POL116 Modern political history

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Šmíd, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Matěj Pospíchal (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Samuel Žilinčík (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Stanislav Balík, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
Tue 11:30–13:00 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka
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 309 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 111/309, only registered: 0/309
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course deals with political history of the 20th century.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to describe modern political history of important European countries (and the USA), and also interpret key moments and phenomenona of world politics during 20th century.
Syllabus
  • 1) Introduction; 2) World War I; 3) Russian Civil War and Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s; 4) Germany: Treaty of Versailles, Weimar Democracy and Hitler's Rise to Power; 5) World War II; 6) Formation of Eastern Bloc, Stalin Period and the Soviet Union after Stalin Death; 7) West Germany; 8) Poland after WWII and collapse of Eastern Bloc; 9) France during 20th century; 10) the Great Britain: from the Empire to the Commonwealth; 11) the USA: from the World War I to the Vietnam War. The syllabus with details can be found in IS e-folder.
Literature
    required literature
  • Řezník, Miloš: Stručné dějiny Polska. Praha 2002, s. 192-201.
  • Raková, S. – Opatrný, J.: USA. Praha 2003, s. 153-208.
  • Nálevka, V.: Světová politika ve 20. století. Praha 2000, s. 56 – 71.
  • Vykoukal, J. – Litera, B. – Tejchman, M.: Východ. Vznik, vývoj a rozpad sovětského bloku. Praha 2000, s. 95-103, a 325-354, 502-522.
  • Nálevka, V.: Druhá světová válka. Praha 2014. s. 176 – 178.
  • Müller, H. a kol.: Dějiny Německa. Praha 1995 (další vydání 2004), s. 314-393.
  • Malia, M.: Sovětská tragédie. Praha 2004. s. 233 – 274.
  • Wasson, E.: Dějiny moderní Británie. Praha 2010, s. 313 – 358.
  • Davies, N.: Evropa. Dějiny jednoho kontinentu. Praha 2005. s. 915 – 952.
  • Davies, N.: Evropa. Dějiny jednoho kontinentu. Praha 2005. s. 1010 – 1065.
  • Pipes, R.: Dějiny ruské revoluce. Praha 1998, s. 227 – 262.
  • Müller, H. a kol.: Dějiny Německa. Praha 1995 (další vydání 2004), s. 229-280.
  • Ferro, M.: Dějiny Francie. Praha 2006, s. 274-361.
Teaching methods
lectures, reading, class discussion
Assessment methods
Midterm and final exam; Final evaluation (points): A: 38-35; B: 34-32; C: 31-29, D: 28-26, E: 25-23; F 22 and less.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je určen výhradně studentům bakalářského studia politologie.a BSS
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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