The programme is based on the study of marketing and public relations. The content of study is internationally comparable, dynamic, diversified and shapes students into marketing and communication specialists with a broad sociological knowledge. Students learn the importance of integrated marketing communications, gain insight into public relations and learn about various aspects of marketing through specialized marketing content. Students gain practical knowledge through project work in the context of individual courses and direct contact with the profession and practice within the practicum. On a vertical level, the programme is linked upwards to master's programme in marketing communications and public relations. On the horizontal axis, it is associated with study programmes in the field of communication science, via content offering wider communication science knowledge.
The programme is interdisciplinary and includes various anthropological, religiological, philosophical and sociological contents, as well as topics from the field of cultural studies that focus on the analysis of contemporary popular culture. The most important of these thematic frameworks are organized into four modules, the second set of programme content is creativity. This study programme is needed for the simple reason of necessity of critical treatment of our own cultural context. Horizontally it is linked especially with theoretical social sciences or humanities programmes that address broader social contexts of cultural expressions and creativity. Vertically, the programme links especially with programmes that analyse more concrete articulations of cultural and creative practice.
Defence is the study of threatening phenomena and on ways of countering these threats. The programme is relevant because it helps the society to cope with existential security threats. Defence studies as a substantively interdisciplinary programme is primarily associated with political science disciplines, however, it also includes findings from sociological, communicational, science-technical and military fields. In this sense, there is a close horizontal and vertical connection with the study of international relations, other political science programmes at the faculty, European Studies programme and Criminal Justice programme at the University of Maribor.
International relations are a three-year undergraduate study programme, which provides answers to questions about events, problems and crises around the world and how to study, plan and operate in diverse and interlinked world of countries. This programme provides students with a general, historically contextualised and international view of the global political arena, oriented towards understanding the actuality. In terms of substantive knowledge, graduates become familiar with the basic concepts of the science of international relations, which is based in the areas of political science, international (political) economics, international law and history, and in the Slovenian area also the field of sociology. The programme offers a basic specialization of graduates through two modules. Interdisciplinary nature of programme requires connectedness of content both horizontally and vertically. In terms of content, the largest synergy is with study programmes of the Department of Political Science – by sharing four compulsory courses. In terms of vertical connection, the programme provides the acquisition of skills necessary for further studies or specialization of knowledge, most appropriately at Master's programmes International Relations and European Studies. In some parts of this discipline there is a horizontal connection with programmes of defence by sharing three courses, as well as all political science programmes by sharing four departmental courses.
This study programme prepares students for independent journalism in three years. Students learn and understand journalism as a social institution, cultural practice and profession. They are able to analyse and explain its complexity in the context of modern social communication. Students develop the basics for critical thinking and comprehensive analytical, linguistic and technical-skill apparatus for practical journalism in press, radio, TV and digital platforms. The programme is connected with established journalistic editorial boards and professional journalists and other media workers in the form of practical training and practicums, where students learn about modern journalistic trends and test themselves through practical journalistic work. Through general social science courses, the programme is associated with programmes of all four departments of the faculty. It also establishes a connection with programmes in communication science and cultural studies through area-specific courses.
The programme provides students with necessary skills to manage communication processes - from group communication to mass communication through press, radio, television, and internet. They are acquainted with the development of theories of communication and mass media, with opinion polls processes, design of the communication operation, political communication with the public, and with the field of media and popular culture. Special emphasis of the programme is the study of mass and digital media. The added value of the programme is practical training in the form of two media practicums where students not only to acquire practical skills but also come into contact with the working environment. In addition, students can choose from a range of electives and design their own individual programme in accordance with their specific wishes and interests. Through skills courses, it is linked to media and cultural production in practice, which gives graduates a basis for work in research or creative professions. The programme is well-connected horizontally and vertically. It has a strongly interdisciplinary content. Horizontally, the programme is primarily connected with the other two programmes within the Department of Communication Science. Vertical integration of the programme is evident in the continuation of the programme on the second and third study level. International comparability of the programme prepares students for training in other domestic and foreign educational institutions.
