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					         GUIDE AND ECTS COURSE CATALOGUE FOR
                 ERASMUS STUDENTS
                   2004/2005 acad. year




Contact address:

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
Rezeknes Augstskola
Atbrivosanas aleja 115
LV 4600
Rezekne
Latvia

Tel.: + 371 46 24278
Fax: + 371 46 24278
E-mail: asd@ru.lv




Latvia and Rezekne
Brief Presentation

Contents:

1. General information about Latvia
1.1. Geography
1.2. Cultural and historic division
1.3. Language
1.4. Religion
1.5. Holidays

2. Latvia and Rezekne on the Web

3. The structure of Latvia's educational system
3.1. General education
3.2. Higher education
3.3. Assessment of knowledge

4. Introduction to Rezekne
4.1. Climate
4.2. Brief history
4.3. Culture and famous places

5. Rezekne Higher Education Institution
5.1. General description of the institution
5.2. Application procedure for ERASMUS students
5.3. Latvian course for ERASMUS students
5.4. Library
5.5. Student life and traditions
5.6. Sport centre

6. General practical information
6.1.Visas and residence permits
6.2. Getting to Rezekne
6.3. Cost of living
6.4. Accommodation
6.5. SOCRATES/ERASMUS coordinators
6.6. Other issues

7. ECTS guide and course catalogue
7.1. Faculty of Economics
7.2. Faculty of Pedagogy
7.3. Faculty of Humanities and Law sciences
7.4. Faculty of Engineering
1. General information about Latvia
1.1. GEOGRAPHY
Latvia is located on the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea with Estonia to the north,
Lithuania to the south and Russia to the east. Though Latvia is small in size, it is still
among the world leaders in folk songs, choir singing, storks and amber.

Area                   64,589 sq. km.
Population             2,453,000
Capital                Riga
Major cities           Daugavpils, Rezekne,
                       Liepaja, Ventspils
                       Jelgava, Valmiera

1.2. Cultural and historic division
Latvia consists of four historical and cultural regions: Kurzeme (western part of
Latvia), Zemgale (southern part), Vidzeme (middle and northern part), and Latgale
(eastern part).

1.3. Language
The official language is Latvian. It is an Indo-European, non-Slavic and non-
Germanic language and is similar only to Lithuanian. Russian, German and English
are also spoken.

1.4. Religion
Predominantly Protestant (Lutheran), Roman Catholic in the eastern part of the
country.



1.5. Holidays
                       January 1               New Year
                       March/April             Easter
                       May 1                   Labour Day
                       June 23-24              Ligo, Midsummer Night
                       November 18             The proclamation day of the Republic of
                                               Latvia
                       December 25-26          Christmas
                       December 31             New Year's Eve
2. Latvia and Rezekne on the Web
Welcome to Latvia      http://www.lv; http://www.latnet.lv; http://www.latinst.lv
Musems of Latvia       http://vip.latnet.lv/LMA/
Welcome to Rezekne     http://www.rezekne.lv
Rezeknes Augstskola    http://www.ru.lv
Welcome to Latgale     http://www.latgale.lv




3. The structure of Latvia's educational system
3.1. General education
Basic education begins at six or seven years of age and lasts a total of 9 years - 4years
of primary and 5 years of lower secondary school. Graduates receive a nine-year basic
school certificate.
General upper secondary education includes studies of at least 12 subjects, of which 5
are compulsory and no less than seven are elective.
To be awarded a certificate of general secondary education one has to complete the
courses of all five compulsory and at least seven elective subjects, successfully pass
five final examinations, including two examinations in compulsory subjects and three
examinations chosen by the student.

3.2. Higher education

Access to higher education
.
Graduates of general secondary, professional secondary and 4-year vocational
secondary programmes are eligible for admission to higher education.
Higher education falls into the following categories: academic higher education and
professional higher education.
Academic higher education programmes are based upon fundamental and/or applied
science and lead to degree bakalaurus (Bachelor's) and Magistrs (Master's). These
programmes are research-based and ususally comprise a thesis at the end of each
stage. Duration of Bachelor's programmes may be 3 or 4 years in different institutions
and the Master's degree is awarded after the second stage of academic education and
requires a total duration of university studies of 5-7 years. In medicine and dentistry (6
and 5 years of studies respectivly) Bachelor's and Master's degrees are not applied.
Professional Higher Education programme provides knowledge and skills for
professional activities. There are two types of professional higher education in Latvia:
Professional higher education based upon academic degrees (university-type
professional higher education) and professional higher education programmes not
offering academic degrees. These are mainly aimed at the acquisition of professional
skills (non-university higher education).
Doctoral Studies
The degree Magistrs (or the equivalent) is required for admission. The degree doctors
can be attained by publicly defending a doctoral thesis after three or four years of full-
time doctoral studies at a university or after an equivalent amount of independent
research while working at a university, research institution, industry, etc.
Academic year
The academic year begins in September and is over towards the end of June or in the
first half of July. As a general rule, it comprises 40 weeks of lectures, seminars and
practical work and is divided into 2 semesters.


3.3. Assessment of knowledge.

Theoretical examinations are held in written or oral form. Students are examined by a
single examiner or by an examination board. If the student is successful in all the
examinations of the session, he/she is allowed to continue the following semester.
The final examinations are conducted by an examination board chaired by an
outstanding academic or professional person from outside the institution.
In Latvia's higher education a ten-point grading system prevails, where 10 is the
maximum and 4 is the pass mark. Explanation of the grading system and approximate
comparison to ECTS grades are given below:


Grade Meaning                       Comments                             Estimated
                                                                         corresponding
                                                                         ECTS grade
10      izcili (with distinction)   Knowledge of the student is
                                    substantially higher than the        A+
                                    estimated normal level.
9       teicami (excellent)         Knowledge of the student is
                                    higher than the the estimated        A
                                    normal level
8       ļoti labi (very good)       Knowledge corresponds to the
                                    highest expected level               B
7       labi (good)                 The student has mastered the
                                    subject deeply and with
                                    understanding, progressing           C
                                    within the expected limits, but
                                    makes minor mistakes
6       gandrīz labi (almost        The student has generally
        good)                       succeded in the course within
                                    the required limits, but he/she is   D
                                    either merely reproducing the
                                    knowledge rather than actively
                                    using
5       viduvēji (satisfactory)     Awarded to students, who are
                                    progressing within the limits of
                                    their individual abilities,
                                    generally are not behind the         E
                                    appropriate age group, but make
                                    substantial mistake and
                                 reproduce the facts rather than
                                 analyse them
4       gandrīz viduvēji (almost The very last positive grade.
        satisfactory)            Awarded to students, who do
                                 their best still make grave          E
                                 mistakes and just reproduce
                                 most of the relevant material.
        neapmierinoši            Marks of different levels for        FX
        (unsatisfactory)         students whose records are
                                 below the expected




4. Introduction to Rezekne
Rezekne (17,5 sq.km) is situated on the seven hills in the center of Latgale region
which is Latvia's "blue lakes" district, a plateau-like area with thousands of lakes,
large and small. The picturesque nature surrounding Rezekne is one of the city's many
assets.
The 100 kilometer long Rezekne River flows through the town from East to west
joining lakes Razna and Lubanas, the biggest lakes in Latvia. The Riga-Moscow and
St.Petersburg-Warsaw rail lines cross Rezekne. The town is 245 kilometers from
Riga. There are 43000 inhabitants in Rezekne, including Latvians, Russians, Poles,
and Jews.


4.1. Climate
The climate in and around Rezekne is moderate, with considerable temperature
variations. Winter is stable, with snow depth ranging from 25 to 35 centimeters.
The average January temperature is -10 degrees Celsius. However, during the winter
the temperature can drop to -25 degrees Celsius. The average July temperature is +19
degrees Celsius. The warm period lasts from 135 to 150 days.
The weather in autumn and spring is relatively mild.


4.2. Brief History
Rezekne was founded on the site of an ancient Latgalian settlement. From the 13th to
the 16th centuries, Rezekne was the center of the Livonian country. When Livonia
broke apart, Rezekne was included into Poland. In 1772 Poland was divided into parts
and Rezekne became a part of Russia, the center of the Vitebska region. Rezekne
received a new impulse for development after 1836, when the St.Petersburg-Warsaw
road was built. In April of 1917 the Latgalian district congress in Rezekne accepted
the historical decision to split from the Vitebska region and unite with other Latvian
regions in the independent Latvian country. At the end of World War I Rezekne was
occupied by the Germans, and later by Bolsheviks. On January 21, 1920, soldiers of
the Latvian army freed Rezekne from all occupying powers. During the time of
independence, Rezekne was the center of the region. The population of Rezekne in
1939 was 13.300, mostly employed in small factories, trade, or on the railroad. At this
time Rezekne became the cultural center of the Latgalian district. On June 17, 1940,
the Soviet occupation began. It was interrupted from 1941-1944 by the German
regime during World War II. The town sustained very heavy damage during the
second world war, but after the war became one of the seven most populous towns in
Latvia due to the development of metal processing and food processing.
Since regaining independence in 1999 in Latvia, the democratization of society and
privatization of collective farms Rezekne is an important economical, cultural and
educational center in the Eastern part of Latvia.


4.3. Culture and famous places
The famous places of Rezekne are connected with the ancient history of the town,
with its buildings, with its fight for freedom and with the places of famous people's
work. The town's oldest historical monument is the Castle of Rezekne. From 9th to
13th centuries it existed as a fortress and dwelling place of the ancient Latgalians, and
was a political and economical center. Some beautiful legends, related with the Old
Castle are still alive among Latgalians. The place of the ancient castle on the hill, its
defense towers and some parts of the castle wall can still be seen.
The Latgalian Liberation Monument, known as "Mara", is considered the symbol of
Rezekne. The monument, on Atbrīvošanas aleja - the main street of the town near the
City Council building, depicts the struggle for liberty against foreign powers and the
Latvian people's aspiration to build up and defend their country.
The churches are an architecturally dominant feature of the town. They are Rezekne's
most beatituful ornaments and the guardians of its spirit. They show the varied
nationalities of Rezekne's inhabitants and the diversity of their religious beliefs:
Catholic, Lutheran, Orthodox, Old Believer and Jewish.

Education


5. The Institution
Name and address               Rezeknes Augstakola
                               Atbrivosanas aleja 90
                               Rezekne LV 4600
                               LATVIA


Academic calendar              The academic year is divided into two semesters:
                               Fall semester:        1st September to 30th January
                               Spring semester       7th February to 3rdJuly
                               Holidays:             23rdDecember to 2nd January
                                                     31st January to 6th February
                                                     28th March to 3rd April
                                                     4th July to 31st August
5.1. General description of the institution

Rezeknes Augstskola (Rezekne Higher Education Institution) is one of the youngest
institutions of higher education in Latvia. It was founded in 1993. Rezeknes
Augstskola is an accredited state institution.

Rector -      Dr.oec. Leonars Svarinskis
Vice Rector - Dr. habil. geol. Gotfrids Noviks, Dr. philol. Angelika Jusko-Stekele
Head of Studies- Alvine Kazinika

Number of staff:
Teaching staff                       171
Total number of students             4104
Undergraduate                        3898
Postgraduate                         206

Rezeknes Augstskola offers four faculties of study:
Economics
Engineering
Humanities and Law Science
Pedagogy
Rezeknes Augstskola provides the following degree programmes and majors:
Business Administration, Tourism and Hotel Management, Finance and Accounting,
Business Law, Computer Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Foreign Languages,
Latvian Language and Literature, History of Culture, Law, Primary School Pedagogy,
Arts, Crafts and Home Economics.



5.2. Application procedure for ERASMUS students

The Socrates/Erasmus students, previously selected by their home universities, will
have to send to the International Relations Office the following documents:
- ERASMUS application form with a learning agreement;
- a registration certificate from home institute for the current academic year;
- a certificate of studies, that is, a transcript of records form their home
institution listing courses taken and the grades obtained;
- Curriculum Vitae in a tabular form;
-a photocopy of the passport;
- 2 photos
After the International Office has received all the documents, Rezeknes Augstskola
will send the students a formal letter of acceptance.
Regarding the information about the courses offered by Rezeknes Augstskola, ECTS
information packages are available at the following web site: http://www.ru.lv
5.3. Latvian course for ERASMUS students
Rezeknes Augstskola offers a Latvian language course organized specially for
Erasmus students by the International Office.



5.4. Library

        RA library is located in two buildings: Atbrivosanas aleja 90 (Faculty of
Economics) and Atbrivosanas aleja 115 (Faculty of Pedagogy and Faculty of
Humanities). The library in Atbrivosanas aleja 90 consists of a library loan, reading-
room, the department of foreign literature, and the department of classification,
processing, and collecting. The library is open to all students, teaching staff, and
employees of RA and also the readers of other institutions. Using the inter-library loan
system, readers can order books and magazines, which are available from other
libraries in Latvia.
        Photo copying service is available in the library.
        RA offers Internet access for all students.
5.5. Student life and traditions

The new academic year begins with "Rozes svētki" (Rose's Festival) at Rezekne's
Castle. Rose - the princess of Rezekne Castle is chosen among the most active,
bravest, wittiest students. The traditional oath and festival help the first year students
settle in and become acquainted with their studies. Studies begin with the "Fukšu
balle"- party for all students.
The student Theater has been operating since 1994.
The student Choir "Sonitum" is five years old. The choir participates in different
concerts, shows and competitions in Latvia as well as abroad.
The dance group "Dziga" cosnsists of lecturers ans students.

5.6. Sport centre

Sport Centre is a great opportunity for students to participate in sports and actively
enjoy their free time. Students have a variety of options, such as indoor football,
basketball, volley-ball, handball, badminton, table tennis, Frisbee and other sport.


6. General practical information
6.1. Visas and residence permits
 Citizens of most European countries can travel without visas. For more detailed
information, please, check on the website the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at:
www.mfa.gov.lv


6.2. Getting to Rezekne
The best way to get to Rezekne is to take a train from Riga's central railway terminal.
The cost would be around 3-10Ls. It takes about 3 hours to reach Rezekne.


Please let us know in advance how and when you will be coming to Latvia and further
to Rezekne so that we can advise you in detail of the connections and arrange for
somebody from the Rezeknes Augstskola to meet you at the railway station, if you
wish.

6.3. Cost of living

It is estimated that students need approximately 100Ls per month for living expenses.
Student meals in the institutional cafeterias cost approximately1-1.50Ls (weekdays
only). If a student is in Rezekne during the coldest winter months, warm clothing may
increase the monthly expenditure.
6.4. Accomodation

Accomodation for exchange students is arranged by the International Office at
Rezeknes Augstskola. A typical student's residence consists of a single room and
shared kitchen and bathroom.

6.5. SOCRATES/ERASMUS COORDINATORS

FACULTY          Departmental       Address              Tel./Fax.      E-mail
                 coordinator                             number
Institutional    Elena Snicareva    Atbrivosanas 115,    371-46-24278   elena@ru.lv
coordinator                         Rezekne,
Head of          Helena Overina     LV-4600                             helena@ru.lv
International
Office
Economics        Iveta Graudina     Atbrivosanas 90,     371-46-24518   graudina@ru.lv
                                    Rezekne,
                                    LV-4600
Engineering      Edmunds            Atbrivosanas aleja   371-46-25150   askif@ru.lv
                 Teirumnieks        76, Rezekne
                                    LV-4600

Humanities and   Ingars Gusans      Atbrivosanas aleja   371-46-22681   Hf@ru.lv
law sciences                        115, Rezekne

Pedagogy         Dace Visocka       Atbrivosanas aleja   371-46-22679   dacev@ru.lv
                                    115, Rēzekne,
                                    LV-4600




6.6. Other issues

Finally, prepare yourself for giving presentations about your country, your institution
and your studies. Bring also, some pictures, slides, etc. and information package about
your home country and yourself.




                         7. ECTS guide and course catalogue

  7.1. Faculty of Economics

  The Faculty of Economics
  Instruction and language requirements
  Individual study plans
  Accommodation
Program Structure
7.1.1. Bachelor Study Program “Management Science”
     Program structure
7.1.2. Economics with specialization in business law
     Program structure
7.1.3. Economics with specialization in commercial services management
     Program structure
7.1.4. Economics with specialization in finance and accounting management
     Program structure
7.1.5. Economics with specialization in tourism and hotel management
     Program structure
7.1.6. Master of social sciences in management
     Program structure
Course Descriptions
       Accounting and Analysis in Budget Organizations
       Administrative Law
       Advertising
       Balance Analysis
       Bank Accounting
       Analysis of Entrepreneurship
       Basics of auditing
       Basics of Public Speaking
       Basics of Research Work
       Basics of Finances
       Business finances
       BUSINESS AND Advertising Psychology
       Business Ethics
       Business Etiquette
       BUSINESS PROCESSES ADMINISTRATION
       CATERING MANAGEMENT
       CIVIL DEFENSE
       CIVIL LAW
       Civil Procedure
       CRIMINAL LAW
       Criminal Procedure
       Computer accounting
       Computer Networks
       COMPANY’S OPERATIONS ASSESSMENT AND DECISION – MAKING
       Company’s Strategy and Policy management
       Computer Modelling of Management Situations
       Computerized Project Management
       Consumer Behavior
       Convention Management
       Database Management
       Decision Analysis
       Deposits and Crediting
       Dining Etiquette I
       Distribution and Service Logistics
       ECOLOGY
       Economic and labor law
       Economic Geography
       Economic Informatics
       Economic processes administration
       EnvironmentAL SCIENCE
       European Economic Integration
       European Union law
European Union Legislation System
Finance Accounting
Finance Analysis
Finance and Credit Law
Foreign Language for Business (English/ German)
Foreign trade
Global Economy
History of Economic Studies
Hotel Operations and Management
industrial accounting
Insurance
International Currency and Money Transactions
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
International law
International Marketing
Introduction to entrepreneurship
Introduction to Logistics Systems
Labor Market Management
Labor protection system of republic of latvia
Legal institutions
LOGICS
MACROECONOMICS
Management Accounting
Management Information Systems
Management Psychology
Management and Marketing of Credit Institutions
Management of continuous systems
Management of Trade Business
MANAGEMENT SOCIOLOGY AND Psychology
Market of Securities
Marketing
Marketing Research
Marketing of Food commodities
Marketing of Non-nutrition commodities
Marketing of services
Mathematics for Economists
Methodology of Tour Guiding
Microeconomics
Nutrition science
Optimization Theory
Personnel Management
PHILOSOPHY
Political Science
Pricing Policy in Enterprise
Project planning and control
Psychology
Quality Systems
Quality systems in Management
Records management
Regional Economics
Regional Economics of Baltic countries
RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
Risk Analysis and Management
Sanitation and Hygiene
Science of Commodities for Foodstuffs
Science of Commodities for Non-nutrition Goods
service Accounting
Service Entrepreneurship
Service Entrepreneurship: Tourism Business
Service Logistics
Service Marketing
Social and personnel management
Sociology
SPORTS
State and Municipal Budgets
Statistics
Strategic BUSINESS Management
Strategic Marketing Management
Stress Management
Tax Administration
Tax System
Technology of retailing business
THEORY OF ACCOUNTING
THEORY OF FINANCES
Theory of management
Theory and Methodology of Economics
TOURISM ANALYSIS
Tourism and Hotel Management
Tourism Information Systems
TOURISM LAW
Tourism Marketing
Trade Marketing
WORLD ECONOMY
Studies in Rezeknes Augstskola
The Faculty of Economics
Rezeknes Augstskola (RA), or Rezekne Higher Education Institution was established in 1993 to answer
the needs for economic and social development of Latgale – eastern region of Latvia. There are four
faculties with almost 4000 students in RA. They are: Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Pedagogy,
Faculty of Humanities and Law, and Faculty of Engineering. The Faculty of Economics is the eldest and
the largest faculty of RA. There are more then 500 full time students and about 1300 part – time
students in bachelor, master and higher professional study programs at the faculty in 2003/2004
academic year.




Instruction and language requirements
The language of instruction is Latvian. Several courses could be delivered in English. Most of
the professors are fluent in Russian, English, or German, thus can provide tutoring in these
languages. Intensive courses of Latvian language will be provided for international students
during the first weeks after arrival at Rezeknes Augstskola. The individual program for the
international students shall be agreed on according to the courses provided in particular
semester in advance.
Individual study plans
ERASMUS students can arrange individual study plans according to their individual needs.
Students can choose the courses they want to complete. Usually the studies will be based on
individual studies, project work, consultations by professors, group work with other students.


Accommodation
Dormitory rooms are provided for all students.
PROGRAM STRUCTURE
There are the following study programs provided at the Faculty of Economics:


   Bachelor Study Program “Management Science”


   Study Program “Economics” with specializations in Business Law, Commercial
    Services Management, Finance and Accounting Management, Tourism and Hotel
    Management


   Master Study Program “Management Science”




Courses are listed in alphabetical order.
     7.1.1. Bachelor Study Program “Management Science”

     Qualification awarded: Bachelor of Social Sciences in Management


     Admission requirements: General secondary education


     Duration of studies:
     4 years of full time studies.
     Study program consists of 3 parts:
                 Part A – compulsory courses (general)
                 Part B – optional courses (specialization)
                 Part C – free elective courses
     To complete study program student has to earn 160 KP credits (240 ECTS)
     Access to further studies: Master Studies


     Final test, if any: State examination and Bachelor theses


     Program director:
     Dr.oec. Vija Strazdina
     ECTS departmental co-ordinator:
     Iveta Graudina, tel +371 4624518, E-mail: Iveta.Graudina@ru.lv
     Secretary:
     Daina Znotina, tel +371 4628077, E-mail: udkat@ru.lv


                                                  Program structure
              Courses                 Part   KP    ECTS                  Courses              Part       KP   ECTS
                                                      1st year
           1st semester                                                2nd semester

Mathematics for Economists            A      4     6          Philosophy                      A      2        3
Introduction to Entrepreneurship      A      2     3          Statistics I                    A      2        3
Foreign Language for Business         A      4     6          Basics of Finances              A      4        6
(English/German)
Economic Informatics                  A      3     4,5        Microeconomics                  A      4        6
Labor Protection system of Republic   A      1     1,5        European Economic Integration   A      2        3
of Latvia
Civil defense                         A      2     3          Alternatives 2                  B      6        9
Psychology                            A      2     3          Foreign Language for Business   B      2        3
                                                              (English/German)
Alternatives 1                        B      2     3          Theory and methodology of       B      2        3
                                                              economics
Records management                    B      2     2          Basics of research work         B      2        3
                                             20    30                                                20       30
                                                         2nd year
           rd
          3      semester                                              4th semester

Theory of accounting                  A      4     6          Theory of Management            A      4        6
Macroeconomics                        A      4     6          Marketing                       A      4        6
Statistics II                         A      4     6          Business ethics                 A      2        3
Sociology                              A   2        3             Course paper                       B   2        3
Logics                                 A   2        3             Accounting and finance             B   4        6
                                                                  alternatives
Alternatives 2                         B   2        3             Finance accounting                 B   4        6
Basics of public speaking              B   2        3             Management and marketing of        B   2        3
                                                                  credit institutions
Regional economics                     B   2        3             International currency and money   B   2        3
                                                                  transactions
Elective courses                       C   2        3             Elective courses                   C   4        6
                                                                  Ecology                            C   2        3
                                                                  Advertising                        C   2        3
                                                                  Business Etiquette                 C   2        3
                                                                  Sports                             C   -        -
                                           20       30                                                   20       30
                                                             3rd year
            5th semester                                                      6th semester

Optimization theory                    A       4         6        Political science                  A        2        3
Economic and labor law                 A       4         6        Course paper                       B        2        3
Personnel management                   A       2         3
Marketing research                     A       2         3        Accounting and finance             B        4        6
                                                                  alternatives
Accounting and finance                 B       2         3        Tax system                         B        2        3
alternatives
Business Finances                      B       2         3        Deposits and crediting             B       2         3
Market of Securities                   B       2         3        Analysis of entrepreneurship       B       2         3
Pricing policy in enterprise           B       2         3        Marketing alternatives             B       2         3
Marketing alternatives                 B       4         6        Consumer behavior                  B       2         3
Trade marketing                        B       4         6        Service logistics                  B       2         3
Foreign Trade                          B       4         6        Management alternatives            B       6         9
Tourism marketing                      B       4         6        Tourism and hotel management I     B       4         6
Elective courses                       C       2         3        Management of trade business I     B       4         6
                                                                  Labor Market Management            B       2         3
                                                                  Quality Systems in Management      B       2         3
                                                                  Elective courses                   C       4         6
                                               20       30                                                   20       30
                                                                   4th year
             th
            7     semester                                                    8th semester

Global Economy                         A       2         3        Strategy Management**              A       2         3
Management Psychology                  A       2         3        Bachelor paper                     A       16       24
Course paper                           B       2         3
Marketing alternatives                 B       6         9
Marketing of Food commodities          B       3        4,5
Marketing       of     non-nutrition   B       3        4,5
commodities
Service Marketing                      B        3       4,5
     Management alternatives           B        6        9
Tourism and hotel management II        B        4        6
Management of trade business II        B        4        6
Decision analysis                      B        2        3
Stress management                      B        2        3
Elective courses                       C        4        6
                                               20       30                                                   20       30

      **Bachelor state exam


      7.1.2. Economics with specialization in business law
      Qualification awarded: Economist with specialization in business law


      Admission requirements: General secondary education


      Duration of studies:
      4 years of full time studies.
      Study program consists of 3 parts:
               Part A – compulsory courses (general)
               Part B – optional courses (specialization)
               Part C – free elective courses
     To complete study program student has to earn 160 KP credits (240 ECTS)
     Access to further studies: Master Studies


     Final test, if any: State examination and Diploma paper


     Program director:
     Dr.oec. Vija Strazdina
     ECTS departmental co-ordinator:
     Iveta Graudina, tel +371 4624518, E-mail: Iveta.Graudina@ru.lv
     Secretary:
     Daina Znotina, tel +371 4628077, E-mail: udkat@ru.lv


                                                     Program structure
             Courses                  Part   KP       ECTS                      Courses                Part       KP   ECTS
                                                         1st year
           1st semester                                                      2nd semester

Civil defense                         A      2        3             Economic Informatics               A      2        3
Economic Informatics                  A      4        6             Foreign Language for Business      A      2        3
                                                                    (English/German)
History of economic studies           A      2        3             Theory of Finances                 A      4        6
Records management                    A      2        3             Microeconomics                     A      4        6
Labor Protection system of Republic   A      1        1,5           Economic processes                 A      2        3
of Latvia                                                           administration
Mathematics for Economists            A      4        6             Statistics I                       A      4        6
Foreign Language for Business         A      3        4,5           Elective courses                   C      2        3
(English/German)
Sports                                A      -        -
Political science                     B      2        3
                                             20       30                                                      20       30
                                                               2nd year
          3rd semester                                                       4th semester

Foreign Language for       Business   A      2        3             Economic and labor law             A      4        6
(English/German)
Statistics II                         A      4        6             Marketing                          A      4        6
Theory of accounting                  A      4        6             Theory of Management               A      4        6
Macroeconomics                        A      4        6             Ecology                            B      2        3
Sociology                             B      2        3             Legal institutions                 B      2        3
Elective courses                      C      4        6             Course paper in                    B      2        3
                                                                    micro/macroeconomics, marketing
                                                                    Elective courses                   C      2        3
                                             20       30                                                      20       30
                                                               3rd year
           5th semester                                                      6th semester

Business Finances                     A          4         6        Civil law                          B           3       4,5
Civil law                             B          2         3        Service entrepreneurship           B           3       4,5
Criminal law                          B          2         3        Finance and credit law             B           2        3
Service entrepreneurship              B          4         6        Criminal procedure                 B           2        3
Market of Securities                  B          2         3        Deposits and crediting             B           3       4,5
Elective courses                      C          6         9        International law                  B           2        3
                                                                    Management Psychology              B           1       1,5
                                                                    Course paper in entrepreneurship   B           2        3
                                                                    Practice (summer)                  B           4        6
                                                                 Elective courses                C          2         3
                                                20        30                                                24       36
                                                                 4th year
           7th semester                                                     8th semester

Administrative law                   B           2         3     Professional practice                      13       19,5
Basics of auditing                   B          2          3     State exam                                  -         -
Civil procedure                      B           2         3     Diploma paper                              8         12
EU law                               B           2         3
Course paper in law                  B           2         3
Professional practice                B           9        13,5
Diploma paper                        B           2         3
                                                21        31,5                                              21       31,5




     7.1.3. Economics with specialization in commercial services management
     Qualification awarded: Economics with specialization in commercial services management


     Admission requirements: General secondary education


     Duration of studies:
     4 years of full time studies.
     Study program consists of 3 parts:
                Part A – compulsory courses (general)
                Part B – optional courses (specialization)
                Part C – free elective courses
     To complete study program student has to earn 160 KP credits (240 ECTS)
     Access to further studies: Master Studies


     Final test, if any: State examination and Diploma paper


     Program director:
     Dr.oec. Vija Strazdina
     ECTS departmental co-ordinator:
     Iveta Graudina, tel +371 4624518, E-mail: Iveta.Graudina@ru.lv
     Secretary:
     Daina Znotina, tel +371 4628077, E-mail: udkat@ru.lv


                                                     Program structure
             Courses                 Part   KP        ECTS                    Courses            Part       KP   ECTS
                                                         1st year
           1st semester                                                     2nd semester

Civil defense                        A      2         3          Economic Informatics            A      2        3
Economic Informatics                 A      4         6          Foreign Language for Business   A      2        3
                                                                 (English/German)
History of economic studies          A      2         3          Theory of Finances              A      4        6
Records management                   A      2         3          Microeconomics                  A      4        6
Labor Protection system of republic   A   1        1,5           Economic processes                A   2        3
of Latvia                                                        administration
Mathematics for Economists            A   4        6             Statistics I                      A   4        6
Foreign Language for Business         A   3        4,5           Elective courses                  C   2        3
(English/German)
Sports                                A   -        -
Political science                     B   2        3
                                          20       30                                                  20       30
                                                            2nd year
           3rd semester                                                      4th semester

Foreign Language for       Business   A   2        3             Economic and labor law            A   4        6
(English/German)
Statistics II                         A   4        6             Marketing                         A   4        6
Theory of accounting                  A   4        6             Theory of Management              A   4        6
Macroeconomics                        A   4        6             Ecology                           B   2        3
Sociology                             B   2        3             Course paper in macroeconomics    B   2        3
Elective courses                      C   4        6             Elective courses                  C   4        6
                                          20       30                                                  20       30
                                                            3rd year
           5th semester                                                      6th semester

Business Finances                     A       4         6        Service entrepreneurship          B        3       4,5
Service logistics                     B       2         3        Science of commodities for non-            4        6
                                                                 nutrition goods
Service entrepreneurship              B       4         6        Global economy                    B        2        3
Advertising                           B       2         3        Science of commodities for        B        4        6
                                                                 foodstuffs
Technology of retailing business      B       4         6        International law                 B        2        3
Elective courses                      C       4         6        Management Psychology             B        1       1,5
                                                                 Course paper in microeconomics,   B        2        3
                                                                 marketing
                                                                 Practice (summer)                 B       4         6
                                                                 Elective courses                  C       2         3
                                              20       30                                                  24       36
                                                                  4th year
           7th semester                                                      8th semester

Foreign trade                         B        2        3        Professional practice                     13       19,5
Marketing of services                 B       2         3        State exam                                 -         -
Analysis of entrepreneurship          B        2        3        Diploma paper                             8         12
Nutrition science                     B        2        3
Course paper in entrepreneurship      B        2        3
Professional practice                 B        9       13,5
Diploma paper                         B        2        3
                                              21       31,5                                                21       31,5



     7.1.4. Economics with specialization in finance and accounting management
     Qualification awarded: Economist with specialization in finance and accounting management


     Admission requirements: General secondary education


     Duration of studies:
     4 years of full time studies.
     Study program consists of 3 parts:
               Part A – compulsory courses (general)
               Part B – optional courses (specialization)
               Part C – free elective courses
     To complete study program student has to earn 160 KP credits (240 ECTS)
     Access to further studies: Master Studies
     Final test, if any: State examination and Diploma paper


     Program director:
     Dr.oec. Rita Liepina
     ECTS departmental co-ordinator:
     Iveta Graudina, tel +371 4624518, E-mail: Iveta.Graudina@ru.lv
     Secretary:
     Aija Čerpinska, tel +371 4628077, E-mail: finkat@ru.lv


                                                       Program structure
               Courses                 Part   KP        ECTS                        Courses             Part       KP   ECTS
                                                           1st year
           1st semester                                                           2nd semester

Civil defense                          A      2         3             Economic Informatics              A      2        3
Economic Informatics                   A      4         6             Foreign Language for Business     A      2        3
                                                                      (English/German)
History of economic studies            A      2         3             Theory of Finances                A      4        6
Records management                     A      2         3             Microeconomics                    A      4        6
Labor Protection system of Republic    A      1         1,5           Economic processes                A      2        3
of Latvia                                                             administration
Mathematics for Economists             A      4         6             Statistics I                      A      4        6
Foreign Language for Business          A      3         4,5           Elective courses                  C      2        3
(English/German)
Sports                                 A      -         -
Economics of Baltic Sea Region         B      2         3
countries
                                              20        30                                                     20       30
                                                                 2nd year
          3rd semester                                                            4th semester

Foreign Language for        Business   A      2         3             Economic and labor law            A      4        6
(English/German)
Statistics II                          A      4         6             Marketing                         A      4        6
Theory of accounting                   A      4         6             Theory of Management              A      4        6
Macroeconomics                         A      4         6             Finance accounting                B      4        6
Sociology                              B      2         3             Course paper in                   B      2        3
                                                                      macro/microeconomics, marketing
Elective courses                       C      6         9             Elective courses                  C      2        3
                                              20        30                                                     20       30
                                                                 3rd year
            th
           5     semester                                                         6th semester

Business Finances                      A          4          6        Insurance                         B           2        3
Balance analysis                       B          2          3        Basics of auditing                B           2        3
Marketing and management of credit     B          2          3        Bank accounting                   B           2        3
institutions
Service accounting                     B          4          6        Computer accounting               B          2         3
State and municipal Budgets            B          2          3        Deposits and crediting            B          3        4,5
Market of securities                   B          2          3        Industrial accounting             B          3        4,5
Elective courses                       C          4          6        Management accounting             B          2         3
                                                                      Course paper in accounting        B          2         3
                                                                      Practice (summer)                 B          4         6
                                                                      Elective courses                  C          2         3
                                                  20        30                                                     24       36
                                                                       4th year
           7th semester                                                           8th semester

Tax administration                     B          3         4,5       Professional practice                        13       19,5
Analysis of entrepreneurship          B          2          3     State exam                                 -         -
Accounting and analysis in budget     B          2          3     Diploma paper                              8        12
organizations
Management psychology                 B          1         1,5
Course paper in finances, analysis,   B          2          3
taxes
Professional practice                 B           9        13,5
Diploma paper                         B           2         3
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     7.1.5. Economics with specialization in tourism and hotel management


     Qualification awarded: Economics with specialization in tourism and hotel management


     Admission requirements: General secondary education


     Duration of studies:
     4 years of full time studies.
     Study program consists of 3 parts:
               Part A – compulsory courses (general)
               Part B – optional courses (specialization)
               Part C – free elective courses
     To complete study program student has to earn 160 KP credits (240 ECTS)
     Access to further studies: Master Studies


     Final test, if any: State examination and Diploma paper


     Program director:
     Prof. Irena Silinevica
     ECTS departmental co-ordinator:
     Iveta Graudina, tel +371 4624518, E-mail: Iveta.Graudina@ru.lv
     Secretary:
     Valentina Deksne, tel +371 4624518, E-mail: turkat@ru.lv


                                                      Program structure
             Courses                  Part   KP        ECTS                  Courses              Part       KP   ECTS
                                                          1st year
           1st semester                                                    2nd semester

Civil defense                         A      2         3          Economic Informatics            A      2        3
Economic Informatics                  A      4         6          Foreign Language for Business   A      2        3
                                                                  (English/German)
History of economic studies           A      2         3          Theory of Finances              A      4        6
Records management                    A      2         3          Microeconomics                  A      4        6
Labor Protection system of Republic   A   1        1,5           Economic processes                    A   2        3
of Latvia                                                        administration
Mathematics for Economists            A   4        6             Statistics I                          A   4        6
Foreign Language for Business         A   3        4,5           Elective courses                      C   2        3
(English/German)
Sports                                A   -        -
Psychology                            B   2        3
                                          20       30                                                      20       30
                                                            2nd year
          3rd semester                                                       4th semester

Foreign Language for Business         A   2        3             Economic and labor law                A   4        6
(English/German)
Statistics II                         A   4        6             Marketing                             A   4        6
Theory of accounting                  A   4        6             Theory of Management                  A   4        6
Macroeconomics                        A   4        6             Catering management                   B   2        3
Methodology of tour guiding           B   2        3             Finance accounting                    B   2        3
Meeting and conference                B   2        3             Course paper in macroeconomics        B   2        3
management
Sociology                             B   2        3             Elective courses                      C   2        3
                                          20       30                                                      20       30
                                                            3rd year
            th
          5      semester                                                    6th semester

Business Finances                     A       4         6        Hotel operations and management       B        2        3
Ecology                               B       2         3        Tourism analyses                      B        4        6
Total Quality Management              B       2         3        Service entrepreneurship - tourism    B        2        3
Service entrepreneurship              B       2         3        Nutrition science                     B        1       1,5
Hotel operations and management       B       2         3        Course      paper    in     tourism   B        2        3
                                                                 entrepreneurship planning
Course paper in tourism recourses     B       2         3        Practice in catering and hotel        B        3       4,5
research                                                         business
Practice in catering and hotel        B       2         3        Practice (summer)                     B        4        6
business
Elective courses                      C        4       6         Elective courses                      C       6         9
                                              20       30                                                      24       36
                                                                  4th year
          7th semester                                                       8th semester

Balance analyses                      B       2         3        Professional practice                         13       19,5
Business ethics                       B       2         3        State exam                                     -         -
Economic geography                    B       2         3        Diploma paper                                 8         12
Personnel management                  B       2         3
International law                     B       2         3
Tourism law                           B       1        1,5
Course       paper    in    tourism   B       2         3
entrepreneurship analyses
Professional practice                 B        4        6
Diploma paper                         B        2        3
Elective courses                      C        2        3
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     7.1.6. Master of social sciences in management



     Qualification awarded: Master of Social Sciences in Management


     Admission requirements: Bachelor degree or Higher professional education
      Duration of studies:
      2 years of full time studies.
      Study program consists of 2 parts:
                Part A – compulsory courses (general)
                Part B – optional courses (specialization)
      To complete study program student has to earn 120 KP credits (180 ECTS)
      Access to further studies: Doctor Studies


      Final test, if any: Master paper


      Program director:
      Dr.oec. Vija Strazdina
      ECTS departmental co-ordinator:
      Iveta Graudina, tel +371 4624518, E-mail: Iveta.Graudina@ru.lv
      Secretary:
      Elita Kupcova, tel +371 4624518, E-mail: ekonfak@ru.lv


                                                      Program structure
              Courses                     Part   KP    ECTS                 Courses              Part       KP   ECTS
                                                          1st year
            1st semester                                                  2nd semester

Social and personnel management           A      4     6         Risk analysis and management    A      4        6
Project planning and control              A      4     6         Finance analysis                A      4        6
Research      methods    in  Social       A      4     6         Environment economics           A      4        6
Sciences
Economic theories alternatives            B      4     6         Research work                   A      2        3
International economy                     B      4     6         Special practice alternatives   B      8        12
Information systems alternatives          B      4     6         Quality systems                 B      4        6
Management information systems            B      4     6         International marketing         B      4        6
Computerized project management           B      4     6         Psychology of business and      B      4        6
                                                                 advertising
Computer modeling of management           B      4     6
situations
                                                 20    30                                               22       33
                                                            2nd year
           3rd semester                                                   4th semester

Strategic marketing management            A      4     6         Master paper                           20       30
Entrepreneurship              strategic   A      4     6
management
Research work                             A      2     3
Special practice alternatives             B      10    15
Distribution and service logistics        B      4     6
Assessment of commerce business           B      2     3
operations and decision making
Management        psychology       and    B      2     3
sociology
EU legislation system                     B      2     3
                                                 20    30                                               20       30
Course Descriptions

Program:
       E – Economist, B – Bachelor, M – Master
Semester:
                          st   th
       Study semester (1 to 8 )
Duration:
       Duration of the course: 1S – 1 semester, 2S – 2 semesters, 3S – 3 semesters
Type:
       Part of the study program the course belongs to: A – compulsory, B – optional, C – free
       elective


      ACCOUNTING AND ANALYSIS IN BUDGET ORGANIZATIONS
   Program         Semester          Duration           Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
       E                7                1S               B               3                 2
 Course contents:
 Students will become acquainted with knowledge and skills to carry out bookkeeping in budget
 organizations and to analyze results of organizational performance. Students will learn to plan
 organization’s expenditures, analyze contingent and net indices of budget organizations, to
 compose, analyze and interpret financial reports of organization.
 Teacher:                         M.oec.doc.I.Mietule, M.soc.sc.lect.S.Baltina
 Assessment Methods:              Exam




                                ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
   Program         Semester          Duration            Type         ECTS Credits     LV Credits
       E                 7               1S                B                3                2
 Course contents:
 Students will become familiar with the administrative law as specific branch in Latvian legal
 system, with norms and regulations of administrative law, legislation related to administrative
 offences, and role of administrative law in the state administration process.
 Teacher:                          Lect.S.Linkevics
 Assessment Methods:               Exam

