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Academic Writing | Készségtárgyak | 2017-2018 | Nyár | |||||

Acadmic Writing | Eric Brown | Készségtárgyak | Specializáció | 2013-2014 | Nyár | This course will introduce you to the skills and knowledge you need to write papers at the university level. It is intended to be of a general nature. The method used is constant writing while reading and summarizing scholarly literature. The aim is to produce a standard 10 page argument/research paper, which would a common university course writing assignment. |
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Advanced Cognitive Psychology | Kovács Kristóf | Társadalomtudományok | Specializáció | 2014-2015 | Ősz | |||

Advanced Computer Science | Csink László | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2014-2015 | Ősz | |||

Advanced Economics | Földessy Árpád | Társadalomtudományok | Specializáció | 2014-2015 | Ősz | This module is aimed to be an advanced introduction to the analysis of individual firms and markets, as well as aggregate economic variables. This course contains two, quite separate part: qualitative and quantitative economics, in which some emphasis will also be put on some cutting-edge topics such as IO, Political Economics or Econometrics. In general economics is quite an important discipline as it helps society understand what is going on financially and socially. One can help from making the same mistakes twice if we learn economics and how money cycles through the system. If one understands the cycles and system in Economics, one can better understand how to manage both financial and societal circumstances! |
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Advanced History | Greskovits György | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | Specializáció | 2016-2017 | Ősz | The Milestone Institute’s Advanced History course will primarily be focused on historical debates and discussions occupying the minds of great historians over the last century. The course will aim to synthesize the knowledge gained through other history modules from source analysis and extrapolating hypothesis, historical theory and methodology as well as the discussion of core concepts. Thematically the course will move from accounts of decision making of individuals to great social events like revolutions as well as macro concepts. The course will be taught by a range of module leaders from the Institute’s history faculty each offering their input to better student’s experience and broaden their knowledge. The course will aim to prepare students aiming to do well in interview situations – therefore seminars will encompass interview style debate and discussion, which will be assessed. |
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Advanced History | Richard Major | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | Specializáció | 2014-2015 | Ősz | This course applies the basic skills of the historian – analysis of sources, weighing of alternative explanations, investigation of cause, criticism of ideology, balancing of outcomes, creation of models – to the question of modern Britain. What can Anglo-Saxon historiography reveal about the ideas and institutions than underlie British society and the British polity? What does the discipline of history tell us about its present state? |
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Advanced Linguistics: Linguistic Data Sets | Kálmán László | Multidiszciplináris Tudományok | Specializáció | 2016-2017 | Ősz | The aim of this module is to prepare students for “linguistic aptitude tests” in linguistics, for modern, classical and oriental languages. Such aptitude tests usually present sets of data from natural (or invented) languages and sometimes, statistical data originating from their use. Solving them requires a basic knowledge of linguistic concepts and notation, good skills in discovering linguistic regularities on the basis of a limited amount of data from unknown languages, as well as a basic familiarity of the presentation of statistical data. Although some of the problems can be seen as purely logical puzzles, since their medium is always the structure of some natural language, each problem illuminates some peculiarity that some human languages exhibit. The module consists of problem solving individually, jointly and in smaller groups, and discussing the solutions. |
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Advanced Mathematics | Hegedűs Pál | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2015-2016 | Ősz | The module has two goals. It is partially a preparatory course for advanced readings and thus allows preparation for entrance examinations. More importantly, it seeks to give a glimpse into what is considered the basics of a modern undergraduate programme at a British University, with the special aim of complementing the standard mathematical curriculum of Hungarian secondary education by concentrating on topics that are missing or underweighted in Hungary. These include probabilistic approach, vectors and matrices, differential equations. |
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Advanced Mathematics | Hegedűs Pál | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2014-2015 | Ősz | The module has two goals. It is partially a preparatory course for advanced readings and thus allows preparation for entrance examinations. More importantly, it seeks to give a glimpse into what is considered the basics of a modern undergraduate programme at a British University, with the special aim of complementing the standard mathematical curriculum of Hungarian secondary education by concentrating on topics that are missing or underweighted in Hungary. These include probabilistic approach, vectors and matrices, differential equations. |
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Advanced Mathematics and Computer Science | Hegedűs Pál | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2016-2017 | Ősz | The module has two goals. It is partially a preparatory course for advanced readings and thus allows preparation for entrance examinations. More importantly, it seeks to give a glimpse into what is considered the basics of a modern undergraduate programme at a British University, with the special aim of complementing the standard mathematical curriculum of Hungarian secondary education by concentrating on topics that are missing or underweighted in Hungary. These include probabilistic approach, vectors and matrices, differential equations. |
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Advanced Organic Chemistry | Fedor Anna | Természettudományok | Specializáció | 2014-2015 | Ősz | The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the most important concepts and principles in organic chemistry with an emphasis on the structure of molecules. We will start by revising the structure of simple molecules: their spatial structure, how to represent their structure and different forms of isomerism. We will deduce the physical and chemical properties of organic compounds from their structure and components. We will learn how to identify an organic structure through isolation, crystallography and different forms of spectroscopy. The course will conclude with a laboratory visit, where students will have to identify an unknown compound themselves. After completing the course students will understand how the 3D structure of organic compounds can be deduced from their components and their bonds and how their physical and chemical properties can be deduced from their structure. Students will be able to describe some advanced techniques for identifying organic structures. This course is useful for students who want to take undergraduate courses in chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering, biology or medicine. It is necessary to understand organic chemistry for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, nursing, biochemistry, dentistry or forensic science. It will also equip students for a career in industry, for example in the petrochemical or pharmaceutical industries. |
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Advanced Physics and Engineering | Farkas Márton | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2015-2016 | Ősz | The aim of the course is to bring students closer to the standard required for a physics or engineering degree in the UK. As a secondary goal, the module will prepare students for any first year undergraduate physics-related courses. The UK high school physics education concentrates on different areas from the Hungarian and places emphasis primary on problem solving. As a result, this module focuses on topics more likely to come up during an interview: Mechanics, Electrostatics, Electrical circuits and Special Relativity. The last two sessions are problem solving seminars, where solutions in various topics are discussed. The module strives to be fast-paced, and therefore students should allocate adequate time to revising the content of previous seminars and to solving the example sheets. Please take the prerequisites seriously in order to get the full benefits of this course. |
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Advanced Physics and Engineering | Farkas Márton | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2014-2015 | Ősz | The aim of the course is to bring students closer to the standard required for a physics or engineering degree in the UK. As a secondary goal, the module will prepare students for any first year undergraduate physics-related courses. The UK high school physics education concentrates on different areas from the Hungarian and places emphasis primary on problem solving. As a result, this module focuses on topics more likely to come up during an interview: Mechanics, Electrostatics, Electrical circuits and Special Relativity. The last two sessions are problem solving seminars, where solutions in various topics are discussed. The module strives to be fast-paced, and therefore students should allocate adequate time to revising the content of previous seminars and to solving the example sheets. Please take the prerequisites seriously in order to get the full benefits of this course. |
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Advanced Programming I. | Csóka Győző | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Elmélyülés | 2016-2017 | Ősz | With this module students get familiar with the basic concepts of object-oriented programming. The curriculum starts at programming basics such as control structures and then goes on to functions, parameter passing, and pointers. We discuss classes, objects, inheritance, encapsulation, and create our own data structure. Learning outcomes: By taking ’Advanced Programming 1’ you become able to understand and write C++ programs. You also learn the basics of object-oriented programming that is required to use mainstream programming languages effectively. By the end of the course you will be able to learn to use any object-oriented programming language on your own. |