The study programme is designed as a modern political science programme based on international comparability. It offers students numerous skills in the following areas: basic and in-depth knowledge of political science, knowledge in the field of interdisciplinary public policies, administrative and political skills, relevant legal and economic knowledge, and basic methodological knowledge. It is the only programme in Slovenia that offers knowledge in the field of public policies and the related specific knowledge in the fields of politics and administration. The study programme is needed because of: (a) training of quality graduates who will be able to successfully integrate and use general and specific knowledge and skills in their work (b) the provision of academic and scientific development of political science, particularly three major disciplines of political science in Slovenia. The study programme is the horizontally partly connected with other study programmes. Vertically, it is connected within the study programme itself, by sensible distribution of courses by years and semesters, in such a way that it first offers the most basic and the general knowledge of the three main above-mentioned political science disciplines and then on the second level with master's study Political Science - Comparative public policy and administration. It is also connected with interdisciplinary doctoral studies Humanities and Social Sciences, particularly in the field of political science, policy analysis, public administration, American studies and European studies.
Students gain insight into political theories and doctrines as well as into the functioning of modern political processes and institutions. Theoretical and methodological knowledge helps them in researching national and global political phenomena. In addition to theoretical, students also acquire practical knowledge and improve their oral and written communication skills. Vertically, the programme connects directly to the programme Political Science - Political Theory, Globalization and Strategic Studies, while indirectly it connects with the majority of other degree programmes at the faculty. Horizontally it is most associated with the other programmes of the Department of Political Science.
The content of the programme is based on the existing accredited programme with 30 years of tradition and disciplinary development. The programme contains two different study tracks: Digital Technologies and Society and Applied Social Informatics. The first one emphasizes the analysis of the uses and effects of ICT in specific social contexts and requires the application of fundamental social sciences in understanding the ICT-related social phenomena. Applied Social Informatics focuses on the design and implementation of ICT and ICT (especially internet) services. It requires basic informatics skills necessary to participate in these processes. Both tracks are anchored in social sciences, which enable an understanding of wider social, organizational and individual processes that affect the design and analysis of uses/effects of ICT in society. They are based on methodological and statistical skills necessary for the planning and analysis of the uses and effects of ICT. The need for this study programme stems from two trends: (1) the presence of ICT, especially internet technologies, in all social spheres, and (2) demand for knowledge of new methods of collecting and analysing data and comparison with the established social science methodology. The programme is vertically most connected to the master's programme Social Informatics, which builds further in the direction of even greater applicability at the level of data analysis and design of digital content/services. The programme vertically connects also with other master's programmes, where students can apply the acquired social informatics, methodological and statistical knowledge in specific social areas. Horizontally, the programme is most connected to the other two programmes of the Department of Sociology and some other programmes with which it shares some of the courses. Through four core courses common to all programmes at the faculty, the programme is horizontally connected with all other first level programmes.
The revised programme includes new content and approaches that are being developed in the field of sociology as a response to the changing circumstances of modern societies. It enables active professionalization during the time of study and trains students for innovative responses to social need for new specialized skills. At the same time, the programme trains students for analytical research and advisory work on various territorial and sectoral levels. Horizontally, the programme is connected with programmes Cultural Studies, Social Informatics, Communication Studies and Sociology - Human Resource Management. Special emphasis of the programme is on methodological content which equips graduates for analytical thinking and scientific research. The new curriculum includes a mandatory course which aims to develop the skills of critical reading and thinking and an understanding of the characteristics of scientific writing. Active forms of study are provided, mainly by involvement in sociological research projects and informal student work within the Student Sociological Association. During the study the students also become acquainted with relevant professional fields. All this is a successful basis for the continuation of formal education at postgraduate level in domestic and foreign higher education institutions.
The programme connects contemporary trends in human resource management with broader social and economic changes on the one hand, and through sociology, economics, law, communication science, anthropology, psychology, industrial relations, etc., on the other hand. On this basis, it offers a multidisciplinary approach to address challenges in the field of human resource management. The programme is the only first level programme specialized in human resources in Slovenia, aimed at training human resource professionals and managers in profit, non-profit and public organizations. Horizontally, it is connected to programmes of the Department of Sociology, and in a broader sense also with other programmes of the faculty through core and elective courses. Vertically, it enables students to enter second level programmes in Slovenian and international environment – and within the faculty to the master's programme Sociology - Management of organizations, human resources and knowledge.
|LLL DEGREE PROGRAMMES|
|Social sciences - further training programme||€4,000.00|
|OTHER STUDENT'S CONTRIBUTIONS (medical examination, exercises, exursions…)|
|Student fee for conducting paperless operations at the faculty||€2.50|
|Contribution for access to e-study material and student support||€40.00|
|Contribution for the Students' Council and tutelage system||€1.00|