Course: Economy of the European Union

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Course title Economy of the European Union
Course code KEN/YEEU
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 7
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Škodová Parmová Dagmar, doc. Dr. Ing.
Course content
The course focuses on principles and decision making based on following chapters: Main Contents: 1. History of EC; 2. History of EU; 3. History of EMU; 4. Bodies of EU; 5. Legislation; 6. Impact of integration tendencies on national states; 7. Globalisation; 8. Political, social changes; 9. Possible future development; 10. Other organisations in the world economy. The course will enable students to: 1. gain the general knowledge of history of European integration, legislation and EU structure; 2. develop the ability to analyse economical and political changes in Europe; 3. develop the ability to provide a economical perspective for decision making on the EU level and on the government level of each member state or region; 4. develop the capacity to apply their knowledge in every-day operations in projecting, monitoring, and evaluation in regions; 5. develop the ability to discuss the economical aspects of the controversies surrounding the contemporary globalisation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of course is to inform students about the history of European integration. This is based on steps of political and economical integration during the second half of 20th century until today. The objective of this course is to extend student's knowledge about the objectives of every integration and their economical impact from the view of European and global society.The purpose of this course is to help students understand the interconnections in the EU and the monetary system of euro. Using case studies and concepts from modern economical theory the students will get acquainted with different member states strategies.
seminar meeting, study hour, scientific literature, web sites
Prerequisite course: KSR/D1

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Seminar work

Credit Requirements: Elaboration of case study covering the main themes of lectures. Credits will be awarded not earlier than 14 days before the end of the semester in accordance with the measure of Dean No. 124/2017 Article 15. Examination Requirements: Written test and discussion about elaborated case. Final mark is based on the results of the credit tests and the discussion. The examinations will be written 3 weeks before the beginning of the examination period in accordance with the measure of Dean No. 124/2017 Article 15.
Recommended literature
  • ARTIS, M. , NORMAN, L. The Economics of the European Union: Policy and Analysis.. Oxford: Oxford University Press., 2007. ISBN 978-0199298969.
  • CINI, M. et a. European Union Politics.. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0199548637.
  • Rodriquez-Pose, A. The European Union: Economy, Society, and Polity. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002. ISBN 0-19-874286-X.
  • ŠKODOVÁ PARMOVÁ, D. Evaluation of state oprated business services in chosen transitional economies in accordance to their competitiveness.. České Budějovice: EF JU., 2011. ISBN 978-80-7394-335-6.

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