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Core Module Courses

Area
European History, Politics, Culture, Law, Economy

  • face-to-face: students attend on campus
  • hybrid: T4EU students attend online, home students attend on campus
  • blended: the course is largely online (for all students), but there may be face-to-face elements, for instance for project work, at the mobility week or a final exam
  • basic course (BC): knowledge in area of expertise
  • application course (AC): students apply knowledge to gain experience and generate societal transformative impact in limited scope

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International Organizations 

The module’s task is to provide students with knowledge, skills and competences in the field of public international law concerning creation and work of international organizations. The most discussed are treaties as statutes of international organizations, organizations as subjects of international law, their structure and tasks. A student should know aims and principles of the most significant international organizations, he/she should be able to evaluate and verify information in the field of their work and events on the international arena. In addition, he/she should properly interpret official documents of organs of international organizations as well as he/she should freely navigate the websites of international organizations, bodies and databases. The module should become a continuation and enlargement of the public international law module.

University of Silesia | ECTS: 3 | BCModality: online |  Language: English
Start date: February 27, 2023

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State and Law Studies

The module aims to acquaint the student with the basic categories describing the state and law. After completing the module, the listener should based on the acquired theoretical knowledge, competently analyze situations occurring in the spheres of law and the state and thus be a fully conscious observer and at the same time an analyst of socio-political life.

University of Silesia | ECTS: 3 | BCModality: blended | Language: English
Start date: February 27, 2023

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Constitutional Law of the European Union

The aim of the course is to enable the students to understand some basic concepts concerning the EU constitutional law. Students should become familiar with the very concept of EU’s “constitutional law” (ie. principles and institutions, bodies and other EU organs) as well as internal rules governing the composition or competences of EU bodies.

University of Silesia | ECTS: 3 | BCModality: onlineLanguage: English
Start date: February 27, 2023

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Artificial Intelligence

The subject relates to ethical, social and legal implications of Artificial Intelligence. It challenges the concept of AI by examining its occurrence in domestic, EU and international frameworks. Specific research areas involve discriminatory algorithms, autonomous weapons systems, AI in courts, data analysis, as well as international approaches to regulating AI.

University of Silesia | ECTS: 4 | BCModality: onlineLanguage: English
Start date: February 27, 2023

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Art and Cultural Property

This course studies the emergence of “art” and “cultural property” law as a field of legal inquiry and practice, namely: Law on the protection of cultural heritage; Private law perspective; Art market; Contracts concerning art; Private International Law; Immunity from seizure of artworks on loan; Intellectual Property law in general (visual arts); Intellectual Property law – moral rights of artists, conservationists, fair use; Are images of works of art public domain.

University of Silesia | ECTS: 3 | BCModality: onlineLanguage: English
Start date: February 27, 2023

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European Business and Competition Law

The main aim of the course is to present the essential ideas related to business activity and principles of taking up and conducting business activity as well as fundamental aspects of the European Union competition law. The course presents the idea of business activity and its primary features, the notion of the entrepreneur, fundamental principles of conducting business activity, rights and obligations of the entrepreneurs and the issues related to the regulation of business activity in the light of the European Union law and from the comparative perspective. The course also focuses on the presentation of the fundamental issues concerning the European Union competition law. It discusses, in particular, the practices of undertakings, which are prohibited as incompatible with the internal market under the provisions of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union, the concept of unfair business – to – consumer commercial practices connected with business transactions and the idea of private enforcement of the European Union competition law. Legal issues are analysed regarding the provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, European Union directives, judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union and national legislation.

University of Silesia | ECTS: 4 | BCModality: onlineLanguage: English
Start date: February 27, 2023

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Major Figures in English Literature I

This subject allows students to come into contact with the cultural foundations of British society and study the most important figures of literature. The subject is devoted to the study of English literature from the end of the 19th century to the present day, as well as the critical analysis of literary discourse and specific texts corresponding to that time. This includes studying the periods and main features of British literature located inside the historical, social, economic, political, and cultural context in which it appears as well as looking at its development and offering a critical appraisal of the characteristics of specific literary discourses.

University of Alicante ECTS: 6 | BCModality: face-to-faceLanguage: English
Start date: February 30, 2023

For Erasmus students:

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Culture and Institutions in English-Speaking Countries

This subject explores the culture and institutions of the United Kingdom and the United States, examining the main geographical and social features, as well as the events and processes that have shaped the political, economic, social and cultural development of both these English-speaking countries.

University of Alicante ECTS: 6 | BCModality: face-to-faceLanguage: English
Start date: February 30, 2023

For Erasmus students:

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EU Law and Policies

University of Trieste ECTS: 9 | Modality: hybridLanguage: English
Start date: February 27, 2023

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Lithuanian Folklore, Traditions, Mythology 

This course, taught in English, is specifically designed for foreign and Lithuanian students of different study programmes. It offers an overview of different aspects of the traditional Lithuanian way of living: folklore, festivals, family customs and traditions, mythology, and the main features of material culture. The course focuses on the issues of continuity, transformation, or disappearance of specific traditions as well as on the various forms traditional phenomena acquire in contemporary culture. Moreover, the traditional Lithuanian way of living is compared to those of other European peoples, giving students a possibility to learn about cultural phenomena in a wider context.

More at: https://www.vdu.lt/lt/study/subject/8521/  

Vytautas Magnus University | ECTS: 4 | BCModality: onlineLanguage: English
Start date: February 1, 2023

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Political Sciences 

This is an introductory course, which provides basic knowledge on the phenomenon of politics and political research, about the subject of political science and its development. During the course students become familiar with concepts of Political Sciences: state, political power, political systems, and political regimes. Furthermore, the course examines consolidation and stability of democracy, constitutions and constitutionalism, elections and electoral systems, parties, political organizations and movements; interest groups and lobbies; political campaigns; political culture – its structure and types. Finally, the course takes up history of political thinking – political doctrines and ideologies, theories of international relations and Lithuanian foreign policy.

More at: https://www.vdu.lt/lt/study/subject/383/

Vytautas Magnus University | ECTS: 4 | BCModality: onlineLanguage: English
Start date: February 1, 2023