Area Studies Preparatory Course

Area Studies Preparatory Course

Course: International Area Studies - Specialization Territorial Studies

Course goal: The course serves to replicate and practice the knowledge needed for admission to the Bachelor of Territorial Studies (TS) program, and may also be useful for preparing for admission to other courses for faculty of humanities and socio-sciences. The main focus will be on post-war history and the current problems of the countries of the European Union, the countries of the former Soviet Union and the United States of America. The problems of European integration and security are also themed. Each lecture will be accompanied by a brief bibliography to expand knowledge on the subject.

Each lecture will be presented with a short, jointly corrected test, which the participants will keep. It will be accompanied by a brief bibliography of the subject.

Course time subsidy: The course, with a time subsidy of a total of eleven meetings, will run twice a week in the early evening hours of 17:00-19:00, ranging from 26.1.2021 to 9.3.2021.

Room: the course will take place online on Zoom platform

Price of course: free

Course completion: The course concludes with a multiple-choice test on March 9, 2021.

Participants who successfully complete the course with a grade C or better will be forgiven the entrance exam for the Bachelor Full-time Programme - Territorial Studies (BP_TS). Participants in the course will be informed of the outcome of the course and any conditional admission to the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University (FSV UK) by the end of March so that they can devote themselves uninterrupted to completing their secondary studies. The course is based on regular attendance, with a maximum of two absences allowed. You must keep your camera on during the course.

Passing the test at the end of this course may replace the recruitment process.


Enrollment: Enrollment to the course will be through the Study Information System.

For more information, please contact Kristýna Pelikánová - tel. 778 464 634, (only in the morning), the Secretariat of the Institute of International Studies FSV UK.

It is also possible to additionally enrol in the course once it has started.


Date Programme
26.1.2021 Úvodní slovo ředitele institutu (doc. PhDr. Tomáš Nigrin, Ph.D.) v 16:30
Západní Evropa ve druhé polovině 20. století (Mgr. Eliška Černovská)
28.1.2021 Německo ve druhé polovině 20. století (doc. PhDr. Tomáš Nigrin, Ph.D.)
2.2.2021 Středovýchodní Evropa ve druhé polovině 20. století (doc. PhDr. Luboš Švec, CSc.)
4.2.2021 USA a Kanada v druhé polovině 20. století (Mgr. Jana Sehnálková, Ph.D.)
9.2.2021 Rusko ve druhé polovině 20. století (PhDr. Karel Svoboda, Ph.D.)
11.2.2021 Aktuální situace a problémy Německa (doc. PhDr. Tomáš Nigrin, Ph.D.)
16.2.2021 Aktuální problémy zemí západní Evropy (PhDr. Martin Mejstřík)
18.2.2021 Aktuální problémy středovýchodní Evropy (doc. PhDr. Luboš Švec, CSc.)
23.2.2021 Aktuální situace a problémy USA a Kanady (Mgr. Jana Sehnálková, Ph.D.)
25.2.2021 Aktuální situace a problémy postsovětského Ruska (PhDr. Jan Šír, Ph.D.)
9.3.2021 Online test prostřednictvím platformy Moodle