711-0305/02 – Political Aspects of European Integration (PAEI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits2
Subject guarantorMgr. Roman Rakowski, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorPhDr. Olga Gubová
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFS, FBI, EKF, FEI, USPIntended for study typesBachelor, Master, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GUB30 PhDr. Olga Gubová
RAK0014 Mgr. Roman Rakowski, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 1+1
Part-time Credit 16+0
Distance Credit 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student demonstrates basic knowledge in the area of the political aspects of the European Union in the context with national interests of Czech Republic and international relations. He can prove orientation in politics EU, based on the knowledge and ability of independent judgment and is able, on the basis of knowledge of this subject to understand the political situation in the field od European Union.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Individual consultations
Tutorials

Summary

Course gives an elementary ovevwiew and information about political aspects of european integration processes. History, institutions with their functions, democracy, main problems, future perspectives. Czech national interests and the role Czech Republic in EU.

Compulsory literature:

EU Treatment (last version) El-Agraa, A.M. (1999). Regional Integration. London: MacMillan Press Ltd. http://europa.eu.int

Recommended literature:

The Third Wave, London: Pan Books 1981)

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

test

E-learning

www.euroskop.cz, http://europa.eu.int/, www.evropska-unie.cz

Další požadavky na studenta

Active participation in lectures and seminars. Writing an essay on a topic agreed. Test.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Theory of Politics. Theory of democracy and ideology. Human rights. Theory of regionalism. 2. History of XXth century with regard to european integration processes. 3. Important integration organizations in Europe. EU, CE, NATO - aims and methods. 4. Decision- making processes in EU, role of institutions, role of member states. 5.Current status of the integration process in the economic and political spheres. Some of political aspects of the EU development. 6.Central European region and the EU. Visegrad Group. 7. National interests of the Czech Republic and their implementation 8. Significance of regtionalism for current International Relations. EU and the world. The preferred regions. 9.Euroscepticism and eurooptimism. EU development scenarios.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
ECTS - MechEng - Bachelor Studies 2019/2020 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 301 - Study and International Office stu. block
ECTS - MechEng - Bachelor Studies 2018/2019 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 301 - Study and International Office stu. block
USP 2017/2018 Full-time English Optional USP - University Study Programmes stu. block
ECTS - MechEng - Bachelor Studies 2017/2018 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 301 - Study and International Office stu. block
USP 2016/2017 Full-time English Optional USP - University Study Programmes stu. block
ECTS - MechEng - Bachelor Studies 2016/2017 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 301 - Study and International Office stu. block
USP 2015/2016 Full-time English Optional USP - University Study Programmes stu. block