                                      ADVERTISING
    Program         Semester           Duration            Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      B/ E             4/ 5               1S               C/ B               3                2
 Course contents:
 Student will learn about diversity of existing products, their features and characteristics and
 following necessity of effective use of specific tools and means of advertising. Student will learn
 how to plan advertising budget, realize and evaluate accurate advertising campaign.
 Teacher:                           M.oec.lect. Iveta Zaluksne
 Assessment Methods:                Exam




                                  BALANCE ANALYSIS
  Program        Semester            Duration           Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      E            5/ 7                1S                B                3                 2
 Course contents:
Students will analyze structure of accounts in Latvian enterprises; will develop expertise about
normative base for producing accounts, items of balance sheet and their detailed
characteristics. Students will be able to analyze assets and liabilities, their structure and
conversions, to provide comparative data analysis, to calculate ratios of liquidity, solvency,
financial stability and activity, to compute net profit and influencing factors, indices of
commercial, capital and financial profitability.
Teacher:                              Dr.oec.asoc.prof.R.Liepina
Assessment Methods:                   Exam



                                 BANK ACCOUNTING
  Program           Semester         Duration          Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      E                 6               1S               B                3                 2
Course contents:
Students will learn how to arrange balance for bank, how to analyze active and passive bank
operations, to settle accounts as cash payments and money clearings, to calculate resource
and deposit rates, developing options of reserve and equity capital. Students will be able to
characterize types of international account settlements and perform operations with securities.
Teacher:                          M.soc.sc.lect.J.Petkevics
Assessment Methods:               Exam


                      ANALYSIS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  Program           Semester          Duration              Type      ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      B/ E             6/ 7                1S                 B              3                2
Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with the types and methods of economic operations
analysis; will develop their practical skills to carry out economic operations analysis. Students
will be able to choose appropriate algorithms for analysis of particular companies’ economic
operations.
Teacher:                            Dr.oec.asoc.prof.R.Liepina, M.oec.lect.I.Kotane
Assessment Methods:                 Exam



                                BASICS OF AUDITING
  Program            Semester         Duration            Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
       E                6/ 7             1S                 B                3                2
Course contents:
Students will develop general understanding of auditing, its basics from the points of view of
inner audit, certified auditor and tax auditing. Students will be able to use theoretical knowledge
about auditing procedures in practice.
Teacher:                            M.soc.sc.lect.I.Beinarovica – Litvinova
Assessment Methods:                 Exam



                          BASICS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
 Program        Semester            Duration            Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
   B/ E            3                  1S                 B                3                 2
Course contents:
Students will learn methods for effective speech preparation including formulating target,
choice of topic, evaluation of audience, composition and wording of speech, presentation
techniques. Students will develop their presentation skills exercising their command of voice
and body language. Students will become acquainted with using various technical devices to
make effective presentation.
Teacher:                          M.soc.sc. Iveta Graudina
Assessment Methods:               Exam




                           BASICS OF RESEARCH WORK
  Program          Semester        Duration           Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      B                 2              1S               B               3                  2
Course contents:
Students will be able to make choice of correct methods for planning and conducting economic
research; searching, gathering and evaluation of gathered data, ensuring validity and reliability of
research results, review and presentation of results.
Teacher:                         M.oec. Doc. A.Puzule, Dr.oec. Doc. V.Strazdina
Assessment Methods:              Exam


                                BASICS OF FINANCES
  Program          Semester           Duration              Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
       B                 2                1S                  A                6                4
Course contents:
Student will become acquainted with theoretical issues of public finances, will understand nature of
public finances, definition of state credit, will be able to assess role of the state and the process of
forming and use of public finances in the environment of market economy.
Teacher:                            M.oec. Doc. E.Zubule
Assessment Methods:                 Exam

                                 BUSINESS FINANCES
  Program         Semester          Duration             Type         ECTS Credits      LV Credits
    B/ E              5                1S                B/ A              3/ 6            2/ 4
Course contents:
Student will become familiar with the definition of finances, principles of cash-flow process in the
company.
Teacher:                         M.oec.lect.E.Troksa
Assessment Methods:              Exam




                BUSINESS AND ADVERTISING PSYCHOLOGY
   Program         Semester          Duration            Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
       M                 2                1S               B               6                4
Course contents:
Students will become skilled at identifying unity advertising’s essence, objectives and tasks, its
psychological attraction, as well as psycho technologies used in advertising. They will learn about
influence of particular types of advertising on consumers’ psychology and behaviour.
Teacher:                           Prof. Mara Vidnere
Assessment Methods:                Exam
                                      BUSINESS ETHICS
   Program          Semester          Duration            Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
     E/B              7/4               1S                B/A               3                 2

Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with most important principles, notions and features of ethics.
Students will be able to analyze ethical issues in business related to efficiency of company’s operations
and business legislation, as well as to ethical standards and social values. Students will be able to
evaluate significance of using ethical norms in management process.
Teacher:                             M.oec.lect. Iveta Zaļūksne
Assessment methods:                 Exam

                                   BUSINESS ETIQUETTE
   Program          Semester          Duration            Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      B                4                1S                 C                3                 2

Course contents:
Teacher:                             M.soc.sc. Doc. I.Silicka
Assessment methods:                 Exam



                    BUSINESS PROCESSES ADMINISTRATION
   Program       Semester                Duration             Type         ECTS Credits         LV Credits
      E             2                      1S                  A                3                   2
 Course contents:                     -
 Teacher:                             M.soc.sc.Lect. Janis Veips
 Assessment Methods:                  Exam




                                 CATERING MANAGEMENT
   Program          Semester          Duration           Type         ECTS Credits      LV Credits
       E                  4               1S               B                 3               2
 Course contents:
 Students will analyze all types of modern catering business, their distribution markets and main
 characteristics, organizational structures and functional strategies, customer care issues. Students will
 be able to use in their analyses special assessment tools and methods of problem identification and
 problem solving in catering enterprises.
 Teacher:                           M.soc.sc. doc. Inese Silicka
 Assessment Methods:                Exam




                                         CIVIL DEFENSE
  Program        Semester                Duration             Type         ECTS Credits         LV Credits
    B/ E            1                      1S                  A                3                   2
 Course contents:
Student will become acquainted with knowledge about necessary behavior in extreme
situations, about preventive events that could be organized.
Teacher:                         Lect. A.Strods
Assessment Methods:              Exam

                                        CIVIL LAW
  Program           Semester           Duration           Type          ECTS Credits       LV Credits
        E              5,6                2S                 B                7.5              5
Course contents:
Students will develop basic understanding of arising and terminating of commitments, will
acquire basic information about legal issues of property, heritage and family relations. Students
will learn basic terms used in civil law and civil contacts, will be able to analyze legal
documentation and apply civil rights in the practical cases.
Teacher:                           Doc.A.Biksiniece
Assessment Methods:                Exam



                                  CIVIL PROCEDURE
  Program          Semester          Duration             Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
       E                 7              1S                 B               3                 2
Course contents:
Students will learn basics of legal proceedings in civil procedure, how to bring an action in the
court, how case is litigated and about people right for judicial review.
Teacher:                          Doc.A.Biksiniece
Assessment Methods:               Exam



                                      CRIMINAL LAW
  Program         Semester         Duration           Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      E                5               1S               B                  3                2
Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with basic principles of Latvian criminal law, will be able to
characterize and analyze criminal offenses that bear certain criminal liability.
Teacher:                        Lect.V.Netle – Galeja
Assessment Methods:             Exam

                               CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
   Program         Semester          Duration            Type          ECTS Credits    LV Credits
      E                 6                1S               B                   3             2
Course contents:
Students will learn objectives, tasks, system and basic functioning principles of Latvian
Criminal Procedure. Students will be able to be orientated in criminal procedure legislation, will
know how to take proceedings to the court, how pre-court investigation, suing the case are
organized, as well as will know rights, duties and criminal liability of procedure members in the
criminal case.
Teacher:                           Lect.V.Netle – Galeja
Assessment Methods:                Exam


                             COMPUTER ACCOUNTING
 Program        Semester              Duration           Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
     E             6                    1S                B               3                 2
Course contents:                  -
 Teacher:                           Doc.P.Grabusts
 Assessment Methods:                Exam


 COMPANY’S OPERATIONS ASSESSMENT AND DECISION – MAKING
  Program        Semester              Duration            Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      M             3                    1S                 B                6                 4
 Course contents:

 Teacher:                           Asoc.prof. Olegs Uzga – Rebrovs
 Assessment Methods:                Exam



            COMPANY’S STRATEGY AND POLICY MANAGEMENT
   Program         Semester         Duration            Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
      B               1st             2S                 A               6                4

Course contents:
Students will learn methods of formulating and management of organizational strategy and policy.
Students will acknowledge with the role and significance of strategy and policy in management, will
learn methods of company’s planning system’s development as an instrument for realization of strategy
and policy; will become skilled in development and management of company’s cost strategy and policy,
production and selling strategies and policies, strategy and policy of production results management.
Teacher: Dr.oec. Vija Strazdiņa
Assessment methods: Exam
Language of instruction: Latvian (Russian)


         COMPUTER MODELLING OF MANAGEMENT SITUATIONS
   Program          Semester          Duration            Type         ECTS Credits    LV Credits
       M                 1                1S                B                6              4
 Course contents:
 Students will learn necessary skills to collect, forward and registering data in commerce;
 knowledge about information perception on the level of consumers; will learn about coding and
 electronic safety of premises and equipment.
 Teacher:                         Prof. Ilmars Skards
 Assessment Methods:              Exam

                    COMPUTERIZED PROJECT MANAGEMENT
   Program         Semester        Duration          Type       ECTS Credits               LV Credits
      M                1                1S             B               6                       4
 Course contents:
 The course introduces use of specific IT in management of economic projects.
 Teacher:                       Prof. Ilmars Skards
 Assessment Methods:            Exam


                                 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
   Program          Semester         Duration             Type      ECTS Credits         LV Credits
       B                6                1S                B                3                 2
 Course contents:
 Students will learn about the theory that explains how consumers’ decisions are made in
 market, what are internal and external factors that influence behavior of individuals, their
 motivation regarding choice of products.
Teacher:                           M.soc.sc. Lect. J.Veips
Assessment Methods:                Exam



                            CONVENTION MANAGEMENT
  Program          Semester            Duration           Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
      E                 3                  1S               B               3               2
Course contents:
Students will learn practical skills of planning, organizing, conducting meetings, conferences, and
events. The course includes correspondence with participants, marketing and advertising
conferences, planning schedules and ensuring smooth operations during event.
Teacher:                            M.soc.sc.doc. Iveta Graudina
Assessment Methods:                 Exam




                                  DECISION ANALYSIS
  Program          Semester          Duration           Type        ECTS Credits     LV Credits
      B                 7               1S                B               3              2
Course contents:
Students will be provided with knowledge and skills to evaluate situation and to make a
decision in conditions of risk and unawareness.
Teacher:                          Dr.sc.ing. Asoc.prof. O.Uzga – Rebrovs
Assessment Methods:               Exam



                             DEPOSITS AND CREDITING
  Program            Semester         Duration            Type          ECTS Credits       LV Credits
     B/ E                6               1S                 B               3/ 4.5             2/ 3
Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with the functions of money and capital market, functions and
credit policy principles of commercial banks; will be able to characterize various types of deposits
and their differences, credit categorization principles, to identify credit solvency of client, structure
of credit portfolio and bank risks. Students will be able to prove necessity of inner control in
banks and characterize role of the Latvian Bank in control of commercial banks.
Teacher:                           Dr.oec., Asoc.prof. R.Liepina
Assessment Methods:                Exam


                                   DINING ETIQUETTE
  Program           Semester         Duration            Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
     B/ E                4               1S                C                  3               2
Course contents:
Students will learn about types of parties and receptions, will become acquainted with basic
rules and principles of reception of guests, laying tables, serving clients in catering business
enterprises, will be able to compose menu for different cases and receptions.
Teacher:                          M.soc.sc. Inese Silicka
Assessment Methods:               Exam
                  DISTRIBUTION AND SERVICE LOGISTICS
   Program         Semester         Duration              Type         ECTS Credits      LV Credits
       M               3                 1S                B                 6                4
Course contents:
The course introduces distribution channels for economical delivery of goods and services from
producer to consumers. Production is unavoidably interrelated with consuming of the produced
goods and consequently with distribution process. Distribution will be examined both in micro and
macro logistics perspectives. The course presents knowledge on distribution channels, their roles
in the system of intermediaries, their classification, organization of operations and location of
distribution centres.
Teacher:                          Doc. Vija Strazdina
Assessment Methods:               Exam




                                        ECOLOGY
  Program          Semester         Duration            Type       ECTS Credits      LV Credits
     B/ E             4/5               1S              C/ B              3               2
Course contents:
Student will develop ecological thinking, will understand development trends in ecology and
environment protection, and will be able to use basic terms to analyze information about
environment quality parameters and environment protection methods.
Teacher:                          M.chem..lect.E.Abricka
Assessment Methods:               Exam



                           ECONOMIC AND LABOR LAW
  Program            Semester          Duration          Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
     B/ E              5/ 4                 1S             A               6                 4
Course contents:
Student will form an understanding about the main institutes regulating economic legislation,
their interrelation and legalities in employer-employee relations. Student will learn about main
regulations governing businesses, main rights and duties of employees and employers.
Teacher:                             Dr.iur.Doc.G.Makarova
Assessment Methods:                  Exam

                              ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
  Program           Semester          Duration           Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      E                7                 1S                B                3                 2
Course contents:
Students will learn about use of geographic (mineral, water, forest, land, geo-thermal),
recreational (“green zone” of cities, national parks, reservations), general infrastructure (water
and energy supply, transportation, communications) resources in Latvia and other countries of
the world for tourism.
Teacher:                           M.env.sc. lect. Ivars Matisovs, M.oec.lect.I.Zaluksne
Assessment Methods:                Exam
                                 ECONOMIC INFORMATICS
   Program         Semester          Duration            Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
     E/B           1st, 2nd /1st      2S/1S               A             9/ 4,5             6/ 3

Course contents:
Student will learn to operate personal computer in a MS-Windows environment and will be
able to use the most common PC Office Applications, make use of local area and global
networks.
Teacher:                         Doc. Peteris Grabusts , M.sc.ing. lect. A.Zorinds
Assessment methods:             Exam


                   ECONOMIC PROCESSES ADMINISTRATION
   Program         Semester          Duration            Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      E               2                1S                 A               3                 2

Course contents:
Student will become familiar with the principles and methods of organization and administration of
economic processes, technologies and management of these processes.
Teacher: M.soc.sc. Janis Veips
Assessment methods: Exam / Test



                               ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
   Program         Semester         Duration            Type         ECTS Credits    LV Credits
       M                2                1S              A                 6             4
 Course contents:
 The course offers knowledge about changes in conditions of life endurance in results of
 urbanization processes; about restructuring environment in economically undeveloped regions;
 the factors contaminating environment; international requirements and means to ensure their
 accomplishing in environment management.
 Teacher:                         Prof. Ilmars Skards, Prof. Gotfrids Noviks
 Assessment Methods:              Exam



                       EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
    Program          Semester           Duration            Type     ECTS Credits    LV Credits
        B                  2                1S                A           3               2
 Course contents:
 Students will develop understanding of the EU economy, origins of the European economic
 integration and its impact on national economies of the member states; will analyses impacts
 of the third countries’ (particularly Latvia’s) accession to the EU
 Teacher:                             M.soc.sc.lect.O.Skredelis
 Assessment Methods:                  Exam


                                   EUROPEAN UNION LAW
   Program       Semester              Duration             Type         ECTS Credits        LV Credits
      E             7                    1S                  B                3                  2
 Course contents:                    -
 Teacher:                            Doc. A.Biksiniece
 Assessment Methods:               Exam


                   EUROPEAN UNION LEGISLATION SYSTEM
   Program       Semester             Duration            Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      M             3                   1S                 B                6                 4
 Course contents:                  -
 Teacher:                          Doc. Galina Makarova
 Assessment Methods:               Exam




                                FINANCE ACCOUNTING
   Program            Semester        Duration           Type         ECTS Credits         LV Credits
      B/ E                 4             1S                B                   6               4
 Course contents:
 Students will become acquainted with accounts used in Latvian accounting system, their
 characteristic, and practical use. Students will develop practical skills of reflecting economic
 operations in accounting, making account registers and developing accounts. Students will
 learn basic principles of accounting organization and methods in retailing companies and
 agriculture enterprises and farms. Students will be able to organize accounting operations
 practically in their enterprises.
 Teacher:                           M.oec.doc.I.Arbidane, M.oec.doc.I.Mietule
 Assessment Methods:                Exam


                                   FINANCE ANALYSIS
   Program          Semester         Duration           Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
       M                2                1S                A               6                  4
 Course contents:
 The course develops understanding about methods, types, forms of financial analysis;
 methods of enterprise financial analysis; deepens skills to evaluate enterprise financial stability
 and to analyse information of financial reports.
 Teacher:                          Asoc.prof. Rita Liepina
 Assessment Methods:               Exam


                             FINANCE AND CREDIT LAW
   Program          Semester          Duration             Type        ECTS Credits          LV Credits
        E                6                1S                 B                  3                2
 Course contents:
 Students will develop insight in legal regulations of private financial institutions in the
 Republic of Latvia. Students will learn about tax system and legal regulations of account
 settlements in business.
 Teacher:                           M.oec.lect.E.Eglite
 Assessment Methods:                Exam



       FOREIGN LANGUAGE FOR BUSINESS (ENGLISH/ GERMAN)
  Program      Semester             Duration           Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
    B/ E         1st- 3rd             3S                A             10,5               7
Course contents:
Student will improve and develop professional English and German language skills in
reading, writing, speaking and communicating in business. After completing the course
student should be able successfully communicate in the international business
environment, to participate in international conferences and international students
exchange programs.
Teacher: M.philol. lect. L.Celapitere, lect. Jelena Snicareva, lect. Velta Rudzisa, lect.H.Overina
Assessment methods: Exam



                                     FOREIGN TRADE
   Program          Semester        Duration              Type       ECTS Credits      LV Credits
     B/ E              5/ 7              1S                 B            6/ 3             4/ 2
 Course contents:
 Students will understand essentials of foreign trade, its forms, development, regulations and
 organization in the modern world.
 Teacher:                        M.oec.lect.L.Slubere
 Assessment Methods:             Exam




                        HISTORY OF ECONOMIC STUDIES
   Program          Semester        Duration             Type       ECTS Credits      LV Credits
       E                1               1S                 A              3                 2
 Course contents:
 Student will develop understanding of history of development of economic thought, learn
 most significant economic doctrines and their relation to the economic processes of that time
 and nowadays.
 Teacher:                         M.soc.sc. Lect. Maris Igavens
 Assessment Methods:              Exam



                    HOTEL OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
   Program           Semester         Duration             Type       ECTS Credits        LV Credits
        E                5,6              2S                 B               6                 4
 Course contents:
 Students will know classification of hotels according to various principles. They will learn how to
 organize general hotel operations, will become familiar with guest reservation and registration
 principles, and will learn how to organize operation of front-desk.
 Teacher:                           M.oec.lect.V. Silinevica
 Assessment Methods:                Exam

                             INDUSTRIAL ACCOUNTING
   Program       Semester            Duration             Type       ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      E             6                  1S                  B             4.5                3
 Course contents:                  -
 Teacher:                          M.oec. doc.I.Mietule
 Assessment Methods:               Exam
                                      INSURANCE
  Program           Semester         Duration           Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
       E                 6              1S                 B              3               2
Course contents:
Students will be able to analyze and organize practically work of insurance company, will be
acquainted with rights and responsibilities of insurance brokers and agents, as well as
legislation that regulates insurance operations in Latvia.
Teacher:                          M.oec. lect. Jelena Tihomirova
Assessment Methods:               Exam




      INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY AND MONEY TRANSACTIONS
  Program          Semester            Duration           Type      ECTS Credits        LV Credits
       B                 4                 1S               B              3                  2
Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with the basics of international currencies’ relations, currency
policy, currency operations, international account settlements, international credit relations as
well as international financial institutions and organizations.
Teacher:                            M.oec. Lect. I.Kotane
Assessment Methods:                 Exam



                          INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
  Program           Semester       Duration             Type      ECTS Credits      LV Credits
      M                 1               1S                B              6               4
Course contents:
The course analyses development tendencies of the world economy in the present and the
future, as well as development tendencies and changes in process of international integration.
The course includes both theoretical aspects and analysis of world economic integration and
issues of European economic integration.
Teacher:                         Prof. Janis Porietis, M.comm.sc. E.Fortins
Assessment Methods:              Exam



                               INTERNATIONAL LAW
  Program          Semester          Duration             Type          ECTS Credits     LV Credits
       E               6/ 7             1S                 B                  3              2
Course contents:
Students will obtain insight in system of international law, its historical development, modern
norms, principles and institutes and character, will understand international law system’s
dynamic and persistent development, as well as its role in political and economic international
relations between states and nations.
Teacher:                           M.soc.sc.lect.A.Berzins
Assessment Methods:                Exam




                          INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
  Program         Semester          Duration           Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
         M                 2              1S                B                 6               4
 Course contents:
 The course presents knowledge on the foundations, organization of international marketing,
 international marketing research, and international marketing planning and control. The course
 facilitates learning to understand international products policy, pricing policy and promotion
 policy.
 Teacher:                          Doc. Vija Strazdina, M.comm..sc. E.Fortins
 Assessment Methods:               Exam
                  INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
   Program       Semester           Duration            Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
      B             1                 1S                 A               3                2
 Course contents:                 -
 Teacher:                         M.soc.sc. J.Veips
 Assessment Methods:              Exam




         LABOR PROTECTION SYSTEM OF REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
   Program       Semester           Duration            Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
     B/E            1                 1S                 A              1.5               1
 Course contents:                 -
 Teacher:                         M.biol.lect.V.Spics
 Assessment Methods:              Exam

                                LEGAL INSTITUTIONS
   Program          Semester         Duration             Type       ECTS Credits       LV Credits
         E                4               1S               B                3                 2
 Course contents:
 Students will become familiar with judicial and legal system and institutions of the Latvian
 State. Students will learn about functions, objectives, competence organizational structure of
 police, informative agencies, state prosecutor’s, lawyer’s and notary offices and other legal
 institutions.
 Teacher:                          Dr.iur.Asoc.prof.J.Rozenbergs, M.soc.sc.lect.A.Berzins
 Assessment Methods:               Exam




                                          LOGICS
   Program         Semester         Duration            Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
      B               3               1S                 A               3                2

Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with rules and methodological principles of accurate thinking,
forms and skills of cognition and possibilities of its practical use.
Teacher:                 Veronika Korkla
Assessment methods: Exam


                                 MACROECONOMICS
  Program         Semester        Duration            Type      ECTS Credits     LV Credits
     B/E               3              1S               A               6                4
Course contents:
Student will develop systematic view on the basic principles and notions of economy’s
function regularities on the macro level will become familiar with theoretical base and
realization mechanism of national economies in modern world. Student will enhance
his/her economic thinking in the transition and integration period of Latvia into the world
economy.
Teacher:                 M.commerc.sc. doc. V. Nikitina
Assessment               Exam
Methods:



                           MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
  Program          Semester         Duration            Type       ECTS Credits      LV Credits
      E                6                1S               B                 3               2
Course contents:
Students will become familiar with budgeting of functional and financial plans, methods of
planning, deviation control and principles of analysis.
Teacher:                         M.oec.doc.A.Pelss
Assessment Methods:              Exam



                   MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  Program            Semester         Duration           Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
       M                  1               1S                B               6                4
Course contents:
The course provides knowledge on management information systems, their use to collect, to
store, to systematise and to forward management information. Students will learn essential
skills of collecting, forwarding and use of registering data in economics, and especially in
marketing.
Teacher:                           Prof. Ilmars Skards
Assessment Methods:                Exam




                           MANAGEMENT PSYCHOLOGY
  Program          Semester         Duration           Type         ECTS Credits    LV Credits
    B/ E              6/ 7             1S              A/ B             3/ 1.5         2/ 1
Course contents:
Students will become familiar with theoretical and practical notions of management psychology
and practice their usage in management of individual employees and organizational groups.
Teacher:                         Dr.hab.psych., Dr.oec. prof. Mara Vidnere
Assessment Methods:              Exam

     MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING OF CREDIT INSTITUTIONS
  Program         Semester           Duration         Type          ECTS Credits    LV Credits
    B/ E              4/ 5               1S             B                 3             2
Course contents:
Students will acquire theoretical knowledge about peculiarities of marketing and management
and control systems in credit institutions.
Teacher:                          M.oec.lect.I.Kotane
Assessment Methods:               Exam
                      MANAGEMENT OF TRADE BUSINESS
  Program          Semester        Duration           Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
      B               6-7              2S                B            12                8
Course contents:
Students will be acquainted with knowledge and skills in management, organization and
planning of trading business enterprise in dynamic business environment, will develop
decision-making ability.
Teacher:                         M.soc.sc. Lect. I.Bozevniece
Assessment Methods:              Exam


               MANAGEMENT SOCIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY
 Program        Semester             Duration            Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
     M             3                   1S                 B                6                 4
Course contents:

Teacher:                          Prof. Mara Vidnere
Assessment Methods:               Exam




                              MARKET OF SECURITIES
  Program            Semester          Duration             Type        ECTS Credits        LV Credits
    B/ E                 5                 1S                 B                 3               2
Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with the essence and types of securities, regulations and
regulating institutions, will be able to evaluate efficient securities portfolio and its management.
Teacher:                            M.oec. Inta Kotane
Assessment Methods:                 Exam


                                       MARKETING
  Program          Semester         Duration           Type        ECTS Credits        LV Credits
     B/E                4              1S                A                 6                 4
Course contents:
Student will get acquainted with theoretical knowledge of marketing; will learn practical skills
that could be used to satisfy needs and requirements of customers. Student will analyze both
market processes themselves and possibility of influencing those.
Teacher:                          Dr.oec.asoc.prof. Zaiga Matule, M.oec. lect.Iveta Zaluksne,
                                  M.soc.sc.lect.A.Meiksans
Assessment Methods:               Exam




                               MARKETING RESEARCH
  Program          Semester          Duration            Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
     B                5                1S                 A                3                 2
Course contents:
Students will become familiar with statistical analysis of market research data and will develop
skills in prognosis of market development
Teacher:                         M.oec. Lect. E.Viskers
Assessment Methods:              Exam


                    MARKETING OF FOOD COMMODITIES
  Program          Semester        Duration             Type        ECTS Credits        LV Credits
      B                  7             1S                 B               4,5                3
Course contents:
Students will develop awareness and practical skills in foodstuffs marketing, performing it in
accordance with actual regulations. Students will get insight in basic notions of quality, quality
systems, and ISO 9000 standards and will be acquainted with basic principles of guarantees of
foodstuff security and its assessment.
Teacher:                         M.commerc.sc., Doc. M.Kruze
Assessment Methods:              Exam



            MARKETING OF NON-NUTRITION COMMODITIES
  Program         Semester           Duration             Type         ECTS Credits    LV Credits
      B                7                 1S                 B              4,5               3
Course contents:
Students will become familiar with all groups of non-nutrition commodities, their classification,
assortment, and quality determining factors, storage conditions, quality assessment methods,
main faults and possibilities of prevention.
Teacher:                           Dr.hab.biol., Dr.oec., Prof. I.Skards
Assessment Methods:                Exam

                            MARKETING OF SERVICES
  Program            Semester          Duration           Type          ECTS Credits     LV Credits
       E                 7                1S               B                 3               2
Course contents:
Students will be able to recognize peculiarities of service business and will develop their
practical skills in marketing of particular services. Students will learn market research methods
and will be able to use those in practice.
Teacher:                           Dr.oec., doc. V.Strazdina, M.soc.sc., lect. L.Amantova
Assessment Methods:                Exam




                       MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMISTS
  Program Semester Duration                        Type       ECTS Credits LV Credits
     B/ E            1st            1S               A               6          4
Course contents:
Student will become acquainted with the system of mathematical terms that would allow
solving different kind of practical and theoretical economical problems.
Teacher:                     M.math. I.Kangro, Lect. A.Bule
Assessment                   Exam
Methods:
                      METHODOLOGY OF TOUR GUIDING
  Program           Semester         Duration           Type         ECTS Credits      LV Credits
       E                 3               1S               B                3               2
Course contents:
Students will become familiar with theoretical and practical aspects of tour guiding. Students
will be able to plan a tour and guide an excursion on particular route.
Teacher:                           Lect. Valentina Deksne
Assessment Methods:                Exam




                                  MICROECONOMICS
  Program           Semester          Duration           Type        ECTS Credits    LV Credits
     B/E                 2               1S                A                6              4
Course contents:
Student will learn the principles of microeconomics that rules consumers’ behavior and
coordination of economic decisions in the market environment. The student will be able to
analyze market system functioning principles, economic motives and determining factors of
household operations. Student will study rules of interrelation between company’s production
outputs and pricing policy in different market models, will create his/her own economic view
using theoretical notions of microeconomics and his/her practical experience.
Teacher:                           M.soc.sc. Lect. Eriks Viskers
Assessment Methods:                Exam



                                 NUTRITION SCIENCE
  Program          Semester           Duration           Type          ECTS Credits        LV Credits
        E              6/7               1S                 B               1.5/3              1/2
Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with physiological needs of human body for necessary
nutritive and energy, as well as will develop practical skills of correct planning of nutrition
needs of people. Students will make practical calculations according to the principles of
balanced nutrition that depends on individual parameters of age, sex, climate conditions,
profession, and lifestyle.
Teacher:                          M.soc.sc.doc.I.Silicka/ M.commerc.sc.doc.M.Kruze
Assessment Methods:               Exam




                              OPTIMIZATION THEORY
  Program         Semester           Duration           Type       ECTS Credits      LV Credits
      B                 5               1S                A              6               4
Course contents:
Students will acquire skills of mathematical modeling of economic processes; will learn
optimization methods required by practical work of manager.
Teacher:                          Dr.sc.ing. Asoc.prof. O.Uzga – Rebrovs
Assessment Methods:               Exam




                            PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
  Program          Semester          Duration            Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
     B/ E             5/ 7            1S                A/ B               3             2
Course contents:
Course will provide students knowledge on decision-making theory and its practical application
in organization’s management. Students will become acquainted with personnel planning, job
analysis, personnel selection methods, personnel assessment and development. Students will
know how to use employee’s motivation methods, will be able to conduct interviews and
develop communication processes in organization.
Teacher:                        Dr.sc.ing.prof.I.Silinevica, M.oec.lect.V.Silinevica
Assessment Methods:             Exam




                                      PHILOSOPHY
  Program          Semester           Duration           Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      B                 2                 1S               A                4.5              3
Course contents:
Students will get an insight in history of human’s desire and ability to recognize world and
himself as a part of the world. Students will base their analysis on the historical development
stages of philosophical thought with emphasis on relations between spiritual and material
values, acknowledgement issues and axiological interpretation of these notions.
Teacher:                           Dr.phil., Doc. V.Brazauska
Assessment Methods:                Exam




                                 POLITICAL SCIENCE
  Program           Semester          Duration           Type           ECTS Credits      LV Credits
      B/ E            6/ 1                1S             A/ B                3                2
Course contents:
Student will understand scientific explanation of politics and political processes, their
development principles and tendencies, will be able to identify subjects and objects of political
processes. The student will be able to form critically his political views and believes, value
attitudes, to form own active political position in modern political system.
Teacher:                           M.hist.lect.P.Kivrans
Assessment Methods:                Exam


                        PRICING POLICY IN ENTERPRISE
  Program           Semester           Duration           Type        ECTS Credits         LV Credits
     B/ E                 5              1S               B/ C                3                2
Course contents:
Students will gain knowledge of price derivation and pricing policy as one of the company’s
activities. Students will be able to formulate strategies and tactics of pricing policy, to make a
choice of appropriate pricing policy for particular company and to defend their choice.
Teacher:                            M.oec., Doc. A.Pelss
Assessment Methods:                 Exam



                      PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL
 Program        Semester             Duration            Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
     M             1                   1S                 A               6                 4
Course contents:
 The course will offer essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills about methods and
 means of project management, project types, alternatives, investment and regional
 development projects and their funding sources; project funding instruments and fundraising
 strategies.
 Teacher:                          Asoc.prof. Rita Liepina
 Assessment Methods:               Exam


                                     PSYCHOLOGY
   Program        Semester         Duration           Type      ECTS Credits LV Credits
      B/E               1              1S                B             3                2
Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with main psychological research methods, functions and
perspectives that characterize diversity of personality and complicated interrelations with
society. The course emphasizes on personality establishing processes, qualities and
cognitive behavioral attitudes.
Teacher:                         M.psych.lect. E.Kalvans, M.psych.doc.A.Kondrova
Assessment Methods:              Exam



                                  QUALITY SYSTEMS
   Program          Semester           Duration           Type       ECTS Credits       LV Credits
        M                2                 1S              B               6                 4
 Course contents:
 The course will provide knowledge on quality management systems in enterprises, introducing,
 certifying and maintenance of these systems. The course provides knowledge on importance
 of standardization and certification in relevance with consumer rights and interests protection
 regarding qualitative and safe products.
 Teacher:                           Prof. Ilmars Skards, M.comm..sc. Maija Kruze
 Assessment Methods:                Exam




                     QUALITY SYSTEMS IN MANAGEMENT
   Program         Semester         Duration           Type      ECTS Credits     LV Credits
     B/ E              6/ 5             1S              B              3              2
 Course contents:
 Students will understand basics of quality management system in companies, planning,
 implementation and operation of total quality management system in organization.
 Teacher:                        M.soc.sc.doc.I.Silicka
 Assessment Methods:             Exam


                              RECORDS MANAGEMENT
   Program          Semester        Duration          Type        ECTS Credits        LV Credits
     B/ E                1             1S               A                 3               2
 Course contents:
 Student will learn about records management process, will acquire skills of conducting
 business correspondence and documentation, and understand principles of document filing
 systems.
 Teacher:                         M.oec. Doc. Anita Puzule, M.soc.sc. Lect. Aija Cerpinska
 Assessment Methods:              Exam
                              REGIONAL ECONOMICS
  Program         Semester        Duration             Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
      B               3               1S                 B                3              2
Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with regional economics, with current economic situation of
regions, development tendencies, and factors for regional development.
Teacher:                       Dr.sc.ing., Prof.I.Silinevica, M.soc.sc., Lect.A.Cauna
Assessment Methods:            Exam



             REGIONAL ECONOMICS OF BALTIC COUNTRIES
  Program         Semester         Duration          Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
     E                 1              1S               B                3                 2
Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with regional economics of Baltic countries, with current
economic situation of regions, development tendencies, and factors for regional development.
Teacher:                         M.soc.sc., Lect.A.Cauna
Assessment Methods:              Exam

                RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
  Program       Semester           Duration           Type         ECTS Credits      LV Credits
     M             1                 1S                A                6                4
Course contents:                 -
Teacher:                         Prof. Mara Vidnere
Assessment Methods:              Exam


                     RISK ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT
  Program          Semester         Duration             Type       ECTS Credits      LV Credits
      M                 2               1S                A                6                4
Course contents:
The course introduces the basics of risk analysis and evaluation in the conditions of risk and
uncertainty. Risk evaluation is completed on the base of choice criteria, usefulness theory and
mathematical statistics.
Teacher:                          Dr.sc.ing., Asoc.prof. O. Uzga – Rebrovs
Assessment Methods:               Exam




                           SANITATION AND HYGIENE
  Program           Semester         Duration           Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
       E                                 1S                B              3               2
Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with sanitary requirements towards surroundings, environment
and its preservation. Students will learn to evaluate surrounding environment factors according to
existing sanitary regulations.
Teacher:                         Lect. Valentina Deksne
Assessment Methods:              Exam
                SCIENCE OF COMMODITIES FOR FOODSTUFFS
   Program           Semester         Duration             Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
        E                 6               1S                 B                  6               4
Course contents:
Student will learn about value of foodstuffs, nutrition value of food, will analyze foodstuff quality
determining factors, and will understand transformations of foodstuffs during its production,
transportation, and storage. Students will be able to make use of basic quality assessment
principles; to make classification and analyze assortment of supplies, to find most effective ways
and means to eliminate possible losses in all stages of commodity’s creating process – from
manufacturer to consumer.
Teacher:                            M.commerc.sc., Doc. M.Kruze
Assessment Methods:                 Exam


        SCIENCE OF COMMODITIES FOR NON-NUTRITION GOODS
   Program           Semester         Duration             Type         ECTS Credits   LV Credits
       E                 6                1S                 B               6             4
 Course contents:
 Student will become acquainted with the classification rules and principles, storage and usage
 characteristics of non-nutrition goods, standardization of quality assessment of commodities.
 Teacher:                           Dr.hab.biol., Dr.oec., Prof. I.Skards
 Assessment Methods:                Exam

                                 SERVICE ACCOUNTING
   Program          Semester         Duration            Type       ECTS Credits      LV Credits
       E                5                1S               B                 6               4
 Course contents:
 Students will become familiar with budgeting of functional and financial plans, methods of
 planning, deviation control and principles of analysis.
 Teacher:                         M.oec.doc.I.Arbidane
 Assessment Methods:              Exam

                           SERVICE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
   Program          Semester          Duration            Type       ECTS Credits     LV Credits
        E              5,6                2S                B             10.5              7
 Course contents:
 Student will become acquainted with the knowledge and skills of organizing, planning and
 management of service enterprises; will learn methods of administrative decision-making, use
 of information support in decision-making process, assessment of final result. Student will be
 able to analyze main activities of the service enterprise using economic and organizational
 methods for realizing company’s strategy.
 Teacher:                           Dr.oec.doc.V.Strazdina, M.soc.sc.lect.D.Jonane
 Assessment Methods:                Exam



            SERVICE ENTREPRENEURSHIP: TOURISM BUSINESS
   Program         Semester       Duration           Type       ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      E                6               1S              B               3                2
 Course contents:
 Students will become acquainted with the issues of management, planning, financing, decision-
 making in tourism enterprise.
 Teacher:                       M.oec.lect.I.Zaluksne
 Assessment Methods:            Exam
                                 SERVICE LOGISTICS
   Program          Semester          Duration           Type          ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      B/ E             6/ 5               1S               B                  3               2
Course contents:
Students will obtain knowledge on product management on its way from producer to consumer,
will be trained to organize delivery of services, to assess role of third party, to evaluate
transportation efficiency and will learn logistics management and planning methods.
Teacher:                           M.oec.lect.I.Zaluksne
Assessment Methods:                Exam




                   SOCIAL AND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
  Program          Semester          Duration           Type        ECTS Credits     LV Credits
      M                 1               1S                A              6               4
Course contents:
The course provides knowledge about organization and management of social processes in
society as well as about enterprise as one of the social policy’s phenomenon in the aspect of
economic and social relations’ interaction. Personnel management theories are related with
motivation theories including social motives.
Teacher:                          Dr.oec., Doc. V. Strazdina
Assessment Methods:               Exam




                                        SOCIOLOGY
  Program          Semester        Duration            Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      E                 3              1S               B                 3                2
Course contents:
Students will learn about methods for research, explanation and understanding of social
processes, interrelations between society, social groups and individuals. Student will be able to
conduct sociological research using basic methods of observation, content analysis, interviews,
and surveys.
Teacher:                        M.soc.sc., Doc. Iveta Graudina
Assessment Methods:             Exam


                                           SPORTS
  Program          Semester          Duration              Type        ECTS Credits         LV Credits
     B/E            1st- 2nd              2S                A                  -                 -
Course contents:
Student will have an opportunity to maintain his interest and motivation for physical training,
uphold his/her physical shape and theoretical knowledge. The student is able to choose
between the following sport activities: floor-ball, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, aerobics,
athletics etc.
Teacher:                         M.paed. lect. E.Zascerinska, Mpaed.lect. A.Kaupuzs
Assessment Methods:              Test
                       STATE AND MUNICIPAL BUDGETS
   Program          Semester         Duration             Type         ECTS Credits    LV Credits
        E                5                1S                B               3               2
Course contents:
Students will understand basics of national budget as main financial sub-system of state.
Students will get an insight in theory of budgeting, will explore state budget revenues and
expenditures, will be able to characterize state budgeting process as well as budgeting and
utilization of municipal budgets.
Teacher:                           M.oec.doc.E.Zubule
Assessment Methods:                Exam

                                      STATISTICS
  Program           Semester          Duration         Type         ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      B/E              2-3               2S              A                12                 8
Course contents:
Student will become acquainted with the basics of theories of probability and mathematical
statistics. The studentwill be able to use methods explained in the course, will be able to use
mathematical models in real cases, applied researches, in analyses of social and economic
phenomenon
Teacher:                           M.oec., Doc.Andris Pelss, M.oec., Lect. E.Ulnicans
Assessment Methods:                Exam




                    STRATEGIC BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  Program       Semester           Duration             Type          ECTS Credits   LV Credits
     M             3                 1S                  A                 6             4
Course contents:                 -
Teacher:                         Dr.sc.ing., Prof. Irena Silinevica
Assessment Methods:              Exam


                   STRATEGIC MARKETING MANAGEMENT
  Program        Semester          Duration            Type        ECTS Credits    LV Credits
      M                3              1S                 A              6              4
Course contents:
The course deepens knowledge in strategic marketing management planning analysing it as
an element of general strategic management of enterprise. Students will learn main methods of
decision making on marketing strategies.
Teacher:                         Dr.oec., Asoc. Prof. Zaiga Matule
Assessment Methods:              Exam




                              STRESS MANAGEMENT
  Program          Semester          Duration            Type        ECTS Credits    LV Credits
       B                7                1S               B                3             2
Course contents:
Students will be able to use skills acquired in the course to regulate and manage personal stress,
to strengthen mental and physical healthiness.
Teacher:                          Dr.hab.psych., Dr.oec., Prof. Mara Vidnere
Assessment Methods:               Exam

                               TAX ADMINISTRATION
  Program          Semester          Duration           Type        ECTS Credits        LV Credits
       E                7               1S                B               4.5               3
Course contents:
Students will learn about fundamentals of taxes and tax policies and will become familiar with
tax system in Latvia. Students will use theoretical knowledge of tax policy for detailed analysis
of Latvian tax system.
Teacher:                         M.oec.doc.A.Puzule
Assessment Methods:              Exam

                                       TAX SYSTEM
  Program          Semester          Duration           Type        ECTS Credits        LV Credits
     B/ E               6               1S                C                3                2
Course contents:
Students will learn about fundamentals of taxes and tax policies and will become familiar with
tax system in Latvia. Students will use theoretical knowledge of tax policy for detailed analysis
of Latvian tax system.
Teacher:                         M.oec., Doc. A.Puzule
Assessment Methods:              Exam



                   TECHNOLOGY OF RETAILING BUSINESS
  Program            Semester        Duration           Type         ECTS Credits          LV Credits
       E                 5              1S                B                   6                4
Course contents:
Student will get acquainted with theoretical knowledge and practical skills of organization of
effective retailing system in company. Student will learn practical skills of retailing process
administration using retailing techniques, methods of technological analysis of company of the
particular region.
Teacher:                          M.soc.sc.lect.J.Veips
Assessment Methods:               Exam



                             THEORY OF ACCOUNTING
  Program          Semester        Duration            Type         ECTS Credits      LV Credits
    B/ E                3               1S               A                6               4
Course contents:
Student will broaden his/her general view about accounting system used in Latvia, will learn
about existing legal base for accounting issues, basic theoretical knowledge and will be able to
use elements of accounting methods both theoretically and practically.
Teacher:                         M.oec. doc. Iveta Mietule, M.oec. doc. Iluta Arbidane
Assessment Methods:              Exam

                                THEORY OF FINANCES
  Program       Semester             Duration            Type        ECTS Credits       LV Credits
     E             2                   1S                 A               6                 4
Course contents:                  -
Teacher:                          M.oec.lect. Erika Zubule
Assessment Methods:               Exam
                            THEORY OF MANAGEMENT
   Program         Semester         Duration            Type       ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      B/E              4                1S                A              6                 4
Course contents:
Student will explore basic ideas of management theories, will learn about practical use of those
and will develop independent and analytical thinking in approaching and assessment of
different management situations and decision-making circumstances.
Teacher:                          Dr.sc.ing.asoc.prof. O. Uzga – Rebrovs, M.soc.sc.lect.I.Bogdanovica
Assessment Methods:               Exam




              THEORY AND METHODOLOGY OF ECONOMICS
  Program         Semester        Duration          Type      ECTS Credits     LV Credits
     B                 2             1S               B              3             2
Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with basic processes of economy development, common
models and principles of economic development.
Teacher:                       M.soc.sc., Lect. M.Igavens
Assessment Methods:            Exam


                                 TOURISM ANALYSIS
  Program          Semester         Duration            Type         ECTS Credits        LV Credits
      E                 6               1S                 B               6                  4
Course contents:
Students will learn research strategies for tourism analysis including issues of identification of
tourism elements, market segmentation, and market demand prognosis. Students will be able
to complete market segmentation according to various economic and social criteria, to make
choice of place for development of tourism activities. Students will evaluate significance of local
economic activities for tourism development.
Teacher:                          Dr.sc.ing.Prof. Irena Silinevica
Assessment Methods:               Exam


                     TOURISM AND HOTEL MANAGEMENT
  Program          Semester        Duration            Type     ECTS Credits       LV Credits
     B                6-7             2S                 B             12               8
Course contents:
Students will gain knowledge of organization, planning, management, financing, and decision
making in tourism enterprise.
Teacher:                         M.oec. Lect. V.Silinevica
Assessment Methods:              Exam


                                     TOURISM LAW
  Program            Semester         Duration           Type      ECTS Credits    LV Credits
       E                 7                1S                B           1.5              1
Course contents:
Students will become acquainted with the regulations of tourism management, will learn legal
regulations in Entrepreneurship, will analyze national tourism development program and will be
able to orient in international tourism relations.
Teacher:                            M.soc.sc.lect.A.Berzins
Assessment Methods:                 Exam
                                TOURISM MARKETING
   Program          Semester        Duration           Type       ECTS Credits       LV Credits
      B                 5              1S                B               6                4
 Course contents:
 Students will gain knowledge of assessment of marketing situation for tourism enterprise, will
 become trained at marketing strategy development for tourism enterprise using optimal
 marketing instruments
 Teacher:                         M.oec. Lect. I.Zaluksne
 Assessment Methods:              Exam



                                   WORLD ECONOMY
   Program          Semester           Duration             Type        ECTS Credits      LV Credits
       E                  6                1S                 B               3               2
 Course contents:
 Students will become acquainted with development trends of international economic relations,
 paying particular attention to participation of individual countries and groups in the world
 economic processes.
 Teacher:                           M.oec.lect.L.Slubere
 Assessment Methods:                Exam




7.2. FACULTY OF PEDAGOGY

CONTENTS

The Faculty of Pedagogy
STUDY PROGRAMS AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


7.2.1. Bachelor of Pedagogy
7.2.2. Professional Study Program “Primary School Teacher with Additional
Speciality”
7.2.3. Professional Study Program “Arts, Crafts and Basics of Economics
Teacher” (for Female Students)
7.2.4. Professional Study Program “Arts, Crafts and Basics of Economics
Teacher” (for Male Students)
7.2.5. Professional Study Program “Foreign Language Teacher at Secondary
School”
7.2.6. Master’s study program in Pedagogy

The Faculty of Pedagogy
        The Faculty of Pedagogy was founded in 1995, re–organizing Rezekne
Teacher Training College. There are more then 1028 students in bachelor and higher
professional study programs at the faculty in 2003/2004 academic year.

Study fields:

               primary school pedagogy
               social pedagogy
               special pedagogy
               methodology of teaching foreign languages
               methodology of teaching arts, crafts and basic economics
Project activities:

       Nordic Countries project ”Teachers Education in Latvia”
       Soros Foundation Programme in Latvia
                ”Changes in Education”

       United Kingdom- Austria- Finland- Spain- Denmark- Netherlands- Lithuania-
        Latvia project ”European Module in Consumer Education” etc.


Dean of Faculty of Pedagogy Gunars Strods




7.2.1. Bachelor of Pedagogy



                                        3rd year
                                         th
                                       5 semester
COURSES                  Credits   ECTS      Form of         Lecturer
                                   credits    testing
PART A
Comparative Pedagogy       2         3         Test      Lect R.Burceva
Alternative Pedagogy       1        1,5        Test      Lect R.Burceva
Cooperative learning       2         3         Test      Lect. G.Strods
National Pedagogy          2         3         Test      Lect. G.Strods
Observe Practice           2         3         Test
Theory and Methodology     3        4,5       Exam      Lect. M.Rozenfelde
of Upbringing
Methodology of             2         3        Exam        Lect. I.Onzeva
Counting Teaching
Methodology of Writing     2         3        Exam       Lect. R.Burceva
Teaching                                                Lect. T.Nescerecka
Theater Science and        1        1,5       Test         Senior lect.
Basics of Editing                                         M.Zalaiskalns
Human Anatomy and          2         3        Exam      Lect. V.Dzervinika
Physiology
         Part B
Methodology of Reading     2         3        Exam       Lect. R.Burceva
Teaching                                                Lect. T.Nescerecka
                           20        30
                                     3rd year
                                   6th semester
COURSES                  Credits      ECTS      Form of testing      Lecturer
                                      credits
PART A
BASICS OF LAW              2           3             Test         Lect. A.Uspelis
READING AND                2           3             Test         Lect. D.Visocka
WRITING FOR
CRITICAL THINKING
Basics of Human            2           3             Test         Lect. Dz.Duksta
Genetics
Social Pedagogy and        2           3        Differentiated     Senior lect.
Psychology                                           test          A.Kondrova
Term paper                 5           7,5      Differentiated
                                                     test
                           3           4,5           Test         Lect. R.Burceva
Integrated Upbringing
Methodology
                           1           1,5           Test         Lect. I Onzeva
Methodology of
Mathematics Teaching
                           2           3            Exam          Lect. I.Laizane
Methodology of
Natural Sciences
Teaching
Theory and Methodology     1           1,5           Test          Lect. I.Supe
of Games
                           20          30
                                        4th year
                                     7th semester

COURSES                    Credits     ECTS         Form of testing        Lecturer
                                       credits
PART A
Adult Pedagogy               2           3              Exam            Lect. R.Orska
INTRODUCTION TO              2           3              Exam          Lect. M.Rozenfelde
SPECIAL
PEDAGOGICS AND
PSYCHOLOGY
METHODOLOGY OF               3          4,5              Test          Lect. R.Burceva
NATIVE LANGUAGE                                                       Lect. T.Nescerecka
Integrated Upbringing        2           3              Exam           Lect. R.Burceva
Methodology
Methodology of               3          4,5              Test           Lect. I.Onzeva
Mathematics Teaching
Philosophy of Education      2           3               Test          Lect. V.Korkla
Adaptive Pedagogical         1          1,5              Test               Prof.
and Psychological                                                      P.Vucenlazdans
Aspects
Problem of Work              1          1,5              Test              Prof.
Upbringing and                                                         P.Vucenlazdans
Professional Orientation

         Part B
Elective Courses             6           9          Differentiated       Senior lect.
                                                         test            J.Mezinskis
                                                         Test          Lect.S.Olondare
                                                                      Lect. V.Dzervinika
                             22          33
                                     4th year
                                   8th semester
COURSES                    Credits    ECTS     Form of testing          Lecturer
                                      credits
PART A
Basics of School              2          3            Exam          Lect. V.Deksnis
Management
Family Pedagogy and           2          3        Differentiated     Lect. R.Orska
Psychology                                             test
Pedagogical Psychology        2          3            Exam             Senior lect.
                                                                      A.Kondrova
                              2          3            Test         Lect. M.Rozenfelde
Class work Methodology
Bachelor Paper and           10          15
Exam


         Part B
Elective Courses              2           3           Test         Lect. V.Dzervinika
                             20          30

                            Course descriptions

                              Bachelor of Pedagogy


                                      Part A

Foreign Language (English/German) – 4 KP (6 ECTS)
Students will improve and develop English / German language skills in reading,
writing, listening, speaking, widen knowledge in grammar and enrich vocabulary.

Basics of Research Work – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will be able to make choice of correct methods for planning and conducting
research, review and presentation of results.

General Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with knowledge about psychology as science about a
human being, with skills and abilities in usage of psychological conclusions in
professional work with children and parents.

Informatics – 4 CP (6 ECTS)
Students will gain knowledge about working with computers, ability to work with
“Windows 95” and its programmes using global and local nets. The course will
provide information about files and structures, about editing programme “WORD 7”.

Basics of Philosophy – 3 CP (4.5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to investigate the essence of human thought, the place of
humans in the world and questions of existence.

Pre–school and school Pedagogy – 3 CP (4.5 ECTS)
The course objective is to develop pedagogical thinking in teachers–in–training
process, to teach the standarts of the teaching process and distinguishing features of
the pre–school and school period.

Ethics – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to enrich students’ social experience, acquainting with moral
ideas of different centuries, to form abilities of discussion and critical attitude.

General Pedagogy – 3 CP (4.5 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with the main categories and notions of pedagogy, the
basic points of educational phylosophy, the methods of pedagogical research.
History of Pedagogical Theory – 3 CP (4.5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge about the development of
the theory of education and upbringing of different historical periods, about different
pedagogical ideas and pedagogical cultures creation.

History of Latvian Culture – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to give knowledge about the main events in Latvian culture,
about the culture development since ancient times.

Didactics – 3 CP (4.5 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with theoretical principles of modern didactics and
formation of necessary skills for effective study process organization.

Methods of Pedagogical Research – 1 CP (1.5 ECTS)
The course objective is to prepare students for theoretical and practical pedagogical
research.

Developmental Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide the students with knowledge about a child mental
development, the conditions that influence person’s mental development, as well as the
peculiarities of human being’s mental development in a certain period.

History of Pedagogical Thought in Latvia – 3 CP (4.5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with development of education in Latvia,
to provide information about the most celebrated Latvian teachers.

Aesthetics – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquire the basic categories of aesthetics, to analyze the
expression of aesthetical culture in life, work; to develop practical skills for using them in
professional activity and everyday life.

Theory and Methodology of Upbringing – 3 CP (4.5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to master upbringing regularities and to form skills in
organizing of upbringing work.

Social Pedagogy and Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about social psychology as science,
about main problems of the science and their interconnections.

Family Pedagogy and Psychology –2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will learn pedagogical and psychological problems in family and their
possible solutions.

Communicative Psychology – 3 CP (4.5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to study the most important problems of communication.
Students will be provided with recommendations to improve personal and business
communication; popular psychological tests on students self–respect will be analysed.

Basics of Law – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will be acquainted with the basic principles of Latvian system of legislation,
labour legislation, social and educational questions as well as international Law
concerning children’s and teenager’s rights.

Comparative Pedagogy – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the structure of the educational
systems in the world’s high developed countries nowadays; to give the appropriate
evaluation of the present educational system in Latvia; to suggest ideas for practical
work in school.

Introduction to Special Pedagogy and Psychology – 2 CP (3ECTS)
Students will be acquainted with the principles, aims and tasks of special pedagogy
and psichology, they also will be encouraged to have kind–hearted, humane attitudes
toward children, including children with social, emotional, and speaking difficulties.
Pedagogy for Adults – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the organization and methods of
continuous education.

Pedagogical Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to investigate the usage of relevant psychological research in
pedagogical work. Students will develop the following abilities and skills: predicting,
diagnosing, guiding a child development, recognizing effective methods of active
involvement and avoiding potential difficulties in the teaching process.

Basics of School Management – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the principles and specifics of
educational establishment managing; to develop management skills and abilities, to
explore other countries experience in managing educational establishments.

Classwork Methodology – 2CP (3 ECTS)
The course objective: the course explores, the form – master’s role in pupils
development, and provides information about different educational programs in
schools, lesson planning and themes, and the methods of child – raising.



                                        Part B

Native Language (Latvian/Russian) – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The course objective is to reinforce the previously acquired knowledge of Latvian/Russian
literary and to acquaint students with the most important linguistic notions, categories, and
rules.

Philosophy of Education – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will be provided with philosophical, methodological motivation of pedagogical
and psychological theories and ideas.

Physiology of development and School Hygiene – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will be provided with knowledge about children and teenager nature
development, about biological and physiological peculiarities of these age groups.



Theory of Experimental Data Processing – 3 CP (4.5 ECTS)
The course objective is to raise students scientific qualification, to acquaint them with
statistical research, to develop skills in experimental information technology.

Literature and History of Music –4 CP (6 ECTS)
Students will gain knowledge about musical art development through the centures.

National Pedagogy – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will acquire knowledge about Latvian traditional pedagogical theories and
the usage of the theories in nowadays practice.

 Basics of Economy – 2CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course– is to acquaint with theories in economy and develop economy
thinking.

Environment Protection – 2CP (3 ECTS)
The course objective is to study environmental problems.

Pedagogical Proficiency     – 2CP (3 ECTS)
The course objective is to provide students with mental and creative pedagogical
abilities.

Rhetoric – 2CP (3 ECTS)
The course objective is to provide students with a basic knowledge of the specific
characteristic of speech and psycho – linguistic communication between a speaker and
a listener, the practical skills of rhetoric.

Game Theory and Methodology – 2CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge of games and role –
playing as cultural phenomena and the related possibilities for planning, organization
and developing the students’ creativity.

Teaching Aids – 2CP (3 ECTS)
TheaAim of the course is to provide students with knowledge about different teaching
aids and their usage in different age groups.

7.2.2. Professional Study Program “Primary School Teacher with
Additional Speciality”




                                         1st year
                                      1st semester
COURSES              Credits   ECTS      Form of testing        Lecturer
                               credits
PART A
FOREIGN LANGUAGE       1        1,5      Differentiated      Lect. S.Iljina,
(ENGLISH/GERMAN)                              test          Lect.V.Rudzisa
GENERAL PEDAGOGY       3        4,5          Exam             Senior lect.
                                                             J.Dzerviniks
GENERAL                2         3           Exam           Lekt.E.Kalvans
PSYCHOLOGY
INFORMATICS            2         3            Test            Senior lect.
                                                              P.Grabusts
                                                                  Spec.
                                                            G.Kadakovskis
BASICS OF RESEARCH     2         3       Differentiated     Prof. V.Lubkina
WORK                                          test
ELEMENTARY             4         6           Exam            Lect.I.Onzeva
MATHEMATICS
NATIVE LANGUAGE        3        4,5           Test          Lect. A.Sidarane,
                                                           Lect. T.Nescerecka
CHOIR                  1        1,5           Test            Senior lect.
                                                              J.Mezinskis
MUSICAL                1        1,5      Differentiated     Lect.S.Pavlovska
INSTRUMENTS                                   test
SPORT                   1       1,5           Test         Lect.E.Zascerinska
                       20       30
                                 1st year
                                 nd
                                2 semester
COURSES               Credits     ECTS    Form of testing          Lecturer
                                 credits
PART A
FOREIGN LANGUAGE        1             1,5   Differentiated      Lect.S.Iljina,
(ENGLISH/GERMAN)                                 test          Lect.V.Rudzisa
HISTORY OF              3             4,5       Exam            Lect.G.Strods
PEDAGOGICAL
THEORY
BASICS OF               2             3         Exam           Lect. I.Leikuma
PHILOSOPHY
PRE–SCHOOL AND          3             4,5       Exam              Senior lect.
SCHOOL PEDAGOGY                                                  J.Dzerviniks
INFORMATICS             2             3         Exam                Senior
                                                               lect.P.Grabusts,
                                                                     spec.
                                                               G.Kadakovskis
Children Literature     2             3         Test           Lect. A.Sidarane

Fine Art                1             1,5       Test         Assoc.prof. V.Paurs
NATIVE LANGUAGE         2              3        Test          Lect. A.Sidarane,
                                                             Lect. T.Nescerecka
CHOIR                   1             1,5       Test             Senior lect.
                                                                J.Mezinskis,
                                                             Lect. E.Karklinieks
MUSICAL                 1             1,5   Differentiated     Lect.D.Visocka
INSTRUMENTS                                      test
SPORT                   1             1,5   Differentiated   Lect.E.Zascerinska
                                                 test
HANDICRAFT               1            1,5        Test        Senior lect. A.Strode
                        20            30
                             2nd year
                             rd
                            3 semester
COURSES             Credits  ECTS     Form of testing         Lecturer
                             credits
PART A
FOREIGN LANGUAGE      1           1,5   Differentiated    Lect. V.Prikule
(ENGLISH/GERMAN)                             test         Lect.V.Rudzisa
DIDACTICS             3           4,5       Exam          Lect.M.Mezare
DEVELOPMENTAL         2            3        Exam          Lect.E.Kalvans
PSYCHOLOGY
PHYSIOLOGY OF         2           3         Exam           Lect. R.Misina
DEVELOPMENT AND
SCHOOL HYGIENE
METHODS OF            2           3     Differentiated        Prof.
PEDAGOGICAL                                  test         P.Vucenlazdans
RESEARCH
ELEMENTS OF           2           3         Test            Lect.N.Guda
HIGHER
MATHEMATICS
CHILDREN              1           1,5       Exam          Lect.A.Sidarane
LITERATURE
CHOIR                 1           1,5       Test             Senior lect.
                                                            J.Mezinskis,
                                                         Lect. E.Karklinieks
MUSIC INSTRUMENTS     1           1,5   Differentiated    Lect. S.Pavlovska
                                             test

PART B
ABILITY PEDAGOGY      2           3         Test          Lect. R.Burceva
RHETORIC              1           2         Test            Senior lect.
                                                           M.Zalaiskalns
                      18          27
                              2nd year
                             th
                            4   semester
COURSES             Credits   ECTS     Form of testing         Lecturer
                              credits
PART A
FOREIGN LANGUAGE      1           1,5        Exam          Lect. V.Prikule
(ENGLISH/GERMAN)                                           Lect.V.Rudzisa
COMMUNICATIVE         2            3         Exam            Senior lect.
PSYCHOLOGY                                                  A.Kondrova
PEDAGOGICAL           2            3         Exam          Lect. G.Strods
THOUGHT IN LATVIA
METHODOLOGY OF        2            3     Differentiated    Lect. S.Olondare
SPORTS TEACHING                               test
MUSIC INSTRUMENTS     1           1,5    Differentiated    Lect. D.Visocka
                                              test
CHOIR                 1           1,5         Test            Senior lect.
                                                             J.Mezinskis,
                                                          Lect. E.Karklinieks
COURSE PAPER          3           4,5    Differentiated
                                              test
PROFESSIONAL          5           7,5    Differentiated
PRACTICE                                      test

PART B
NATURE SCIENCE        2            3         Test             Senior lect.
                                                             J.Dzerviniks
HUMAN BODY AND        1           1,5        Test          Lect. S.Olondare
HEALTH
RHYTHMIC              1           1,5        Test            Lect.I.Drels
MODERN                1           1,5        Test          Lect.A.Sidarane
LITERATURE                                                   Senior lect.
                                                             I.Suplinska
                      23          34,5
                                3rd year
                                th
                               5 semester
COURSES              Credits     ECTS     Form of testing        Lecturer
                                 credits
PART A
SOCIAL PEDAGOGY        2             3     Differentiated       Senior lect.
AND PSYCHOLOGY                                  test           A.Kondrova
METHODOLOGY OF         3             4,5       Exam           Lect. R.Burceva
WRITING AND                                                   Lect.S.Laizane
READING
METHODOLOGY OF         2             3         Exam           Lect. I.Onzeva
COUNTING
TEACHING
METHODOLOGY OF         2             3     Differentiated   Senior lect.A.Strode
ARTS AND CRAFTS                                 test
THEORY AND             2             3         Exam         Lect.M.Rozenfelde
METHODOLOGY OF
UPBRINGING
METHODOLOGY OF         1             1,5   Differentiated   Assoc.prof. V.Paurs
FINE ARTS TEACHING                              test
OBSERVATION            2             3
PRACTICE
MUSIC INSTRUMENTS      1             1,5   Differentiated   Lect. E.Karklinieks
                                                test

PART B
ALTERNATIVE            1             1,5       Test           Lect. R.Burceva
PEDAGOGY
THEATER SCIENCE        1             1,5       Test             Senior lect.
AND BASICS OF                                                  M.Zalaiskalns
EDITING
ADDITIONAL             3             4,5    Test, exam      Lect V.Dzervinika
SPECIALITY COURSES                                           Lect. S.Olondare
                       20            30
                                3rd year
                                th
                               6 semester
COURSES              Credits     ECTS     Form of testing       Lecturer
                                 credits
PART A
METHODOLOGY OF         1             1,5        Test         Lect. S.Laizane
NATIVE LANGUAGE
TEACHING
METHODOLOGY OF         1             1,5        Test          Lect.I.Onzeva
MATHEMATICS
TEACHING
METHODOLOGY            2              3         Exam         Lect.I.Laizane
OFNATURAL SCIENCE
TEACHING
INTEGRATED             3             4,5        Test         Lect.R.Burceva
UPBRINGING
METHODOLOGY
MUSIC INSTRUMENTS      1             1,5    Differentiated   Lect.D.Visocka
                                                 test
COURSE PAPER           3             4,5    Differentiated
                                                 test

PART B
INTERACTIVE            1             1,5        Test          Lect. I.Supe
TEACHING METHODS
THEORY AND             1             1,5        Test          Lect. I.Supe
METHODOLOGY OF
GAMES
ADDITIONAL             4              6      Test, exam      Lect.S.Olondare
SPECIALITY COURSES                                           Lect.Dz.Duksta

PART C
FREE ELECTIVE          4              6
COURSE
                       21            31,5
                                4th year
                                th
                               7 semester
COURSES              Credits     ECTS     Form of testing       Lecturer
                                credits
PART A
INTRODUCTION TO        2             3         Exam         Lect.M.Rozenfelde
SPECIAL PEDAGOGY
AND PSYCHOLOGY
METHODOLOGY OF         3             4,5       Test          Lect.S.Laizane
NATIVE LANGUAGE
TEACHING
METHODOLOGY OF         3             4,5       Test           Lect.I.Onzeva
MATHEMATICS
TEACHING
METHODOLOGY OF         2             3     Differentiated      Senior lect.
MUSIC TEACHING                                  test           J.Mezinskis
INTEGRATED             2             3         Exam          Lect. R.Burceva
UPBRINGING
METHODOLOGY
PEDAGOGY FOR           2             3         Exam           Lect.R.Orska
ADULTS

PART B
ADDITIONAL             4             6         Test
SPECIALITY COURSES

PART C
FREE ELECTIVE          4             6         Test
COURSES
                       22            33
                              4th year
                              th
                             8 semester
COURSES              Credits   ECTS    Form of testing         Lecturer
                              credits
PART A
PEDAGOGICAL            2            3         Exam            Senior lect.
PSYCHOLOGY                                                   A.Kondrova
BASICS OF SCHOOL       2            3         Exam          Lect.V.Deksnis
MANAGEMENT
METHODOLOGY OF         1           1,5        Exam          Lect.S.Laizane
NATIVE LANGUAGE
TEACHING
METHODOLOGY OF         1           1,5        Exam           Lect.I.Onzeva
MATHEMATICS
TEACHING
PRACTICE IN            6            9
METHODOLOGY

PART B
CLASS WORK             1           1,5        Test         Lect.M.Rozenfelde
METHODOLOGY
FAMILY PEDAGOGY        1           1,5    Differentiated     Lect.R.Orska
AND PSYCHOLOGY                                 test
ADDITIONAL             6            9      Test, exam
SPECIALITY COURSES

PART C
FREE ELECTIVE          3           4,5        Test
COURSES
                       23          34,5
                                5th year
                                th
                               9 semester
COURSES              Credits     ECTS     Form of testing        Lecturer
                                credits
PART A
LOGOPEDIA AND          2              3         Test         Lect. A.Olutnika
BASIC COURSE IN
DEFECTOLOGY
CIVIL DEFENSE          1             1,5         Test         Lect. A.Strods
QUALIFICATION          8             12     Differentiated
PRACTICE                                         test

PART B
ADDITIONAL             10            15      Test, exam
SPECIALITY COURSES

PART C
FREE ELECTIVE          6              9         Test
COURSES
                       27            40,5
                                       5th year
                                         th
                                     10 semester
COURSES                      Credits   ECTS     Form of testing              Lecturer
                                       credits
PART A
QUALIFICATION                   12            18
PAPER AND
EXAMINATION

PART B
QUALIFICATION                   5             7,5
PRACTICE

PART C
QUALIFICATION                   3             4,5
EXAMINATION IN
ADDITIONAL
SPECIALITY
                                20            30


                                     Course descriptions

                             Professional Study Program
                  “Primary School Teacher with Additional Speciality”

                                       Part A

Foreign Language (English/ German) – 4CP (6 ECTS)
Students will improve and develop English/German language skills in reading,
writing, listening and speaking, widen knowledge in grammar and enrich vocabulary.

General Pedagogy – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with the main categories and notions of pedagogy,
the basic points of educational philosophy, the methods of pedagogical research.

Didactics – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
Students will acquire theoretical principles of modern didactics, gain essential skills
for effective studying process organization.

History of Pedagogical Theory – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
Students will gain knowledge about the theory of education and upbringing process
development in different historical periods and will follow various pedagogical ideas
and various pedagogical cultures creation.

Communicative Psychology – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
 The aim of the course is to study the most important problems of communication.
Students will be provided with practical recommendations to improve business and
personal communication.

Basics of Philosophy – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
The course objective is to investigate the essence of human thought, the place of
humans in the world and questions of existence.

Social Pedagogy and Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide notions about social psychology as science, about
its main problems and their interconnections.

Introduction to Special Pedagogy and Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with the main principles, aims and objectives of
special pedagogy and psychology.

Theory and Methodology of Upbringing – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
 The aim of the course is to master upbringing regularities and to form skills in
organizing of upbringing work.

General Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with knowledge about psychology as science, about
a human being, with skills and abilities in usage of psychological conclusions in
professional work children and parents.

 Developmental Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge about a child’s mental
development, with the terms that influence person’s mental development, as well as
the peculiarities of human being’s mental development in a certain period.

Informatics – 4 CP (6 ECTS)
Students will learn to operate personal computer in MS–Windows environment and
will be able to use the most common PC Office Applications, make use of local area
and global networks.

Physiology of Development and School Hygiene – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will be provided with knowledge about children and teenagers’ nature
development, with biological and physiological peculiarities of these age groups.
Description of hygienic demands will be given.

Sports – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will have an opportunity to maintain their interest and motivation for
physical training, uphold their physical shape and theoretical knowledge. Students will
be able to choose the following sporting activities: football, volleyball, basketball,
table tennis, aerobics, athletics etc.

Civil Defense – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with knowledge about necessary behavior in
extreme situations, about preventive events that could be organized.
Methods of Pedagogical Research – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The course objective is to prepare students for theoretical and practical pedagogical
research.



Basics of Research Work – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will be able to make a choice of correct methods for planning and conducting
research, review and results presentation.

Pre–school and School Pedagogy – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
The course objective is to develop pedagogical thinking of teachers–in–training
process, to study the standards of the teaching process and distinguishing features of
pre–school and school period.

                 Special Courses for a Teacher at Primary School

Methodology of Reading and Writing Teaching – 4 CP (6 ECTS)
Students will be provided with practical and theoretical knowledge of teaching
reading and writing at primary school.

Methodology of Native Language Teaching – 4 CP (6 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide competence for planning, implementing and
evaluating the teaching of Latvian/Russian on the basis of professional knowledge and
didactical problem analysis.

Methodology of Counting Teaching – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience of teaching
counting at primary school.

Methodology of Mathematics Teaching – 4 CP (6 ECTS)
Students will gain knowledge about educational aspects of primary school and lower
secondary school (from 1st form to 6th form) mathematical syllabus.

Methodology of Music Teaching – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will acquire the knowledge, attitude and practical skills that are essential for
the music learning and development for children in primary and lower secondary
school (from 1st form to 6th form).

Choir – 4 CP (6 ECTS)
Students will acquire the knowledge and practical skills to be able to inspire musical
learning at all levels.




Musical Instruments – 6 CP (9 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with a background in music and ability to
use music as a tool and learning method in other subjects as well. During the
theoretical part students will be taught topics of music education.

Methodology of Nature Science Teaching – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with a basis for teaching nature at primary
school. The course highlights are natural science and biology’s didactics.

Methodology of Fine Arts Teaching – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with information about the objectives and
tasks of fine arts lessons for pupils of 1st to 6th forms. The course highlight is
development pupils’ creativity.

Methodology of Sports Teaching – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to train prospective teachers to teach physical education
training theory and practical sport activities.

Integrated Upbringing Methodology – 5 CP (7.5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to prepare students for teaching integrated subjects.

Elementary Mathematics – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
Students will acquire a foundation in mathematics, numbers and number theory,
theory of probability and statistics.

Elements of Higher Mathematics – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will get a deeper understanding of mathematical characteristics and study the
certain research aspects of higher mathematics.

Fine Arts – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to master the methods of realistic drawing.

Handicraft – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
Students will gain the knowledge about usage of paper, natural materials, textile
materials for making decorative items.

Native Language (Latvian/Russian) – 5 CP (7,5 ECTS)
The course objective is to reinforce the previously acquired knowledge of literary
Latvian/Russian. Students will also become acquainted with the most important
linguistic notions, categories and rules.

Children Literature – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with development of children literature. The course
will highlight also the Latgalian children literature.


                                        Part B

Game Theory and Methodology – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
Students will be provided with knowledge about games and role–playing as cultural
phenomena and related possibilities for planning, organizing and developing the
students’ creativity.

Basics of School Management – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will get acquainted with the principles and specifics of managing educational
establishment, to develop management skills and abilities, to study other countries
experience in managing educational establishments.

Family Pedagogy and Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will learn pedagogical and psychological problems in family and their
possible solutions.
Class work Methodology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The course provides information about various educational programs in schools,
lesson planning and themes, as well as about the methods of child–rising.

Creative Writing – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to develop students’ skills in creative writing of essays,
stories, drama, poetry etc.

Theater Science and Basics of Editing – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with knowledge about theatre for children
organizing process, about dramatic expression and theory of art and theater.

Rhetoric – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The course provides students with a basic knowledge of specific characteristics of
speech and psycho–linguistic communication between a speaker and listener, practical
skills of rhetoric.

Rhythmic – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to develop students’ skills in music, rhythm, to train their
body and develop imagination.


Nature Science – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about biology, physics, chemistry,
geography as a basis for teaching nature at primary school.

Logopedia and Basic Course in Defectology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge about children with
special needs.

The Human Body and Health – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about human body, sexual problems
and methods how to discuss about these problems in school.


          ADDITIONAL SPECIALITY COURSES – 26 CP (39 ECTS)
Students have possibility to choose one of the following additional specialties:
  Health Studies Teacher,
  Music Teacher,
  Fine Arts Teacher,
  Mathematics Teacher,
  Dance Teacher.


7.2.3. Professional Study Program “Arts, Crafts and Basics of Economics
Teacher” (for Female Students)

                                          1st year
                                       1st semester
COURSES                      Credits      ECTS      Form of testing         Lecturer
                                         credits
PART A
FOREIGN LANGUAGE                1          1,5       Differentiated      Lect. M.Soma,
(ENGLISH/GERMAN)                                          test          Lect. L.Celapitere
PHYSIOLOGY OF                   2           3            Exam            Lect. R.Misina
DEVELOPMENT AND
SCHOOL HYGIENE
BASICS OF RESEARCH              2           3        Differentiated     Prof. V.Lubkina
WORK                                                      test
PRE-SCHOOL AND                  3          4,5           Exam              Senior lect.
SCHOOL PEDAGOGY                                                           J.Dzerviniks
HISTORY OF                      3          4,5           Exam             Lect.G.Strods
PEDAGOGICAL
THEORY
DRAWING                         2           3        Differentiated   Assoc.prof. V.Paurs
                                                          test
BASICS OF                       2           3        Differentiated       Senior lect.
COMPOSITION                                               test            L.Zarembo
INTRODUCTION TO                 1          1,5            Test          Prof. V.Lubkina
PROFESSION
ETHNOGRAPHY                     1          1,5            Test             Senior lect.
                                                                           L.Zarembo

PART B
Professional practice           1          1,5            Test         Lect. N.Kivkucane
Textile materials               2           3            Exam          Lect. N.Kivkucane

         Part C
SPORTS                                                                 Lect.E.Zascerinska
                               20          30
                                  1st year
                                 nd
                                2 semester
COURSES                 Credits   ECTS     Form of testing         Lecturer
                                 credits
PART A
FOREIGN LANGUAGE          1           1,5   Differentiated     Lect. M.Soma,
(ENGLISH/GERMAN)                                 test         Lect L.Celapitere
DRAWING                   2           3     Differentiated   Assoc.prof. V.Paurs
                                                 test
GENERAL PEDAGOGY          3           4,5       Exam              Senior lect.
                                                                 J.Dzerviniks
GENERAL                   2           3         Exam           Lect. A.Olutnika
PSYCHOLOGY
BASICS OF                 3           4,5       Exam         Senior lect. V.Caksa
PHILOSOPHY
BASICS OF                 2           3     Differentiated       Senior lect.
COMPOSITION                                      test            L.Zarembo
COURSE PROJECT            2           3     Differentiated    Lect. N.Kivkucane
                                                 test
BASICS OF                 2           3          Test          Lect. L.Danilane
ECONOMICS

PART B
Professional practice     1           1,5        Test         Lect. N.Kivkucane
(1week)
Professional practice     1           1,5        Test         Lect. N.Kivkucane
         Part C
FREE ELECTIVE             1           1,5        Test        Senior lect. A.Strode
COURSE
SPORTS                                                       Lect.E.Zascerinska
                          20          30
                                 2nd year
                                 rd
                                3 semester
COURSES                 Credits   ECTS    Form of testing           Lecturer
                                 credits
PART A
INFORMATICS               2            3         Test           Spec. V.Serkins,
                                                                  Senior lect.
                                                                  P.Daugulis
BUSINESS FOREIGN          1           1,5    Differentiated      Lect.M.Soma,
LANGUAGE                                          test          Lect. J.Barinova
(ENGLISH/GERMAN)
DEVELOPMENTAL             2            3         Exam           Lect. A.Olutnika
PSYCHOLOGY
HOME ECONOMICS            2            3          Test         Lect. L.Danilane
MICROECONOMICS            2            3         Exam           Lect.V.Viskers
ECOLOGY                   2            3          Test         Lect. Dz.Duksta
INTRODUCTION TO           2            3         Exam         Lect. M.Rozenfelde
SPECIAL PEDAGOGY
AND PSYCHOLOGY

DRAFTING                  1           1,5    Differentiated   Senior lect. A.Strode
                                                  test

         Part B
Textile Composition       1           1,5        Test             Senior lect.
                                                                  L.Zarembo
Professional Practice     1           1,5        Test             Senior lect.
                                                                  L.Zarembo
Knitting                  1           1,5        Exam             Senior lect.
                                                                  L.Zarembo

       Part C
FREE ELECTIVE             2            2         Test            Lect. V.Keisa
COURSE
                          19          28,5
                                   2nd year
                                   th
                                  4 semester
COURSES                 Credits     ECTS     Form of testing         Lecturer
                                   credits
PART A
INFORMATICS               2             3         Exam           Spec. V.Serkins,
                                                                   Senior lect.
                                                                   P.Daugulis
BUSINESS FOREIGN          1             1,5       Exam            Lect.M.Soma,
LANGUAGE                                                         Lect. J.Barinova
(ENGLISH/GERMAN)
DIDACTICS                 3             4,5       Exam                 Prof.
                                                                 P.Vucenlazdans
HOME ECONOMICS            2              3         Test          Lect. L.Danilane
MACROECONOMICS            2              3        Exam            Lect.D.Jonane
DRAFTING                  1             1,5   Differentiated   Senior lect. A.Strode
                                                   test
OBSERVATION               2             3          Test
PRACTICE
COURSE PAPER IN           5             7,5   Differentiated
PEDAGOGY AND                                       test
PSYCHOLOGY

         Part B
Professional practice     1             1,5       Test            Lect. V.Keisa
(1week)
Professional practice     1             1,5       Test             Senior lect.
                                                                   L.Zarembo
       Part C
FREE ELECTIVE             1             1,5       Test            Lect. V.Keisa
COURSE
                          21            33
                                   3rd year
                                   th
                                  5 semester
COURSES                 Credits     ECTS     Form of testing         Lecturer
                                   credits
PART A
THEORY AND                3             4,5       Exam         Lect. M.Rozenfelde
METHODOLOGY OF
UPBRINGING
METHODS OF                1             1,5   Differentiated         Prof.
PEDAGOGICAL                                        test          P.Vucenlazdans
RESEARCH
COMMUNICATIVE             3             4,5       Exam             Senior lect.
PSYCHOLOGY                                                         A.Kondrova
HISTORY OF ART            1             1,5       Exam            Lect. D.Apele
HOUSEKEEPING              1             1,5        Test         Lect.N.Kivkucane
PROFESSIONAL              1             1,5        Test          Lect. L.Danilane
PRACTICE IN
ECONOMICS
PEDAGOGY OF               1             1,5       Exam           Lect. L.Danilane
NATIONAL ECONOMY

       Part B
Embroidery                1             1,5   Differentiated       Senior lect.
                                                   test            L.Zarembo
Technology of sewed       2             3          Test         Lect.N.Kivkucane
goods
Clothes Design            2             3     Differentiated    Lect. S.Mezinska
                                                   test

        Part C
Additional Speciality     5             7,5    Test, exam         Lect. D.Apele
Courses                                                        Senior lect. A.Strode
                          21            33
                                     3rd year
                                     th
                                    6 semester
COURSES                   Credits     ECTS     Form of testing         Lecturer
                                     credits
PART A
History of Latvian          1             1,5       Test         Senior lect. V.Caksa
Culture
Aesthetics                  1             1,5        Test           Lect. V.Korkla
Methodology of              1             1,5       Exam           Lect. L.Danilane
Economics Teaching
Course Project              2             3     Differentiated       Senior lect.
                                                     test            L.Zarembo
Methodology of arts and     2             3         Exam         Senior lect. A.Strode
crafts Teaching

           Part B
Knitting                    1             1,5                        Senior lect.
                                                                     L.Zarembo
Technology of sewed         2             3         Exam          Lect.N.Kivkucane
goods
Clothes Design              2             3         Exam          Lect. S.Mezinska
Professional Practice       2             3          Test
(1week)

        Part C
Additional Speciality       3             4,5        Test           Lect. V.Keisa
Courses                                         Differentiated    Lect. G.Lucjanovs
                                                     test
Free Elective Course         2             3        Exam            Lekt. V.Keisa
                            20            30
                                   4th year
                                   th
                                  7 semester
COURSES                 Credits     ECTS     Form of testing        Lecturer
                                   credits
PART A
ETHICS                    1             1,5        Test        Senior lect. V.Caksa
Special Pedagogy and      2              3        Exam         Lect. M.Rozenfelde
Psychology
Household equipment       2             3         Exam          Lect.N.Kivkucane
Course Project            2             3     Differentiated    Lect. S.Mezinska
                                                   test
Consumer Science          2             3          Test         Lect. L.Danilane
School Management         2             3         Exam          Lect. V.Deksnis

         Part B
Weaving                   3             4,5       Exam         Lect. V.Dzervinika
Professional Practice     1             1,5        Test         Lect. S.Mezinska
(1week)

         Part C
Additional Speciality     4              6        Exam          Lect. S.Mezinska
Courses
Free Elective Course       1             3        Test            Lect. D.Apele
                          20            30
                                     4th year
                                     th
                                    8 semester
COURSES                   Credits     ECTS     Form of testing         Lecturer
                                     credits
PART A
Clothes Culture             1             1,5        Test         Lect. S.Mezinska
Practice in Methodology     4              6    Differentiated   Senior lect. A.Strode
                                                     test
Course Paper in             5             7,5        Test          Lect. L.Danilane
Economics
NUTRITION SCIENCE           2              2        Exam          Lect.N.Kivkucane
PRACTICE
BASICS OF                   1             1,5       Test         Senior lect. A.Strode
DESCRIPTIVE
GEOMETRY

         Part B
Professional Practice       1             1,5       Test          Lect. S.Mezinska

        Part C
Additional Speciality       6              9        Exam          Lect. S.Mezinska
Courses                                         Differentiated      Senior lect.
                                                     test            L.Zarembo
                            20            30
                                      5th year
                                      th
                                     9 semester
COURSES                    Credits     ECTS     Form of testing         Lecturer
                                      credits
PART A
Civil Defense                1             1,5        Test          Lect. A.Strods
Work Safety                  1             1,5        Test         Lect.N.Kivkucane
NUTRITION SCIENCE            2              2        Exam          Lect.N.Kivkucane
PRACTICE
BASICS OF                    1             1,5       Test         Senior lect. A.Strode
DESCRIPTIVE
GEOMETRY

           Part B
Knotting                     1             1,5       Test             Senior lect.
                                                                      L.Zarembo

         Part C
Final Project                5             7.5       Exam         Senior lect. A.Strode
                                                                     Lect.D.Apele
                                                                     Lect.V.Keisa
                                                                   Assoc.prof.V.Paurs
Additional Speciality        6              9        Exam,           Lect.D.Apele
Courses                                          differentiated      Lect.V.Keisa
                                                      test
Free Elective Course          3         4,5          Exam         Lect. V.Dzervinika
                             20         30
                                      5th year
                                   10th semester
COURSES                    Credits    ECTS      Form of testing         Lecturer
                                      credits
Professional Practice        8          12
(6weeks)
Qualification Paper and      10            15
integrated qualification
exam (9 weeks)
                             18            27
7.2.4. Professional Study Program “Arts, Crafts and Basics of Economics
Teacher” (for Male Students)

                                     1st year
                                    st
                                   1 semester
COURSES                  Credits     ECTS     Form of testing        Lecturer
                                    credits
PART A
FOREIGN LANGUAGE            1            1,5   Differentiated    Lect.M.Soma,
(ENGLISH/GERMAN)                                    test        Lect. L. Celapitere
PHYSIOLOGY OF               2            3         Exam          Lect.R.Misina
DEVELOPMENT AND
SCHOOL HYGIENE
BASICS OF RESEARCH          2            3     Differentiated    Prof. V.Lubkina
WORK                                                test
PRE-SCHOOL AND              3            4,5       Exam            Senior lect.
SCHOOL PEDAGOGY                                                   J.Dzerviniks
HISTORY OF                  3            4,5       Exam           Lect.G.Strods
PEDAGOGICAL
THEORY
DRAWING                     2            3     Differentiated   Assoc.prof. V.Paurs
                                                    test
BASICS OF                   2            3     Differentiated      Senior lect.
COMPOSITION                                         test           L.Zarembo
INTRODUCTION TO             1            1,5        Test         Prof. V.Lubkina
PROFESSION
ETHNOGRAPHY                 1            1,5       Test             Senior lect.
                                                                    L.Zarembo

PART B
Professional practice       1            1,5        Test        Lect. N.Kivkucane
Basics of Technical         2             3        Exam          Lect. E.Deksnis
Design
         Part C
SPORTS                                                          Lect.E.Zascerinska
                            20           30
                                  1st year
                                 nd
                                2 semester
COURSES                 Credits   ECTS     Form of testing        Lecturer
                                 credits
PART A
FOREIGN LANGUAGE          1           1,5   Differentiated     Lekt.M.Soma,
(ENGLISH/GERMAN)                                 test         Lekt. L. Celapitere
DRAWING                   2           3     Differentiated   Assoc.prof. V.Paurs
                                                 test
GENERAL PEDAGOGY          3           4,5       Exam             Senior lect.
                                                                J.Dzerviniks
GENERAL                   2           3         Exam          Lect. A.Olutnika
PSYCHOLOGY
BASICS OF                 3           4,5       Exam         Senior lect. V.Caksa
PHILOSOPHY
Basics of Composition     2           3     Differentiated       Senior lect.
                                                 test            L.Zarembo
Course Project            2           3     Differentiated     Lect. E.Deksnis
                                                 test
Basics of Economics       2           3          Test         Lect. L.Danilane

PART B
Professional practice     1           1,5        Test        Lect. N.Kivkucane
Professional practice     1           1,5        Test         Lect. E.Deksnis

         Part C
Free Elective Course      1           1,5        Test         Lekt.E.Deksnis
SPORTS                                                       Lekt.E.Zascerinska
                          21          33
                                   2nd year
                                   rd
                                  3 semester
COURSES                   Credits   ECTS    Form of testing           Lecturer
                                   credits
PART A
Informatics                 2            3         Test           Spec. V.Serkins,
                                                                    Senior lect.
                                                                    P.Daugulis
BUSINESS FOREIGN            1           1,5    Differentiated      Lect.M.Soma,
LANGUAGE                                            test          Lect. J.Barinova
(ENGLISH/GERMAN)
DEVELOPMENTAL               2            3         Exam           Lect. A.Olutnika
PSYCHOLOGY
HOME ECONOMICS              2            3          Test         Lect. L.Danilane
MICROECONOMICS              2            3         Exam           Lekt.V.Viskers
ECOLOGY                     2            3          Test         Lect. Dz.Duksta
Introduction to Special     2            3         Exam         Lect. M.Rozenfelde
Pedagogy and
Psychology

Drafting                    1           1,5    Differentiated   Senior lect. A.Strode
                                                    test

         Part B
Art Design                  1           1,5        Test         Assoc.prof. V.Paurs
Professional Practice       1           1,5        Test            Senior lect.
                                                                    L.Zarembo
Materials                   1           1,5        Test           Lect.E.Deksnis
Repair work and             1           1,5        Test         Lect. G.Lucjanovs
technology

         Part C
Free Elective Course         2           2                         Lect. V.Keisa
                            19          28,5
                                   2nd year
                                   th
                                  4 semester
COURSES                 Credits     ECTS     Form of testing         Lecturer
                                   credits
PART A
Informatics               2              3        Exam           Spec. V.Serkins,
                                                                   Senior lect.
                                                                   P.Daugulis
BUSINESS FOREIGN          1             1,5       Exam            Lect.M.Soma,
LANGUAGE                                                          Lect. Barinova
(ENGLISH/GERMAN)
DIDACTICS                 3             4,5       Exam                 Prof.
                                                                 P.Vucenlazdans
HOME ECONOMICS            2              3         Test          Lect. L.Danilane
MACROECONOMICS            2              3        Exam            Lect.D.Jonane
Observation Practice      2              3         Test
Drafting                  1             1,5   Differentiated   Senior lect. A.Strode
                                                   test
Course Paper in           5             7,5   Differentiated
Pedagogy and                                       test
Psychology

         Part B
Art Design                1             1,5   Differentiated   Assoc.prof. V.Paurs
                                                   test
Professional Practice     1             1,5        Test           Lect. V.Keisa
Professional Practice     1             1,5        Test         Lect. G.Lucjanovs
         Part C
Free Elective Course       1            1,5                       Lect. V.Keisa
                          22            33
                                    3rd year
                                    th
                                   5 semester
COURSES                  Credits     ECTS     Form of testing          Lecturer
                                    credits
PART A
Theory and Methodology     3             4,5        Exam         Lect. M.Rozenfelde
of upbringing
Methods of Pedagogical     1             1,5    Differentiated           Prof.
Research                                             test          P.Vucenlazdans
Communicative              3             4,5        Exam             Senior lect.
Psychology                                                           A.Kondrova
HISTORY OF ART             1             1,5        Exam            Lect. D.Apele
HOUSEKEEPING               1             1,5         Test         Lect.N.Kivkucane
PROFESSIONAL               1             1,5         Test          Lect. L.Danilane
PRACTICE IN
ECONOMICS
PEDAGOGY OF                1             1,5        Exam           Lect. L.Danilane
NATIONAL ECONOMY

       Part B
Woodwork Technology        2              3          Test         Lect.G.Lucjanovs
Equipment Technology       1             1,5    Differentiated    Lect.G.Lucjanovs
                                                     test

         Part C
Additional Speciality      5             7,5        Test         Senior lect. A.Strode
Courses                                                             Lect. D.Apele
Free Elective Course        2             3         Exam           Lect. E.Deksnis
                           21            31,5
                                       3rd year
                                       th
                                      6 semester
COURSES                     Credits     ECTS     Form of testing          Lecturer
                                       credits
PART A
History of Latvian            1             1,5        Test         Senior lect. V.Caksa
Culture
Aesthetics                    1             1,5         Test           Lect. V.Korkla
Methodology of                1             1,5        Exam           Lect. L.Danilane
Economics Teaching
Course Project                2              3     Differentiated    Lect. G.Lucjanovs
                                                        test
Methodology of arts and       2              3         Exam         Senior lect. A.Strode
crafts Teaching


          Part B
Professional Practice         1             1,5        Test          Lect. G.Lucjanovs
(1week)
Wood work Technology          2              3         Exam          Lect. G.Lucjanovs
Basics of Electronics and     2              3          Test            Senior lect.
Electrical Equipment                                                   A.Martinovs

        Part C
Additional Speciality         3             4,5         Test         Lect. G.Lucjanovs
Courses                                            Differentiated      Lect. V.Keisa
                                                        test
Free Elective Courses         4              6      Test, exam        Lect. E.Deksnis
                                                                       Lect. V.Keisa
                              19            28,5
                                   4th year
                                   th
                                  7 semester
COURSES                 Credits     ECTS     Form of testing         Lecturer
                                   credits
PART A
ETHICS                    1             1,5         Test        Senior lect. V.Caksa
Special Pedagogy and      2              3         Exam         Lect. M.Rozenfelde
Psychology
Household equipment       2              3         Exam          Lect.N.Kivkucane
Course Project            2              3     Differentiated    Lect. G.Lucjanovs
                                                    test
Consumer Science          2              3          Test         Lect. L.Danilane
School Management         2              3         Exam          Lect. V.Deksnis

         Part B
Metal work Technology     3             4,5        Exam           Lect. E.Deksnis
Professional Practice     1             1,5         Test          Lect. E.Deksnis
(1week)
Professional Practice     1             1,5                       Lect. E.Deksnis

         Part C
Additional Speciality     3             4,5        Test          Lect. G.Lucjanovs
Courses
Free Elective Course      2              3     Differentiated    Lect. G.Lucjanovs
                                                    test
                          21            31,5
                                     4th year
                                     th
                                    8 semester
COURSES                   Credits     ECTS     Form of testing         Lecturer
                                     credits
PART A
Clothes Culture             1             1,5        Test         Lect. S.Mezinska
Practice in Methodology     4              6    Differentiated   Senior lect. A.Strode
                                                     test
Course Paper in             5             7,5   Differentiated     Lect. L.Danilane
Economics                                            test
NUTRITION SCIENCE           2             3         Exam          Lect.N.Kivkucane
PRACTICE
Basics of Descriptive       1             1,5       Test         Senior lect. A.Strode
Geometry

        Part C
Additional Speciality       5             7,5       Exam          Lect. G.Lucjanovs
Courses                                         Differentiated
                                                     test
Free Elective Course         2             3         Test          Lect. E.Deksnis
                            20            30
                                      5th year
                                      th
                                     9 semester
COURSES                    Credits     ECTS     Form of testing       Lecturer
                                      credits
PART A
Civil Defense                1             1,5        Test         Lect. A.Strods
Work Safety                  1             1,5        Test        Lect.N.Kivkucane
NUTRITION SCIENCE            2              2        Exam         Lect.N.Kivkucane
PRACTICE

          Part B
Interior Design              3             4,5       Exam            Senior lect.
                                                                     L.Zarembo

         Part C
Final Project                5             7.5       Exam            Senior lect.
                                                                      I.Meirans
Additional Speciality        5              9        Exam            Senior lect.
Courses                                                               I.Meirans
Free Elective Course          4          6          Test           Lect. E.Deksnis
                             19        28,5
                                      5th year
                                   10th semester
COURSES                    Credits    ECTS      Form of testing       Lecturer
                                      credits
Professional Practice        8          12
(8weeks)
Qualification Paper and      10            15
integrated qualification
exam (9 weeks)
                             18            27
                            COURSE DESCRIPTION
                           Professional Study Program
                 “Arts, Crafts and Basics of Economics Teacher”

                                        Part A

Foreign Language (English/ German) – 4CP (6 ECTS)
Students will improve and develop English/German language skills in reading,
writing, listening and speaking, widen knowledge in grammar and enrich vocabulary.

General Pedagogy – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with the main categories and notions of pedagogy,
the basic points of educational philosophy, the methods of pedagogical research.

Didactics – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
Students will acquire theoretical principles of modern didactics, gain essential skills
for effective studying process organization.

History of Pedagogical Theory – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
Students will gain knowledge about the theory of education and upbringing process
development in different historical periods and will follow various pedagogical ideas
and various pedagogical cultures creation.

 Communicative Psychology – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to study the most important problems of communication.
Students will be provided with practical recommendations to improve business and
personal communication.

Basics of Philosophy – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
The course objective is to investigate the essence of human thought, the place of
humans in the world and questions of existence.

Introduction to Special Pedagogy and Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with the main principles, aims and objectives of
special pedagogy and psychology.

Theory and Methodology of Upbringing – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to master upbringing regularities and to form skills in
organizing of upbringing work.
General Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with knowledge about psychology as science, about
a human being, with skills and abilities in usage of psychological conclusions in
professional work children and parents.

Developmental Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge about a child’s mental
development, with the terms that influence person’s mental development, as well as
the peculiarities of human being’s mental development in a certain period.

Informatics – 4 CP (6 ECTS)
Students will learn to operate personal computer in MS–Windows environment and
will be able to use the most common PC Office Applications, make use of local area
and global networks.

Physiology of Development and School Hygiene – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will be provided with knowledge about children and teenagers’ nature
development, with biological and physiological peculiarities of these age groups.
Description of hygienic demands will be given.

Civil Defense – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with knowledge about necessary behavior in
extreme situations, about preventive events that could be organized.

Methods of Pedagogical Research – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The course objective is to prepare students for theoretical and practical pedagogical
research.

Basics of Research Work – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
 Students will be able to make a choice of correct methods for planning and
conducting research, review and results presentation.

Pre–school and School Pedagogy – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
The Course objective is to develop pedagogical thinking of teachers–in–training
process, to study the standards of the teaching process and distinguishing features of
pre–school and school period.
                               Part A (Arts and Crafts)


Introduction to Profession – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with new trends in arts and crafts
teaching in Latvia and foreign countries, to clear out the typical points for teacher
profession, give the directions to arts and crafts subject in technology of research
work.

Methodology of Teaching Arts and Crafts – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquire the theoretical background of teaching arts and
crafts nowadays, to form skills and abilities necessary for the active organization of
teaching crafts.
Ethics – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to enrich students’ social experience, to acquaint them with
moral ideas of different centuries, to form abilities of discussions and critical attitude.

Aesthetics – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquire the basic categories of aesthetics, to analyze the
expression of aesthetic culture in life, at work, to develop practical skills for using
them in professional activities.

History of Art – (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge about the most important
periods and achievements in the history of art, about art’s development as a united
process, about the most important events in art history.

History of Latvian Culture – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge and comprehension
of the most.

Ethnography – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with history of culture, connected with
craft history and cognition of Latvian mental culture.

Basics of Composition – 4 CP (6 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with compositional ways in things in
applied art creating.
Drawing – 4 CP (6 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to master methods of realistic drawing, to master abilities to
draw nature and a people.

Basics of Descriptive Geometry – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS )
The aim of the course is to master the principles of modelling a complex draft, to
estimate the lines of the cut and their surfaces spreading design, using different
methods, axonometry, and basic principles of drafting quoted projections.

Drafting – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with wide theoretical basis for draft
reading and making, to develop skills and abilities that are necessary for carrying out
graphic tasks.

Clothes Culture – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge about historical
development of clothes culture, fashion, the functions and description of the clothes.

Housekeeping – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS )
The aim of the curse is to provide students with knowledge about doing home works,
using tools skillfully.

Household equipment – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge about usage of various
types of household equipment, safety rules, and its economical usage.

Nutrition Science – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with physiological needs of human body for
necessary nutritive and energy, as well as will develop practical skills of correct
planing of nutrition people needs.
                                Part A (Economics)

Basics of Economy – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with theories in economy and to develop
economy thinking.

Microeconomics – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will learn the principles of microeconomics that rules consumer’s behavior
and coordination of economic decisions in the market environment. The students will
be able to analyze market system functioning principles, economic motives and
determining factors of household operations.

Macroeconomics – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will develop systematic view on the basic principles and notions of
economy’s function regularities on the macro level, will become familiar with
theoretical base and realization mechanism of national economies in the modern
world.

Home Economics – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to prepare students for economical and social problems
solving and for creative work in small business companies in free market condition

Ecology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will develop ecological thinking, will understand development trends in
ecology and environment protection, and will be able to use basic terms to analyze
information about environment quality parameters and environment protection
methods.
                            Part B (for Female Students)

Textile Composition – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with textile compositions, using wide
variety of materials, to develop sense of design and taste.

Textile Materials – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will be acquainted with weaving structures, characteristics and qualities of
different types of textile materials.

Clothes Design – 4 CP (6 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about cloth design, to acquaint students
with basic elements of clothes composition.

Technology of Sewed Goods – 4 CP (6 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with technology of sewed goods and to
develop practical skills in clothes making.

Knitting – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knitting skills for teaching in
elementary school.

Embroidering – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with theoretical and practical skills using
different embroidery technique for decorating.

Knotting – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with theoretical and practical skills in
clothes’ ornaments, knotting interior goods.

Weaving – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to give theoretical knowledge and practical skills of weaving.

Floriculture – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge about the usage natural
materials in compositions for decorations and interior ornaments.

Paper Plastics – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the variety of basic principles and
methods of paper work, to develop creative imagination.
                             Part B (for Male Students)

Art Design – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge and practical skills of interior design.

Materials Studies – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge about main
characteristics and qualities of different materials and its usage.

Basics of Technical Design 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with modelling, to develop students’
imagination and technical thinking.

Repair work and Technology – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to form skills of making repairs using various techniques.

Woodwork Technology – 4 CP (6 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with the basic principles of woodwork,
the techniques of carpenter’s work, to form wood work skills.

Technology of Metal Processing – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with theoretical basis of all suitable forms
of metal processing, to develop practical skills in industrial and decorative metal
processing.

Machine Training Elements – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to create the idea about machine elements, to develop
practical skills in detail repair and construction.

Basics of Electronics and Electrical Equipment – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basis of electrical engineering,
to develop practical skills, to fulfil laboratory work.

Leather Plastics – 2 CP (3 ECTS)

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about main qualities of leather,
about its form, to give practical skills for work with leather.

Interior Design – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge about the layout,
arrangements and aesthetics of the room.
7.2.5. Professional Study Program “Foreign Language Teacher at Secondary
School”

                                     1st year
                                    st
                                   1 semester
COURSES                  Credits     ECTS     Form of testing         Lecturer
                                    credits
PART A
GENERAL PEDAGOGY            2            3         Exam              Senior lect.
                                                                    J.Dzerviniks
GENERAL                     2            3         Exam              Senior lect.
PSYCHOLOGY                                                          A.Kondrova
INFORMATICS                 2            3         Test                Senior
                                                                  lect.P.Grabusts,
                                                                  Spec. V.Serkins
BASICS OF RESEARCH          2            3     Differentiated     Prof. V.Lubkina
WORK                                                test
Pre-school and School       1            1,5       Exam              Senior lect.
Pedagogy                                                            J.Dzerviniks
History of Pedagogical      1            1,5       Exam            Lect. G.Strods
Ideas
Conversation                4            6     Differentiated      Lect. S.Iljina
(English/German)                                    test          Lect. V.Prikule
                                                                 Lect. V.Rudzisa
                                                                    Assoc.prof.
                                                                     J.Skesters
Practical Grammar           2            3     Differentiated     Lekt. V.Prikule
(English/German)                                    test            Assoc.prof.
                                                                     J.Skesters
Phonetics                   1            1,5   Differentiated      Lect. S.Iljina
(English/German)                                    test        Lect. K.Laganovska
Second Foreign              1            1,5   Differentiated     Lekt. V.Prikule
Language                                            test
(English/German)
Course Project in           2            3     Differentiated      Lect. S.Iljina
Conversation                                        test          Lect. V.Prikule
                                                                Senior lect. E.Strode

        Part C
SPORT                                          Differentiated   Lect.E.Zascerinska
                                                    test
                           20            30
                                      1st year
                                      nd
                                     2 semester
COURSES                    Credits    ECTS     Form of testing          Lecturer
                                      credits
PART A
INFORMATICS                  2             3         Exam                 Senior
                                                                    lect.P.Grabusts,
                                                                   Spec. V.Serkins
Basics of Philosophy         2             3         Exam              Senior lect.
                                                                       I.Leikuma
Conversation                 4             6         Exam             Lect. S.Iljina
(English/German)                                                    Lect. V.Prikule
                                                                   Lect. V.Rudzisa
                                                                      Assoc.prof.
                                                                        J.Skesters
Practical Grammar            1             1,5   Differentiated     Lect. V.Prikule
(English/German)                                      test            Assoc.prof.
                                                                        J.Skesters
Phonetics                    1             1,5   Differentiated       Lect. S.Iljina
(English/German)                                      test        Lect. K.Laganovska
Second Foreign               2             3     Differentiated     Lect. V.Prikule
Language                                              test        Lect. K.Laganovska
(English/German)
German Grammar for           1             1,5   Differentiated      Assoc.prof.
English Teacher                                       test            J.Skesters
English Phonetics for        1             1,5   Differentiated    Lect. V.Pleiksne-
German Teacher                                        test              Gutane
American/British Studies     1             1,5        Test           Senior lekt.
German Studies                                                        I.Rimsane
                                                                   Lect. K.Hartungs
Observation Practice         4              6        Test
Methodology and              1             1,5       Test          Lect. M.Opincane
Didactics of Teaching                                             Senior lect. E.Strode
Foreign Languages

        Part C
SPORT                                            Differentiated   Lect.E.Zascerinska
                                                      test
                             20            30
                                      2nd year
                                     3rd semester
COURSES                    Credits     ECTS      Form of testing         Lecturer
                                       credits
PART A
                             3          4,5          Exam            Lect. M.Mezare
Didactics
Methods of Pedagogical       2           3       Differentiated           Prof.
Research                                              test           P.Vucenlazdans
Physiology of                1          1,5          Exam            Lect. R.Misina
development and School
Hygiene
Conversation                 3          4,5      Differentiated       Lect. S.Iljina
(English/German)                                      test           Lect. H.Overina
Practical Grammar            1          1,5      Differentiated      Lect. V.Prikule
(English/German)                                      test             Assoc.prof.
                                                                       J.Skesters
Second Foreign               2           3       Differentiated      Lect. V.Pavlova
Language                                              test           Lect. V.Rudzisa
(English/German)
Methodology and              1          1,5      Differentiated     Lect. M.Opincane
Didactics of Teaching                                 test         Senior lect. E.Strode
Foreign Languages
American/British Studies     1          1,5           Test             Senior lect.
German Studies                                                         I.Rimsane
Observation Practice         4           6            Test
Course Paper in              2           3       Differentiated
Background Studies                                    test

         Part C
Switzerland/Austria          1          1,5           Test           Lect. H.Overina
Studies
                             20          30
                                      2nd year
                                     4th semester
COURSES                    Credits     ECTS      Form of testing         Lecturer
                                       credits
PART A
                             2           3           Exam              Senior lect.
Communicative                                                          A.Kondrova
Psychology
Conversation                 2           3           Exam             Lect. S.Iljina
(English/German)                                                     Lect. H.Overina
Practical Grammar            1          1,5          Exam            Lect. V.Prikule
(English/German)                                                       Assoc.prof.
                                                                        J.Skesters
Background Studies           2           3           Exam              Senior lect.
                                                                        I.Rimsane
                                                                    Lect. K.Hartungs
Methodology and              1          1,5      Differentiated     Lect. M.Opincane
Didactics of Teaching                                 test         Senior lect. E.Strode
Foreign Languages
Course Paper in              5          7,5      Differentiated
Pedagogy and                                          test
Psychology
Second Foreign               2           3           Exam            Lect. V.Pavlova
Language                                                             Lect. V.Rudzisa
(English/German)
Practice in Methodology      5          7,5      Differentiated
                                                      test
Upbringing Practice          4           6       Differentiated
                                                      test

         Part C
Great Britain/ Australia     1          1,5           Test            Senior lect.
Studies                                                                I.Rimsane
                                                                     Lect. V.Prikule
                             25         37,5
                                    3rd year
                                   5th semester
COURSES                  Credits     ECTS      Form of testing         Lecturer
                                     credits
PART A
                           1          1,5           Test         Lect. M.Rozenfelde
Class work
Methodology
Theory and Methodology     2           3           Exam          Lect. M.Rozenfelde
of Upbringing
Second Foreign             2           3       Differentiated     Lect. V.Pleiksne-
Language                                            test                Gutane
(English/German)                                                    Lect. M.Soma
Methodology and            3          4,5          Exam           Lect. M.Opincane
Didactics of Teaching                                            Senior lect. E.Strode
Foreign Languages
Foreign Literature         1          1,5           Test          Lect. V.Pleiksne-
                                                                       Gutane
                                                                 Lect. K.Laganovska
Conversation               3          4,5      Differentiated     Lect. V.Pleiksne-
(English/German)                                    test               Gutane
                                                                 Lect. K.Laganovska
Observation Practice       4           6            Test

         Part C
Latin                      1          1,5           Test            Lect. I.Gusans
Functional Grammar                                                 Lect. V.Prikule
English Phraseology        1          1,5           Test           Lect. J.Barinova
Words Formating                                                      Assoc.prof.
                                                                      J.Skesters
                           18         27
                                   3rd year
                                   th
                                  6 semester
COURSES                 Credits     ECTS     Form of testing         Lecturer
                                    credits
PART A
Second Foreign            2             3         Exam            Lect. S.Iljina
Language                                                          Lect. M.Soma
(English/German)
Conversation              2             3         Exam          Lect. V.Pleiksne-
(English/German)                                                      Gutane
                                                                Lect. K.Hartungs
                                                               Lect. K.Laganovska
Foreign Literature        2             3     Differentiated    Lect. V.Pleiksne-
                                                   test               Gutane
                                                               Lect. K.Laganovska
Methodology and           1             1,5       Test          Lect. M.Opincane
Didactics of Teaching                                          Senior lect. E.Strode
Foreign Languages
Work Safety               1             1,5        Test           Lect. V.Spics
Course Paper in           5             7,5   Differentiated
Methodology                                        test
Pedagogical Practice      5             7,5   Differentiated
                                                   test
Upbringing Practice       4             6     Differentiated
                                                   test

         Part C
Elective Courses          4             6         Test          Lect. M.Opincane
                                                               Senior lect. E.Strode
                                                                  Lect. G.Strods
                                                                Lect. V.Pleiksne-
                                                                      Gutane
                                                                   Assoc.prof.
                                                                    J.Skesters
                                                                 Lect. H.Overina
                          26            39
                                    4th year
                                    th
                                   7 semester
COURSES                  Credits     ECTS    Form of testing          Lecturer
                                     credits
PART A
Special Pedagogy and       2             3         Exam         Lect. M.Rozenfelde
Psychology
Conversation               3             4,5   Differentiated      Lect. S.Iljina
(English/German)                                    test          Lect. M.Soma
Text Analysis              2             3     Differentiated    Lect. V.Pleiksne-
                                                    test              Gutane
                                                                Lect. K.Laganovska
Foreign Literature         2             3         Exam          Lect. V.Pleiksne-
                                                                      Gutane
                                                                Lect. K.Laganovska
Pedagogical Psychology     2             3         Exam             Senior lect.
                                                                   A.Kondrova

         Part C
Elective Courses           5             7,5       Test           Lect. V.Prikule
                                                                  Lect. V.Pavlova
                                                                 Lect. V.Pleiksne-
                                                                      Gutane
                                                                Senior lect. E.Strode
                                                                 Lect. J.Snicareva
                           16            24
                                     4th year
                                     th
                                    8 semester
COURSES                   Credits     ECTS     Form of testing        Lecturer
                                      credits
PART A
                            2             3         Exam          Lect. V.Deksnis
School Management
Family Pedagogy and         2             3     Differentiated     Lect. R.Orska
Psychology                                           test
Conversation                2             3         Exam            Lect. S.Iljina
(English/German)                                                   Lect. M.Soma
                                                                  Lect. K.Hartungs
Text Analysis               2             3     Differentiated    Lect. V.Pleiksne-
                                                     test              Gutane
                                                                 Lect. K.Laganovska
Pedagogy and                2             3     Differentiated     Lect. R.Orska
Psychology for Adults                                test
Course Paper in Foreign     2             3     Differentiated
Literature                                           test
Practice of Methodology     6             9     Differentiated
                                                     test
Upbringing Practice         6             9     Differentiated
                                                     test

         Part C
Elective Courses            4             7,5       Test           Lect. G.Strods
                                                                  Lect. V.Rudzisa
                                                                  Lect. V.Pavlova
                                                                  Lect. V.Pleiksne-
                                                                       Gutane
                                                                    Senior lect.
                                                                     I.Rimsane
                                                                  Lect. K.Hartungs
                            28            42
                                     5th year
                                     th
                                    9 semester
COURSES                   Credits     ECTS    Form of testing           Lecturer
                                      credits
PART A
Civil Defense               1             1,5         Test           Lect. A.Strods
Conversation                2              3         Exam          Lect. M.Opincane
(English/German)                                                     Lect. M.Soma
Text Analysis               1             1,5        Exam           Lect. V.Pavlova
                                                                  Lect. K.Laganovska
20th century Literature     2              3         Test          Lect. M.Opincane
(British/German)                                                  Lect. K.Laganovska
Basics of Law               1             1,5         Test
Pedagogical Practice        6              9     Differentiated
                                                      test

         Part C
Elective Courses            6              9         Test         Lect. K.Laganovska
                                                                     Lect. V.Prikule
                                                                    Lect. V.Pavlova
                                                                   Lect. V.Pleiksne-
                                                                         Gutane
                                                                    Lect. A.Olutnika
                                                                     Lect. I.Gusans
                                                                  Senior lect. E.Strode
                                                                   Lect. K.Hartungs
                            19            28,5



                                    5th year
                                     th
                                  10 semester
COURSES                   Credits   ECTS     Form of testing            Lecturer
                                    credits
PART A
Professional Practice       14            21
Qualification Paper         10            10
                            24            36
                          COURSE DESCRIPTION
 Professional Study Program “Foreign Language Teacher at Secondary School”

General Pedagogy – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with the main categories and notions of pedagogy,
the basic points of educational philosophy, the methods of pedagogical research.

Didactics – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
Students will acquire theoretical principles of modern didactics, gain essential skills
for effective studying process organization.

History of Pedagogical Theory – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
Students will gain knowledge about the theory of education and upbringing process
development in different historical periods and will follow various pedagogical ideas
and various pedagogical cultures creation.

Communicative Psychology – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to study the most important problems of communication.
Students will be provided with practical recommendations to improve business and
personal communication.

Basics of Philosophy – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
The course objective is to investigate the essence of human thought, the place of
humans in the world and questions of existence.

Social Pedagogy and Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide notions about social psychology as science, about
its main problems and their interconnections.

Introduction to Special Pedagogy and Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with the main principles, aims and objectives of
special pedagogy and psychology.

Theory and Methodology of Upbringing – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to master upbringing regularities and to form skills in
organizing of upbringing work.
General Psychology– 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with knowledge about psychology as science, about
a human being, with skills and abilities in usage of psychological conclusions in
professional work children and parents.

Developmental Psychology – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge about a child’s mental
development, with the terms that influence person’s mental development, as well as
the peculiarities of human being’s mental development in a certain period.

Informatics – 4 CP (6 ECTS)
Students will learn to operate personal computer in MS–Windows environment and
will be able to use the most common PC Office Applications, make use of local area
and global networks.

Physiology of Development and School Hygiene – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will be provided with knowledge about children and teenagers’ nature
development, with biological and physiological peculiarities of these age groups.
Description of hygienic demands will be given.

Sports – 1 CP (1.5 ECTS)
Students will have an opportunity to maintain their interest and motivation for
physical training, uphold their physical shape and theoretical knowledge. Students will
be able to choose the following sporting activities: football, volleyball, basketball,
table tennis, aerobics, athletics etc.

Civil Defense – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
Students will become acquainted with knowledge about necessary behavior in
extreme situations, about preventive events that could be organized.

Methods of Pedagogical Research – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The course objective is to prepare students for theoretical and practical pedagogical
research.

Basics of Research Work – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
Students will be able to make a choice of correct methods for planning and conducting
research, review and results presentation.

Pre–school and School Pedagogy – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
The course objective is to develop pedagogical thinking of teachers–in–training
process, to study the standards of the teaching process and its distinguishing features
of pre–school and school period.
Conversation – 5 CP (5,5 ECTS)
Students will be provided with opportunity to build, widen and strengthen their active
vocabulary, practice their ability to communicate, and express their point of view
about different topics, stories and novels.

Practical Grammar – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to teach students to understand and use correct grammar in
communicative speech with appropriate corresponding vocabulary. Students will be
provided with knowledge about grammatical structures and practice with morphology
and syntax.

Text Analysis – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The course provides students with the methods of analysis and interpretation for
various texts. The theoretical and practical components of the course are closely
integrated. Students will analyze relatively short texts on the same theme to discover
differences in text structure and to understand how they influence texts as a whole.

Phonetics – 1 CP (1,5 ECTS)
The course is primarily concerned with the correct use of English/German phonetics.
Students will practice correct sound pronunciation through drilling, listening tasks,
reading exercises, including texts of various length and complexity.

Methodology and Didactics of Teaching English / German as a Foreign Language – 3
CP (4,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge
in methodology and didactics, to acquaint them with modern methods of teaching
English/German.

Foreign Literature – 3 CP (4,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the development of European
literature from ancient times through the 20–th century. Historical events which
influenced the development of literature will be also discussed.

20th Century German Literature – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the 20th century German literature
and to study the works of famous German writes.
20th Century English Literature – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the most outstanding 20th century
English writers, their works and philosophical trends that influenced the literature.

American and British Studies – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge about American and
British history, geography and culture.

German Studies – 2 CP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide students with general information about Germany
and its language, art and architectural styles.

  7.2.6. Master’s study program in Pedagogy

                                       1st year
                                       st
                                      1 semester
COURSES                     Credits     ECTS    Form of testing          Lecturer
                                       credits
PART A
Process and                    2            3          Exam           Prof. V.Lubkina
methodology of the
pedagogical research
work.
Study and upbringing           3            4,5        Exam           Prof. E.Cernova
theories (comparative
aspect)
Development of                 2            3          Exam           Lect. P.Kivrans
educational ideas in
Latvia and in the world.
Political science              2            3          Test          Prof. J.Broliss
Professional foreign           2            3          Test         Lect. V.Pleiksne-
language                                                                 Gutane
                                                                       Assoc.prof
                                                                       J.Skesters
Systematization                2            3          Test        Assoc.prof. A.Broks
          Part B
The formation of               2            3          Test            Lect.R.Orska
students studies motives
The problems of the            2            3          Exam           Lect. V.Deksnis
school management in
the world and in Latvia
Educational legislation        2            3          Test           Lect. V.Deksnis
in Latvia
Sociology                      2             3         Test
                              21            33
                                        1st year
                                        nd
                                       2 semester
COURSES                      Credits     ECTS    Form of testing       Lecturer
                                        credits
PART A
Pedagogical           and      2             3        Exam         Prof. E.Cernova
psychological
conclusions             of
personality development.
Pedagogical                    2             3        Exam           Senior lect.
communication                                                        A.Kondrova
National processes in          2             3        Exam           Prof. J.Pocs
Latvia      and      their                                          Prof. J.Broliss
influence on educational
policy.
Professional foreign           2             3         Test        Lect. V.Pleiksne-
language                                                                Gutane
                                                                      Assoc.prof
                                                                      J.Skesters
Natural resources and the      2             3         Test         Prof. G.Noviks
conception of humanity’s
balanced development
Folk-lore and culture in       2             3         Test          Assoc.prof.
Latgale region                                                     A.Jusko-Stekele
Economics of education         2             3        Exam           Senior lect.
                                                                    E.Jermolajeva
         Part B
The management of              2             3         Test        Lect. V.Deksnis
study process
         Part C
Computer technology in         2             3        Exam           Senior lect.
pedagogical research                                                  I.Meirans
works
Development of critical        2             3         Test        Lect. D.Visocka
thinking

                               20            30
                                      2nd year
                                      rd
                                     3 semester
COURSES                    Credits     ECTS    Form of testing          Lecturer
                                       credits
PART A
Professional     foreign     2              3        Exam           Lect. V.Pleiksne-
language                                                                 Gutane
                                                                       Assoc.prof
                                                                       J.Skesters
Seminar on Master’s          6              9         Test
papers
         Part B
Systematization              2              3         Test         Assoc.prof. A.Broks
Didactic theories            2              3        Exam                 Prof.
                                                                    P.Vucenlazdans
Sociology                     2              3        Test           Lect. V.Korkla
Co-operative learning         2              3        Test           Lect. G.Strods
                             16             24


                                      2nd year
                                     4th semester
COURSES                    Credits     ECTS      Form of testing        Lecturer
                                       credits
PART A
Research on the Master’s     25            37,5
paper and its’ preparing
for defence
                             25            37,5
                             COURSE DESCRIPTION

                      COMPULSORY COURSES OF PART A

1. The process and methodology of the pedagogical research- 2CP(3ECTS)

   Course objective: to acquaint MA candidates with scientific research strategies,
the essence of methodology and tactics.
    Scientific research work strategies, the essence of tactics and methodology are
clarified, students are introduced into scientific research work technologies,
acquainted with scientific research program and its components, kinds of research,
methods, special scientific terminology and basic requirements for the working out of
Master’s paper. The course is realized, using, mainly, active and practical methods.

2. Study and upbringing theories (comparative aspect)- 3CP(4,5 ECTS)

    Course objective: to teach to distinguish study and upbringing theories in
comparative aspect.
    The essence of upbringing, advancing of upbringing as personality development,
upbringing and socialization are revealed in the course. Pedagogical means their
choice and usage are discussed. A particular attention is to the essence of cooperation,
interaction – student - teacher. The pedagogical theories of Voldorff, Montesori,
Piaze are considered.

3. The development of education ideas in Latvia and in the world- CP(3ECTS)
   Course objective: to acquaint with the development of education ideas in the
history of culture aspect.
    Education development ideas in the history of culture aspect are considered.
Serious attention was paid to education already in the Ancient Oriental countries
(India, China, Egypt etc.). Later these ideas appear in Ancient Greece and Rome.
Education development has been interlined with particular economic circumstances
and it they developed without interruption. The mecst influential European ideas from
Europe came also to Latvia by the help of the enlightens.

4. National processes in Latvia and their influence on education policy-
   2CP(3ECTS)

  Course objective: to provide notions and explanations on the essence of national
processes and national policy and their interlines with educational policy on the of
scientific conclusions.
  National processes in all their kinds are not only an objective reality but also a very
multiform complicated phenomenon. They have to be taken into consideration and
regulated. To be realized, they have to be understood and researched, taking into
consideration scientific conclusions. National, patriotic and international naturity of
any subject can’t be imagined without it. The quality has to be acquired by the people
who have a higher education, particularly teachers. That’s why the theory of national
processes and society experience in their regulating has to be studied at tote higher
education institution. These studies, skills and abilities are particularly important
nowadays when deliberate society integration processes not only objectively take
place but are also encouraged both at continental and stare internal national scale.

5. National resources and the conception of the balanced humanity
   development- 2CP(3ECTS)

    Course objective: to provide necessary knowledge on natural resources and their
usage in the realisation aspect of balanced and long – term humanity development
program.
  The main resource science issues are discussed in the study course. Attention is paid
to the complex and rational resources usage according to balanced development
conception of the modern humanity. Material biotic and aboitic resources, energy
resources aesthetic and recreation are discussed in this aspect. Latvia republic natural
resources and the perspectives of their usage are analyzed.

6. Pedagogical and psychological conclusions of personality development-
   2CP(3ECTS)

    Course objective: to cognise the formation of reality, upbringing – relation.
Particular attention is paid to the terms of “I” conception and the self. The main
approaches to the personality research, personality criterion, typology are studied. A
particular attention is paid to the research of humanistic orientated personality. Self –
education issues are discussed.

