Concentrations

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At RIT Kosovo (A.U.K), a professional concentration is 21-24 credit hours in a thematic or discipline-based area of study. As part of the 60-credit hour professional core requirement, students must complete two concentrations and an immersion. Students must complete 24 credit hours for the first concentration and 21 credit hours for the second concentration. Students must achieve a program GPA of at least 2.0 and professional concentration GPAs of at least a 2.0 in order to graduate. Each concentration has a set of required courses and a number of electives. To declare your concentrations please fill out the form, sign it, and submit it to the Academic Affairs Office.

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The Economics and Statistics Concentration emphasizes the quantitative analytical approach to dealing with economic problems in both the public and private sectors, providing students with marketable skills and the intellectual foundation for career growth. Graduates are prepared for entry-level managerial and analytical positions in both industry and government and to pursue graduate studies in economics, business, and law. The economics curriculum develops communication, computational, and management skills in addition to economic reasoning and quantitative abilities. The program's required courses develop student's abilities to apply economic analysis to real-world problems. Liberal arts courses enhance oral and written communication skills. Business courses include accounting and finance. Quantitative analytical skills are developed by a course sequence that includes computer science, mathematics, and statistics.

TOTAL CREDITS 24

Prerequisite Courses:   Credits
ECON–101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Required Courses:    
ECON–201    Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON–403    Econometrics I 3

Elective Courses (chose three additional courses):
 
ECON–401 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3
ECON–402 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECON–405    International Trade and Finance 3
ECON–421    Natural Resource Economics 3
ECON–422    Benefit-Cost Analysis 3
ECON–431    Monetary Analysis and Policy 3
ECON–441    Labor Economics 3
ECON–444    Public Finance 3
ECON–448    Development Economics 3
ECON–520 Environmental Economics 3
SOIS–511 Innovation Lab 4
Math Option:    
SOIS–200 Introduction to Statistics I  3

 

Energy Policy Studies offers students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in energy, environment, and natural resource management. Courses in the Energy Policy Studies concentration will offer a thorough understanding of the energy industry fundamentals; structure and operation of international energy systems; energy policy markets, regulations, policies, strategies, technologies; and social elements involved in delivering energy solutions in Kosovo, the region and the world. Courses are intended for students interested in to pursue their careers in energy sector (private and public), development, social responsibility, and natural resource management. The designated courses have been strategically selected to complement other professional concentrations. Students will be exposed to ideas and concepts wide-ranging and uniformly balanced among traditional and emerging energy alternatives in an academically challenging and innovative solution-focused setting.

TOTAL CREDITS 24

Required Courses:   Credits
PUBL–101 Foundations of Public Policy 3
PUBL–530 Energy Policy 3
Elective Courses:     
PUBL–210 Introduction to Qualitative Methods 3
PUBL–531 Climate Change: Science, Technology and Policy 3
STSO–421 Environmental Policy 3
ECON–421 Natural Resource Economics 3
ECON–422 Benefit-Cost Analysis 3
ECON–520 Environmental Economics 3
SOIS–211 Exploring Innovation 3
SOIS–511 *Innovation Lab 4
Options:    
SOCI–340 Urban Planning and Policy 3

The Graphic Design & Multimedia Concentration combines contemporary visual communication and multimedia theory and tools to prepare students for effective communications across a wide variety of media. The course sequencing prepares students with practical and theoretical aspects of graphic design, web development, print design and multimedia production, communication techniques and digital asset management. A student completing the Graphic Design & Multimedia concentration is prepared with the theoretical framework and hands-on technical skills needed to organize, design and communicate ideas and information in the 21st century global market and to meet the projected national market needs in the greater Kosovo region. It is also an excellent compendium to RIT Kosovo (A.U.K)'s other concentration offerings and provides a useful skill set for private and family business operations. The student should either take ISTE-240 or ISTE-260.

TOTAL CREDITS 24

Required Courses   Credits
COMM–223 Digital Design in Communications 3
Elective Courses    
ISTE–140 Web and Mobile I 3
ISTE–240 Web and Mobile II 3
ISTE–260 Designing the User Experience            3
SOIS–365 Video Productions 3
SOIS–380 Design for Print and Web 3
SOIS–381 Photo Imaging I 3
SOIS–382 Photo Imaging II 3
SOIS–383 Designing Vector Graphics 3
SOIS–511 Innovation Lab 4

The Management & Entrepreneurship Concentration prepares students for management and specialist careers in a variety of enterprises and organizations. Students develop the skills and concepts needed to become effective leaders, ethical decision makers, and creative innovators. The management curriculum provides both depth and flexibility in its offerings so that students may maximize their educational experience.

