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Organizational Information on State Exams:

Final State Exam from IDS minor specialization: defence of the Research Paper. Student prepares an oral presentation of his Research Paper that should be about 5 minutes long. Defence includes questions and discussion about the RP and can include questions about a semester abroad. The final grade for IDS minor specialization consists of RP reviews, RP defence and results from studying abroad. It is a comprehensive assessment of the minor specialization where the RP reviews are taken into account, performance at defense, and results from the semester abroad. Student receives reviews of his RP three working days before the date of the state exam at the latest.

Final State Exam from IDS major specialization: student draws three questions from the topics listed on this website. There is about half an hour preparation for the questions.

Student prepares an oral presentation of his Master Thesis that should be about 5 minutes long. Defence includes questions and discussion about the MT. Student receives reviews of his MT via InSIS four working days before the date of the defence at the latest.

1. Major specialization final state exam - MDS (6 ECTS; hSZ1)

The final state exam includes selected topics from the courses:

Topics 
  1. State as global economic actor: economic policies, competitiveness, and social-economic systems
  2. The economics of international trade: trade theories, balance of payments, and regional economic integration
  3. Exchange rate and international capital: exchange rate, monetary systems, and global capital flows
  4. Economic growth and cycle: business cycle, global growth trends and major economic crises
  5. The economics of European integration: European Union as a global player, Economic and Monetary Union, debt crisis
  6. World system, regional systems and sectorial ones
  7. Polarity in international relations
  8. The identities of great  powers
  9. The sources of power of great powers
  10. The foreign policy of great powers
  11. The foreign policy of European countries
  12. European security system
  13. The EU’s construction and enlargements
  14. The EU and its neighbours
  15. The EU’s relations to world macro-regions
  16. The objectives and means of foreign policy: in general and as applied to a selected state
  17. International system and international regimes from the view of foreign policy analysis
  18. Actors influencing foreign policy making: in general and as applied to a selected state
  19. Institutions involved in foreign policy making: in general and as applied to a selected state
  20. Individual as a foreign policy maker: in general and as applied to a selected state
  21. Main theoretical reflections and their concepts of international relations
  22. Realist school of thought in the IR theory
  23. Liberal school of thought in the IR theory
  24. Critical tradition in the IR theory
  25. Applying selected IR theories on a particular issue in international relations
  26. The nature of the current globalisation processes and their reflection in theory and practice of international relations
  27. The global and regional levels of integration, the interdependence dynamics of international relations subjects
  28. Globalisation and environmental issues, global environmental security, the international-political repercussions of ecological interdependence of states
  29. The mutual relationships of economic, political, and security dimensions of globalisation
  30. The role of international institutions and models of global governance
Essential required reading is in the syllabi of the above-listed courses in the InSIS.

2. Minor specialization final state exam - 2IR (3 ECTS; sSZ)

The final state exam has the form of a defence of the Research Paper, completed during the semester abroad. Minor specialization final state exam is a comprehensive assessment of the minor specialization where the RP reviews are taken into account, performance at defense, and results from the semester abroad.

3. Defence of the Master’s Thesis - DIP_D (6 ECTS; fSZ)

How to Register for State Exams in InSIS:

Use your InSIS —> My Study —> Student’s Portal —> choose Registration/Enrollment —> Extra-sem.courses to register:

  • group hSZ1 – MDS – Major specialization final state exam
  • group sSZ  – 2IR – Minor specialization final state exam
  • group fSZ – DIP_D Defense of the Master’s Thesis

All final state exams are defined as extra-semestral courses. Otherwise you register for them in exactly the same manner as other regular courses. You can see guides at http://ids.vse.cz/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/IDS-How-to-Register-a-Course.pdf and  http://ib.vse.cz/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/registration-step-by-steponline.pdf.

All final state exams and a thesis defense are oral in front of a State Examination Committee.