ESS402 Energy in the Region: Czech Republic and its Neighbours

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Vlček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Filip Černoch, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Jirušek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Filip Černoch, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
Tue 13:30–15:00 M117
Prerequisites
The aim of the course is to provide students with and comprehensive understanding of the energy sector of the Czech Republic within regional context. The course further analyzes the energy sectors of Slovakia, Austria, Germany and Poland in relation to the Central European region. The course is based on a structure offering its participants a comprehensive look on the energy sector of the Czech Republic, its historical development and geopolitical position within its neighbors. The particular topics include coal, nuclear, oil, gas and other energy sectors, as well as energy and environmental policies of the neighbors and the European Union. Attention is paid both to the historical background and recent issues.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
After finishing the course students will be able to understand and analyze current issues and logic of particular energy sectors of the Czech Republic and its neighbors. They will also be able to critically assess contemporary energy policy of mentioned countries not only in domestic, but as well as in foreign policy. The participants will be able to analyze and evaluate energy-specific interests and dilemmas of the Central European countries and thus be able to perform their energy-related work duties within the whole region.
Syllabus
  • Energy Industry in the Central Europe: Internal and External Influences in the Course of its Development
  • Coal in the Region: Markets, Interests, Policies
  • Oil And Natural Gas in the Region: Markets, Interests, Policies
  • Nuclear in the Region: Markets, Interests, Policies
  • Renewable Energy in the Region: Markets, Interests, Policies
  • Cross-Border Electricity Flows In The Central European Region
Literature
Teaching methods
Discussions, Lectures, Reading, Presentations
Assessment methods
Paper Presentation, Mid-Term Exam, Attendance, Written Exam, Paper
Language of instruction
English
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2017, recent)
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