Course: Baltic Sea Region

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Course title Baltic Sea Region
Course code KAP/BALT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Historic region of the Baltic Sea as a part of northern Europe 2. Hansa and German penetration of the Baltics 3. Swedish-Polish and Swedish-Russian wars for supremacy in northern Europe 4. Scandinavia before the 20th century (the Kalmar Union, independence of Norway) 5. WW I and rise of three Baltic states 6. WW II and changes in the Baltic Sea region 7. The Baltic Sea region after 1989 ? specific relationship between Scandinavia and the Baltics 8. Internal integration of Scandinavia, or the Baltics

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will understand the issues related to the region covered in lectures. Students will be able to identify actors present in the area and to critically assess their activities and operation. Students will be able to analyze political, economical or social problems in the region and to place them within a wider international context.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Bergman, Annika. Baltbat - the emergence of common defence dimension to Nordic co-operation?. COPRI Working papers: COPRI, 2000.
  • BIOst. Bestimmungfaktoren, modelle, perspektiven,. Biost, 7/2000.
  • Dančák, Břetislav; Pospíšil, Ivo; Rakovský, Adam. Pobaltí v transformaci : politický vývoj Estonska, Litvy a Lotyšska. 1. vyd. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 1999. ISBN 80-210-2248-5.
  • Ismayr, Wolfgang (ed.). Die politischen Systeme Westeuropas. 2. Auflage, Leske und Budrich: Opladen. 1999.
  • Meier, Christian. Regionale Kooperation in Mittel- und Osteuropa. 2000.
  • Miniotaite, Grazina. The Baltic States: in search for security and identity. COPRI Working papers: COPRI, 2001.
  • Suominen, Terhi; Antala, Eska; Houkala, Hiski. Networks in the Baltic Sea Region.. Published by Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence: University of Turku, 2000.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Mezinárodní organizace a režimy ve středovýchodní Evropě. 1. vyd. Praha : Eurolex Bohemia, 2003. ISBN 80-86432-46-7.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Nevojenské aspekty litevské bezpečnostní politiky. 2003.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Nové formy regionální spolupráce v severovýchodní Evropě. Je baltská kooperace problém nebo příležitost?. 2002.

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