Course: Energy Security

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Course title Energy Security
Course code KAP/EB
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 Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hlaváček Pavel, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. the concept of security 2. energy and economic security 3. raw materials extraction 4. energy consumption 5. factors influencing energy consumption 6. the influence of political factors on the prize and availability of raw materials 7. geopolitics and geostrategy of strategic transport routes 8. alternative energy sources 9. energy policy of the Czech Republic 10. energy policy of the EU

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Cooperative instruction, Students' portfolio, Seminar
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 10 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course students will be able to classify the concept of security and to identify and use terminology related to energy and economic security. They will be able to analyze factors affecting energy consumption and to assess the influence of political factors on the prize and availability of raw materials. Students will be able to differentiate between geopolitics and geostrategy of strategic transport routes and to cite alternative energy sources. They will apply their knowledge on the energy policy of the EU and the Czech Republic.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Cooperative instruction
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Denní tisk (Financial Times).
  • Ekonomické týdeníky (Economist).
  • Litera, Bohuslav - Hirman, Karel - Vykoukal, Jiří - Wanner, Jan. Ruské produktovody a střední Evropa. Eurolex Bohemia: Praha, 2003.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Atlas mezinárodních vztahů : prostor a politika po skončení studené války. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7380-015-4.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Evropská energetická bezpečnost. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7380-148-9.

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