Course syllabus RREUGA - European Union as a global actor (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)

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Course code: RREUGA
Course title in language of instruction: Evropská unie jako globální aktér
Course title in Czech: European Union as a global actor
Course title in English: European Union as a global actor
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 3/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: Mgr. Martin Hrabálek, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Ondřej Mocek, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: not European Union as a global actor in English
Aims of the course:
The aim of the course is to provide the students with the information on the topic of EU external relations. Emphasis is given to the relations with development countries and the so called emerging markets. The activity of the EU in international affairs is quite broad, stretching from different forms of economic cooperation, to international security and development aid. The students should gain profound knowledge of the EU in global politics.
Course contents:
1.Development of EU External Policy (allowance 0/0)
2.EU and External Affairs after the Lisbon Treaty (allowance 0/0)
3.Basic Determinants of the EU External Relations (allowance 0/0)
4.EU and its Relations with Close Neighbourhood (allowance 0/0)
5.EU and its Relations with BRICS Countries (allowance 0/0)
6.EU and its Relations with Latin America and Asia (allowance 0/0)
7.EU and its Relations with Africa (allowance 0/0)
8.Development Policy of the EU (allowance 0/0)
9.Common Security and Defence Policy (allowance 0/0)
10.EU and International Law and Democracy in the World (allowance 0/0)
11.Environment Policy in the External Affairs of the EU (allowance 0/0)
12.European Union and the Multilateral Economic Order (allowance 0/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to work independently
-Designing and managing projects
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to manage the environmental problems at European and national level.
-Ability to use geopolitical concepts.
-Awareness of complexity of international cooperation.
-Basic presentation skills.
-Knowledge of policies of European Union
-Knowledge of the development policies of the EU, the international organizations and the Czech Republic.
-Knowledge of the functioning of political processes of the EU.
-Understanding of how the EU foreign policy work.
-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
     practice26 h
     preparation for exam40 h
     preparation for regular assessment52 h
     preparation of presentation20 h
Total164 h
Assessment methods:
The outcome of the course is an exam. The points gained from the exam will be added to the points gained through the activities during the semestr and will determine the final mark.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQSMITH, M. -- HILL, C.International Relations and the European UnionOxfordOxford University Press2011978-0-19954-480-6
RQIRINA, A. -- BINDI, F.The Foreign Policy of the European Union: Assessing Europe's Role in the WorldWashingtonBrookings Institution2012978-0-8157-0140-8


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