Course: Cultural competency

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Course title Cultural competency
Course code KBO/4243
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Valenta Zdeněk, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1.-2. The concept of culture, definition of cultural studies (culture as an adaptation system, personality-society, culture, politics, power ...). 3. Culture and society-development and relationship to society, illustration on example of the development of art in society, socialization of contemporary art (public art). 4. Cultural history - familiarization with leading authors - reading of key passages, e.g. The myth of the eternal return, Mircea Eliade 5. Cultural literacy in education - cultivation. 6. Defining the concept of art-forms of art, aesthetic distance. 7. Movements, periods, streams. Cultural terminology in education. 8.-9. Culture of Middle Europe. 10. The term of facts and ways of its understanding. 11. Show-business, media, internet. 12. The concept of culture in the world, term of globalization. 13. Recapitulation of seminar's topics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The aim of the seminar block is to deepen cultural literacy. Students understand the importance of cultural tradition. They are being acquainted with various spheres and forms of culture, with historical development and theorteical models of culture understanding. Further the explanation is focused on a specific cultural institutions in relation to the current topics, encouraging the discussion. The seminar also notes the influence of media, ideology, censorship or globalization. Emphasis is placed on the specifics of the Central Europe cultural area, as well as on the relationship between culture and education.
Students will learn the culture, and cultural terminology. He understands the concept of cultural studies, understands the relationship between the individual and society, the concept of cultural capital, etc.
knowledge of the field on the level of GCSE exam knowledge of disciplines connected to the central domain of study knowledge of appropriate terminology

Assessment methods and criteria
attendance activity presentation test
Recommended literature
  • Assman, A. Kultura a paměť. Praha: Prostor, 2001.
  • Bauer, A. Dějiny výtvarného umění. Olomouc:Rubico, 1998.
  • Cvejnová, J. Co chcete vědět o České republice. Praha: Karolinum, 1999.
  • Eagleton, T. Idea kultury. Brno: Host, 2001.
  • Kulka, T. Umění a kýč. Praha: Torst, 2000.
  • Płażewski, J. Dějiny filmu (1895-2005). Praha: Academia, 2009.
  • Salzmann, Z. Jazyk, kultura, společnost: úvod do lingvistické antropologie. Praha: Ústav pro etnografii a folkloristiku, 1997.
  • White, L., A. The Concept of Cultural Systems: A Key to Understanding Tribes and Nations. New York: Columbia University Press, 1975.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Czech Language for Media and Public Sphere (A14) Philological sciences 2 Winter