Course syllabus RRPOLA - Political Science in English (FRDIS - WS 2013/2014)

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Course code: RRPOLA
Course title in language of instruction: Introduction to political science
Course title in Czech: Political Science in English
Course title in English: Political Science in English
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: English
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: WS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Josef Smolík, LLM, Ph.D., MBA (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: not Political Science
Aims of the course:
The main goal of the course "introduction to political science" is to introduce the basic concepts and ideologies.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to political science: basic terms (allowance 2/1)
2.Polity, politics, policy (allowance 4/2)
3.Politics in traditional and modern society (allowance 2/1)
4.Political behavior (allowance 4/2)
5.Promotion of political interests (allowance 2/1)
6.Political system (allowance 2/1)
7.Political parties (allowance 2/1)
8.Political communication (allowance 2/1)
9.Political system in the Czech republic (allowance 2/1)
10.Political ideologies I (allowance 0/2)
11.Political ideologies II (allowance 0/2)
12.Political ideologies III (allowance 0/2)
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 presentation56 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
Evaluation will be based on a final test (consisting of open questions). At least 60 % correct answers is required.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQHEYWOOD, A.PoliticsBasingstokePalgrave Macmillan2007
RQISLAM, S. -- MOTEN, A.Introduction to Political ScienceSingaporeThompson Learning2006981-265-603-0


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