Course syllabus ZSEA - Principles of European Integration in the World Perspective (FBE - SS 2013/2014)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Principles of European Integration in the World Perspective
Course title in English:
Principles of European Integration in the World Perspective
Semester: SS 2013/2014
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
Course type: optional
Type of delivery: consulting
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Lubor Lacina, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Department of Finance (FBE)
Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics
not Final Bachelor Exam
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Goal of the subject is to offer student basic background about the historic development of world and regional economic integration leading to process of globalisation in the recent times. Special attention is given to problems of integration Czech economy to EU structures.
Course content:
1.Historical development of world and European economy before 2 WW (1776 -- 1939) (allowance 3/0)
Economic and political integration in West Europe after Second World War (allowance 3/1)
Historical background
Principles of economic and political integration -- comparative study

3.History of European Communities (from Paris to Nice) (allowance 9/3)
Founding countries and consequent enlargements (why and when?)
EC institutions -- decision-making process
Economic and financial system
Political integration -- 2nd and 3rd pillar of EU

4.EC Common Policies (allowance 3/2)
Monetary policy, CAP, Transport policy
Regional and Structural policy
Other policies

5.Mechanisms of economic co-operation (allowance 6/2)
a.EC budget
b.Single European Market
Economic and Monetary Union

6.Future trends of world economic integration (allowance 6/2)
a.EU eastward enlargement
b.Czech Republic in global economy
c.Possible models of European integration in future

Development after Second World War -- establishment of three main economic centres (allowance 6/2)
Specifics of economic development in West Europe, USA and Asia (China)
b.Economic problems of developing countries
c.The bases of the Socialist Economic system (centrally planned economies)

Process of world economy globalisation (allowance 6/1)
a.International flow of trade, services, capital and labour mobility
b.Role of international institution

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
24 h
12 h
consultation5 h
project work
25 h
preparation for exam
59 h
preparation of presentation15 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
The Cerdit is necessary to be able to apply for exams. Min. 60 % from two written tests (Credit) is required.
Two test during the semester are as follows:
- credit test -- the test themed on the topics, which are discussed during the seminars
- mid-term -- the test themed on the topics discussed during the first half of the semester.
Credit is compulsory for final exam participation. Participation on test is compulsory.
The final exam is oral. The points (Credit-points) are part of the evaluation -- final mark.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
OLIVARES MARTÍNEZ, I. Fact sheets on the European Union . Luxembourg: European Communities, 2009. 521 p. ISBN 978-92-823-2469-1.
The ABC of European Union law. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2010. 131 p. ISBN 978-92-78-40525-0.

BOMBERG, E. -- STUBB, A. The European union: How does it work?. University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-19-924766-8.
A history of the world economy: Chudoba :. 2nd ed. Harlow, England: Prentice Hall, 1995. 404 p. ISBN 0-7450-0935-2.
European integration, 1950-2003: superstate or new market economy?. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 588 p. ISBN 0-521-81317-4.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2020/2021, WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016 (and older)
Teaching place: Brno

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