Course: Czech Republic in the International System

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Course title Czech Republic in the International System
Course code KAP/CRMS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Ponížilová Martina, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. international system after WW II 2. the end of bipolar world and orientation towards unipolarism 3. Czechoslovakia within the international system (1945-1992) 4. UN and important world powers 5. The Czech Republic and European integration 6. The Czech Republic and regional cooperation within Central Europe 7. The Czech economy and the world - economic interdependence as a challenge and threat 8. international security (including security education) 9. The Czech Republic and NATO - commitment to global responsibility

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' portfolio, Individual study, Seminar
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to analyze the position of Czech Republic within the international system and to understand its behaviour as a regional actor. Students will be able to identify key characteristics of the international system and to define and describe the process of Czech integration into regional organizational structures.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Individual study
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Quality of a written report
Recommended literature
  • Cabada, Ladislav; Waisová, Šárka. Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic in world politics. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2006. ISBN 80-7380-009-8.
  • Ort, Alexandr. Evropa 20. století. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2004. ISBN 80-86473-87-2.
  • Plechanovová, Běla; Fidler, Jiří. Kapitoly z dějin mezinárodních vztahů 1941-1995. Praha : Institut pro středoevropskou kulturu a politiku, 1997. ISBN 80-85241-79-X.
  • S?rensen, Georg. Stát a mezinárodní vztahy. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2005. ISBN 80-7178-910-0.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Mezinárodní organizace a režimy ve středovýchodní Evropě. 1. vyd. Praha : Eurolex Bohemia, 2003. ISBN 80-86432-46-7.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Úvod do studia mezinárodních vztahů. 2., rozš. vyd. Plzeň : Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2005. ISBN 80-86898-33-4.

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