Course: Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in Word Politics

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Course title Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in Word Politics
Course code KAP/CRMP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Ponížilová Martina, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Cabada Ladislav, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. foundation of Czechoslovakia within the context of international-political development in 1914-1918 2. Czechoslovakia as a new state in the interwar Europe 3. Munich Agreement as a continuation of Versailles negotiations? 4. exile action and the question of the existence of Czechoslovakia in diplomatic negotiations 5. re-establishment of Czechoslovakia in bipolar world 6. Czechoslovakia in international politics (1948-1989) 7. Czechoslovakia in international politics (1989-1992) 8. The Czech Republic as a small state of middle power? 9. The Czech Republic and international organisations 10. The Czech Republic and relationships with great powers 11. The Czech Republic and relationships with neighbouring countries 12. The Czech Republic and integration processes in Europe 13. The Czech Republic and development cooperation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' portfolio, Individual study, Students' self-study, Self-study of literature
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 40 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Students have knowledge of the development of the international system at the level of KAP/FMS2 and of the Czech political system at the level of KAP/CPSV and KAP/PSCR.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to identify and explain the main phases of the position of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic within the international system (partners, opponents, alliance systems etc.). They will be able to present and analyze the main causes of the transformation of Czechoslovak and Czech position within the international environment that is, reasons for transitions to other phases. Students regularly read assigned texts in Czech and foreign languages and prepare assignments on a regular basis. The assignments are in the form of oral presentations or texts; this will be arranged by mutual agreement between lecturer and students. Assignments will be evaluated by lecturer.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Students' self-study
Self-study of literature
Individual study
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
Combined exam
Skills demonstration during seminar
Seminar work
Group presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Abrams, Bradley F. The Struggle for the Soul of the Nation. Czech Culture and the Rise of Communism.. Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto, Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publisher, Inc,, 2004.
  • Cabada, Ladislav. Perspektivy regionu střední Evropy. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2002. ISBN 80-7082-884-6.
  • Cabada, Ladislav; Waisová, Šárka. Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic in world politics. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2006. ISBN 80-7380-009-8.
  • Dejmek, Jindřich. Československo, jeho sousedé a velmoci ve XX. století (1918 až 1992) : vybrané kapitoly z dějin československé zahraniční politiky. 1. vyd. Praha : Centrum pro ekonomiku a politiku, 2002. ISBN 80-86547-07-8.
  • Kalvoda, J. Genese Československa. Praha, 1998.
  • Klimek, A.; Kubů, E. Československá zahraniční politika 1918-1938. kapitoly z dějin mezinárodních vztahů. Praha : Institut pro středoevropskou kulturu a politiku, 1995. ISBN 80-85241-88-9.
  • Krejčí, Oskar. Český národní zájem a geopolitika. Praha : Universe, 1993. ISBN 80-901506-2-4.
  • Olivová, Věra. Československo v rozrušené Evropě. Praha : Melantrich, 1968.
  • Pick, Otto; Handl, Vladimír. Zahraniční politika České republiky 1993-2004 : úspěchy, problémy a perspektivy. Praha : Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 2004. ISBN 80-86506-39-8.
  • Prokš, Petr. Československo a Západ 1945 - 1948 : vztahy Československa se Spojenými státy, Velkou Británií a Francií v letech 1945 - 1948. Vyd. 1. Praha : ISV nakladatelství, 2001. ISBN 80-85866-81-1.


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 Foreign Relations (10-3) Social sciences 2 Summer