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Advanced Social Theory | Győri Gábor | Társadalomtudományok | Specializáció | 2014-2015 | Ősz | This course is meant to give you an abridged overview of some of the most relevant social theories on how modern society and politics are constituted and interpreted. We will discuss some key concepts that are essential to our understanding of the modern condition, such as the emergence of states, nations, modern capitalism and political regimes. Since we will only have four sessions together, our review will by necessity be cursory and focus only on certain designated aspects of the topic at hand, that is mankind's social evolution under modernity, and humanity & #39;s adaptation thereto. We will also have to strike a balance between the ambitions of providing you with both breadth and depth. The variety of approaches introduced will illustrate how one can look at the same social phenomena in different ways. Importantly, we will also see how completely different, sometimes even opposing, methodologies and schools of thought can provide compelling explanations for a given phenomenon. Though it is difficult to classify some of them, the readings touch upon problems from economics, political science, sociology and philosophy. In the first week we will look at the origins of the state, relying especially on a methodological school called rational choice, and its perception that the state has emerged a specific response to the problem of organising violence, or a way of ensuring that rulers get to extract more resources from their subjects. Week 2 will take us in a whole different direction: we will look at the role of social construction, how ideas transform the organisation of society and how institutions and ideas mutually interact to create the modern state. The third week will examine the situation of the individual under the particular economic circumstances of modern capitalism. We will discuss theories of how capitalism emerged in the first place, and what capitalism implies for individuals, how it shapes their mental condition. In the last session we will look at the political regime types that have determined the last century, democracy, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, and discuss how their particular forms have been shaped by and have in turn shaped modernity. |
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Advanced Tuition Oxbridge prep | Multidiszciplináris Tudományok | Specializáció | 2013-2014 | Ősz | ||||

Algebra and Geometry | Galicza Pál | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Elmélyülés | 2017-2018 | Nyár | Some people claim that our 3-dimensional perception of the surrounding world is only a simple (yet very complex) anomaly; the universe in truth is embedded in a 10 (or 26 depending on the prophet) dimensional space. While the module neither intends to support nor disprove the above claim, it offers the students a well- (or better) grounded definition and understanding of dimension and many related concepts such as spaces and linear maps. The module will offer an approach to linear algebra through various geometric problems in two, three, and even higher dimensions (including 10 and 26, apparently). Starting with classical coordinate geometry in two and three dimensions, we will describe geometric transformations of various kinds. We will introduce and study the complex numbers and their useful properties that come in handy when describing certain planar transformations. We will investigate a possible generalisation of the known techniques in coordinate geometry called linear algebra. Linear algebra is an important field of study in Mathematics with a wide range of applications in many fields, such as analysis, probability, or differential equations. This course will cover the following topics in linear algebra: vectors, matrix algebra, linear system, and determinants. This module will be especially useful for students interested in mathematics, physics, and engineering. |
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Algebra and Geometry | Pach Péter Pál | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Elmélyülés | 2015-2016 | Ősz | The module will offer a comparative approach to linear algebra and some geometric themes connected to this. Linear algebra is an important field of study in mathematics. It has a wide range of applications in many fields, such as analysis, probability or differential equations. This course will cover the following topics: vectors, matrix algebra, linear system, determinants, complex numbers and coordinate geometry. This module will be especially useful for students interested in mathematics, physics, engineering. |
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Algebra and Geometry | Pintye Norbert | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2016-2017 | Nyár | Some people claim that our 3-dimensional perception of the surrounding world is only a simple (yet very complex) anomaly; the universe in truth is embedded in a 10 (or 26 depending on the prophet) dimensional space. While the module neither intends to support nor disprove the above claim, it offers the students a well- (or better) grounded definition and understanding of dimension and many related concepts such as spaces and linear maps. The module will offer an approach to linear algebra through various geometric problems in two, three, and even higher dimensions (including 10 and 26, apparently). Starting with classical coordinate geometry in two and three dimensions, we will describe geometric transformations of various kinds. We will introduce and study the complex numbers and their useful properties that come in handy when describing certain planar transformations. We will investigate a possible generalisation of the known techniques in coordinate geometry called linear algebra. Linear algebra is an important field of study in Mathematics with a wide range of applications in many fields, such as analysis, probability, or differential equations. This course will cover the following topics in linear algebra: vectors, matrix algebra, linear system, and determinants. This module will be especially useful for students interested in mathematics, physics, and engineering. |
