HSP379 Political System of Latvia

Code HSP379
Name Political System of Latvia
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Social Science
Academic staff Gunārs Ozolzīle, Vineta Gobiņa
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Development of idea about Latvia's statehood. .
Development of Latvian political system till 1940..
Latvian Constitution and their accordant structure of authority institutions..
Political powers and system or Parties..
System of Elections..
Domestic and foreign policy. .
Political culture and participation of citizens in political processes..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal: to provide students the basic understanding of Latvia's political system. Tasks: 1. to provide the skills to analyze the actions of a political party with regard to conforming to it’s ideologieS; 2. to become a knowledgeable electorate that understsnds the interests of the politics and policies of a pary/goverment in order to cast an informed vote. 3. To master the skills, how to analyse the politic realities of Latvia in the context of worlds global political processes.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Understanding of the causes and affects of Latvia's political process - in the lesson of seminar sessions to develop solutions to political problems, while maintaining one's opinion in the group (passed)
Understanding the logic behind the policies of a political party--how they reflect party policy and the party’s political interests - The students in the lession play accepting of some political decision. Which (decision) is equal of interest of party which made this decision (passed)
Understanding the stages of development that lead to Latvia becoming a country - The students knowledge will be tested (passed)
Can coordinate oneself as political subject and political power interests and posibilities - In the seminar lessons, role play games will help clarifiy the accordant skills (passed)
Course prerequisites The basic course of Latvia's history

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