POLb1002 Modern Political History

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2024
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)
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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! POL116 Modern political history && ! NOW ( POL116 Modern political history )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 230 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/230, only registered: 194/230, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 146/230
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) World War I; 2) Russian Civil War and Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s; 3) Germany: Treaty of Versailles, Weimar Democracy and Hitler's Rise to Power; 4) World War II; 5) The Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc after 1945; 6) West Germany; 7) Poland after WWII and collapse of Eastern Bloc; 8) France; 9) the USA from World War I to the Vietnam War; 10) China; 11) The USA, Europe and the world after the Cold War.
    required literature
  • Raková, S. – Opatrný, J.: USA. Praha 2003, s. 153-208.
  • 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.
  • 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
Teaching methods
lectures, reading, class discussion
Assessment methods
Midterm test and final test.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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