Course syllabus EU - European Union (FRDIS - SS 2014/2015)

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Course code: EU
Course title in language of instruction: Evropská unie
Course title in Czech: European Union
Course title in English: European Union
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (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. Ondřej Mocek, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
Course will clarify the role of the European Union not only in the EU member states, but also policy and economy in the world order. Lectures will be divided into several thematic areas. Individual blocks will explain the origins of the European Communities, the theoretical and paradigmatic approaches to the development of EC / EU institutional arrangements, instruments and arrangement of selected policies and methods of decision making system in the present EU. Attention will be paid to current trends in the EU, the euro area and the Community relations with other regions in the world.
Course contents:
1.History of European Integration (allowance 4/2)
2.EU Enlargement (allowance 2/1)
3.EU Institutions (allowance 4/2)
4.Economic and Monetary Union (allowance 2/1)
5.Economic Aspects of European Integration (allowance 4/2)
6.Foreign Policy of the EU (allowance 0/0)
7.EU Regional Policy (allowance 0/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to work independently
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to understand current international political situation within Central Europe, EU and globally
-Awareness of complexity of international cooperation
-Knowledge of policies of European Union
-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
     lecture28 h
     practice14 h
     public presentation (oral)1 h
     preparation for exam30 h
     preparation for regular assessment15 h
     preparation of presentation15 h
Total103 h
Assessment methods:
Presentation (in seminars) individually or in groups, test, written exam (open question - 4x and 10x test questions)
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQFIALA, P. -- PITROVÁ, M.Evropská unieBrnoCentrum pro studium demokracie a kultury2009978-80-7325-180-2
RQFIALA, P.Evropský mezičas: nové otázky evropské integraceBrnoSpolečnost pro odbornou literaturu - Barrister & Principal2007978-80-87029-04-6
RQKÖNIG, P. -- LACINA, L. -- PŘENOSIL, J.Učebnice evropské integrace. 2. aktualizované vydáníBrnoBarrister & Principal2007978-80-7364-044-6
RQDOČKAL, V. -- KANIOK, P.Evropský parlamentBrnoMasarykova univerzita2007978-80-210-4329-9
RQLACINA, L. -- KANIOK, P.Minimum o předsednictví 1Praha: Ministerstvo vnitra978-80-239-9235-9
RQLACINA, L. -- ROZMAHEL, P. -- RUSEK, A. -- FIDRMUC, J.Economic and monetary union: 10 years of success?
RQBREINEK, P. -- FLEK, V. -- KAPOUNEK, S. -- KÖNIG, P. -- KUČEROVÁ, Z. -- LACINA, L. -- LALINSKÝ, T. -- ROZMAHEL, P. -- SMRČKOVÁ, G. -- TUNKROVÁ, L.Euro: ano/ne?PrahaAlfa nakladatelství2010978-80-87197-26-4


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