Rīga Stradiņš University Faculty of European Studies Department of Communication Studies Academic Study Programme


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Volume of study program in credit points4


Aim of study subject – The course covers the law and ethics issues that are connected with mass information, press and broadcasting organizations regulation, means and freedom of speech.
Task of study program – to analyse the sense of the freedom of speech, to understand the importance of the ethics standards in professional work, to study the legal regulation of media
Content of study subject –


  1. Ethics, the subject of the Ethics, Ethics and Law. The modern problems of the Ethics.

  2. Professional ethics: world experience and situation in Latvia.

  3. Human rights. International and European documents. Human rights guaranties in the Latvian Satversme.

  4. Freedom of speech and press.

  5. The legal and ethics aspects of the freedom of speech.

  6. Equality principle. Private life. Protection of personal date.

  7. Broadcasting organizations legal regulation in Latvia. NRTP.

  8. Advertising legal regulation in Latvia.

  9. The modern problems of the communication law.

  10. Copyrights. Copyrights and professional specific.



Test in study subject – exam

List of literature –

Cilvēktiesības Latvijā un pasaulē / I. Ziemeles red. – Rīga: SIA “Izglītības Soļi”, 2000.

Informācijas un komunikācijas tiesības. – Rīga: Biznesa augstskola Turība, 2002.

Jarinovska-Buka K. Informācijas atklātība principa īstenošana Latvijā un Eiropas Savienībā // Eiropas Savienības tiesību īstenošana Latvijā. – Rīga: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2003. – 52. – 91.lpp.

Kučs A. Vārda brīvības robežas: goda un cieņas aizskaršana, naida kurināšana. – Rīga: Sabiedriskās politikas centrs “Providus”, 2004.

Milts A. Ētika. Kas ir ētika. – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1999.

Milts A. Ētika. Personības un sabiedrības ētika. – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2000.

Ruķers M. Personas datu tiesiskā aizsardzība. – Rīga: Biznesa augstskola Turība, 2000.

Vildbergs H.J., Feldhūne G. Atsauces Satversmei. – Rīga: Latvijas Universitāte, 2003.

2000.gada 27.aprīļa Autortiesību likums

1990.gada 20.decembra likums “Par presi un citiem masu informācijas līdzekļiem“

1995.gada 24.augusta Radio un televīzijas likums

1999.gada 20.decembra Reklāmas likums





Manager of study subject program:

I.J.Mihailovs




Mg.art., doc. I.J.Mihailovs




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(scientific degree, academic position, surname)



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Dean’s Council Session on

April ”23 th”, 2007

Record No. 30

AFFIRMED

Rīga Stradiņš University

Senate Session on

May”15th ”, 2007

Record No. 1-2/15.05.2007.

Description of Study Subject Program


Title and Category of Study subject program – The History of Communication, A
Manager of Academic structural unit – Dr.phil. M.Boiko
Readers involved in study subject program – Doc., Mg.art I.J.Mihailovs
Auditory (faculty, study program, year of study) – Faculty of European Study,

Department or Communication, 2nd year



Volume of study program in credit points4



Aim of study subject – to develop the understanding of communication historical development in the World and Latvia
Task of study program – to present a overview of communication development, to provide knowledge of the Latvian communication history. Considerable part of the course has been devoted to the most important types of mass communication - press, radio, television and electronic media.
Content of study subject –

  1. The subject of the History of communication, the researches of the History of communication. Types of mass communication and its development.

  2. Oral communication. Forum. Writing and printing. The galaxy of Gutenberg.

  3. Mass communication. Communication and entertainment.

  4. Telephone. Telegraph. Telefax. TV. Telecommunications – theories, technologies and development.

  5. Traditional un new media.

  6. The development of the Latvian pres before 1914.

  7. The press system in the Latvian Republic 1918 – 1940. Radio. LETA.

  8. Latvia press in the period of Occupations. Censorship system.

  9. Latvia media in the period of Independence. Internet.

  10. The system of media in the Latvia in the beginning of 21. century.


Test in study subject – exam


List of literature –


  1. 1. Braman, S. Tevhnology. In: The SAGE Handbook for Media Studies.(eds. Downing J., MacQuail D., Schlesinger, P., Wartella, E.). – London: SAGE, 2004.

