5HD Modern Economic History

Master’s Program Minor

(most courses taught in the Czech language)

Aims of the study and a graduate profile

A graduate with a minor in “Modern Economic History” will acquire specific knowledge and skills in the field of economic history, which can usefully complement the major. After successful completion of the minor, a graduate may work in public administration, public institutions, diplomacy, media, education and research. The minor’s goal is for students to learn to independently and critically explore the past and provide them with comprehensive knowledge of economic, social, political and cultural development of society in relation to the present, thus to offer them a broad educational structure. Students will be guided to a more general understanding of the development of social sciences and economic processes and during the practical part they will learn to work with historical sources, they will adopt a critical approach to literature, papers and information on the internet. Students will develop creative thinking and writing scientific text, which can be used to create the thesis.

Conditions: Useful information for applying for secondary specializations can be found on the website of the Faculty of Economics here.
The study obeys
the conditions of the valid Study and Examination Regulations of the Prague University of Economics and Business, the content of the Manual of Study of the Faculty of Economics and other relevant regulations. This minor is not intended for students of the master’s program in Modern Economic History (Economic and Political History of the 20th Century respectively).

Capacity: 50.

Recommended length of study: 2 semesters.

Compulsory courses (in total 19 ECTS credits)

  • 5HD404 Czechoslovak economic history (1918-1992) (4/0, 6 ECTS)
  • 5HD412 Economic history of the world in the 20th century (2/0, 3 ECTS)
  • 5HD403 Genesis, current problems and future of European integration (2/0, 4 ECTS)
  • 5HD320 Economic and social history of Central Europe in the 20th century (2/0, 3 ECTS)
  • 5HD336 Economic and political history of totalitarian regimes (2/0, 3 ECTS)

Elective courses (selection, in total 13 ECTS credits)

  • 5HD213 History of international relations in the 19th and 20th centuries (2/0, 3 ECTS)
  • 5HD226 History of the twentieth century I (2/0, 3 ECTS)
  • 5HD227 History of the twentieth century II (2/0, 3 ECTS)
  • 5HD301 Social history (4/0, 6 ECTS)
  • 5HD312 U.S. economic history to 1945 (2/0, 3 ECTS)
  • 5HD327 Economics and history in film and literature (0/4, 4 ECTS)
  • 5HD345 History of Great Britain 1901-1945 (2/0, 3 ECTS)
  • 5HD347 History of Great Britain after 1945 (2/0, 3 ECTS)
  • 5HD337 Economic and political development of the Far East in the 20th century (2/0, 3 ECTS)
  • 5HD416 Economic and political development of Europe in the 20th century (2/0, 4 ECTS)
  • 5HD426 History of monetary categories and monetary institutions (2/0, 3 ECTS)
  • 5HD414 Economic development of the Far East after 1945 (0/2, 4 ECTS)
  • 5HD415 Economic development of the U.S. after 1945 (2/0, 4 ECTS)
  • 5HD381, 5HD382, 5HD383 Chapters in economic history (extrasemestral courses, 2/0, 4 ECTS)
  • and others.

The state exam consists of compulsory courses, and it provides 3 ECTS credits. Students of the minor will have to be enrolled in 5HP500 Diploma Thesis Seminar. Theses from students from other faculties will be processed individually.

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