Course: Southeastern Europe

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Course title Southeastern Europe
Course code KAP/JVE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Rosůlek Přemysl, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction, geography of south-eastern Europe 2. history, mentality and mythology of the Balkans 3. disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and nation-formation process 4. period of communism in comparative perspective 5. collapse of communism in the region 6. violent break-up of Yugoslavia 7. postcommunism and southeastern Europe 8. europeanisation - Roumania and Bulgaria 9. the Albanian question 10. Serbia and Slobodan Milošević 11. Croatia and Tuđman 12. Macedonian question 13. Bosnia and Herzegovina after the Dayton Agreements

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' self-study, Self-study of literature
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 30 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After passing the course, students will be able to: - describe the region of southeastern Europe - identify turning points in the history of the region and particular nations - analyze their manifestation in current political situation - analyze integration processes in the region and compare them with other parts of Europe
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Students' self-study
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Dějiny jihoslovanských zemí. Praha : Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 1998. ISBN 80-7106-266-9.
  • Cabada, Ladislav. Nové demokracie střední a východní Evropy. Praha : Oeconomica, 2008. ISBN 978-80-245-1388-1.
  • Dvorník, František. Zrod střední a východní Evropy : mezi Byzancí a Římem. V českém jazyce vyd. 1. Praha : Prostor, 1999. ISBN 80-7260-005-2.
  • Dvorník, František. Zrod střední a východní Evropy: mezi Byzancí a Římem. Praha: Prostor, 1999.
  • Glenny, Misha. Balkán 1804-1999 : nacionalismus, válka a velmoci. Praha : BB art, 2003. ISBN 80-7257-976-2.
  • Pavković, A. The Fragmentation of Yugoslavia: Nationalism in a Multinational state. London: Macmillan, 1997.
  • Pettifer, J. (ed.). The New Macedonian Question. Palgrave: Houndmills, 2001.
  • Pirjevec, Jože. Jugoslávie 1918-1992 : vznik, vývoj a rozpad Karadjordjevićovy a Titovy Jugoslávie. Praha : Argo, 2000. ISBN 80-7203-277-1.
  • Prifti, P. Remote Albania: The Politics of isolation. Tirana: Onrufi, 1999.
  • Todorova, Mariia Nikolaeva. Imagining the Balkans. New York : Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-538786-5.
  • Weithmann, Michael W. Balkán : 2 000 let mezi Východem a Západem. 1. vyd. Praha : Vyšehrad, 1996. ISBN 80-7021-199-7.


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 Political Science (15-3) Social sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (10-3) Social sciences 2 Winter