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Course, academic year 2023/2024
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European Economic Integration - JTM024
Title: European Economic Integration
Czech title: Evropská ekonomická integrace
Guaranteed by: Department of European Studies (23-KZS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 20 / unknown (18)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Mgr. Eliška Ullrichová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Eliška Ullrichová, Ph.D.
Class: Courses for incoming students
Incompatibility : JMM322
Last update: Mgr. Eliška Ullrichová, Ph.D. (18.09.2023)
The course introduces the key concepts and frameworks of economic integration and cooperation in the European Union. Students will acquire understanding of the economic logic of the integration process and the impact on EU politics and policies.
Course completion requirements
Last update: Mgr. Eliška Ullrichová, Ph.D. (06.10.2023)

1. In-class activity 10%

The students will be required to read mandatory texts for each class, except for the introductory one. The articles will be developed and discussed during the classes; students are expected to be active. You are allowed a maximum of two (un)certified absences.

 2. Oral presentation 20 %

Students will deliver an individual 10-15 minutes oral presentation[1] on a given topics distributed on the first introductory class. The student delivers a handout of one page including resources to the Moodle by Tuesday 8 AM before the class to enable your colleague to prepare for a review.

 The oral presentation is classified by 20 points. Not delivering the handout by the indicated deadline is sanctioned with -1 point per each day, the same applies to exceeding max. time load for the presentation (every additional 2 minutes are sanctioned with -1 point). If a handout is not delivered in time, it will be considered in grading for review having a limited time for the preparation.

 [1] The length of the oral presentation up to confirmed during the first class based on the number of registered students. 

3. Presentation review/discussion 10%

A discussant is tasked with reading papers/listening carefully to a presentation and then delivering a concise, constructive discussion of the relative merits of the work, in a manner designed to help the author develop and strengthen the work (either the presented one or the future one – in most cases both). The discussion of the presentation should be approx. 5 minutes and the feedback should provoke a further debate in a class.  

 Tips on how to review/discuss a presentation or a paper: (1) shaping the discussion agenda – it is helpful if the discussant can oil the wheels of the wider discussion by highlighting certain insights from or issues raised in the paper that warrant wider discussion; (2) remember to assess the presentation/paper on its own merits – don’t fall into the trap of suggesting the author was trying to or should have written a different paper; (3) centre the paper/presentation and its arguments – play the ball and not the player, don’t veer into a discussion that is essentially about how you would have approached the topic.

4. Final essay 60 %

This is a paper of 10 NS (18,000 characteristics including spaces +/-10%) in which a student discusses an element of European economic integration in the context of the theoretical and empirical academic literature.

 The paper is due on January 26, 2024 (Midnight). Your essay has to be submitted to the Moodle system. Late submissions of one day are sanctioned with -1 point per each day of the delay. To pass the course, you have to get at least 50%, i.e., 25 points.

 The final essay will be evaluated based on the following rubric:

Literature review + research question

max. 12 points

Number and quality of discussed literature (4);
Identification of gap in the literature (4);
Research question (RQ) (č4).

Theoretical background

max. 10 points

Relevance of theoretical approach for the paper (5);
Discussion of main arguments, weak and strong points of the approach (5).

Analysis /methodology

max. 10 points

Relevance of methodology for the RQ (4);
Explanation of application and relevance of methodology approach (3);
Relevance of chosen resources (3).


max. 10 points

Coherence of the results with RQ (5);
Innovation of the empirical results (5).

Discussion + conclusion

max. 10 points

Contextualization of empirical results/RQ answer in the context of the academic literature (5);
Clear answer to RQ and summary of main results (5).


max. 8 points

Structure (3);
Flow of thoughts and arguments (3);
Adequate and formal language (2).

Grading is based on the Dean's Measure no. 20/2019:

  • 91% and more   => A
  • 81-90%             => B
  • 71-80%             => C
  • 61-70%             => D
  • 51-60%             => E
  • 0-50%               => F

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Teaching methods - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Eliška Ullrichová, Ph.D. (06.10.2023)

If not said otherwise, the classes are taken in person. Classes require preparation and active participation of students. Access to Moodle.

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