  2. Foulger, D. The Processes of Media Invention and Evolution.// http://evolutionarymedia.com/papers/hammerAsMedium.htm

  3. Kittler F. The History of Communication Media. // http://www.hydra.umn.edu/kittler/comms.html

  4. Fang, Irving. A History of Mass Communication Six Information Revolutions. Focal Press, 1997.

  5. McLuhan, H.M. & Powers B. The Global Village. – New York: Oxford University Press,.

  6. Hilmes M. Broadcasting, Cable and Satellites. In: The SAGE Handbook for Media Studies.(eds. Downing J., MacQuail D., Schlesinger, P., Wartella, E.). – London: SAGE, 2004.

  7. Manowitch, L. The Language of New Media. – Cambridge, London: MIT Press, 2001.

  8. Grigulis A., Treijs R. Latviešu žurnālistikas vēsture no pirmsākumiem līdz Pirmajam pasaules karam. – Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1992.

  9. Latvijas Republikas prese 1918 – 1940 / R.Treija red. – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1996.

  10. Prese // Latvijas 19.gadsimtā vēstures paceres. – Rīga: Latvijas vēstures institūta apgāds, 2000. – 357. – 374.lpp.

  11. Prese // 20.gadsimta Latvijas vēsture I. Latvija no gadsimta sākuma līdz neatkarības pasludināšanai 1900 – 1918. – Rīga: Latvijas vēstures institūta apgāds, 2000. – 307. – 311., 496. – 501.lpp.
  12. Prese // 20.gadsimta Latvijas vēsture II. Neatkarīgā valsts 1918 – 1940. – Rīga: Latvijas vēstures institūta apgāds, 2003. – 770. – 785.lpp.


  13. Towards a Civic Society. The Baltic Media’s Long Road to Freedom. Perspectives on History, Ethnicity and Journalism. – Tartu: Greif, 1993.

  14. Brikše I. Latvijas mediji: izaicinājumi, ieguvumi un draudi (1987 – 2002) // Sociālekonomiskā procesa trajektorija Latvijā laikā no 1985. līdz 2002.gadam. Kur tā ved Latviju. – Ventspils: Ventspils augstskola, 2002. – 294. – 306.lpp.

  15. Hanovs D. Mazākumtautību preses loma starpetniskajā dialoga Latvijā // Izglītības, dialoga un līdzdalības loma sabiedrības integrācijas procesa veicināšanā 2. – Rīga: Politiskās izglītības iniciatīva, 2005. – 26. – 38.lpp.

  16. Veinberga S. Masmediji. Prese, radio un televīzija. – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2005.

  17. Kruks S., Šulmane I. Plašsaziņas līdzekļi demokrātiskajā sabiedrībā // Cik demokrātiska ir Latvija: demokrātijas audits. – Rīga: LU, 2005. – 139. – 151.lpp.

  18. Brikše I., Skudra O., Tjarve R. Development of the Media in Latvia in the 1990s // Baltic Media in Transition. – Tartu: Tartu University Press, 2002.

  19. Dimants A. Latvijas masu mediju nākotne paplašinātajā Eiropā // Latvija Eiropā: nākotnes vīzijas. – Rīga: LZA Baltijas stratēģisko pētījumu centrs, 2004. – 295. – 311.lpp.

  20. Hillenbrands O. Masu mediju politika // Eiropa no A līdz Z. – Rīga: Alberts XII, 2000. – 259. – 262.lpp.

  21. Brikše I., Vasiļjevs A. Informācijas sabiedrība un jaunās tehnoloģijas // Latvija. Pārskats par tautas attīstību. – Rīga: UNDP, 2000. – 71. – 89.lpp.


Manager of study subject program:


I.J.Mihailovs




Mg.art., doc. I.J.Mihailovs




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(scientific degree, academic position, surname)


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Rīga Stradiņš University

Dean’s Council Session on

April ”23 th”, 2007

Record No. 30

AFFIRMED

Rīga Stradiņš University

Senate Session on

May”15th ”, 2007

Record No. 1-2/15.05.2007.
Description of Study Subject Program
Title and category of study subject program – Editing for the press and other Media, B
Manager of Academic structural unit – Dr.phil. Martins Boiko
Readers involved in study subject program – Mg.soc. Anda Rožukalne
Auditory (faculty, study program, year of study) – Faculty of European Study,
Department or Communication, 3rd year
Volume of study program in credit points – 4 CP
Aim of study subject – to provide knowledge of editing and editorial job in different.

Task of study program – to develop student’s abilities to bring into effect knowledge of editing and editorial job.