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Algebra and Geometry | Mészáros Gábor | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Elmélyülés | 2016-2017 | Nyár | Some people claim that our 3-dimensional perception of the surrounding world is only a simple (yet very complex) anomaly; the universe in truth is embedded in a 10 (or 26 depending on the prophet) dimensional space. While the module neither intends to support nor disprove the above claim, it offers the students a well- (or better) grounded definition and understanding of dimension and many related concepts such as spaces and linear maps. The module will offer an approach to linear algebra through various geometric problems in two, three, and even higher dimensions (including 10 and 26, apparently). Starting with classical coordinate geometry in two and three dimensions, we will describe geometric transformations of various kinds. We will introduce and study the complex numbers and their useful properties that come in handy when describing certain planar transformations. We will investigate a possible generalisation of the known techniques in coordinate geometry called linear algebra. Linear algebra is an important field of study in Mathematics with a wide range of applications in many fields, such as analysis, probability, or differential equations. This course will cover the following topics in linear algebra: vectors, matrix algebra, linear system, and determinants. This module will be especially useful for students interested in mathematics, physics, and engineering. |
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Algorithms | András Kornai | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Elmélyülés | 2017-2018 | Nyár | This module is the continuation of Algorithms 1, now focusing more on how things connect rather than introducing extraneous concepts. With that, it is aimed at all those who are familiar with the basics of the theory of algorithms (e.g., different design paradigms, the notion of complexity, lists, trees, hash tables, queues, heaps, searching and sorting) but tempted to broaden and deepen their understanding of the subject. The Devil is in the details, says the adage, so we will try to reveal the subtle interplay between theory and practice by looking at problems that are easy to implement yet illustrative to see in action. We will discuss these pearls together, enriching your technical palette to draw from. For its simplicity (at least at this level), our chosen programming language is Haskell. With that, we will also introduce some elements of functional algorithm design (e.g., currying, laziness). Though we will learn all the necessary instruments Haskell provides, we still don’t get down to the nitty-gritty of computer programming. Instead, we take a look at how issues in practice pave the way for theoretical findings. |
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Algorithms | Csink László | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2014-2015 | Nyár | The module aims at solving selected problems by computer programming. In the first part of the module we concentrate on sorting algorithms to see that some problems may have several solutions that vary in efficiency and applicability. In the second part of the course we solve four problems from the Euler project which is a “series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve.” |
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Algorithms I. | Pintye Norbert | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2015-2016 | Nyár | This course aims to be an introduction to algorithm theory, a discipline that goes hand-in-hand with computer programming, but rather focuses on problem-independence, abstracting away concerns about control strategy and target programming language. Given the growing need for computational power, the importance of correct, efficient, robust and reusable algorithms cannot be underestimated. During the lectures, you will learn about several fundamental algorithm design paradigms, such as backtracking, brute-force, divide and conquer, greedy and simple recursive algorithms, keeping our eyes peeled on applications to fast sorting, searching and multiplication. You will see how different problems call for different data structures (e.g., hash tables, heaps, lists and trees), and how their time and space complexity vary by preferring one over the other. We investigate how social networks rely on graph algorithms to help connect you with your friends or to find the nearest place to eat out. Finally, we will see what our world would be like if a computer could just ‘flip coins’. |
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Algorithms I. | Mészáros Gábor | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2016-2017 | Nyár | In the last century some brilliant brains invented machines to perform lengthy and cumbersome calculations for us (did you know that the word “computer” originally referred to a profession?!). Nowadays, we expect computers to be accurate, effective, and energy- conscious at the same time, yet we usually do not explain (or even truly grasp) the meaning behind the many fancy sounding phrases such as a “fast machine” or an “efficient performance”. While for most people the very concepts of “algorithms” is bound to be attached to the idea of computers and computer programming, in truth the field of algorithm theory has history dating back hundreds of years, in which the desire to perform tasks as fast, cheap, or simple as possible long preceded the birth of the first digital computers. The Algorithms 1 module has a double goal; it discusses important theoretical concepts of algorithm theory such as running time, effectiveness, complexity, and memory usage. At the same time the module intends to present some of the most classical and most widely used algorithmic problem solving methods (recursion, dynamic programming, graph search algorithms). The classes will discuss effective solutions for real-life problems such as how can we optimise our travel costs by stopping at the right gas stations, or how should we schedule construction work where the completion of certain tasks must precede the kick-off of others. The classes in Algorithms 1. will be heavily discussion-based. We will study different approaches to numerous algorithmic problems, compare their performances, and highlight their pros and cons. The module will provide students with a solid understanding of effective algorithms and will enable them to use the discussed classical methods to address various real- life problems. |
