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Course syllabus BMMD20224 - International Relations and the Political System of the SR and the EU (FM - WS 2019/2020)

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Pan-european University
Faculty: Faculty of Massmedia
Course unit code: BMMD20224
Course unit title: International Relations and the Political System of the SR and the EU
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly / 24 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
Recommended semester/trimester:
Media communication, 5th semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assessment methods:
Conditions for completing the course:
1. Continuous study of texts;
2. Final written exam.

Rating System:
Each student can receive a maximum of 100 points, with a less than 59 points earned if the student fails and the exam is not enrolled. The essay is a condition for obtaining the credit. The individual steps to get the test will be evaluated as follows:
25% - attendance and activity / max. 25 points /
75% - final exam / max. 75 points /

Assessment of students with an individual study plan:
Students with IŠP have the possibility to omit a total of up to 75% of the lectures, so they have to be present on at least 3 lectures out of a total of 12. Students with IŠP can use the tutorials to be consulted beforehand in electronic form. The final exam must be passed by students with IŠP similarly to others.

Students will be evaluated as follows:
100 - 91 points A
 90 - 81 points B
 80 - 73 points C
 72 - 66 points D
 65 - 60 points E
 59 - 0 points FX
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of the subject "International relations and the political system of the SR and the EU" is to provide students with comprehensive knowledge about European integration, which led to the creation of the European Union and to understand the individual political processes taking place within its political system. By completing the subject the student will acquire the theoretical knowledge necessary to analyze separately the individual EU policies, the institutional structure of the EU as well as all levels of relations, creating in the context of the EU in and out.
Course contents:
1. Seminar:
Introduction to the problem
Defining the EU as a political system

2. Seminar:
Central Europe as a living space
Kundera and the kidnapping of Central Europe

3. Seminar:
European identity

4. Seminar:
European Constitutional Convention
Institutional framework / EU power allocation after the Treaty of Lisbon
The Treaty of Lisbon
Models of European governance

5. Seminar:
Justice of the European Union. European Court of Justice. Court of Auditors
EU policies
Political parties and elections in the EU

6. Seminar:
Theoretical Approaches to the Study of European Integration
The EU's democratic deficit and the means to overcome it
The current EU challenges.

7. Seminar:
Theory of European integration
The idea of ​​European integration and the establishment of the EFTA

8. Seminar:
From the Roman Treaties to the Community crisis
From the crisis to the signing of the EU Treaty

9. Seminar:
European integration in the 1990s (Maastricht and Amsterdam)
European Union on the road to the Treaty of Lisbon

10. Seminar:
European Commission
The Council of Ministers and the European Council
European Parlament

11. Seminar:
EU law and the EU Court of Justice
Other EU bodies (ECB, EIB, COR, EESC, agencies)

12. Seminar:
Current challenges of European integration

Basic literature:
Dougherty, J.E. Pfaltzgraff, Jr. R.L.: Contending Theories of International Relations. Longman London 2001.
Drulák, P: Teórie mezinárodních vztahu. Portál Praha 2003.
Gray, R. B. Ed. : International Security Systems. F.E. Peacock Publishers Itasca 1969
Hollis, M., Smith, S.: Teorie mezinárodních vztahu. Interpretace a porozumění. Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, Praha 2000
Straka Jaroslav a kol: Medzinárodné vzťahy. Waisová, Š.: Slabé státy selhání a obnova státnosti. Aleš Čeněk, Plzeň 2007
Hix, S.: The Political System of the European Union. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. ISBN 978-0230249820.
FIALA, P., PITROVÁ, M.: Evropská unie. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2003. ISBN 80,7325-015-2
Kovář, Martin a Hořčička, Václav (2005) Dějiny Evropské integrace I. Praha: Triton, 152 s. Kovář, Martin a Hořčička, Václav (2006) Dějiny Evropské integrace II. Praha: Triton, 159 s.
Recommended or required reading:
Language of instruction: Slovak
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 28

28,6 %
42,9 %
21,4 %
7,1 %
0 %
0 %
Name of lecturer(s): doc. PhDr. Michal Vašečka, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification:
25. 11. 2019

Last modification made by Ján Lukáš on 11/25/2019.

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