Content of the study subject:

1. The essence of editorial job; functions and tasks of editor.

2. Two types of Editors. The Editor as a Manager in media management system.

3. The process of Editing. The main principles of editing.

4. News editing. Cases analysis..

5. Editing of different journalism genres in the different media.

6. Lay – out principles and editing.

7. Editing of features and interviews.

8. Photo editing in newspaper and magazine.

9. Media planning process. Different types of plans.

10. Editing and producing in the electronic media.

Test in study subject – exam
List of literature:


  • commendatory list of literature:

Glene Gilmore, Modern Newspaper Editing, 4 th ed. 1999

Baskett K. Floyd, Sissors Z. Jack, Brooks S. Brian, The Art of Editing, 4 th ed., 1998

Fedler Fred, Reporting For The Print Media, 1997

Hutchoson Earl, Writing For Mass Communication, Longman, 1998

Biagi Shirley, Interviews That Work: A Practical Guide For Journalists, 1992

Mayeux,Peter, E. Broadcast News:Writing and reporting.Dubuque:Brown publishers, 1991

Hartley, John.Understanding news.London:Routledge. 1982.

Manning Paul. News and news sources: A critical introduction.London.Sage publications.1998

Shudson Michael, The Sociology of news.New York:Norton & Company.2003.

Tim Harrower, The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook, 3th edition, 1995, 14.-38.lpp.


http://www.timharrower.com/

Juan Antonio Giner, Barry Sussman, Innovations in newspapers, 2001 World report, 4. – 9. pp.

Tapani Huovila, Layout as message, University of Jyvaskla, 2000,

Kirkman, A., Productive Readings: The Portrayal of Health “Experts” in Women’s Magazines, QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH, Vol. 11 No. 6, November 2001 751-765, © 2001 Sage Publications

Ryan, C, Strugling to Survive, A Study of Editorial Decision-Making Strategies, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Vol. 19 No. 3 July 2005, 353-376

Steven R. Thomsen, Danny W. Bower, Michael D. Barnes PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES IN

WOMEN’S HEALTH, FITNESS, AND SPORTS MAGAZINES AND THE PHYSICAL SELF-CONCEPT OF A GROUP OF ADOLESCENT FEMALE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS, Journal of Sport & Social Issues, Volume 28, No. 3, August 2004, pp. 266-283

David Machin, Theo van Leeuwen, Language style and lifestyle: the case of a global

magazine, Media, Culture & Society © 2005 SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi), Vol. 27(4): 577–600

Poynter Online, nodaļa Writing, Editing:



http://poynteronline.org/content/content_view.asp?id=53099

Tyler, M., Managing Between the Sheets: Lifestyle Magazines and the Management of Sexuality in Everyday Life, Sexualities Copyright © 2004 SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi), Vol 7(1): 81–106.

MCKAY, S., BONNER, F., EVALUATING ILLNESS IN WOMEN’S MAGAZINES

JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY,

Vol. 21 No. 1, March 2002 53-67

Manager of study subject program:


A.Rožukalne




Mg.soc. Anda Rožukalne




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(scientific degree, academic position, surname)


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Session on March”1st” 2006

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Rīga Stradiņš University

Dean’s Council Session on

April ”23 th”, 2007

Record No. 30

AFFIRMED

Rīga Stradiņš University

Senate Session on

May”15th ”, 2007

Record No. 1-2/15.05.2007.

Description of Study Subject Program
Title and category of study subject program - Psychology of enterprise, B

Manager of Academic structural unit – Martins Boiko
Readers involved in study subject program – Dr.psych. K. Mārtinsone
Auditory (faculty, study program, year of study) – Faculty of European Study,

Department or Communication 2nd year students


Volume of study program in credit points – 4 CP
Aim of study subject – to introduce basic knowledge of psychology of enterprise.

Task of study program – to present general information on theories of interpersonal communication in enterprises.


Content of the study subject:

1. Culture of enterprises: levels of communication. Influence of external context

2. Power and authority in the enterprise. Values. Power and individuality

3. Leader and phenomenon of leadership.

4. Styles of leadership. Behavioral theories of leadership

5. Motivation. Theory of necessities

6. Communication and decision making process. Obstacles. Verbal and non-verbal communication.

7. Improvement of the culture of enterprise: opinion polls, consultations, team building, courses and training

8. Dynamic processes in smaller groups

9. Change management. System and chaos theories. Homeostasys. Principal of advantages and disadvantages. Resistance to changes – origins and techniques of resistance.

10. Presentations made by students

Additional lesson: stress diminishing.


