Course: Geopolitics and Geostrategy

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Course title Geopolitics and Geostrategy
Course code KAP/GGD
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šanc David, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Cabada Ladislav, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The syllabus and precise credit/exam requirements will be posted on the website of the Department of Politics and International Relations before the first day of the respective term.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, One-to-One tutorial, Skills demonstration, Self-study of literature
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 4 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Successful candidates are able to: - interpret basic geopolitical theories within the context of historical development - identify major geopolitical schools (especially English and German schools or Societ/Russian school) - select a geopolitical theory that would be adequate to particular events or state behaviour (and explain the behaviour) - compose scientific texts and present their research
teaching methods
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Self-study of literature
One-to-One tutorial
assessment methods
Oral exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Agnew, J. Geopolitics: Re-visioning World Politics. Routledge, 1997.
  • Glassner, M. I. Political Geography. John Wiley and Sons, 1997.
  • Gray, Colin S.; Sloan, Geoffrey. Geopolitics, geography and strategy. London : Frank Cass, 1999. ISBN 0-7146-8053-2.
  • Hnízdo, Bořek. Mezinárodní perspektivy politických regionů. Praha : Institut pro středoevropskou kulturu a politiku, 1995. ISBN 80-85241-95-1.
  • Jehlička, Petr; Daněk, Petr; Tomeš, Jiří. Stát, prostor, politika : vybrané otázky politické geografie. 1. vyd. Praha : Univerzita Karlova, 2000. ISBN 80-238-5566-2.
  • O´Loughlin, J. Dictionary of Geopolitics. Greenwood Press, 1994.
  • O´Tuathail, G. Critical Geopolitics. University of Minnesota Press, 1996.
  • Romancov, Michael. Politická geografie. Úvod do studia politické vědy ISBN 80-86432-41-6 P. 2002.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-1,2,3) Social sciences 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-1,2,3) Social sciences 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-4) Social sciences 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-4) Social sciences 2 -