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Algorithms I. | Mészáros Gábor | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2016-2017 | Nyár | This module is the continuation of Algorithms 1, now focusing more on how things connect rather than introducing extraneous concepts. With that, it is aimed at all those who are familiar with the basics of the theory of algorithms (e.g., different design paradigms, the notion of complexity, lists, trees, hash tables, queues, heaps, searching and sorting) but tempted to broaden and deepen their understanding of the subject. The Devil is in the details, says the adage, so we will try to reveal the subtle interplay between theory and practice by looking at problems that are easy to implement yet illustrative to see in action. We will discuss these pearls together, enriching your technical palette to draw from. For its simplicity (at least at this level), our chosen programming language is Haskell. With that, we will also introduce some elements of functional algorithm design (e.g., currying, laziness). Though we will learn all the necessary instruments Haskell provides, we still don’t get down to the nitty-gritty of computer programming. Instead, we take a look at how issues in practice pave the way for theoretical findings. |
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Algorithms II. | Pintye Norbert | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2015-2016 | Ősz | This module is the continuation of Algorithms 1, now focusing more on how things connect rather than introducing extraneous concepts. With that, it is aimed at all those who are familiar with the basics of the theory of algorithms (e.g., different design paradigms, the notion of complexity, lists, trees, hash tables, queues, heaps, searching and sorting) but tempted to broaden and deepen their understanding of the subject. The Devil is in the details, says the adage, so we will try to reveal the subtle interplay between theory and practice by looking at problems that are easy to implement yet illustrative to see in action. We will discuss these pearls together, enriching your technical palette to draw from. For its simplicity (at least at this level), our chosen programming language is Haskell. With that, we will also introduce some elements of functional algorithm design (e.g., currying, laziness). Though we will learn all the necessary instruments Haskell provides, we still don’t get down to the nitty-gritty of computer programming. Instead, we take a look at how issues in practice pave the way for theoretical findings. |
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Ancient Greek | Louise Loehndorff | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | Specializáció | 2016-2017 | Ősz | Elementary Ancient Greek I begins an intensive introduction to ancient Greek (also known as Classical Greek). Being an introductory course, no knowledge of Greek or the ancient Greeks is assumed. The textbook we will use provides comprehensive treatment of the ancient Greek noun and verb and thorough lessons in the rules of grammar and syntax. Successful completion of 5 Ancient Greek Modules will prepare students for advanced reading courses in Greek and/or independent reading of texts by authors like Plato, Thucydides, and Euripides. This course is excellent preparation for anyone thinking of pursuing Classics, Ancient History, Philosophy, or Linguistics. |
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Ancient Greek | Louise Loehndorff | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | Elmélyülés | 2016-2017 | Ősz | Elementary Ancient Greek I begins an intensive introduction to ancient Greek (also known as Classical Greek). Being an introductory course, no knowledge of Greek or the ancient Greeks is assumed. The textbook we will use provides comprehensive treatment of the ancient Greek noun and verb and thorough lessons in the rules of grammar and syntax. Successful completion of 5 Ancient Greek Modules will prepare students for advanced reading courses in Greek and/or independent reading of texts by authors like Plato, Thucydides, and Euripides. This course is excellent preparation for anyone thinking of pursuing Classics, Ancient History, Philosophy, or Linguistics. |
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Ancient Greek | Louise Loehndorff | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | 2016-2017 | Ősz | Elementary Ancient Greek I begins an intensive introduction to ancient Greek (also known as Classical Greek). Being an introductory course, no knowledge of Greek or the ancient Greeks is assumed. The textbook we will use provides comprehensive treatment of the ancient Greek noun and verb and thorough lessons in the rules of grammar and syntax. Successful completion of 5 Ancient Greek Modules will prepare students for advanced reading courses in Greek and/or independent reading of texts by authors like Plato, Thucydides, and Euripides. This course is excellent preparation for anyone thinking of pursuing Classics, Ancient History, Philosophy, or Linguistics. |
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Applied Mathematics I. | Szabó Dávid | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2014-2015 | Nyár | The module will cover the first few sections of mathematical analysis. We will concentrate on the results and applications rather than on the rigorous theory (which shall be a different module). As such, the target audience involve students with interest in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering as well as Economics and other related subjects. Presumably the module will be about the concept and the rules of the derivative of a function, will present its usage and applications in different problems and the start of integration, however, the concrete material will depend on the preliminary knowledge of the audience. The outcome of the module shall be a good command of applying the theory and developed computational skills. |
