Course: Chosen Problems of the World Early Modern History: Comparison of the Governmental Forms and Administrative and Political Systems in Europe in the 16th-18th Centuries

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Course title Chosen Problems of the World Early Modern History: Comparison of the Governmental Forms and Administrative and Political Systems in Europe in the 16th-18th Centuries
Course code KHI/PONX
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
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)
  • Svoboda Milan, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
01) Basic classification of European states from 16th til 18th century 02) State and administrative organization of European states: parliament versus (absolutistic) monarchy 03) Classification and comparison of religious streams in the Western and Central Europe in 16th-18th centuries and its impact on political and economic development 04) Comparison of economic systems of European states in the early modern times 05) England (Great Britain) on the way towards the position of first industrial power 06) Population development in European countries in early modern times 07) Position and life conditions of particular social groups in parlamentarian and absolutistic monarchies 08) Comparison of Dutch, English and French revolution 09) Comparison of culturalk and intellectual aspects of European states in the 16th-18th centuries 10) Europeans overseas and building of political and administrative structure I: case study of Portugal, Spain and Netherland 11) Europeans overseas and building of political and administrative structure II: case study England (Great Britain versus France) 12) Sources of war conflicts among the particular European states in the early modern times 13) Examples of sources 14) Summary

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 62 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 62 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The lecture concentrates on the total comparison of European states with regards to the state development of countries, whether they tended to absolutistic monarchy, republic or parliamentary moanarchy. Tha analysis of the political, legal, economic, religious, social, population and cultural aspects, partiucularly of Spain, France, the Netherlands, England (Great Britain), Austrian monarchy, German countries and Russia aspire to compare an influence and impacts of those realities on the different development of particular countries.
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
  • Black, J. Evropa osmnáctého století. Praha, 2003.
  • MacKenney, R. Evropa šestnáctého století. Praha, 2001.
  • Munck, T. Evropa sedmnáctého století. 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 (17) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
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 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
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 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer