Czech History and Culture - AB501047
Title: Czech History and Culture
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2020 to 2023
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (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.
Examination dates   
This subject contains the following additional online materials
The course helps students gain a broad overview of the Czech culture and history and discover how major historical events still affect us today. Revealing the stories behind may encourage to take a second look and see new perspectives on how culture has interacted with politics and society. The course is structured around modular themes, including key milestones, eras, and personalities, running from architecture and technology to arts and customs. By the end of the course, students will be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge and basic facts in the international context. • Describe and illustrate examples of significant historical milestones and gems. • Analyze and appraise the Czech culture in context. The course is primarily designed for non-Czech students.
Last update: Hřebačková Monika (09.02.2021)

R: Jezkova, A.: 77 Prague Legends, ISBN: 80-7252-139-X

R: Cerny, M.: 111Places in Prague you Shouldn´t Miss, ISBN 3740801441

R: In Search of Intercultural Understanding, Schmidt, P, 2007

A: When cultures collide, Lewis R, 2005

A: Intercultural Business Communication, Gibson, R., 2012

A: Rubeš, J.: Honest guide: Prague (online series)

Last update: Scholleová Hana (16.12.2021)

1. Introduction – across cultures, cultural artifacts

2. Discovering the Czech Republic in a nutshell

3. Czech culture, comparing culture types and values

4. The art of being Czech: Knowledge, associations, and stereotypes

5. Stories behind Czech history 1

6. Landscape and architecture, features and parallels

7. Medieval lifestyle

8. Industries and society

9. Stories behind Czech history 2

10. Modern times

11. Famous personalities, Czech culture to the world

12. Czechia and UNESCO heritage sites

13. Insights: Digital storytelling

14. Revision and reflection

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (09.02.2021)
Course completion requirements

Pro-active approach in class

Presenting 1) infographics and 2) a digital story on a selected Czech cultural and historical event or personality

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (09.02.2021)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.1 4
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 0.9 24
Účast na seminářích 1 28
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