Course: Excursion to European Institutions

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Course title Excursion to European Institutions
Course code KGG/EEI
Organizational form of instruction Excursion
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šerý Miloslav, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Jurek Martin, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Before the field trip, students undergo necessary study preparation on the theory of functioning of EU institutions. The field trio itself is aimed at visiting selected institutions in their location in Brussels (European Comission, European Parliament and other according to availability), and if possible, also in Luxembourg and/or Strasbourg. Students participate in the information merit of the field trip by their own active approach including discussions on selected topics with representatives of the Czech Republic in the EU institutions.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Observation
  • Homework for Teaching - 24 hours per semester
  • Excursion - 96 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to broaden students' knowledge about the theory and practice of functioning of the institutions of the European Union. Students will participate in several discussions with Czech representatives at institutions of the European Union; another goal of the subject is to enhance the students' skills in working with and understanding specialised texts.
Students will have an overview of the theory and practice of functioning of the institutions of the European Union.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Dialog, Systematic Observation of Student

Active participation.
Recommended literature
  • Fiala, P., & Pitrová, M. (2009). Evropská unie. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury.
  • Maryáš, J., Oháňková, L. (2006). Evropská unie a euroregiony : distanční studijní opora. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, Ekonomicko-správní fakulta.
  • Rumpel, P. et al. (2007). Geografické aspekty evropské integrace. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita.
  • Šlosarčík, I., Kasáková, Z. et al. (2013). Instituce Evropské unie a Lisabonská smlouva. Praha: Grada.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Teaching Training in Geography for Secondary Schools (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Science Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses - -