Course: Issues of Modern history 2. - World wars of the Twentieth Century as the social and political turning points

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Course title Issues of Modern history 2. - World wars of the Twentieth Century as the social and political turning points
Course code KHI/PMD2U
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Ulvr Michal, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1) World after the year 1900, the modernity. Hope and reality. Leagues of great powers 2) Inflictors of the Great war (1914-1918) 3) Emergency conduct of the war in the front and the rear 4) Revolutionaries and resistance movements and the fall of tsar Russia, Austria-Hungary and German empire 5) Disputes about the shape of the new world 6) War story, specifics of european views and its politic role 7) Change of the pre-war world in the post-war world 8) Totalitarian systems and inner crisis. Destructive effects on international affairs 9) Crisis of the Democracy 10) New German war against the world. Plans and realization 11) Big coalition and the fight for the new world 12) Social and political impact of the WWII. Superpowers. Role of the social state. Western reformism and eastern socialism 13) Main features of the 20th century 14) Future of the political ideologies in the 21st century

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 46 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 46 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This lecture will analyze the role of the world wars of the twentieth century as the turning points of important political, economical and sociological events of the modern society.
It corresponds to the definition of the subject and to the demands given in syllabus.
Prerequisites
Fulfilment of previous study obligations, see the study program.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Active attendance on discussions (lessons); fulfilment of homework; passing a test successfully; study of recommended literature.
Recommended literature
  • Ballestrem, K. - Ottmann, H. Politická filosofie 20. století.
  • Harna, Josef. Krize evropské demokracie a Československo 30.let, Praha 2006.
  • HEYWOOD, A. Politické ideologie. Praha 1994..
  • Nálevka, Vladimír. Druhá světová válka, Praha 2002..
  • Nolte, E. Fašismus ve své epoše, Praha 1991.
  • Veber, Václav. Stalinovo impérium. Rusko 1924-1953, Praha 2002.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Teacher Training for Lower Secondary Schools - History (15) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Teacher Training for Lower Secondary Schools - History (18) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Teacher Training for Lower Secondary Schools - History (17) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter