Course: Development of European Integration

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Course title Development of European Integration
Course code KAP/VEI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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)
  • Piknerová Linda, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Jurek Petr, PhDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Theories and models (paradigms) of European integration process 2. Idea of European integration 3. Beginnings of European integration 4. European Communities 5. Crisis of the Communities and its overcoming 6. From the Communities to the European Union 7. EU institutions 8. Areas of activities of the EU 9. EU enlargement and reform 10. Current questions of European integration

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' self-study, Self-study of literature
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Graduates will be able to explain the idea of European integration and put it into the historical context, and they will be able to describe the beginnings of European integration. Students will be able to classify the European Communities and analyse the moments of crisis and its overcoming, to describe the development of the Communities up to the European Union and give details of EU institutions and their areas of activity. Finally, the students will be able to apply their knowledge to member country case studies and to the issues of EU reform and enlargement.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Students' self-study
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
Oral exam
Combined exam
Test
Recommended literature
  • Evropská bezpečnostní a obranná politika : národní perspektivy. Praha : Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 2002. ISBN 80-86506-25-8.
  • Evropská unie od A do Z : příručka evropské integrace ; z něm. orig. přel. Alois Mikeštík a Marie Bednaříková. Praha : Karolinum, 1997. ISBN 80-7184-413-6.
  • Fiala, Petr; Pitrová, Markéta. Evropská unie. Brno : Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2003. ISBN 80-7325-015-2.
  • kol. [ABC] práva Evropských společenství. Evropská komise, 2001.
  • kol. Publikace řady "Evropa v pohybu" vydávané Evropskou komisí.
  • Luňák, Petr. Západ : Spojené státy a Západní Evropa ve studené válce. 1. vyd. Praha : Libri, 1997. ISBN 80-85983-29-X.
  • Zlý, Bohumír. Evropská unie a integrační procesy od A do Z : výkladový slovník. Ostrava : MONTANEX, 1997. ISBN 80-85780-86-0.


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 1 Summer