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Applied Mathematics II. | Szabó Dávid | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Specializáció | 2014-2015 | Nyár | As the continuation of Applied Mathematics I, the style and the goal of this module will be the same as that of Applied Mathematics I. We are aiming to cover advanced topics such as integration and simple differential equations. |
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Approaches to Art History | Christoph Gottstein | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | Elmélyülés | 2017-2018 | Nyár | The art history seminar will give students a broad overview of the development of Western art and of a number of crucial moments that changed its trajectory. Among these feature the transition from Rococo to Neoclassical painting, the emergence of the various -isms of the 19th century, from Realism to Impressionism and Expressionism, and the birth of abstract art. In addition, the course will investigate the relationship of art and power, the particular case of women artists and feminist art, and the interplay between “high” art and mass culture. |
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Approaches to Art History | Christoph Gottstein | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | Specializáció | 2016-2017 | Nyár | The art history seminar will give students a broad overview of the development of Western art and of a number of crucial moments that changed its trajectory. Among these feature the transition from Rococo to Neoclassical painting, the emergence of the various -isms of the 19th century, from Realism to Impressionism and Expressionism, and the birth of abstract art. In addition, the course will investigate the relationship of art and power, the particular case of women artists and feminist art, and the interplay between “high” art and mass culture. |
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Archaeology | Irene Barbiera | Társadalomtudományok | Specializáció | 2012-2013 | Ősz | This course will provide an overview of the main fields of archaeological research. It will help get acquainted with the different methods and approaches of archaeological inquiry and lead to becoming aware of the variety of skills connected to different aspects of the archaeological process (site surveying, archaeological excavation, restoration of finds, data interpretation and exhibitions) |
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Archaeology Fieldwork | Zatykó Csilla | Társadalomtudományok | Elmélyülés | 2016-2017 | Nyár | This archaeology module aims to provide an introductory overview of some of the core concepts and debates of current archaeology, with a focus on the so-called non-destructive approach of the discipline. Traditionally, archaeologists are known for excavating sites, but today the focus has broadened towards a wide range of non-site evidence that also provides important information on the past. Students will explore different methods and technologies (e.g. archaeological surface surveys, aerial photography, satellite images, ground-based remote sensing methods) to trace the archaeological features of the landscape, and will learn the ways diverse disciplines (e.g. history, geology, biology) are involved in the archaeological research of the human- environment interaction. After a basic introduction to theory and methods, the module will cover issues like settlement areas, road network, and different ways of exploitation of the landscape by discussing archaeological case studies, and by going on fieldtrips. The module is therefore also useful for students interested in history or environmental studies. |
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Archaeology of Landscapes | Zatykó Csilla | Társadalomtudományok | Elmélyülés | 2016-2017 | Tavasz | Traditionally, archaeologists are known for excavating sites, but today the focus has broadened towards a great range of non-site evidence that also reveal important information of the past. The Archaeology of Landscapes module is to provide an introductory overview of some of the core concepts and debates of current archaeology with focus on the so-called non-destructive approach of the discipline. Students will explore different methods and technologies (e.g. archaeological surface survey, aerial photography, satellite images, ground-based remote sensing methods) to trace the archaeological features of the landscape, and will learn the ways diverse disciplines (e.g. history, geology, biology) are involved in the archaeological research of human-environment interaction. After a basic introduction to theory and methods, the module will cover issues like settlement areas, boundaries, road network, and different ways of exploitation of the landscape by discussing archaeological case studies, and going to fieldtrips. The module can also be useful for students interested in anthropology, history or environmental studies. |
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Area Studies: Middle East | Győrfi Dávid | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | Elmélyülés | 2016-2017 | Ősz | This module aims to tackle the vast topic of the Middle East. Our goal will be to develop an accurate view on the peoples dwelling the Middle East, their culture and heritage. Our seminal focus will of course be Islam, since the Islamic history and law is definitely a main contributor to what we find today from Morocco until Western China and even further. The sessions will be organized rather chronologically, looking into the Tribes, States and Empires who’s influence is still essential in requiring a consistent understanding. On the way we will examine core texts, such as the Holy Qur’an and the stories of the Prophet (Hadis). Consequently, we will also take a look at the languages spoken in the area and students completing this module will be able to determine which languages are used in any news broadcasts, as long as the background looks like a desert. Albeit our focus is the background, our last session will take a deep look into what is going on today in the Arabic and Post-Soviet world. This module will require regular readings and a short final essay, whereas the topic will be chosen by the student but controlled by me. |
