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Developments in Czech Society since 1989 CEES5029

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This is a PGT option, to be taught for ten weeks, two hours per week. The format will be a combination of lectures and seminars.


Ten weeks, two hours per week

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





One course essay of 4,000 - 5,000 words.

Course Aims

The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with political, cultural and economic developments in Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic since the fall of communism.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to understand the most important political, cultural and economic issues governing life in Czech society, twenty years after the fall of communism. The students will be familiar with the most characteristic features of the internal Czech political, cultural and economic discourse and the problems that contemporary Czech society is attempting to tackle at the present time.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.