Course syllabus BPRZ - Security and Safety Aspects of Developing Countries (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)

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Course code: BPRZ
Course title in language of instruction: Bezpečnostní problematika rozvojových zemí
Course title in Czech: Security and Safety Aspects of Developing Countries
Course title in English: Security and Safety Aspects of Developing Countries
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: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: Ing. Zbyšek Korecki, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites: not Security and Safety Aspects of Developing Countries in English
Aims of the course:
The aim of the course is to familiarize the students with the security problems occurring in the developing world.
•to acquire and master the knowledge and skills necessary for working in the governmental and non-governmental institutions dealing with security issues and the development of society.

Complex understanding of the developing regions and good language skills will enable the students to work for private companies engaging in trade with the developing countries and the development of society (education, emancipation, construction of infrastructure and peace measures implementation).
Course contents:
1.Defining the term "developing world", geopolitical and historical characteristics of the individual regions. (allowance 0/0)
2.Main stages of the developing world development, colonialism and national liberation movement. (allowance 0/0)
3.Main problems of the developing world (sources of tension, conflicts, terrorism, demographic explosion, indebtedness) (allowance 0/0)
4.Relations between the North and the South / the East and the West (allowance 0/0)
5.Objectives and activities of developing countries on the international level (allowance 0/0)
6.The position of Africa in the system of international relations. (allowance 0/0)
7.The position of Latin America in the system of international relations. (allowance 0/0)
8.The position and role of South and Southeast Asia in the system of international relations. (allowance 0/0)
9.The development of the situation in the Near East and in the Middle East within the context of security development in the region. (allowance 0/0)
10.Ethnic a religion factors in the political development of developing countries. (allowance 0/0)
11.Sad aftermath of war in the countries of the developing world. (allowance 0/0)
12.The role of armed forces in the development of the developing world. (allowance 0/0)
13.Prognoses of the development of the developing world and the individual regions (allowance 0/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to work in interdisciplinary team
-Ability to work in international context
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information
-Work in team

Specific competences:
-Ability to analyze the security environment of selected countries and regions of the developing world and the decisive parameters and factors.
-Ability to apply instruments of security policy in the context of five basic components.
-Ability to examine safety situation in developing countries in its general context
-Awareness and observing the aspects stemming from non-European national and cultural backgrounds

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
     practice28 h
     seminar14 h
     consultation28 h
     project work10 h
     preparation for exam20 h
     preparation for regular assessment5 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h
     preparation of presentation5 h
     elaboration of reports5 h
     elaboration and execution of projects5 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
Processing semestral project 40%
Final test 60%
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQLUŇÁK, P. -- PEČENKA, M.Encyklopedie moderní historiePrahaLibri199980-85983-95-8
RQREID, R.Dějiny moderní Afriky od roku 1800 po současnost PrahaGrada2011978-80-247-3079-0
RQZÁHOŘÍK, J.Subsaharská Afrika a světové mocnosti v éře globalizace PrahaLidové noviny2010978-80-7422-021-0


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