Course syllabus EEI - European Economic Integration (ŠAVŠ - Sklad předmětů)

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Course title: European Economic Integration
Semester: -- item not defined --
Course supervisor: PhDr. Jiří Malý, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Law and Economics (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Time allowance: full-time, 2/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/8 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: lecture
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (3 credits)
Course objective:
The aim of the course is to acquire knowledge about European integration with a focus on its economic dimension. Emphasis is placed on the ability of students to understand the functioning of the EU internal market and of the Economic and Monetary Union, the effects of the EU budget, EU economic strategies and EU policies. After completing the course students are able to assess economic development of the EU and its Member States, to explain the position of the Czech Republic in the EU and to analyse the current issues of the EU.
 
Course methods: In the full-time mode of study, the course consists of lectures. In the part-time mode of study, the course is based on tutorial sessions. Students can also avail the possibility of consultations during the teacher's consulting hours.
 
Course content:
1.History of European Integration (allowance 2/0)
 
a.Evolution from the European Communities to the European Union
b.Development and changes of the founding treaties of the EC/EU
c.Enlargement of the EC/EU, withdrawal from the EU

2.EU Law (allowance 2/0)
 
a.Primary law of the EU
b.Legal acts of the EU
c.Procedures for the adoption of primary law and legal acts of the EU

3.EU Competences, Division of Competences between the EU and its Member States (allowance 2/0)
 
a.Exclusive competences of the EU
b.Shared competences of the EU
c.Supporting, coordinating and supplementing activities of the EU
d.Principles of the exercise of EU competences

4.EU Institutions and Decision-Making Procedures (allowance 2/0)
 
a.The European Parliament, the Council of the EU
b.The European Council, the European Commission
c.The Court of Justice of the EU, the European Court of Auditors
d.The European Central Bank
e.Other EU institutions

5.EU Internal Market (allowance 2/0)
 
a.The customs union
b.Free movement of goods, services, persons and capital
c.EU law relating to the internal market
d.Completing the internal market
e.The European Economic Area

6.EU Policies (allowance 2/0)
 
a.EU policies relating to the internal market
b.EU foreign and security policies
c.Other EU policies

7.Competitiveness of the EU and its Member States, EU Economic Strategies (allowance 2/0)
 
a.Measuring competitiveness of states
b.Development of competitiveness of the EU and its Member States
c.EU economic strategies and their results

8.EU Budget, EU Funds (allowance 2/0)
 
a.Multiannual financial framework
b.Revenue and expenditure of the EU budget
c.EU funds and their aiming
d.Programmes in the Czech Republic for drawing from the EU budget
e.The net position of the Czech Republic to the EU budget

9.Economic and Monetary Union (allowance 2/0)
 
a.EU law relating to the Economic and Monetary Union
b.Convergence criteria
c.A single monetary policy for the euro area Member States
d.Budgetary surveillance, macroeconomic surveillance
e.Completing the Economic and Monetary Union

10.Economic Development of the EU and its Member States (allowance 2/0)
 
a.Development of macroeconomic indicators of the EU and of the euro area in international comparisons
b.Development of macroeconomic indicators of the EU Member States
c.Processes of economic convergence and divergence in the EU
d.EU instruments for supporting economic convergence

11.Current Issues of the EU (allowance 2/0)
 
a.Problems of some euro area Member States
b.Proposals for deepening integration of the euro area
c.Multi-speed Europe
d.Security and migration
e.Brexit
f.Discussions on the EU budget for the period 2021-2027

12.Position of the Czech Republic in the EU (allowance 2/0)
 
a.Economic importance of the EU for the Czech Republic
b.The economic position of the Czech Republic in the EU
c.The position of the Czech Republic on the current issues of the EU
d.Discussions on the future introduction of the euro in the Czech Republic
e.Discussions on the future position of the Czech Republic in the EU

 
Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student:
 
-Will analyse the economic development of the EU and its Member States, the position of the Czech Republic in the EU and the current issues of the EU
-Will explain the basics of EU law, the division of competences between the EU and its Member States, the functioning of EU institutions and decision-making procedures in the EU
-Will understand the functioning of the EU internal market and of the Economic and Monetary Union, EU economic strategies and EU policies, the structure of the EU budget and drawing from EU funds

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures24 h0 h
     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials0 h8 h
     Consultations with teacher (part-time form of study)0 h4 h
Self-study
     Course reading and ongoing preparation12 h24 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work12 h12 h
     Preparation for final test24 h24 h
     Preparation for final oral exam12 h12 h
Total84 h84 h
 
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendanceCombined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation10 %10 %
Term paper30 %30 %
Final test40 %40 %
Final oral exam20 %20 %
Total100 %100 %
 
Course completion:
Students are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: active lecture/tutorial participation (maximum score of 10 points), term paper (maximum score of 30 points), final test (maximum score of 40 points) and final oral exam (maximum score of 20 points).

A student prepares a term paper on a topic based on the lecture topics and submits it at the latest one week before the exam.

The exam consists of the final test and the final oral exam. The student has to pass the final test at least by 40% (i.e. at least by 16 points) to attend the final oral exam. The final oral exam takes the form of a discussion based on the topic of the term paper.

To complete the course successfully, it is necessary to obtain at least 60 points for the active seminar/tutorial participation, the term paper, the final test and the final oral exam.

Classification scale by total score:
90-100 points...excellent (1)
75-89 points.....very good (2)
60-74 points.....good (3)
0-59 points.......failed (F)
 
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
Lecture presentations and other study materials on the document server of the Academic information system. Consultations with the teacher via the school e-mail boxes or via personal meetings during the teacher's consulting hours.
 
Reading list:
Basic:
Language of instruction: Czech
LACINA, L. -- STREJČEK, P. -- BLÍŽKOVSKÝ, P. Učebnice evropské integrace. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2016. 320 p. ISBN 978-80-7485-104-9.
BALDWIN, R. -- WYPLOSZ, C. Ekonomie evropské integrace. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2013. 584 p. ISBN 978-80-247-4568-8.

Recommended:
Euractiv.cz. https://euractiv.cz
Euroskop.cz. https://www.euroskop.cz
Evropská unie. https://europa.eu/european-union/index_cs
Language of instruction: Czech
PITROVÁ, M. -- FIALA, P. Evropská unie. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2010. 806 p. ISBN 978-80-7325-223-6.

Study plans:
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Run in the period of: WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019   (and older)
Course tutor: PhDr. Jiří Malý, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech
Room: Mladá Boleslav, Praha


Last modification made by PhDr. Jiří Malý, Ph.D. on 11/23/2018.

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