TOTAL CREDITS 24

Required Courses:   Credits
PROF–206 Managing the Workforce 3
ACCT–110 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT–210 Management Accounting 3
Elective Courses    
SOIS–211   Exploring Innovation 3
PROF–221   New Venture Development 3
PROF–261 Marketing Principles   3
PROF–263 Advertising Principles    3
PROF–324 Intro to Logistics and Transportation   3 
SOIS–335  Global Forces and Trends 3
SOIS–432 Managing Organizational Change  3
SOIS–441 Creative Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3
PROF–510   Project Management      3
     
Optional    
SOIS–511 Innovation Lab 

Peace and Conflict Studies gives students the tools to analyze the socio-economic, psychological and political dynamics of violent conflict and its transformation. Students will study conflict dynamics and group polarizations. They will analyze the genesis and transformation of violent conflicts, as well as post-conflict challenges in state-building, social integration and development. Students will explore identity conflicts, resource conflicts and genocides. Students will study the relationships between individual and group identity and labelling, the economic bases of conflict transformation, ethical issues underlying decisions of international actors to intervene or not intervene in conflicts, and practical steps towards good governance at the end of armed conflict. The teaching faculty includes academics from political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology and economics, as well as policy makers with direct experience in crises and peace building in the Balkans, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

TOTAL CREDITS 24

Required Courses:   Credits
POLS–120 Introduction to International Relations 3
Elective Courses:     
POLS–200 Law and Society 3
POLS–205 Ethics in International Politics  3
POLS–210 Comparative Politics 3
POLS–220 Global Political Economy 3
POLS–320 American Foreign Policy 3
POLS–325 International Law and Organizations 3
POLS–330 Human Rights in Global Perspectives 3
POLS–335 Politics in Developing Countries 3
POLS–445 Terrorism and Political Violence 3
POLS–525 ST: Balkan Studies 3
POLS–525 ST: Faith and Globalization 3
SOIS– 511 Innovation Lab  4
Options:    
POLS–541 Peace Keeping & Conflict Transformation 3
POLS–542 War, Diplomacy & State Building 3

The Public Policy & Governance Concentration provides students with a clear understanding of public policy, the policy process, and policy analysis. Students are introduced to the concept of public policy, the policy making process, and methodologies associated with policy analysis. The roles of stakeholders and interest groups are discussed in the context of contemporary cases in various policy arenas.

TOTAL CREDITS 24

Required Courses:   Credits
PUBL–101 Foundations of Public Policy 3
Elective Courses:     
PUBL–201  Ethics, Values & Public Policy 3
STSO–201  Science & Technology Policy  3
POLS–210 Comparative Politics 3
PUBL–210 Introduction to Qualitative Methods  3
SOIS–335 Global Forces and Trends 3
POLS –345 Politics and Public Policy  3
STSO–421 Environmental Policy 3
PUBL–520 Information and Communication Policy  3
PUBL–530 Energy Policy  3
SOIS–511 Innovation Lab 4

Security Studies provides students the opportunity to learn about military officer training and its mission to develop leaders for tomorrow’s Armed Forces. Courses promote leadership and management, skills that can be employed in any career field, along with courses analyzing the military’s role in national security affairs and foreign policy.

TOTAL CREDITS 24

Required Courses:   Credits
ARMY–402 Leadership in a complex World 2
SOIS–511 *Innovation Lab 4
Elective Courses:     
POLS–210 Comparative Politics 3
POLS–440 War and State 3
POLS–445 Terrorism and Political Violence 3
POLS–370 Cyberwar, Robots and Future of Conflict 3
POLS–542 War, Diplomacy and State Building 3
SOIS–335 Global Forces and Trends  3
POLS–525  ST: Political Science 3

The Web & Mobile Computing (IT) Concentration emphasizes the basics of both applied informatics and web development. The web has become the ubiquitous communication medium. Therefore, knowledge of how the web works and how to effectively develop dynamic websites has value to students enrolled in many concentration areas and with different career goals. Upon completing this concentration, students will have the broad range of skills and understanding necessary to design and build a basic, but complete, web presence in their selected area of interest. Students will also gain an understanding of how to use multimedia and create systems that allow the subject matter expert to leverage available information. The courses in this concentration are applied and focus on hands-on learning, including projects that will be beneficial outside of the university setting.

TOTAL CREDITS 24

Required Courses:   Credits
ISTE–252 Foundations of Mobile Design 3
Elective Courses    
ISTE–120 Computer Problem Solving: Information Domain I 4
ISTE–121 Computer Problem Solving: Information Domain II 4
ISTE–230 Introduction to Database and Data Modeling 3
ISTE–140 Web and Mobile I 3
ISTE–240 Web and Mobile II 3
ISTE–260 Designing the User Experience  3
ISTE–340 Client Programming 3
SOIS–511 Innovation Lab  4

The Individualized Study concentration aims to accommodate the needs of modern day students and/or the working adult. This flexible, individualized program of professional study gives the students the opportunity to combine up to four concentrations for their degree. Each concentration constitutes of coherent sets of discipline related courses and appropriate electives for the professional component, in addition to the core of mathematics, science, humanities, and social sciences component of the degree.

TOTAL CREDITS 3X15

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