Course syllabus PPRZ - Political Processes in Developing Countries (FRDIS - SS 2014/2015)


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Course code: PPRZ
Course title in language of instruction: Politické procesy rozvojových zemí
Course title in Czech: Political Processes in Developing Countries
Course title in English: Political Processes in 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: SS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: Mgr. Martin Hrabálek, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Eva Taterová, M.A., Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: not Political Processes in Developing Countries in English
 
Aims of the course:
Students should get acquainted in general with political processes of developing countries and with territorial aspects of complex evolutionary relationship of natural, demographic and social spheres with their political sphere. Subsequent overview and interactive analysis geopolitical aspects of contemporary global and regional problems of developing countries. The depict of general relationship of political processes and development of countries of developing Word in concrete manifestations. Within this framework to expand ability of continuous rating of position of Czech republic towards developing Word in the process of globalization and in newly constituting Word geopolitical situation.
 
Course contents:
1.Geographical aspects of political processes of developing countries in general (allowance 2/2)
 
a.Political geography and geopolitics of developing countries
b.Territorial aspects of genesis and development of political sphere of developing countries
c.Politico-geographic aspects of state and others political phenomena of developing Word

2.Evolutionary relationship of natural, demographic and social spheres of developing countries with political sphere (allowance 4/4)
 
a.Natural aspects of political processes of developing countries
b.Demographic aspects of political processes of developing countries
c.Economic aspects of political processes of developing countries
d.Social and cultural aspects of political processes of developing countries
e.Power aspects of political processes of developing countries

3.Global and regional relationship of political processes of developed and developing countries (allowance 6/6)
 
a.Role of developing countries in geopolitical situation and tendencies of contemporary world
b.Political processes of developing countries in the relations to particular developer regions of the world
c.Political processes of developing countries in the relations to Czech republic

4.Typology and regionalization of political processes of developing countries (allowance 8/8)
 
a.Typology of political processes of developing countries
b.Regionalization of political processes of developing countries
c.Main current political processes of developing countries
d.Regional great powers in the developing word
e.Integrational and disintegrational aspects of political processes of developing countries
f.Political processes and the development of developing countries

5.Regional overview of the political processes of developing countries and chosen problems (allowance 8/8)
 
a.Political processes of developing countries in Asia
b.Political processes of developing countries in Africa
c.Political processes of developing countries in America
d.Political processes of developing countries in Australia and Oceania
e.Political processes of developing countries in the relations to international spaces
f.Prognosis of the political processes of developing countries
g.Chosen problems of the political processes of developing countries

 
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 analyse development problems and to suggest solutions.
-Assess regional differences and possibilities to influence international inequalities
-Awareness of the developing world’s problems
-Basic presentation skills.
-Familiarity with development concepts in developing countries
-Understanding diversity of developing countries

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
     practice26 h
     seminar2 h
     consultation12 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam40 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h
     preparation of presentation16 h
     writing of seminar paper22 h
Total168 h
 
Assessment methods:
A credit obtained on the basis of elaborated reports and presentations, written and oral examination (6 credits) Students are assessed continuously during the whole of semester.
 
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
REBaar, V., Rumpel, P., Šindler, P.: Politická geografie. Ostrava: Přír. fakulta Ostravské univerzity, 1996
RECesar, J. a kol.: Ozbrojené síly a politické problémy rozvojových zemí. Praha: orientální ústav ČSAV, 1987. 144 s.
REDvořák, L.: Rozpory a konflikty v rozvojovém světě. Praha: Svoboda, 1987. 418 s.
RELiščák, V., Fojtík, P.: Státy a území světa. Praha: Libri, 1998
RERobovská, H., Harrerová, Š: Anglická čítanka z reálii rozvojových zemí. Praha: SPN, 1973. 123 s.
REŠindler, P.: Základy politické geografie. Ostrava: Pedag. fakulta, 1986
RETaylor, P.J.: Political Geography. New York: Longman Scientific & Technical, 1989
REWesting, A. H.: Disarmament, environment, and development and their relevance to the least developed countries. New York: United Nations, 1991. 108 s.

RQrequired
RErecommended


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