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Master 2019/2020

Project Seminar

Type: Compulsory course (Comparative Politics of Eurasia)
Area of studies: Political Science
When: 2 year, 3 module
Mode of studies: offline
Master’s programme: Comparative Politics of Eurasia
Language: English
ECTS credits: 2

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Project seminar is designed to set standards and monitor the progress of students’ project activity. The project activity of undergraduates students includes research, analytical, information and practice-oriented projects. Project activity assumes joint activity of a student and a supervisor targeting solution of a specific scientific or practical problem.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • In this course, students explore project management with a practical, hands-on approach through case studies and class exercises
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to outline the need for resources and plan their use for solving professional problems
  • Student is capable of participating in organizing and implementing various management processes, and of achieving the goals set by his/her superiors
  • Student is capable of participating in organization and implementation of political campaigns in accordance with the goals set by the management of the campaign / the client
  • Student is capable of allocating tasks among project participants as part of planning the political projects; student is also capable of processing the respective paperwork, including the performance specifications for each participant
  • Student is capable of taking part in information dissemination through various media and information channels (both mass and individual), as well as in information campaigns
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Block 1. Project Management. Introduction. Project definition, characteristics, life cycle
  • Block 1. PM superstructure. Initiation strategy.
  • Block 1. Planning. Controlling. Project scope management.
  • Block 1. Project communication management. Risk management.
  • Block 1. Cross-cultural challenges. Social media & Project management. Ethics.
  • Block 2. Projects’ design examples
  • Block 3. Projects’ reports & analysis
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Attendance and active participation
  • non-blocking Design of the project
    The plan for the implementation of the project, its stages
  • non-blocking Written report and/or oral presentation in the class
    Students are supposed to make presentations about implementation results of their projects
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.2 * Attendance and active participation + 0.4 * Design of the project + 0.4 * Written report and/or oral presentation in the class
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Project Management Institute. (2017). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Sixth Edition (Vol. Sixth edition). Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1595320

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Richardson, G. L. (2015). Project Management Theory and Practice (Vol. Second edition). Boca Raton, FL: Auerbach Publications. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1910541