Saturday, August 19, 2017
International Migration in the context of globalization
Author: Dr Nina Galanska
The course is aimed to students with basic knowledge of international relations, mostly having no or very low level of knowledge in the field of international migration. The course is developed in order to enhance the critical thinking of the students. The course focus is aimed to equally enhance and develop different types of students´ competences (knowledge, skills, and attitudes).
International migration plays an important role in the development discourse because of its large both positive and negative socio-economic implications on the sending as well as receiving countries. For the students of International Economic Relations it is very important to assess migration based on, not only one strict approach or to justify only economic reasons and implications but understand also the other important reasons and implications, e.g. social, political, religious, psychological, security etc.. They also have to learn to see migration from the view of a migrant, of sending country (and its nationals and government), receiving country (and its nationals and government) and other. One semester should only provide them with basic knowledge, interconnections, contextual information, which lead to some extent to some reconsiderations of their actual knowledge and attitudes.
International Development Cooperation – Introduction
Author: Dr Zuzana Fialová
This course aims to inform students of various specializations (social and health sciences) on basics about international development, global interconnections and current challenges in development. It intends to make them interested in global/development education in the future. Stress is put on critical thinking and verification of facts from multiple sources.
Course objectives include: 1) to understand the changing perspectives on development cooperation, aid, international cooperation and humanitarian issues, 2) to analyze current trends in international development from the point of view of global challenges (policy coherence for development, Sustainable Development Goals, Post-2015 agenda), 3) to assess basic parameters of aid effectiveness and its practical impacts, 4) to apply the human rights based approach in analysis of development problems.