Course: Policies and Expansion of European Union

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Course title Policies and Expansion of European Union
Course code KAP/PREU
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Jurek Petr, PhDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Deepening and extension of European integration 2. Power of EU according to primary law 3. Internal market of EU - development and basic principles 4. Free movement of goods, services, persons and capital 5. Space of freedom, security and law 6. Economic and monetary union 7. Policy of economic, social and territorial cohesiveness 8. Collective agricultural policy and other sector policies 9. External powers of EU I - collective business policy, policy of developing cooperation, European neighbourhood policy 10. External powers of EU II - collective foreign and security policy 11. Extension of EC in 1973, 1981, 1986 a 1995 12. Eastern extens ion of EU in 2004 and 2007 and perspectives of future extension 13. Final discussion

Learning activities and teaching methods
Textual studies, Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 35 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students will understand the types and scope of the EU competences and will be able to distinguish this type and scope in certain agendas. This allows them to critically assess the influence of the EU in particular areas. Students will be familiar with the basic rules of the internal market and selected sectoral policies. Students can use this knowledge in their professional career (as entrepreneurs or employees). They will get the relevant information on the openness of the European labour market, freedom of enterprise and the free movement of capital. They will also be informed about the mechanisms for financing projects from EU funds.
teaching methods
Textual studies
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Smlouva o Evropské unii : (pracovní překlad). Praha, 1992.
  • vybraná judikatura ESD.
  • Blahož, Josef; Klíma, Karel; Skála, Josef. Ústavní právo Evropské unie. Dobrá Voda : Aleš Čeněk, 2003. ISBN 80-86473-48-1.
  • Fajmon, Hynek. Cesta České republiky do Evropské unie. 1. vyd. Brno : Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2004. ISBN 80-7325-045-4.
  • Fiala, Petr; Pitrová, Markéta. Rozšiřování ES/EU. 1. vyd. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 2002. ISBN 80-210-2645-6.
  • Kellermann, A. E.; Czuczai, J.; de Zwaan, J. W. EU enlargement: the constitutional impact at EU and national level.. Haag: Asser Press, 2001.
  • Khol, R. a kol. Evropská bezpečnostní a obranná politika. Národní perspektivy.. Praha: ÚMV, 2002.
  • Lacina, L. a kol. Učebnice evropské integrace, 3. vydání. Brno: Barrister & Principal., 2011.
  • LaGro, E.; Jorgensen, K. E. eds. Turkey and the European Union. Prospect for a difficult Encounter.. Basingstoke, Palgrave., 2007.
  • Leonard, R. L. Guide to the European Union. 9th ed. London : The Economist in association with Profile Books, 2005. ISBN 1-86197-930-4.
  • Marek, Dan; Baun, Michael J. Česká republika a Evropská unie. Vyd. 1. Brno : Barrister & Principal, 2010. ISBN 978-80-87029-89-3.
  • Šišková, Naděžda; Stehlík, Václav. Evropské právo. 1, Ústavní základy Evropské unie. Praha : Linde, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7201-680-8.

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 European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (15-3) Social sciences 2 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts European Cultural Studies (10-3) Philosophy, theology 1 Summer