Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / Principles of European Integration in the World Perspective
Course code:ZSE
Course title in language of instruction:Základy světové a evropské integrace
Course title in Czech:Základy světové a evropské integrace
Course title in English:Principles of European Integration in the World Perspective
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 16/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2019/2020 - FBE
Name of lecturer:prof. Ing. Lubor Lacina, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:not Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:To offer students basic background about the historical development of world and regional economic integration leading to process of globalisation in recent times. Special attention is given to all aspects of membership of the Czech Republic in EU.
Course contents:
1.Long term trends in world economy - chalanges of 21st century (allowance 10/6)
a.Historical motives of european integration, the changing role of hegemons
b.Political systems - supranationl vers. international cooperation, principle of subsidiarity, democratic deficit of EU
c.Position of EU in globalised economy - comparison with other regional groups

2.Principles of european integration (allowance 10/4)
a.Institucional and legislative system of EU
b.EU policies and budget
c.Stages of economic integration - free trade area, custom union, internal market, EMU

3.Principles of world integration (allowance 8/4)
a.Global security - role of UN and NATO vers. Common security and defence policy
b.Global economic integration - role of GATT, WTO, IMF, WB, convergence/divergence in the world economy - G8, BRICS, developing countries
c.Conflicts after cold war - changing roles of hegemons

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-capacity to learn
-skilled at utilizing and processing information
-work in team

Specific competences:
-Student is able to define relationship between primary and secondary legislative of EU
-Student is able to evaluate impacts of integration processes on the CR
-Student is able to explain dynamics of process of European and world integration
-Student is able to predict qualitative changes in European and global environment
-Student is able to react on evolution and changes in global economy

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:The Cerdit is necessary to be able to apply for exams. Credit is compulsory for final exam participation. The final exam is written.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h0 h
     practice14 h0 h
     consultation0 h16 h
     preparation for exam84 h110 h
     preparation for regular assessment14 h14 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • LACINA, L. -- OSTŘÍŽEK, J. et al. Učebnice evropské integrace. 3rd ed. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2011. 468 p. ISBN 978-80-87474-31-0.
  • HODAČ, J. -- LACINA, L. -- STREJČEK, P. Evropské křižovatky. 2nd ed. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2014. 181 p. Politika, Evropská unie. ISBN 978-80-7485-018-9.
  • HODAČ, J. -- KOTRBA, T. Učebnice globalizace. 1st ed. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2011. 312 p. ISBN 978-80-87474-33-4.
  • BALDWIN, R. -- WYPLOSZ, C. The Economics of European Integration. Berkshire: McGraw-Hill , 2009. 596 p. ISBN 978-0-07-712163-1.