Course: Eastern Europe Studies

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Course title Eastern Europe Studies
Course code KAP/RVE1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Rosůlek Přemysl, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Naxera Vladimír, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Russia and Central Asia 2. The unknown Moscow 3. Entertainment in Russia 4. Scientists in today's Russia 5. Cossacks 6. Condition of the army in Russia 7. Ukraine and Ukrainians today 8. Belarusians: past and present 9. The Jewish question in Hungary

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Graduates will be able to understand and analyse contemporary political situation in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and Croatia etc. and put it into appropriate (economic, cultural, historical) contexts. They will be able to compare the countries, identify their common and distinguishing attributes. Students will be able to describe the political development inside the region and will be able to identify and describe the main factors affecting the contemporary situation. Students will be able to analyse relations of Eastern European countries, identify the main factors affecting these relations and estimate their development. They will be able to describe and analyse present relations and ties of Eastern European countries, Russia and Western Europe.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
assessment methods
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Neznámé Bělorusko : [s předmluvou Václava Havla]. Praha : Dokořán; Člověk v tísni - společnost při ČT , 2005. ISBN 80-7363-045-1.
  • Beranová, Magdalena. Slované. Dotisk 2. vyd., V Libri 1. Praha : Libri, 2002. ISBN 80-7277-022-5.
  • 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.
  • Dvořák, L. Nové Rusko. Jota, Brno, 2000.
  • Konbloch, E. Russia and Asia. Nomadic and Oriental Tradition in Russian History.. Libri, 2004.
  • Kubát, M. Postkomunismus a demokracie. Politika ve středovýchodní Evropě. Dokořán, 2003.
  • Masaryk, Tomáš Garrigue. Rusko a Evropa. Praha : Ústav T. G. Masaryka, 1995. ISBN 80-901971-1-6.
  • Řezník, M. Stručná historie států: Ukrajina. Nakladatelství Libri, Praha, 2006.
  • Řezník, Miloš. Bělorusko. 1. vyd. Praha : Libri, 2003. ISBN 80-7277-183-3.
  • Vykoukal, Jiří; Litera, Bohuslav; Tejchman, Miroslav. Východ : vznik, vývoj a rozpad sovětského bloku 1944-1989. Praha : Libri, 2000. ISBN 80-85983-82-6.
  • Zeman, Z. Vzestup a pád komunistické Evropy. 1. vyd. Praha : Mladá fronta, 1998. ISBN 80-204-0708-1.


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 International Relations and East European Studies (11-5) Social sciences 2 Summer