7. Upbringing philosophy- 2CP(3ECTS)

    Course objective: to help Master’s degree candidates to comprehend the essence
of upbringing work, philosophical and pedagogical conclusions of outstanding
teachers about personality development. Different varieties of modern philosophy are
analyzed in the course, revealing the specific features of educational philosophy
Particular attention is paid to on a person and their influence on philosophy of
education.

8. Political science- 2CP(3ECTS)

    Course objective: to provide the explanations of politics, political processes,
political ideologue’s essence comprehension of political thinking and activities, revel
actin motives of politics subjects and objects, to revel the regularities of political
processes and global, regional and national –state interconnections.
    The people of every country are sovereign of the supreme power. In democratic
society is realized by the help of different state institutions, non- state organizations
and individuals, by the help of different means and methods. How can a separate
person comprehend it, what values to choose, in what kind of social activities to join?
What is politics? Political science (science on politics) can help to comprehend these
and other essential issues “St Petersburg newspapers” at the time of its publishing
formulated that politics is a wisdom how to govern a country, how to use political
power more effectively. Political power helps to acquire this wisdom.

9. Environment protection problems, their possible solutions- 2CP(3ECTS)

    Course objective: a formed nation on ecology, ecosystems, and ecological factors.
The problems of the youth ecological education are covered- the role of school,
family, state institutions in youths’ ecological educating.
    The nation on ecology, its components, ecosystems, ecological factors are
provided in study course. The main contradictions of humanity development and the
preserving of the environment quality are formulated. The main moments of
ecosystems’ development are analyzed. The kinds and structure of environmental
pollution, are studied, the environment pollution preventing and purifying methods are
explained. The problems of youth educating – the role of a school, family and state
institutions in youths ecological educating are discussed.

10. Pedagogical communication- 2CP(3ECTS)

    Course objective: to provide necessary knowledge on the changes of pedagogical
communication changes because of education paradigms’ changes as well as their
realizing possibilities.
    Pedagogical communication is one of the means of pedagogical influence. This
communication is actual every day but its results can be seen only in some time.
Students need to feel teacher’s interest in this communication, it depends in a great
extent on interrelation of communication participants. The consists of both theoretical
and scientifically well founded practical classes for the perfection and developing of
communication participant. The course consists of both theoretical and scientifically
well founded practical classes for the perfection and developing of communication
skills and abilities.

11. Professional foreign language- 6CP(9ECTS)

    Course objective: to acquire professional English and German languages’ skill
(oral, written professional English and German languages with pedagogy
terminological specialization: general pedagogical terms as well the specific ones used
in a Master’s Paper).
    The course includes the perfection of foreign languages’ knowledge and skills, in
order to use them as a means for the professional and scientific level advancing, the
world experience acquisition in their speciality. The program provides to perfect
Master’s degree candidates’ skills in all kinds of language activities – reading,
speaking and upbringing.

12. Economics of education- 2CP(3ECTS)

    Course objective: to explain economics’ of education aspects, to create a notion on
the economical situation in the country, and the tendencies of the market economics
development, to study the financing model in a particular educational institution. The
aspects and models of education financing are acquired. The analyses of financing
ratios ratios in a particular educational institution are acquired.
                                      PART B
                             compulsory selective courses

1. Didactic theories- 2CP(3ECTS)

    Course objective: to help Master’s degree candidates to comprehend the essence of
study process, didactic regularities, to form pedagogical thinking.The content of the study
couse provides todevelop Master’s Degree candidates’ thinking, observing, students and
teachers’ interrelation effect analysis skills. Modern didactics theoretical basics are acquired
and the skills and abilities that are necessary fothe effective organizing of the study process
are formed.


2. Studying motives’ formation- 2CP(3ECTS)

    Course objective: to explain study motivation development process on the basics
of pedagogy, psychology sciences’ conclusions to provide the insight on the
possibilities of motivation diagnostics and development.
At the beginning of school studies everyone wants to learn, but later this motivation
decreases. It is cruically important in the formation of the full –bodied personality
what person’s necessities acquire the self –motivation power and that’s why the task
of upbringing is to manage this process. The course is an attempt to explain
scientifically the process of studies’ motivation development , to provide insight into
the possibilities of motivation diagnostics and development through the process of
school democratization and humaniszation.


3.The problems of a lesson- 2CP(3ECTS)
       Course objective: to form skills in the assesment and perfecting of a lesson as
studies work’s basic form. on the basis of pedagogy and psychology sciences’
conclusions.
       The acquisition of modern lessons organizing methodology, studying the
advantages and drawbacks of the lesson, the possibilities of its perfection.


4. Assesment and diagnostics of students’study achievemsnts- 2CP(3ECTS)

       Course objective: to help to comprehend the essence of study process assessment.
The control of students knowledge, skills, abilities and assesment tasks and requirements.
Knwledge,skills and abilities’ testing methods.The kinds of students’ success registration.
Students’ success registration. Marks’ system. Students’knowledge assesmment problems in
pedagogy.Assessment experience of students’ study achievements and problems in the
world.
5. Co-operative learning- 2CP(3ECTS)

        Course objective: to acquire knowledge, skills and material preparing skills for the
usage in co-operative learning study process. One of the most important interactive learning
strategies is co-operative learning, called also learning through co-operation. Students use
their experience, their intellectual and emotional resources, share their knowledge, teach and
learn.
Co-operative learning has two aims-academic and social.

6. School management problems in the world and in Latvia- 2CP(3ECTS)

 Course objective: to comprehend the state and education system in general as well as
realise everyone’s own place in educational system and at educational institution.
  Education is one of the main spheres of people activities without which society
development can’t be imagined. Coming into contact with numerous future problems, the
society sees the necessary guarantee for the achievement of peace, freedom and social
justice ideals in education.

7. Education legislation in Latvia- 2CP(3ECTS)

  Course objective: to introduce with strategic directions of education development and
legislation basis.


8. Management theories- 2CP(3ECTS)

  Course objective: to acquaint with management basics in organising –technical systems
where system approach that allows to study all the issues is used through a notion of general
systems.
System approach that allows to study all the issues through a notion of general systems is
used in the course. The main course topics are: 1) objectives, their structurizing and
analysis, 2) general management functions, 3) management methods.


9. Study process management- 2CP(3ECTS)

  Course objective: to provide knowledge on management aspects of education process, to
comprehend their own place and position in high quality education process realising.
Study process management, organising and control is realised on different levels at
educational institutions. Every level has its own mission, that’s why the acquisition of this
course is necessary to every teacher. One of the study courses basic tasks is to encourage to
study and use school management conclusions in practical work to think creatively and find
solution for every particular situation.
10. Effective school management nowadays

  Course objective: to provide the explanations on the study process and management. On
the basics of pedagogy and management sciences, to investigate management and control
forms, styles and methods, interlink of study process management theories and practical
experience to show the meaning of manager’s personality.
                                      PART C
                                 compulsory elective courses

1. Systematization- 2CP(3ECTS)

  Course objective: to acquire the basic conclusions of systematising science and their usage
in education processes’ analysis, projecting and realising.
  The world and a person. A person in the world. A reasonable person. The ABC of
systematising science.


2. Computer technology in pedagogical research works- 2CP(3ECTS)

  Course objective: to provide insight into the basic procedures of quantitative information
processing, using modern information technologies and their practical usage.


3. Education philosophy- 2CP(3ECTS)

  Course objective: to introduce with pedagogical and psychological conception,
philosophical and methodological justification of ideas, studies.
  To form ability to comprehend the objectives and philosophical principles of their own
pedagogical activities.


4. Tests, their making. - 2CP(3ECTS)

  Course objective: to teach to comprehend the essence and the basics of study process
diagnostics
 Historical development of tests’ theory. The basic principles of tests’ making. Tests in the
research of pedagogical- psychological processes. Tests in diagnostics of pedagogical
achievements, the methodology of tests' usage.

5. Pedagogical- psychological theories of creative activity- 2CP(3ECTS)

 Course objective: to clarify the essence of creative personality as well as the structure of its
creative activity
 The essence and development of the creative personality Psyches processes and their
development methods. Cognition or cognitive processes. The structure and main
components of creative activity. The main kinds of creative activity.


6. Critical thinking development possibilities- 2CP(3ECTS)

  Course objective: to introduce to critical thinking principles’ system, strategies and
theoretical justification.
  The system if critical thinking and its principles. The possibilities of critical thinking
.strategies’ diverse usage in study process.


7. The effectiveness of self-educating and self-education- 2CP(3ECTS)

  Course objective: to provide knowledge on self-educating and self-education problems
and their organising.
  Willpower formation, material and mental necessities. Willpower qualities, their self-
assessment and self- regulation.




7.3. Faculty of Humanities and Law sciences

                                     Contents

       Foreword

       Study programs and course descriptions
7.3.1. Academic Study Program “Bachelor of Philology”
7.3.2. Academic Study Program “Bachelor of Arts, History”
7.3.3. Second level Professional Higher Education Study Program
       “Social Studies Teacher”
7.3.4. Second level Professional Higher Education Study Program
       “Teacher of history and history of culture”
7.3.5. Lawyer Higher Professional Study Program

                                         Foreword


        The faculty of Humanities and Law sciences has been a part of RHEI since it
was established at July 1, 1993. We have three departments (Philology, History and
philosophy and Law sciences) providing studies in such programs: academic study
program “Bachelor of Philology”, academic study program “Bachelor of Arts,
History”, second level professional higher education study program “Teacher of social
studies”, second level professional higher education study program “Teacher of
history and history of culture” and Lawyer higher professional study program.
        At the Research centre of Baltic philology rear and useful sources for the
research have been gathered. As well it is an institution where many culture events
like exhibitions, meeting with outstanding personalities in culture and society as well
various literary and musical are organised. Old tradition is yearly celebration of
Andrew day (literary musical event with elements of folklore traditions), where many
popular writers and musicians from different Latvian cities are taking place. For
students of Law sciences regularly Orator competition as a part of traditional Lawyer
days is arranged. As well folklore and archaeological expeditions are organised during
summertime for the students and it is a great practice option.
         The students’ self-government of the faculty has proved their activity in
various projects and events. They are arranging several event of state level such us -
“Erudiits” competition between students and “Kroka” orienteering competition for
students of Higher education institutions of Latvia.
         International student scientific conference “We in the time, space and
development” and several conferences of academic personal on regional politic in
education, culture and law are organised each year. As well they are participating in
various state and international projects as - Socrates/Comenius “Teaching tolerance
through literature”, THENUCE (Thematic network in university continuing
education) etc.
         Students have an excellent possibility to develop their creative skills. There is
Student theatre, club of new authors and a newspaper “Dialogi Beeninnos” in the
faculty.
         We look forward to welcome you at our Faculty in 2004/2005.




7.3.1. Academic Study Program “Bachelor of Philology”

         (Total: 160 (+15) Latvian credits; 240 (+22,5) ECTS credits)

                                               1st year
                                              st
                                             1 semester
          COURSES                  Credits     ECTS           Form of                  Lecturer
                                              credits         testing
             Part A                  18          27
Introductions to Linguistics          3          4,5            Exam         Senior lect. I.Kristovska
Latin                                 4           6             Test         Lect. I.Gusāns
Introduction to Literary Studies      4           6             Exam         Assoc.prof. A.Juško-
and Research of Literary                                                     Štekele
History
Latvian Folklore                      3            4,5          Exam         Assoc.prof. A.Juško-
                                                                             Štekele
Foreign Language                      4            6            Test         Lect. M.Soma, Lect.
                                                                             V.Prikule
            PART B                    2            3
Creative writing                      2            3             Test        Senior lect. I.Šuplinska
R.Blaumanis’ Creative Works           2            3        Differentiated   Senior lect. O.Senkāne
                                                                 test
            PART C                    1            1,5
Sport                                 2             3           Test         Lect. E.Zaščerinska
Computer Sciences                     1            1,5          Test         Lect. V.Šerkins

                                             2nd semester
           COURSES                 Credits   ECTS         Form of                   Lecturer
                                             credits      testing
            PART A                   13       19,5
Introduction to Baltic Philology     3         4,5          Exam          Lect. L.Bernāne


LATIN                                4          6           Exam          Lect. I.Gusāns
Latvian Orthoepy                     2          3       Differentiated    Lect. L.Bernāne
                                                             test
Foreign Language                     4          6           Exam          Lect. M.Soma, Lect.
                                                                          V.Prikule
            PART B                   4          6
Propaedeutics of Latvian             2          3       Differentiated    Lect. L.Bernāne
Language                                                     test
Literary Creation Process            2          3       Differentiated    Senior lect. I.Šuplinska
                                                             test
Basics Of Scientific Work            2          3       Differentiated    Lect. A.Kļavinska
                                                             test
Foundations of Dramatic Art          2          3       Differentiated    Senior lect. O.Senkāne
and Direction                                                test
Analysis of Text                     2          3       Differentiated    Senior lect. I.Šuplinska
                                                             test
            PART C                   2          3
Logic                                1         1,5             Test       Lect. V.Korkla
Sport                                1         1,5             Test       Lect. Zaščerinska
Rhetoric                             1         1,5             Test       Senior lect. M.Zaļaiskalns




                                                       2nd year
                                                     3rd semester
               COURSES                       Credits      ECTS           Form of
                                                         credits         testing                       Lecturer
                   PART A                      15        22,5
Modern Latvian Literal Language                2           3          Differentiated   Lect. L.Bernāne
(Lexicology)                                                               test
Lithuanian                                     4           6          Differentiated   Lect. A.Kļavinska
                                                                           test
Ancient Literature                             3          4,5             Exam         Assoc.prof. A.Juško-Štekele
Pre-National Latvian Literature                4           6              Exam         Senior lect. O.Senkāne
Modern Latvian Literal Language                2           3          Differentiated   Lect. L.Bernāne
(Phonetics)                                                                test
                 PART B                  4         6
ANCIENT GREEK LANGUAGE                   2         3        Differentiated   Lect. I.Gusāns
                                                                 test
LATGALIAN LYRICS                         2         3        Differentiated   Senior lect. I.Šuplinska
                                                                 test
ETHICS AND AESTHETICS                    2         3        Differentiated   Lect. V.Korkla
                                                                 test
STYLISTIC OF LATVIAN                     2         3        Differentiated   Lect. S.Lazdiņa
                                                                 test
LANGUAGE
LATVIAN ESSAY GENRE                      2         3        Differentiated   Senior lect. I.Šuplinska
                                                                 test
                 PART C                  2         3
Dialectology                             2         3        Differentiated   Lect. L.Bernāne
                                                                 test
The concept of the game in the culture   1        1,5            Test        Senior lect. I.Šuplinska
consciousness: theory and practice




                                             4th semester
            COURSES         Credits   ECTS        Form of                     Lecturer
                                      credits     testing
             PART A           12        18
MODERN LATVIAN LITERAL        2         3       Differentiated   Senior lect. I.Kristovska
                                                     test
LANGUAGE (MORPHEMICS)
LITHUANIAN                    3        4,5          Exam         Lect. A.Kļavinska
LATVIAN LITERATURE AT THE     4         6           Exam         Senior lect. O.Senkāne
TURN OF 20TH CENTURY
INTRODUCTION TO FOREIGN       3        4,5      Differentiated   Assoc.prof. A.Juško-Štekele
                                                     test
LITERATURE
             PART B           7        10,5
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY         4         6           Exam         Senior lect. I.Leikuma
CHILDHOOD FOLKLORE            2         3       Differentiated   Assoc.prof. A.Juško-Štekele
                                                     test
     LATGALIAN FOLKLORE       2         3       Differentiated   Assoc.prof. A.Juško-Štekele
                                                     test
R.MŪKS ’CREATIVE WORKS        2         3       Differentiated   Senior lect. I.Šuplinska
                                                     test
IN SUMMER SEMESTER            9        13,5
FOLKLORE PRAXIS               3        4,5      Differentiated   Assoc.prof. A.Juško-Štekele
                                                     test
       SEMESTER WORK          6         9       Differentiated
                                                     test
             PART C           1        1,5
BILINGUISM AND BILINGUAL      1        1,5          Test         Lect. S.Lazdiņa
EDUCATION
                                  3rd year
                                 th
                                 5 semester
       COURSES           Credits    ECTS        Form of                 Lecturer
                                    credits     testing
           PART A          10          15
MODERN LATVIAN             4          6           Exam         Senior lect. I. Kristovska
LITERAL LANGUAGE
(MORPHOLOGY )
LATVIAN LITERATURE AT      1          1,5     Differentiated   Senior lect. O.Senkāne
                                                   test
THE TURN OF THE 20TH
CENTURY (1890S-1920S)
  LATVIAN LITERATURE       5          7,5         Exam         Senior lect. O.Senkāne
    FROM 1920-1940
           PART B          8          12
RAINIS’ CREATIVE WORKS     2          3       Differentiated   Senior lect. I.Šuplinska
                                                   test
BALTIC MYTHOLOGY           2          3       Differentiated   Assoc.prof. A.Juško-
                                                   test        Štekele
SEMESTER WORK              6          9       Differentiated
                                                   test
TENDENCIES OF              2          3       Differentiated   Lect. S.Laizāne
                                                   test
SCANDINAVIAN
LITERATURE (19TH-20TH
CENTURY)
           PART C          1          1,5
PROOFREADING               1          1,5         Test         Lect. J.Elksnis
MUSEUM STUDY               1          1,5         Test         Lect. I.Sprūga
METHODOLOGY OF ESSAY       1          1,5         Test         Lect. S.Laizāne
       WRITING
                                      6th semester
            COURSES           Credits      ECTS        Form of                        Lecturer
                                           credits     testing
              PART A            16           24
MODERN LATVIAN LITERAL          4           6            Exam         Lect. S.Lazdiņa
LANGUAGE (SYNTAX)
MODERN LATVIAN LITERAL          2           3            Exam         Senior lect. I.Kristovska
LANGUAGE
(MORPHOLOGY)
LATGALIAN LITERAL LANGUAGE      2           3        Differentiated   Lect. L.Bernāne
                                                          test
LATGALIAN LITERATURE            3          4,5           Exam         Senior lect. I.Šuplinska
LATVIAN LITERATURE IN           5          7,5           Exam         Senior lect. I.Šuplinska
POSTWAR LATVIA
              PART B            2           3
  HISTORY OF THE EPIC GENRE     2           3        Differentiated   Assoc.prof. A.Juško-Štekele
                                                          test
    FEMININE ASPECT IN THE      2           3        Differentiated   Assoc.prof. A.Juško-Štekele
                                                          test
  FOLKLORE AND MYTHOLOGY
In Summer semester              6           9
SEMESTER WORK                   6           9        Differentiated
                                                          test
              PART C            2           3
LR LABOUR PROTECTION SYSTEM     1          1,5           Test         Lect. V.Spičs
FOUNDATIONS OF DRAMATIC         2           3        Differentiated   Senior lect. O.Senkāne
                                                          test
ART AND DIRECTION
                                        4th year
                                       th
                                      7 semester
            COURSES           Credits     ECTS         Form of                     Lecturer
                                          credits      testing
             PART A             13         19,5
HISTORY OF LATVIAN AND          4           6            Exam         Lect. L.Bernāne
LATGALIAN LITERAL LANGUAGES
HISTORY OF LINGUISTICS          3           4,5          Exam         Senior lect. I.Kristovska
LATVIAN LITERATURE IN EXILE     3           4,5      Differentiated   Senior lect. I.Šuplinska
                                                          test
 FOUNDATIONS OF A LANGUAGE      3           4,5          Exam         Lect. S.Lazdiņa
            CULTURE
             PART B             8           12
THEORY OF LITERATURE            3           4,5          Exam         Assoc.prof. A.Juško-Štekele
MUSEUM PRAXIS                   3           4,5      Differentiated
                                                          test
        CIVIL DEFENSE           2           3             Test        Lect. A.Strods
HISTORY OF LATVIAN LITERARY     3           4,5      Differentiated   Senior lect. I.Šuplinska
                                                          test
CRITICISM
             PART C             2           3
STYLISTIC OF LATVIAN            2           3        Differentiated   Lect. S.Lazdiņa
                                                          test
LANGUAGE
PROOFREADING                    2           3            Test         Lect. J.Elksnis
TENDENCIES OF FOREIGN           2           3        Differentiated   Lect. S.Laizāne
                                                          test
LITERATURE OF 20TH CENTURY

                                      8th semester
             COURSES                    Credits     ECTS         Form of                  Lecturer
                                                    credits      testing
               PART A                      4           6
HISTORICAL GRAMMAR                         4          6            Exam       Lect. S.Lazdiņa
               PART B                     13         19,5
BACHELOR PAPER                            10          15           Exam
BACHELOR EXAM                              3          4,5          Exam




                        Course Descriptions
            Academic Study Program “Bachelor of Philology”



Part A

Introduction to Linguistics - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To form and understanding of linguistics (as a science) and its major research object –
language - paying attention to the origins of language, the problems of classification, the
problems of the origin of language, and modern linguistic development.

Introduction to Baltic Philology - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To stimulate student interest in the studies and questions of Baltic ethnic genesis,
history, language and linguistics.

Modern Latvian Literal Language (Phonetics) - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide students with the necessary academic knowledge in modern Latvian
phonetics, paying attention to the connected problems of orthoepy, orthography and
the methodology of phonetics teaching.

Modern Latvian Literal Language (Lexicology) - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To introduce the students the functional aspects of language, and the various levels
and problems of language culture.

Modern Latvian Literal Language (Morphology) - 6 KP (9 ECTS)
To form an understanding of the categories of Latvian language, its grammatical
rules, functions and syntactic use.

Modern Latvian Literal Language (Morphemics) - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To form an understanding of the Latvian structure of words and their forms, and the
most important means and methods of form- and word-making.
Modern Latvian Literal Language (Syntax) - 4 KP (6 ECTS)
To give an overview of the syntactic phenomena of sentence and text, the syntactic
structural, and communicative and semantic aspects.

Foundations of a Language Culture - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To realize and analyze the typical language mistakes, and to work on their limitation,
based on the theoretical foundation of language (normative grammars),
vocabularies, and different kinds of practice materials.


Latin - 8 KP (12 ECTS)
To provide basic knowledge in the questions of morphology and syntax trough a
definite vocabulary, and to widen the preparation of general linguistics, in order to
prepare the student to read and understand texts.

Lithuanian -7 KP (10,5 ECTS)
To introduce the students to Lithuanian (the single related language with its
grammar, to develop their reading and interpretative skills from Latvian to Lithuanian
and vice versa, and to provide an opportunity to master conversational Lithuanian.

Latgalian Literal Language - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To cultivate the speaking and writing culture, thus preserving the Latgalian literal
language and widening the development of its use in other spheres in the future. The
skills of orthography, punctuation and speaking will be studied.



History of Latvian and Latgalian Literal Languages - 4 KP (6 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about Latvian literal language and its formation and
development, to form an understanding of the native language and its history and to
research sources to stimulate the students’ interest. To provide knowledge about the
Latgalian language and its formation, development and basic stages and to stimulate
research.

Historical Grammar - 4 KP (6 ECTS)
To provide the students with the necessary knowledge of Latvian historical
phonetics, morphology, syntax and lexicology, and to help future teachers of Latvian
to integrate this knowledge in the process of modern Latvian mastering.

History of Linguistics - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To give an overview of linguistics development from its inception to the modern
period, paying specific attention to appropriate scientific points of view concerning
the notions of language, system, structure and methods of research.

Introduction to Literary Studies Research and History of Literature - 4 KP (6
ECTS)
To provide students with knowledge concerning the structure and object of literary
studies and its most important elements, and to develop interpretative skills, based
on aesthetics and the specifics of the genre.

Latvian folklore - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To provide students with knowledge of the genres of Latvian folklore, its functional,
artistic, and axio-logical specifics, to stress the ethnological function of folklore, and
to point out its historical development and transformations in different contexts.

Pre-National Latvian Literature - 4 KP (6 ECTS)
To give a broad view of the formation of a national literature, placing stress on
specifics in the context of Western European culture, and to trace the growth of
written artistic skills and influencing factors in terms of style of literature, form, and
genre, based on wide textual material.
                                             th
Latvian Literature at the Turn of the 20 Century (1890s to 1920s) - 5 KP (7,5
ECTS)
To provide a concrete view of the literal processes of the Latvian cultural
environment through the changes of this epoch, paying particular attention to the
West European philosophical and aesthetic influences in Latvia and on the
tendencies of modern national literature. Research of literary works will use modern
approaches (structuralism, receptive aesthetics, etc.).

Latvian Literature (1920-1940) - 5 KP (7,5 ECTS)
To provide a concrete view of the cultural processes and literary development in the
Latvian Republic, emphasizing creative researching in terms of genres, schools, and
forms (expressionism, constructivism, etc.), and to research literary material
appropriate to the given epoch, using modern approaches (hermeneutics,
structuralism, etc.)

Latvian Literature in Postwar Latvia - 5 KP (7,5 ECTS)
To realize the specifics tendencies of genre, form, and the style in the modern
literature, and to distinguish the common traits in the historical development of
Latvian literature, developing and widening the outlook of students towards the
stabilization of the value system.

Latvian Literature in Exile - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To realize the popular tendencies of genre, form, and style in the stages of
emigration, realizing the novelty of philosophical and artistic works in the
interpretation of literary texts.



Latgalian Literature- 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To realize the tendencies of development of Latgalian literature from its beginnings
to the modern period, investigating outstanding Latgalian authors and their
personalities, style and role in the development of Latgalian literature, to emphasize
the specifics of Latgalian literature in comparison with Latvian literature, and to show
the perspectives of its development in the modern period, and its relation to the
larger development of Latvian literature.

Ancient Literature - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To provide knowledge to the students concerning the beginnings of European,
Greek, and Roman literature, emphasizing the specifics of genre, form, and
ethnology, tracing the development of genres and coming to conclusions about the
common roots of literature, philosophy, aesthetics, science, etc.

Introduction to Foreign Literature - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To provide knowledge to the students concerning the development of literature in the
cultural epochs of the Classical Era, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Age
of Enlightenment, emphasizing the specifics of genre development and the common
traits of concrete literary schools, reaching conclusions about the development of
literature in the context of different cultures.

Latvian Orthoepy - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To stimulate student interest in the mastering of literal pronunciation and its
conditions, theoretically and practically, in order to be able to teach this literal
pronunciation to others.

Foreign Language - 8 KP (12 ECTS)
To improve (English or German) knowledge and skills, and to prepare students for
individual readings and discussions about actual questions in everyday life and
professions.




                                             Part B

History of Philosophy - 4 KP (6 ECTS)
To review the course of development and formation of philosophic science, studying the
most important schools of philosophy, the understanding of essential problems, and their
place in modern philosophical thought.

Ethics and Aesthetics - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To enrich the social experience of students, to introduce students to the moral ideals of
different epochs, to form the skills of discussion and critique, to master the basic categories
of aesthetics and understand these notion, and to analyze the expression of aesthetic culture
in work and everyday life.

Baltic Mythology - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Using the comparative and historical method, to provide students with knowledge about
Baltic mythological understanding, to open deeper levels of Baltic culture trough gnosiology,
to evaluate Lithuanian, Latvian, and Prussian mythological thinking, understanding the world
outlook of each, and to investigate the meaning of mythological thinking in the process of
development of culture.

Theory of Literature - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To discover the general regularities in fiction, in separate works of literature, in the creative
work of authors, and in the historical process of literature; to systematize the evolution of
literal research and interpretative methods, examining these specifics to encourage the
students towards literary research and the questions of literary analysis in the common view
of aesthetics and philosophy. Also, to emphasize the relations between the theory of literature
and its related sciences (the theory of art, linguistics, etc.).

History of Latvian Literary Criticism - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To realize the tendencies of the process of criticism in literature, and its development at the
very end in 19th century and the beginnings of the 20th century, emphasizing the rules of
literary grouping, discussions, and periodicals in the formation of literary thought, genre, and
schools, to obtain practical skills in critiquing, reviewing, and writing.
Analysis of Text - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To introduce the students to the analysis and variety of interpretative methods, discovering
the specifics notion of work as a separate detail and the wholeness by the author’s stylistic
view, and examining the practical skills and experience in the choice and use of methods.

R.Blaumanis’ Creative Works - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To examine the work of the first Latvian author, to investigate his personality and his art, to
analyze his most impressive poems, short prose, and the texts of his dramatic plays, using
modern research methods (structuralism, receptive aesthetics, etc.).


Rainis’ Creative Work - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To trace the development of artistic personality in the author in terms of his particular epoch,
this outstanding Latvian thinker, poet, translator and dramatist specifics of life and work, to
understand his influences, thoughts, ideas, and the possibilities of their realization.

Latgalian Lyrics - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To realize the tendencies in development of Latgalian lyrics from the profane poem at the
end of 18th century to the modern era, characterizing the different approaches in the analysis
of work, and to strengthen the skills of work, interpretation and evolution.

History of the Epic Genre - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To trace the development of the epic in world and national literature, to provide ideas about
the oral and written relations of literature to the general process of literature, to introduce the
students to the beginnings of the world’s culture and literature, and the specifics which in
many ways are revealed by one of the oldest genres- the epic.

Latvian Essay Genre - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To widen student knowledge of the history of Latvian literature and the philosophy of
literature, emphasizing the theoretical and practical ideas in this particular genre.

R.Mūks’ Creative Works - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To introduce students to R.Mūks and his fascinating personality and works, emphasizing the
meaning of his psychology of archetypes, mystics, the Easter religion, and the Western
philosophical thoughts in the interpretation of his literary works and his unique
individuality.analyzing

STYLISTIC OF LATVIAN LANGUAGE - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course – to study and to value/to analyse theoretical aspects of the stylistic
and practical usage of Latvian language, to analyse and to correct written texts of other
authors as well as written and spoken language of the students themselves

LATGALIAN FOLKLORE - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course – to deepen the knowledge in understanding of the folklore by
motivating of distinguishing the peculiarities of the genre, artistic expression and form in the
folklore of particular region – Latgale


Feminine aspect in the folklore and mythology - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course – to deepen students knowledge in folklore and mythology by stressing
the meaning of the feminine aspect in the mythical and folkloristic concepts, to motivate the
process of acknowledging of the fundamental feminine relicts in the contemporary culture
and society, to arouse an analytic approach to the perception and interpretation of the
dichotomic feminine and masculine attitudes




Greek (Antique Greek language) - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To develop the skills of passive usage of the Greek language. The course is based in the
acquiring of the basic grammar of the antique Greek by reading and analyzing the texts in
Greek in increasing level of the complexity. As well during the course students acquire the
basic vocabulary of the language

CREATIVE WRITING - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course is designed as the introduction course of literary creation. The aims of the course
– to acknowledge the creative skills of the students, to repeat the ground rules of literature
science in defining differences between genres, to stimulate the development of creative
skills, to involve students in various creative projects.

Basics of Scientific work- 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To classify the strategies of research, notions of methodology, and tactics, to give a
direction to the technology of research, to introduce, the research program and its
stages, means, methods, special terminology, and to familiarize the student with the
basic requirements for the output of the course work, including the qualification and
bachelors thesis.

Foundations of Dramatic Art and Direction - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide students with basic knowledge in the art of theatre and direction.

Literary Creation Process - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To strengthen the student knowledge in the theory and history of literature, to examine the
work of the writer and how the effort develops from an idea into an artistic text.

Propaedeutics of Latvian language – 2KP (3ECTS)
In this course basic issues of Latvian phonetics are observed, main rules of correct
pronunciation are stressed, as well independent and auxiliary word categories are repeated
and issues of spelling (orthography) stressed. Then syntax of the sentence is observed,
general characteristics of simple sentence and different kinds of compound and complex
sentences are given. The aim of the course is to make skills of correct speaking, orthography
and using of punctuation by those preparing students to study linguistic courses actual.

Children folklore – 2KP (3ECTS)
The aim of the course is to give knowledge about Latvian children folklore, its place in
common of folklore, its functions, dialectics of development and system of genre in it.




Part C

Dialectology - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To stimulate student interest in dialects, phonetics, word-formation, morphology, and
syntactic specifics in relation to Baltic ethnic genesis, Latvian history, and the norms of
Latvian literal language, and to clarify the necessity of using these skills in teaching.


Museum Study - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To provide knowledge of the museum as a research and educational institution, to develop
the practical research skills of students, and to provide the opportunity for competition in the
labour market.

PROOFREADING - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To make familiar with the peculiarities of the work in a typography, different types of the
sheet-proofs, rules and techniques of the work; to acquire practical skills of the proofreading.

BILINGUALISM AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course – to give the information about the bilingualism and bilingual
education in historical and contemporary processes, to stimulate the participation of the
students and expressing their opinions about the topical issues of the bilingual education.

THE CONCEPT OF THE GAME IN THE CULTURE CONSCIOUSNESS: THEORY
AND PRACTICE - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acknowledge the interpretation of the concept of the game, its
meaning and functions in the culture, especially by stressing of the concept in the aspect of a
genre, a trend, the process of literary creation. To inspire the studying and creation of the
several types of game in the process of literature science studies.

Rhetoric - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To give a basic knowledge and understanding about the art of speech and also the ability to
make up the speech and to perform it on public.

Computer Sciences - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To teach students how to work with computer equipment.

Sports - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To give the necessary theoretical knowledge, to develop the abilities of organism functions,
mental and physical abilities, to strengthen the health, to fulfill and to realize the inference
“mens sana in corpore sano”.

Logic – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To acquire and deepen knowledge in methods and way of thinking, forms and skills of
research, possibilities of their practical usage.

Methodology of essay writing – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course – to give a knowledge to students about several kinds of essays, their
different functional possibilities, general rules of their creation; to stress stylistics, logic,
necessity of planning skills, to guide to creative, detailed and based in facts interpretation of
the essays title while writing, to give a guidelines for developing an essay in different age
groups according to psychological maturity, way of thinking and level of knowledge children
posses.
7.3.2. Academic Study Program “Bachelor of History”
                  (Total: 141 Latvian credits; 211,5 ECTS credits)




                                                              1st year
                                                             st
                                                            1 semester
                COURSES                       Credits       ECTS credits             Form of                     Lecturer
                                                                                     testing
                   Part A                         11                16,5
Introductory to research of sources and            2                 3             Differentiated   Lect. A.Kļavinska
research methods in history                                                             test        Lect. I.Sprūga
The basics of research                            2                  3             Differentiated   Prof. K.Počs
                                                                                        test
Introductory to archaeology and                   2                  3                  Test        Prof. I.B.Loze, Lect. I.Čakša
ethnography
History of pre-historic and ancient times         3                 4,5                Exam         Lect. P.Kivrāns
History of Latvia                                 2                  3                 Exam         Assoc.prof.I.Poča
                 PART B                           8                 12
Foreign Language I (English or German)            2                  3                 Test         Lect. M.Soma,
                                                                                                    Lect. V.Prikule
Latin                                         2                      3                 Test         Lect. I.Gusāns
Mythology and folklore                            2                  3                 Test         Assoc. prof. A.Juško-Štekele
Creating work with an information                 2                  3                 Test         Senior lect. V.Čakša
                 PART C                           1                 1,5
INFORMATICS                                       1                 1,5                Test         Lect. G.Kadakovskis




                                             2nd semester
          COURSES                    Credits      ECTS              Form of                   Lecturer
                                                 credits            testing
            PART A                     7          10,5
HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL                       3           4,5             Exam          Lect. P.Kivrāns
TIMES
HISTORY OF LATVIA                         3           4,5             Exam          Assoc.prof. I.Poča
RESEARCH                                  1           1,5         Differentiated
                                                                       test
            PART B                     10             15
Foreign Language I                        2            3              Exam          Lect. M.Soma, Lect.
                                                                                    V.Prikule
LATIN                       2      3                Exam         Lect. I.Gusāns
CULTURE AND ART’S           2      3            Differentiated   Lect. I.Čakša, Lect.
                                                     test        I.Vilčuka
HISTORY OF ANCIENT
TIMES
SOCIOLOGY                   2      3                Test         Lect. V.Korkla
CONCEPTIONS OF              2      3                Test         Senior lect. V.Brazauska
NATURE SCIENCES
         PART C             3     4,5
INTEGRATION                 1     1,5               Test         Lect. P.Kivrāns
PROCESSES OF THE EU
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY           2      3                Test         Senior lect. A.Kondrova




                                           2nd year
                                           rd
                                          3 semester
              COURSES             Credits       ECTS               Form of
                                               credits             testing                        Lecturer
               PART A                  9            13,5
HISTORY OF MODERN TIMES I              3             4,5            Exam           Assoc.prof.I.Poča
HISTORY OF LATVIA                      3             4,5            Exam           Assoc.prof.I.Poča
PHILOSOPHY                             3             4,5             Test          Senior lect. I.Leikuma
               PART B                  8             12
CULTURE AND ART’S HISTORY OF           2              3             Exam           Lect. I.Čakša, Lect.I.Vilčuka
MEDIEVAL TIMES
HISTORY OF ESTONIAN AND                2              3              Test          Lect. Vl.Malahovskis
SCANDINAVIAN REGION
HISTORY OF POLAND AND LATVIA           2              3              Test          Prof. K.Počs
(FROM MEDIEVAL TIMES TILL 20TH
CENTURY)
TRADITIONAL CULTURE OF JAPAN           2              3              Test          Lect. I.Čakša
AND CHINA
               PART C                  3              3
AESTHETICS                             1             1,5             Test          Lect. V.Korkla
WOMEN IN POLITICAL LIFE OF             1             1,5             Test          Prof. K.Počs
FRANCE AT MEDIEVAL TIMES
FOREIGN LANGUAGE II - BASICS OF        1             1,5             Test          Lect. M.Soma
GERMAN
BASICS OF ECONOMICS                    1             1,5             Test          Lect. L.Amantova
                                                     4th semester
                COURSES                      Credits       ECTS       Form of                     Lecturer
                                                          credits     testing
                 PART A                        10           15
HISTORY OF MODERN TIMES II                     3           4,5          Exam         Assoc.prof. I.Poča
HISTORY OF LATGALE                             2            3           Exam         Assoc.prof. I.Poča
ARCHIVE’S STUDIES AND ARCHIVE                  3           4,5          Test         Lect. S.Igaune
PRACTICAL WORK
COURSE PAPER                                   2            3       Differentiated
                                                                         test
                 PART B                        8           12
CULTURE AND ART’S HISTORY OF                   3           4,5      Differentiated   Lect. I.Čakša, Lect. I.Vilčuka
                                                                         test
MODERN TIMES
CULTURE AND ART’S HISTORY OF                   2            3       Differentiated   Lect. I.Čakša; Lect. I.Vilčuka
                                                                         test
LATGALE
Work protection system of Latvian Republic     1           1,5          Test         Lect. V.Spičs
ETHICS                                         2            3           Exam         Senior lect. V.Čakša
                 PART C                        2            3
CULTURE OF POLEMICS                            1           1,5          Test         Lect. V.Korkla
ETNOPSYCHOLOGY                                 1           1,5          Test         Senior lect. I.Leikuma
 3rd year
 th
5 semester
          COURSES              Credits   ECTS credits     Form of                      Lecturer
                                                          testing
           PART A                5           7,5
CONTEMPORARY HISTORY I           3           4,5            Exam         Prof.K.Počs
HISTORIOGRAPHY                   2            3             Exam         Lect. I.Sprūga
           PART B                13         19,5
CULTURE AND ART’S HISTORY I      2            3         Differentiated   Lect. I.Čakša, Lect. I.Vilčuka
                                                             test
OF 20TH CENTURY
CULTURE AND ART’S HISTORY OF     2            3         Differentiated   Lect. I.Čakša, Lect. Vilčuka
                                                             test
LATVIA
HISTORY OF LITERATURE            2            3         Differentiated   Senior lect. O.Senkāne,
                                                             test        Senior lect. I.Šuplinska
HISTORY OF RELIGIONS             2            3         Differentiated   Lect. Vl.Malahovskis
                                                             test
MUSIC LITERATURE AND             1           1,5             Test        Lect. I.Pāvule
HISTORY
PERSONALITIES OF THE 20TH        2            3             Test         Lect. I.Sprūga
CENTURY
NATURE PROTECTION                2            3             Test         Prof. G.Noviks
           PART C                3           4,5
FOREIGN LANGUAGE II - POLISH     2            3             Test         Lecturer from Poland
FOREIGN LANGUAGE III –           1           1,5            Test         Lect. V.Prikule
BASICS OF ENGLISH
FOREIGN LANGUAGE III –           1           1,5            Test         Lect. M. Soma
BASICS OF GERMAN
                                         6th semester
            COURSES            Credits   ECTS credits     Form of                       Lecturer
                                                          testing
             PART A              8             12
CONTEMPORARY HISTORY II          3             4,5          Exam         Prof. K.Počs
MUSEUM SCIENCE AND THE           2             3            Test         Lect. I.Sprūga
METHODS OF LOCAL HISTORY
RESEARCH
INTRODUCTORY TO PHILOSOPHY       1             1,5          Test         Senior lect. V.Čakša
OF HISTORY
COURSE PAPER                     2             3        Differentiated
                                                             test
             PART B              8             12
CULTURE AND ART’S HISTORY II     2             3            Exam         Lect. I.Čakša; Lect. I.Vilčuka
OF 20TH CENTURY
CULTURE AND ART’S HISTORY OF     2             3            Exam         Lect. I.Čakša; Lect. I.Vilčuka
LATVIA
MUSEUM PRACTICAL WORK            2             3        Differentiated   Lect. S.Ribakova
                                                             test
AMERICAN INDIANS’ CULTURE        2             3             Test        Lect. I.Čakša; Lect.
                                                                         Vl.Malahovskis
AND HISTORY OF USA
             PART C              4             6
INFORMATICS IN HISTORY/          2             3            Test         Assoc.prof. H.Soms; Lect.
                                                                         G.Kadakovskis
POWERPOINT
GLOBALIZATION PROCESS IN         2             3            Test         Lect. P.Kivrāns
THE WORLD




                                          4th year
                                          th
                                         7 semester
              COURSES                   Credits     ECTS         Form of                  Lecturer
                                                    credits      testing
                PART A                    14          21

Auxiliary sciences of history             1          1,5          Test       Lect. P.Kivrāns
Bachelor Paper                            10         15           Exam
Bachelor exam                             3          4,5          Exam
                PART B                    6           9

INTRODUCTORY TO THEORY OF                  2          3            Test      Senior lect. V.Čakša
CULTURE
POLITOLOGY (POLITICAL SCIENCE)             2          3            Test      Lect. I.Sprūga
AND HISTORY OF LATVIA’S
PARLIAMENT
Civil defense                              1         1,5           Test      Lect. A.Strods
Work and social rights                     1         1,5           Test      Senior lect. G.Makarova




                      COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
              Academic study program “Bachelor of History”



Part A

History of pre-historic and ancient times – 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To acquaint the students with the most important aspects in pre-historic society as
well as ancient changes in people’s development as well as in social and economy
structures.

