Course: Nationalism 1

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Course title Nationalism 1
Course code KAP/NAC1
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, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Rosůlek Přemysl, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. introduction to nationalism 2. theories of nationalism 1 3. theories of nationalism 2 4. ethnopolitical nationalism, conflict management 5. secession 6. nations and nationalism in the West 7. nations and nationalism in central Europe - Germany, Italy 8. nations and nationalism in central Europe - Yugoslavia, Czech lands 9. nationalism in Asia 10. nationalism in Latin America 11. nationalism in Africa 12. nationalism in the Arab world

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' self-study, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students will be familiar with the theories of nationalism and be able to apply these theories to particular examples from political or cultural life. Students will identify key terms such as nation, the state, national self-determination, secession, irredentism etc. They will be able to identify and compare manifestations of nationalism in particular countries and regions and to assess the validity of different theories.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Students' self-study
assessment methods
Combined exam
Recommended literature
  • Cabada, Ladislav; Rosůlek, Přemysl. Evropa národů, patriotů a integrace. 1. vyd. Dobrá Voda : Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2002. ISBN 80-86473-13-9.
  • Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. Etnicita a nacionalismus : antropologické perspektivy. Vyd. 1. Praha : Sociologické nakladatelství (SLON), 2012. ISBN 978-80-7419-053-7.
  • Gellner, Ernest André. Nacionalismus. 1. vyd. Brno : Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2003. ISBN 80-7325-023-3.
  • Hobsbawm, E. Národy a nacionalismus v Evropě od roku 1780. CDK: Brno, 2000.
  • Hroch, Miroslav. Národy nejsou dílem náhody. Příčiny a předpoklady utváření moderních evropských národů.. Praha: Slon, 2009.
  • Hroch, Miroslav. Pohledy na národ a nacionalismus : čítanka textů. Vyd. 1. Praha : Sociologické nakladatelství, 2003. ISBN 80-86429-20-2.
  • Ozkirimli Umut. Theories of Nationalism. A Critical Introduction. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • Schulze, Hagen. Stát a národ v evropských dějinách. Praha : Lidové noviny, 2003. ISBN 80-7106-393-2.
  • Thiessová, Anne-Marie. Vytváření národních identit v Evropě 18. až 20. století. CDK, 2007.

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 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (15-3) Social sciences 1 Winter