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 your Learning Agreement and attach it to your submission.

We have been using the Erasmus+ Dashboard and this means that we are working with Online Learning Agreements (OLA) in order to simplify Learning Agreement procedures. We would like to encourage to use the platform to fill in and submit your Learning Agreement online. The Learning Agreement should be signed by you and your institution. When your Online Learning Agreement is filled and signed, you can download the signed PDF and add it to your application. If for any justified reason it is not possible to submit OLA, it can be completed and submitted using this form.

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, 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 more or 30 ECTS".

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

Course offer for Autumn 2022

'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 2022 (course list can still slightly change)

Course

ECTS

Business and ethics3
Coastal and Maritime Tourism Designing Blue Experiences6
Dark tourism and visitor motivation3
Tourism marketing 6
German III (intermediate) *3
Russian III (intermediate) *3
French III  (intermediate) *3
English3
Proactivity and creative performance3
Social psychology ***3
International marketing experience (internship)3
Latvian language and culture****3
English for information technology3
Basics of Programming I6
Introduction to speciality3
Introduction to mobile technologies3
Data Base technologies6
Cultural intelligence3
Data transmission networks I 3
Python OOP and modelling**3
GIS system integration**3
Software development principles from operations perspective**6
E-business systems3
Object Oriented Programming Language (C++)**6
Introduction in Cybersecurity**3
Linux server administration**3
Mobile Programming Engineering I**3
E-commerce6
Innovation management 6

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

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

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

**** Compulsory for all incoming exchange students

 

 

Master's level courses available for Autumn 2022 (course list can still slightly change)

Courses can be chosen ONLY from one specific master's program module + compulsory Latvian language and culture course

Course

ECTS

  
Virtual Reality and Smart Technologies courses 
Module VR/AR project planning and implementation(9)
VR/AR innovations and actuality in various industries *3
VR/AR hardware and physical structure*3
Interactivity, scenarios composition, and serious games *3
Module VR/AR authoring(12)
Mobile technology solutions (Android)*3
Web-based VR and AR applications*3
3D modeling approaches and scripting *3
Development of advanced 3D interactive environments (Unity) *3
Module user experience design and implementation(9)
UX Strategy framework *3
Human factors and human-computer interaction *3
Motion graphics and environmental effects *3
  

Cybersecurity Engineering courses

 
Methods and tool in project management*3
Duties, rights and responsibility in internet*3
Intrusion detection*3
Digital forsenics II*3
Strategic ICT management*3
Cybersecurity policy*3
Phyton for security testers*3
Data mining*3
  

Communication and Media courses

 
Democratic theories and security3
Social cognition and behavior 3
Communication theory6
Ethics and values in communication3
Civic society and participation
Euro-Atlantic values in contemporary world's geopolitics3
Governance and Innovations6
Culture, Society and Digital Media3
Policy Analysis3
Sustainable Development3
  
Business Environment Administration courses 
Corporate and Public Finances6
Organization Strategic Management3
Entrepreneurship Environment3
Human Resources Development 6
Integrated Research Methods3
Project Management Strategies and Tools6
Organization Psychology 3
  
Tourism Competitiveness Management courses 
Tourism Competitiveness4,5
Strategic Leadership in Tourism4,5
Business Perspective to Research Methods4,5
Tourism Marketing Strategies4,5
Self-leadership4,5

 

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

Course offer for Spring 2023*

'From globalization to regionalization'

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


Bachelor level courses for Spring 2023 (course list can still slightly change):

Course

ECTS

Tourism project management6
MICE tourism3
Intercultural communication in tourism3
Public speaking3
Hospitality 6
Digital Marketing 3
Tourism technology and innovation6
Mass communication ***6
English in Communication Science3
Cinematic voyage: Approaching culture, memory, characters, embodiment3
Political Economy6
Latvian language and culture: Beauty from the Words to Identity*3
English II3
German (intermediate) **3
Russian (intermediate) **3
French IV (intermediate) **3
International marketing experience (internship)3
Organization of production and services3
Industrial psychology3
Professional Communication in IT Projects3
Computer architecture****3
Data transmission networks II****3
Basics of programming II****6
Windows operating system****3
Introduction to Python and Data Exploration ****3
Web Technologies****6
Basic pronciples of database integration****6
Testing and automation tools****3
Mobile Software Engineering I ****3
Business process analysis and modeling ****3
Project management in engineering****3
3D modeling in Blender ****6
IOS mobile app development****3
Data protection and security****6
Software Engineering****3
Development of Three-dimensional Interactive Environments ****6
Introduction to data science****6

* Compulsory for all incoming exchange students

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

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

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

 

Master's level courses for Spring 2023 (course list can still slightly change)

Courses can be chosen ONLY from one specific master's program module + compulsory Latvian language and culture course

Course

ECTS

Communication and Media courses 
Qualitative research methods3
The institutions and administration of the European Union3
Persuasive communication6
Quantitive research methods3
Strategic communication management9
Visual Culture and Semiotics3
Strategic political communication and diplomacy6
  
Business Environment Administration courses 
International legal environment of business3
Modelling of Business Processes Simulation 3
Corporative responsibility and ethics3
The Politics and Business of the European Union3
Optional module - Export marketing (Global Marketing and Customer Relationship, Management, advertising Trends, E-commerce And E Business (E - Business Technologies) ***9
Optional module Business to Business (B2B) (Modern logistic systems, Sustainable Cooperation Development Planning and Management, Communication in International Business) ***9
Optional module Business networking (Social Networks in Business Environment, External Communication of the organisation, Smart Technologies and Data Security) ***9
  
Tourism Competitiveness Management courses 
Toolbox for Business Data Management4,5
Revenue management in Customer-Oriented Organizations4,5
New Product Development and Service Innovations4,5
Sales Excellence in Tourism Industry4,5
  
Virtual Reality and Smart Technologies courses 
Module Recognition services and intellectual environments(9)
Geometry processing and visualization *3
Augmented reality and computer vision algorithms *3
Introduction to machine learning and neural networks *3
Module VR/AR project sustainability and transformation(12)
Innovations and project management*3
Research methodologies and scientific publications*3
Hackathon and teamwork *3
Simulation modelling and data 3D visualisation *3
 3
Cybersecurity Engineering courses 
IS security engineering*3
Digital forsenics I*3
Ethical hacking*3
Information gathering technologies*3
Personal data protection and investigation*3
IS audit and security*3

 

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

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