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


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Course title: Principles of European Integration in the World Perspective
Semester: WS 2013/2014
Course supervisor: prof. Ing. Lubor Lacina, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Finance (FBE)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 16/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Prerequisites for registration: not Final Bachelor Exam
Type of study: usual, consulting
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (5 credits)
 
Course objective:
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 content:
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

 
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h0 h
     practice14 h0 h
     consultation0 h16 h
Self-study
     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
 
Key words:
none
 
Course completion:
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.
 
Course methods: Lectures and seminars. Audiovisual materials, case studies, simulations of European Council decision-making process. Total number of hours 37 (24 hours lectures, 13 hours seminars).
 
Reading list:
Basic:
KÖNIG, P. -- LACINA, L. -- PŘENOSIL, J. Učebnice evropské integrace. 2. aktualizované vydání. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2007. 404 p. ISBN 978-80-7364-044-6.
ŽÍDEK, L. Dějiny světového hospodářství. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2007. 391 p. ISBN 978-80-7380-035-2.

Recommended:
JOHNSON, P. Dějiny dvacátého století. Praha: Rozmluvy, 1991. 845 p. ISBN 80-85336-07-3.
BOOKER, C. -- NORTH, R. Skryté dějiny evropské integrace: od roku 1918 do současnosti. 1st ed. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2006. 623 p. Studium. ISBN 80-7364-026-0.
FIALA, P. -- PITROVÁ, M. Evropská unie. 1st ed. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2003. 743 p. ISBN 80-7325-015-2.
KÖNIG, P. -- LACINA, L. et al. Rozpočet a politiky Evropské unie. 1st ed. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2004. 374 p. BEK 4. ISBN 80-7179-846-0.
KUBÁT, M. (eds.) Východní rozšíření Evropské unie - východiska - stav - perspektivy.Brno: MU. 2001.

Study plans:
B-EM-ME Economics and Management, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-EM-SE Social economics, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-EM-TM Tourism Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-EM-T Tourism Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-EPA-F Finances, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-EM-ME Economics and Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-EPA-F Finances, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-EPA-PA Public administration, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-EM-AFE Agriculture and food economics, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-EM-TM Trade management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-EPA-PA Public administration, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
 
Run in the period of: WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017   (and older)
Course tutor: 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)
Teaching language: Czech
Town: Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Marcel Ševela, Ph.D. on 12/10/2013.

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