5MV History of International Economic Relations

Master’s Program Minor

(History of International Relations until summer semester 2018/2019; most courses taught in the Czech language)

Aims of the study anda graduate profile

In recent years, due to globalization international economic relations gets to the forefront of social science problems. Unlike the “old” concept, when the international relations were understood as links between states and major policies, the so-called new international relations are promoted and defined as a wide network of contacts at the international, national and individual levels. This concept also corresponds to the focus of the minor “History of International Economic Relations.” A graduate will be acquainted with the basic tendencies of international economic relations in the 19th and 20thcenturies, particularly in the context of activities of transnational institutions, non-state actors, soft powers, global governance, interest groups, and political parties in the context of the role of economics, gender and culture.  A part of study interest will also be contemporary discussions of international economic relations theories (realism versus idealism) and review of the fundamental studies of the history of international economic relations (Kissinger, Waltz, Gaddis, Westad, Huntington).

The minor’s aim is to show that current global world problems often have historical roots. Their knowledge and analysis can contribute to the solution of many of today’s issues. After successful completion of the minor, a graduate may work especially in diplomacy, multinational institutions, business, mass media, government, public institutions, and education. In addition to obtaining a series of new knowledge in the field of international economic relations, the minor offers a possibility of deepening the skills of working with literature and primary sources, especially in the self-study and preparation of seminar papers or theses. The minor relies on experienced and knowledgeable teachers, visiting foreign professors from around the world, a multidisciplinarity, personal approach to students, and the seminar method of teaching, using the latest equipment and intensive dialogue with students.

Conditions: not specified. Useful information for applying for minor specializations can be found on the website of the Faculty of Economics here.

Capacity: 25.

Compulsory courses (in total 12 ECTS credits)

  • 5HD409 History of international relations to 1945 (0/2, 4 ECTS)
  • 5HD410 History of international relations since 1945 (0/2, 4 ECTS)
  • 5HD413 Economic aspects of international relations (0/2, 4 ECTS)

Elective courses (in total 18 ECTS credits)

  • 5HD336 Economic and political history of totalitarian regimes (2/0, 3 ECTS)
  • 5HD375 History of Latin America after 1945 (2/0, 3 ECTS)
  • 5HD403 Genesis, current issues and future EU (2/0, 4 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)
  • 5HD415 Economic history of the United States after 1945 (2/0, 4 ECTS)
  • 5HD416 Economic and political development of Europe in the 20th century (2/0, 4 ECTS)
  • 5HD381, 5HD382, 5HD383 Chapters in economic history (extrasemestral courses, 2/0, 4 ECTS)
  • and others.

The state exam covers knowledge in a range of  compulsory courses (5HD409, 5HD410, 5HD413). 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.