CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 32 Contact Hours

This course aims to build on the existing English language capabilities of the undergraduate students, both spoken and written as they enter academic life. The academic linguistic environment is very different and more demanding than that which they have previously encountered in secondary school.

Especial attention will be also paid to identifying fake news and to digital safety and digital security as these are very pertinent issues in today’s world.

CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 32 Contact Hours

The course is aimed at introducing RGSL students with an advanced level of English who are interested in working in an international environment. It consists in an introduction to Legal English for students to be able to use such knowledge during their studies and their working lives. The purposes of the course are to:

-       enable the students to carry out a wide range of communicative tasks within an academic and international context similar to the one they may be working in in the future;

-       improve the students listening, reading, writing and speaking comprehension through the use of different kind of materials;

-       introduce specific vocabulary and concepts necessary for their future studies and professional careers;

-       review and build an essential English grammar focused on the specific areas of the grammar and syntax of the language used in the Legal world;

-       increase the students’ awareness of current issues and events from a legal perspective;

-       develop students’ strategies to take control of their own learning process also through the use of class materials and online law resources;

-       train the students to work individually and in small groups to produce oral and written assignments.

The course is designed to foster a collaborative approach to language learning and to favour a comparative perspective on the legal concepts and areas. 

Each session except for the first introductory one will be divided into a lecture part and a seminar interactive part to practise what explained in the first part of the class or in the previous one.


CREDITS 1 (LV) 1.5 (ECTS) - 15 Contact Hours

Study course Environmental Science and Sustainability is multidisciplinary and focuses on the sustainable concepts of Environment, Natural Processes in frame of Circular Economy & Technology. Materials and energy in nature and industry transform in cyclic way by human actions and this course provides moderate to advanced understanding of various processes of these transformations from the perspectives of the environment and sustainability. The course additionally contains actual discussions on sustainable natural ecosystems and their valuation as well as environmental management important for decision makers, authorities, lawyers and business people. This course is giving the wider perspective how society is changing the attitudes and shifting the process from linear (open loop) systems (production-product-waste) to closed loop circular economy system or ‘beyond the zero waste system’ where wastes become inputs for new processes and so on. Significant part of the course is devoted to Environmental Health and Legislation studied through real case studies and workshops together with students.

CREDITS 1 (LV) 1,5 (ECTS) - 16 Contact Hours

Course examines the role of Civil Protection system in Latvia (as in framework of the EU and NATO), its organization and management structure, and main tasks of the system’s subjects. The course explores the disaster management principles and planning aspects, analyses the legal and practical measures of cooperation among state, local government and other stakeholders during disaster situations. Course gives an insight on possible daily dangerous situations and threats, considers and provides safe behaviour principles and actions during such situations. Course ensures that students obtain general knowledge on disaster medical system and the role and practical implication of the first aid.