History of Latvia – 8 KP (12 ECTS)
Course gives the insight into problems of Latvia’s history, History of Latvia from
Middle Ages up to now. The fight of Latvians against invades and creation of new
state. Attention is paid to the problems that were not announced until state
independence: soviet totalitarian system in Latvia, social contradictions of the World
War II, deportations, holocaust, Latvian emigration culture, “singing revolution” and
independence renovation in Latvia as well as to the development of Latvian national
culture.

History of medieval times – 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
The students create understanding about Middle Ages “feudalism”, social-economy
structures, the problems of centralization in Eastern Europe and Western Europe.

History of modern times – 6 KP (9 ECTS)
The students are acquainted with main reasons which influenced people to come from
middle ages to society; analyses new society relationships; gives an idea about other
events and tendencies in the world.
Contemporary history – 6 KP (9 ECTS)
Course gives the insight into Eastern Europe and Americas’ history after the First
World War till nowadays and deepens students’ knowledge in international
relationships, process of integration and other important social movements.

History of Latgale – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course gives the outlook about Latgale’s (region of Latvia) historical events, their
features, and significance in development of Latgale nowadays and deepens students’
knowledge in history of Latgale, difference from the Latvian regions (historical facts),
problems of this regions, Latgale is one of the Latvia’s part. The goal of the course is
to widen students’ knowledge about history of Latvia, telling them about history of
Latgale region and its development features and problems.

Introductory to research of sources and research methods in history – 2
                                    KP (3 ECTS)
The students are acquainted with methods and ways of research, its program,
terminology, and main requirements for course paper, BA paper and qualification
paper and to acquaint the students with history as science, its specifics and place, give
all the necessary information about history research methods.

The basics of research – 2 KP (3ECTS)
The course gives the outlook about history sources, its variety, source searching,
analysis, developing skills for evaluation and usage of the source. It is not possible to
write qualitative scientific research work in history without this knowledge. The goal
of the course is to lead student to the process of scientific research writing and
supervising. The task of the course is to show source research methods and their usage
ways and to acquaint students with historical resources specifics, methods and give
the idea of usage of different resources.


Historiography – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course gives the idea about historiography theory and history aspects, and
methodology as well as the influence of philosophy.


Introductory to archeology and ethnography – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course introduces with archeology as one of the main research origin, shows the
real state of archeology on European archeology science, and widens student’s
knowledge in the science.

Philosophy – 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
Philosophy creates a view of the world. It helps to recognize the problems and
regularity of the nature, society and spiritual life. Philosophy is not a science you can
learn. It is the experience of each person, creative process – philosophizing. The
course shows students the development history of society’s theoretical thinking,
creates concepts about the main philosophical ideas that were influenced by society’s
culture. The goal of the course is to show the formation and development process of
philosophy science, revealing the main philosophy directions and interrelation of the
main problems and their place in modern philosophical idea. This program allows
students to compare their own thinking with ideas of world known philosophers.



Museum science and the methods of local history research – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course provides knowledge of the museum as a research and education
institution, to develop the practical research skills of students, and to provide the
opportunity for competition in the labor market. The course shows historical research
methods, gives a notion about method’s concept, methodology, methods, set of
instruments, and classification of methods. The course shows how research methods
of other scientific fields (for example, statistic mathematical, linguistic, sociological,
social psychological methods) are used in historical researches. The course also
reveals the essence of graphical methods and their usage in historical researches.
Successful usage of these methods and techniques is the basis for productive and
purposeful scientific research process.




Politology (Political science) and History of Latvia’s parliament – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Students get acquainted with development history of political thinking, the essence of
political processes, development regularity, actions and tendencies, political subjects
and objects, functioning mechanism of the power, tendencies of political life and
culture. The insight into international politics is given, too. The course helps to create
political opinion, belief, value orientation, patriotic standing and active political
position; to find ones place in present political life and choose further studies about
politics. The course deepens students’ knowledge in foundation of LR, crisis in 1934,
political events in the state, gives information about the most important political
events in the country.

Archives studies – 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about the principles kinds, structure of archives’ work and
documents which regulate their work, to form skills to use acquired knowledge in
practice.

Introductory to philosophy of history – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To research humans’ desire and abilities to understand the world and themselves as a
part of the world. Interrelations of the mental and material, cognitive problems are
emphasized, based on the historical development periods of philosophical science.



                                         Part B

Introductory to theory of culture – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course provides student’s knowledge about culture as human’s harmony as
consciously artificial, not similar to natural.
Foreign language I – 4 KP (6 ECTS)
This course improves knowledge and skills, and to prepare students to discuss actual
questions in everyday life and professions.


Latin – 4 KP (6 ECTS)
Course provides basic knowledge in phonetics, morphology, syntax and educates
students to a certain amount of vocabulary and improve students’ general linguistic
training, as well as prepare students for reading and understanding of the texts.

Mythology and Folklore – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To give students an idea of mythological essence, the structure of its thought; to display form
and content of myth; to study possibilities of different folklore genres in history research
based on the comparative, functional and history’s of culture methods.

Integration processes of the EU – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course explains integration concepts and gives knowledge about society integration
processes in some Europe states, int. al., in Latvia. Students get information about history of
Europe Union and its activity directions. The course promotes students’ interest about
integration processes in Europe.

Culture and Art’s history of ancient times – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
This course deepens student’s knowledge about problems of countries, peculiarities of
their development. Students will acquire culture inheritance process and formation of
culture phenomena; develop knowledge about interrelations of economics, politics,
and culture.

Culture and Art’s history of medieval times – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Course acquaints students with main trends, circumstances and peculiarities of the
given period, to deepen students’ knowledge about art’s development.

Culture and Art’s history of modern times – 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To acquaint students with formation circumstances of modern culture and art and their
main tendencies, the influence of economical and political circumstances, to widen
students’ understanding about modern culture and art.

Culture and Art’s history of 20th century – 4 KP (6 ECTS)
This course provides knowledge about trends and tendencies in the 20th century art’s
development, the most outstanding representatives and works of art and acquaint with
the culture phenomena and tendencies in the world.

Culture and Art’s history of Latvia – 4 KP (6 ECTS)
To provide basic knowledge about the most important cultural events, stages of
culture development; to widen students’ knowledge about history of Latvia; to study
trends of Latvia’s culture development, links with culture of other nations.

Culture and Art’s history of Latgale – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide basic knowledge about the most important cultural events, stages of
culture development; to widen students’ knowledge about history of Latgale; to study
trends of Latgale’s culture development, links with Latvian culture and culture of
other nations.



History of religions – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Students get acquainted with the biggest religions in the world, the essence and
concept of religious belief. It promotes interest about religious life, human spiritual
search, and values of spiritual culture. At the present moment, when there are so many
modern religious groups in Latvian culture, it is important to know their origin and to
evaluate their activities. It would help students to widen spiritual view and make
another attitude towards the world.


Sociology – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
It gives general perception about the structure of society, its functioning and
development, social relations and groups, and individual’s connection with society. It
helps to understand better the socialization process and its significance. Social science
helps to understand social processes and develop professional culture.

Logics and Culture of Polemics – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course gives a possibility to arrange and improve verbal thinking methods and
forms. Students can get acquainted with formal regularity of thinking process, use this
knowledge practically while doing the exercises and get acquainted with different
kinds of argument, its process features, significance, emphasizing specific features of
discussions and polemics. It develops skill to think consistently, expressly, with
arguments. During the course students acquire the laws of precise thinking, cognition
forms and skills and its practical usage. The course helps to develop verbal thinking,
define and argument the idea; participate in different discussions and maintain one’s
opinion.




History of Estonian and Scandinavian region – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about the most important historical events in Estonia and
Denmark, Norway and Sweden, to understand the current processes in these countries.

History of literature – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To acquire knowledge about the formation process of national literature, emphasizing
its peculiarities in the context of European culture. Studies will be based on wide
textual material, writers’ styles and different factors influencing literary trends; to
emphasize formation and development interrelations of literary schools.

History of Asia’s and Africa region – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To widen students’ knowledge in Asia region from ancient times till nowadays, their
problems, contradictions, etc. and to widen knowledge about Africa from ancient
times till nowadays, widening of colonies, fight for independence, etc.
History of Russia – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To widen knowledge about the most important historical events of Russia till
nowadays, its modern problems, traditions, etc. and understand the current processes
in this country.


Ethics – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
This course enriches students’ social experience, promotes the development of virtue
personality, creates collaboration, dialogue and critical attitude, esteem towards
heritage of social culture and human values. It introduces students with virtue ideals in
different periods. The goal of the course is to strengthen belief about relative and
absolute relationships, give knowledge about creation of ethic norms         and
principles in the process of human development, and give insight about action choice,
moral orientation.

Music literature and history – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To acquaint with historical development of music, the basic ideas of the world music
culture development, the peculiarities of music of different nations. It is important to
provide knowledge about interrelation of music development process and processes in
other branches of arts.

History of American Indians’ culture and USA – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide basic knowledge about the most important cultural events and stages of
American Indians’ culture development; to study trends of Indians’ culture
development, links with culture of other nations. Acquaints with the history of the
USA country, laws, constitution, traditions and problems of emigration.

History of Poland and Latvia (from medieval times till 20th century) – 2 KP (3
ECTS)
The course widens students’ knowledge in history, more attention paying on
significant events in Latvia and Poland. The course offers the analysis of similarities
and differences in political, economic, mental and material culture development.



Nature protection – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course gives concept about the ecology and its content, ecosystems, ecologic
factors. The course gives definitions of the main contradictions in preserving the
quality of human development and environment. The analysis of ecosystem
development’s main elements is made. Students get perception about the kinds and
structure of environment pollution. The course offers some methods that can help to
prevent environment pollution and purify the environment. The goal of the course is
to give perception of opportunities to teach Youth about ecology, and the role of
schools, families and state institutions in this process.


Part C
Personalities of the 20th Century - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
This course widens students’ knowledge in history, political science, national
processes, etc., analysing the role of personalities in the history of 20th century.
Students get information about politicians, diplomats, statesman, scientists, social
leaders and members, artists and actors who were great and well-known personalities
of the 20th century.

National processes and the culture of international contacts – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about national processes, their causes and contradictions, to
study the essence and basic elements of international; contacts, to encourage the
formation of healthy national self-awareness, national and international maturing in
students.

Foreign language II (Lithuanian or Polish) – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
This course gives students basic knowledge of foreign languages and broadens their
vocabulary. Students get information about Lithuanian or Polish and acquire with
reading, writing and translation, as well as with this country culture.

Social psychology – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course provides knowledge about main categories, principles and regularities of
social psychology; reveals possibilities of using psychological ideas in developing
person’s mental abilities and skills; forms students’ skills in application of
psychological ideas in professional work with children and parents as well as
encourages students to use psychological ideas in research and practice.


Informatics in History – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Students get acquainted with the main concepts of informatics, its usage in historical
researches, possibilities and specifics. The course offers to see the experience of USA
and other Europe states. During practical lessons students acquire informative
technologies and get acquainted with standard and special programs.

Globalization Process in the World – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Fast development of technologies and globalization allow some states to create unique
opportunities for rapid development, but other states feel economic stagnation threat
and even recession. The course reveals economic and military globalization problems.
The development of East-Europe states is connected with harmonizing laws and
standards with international institutions (International Monetary Fund, World Bank,
World Trade Organisation). Globalization and the requirements of international
institutions is the main condition for passing and conforming the laws; it is
unavoidable and irreversible problem nowadays.
Demography – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course gives knowledge about demography subject, object, history and its
research methods, reveals the place of demography in science system and its practical
mean. Special attention is paid on demography problems in Latvia.




7.3.3. Second level Professional Higher Education Study Program
“Social Studies Teacher”
                              (Total: 60 Latvian credits; 90 ECTS credits)


Part-time studies

                                              1st semester
          COURSES                     Credits       ECTS     Form of testing           Lecturer
                                                   credits
                                        11          16,5
Part A
Philosophy                               2           3            Exam          Senior lect. I.Leikuma
Health Education                         3          4,5           Exam          Lect. I.Supe
Basics of Rights                         2           3            Exam          Prof. J.Rozenbergs
Teaching Methods of Social               4           6        Differentiated    Senior lect. V.Čakša
Science in Primary and Elementary                                  test
School
              Part B                     4           6
Sociology (compulsory course)            2           3            Exam          Lect. V.Korkla
Reading and Writing for                  2           3        Differentiated    Lect. V.Malahovskis
Developing Critical Thinking                                       test
Pedagogical Communication                2           3             Test         Senior lect.
                                                                                A.Kondrova
Rights of Municipality                   1          1,5            Test         Senior lect.
                                                                                G.Makarova
IT in Social Science                     1          1,5            Test         Assoc.prof. H.Soms
                                         2           3
Part C
Labour and Social Rights                 1          1,5            Test         Senior lect.
                                                                                G.Makarova
Work with Sources in Social              1          1,5            Test         Prof. K.Počs
Science
First Aid                                1          1,5            Test         Lect. V.Dzervinika
Bilingualism                             1          1,5            Test         Lect. S.Lazdiņa

                                             2nd semester
             Courses                   Credits     ECTS       Form of testing          Lecturer
                                                    credits
              Part A                     8            12
Ethics                                   2             3           Exam         Senior lect. V.Čakša
Basic Economics                          2             3           Exam         Prof. V.Strazdiņa
Research Methods and Technique           2             3       Differentiated   Lect. I.Sprūga
in Social Science                                                   test
Pedagogical (Observation) Praxis         2            3        Differentiated
in Primary and Elementary School                                    test
               Part B                    4            6
Political Science (compulsory            2            3        Differentiated   Lect. I.Sprūga
course)                                                             test
Consumers’ Economics                     1           1,5            Test        Lect. L.Amantova
Pedagogical Ethics                       1           1,5            Test        Senior lect. V.Čakša
Globalization Process in the World       2            3             Test        Lect. P.Kivrāns
and Europe Integration Process
Logic’s elements in Culture of           2            3            Test         Lect. V.Korkla
Polemics
               Part C                    3           4,5
Multiculturalism                         1           1,5           Test         Lect. I.Ratinīka
Problems of Environment                  1           1,5           Test         Prof. G.Noviks
Protection and Ecological
Education for Youth
History of Baltic States                 1           1,5           Test         Prof. K.Počs
Political Ethics                         1           1,5           Test         Lect. V.Korkla
Social Memory in Pupils’ Scientific      1           1,5           Test         Senior lect. V.Čakša
Research




                                                          3rd semester
                    Courses                           Credits      ECTS         Form of testing                Lecturer
                                                                  credits
                     Part A                             8            12
Pedagogical (Qualification) Praxis in Primary and       8            12            Differentiated     Lect. Vl.Malahovskis,
Elementary School                                                                       test          Senior lect. V.Čakša
                     Part B                                4         6
Development of Philosophical Thinking in                   2         3             Differentiated     Lect. V.Korkla
Children (Philosophy for Children)                                                      test
History of Religions                                       2         3             Differentiated     Lect. Vl.Malahovskis
                                                                                        test
                   Part C                                  3        4,5
Political Ethics                                           1        1,5                Test           Lect. V.Korkla
Bilingualism                                               1        1,5                Test           Lect. S.Lazdiņa
Business in Home Economics                                 1        1,5                Test           Lect. L.Danilāne

                                            4th semester
           COURSES                      Credits     ECTS         Form of testing           Lecturer
                                                   credits
                Part A                    12         18
Diploma Paper                             10         15               Exam
Diploma Exam in Social Science and            2           3               Exam
Teaching Methods




                             COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
                     Second level Higher Professional Education Study Program
                                  “Social Studies Teacher”

Part A

Philosophy - 2KP (3 ECTS)
Philosophy creates a view of the world. It helps to recognize the problems and regularity of the nature,
society and spiritual life. Philosophy is not a science you can learn. It is the experience of each person,
creative process – philosophizing. The course shows students the development history of society’s
theoretical thinking, creates concepts about the main philosophical ideas that were influenced by
society’s culture. The goal of the course is to show the formation and development process of
philosophy science, revealing the main philosophy directions and interrelation of the main problems
and their place in modern philosophical idea. This program allows students to compare their own
thinking with ideas of world known philosophers.


Health Education – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Health is physical, spiritual and social welfare. Health is not a goal but the mean for realizing the
opportunities; it is the quality of life. Health is not static; it is dynamic process that depends on human
lifestyle and interaction with environment. Health education is planned teaching system based on
scientific principles. It is the process when people acquire skills to recognize their physical and spiritual
needs and find ways how to meet these needs without doing any harm to their health.
The significance of health education course is proved by the fact that lifestyle and habits influence the
health of descendants, neighbors, and all the society. The goal of the course is to give knowledge about
health, health education and its determinant factors; to create the system of values that help to make
positive attitude towards oneself and others, favor personal health and health of society; to give
knowledge, develop skills and abilities for doing practical, conscious, and creative teaching tasks in that
way acquiring integrated health education content in school.




Basics of Rights – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course gives the knowledge about human rights, constitutional rights, its juridical aspects, rights of
municipalities, right protection institutions, criminal law and criminal action, civil law and civil process,
administrative law and administrative process, labour law and ecological law, their system and work in
Latvia, about children rights, protection, and practical usage. The course helps to choose and prepare
material for acquiring integrated Basics of Rights content in school.


Ethics – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
This course enriches students’ social experience, promotes the development of virtue personality,
creates collaboration, dialogue and critical attitude, esteem towards heritage of social culture and
human values. It introduces students with virtue ideals in different periods. The goal of the course is to
strengthen belief about relative and absolute relationships, give knowledge about creation of ethic
norms and principles in the process of human development, and give insight about action choice,
moral orientation.


Basic Economics – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course introduces with economic theory categories and economic regularity involving students in
the process of economic thinking and evaluation. The goal of the course is to give knowledge about the
essence of economic regularity, its main conditions and features.




Sociology – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
It gives general perception about the structure of society, its functioning and development, social
relations and groups, and individual’s connection with society. It helps to understand better the
socialization process and its significance. Social science helps to understand social processes and
develop professional culture.


Teaching Methods of Social Science in Primary and Elementary School – 4 KP (6 ECTS)
Task of this course is to create critical thinking and social responsibility in new generation that is
willing to know different opinions and is able to solve important problems of the society and state. The
goal of the course is to help students understand themselves and environment, participate in the world
processes, make well-founded choice, and justify actions. Subject teaching method contains also ethic,
citizenship, economic and health education. The course is provided also with seminars and practical
lessons.


Research Methods and Technique in Social Science- 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course shows social research (especially historical) methods, gives a notion about method’s
concept, methodology, methods, set of instruments, and classification of methods. The course shows
how research methods of other scientific fields (for example, statistic mathematical, linguistic,
sociological, social psychological methods) are used in historical and social sciences’ researches. The
course also reveals the essence of graphical methods and their usage in historical and social sciences’
researches. Successful usage of these methods and techniques is the basis for productive and purposeful
scientific research process.




                                                Part B

Pedagogical Communication – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course gives knowledge about formation of pedagogical psychology, its mechanism and regularity
that help to acquire the experience of mankind socio-culture, its structure, preservation and usage and
gives insight into psychology of communication, its place in science system, and role in human life and
society.
Teaching and developing are considered as a process of social interaction that is significant for both
sides. The course creates a skill to evaluate the specifics of students’ age and their achievements
correctly, to react correctly to their success and failure in order to stimulate child’s psychic
development. The course reveals communication expressions, structure and kinds, interrelations of
personality and group, psychology of small and big groups. Students get a perception about people
interrelations and regularity, develop and improve verbal and nonverbal communication skills. The
course helps to understand and solve conflicts, analyse possibilities of individual expression and
variants of small and big groups.




Philosophy of Education – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course helps to get perception about human rational and virtue development, the role of education
system in this process, introduces the students with pedagogical and psychological concept, idea,
philosophic and methodological justification of learning. Students have a possibility to evaluate
paradigms of teaching content, methods and teacher – student relations. Students learn to analyse their
professional activities and name strategic goals.


Reading and Writing for Developing Critical Thinking – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Critical thinking is complex process that integrates ideas and resources, reformulated concepts and
information. It is active interactive cognition process that is acting in many levels at the same time.
Critical thinking begins with getting information and ends with making a decision. The goal of the
course is to create perception and interest about critical thinking development possibilities, to know and
use teaching methods that develop child’s critical thinking in all ages.


Rights of Municipality – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course gives knowledge about municipal institutions as the state and society institutions, its
establishing, structure, work organization, collaboration and relations with government, deputy
activities, economic base, office work and competence according to the legislation about town and
district municipalities. During the course students can test their theoretical knowledge by acquainting
with the work of municipal institutions, and their juridical aspects.


Consumers’ Economics – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course shows the basic problems of consumer economics. The goal of the course is to give
perception about sources of personal treasures, ways of planning personal budget, the most effective
ways how to use gathered money. The course reveals consumer protection principles in Republic of
Latvia. Theoretical knowledge students can test also in practice, making research and analyzing definite
situations of everyday life.


Political science – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Students get acquainted with development history of political thinking, the essence of political
processes, development regularity, actions and tendencies, political subjects and objects, functioning
mechanism of the power, tendencies of political life and culture. The insight into international politics
is given, too. The course helps to create political opinion, belief, value orientation, patriotic standing
and active political position; to find ones place in present political life and choose further studies about
politics.


IT in Social Science – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
Students get acquainted with the main concepts of informatics, its usage in historical researches,
possibilities and specifics. The course offers to see the experience of USA and other Europe states.
During practical lessons students acquire informative technologies and get acquainted with standard and
special programs.


Pedagogical Ethics – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course gives an introduction to professional sphere that is connected with human development and
education, historical traditions and morality norms. It helps to use the basic principles and categories of
pedagogical ethics – “human-human” relations – in teacher’s work; to recognize the variety of virtue
relations and sense. During the course students can use their knowledge by analyzing real situations of
everyday life.


Globalisation Process in the World – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
Fast development of technologies and globalization allow some states to create unique opportunities for
rapid development, but other states feel economic stagnation threat and even recession. The course
reveals economic and military globalization problems. The development of East-Europe states is
connected with harmonizing laws and standards with international institutions (International Monetary
Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organisation). Globalization and the requirements of international
institutions is the main condition for passing and conforming the laws; it is unavoidable and irreversible
problem nowadays.


History of Religions – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Students get acquainted with the biggest religions in the world, the essence and concept of religious
belief. It promotes interest about religious life, human spiritual search, and values of spiritual culture.
At the present moment, when there are so many modern religious groups in Latvian culture, it is
important to know their origin and to evaluate their activities. It would help students to widen spiritual
view and make another attitude towards the world.


Development of Philosophical Thinking in Children – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Education shows the way to deal with problem-situations. Philosophy is universal mean for developing
human thinking process. Working in explorers group the child learns to define and justify his/her
opinion, to understand and evaluate the opinions of others. It helps to develop child’s language and
intellectual activity and courage. This method helps to accomplish those personality features that are
actual and marketable for present graduates – ability to solve problems creatively, creative thinking,
intellectual maturity, independence, collaboration skill, ability to show ones achievements, etc. During
the course there is a possibility to train theoretical thinking skills and to acquire methods that help to
involve also a student in this process.




                                                Part C

Problems of Environment Protection and Ecological Education for Youth – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course gives concept about the ecology and its content, ecosystems, ecologic factors. The course
gives definitions of the main contradictions in preserving the quality of human development and
environment. The analysis of ecosystem development’s main elements is made. Students get perception
about the kinds and structure of environment pollution. The course offers some methods that can help to
prevent environment pollution and purify the environment. The goal of the course is to give perception
of opportunities to teach Youth about ecology, and the role of schools, families and state institutions in
this process.
Demography – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course gives knowledge about demography subject, object, history and its research methods,
reveals the place of demography in science system and its practical mean. Special attention is paid on
demography problems in Latvia.


Political Ethics – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course introduces students with ethic and political problems, invites the new specialists to assess
the problem of wide comprehension and look for autonomous position in human interpretation of this
problem. The course is closely connected with problems revealed in Political Science; therefore the task
is to pay attention both on juridical aspects of political activities and on morality principles.


Labour and Social Rights - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course gives insight into institutions with economical rights, their interaction, juridical regulation of
relations and labour relations, and its mechanism. The course helps to acquire basics of
entrepreneurship juridical regulations, to understand the rights and obligations of employers and
employees, to orient students on solving judicial problems.


First Aid - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course teaches to give the first aid in the case of injury, different accidents, car crash and natural
disaster. The course shows the possibilities to prevent accidents and shows the right action in
catastrophic situations.


Social Politics - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course reveals the essence of social politics, tasks and goals; analyses historical development of
social politics and traditional problems. The course deepens students’ perception about the subject of
social politics and interrelations of objects in expressions of state social politics. The practical lessons
provide analysis of situations and documents, discussions, etc.; and train students’ skills in revealing
social politics’ problem.


Logics and Culture of Polemics – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course gives a possibility to arrange and improve verbal thinking methods and forms. Students can
get acquainted with formal regularity of thinking process, use this knowledge practically while doing
the exercises and get acquainted with different kinds of argument, its process features, significance,
emphasizing specific features of discussions and polemics. It develops skill to think consistently,
expressly, with arguments. During the course students acquire the laws of precise thinking, cognition
forms and skills and its practical usage. The course helps to develop verbal thinking, define and
argument the idea; participate in different discussions and maintain one’s opinion.


Work with Sources in Social Science - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course gives the outlook about history and social science sources, its variety, source searching,
analysis, developing skills for evaluation and usage of the source. It is not possible to write qualitative
scientific research work in history and social science without this knowledge. The goal of the course is
to lead student to the process of scientific research writing and supervising. The task of the course is to
show source research methods and their usage ways.
History of Latgale- 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course gives the outlook about Latgale’s (region of Latvia) historical events, their features, and
significance in development of Latgale nowadays. The goal of the course is to widen students’
knowledge about history of Latvia, telling them about history of Latgale region and its development
features and problems.


Political Personalities of the 20th Century- 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
This course widens students’ knowledge in history, political science, national processes, etc., analysing
the role of personalities in the history of 20th century. Students get information about politicians,
diplomats, statesman, scientists, social leaders and members, artists and actors who were great and well-
known personalities of the 20th century.


Europe Integration Processes - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course explains integration concepts and gives knowledge about society integration processes in
some Europe states, int. al., in Latvia. Students get information about history of Europe Union and its
activity directions. The course promotes students’ interest about integration processes in Europe.


History of Baltic States - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course describes the history of Baltic States, more attention paying on significant events in Estonia,
Lithuania, and Latvia. The course offers the analysis of similarities and differences in political,
economic, mental and material culture development. The emphasis is put on unity in Baltic States’
history.




7.3.4. Second level Professional Higher Education Study Program

                    “Teacher of history and history of culture”
                  (Total: 60 Latvian credits; 90 ECTS credits)


Part-time studies

                                                        1st semester
Courses                                 Credits    ECTS creditsForm of testing        Lecturer
Part A                                  14         21
General Pedagogy                        2          3         Exam                     Senior lect. J.Dzerviniks
Didactics                               2          3         Exam                     Prof. P.Vucenlazdāns
General Psychology                      2          3         Exam                     Senior lect. I.Leikuma
Upbringing and Research Methods         2          3         Test                     Prof. V.Ļubkina, lect. M.Rozenfelde
in Pedagogy
Pedagogical Practice                   6         9          Differentiated test   Senior lect. V.Čakša
                                                                                  Lect. V.Malahovskis; Lect. I.Čakša
Part B                                 5         7,5
History and History of Culture         3         4,5        Differentiated test   Senior lect. V.Čakša
Teaching Methodology
Part C                                 2         3
Creative Work with Information in      2         3                 Test           Senior lect. V.Čakša
Formation of Positive Learning                                                    Lect. I.Čakša
Motivation
Reading and Writing for Developing     2         3          Differentiated test   Lect. V.Malahovskis
Critical Thinking
Multiculturalism                       2         3                 Test           Lect. I.Ratinīka
Bilingualism                           2         3                 Test           Lect. S.Lazdiņa

                                                      2nd semester
Courses                                Credits   ECTS credits
                                                            Form of testing       Lecturer
Part A                                 13        19,5
Philosophy of Education                1         1,5              Test            Lect. V.Korkla
Pedagogical psychology                 2         3         Differentiated test    Lect. A.Kondrova
Psychology of Communication            2         3         Differentiated test    Senior lect. I.Leikuma
Pedagogical Practice                   8         12        Differentiated test    Senior lect. V.Čakša
                                                                                  Lect. V.Malahovskis; Lect. I.Čakša
Part B                                 2         3
Source Studies                         2         3                 Test           Prof. K.Počs
Health Promotion in School             2         3                 Test           Lect. I.Supe
               Part C                  2         3
Pedagogical Ethics and Protection of   2         3                 Test           Senior lect. V.Čakša
Children Rights                                                                   Senior lect. G.Makarova
IT in History                          2         3                 Test           Assoc. prof. H.Soms
School Management                      2         3                 Test           Senior lect. V. Čakša
                                                                                  Senior lect. G.Makarova
Social Memory in Pupils’ Scientific    2         3                 Test           Senior lect. V.Čakša
Research




                                                     3rd semester
Courses                                Credits   ECTS credits
                                                            Form of testing       Lecturer
              Part A                   12        18
Pedagogical Practice                   12        18       Differentiated test     Senior lect. V.Čakša
                                                                                  Lect. V.Malahovskis; Lect. I.Čakša


                                                      4th semester
Courses                                Credits   ECTS credits
                                                            Form of testing       Lecturer
                Part A                 12        18
Diploma Paper                          10        15              Exam             Senior lect. V.Čakša; Lect. V.Malahovskis
                                                                                  Lect. I.Čakša; Lect. I.Sprūga
Final (Diploma) Exam                   2         3                Exam
                            COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
                    Second level Professional Higher Education Study Program
                   “Teacher of history and history of culture”

Part A
General pedagogy – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
In order to make a teacher to be a successful leader of the pedagogical process, s/he must understand
this process: its essence, cause-effect relations, and opportunities. Without the respective knowledge
and comprehension it is impossible to acquire other pedagogical courses. The aim of the course is to
form understanding about the cause-effect relations in the pedagogical process as well as notions in
order to let a student understand and acquire other pedagogical courses. Within the framework of this
course students get the first definite view on organization of the pedagogical process and skills in
planning it.

Didactics – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course helps to form students understanding about the organization and structure of the teaching-
learning process, acquisition of the theoretical background of modern didactics and formation of the
skills necessary for organization of the teaching-learning process. It gives an insight into usage
teaching-learning organization forms (frontal, individual, group work) in the teaching-learning process
highlighting the role of didactic principles in acquisition of history and history of culture.

General psychology– 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course provides knowledge about psychology as a science about a human being, the main
categories, principles and regularities of general psychology; reveals possibilities of using
psychological ideas in developing person’s mental abilities and skills, facilitation of physical and
mental health; forms students’ skills in application of psychological ideas in professional work with
children and parents as well as encourages students to use psychological ideas in research and practice.
The course enables to have an insight into norms of age, peculiarities of children development in
different age groups and the basic tendencies of development. Within the framework of the course there
are reviewed issues about development of child’s personality, general psychic development of a human
being, its different theories as well as individual peculiarities of psychic development. The course
introduces students with modern directions in psychology (psychodynamic, ego-psychology,
dispositional, social-cognitive, humane, phenomenological, psycho synthesis, onto psychology) and the
most prominent theorists and their ideas. The course provides an insight into such notions as
personality, its structure, individual, individuality and subject. There are highlighted the personality
research methods as well as there is facilitated understanding of one’s own personality and others’
personalities by helping to form one’s own life philosophy.

Pedagogical psychology– 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course provides knowledge about formation of pedagogical psychology, its mechanisms and
regularities that help to acquire the experience of the humankind socio-culture, its structure,
preservation and usage. The course forms a skill to evaluate pupils’ age peculiarities and their
achievements correctly, to react appropriately to their success and failure in order to stimulate child’s
psychic development.

Psychology of communication– 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course provides an insight into psychology of communication as a branch of the science of
psychology, its place in the system of sciences and its role in human life and society. The reveals
communication expressions, structure and kinds, interrelations of personality and group, psychology of
small and large groups. Students have deeper understanding about people’s mutual relations and their
regularities, develop and improve their verbal and nonverbal communication skills. The course helps to
understand and solve conflicts, analyze possibilities of individual expression and variants in small and
large groups.

Philosophy of education – 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The course helps to form deeper understanding of human rational and moral development in the cultural
environment, the role of the education system in this process. The course introduces the prospective
teachers with the pedagogical and psychological conceptions, ideas, philosophical and methodological
background of teaching – learning. Within the framework of the course students learn to analyze their
professional activities intentionally and set their aims.

Upbringing and research methods in pedagogy– 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide an overview about the essence of the upbringing process and its
main regularities, aim, tasks, functions, to acquire the ideas of upbringing, principles of upbringing,
notion of self-upbringing, means and methods of upbringing, historical development of the factors
influencing their choice as well as to facilitate skills to explore pupils from all sides basing on research
methods of pedagogy.
The course introduces students with pupils’ public organizations, out-of-school activities, their tasks
and the class-teacher work. The course provides practical guidelines for collaboration with pupils’
parents, teachers of subjects and suggestions for documentation of a class-teacher. The tasks of the
study course are as follows: to teach the prospective teachers to apply knowledge about general
scientific and special pupil research methods in the pedagogical process basing on the acquired
theoretical ideas about upbringing and research methodology.




                                                Part B
History and history of culture teaching methodology – 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
The aims of the course in history and history of culture teaching methodology: to provide students the
necessary knowledge about the most topical problems in teaching history and history of culture and
experience in teaching history and history of culture. The tasks of the course is to give an overview
about development of history and history of culture teaching methodology in Latvia and abroad during
lectures, to acquire interactive learning methods, cooperative learning methods, pupils’ scientific work
methods etc. during practical lessons and seminars. The practical lessons are planned on definite issues
of the theoretical course (thematic plans of lessons, synopsis, analysis of teaching aids and curriculum,
analysis of teacher’s materials, knowledge testing techniques, application of technical aids on lessons
etc.).

Reading and writing for developing critical thinking – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Critical thinking is a complex process that integrates ideas and resources, re-conceptualized and re-
formulated notions and information. It is an active interactive cognition process operating on many
levels simultaneously. Critical thinking begins with getting information and ends with making a
decision. The aim of the course is to facilitate understanding and induce interest in critical thinking
development possibilities, view and apply such teaching methods that develop pupils’ critical thinking
at any age acquiring any subject.

Creative work with information in formation of positive learning motivation – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The course is aimed at training students to improve the teaching-learning organization in the
pedagogical process at school. Basing on the theory of memorization, variety of information perception
and presentation techniques, to facilitate students’ individual learning skills as well as professionalism
in teaching history and history of culture at school. Basing on the ideas acquired in the course and
experience obtained on practical lessons, to deepen students’ understanding about positive learning
motivation as the most essential factor of youth world view and comprehension of the surrounding
world. To create persuasion that work of teacher of history and history of culture with sources of
information on lessons is effective if pupils are creative in work with information and
     1) acquire prerequisites of effective reading as any learning skill,
     2) train their memory, widen the range of memorization techniques and methods,
     3) develop the skills of note-taking, summarizing, writing reports, papers, essays, and
     4) train their public speech skills.

Source studies – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The issues included in the course are connected with forming notions about historical sources, their
variety as well as with developing skills of searching, analyzing, assessing and using sources. There are
reviewed the main research methods and the principles of writing scientific works and their layout. In
addition, there is given an insight into the main groups of historical sources in Latvia and Latgale. The
aim of the course is to introduce students with the process of source-based research. The tasks of the
course: to introduce students with peculiarities of historical sources and research methods, groups of
historical sources in Latvia and Latgale, and provide basic skills in using different sources in acquisition
of history and history of culture at secondary school.

Multiculturalism – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about the contradictory nature of multiculturalism, train
to recognize the characteristic phenomena of multiculturalism and forms of their expression by
analyzing practical experience; to learn interpreting and analyzing different aspects of multiculturalism,
their influence on cultural process in society in general.; to form a tolerant attitude towards the other, to
facilitate the necessity to learn the other both theoretically and practically.

Health Promotion in School – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about health, health education and factors determining it;
to facilitate formation of a value system determining a positive attitude towards one’s own and others’
health and facilitating individual and public health; to provide knowledge, develop skills and habits for
performing teaching and upbringing tasks practically, creatively and conscientiously promoting health
at school.




                                                 Part C
School management – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the study course is to provide knowledge about the branch of the science of pedagogy
investigating management of the education system. The course is included into the second level
professional higher education study program “Teacher of history and history of culture” in order to
provide knowledge to the prospective teachers about the education system in Latvia, its comparison
with the education systems of the EU countries. Getting acquainted with the normative documents of
the education system as well as laws and legislative acts, students have a deeper insight into the rights
and duties of teachers, school administration and pupils in the education process. The knowledge about
the basic requirements in children rights protection ensures the prospective teachers’ responsibility for
children’s safety, health and respect of their rights at school as well as duty to popularize the topicality
of children’s rights protection in society.
The aim of the course is to provide all the necessary knowledge for management of the education
system.
The tasks of the course: to encourage to study and apply in practice the ideas of school management,
think creatively and look for solutions in specific situations; to acquire knowledge in management of
the education system and projecting of school development (projecting functions, organizational
functions, informative functions, innovative functions, communication functions in contexts).

Social memory in pupils’ scientific research – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to find out the essence of pupils’ scientific research relating it to deepening of
understanding of diversity of cultural heritage processes, memory of social groups and individuals as a
historical source and its relevance in pupils’ scientific research. The course enhances the prospective
teachers’ interest in uniqueness of social memory as historical evidence and facilitator of
communication between generations in the process of research as well as develops students’ skills to do
independently and teach pupils to record memories, interview, confront memories, understand the
mechanism of heritage and structure the scientific work.
The tasks of the course are give an insight for prospective teachers of history and history of culture into
technologies of leading the scientific research of memories, introduce them with planning and
scheduling of scientific research programs, general scientific and specific history/ history of culture
research methods, special scientific terminology and basic requirements regarding the layout of pupils’
scientific works.

IT in history – 2 KP (3 ECTS)
Students get acquainted with the main concepts of informatics, its application in historical research, its
possibilities and specifics. The course offers to have an insight into the experience of IT in
humanitarian sciences in the USA and European countries. During practical lessons students acquire
information technologies and get acquainted with standard and special programs.




