Course: European Economic and Political Institutions

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Course title European Economic and Political Institutions
Course code KAP/EPEI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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)
  • Ponížilová Martina, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Essential concepts of international relations. State as an actors of IR, integration and desintegration, interdependence. Types, roles and importance of international organisations 2. League of Nations and UN as anticipators of world cooperation 3. OSCE, Council of Europe, OECD, Visegrád Group 4. Origin and development of European integration, theories of integration 5. Origin and development of EU - pillars and law, EU expansion 6. EU institutions, EP, EU Committees, ECB 7. European Commission, Council of EU 8. 1st pillar - common policies (monetary union, common agriculural policy) 9. 2nd pillar - common foreign and security policy, relationship with NATO 10. The Czech Republic and its role in regional institutions

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' self-study
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 30 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to define international institutions and organisations, and to differentiate among organisations and regimes. Students will be able to classify organisations according to various types of crieteria and to summarize and identify historical roots and causes of European integration. They will be able to classify, name and describe regional European organisations and organisations with global impact (EU, League of Nations and UN, NATO, Council of Europe, OSCE, Council of the Baltic Sea States, ZEU, EFTA, CEFTA, CEI, Benelux, V4).
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Students' self-study
assessment methods
Test
Recommended literature
  • Ort, Alexandr. Evropa 20. století. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2004. ISBN 80-86473-87-2.
  • Romancov, Michael; Romancovová, Eva. Evropské politické a ekonomické instituce. Praha : Eurolex Bohemia, 2002. ISBN 80-86432-27-0.
  • Waisová, Šárka. Mezinárodní organizace a režimy ve středovýchodní Evropě. 1. vyd. Praha : Eurolex Bohemia, 2003. ISBN 80-86432-46-7.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (16-1,2) Philological sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (16-2) Philological sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-3) Philological sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (17-1) Philological sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (16-1,2) Philological sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (15-3) Philological sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Languages for Business (13-3) Philological sciences 2 Winter