120-0730/01 – European Union I (EU I)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2008/2009Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
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KAN03 Ing. Radomír Kaňa, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1.To classify the stages of the international economic integration. 2.To identify the crucial integration tendencies in Europe. 3.To describe the development and the present situation of European integration processes (EU). 4.To apply the knowledge for the interpretation of the present situation in the EU.

Teaching methods

Lectures

Summary

The aim of the subject is to introduce students to current development of the integration process in Europe, especially to the conception, form and objective of the integration in the European Union. Emphasis will be laid on main historical aspects of integration, development of the EU and its institutions, law system, economic policy areas including Economic and Monetary Union. Students should also understand the aspects of coordination in the foreign and security area as well as the enlargement process with alignment to entry of the Czech Republic to the EU.

Compulsory literature:

BALDWIN, R. and WYPLOSZ, Ch. The Economics of European Integration. Fifth edition. London: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. ISBN 978-0-07-716965-7. BEREND, Ivan T. The History of European Integration: A new perspective. New York: Routledge, 2016. ISBN-10: 1138654914; ISBN-13: 978-1138654914. BINDI, F. The Foreign Policy of the European Union: Assessing Europe’s Role in the World. 1st ed. The Brookings Institution: Washington DC, 2010. 367 p. ISBN 978-0-8157-0140-8. EL-AGRAA, A., ARDY, B. The European Union: Economics and Policies. 9th ed. Cambridge University Press, 2011. 518 p. ISBN 978-1107007963. KAŇA, R. European Union, study material. Prepared under the project: „Rozvoj jazykových kompetencí pracovníků VŠB-TU Ostrava: InterDV, CZ.1.07/2.2.00/15.0132“. Available for students of the course on LMS Moodle.

Recommended literature:

JOVANOVIC, M. The Economics of European Integration – Limits and Prospects. Cheltenham: Edward Edgar Publishing Limited, 2005. ISBN 1-84376-691-4. LELIEVELDT, H., PRINCEN, S. The Politics of the European Union. 1st ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-521-74011-1. STAAB, A. The European Union Explained: Institutions, Actors, Global Impact. 2nd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. 210 p. ISBN 978-0-253-22303-6. USHERWOOD, S. The European Union (Critical Concepts in Political Science). 1st ed. Routledge, 2011. 2233 p. ISBN 978-0415551977. GUÐMUNDSSON, H. J. Ever growing crisis : the eurozone economic crisis and its impact on the future of the European Union . Reykjavík: Reykjavík University, paper. 2012. HAFLIÐADÓTTIR, H. The European´s Union Common Fishery Policy and the Icelandic Fishery Management System. Effective implementation of sustainable fisheries. Reykjavík: Reykjavík University, paper. 2012.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

activity on lectures

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Principles and main characteristics of the international economic integration, stages (levels) of the integration. 2. Development of integration in Europe, historical aspects. 3. European Union, evolution of the European Union, principles and purposes of integration in the EU. 4. Institutions and law, European Union institutions and other bodies, decision-making process in general. 5. Single European Market, mobility of the factors of production, competition policy. 6. EU budget – receipts and expenditures of the common budget. 7. Economic policy areas of the EU, common and coordinated policies. 8. Economic and social cohesion, regional development, social policy, environmental policy. 9. Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) – history, present, institutions, monetary policy of the ECB. 10. Common Foreign and Security policy, police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters. 11. Eastern enlargement of the European Union, political, economic and institutional problems of enlargement. 12. Contemporary situation of integration in Europe, future development of the European Union - aspects of the political integration.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit  
        Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Lectures are not compulsory.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2011/2012 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R174) European Business Studies P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R174) European Business Studies P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
Incoming students - bachelor study 2019/2020 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming students - bachelor study 2018/2019 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2017/2018 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2016/2017 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2015/2016 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2014/2015 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming students 2013/2014 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2012/2013 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block