Course: Introduction to politology

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Course title Introduction to politology
Course code KSV/UPLNK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Murad Salim, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. politology, methods of politology 2. political systems, formation and forms of state 3. democratical political system Distance learning: 4. political parties 5. electoral systems, parties systems 6. civic society

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The course will present politics in wider context of social sciences. Methods and attidudes for problem solution will be defined within political science. Students will know themes of research, concept of politics will be defined, ideology and other phenomenons of actual political systems generally (political parties, interest groups, civil society etc.). Principles of function of contemporary democtatic systems will be described including Czech Republic.
Basic overview of the basic politological topics.

Assessment methods and criteria

Elaboration of two papers.
Recommended literature
  • Čermák, V., Fiala, P.; Houbal, D.:. Pozvání do politologie. Vyšehrad, Praha 1994.
  • David, R.:. Politologie. Základy společenských věd. Nakladatelství Olomouc. Olomouc, 1999.
  • Fiala, P.:. Německá politologie. CDK, Brno 1995.
  • Klokočka, V.:. Ústavní systémy evropských států. Linde Praha a. s. , Praha 1996.
  • kol. Politické strany v demokracii. Nadace Konrada Adenauera, Praha. 1997.
  • kol. Politologie. MU v Brně, Brno 1993.- Novák, M.: Systémy politických stran. SLON, Praha. 1997.
  • Křížkovský, L.; Adamová, K.:. Základy politologie. Nakladatelství Svoboda, Praha 1992.
  • Říchová, B. a kol.:. Komparace politických systémů I., VŠE v Praze, Praha 1999.
  • Říchová, B. a kol.:. Komparace politických systémů II., VŠE v Praze, Praha. 1999.
  • Škaloud, J.:. Metodologie politické vědy. VŠE v Praze, Praha. 2000.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching for the First level of primary school (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer