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, 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 more or 30 ECTS".

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

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 and ethics

3

Public speaking

3

Tourism technology and innovation6
Dark tourism and visitor motivation3
Tourism marketing 6
German (intermediate) ***3
Russian (intermediate) ***3
French (elementary3
Chinese (elementary)3

English

3

Cinematic voyage: Approaching culture, memory, characters, embodiment

3
Latvian media environment ****6
Social psychology ****3
International marketing experience (internship)3
Latvian language and culture: Beauty from the words to identity**3
English for information technology3
Programming I6
Applied mathematics6
Data Base technologies6
Data transmission networks I 3
Statistics in engineering6
Data transmission networks III*3
Linux server administration3
Python OOP and modelling*3

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

** Compulsory for all incoming exchange students

*** Courses for students with an intermediate level of knowledge of the 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)

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 
VR/AR innovations and actuality in various industries *3
VR/AR hardware and physical structure*3
Interactivity, scenarios composition, and serious games *3
Mobile technology solutions (Android)*3
Web-based VR and AR applications3
3D modeling approaches and scripting *3
Development of advanced 3D interactive environments *3
UX Strategy framework *3
Human factors and human-computer interaction *3
Motion graphics and environmental effects *3
  

Cybersecurity Engineering

 
  
Fundamentals of computing for security professionals*3
Obligations, responsibility and rights in internet3
Web application penetration testing*3
Reverse engineering*3
Digital forensics I *3
Project management methods and tools*3
Innovation and creative problem solving*3
Strategic ICT management*3
Cyberpsychology*3
Cybersecurity policy*3
Information security risk management*3
Security culture*3
Phyton for penetration testers*3
The art of argumentation and critical thinking*3
Data mining*3

Communication and Media courses

 
Democratic theories and security3
Social cognition and behavior 3
Argumentation theory and critical thinking 
Concept of strategic communication3
Communication theory6
Ethics and values in communication3
Civil society and participation3
  
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

 

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

Course offer for Spring 2022*

'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 2022 (course list can still slightly change):

Course

ECTS

Tourism project management6
Intercultural communication in tourism3
Public speaking3
Hospitality 6
MICE tourism3
Mass communication ***6
Latvian Language and Culture: Beauty from the Words to Identity *6
English3
German intermediate **3
Russian intermediate **3
French II3
Chinese elementary3
International marketing experience (internship)3
Professional communication in engineering Sciences 3
Research development and presentation skills3
Computer architecture3
Data transmission networks II3
Programming II6
Introduction to Python and Data Exploration 3
Geoinformation systems**** 

* 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 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

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
Organization psychology 3
  
Tourism Strategic Management courses 

Smart tourism: foundations and practices

3

Interactive marketing and digital consumer behavior

6

Cybersecurity engineering 
  
Security of network, mobile, and cloud computing3
Security engineering of Information systems3
Ethical hacking3
Cybersecurity requirements engineering3
Information gathering techniques3
Personal data protection and investigation3
Audit and security of Information systems3
  
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 an intermediate level of knowledge in technologies