Course: Global World

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Course title Global World
Course code KAP/GS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Hlaváček Pavel, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Concepts of postmodern age 2. Structural and symbolic violence: global institutions 3. Global culture and society 4. Global threats 5. Global market 6. Global media 7. State transformations and governmentality in postmodern age 8. Rationalism, universalism and essentialism 9. Transnationalism and migration 10. Postcommunism

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' self-study, Textual studies, Seminar, Field trip
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to: - identify and differentiate among various concepts of postmodern age - identify structural and symbolic violence: global institutions - apply the knowledge to practice - classify and analyze the terms: global culture and society, global threats, global market, global media, state transformations and governmentality in postmodern age - explain basic concepts such as: rationalism, universalism and essentialism - apply the knowledge to postcommunism central Europe
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Field trip
Textual studies
Students' self-study
assessment methods
Oral exam
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Quality of a written report
Recommended literature
  • Baar, Vladimír. Národy na prahu 21. století = Emancipace nebo nacionalismus?. Vyd. 1. V Šenově u Ostravy : Tilia, 2002. ISBN 80-7042-807-4.
  • Collins, O. R. Historical problems of Imperial Africa,. Markus Wiener Publishers, Princeton, 2000.
  • COLLINS, O. R. Historical problems of Imperial Africa. Markus Wiener Publishers, Princeton, 2000.
  • Ehl, Martin. Globalizace pro a proti. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 2001. ISBN 80-200-0897-7.
  • Glassner, Martin Ira; Fahrer, Chuck. Political geography. 3rd ed. Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2004. ISBN 978-0-471-35266-2.
  • Huntington, Samuel P. Střet civilizací : boj kultur a proměna světového řádu. Praha : Rybka Publishers, 2001. ISBN 80-86182-49-5.
  • Keating, M. The New Regionalism in Western Europe. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 1998.
  • Kennedy, Paul. Vzestup a pád velmocí : Ekonomické změny a vojenské konflikty v letech 1500-2000. Praha : Lidové noviny, 1996. ISBN 80-7106-173-5.
  • Russell-Wood, A. J. The Portugese Empire 1415 - 1808. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1998.
  • Schoultz, Lars. Beneath the United States : a history of U.S. Policy toward Latin America. Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-674-92276-X.
  • Wang, Gungwu. Global history and migrations. Boulder : Westview Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8133-3124-2.
  • Wolf, Eric R. Europe and the people without history. [2nd ed.]. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997. ISBN 0-520-04898-9.

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 1 Winter