Course syllabus ZSE - Principles of European Integration in the World Perspective (FBE - WS 2013/2014)

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Course code: ZSE
Course title in language of instruction: Základy světové a evropské integrace
Course title in Czech: Principles of European Integration in the World Perspective
Course title in English: Principles of European Integration in the World Perspective
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 16/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: Mgr. Jan Hodač (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
prof. Ing. Lubor Lacina, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Klára Plecitá (tutor)
Mgr. Petr Strejček, Ph.D., MBA (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Ing. Pavel Žiaran, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Prerequisites: not Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:
To offer students basic background about the historical development of world and regional economic integration leading to process of globalisation in recent times. Special attention is given to problems of integration Czech economy to EU structures.
Course contents:
1.Introduction (allowance 2/0)
a.Globalisation and regionalisation of the World Economy
b.Economic and political integration in the World
c.Historical development of the World economy before WWII (1176-1939)

2.Economic and political integration in West Europe after Second World War (allowance 2/2)
a.Historical background
b.Principles of economic and political integration -- comparative study

3.Institutions and legislation of EU (allowance 2/2)
a.Role of institutions in the EU
b.Primary and secondary EU legislation

4.Policies and budget of EU (allowance 2/0)
a.Common, shared and complementary EU policies
b.Revenues and expenditures of EU budget

5.Single European Market (allowance 2/2)
a.Free movement of goods, services, people and capital
b.Competitiveness of EU in the World economy

6.Economic and monetary union (allowance 2/2)
a.Reasons for monetary union
b.Convergence criteria for joining EMU
c.Czech Republic and EMU

7.Internal and external security of EU (allowance 2/0)
a.Common foreign and security policy
b.Cooperation in justice and home affairs
c.Schengen area

8.Enlargement and future of EU (allowance 2/2)
a.Conditions of EU membership
b.Candidate countries
c.Lisbon treaty and changes in working of EU

9.ONS and NATO (allowance 2/0)
a.Aims and instruments
b.Relation to EU

10.World-wide economic integration (allowance 4/0)
a.WTO, World Bank, IMF: aims and instruments
b.Relation to EU

11.Convergence vs. divergence of economic development (allowance 2/0)
a.Measurements of level of development
b.Developing vs. developed countries
c.Causes and consequences of divergence
d.Possibilities of divergence

12.New world players on the economic and political map of world (allowance 2/0)
a.China and India: road to the top, problems and challenges, predictions of future development

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-Capacity to learn
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information
-Work in team

Specific competences:
-Student is able to define relationship between primary and secondary legislative of EU
-Student is able to evaluate impacts of integration processes on the CR
-Student is able to explain dynamics of process of European and world integration
-Student is able to predict qualitative changes in European and global environment
-Student is able to react on evolution and changes in global economy

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h0 h
     practice14 h0 h
     consultation0 h16 h
     preparation for exam56 h110 h
     preparation for regular assessment28 h0 h
     preparation for regular testing0 h14 h
     writing of seminar paper14 h0 h
Total140 h140 h
Assessment methods:
The Cerdit is necessary to be able to apply for exams. Min. 60 % from two written tests (Credit) is required.
Two test during the semester are as follows:
- credit test -- the test themed on the topics, which are discussed during the seminars
- mid-term -- the test themed on the topics discussed during the first half of the semester.
Credit is compulsory for final exam participation. Participation on test is compulsory.
The final exam is oral. The points (Credit-points) are part of the evaluation -- final mark.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQKÖNIG, P. -- LACINA, L. -- PŘENOSIL, J.Učebnice evropské integrace. 2. aktualizované vydáníBrnoBarrister & Principal2007978-80-7364-044-6
RQŽÍDEK, L.Dějiny světového hospodářstvíPlzeňVydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk2007978-80-7380-035-2
REJOHNSON, P.Dějiny dvacátého stoletíPrahaRozmluvy199180-85336-07-3
REBOOKER, C. -- NORTH, R.Skryté dějiny evropské integrace: od roku 1918 do současnostiBrnoBarrister & Principal200680-7364-026-0
REFIALA, P. -- PITROVÁ, M.Evropská unieBrnoCentrum pro studium demokracie a kultury200380-7325-015-2
REKÖNIG, P. -- LACINA, L. et al.Rozpočet a politiky Evropské uniePrahaC. H. Beck200480-7179-846-0
REKUBÁT, M. (eds.) Východní rozšíření Evropské unie - východiska - stav - perspektivy.Brno: MU. 2001.


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