CST:CZS13 Development of Ethnic Relation - Course Information

CZS13 Development of Ethnic Relations in the Czech Republic

Pan-university studies
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Michal Vašečka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lenka Kissová (assistant)
Šárka Prokopová, M.A.
Pan-university studies
Contact Person: Šárka Prokopová, M.A.
Mon 20. 2. to Fri 19. 5. Tue 18:45–20:15 KOM S117
Students are required to submit one written essay. Topics can be chosen by students according to their interests and topics of the course, students do not have to consult their choice with lecturer. Submission of academic essays - until January 9, 2016. Late submission will be penalised by lowering one grade per day. Please submit electronically into an e-mail mvasecka@fss.muni.cz. Essay mark comprises 50% of your final grade.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/25, only registered: 0/25
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Covering the usual topics traditionally introduced in relation to debates about ethnicity, ethnic relations, nationalism and racism, this course brings them closer to the actual world of ethnic minorities (especially the Roma) in the Czech Republic by revealing the variety of influences - cultural, political and economic - that come into play in this situation.
  • 1. Introduction into the course.
  • 2. Theories of race and ethnicity.
  • 3. Nation, Nationalism and the Theory of the State.
  • 4. Group rights and ethnicity. Multiculturalism in the Czech republic.
  • 5. Ethnicity and modern citizenship in the Czech republic.
  • 6. Ethnicity, race, and modern welfare state in the Czech republic.
  • 7. Historical context of national minorities in the Czech Republic.
  • 8. Majority and minorities in the Czech republic.
  • 9. Specificity of the Roma national minority in the Czech Republic I.
  • 10. Specificity of the Roma national minority in the Czech Republic II.
  • 11. Development of ethnic relations in the Czech Republic since 1989.
  • 12. Minorities in the Media – situation after 1989.
Teaching methods
The course is one-semester course and it is organized in the form of a lecture (90 minutes) each week. Students have elementary texts in an electronic form in the Information system.
Assessment methods
1500 - 2000 words maximum (please, include the word count at the end of your work). The essay must include standard citation and references (either in the text itself or at the end of the text), as well as bibliography of cited and used literature. All direct citation longer than 5 words must be marked by „“ and the sources included in bibliography. (Applies also for WWW addresses, which must also include date of visit!!)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2003, Spring 2004, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016.
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