Семинарский курс, направленный на развитие навыков понимания и описания индивидуального стиля художников, дизайнеров и графиков 20-21 вв. Результатом является формулировка-манифест собственной эстетики, понимания корней собственного творчества.
В ходе встреч будет рассмотрен пласт ключевых понятий, тем и стилей 20-21 вв. : от первых "измов" начала 20 века - до экспериментов 21-го.
При этом история изобразительного искусства будет исследоваться не линейно а по интересующим нас векторам: философские и образные диалоги мастеров во времени и пространстве. В процессе обмена "опытом разглядывания" каждый участник курса обнаружит родственные ему эстетики и художественный переклички и сформулирует творческий манифест своего "изма".
Course name: Global Citizenship
Number of credits: 6
Duration of the course: 8 week
Students should be at an advanced stage of their studies and have a solid understanding of international law, awareness of the sources of the EU law. Knowledge of written and spoken English is required, as well as skills of case-analysis and legal writing. Students are also expected to be ready to engage in theoretic discussions and practical exercises.
Goals: Consider the concept of “global citizenship” and develop their own definition of this complex and contested notion; develop a broad understanding of barriers and bridges to global citizenship; develop a broad understanding of issues of key concern to the international community; consider the impact they may have and their responsibilities, as global citizens, within their local, national and international communities; examine the ways in which individual consumer choices and behaviors impact; reflexively investigate, consider and debate avenues which may be open to them to participate as active global citizens, within their political, social, cultural and professional contexts.
Expected Outcomes: Students will be able conceptualize the global citizenship concept and to identify the spheres of domestic and international relations where this concept is useful for the application; will be able to differentiate the concepts of nation-state, post-national and de-nationalized citizenship in the frame of globalization and cosmopolitanism theoretical discourses; they will be able to apply the theoretical discourse of global citizenship to legal cases in diverse social situations especially related to the current societal global challengers; students will demonstrate competences to apply diverse research methods (comparative, intercultural, case-studies, quantitative research) by writing the final essay paper and position paper;
The course syllabus includes the following topics:
- Introduction and course outline. How to conceptualize “global citizenship”?
- Citizenship and Nation-state.
- Citizenship and Globalization. Global citizenship and global governance.
- The idea of the world citizen and national forms of political organization. Bottom Up Cosmopolitanism and Activist Citizenship.
- Refugees and Representation.
- Limitations and possibilities for global citizenship: comparing citizenship rules in Lithuania, Belarus, and the USA.
- Global democracy and citizenship.
- Rethinking the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the global citizenship concept.
- Environmental citizenship and global ecological challengers.
Language of Instruction: English
Course Methodology: The course represents a methodology of blended (in-class face-to-face and on-line) learning. Students are expected to devote approximately 8-10 hours per week for their autonomous work including forum, course interaction, course assignments while about 60% per cent of this time falls to studying the course materials. The course also includes 8 hours of in-class lectures and 10 hours of in-class seminars.
The final grade is cumulative, and it consists of the following components: essay №1 - 20%; essay №2 - 30%; active and informed participation in all class sessions including participation in a multi-campus discussion board across the semester - 20%; group presentation: “Migration challengers in Europe today” (first session) - 10%; position paper and participation in the Symposium “Global citizenship challengers” (second session) - 20%.
Status: This course is obligatory for MA students 'International law and European Union law' program