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Leiden University

Clinical Kidney, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Medicine)

In this course you will learn about clinical kidney, pancreas and islet transplantation and its challenges. 

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Level

Bachelor's (all years)

Study credits

3

Language

English

Duration

 4 weeks (always open)

Deadline for registering

 No deadline. You can always apply for this course.

Entry requirements

None

Assessment

  1. Successfully completed Basic and Honours track of the  MOOC
  2. Self-reflection report (1/2 A4)
  3. Students prepare 6 E-tivities of their own choosing during the MOOC

Sharia in the West

The notion and practice of Sharia in the West is entirely new and in continuous development. In this course we will discuss the interaction between what Muslims in the West want and do in terms of Sharia, and how the Western legal, political, societal and cultural systems respond to these manifestations of Sharia.

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Level

Bachelor 3

Study credits

5

Language

English

Duration

12-09-2019 - 12-12-2019 (last class)

Deadline for registering

26-08-2019

Entry requirements

This course can be taken by:

  • Students admitted to any Master in Social Sciences, Humanities or Law,

  • With a basic knowledge of the history of Islam and in particular Islam in the West, and

  • very good knowledge of English (reading, writing and speaking)

Assessment

  • Six short essays and/or policy briefs (1-2 pages). These essays will be evaluated online by their fellow students, and graded by the instructor.
  • Seven Multiple Choice tests based on the lecture and assigned literature of each week
  • Five online discussion sessions (oral).
    Chaired by the instructor, groups of students will engage in discussion based on specific cases or hypotheses, resulting in oral or written policy recommendations to be conveyed to imaginary officials.
  • Online discussion forum (written).
    Students are invited to discuss any issue related to the course’s topic on the discussion forum. This may vary from questions regarding the literature or research projects, to personal experiences and observations, or opinions on issues discussed in class or noted in local news outlets.

Both the Leiden registered and foreign students will have successfully concluded this course when they have a) watched all lectures and made all MC tests, b) written all essays, c) participated in all online discussion sessions, d) participated in at least three discussion forums. The total grade is made up as follows: a) 10%, b) 40% c) 30%, d) 20%.

Public Values and Ethics

This course offers an in-depth discussion of important ethical approaches and moral issues in contemporary politics and public management. 

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Level

Bachelor 3

Study credits

5

Language

English

Duration

28-10-2019 - 31-12-2019

Deadline for registering

07-10-2019

Entry requirements

None

Assessment

Written exam (50%) and paper (50%). The final exams will take place between 16 and 20 december 2019. It is possible to do a resit. The resit will take place in January 2020 (exact date tba).

Research in Public Administration (Public Administration)

What makes research academic? What is the role of theory development in the social sciences? How does one translate abstract concepts into observable indicators? This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of social science research, with a particular focus on the field of public administration.

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Level

Bachelor 3

Study credits

5

Language

English

Duration

28-10-2019 - 31-12-2019

Deadline for registering

07-10-2019

Entry requirements

None

Assessment

Assessment for this course consists of a smaller assignment (30%) and a larger assignment (70% in weight). The total grade is the weighted average of the final grades for the two components. Students need to earn a grade of 5,5 or higher for each of the assignments. It is not possible to compensate for partial grades within the course. Students need to earn a grade between 3 and 5,5 for their assignments to qualify for a retake. Details for submitting papers (deadlines) are posted on the online platform.

EU Policymaking and Implementation

In this course you will learn more about policymaking and the implementation of this in the European Union.

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Level

Bachelor 3

Study credits

5

Language

English

Duration

28-10-2019 - 31-12-2019

Deadline for registering

07-10-2019

Entry requirements

None

Assessment

  • to take actively part in the seminar meetings, which are obligatory; and

  • to work on the various quizzes and assignments.

 

Your final grade is based on the following rules:

  1. quizzes within the context of the blended environment (pass/fail),

  2. oral exam, demonstrating understanding of and critical assessment of key arguments of the knowledge clips and the readings (40%), and

  3. research paper analyzing policy implementation (60%).

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