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Area Studies: Russia | Aaron Taylor | Társadalomtudományok | Elmélyülés | 2016-2017 | Ősz | From “the poor man of Europe” to world superpower to basket case: this course will examine the gripping tale of twentieth century Russia. The class will begin with a cursory historical overview, from the October Revolution to the August coup. Next, a variety of key periods, events and themes will be examined in more substantive detail. During this process the relationship between Russia, the other Soviet Republics, and the Central East European satellite states will also be considered. Lastly, Russia’s post-socialist experience will be briefly discussed. Class topics will be as follows: from October Revolution to August coup; a brief historical overview; Lenin’s New Economic Policy; Stalinist collectivisation and five-year plans; the rise of post-war socialist parties in Central Eastern Europe; socialist Hungary (field trip to the Memento Park); gender politics during socialism and their legacy; the decline and ultimate failure of the Soviet socialist adventure; and ‘Russia Today’. Exploration of these topics will be performed using various tools from a chest of academic disciplines. For example, gender will be investigated though the lens of sociology (discourse analysis). Economic theory will be used to examine the decline and failure of Socialism (János Kornai’s concept of the soft budget constraint). Soviet cinema and literature will also be employed to highlight the structure of socialist society. Students will be challenged to explore these topics from multiple perspectives. For example, the wider state achievements of collectivisation and five-year plans will be contrasted with the experience of the Soviet peasantry. Rather than fixate solely on women’s experience, the post-Socialist crisis of masculinity will also be examined. Upon completion of the course students will have gained an in-depth understanding of the Russian socialist period, thereby enhancing their understanding of contemporary Russia. Having acquired a variety of social science theories along the way, students will also hone their ability to consider periods, events, and themes from various perspectives. The module is fruitful for any student with an interest in the social sciences or history; given the ‘shared’ history and recently rekindled relationship between Hungary and Russia this course will also be insightful to ‘the informed Hungarian citizen’. |
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Art and Anatomy | Nha Le | Természettudományok | Orientáció | 2017-2018 | Nyár | The aim of this module is to give a more advanced knowledge of the human body to students interested in natural sciences. Although discovered comprehensively from ancient time, human anatomy still fascinates modern scientists. The discipline deals with the complete view of how a human body is architected and how different parts of the body can work in a sophisticated and well-tuned manner. Furthermore, the subject itself is a complete encyclopedia of gross human structure. While going through the whole module, basic knowledge of anatomical position and light touch of cellular biology are discussed. Meanwhile, a more advanced level of anatomy will broaden talented high school students’ perspective in a systematic manner. All main parts of the body will be taught accordingly: Upper and Lower Limb, the Skull and its Brain, Thoracic and Abdominal Compartment, and the Pelvis. As a separate chapter, the human skin is depicted in great detail in order to deepen students’ knowledge of the body’s largest organ. On successful completion of the module students will generally have perfected their ability to identify and grasp the meaning of sophisticated concepts of a human body’s main parts, recognize the different systems (skeletal build-up, muscular structure, vascular supply, nervous innervation and lymphatic drainage) within each part, and interpret the relationship of all main parts on the body as a whole. The syllabus is designed in a way that sufficient amount of time can be allocated for discussing any relevant issue regarding the topic. Students are encouraged to actively participate in such debates, with a healthy level of skepticism. |
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Art and Anatomy | Nha Le | Természettudományok | Elmélyülés | 2014-2015 | Ősz | The aim of this module is to give a more advanced knowledge of the human body to students interested in natural sciences. Although discovered comprehensively from ancient time, human anatomy still fascinates modern scientists. The discipline deals with the complete view of how a human body is architected and how different parts of the body can work in a sophisticated and well-tuned manner. Furthermore, the subject itself is a complete encyclopedia of gross human structure. While going through the whole module, basic knowledge of anatomical position and light touch of cellular biology are discussed. Meanwhile, a more advanced level of anatomy will broaden talented high school students’ perspective in a systematic manner. All main parts of the body will be taught accordingly: Upper and Lower Limb, the Skull and its Brain, Thoracic and Abdominal Compartment, and the Pelvis. As a separate chapter, the human skin is depicted in great detail in order to deepen students’ knowledge of the body’s largest organ. On successful completion of the module students will generally have perfected their ability to identify and grasp the meaning of sophisticated concepts of a human body’s main parts, recognize the different systems (skeletal build-up, muscular structure, vascular supply, nervous innervation and lymphatic drainage) within each part, and interpret the relationship of all main parts on the body as a whole. The syllabus is designed in a way that sufficient amount of time can be allocated for discussing any relevant issue regarding the topic. Students are encouraged to actively participate in such debates, with a healthy level of skepticism. |
