Course syllabus RRPOL - Political Science (FRDIS - WS 2015/2016)

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Course code: RRPOL
Course title in Czech:
Political Science
Course title in English:
Political Science
WS 2015/2016
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 3/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
Course type:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Josef Smolík, Ph.D., MBA, LLM
Course supervising department: Department of Social Studies (FRDIS)
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Josef Smolík, Ph.D., MBA, LLM (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
To make the students acquainted with basic problems, concepts and methods of politology and with an analysis of political processes and of political system.
Course content:
Politology as science of politics: resources, principles, subject,methods, functions, institutions, organizations (allowance 2/1)
Polity, politics, policy and principal categories of politology: needs,interests, relations, power, authority, power distribution (allowance 4/2)
Politics in traditional and modern society (family, civilsociety, the state), changes in postmodern discourse (allowance 2/1)
Political action and political system &emdash; two complementary concepts; subjectsof politology and consequences of their conceptions (allowance 4/2)
Declaring and associating of political interests: Weltanschauung, ideology, programme; power and resistance, legitimization and legitimity, legalization and legality (allowance 2/1)
Political system, its subsystemms and functions; the state,association, initiative, movement, lobby (allowance 2/1)
7.The state and political parties; civil society and associations, historical changes (allowance 2/1)
Communication in politics: public opinion, negotiation, influencing, manipulation (allowance 2/1)
Political system of the Czech Republic, political leadersin the Czech Republic; possibilities of comparative politology (allowance 2/1)
Globalization and politics: changes in position and functionsof the state and of civil society (allowance 2/1)
11.Political system/political action and non-political organization(business and others): external environment as a politicalframework and inner politics (allowance 2/1)
Politics and economics; public relations as a part of politics and response (allowance 2/1)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture28 h
practice14 h
preparation for exam
70 h
preparation of presentation
20 h
writing of seminar paper
36 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
Students obtain credits based on their essays writing; final oral examination.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
DOČEKALOVÁ, P. -- ŠVEC, K. Úvod do politologie. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2009. 264 p. ISBN 978-80-247-2940-4.

Adamová, K., Křížkovský, L., Základy politologie, Praha: C. H. Beck, 2000.
Čermák, V., Fiala, P., Houbal, D., Pozvání do politologie, Praha, 1994.
Další literatura bude zadávána průběžně na přednáškách a v seminářích
Fiala, P., Schubert, K., Moderní analýza politiky, Brno: Barrister--Principál, 2000.
Kroupa, J., Koudelka, Z., Svatoň, J. et al., Politologie, Brno: MU, 1998.
Rouček, R., Malá politologie, Praha: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů, 1993.
Schulze, H., Stát a národ v evropských dějinách, Lidové noviny: Praha 2003.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-ITS-IDS International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2015/2016
Course listed in previous semesters:
SS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, WS 2014/2015, SS 2013/2014 (and older)
Teaching place:

Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 11/24/2015.

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