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

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Course code: RRPOL
Course title in language of instruction: Politologie
Course title in Czech: Political Science
Course title in English: Political Science
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master
Semester: WS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Josef Smolík, Ph.D., MBA, LLM (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: not Political Science in English
Aims of the course:
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 contents:
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)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-Ability to work in international context
-Capacity to adapt to new situations
-General knowledge

Specific competences:
-Ability to actively utilize knowledge gained in the field of psychology and dealing with people
-Ability to apply general politological knowledge in specific political phenomena and problems of regional nature
-Ability to consider political aspects of regional issues
-Ability to propose options is dealing with regional political issues
-Adopting reasonably assertive forms and ways of behaviour
-Realizing complexity of working with people and leading them

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 attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice14 h
     preparation for exam70 h
     preparation of presentation20 h
     writing of seminar paper36 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
Students obtain credits based on their essays writing; final oral examination.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQDOČEKALOVÁ, P. -- ŠVEC, K.Úvod do politologiePrahaGrada Publishing2009978-80-247-2940-4
REAdamová, K., Křížkovský, L., Základy politologie, Praha: C. H. Beck, 2000.
REČermák, V., Fiala, P., Houbal, D., Pozvání do politologie, Praha, 1994.
REDalší literatura bude zadávána průběžně na přednáškách a v seminářích
REFiala, P., Schubert, K., Moderní analýza politiky, Brno: Barrister--Principál, 2000.
REKroupa, J., Koudelka, Z., Svatoň, J. et al., Politologie, Brno: MU, 1998.
RERouček, R., Malá politologie, Praha: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 1993.
RESchulze, H., Stát a národ v evropských dějinách, Lidové noviny: Praha 2003.


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