EVSb2030 Contemporary Processes in the EU

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Vratislav Havlík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Monika Brusenbauch Meislová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Vladan Hodulák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Markéta Pitrová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Vratislav Havlík, 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
Wed 19. 2. 18:00–19:40 U43, Wed 4. 3. 18:00–19:40 U43, Wed 18. 3. 18:00–19:40 U43, Wed 1. 4. 18:00–19:40 U43, Wed 15. 4. 18:00–19:40 U43, Wed 29. 4. 18:00–19:40 U43
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The course is aimed at advanced students of bachelor's programme.
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: 23/25, only registered: 1/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course is based on the discussion about the up-to-date issues of the European Union. At the end of the course, students should be able to understand the modern development of European integration process as well as the contemporary processes of the EU. Students are expected to actively participate in the discussion and to follow the EU related news.
Learning outcomes
Interpret events currently going on in the European Union.
Present arguments on a given topic.
  • 1. Opening session 2. The role of Germany in the EU 3. Brexit 4. Russia and the EU 5. Democratic backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe 6. Finishing the Economic and Monetary Union in the EU
  • EUobserver (http:://www.euobserver.com)
  • EurActive (http:://www.euractive.com)
  • EU News - RAPID (http://europa.eu.int/news/index_en.htm)
Teaching methods
Discussion, readings of the study materials, homeworks.
Assessment methods
The course is finished with a credit. To acquire a credit an obligatory attendance and an active participation in the course are necessary. Students are also asked to write five homeworks on a theme related to the chosen issue of contemporary processes in the EU.
Points assessment:
Activity 5 points, each homework 5 points. Max. 30 points. The treshold for passing the course are 20 points.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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