7.3.5. Lawyer Higher Professional Study Program
         (Total: 180 Latvian credits; 270 ECTS credits)

                                                 1st year
                                                st
                                              1 semester
        COURSES                   Credits     ECTS           Form of                  Lecturer
                                              credits        testing
            Part A                  12          18
General law theory                   3          4,5           Exam         Lect. R.Tretjuka
Law institutions                     2           3            Exam         Assoc.prof. J.Rozenbergs
History of Latvia law                2           3            Exam         Lect. P.Kivrāns
Latin                                2           3        Differentiated   Lect. I.Gusāns
                                                               test
Foreign language                     2           3        Differentiated   Lect. V.Pleiksne-Gutāne, lect.
                                                               test        J.Barinova, lect. T.Arakčejeva
Basics of scientific work            1          1,5       Differentiated   Lect. A.Kļavinska
                                                               test
          PART B                     6           9

History of law in European           2               3        Test         Senior lect. J.Muižnieks
countries I
Introductory practice                3          4,5           Test
History of Russia state and          1          1,5      Differentiated    Senior lect. J.Muižnieks
law                                                           test
Computer Sciences                    1          1,5      Differentiated    Senior lect. P.Grabusts
                                                              test
General psychology                   2               3   Differentiated    Senior lect. I.Leikuma
                                                              test
          PART C                     2               3

Sport                                1          1,5           Test         Lect. E.Zaščerinska, Lect.
                                                                           A.Kaupužs
History of Latvia                    1          1,5      Differentiated    Senior lect. V.Čakša
                                                              test
History of Baltic Countries          1          1,5      Differentiated    Prof. K.Počs
                                                              test
Foreign language II                  1          1,5           Test         Lect. J.Barinova




                                              2nd semester
        COURSES               Credits    ECTS          Form of                 Lecturer
                                         credits       testing
          PART A                13        19,5

General state science           2          3             Exam       Senior lect. A.Plotnieks
Basics of Romans’ civil law     2          3             Exam       Lect. R.Tretjuka
Civil law (General part)        3         4,5            Exam       Lect. P.Eglons
Criminal law (General part)     2          3             Test       Senior lect. O.Rudzītis
Constitutional law I            2          3             Test       Assoc.prof. Z.Mikainis
Foreign language                2          3             Exam       Lect. V.Pleiksne-Gutāne,
                                                                    lect. J.Barinova, lect.
                                                                    T.Arakčejeva
          PART B                5         7,5

History of law in European      1         1,5      Differentiated   Senior lect. J.Muižnieks
countries II                                            test
Political system of Latvia      1         1,5      Differentiated   Senior lect. J.Muižnieks
                                                        test
Office work                     1         1,5      Differentiated   Senior lect. A.Puzule
                                                        test
Introductory practice           3         4,5      Differentiated
                                                        test
           PART C               2          3
SPORT                           1         1,5      Differentiated   Lect. Zaščerinska, lect.
                                                        test        A.Kaupužs
FOUNDATIONS OF A                1         1,5      Differentiated   Lect. S.Lazdiņa
                                                        test
LANGUAGE CULTURE
RHETORIC                        1         1,5      Differentiated   Senior lect. M.Zaļaiskalns
                                                        test
BASICS OF PHILOSOPHY            1         1,5      Differentiated   Senior lect. I.Leikuma
                                                        test
FOREIGN LANGUAGE II             1         1,5      Differentiated   Lect. J.Barinova
                                                        test




                                            2nd year
                                          3rd semester
         COURSES               Credits     ECTS           Form of
                                          credits         testing                  Lecturer
           PART A                15         22,5

Criminal law (General part)      3          4,5            Exam         Senior lect. O.Rudzītis
Constitutional law II            2           3             Exam         Assoc.prof. Z.Mikainis
Administrative law I             2           3              Test        Senior lect. K. Valdemiers
Civil law (Obligation law)       3          4,5             Test        Senior lect. A.Biksiniece
Municipality law                 2           3             Exam         Lect. L.Bernāne
Logics in Law Sciences           1          1,5        Differentiated   Lect. V.Korkla
                                                            test
Management theory                2             3       Differentiated   Lect. E.Eglīte
                                                            test
             PART B                   4         6

POLITICAL ETHICS                      1        1,5          Differentiated   Lect. V.Korkla
                                                                 test
POLITICAL ANALYSIS OF                 1        1,5          Differentiated   Senior lect. J.Muižnieks
                                                                 test
ELECTION PROCEDURE
INSURANCE LAW                         1        1,5          Differentiated   Lect. A.Bernāns
                                                                 test
INTRODUCTION TO                       2         3           Differentiated   Senior lect. J.Muižnieks
                                                                 test
POLITOLOGY
          PEDAGOGY                    2         3           Differentiated
                                                                 test
             PART C                   1        1,5

National processes and                1        1,5          Differentiated   Lect. I.Sprūga
international contiguity culture                                 test
Basics of economics’ theory           1        1,5          Differentiated   Lect. L.Amantova
                                                                 test
Foreign language II                   1        1,5               Test        Lect. J.Barinova
Self - defence                        1        1,5               Test        Lect. P.Ciukmacis

                                             4th semester
         COURSES                   Credits    ECTS            Form of                   Lecturer
                                             credits          testing
           PART A                    12         18
Criminal law. Special part I         3         4,5              Test         Senior lect. O.Rudzītis
CIVIL LAW                            2          3               Exam         Senior lect. A.Biksiniece
(OBLIGATION LAW)
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW                   2          3               Exam         Senior lect. K. Valdemiers
II
ADMINISTRATIVE                       3         4,5              Exam         Lect. L.Meņģele
PROCEDURE
ECOLOGICAL LAW                       2          3               Exam         Lect. L.Rozenberga
           PART B                    7        10,5
STUDY PAPER                          1         1,5          Differentiated
                                                                 test
PROFESSIONAL                         6          9           Differentiated
                                                                 test
PRACTICE
           PART C                    1         1,5
Foreign language II                  1         1,5          Differentiated   Lect. J.Barinova
                                                                 test
Accounting                           1         1,5          Differentiated   Senior lect. A.Puzule
                                                                 test
Self - defence                       1         1,5          Differentiated   Lect. P.Ciukmacis
                                                                 test
                                                 3rd year
                                                th
                                               5 semester
         COURSES               Credits         ECTS       Form of                       Lecturer
                                               credits    testing
             PART A              14              21
Criminal law. (Special part)     2               3              Exam         Senior lect. O.Rudzītis
LABOUR LAW                       3              4,5             Exam         Lect. I.Lūce
Family law                       2               3              Exam         Lect. P.Briģis
Property law                     2               3              Exam         Senior lect. K. Valdemiers
Criminal procedure I             2               3              Test         Senior lect.V.Jenzena
Commercial law                   3              4,5             Exam         Lect. D.Ose
             PART B              4               6
Financial and tax law            2               3          Differentiated   Lect. E.Eglīte
                                                                 test
Notary                           1              1,5         Differentiated   Assoc.prof. J.Rozenbergs
                                                                 test
Basics of investigation          1              1,5         Differentiated   Lect. M.Marcinkēvičs
                                                                 test
Housing legislation              1              1,5         Differentiated   Lect. P.Eglons
                                                                 test
Social law                       1              1,5         Differentiated   Lect. I.Krampuža
                                                                 test



           PART C                2               3

Polemics Art                     1              1,5         Differentiated   Lect. V.Korkla
                                                                 test
Social psychology                2               3          Differentiated   Senior lect. I.Leikuma
                                                                 test
Legal psychology and ethics      1              1,5         Differentiated   Lect. A.Buls
                                                                 test
Foreign language II              1              1,5              Test        Lect. J.Barinova


                                                 6th semester
           COURSES                   Credits       ECTS       Form of                         Lecturer
                                                  credits     testing
              PART A                     9          13,5

Criminal procedure II                  3              4,5          Exam         Senior lect.V.Jenzena
Inheritance law                        2               3           Exam         Lect. P.Briģis
Civil process I                        2               3           Test         Assoc.prof.J.Rozenbergs
Natural resources law                  2               3           Exam         Lect. L.Rozenberga
              PART B                   10             15

Law of punishment execution              1            1,5      Differentiated   Lect. A.Buls
                                                                    test
Forensic medicine                        1            1,5      Differentiated   Lect. I.Smirnovs
                                                                    test

Prosecutor's work methods                1            1,5      Differentiated   Lect. R.Tretjuka
                                                                    test
Advocacy                                 1            1,5      Differentiated   Senior lect. G.Makarova
                                                                    test
Law of credit institutions         1            1,5   Differentiated   Lect. E.Eglīte
                                                           test
Professional practice              6            9     Differentiated
                                                           test
Study paper                        1            1,5   Differentiated
                                                           test
              PART C               1            1,5

Sociology                          1            1,5   Differentiated   Lect. V.Korkla
                                                           test

Business etiquette                 1            1,5   Differentiated   Lect. I.Silicka
                                                           test

Foreign language II                1            1,5   Differentiated   Lect. V.Pavlova
                                                           test



                                             4th year
                                           th
                                           7 semester
            COURSES              Credits    ECTS      Form of                      Lecturer
                                            credits   testing
              PART A               14         21

Civil process II                   3            4,5       Exam         Assoc.prof.J.Rozenbergs
Civil defence                      2             3    Differentiated   Lect. A.Strods
                                                           test

Private international law          2             3        Test         Lect. I.Grosa
Public international law           3            4,5       Test         Lect. A.Bērziņš
Criminalistics                     2             3        Test         Lect. M.Marcinkēvičs
Criminology                        2             3        Exam         Senior lect. O.Rudzītis
              PART B               4             6

Customs Law                        1            1,5   Differentiated   Lect. S.Linkevičs
                                                           test
Judicial speech                    1            1,5   Differentiated   Senior lect. O.Rudzītis
                                                           test

Theory of evidence in criminal     1            1,5   Differentiated   Senior lect. V.Jenzena
procedure                                                  test
Law philosophy                     1            1,5   Differentiated   Senior lect. J.Muižnieks
                                                           test

Problems of law offence            1            1,5   Differentiated   Lect. V.Netle-Galeja
prevention                                                 test
              PART C               2            3

Dispute of Labor                   1            1,5   Differentiated   Lect. P.Briģis
                                                           test

Local Labour Rights                1            1,5   Differentiated   Lect. I.Lūce
                                                           test

Competition law                    1            1,5   Differentiated   Lect. E.Eglīte
                                                           test
                                               8th semester
            COURSES                  Credits     ECTS       Form of                     Lecturer
                                                credits     testing
              PART A                   12          18

Human rights                           3             4,5       Exam         Lekt. A.Buls

Europe (Union) law                     2             3         Exam         Senior lect. A.Biksiniece

Private international law              2             3         Exam         Lect. I.Grosa
Public international law               2             3         Exam         Lect. A.Bērziņš

Criminalistics                         2             3         Exam         Lect. M.Marcinkēvičs
              PART B                   6             9

Practicum of law implementation        2             3     Differentiated   Senior lect. K.Valdemiers
                                                                test
Contract law                           2             3     Differentiated   Lect. A.Vanags
                                                                test
Law of Civil judgement Execution       1             1,5   Differentiated   Assoc.prof. J.Rozenbergs
                                                                test
Study paper                            1             1,5   Differentiated
                                                                test
Actual problems of criminal law        1             1,5   Differentiated   Senior lect. O.Rudzītis
                                                                test
              PART C                   2             3

Copyright                              1             1,5   Differentiated   Lect. P.Eglons
                                                                test
Court of Arbitration                   1             1,5   Differentiated   Assoc.prof.J.Rozenbergs
                                                                test
Bankruptcy law                         1             1,5   Differentiated   Lect. A.Bernāns
                                                                test




                                                 5th year
                                                th
                                               9 semester
            COURSES                  Credits    ECTS      Form of                       Lecturer
                                                credits   testing
              PART A                   12         18

Graduation exams
     diploma paper                    10            15        Exam
     final exams                      2             3         Exam

              PART B                   8             12

Pre - diploma practical experience     8             12    Differentiated
                                                                test
                                   Course Descriptions
       The Lawyer Higher Professional Education Study Program

Part A

General law theory - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To introduce students with the essence of law, its historical development, structure and the order of
adapting. To give the comprehension of law general conception and to show the inseparable interlinks
of Law theory and practice.

Law institutions - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To introduce students with the system of Latvia state Law protection institutions: court, public
prosecutor’s office, the Bar, notary’s office, police and reference institutions. To show their tasks and
competence.

History of Latvia law - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about state and law formation and development in Latvia from the 11th century
till nowadays, to provide the conception about the most important law sources in Latvia and the
realizing of the independent state idea.

Civil law. General part - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To introduce students with the course of civil law, civil law relations and their participants - juridical
and physical persons. To teach the basics of civil law formation, changes and discontinuation, also the
essence of Civil Law defence.

Civil law. Obligation law - 5 KP (7,5 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about transactions, agreements, its’ kinds, the order of their signing, protection
and discontinuation. To provide knowledge about demands that follows from labor relations, personal
and property offence.

Civil law. Property law - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about the conception of tenure, their kinds, acquiring and defence. To teach - to
understand the essence of property, the order of its acquiring and stop. To provide knowledge about
servitude and pledge law.

Civil law. Family law - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about the order of, marriage concluding and divorce, wife’s and husbands
personal and property rights and duties, adoption, guardianship and trusteeship.

Civil law. Inheritance law - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about relationship, it’s legal meaning, about legitimate, testamentary and
agreement inheritance.



General state science - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about state formation, its essence, its structure, forms and political regimes. To
teach the comprehension of the separate philosophical schools views about the state.

Basics of Romans’ civil law - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about Romans’ civil law and its reception in modern Law system, to discuss the
following issues: property, lease, guarantees and obligations, the peculiarities of family and inheritance
law. To provide preliminary knowledge in modern juridical terminology and in the comprehension of
the older Civil Law Institute by the help of Romans’ law.

Latin language - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To teach students Latin language at the level that is necessary for the acquisition of Romans’ Civil Law
and for the comprehension of classical law terminology.

Foreign language - 4 KP (6 ECTS)
To strengthen and widen knowledge of foreign language that was acquired before. So that it would be
possible for students to work with information in foreign language and law literature and to
communicate with foreigners.

Basics of scientific work - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To direct students’ attention to the technology of scientific work, introduce them with scientific
research program and stages, kinds of research, methods, specialised scientific terminology and
principal requirements for the course papers and qualification papers writing.

Criminal law. General part - 5 KP (7,5 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about crime and punishment as the basic institutions of criminal law, teach the
comprehension of principle and terms of criminal responsibility for both punishment determination and
discharge from criminal responsibility and punishment.

Criminal law. Special law - 5 KP (7,5 ECTS)
To teach how to orientate in the essence of specific crimes, to mark off similar law misdeeds, to acquire
the skills of juridical analysis’ and precise law qualification.

Constitutional law - 4 KP (6 ECTS)
To substantiate the necessity of the state authority division. To provide knowledge about the
constitutional law principles and system of Latvia Republic and other countries, about human and
citizen rights, the system structure and competence of the supreme state power institution.

Municipality law - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about municipalities’ institutions as the fundamental institutions of the state and
society, their formation, structure and competence, according to the legislation of city and regional
municipalities.
Management theory - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To introduce with the definition, kinds and functions of management, leader’s management forms and
the principles of making decisions.

Administrative law - 4 KP (6 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about the juridical principles of state administration, the forms and methods of
its organisation, administrative responsibility and the means of compulsion for its realisation.

Administrative procedure - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about the Law of administrative process, it’s origin, administrative acts, and also
the stages and principles of administrative action.

Logics in Law Sciences - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about the basic forms of logical thinking, logical formation and structure of
knowledge.

Criminal procedure - 5 KP (7,5 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about the legal procedure of criminal offence’s precourt investigation and trial.
And also court and prosecutor’s office establishment of precourt investigation and rights and duties of
person, connected with criminal action.

Labour law - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To teach students how to orientate in the regulation principles of labour relations, to know the
procedure of signing, modification and discontinuation of the labour contract, to comprehend the
regulations of labor protection, labor procedure, time of work and rest, and also solving the questions of
labour squabbles and to introduce some kinds and means of social maintenance.

Ecological law - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To introduce students with the problems of legal regime of usage the land, entrails of the earth, waters
and forests, to inspect these problems in Latvia and emphasise the global importance of this problem.

Natural resources law - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To introduce students with the problems of flora and fauna protection, to inspect these problems in
Latvia and emphasise the global importance of this problem.

Civil process - 5 KP (7,5 ECTS)
To introduce students with the legal procedure of civil cases in all court instances and the order of the
carrying out the court decision.

Commercial law - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To introduce students with the legal regulations of enterprising, the individuals of economic relations,
economic agreements, to provide comprehension of super vision of monopoly activities and
competition.
Criminalistics - 4 KP (6 ECTS)
To provide the students with knowledge about discreet methods and technical ways, that is necessary to
detect and investigate a criminal offence.

Private international law - 4 KP (6 ECTS)
To provide the students with knowledge about regulation of civil rights relations in national legislation
of the state, and also in international relations and agreements.

Public international law - 5 KP (7,5 ECTS)
To acquaint the students legal regulations of international subjects relations.

Criminology - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To study criminality as a conception of social phenomenon. To provide the students with skills to
clarify its reasons and conditions, to control the criminality and its prevention.

Civil defence - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To study the kinds of emergency situations, to get the skills how to act in specific cases of these
situations.

EU Law - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To provide students with knowledge about the creation of European Community, the social and
economical prerequisites. Judicial regulations of international relations, the integrations problems and
development possibilities.

Human rights - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To give knowledge about the essence of Human rights, the importance of them in the contemporary
world; the most popular ways of trespassing of the human rights especially against the socially
unprotected groups, effective reacting to such Cases, usage of all legal methods for its neutralisation
and preventing.




                                                Part B
History of European countries and their law - 3 KP (4,5 ECTS)
To provide students with knowledge about the formation and development of European countries,
formation of Anglo - Saxons’ and continental law system, peculiarities and influence on different state
Law system.

History of Russia state and law - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To provide students with knowledge about the formation and the development of Russian country and
law, its connection with West -European schools of Law and influence on governmental formation and
rights of nations as a part of Russian empire (later USSR) (especially Latvians).
Law philosophy - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with philosophical ideas inferences and studies about
the essence of the law, its meaning in the development of the society, its influence on the state system
and political regime.

Financial and tax law - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about the formation of the state financial system, working out the budget, its
ratifying and fulfilment and about the system and kinds of Latvian Republic taxes.

Office work - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To teach how to work with documents, provide students with knowledge about its system, language,
requisites, circulation, to teach how to arrange files and prepare documents for its’ usage and keeping.

Computer Sciences - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To teach students how to work with computer equipment. What is necessary for the rational acquisition,
processing and usage of juridical information.

General psychology - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To study the essence and law - governed nature of psychological phenomena, of mental actions to
provide the comprehension about the role of psychology in the practical experience of law.

Prosecutor’s work methods - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To provide the students with knowledge in prosecutor’s practical work beginning with prevention of
law offence and ending with the support of prosecution in the court.

Political system of Latvia - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To introduce students with political parties, electoral mechanism, state system and political regime of
Latvian Republic beginning with the formation of the Republic until nowadays.

Contract law - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To give profound knowledge about the contract’s contiguity, its intensifying and non-discharge of the
contiguity of civil rights responsibility.

Political ethics - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To analyse ethical aspects of political activities and to give the estimation of them.

Political analysis of election procedure - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To introduce students with theoretical and practical aspects of elections organisation, the role of
political power in electoral process and elections in Latvia.



Law of Credit institutions - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To introduce students with the definition and system of Credit institutions, their functions and role in
the realisation of state finance policy.

Insurance law - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To give students knowledge about the insurance, its kinds, about the right and duties of insurer, its
client and mediator and to give the comprehension of the insurance contract.



Notary - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To provide students with basic knowledge of notarial rights in the Latvian Republic. To give the notion
of notary’s office, its work principals and organisation, to introduce with notarial activities and their
rules of fulfilment.
Forensic medicine - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To introduce students with basics of medicine and psychiatry that are important in the determination of
coroner’s inquest and in the evaluating process of the results of death cause, bodily injuries and the
extent of gravity, to introduce with the solutions problem of the concerned with person’s responsibility
and irresponsibility.

Basics of investigation - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To introduce with definition and kinds of special, out of criminal action activities that are provided for
the preventing and defection of crimes and usage of its legal grounds.

Housing legislation - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To introduce students with the legal regulations of the living apartments and houses acquirement and
exploitation, rent contract, and the procedure of solving problems, concerned with the apartments’
squabble.

Law of punishment execution - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To acquaint students with criminal justice system, prison system, problems of penalty in Latvia, and
their practical solutions.

Customs law - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To give knowledge about Customs Legislation its accommodation to the practical aspects of Customs
work.

Judicial speech - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To give students knowledge about the basics of expressive speech in legal procedures, prosecution and
defence speeches in the trial debates.

Theory of evidence in criminal procedure - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To give profound knowledge about the concept and types of evidence, their collection and evaluation in
the criminal procedure, the usage of evidence, solving problematic questions.


Theoretical problems of crime qualification - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To improve the students knowledge, acquired in the criminal law, about the crime structure in the
commitment of the performance stages of criminal offence, the diversity of crimes complicity, the
competitiveness of general and peculiar standards, to teach how to use this knowledge in practice in
qualification of crimes in the preliminary stage and in the stage of trial investigation.

Social Law - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To explain the types of pensions and allowance, the procedure and prerequisites for it’s granting, to
show the forms of social help in LR.

Practicum of law implementation - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To teach students how to use their theoretical knowledge in the distinct sciences sphere in practice, that
is to fulfil in the specific science sphere in judicially precise and literary correct way the foreseen
complex of processional action.

Law of Civil judgement Execution - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To explain the obligate execution procedure of court and other institutions and officials decisions in
civil cases, also in criminal cases in property department of administrative cases.




Part C

Basics of philosophy - 1KP (1,5 ECTS)
To show the role of philosophy in the formation of the world outlook and to provide the comprehension
about the nature, society and thinking inferences.

Sports - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To give the necessary theoretical knowledge, to develop the abilities of organism functions, mental and
physical abilities, to strengthen the health, to fulfil and to realise the inference “mens sana in corpore
sano”.

Rhetoric - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To acquaint the students with basic knowledge and understanding about rhetoric, to teach how to make
and perform a speech.

Self-defence - 2 KP (3 ECTS)
To acquaint the students with the basic principles and experience of self-defence.

Basics of economics’ theory - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To provide knowledge about economics as a science and about economic policy. To teach how to study
economics processes and create economic thinking.

Foreign language II - 6 KP (9 ECTS)
With the help of second foreign language take a broad view of foreign countries law and juridical
practice.

Foundations of language culture - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
With the help of language theoretical knowledge, dictionaries’ and different language practical material
etc., to realise and analyse peculiar language mistakes, try to avoid them.

History of Latvia - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To widen students’ competence about Latvian History, fight for freedom and independence.

Business etiquette - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To acquaint students with the rules of business relations, behaviour and etiquette concerned with
juridical questions as well as business etiquette in different countries.

Legal psychology and ethics - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To give knowledge about psychological characteristics of interrelationships among participants of the
judicial procedure; to emphasise the role of psychological contact and moral principles realisation in
preliminary investigation and in trial procedure.

National processes and international contiguity culture - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To acquaint students with national processes, its reasons and law - governed nature, contradictions and
regulation possibilities. To reveal the international contiguity and its essence and principles.

Polemics Art - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To develop the culture of thinking, to form the skills of ideas for precise formulation and
argumentation, that will help for the participation in the discussions.

Communication psychology - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To acquaint with the main problems of the communication psychology as well as give practical
recommendations for private and business communication improvement.

History of Baltic Countries - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
Give additional information about the 20 the century main historical events in Lithuania, Poland,
Denmark, Norway, Estonia and help to understand the events which have taken place in these counties.

Copyright - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To acquaint the students with the notion of copyright and additional rights the author’s personal and
property rights and the most popular their defence problems.
Court of Arbitration - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To introduce with the kinds of courts of Arbitration and its civilrights quarrels division, and the
advantages of its procedure, and also to show the procedure formation the acquisition of its decisions.

Local Labour Rights - 1 KP (1,5 ECTS)
To show the restrictions and types of labour relations local regulations methods, to introduce with the
main justice sources of local labour, the procedure of its acceptation and execution.




7.4. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

CONTENTS



The Faculty of Engineering
STUDY PROGRAMS AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

7.4.1. Professional study program “Engineer-Programmer”
7.4.2. Higher professional education bachelor study program of bachelor in
“Environmental Engineering”

         The Faculty of Engineering



        Rezeknes         Augstskola         (RA),     or     Rezekne        Higher      Education
Institution was established in 1993 to answer the needs for economic
and social development of Latgale – eastern region of Latvia. There are
four faculties with more then 4000 students. They are Faculty of
Economics, Faculty of Pedagogy, Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of
Engineering. The Faculty of Engineering is one of the eldest faculties of
RA with more then 440 students in study programs at the faculty in
2003/2004 academic year.
    There are the following study programs provided at the Faculty of
    Engineering:
   Professional study program “Engineer-Programmer”;
   Higher professional education bachelor study program of bachelor in
    “Environmental Engineering”.
Andris Martinovs

Dean of Faculty of Engineering




                Study programs and course descriptions

                     7.4.1. Professional study program “Engineer-

                                        Programmer”



                                          1st year
                                       1st semester
                                          ECTS
COURSES                      Credits                Form of testing        Lecturer
                                         credits
                                                                       Lect. Ceļapītere
English                          2         3              T
                                                                       Lect. Barinova
Labour law                       2         3              T            Lect. P.Eglons
Mathematical analysis,                                                   Assist.prof.
differential equations           5        7,5             E              P.Daugulis
and analytical geometry                                               LECT. I.VUCINA
Computers and
                                 5        7,5             E             Lect. A.Zorins
programming
Introduction to                                                           Assist.prof.
                                 2         3              T
accounting                                                                 A.Puzule
Psychology and ethics           2           3             T            Lect. Ē.Kalvāns
Sport                           -           -             T           Lect. E.Zašcerinska
                               18          27
E – exam; T – test
DT – differentiated test


                                       1st year
                                     2nd semester
                                        ECTS
COURSES                      Credits             Form of testing           Lecturer
                                       credits
                                                                        Lect. Ceļapītere
English                          2         3              T
                                                                        Lect. Barinova
                                                                          Assist.prof.
Physics                          2         3              E
                                                                         A.Martinovs
Mathematical analysis,                                                    Assist.prof.
                                 5        7,5             E
differential equations and                                                P.Daugulis
analytical geometry                       Lect. I.Vucina
Computers and                               Assist.prof.
                       5    7,5   E
programming                                 P.Daugulis
                                            Assist.prof.
Discrete mathematics   3    4,5   T
                                            P.Daugulis
Special seminar         2    3     T   Assist.prof. I.Meirāns
Practical training      3   4,5   DT
                       22   33
                                      2nd year
                                    3rdsemester
                                      ECTS
COURSES                   Credits               Form of testing        Lecturer
                                      credits
English                     2                                      Lect. Ceļapītere
                                        3              T
                                                                   Lect. Barinova
Physics                     3                                        Assist.prof.
                                        4,5            E
                                                                    A.Martinovs
Basics of electronics       2                                        Assist.prof.
                                        3              E
                                                                      I.Meirāns
Algebra                                                              Assist.prof.
                                        6              E
                            4                                        P.Daugulis
Discrete mathematics        3                                        Assist.prof.
                                        4,5            E
                                                                     P.Daugulis
Algorithms and data         3
                                        4,5            T            Lect. Ē.Tipāns
structures
                            17         25,5




                                      2nd year
                                    4th semester
                                       ECTS
COURSES                   Credits                Form of testing       Lecturer
                                       credits
                                                                   Lect. Ceļapītere
English                     2           3              E
                                                                   Lect. Barinova
Probability theory and
                            2           3              E            Lekt. I.Kangro
mathematical statistics
                                                                      Assist.prof.
Numerical methods           3           4,5            E
                                                                       I.Meirāns
Data structures             3           4,5            E            Lect. Ē.Tipāns
Business economics          2            3             T           Lect. L.Amantova
Standardisation and                                                   Assist.prof.
                            2           3              T
patents                                                              B.Jarinovskis
Practical training           4           6            DT
                            18          27
                                      3rd year
                                    5th semester
                                       ECTS
COURSES                   Credits                Form of testing      Lecturer
                                       credits
Civil defense               2             3            T            Lect. A.Strods
Projects leading            2             3            T            Prof. Ģ.Vulfs
                                                                     Assist.prof.
Computers architecture      4           6              E
                                                                     P.Grabusts
                                                                     Assist.prof.
Data banks                  4           6              E
                                                                     P.Grabusts
Special seminar             2           3              T           Lect. M.Kijaško
                                                                     Assoc. prof.
Basics of management        2           3              T
                                                                   O.Užga-Rebrovs
                                                                     Assist.prof.
Microprocessors             2           3              E
                                                                     P.Grabusts
                            18          27




                                      3rd year
                                    6th semester
                                       ECTS
COURSES                   Credits                Form of testing      Lecturer
                                       credits
                                                                     Assist.prof.
Operating systems           2           3              E
                                                                     P.Grabusts
                                                                     Assist.prof.
Programming languages       2           3              E
                                                                     P.Grabusts
Software engineering        4           6              E            Lect. A.Zorins
                                                                     Assist.prof.
Software packages           2           3              T
                                                                     P.Grabusts
Labour defense and
                            2           3              T            Lekt. V.Spičs
ergonomics
Systems analysis            2           3              T            Prof. Ģ.Vulfs
Systems object oriented                                              Assist.prof.
                            2           3              T
modelling                                                             A.Teilāns
Term paper                   4           6            DT
Practical training           6           9            DT
                            26          39
                                              4th year
                                           7th semester
                                              ECTS
COURSES                          Credits                Form of testing      Lecturer
                                              credits
Object oriented
                                   2           3              E           Lect. Ē.Tipāns
programming
Computer network                   2           3              E           Lect. M.Kijaško
                                                                            Assist.prof.
Software engineering               4           6              E
                                                                            P.Grabusts
                                                                            Assist.prof.
Special seminar                    2           3              T
                                                                            P.Grabusts
                                                                            Assist.prof.
Algorithm theory                   2           3              T
                                                                            P.Daugulis
Cryptography and data                                                       Assist.prof.
                                   2           3              T
security                                                                    P.Grabusts
Visual programming                                                          Assist.prof.
                                   2           3              T
tools                                                                       P.Grabusts
Network operating
                                   2           3              E           Lect. M.Kijaško
systems
Telecommunication and
                                   4           6              E           Lect. M.Kijaško
data transfer
                                   22          33




                                              4th year
                                           8th semester
                                              ECTS
COURSES                          Credits                Form of testing      Lecturer
                                              credits
Pre-diploma practical training     8            12           DT
Diploma paper                      10           15
                                   18           27
Course descriptions
                        Professional study program
                         “Engineer-Programmer”


Algebra
The course supplies the basic algebra knowledge essential for computer sciences.
Next step is linear algebra as a precondition for further studies of algebraic concern.
The concept of modern abstract algebra is introduced to students.

Basics of electronics
Direct and alternative current circuits and their types, transformers, direct circuit
machines, synchronous and asynchronous engines, electric drive. Basics of electronics
– semiconductor devices, controllable and uncontrollable rectifier, transistor and
operational amplifiers, logic elements, their applications and practical realization,
transistor operation in the switching regime.

Civil defense
Main concepts, aims and tasks of civil defense. Types of civil defense and their
classification. Natural, technogenic and military catastrophes. Civil defense in cities,
districts and the country. Structural units of civil defense and scope of their activities.
Catastrophes, their types and classification. Prevention of catastrophes and disasters,
eradication of their consequences. Providing security of human life, providing stability
of national economy in case of catastrophes and disasters. First medical aid.

Computers architecture
The aim of the course is to teach students about the typical architecture of modern
computers and programming in low-level programming environment. The common
principles for different types of computer architectures are emphasized. Practical
sessions include development of small programs using low-level programming
languages. IBM compatible computers are analyzed as representatives. The course
consists of lectures and lab works.

Computers and programming
History of computers. Basic of computer logic. Basic principles of computer
architecture. External devices (peripherals). Introduction to Windows 2000. Word
processor MS Word and spreadsheet processor MS Excel. Introduction to algorithm
theory. Basics of programming in C++.
Computer networks
The aim of the course is introduce functions and components of computer networks, 3
basic types of network topology. Students will learn about local area networks;
extension of LAN; importance of the network; networks with servers and without
servers; combined networks; connecting to the network using cable systems or
wireless technologies; basic topologies; concentrators; cable types; network adapters;
protocols (TCP/IP, NetBEUI, X.25, IPX/SPX); network architectures (ETHERNET,
TOKEN RING, APPLE TALK, ARCNET); different types of ETHERNET in the
course.

Data banks
Data processing systems and models of their life cycle. Principles of information
encoding. Realization languages of data processing systems. Database management
system FoxPro. FoxPro data types, lines and direct access to the data. Indexing.
Performance of FoxPro. Comparison of data processing systems. Database. Database
management systems. Interaction of files and data bases. Architecture and support of
data bases. Relational schemes. Languages of manipulation of relational data bases
(SQL, QBE). Updating of data, integrity keeping, data security, parallel data
processing. Multi-user databases. The most popular data bases- Visual FoxPro,
Access, etc.

Data structures
Structure of algorithms. Algorithms of numerical theory and matrix. Recursive
functions and sets. The universal Turing machine. Basic algorithms for working with
most popular data structures. Algorithms for sorting and searching. Structured data
types. Mapping of the chained data structures. Stacks, series, lists, files and binary
trees. Operations with these data structures. Applications of the structures. Lectures
and practical works on basis of C++ language.

Discrete mathematics
This is the basis course of mathematics as it contains an overview of the general math
ideas, symbols, sets, graphs and mathematical logic. Introduction to combinatorics is
included in the course.

English
Students will improve and develop English language skills in reading, writing,
listening, speaking, widen knowledge in grammar and enrich vocabulary.

Labor Law
The course covers issues on legal labor relations, the basics of their development,
legislation on working and rest hours, wages, work order, labor protection, joining
work and studies, labor disputes and the state social insurance.
Mathematical         analysis,      differential       equations       and     analytical
geometry
The course deals with the following issues: limit of the one argument function,
continuity; differential and integral calculation; limit of the several arguments
function, continuity.

Numerical methods
The course offers introduction to numerical methods, provides iteration methods for
solving linear algebraic equations. Algebraic non-linear and transcendental equations,
numerical integration, interpolation and approximation issues are discussed.
Numerical methods of solving differential equations are covered in the course.

Operating systems
The course deals with the following issues: structure and classification of operating
systems; management of processes and memory; management of external memory;
examples of specific operating systems: OS, VM, VMS, UNIX, Windows 2000;
evaluation methods of efficiency of computer and operating system.

Physics
The standard topics of the university general physics courses are discussed:
kinematics and dynamics of the point-like body; dynamics of the absolutely hard
body, fluid and gas dynamics; oscillations and waves, structure and properties of
fluids and solid bodies, electrostatics, electric properties of the matter; electric current;
magnetic field; magnetic properties of the matter; electromagnetic induction;
electromagnetic oscillations and waves; photometry; interference; diffraction;
polarization; absorption; dispersion; heat radiation; basics of quantum mechanics;
atomic physics and nuclear physics.

Probability theory and mathematical statistics
Students will learn axiomatic basics of probability theory, most important possibility
distribution rule, limits propositions. Basic concepts of mathematical statistics,
correlation and regression analysis, evaluation of parameters, examination of
statistical hypotheses will be discussed in the course.

Programming languages
The most important groups of programming languages: procedural, functional, logical
and parallel programming languages, also analyzed object-oriented conceptions are
observed in the course. Pascal, C, C++ languages are used in practical works.

Project work/ Term paper
Students design and implement data processing systems on their choice. Projects have
to be approved by commission after demonstrating system on computer.
                               Psychology and ethics
Students master topics on communication role in society, social perception,
psychological barriers of human perception. Special emphasis is put on
communication – types of influencing people in communication, skills of reflexive
and non-reflexive listening, interactions and transactions, body language, verbal
communication. The course covers issues on conflict regulating communication, and
peculiarities in communication between different types of partners.

Software engineering
An introduction course in software engineering theory and practice is
essential for understanding how to build good software. It has plenty exposure
of examples from real cases, and a lot of assignments.
Special seminar
The aim of the course is to provide students possibility to get acquainted with up-to-
date computer technologies and applications. Students make investigation and prepare
presentation about new computer technology or application. Students use all available
literature and Internet as information sources. The seminar is held at the end of the
course.

Standardization and patenting
The issues considered in the course are related to objects of standardization and their
types; national standard copyrights, relation between standardization and ecology,
ecological certification, patenting of inventions, trademarks, as well as issues related
to metrological service and state supervision.

7.4.2. Higher professional education study program of

bachelor in “Environmental Engineering”


                                          1st year
                                       1st semester
                                          ECTS
COURSES                      Credits                Form of testing         Lecturer
                                         credits
A Mandatory - 18 credits (27 ECTS)
                                                                           assist.prof.
Calculus I                      3          4,5             E
                                                                           P.Daugulis
General and inorganic
                                3          4,5             E          assist.prof. J.Bindars
chemistry
                                                                        lect. Ļ.Ceļapītere
First foreign language          3          4,5             T
                                                                       lect. K.Laganovska
Informatics and                                                             assist.prof.
                                4           6              E
information technologies                                                    P.Grabusts
Descriptive geometry
                                3          4,5             E          assist.prof. A.Avots
and engineering graphics
General ecology                 2           3              E             lect. I.Laizāne
B Electives - 1 credit (1,5 ECTS)
Hydrolithoaerosphere             1       1,5       T     lect. I.Matisovs
Ecosystem biology                1       1,5       T      lect. I.Laizāne
C Free electives - 1 credit (1,5 ECTS)
Psychology of
                                 1       1,5   T         lect. E.Opincāne
communication
Logic                            1       1,5       T   assist.prof. V.Korkla
Ethics and aesthetics            1       1,5       T   assist.prof. V.Korkla
Additional courses in
human and social                 1       1,5       T
sciences
Sports                           1       1,5       T   lect. E.Zaščerinska
                                20       30
E – exam;
T – test
DT – differentiated test
                                     1st year
                                   2nd semester
                                      ECTS
COURSES                    Credits             Form of testing        Lecturer
                                     credits
A Mandatory - 20 credits (30 ECTS)
                                                                      assist.prof.
Calculus II                   3        4,5            E
                                                                      P.Daugulis
                                                                      assist.prof.
Physics I                     2         3             E
                                                                     A.Martinovs
                                                                  lect. Ļ.Ceļapītere
First foreign language        3        4,5            E
                                                                 lect. K.Laganovska
Organic and analytical
                              3        4,5     E                   lect. Ē.Abricka
chemistry
Basics of environment
                              2         3             E            prof. G.Noviks
protection
Technologies of
                                                                  prof. G.Noviks
engineering and               2         3             T
                                                                  lect. I.Matisovs
technical research
                                                                     assist.prof.
Basics of philosophy          2         3             T
                                                                    V.Brazauska
Ecological expedition          3       4,5           DT            prof. G.Noviks
B Electives -1 credit (1,5 ECTS)
Latvian environment
                               1       1,5            T           lect. I.Matisovs
geography
Basics of programming
                               1       1,5            T             lect. E.Justs
languages
                              21       31,5
                                        2nd year
                                      3rdsemester
                                        ECTS
COURSES                     Credits               Form of testing         Lecturer
                                        credits
A Mandatory - 16 credits (24 ECTS)
Calculus for engineering
                              3          4,5            E              lect. I.Kangro
sciences
                                                                         assist.prof.
Physics II                     2          3             E
                                                                        A.Martinovs
Physical and colloidal
chemistry for
                               2          3       E                 assist.prof. J.Bindars
environmental
engineering sciences
Electrotechnics and                                                      asoc.prof.
                               4          6             E
basics of electronics                                                   I.Silineviča
Natural resources and
technologies for
                               2          3             T              lect. I.Laizāne
utilisation of natural
resources
Theoretical mechanics
                               3         4,5            E            lect. V.Ciganskis
and strength of materials
B Electives - 3 credits (4,5 ECTS)
Limnology and lake
                               3         4,5            T              lect. I.Matisovs
management technologies
Forest resources and
forest management              3         4,5            T              lect. I.Matisovs
technologies
                                                                         assist.prof.
Agricultural ecology           3         4,5            T
                                                                        B.Jarinovskis
Pollution prevention
                                 3       4,5            T              prof. G.Noviks
technologies
Ecological construction          3       4,5            T           assist.prof. A.Avots
C Free electives - 1 credit (1,5 ECTS)
Experimental ecology             1       1,5            T               lect. I.Laizāne
Ecological culture               1       1,5            T               lect. I.Laizāne
Human ecology                    1       1,5            T               lect. I.Laizāne
Urban ecology                    1       1,5            T              lect. I.Matisovs
                                                                       lect. J.Barinova
Second foreign language        1         1,5      T
                                                                       lect. Dz.Lempa
Additional courses in
humanitarian and social        1         1,5            T
sciences
                              20          30
                                        2nd year
                                      4th semester
                                         ECTS
COURSES                     Credits                Form of testing         Lecturer
                                         credits
A Mandatory - 18 credits (27 ECTS)
Mathematical methods
and computers for                2        3              E              lect. I.Kangro
environmental sciences
Environment chemistry
                                 3        4,5            E              lect. Ē.Abricka
and control
Solid state physics with
                                                                     ASSIST.PROF.
basics of material               2        3              E
                                                                     A.MARTINOVS
science
Environmental
                                 2        3              E              prof. G.Noviks
engineering geology
Study work                       2        3             DT           assist.prof. J.Bindars
Environment protection
                                 7       10,5           DT           assist.prof. J.Bindars
practice
B Electives - 2 credits (3 ECTS)
Biochemistry and basics                                                   assist.prof.
                                 2        3              E
of biotechnology                                                         B.Jarinovskis
Basics of geochemistry           2        3              E           assist.prof. J.Bindars
Earth natural resources
extraction and                   2        3              E           assist.prof. J.Bindars
processing technologies
Basics of geodesy                2        3              E           assist.prof. A.Avots
C Free electives - 1 credit (1,5 ECTS)
Global ecological
                                 1        1,5            T             lect. E.Opincāne
problems
Ecology of protected
                                 1        1,5            T             lect. E.Opincāne
nature objects
Ecological hygiene               1        1,5            T              lect. I.Laizāne
European integration
                                 1        1,5            T             lect. O.Skredels
processes
                                                                       lect. J.Barinova
Second foreign language        1          1,5            T
                                                                       lect. Dz.Lempa
Additional courses in
humanitarian and social        1          1,5            T
sciences
                              21         31,5




                                        3rd year
                                      5th semester
                                        ECTS
COURSES                     Credits               Form of testing         Lecturer
                                        credits
A Mandatory - 15 credits (22,5 ECTS)
Flow mechanics and                                                       assist.prof.
                               2          3             E
hydraulics                                                              A.Martinovs
Water purification and
water utilisation              4          6             E           assist.prof. A.Avots
technologies
Civil defence                  1         1,5            T              lect. A.Strods
Environment rights and
                               2          3             E             lect. Ē.Ruskule
legislation
Basics of Economics            2          3             E               lekt. I.Kotāne
Labour protection              1         1,5            T                lect. V.Spičs
Study work (project)           3         4,5           DT           assist.prof. J.Bindars
B Electives - 3 credits (4,5 ECTS)
Soil mechanics                 3         4,5            E              prof. G.Noviks
Energetic and power
                               3         4,5            E              prof. I.Skārds
supply of enterprises
Thermodynamics and                                                      assist.prof.
                               3         4,5            E
thermotechnics                                                         A.Martinovs
                                                                        assist.prof.
Ecotoxicology                 3          4,5            E
                                                                       B.Jarinovskis
C Free electives - 2 credits (3 ECTS)
Motorways and bridges           2         3             T            lect. V.Ciganskis
                                                                        assist.prof.
Microbiology                  2           3             T
                                                                       B.Jarinovskis
Impact of tourism                                                        asoc.prof.
                              2           3             T
industry on environment                                                 I.Silineviča
Impact of transport on
                              2           3             T             lect. I.Matisovs
environment
Additional courses in
humanitarian and social       2           3             T
sciences
                              20          30
                                     3rd year
                                   6th semester
                                      ECTS
COURSES                    Credits              Form of testing        Lecturer
                                      credits
A Mandatory - 19 credits (28,5 ECTS)
Air and gas purification
techniques and                 3        4,5           E           assist.prof. A.Avots
technologies
Utilisation of solid and
                               3        4,5           E           lect. E.Teirumnieks
hazardous waste
Basics of
                               3        4,5           E             prof. G.Noviks
ecotechnologies
Assessment of
                               2         3      E                   lect. Ē.Abricka
environmental impact
                                                                      assist.prof.
Industrial practice           8         12            DT
                                                                     B.Jarinovskis
B Electives - 2 credits (3 ECTS)
Construction materials                                                assist.prof.
                               2         3             E
and binding substances                                                B.Bindars
Metrology,
                                                                      assist.prof.
standardisation and            2         3             E
                                                                     B.Jarinovskis
patenting
                                                                      assist.prof.
Radioecology                  2          3             E
                                                                     B.Jarinovskis
                              21       31,5
                                      4th year
                                   7th semester
                                      ECTS
COURSES                    Credits              Form of testing        Lecturer
                                      credits
A Mandatory - 15 credits (22,5 ECTS)
Ecological risk analysis                                              asoc.prof.
                               2         3            E
and management                                                     O.Užga-Rebrovs
Environment economics          2         3            E             prof. I.Skārds
Renewal of degraded
                               3        4,5           E             prof. G.Noviks
territories
Basics of environmental
                               2         3            E           assist.prof. A.Avots
protection objects design
Environment monitoring
                               2         3            E             lect. Ē.Abricka
systems
                                                                      assist.prof.
Labour law                     1         1,5           T
                                                                     G.Makarova
Study work (project)             3       4,5          DT            prof. G.Noviks
B Electives - 4 credits (6 ECTS)
Building constructions
                                 2       3             T           lect. V.Ciganskis
and materials
Quality and analyses of                                               assist.prof.
                                 2       3             T
agriculture products                                                 B.Jarinovskis
Design of buildings,
water supply and                 2       3      T                 assist.prof. A.Avots
underground structures
Project management               2       3             T             prof. Ģ.Vulfs
C Free electives - 1 credit (1,5 ECTS)
Hydrology of the Baltic
                                 1       1,5           T           lect. E.Opincāne
Sea
Climatography and
                                 1       1,5           T            lect. I.Matisovs
meteorology
Construction equipment           1       1,5           T           lect. V.Ciganskis
Construction mechanics           1       1,5           T           lect. V.Ciganskis
                                20       30
                                         4th year
                                      8th semester
                                         ECTS
COURSES                     Credits                Form of testing         Lecturer
                                         credits
A Mandatory - 20 credits (30 ECTS)
Pre-diploma practice          8           12             DT          assist.prof. J.Bindars
                                                                        prof. G.Noviks,
                                                                          assist.prof.
Diploma work –                                                             J.Bindars,
                               12         18       DEFENCE
engineering project                                                       assist.prof.
                                                                          P.Daugulis,
                                                                     assist.prof. A.Avots
State examination                                        E
                               20         30




                       Course descriptions
         Higher professional education study program of
           bachelor in “Environmental Engineering”

                               A. Mandatory part


Foreign languages (I, II)
Objective. The aim of the course is to master command and skills in foreign
languages (English or German), to prepare students for independent reading of special
literature and for expressing their opinion on actual daily and professional matters.
Contents. In the course “Foreign Language I” students master special topics related to
environment protection and topics of personal professional interests. Mastering
grammar includes study of grammar structures necessary for development of speaking
and reading skills.
The course “Foreign Language II” is intended for students that have already mastered
another foreign language. The course introduces basics of the foreign language in a
very specific way emphasizing the most essential and most necessary matters related
both to selected basic vocabulary and selected grammar topics. Special attention is
paid to mastering colloquial speech.