Test in study subject – exam


List of literature:

  • commendatory list of literature:

1. Reņģe V. Organizāciju psiholoģija. – R., 2002.

2. Reņģe V. Sociālā psiholoģija. – R., 2002.

3. Robbins S.P. Organizational Behavior. – N.J, 1983.

4. Beļčikovs.J. ,Praude.V., Menedžments. –R., 2001. 1. Reņģe V. Organizāciju psiholoģija. – R., 2002.

2. Reņģe V. Sociālā psiholoģija. – R., 2002.

3. Robbins S.P. Organizational Behavior. – N.J, 1983.

4. Beļčikovs.J. ,Praude.V., Menedžments. –R., 2001.




Manager of study subject program:











K.Martinsone




Dr.psych. Kristine Martinsone




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(scientific degree, academic position, surname)



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Rīga Stradiņš University

Dean’s Council Session on

April ”23 th”, 2007

Record No. 30

AFFIRMED

Rīga Stradiņš University

Senate Session on

May”15th ”, 2007

Record No. 1-2/15.05.2007.

Description of Study Subject Program

Title and category of study subject program - Media communication and European Union, B
Manager of Academic structural unit – Dr.phil. Martins Boiko
Readers involved in study subject program – Dr.soc. S. Kruks
Auditory (faculty, study program, year of study) – Faculty of European Study,

Department or Communication 3rd year students


Volume of study program in credit points – 4 CP

Aim of study subject – to provide knowledge of media activities and legislation within European Union.

Task of study program – to develop students`s abilities to create comparative research among various EU countries, concerning broadcasting, audience, advertising policies.
Content of the study subject:

1.History of EU media

2. Public service phenomena in the age of entertaintment society

3. Private radiostations in Europe

4. Tabloids in Europe

5. Media theories in EU context

6. Media effects in European cultural field

7. Media and economic structure

8. Aesthetics of media in the EU

9. European cinema industry

10. Comparative analysis of various media in the EU
Test in study subject – exam
List of literature:


  • commendatory list of literature:

Dyson, K. et al, Broadcasting and New Media Policies in Western Europe, London: Routledge, 1990

-Dewall, G. v.: Press Ethics: Regulation and Editorial Practice, The European Institute for the Media, Media Monograph 21, Düsseldorf, 1997

-Holmes, D./Smith, A.: 100 Years of European Cinema: Entertainment of Ideology?, Manchester University Press, 2001

-Humphreys, P.: Mass media and Media Policy in Western Europe., Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996

-Kevin, D.: Europe in the Media : A Comparison of Reporting, Representation, and Rhetoric in National Media Systems in Europe, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003

-Machet, E. / Robillard, S.: TV and Culture: Policies and Regulation in Europe, The European Institute for the Media, Media Monograph 23, Düsseldorf, 1998 


Manager of study subject program:














D.Hanovs




Dr.art., asoc.prof. Deniss Hanovs




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(scientific degree, academic position, surname)



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Session on March”1st” 2006

Record No.18 (36)

Form No. M-3 (3)



COORDINATED

Rīga Stradiņš University

Dean’s Council Session on

April ”23 th”, 2007

Record No. 30

AFFIRMED

Rīga Stradiņš University

Senate Session on

May”15th ”, 2007

Record No. 1-2/15.05.2007.

Description of Study Subject Program

Title and Category of Study subject program – Social Anthropology, A
Manager of Academic structural unit – Dr.phil. M.Boiko
Readers involved in study subject program – M Phil Klāvs Sedlenieks
Auditory (faculty, study program, year of study) – Faculty of European Study,

Department or Communication, 2nd year students

Volume of study program in credit points – 4

Aim of study subject – The aim of the study subject is to introduce social anthropology as a social science, providing insight in the topics and aspects that form the core of problems studied by social anthropology as well as facilitating skills of the students to use the acquired knowledge to interpret the surrounding world.
Task of study program – to get acquainted with the main directions and problems covered by social anthropology, its teoretical and methodological approaches as well as provide students with the opportunity to change their wolrd-view to one that is more relativistic and more open to diversity observable in human societies.

Content of study subject –


  1. Lecture. Antrhopology as a science, its branches and covered topics. Links to other sciences. Holistic, relativistic and comparative approaches. Social anthropology as one of the branches of anthropology, the topics covered by the branch, main topics and theories (a brief introduction).

  2. Lecture. Kinship and marriage. What is marriage, spectrum of interpreting relatedness. Unilinear and bilateral kinship systems. Descent and alliance theories. Kinship in Latvia. Family and marriage, different forms of marriage, one-sex marriages. New reproductive technologies and implications for kinship

  3. Lecture. Sex and gender. Construction of sex and gender in different socities. Sexuality and its expressions. Homosexuality and heterosexuality – nature or nurture?

