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CfA: Ethnicity and National Relations in the Balkans, MA program, Sofia University, Bulgaria

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  • ivan ilchev
    We are pleased to announce the following MA programmes in Sofia University, Bulgaria MA in Ethnicity and National Relations in the Balkans The MA programme
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      We are pleased to announce the following MA programmes in Sofia University, Bulgaria


      MA in Ethnicity and National Relations in the Balkans

      The MA programme will put political events of recent Balkan history in the context of the centuries-long and often turbulent history of the relations between the different ethnic groups living there. It explores the concept of ethnic relations in both theory and practice. The courses will focus on specific aspects of ethnic and national relations in South Eastern Europe in the modern era.
      The programme is developed according to the guidelines adopted by the Ministry of Education in Bulgaria following the basic precepts of the educational policy of the countries of the EU. A full-time student will complete the degree in one year, starting in September and taking four courses each of the first two terms before writing a 20,000 to 30,000 word dissertation. A part-time student will spread the degree over two years. Dissertations should normally draw on primary source material and are to be completed by October.
      The courses will be taught in English. The students will be expected to write their dissertation in English. The suggested reading is in English, French, German and Russian.
      A two-semester course in Bulgarian language and literature will be provided for. The students will be assigned to different levels according to their language skills. Courses in Serbo-Croatian, Romanian, Turkish and Greek are optional.
      During the second semester and the summer months the students will take part in two ten-day field trips � one in a locality with ethnically and religiously mixed population; the other will include partaking in the day-to-day activities of an active minority foundation.

      Core Courses

      Modern History of the Balkans / end of 18th- mid 20th centuries
      Modern Bulgarian History, 1877-1944
      National and Regional Identity in the Balkans
      Ethnic Minorities in the Balkans
      Church and Religion in the Balkans
      Federalist Ideas and Federalism in South Eastern Europe
      Modernisation of South Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
      The Balkans: Modernisation Unfulfilled

      Optional Courses
      Bulgarian Language and Culture
      The Other Europe � Modern East European History as a Part of the European Historical Tradition
      Bulgaria and the Balkans in the Global East-West Confrontation of the Cold War Years
      Bulgaria in the Eastern bloc countries in the second half of the 20th c.


      MA in Power, Authority and Culture in South Eastern Europe

      CORE COURSES

      The Rise and Decline of Ancient Macedonia
      Problems of the Modern and Contemporary History of the Balkans
      Between Byzantium, Hungary and Venice � Regional Characteristics of Power and Authority in SEE
      The Rectangle and Its Corners. �East and Southeastern Europe in the Projects for Eropean Union, 18th-mid 20th c.
      Instruments of Power in South Eastern Europe Between Tradition and Modernity

      OPTIONAL COURSES

      Bulgarian Language and Culture
      Power and History, History and Power: The Imagery of the Past as a Ferment of Balkan Nationalism
      Power, Ideology and Culture in Bulgaria after World War II
      Who am I? Ethnicity, Identity and Culture in the European Southeast
      Ethnography of Socialism



      For further information contact:

      Professor Ivan Ilchev,
      Chair of History of the Balkans
      Department of History
      Sofia University �St. Kl. Ohridski�
      15 Tsar Osvoboditel Bld
      1000 Sofia
      Bulgaria

      Tel: + 359 2 9308 223
      Fax: + 359 2 463022
      E-mail: dolnouino@...
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