Course: Philosophical and Ideological Roots of a Racism

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Course title Philosophical and Ideological Roots of a Racism
Course code KPF/B214
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Musil Jan, Mgr.
Course content
1) Introduction 2) Historical and philosophical condition of formation of racism 3) Arian myth 4) Arthur de Gobineau 5) Reception of A. de Gobineaus works 6) Huston S. Chamberlain 7) Racism as a political Ideology I. (Nazi Germany 19331945) 8) Adolf Hitler and Alfred Rosenberg 9) Eugenics, Race hygiene, Lebensborn and T4 10) Excursion - Hrdlička Museum of Anthropology 11) Racism as a political Ideology II. (South Africa 19481994) 12) Atest

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 2 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 12 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This Seminar is focused on birth of racism during modern history. Main attention going to be paid to the historical and scientific assumptions of the development of racial theories and literary racism (Count Arthur de Gobineau and Huston S. Chamberlain). At the end of this course there going to be some historical excursions to specific forms of racist ideology, e. g. Nazi Germany (focusing on the issue of eugenics and the Holocaust) and South Africa (apartheid policies).
Students will have knowledge about origins of a racism and race ideologies. They will be able to understand respective primary and secondary sources.
Prerequisites
There are none!

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
Student will be assessed according to his/her active participation in seminars ( max.10 points), acc.to his/her essay ( max. 30 points) and participation in a final colloquium ( max. 20 points). For credit it is necessary to receive at least 35 points out of 50.
Recommended literature
  • Arvidsson, Stefan. Aryan Idols. Chicago and London, 2006.
  • Budil, Ivo. Jitro Árijců. Praha, 2009.
  • Budil, Ivo. Triumf rasismu. Praha, 2015.
  • Fredrickson G. M. Rasismus- stručná historie. Praha, 2003.
  • Gobineau, Arthur de. Pojednání o nerovnosti lidských plemen. Praha, 1942.
  • Chamberlain, Huston S. Základy 19. století. Praha, 1910.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Political Science (A14) Social sciences - Winter
Faculty of Arts Political Science (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Social sciences - Winter
Faculty of Science Social Science (dual-subject study) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Arts Political Science (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Social sciences - Winter
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Education Political Science (A14) Social sciences - Winter
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Arts Human Studies focused Aesthetics (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Education Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Arts Social Sciences (Two-Subject Combination) (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Science Social Sciences (A14) Philosophy, theology - Winter
Faculty of Education Political Science (A14) Social sciences - Winter