Basics of Economics
Objective. The aim of the course is to develop student understanding of basic
categories of economic theory and common laws of economy, as well as to involve
students in the process of economical thinking and evaluation.
Contents. Students are introduced to economic theory and its systems, issues related
to the state role in economics, market mechanism of pricing, forms of enterprising and
enterprise financing, competition, economic turnover and production, role of labor in
economics, as well as Latvia’s role on the way to the EU.

Labor Law
Objective. The goal of the course is to provide basic knowledge on signing and
termination of labor contract, legal regulation of employer – employee relations in
Latvia, to introduce basics of legal regulations of labor relations, to help understand
employee labor rights and duties, to prepare students for application of labor law
rights solutions in practical applications of the labor legislature.
Contents. The course covers issues on legal labor relations, the basics of their
development, legislation on working and rest hours, wages, work order, labor
protection, joining work and studies, labor disputes and the state social insurance.
Technologies of engineering and technical research
Objective. The objective of the course is to develop understanding of the role of
science in the modern world and its role in the solution of global ecological problems
and the provision of sustainable development, as well as to provide basic practical
skills for carrying out engineering and technical research.
Contents. The course familiarizes the students with the methodology of scientific
research and the system and the principles of research. Special attention is paid to
basic directions and features of research in environmental sciences. Significant part of
the course is devoted to practical research, scientific processing and interpretation of
research results, as well as preparation of final documentation and presentation of
obtained results. Significant attention is paid to basic principles and requirements of
presentation of research results. The course includes a wide range of laboratory works.


Basics of philosophy
Objective. The objective of the course is to provide a concentrated insight into the
human desire and the ability to explore the world and oneself as part of it depending
on the historical development periods of the philosophical science.
Contents. The emphasis of the course in on cognitive issues of relations of the
spiritual and the material and axiological interpretation of these issues. Issues of
philosophy and its basic questions, historical development of philosophy – ancient
Oriental philosophy, philosophy and religion of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance
period, domination of gneseology in the European philosophy of the 17th century, the
Enlightenment philosophy of the 18th century and German classical philosophy are
reviewed in the course. Students are also introduced to the most important Latvian
philosophers and their views, the role of philosophy in solution of actual problems of
the modern world.

                                       Civil defense
Objective. The objective of the course is to provide knowledge on the civil defense
system of the Republic of Latvia, collective and individual protective means, actions
in the case of an emergency situation, as well as to train practical skills.
Contents. Main concepts, aims and tasks of civil defense. Types of civil defense and
their classification. Natural, technogenic and military catastrophes. Civil defense in
cities, districts and the country. Structural units of civil defense and scope of their
activities. Catastrophes, their types and classification. Prevention of catastrophes and
disasters, eradication of their consequences. Providing security of human life,
providing stability of national economy in case of catastrophes and disasters. First
medical aid.

Calculus (I, II)
Objective. The objective is to provide knowledge and form a framework of a system
of mathematical notions which would allow to solve both practical and theoretical
problems and which would serve as a basis for further continuation of studies and
self-education.
Aims of the course:
   to familiarize students with the application potential of mathematical methods
    combined with the modern information technologies emphasizing the
    mathematical apparatus used in the engineering science – ordinary differential
    equations and their systems and partial differential equations, to develop logical
    and algorithmic thinking of students.
 to form links with other study courses especially with the course “Mathematical
    methods in the environmental science”.
        Contents. Basics of vector algebra and analytic geometry. Functions in one
variable. Differential calculus. Integration. Double and triple integral, path integral
and their mathematical, mechanical and physical interpretation, series, Fourier series
and their applications, elements of linear programming, systems of differential
equations, partial differential equations.

Physics (I, II)
Objective. The objective of the course is to familiarize students with the structure and
evolution of the Universe and the physical processes in our world using appropriate
mathematical apparatus for their description, to teach students carry out their own
research and to uncover physical relationships using this research, to analyze these
relationships, to carry out physical calculations, to establish properties of substances
and use this knowledge for designing new ecotechnologies and for realization and
improving the existing ones.
Contents. The standard topics of the university general physics courses are discussed
“Physics I”- kinematics and dynamics of the point-like body; dynamics of the
absolutely hard body, fluid and gas dynamics; oscillations and waves, structure and
properties of fluids and solid bodies, electrostatics, electric properties of the matter;
“Physics II”- electric current; magnetic field; magnetic properties of the matter;
electromagnetic induction; electromagnetic oscillations and waves; photometry;
interference; diffraction; polarization; absorption; dispersion; heat radiation; basics of
quantum mechanics; atomic physics and nuclear physics.

Informatics and information technologies
Objective. The objective of the course is to ensure that students develop their
computer skills – be able to use standard configuration of the operating system
Windows’95 as well as its application software, be able to use resources of global and
local area networks.
Contents. Students learn to work in Windows’98 environment, learn structure of its
files and catalogues, text editing software Word-7 and electronic tables in Excel-7
environment. Students are introduced to the potential of local area networks under the
operating system Windows’98 and to the use of e-mail and Internet.

Mathematical methods and computers for environmental sciences
Objective. The objective is to provide knowledge and to form systems of
mathematical methods, which would allow solving both practical and theoretical
problems related to obtaining statistical data, its processing and analysis, and to
application of optimization methods.
Aims. To acquire knowledge on the basics of probability theory and mathematical
statistics. To acquire knowledge and develop skills on methods of data acquisition,
processing and analysis. To acquire knowledge on the basics of optimization methods
and their applications.
Contents. Selection method and data grouping, mean values and variations,
distribution laws, statistical estimates of selection parameters, statistic hypotheses,
dispersion analysis, simple linear regression and correlation, non-parametric
criterions, optimization methods: dynamic models, stochastic models, optimization
and game models, system analysis in ecology.

General and inorganic chemistry
Objective. The objective is to master theoretical basics of the general chemistry,
chemical properties of chemical elements and most important compounds, to provide
the basis for studies of subsequent chemistry courses.
Contents. Students are mastering general laws of chemical processes, basics of
chemical thermodynamics and simplest methods of thermodynamic calculations,
oxidation-reduction processes, electrochemical processes, general description of
metals, their physical and chemical properties, metal corrosion and corrosion
protection. Taking the periodic system as a basis chemical properties of elements and
their compounds are considered, including characteristic properties of each group,
typical reactions, compound synthesis and practical applications.

                        Organic and analytic chemistry
Objective. The objective is to provide knowledge about chemical processes, methods
of environment analysis, organic substances, in order to enable students to evaluate
contamination qualitatively and quantitatively, to take appropriate decisions and to
make predictions about reducing the impact of polluting substances.
Contents. The knowledge about the basic parameters used in chemistry and their
applicability is contained in this course. Methods of qualitative and quantitative
analysis, the basic methods of analytic chemistry, their applicability to analysis of
environment and its products are considered. The perceptions about organic
substances, the sources of their production, usage, possible pathways of their leakage
into environment and their impact on the environment are widened in this course.

PHYSICAL AND COLLOIDAL CHEMISTRY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL
ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Objective. The objective is to give students a correct concept on processes of physical
chemistry in the nature and industry.
Contents. During the course students are provided with knowledge on phase balance
and solutions, the one, two and three component systems, freezing and simmering
temperature, crioskopy and ebulioskopy, liquids with unlimited and limited
solvability, surface phenomena, molecular kinetic and optical properties of colloidal
systems, electrokinetic phenomena, microheterogenic systems.
General ecology
Objective. To provide knowledge on ecosystems as main structures of biosphere and
their essentials features; classification of ecosystems, and parameters of their stability;
biogeochemical cycles and their role; biotics and abiotics of eco-systems; laws of
ecosystems development. The knowledge acquired will be applicable in practice to
solving environmental issues.
Contents. The course covers issues on ecosystems, components of ecosystems and
their constituents, classification of ecosystems, biotic and abiotic factors, interrelation
between elements of ecosystems, population and its development level, ecological
niches. Ecosystems development laws are analyzed.

Basics of environment protection
Objective. The objective of the course is to give a complex perception on the current
environment protection problems, on possible ways of their solution and possibility to
proceed from extensive development mechanism to the intensive one which is based
on the concept of sustainable development, to provide basic knowledge for
completing further education and to develop primary practical skills for solving
various specific tasks of environment protection.
Contents. The course covers main aspects of environment protection. Anthropogenic
impact on environment. Types of pollution, their sources, consequences of pollution.
Toxic and hazardous substances. Reglamentation of pollution, soil, water and air
purification. Notion of natural resources, their utilization, control of environment
monitoring, concept of sustainable development.

Natural resources and technologies for utilization of natural
resources
Objective. To provide students with knowledge on complex and rational utilization of
natural resources; material biotic, abiotic, energy, esthetical and recreational
resources; intensity of resources utilization.
Contents. The main issues of resourcology are covered in the course. Attention is
paid to complex and rational utilization of natural resources in accordance with
modern sustainable development concept of mankind. Biotic and abiotic resources,
energy resources, esthetical and recreational resources are reviewed in the course.
Natural resources of Latvia and perspectives of their utilization are analyzed in detail.

Ecological risk analysis and management
Objective. To present knowledge about risk as a unavoidable part of human activity in
environment, the nature of risk, risk calculation, modeling and its adaptation to particular
conditions of implementation of various natural resource utilization, environment protection
projects.
Contents. Comprehensive characteristics of risk, its classification in various situations,
parameters of risk are reviewed in the course. Notion of health risk, risk of environment
quality decrease and environment degrading, risk of catastrophes and disasters, economical
risks are given in the course. Risk situations and possibilities to make relevant decisions in
risk situations are analyzed. An apparatus of risk analysis mathematical modeling and
mathematical modeling methods of risk situations, including strategic and statistical games
are given in the course.
Descriptive geometry and engineering graphics
Objective. Students obtain knowledge and after completion of the course will be able to
perform any drawing in engineering area using principles of descriptive geometry.
Contents. Students will gain knowledge of theory of drawings – descriptive geometry.
Participating in practical classes students will become skilled in applying the theory in
solving various spatial problems using the graphical method. During the course
students will perform 7 individual complex homework assignments.

                 Solid state physics with basics of material

                                                   science
Objective. The objective is to familiarize students in detail with the structure of the
solid state, its physical properties and means for their changing, to teach how to
estimate physical parameters and laws of their change in order to use the obtained
knowledge for design of various ecotechnologies.
Content. The topics which are insufficiently considered in the general physics course
are treated to a greater extent: students are given a wider perception of the ideal crystal
geometry, defects in crystals, diffusion, dislocations, phase diagrams, electron energy
levels and zones. The main types of solid bodies are considered together with their
characteristic mechanical, thermal, electric and optical properties and the methods of
their determination.

Electrotechnics and basics of electronics
Objective. The objective is to give the necessary knowledge in order to enable
students to do calculations related to direct and alternative current transformers and
asynchronous engines; to maintain electric machines after a certain period of practice,
to switch various electric devices into electric circuits, to learn methods of
maintenance, calculations and design of electric devices.
Contents. Direct and alternative current circuits and their types, transformers, direct
circuit machines, synchronous and asynchronous engines, electric drive. Basics of
electronics – semiconductor devices, controllable and uncontrollable rectifier,
transistor and operational amplifiers, logic elements, their applications and practical
realization, transistor operation in the switching regime.

                     Theoretical mechanics and strength of

                                                 materials
Objective. The objective is to familiarize students with various systems of forces and
their balance, to explain resistance and torpidity calculation principles for various
kinds of deformation. The students must be able to perform basic calculations of
constructions.
Contents. Students are learning the theoretical basics of statics, kinematics, dynamics
and strength of materials. During the course statics chapter is covered completely and
the kinematics and dynamics chapter is cover in a shortened version. In the strength of
materials part special attention is paid resistance and torpidity calculations for various
kinds of deformations. Students are familiarized with strength of constructions.
Environmental engineering geology
Objective. The objective is to give students the knowledge necessary for solving
environment protection problems in the specific geological setting, to give methods
for geologic environment study, its processing and practical applications related to the
impact on rock bodies.
Content. In the course information is given on the Earth crust structure, minerals and
rocks, their physical properties. Rock massives and bodies are considered as a
research object in engineering geology together with their structure, content and
composition. Mechanical and hydraulic properties of rocks and their dependence on
their composition, structure and external factors are analyzed. Initial knowledge is
provided on the methods for rock property studies, mathematical processing of the
research results, information mapping and solution of problems of engineering
geology using the obtained information about rock massives properties. The impact of
engineering-geologic phenomena and anthropogenic engineering-geologic activities in
the environment are discussed in terms of the processes and their results. Techniques
for protecting the quality of environment against undesirable consequences of
engineering-geologic impact.

Environment chemistry and control
Objective. The objective is to give students the knowledge on the environmental
chemical processes and the systems of environmental control in order to enable
students to estimate and predict transformations of the pollutants in the environment,
to take decisions and to design environment protection systems.
Contents. In this course the knowledge on the chemical processes proceeding in the
environment (atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere) as well as mechanisms of
chemical reactions, substances involved in these reactions and their sources
environment is concentrated. Information on the principles of environmental control,
their types and value is also given in this course.

Environment rights and legislation
Objective. The objective is to provide knowledge on legal and normative acts on
environment protection; legislative regime of environment protection and natural
resources utilization in Latvia; international legislation system, international
environment protection conventions and organizations; to develop student skills for
performing comparison and analysis of Latvia and international legislation.
Contents. The following issues are covered in the course: legal issues of environment
protection; legal and normative acts in area of environment protection; international
environment protection organizations; EU directives; international conventions; legal
regime issues of land, water, mineral resources, atmosphere, protected nature resorts,
forest utilization, exploitation and pollution; legal liability for legal offences in
environment protection. Offences of legal acts in environment protection, as well as
state administration and the role of local self-governments in environment protection
and international cooperation are analyzed in the course. Comparison of the Latvian
and international legislation is given.
Environment economics
Objective. The objective of the course is to provide knowledge on economics and
environment interaction processes, economics of environment protection measures,
economical value of nature, economical optimization of mining and utilization of
natural resources.
Contents. The course covers issues of economical efficiency of environment
protection and natural resources utilization, ecology of economics, analysis of socio-
ecology-economical systems, management of natural resources utilization, methods of
economical evaluation and planning.

Basics of environmental protection objects design
Objective. The objective is to familiarize students with basics of construction object
design and specifics of environment protection object design; construction standards
of specific construction objects and related legal issues; to perform elementary
engineering calculations for the design of environment protection objects.
Contents. Students acquire knowledge on details of environment protection objects
and their classification; legislation related to the specificity of such objects. Students
learn to evaluate operation of existing functioning objects and to develop proposals
for improvement of their operation in order to improve ecological situation.

Assessment of environmental impact
Objective. The objective is to provide knowledge and skills in the process of
environment assessment in order to be able to participate successfully in environment
audits of specific objects and to prepare Environment Assessment report.
Contents. Students become acquainted with main features of environment
assessment, objectives and tasks of environment assessment process. Information on
situations when environment assessment is required, its main stages and participants,
steps in preparation of report, methods of impact forecasting and assessment is
provided. Students become skilled in assessing small-scale projects and the
assessment of polluted areas. Assessment of environmental impact in Latvia and main
aspects of its legislation are included in the course.


Water purification and water utilization technologies
Objective. The objective is to provide knowledge on technologies and equipment of
the city, village and individual house water supply, drinking water and sewage water
purification; by the end of the course to develop skills to perform required water
purification calculations and to control operation of water purification facilities.
Contents. In lectures students acquire knowledge on types of water pollution and
pollution levels as well as theoretical foundations of various water purification
methods and their effective use. In practical classes students perform calculations on
water purification equipment and are introduced to various drinking water and sewage
water purification equipment.
Environment monitoring systems
Objective. The objective is to provide knowledge on environment monitoring systems
in order to develop skills for assessment and predicting of transformation possibilities
of polluting substances in environment, to make decisions and to develop
environment monitoring systems.
Contents. The course includes information on principles, types and importance of
environment monitoring, on environment monitoring programs, which are being
implemented in Latvia and in the world, on development of monitoring systems.
Students become skilled in data processing and forecasting.

Basics of ecotechnologies
Objective. The objective is to provide students with knowledge and to develop their
ability to deal with the problems related to ecotechnology – environmental low-waste
technology for development of ecologically safe products – organization of
production, development and management of technical equipment and technological
processes of environment protection.
Tasks of the course are to introduce physical and chemical basics of the ecologization
of technologies, their general principles and implementation possibilities in different
branches of national economy; to present knowledge on complex problem – solving
issues of environment protection, technology improvement and production control.
Contents. Essence of the production ecologization. Key processes of environment
saving technologies – waste-free and low–waste economy, closed water and gas
cycles, rational and complex utilization of resources, recycling of waste, efficient
methods and techniques of gas, water and land purification, miniaturization of
production objects, economy of energy sources. Types and examples of ecologically
safe and pure technologies. Economical calculations. Use of ecologically safe raw
materials and development of safe production.

              RENEWAL OF DEGRADED TERRITORIES
Objective. The objective is to provide modern knowledge on reasons and
consequences of the Earth rocks, soil and surface degradation; physical and chemical
processes of degradation. To develop knowledge and skills for using it in order to
control and limit degradationand contamination processes, to renew and recultivate
degraded territories.
Contents. The questions considered in the course reflect types and consequences of
the Earth surface and lithosphere degradation. Mechanical damage of the Earth
surface in the result of mineral deposit mining, land works and construction. Pollution
of lithosphere with chemicals, oil products and toxic substances. Damage to the Earth
as a result of underground works. Degradation of territories at waste dumps and non-
productive land rocks depositories. Measures for territory recultivation. Soil and
ground purification methods “in situ” and “ex situ”.
Utilization of solid and hazardous waste
Objective. The objective is to provide knowledge on waste utilization in Latvia and
other countries, on issues of waste sorting, collecting, reuse, recycling, management;
to introduce requirements of normative regulations related to waste utilization in
Latvia and the European Union; solid waste management projects in Latvia, pace of
their implementation, technical solutions, design, exploitation and operation
principles.
Contents. The course considers issues related with legislation in the sphere of waste
utilization and management; properties, collection, sorting, recycling and utilization of
solid waste, techniques and technologies used, as well as dumping grounds and waste
incineration equipment.

Air and gas purification techniques and technologies
Objective. The objective of the course is to prepare students to exploit and regulate
air conditioning systems, to ensure economical operation of the systems, to master gas
purification technologies with respect to ecological requirements.
Contents. Students become skilled at calculations of air conditioning systems and
their constituents and gas purification equipment.

                        Flow mechanics and hydraulics
Objective. The objective of the course is to give students the necessary information to
enable them to determine static pressure in hydrotechnic constructions, to calculate
hydraulic losses, to perform calculations of simple and complex pipelines, trapezoid
bearings and pressure free pipes; to enable them to perform, if necessary, maintenance
of various hydraulic devices after practice.
Contents. The main concepts and laws of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics; fluid
motion regimes; hydraulic losses; pipeline and bearing calculations; filtration; pumps
and their parameters; pressure valves and distributors; unidirectional valves; flow
direction valves; hydrocylinders, hydromotors; filters; measurement devices.

                         B. Mandatory elective courses

Hydrolithoaerosphere
Objective. The objective is to give students wide and deep knowledge on the
structure, evolution and functioning principles of external layer of our planet the Earth
– lithosphere, hydrosphere and aerosphere, so that the acquired knowledge can be
practically used in solving specific environmental engineering-technical problems in
environment-friendly way.
Contents. The course is arranged in the following way: firstly, general information on
the solar system and the Earth as one of the planets of the system is given; secondly,
this is followed by consecutive characterization of specific geospheres – lithosphere,
hydrosphere, aerosphere. Specific attention is paid to mechanisms of geosphere
interaction and analysis of planetary system and geographic layer properties taking
into account the increasing Anthropogenic pressure on the planetary environment.
Limnology and lake management technologies
Objective. The objective is to provide knowledge on lakes as ecological systems;
physical, chemical and biological characterization of lakes; lake development
possibilities; anthropogenic impact on lake ecosystems and possibilities for
elimination of this impact; lake management plans; fishing industries.
Contents. Lakes as ecosystems are considered in the course. Issues on genesis,
geometry, physics and biology of lakes; lake monitoring; anthropogenic impact on
lakes; possibilities for lake development; lakes as objects of nature utilization
resources and recreational resources are covered in the course. Situation in fishing
industry and its development possibilities in Latvia are analyzed.

Metrology, standardization and patenting
Objective. The objective is to familiarize students with national standardization
system, its operational principles and issues related to standards, ecological
certification and patenting.
Contents. The issues considered in the course are related to objects of standardization
and their types; national standard copyrights, relation between standardization and
ecology, ecological certification, patenting of inventions, trademarks, as well as issues
related to metrological service and state supervision.

Pollution prevention technologies
Objective. The objective is to offer knowledge on pollution prevention as opposed to
pollution generation and development of activities and technologies which do not
waste and pollution.
Contents. The course covers issues on the nature of pollution prevention;
characteristics and classification of pollution; technological, physical and chemical
processes which minimize pollution. Research related to recycling and utilization of
pollution, planning pollution prevention, evaluation of product life cycle and
economical calculations of pollution prevention are also considered in the course.

Forest resources and forest management technologies
Objective. The objective is to provide knowledge on forests as ecosystems; spread
and types of forests in Latvia and in the world; forest monitoring; forest research;
forests as renewable natural resource. The course aims at developing student ability to
use acquired knowledge to calculate ecological and economical value of forests.
Contents. The course examines forests as ecosystems; forests as renewable natural
resource and objects of natural resource utilization; ecological monitoring and control
of forests; forest research. Forest preservation and protection issues are analyzed.

Latvian environment geography
Objective. The objective of the course is to provide in-depth systematic knowledge on
Latvian geographic environment and its natural and anthropogenic components in
order to use the acquired knowledge for solution of specific environment protection
and engineering technical reorganization problems which would ensure optimal
utilization of Latvian natural environment for sustainable development of society.
Contents. Course contents includes analysis of particular components of Latvian
geographic environment – geographical status of the territory, geological composition,
geomorphology, inland waters and cost of the Baltic Sea, climate, natural resources,
vegetation, organic world, technogenic environment and its functional systems. Main
attention is paid to analysis of expressions of the geographic factor as well as
anthropogenic and ecological aspects of environment.

BASICS OF GEOCHEMISTRY
Objective. The objective is to clarify chemical composition and structure of the Earth
and the main systems of the Earth (lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere).
Contents. In the course students master the main systems of the Earth - lithosphere,
hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere; endogenic and exogenic geochemical
processes; presence and distribution of chemical elements in space.

                                     Soil mechanics
Objective. The objective of the course is to give knowledge on soil as a construction
environment, its engineering-geologic properties, dynamics of the change, interaction
between soils and foundations; to give skills to use this knowledge in the ecologically
safe design, construction and exploitation of construction objects.
Contents. In the course students are given basic knowledge on soil mechanics as the
science, which provides the main parameters, related to design, construction and
exploitation related mechanical liability of constructions. The mechanical properties
of the ground are considered together with their changes under various factors. The
ground is analyzed as a basis of constructions, types of foundations are considered.
Calculations of soil and foundations interaction processes are given, methods for
improving properties of the rocks are given. Knowledge on construction of
foundations and calculation methods is given.

                     Construction materials and binding

                                        substances
Objective. The objective is to give students wide knowledge on the construction
materials, which are used in construction.
Contents. In the course natural stone, ceramic and glass materials and products are
considered. Mineral grouts binding materials, their types, production and usage in
construction are considered in detail. Topics on organic binding materials, plastic
materials and products and information on hydroisolation, thermoisolation and
acoustic materials are also included.

Ecosystem biology
Objective. Objective of the course is to provide an insight on general issues of
ecosystems; to give closer look on biocenosis of ecosystems, i.e., set of living
organisms in ecosystems; to introduce typical Latvian ecosystems and to examine the
way ecosystems operate in accordance with specific biological regularities.
Contents. Insight on general issues of sinology, and biocenosis as integral part of
ecosystem, typical ecosystems of Latvia and their biological regularities are given in
the course.
Radioecology
Objective. The objective is to give students practically applicable knowledge on the
impact of ionizing radiation on the mechanisms of living organisms, use of ionizing
radiation in science and practice, biosphere pollution with radioactive elements and its
elimination and the dosage of radioactivity.
Contents. In the course the following topics are considered: natural and artificial
radiation, their origins, impact of ionizing radiation on plants, animals and humans,
basic principles of dosimetry, dosage units, methods of their measurement and
calculation, radioactive contamination of biosphere. Safety measures and emergency
measures are considered.

Energetics and power supply of enterprises
Objective. The objective is to provide basic knowledge on energy supply systems of
enterprises, related calculations and exploitation.
Contents. The course considers sources of enterprise power supply – external and
internal ones, electrical and thermal systems; supply systems, equipment and
hardware. Notion of power utilization principles in enterprises, increase of efficiency
coefficient and power saving methods are given in the course. Environmental impact
types and levels for energy systems are analyzed.

Thermodynamics and thermotechnics
Objective. The objective is to provide students with the necessary information to
enable them to perform calculations related to drying equipment, heat conduction of
flat and cylindrical surfaces, devices of heat exchange, heat production and air
pollution of heating materials, and to be able to maintain small and medium heat
production facilities after practice.
Contents. Main parameters and laws of thermodynamics, parameters characterizing
water steam, material drying processes, construction and functioning of compressors,
internal combustion engines, gas turbines, jet engines and cold engines, basic theory
of heating materials and burning, production of heat energy, calculations of heat
production, heat exchange, burning and air pollution.

Biochemistry and basics of biotechnology
Objective. The objective is to familiarize students with the relations between
biotechnology and science and biotechnological production, as well as with its
perspectives, contribution of biotechnology to energetics, ecology and economics, the
role of biotechnology in medicine and veterinary science.
Contents. Biotechnology as a complex of production methods, which use living
organisms and biological processes for the production, which is important for national
economy. Synthesis of microbiological food, yeast, enzymes and antibiotics.
Perspectives of industrial production of hormones and biologically active substances.
Biotechnology and microbiologic industry. Biotechnology and genetic engineering.

                                 Agricultural ecology
Objective. The objective is to introduce students to agrocenosis, agroecosystems,
agroecological monitoring, preservation and improvement of fertile soils, assessment
and prevention of unfavorable consequences related to soil contamination.
Contents. The issues considered in the course are related to agroecological
monitoring and its main tasks. Students get acquainted with methods of soil quality
measurement on the field according to its morphologic features, macroflora
functioning in the soil, soil erosion and its elimination, agriculture assessment scheme
on the basis of pollution with chemicals, as well as main issues of biological
agriculture.

                                      Ecotoxicology
Objective. The objective is to familiarize students with toxicometry and related
issues, to be able to evaluate the impact of toxic substances on humans, with main
chemical properties of food substances and chemical pollutants, with use of chemical
toxic analysis in ecotoxicology.
Contents. The topics considered in the course are related to the history of DDT use
and the biocidal impact of heavy metals. Special attention is paid to the main
parameters of toxicometry, their evaluation and prediction, accumulation of toxic
substances in living organisms, accumulation of poisonous substances in the
environment and the food chain, prevention measures in the cases of animal and
human poisoning

                  Earth natural resources extraction and

                              processing technologies
Objective. The objective is to give insight in the utilization of natural mineral
resources of the Earth.
Contents. The following topics are considered in the course: production and
application of ceramic materials and products – construction ceramics, fireproof
materials, fine ceramics, production of glass products, layered glass products,
production of glass containers and dishes, production of glass fiber, production of
mineral grout binding substances, air hardening (air lime, gypsum grout, binding
substances) and hydraulic binding substances.

Quality and analyses of agriculture production
Objective. The objective is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge on quality
assurance for agriculture production technologies. To ensure food that is qualitative,
safe for human health and harmless on environment, to eliminate risk, to promote
trade and to protect consumers rights.
Contents. The course covers issues related with quality of agricultural production and
its analysis.

Design of buildings, water supply and underground
structures
Objective. Students must learn basic principles of the building, water supply and
underground structures design, get oriented in the construction regulations of the
Republic of Latvia and other legal acts which are related to specific buildings, be able
to participate in project design, realization of construction objects, to control
construction projects.
Contents. In lectures and practical classes students master qualifications of buildings,
water and underground structures, application potentials of their constituents and
construction materials, concentrating on suitability of construction techniques,
materials and equipment to ecological requirements. Using the previously obtained
knowledge in theoretical mechanics, strength of materials and construction mechanics
students are mastering elementary theoretical calculations of new buildings and
reconstructed buildings. Students are learning to perform technical drawings of
construction projects, to organize construction work and to control its quality,
especially in terms of ecological requirements.

                    Building constructions and materials
Objective. The objective is to familiarize students with types of building
constructions, the used materials and their applications potentials, to explain
construction calculations based on the border states and the design order, to teach how
to perform calculations of construction elements and constituents.
Contents. In the course students are learning construction types and their strength
under various kinds of deformations. Construction calculation based on the border
states is explained as well as design and forming paying special attention to winter
conditions. Students master calculations of construction elements and constituents.

                              C. Free elective courses

                          Psychology of communication
Objective. The objective is to provide basic knowledge in communication
psychology, emphasizing practical recommendations and applications in real life.
Contents. Students master topics on communication role in society, social perception,
psychological barriers of human perception. Special emphasis is put on
communication – types of influencing people in communication, skills of reflexive
and non-reflexive listening, interactions and transactions, body language, verbal
communication. The course covers issues on conflict regulating communication, and
peculiarities in communication between different types of partners.

                                               Logic
Objective. The objective is to examine and to master laws of precise thinking, its
methodological principles, forms and skills of cognition, possibilities of their practical
application.
Ethics and aesthetics
Objective. The objective of the course is enrichment of student social experience,
familiarization with moral ideals of different epochs, mastering skills of discussion
and critical attitude. The course offers to master basic categories of aesthetics,
understanding of their nature, analysis of expressions of esthetical culture in social life
and work.
                               Motorways and bridges
Contents. In the motorway chapter topics on road qualifications, road design
requirements, road covering, etc, are considered in a shortened form. In the bridge
chapter students are familiarized with bridge constructions, materials, basics of bridge
design and economic comparisons.

Experimental ecology
Objective. The objective is to familiarize students with methods of ecological
research, so that the student is aware that the acquired knowledge can be applied in
practice. Strengthening the research process by practice the students is stimulated to
do independent research, self-education skills are developed. Performing research a
pedagogical correction of student’s ecological conscience is taking place as well as the
formation of professional competence.
Contents. Students get familiarized with methods of ecological research, methods of
measurements in ecological research – edafic factors, climate factors, analysis of
biotic factors. For ecological research – autoecological and sinecological research.

Ecology of protected nature objects
Objective. The objective is to provide basic knowledge on ecological aspects of
environment protection and to develop complex understanding of nature protection
problems on both local and global levels.
Contents. The course contents include history of nature protection, social and
economic aspects of environment protection, legislation. Special attention is paid to
problems of maintenance and protection of protected nature objects, current problems
of preservation of ecological balance and biodiversity. The course considers categories
of protected areas: nature resorts, national parks, biosphere resorts, nature parks,
nature memorials, protected landscape environment areas. Necessity for global
approach in establishing, preservation, maintenance and protection of protected nature
areas is stressed at the end of the course.

Urban ecology
Objective. The objective is to provide knowledge on city as an artificial ecosystem,
impact of urbanization on environment, reconstruction and rehabilitation of inhabited
territories, ecomonitoring of cities.
Contents. The course examines city as an artificial ecosystem with main biotic
element – human population. The following issues are covered: principal differences
of city and natural ecosystems; pollution of urban ecosystem, size and density of
population; urban development planning as the most significant factor for quality
improvement of urban environment. Issues on transport, atmosphere, soil, water
pollution, waste and noise in urban environment and possibilities of their prevention
are analyzed in the course.

Construction mechanics
Objective. The objective is to familiarize students with building calculation schemes
and the geometric structure of systems. To explain calculations of statistically
determined and statistically undetermined systems. To be able to perform basic
calculations of constructions.
Contents. In this course students are mastering basics of construction calculations,
studying geometric structure of building constructions, getting familiarized with
articulation joists, statistically undetermined frames, triple articulation arcs, stairways,
statistically undetermined joists, continuous joists and the methods of their
calculations. During the studies special attention is paid to calculations of building
elements with economically feasible materials and new construction materials.

Ecological hygiene
Objective. The objective is to provide knowledge on chemical, physical, biological
influence of environment on human health. Hygiene minimum development, sanitary
minimum regulations for provision of health and development of favorable living
conditions.

Human ecology
Objective. The objective is to provide knowledge, to develop understanding that
would allow evaluating influence of environment factors of human health. The course
develops skills to find means for health support. Health maintenance measures for
creating optimal life and work environment for individuals and strengthening
organism’s ability for resistance to unfavorable conditions of environment are stressed
in the course.
Contents. Students are familiarized with issues related with human ecology as a
branch of science; physiological, biological and psychological parameters that are
used to measure state of health of human population and state of a healthy human
organism; impact of environmental factors on human health; environment quality in
Latvia, its impact on human health; general evaluation of air, water, soil as ecological
environment and evaluation of their impact on human health.

Impact of transport on environment
Objective. The objective is to develop understanding of the significant role of the
transportation system in existence and development of the global economic system,
paying special attention to various aspects of the transport impact on environment,
especially environment pollution. Understanding of the strong link between methods
of solving engineering technical problems in transport sphere and necessity of
preservation of optimal environment quality is developed in the course.
Contents. The course contents include characteristic features of impacts of specific
kinds of transport and features of various transport geotechnosystem design and
functioning. Special attention is paid to the analysis of situation in Latvia as an
important transit territory. Possible development of transportation equipment and
systems in the future is considered emphasizing introduction potential of environment
friendly technologies and fuel. In the practical part transport flow intensity
measurements are performed.

Hydrology of the Baltic Sea
Objective. The objective is to provide students with basics of theoretical knowledge
in hydrology and to ensure scientific understanding on the problems of the Baltic Sea.
Contents. The following topics are considered in the course: Baltic Sea genesis and
formation features, shape of the coastline, seabed profile and sediments, the climate.
Special attention is paid to the most important characteristics of the Baltic Sea
(salinity distribution, t0, water stratification, hydrological regime, water exchange) and
their relations to the ecological problems of the Baltic Sea.

Climatography and meteorology
Objective. The objective is to provide basic knowledge in climatographic and
meteorological sciences in order to develop student understanding of the close link
between global climate forming processes and processes of human economic activities
and to justify necessity for those engineering technical solutions in environment
management which eliminate unfavorable impact on environment.
Contents. The course includes comprehensive characterization of the geophysical
processes in the atmosphere and particular meteorological elements. Special attention
is paid to various aspects of climatography – from basic characteristics of
microclimate to macroclimatic changes of the planet. Geographical features of
location of climate zones are reviewed with particular attention paid to Latvian
climate characteristics. Principles and organization of the World Meteorological
Service are considered in the course as well.

Microbiology
Objective. The objective is to familiarize students with the systematics,
nomenclature, morphology and physiology of microorganisms, ecological
classification and supervision of infectious diseases as one of the factors in
diagnostics and prevention of human infectious diseases.
Contents. The following topics are considered in the course: microorganism
population in the environment, characterization of water, soil and air microflora,
pathogenic microorganisms of external environment objects, ecological classification
of infectious diseases, antrogonosis, zoonosis, sapronosis, natural sources of human
infections, ecological supervision.



Global ecological problems
Objective. The objective is to offer knowledge on environment, economics, social
sphere and principles of sustainable development in order to enable students to solve
problems caused by the global ecological crisis by harmonizing social, economic and
environmental interests.
Contents. Concept of sustainable development, its objectives and application
possibilities for society development in Latvia and the world are considered in the
course. Dealing with global ecological problems at the local level. Planning of
activities in accordance with principles of sustainable development.




Construction equipment
Objective. The objective is to familiarize students with the constructions, application
area, usage and exploitation methods of currently used machines and mechanisms.
Contents. Students are familiarized with constructions and working principles of
construction machines, equipment and mechanisms, their application possibilities,
basics of exploitation, maintenance and repair, labor protection requirements,
organizing principles of construction equipment exploitation. The main groups of
construction machines used in construction of industrial objects, living buildings,
public buildings and roads are considered in the course.

Ecological culture
Objective. The objective is to provide students with scientifically justified concepts of
ecological culture, human attitude towards nature, development of personality and its
needs, motives of human activities and behavior, interrelation of ecological education
and ecological consciousness, adaptation of humans in the new reality.

				
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