News vom 22.06.2015
While the German Studies Russia summer break continues and both Moscow and Berlin get more and more relaxed we want to give you a quick preview on what the next term, starting in September, will bring for our new cycle of students.
As every year the first event will be the seminar “Politics and the Political System of Germany”. In this seminar, starting already in the second week of September, Dominik Sonnleitner will introduce the students to several topics: the first will be proper scientific working in variable-based research designs. The second, an introduction to Germany’s political system, its main institutions, the Bundestag, the Bundesrat and the German government, as well as important actors as the German parties will follow. The third part is dedicated to current events and developments shaping the political landscape and discussion in Germany, such as the role of Islam in the German society or the latest summit of the Eurozone. The last part will accordingly be about Germany and the European Union. The focus will lay on the history and mechanisms of the EU and especially on Germany’s role within the EU.
After the seminar the students will have to train their scientific skills and write a paper connected to Germany’s politics, bringing their newly acquired knowledge to good use.
In the last week of September the regular seminar about Germany’s economy will and continue on a weekly basis. The seminar will be given by Professor Irina Busygina, working at the faculty of political science at MGIMO University and teaching at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. The seminar will focus on the most important features of Germany’s economy and the latest developments in Germany and the European common economic and currency area. The seminar will continue until December and end with a written test.
Last but not least Professor Katrin Dövling from University Leipzig will visit the MGIMO in December 2015 in order to give a seminar about the “Media landscape in Germany”. Mrs Döveling is a leading expert on emotions, media and society. The seminar will be an introduction to the role of media –traditional media like TV and print as well as new media – in Germany. The difference in coverage and media culture between Germany and Russia will also be taught.
So all in all we are looking forward to an interesting semester.