  4. Seminar – sexuality and family in Latvia.

  5. Lecture. Economic anthropology. Types of organising production (hunters-gatherers, horticuluturalists, peasants, industrial production) and its implications

  6. Lecture. Gifts and sharing. Gift exchange as peace or aggression? Informal economies.
  7. Seminar – Analysis of Rainis’s play ‘Playing and Dancing’ (Spēlēju, dancoju) analysis from the point of view of gift exchange theories.


  8. Lecture. Linguistic anthropology, language and culture, sociolinguistics, linguistic experiments with apes

  9. Lecture. Magic, religion and rituals, sacral and prophane, different religious systems, cargo cults, Witches and sorcerers.

  10. Seminar. Verbal abuse, magic, witchcraft and sorcery in everyday life in Latvia.


Test in study subject – exam

List of literature –

Barnard, Alan (2000) ‘Chapter 1: Studying social anthropology’ in Alan Barnard Social Anthropology. A concise introduction for students. Studymates.

Barnard, Alan (2000) ‘Chapter 10: Anthropological theory’ in Alan Barnard Social Anthropology. A concise introduction for students.Studymates.

Barnard, Alan (2000) ‘Chapter 4: Economics: interpreting production and distribution’ in Alan Barnard Social Anthropology. A concise introduction for students. Studymates. Pp 54-65

Barnard, Alan (2000) ‘Chapter 4: Economics: interpreting production and distribution’ in Alan Barnard Social Anthropology. A concise introduction for students.Studymates.

Barnard, Alan (2000) ‘Chapter 6: Belief, ritual and symbolism’ in Alan Barnard Social Anthropology. A concise introduction for students. Studymates. Pp 80-91

Barnard, Alan (2000) ‘Chapter 8: ‘Kinship: terminology, descent and alliance’ in Alan Barnard Social Anthropology. A concise introduction for students. Studymates., pp 92-100

Barnard, Alan (2000) ‘Introduction’ in Alan Barnard Social Anthropology. A concise introduction for students.Studymates.

Bourdieu, Pierre (1990), ‘Symbolic Capital’ in Logic of Practice. Book I, Chapter 7. Cambridge: Polity Press. pp. 112-121.

Cornwall, Andrea. (1993). Gendered Identities and Gender Ambiguity Among Travestis in Salvador, Brazil. In Cornwall, Andrea and Lindisfarne, Nancy. (eds). Dislocating Masculinity: Comparative Ethnographies. London and New York: Routledge

Counihan, Carole M. (1999). ‘Food, Sex, and Reproduction. Penetration of Gender Boundaries’ in The Anthropology of Food and Body. Gender, Meaning, and Power. New York and London: Routledge.

Endikott, Kirk (1988) ‘Property, power and conflict among the Batek of Malaysia’ in Tim Ingold, David Riches, and James Woodburn (eds.) Hunters and Gatherers 2: Property, Power and Ideology. Oxford and New York: Berg Publishers. (internetā: http://www.peacefulsocieties.org/archive.html meklēt pēc autora vārda)

Evans-Pritchard, E. E. ‘Witchcraft Explains Unfortunate Events’ in William A. Lessa and Evon Z. Vogt Reader in Comparative Religion. An anthropological approach. Fourth Edition. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. pp. 362-366


http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Publications/ZooGoer/1995/6/machiavellianmonkeys.cfm

Ladlaw, James (2000) ‘A Free Gift Makes No Friends’. The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 6, No. 4. (Dec., 2000), pp. 617-634.

Leach, Edmund R. ‘Anthropological Aspects of Language: Animal categories and verbal abuse’ in William A. Lessa and Evon Z. Vogt Reader in Comparative Religion. An anthropological approach. Fourth Edition. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. pp 153-166

Līčs, Edmunds ‘Antropoloģijas dažādība’, Kentaurs XXI

Lūse, Agita ‘Pētīt kultūru vai mācīties to’ Kentaurs XXI

M. Kay Martin and Barbara Voorhies (1975) Supernumerary Sexes. Chapter 4 in Female of the Species, pp. 84-107

Malinowski, Bronislav (1922/1961), ‘The Essentials of the Kula’, in Argonauts of Western Pacific, Chapter III, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 81-104 (Gudeman, Economic Anthropology)

