Year by Year Modules

Year 1

Students must follow an introductory module in each of the three disciplines: Philosophy, Politics and Economics, taking 4 credits in Fall Term, 4 credits in Winter Term, and 2 credits in Spring Term.

 

All courses mandatory.

Term

Course

Module

Credits

FallCritical ReasoningIntroduction to Philosophy

2
FallKnowledge and Reality 
2
WinterEthics
2
WinterHuman Nature2
SpringHistory of Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle2
SpringIntroduction to Comparative Politics: History, Topics, and MethodsIntroduction to Politics2
FallIntroduction to Political Institutions 2
WinterIntroduction to Comparative Methodology2
WinterPolitical Concepts and Ideologies2
SpringIntroduction to Political Economy: Interests, Institutions, and Ideas 2
FallPrinciples of MicroeconomicsIntroduction to Economics4
WinterPrinciples of Macroeconomics 4
FallIntroduction to Academic Writing -2

Fall Term Credit Total: 14
Winter Term Credit Total: 12
Spring Term Credit Total: 4
Year 1 Credit Total: 30

Year 2

Term

Course

Module

Credits

FallRationalism and Empiricism  Core topics in Philosophy

2
FallApplied Ethics 

2
WinterKant (Prerequisite: Rationalism and Empiricism)

2
WinterPhilosophy of Mind2
FallPhilosophy of Science2
FallNations and SocietyCore topics in Politics2
FallWorld Politics: The Theory and History of International Order(s)2
WinterPolitical Philosophy: 17th to 19th century 2
WinterPolitical Economy: Rational Choice and Collective Action2
SpringVoting Behavior 2
FallMathematics for Economists Core topics in Economics3
WinterIntroduction to Statistics (Prerequisite: Mathematics for Economists)3
SpringEconometrics (Prerequisite: Mathematics for Economists)4

Courses from any Core Topics Modules.

For any prerequisites, please see the course syllabi. Elective BA level courses from other programs at CEU

Optional Courses Module

Fall Term Credit Total: 12
Winter Term Credit Total: 12
Spring Term Credit Total: 6
Year 2 Credit Total: 30

Year 3

Term

Course

Module

Credits

FallPhilosophy of Language (Prerequisite: Logic)Advanced Topics Module - Philosophy2
FallAesthetics 2
FallSpinoza and Leibniz 2
FallHuman Nature2
FallFree Will 2
FallRationality in Action 2
FallPhilosophy of Artificial Intelligence2
FallPolitical Philosophy: Rawls and After2
Winter20th Century Continental Philosophy (Prerequisite: Kant)2
WinterObjectivity and Truth2
WinterPersuasion and Argument in Ancient Philosophy (Prerequisite: Plato and Aristotle)2
WinterNietzsche 2
WinterPhilosophy of Religion 2
WinterPhilosophy of Law2
WinterWittgenstein2
FallPolitical Regime Change Advanced Topics Module - Politics2
FallContemporary Challenges to Democratic Rule 2
FallCentral and Eastern Europe in the EU 2
FallAdvanced Issues in Political Party Research 2
FallPolitics in the Post-Soviet Space2
FallVarieties of Capitalism 2
FallContemporary International Political Economy 2
FallDemocracy, Autocracy and Economic Development 2
WinterHuman Rights and Emerging Technologies 2
WinterThe Morality of Immigration2
WinterTheories of Justice2
WinterDemocratic Theory 2
WinterInternational Organizations 2
WinterIntroduction to Public Policy: Institutions, Processes, Actors2
WinterLaw, Politics, and Public Policy2
WinterCase Study Methods2
WinterModern Methods in Comparative Politics: Experiments 2
WinterModern Methods in Comparative Politics: Qualitative Comparative Analysis 2
WinterModern Methods in Comparative Politics: Field Research2
FallData Analysis (Prerequisite: Mathematics for Economists)Advanced Topics Module - Economics2
FallBanking and Finance 2
FallGame Theory (Prerequisite: Mathematics for Economists)2
FallEconomic Development2
FallHealth Economics2
WinterLabor Economics 2
WinterEnergy Economics2
WinterInternational Trade2
WinterEconomic History 2
WinterInternational Finance 2
WinterHistory of Economic Thought2
WinterPsychology and Economics2

Courses from any of the Advanced Topics Modules or Core Topics Modules

For any prerequisites, please see the course syllabi.

Elective BA level courses from other programs at CEU.

Optional Courses Module 2
WinterThesis SeminarThesis Module1
WinterThesis Writing Workshop1
Thesis Submission 6

Fall Term Credit Total: 12
Winter Term Credit Total: 12
Spring Term Credit Total: 6
Year 3 Credit Total: 30

Year 4

Term

Course

Module

Credits

 Any Courses from Advanced Topics Module - PhilosophyAdvanced Coursework - Philosophy
WinterDeveloping an independent Capstone Project related to the student’s majorCapstone Project8
Advanced Coursework - Philosophy
FallContemporary Metaethics 4
FallContinental Philosophy 2
FallEthics 2
FallPhilosophy Around the World 2
FallPhilosophy of Mind 2
FallPhilosophy of Perception 2
WinterSpinoza and Leibniz 4
WinterThe Divine Attributes 2
WinterThe Ethos of Science: Objectivity, Disinterestedness and the Autonomy of Scientific Research2
WinterTheory of Justice 4
WinterUnderstanding and Explanation 4
Any Courses from Advanced Topics Module - PoliticsAdvanced Coursework – Politics
FallAutomated text Analysis in Political Science 2
FallConstitutionalism and Democracy4
FallCosmopolitanism and Global Justice 2
FallDecentralization, Devolution, Federalism2
FallExperimental Political Science 2
FallHybrid Regimes in Modern Times: Between Democracy and Autocracy4
WinterKilling 2
WinterNationalism and Democracy4
WinterParties and Party Systems 2
WinterPolitics and Society in Central and Eastern Europe 2
WinterReligion and Party Politics in the West2
WinterTerrorism: A Comparative Politics Perspective2
WinterVoting Behavior4
WinterWelfare States in the Current Era: Origins, Issues, and Challenges4
 Any Courses from Advanced Topics Module - EconomicsAdvanced Coursework – Economics
FallAntitrust and Industrial Policy Analysis2
FallCompetition Policy 4
FallEconomic Policy and Global Business Strategy 2
FallEnergy Markets and Innovation Policies2
FallEnergy Markets Lab2
WinterEU Industrial Policy in a Global Economy 2
WinterGlobal Economy: Emergence and Global Issues2
WinterInternational Economic Policy 3
WinterMicroeconomics for Economic Policy4
WinterText Analysis with Python 2
WinterThe Economics of Underdevelopment 

2

WinterCapstone Project PreparationCapstone Project2
SpringCapstone Project FinalizationCapstone Project6

Fall Term Credit Total: 12
Winter Term Credit Total: 12
Spring Term Credit Total: 6
Year 4 Credit Total: 30