Course syllabus RRHRE - Historical role of Europe in world's politics and economy (FRDIS - WS 2013/2014)

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Course code: RRHRE
Course title in language of instruction: Historická role Evropy ve světové politice a ekonomice
Course title in Czech: Historical role of Europe in world's politics and economy
Course title in English: Historical role of Europe in world's politics and economy
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/0 (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: Mgr. Martin Hrabálek, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Ondřej Mocek, Ph.D. (lecturer, tutor)
Prerequisites: not RRHREA
Aims of the course:
The aim of this course is to describe and analyze the role Europe has playes in world politics and economy in the las 500 years. Attention is given both to the colonial empires and forming of relations with current developing states and to the intra-European issues. Specific attention is given to the process of European integration in the second half of the 20th century. After passing this course the students should be able to understand historical roots of European integration and of the relations of the EU with the rest of the world.
Course contents:
1.The starting position of Europe and other continents at the begining of colonization (allowance 1/0)
2.European states and the process of colonization (allowance 0/0)
3.Historical development of Europe until the end of 18th century (allowance 0/0)
4.19th century - The concert of Europe (allowance 0/0)
5.World wars and their impact on European role in world politics and economy (allowance 0/0)
6.After-war reconstruction of Europe and the begining of European integration (allowance 0/0)
7.The process of decolonization after WWII (allowance 0/0)
8.Europen integration until the Treaty of Maastricht (allowance 0/0)
9.European integration in the 90s (allowance 0/0)
10.Eastern enlargement and its impact on European integration (allowance 0/0)
11.Lisbon Treaty and the future of European integration (allowance 0/0)
12.Current role of Europe in world politics and economy (allowance 0/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-General knowledge
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to use geopolitical concepts.
-Knowledge of policies of European Union
-Understanding of the role EU plays in the global politics.

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
     lecture26 h
     preparation for exam24 h
     preparation for regular assessment44 h
     writing of seminar paper18 h
Total112 h
Assessment methods:
To successfuly pass the course, the students have to be active during the lessons, to discuss and to write a seminary paper. The final exam will consist of several open questions.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQNIALL, F.Civilization: The West and the RestLondonPenguin Books2012978-0-14-312206-7
RQFIALA, P. -- PITROVÁ, M.Evropská unieBrnoCentrum pro studium demokracie a kultury2009978-80-7325-223-6
RQGILBERT, M.European Integration: A Concise HistoryLanhamRowman & Littlefield Publishers2012978-0-74-256664-4
RQHODULÁK, V. -- KRPEC, O.Evropa ve světové ekonomice - historická perspektivaBrnoMasarykova univerzita2012978-80-210-6146-0


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