BSS105 International security policy

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Mlejnková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ina Fujdiak (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lucie Konečná (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Miroslava Pačková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D.
Division of Security and Strategic Studies - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Supplier department: Division of Security and Strategic Studies - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Mon 18. 9. 11:30–13:00 Aula, Mon 25. 9. 11:30–13:00 Aula, Mon 2. 10. 11:30–13:00 Aula, Mon 9. 10. 11:30–13:00 Aula, Mon 16. 10. 11:30–13:00 Aula, Mon 23. 10. 11:30–13:00 Aula, Mon 30. 10. 11:30–13:00 Aula
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BSS105/01: Mon 6. 11. 11:30–13:00 Aula, Mon 13. 11. 11:30–13:00 Aula, Mon 20. 11. 11:30–13:00 Aula, Mon 27. 11. 11:30–13:00 Aula, Mon 4. 12. 11:30–13:00 Aula, Mon 11. 12. 11:30–13:00 Aula, M. Pačková
BSS105/02: Tue 8:00–9:30 U32, L. Konečná
BSS105/03: Wed 8:00–9:30 U32, I. Fujdiak
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
This course is intended to introduce students to international security policy. It deals with the structure of the international security system and with global and regional (mostly European) security order. Students should be able to describe and to analyze main processes, actors and issues of the international security policy.
  • 1. Introduction to international security policy 2. Theories, structure and agents of international security policy 3. International security law 4. Geopolitics and security 5. Development of international security policy 6. Main issues of contemporary international security policy 7. Contemporary international security system Seminars I-VI.
    required literature
  • Extended valid list of literature in the IS (study materials)
  • Re-ordering the world. Edited by Mark Leonard. 1st pub. London: Foreign Policy Centre, 2002. xviii, 129. ISBN 1903558107. info
Teaching methods
The course takes the form of both lectures and seminars. There are explained various ascpects of international security policy within lectures, which are further analyzed and discussed during seminars
Assessment methods
Students will receive a final letter grade (A-F) based on the following components (at least 36 points are needed to pass the course): I. In-term written test (max. 12 points) Test includes 12 multiple choice questions related to presentations of lecturers (up to 16th October) and to the book Ondrejcsák, R. (ed.), 2014 (see obligatory literature). Date of in-term test: 23nd October, in the case of authorized absence (according to norms of the MU or specific approval after previous e-mail communication with Petra Vejvodová) different date is possible (30th October). Correction of test is not possible. II. Position papers (max. 24 points). In the second part of the term students work in three seminary groups. They write three position papers related to specific literature (individual seminary groups have different literature according to scientific interest of the seminary tutors). Literature will be announced at the beginning of semester by the tutors. Students can receive from evaluation of each paper max. 8 points. Seminar sessions are organized in this order: Two seminar sessions (two weeks) are dedicated to one topic (three topics in total for each seminary group). First week the specific issue is discussed and analyzed by the tutor. Second week students present summaries of position papers. Length of one position paper is 6000-9000 characters (including spaces). It is written in the form of essay with list of sources. Position papers are supposed to be uploaded into folder “Homework Vaults” in the information system at least 24 hours before the seminary session dedicated to presentation of summaries. It is not possible to correct or to improve position paper`s evaluation after submission. The originality, structure, appropriate use of sources and logic of argumentation are most important parts of evaluation. III. Final written test (max. 24 points): Final written test includes four open questions (each max. 6 points) related to obligatory literature and study materials (including presentations in the IS). Literature of seminary sessions is not tested in the final written test. At least 1/4 points from each part (3 points from in-term test, 2 points from each seminary position paper, 6 points from final written test) is necessary condition to pass the course! Grading: 56-60: A 51-55: B 46-50: C 41-45: D 36-40: E 35-0: F.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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