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Course, academic year 2023/2024
European History and Culture - AB501044
Title: European History and Culture
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021 to 2023
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unlimited (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Pavelková Hana Mgr. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
The course attempts to take an overarching look at selected key topic from European history and culture, focusing on the long 19th century and short 20th century. The course is based on seminar work with selected primary and secondary texts and other cultural artefacts. Topic areas covered as part of the course include: The Long 19th century: The Long 19th century: The Age of Revolutions II, World War I, Modern Art of the Modern World: Philosophy & Literature, World War II, Europe after WWII: Cold War I, Europe after WWII: 1950s and 1960s, Europe after WWII: A Brief History of European Integration, Europe since 1968, European Art After 1945: Cinema, Multiculturalism and Liberal Society. Upon successful completion of the course, students will become familiar with selected issues from European history and culture. The aim of the course is to provide with a good working knowledge of these issues allowing for practical orientation in European history and culture.
Last update: Štefl Martin (11.02.2021)

In-class handouts provided by the course teacher.

R: Pelz, William A. A People’s History of Modern Europe. Pluto Press, London 2016.

A: Lindemann, Albert. S. A History of Modern Europe From 1815 to the Present. A John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Publication 2013

A: Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities. Verso, London, New York 1983.

Last update: Scholleová Hana (16.12.2021)

1. Introduction

2. Introduction II: Europe in Maps

3. The Long 19th century: The Age of Revolutions I

4. The Long 19th century: The Age of Revolutions II

5. Modern Art for the Modern World I

6. World War I and its Aftermath

7. Modern Art of the Modern World: Philosophy & Literature

8. World War II

9. Europe after WWII: Cold War I

10. Europe after WWII: 1950s and 1960s

11. Europe after WWII: A Brief History of European Integration

12. Europe since 1968

13. European Art After 1945: Cinema

14. Multiculturalism and Liberal Society

Last update: Štefl Martin (11.02.2021)
Course completion requirements

Students will be assessed based on their attendance, in-class participation, short in-class presentations, and results of the final test.

Last update: Pavelková Hana (12.09.2023)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 1 28
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