Course syllabus RRPOEU - European Union Policies (FRDIS - SS 2013/2014)

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Course code: RRPOEU
Course title in language of instruction: Politiky Evropské unie
Course title in Czech: European Union Policies
Course title in English: European Union Policies
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: SS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: Mgr. Martin Hrabálek, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Ondřej Mocek, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Jiří Schneider, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Ivo Zdráhal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Prerequisites: not RRPOEUA
Aims of the course:
The aim of the course is to provide the students with the knowledge of the politics of the European Union. The course explains how the EU policies are formed, how they are financed and what arte the current biggest issues in EU policies.
Course contents:
1.Institutional framework of the EU (allowance 0/0)
2.Political system of the EU (allowance 0/0)
3.Europeanization and its impacts (allowance 0/0)
4.Economic and Monetary Policy (allowance 0/0)
5.Development of the Common Agricultural Policy (allowance 0/0)
6.Current Issues of the Common Agricultural Policy (allowance 0/0)
7.Development of the Regional Policy (allowance 0/0)
8.Current Issues of the Regional Policy (allowance 0/0)
9.Environmental Policy of the EU (allowance 0/0)
10.Energy Policy ant Trans-European Networks (allowance 0/0)
11.Transport and Industry Policy (allowance 0/0)
12.Justice and Home Affairs in the EU (allowance 0/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Awareness of complexity of international cooperation.
-Knowledge of the functioning of political processes of the EU.
-Realizing the role of states and regional groups.
-Understanding of institutional Framework of the EU.
-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 exam36 h
     preparation for regular assessment36 h
     writing of seminar paper20 h
Total118 h
Assessment methods:
The course is finished with an exam. The points gained will be combined with points gained from other activities (position papers and seminar work).
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQFIALA, P. -- PITROVÁ, M.Evropská unieBrnoCentrum pro studium demokracie a kultury2009978-80-7325-223-6


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