Courses for Exchange Students
International study module

Within our International Study Module, we offer a variety of courses in English and you can view and choose those below depending on your study programme or interests. Prior to submitting your online application form, make sure you fill the information about your chosen courses within the learning agreement form and attach it to your submission.

The core course curriculum is supplemented by English language classes with specialisation in business studies, communication and media studies, information technologies, tourism and leisure studies. Various general language classes are also offered: English, German, Chinese, French, Russian and Latvian.

Each subject within the international study module addresses the dynamics of the contemporary world by creating opportunities for students to engage in learning, analysis and discussion. The module focuses on a range of different questions that offer a broad perspective on topical issues impacting our ever changing world.

Latvian Law on Institutions of Higher Education states the following: "For foreign students the acquisition of the official language shall be included in the study course compulsory amount if studies in Latvia are expected to be six months or 30 ECTS".

The Director of International Study Module is Ilgvars Ābols - ilgvars.abols@va.lv

Course offer for Autumn 2019*

'Through famous gateways to unexplored getaways'

This multi-disciplinary course curriculum comprises fields such as tourism, marketing, management and culture.

Bachelor level courses for Autumn 2019:

Course

ECTS

Business Ethics

3

Business research

6

Innovation Management3
Management Simulation3
Tourism Marketing 6
Proactivity and Creative Performance 3

Dark Tourism and Visitor Motivation

3

Tourism Project Management

6

Study Excursion

3

Modelling and Formal Specification *

3

Introduction to mobile technology *3
Visual communication systems 3

IT Project Development and Management 

3

Latvian Language and Culture: Beauty from the Words to Identity **

6

English

3

German intermediate ***

3

Russian intermediate ***

3

French elementary

3

Chinese elementary

3

Cinematic Voyage: Approaching Culture, Memory, Characters, Embodiment3
Latvian Media Environment ****3
Social Psychology ****3

* Courses for students with at least intermediate level of knowledge in technologies

** Compulsory for all incoming exchange students

*** Courses for students with intermediate level of knowledge of particular language

**** Courses available if the minimum number (3) of students sign up

 

Master's level courses available for Autumn 2019:

Course

ECTS

VR/AR innovations and actuality in various industries *3
Mobile technology solutions *3
Programming advanced 3D graphics *
3D modelling approaches and scripting *3
Development of advanced 3D interractive environments *3
Theories of Democracy and Security 3
Argumentation Theory and Critical Thinking 
Social Cognition and Behaviour 3
Ethics and Values 3
Notions of Strategic Communication3
Culture, Society and Digital Media 3
Communication Theories
Strategic Organizational Management 
EU Institutions and Governance 
Communication Ethics 
Visual Culture and Semiotics 
Quantitative Research Methods 
Qualitative Research Methods 

 

* Courses for students with at least intermediate level of knowledge in technologies

Course offer for Spring 2020

'From globalisation to regionalisationn'

The spring semester consists of a number of brand new courses designed to cover a wide range of disciplines related to globalisation and regionalisation. This multi-disciplinary course curriculum comprises fields such as communication, culture, economics and tourism.


Bachelor level courses for Spring 2020:

Course

ECTS

Rural Tourism

3

Intercultural Communication in Tourism

3

Public Speaking
Leadership and Business Process Organisation in Knowledge Worker Age3
Business research 
Management and Politics of Nature Parks3
Mass Communication ***6

Cultural Intelligence

3

Latvian Language and Culture: Beauty from the Words to Identity (elementary) *

English

3

German intermediate **

3

Russian intermediate **

3

French

3

Chinese elementary

3

MICE tourism3
Forecasting Tourism in the Age of Uncertainty 

* Compulsory for all incoming exchange students

** Courses for students with intermediate level of knowledge of particular language

*** Courses available if the minimum number (3) of students sign up

 Master level courses for Spring 2020:

Course

ECTS

Media Management and Online Economics 
Smart Technologies and Data Security 
Project Management and Innovations In Creative Industries 3
Management of Strategic Communication 6
Simulation modelling and data 3D visualiztion