Course: European Security

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Course title European Security
Course code KAP/EBD
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The syllabus and precise credit/exam requirements will be posted on the website of the Department of Politics and International Relations before the first day of the respective term.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, One-to-One tutorial, Skills demonstration, Self-study of literature
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 55 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students will be familiar with the question of security environment in contemporary Europe. They will be able to apply theoretical knowledge of security topics to current issues related to European security architecture. Students will differentiate between various approaches to security studies and will be able to evaluate current security issues. Students are capable of writning articles on assigned topics and to present their research.
teaching methods
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Self-study of literature
One-to-One tutorial
assessment methods
Oral exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Elgström, O., & Smith, M. (Eds.). The European Union's Roles in International Politics. Concepts and analysis.. London: Routledge., 2006.
  • Fiala, Petr; Pitrová, Markéta. Evropská unie. Brno : Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2003. ISBN 80-7325-015-2.
  • Hill, C. 'The capability-expectations gap, or conceptualizing Europe's international role', In: Journal of Common Market Studies. 1993.
  • Holland, M. Common Foreign and Security Policy: the first ten years. London: Continuum, 2004.
  • Howorth, J. Security and Defence Policy in the European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
  • Jones, S. G. The rise of European security cooperation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press., 2007.
  • Orbie, J. A civilian power in the world? Instruments and objectives in European Union external policies in Orbie, J. (Ed.), Europe's Global Role: External Policies of the European Union. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Bezpečnost : vývoj a proměny konceptu. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2005. ISBN 80-86898-21-0.

Study plans that include the course
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