Tambiah, S. J. ‘The Form and Meaning of Magical Acts: A Point of View’ in William A. Lessa and Evon Z. Vogt Reader in Comparative Religion. An anthropological approach. Fourth Edition. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. Pp 352-362

Tova Höjdestrand (2003). Hunters and gatherers in the urban jungle: ways of coping among homeless Russians. I: Arnstberg, Karl-Olov & Thomas Borén (eds) Everyday Economy in Russia, Poland and Latvia. Södertörn Academic Studies, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International












Manager of study subject program:

K.Sedlenieks




MPhil. Klavs Sedlenieks




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Session on March”1st” 2006

Record No.18 (36)
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COORDINATED

Rīga Stradiņš University

Dean’s Council Session on

April ”23 th”, 2007

Record No. 30

AFFIRMED

Rīga Stradiņš University

Senate Session on

May”15th ”, 2007

Record No. 1-2/15.05.2007.
Description of Study Subject Program
Title and Category of Study subject program – Political and economic anthropology, B
Manager of Academic structural unit – Dr.phil. M.Boiko
Readers involved in study subject program – M Phil Klāvs Sedlenieks
Auditory (faculty, study program, year of study) – Faculty of European Study,

Department or Communication, 4th year students

Volume of study program in credit points 4

Aim of study subject – to introduce students with the main aspects of economic and political anthropology, main theories and debates as well as facilitate the skill of the students to apply the acquire knowledge in interpreting and analysing actual situation in social, political and economic life.
Task of study program – by completion of the course students must be able to understand the main aspects of political and economic anthropology, understand the spectrum of the problems as well as be able to use the key concepts, students must understand the essence of the most important debates and must be able to creatively use the acquired knowledge to interpret human behaviour.

Content of study subject –


  1. Review: anthropology and its division in branches. Politics and economics, place of anthropology in analysis of economic and political processes, connection with the traditional economics and political science.

  2. Evolutionary (typological) approach: economic systems and forms of political organisation;

  3. Exchange: gift exchange vs commodity exchange. Reciprocity and its expressions in various societies.

  4. Formalist / substantivist debate and problematising of rational choice

  5. Debate about the formalist and substantivist approaches

  6. Marxism and anthropological analysis of economics and politics

  7. Informal economy and political system: blat and similar systems of economic and political networking

  8. Conflict and violence, conflict management. Is violence universal? Peaceful societies. Economic and political aspects of violence

  9. Capital and social capital. Liberal economy and democratisation in ‘transition countries’

  10. Relations of power, economy and family.

Test in study subject – essay or practical assignment, exam

List of literature –

Bohanan, Paul (1955), ‘Some Principles of exchange and Investment among the Tiv’, American Anthropologist, 57, 60-70

Bourdieu, Pierre (1990), ‘Symbolic Capital’ in Logic of Practice. Book I, Chapter 7. Cambridge: Polity Press. pp. 112-121.

Cancian, Frank (1989), ‘Economic Behavior in Peasant Communities’ in Stuart Plattner (ed.) Economic Anthropology. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Cashdan, Elisabeth (1989), ‘Hunters and gatherers: Economic behavior in Bands’ in Stuart Plattner (ed.) Economic Anthropology. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Collins, Jane L. (1991), ‘Housework and Craftswork within Capitalism: Marxist Analyses of Unwaged Labor’ in Alice Littlefield and Hill Gates (eds.) Marxist Approaches in Economic Anthropology. New York, Lanham, London: University Press of America

Development, Chapter 2, New York: Academic Press, 19-43 Sahlins, Marshall, D. (1965) ‘On the Sociology of Primitive Exchange’, in Michael Banton (ed.), The Relevance of Models for Social Anthropology, ASA Monographs I, London: Tavistock Publications, 139-86, 225-36

Field, John Social capital. Chapters: Introduction: Chapter 1 and Chapter 15

Frank, Robert H. (1990), ‘Rethinking Rational Choice’ in Roger Friedland and A.F. Robertson (eds.) Beyond the Marketplace. Rethinking Economy and Society. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. pp. 53-88.

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Manager of study subject program:


K.Sedlenieks




MPhil. Klavs Sedlenieks




(signature)




(scientific degree, academic position, surname)



COORDINATED

Rīga Stradiņš University

Academic structural unit/Faculty council

Session on March”1st” 2006

Record No.18 (36)

4. List of academic staff

4. List of academic staff



Nr.

Name, surname

Academic title

Scientific degree

Status

Title opf course



Anda Rožukalne

Acting lecturer

Mag.sc.soc.

