Course syllabus RRPOL - Political Science (FRDIS - WS 2013/2014)


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Course title: Political Science
Semester: WS 2013/2014
Course supervisor: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Josef Smolík, LLM, Ph.D., MBA
Supervising department: Department of Social Studies (FRDIS)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Prerequisites for registration: not Political Science in English
Type of study: usual, consulting
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (6 credits)
 
Course objective:
To make the students acquainted with basic problems, concepts and methods of politology and with an analysis of political processes and of political system.
 
Course content:
1.Politology as science of politics: resources, principles, subject,methods, functions, institutions, organizations (allowance 2/1)
2.Polity, politics, policy and principal categories of politology: needs,interests, relations, power, authority, power distribution (allowance 4/2)
3.Politics in traditional and modern society (family, civilsociety, the state), changes in postmodern discourse (allowance 2/1)
4.Political action and political system &emdash; two complementary concepts; subjectsof politology and consequences of their conceptions (allowance 4/2)
5.Declaring and associating of political interests: Weltanschauung, ideology, programme; power and resistance, legitimization and legitimity, legalization and legality (allowance 2/1)
6.Political system, its subsystemms and functions; the state,association, initiative, movement, lobby (allowance 2/1)
7.The state and political parties; civil society and associations, historical changes (allowance 2/1)
8.Communication in politics: public opinion, negotiation, influencing, manipulation (allowance 2/1)
9.Political system of the Czech Republic, political leadersin the Czech Republic; possibilities of comparative politology (allowance 2/1)
10.Globalization and politics: changes in position and functionsof the state and of civil society (allowance 2/1)
11.Political system/political action and non-political organization(business and others): external environment as a politicalframework and inner politics (allowance 2/1)
12.Politics and economics; public relations as a part of politics and response (allowance 2/1)
 
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice14 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam70 h
     preparation of presentation20 h
     writing of seminar paper36 h
Total168 h
 
Key words:
none
 
Course completion:
Students obtain credits based on their essays writing; final oral examination.
 
Course methods: Lectures, group work on the chosen topics, study of selected texts, essays writing. Hours per semester: 28 h lectures plus 14 h seminars.
 
Reading list:
Basic:
DOČEKALOVÁ, P. -- ŠVEC, K. Úvod do politologie. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2009. 264 p. ISBN 978-80-247-2940-4.

Recommended:
Adamová, K., Křížkovský, L., Základy politologie, Praha: C. H. Beck, 2000.
Čermák, V., Fiala, P., Houbal, D., Pozvání do politologie, Praha, 1994.
Další literatura bude zadávána průběžně na přednáškách a v seminářích
Fiala, P., Schubert, K., Moderní analýza politiky, Brno: Barrister--Principál, 2000.
Kroupa, J., Koudelka, Z., Svatoň, J. et al., Politologie, Brno: MU, 1998.
Rouček, R., Malá politologie, Praha: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 1993.
Schulze, H., Stát a národ v evropských dějinách, Lidové noviny: Praha 2003.

Study plans:
C-ITS-IDS International Development Studies, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2013/2014
 
Run in the period of: WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015, SS 2013/2014   (and older)
Course tutor: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Josef Smolík, LLM, Ph.D., MBA (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Teaching language: Czech
Town: Brno


Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 07/30/2013.

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