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 Spring 2021*

'From globalisation to regionalisation'

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 2021 (course list can still slightly change):

Course

ECTS

Forecasting tourism in the age of uncertainty 3

Intercultural communication in tourism

3

Public speaking
 Hospitality 6
Responsible tourism6
MICE tourism3
Mass communication ***6
Latvian Language and Culture: Beauty from the Words to Identity *
Cinematic Voyage: Approaching Culture, Memory, Characters, Embodiment3

English

3

German intermediate **

3

Russian intermediate **

3

French

3

Chinese elementary

3

International marketing experience (internship)3

* 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 for Spring 2021 (course list can still slightly change):

It is best to choose courses from one module to avoid overlapping of classes

Course

ECTS

Communication and Media courses 
Project management and innovations in creative industries 3
Strategic communication management9
Strategic political communication and diplomacy6
Qualitative research methods3
Persuasive communication6
Media and digital economics3
The institutions and administration of the European Union3
  
Business Environment Administration courses 
Corporate and public finances6
Modern logistic systems3
Entrepreneurship environment3
Human resources development 6
Integrated research methods3
Project management strategies and tools6
Organisation psychology 3
  
Tourism Strategic Management courses 

Smart tourism: foundations and practices

3

Interactive marketing and digital consumer behaviour

6

  
Virtual reality and smart technologies courses 
Geometry Processing and Visualization *3
Hackathon and Teamwork *3
Introduction to Machine Learning and Neural Networks *3
Simulation Modelling and Data 3D Visualization *3
Innovations and Project Management *3
Augmented Reality and Computer Vision Algorithms *3
Research Methodologies and Scientific Publications *

3

 

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

Course offer for Autumn 2021

'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 2021 (course list can still slightly change):

Course

ECTS

Business ethics

3

Digital marketing

3

Public speaking3
Technology and event design3
Tourism technology and innovation6
Tourism marketing 6
Proactivity and creative performance 3

Visual communication systems 

3

Tourism project management

6

Study excursion

3

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

3

English

3

German intermediate ***

3

Russian intermediate ***

3

French elementary

3

Chinese elementary

3

Cultural intelligence3
Computer networks and administration*6
Virtual and augmented reality technologies*3
Introduction to mobile technology *3
Web technologies*3
Programming (C++)*3
Term project (IT)*6
Modelling and formal specification3
Introduction to speciality (Information technology)3
Basics of programming (JAVA programming language)6
IT project development and management 3
English for information technology3
Latvian media environment ****6
Social psychology ****3
International marketing experience (internship)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 2021  (course list can still slightly change)

It is best to choose courses from one module to avoid overlapping of classes

Course

ECTS

Virtual reality and smart technologies courses 
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
Human Factors and Human-computer Interaction *3
Interactivity, scenarios composition and serious games *3
Motion Graphics and Environmental Effects *3
UX Strategy Framework *3
VR/AR Hardware and Physical Structure, Elements of IoT *3
  
Tourism Strategic Management courses 
Innovation management6
  
Communication and Media courses 
Democratic theories and security3
Argumentation theory and critical thinking 
Social cognition and behaviour 3
Concept of strategic communication3
Communication theory6
Ethics and values in communication3
Civil society and participation3
Organization strategic management6
Euro-Atlantic values in contemporary world’s geopolitics3
Media and communication law3
Culture, society and digital media3
Visual culture and semiotics3
  
Business Environment Administration courses 
International legal environment of business3
Modelling of business processes simulation3
The politics and business of the European Union3
Corporative responsibility and ethics3
Global marketing and customer relationship management3
E-Commerce and E-Business (E-Business Technologies)3
Advertising trends3

 

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