Not elected

Introduction into studies and speciality

Editor’s work in periodicals and other mass media

Politics and media (Dep. of Pol. sciences)




Andrejs Berdņikovs

Visiting lecturer

Mag.sc.pol.


Not elected

Introduction into politics of Latvia

Modern theories of politics





Valters Škerbinskis

Assist.professor

Dr.hist.

elected

Introduction into politics of Latvia

Modern theories of politics





Andris Vilks,

Lolita Vilka



Assoc.prof.

assist.professor



Dr.phil.

Dr.phil.


elected

elected


History of ideas

Loģic




Antonijs Zunda

Visiting lecturer

Prof. Dr.hab.hist.

Not elected

History of European integration



Deniss Hanovs

Assoc.prof.

Dr.art.

Elected

Inter-cultural communication

Media criticism and analysis

Global and international communication

Protective mechanism of EU human rights (Mag. of Law sc.)

Globalization and developmental problems of international law (Mag. of Law sc.)




Ivans Jānis Mihailovs

Acting assist.prof.


Mag. art.,

Mag. iur.



Not elected

Introduction into studies and speciality

Communication history

Communication law and ethics

Introduction into law science (Bach. of Law sc.)

Protective mechanism of EU human rights (Mag. of Law sc.)

Globalization and developmental problems of international law (Mag. of Law sc.)





Inna Dovladbekova

profesore

Dr.oec.

Elected

Marketing

Introduction into economics





Klāvs Sedlenieks

Acting lecturer

Mag. phil.

Not elected elected

Political and economic anthropology

Social anthropology





Margarita Putniņa, Kristīne Mārtinsone

Assist.prof.

Assist.prof.



Dr.paed., Dr.psych.

elected

elected


Interpersonal communication



Kristīne Mārtinsone

Assist.prof.

Dr. psyh.

elected

Organization psychology

Mātiņš Boiko


Acting professor

Dr.philol.

Not elected

Introduction into communication theories

Nonverbal acoustics communication

Methods of social studies




Normunds Kozlovs

lecturer

Mag.sc.soc.

elected

Interactive communication

Information society

Analysis,commenting, prognosis of public problems




Ilva Skulte

Assoc.prof.

Dr. philol.

elected

Visual communication in new media

Modern communication technologies

Mass communication theories

Visual communication

Semiotics




Ruta Siliņa

lecturer

Mag.sc.soc.

elected

Introduction into studies and speciality

Crises communication

State communication




Sarmite Meinerte

Visiting lecturer

Dr. philol.

Not elected

Discourse analysis



Sandra Jirgena

Assoc.prof.

Dr.psych.

elected

Communication psychology

Personality psychology





Ritma Rungule

Assist.prof.

Dr.sc.soc.

elected

Introduction into sociology



Tatjana Hanova

Visiting lecturer

Mag.sc.pol.

Not elected

Strategies and campaigns of public relations aand NGO

Project supervision





Sergejs Kruks

Leading scientist

Dr.soc.

elected

Advertisement

Media communication in EU

History of cinema




Māra Matisone

Visiting lecturer

Mag.soc.

Not elected

News journalism



Vita Savicka

Lecturer

Mag.sc.pol.

Elected

Prinicples and methods of public relations

Political marketing

Public relations management


Languages






Ilva Skulte

Assoc. prof.

Dr. phil.

elected

Latvian language



Margarita Putniņa


Assist.prof.

Dr.paed.

elected

English



Aija Rubene

lecturer

Mg. philol.

elected

German



Aleksandrs Timofejevs

lecturer

Mg.philol.

elected

French


5. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of academic staff involved in study programme realization
CURRICULUM VITAE
Name: Antonijs

Surname: Zunda

Year of birth: 1947

Identification No: 160947-11221
Education:

1992, 1989 Training in the University of London

1987 Training in the University of Moscow

    1. Postgraduate course in the State University of Latvia


    1. Studies at the Faculty of History and Philosophy, State University of Latvia


Academic titles and

scientific degrees:
1999 Habilitated Doctor of Science of History (Dr.habil.hist)

  1. Doctor of History (Dr.hist.)

Associate Professor, Department of contemporary History

2002 Professor, Department of contemporary History

1979 Candidate of Science of History
Work experience:

2000 till now Adviser to the President of Latvia on

the Issues of History

2002 till now Professor, Faculty of History and

Philosophy of University

1999-2002 Associate Professor, Department of

Contemporary American and Western

Europe History, Faculty of History



    1. Dean of the Faculty of History and Philosophy

    1. Head of the Department of Contemporary History

    1. Senior teacher at the Faculty of History

and Philosophy

    1. Postgraduate at the Faculty of History

and Philosophy

    1. Teacher at the secondary school


Academic courses:

