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  1. Welcome to the Department of Political Science Orientation session for phd students 2004/2005

  2. In Front of You: Éva Lafferthon and Krisztina Zsukotynszky… • Coordinators of the department • Office: FT 802 • Éva is the one to talk to about routine aspects of the program like requirements, class schedule, syllabi, readers, etc. • Kriszta is the MA program coordinator but she is aware of phd matters as well Orientation session

  3. János Kis ... • Director of the phd program aug. 2003 - july 2005 • The person to address to all complaints and special requests regarding the program and your studies • Office: FT 906 • Office hours: we 3-5 pm (or just send an email to varadib@ceu.Hu) Orientation session

  4. And, the Head: Gábor Tóka • Head of department aug. 2003 - july 2006 • The highest instance at the dept. To address to all complaints and special requests regarding the program and your studies • Office: FT 803 • Office hours: wednesday, 1-3 pm (or by appointment) Orientation session

  5. Other Offices of Interest • The student services (all offices located at the 2nd floor of the monument building) deal with housing problems, stipends, special theatre tickets, etc. • The student records office manages course registration and issues transcripts and diplomas • Alumni affairs office keeps contact with former students • Computer help desk (-1 floor, phone 2000) Orientation session

  6. Most Useful Source of Info: Our Website • Department: http://www.Ceu.Hu/polsci • University: http://www.Ceu.Hu Orientation session

  7. Departmental Calendar • September 20-24: zero week One introductory class from each course (try to attend all these classes and check out for cross-listed courses) Sep. 24: opening ceremony in vigadó Orientation session

  8. Departmental Calendar • September 27-december 17: fall semester Task: earn 16 credits from courses • October 11: choose temp. Supervisor • October 25: study plan submission • December 6: first short presentation at the dissertation seminar • December 18-january 9: winter break Orientation session

  9. Departmental Calendar • January 10-april 1: winter semester Task: earn another 16 credits from courses • February 7-march 28: presentation at dissertation seminars • March 4: choose permanent supervisor, submit title Orientation session

  10. Departmental Calendar • April 4 - may 23: spring semester No more classes; just prospectus writing • In may: prospectus presentation at dissertation seminars • May 23: prospectus submission • June 6-9: comprehensive exams, prospectus defenses Orientation session

  11. Requirements • 32 credits earned from courses offered or cross-listed in political science, with 16 from your major track (including the dissertation seminar) and 8 from your minor track MAY include 4 from other departments and 8 M.A. Level • Have the director of the Program approve your study plan • You receive copies of relevant departmental policies by email. Note that we just abandoned our previous policy on plagiarism and any discovered case will be referred to the university disciplinary committee, which sanctions plagiarism with immediate expulsion from the university Orientation session

  12. MA Core Courses: Take or Substitute Them If You Haven’t • These courses are requirements for our MA degree • Quantitative research methods • Constitutionalism and democracy or political philosophy • Rational choice or theories of political economy • Comparative European politics or comparative political research • If you have not taken them, you will have to ask for exemption, or take them (sometime) Orientation session

  13. Schedule of Fall Classes Displayed on the departmental noticeboard; and is available on the website If there is an overlap between two courses that you would like to take, ask the instructor and your classmates whether rescheduling may be possible Orientation session

  14. Dissertation Seminars • On Mondays from 5 p.m. • Mandatory 4 credit course, belonging to the major track • PhD candidates present their dissertation progress Orientation session

  15. Information on courses Three short courses(for details check the website) • on "Political Communication and the Development of the Market". The course will be held by Michael X. Delli Carpini (Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania), Michael Traugott (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Joseph Turow (Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania) and Miklos Sukosd (CEU). • on "Social networks: theory and application". The course will be held by Gabor Csanyi (Cambridge University) and Balazs Szendroi (University of Utrecht). • on "Constitutional Design and Conflict". The course will be held by Donald Horowitz(Duke University). Orientation session

  16. Information on courses • The first “Concepts and methods in Comparative Politics” class will be held on Wednesday (29 Sept.) at 5 p.m. Orientation session

  17. Specialization of the faculty in the Political Science department Lorand Ambrus-Lakatos (on research leave in Fall 2004; back to CEU in January): political economy, economic theory, distributive justice, decision and game theory, modern moral philosophy Dorothee Bohle:political economy of globalization, European integration, eastern enlargement of the EU, transformation in Central Europe Andras Bozoki (on leave at Columbia University in Fall 2004; back to CEU in January): comparative politics (democratization, East Central European politics) and theories of political change Nenad Dimitrijevic: political theory, constitutional theory Zsolt Enyedi: party politics, political culture and subcultures, Christian Democracy, comparative politics, political attitude research Orientation session

  18. Faculty specialization (contd.) Jan Erk (joins the department in January 2005): nationalism, federalism, West European politics Attila Folsz (part-time): the political economy of post-communist transitions, monetary and exchange rate politics, European integration Bela Greskovits: political economy of transition and macro-economic stabilization, leading economic sectors and their political consequences Carol Harrington: ideological politics, social theory (especially Bourdieu, Bauman and Butler), gender and politics Janos Kis: political philosophy, democratic theory Orientation session

  19. Faculty specialization (contd.) Nicole Lindstrom: international politics and globalization, especially with respect to Slovenia and Croatia Tamas Meszerics: decision theory, organization theories, bureaucratic politics, foreign policy, history of the cold war Tamas Rudas (on leave to Washington University in 2004/05; back to CEU in September 2005): data analysis, applied statistics, survey methodology, mathematical statistics Judit Sandor(on leave to UNESCO in 2004/05; back to CEU in August 2005): human rights, legal policy, health care law, privacy, discrimination, politics of reproduction Orientation session

  20. Faculty specialization (contd.) Philippe C. Schmitter (joins the department in January 2005): European Union, interest groups, democratization Carsten Q. Schneider:comparative research methods, democratization Miklos Sukosd: political communication, media policy and media law, journalism and politics, information society, environmental politics Gabor Toka: (on research leave in January-June 2005): voting behavior, public opinion, electoral systems Balazs Varadi: political economy of education and the non-profit sector, reforms of economic institutions, applied game theory Orientation session

  21. Once again, welcome to the Department of Political Science. Try to make the most of our offering. With any further questions, please turn to any of us.