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Art History | Christoph Gottstein | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | Specializáció | 2015-2016 | Nyár | The art history seminar will give students a broad overview of the development of Western art and of a number of crucial moments that changed its trajectory. Among these feature the transition from Rococo to Neoclassical painting, the emergence of the various –isms of the 19th century, from Realism to Impressionism and Expressionism, and the birth of abstract art. In addition, the course will investigate the relationship of art and power, the particular case of women artists and feminist art, and the interplay between “high” art and mass culture. |
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Art History | Christoph Gottstein | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | Specializáció | 2014-2015 | Nyár | The art history seminar will give students a broad overview of the development of Western art and of a number of crucial moments that changed its trajectory. Among these feature the transition from Rococo to Neoclassical painting, the emergence of the various –isms of the 19th century, from Realism to Impressionism and Expressionism, and the birth of abstract art. In addition, the course will investigate the relationship of art and power, the particular case of women artists and feminist art, and the interplay between “high” art and mass culture. |
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Art History | Christoph Gottstein | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | Specializáció | 2012-2013 | Ősz | The art history seminar will introduce students to some of the most important changes in the field of art history scholarship in the last 40 years, namely the issue of postmodernism and the related developments of feminist, postcolonial and critical race theories. We will also look at the corresponding changes in the canon through numerous examples of individual art works. |
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Arts and Humanities | Órzoy Ágnes | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | Freshman | 2014-2015 | Tavasz | The Freshman Humanities Module is a brief introduction to some of the ways one can approach a literary text. At each session, we will focus on one particular angle – style, image, idea and society – and discuss a literary text or a film, with that perspective as a starting point. Besides reading and discussing literary texts, we will focus on topics and ideas of contemporary relevance. |
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Arts and Humanities – Junior | Győri Gábor | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | Freshman | 2013-2014 | Tavasz | |||

Arts, Literature and Humanities | Jane Hattatt | Művészetek és Bölcsészettudományok | Freshman | 2017-2018 | Nyár | |||

Basic Chemistry | Vámi Tamás Álmos | Természettudományok | Orientáció | 2016-2017 | Tavasz | This module is concerned with some of the general concepts underlying chemistry. We will thus cover such basic principles as atomic and molecular structures, chemical bonds, acids and bases, symmetry principles and periodic trends in the periodic table of the elements, as well as some of the methods used in this field. The module aims to give a solid background for further, more advanced modules in chemistry, such as General and Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. |
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Basic Mathematics | Szabó Dávid | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Orientáció | 2016-2017 | Nyár | The aim of this module is to give insights and motivate students to take Junior and Senior mathematics-oriented modules. We will cover many areas briefly (such as proving techniques, functions, graph theory, matrix algebra, probability theory). In each area, we will study the basic concepts, solve an interesting problem or consider examples. This module is aimed at students with interests in any science subject. Apart from good logical skills and the standard maths knowledge from high school, no prior knowledge is assumed. The grading is based only on problem solving assignments. |
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Basic Mathematics II. | Szabó Dávid | Matematikai és Műszaki Tudományok | Orientáció | 2016-2017 | Tavasz | The aim of this module is the same as Basic Mathematics 1: to introduce to the several vaguely related basic concepts needed at Junior and Senior year mathematics modules and to motivate students to choose these modules. We will focus on the base pillars of the mathematics and physics modules (Calculus, Algebra and Geometry) as well as having a glimpse at other mathematics oriented modules (Discrete Mathematics, Probability). This module is ideal for students who want to focus on numerical science modules at later years. The topics covered is planned to be the following: the logarithm and trigonometric functions and their properties, the geometry of the plane using complex numbers and matrices, combinatorial counting problems and graphs, conditional probability and Markov chains. The topics of this module will not be strongly connected to that of Basic Mathematics module, however some understanding from that module is helpful besides having good general mathematical and logical skills. The grading is based on homework assignments (problems solving) and class attendance. |