    1. The Contemporary History of the USA and Western Europe

    2. The Contemporary History of England

    3. Diplomacy in the 20th century
    4. Security Problems in Europe between the World Wars.


    5. Integration Processes in the Western Europe after the Second World War

    6. Economic and Political Relations between Latvia and England from 1930 to 1940


CURRICULUM VITAE
PERSONAL DATA

First name / Last name Martin Boiko (Latvian spelling: Mārtiņš Boiko)

Date / Place of birth July 14, 1960, Jurmala, Latvia

Address / Contact phone Vaidavas 7-4, LV-4200 Valmiera,

handy 9523447
EDUCATION

1992-93, 95 Studies and doctoral work with Prof. Albrecht Schneider at the Institute of Musicology of the University of Hamburg.

1987-90 Postgraduate work at the Lithuanian Academy of Music (interrupted)

1979-84 Latvian Academy of Music, honours diploma; graduation thesis The Concept of Musical Rationality in the Musical Sociology of Max Weber


ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIPS

1999-01 Scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (research with Prof. Max-Peter Baumann at the University of Bamberg, Germany)

1995 Scholarship of the EU TEMPUS-Program (doctoral work at the

University of Hamburg)

1993 (March) Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and Education of Iceland (research in Iceland)

1992-93 Scholarship of DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) (doctoral work at the University of Hamburg)

SCIENTIFIC DEGREE

1995 PhD degree of the University of Hamburg. Theses Die litauischen Sutartinės. Eine Studie zur baltischen Volksmusik (The Lithuanian Sutartinės. A Study of Baltic Folk Music); magna cum laude.

2001 The PhD degree of the University of Hamburg nostrificated by the Latvian University as Dr.philol. (doctor of philology)

ACADEMIC TITLE

2005 Deputy professor: Riga Sradins University

2004 Professor: Latvian Academy of Music

2001 Associate Professor: University of Latvia, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology


WORK EXPERIENCE

2005- Deputy professor: Riga Stradins University

2004- Professor: Latvian Academy of Music

2001-04 Associate Professor: University of Latvia, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology

2000- Researcher: Archives of Latvian Folklore at the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art

1996-2001 Docent: University of Latvia, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology

1989-92 Vice-chairman (Chairman of the Musicological Section): Latvian Composers’ Union

1987-90 Researcher: Latvian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Language and Literature, Department of Theatre, Music and Cinema Studies

1982-92, 94, 96 Lecturer: Latvian Academy of Music
SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

key words communication theories, non-verbal acoustic communication, acoustic bio-communication, traditional music of the Baltic countries, music and death, identity and music, silence and keeping quiet, soundscape and acoustic environment

main directions communication, anthropology of music, acoustic ecology

most significant projects

2002 Rezitation und Bordun in der baltischen traditionellen Musik

(Alexander von Humboldt–Stiftung, Bonn)

2001 – 04 Documentation of the Traditional Music of the Russian Old Believers in Latvia (State Culture Capital Foundation)

2001 the Sutartinės: A Study of Baltic Traditional Polyphony

(State Culture Capital Foundation)

1999 – 2000 Der baltische Bordun und seine europäischen Kontexte


(Alexander von Humboldt–Stiftung, Bonn)

1997 – 99 Three Studies of Baltic Traditional Music

(Research Support Scheme of the Open Society Institute, Prague)

1995 Die litauischen Sutartinės. Eine Studie zur baltischen Volksmusik (TEMPUS-program of the European Union)

1993 (marts) Icelandic Polyphony (Ministry of Culture and Education of Iceland)

1992 – 93 Vokale Multisonorität (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)


MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AND

NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

2001- International Music Council (UNESCO)

2000- Latvian Association of Anthropologists

1995- Internationaler Arbeitskreises Systematische Musikwissenschaft, Hamburg

1993- Liaison Officer: International Council for Traditional Music

1988- European Seminar in Ethnomusicology

1987- Latvian Composers’ Union

etc.
HONOURARY TITLES, AWARDS

2001 Great Folklore Award 2001

2003 Great Folklore Award 2003

2004 Kariksway International Musicology Prize 2004
PUBLICATIONS

49 – in all (+ 40 conference papers)


last 6 years (2000-2005) list of publications




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