POL116 Modern Political History

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: z (credit). Other types of completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Matěj Pospíchal (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Samuel Žilinčík (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science – Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Supplier department: Department of Political Science – Faculty of Social Studies
Wed 12:00–13:40 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy
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: 0/309, only registered: 0/309
fields of study / plans 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, the USA and China, and also interpret key moments and phenomenona of world politics during 20th century.
  • 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) The Soviet Union and the Eastern after 1945; 7) West Germany; 8) Poland after WWII and collapse of Eastern Bloc; 9) France; 10) the USA; 11) China. The syllabus with details can be found in IS e-folder.
  • Kershaw, I. (2017): Do pekel a zpět. Evropa 1914-1949. Praha: Argo, s. 37-85, 89-95, 114-126, 144-153, 161-165, 175-182, 190-211, 229-231, 239-250, 255-263, 300-351, 374-377, 448-452, 461-481
  • Kershaw, I. (2019): Na horské dráze. Evropa v letech 1950-2017. Praha: Argo, s. 40-48, 80-91, 100-106, 110-127, 134-150, 229-251, 259-264, 285-288, 315-342, 359-368, 384-393
  • Nálevka, V.: Světová politika ve 20. století. Praha 2000, s. 37-41, 56-60, 69-71.
  • Raková, S. – Opatrný, J.: USA. Praha 2003, s. 153-208.
Teaching methods
lectures, reading, class discussion
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Průběžný test a závěrečné přezkoušení. Průběžný test: nutné získat alespoň 7 z 12 bodů, závěrečné přezkoušení - nutné získat alespoň 60 %.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
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 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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