Course: Modern Political ideologies

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Course title Modern Political ideologies
Course code KHI/POLIT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Ulvr Michal, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 39 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 39 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic political ideologies that dominated political thinking in modern times. The course focuses on contemporary continental and Anglo-American political thinking and its roots in the past. Learning outcomes of the course unit The aim of the course is to gain a basic orientation in today's discussions that take place in political thought, as well as to acquaint not only with the content postulates of individual ideologies, but also with the main representatives of key thought streams of modern political philosophy. Narrative methods, source analysis, including multimedia, as well as brainstorming will be appropriately used in each presented topic. Lectures: 1) What is ideology, liberalism, neoliberalism, libertarianism. 2) Conservatism, neoconservatism. 3) Progressivism. 4) Feminism. 5) Anarchism. 6) Environmentalism. 7) Nationalism. 8) Multiculturalism. 9) Welfare state, the Great Depression and its influence on political thinking. 10) Scientific socialism - Marxism, communism, Stalinism, neostalinism. 11) Fascism, national socialism. 12) Islamic fundamentalism. 13) Political ideologies at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. 14) Course summary.
It corresponds to the definition of the subject and to the demands given in syllabus.
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
  • Andrew Heywood. Moderní politické ideologie.

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): - (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter