimoto
TBA

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

Dr Indra Overland
2. NATION, STATE AND NATIONALISM.
Dr Helge Blakkisrud
3. EUROPEAN POLITICS.
Dr Alexander Wolters
4. CENTRAL ASIA AND CHINA.
TBA
5. CENTRAL ASIA AND THE USA.
Mr Payam Foroughi
6. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
Mr Jonathon Hornbrook
7. MIGRATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Dr Paul Fryer
8. CENTRAL ASIA AND Russia
Dr Selbi Hanova

21 August - 15 December, 2017 FALL SEMESTER
21 August - 20 October INTERNSHIP PERIOD.
4 December COMPREHENSIVE STATE EXAMS.
6-7 December MA THESIS DEFENCE.
15 December END OF SEMESTER.
GRADUATION CEREMONY.

 

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