711-0303/16 – Political Science (Polit)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits2
Subject guarantorMgr. Roman Rakowski, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMgr. Tomáš Jarmara, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesIntended for study types
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GUB30 PhDr. Olga Gubová
JAR25 Mgr. Tomáš Jarmara, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+0
Part-time Credit 0+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student demonstrates basic knowledge in the area of internal and international politics. He can prove orientation in politics, based on the ability of independent judgment and is able, on the basis of knowledge of political science to understand the political situation in the Czech Republic, international politics and the European Union.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The purpose of this course is to give basic information about political science, its development, traditions, key terms, methods and theories. The course dwells on the problems of ideologies, state, democracy, political systems, political parties, political culture, human rights, international relationships, political aspects of the european integration processes. Course should give students basic knowledge abouot politics as well as the ability of orientation in other particular courses.

Compulsory literature:

HEYWOOD, Andrew. Political Ideologies. 2012 5th edition. Palgrave Macmillan

Recommended literature:

JUDT, Tony. Postwar : a history of Europe since 1948-1990. 2010 London JUDT,Tony, SNYDER, Timothy. Thinking the Twentieth Century. 2013 Palgrave MacMilan

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

The research of study papers and their presentation on seminar.


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Politics and political science 2. The rise and development of political science 3. The definition of democracy, history and theory of democracy, representative democracy 4. The state, state forms over time. The state in modern political thought 5. Political system as set of institutions, political organizations, interest groups and the relationships between those institutions. 6. Political party, Nonpartisan, Single-party, two-party, and multi-party governments 7. The Voting system, aspects of voting systems, proportional and major voting system 8. The ideology as organized collection of ideas, history of the concept of ideology. Political ideology: liberalism, conservatism and socialism 9. Political culture of the nations, states, and other groups 10. Civil society and democracy

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation Credit 85  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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