Cultural Topography of Prague 2

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311CTP2 Z 1 25S English summer

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Name of lecturer(s)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Within one semester (two in total if students attend Fall + Spring term courses) students may try to read the city and its structure, to get the historical and social background of it as well as discover important artists/galleries.

Mode of study

Outside of school seminars.

Be aware of a certain amount of walking!

5 Prague tours per semester

These dates of our walks you can take for granted:

March 1, 2019

March 22, 2019

April 12, 2019

April 26, 2019

May 3, 2019

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic knowledge of European history, awareness of WWI and WWII, familiarity with the history of the region since WWII. We will start the course with the short recap anyway.

Course contents

Students with the teacher´s guidance reveal the essence of the famous city and the culture that had formed it and still forms. They leave the beaten daily paths to explore the urban jungle textbook of modern times in Central Europe. Prague Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Prague, which knocked down walls to give rise to new settlements and finally Prague so remote that its inhabitants hold a trip to see Charles Bridge.

From the structure of the city we move to its particularities - houses, parks, events, suburbs, often neglected and falling apart.

Within one semester (two in total if students attend Fall + Spring term courses) students may try to read the city and its structure, to get the historical and social background of it as well as discover important artists/galleries.

Recommended or required reading

If needed students get on-line sources guidance.

Assessment methods and criteria

Please send me the text NOT longer than 2 pages and write the reflection of the 2nd semester of our tours. Most ideally your perception of Prague before/after/during the course. If it has risen your awareness of places or more precisely of differences between them. Posh, calm, dirty, labour Prague for example. I am not trying to push you into one way of thinking about the topic, please feel free to reflect the course as you wish. Please be honest, and be especially honest with the sources (quote them). Use the recap e-mails I sent after every tour we had as a source of information. I will read it, comment on it and maybe even not agree with written statements. You know me already.

Send me your text asap, it is your responsibility to have it done before the KOS system is closing and before your Transcript of Records is done. You also never know how fast I am in reading and commenting on your text. Anyway, the deadline is May 31, 2019.

Note

Please get ready for a portion of walk in any weather.

Have some money on you. We will need some refreshment.

Please, have a valid public transport card.

All tours will be announced in Google Calendar shared with FAMU International students and via e-mail with all registered students. Please check your school e-mail account regularly.

Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans