Course title:Political Geography of the Middle East
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Department:Department of Human Geography and Regional Development
Course code:KSG / 7PGME
Level of study:Bc.
Format of study:Lecture 1 [Hours/Week], Seminar 1 [Hours/Week]
Name of the lecturer:RNDr. Tomáš Drobík, Ph.D. (G)
ISCED F broad:Social sciences, journalism and information
Annotation:This course will introduce participants into the complicated realm of the Middle East. The aim is to discuss the position of the Middle of international relations and through vertical analysis to show the East in the system vast complexity of processes and tendencies in this area with particular emphasis on the contemporary Islamic factor. The course should make clear the connection between history and present and together with global and local interplay, reveal their common affects on everyday policies of the Middle Eastern states, with special reference to the factor of Islamism. Moreover, critical approaches to inter-civilization conflict will be introduced and applied. The course will be partly delivered though lectures and at the seminars (organized in blocks) students will be expected to present particular problems and lead group discussions, through which they can enhance their understanding of the subject matter.